AKKORD | HTH030 (HOUNDSTOOTH)

Akkord - HTH030

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

TRACKS WE’RE DIGGIN’ 2DAY | 24.11.2014

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Some new music for you to feast your ears on on a Monday. It’s mostly a mix of house, deep and other today. Enjoy an hours worth of tracks that have been rocking our speakers this week. Hit play now!

1. Asadinho feat. Natamiq | Crystal Clear – totally tingly with some kinky vocals
2. Hot Since 82 ft. Alex Mills | Restless – a biggie from this TK fave. Old school house sound meets deep.
3. LXURY | Pick You Up – powerful and warm all in one
4. Issac Christopher | My Body Feeling – some solid deep house
5. NVOY | You Are – UK house with lots of soul
6. Jose Nunez feat. Shawnee Taylor | Lose My Mind – big vocals and shimmering melodies
7. Fat Sushi | Escape (Original Mix) – trance-tinged melodica. Perfectly uplifting.
8. Harry Wolfman | On Tap (Real Connoisseur Remix) – cor a bit of a sexfest remix. Nice.
9. Jetlag Prod. | I Got This Feeling (Free Download) – a fun uplifting happy house track
10. Rameses B | Memoirs (VIP) – sweet and uplifting (indulge)
11. Panes | Stills (Sivey Remix) – lovely r’n’b sounds
12. Irregular Expression | All The Love I Got – a sterling Sade remix
13. Irregular Expression | Impermanence – trippy, laid back beats

 

VARYSOO | IN THE CLEARING EP (BADE RECORDS)

varysoo - in the clearing

‘In The Clearing’ from German producer Varysoo is dripping in the kind of dark and melodic atmosphere we love. The original cut layers muted warm melodies, with emotive stabs whilst haunting sounds add a more mysterious twist. There are some great builds which erupt into pacy staccatoed bleeps for some proper hands-in-the-air moments. A stunning production. There are three remixes on the EP too. Dahu (who has been putting out some great sounds on Steyoyoke recently) gives it a deeper, dramatic rewerk as is his signature sound; this one would make a big impact on the dancefloor. Portsmouth boy Kris Davies ups the bass and Italian Fedele’s take is full of groove and nice tech touches. We can’t pick a favourite cut, they’re all wonderful!

buy the EP here

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TRACKS WE’RE DIGGIN’ 2DAY | 6.11.14

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Sit back, relax and take a listen to these top tracks we’ve picked out for you…

  1. Blonde | I Loved You [Tube & Berger Remix] – a deep and sexual twist on the original | pre-order here
  2. Timid Boy | Extasy MSTRD – pounding techno with one bad ass melody and a sample you’re sure to recognise
  3. Bonar Bradberry | 3two5 (Kiwi Remix) - taken from the upcoming NeedWant compilation – bouncy house goodness
  4. Chemical Surf, Juliet Sikora | No Matter – Kittball is the label that just keeps on giving – that bass line! Phwoar!
  5. Alesso – Heroes (AMTRAC remix) – a nice vocal led track laced with pianos and thumping bass – AMTRAC is da man
  6. Fakear | Interstellar – a warm future trap track with delicate vocal samples – beautiful stuff
  7. The 2 Bears | Not This Time (andhim Remix) – two names that get us very excited at TTK – a brilliant remix!
  8. Blake! – I’m In Love With You (Original Mix) - taken from his forthcoming ‘Love Drunk’ EP, this one is a belter

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

 

TRACKS WE’RE DIGGIN’ 2DAY | 27.10.2014

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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

PMR LAUNCHES NEW SUB LABEL | PMR BEAT CLUB

Klaves - People

No set genres. Just good music.

That’s the vision of PMR’s brank spankin’ new sub label PMR Beat Club. Seeking to cherry pick fresh sounds from up and coming talent, the label is launching with a release from Polish producer Klaves, an artist that we fell in love with after a listen to one of his very early tracks ‘Hope It Gets To Love‘. With a fresh sound and oodles of talent, the 21 year old producer has turned a lot of heads and gained some much deserved attention over the past 12 months, and his latest release was even premiered by Annie Mac. ‘People’ is a jumpy, feel good house cut with a latin twist – we simply can’t get enough (stream below).

In case you needed reminding of the talent that PMR has signed in the past, it’s home to the likes of Disclosure, Jessie Ware and Julio Bashmore. Klaves will certainly be in good company – let’s see who else PMR picks to join its Beat Club!

Klaves ‘People / Oh No’ is released 12.10 (digital) & 27.10 (vinyl)

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TRACKS WE’RE DIGGIN’ 2DAY | 14.10.14

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You want something fresh? Something new to delight your earbuds? Something to make you dance with your eyes closed in pure undulated delight? Then look no further than our lovingly compiled playlist of tracks we’re diggin’ this day. Press play and we’ll give you your money back if you don’t have at least one eargasm!

1. Pete Oak | Tranquila - an epic tune from Steyoyoke, the label that keep impressing | buy
2. Dylan Moran | Ourside - super dark and atmospheric | buy
3. Multiple Mono | When It Rains It Pours (Butane Remix) - stripped back, raw and tribal
4. Soulcheeba | Time To Fly - full of sounds that work together a real treat, lovely production
5. Seba Harper | Mandala - tight tech house with some buddhist quotage to inspire your soul
6. STAL | Gone (Aashton Remix) - irresistibly bouncy and upbeat
7. Claptone | 100.000 (Ladies & Gentlemen) - a party-tastic free-for-all from the man in the mask | free download
8. PARKX | You Are - an emotive track with a nice use of vocals | free download
9. Fernan Dust | What You’ve Got - funk-infused and packed with spacey sounds
10. Thom Yorke | Interference (Deepdrive Remix) - Thom Yorke taken deep, ooh er
11. Goldroom | Till Sunrise (Bear Tooth Remix) - let the soft euphoric warmth of this track take you on a little trip
12. Sebastian Russell | Silent Laugh - eery, pretty, twinkling sounds, sigh, so nice | free download
13. Submotion Orchestra | Trust/Lust - girly soul music laced with searing electronic beats
14. Speelburg | Aubrey - lurverly jazz influenced soulful sounds (ooh take us to bed right now!)

JOHN BARERA’S TOP 5 TRACKS FROM THE UK

John Barera

John Barera is a DJ, Producer and head honcho of Supply Records. He tends to favour an uplifting, lush and percussive house sound; as demonstrated in his superb track ‘Awake’ with Will Martin. His debut album (again with Will Martin), ‘Graceless’, is out soon on Steffi’s Dolly imprint. John is based in Boston in the US of A, so we thought we’d ask him to pick his top 5 tracks to come smack-bang-wallop out of the UK. This is what he picked:

S. Bicknell ‎| Untitled B2

Floating Points | ARP3

Surgeon | Atol

Nu Klass A | The Rhythm (S Gurley Remix)

Soul Capsule | Lady Science (NYC Sunrise)

Thanks for that very fine and classy selection John! A man with such good taste deserves a big squishy facebook like – do it here.

John Barera is playing Just Jack Halloween at Motion, Bristol on Saturday 01 November along with other house heroes Ame and Mano Le Tough | more info and tickets

 

ANTENNA HAPPY | PINTO

Antenna Happy - Pinto EP

You can’t beat a piece of beautiful, melodic electronica; we could sit and listen to dreamy compositions for hours, losing ourselves in the floaty sounds and euphoric melodies. This track from Antenna Happy’s debut EP on Reinhardt Records is having exactly that exact effect. It’s oozing with warm happy sounds, soft beats and an uplifting melody that is just simply divine.

‘Pinto EP’ is out on Reinhardt Records 20th October (Digital) | get it here

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