Tag Archives: Tech

Two Twelves Under // Dfind

4 Feb

dfind two twelves under

Dfind // DNHHR Mixtape 002

16 Dec

Dfind - dnhhillrunnersmix2

Santé // Sick Drummer EP

7 Aug

Sick Drummer EP

Santé brings us a fresh release on VIVaMusic. Beatport here.

Claude VonStroke – Can’t Wait / The Clapping Track

6 Aug

Claude VonStroke - Can't Wait : The Clapping Track

The artwork for Claude VonStroke’s upcoming 3rd album, “Urban Animal” best summarizes the theme of this full length outing from the dirtybird chief. A collection of architectural photography in disrepair from Detroit and The Midwest were chopped up and reconstructed into the shapes of 3 amazing animal portraits, a lion, a lizard, and a bird.

In the same way, Claude has taken sounds and snippets of his busy and sometimes frantic life and created an album from these simple and complex elements. Beauty and intrigue created from smaller pieces of chaos and adversity.

The introductory single, “Cant Wait,” is reminiscent of some of VonStroke’s deeper classics while also pushing further into new territory. A sense of restraint and release play games throughout this melancholy tune with a fat bassline locking down the groove. “Can’t Wait” has fleeting moments of euphoria that are both surprising and uplifting especially for a summer open air crowd.

“The Clapping Track” then shows us the fun side of VonStroke where he cuts apart 16 claps and then brings them back together – building up to a standing ovation as a resonate organ sounds. This house anthem has already been destroying the Dirtybird Ibiza residency and summer festival circuit as well.

Both tracks are great for the club and leave us wondering what other happy surprises have been constructed out of the infinite imperfect pieces inside Claude VonStroke’s head.

(dirtybird SC, 2013) Beatport here.

Tim Green // Half Tone EP

31 Jul

Tim Green Half Tone

Ladies and gentlemen, we are thrilled to announce Tim Green‘s return to Get Physical with a special 2 track EP ‘Halftone / Midnight Roller’. Full of heavy groove and punchy bass, ‘Halftone’ breaks open the EP with a bang. Jungle vibes, organic percussion and edgy synth lines push us over the edge and into the night! The next half of the EP is ‘Midnight Roller’ shares the same bass-ridden vibe as the first half, while adding a groovy chord rhythm and ambient vocal cuts to great effect. All in all the EP shines of Tim’s undeniable signature sound weve come to adore over the years. (Beatport, 2013) Buy it here.

T.E.E.D. & Eats Everything // Lion, The Lion

10 Jul

Check out this banger off of the new Get Lost VI mixed by T.E.E.D – out now on Crosstown Rebels! Also check out this vid to find out more.

Autoclave – HerA$$ment (Stone Owl Remix)

10 Jul

Grab this freebie by Stone Owl, an Anabatic Records gift to promote the new EP by Autoclave which you can check out here.

Viktor Kaman // Slam EP

1 Jul

slam ep

Next stop on Get Funky Music is a new but at the same time old player of the scene. Former part of the duo Budai & Vic, Viktor Kaman delivers a stunning two track EP, the result of many years of experience ! On the remix sides we have two producers that need no introduction, Simone Vitullo and Ruben Mandolini. Prepare to fire up your summer with “Slam EP”, only on Get Funky Music. (Beatport, 2013) Grab it here.

Sable Sheep // Upon Burning Skies EP

24 Jun

Sable Sheep Moonharbour

Having become a member of the Moon Harbour agency and label family recently, Germany’s mysterious Sable Sheep is back with a new four track EP that continues to explore his trademark tribal tinged tech house sound with great panache. Sable Sheep is no stranger to success given the widespread deployment of his previous tracks like ‘Painting My Fur’, and that’s a good job, because all of his latest missives are sure-fire dancefloor dynamite.

Upon Burning Skies is the opening track, and one that builds and builds in tension to an invisible peak that will have ravers on the edge of their feet as the tribal male chanting acts like a call to action above bouncing, buoyant kick drums and slick percussive details. A dub version is also included in the package.

Torn To Pieces is another full-blooded groove that will lock you in from the very first rubbery kick and silvery hi hat ringlet. As they roll on next to each other without any friction at all, a knotted bassline and deft little synth stabs add some detail as a warm wind seems to howl in the background. Its stripped back but fills the airwaves and is the sort of physical track its impossible not to get carried away by.

Finally, Thy Suffer is another warm concoction of sound that Sable Sheep fills with rattling drum hits and sandy shakers. Some twitching alien sounds suggest the presence of life amongst the machines and the deep looping kicks help draw you in.

An EP produced with great precision restraint, Sable Sheep knows just how much to add into the without over doing things or allowing things to get stuck in a rut – it’s a perfect balancing act that is designed for maximum impact on the dancefloor.

(Sable Sheep SC, 2013) Beatport here.

Ramon Tapia // Intense

30 May

Ramon Tapia Intense

Ramon Tapia – the product of a Dutch mother, Chilean father and brought up on a diet of Belgian Techno – is the latest superstar to join the I’m A House Gangster ranks. The mix of cultures shaped Ramon’s sound and his music has been snapped up by some of the finest record labels around – Remote Area, Intacto, Gem, Great Stuff, Turbo and many more. He has also established his own labels Say What? Recordings and Aella Music and can also list remixes of Paul Weller, Armand Van Helden, Marc Romboy and DJ Sneak, among others, in his discography. His Gangstercast from Febrary 2013 set the scene for what was to follow on the three track ‘Intense’ release. Deep, driving, throbbing, house music with impossibly fat baselines and shuffling, jacking beats that adds a Chicago-shaped twist to Ramon’s already eclectic influences. As the title says it’s intense – real House Gangster’s can’t pass this by!

(Ramon Tapia SC, 2013) Beatport here.

Sven Tasnadi // What I’m Living For EP

27 May

Sven Tasnadi - What I'm Living For EP

Sven Tasnadi‘s second release on Katermukke including some acid to keep the doctor away. Beatport here.

French Fries // Drums / Traxx

26 May

french fries drums traxx

After the release of their acclaimed 1st anniversary compilation, ClekClekBoom Recordings already have another EP ready to go, coming in the shape of a vinyl-only white label from CCB’s co-founder and figurehead French Fries
Having supplied the imprint’s inaugural “What to Do / One ting Dub” white label in July 2012, the second installment finds the producer going back to an prior analogue jam session, where producer used only his beloved Minimoog Voyager, an old Sequential Circuits drumtraks and the classic TR 909. 
Inspired by Chicago’s producers from the Dance Mania era, French Fries also lays down his own vocal freestyle of “Drums-Traxx” across the EP. 
  
The first part, ‘Drums’ uses an infectious acid bassline to cut through an overdriven Detroit inspired groove. 
The flipside, “Traxx” is the result of a lengthy jam session with Chaos in the Cbd in French Fries’ studio and uses the same sounds for a different purpose. For this Chicago flavoured version, a 4×4 kick propels the groove accompanied by loose, pitched toms and distorted hats 
  
“Drums / Traxx” undoubtedly drips with old-school Detroit & Chicago House influence but as the impassioned vocal chant of the EP title sprinkled across both tracks reinforces, it is not purporting to be anything but a sincere, superbly executed homage to a classic era.

(ClekClekBoom SC, 2013) Buy here.

Lux Groove // From the Back EP

14 May

Out soon on Anabatic Records!

Make That Booty Clap Remixes

7 May

booty clap remixes

Kill Frenzy’s storming debut on dirtybird, the addictive, juke charged brute with its ingenious hip hop breakdown, is back for re-release with a slew of remixes from some choice label affiliates. Not content with the originals genre-traversing legacy (including plays from Soul Clap to Skrillex and pretty much everyone in between), Belgiums booty obsessed Kill Frenzy has rallied the likes of The Martin Brothers, Zombie Disco Squad, Plastician and Mark Starr to deliver their own take on the track, bringing the work out to brand new dance floors in the process.  

The Martin Brothers set the pace with a characteristically heavy house bass line, the twisted “make that booty clap” vocal sample dancing over the driving groove. Zombie Disco Squad let’s the buttock-smacking claps take centre stage, while a clever percussion score and perfectly timed ellipsis make for certified ghetto house dance floor material. Dirtybird debutant by way of Croydon, Plastician, focuses on the bass elements of the original, creating a swaying dubstep rhythm where booty claps become glock pops before your very eyes, while Mark Starr opts for a similarly languid groove, without losing sight of Kill Frenzy’s playful genre-splicing.  

“Make That Booty Clap feat. DJ Funk” became an instant milestone in the dirtybird canon and its great to see Kill Frenzy’s debut receiving such masterful reworks a year on.  

VonStroke

Buy it here.

Sébastien Léger

3 May

sebastien leger back to basics

Sébastien Léger‘s new album – Back to Basics – out now on Mistakes Music! Grab it here.

Sam Russo // Losing Things

1 May

sam russo losing things

Meant to post this a month ago but better late than never!

Matt Tolfrey’s Leftroom Limited brings you Sam Russo‘s ‘Losing Things’ this March, backed with a remix from Jack Dixon. Sam Russo has had a long running relationship with the Leftroom label and his collaborative EP ‘The Summer Soundtrack’ with Huxley back in 2011 led to a string of further releases on the imprint, pushing Sam into the limelight and helping to spread his wings further afield releasing original work and remixes with the likes of OFF Recordings, Air London, 1trax and Fullbarr. The release opens with the original version of ‘Losing Things’, employing raw shuffled drums, a bubbling sub bass hook and a processed spoken word vocal line as its driving force. The cut steadily blooms in such a state throughout its near seven and a half minute duration, subtly introducing tweaky acid licks and additional perc lines to fuel its energy. Stepping up next is Hotflush artist Jack Dixon reworking title track ‘Losing Things’. Dixon veers the record in an entirely different direction, creating an ethereal atmosphere with flourishing bell chime melodies and a bulbous sub-bass. The track builds to a peak, where Dixon strips back the groove and puts its focus on drums, bass and vocal snippets. Next we have ‘Delivery’, a low-slung house number with a stripped back vibe, crunchy 909 drums lead the way alongside a gritty saw-wave bass and more tripped out, delayed vocal lines. ‘Mailbox format’ follows, a perfect way to wind down the wax side of the release, Russo takes things deeper here with fluttering pads, a moody evolving bass hook and subtle manipulation on the synthesized elements creating a blossoming dynamic. Offered up, as a digital extra on the package is ‘Not Another Juno Track’, embracing a peak-time edge, with punchy drums, a resonant acidic bass and smooth pads. (Beatport, 2013)

Beatport here.

Tinush // Roxanne

29 Apr

Jazz Club 109

Here’s a giveaway  from Tinush with Saxophonist Ben Rodenburg. Some bouncy, jazzy tech vibes for ya listening pleasures.

Stella Soul // The Jam EP

25 Apr

Stella Soul Jam

Born in a Berlin backyard is life to short for long storys. A simple, quick recipe is the secret Short loops combined with Hip Hop roots. That’s it! That´s Stella Soul! The Jam EP get early likes from guys like Riva Starr, Super Flu, Oliver$, Justin Martin, Round Table Knights, Zombie Disco Squad, Jesse Rose, Andre Crom, Adana Twins and more. (BP, 2013) Out now on Monkey Safari‘s Mambo. Beatport here!

Dietrich & Strolch Livemix April 2013

16 Apr

A fresh live mix from our label homies, Dietrich & Strolch. Big!

Darius Syrossian // Destination

13 Apr

Darius Syrossian Destination

Some awesome old school vibin tracks from Darius Syrossian, bass included! Grab his new EP here and check him out at our label night on May 8th at the Sedel, Luzern.