Archive | November, 2012

Flying Lotus // Until The Quiet Comes

30 Nov

Exit Wound (ZDS Remix)

29 Nov

Zombie Disco Squad‘s remix on Mixhell’s Exit Wound ep. Out now on beatport!

Shadow Child // 23 EP

28 Nov

The South Coast of the UK has bred another 2 successful names in underground music who have joined forces to create a home for a new wave of house, bass and forward thinking creations.. Food.

The label launches with Shadow Child’s own 23 EP, 4 slices of peaktime house led by the infectious title track ‘23’, a collaboration with Tymer. Solo tracks ‘Sensible Haircut’ and ‘The Verdict pt2’ take things deeper with a more edgy sound and a rather smashing remix from label partners Kry Wolf to boot. (Shadow Child SC, 2012)

Below our my picks, tune in to full ep here. Out on Food Music Dec 12, 2012!

_Shadow Child – 23

_Shadow Child – The Verdict pt2 (Kry Wolf Remix)

Frogs in Socks // Between Play

27 Nov

Tune in and grab this mad groovin’ house gem from Frogs in Socks!

_Frogs in Socks – Between Play

Tom Flynn // Mr Hedgehog

26 Nov

Complimentary booty tech from Tom Flynn in yo bag!

_Tom Flynn – Hedgehog

Dark Sky // Myriam EP

25 Nov

Although London bass trio Dark Sky‘s discography is still relatively short, they have proven adept with a varied sonic palette, one that includes serene melodies, cut-up R&B snippets, thundering organic drums, and thick bass sounds underpinning the entire operation. Their “Radius EP” released in Summer 2011 became one of the best sold and most sought after singles from the continuously growing 50 Weapons catalog.A year later it’s time for a strong follow up! The excellent “Myriam EP” is certainly living up to the high expectations. Garage rhythms, Clonkstep, Post-UK Funky, techy House references and even nods to Electro all united  in 4 smashing club tunes are a blazing example for the ongoing Bass evolution. (Modeselektor SC, 2012)

Hemlock Recordings // Chapter One

24 Nov

2012 sees Hemlock‘s 20th release after four years at the frontline of forwardlooking bass music and dark electronica.

To mark the occasion Hemlock boss Untold has curated a 65-minute mix joining the dots between the label’s past, present and future. ‘Chapter One’ weaves his favourite moments from the back catalogue with a series of exclusive material from FaltyDL, Randomer, Joe, Sei A, Guy Andrews and Untold himself. The beautifully packaged CD will be released alongside three 12″ vinyls containing exclusive music.

From modest beginnings in the heady days of dubstep’s conception, Hemlock – founded by producer Jack Dunning (AKA Untold) and designer Andy Spencer in 2008 – quickly became a force to be reckoned with in the sprawling, and often confused, world of UK bass music.

Since then, the label has steadily forged its own curious path, building an enviable back catalogue and garnering a reputation along the way for zeitgeistdefining releases.

It also has a reputation for discovering incredible new talent. It was Hemlock that introduced the world to the James Blake, whose debut release ‘Air & Lack Thereof’ saw the light in 2009, and was followed by his seminal ‘Stop What You’re Doing’ remix later that year.

As well as some phenomenal new talent, Hemlock has also been a place where established producers can find a home for their more surprising, spontaneous or downright deranged music. Key moments include Untold’s game-changing ‘Gonna Work Out Fine’ EP in 2010, Pangaea’s jungle-inspired ‘Hex’ and ‘Fatalist’, and Ramadanman (AKA Pearson Sound’s) seminal 808 anthem, ‘Glut’. With the likes of Cosmin TRG, LV, Mount Kimbie, Girl Unit and Funkineven also passing through their halls, the roster now reads like a who’s who of bass music talent.

‘Chaper One’, as you’d expect from Untold by now, is anything but your average mix. It takes as many twists and turns as Hemlock’s back catalogue and reflects the story of not just the label’s evolution, but also the evolution of the music scene it spawned from.

Starting briskly, it jumps through percussive workouts from Fantastic Mr. Fox and Mount Kimbie, soon blunted with the bassweight of the half-step anthems ‘Air & Lack Thereof’ and ‘Discipline’. The section climaxes into the psychedelic organ studies from James Blake’s ‘Stop What You’re Doing’ remix before gradually fading into an icy noise speckled mid-section.

Cosmin TRG’s brutally sparse ‘Béton Brut’ crumbles into the muzzled chimes of ‘Under’ – one of Untold’s most ambiguous cuts to date. The panic reigns through FaltyDL’s ‘Artemis’, picking up momentum into the metallic jacking 4/4 kicks of Sei A’s ‘Hyphen’. Guy Andrews cements the groove with the epic ‘Resistivity’, morphing into a broken tribal drum workout towards the end. Randomer then picks up the funk with ‘This Train’, before getting nasty with ‘We Laugh, We Scream’.

The final section explores the label’s fascination with reconfiguring the hallmarks of jungle and drum ‘n’ bass, with the rowdy MC chatter on ‘Fatalist’ sparring with the rugged bleeps and bass of ‘Studio Power On’, and the sinister Reece synths of ‘Motion the Dance’. After the last onslaught the mix fades out to the calming neon glow of Nautiluss & Lord Skywave’s ‘Ultraviolet’.
(Surus, 2012)

Release date: 19/11/2012
Catalogue number: HEK020BUNDLE

H2 // Chase the Sun

23 Nov

H2 with some deep and bassy shizzle out now on Get Physical Music! Below are my picks, check out all tracks on his SC. Beatport here.

_H2 – Demo Tape

_H2 – Frustration

Marco Savoia // Girlie

22 Nov

Marco Savoia with a new single on Wired with Dimitri Andreas on remix duty. Preview below then beatport here!

Frogs in Socks // Night Kaps EP

21 Nov

Check out fresh Frogs in Socks with remixes by Justin Jay, Didier Morris and Jett. Out now on beatport via Southern Fried Records. Especially feeling the bassyness of the originals. Tune in to the teaser mix below!

Alex Costa // Night Garden EP

20 Nov

Alex Costa is a simple but very talented guy from Torino Italy!  In 2005 he started to produce deep- tribal and tech house and made very shortly his first releases on labels like Intacto, Time Has Changed, Alchemy, Bitten, Potobolo and many more. We are very happy to present you his first ep on KD Music! (KD Music SC, 2012) Beatport here.

John Giraldo & Dezzet // Shakes Gangsta

19 Nov

Released by: Moustache Label 
Release/catalogue number: ML004
Release date: Nov 30, 2012

Bambounou // Orbiting

18 Nov

“Hi, I am Bambounou (Jeremy Guindo). I live in Paris, China Town. This is also where I grew up. I am now 22 years old. “Orbiting” is my debut album.

I was listening to Radio Voltage when I was about 8 years old. This is when they were playing French touch and Chicago house. From then on I’ve always been into electronic music, but I really seriously started to get involved when I was 16. I downloaded some ghetto software, so my friends and I could do some Rap instrumentals for us, doing some really bad Clash. So basically from here I discovered there’s more to this, and I really took a liking to producing.

When I met French Fries (Valentino Canzani) I started to learn the basics of DJing from him. Once hooked I kept practicing on my own. At my first public DJ gig at the age of 19 I was already playing with two of my favorite producers and DJs: Bok Bok and Lvis-1990.

French Fries once played one of my early tracks “Dogon” at one of his gigs. Tekilatex and Orgasmic (former hip hop collective TTC, now Sound Pellegrino) were playing as well, and they went crazy for this track.

“Dogon” wasn’t my first official release though. My first release was on Youngunz (owned by Guillaume Le Donche) called “Animism EP”. It came out in July 2010.

The main influences for my music are African rhythm grooves, Chicago and Detroit House artists like DJ Funk, DJ Slugo and of course the Dance Mania label. I am also really inspired by UK Dubstep ,UK Funky and Techno. I also need to mention Drexciya.

Music from video games or anything Nintendo in general has probably also left it’s marks on my creative soul. Without wanting to sound like a teenager who hasn’t yet reached puberty, I am very much into video games, cat gifs, any weird animals on youtube, Curiosity on Mars, fantasy genre books, fiction novel and swimming. I swim at least 3 times a week.

As 50 Weapons is really mainly a club music label, I didn’t want to do a pop album with real songs. This is why I chose to have no singers or any ‘proper’ lyrics featured on it. I started with quite a minimalist approach. I essentially wanted to have some key techno tracks mixed with some serious dancefloor bangers.

Even though I feel the tracks are all quite different within there own right, they still come under the umbrella of 90s house and techno mixed with some kind of bass music.

I have a running theme throughout, which is Space (Orbiting).”

01/A1 Hyper (ISRC DEOE81100330)

“This is the intro. Ironically it’s the last track I did. I guess I wanted to know how the entire album sounded before I put together an introduction track, which represents the main feeling of the whole album.”

02/A2 Any Other Service (ISRC DEOE81100331) 
“I did this track for French Fries’ birthday, because at the time I was broke and I wanted to do something with the ‘happy birthday’ melody. I was going to make the drop very unusual for him, but the more I started playing around with this, the more ideas I got, and then it turned out to be one of my best tracks on the album. I changed the melody of course. I think this track really stands out because of the bass line mixed with a UK Funky flare.” 
ps : Happy Birthday French Fries!

03/A3 Mass (ISRC DEOE81100297) 
“Mass is a track that lies somewhere within the categories of Chicago House and UK bass with a dash of Techno thrown in the mix. I was actually told to add a third track to my “Cobe EP” on 50 Weapons. I was under a lot of pressure because I was running out of time and produced this entire track in just 2 hours. Now it is also one of my favorite tracks on the album.”

04/B1 Data (ISRC DEOE81100332) 
“This is where my real Techno side comes out. With this track I wanted to make my own Techno tool and it’s something I want to play at all my gigs. I produced this track on the plane on the way to Berlin, which got me in the techno mood. I’ve taken inspiration from the eerie feel, that I love about techno music.”

05/B2 Capsule Process (ISRC DEOE81100333) 
“This track took me the longest to complete, because the ideas in my head kept changing as I was working on it. In the end I’m very pleased with the outcome. What’s different about this track is, the synth, instead of the ‘regular’ 130 bpm, is 12 bpm slower which makes an interesting groove. It fits with the other elements of this track.”

06/B3 EX06 (ISRC DEOE81100334) 
“I wanted a short mid album track, with influences drawn from my “Cobe EP” track “Deepstaria” which is also using an arpeggiator on the synth line. I actually completed this track in the plane back from Poland. It sounds like an OST from some outer space movie.”

07/C1 Let Me Get feat. French Fries (ISRC DEOE81100335) 
“I started doing this track with a friend, just playing around. Then I took the midi file with me and decided to add some voices. French Fries really loved the basics I had done, from here we worked together on ‘Let me get’ and produced a real club banger. We wanted to keep the different sections, which were closely inspired by Juke and Trap. The majority of the time when im working with French Fries we tend to add a real ‘naughty’ flavor to our tracks, with the vocals in particular, like our track ‘Hugz’.”

08/C2 Off The Motion (ISRC DEOE81100336) 
“The selling point to this track is the Bass I used, which came from the Moog Voyager. I also like the build up to the drop, which works well with the bass and the synth. I think it could be a club destroyer if played only on a huge sound system.”

09/C3 Great Escape (ISRC DEOE81100337) 
“A down tempo heroic synth track I always wanted to do. This track is quite different to the others in terms of the synths I normally use. It’s my more chilled track. I really like the vibe of it. I guess that’s why I called it the “Great Escape.”

10/D1 Challenger (ISRC DEOE81100338) 
“This is one of my slowest tracks. Recently I’m really getting into tracks which are under 120bpm. I think it’s an interesting way to find the right sequence to make your track really groove.”

11/D2 Splaz (ISRC DEOE81100339) 
“I discovered how to use an LFO triggered filter and messed (experimented) with it. That’s why this track I think is acid house on crack.”

12/D3 Orbiting (ISRC DEOE81100340) 
“I wanted to end my album on a mysterious note. I think this track might be my shrine to the film “Alien” mixed with “2001: A Space Odyssey”. I’ve also been playing too much “Eve” and “Starcraft 2″ lately I guess.”

(Modeselektor SC, 2012)

Out on 50 Weapons November 23!

Duckman EP Part 1

17 Nov

Back on Agile Encodings Juan DDD and Johan Dresser now together with Johnny Kaos, three young talents, called in south America “Las tres Jotas”, who are climbing the international scene with their music. On Agile they delivers a double ep “Duckman ep. Part 1” and “Duckman ep. Part 2”. Techno, Techouse, Funky are the typical sound that characterize the release in the perfect Agile style. (Agile Recordings SC, 2012) Beatport here.

Drauf & Dran // Berliner Kindl EP

16 Nov

New Drauf & Dran EP out on Style Rockets featuring remixes from Streiflich and Klangkuenstler! Beatport here.

In Memory of Martin Dawson

16 Nov

Here’s a track in memory of Martin Dawson. Rest in Peace.

_Andre Crom & Martin Dawson – In The City

James Copeland // The Birds and the Blues

15 Nov

Stunning new release which will have the wildlife coming out of your floorboards when you begin to dance (Broken Records SC, 2012) Freshness from Capetown’s James Copeland out now on Broken Records, beatport here!

PBR Streetgang // Double Boogie Ep

14 Nov

Just discovered PBR Streetgang with some deep bassy freshness, Double Boogie EP out now on Futureboogie Records! Beatport here.

Gaga // Rock It EP

14 Nov

Some pushy-ass tech madness from Gaga out now on 1605 Music Therapy. Beatport hereGaga’s double attack comes in the form of a lesson in drums with the title track rolling effortlessly through the the night, using carefully placed percussion and rumbling subs to set the tone. “Yeah” picks up right after, with layers upon layers of drums ensuring full impact as it crunches, chugs, and effortlessly builds as a result of impeccable arrangement. (1605 SC, 2012)

Mickey Pearce // Swamp 023

13 Nov

Fresh Micky Pearce out now on Swamp81! Get the vinyl here.