TRACKS WE’RE DIGGIN’ 2 DAY | 27.01.2015

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We know you’ve been hankering for some top new tunes so get stuck in to. That’s why we lovingly put together these awesome playlists for you. There are some big ‘uns in here. Play, play, play…

1. Ross From Friends | Golf School – hazy and psychedelic with a raw edge
2. Michael Bibi | Wave Rider – infectious stompy house with loadsa hats and quirky effects
3. Paul Woolford | MDMA – ain’t nobody does a piano rift like Woodford!
4. Lupe Fuentes | Endlessly – get stuck into the dirrty bass
5. Weiss | Our Love – sex vocals all over this knee trembler
6. Âme | Den Råtta feat. Vulkano (DEPTH REMIX) – love what the duo have done here, giving the track an extra slap of groove
7. Rhombohedral | Tendon – mmmm..minimal tech
8. Apes & Seb Wildblood | Brooklyn – warm warbling warps
9. Ehmandah | With You (Invoker Remix) – wonked up r’n’b
10. Youandewan | Stak Poly Looms – get deep. get mellow. peace out.

PENTATONES | KARMA GAMES (STEVE BUG RETOUCH)

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STEVE BUG has teamed up with rising stars PENTATONES, a four-piece electronica band hailing from Germany. He’s remixed ‘Karma Games’ a track taken from their album ‘Ouroboros’ which is due out early this year. An extended moody, lusty intro builds the atmosphere before kicking into a deep tech groove. Vocalist Delhia de France’s vocals are smouldering and utterly seductive with a dash of sweet-quirkiness. Bug layers the melodies creating a hypnotic emotive vibe that works oh so well with the gawgeous vocals. A proper eyes-closed-swaying-in-a-trance kinda track. Dreamy.

out now on Steve’s Poker Flat Records | buy here

TTK’S TOP TRACKS OF 2014

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Another year, another ‘best of’ list. We’ve picked out a selection of the tracks we’ve been hammering in 2014. Stream them below in no particular order. Happy new year y’all xxx

  1. Marc Marzenit | Perron (Original Mix)
  2. Rone | Parade (Dominik Eulberg Remix)
  3. Maceo Plex | Conjure Drama
  4. Trus’me | I Want You (Alan Fitzpatrick Remix)
  5. Akkord – Typeface / Greyscale (Vatican Shadow’s The World Is Complete)
  6. Ejeca | Contemplation
  7. Sailor & I | Turn Around (Âme Remix)
  8. Ray Okpara | Chi This Wonder Up (Rodriguez Jr. Remix)
  9. Oberst & Buchner feat. Mimu | Doves (rampue Remix)
  10. Stephan Bodzin & Marc Romboy | Kerberos
  11. Laurent Garnier | ENCHANTe (Original Mix)
  12. Booka Shade | Line of Fire (Booka’s Club Mix)
  13. Alexander Koning feat. Rona ray | Our Love Was Everything (Tim Engelhardt Remix)
  14. Wilfred Giroux | Stronger (Extended Mix)
  15. Not Donno | Say You Won’t Ever (Deetron T-Line Remix)

KAISERDISCO | THREE LIONS/5TH ELEMENT (KD RAW)

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Techno heavyweights Kaiserdisco extend their KD Music imprint to include KD Raw. The first release is a pair of hard hitting techno pounders. ‘Three Lions’ is trippy, primal and haunting. ‘5th Element’ is a smoother ride, with a throbbing bass and a drawn out build for some serious dance floor damage. The tracks have been played out by the likes of Bart Skills, Paco Osuna and Sam Paganini. If you like your techno dark, melodic and full of energy then you’ll love this.

out now | buy here

REIVER | HOORAY FOR YOU [FREE DOWNLOAD]

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More music from a new label we love CHAPTER 24. ‘Hooray For You’ is a driving, dark, melodic piece of house music that tells a tale of twisted identity, dashed hopes and new dreams. It’s by Chapter 24 artist Reiver (aka Noel Hunwick) and features original choral samples by the Southwark Cathedral choir, and, the artwork (by Simon Væth) features cat masks!

We’re hosting the track on our soundcloud this week as our Friday Freebie so grab it while it’s hot below…

TRACKS WE’RE DIGGIN’ 2DAY | 10.12.14

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Hello little list of new tracks. You are all yummy and we can’t wait to eat you up.

1. Caribou | Your Love Will Set You Free (c2’s Set U Free RMX) – techno don Carl Craig remixes our fave track from Caribou’s latest album
2. The Acid | Ghost (Maya Jane Coles Remix) – a delightfully deep and squelchy melody and a haunting, seductive rewerk
3. Benwaa | Vilt (Alternate Mix)[FREE DOWNLOAD] – tingly minimal tech made for 4am moments
4. Adam Beyer | The Nature Of Keys – Papa Beyer continues to smash the deep house groove he’s getting so good at
5. Bongo | Windy (Ostbahnhof Remix) [Free Download] – a subtle and stylish nod to old skool house
6. Howson’s Groove | Can’t Explain (Celsius Remix) – that underlying melody makes this track
7. Kokiri | Retrospect – love a little sing-a-long to this one
8. Tender Games | Lost (Ben Pearce Remix) – soul meets calypso meets UK house. Hiya.
9. Vök | Tension (Nuages Remix) – totally blissed out beats
10. Turtle | Lavender – classical and ethereal. Dreamy.

 

 

GREEN INK | NEBUCHADNEZZAR II

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Green Ink is a young German Producer who has caught out eye/ear with his latest offering ‘Nebuchadnezzar II’. It’s a progressive track with a real sense of journey. Spiralling chords drive the track forward and subtle percussion gives it a nice shuffle. Tidy work.

ps. we had to google ‘Nebuchadnezzar II’ caus it’s such a cool word. He was a king in Ancient Greece. Fact of the day!

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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 |
buy it here

AKKORD | HTH030 (HOUNDSTOOTH)

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Tri-Angle Records’ THE HAXAN CLOAK and Hospital Productions label boss VATICAN SHADOW have each dismantled and entirely reconfigured Akkord’s HTH020 EP. The results are mind-blowing. The Haxon Cloak’s take on ‘HTH020′ begins with a gorgeous snarl (listen through your headphones, it rolls from ear to ear and it’s amazing!!) and a soft, thudding bass that explodes like a soundgasm inside your ear. The layers of sound build with eery melodies and sci-fi-esque effects which are totally encapsulating. 10 minutes of interesting sounds that will have you hanging on to every beat. The track builds into something celestial, cinematic and incredibly epic. Just wow.

Vatican Shadow has arranged parts of ‘Typeface’ and ‘Greyscale’ along with his own sounds, to create an intricate, ominous techno trip. It’s dark and powerful with a melody that adds warmth and draws the sounds together. The atmosphere is intense and captivating. Both of these tracks are incredible – just please make sure you do them justice and listen on some decent speakers/headphones.

out now | buy here