AMBASSADEURS | CRIMSON

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‘Crimson’ from AMBASSADEURS just made me do a drool down my face. We’ve been loving the UK artists’ sound on TTK since he came onto the scene a few years ago and this latest offering demonstrates how he has really honed his style from lovely into uber-lovely! With a debut album out on 29th June and a tour around Europe and North America kicking off next week this boy’s just gonna get bigger and bigger. We can’t wait to clap our ears round his album. Keep posted for a review and in the meantime, stream ‘Crimson’ below, close your eyes and let all those delicious sounds wash over you like a big fuzzy electronic hug.

‘Patterns’ the debut album from Ambassadeurs is out on vinyl and digital on 29 June on the artists own label LOST TRIBE RECORDS

 

HUNTER/GAME | GENESIS EP (JUST THIS)

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Emmanuele Nicosia and Martino Bartola, the duo HUNTER/GAME, make music equally influenced by the city and by nature. ‘Genesis’, out now on their own label JUST THIS, is a 5-track EP which demonstrates an earthy yet raw sound. Title track ‘Genesis’ is melodic and lush. It drips with a dark, sweeping energy punctuated with pops of lighter sounds and a build that keeps you hanging on for more. Ripperton’s remix amps up the percussion for a primal, tribal sound.

‘Tree of Life’ uses subtle effects to create the sense of something growing and evolving. We love Chymera’s sassy hi-hat filled remix. ‘Eclipse’ is a bonus track that comes with the digital version of the release. It’s haunting and trance-like with a moody warping melody. We’re excited to hear another interesting release from this new label.

out now | buy here

FREEBIE FRIDAY | ANDREA FIORITO – TESCHNO

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We have a special Freebie Friday download today… ‘teschno’ comes from Andrea Fiorito on the back of his latest album release. And no, that’s not a typo.  It’s a beast of a techno track – one we’re sure you’re going to love.  We managed to catch up with Andrea to ask him a few questions about the release and his recent album ‘Voodoo Grooves’…

Hey Andrea, your album recently landed on Mike Shannon’s CYNOSURE imprint… we understand you recorded it in a studio that once belonged to your grandfather in Italy surrounded by 200 year old furniture – can you tell us more about that and how important those surroundings were for you in this album making process?

Hello. Well, I am a person who loves art in general, and my grandfather was a very passionate art collector. I think i have to thank him and my grandma because just coming here visiting i learned to love beauty and art. To find myself here with my new family now it’s like a kind of dreamy experience “weird and cool in the meantime”. Of course I felt a special energy while recording the album!

One of your tracks, People in Da House Jam, features a sample from Beat International’s track ‘Dub Be Good To Me’ – a classic and a sample that everyone must recognise. What was it about this track that made you want to sample it for your album?

I simply love that tune and i used it as it was in the 90’s at the times of Todd “the God” Terry or DJ Sneak. I wanted to make my little tribute to the old school New York house!

We’re hosting a free download of a track you produced ‘teschno’ – it is exactly that! We love it. How come this didn’t make the album?

Well to be honest I decided to add another extra tune just for fun. Also the title ‘Teschno’ is funny because Germans use to call teschno the today’s techno,vlet’s say slower and deeper…It’s funny to make tunes just for fun isn’t it? Anyway, that track hasn’t quite go the same feeling as the other tracks of the album…………But I will release that track on vinyl soon!

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

Good question. I think I would love to sit in front of a sub woofer to get massaged from the bass and feel my body shiver!

Cheers Andrea.
As always, if you like what you hear then be sure to give Andrea some social media love on SOUNDCLOUD & FACEBOOK and you can buy Voodoo Grooves HERE.

 

TRACKS WE’RE DIIGGIN 2DAY | 21.04.2015

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We be diggin’ dem new sounds and makin’ some serious ‘this track is sikk’ faces. Get yerself stuck into some of this lot. Have a browse, have a listen, find a new track to love.

1. Walker & Royce | Fur – furry textured bouncy fun
2. Jason Burns & Sarah Winters | Lightweight (Kiwi Remix) – the backwards vocals remind us of Twin Peaks
3. Lingk | Time Line – energetic minimal
4. ONNO | Techno Jam – hypnotic stuff
5. FragalaP | Drop – grimy and raw and of course there’s a mega drop
6. Ant Brooks | Tilt – big room techno with soul
7. Sebastian Russell | Absent Mindedness (Dapayk’s Remix) – stylishly builds an irresistible atmosphere
8. Woz x Chubba | HBK – stripped back super dope bass
9. Tensnake | Keep On Talking – disco fun will get you bopping
10. Aashton | Humans – deep and emotive
11. Nocturnal Sunshine – | Take Me There – loving some dub from MJCs experimental alias
12. KIIING | Life, Death and Recreation – moody and reflective
13. Tusks | Answers (Niven Remix) – sweet and ethereal and sprinkled with sparkles
14. Maths Time Joy | Cerulean - some sexual soul. creamy.

AMBASSADEURS | MY WAY

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‘My Way’ is the second track off AMBASSADEURS forthcoming ‘Can’t You See’ EP on his own label LOST TRIBE. It was premiered on Earmilk yesterday and has already racked up over 18k listens. It’s synthy summery loveliness from a producer whose sounds keeps getting better and better. We’re excited for his debut album which is out in the summer.

Ambassadeurs new EP ‘Can’t You See’ is out in April.

TRAFFIC SIGNS & JAKE THE RAPPER | COOKIE JAR (POKER FLAT)

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This cheeky track will have you strutting about singing about cookie jars. It’s from Steve Bug’s playful Traffic Signs moniker, back after a 10 year hiatus. Vocals and attitude come courtesy of Berlin legend Jake The Rapper. Joyce Muniz’s remixes strip down the vocals for a darker dancefloor ready take. A fun, slightly retro sounding track with lots of personality. Could lend itself well to all sorts of remixes we thinks.

out now – buy it here

TRACKS WE’RE DIGGIN’ 2DAY 10.03.2015

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This weeks’ diggin’ is for the house heads, whether melodic, deep or UK be your thang, we have a thang going on for you. Hit play and nod your head away.

1. Jonas Rathsman | Wolfsbane – a big beast of a melody and great intensity for the dancefloor
2. IYES | Crazy In Love (Ben Pearce Remix) – Ben Pearce gives Bey a deep and dirty workout
3. IF/ELSE | Amli – floaty synths and some catchy glockenspiel action
4. Suffix | Come With Us – twisted vocals and sweet sounds
5. Carlotek | Visceral – bouncy house with a pretty melody that will have you jammin’
6. Kid Crème & Jolyon Petch | Look For Me – a big fun slap of poppy UK house
7. Anthony Kalabretta | Roll Into The Ocean – bubbly frothy sounds with nice vocals
8. Cotton Claw | GRAINY – sctratchy sounds twisted and turned to rather lovely effect
9. Jonas Woehl | Stockholm – a big moody melodic number
10. Kölsch | Cassiopeia (Villette Remixxx) – totally delish remix of a totally delish track
11. Roman Kov | On One – something dreamy and lush to finish up with

ARTHUR OSKAN | LOVEBUG (CITY FOX)

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This track is stunning – oozing with warm melodic goodness it gives you a right big euphoric hug.  The latest release from ARTHUR OSKAN on CITY FOX is 2-piece EP but this track with its delicate melodic elements and thumping bass line is my favourite and will pick you right up.  It’s just a shame this clip isn’t long enough!

(you can grab the full release on Beatport though)

TRACKS WE’RE DIGGIN’ 2DAY 17.02.2015

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Listening to this playlist will give you big guns. Fact. There’s loads of good stuff in here so flex your musical pecs and press that play button…

1. Pirupa | Raw Deal (original mix) – energetic techno with a sublime groove and some ace percussion
2. Ramiro Lopez & Arjun Vagale | Prism (The Junkies Remix) – deep, melodic and thoroughly pounding
3. Dayne S & MANTU | Hanging Tree Remix – big lovely warm vibes
4. Jägerverb | Pomme – slightly wonky euphoric electronica
5. Disciples | They Don’t Know (Sirus Hood Remix) – big badass boppin’ bass
6. Niels Binias | Enabler – a nice bit of moody dubstep
7. Itoa | French Cola – tidy broken-beat jungle (check out the whole EP)
8. Plata | Kru – sugary sweet samples and a great use of rave horn
9. I N V O K E R | What We Have (You Can’t Take) – more 90s samples. working it
10. Disciples | They Don’t Know (Alexis Raphael Remix) – vocals you just wanna strut to
11. Hello Machines & Jeni | By Your Lover – poptastic house that will put a smile on your face
12. David August | Her Myth – totally dreamy FREE DL from Mr August – fully lush!