MANTU has done wonders with Lana’s ‘West Coast’. I love the deep beats he’s worked in to turn the moody guitar track into something bouncy and uplifting. Nice use of percussion and builds too. Love.
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Green Velvet and Jay Lumen have teamed up to produce this heavy, hypnotic tech track. What I really like about it, is that along with the menacing vocals you get a dark killer bass line, which gives it a lot more edge. It’s becoming more common to see artists remixing their own tracks and although the original is a great track in itself, Jay Lumen’s remix is a real treat.
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Fans of Tech House are likely to be very familiar with Jay Lumen. His latest EP Dusty Memories, released on OFF Spin records, showcases his ability to produce music that gets people moving. The title track has a powerful bassline and catchy vocal sample that captivates you and will have you tapping away for hours after listening. The second track ‘Empty Ghetto Bastard’ is where things get darker with a jacking drum beat, scattered rap vocals and big synth stabs. An absolute treat.
Dreamy, fuzzy, warm; all the things we love in a track. ‘Nothingness’ from wonderful Berlin producer Egokind is a real beaut; you’ll get tingles all over from this one. It’s the title track from an EP out on Traum Records. Tracks two and three are in collaboration with Ozean and are equally as lustworthy. We especially love ‘Fatigue’, pure bliss. Have a listen to the full EP on Traum’s website here.
Fresh from debuting the bouncy ‘Holding Back‘ and drawing comparisons with Bondax and Disclosure, SYV (duo Primo Baker and Thomas Quembit) keep impressing with a rather lovely remix of Blonde ‘High Ground’. It sure is pretty. Ones to keep an eye on there. DL for free below.
Our e-mails are brimming with good stuff. We’ve picked out almost one hour of listening for you fresh from our inbox. Enjoy.
Out today on Seth Troxler’s new imprint, Say It Play It, is ‘Dinosaurs in Space’ from Clarian. Trippy techno filled with intergalactic bleeps and beastly beats. The wonky melody has a great build and there’s loads of heavy moments to get stuck into. Paul Ritch delivers two storming remixes; the ‘Astro Lizard’ remix is big-room techno bouncy with a darker sound and the ‘Cosmic Fossil Mix’ takes the track deeper and ups the serving of hi-hats. The original version is most definitely going on our ‘tracks of 2014′ list. Mean.
Another bumper collection of tracks we’re diggin’ straight form our e-mail inbox to you.
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This original production from Brazilian/American Lauro Martins is a building minimal tech-house track. It’s subtle, slightly creepy and really stylish. We love the slow build, shuffling beats and use of percussion.