Well, Venezuelan-born beatmaker Cardopusher‘s been a busy little bee lately with not one but two EPs out soon. The first EP, ‘Instant Loving’, is already out on UK-based label Frijsfo and the second, an 80s-inspired Electro-romp entitled ‘Goldo State’ is scheduled for a mid-October release on Iberian Records.
Once again, we’re slightly late on this one but it’s worth the wait. Originally from Philadelphia but now living in Brooklyn, Rx has been consistently ahead of the game, putting EPs and singles such as the free ‘Bumble’ EP on Nightshifters and the ‘Kaleidoscope Island’ EP on Subdepth.
The ‘Bumble’ EP he released last year on Nightshifters was a free release that threatened to break the NS servers! 2000 hits in one day tells you this guy draws a serious crowd for a very good reason.
As bass music takes a darker turn, incorporating Techno and IDM, Rx rightly welcomes the change with open arms. It’s the type of music that makes your chest cavity rattle and your internal organs scramble.
This new mix bridges the gap between heavy bass and Techno with artists like Martyn and Mala attending to the Dubstep side of things while Rx himself offers up some Techier numbers. The 3/4 time stays more or less throughout, but with more arpeggiated synths, hip-hop leanings and even some IDM thrown in for good measure. That said, it’s still very much a club-oriented piece, always maintaining the pace to keep you dancing.
Besides collaborative EPs with Sonkin and Shiftee, there’s also a debut album on Made In Glitch featuring ‘Turquoise’ from this mix. Oh, and if you’re in NYC around the 3rd of the month, you really should check out the DUSK monthly parties he puts on at Pianos with another favourite of ours, Siyoung.
After a lot of speculation about the Glaswegian beatmaker, Rustie has announced that the follow-up to his first EP on Warp will be a full-length album. The debut LP, entitled ‘Glass Swords’, is to be released on October 10.
Check out a preview of the title track (and opener of the album) below and then pre-order the album from Bleep.
I have to say, we’ve somewhat neglected the consistently lovely Tigerbeat6 lately but that was before I knew Kid606 was working on a new album and a new podcast series. There’s not much information about the album yet, but it’s the podcast we’re really excited about.
The first mix in the series is curated by Kid606 himself and consists exclusively of his own remixes of classic Tigerbeat6 artists. Future episodes of the series promise interviews, free DJ mixes, live sets, radio shows as well as unreleased tracks and bootlegs from Kid606 and the rest of the team.
You can stream the mix below, after the tracklist, and then download it if you want. Keep your peepers peeled for more news on the new album.
1. I Got Little Man! (Intro)
2. Luke’s Anger – Atomic Smash (Kid606 Remix)
3. Toxic Avenger – Angst (Kid606 Remix)
4. Randy Twigg – 3 Parrots (Kid606 Remix)
5. Stagga – Timewarp Dub (Kid606 Remix)
6. Akira Kiteshi – Ming The Merciless (Kid606 Remix)
7. Cardopusher – Pupusa (Kid606 Remix)
8. Si Begg – High Volume (Kid606 Remix)
9. dDamage feat. Young Jeezy, Agallah, & Sin-The Truth (Kid606 808 VIP Remix)
10. Doshy – BlaBlaBla (Kid606 Remix)
11. Dolby Anol – Red Leather (Kid606 & The Acid Trap Remix)
12. Seefeel – Spangle (Kid606 Bootleg Remix)
13. Soundpool – But It’s So (Kid606 Remix)
14. Machine Drum feat. Melo-X – Let It (Kid606 Remix)
Night Slugs co-founder L-Vis 1990 has announced he will be releasing his long-awaited debut LP this year on PMR Records. The new album, entitled ‘Neon Dreams’ is a collection of 15 tracks, only one of which has been previously released – ‘Forever You’ featuring Shadz.
It features a myriad of exciting collaborations as well, including Julio Bashmore, Javeon “Shadz” McCarthy, Para One and Teki Latex. The new album also features a lot of hardware – 707s, analog synths and the like – in an attempt to return to the roots of dance music.
Grab ‘Forever You’ featuring Javeon McCarthy below and then grab the album on September 26 via all the usual shopkeeps.
My good friend Tony Rocky Horror has asked me to tell you about his radio show The After Party on Seattle’s C89.5 station. The show is run and executively produced by Mr. Rocky Horror himself and features exclusive new tracks, edits and guest appearances from some top names. You find more info about the show here.
To entice you over, he sent me a 30-minute mixtape taken from the 4th anniversary show. It features 51 of his favourite tunes of the day, including the premier of two original Tony Rocky Horror tunes, never before heard.
Grab the minimix below and then check out the Facebook page to listen to past episodes via the Mixcloud page.
If you remember this absolutely classic tune from DHS in 1991, you’ll be thrilled to jimminy to hear Melé‘s revamped it for the modern club era. It’s a Garage take on the Techno classic, adding a bouncey bassline and snares and handclaps for a more driving, almost Tropical beat.
He’s already had releases on Sound Of Sumo and Mixpak, as well as receiving support from L-Vis 1990, Toddla T, Sinden, Brodinski and Hervé. The Bombay EP last year was a runaway success, garnering attention from some of the most influential tastemakers around. To quote his Soundcloud, “the sun be shining all day for Melé right now”.
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.
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.
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.