31/01/2012

Loaded Dice - warm



Loaded Dice are newcomers to the Lo:Rise ranks and fast-rising stars in house music. The ‘It’s Alright EP’ is a fine way to introduce yourself; the title track shimmers with liquid funk and echoing layers of vocal interjections, while ‘Warm’ lives up it’s its name with prominent keys, clattering percussion and the very warmest bassline you’re likely to hear for a while.



30/01/2012

Spleen United - My Love (Justim Timberlake cover)



Last week danish national Radio P3 put a vote in progress. Spleen United had accepted P3's challenge to make an interpretation of one of the biggest pophits, and the listeners should be help decide which one.
The occasion was Spleen United's forthcoming album School of Euphoria.






26/01/2012

Xtrafunk - Pure Disco Shit



This is extra funky pure disco shit produced this Schweinfurt (Germany) based one man project Xtrafunk. The great vocal sample is said by Johnny Depp in the movie Blow. "This is Grade A 100% pure Colombian cocaine, ladies and gentlemen... Disco shit..."


Outstrip - Home Thursday



Outstrip is a music band, which consists of Anton Sever and Denis Borisov. For two, we have over 15 year experience of work in club culture, it allowed to create our own outlook on the world club scene.
Today the tracks of Outstrip, as well as their music label "Outstrip Music" are on the top chats of domestic and foreign radio stations(Kiss Fm, DjFm) and receive support from famous DJs and musicians: Funkagenda, Richie Hawtin, Dubfire, Wehbba, Ant Brooks, DJ Chus, Michel De Hey, Butch, Paco Osuna, Hermanez, Marc DePulse, David Herrero, Ant Brooks, Daniel Sanchez and others.


Lou Teti - Shake EP



Brooklyn-based producer Lou Teti is back again with his fourth release “Shake” another release on his very own Tigers On A Leash label. He’s spent lots of time on Shake and is billing it as a sort of a cosmic groover that has a slow build layered with vocals, guitar, bass & synths. It comes with remixes by Toby Tobias, Drop Out Orchestra and JKriv. The Drop Out Orchestra remix is pretty much a bootleg of Primal Scream - Loaded. Available January 30th on Junodownload.

Tracklist:

1. Lou Teti - Shake (Original)
2. Lou Teti - Shake (instrumental)
3. Lou Teti - Shake (Drop Out Orchestra remix)
4. Lou Teti - Shake (Toby Tobias mix)
5. Lou Teti - Shake (Toby Tobias instrumental)
6. Lou Teti - Shake (JKriv mix)




25/01/2012

Life And Death - Step Aside



The Visionquest label kicks off 2012 in style with a spellbinding release from the dream team that is Tale of Us & Thugfucker AKA Life and Death. Step Aside is a two track of stupendous sonic skullduggery. The hottest label to come into inception this year, Visionquest has surprised, beguiled and enthralled us with some of the most celebrated releases from the some salubrious artists and producers. Here we welcome back Tale of Us alongside cohorts Greg Oreck & Holmar Philipsson Thugfucker. Here they also rope in the vocal talents of Scott McCloud. The A side Step Aside (Lightweight) is a fantastic slice of laconic lazy house with growling, pulsing bass line gradually turning more and more analogue and acidic as the warm enigmatic omnipresent pads infuse Scotts snarling dismissive vocals as he makes himself at home, in the USA! On the flipside and Morgana is of equal stature. A darker, hallucinogenic journey, a jacking groove underpins the bubbling disengaged playful synth line that becomes more and more twisted and hallucinatory finally giving way to a volley of great disco fills. What a great two tracker. Life and Death have recently remixed PillowTalk, No Regular Play and Gus Gus. The Tale of Us half of Life and Death are no strangers to Visionquest releasing the pivotal Dark Song EP earlier this year and the anthemic Winds of Change. Thugfucker, have been producing music for many years on labels such as Brique Rouge, Music For Freaks, and their own Thugfucker Records, but most notably on the impeccable Italian based label Life And Death. This great pairing have produced a great release for Visionquest, with both tracks soon to be remixed by Carl Craig and Jamie Jones, for release in the new year.. Wooohooo!






Viadrina - It’s Ok EP



Viadrina aka. Mateusz Kazula & Konrad Ślazyk is a production duo based out of Poland have just released their newest "It’s Ok" EP via Berlin based imprint Klasse Recordings. The title track on the EP is a definite standout, a beautifully deep track full of all sounds I love, smooth vocals, a soft rhythmic melody, slightly haunting ambient sounds, and wonderfully deep bass. Do You Really Want This? is another great deep, though more pumping track from the duo which gets some dandy remixes from the likes of Kool Dek, and Florian Blauensteiner.





and here is a two months old track, that still rocks!

24/01/2012

Superlounge – The Whisperer (ft. Jonny Cruz)



German duo Superlounge have been producing music together since teaming up in 2006, they have been exploring the sounds of raw minimalism, house structures and liquid smooth ambiance whilst tapping in to their sound of deep and driving tech house. The Düsseldorf based partnership are currently building a repuatation as a producer pair to watch. Currently at the helm of the Soulfooled label alongside Alex Niggemann, the team use it as a stable to host their own productions as well as featuring emerging talents and home grown artists. Is is a future release,...



21/01/2012

Cadillac - Remixed



Cadillac is an Australian luxury vehicle marque signed to Future Classic. If you like guitar solos, slow mo piano jams and the sounds of baleric, disco, pop and rock then we might have just the vehicle for you.
The remixes on this summer champion include DFA and Eskimo regular Ray Mang, Prince Rama – recently picked by Pitchfork and 'Sup Magazine as rising stars, Marcos Cabral of Runaway and On The Prowl fame (busting out some organ house), Germany's Daniel Bortz who's remixed some of our favourite Usher and 112 tracks, Miracles Club who have been loved by Cut Copy, with releases on Cut Copy's very own Cutters label and American label Mexican Summer then rounding it all off is Luxembourg residents Sun Glitters who were just picked as Band of the Day by The Guardian.


Darkside - Darkside EP



Nicolas Jaar's sideproject with Dave Harrington.

Stunning new project from Nicolas Jaar and co on his Clown & Sunset imprint.
As you descend the staircase into Darkside's Brooklyn studio, the cement walls pulse slightly faster than your heartbeat. Entering the converted apartment, the first thing you notice is the symmetry of Dave Harrington’s appearance. In the low light, his matte-black shirt and jeans form negative space between the shine of his boots and his shock of red hair. He holds the guitar, which bisects his body, with equal parts tenderness and lust. When he plays, he whips the rhythm with soprano licks and a steady baritone. Behind Dave, an opaque figure controls the percussion and the bass line. I watch them manipulate the reticent groove until the silhouette steps into the microphone’s aura and delivers a falsetto. The atmospheric relief reveals Dave’s accomplice to be Nicolas Jaar. Together, they are DARKSIDE.

During a break from the rehearsal, we sink into a crushed velvet loveseat and listen to their self-titled debut. The EP begins innocently enough. But as you progress into the tracks, entitled “A1,” “A2,” and “A3,” it feels like searching for pleasure where you know you shouldn’t. The beat in this clandestine affair has just enough restraint. By the time DARKSIDE concludes, you know the catharsis is worth the sin.


Noir & Richard Davis - Found Out



This is the follow-up single to the huge club-hit “Noir & Haze - Around” from 2011.
This time Noir teamed up with Berlin-based Richard Davis for his beautiful vocal work and the result are just as emotional, heartfelt and dark as the first single “Around” is. Noir has once again turned a blind eye to the trends, kept his own style/sound and created something outstanding for the electronic music lover.


19/01/2012

Get Down Edits Vol.2



Get Down Edits is a new series from Irish dj and producer Daz Dalton.
On this second EP offering we get edits and reworks from Get Down Edits, Deep & Disco and 78 Edits.

"Get Down Edits - Hang On" is a slo-mo / beatdown house take on "Hang On To Your Love" by Sade, which works a treat as the diva's tracks are down in the bpm department anyway.




"Deep & Disco - Tribute" is a looped-up take on another 80s tune. The rare groove styled anthem "Tribute (Right On)" by Pasadenas.




"Get Down Edits - Do For Love" is a slo-mo refix of "What You Won't Do For Love" by Bobby Caldwell, originally released in 1978 on Clouds label.




"78 Edits - Get Down Baby" prepares you for some mid-tempo chop-loop-filter disco-soul vibes. A top winter season choice for your dj-bag!

The Gomma All Stars feat. Peaches - Casablanca Reworks



Four songs from the legendary Casablanca records catalogue reworked by the Gomma All Stars and the fabulous Peaches..
Moullinex, Telonius, Munk and The Phenomenal Handclap Band did four new interpretations of classic tracks by Donna Summer & Giorgio Moroder, Skatt Brothers, Stephanie Mills and from the Flashdance soundtrack!
For the project they needed a very special vocalist, who they believed had the right understanding of history, the perfect dirty approach and enough soul. They found her in the former Canadian Peaches.


Zola Jesus - In Your Nature (David Lynch Remix)



Los Angeles based Zola Jesus aka. Nika Roza Danilova had a banner 2011 with the success of her album, "Conatus," which landed on many tastemakers' year-end lists and set the stage for a potential breakout in 2012. And four days into the year, Zola Jesus has received an impressive co-sign with the release of a David Lynch remix of her song "In Your Nature."
Zola Jesus has never been a huge fan of remixes in general. But when the legendary filmmaker David Lynch bites on the hook you must strike.
The original version of the song features tense strings and a rumbling bass, and floats along on the back of Zola's increasingly confident voice. David Lynch strips away nearly everything the double-time rhythms, the synthetic hand claps, the vast arrangement and replaces it with a simpler structure, one that leaves her voice front and center and augments it with a moody guitar strum.


18/01/2012

Stars On 33 – Let The Music Guide You EP



Stars On 33 is a project by Kris Menace and his friends Lawrence Tompson & Radical Peterson. Their track ‘Something You Can Feel’ got chosen by Aeroplane to feature on his compilation ‘In Flight Entertainment’, and now we are releasing a whole EP of them on Eskimo. Fans of Aeroplane should definitely check this out.


14/01/2012

Roxy Music - Love Is The Drug (Todd Terje Disco Dub)



More Todd Terje! Following on from a series of hugely popular 12" remixes of Bryan Ferry tracks in 2011 comes an exclusive Roxy Music remix 12" vinyl.Featuring an absolutely essential, epic remix by man-of-the-moment Todd Terje, whose edit of Roxy's "Love Is The Drug" gives the evergreen club classic a contemporary twist and is a must-have for anyone who snapped up his remix of Bryan Ferry's "Alphaville". On the flipside is a psychedelic, hypnotic, Balearic-style reworking of Roxy's "Avalon", by Norwegian dub-disco doyens Lindstrom and Prins Thomas.


13/01/2012

DJ Nibc & Patrick L feat. Andreas Cavaco - Call Me (Mercury Remix)



Mercury are back after their stunning Marvin Gaye edit. These two Swiss producers latest remix is DJ NIBC & Patrick L feat. Andreas Cavaco - Call me. It's catchy as hell with a nice smooth vocals and beachy sound effects over a fabulous basslines that are so in vogue right now.


Kolokol Production - Awakening Of The Sun

I know nothing about Kolokol other than they were founded in 2011 by Mikhail Kolesnikov, Oleg Kolosov, Mikhail Dudorov (Pelevin) in Penza, Russian Federation.


Kolokol Production - Awakening Of The Sun




Kolokol Production - Awakening Of The Sun (Stan Kolev Remix)


John Talabot feat. Pional - So Will Be Now



The Spanish house wizard John Talabot is after a number of strong singles and ep's last year finally ready with his debut album "ƒin", which is out in February.
The closing number from the upcoming album has now been aired, and is a deep and atmospheric affair, with a perfect blend of power and repetition topped by fellow Pionals nearly Arthur Russell-sounding sunset Croon.


12/01/2012

Soul System (Nicholas) - Never Gonna Be The Same



Nicholas's latest project Soul System is back with one of his biggest 12" to date! The Lost Cuts # 1 EP opens with "Never Gonna Be The Same", an exquisitely produced track, full of depth, its a melting pot full of sultry vocals, soulful disco samples and an irresistible groove. Only out on 12" vinyl.


11/01/2012

Nicolas Jaar - With Just One Glance (feat. Scout LaRue)



Nicolas Jaar quietly dropped this track with very little promo.
"With Just One Glance" features guest vocals by Scout LaRue Willis, the child of Demi Moore and Bruce Willis. But the real star is the saxophone that appears in the beginning as well as the groove and breakdown.


09/01/2012

Friendly Fires – Hurting (Tensnake Remix)



Tensnake has remixed the Friendly Fires tracks "Hurting". The track starts with Tensnake signature tropical marimba and piano, then turning into a modern nu-disco gem with smooth vocals from Friendly Fire frontman Ed Macfarlane.


MAM – Modern Heat EP



MAM is a name you may have heard over the past 12 months, and if you haven’t, you will do. Miguel Campbell and Matt Hughes have been behind some of the most influential underground disco tracks of the past two years, released a number one album through their Outcross Records imprint and recently signed to Wolf & Lamb’s Black’ with the huge ‘Bedroom Dancer’. 2010 also saw Miguel Campbell join Jamie Jones’s ‘Hot Creations’ crew, dropping some huge Beatport hits, "Baby I Got it" and "Something Special". Modern Heat EP is out on FINA records on the 30th January.

Title Track 'Modern Heat' rolls out the up-tempo baseline with claps and hats punching the track along the lines while

"Crushed Ice" is a cool disco-house slice of funk, taking influence from our Franco friends across the channel giving the nod to the early Crydamoure Productions of yesteryear...slow, sly and groovy.

"Sunset Funk" does exactly what it says on the tin. A euphoric disco number that makes you forget about the cold and think of those lazy summers.








Prince Club - Love Strong



Prince Club are two young dj/producers from Montreal, Canada who have their hand on the pulse of unique house music production.
In less than a year, the two have already released two EPs, which have received support from industry heavyweights Joris Voorn, Riva Starr, Style Of Eye, Jesse Rose, Noir, Uner, Mowgli, Round Table Knights, 2000 And One, Brodinski, Adam Port, Zombie Disco Squad..


04/01/2012

Tensnake - Around The House (DJ T.'s 2011 Edit)



You can find Tensnake - Around The House (DJ T's 2011 Edit) on the 43 tracks long DJ T. Presents United Under The Ball - 30 Years Of Disco compilation from Get Physical Music label.




03/01/2012

Jonas Rathsman - Tobago EP + video



Jonas Rathsman is a Swedish producer from Gothenburg and one half of the duo Uniforms. He has recently dropped his Tobago EP on the French Express label.

“Tobago”, is 90′s house, disco house with tropical calypso vibes and smooth vocals. It is very hard not to start dreaming about sun, sea and sand. Pure summer mood!





“Feeling You” is a pleasant mixture deep disco and filter house.