27/03/2013

Dusky - Nobody Else


Dusky has only broken onto the scene in late 2011 with their debut album, Stick By This, the profile of dynamic duo Alfie Granger-Howell and Nick Harriman has continued to rise considerably through a series of strong EPs and remixes for artists including Justin Martin and Hot Chip. Their distinctive brand of off-kilter and purposefully cross-pollinated house-garage-techno has been championed by everyone from Seth Troxler to Loefah to Pete Tong to Paul Woolford. On AUS1345, the pair demonstrate exactly why they have garnered such widespread support. Their masterful weaving of subtle, slow rising vocal clips with penetrating basslines and scattered percussion can be approached, adapted and appreciated by any dancefloor

Ali Love - Emperor (featuring Kali)


2013 is set to be an incredible year for Ali Love. The London-based producer and vocalist has recently inked a deal with the legendary Crosstown Rebels label and is currently putting the finishing touches to a new album (the follow up to 2010’s "Love Harder"). The first track to be taken from the album is 'Emperor', which features additional vocals from Kali. The single will be available on 12" and download and comes backed with remixes from Waze & Odyssey and Maceo Plex.
"Emperor" comes on the back of a creative purple patch for Ali Love. As a member of both Hot Natured (with Jamie Jones, Lee Foss and Luca C) and Infinity Ink (with Luca C Love has recently been part of two of the biggest club tracks of the last twelve months in 'Benediction' and 'Infinity'. This upward trajectory is set to continue with a Hot Natured making their debut live appearances with two headline shows at London's 5000 capacity Brixton Academy, and debut Hot Natured LP set for release later this year.
Ali Love’s new album will be released later in 2013 on Crosstown Rebels. As one of the UK’s finest electronic songwriters and vocalists, 2013 is set to see Ali deliver on all the potential he’s always promised, and receive the recognition he deserves.

Paul C & Paolo Martini - Midnight Run


With a combined career that spans 40 years in the business, Italian producers Paul C & Paolo Martini have been, seen and done it all. As part of Bini & Martini, Paolo was without doubt one of the most prolific house producers at the turn of the century, touring the globe and lending their remix talents to major dance labels like Defected, Strictly Rhythm, AM:PM, EMI, Universal, Sony and many of the worlds biggest pop acts such Jamiroquai, Kylie Minogue, Terence Trent DArby, Murk, Armand Van Helden and many many more. Paolo is now the driving force behind his own brilliant imprint, Pauls Boutique. Paul C has honed his production skills since the mid 90s and his energetic brand of tech-house has seen him release on a host influential labels. Since 2009 the pair have worked tirelessly in the studio and not only seen their music supported by many of the industrys biggest names like Marco Carola, Loco Dice, DJ Sneak and many more... Now they're coming with a massive EP on Cécille Numbers. The label founder Nick Curly and Marc Scholl just could not choose any favorite track and decided to take four tracks on one EP. All tracks impress with a massive and punchy baseline with the typical character of the cool Italian guys. Hope you enjoy and play Numbers...

Bicep vs Ejeca - You (Piano Mix)


Freebie courtesy of Bicep and Ejeca, a new piano version of You from last year's Aus Music release. Make sure you shout them on Soundcloud if you dig it.

Cle - The Jam


The Local Talk bandwagon keeps on rolling. While others have begun inching away from the classic garage/deep house revival, Mad Mats and Tooli are sticking to their guns. Given that they do it better than anyone else - there's a heartfelt authenticity to the label's releases - you can't blame them. Cle's "The Jam" is another beauty. Building constantly with bold pianos and 'Nights of The Jaguar'-ish synth-strings, its simultaneously pleasingly uncluttered (check the loose, bongo-laden groove) and surprisingly big. Dirtytwo's remix gives it a little more of a Mood II Swing-ish twist, whilst retaining some of the original's attractive looseness.

08/03/2013

Ejeca - Different Rules EP


Ejeca or the Irishman also known as Gary McCartney has dropped his new EP "Different Rules", which is out on Lokee Musik on 8th April. You’ve got two originals on there, and two remixes provided by Ekkohaus and Eric Votla. Ejeca continues to echo his 90s influences but manages to make music that’s still sounding as fresh as ever.

Adam Beyer - Take Me Away


Adam Beyers original track starts with a heavy bass line that is a sure-fire, grooved out killer. The infectious vocal hook and melody line supplies the extra force to make this track one of the strongest releases on Truesoul to this date.

HNNY - Yearning EP


Rising Swedish house producer HNNY scored one of last year's most ubiquitous cuts in the shape of "For The Very First Time" which appeared on his debut EP of the same name for Mad Mats' unstoppable Local Talk label. Yearning marks HNNY's long overdue Local Talk return and features yet another immediately infectious production from the Stockholm based producer's armoury along with a superlative remix of his aforementioned hit. As soon as those warm keys wrap around the loose rhythms of "Yearning" you get an sense that HNNY knows how to craft a house production and the subtle vocal hook that comes swooping in will undoubtedly cause requisite chaos. On the flip, Local Talk's secret weapon Dirty Mind gets his 80s electro funk on for a blinding rendition of "For The Very First Time".

French Horn Rebellion - Girls (Rogue Vogue Remix)


Windy-City producer Rogue Vogue brings the swing to French Horn Rebellion's feel-good anthem, "Girls." A disco groove, ol' school house bass, and tasty vocal chops fashion the original perfectly to poolside parties and late-night dance floors

Guy Gerber, Clarian - Claire


Steadily mining gold in an ever-evolving electronic landscape, the Visionquest imprint gets set to unleash an incredibly special 6-track EP from Clarian - one half of the supreme duo Footprintz. Collaborating with the always-innovative Guy Gerber on the opener, Clarian voyages solo throughout the rest of the EP a collective of Chemical Gardens for a sonically re-imagined Blade Runner kingdom. Beach Boys oohs on top of Camino 808 lines with Morriconne style piano licks over a zombie meets deep house track - the Chemical Gardens EP is a patchwork of cross-genres and moods. The A-side covers ethereal sunrise magic and cosmic oddities opening with Claire featuring Guy Gerber - an emotive beauty in which dubby beats dissolve into a motif of synth stabs, sweet electronic melodies and rising waves of filtered vox.

05/03/2013

Velour - Speedway


Velour, Julio Bashmore's hook-up with fellow Bristol producer Hyetal, returns with two moreish space-funk expeditions. While most of us were sleeping off Christmas dinner, Velour played Santa on December 25th, releasing "Speedway" into the digital ether. Now, with the addition of "Dial," the duo gives a full release to their first new material since 2010's The Velvet Collection.
"Speedway" shows some of the signifiers that have highlighted Hyetal's work, particularly the '80s electro snares. It's a bit of Cameo here, a bit of Jan Hammer there, brought up to date with crushing, echo-laden bass synths and quirky touches like turntable stops and a heavily treated ragga sample. On "Dial" there's the booming bassline/kick combo that's become Bashmore's trademark. Slowed to near hip-hop pace, the two producers add helicoptering synths and off-kilter claps.

George FitzGerald – Thinking Of You



Following acclaimed excursions on Hypercolour (‘Needs You EP’) and Will Saul’s Aus Music (‘Child EP’) last year, George FitzGerald is preparing to make his return to his Hotflush home for the first time since 2011. Premiering in FitzGerald’s debut Radio 1 Essential Mix last month as part of the ‘2013’s Future Stars’ series, ‘Thinking Of You’ is scheduled to drop as a Beaport exclusive on 18th March, with full physical release and accompanying tracks to follow in May. Having displayed his innate understanding of how to craft a musical narrative with the Essential Mix, ‘Thinking Of You’ turns to the darker realms of the dance floor imbued with the same kind of precision-tooled grooves, nuanced melodic touch and emotive shades that have garnered him such praise in the past. The last twelve months have been extremely busy for FitzGerald as he continues to capture the attention of industry heads and fans alike with his refined and emotive homegrown club music. Releasing music on his regular home Hotflush, as well as Will Saul’s Aus Music imprint and the acclaimed Hypercolour stable, not to mention his own burgeoning ManMakeMusic imprint, FitzGerald's flourishing discography continues to grow steadily but impeccably. Release date: March 18th 2013

Copenhagen Mixtapes #4



04/03/2013

Nick Curly - Wrong Hands


Wrong Hands is taken from Nick Curly's stunning debut album "Between The Lines" and it follows hot on the heels of 'Underground'; the track with which, assisted by a Dennis Ferrer remix, sat proudly atop of the Beatport Deep House chart for a month throughout the latter stages of 2012. "Wrong Hands" also features a dub remix by Yoruba that steers much more towards the dancefloor; a tough beat, pitched down vocal snip and a haunting melody ensuring that this is less for the hands in the air spiritual moments but for the heads down dark corners of the club.


Needwant - Various Artists - Traxx EP


This EP is an exclusive collection of tracks that spot light the unknown and uprising producers featuring on a brand new compilation titled TRAXX - The House That Garage Built. They bring us old school techniques against some clever bass manipulation to give us their interpretations of the original New York and New Jersey sounds. On the A side we have LA based Rhythm Operator with their track "Anytime" followed by The Real Connoisseur with the bountiful bass "Faux De Baux". While on The B side Purple Velvet wrap things up with "Never Do You Wrong". A solid EP delivering a new take on classic sounds and a taste of what to expect on the full Traxx album release on the 18th March via Needwant.

Ost & Kjex - Lulu


It's been three years now since the foodboys released their last recording, the critically acclaimed album 'Cajun Lunch'. Three years is a long time for en electronic act to stay silent, (but three years is not a long time when you consider what has been going on in the Ost&Kjex camp.) The release was followed by extensive touring (leaving Kjex with a few extra gray hairs, Ost with hardly none left). The birth of two new babies adding the joint families to eight. Moving to suburbia. Building new studios. Slowly but surely working on a new album. Dark clouds descending on Europe. Economic crisis and what not! The frantic times has definitely put a mark on their music as the Lulu EP shows a more somber duo than we know from Cajun Lunch. "Lulu" is a classic moody house bomb with a monster of synth riff riding on into the sunset. Vocals urging you to hold on!

02/03/2013

Slow Hands & Tanner Ross - All The Same


Slow Hands & Tanner Ross are set to reveal the sonic alchemy that's been bubbling away since the pair first got their production juices flowing poolside, piña colada style last summer. A definitive slice of heady, bittersweet house 'All The Same' is the first gem to drop from their forthcoming collaborative album and includes a mighty remix from The Bamboozla aka Eli Soul Clap and Baby Prince. Meeting at the DEMF in 2010, it was love at first sight for Tanner Ross and Ryan Cavannah aka Slow Hands. Ending up together at a party and sharing the booth, they've been pretty tight ever since. When the whole W+L crew decided to make Majorca their base for the summer season 2011, the pair ended up spending a fruitful few weeks writing real songs for the dancefloor, and racing on giant inflatables. A duo of undeniable talent, it's about time Slow Hands and Tanner invade your ears and make your souls sing. First taste 'All The Same' is a sultry bittersweet refrain set against rolling drumbeats, and skittish snares encased in undulating waves of melody and hazy synth keys. The Bamboozla and Baby Prince take this glorious track and rework it for a more driving dancefloor, increasing the stomp and tempo, while the 'Jah Bless Reggae Mix' (a version for the album), plucks a soft reggae riff and slow things down to a languid, dubby drawl.


01/03/2013

Butch Feat. Benjamin Franklin - HighBeams (Maceo Plex Remix)


After his excellent Lullabies To Paralyze on Visionquest at the beginning of the year,the Hot Creations enterprise have quickly snapped up the services of Butch and ahost of big hitters for remix duties including Ellum label boss Maceo Plex. He steps up for the first interpretation of Highbeams andstays quite close to original whilst introducing his typically tight drum programmingand an electro infused bass line to the party.

Kruse & Nuernberg ft. Nathalie Claude - Leaves Falling (Mario Basanov Remix)


Here we are with the last chapter of Kruse & Nuernberg's excellent debut album "Let's Call It A Day". For this special edition, they requested the talent of Mario Basanov to do a remix. Mario Basanov has been turning heads lately with his unique blend of well crafted Deep House. Here, he takes the beautiful Leaves Falling featuring Nathalie Claude and makes it his own with an almost Innervisions-esq ambience. Timeless music indeed. Fred Everything comes with his own interpretation of People Like Us, using the original elements to lift the original by adding more drums, keys and effects and extending the previously short nature of this understated song.