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 & 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 & 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

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

 

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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WATERGATE 17 | PAN-POT

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If you like techno buy this album. It’s the best mix album we’ve heard all year and we have been completely rinsing it here at TK HQ. We went to see Pan-Pot play LWE at iCan Studios in Hackney last Friday (amazing as always) and this mix is just like their sets; melodic, energetic, exciting and makes you dance yourself into a crazy sweat-drenched frenzy. It’s number 17 of Watergate’s mix series; the Berlin club where the duo are one of the signature acts. The track selection is superb and it’s packed with exclusives including new tracks from Pan-Pot themselves. The mix keeps the pace up from the beginning and is proper party techno the whole way through. There are loads of fist-pumping-the-air moments and big, big tracks that would more than do justice to any sound system. We will be playing this (especially at pre/after parties) for many years to come – classic mix right here. Pan-Pot we salute you; ain’t no one can do it quite like you.

out now | buy it here

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WATERGATE 17  | PAN-POT complete tracklist

1. Pavel Petrov – “Adapt” (Traum Schallplatten)
2. Radio Slave – “Don’t Stop No Sleep” (Nonplus Records)
3. Marco Resmann – “Hello Again” (Watergate Records Exclusive Track)
4. Clint Stewart - “Drenched” (Watergate Records Exclusive Track)
5. Shall Ocin / Paneo – “Lurking Wolves” (Ellum Audio)
6. Whyt Noyze – “Shift” (Sci+Tec)
7. Mark Broom – “Nucleus” (Gynoid Audio)
8. Darlyn Vlys – “Floor 122″ (Santé + Sidney Charles Warehouse Dub) (AVOTRE)
9. Pan-Pot - “Substance” (Second State)
10. Alberto Pascual – “Doer” (CLR)
11. Dario Zenker – “27 Northwest” (Ilian Tape)
12. Maceo Plex – “Conjure Bass” (Ellum Audio)
13. Stephan Hinz – “Hungry” (Watergate Records Exclusive Track)
14. Skober – “Bring It To Me” (Phobiq Recordings)
15. Pan-Pot – “Grey Matter” (Second State)
16. Josh Wink – “Are You There” (Ben Klock Remix) (Ovum Recordings)
17. Martin Eyerer - “Reckless” (Watergate Records Exclusive Track)
18. Pan-Pot & Slam – “Conductor” (Watergate Records Exclusive Track)
19. Pan-Pot & Vincenzo – “Fiction Inc.” (Watergate Records Exclusive Track)

DUDLEY STRANGEWAYS & MICHAEL MCLARDY | LEFTBACK 003 EP

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Nottingham based Leftback Records put out some lovely vinyl releases. Their latest, ‘Leftback 003′, is from detective duo Strangeways & McLardy (ok, they’re not really a detective duo but they should be!). ‘Kepler’ features a lovely hypnotic wind instrument (don’t giggle) and lots of exotic atmosphere. Flipside 1 ‘Backwash (OCH Remix)’ is a well-crafted house number with some nice dark dubby sounds. ‘Backwash (Orginal Mix)’ has a warmer dub sound and some nice dancefloor-ready builds.

out now | buy it here

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SAM PAGANINI | SATELLITE (DRUMCODE)

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Sam Paganini has come close to producing a perfect techno album here. Yeah, it’s that good! 12-tracks long you get the feeling that a lot of love and attention to detail went into this release. Easing us in is an atmospheric intro which creates a spacey experimental vibe ready for some drama, then…boom! Paganini hits us with ‘Another Chance’, ‘White’ and ‘Down’, three tracks that will not just get a dance floor moving but completely destroy it. Hypnotic bass lines and driving percussion are the Italians signature style and his spot-on production skills are showcased to the max in these tracks.

‘Silver Panorama’ switches up the pace giving us some more of those spacey melodic sounds and showing a gentler side to the hard-techno favourite; a pretty interlude while your fist pumping action has a brief rest. ‘Lotus’, ‘Dusty’ and ‘Toxic’ will get you raving once more; proper ‘4am going mental on the dance floor’ stuff. Switching things back is ‘Cosmo’ a very romantic floaty number that somehow just makes sense sitting after its naughty predecessors.

Sam flexes a darker sound with ‘Rave’ which is filled with spooky warped horns and lots of sultry attitude. ‘Sunflower’ winds us down with some melodic techno and ‘Exit’ is a gorgeously fuzzy outro that rounds off this wonderful arrangement of music just the job. It’s a cliche but ‘what a journey!’.

Easily one of the techno albums of 2014. Sam Paganini is the man.

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