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

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)

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‘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)

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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

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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