28/02/2013

Motor City Drum Ensemble - Send A Prayer EP


Dani Plessow dons the Motor City Drum Ensemble name with Say A Prayer signaling a return to the production game following his much publicized creative burnout. It's clear that Plessow's period of convalescence has worked wonders, with the four tracks here every bit as deep and dusty as the much vaunted Raw Cuts series upon which the MCDE project was launched skywards. Proceedings open with the two part suite of the title track, laying down fuzzy chords and intermittent vocal swoons over a gritty 909 backbone on the opening track; part 2 meanwhile will have you digging out those Raw Cuts 12"s in order to do a MCDE master mix, such is it's immediate warmth and neck snapping drums. On the flip, Plessow uses "The Stranger" as a chance to traverse bleepier, rattling techno terrain with superb results, whilst "SP11" is rasping high octane house at it's finest.


18/02/2013

Arthur Oskan - Adrift






The My Favorite Robot Records team continue their groundwork for 2013 with a superb EP from the highly respected Arthur Oskan featuring three tracks of pulsing electronicexcellence...

Toronto producer Arthur Oskan has been part of the city's electronic music landscape since the Nineties, forging a place for himself with his evolving signature sound, a hybrid of synth-pop, Detroit techno and industrial rock. Releases on celebrated labels such as Thoughless music, Trapez and Ghostly International have brought him considerable attention whilst bookings at high profile festival in North America and Europe have brought his own out of the studio, direct to the masses. The 'Chromantic EP' is Oskan's debut release for the My Favorite Robot Records and features three superb slice of electronic music that veer away from genre classification.

The Epic track "Adrift" that spreads its uplifting and hypnotic electronic flavours over eleven and a half blissfull minutes. The 'Chromantic EP' is an accomplished and engaging EP from a producer of considerable talent who will hopefully be contributing further to My Favorite Robot Records, enjoy.






Diynamic Neon Nights Sampler - Part 2


This is the 2nd part of the Diynamic Neon Night Sampler.
Groovy, sexy and deep, thats what they were like and thats how they continue to be on our samplers!
With their opener Catch the Light Adriatique shows that they definitely know how to combine different sounds and elements within their music. Starting with acid sounds and deep tunes, the track suddenly changes into an extremely cool and groovy mood, as the impulsive vocals join in. Adding the simple, but effective bass line, the two guys created a sound, youll have stuck in your head for a very long time!
When playing the second track by Solomun, youll understand why he named it Boot Camp, pretty quickly. Starting off in a very dark and severe way, melancholic long and short string tunes alternate until they merge into a dramatic climax, while the catchy bass steadily forces you to move your feet.
Pendos is a very deep and groovy track. Dominant percussions and a low-bass build the base, to which NTFO added blurred voices and a haunting police siren, that creeps directly under your skin. A deep atmosphere arises and captures you until the end of the track.
Hearing the cosmic-disco sound that defines Betokos track Sky in your eyes, you feel like you are drifting into space. Gripping, atmospheric sounds seem to surround you from everywhere. From time to time melodic vocals appear, so soft that they perfectly underline the spacious mood.





Laura Jones - Sensoramic EP


Laura Jones has had a breakthrough 2012. Fulfilling touring dreams and winning the hearts of the global scene with her sensual melodic house and seductive, driving DJ sets, it may come as a surprise that Let Me In is Lauras first, albeit highly anticipated, solo EP. Dropping on Visionquest, Let Me In develops Lauras signature sound, painting a fuller picture of the artist through deeper techno shades, live vocals and trademark hypnotic style. Title track Let Me In could be Lauras most beautiful and textured yet. A first foray into vocals (a feature bound to build and develop over time) the whispery undulating layers of Let Me In weave in and out of shimmering synth waves and ghostly melodic chimes while the Dub Rework delves deeper and darker with a tight and punchy groove. On the flip, Lose Myself is another emotive builder, the spacious, raw groove filled with dubby textures and tingly FX giving way to lush pads that float through the echoing vox as drama builds with a melodic bounce to work the floor. Final track Every Thought kicks off with reverberating rubbery bass and shakers, while a gothic-esque framework develops with evolving synth lines and filtered bleeps. A protégé under the Visionquest banner and nurtured under the wings of Leftroom, Laura Jones exploded into the public consciousness in 2011 with her deep and intrinsically melodic vision of house. Her Live A Little track was included on the Visionquest Spring Club Collection sampler, and her breakthrough single Love In Me stormed the Beatport chart and held the no.1 spot for several consecutive weeks the second time courtesy of stellar remixes from Maceo Plex, Kate Simko and Eats Everything. Later came a joint EP on Crosstown Rebels and an immaculate mix for the Leftroom presentsseries. Now with this timeless 4- tracker on the mighty Visionquest, the diminutive producer is destined for an even bigger 2013.

Compuphonic & Kolombo - Sand Storm


Compuphonic & Kolombo tracks Sand Storm incl. remixes by Monitor 66 and DeMarzo out on This is Recordings

Karol XVII & MB Valence - The Bar Around The Corner


"Plastic Age EP" is the seventieth release on Loco Records. With this EP, the duo Karol XVII & MB Valence would like to welcome a New Year. Although it has taken a while to come out, many can say that it has been worth waiting for the three awesome tracks included in this release: "The Bar Around The Corner", "Simple Minds", and "Days Without You".
"The Bar Around The Corner" opens the entire EP. This tune is quite characteristic due to its unique punchy big room bass line combined with stabs of synth over the top line, delicate drums that get accompanied by a subtle piano riff which in turn adds a lot of flavour to the mysterious nature of the track.
"Simple Minds", which is the second track on the EP, starts calmly and then rolls out a steady driving rhythm with seductive grooves and deep, grumbling undertones. The deep chords of the piano together with female vocal interjections make a huge combination for the big room driving sound.
The final track "Days Without You" is full of bouncy basslines rolling underneath unique melodies and vocal stabs and the clever use of strange but deep textures and noises. Swinging hi-hat pattern, a punchy kickdrum hammering through, incredible fiddle pads with some deep synth shots and gated vocal glitches are all that get the track rolling.

17/02/2013

Shir Khan Presents Black Jukebox 6


Shir Khan is back with another killer-selection for his Disco-House-Edit imprint Black Jukebox. 3 heavy cuts from Kruse & Nuernberg & Polargeist from Hamburg, The Mekanism from Paris and Stefano Ritteri from London.

16/02/2013

Everything But The Girl - Driving (Pete Oak Remake)


It's time to a freebie from danish deep house/nu-disco producer talent Pete Oak.

Justin Timberlake - Suit & Tie (Julio Bashmore Remix)


Here is Bristol’s house producer Julio Bashmore remix of Justin Timberlake’s comeback single “Suit & Tie” full of warm deep house vibes with straight forward house percussion, including classic 808 toms. It’s not adventurous, but it works when paired with the harshly slowed down piano chords and vocals.

11/02/2013

Galarude - Cero (Part 1) & (Part 2)


Internasjonal makes a gigantic splash into the new year with the in-demand "Cero" by Galarude (DJ Kent and homies from Sly Moongose and Tokyo No. 1 Soulset) that had been a secret weapon of a selected few DJ glitterati since it's original Japan-only release in 2004 and enriches it with red hot remixes by DJ Harvey, Prins Thomas and Tuff City Kids (Gerd Janson & Lauer) spread over two separate 12"es. this first part holds the timeless original slightly reminiscent of recent Four Tet or Daphne sound aesthetics with its tough, rolling jungle drums and gyrating waves of vibraphon, organ and guitar notes sucking your head into a maelstrom of bliss. DJ Harvey, object of worship like few other DJs, puts a spell on us remodeling "cero" into an irresistible, jumping cosmic afro stomper.




Tiger & Woods - Pitch


The long awaited return of Tiger & Woods! Editainment’s top team and most dynamic duo are back with the “Banana Balls EP", which features two uncontrollable tracks, spiced and sliced and with additional bonus mixes for your dancing pleasure and in Tiger & Woods' signature style. "Pitch" is based on sampels from Melba Moore - Mind Up Tonight, is a boogie-disco number with peak-time floor-filling ambitions - funky guitars, tasty bass, sweet female vocals, all chopped and looped into disco oblivion.

08/02/2013

Mano Le Tough - Please


Ireland producer Mano Le Tough is back with brand new track "Please" from his forthcoming "Changing Days" LP on the dependable Germanic label Permanent Vacation. "Please" is a steady driven atmospheric track with repetetive sampled vocals combined with soulful singing and an interchanging shuffle amidst piano keys. Will be released on 22nd February.

06/02/2013

Peaking Lights - Beautiful Son (John Talabot’s Acetate Dub)


Spanish producer John Talabot have made a dub version of Peaking Lights track "Beautiful Son". The married duo of Indra Dunis and Aaron Coyes, will soon drop a new EP with four remixes of songs off their 2012 album, “Lucifer”.

Damon Martin - Wintermute EP


Disco Bloodbath Recordings' first release of 2013 sees the return of label boss Damon Martin with the vinyl only Wintermute EP.
Lead track, "Feel It", is a club pumper with shades of early Chicago and Detroit. Raw drums, energetic synths and an insistent vocal sample all contribute to the feeling that this wouldn't sound out of place on The Scene or The New Dance Show. On the flip the EP's title track has a more introspective feel. Percussive TR-909 drums contrast with swirling harmonies conjuring up images of desolate landscapes. The release is rounded off by a remix from Sean Johnston, aka Hardway Bros, who turns in an acidic drug-chugger very much in keeping with the sound he has been pushing alongside Andrew Weatherall at their A Love From Outer Space club-night.

Sharam Jey & Night Talk - The Future EP


Sharam Jey is the current king of the indie house music. His collabs with Phonique, Kolombo, Tapesh, Andre Crom or his solo productions have conquered the dancefloor of many clubs around the World. "The Future EP" is his 2nd chance in Suara after the massive "Lies", featured on Kitties Wanna Dance 3. This time he teams up with the rising project Night Talk and offer us 3 smashing tunes. From the emotive "Can You Do It" to the proper club hit "The Future" and the intense "On The Floor". Bulgarian new kid on the block Metodi Hristov makes his own version of "The Future", adding some groove and techie beats to the original track.

Dale Howard - Leave Me EP


"Leave Me" is the lead track from Dale Howard 2 track EP on Resonance Records.

05/02/2013

Nhan Solo - Nina Rocks EP


After a stellar first year on the scene, Mother Recordsings comes running into 2013 like a banshee with one hell of a release from label head Nhan Solo. The “Nina Rocks” EP features two amazing originals followed by remixes from two of the scene’s brightest, Mat.Joe and Death On The Balcony.
The EP starts with "Big Tree". An euphoric, dub induced vocal track which goes hand in hand with a funky bass-line giving a nod to that classic house sound. Made for the clubs and made to move you. This one is sure to melt away your weekday hustle and take you away to the dance floor of your weekend.
Following "Nina Rocks" is a groovy building beater of a track full of drumloops; no fluff on this one, nothing but energy. Reminiscent of that early bongo laced b-boy sound mixed with a solid, energetic, modern House kick and bold bass-line that is sure to get your ass on the floor.
The dynamic and sympathetic duo Mat.Joe (OFF Recordings) from Berlin come in for the remix duties on “Big Tree”. As expected MAT.JOE deliver a monstergroove. A new vibe on their take of this future classic. Providing a straighter, UK heavy bassline roller and a break that is sure to push the dance floor into a frenzy.
Last but not least Mother Recordsings brings us Pet Recordings/Lower East artist Death On The Balcony. DOTB boys come in with a beautiful remix for “Nina Rocks”. This time bringing a whole different interpretation on the original. This is just love - a smooth, pure, disco bliss. Promised, this one put a smile on your face and a groove within your heart.

04/02/2013

Matthew Dear - Fighting Is Futile Remixes


As one of the stand-out tracks from his Beams LP, Matthew Dear's "Fighting Is Futile" falls prey to four very diverse remixes from friends new and old. Seth Troxler kicks off proceedings with a purposefully creepy take that plays off a horror-inducing synth line droning and tripping over a minimal shuffle to devastating effect. KiNK is in a more carnival mood, bringing an effervescent cocktail of drums to the main groove but also feeling confident in pulling the track down into stripped, bassline-and-vocal-only moments of drama. Benoit & Sergio are comfortably locked into a liquid funk with phasing bass and clean chords, while Dear's vocals come out through a distant vocoder. Laid Back finds a slow staccato groove over which to let undulating layers of acidic strangeness waft out, while also cheekily re-voicing the lyrics to a resolutely successful end.