The ‘Chambacu’ remix EP from Munich’s most unpronounceable production duo (an achievement in itself) has proved to be one of the most popular releases from Mad Decent this year. It’s been the topic of much discussion and has been played, mixed and remixed countless times and the buzz is only getting louder. You can listen to and download the Bert On Beats remix at the bottom.
So my internets inform me that Nightshifters have two new EPs out: ‘Witches’ by Hostage and ‘Grooveworks’ by newcomer Magnum. It’s been a while since we’ve heard much from Hostage and ‘Grooveworks’ is Magnum’s debut so it’s pretty exciting to have both land in your lap like this.
Hostage manages to explore new territories whilst retaining his trademark sound of fast-paced, synth-heavy rave. Magnum, on the other hand, takes things on a Tropical journey through Funky, Dubstep and classic House. Both packages feature a staggering collection of remixes from the likes of Willy Joy, Calvertron, Marcus Price, Panteros666 and NS-newbie Lucid.
You may also recognise label head DJ Donna Summer’s remix of ‘Fire’ from Naifian’s latest mixtape for us. Check out the title track from Magnum’s EP below and then buy them both. And don’t forget the Hostage EP is a Beatport exclusive so you won’t find it anywhere else.
Trouble & Bass co-founder Star Eyes is ready to drop her second ever release and you can preview the whole thing here. The new EP ‘White Gloves’ features three original productions and has already received a lot of support from bloggers and DJs alike.
As you’d expect, it’s pretty fast-paced and marks itself from the beginning as house music to stomp your feet and bang your head to. The title track is a proto-jungle-meets-Funky-meets-Warehouse-rave affair with one of the dirtiest basslines you’ve ever heard.
To be honest, you don’t even need to listen to the EP to know it’s going to be good. Trouble & Bass are a pretty damn solid label, handpicking the finest club music going.
New York-based Berliner Naifian takes the reigns for the latest installment of the podcast. As his Facebook page points out Naifian is the alias of Mike Genius and is his outlet for his darker, more IDM-influenced productions. His last EP ‘Blue Snow’ on Mean Bucket kicked up a storm, and you may even recognise a few tracks from DJ Donna Summer’s mix for our maiden podcast.
This new mix mainly features his own original productions with little nuggets of joy from Kode9, Hostage, LV and Chrissy Murderbot for good measure. It’s a moody, bass-driven mix with a strong Deep House influence as well as elements of Funky and Dubstep. Continue reading →
Well, look what just dropped into my inbox today: the brand new EP from Chris de Luca. The former member of Funkstörung has maintained his IDM/Techno sensibilities as he strays into the world of House and Tropical Bass.
The EP, entitled ‘Barkin’ is a storming little Tropical number featuring lots of yappy squeaks and barks thumping through squelchy basslines and a pounding drum beat you could set your watch to. Along with two original tracks, ‘Barkin’ and ‘Ultra Maschine’, as well as remixes from Dev79, Leg-No, Ophex and Siyoung.
The originals are spot on but it’s the remixes that make this one: Leg-No quickens the pace, adding a bouncey Garage flair; Siyoung on the other hand slows things right down and immerses it in a dubby haze of arpeggiated Techno synths and hesitant snares.
And then we have ‘Ultra Maschine’, a heavy Electro banger that really batters your eardrums. Ophex takes it to a new level, accentuating the bouncey drumbeat, bringing the Tropical atmosphere to boiling point. Finally, Dev79′s remix sounds like he put George Clinton through a blender and then served the mix on a whitey sandy beach surrounded by scantily clad girls.
The EP comes out July 1 on Be Bonkerz. You can preview the entire thing below and then go buy it to put on your myPodSpaceBook or whatever it is the kids are using to play their records these days.
Who knew a vocoder could be used tastefully? Not me, but newcomer Koreless has actually pulled it off with a sensitive reworking of ‘The Ballad’ by Candaian pop duo New Look, alluding to the likes of Bjork and The Knife. There are of course elements of James Blake in there, but it’s really all about the startlingly fresh approach to ambient Techno (with all the wanky pretensions stripped away).
Koreless has been making waves recently with his single 4D / MTI (which I’m told stands for The Mind Thinks In 4 Dimensions). He’s already had support from the likes of Benji B and Giles Peterson and there’s a high demand for his remixes and live shows.
Having played with such Techno/post-Dubstep luminaries as Jamie XX, Claude VonStroke and Jamie Woon; this cheeky chappy is currently working on his debut album. The new album will only be the second batch of original material released by Lewis so look out for it.
In this confusing world of post-Dubstep, post-Electro, soon-to-be-post-Funky, where will things go? Well, if Yuksek‘s anything to go by, it’s likely to be a sort of Dub Techno.
His latest single ‘On A Train’ features on the new album and promises New Wave-inspired Disco and Techno. Yuksek himself provides all the vocals on what is ultimately a much poppier effort than 2009′s ‘Away From The Sea’.
Then there’s Gucci Vump’s dub reworking of ‘On A Train’ with it’s rumbling bass and hard-hitting beats it readies the track for the dancefloor. Stream the track below and then click the little arrow on the right to download it.
The new album, ‘Living On The Edge Of Time’, comes out July 4. You can pre-order it at Amazon and iTunes.
The separate entities known as Slit Jockey and Seclusiasis have come together under the name Seclus Jockey to give you some free stuff, and boy is this some nice stuff. First in the line of freebies is a collaboration between SDUK and Halp.
In addition to the string of free releases, Seclusiasis will be releasing a free package of bootlegs from some of the Seclusiasis team; including Dev79, Siyoung and BD1982. There’s even a couple of tracks from people who haven’t contributed to our podcast – if you can believe that.
Finally, on top of that they’ll be releasing the fifth volume of the ‘Street Bass Anthems’ tapes in August. You can grab SDUK and Halp’s collaborative effort ‘Lunge’ below.
So it seems Swedish house alchemist Style Of Eye, aka Linus Eklow, has been working on a new EP recently. The new EP, entitled ‘Wet/Dry’, is to be released by one of the most reliable labels ever, Sound Pellegrino.
If you remember his 2008 LP ‘Duck, Cover And Hold’, or more specifically the single ‘Clown’, you’ll know this is going to be a massively danceable release. Having straddled the boundaries between Techno and Electro, one could probably describe his music as “Techtro” or “Elecno”, or neither.
To tempt you tune-hungry sycophants into buying this wee delight they’ve released Zombie Disco Squad‘s remix of ‘Dry’, an old school rave re-working of the fidget-inspired bounce-fest. Grab the ZDS remix below and then head on over to the Beatport or iTunes to grab your copy.