TRACKS WE’RE DIGGIN’ 2DAY | 24.07.2014

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  1. Billy Kenny | Call You Back – raw, bassy, grimey house beats
  1. Transcoded | Got Me Down (Original Mix) – a track that could be straight from the 90s garage era
  1. Fat Sushi – Love Me Forever (Original Mix) – glorious vocals and serious bass
  1. Full Intention | Let Me Be (Feat Robert Owens) – sensual badass sounds that erupt into lovely piano chords
  1. Enzo Siragusa & Alexkid | Kilimanjaro2 (Fuse014) – house and jungle combine to take you to the rave
  1. Alex Clare | Too Close (Robert Lux Remix) – take it to the dancefloor with this electro remix
  1. Jesse Rose | Fly Tonight – an ode to French house, big retro sounds
  1. SP∆∆M | PomPom Gali  - building beats, spooky sound effects and creepy vocals (full EP)
  1. Cassie | Me & U ( KRONO Edit ) – a sweet disco remix – get grinding
  1. Sander Van Doorn, Martin Garrix, DVBBS ft. Aleesia – Gold Skies (Tidlwav Remix) – softly sublime
  1. Abu Ashley | Nado Heights – lovely middle-eastern sounds from a hawt new talent

UMBERTO PAGLIAROLI & FRANKIE DEEP | TRAVEL MATE

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Big room techno that means business. This tune from Umberto Pagliaroli and Frankie Deep pumps out relentless dancefloor destroying beats! Serious stuff with some serious builds. The track’s taken from Pagliaroli’s 4-track Upside EP which features more dark and twisted techno. The title track is an atmospheric slow-burner that’s also been remixed Ralpho Mirton to devestating effect. Serious techno to get lost in.

out on 31 July on Waldiebefamilien Records

JIM THE POLTERGEIST | SNAKE ON THE LADDER

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Jim the Poltergeist (sounds spooky I know!) has signed, sealed and delivered this haunting, industrial vibe track ‘Snake on the Ladder’. The bass rich yet forward thinking production has a dark and gloomy edge that sent chills up my spine soon as it appeared on my stream! So, if you are long awaiting a night in a filthy, cold warehouse…close your eyes and let this track take you there.

‘Snake on the Ladder’ is taken from the forthcoming EP ‘Scissors & Waterfalls’ due out on 7th August on Prospective Audio | free download below

words | Katie


TRACKS WE’RE DIGGIN’ 2DAY | 17.7.14

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Boean | What You Do - warm house sounds with a neat vocal hook make this one hell of a feel good summery track

Tom Wax & Strobe | Thora Thora – jumping tech vibes are oozing from this release

Flume | Holdin On (Simon Makes Remix) – this remix slows things right down and brings a tropical twist

Tensnake & Jacques Lu Cont | Feel of Love (Capetown Remix) – like the original, but better – deep bass and a an old school house vibe going on

James le Roux | The Post Ironic - the soft, trippy melody and driving bass of this track create something quite unique

Tough Love | Dreams (Amtrac Remix) – the remix wizard does it again, creating a club ready, floor filling #banger

Jessie Ware | Tough Love (Cyril Hahn Remix) - deep delicious sounds from this release, we’d expect no less of Mr Hahn

Kraak & Smaak | Mountain Top  - powerful vocals and dark melodic tones – fierce!

James Curd & Luke Million | Say The Words To You (option4 Remix) - yeah baby! there’s a damn sexy vibe going on here

Koma Boy | Desert694 - this track has a four tet feel to it – delicate sounds with driving percussion, lovely stuff

Return of The Jaded | Whats it Gonna Take - Kitball are putting out some top notch releases right now, this is no exception – deep, bassy goodness all round!

La Roux | Uptight Downtown (Just Kiddin’ Remix) - we love the clever use of vocal samples here and the general feel good vibe of this track

T. Bunts & Ben Synz | You’re Mine - this track is packed with energy! it’s a real jackin house track. Big love for this!

 

TESSELA – ROUGH 2 | EP REVIEW

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Tessela is back with another EP for R&S records and this edition doesn’t disappoint. The three track record brings the expected punch and energy the british technician is known for, with an added tinge of grime (not the genre) and dirt. The album brings in many of the tropes of british bass music, including the amen break of Jungle, 2-step swing, Croydon style basslines of Dubstep, and the spontaneity and textuality of techno.

‘Rough 2′ opens the release up in classic style – a frenetic batacuda style drum announces the track before giving way to unhinged re-pitched synth chords and swirling filter blasts. On the flip ‘Butchwax’ provides a muscular drum track and crunched-up stuttering stabs of funk, whilst the twisted ‘C’mon Let’s Slow Dance’ sees Russell going further and deeper then ever before with a semi-beatless hallucinogenic laser light show that really pushes the boundaries of his sound to breaking point.

The record is as great as a DJ tool and something to listen to at home. If you’re into the left-field end of electronic music or looking for something to expand your idea of what can be possible in dance-floor oriented music, I highly recommend taking a listen. The record drops July 21st with both a physical and digital distribution via R&S Records.

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words | Cassidy

RHYE | OPEN (SHAM AN REMIX)

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Sham An, the newest talent from France, has remixed Rhye’s ‘Open’ and offered it to the world for free. There have been a fair few remixes of this track including from the likes of SOHN, Bondax and Ryan Hemsworth, but this newbies re-working stands out the most for me. The intro has a haunting atmosphere but once it kicks in you are overcome with a warm ambient vibe and soft looping vocals.

words | Katie

TRACKS WE’RE DIGGIN’ 2DAY | 02.07.2014

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A happy summery selection to put a big warm smile on your chops. Stick it on and find your new summer favourite hidden in these gems…

Jetta – Crescendo (Zed Bias Remix) | sultry garage remix to get you shimmying…..sssss yeah

The Magician – Sunlight feat. Years & Years | ooh a summery guilty pleasure. An original track from the remix whizz-kid

Booka Shade – Love Drug ft. Fritz Helder (Silversix Remix) | a seductive and filthy remix. hello.

Dj Dan – House All Night (YOR Jackin’ REMIX) | great beats boi! Love the sleazy flava

#9 Rico – If You Got A Beat | warped vocals and some tidy production from a new Brazilian producer

Jamie de Von – Sublimer (Original Mix) | big phat warped bass-house tune – buy here

EZLV – Can’t Explain feat. Freya | atmospheric deep house with lifting vocals – buy here

Flashmob – Who feat. Kevin Knapp (Original Mix) | cool yah, raw, fresh house from the Italian duo – out now

Tensnake – Feel Of Love (ISTILLFEELIT Remix) | ooh we can feel the love all over this saucy number – FREE DL!

Cœur de Pirate – Wicked Games (Daniele Di Martino Remix) | love the shuffle working over the heart-string-pulling vocals – FREE DL!

Gorgon City – Here For You (Slander Edit) | US duo give the Gorgon City track a cranked down rewerk

Jessie Ware – Tough Love (FanBoy Bootleg Remix) | a lovely bouncy remix with the dreamy vocals of ms.Ware  -FREE DL!

Creange – Le Soleil | aaahh warm fuzzy happiness, just like the sunshine on your skin – FREE DL!

NEVER SAY NEVER | BASEMENT JAXX

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Oooh what a perfect piece of electronic pop from Basement Jaxx. It’s their first original offering in four years and is the first single to be taken from the forthcoming album ‘Junto’ due for release in August. We think they’ve got a big hit on their hands here. The treacly vocals come from vocals newcomer ETML and the bouncy UKG vibes are bang on. Looking forward to hearing the full album.

pre-order Junto here