KRY WOLF | ORBIT (MADTECH RECORDS)

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Duo KRY WOLF serve up some lip-smackingly good house music. As you’d expect from a MADTECH RECORDS release it’s got a warm, rich sound that nods to classic house with a little extra oomph. A deep melody, warbling vocals and horn-like percussion make title track ‘Orbit’ a dancefloor belter. ‘Church Road Shuffle’ follows up with a dirty-ass vibe and enough stylish shuffle to get your feet moving. The SOUTH ROYSTON remix of ‘Orbit’ strips things back yet beefs up the builds. A tidy release.

out now | buy here

MEDIATE | EVERYTIME (LOVE & OTHER)

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MEDIATE are a young Manchester-based production duo consisting of vocalist Suzy Alexander and producer Ant Hickman. They have recently dropped their latest single ‘Everyime’ on LOVE & OTHER which follows on from their deubt EP’ Harder’ which was released on JET JAM earlier this year.

You may have seen the duo on the bill for venues such as Ibiza Rocks, Unkown festival in Croatia and just earlier this month at The Warehouse Project in Manchester. Their production is vocal focussed, feel good house with a warm garage vibe – something we’re certainly enjoying here at TTK! We caught up with the pair to find out more about Mediate…

Hey Mediate, you’ve released your latest single ‘Everytime’ on Love & Other which has already had huge support from the likes of Rob Da Bank, B. Traits and Reset Safari, congratulations!    Can you tell us what you’ve got lined up next or is it all hush hush?

We’ve got a release or two in the pipeline as well as some gigs. Other than that we’re just in the studio working on new material, remixes and putting together a live show.

You played Gorgon City’s Warehouse Project earlier this month with Kidnap Kid, Redlight and Bondax.  You guys hail from Manchester too so it must have been a huge honour to be playing at the famous Store Street venue?!

Playing at Warehouse Project was a dream come true. Coming from Manchester it’s the venue that everyone wants to perform at and it is always amazing to be in front of a home crowd. The lineup was pretty amazing! We’re very grateful to the Gorgon City boys for having us down and are looking forward to supporting them again in Leeds on 29th November at Canal Mills.

Surely you’ve been to your fair share of WHP parties over the years?

Yes! We know that they were great, from what we can remember anyway… When we heard it was moving back to Store Street this year  we were over the moon!

So where did you guys meet and how did you decide to make music together? How does the production process go – is it always a smooth one?

We grew up together, our parents live two doors down from each other! The music thing came when we were about 14/15 when we performed Drops of Jupiter by Train at a school assembly. Mediate grew from the branches of a previous project that we were involved in. Our sound represents and reflects our full range of musical tastes. As for production process, it’s very collaborative. We piece vocals and beats together and we have a very honest relationship.

You must spend a lot of time together in the studio and behind the decks – do either of you have any funny or annoying habits?

Mutually we sometimes get delirious in the studio sometimes and start talking like we’re MC’s…  Bound for the bound bound, for the reload….

And the question we ask everybody – if you were a techno kitten for the day what would you get up to?

We would love to roll around in some cat nip for the day…

You can catch Mediate playing alongside Gorgon City on 29th November at Canal Mills (Sold Out)
‘Everytime’ is out now on Love & Other |
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LOCKED GROOVE | ENIGMA EP (HOTFLUSH)

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The latest release on Scuba’s Hotflush imprint comes from Belgian Producer LOCKED GROOVE. The title track ‘Enigma’ is a beast. After a long atmospheric intro the dark looming melody, that makes the track so distinctive, kicks in and continues to warp away over eery sounds and a pulsating bassline; wonderful stuff. ‘Wandering in a Cage’ jumps to broke-beats, melodic stabs and squelchy sounds that work into a frenzied build designed for atmospheric dancefloor bliss. Scuba’s Warehouse Mix of ‘Enigma’ delivers a totally thumping bass that destroys the hell out of the original (in a good way) and uses that mysterious, pounding melody to great effect. Totally awesome; how to make a dancefloor weep! The EP also comes with a Dub Mix and a Digi Bonus Beats version which will be useful DJ tools. A strong sound that we can’t wait to hear played out.

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HVOB | WINDOW EP (STIL VOR TALENT)

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Her Voice Over Boys (HVOB) are the electronic music duo from Vienna signed to Oliver Koletzki’s STIL VOR TALENT imprint. We’ve followed this talented duo right from the start having fell in love on first listen of their beautiful track DOGS. The pair have enjoyed huge success in the last two years, having released a debut album and taking their live performance on a European tour.

Their latest project is not simply just an EP track release – it’s a multimedia art project that encompasses audio, video and art installation tactics by way of the gorgeous videos to go with their music. This is an approach that they are also taking with their follow up album which is due for release in Spring 2015 (read our review of their debut album here) – exciting news indeed!

‘Window’ is a wonderfully delicate track that features the duo’s signature sound and Anna’s sublime vocals at its heart.  There’s two remixes to support the original from two well respected and well known electronic artists – GUI BURATTO and ACID PAULI. Gui Boratto introduces a soft guitar riff and stabs of bass to his edit which really takes the track in a different direction; Acid Pauli brings a minimalistic edge to the track with drifting and distorted samples and hollow percussion. The duo have also included track ‘Oxid’ with the release, another beautiful HVOB composition. You can stream the EP in full below

Window EP is released on Stil Vor Telant on Vinyl & digitally from November 28 | pre-order it here

KOKIRI | RETROSPECT (LOVE & OTHER)

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Looking for a feel good Friday anthem? Then look no further than the latest release from KOKIRI on LOVE & OTHER. The Liverpudlian producer has crafted an energetic house track that delivers driving piano jams and one hell of a catchy vocal hook in the form of Retrospect. It’s one of those powerful anthems that picks you up and leaves you wanting more and has already had huge support from Annie Mac, Tough Love, The Magician and B. Traits. On the remix duty are Scottish boys Illyus and Barrientos who bring a deep, bassy twist to the original.

Retrospect is out now on Love & Other | buy it here

 

 

MAYA JANE COLES | FROM THE DARK (MOBILEE)

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After three and a half years since her last release on mobilee, Maya Jane Coles is back.  In that time Maya has certainly come into her own and grown into an underground superstar, heading the line up of clubs and festivals across the globe, pushing out tracks on labels like 1trax, Jackathon Jams, 20:20 Vision and her own I/AM/ME label and has curated some top quality compilation albums (who can forget her DJ Kicks or fabric albums!) as well as her very own debut album ‘Comfort’.  It’s fair to say that we here at TTK have a real soft spot for this leading lady – she has an unmistakable style that’s ever present in her music whether that be in her own production or in the tracks she weaves together in her mixes.  She’s bloody brilliant.

‘From The Dark’ is a three track release and the title track features the vocals of Moggli, brining a sexy and soulful twist to the track which itself is a wonderfully melodic house cut.  On the B side you have ‘I Would Fly’, a faster paced track with a delicate tech feel and soft tones, as well as ‘Will I Make It Home Tonight’ which is packed with jazzy notes and warm vocal samples.  We’re just gutted there’s no public soundcloud stream to share it with you… you’ll just have to take our word and go buy it when it’s released!

from The Dark is released on mobilee records 21.11.2014
A1 – From The Dark feat. Moggli | B1 – I Would Fly, B2 – Will I Make It Home Tonight

 

BOOKA SHADE | LINE OF FIRE EP (BLAUFIELD)

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‘Line of Fire (Booka’s Club Mix)’ is right spine tingler of a track. It takes you up, up and up! Wow, love it.

‘Right on Track’ is wonderfully wonky mahem that would send a crowd proper mental!

There’s a third track, ‘Back To Monza’, which is a warm groovin’ slab of tech but you can only preview it on Beatport via the ‘buy it’ link below…

buy the EP here | I like Books Shade

ANNIE MAC PRESENTS 2014

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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

 

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

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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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DARKO V | METRONOMIC / THE DEVILS IN THE DETAIL (STUDIO 11)

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Studio 11 is a spanking new London-based imprint which has launched with ‘Metronomic’, a two-track EP from label-founder Darko V. The title track kicks in with crunchy, percussive dub-techno and strong melodic elements; it’s an intricate, captivating production with a melancholic warmth to it. On the flip side is ‘The Devils in the Detail’ which has a dreamier, dub-ier sound and some sweet bubbling arpeggios; the kind of stuff that’s easy to get lost in.

out now | vinyl only (exclusive 400 copies)

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