HAPPY HALLOWEEN

Boo! Happy Halloween. To mark the scariest day of the year we have selected a fiendish crop of raging ravers to scare the willies out of ya! Have fun partying tonight kids…just don’t end up looking like one of these ghouls!

ghoul 01

gurn

gurn 2

Mephedrone

 

IDIOMA | PANDORE EP (MARKETING MUSIC)

Pandore EP

Having made their debut on Tim Paris’ Marketing Music back in 2009, Idioma are back with their ‘Pandore’ EP. The duo wrote the EP a year or so ago with the intention of creating a simplistic track with repetitive musical phrases.

Well they have certainly achieved that with ‘Pandore’. Their ‘Mix Long’ edit is a wonderfully simplistic composition with a hypnotising melody and repetitive bassline that subtly drives the track. The result is something completely mesmerising and seductive – I’ve found myself sat with this on repeat, shutting out the world and wondering off into a dreamy world of techno.

Along with the release are remixes from Tim Paris (label boss) and Ruede Hagelstein which take the track in a different direction, but for me it’s all about the original – it’s simply beautiful!

Pandore EP is released on Marketing Music 7.11.14

marketing music web | soundcloud | facebook

 

ANNIE MAC PRESENTS 2014

Annie Mac Presents 2014

The tracklisting of ‘Annie Mac Presents 2014’ reads like a ‘what dance music was hot in the charts this year’ run down; it tells the story of how the UK house sound has exploded into popular culture in a big way. The release is a 2-disc compilation mixed by Ms Mac featuring all the big names like Disclosure, Duke Dumont, Clean Bandit and Gorgon City. It could be said that Annie is the UK’s premier electronic music tastemaker at the moment; this compilation features 8 #1 singles and 14 top 10’s which have all been championed by Annie. Most tracks are in their original edit with a few choice remixes thrown in for some added bounce.

Annie has always been a big champion of new music and some of the artists on this list you wouldn’t have heard of in January but you probably know their name now. Big up UK electronic music!

Yeah it’s probably a bit more ‘popular’ than the kind of stuff we usually blog on TTK but you know this will go down well at a house party. It’s a whole lot of fun.

Annie Mac Presents is out now | grab it here

Annie’s going to spend the remainder of this year touring AMP around the UK, expect crowd pleasing tunes and lots of smiling faces | more details

Tracklisting

MIX 1

  1. Hannah Wants & Chris Lorenzo – Rhymes
  2. Redlight – 9TS (90s Baby)
  3. Tiga – Bugatti
  4. Shiba San – OKAY
  5. Secondcity – I Wanna Feel
  6. Clean Bandit (feat. Jess Glynne) – Rather Be (The Magician Remix)
  7. Duke Dumont (feat. Jax Jones) – I Got U
  8. Gorgon City (feat. MNEK) – Ready For You Love
  9. Usher – Good Kisser (Disclosure Remix)
  10. Oliver Heldens & Becky Hill – Gecko (Overdrive) [DJ S.K.T Remix]
  11. Wankelmut & Emma Louise – My Head Is A Jungle (MK Remix)
  12. Watermät – Bullit
  13. Gerd (feat. Marcoradi) – Still Believe
  14. Ten Walls – Walking With Elephants
  15. London Grammar – Hey Now (Arty Remix)
  16. Kiesza – Hideaway
  17. Route 94 (feat. Jess Glynne) – My Love (Annie Mac Festival Edit)
  18. Sigma – Nobody To Love               

MIX 2

  1. Oliver $ & Jimi Jules – Pushing On (Jesse Rose ‘Live From The Villa’ Remix)
  2. Vic Mensa – Down On My Luck
  3. MNEK – Wrote A Song About You (Kaytranada Edition)
  4. Alex Adair – Make Me Feel Better
  5. Hot Natured – Benediction
  6. Jessie Ware – Tough Love (Cyril Hahn Remix)
  7. Sam Smith – Stay With Me (Soul Clap Remix)
  8. Jess Glynne – Right Here (Skream Remix)
  9. Jamie xx – All Under One Roof Raving
  10. Gorgon City (feat. Laura Welsh) – Here For You (Bearcubs Remix)
  11. Tourist (feat. Lianne La Havas) – Patterns
  12. FKA Twigs – Two Weeks
  13. Little Dragon – Pretty Girls
  14. NAO vs. A.K. Paul – So Good
  15. Nautic – Lay Back
  16. Låpsley – Falling Short
  17. Caribou – Can’t Do Without You

 

CAT HALLOWEEN COSTUMES!

 

halloween outfits

We’ve made some halloween costumes for your cats! Meet Frankenslime and The Rampant Ravin’ Rabbit. All you need to make these meanie monsters is an A4 printer. We’d love to see some pictures of your cats wearing them so please take a snap and post it on our facebook page!

Instructions

1.  Download pdf
2. Print out on A4 paper/card
3. Cut out shape including the peep hole in the middle
4. Pop your cats face through the hole and voila!

* Important * | if this distresses your kitty in any way please stop immediately! It’s just for fun.

download Frankenslime here | download The Rampant Ravin’ Rabbit here

Here’s original Techno Kitten Missy sporting both looks. She prefers The Killer Rabbit look, it brings out her eyes…

Halloween Missy

KITTENCAST 1014 | AASHTON

kittencast Aashton (1)

Dominic Ashton produces deep, soulful house tracks under the alias Aashton and has had releases on labels Get Physical, Kitsune, Body Work and Plant.  He’s also grabbed the attention of the mighty XLR8R who have hosted his Night Dubbing Remix of ‘Show You’, his remix of Arsenal’s ‘Temul’ and one from his latest EP ‘I’ve had Enough’, racking up over 20,000 listens collectively.

We first came across Aashton when we discovered his ‘Show You’ EP earlier this year. The Brighton-based producer has been busy in the studio working on his latest EP ‘4 Real’ but he also found the time to pull together the newest addition to our mix series. The tracklisting is packed with fresh, energetic house tunes and also features a number of forthcoming Aashton tracks (see below) so you can have a sneak listen to his brand new material. We’re real excited to share this mix with you, it’s a perfect party mix.

Share. Listen. Download.

Aashtons ‘4 Real’ EP is available now from Juno

follow Aashton | facebook | twitter | YouTube

=^..^= tracklisting =^..^=
1) aashton – humans (intro version) [demo]
2) bicep – vision of love
3) classixx – into the valley (julio bashmore remix)
4) coeo – sunkist
5) aashton – I need release [demo]
6) outboxx – feel your love
7) arka – you got me
8) aashton – humans [demo]
9) coeo – lovers theme
10) stuffa – keep on
11) aashton – (I should) get right [demo]
12) made by pete – our story (ben remember remix)
13) jonas rathsman – bringing you down

CLARIAN | WASTING AWAY AGAIN IN MODERATION (MY FAVOURITE ROBOT RECORDS)

Clarian - wasting away again in moderation

Clarian proves yet again what a super and diverse artist he is with a 3-track EP forthcoming on My Favourite Robot Records. Title track ‘Wasting Away Again In Moderation’ is beautifully dreamy and melodic, featuring dangling harmonies and glowing percussive patterns. ‘Unrest’ has more movement, hand claps, trilling keys and sweeping synths which all colour an expansive deep house groove. For the final track, ‘Floating in the Wind’, Clarian teams up with Miami based producer Uchi, for a moody broken beat emotive tune. Three utterly gorgeous tracks we’ve had on repeat.

out on 3rd November 

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TRACKS WE’RE DIGGIN’ 2DAY | 27.10.2014

cat in a sink

Feast your ears on some new tunes. There’s definitely something for everyone in this lot. You’ll be poppin’ and throwing shapes like the dude above all morning. Hit play and get stuck in…

1. Crystal Waters | Gypsy Woman (Genius Remix) – a groovin’ seductive remix of a top track – FREE DL
2. AYO | Think Bout You - UK house that makes you wanna get down and dirty
3. A-Minor | Someone You Love - gorge vocals and 90’s vibes
4. Eyes Everywhere | Deeper Love (Original Mix) - deep and squelchy
5. Bouthier Ft. JLG | 4 Words - catchy house with a warm groove
6. Tom Flynn | She’s Nice - deep and twisted
7. Nicole Moudaber | The Whippin’ I’m Dishin’ - raw and funky techno
8. Federico Grazzini | Cigarette for Breakfast (Federico Grazzini & Remo Original Mix) - awesome atmosphere
9. Rhombohedral | Fall In Love Remix - a badass techno remix of a garage tune
10. Bob Gravity | Soma - emotive and slightly menacing tech-house – FREE DL
11. William Arcane | Reckless - melancholic beauty and original vocals
12. Shakka | When Will I See You Again (Amtrac Remix) - a smooth and soulful remix
13. Manelet | You Gave Me (EME001) - this track radiates happy vibes
14. The Angelcy | My Baby Boy (Junge & Mädchen Remix) - a super duper remix

THE FIELD’S TOP 5 TRACKS FOR A FOREST RAVE

together at the threshold

This Saturday The Field is playing live at Together at The Threshold ‘Forest Rave’ at South London’s new clubbing mecca Studio 388. The Swedish producer (real name Axel Willner) is known for the sublime feel to his music and we’ve got all of his albums in our collection so, we’re super excited to feature him on TTK. We asked Axel to pick his top 5 tracks for a ‘forest rave'; it’s an ambient, mystical selection…

nightmares on wax | me + you

perfect sampling. i can listen to it on repeat for a day

popol vuh | aguirre

florian fricke was one of the greatest coming out of the german scene back in the day and also quite unique

luciano cilio | primo quadro “della conoscenza”

among the best vocals recorded

gas | zauberberg #3

there is no other music like this!

ashra, ash ra tempel, manuel göttsching | sunrain

another of my favourite german music from back in the day, amongst the best synths and guitar recorded in general and the track itself made me wanna move to berlin (30 years to late)

What a stunning selection. Thanks Axel!

See The Field at Together at the Threshold this Saturday, 25th October at Studio 338 | more info here www.studio338.co.uk and tickets here

ROMAN MUHLSCHEGEL | INTERVIEW

Roman Muhlschegel

Roman Mühlschlegel is a young German producer who makes thoughtful, intricate house music. We like his style so we asked him a few quickies…

Hey Roman. We have been thoroughly enjoying listening through your productions, you’ve got a great sound. How would you describe it for our readers?

I would say I always try and look for sweet and warm jams that encapsulate the soul of House-music.

Your latest release is a track, and remix of said track, on Barcelona-based label sinnmusik*. Can you tell us a bit about it and how the tracks fit together?

Its a split VA EP. One side by the UK duo Kings of Rats and a remix by Baldo (Good Ratio Music), which are more club oriented and bass heavy with strong beats, refined percussion and captivating vocals by Krystal. Whilst the other side, featuring my track, is way more textured and bumpy, such as the corresponding remix with trippy chords and fat bassline.

You’ve released on sinnmusik* before. What makes it a successful pairing?

We really like each other and became friends! Therefore we are doing the best for each other and trying to grow together.

So, what’s next for you in music and life?

I recently started my own record label ‘Soul Estate’ with a very good friend of mine (Suaave). Our first release is dropping soon vinyl only, featuring two tracks from the both of us (preorder and previews here). We are very excited about all this.

You’re based in Karlsruhe, Germany, we can’t say we know it well. Is it a good city to live in and for music?

Its a beautiful and cozy place and quite small, so it ́s failry easy to get in touch with the local music scene and therefore easier to collaborate and create nice things. You do not have the feeling of competition as people stick together.

And finally the one we ask everyone, what would you do as a techno kitten for the day?

Enjoy a intergalactic flight through outer space.

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SM020 – VA – Back ‘N’ Front Vol.2 is out now on Sinnsmusik | preview below