WALKER & ROYCE | SISTER (MODA BLACK)

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Walker & Royce are a pair of producers from Brooklyn who have a release out on fave label of ours Moda Black. Title track ‘Sister’ will make you go ‘oooof’! It’s a catchy, distinct tech-house track wot’s a right banger. Definitely one that will rip up a dancefloor good and proper. It’s a big favourite here. Flip side ‘Do Not Disturb’ is a saucier, squelchier turn with soulful vocals and loads of attitude. Wonderful productions lads – cracking EP.

out now on Moda Black | buy here

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TRACKS WE’RE DIGGIN’ 2DAY | 19.09.2014

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Of all the lovely stuff that’s been filling our inbox this past week, I’ve carefully sifted through and picked out my favourite fourteen – caus I’m nice like that. There’s a bit of everything I love from whimsical electronica and warm melodies through to harder tech and glitchy experimental sounds. Hit that play button and may your ears be filled with many glorious sounds.

  1. William Arcane | Sunfades – muted and delicate sounds create a wistful atmosphere
  2. Caribou | Can’t Do Without You (Munk & The Black Loops Remix) – A romantic and uplifting remix. Heart.
  3. Rucks | Hard 2 Find (FREE DOWNLOAD) – sultry and sexy deep house
  4. Tony Tokyo | Reeperbahn – loving these smooth grooves from the South London producer
  5. Overjoy | Stop – blissful club melodies
  6. Booka Shade Feat. Fritz Helder | Love Drug (miKech Remix) FREE DOWNLOAD – melancholy warping electro
  7. Lucio Malatoid | Cloudy Sky – tech sounds that bounce off the walls
  8. EJECA | Rick Flair – phat squelchy techno with spades of energy
  9. Nalepa + William Arcane | Feel – experimental dub with lots of originality
  10. Friend Within | The Hat – infectious house that packs personality
  11. Josh Butler & Bontan feat. Josh Barry | We Found A Place – soulful deep house with plenty of shuffle
  12. Ella Eyre | Comeback (Alex Adair Remix) – Adair works some UK house magic on Ella’s quirky vocals
  13. Jinjé | Amya – a lovely enchanting techno track with lots of warmth and layered melodies (my fave of the playlist!)
  14. Baba Stiltz | Reality Sparks – searing trance-like sounds to round off our lovely playlist

BLONDE | I LOVED YOU

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Brizzle duo BLONDE deliver a sugary helping of UKG. Dip back into the nineties with uplifting piano-stabs and vocals that ooze soulful gorgeousness. Pop-tastic loveliness from a right pair of hit-makers. We look forward to a full length from these guys, it will be top of our ‘go-to feel good albums’ list.

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3 TRACKS I CAN’T GET ENOUGH OF RIGHT NOW

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Hello, Nicola here. I just wanted to quickly share three tracks I’ve been rinsing the heck out of this week. Get dancing, it’s Friday.

Green Velvet & Jay Lumen | It’s All About Me (Cajmere Remix)

Henry Krinkle | Stay (Kölsch remix)

Clarian feat. Jess Cardinal – Mirror Of The Sun

Have a lovely weekend x

K.O.T | FLUTEZ (2020VISION)

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Kings of Tomorrow (K.O.T.) aka Sandy Riviera revisits a classic from his back catalogue, ‘Flutes’. The new package named ‘Flutez’ (we see what they did there) sees Riviera rewerk the infectious track with a smoother groove and a stripped back, tribal sound. The Audiojack remix begins with a ghostly whimsical vibe that builds into a gorgeous deep bass line with dark percussion. Two excellent versions of a classic track that doesn’t date.

out now on 2020Vision – grab it here

HOT SINCE 82 FT. BLACK BOX | SOMEBODY EVERYBODY

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Hot Since 82 has been keeping himself busy recently with his new label Knee Deep In Sound. However, he has still found the time to produce this track, which contains a really soft repetition of a catchy vocal sample along with a light bass line behind it. It’s a different sound to his previous work but it’s already popular amongst the underground crowd and showcases the different style that the producer is introducing from his new label.

out now – buy it here

check out Hot Since 82’s Everybody Beatport chart

Hot Since 82 plays The Laundry, London on 25th October

words | Ben Laurence

TRACKS WE’RE DIGGIN’ 2DAY | 28.8.14

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Seven glorious tracks that should give you that extra lift you need on a  Thursday. Enjoy!

  1. Dustin Nantais | Hawthorne –  deliciously deep with a catchy vocal hook
  2. Amtrac | Those Days - this track is packed with energy – Amtrac’s debut on Toolroom Records
  3. Tobias Dray | Lay Down – soft & soothing with delicate melodic elements
  4. T Wrecks (Tyler Rouse) | Nettles – hefty techno with dark tones and twisted vocals
  5.  K.A.T.A. | Iron Wolf – pounding, unrelenting techno – love the sound of this
  6. EJECA | Rick Flair - bouncy & bassy – taken from Ejeca’s forthcoming EP
  7. Fe•ki | Nothing Lasts Forever - chill wave vibes – perfect to wind down to

MOBY & SKYLAR GREY | THE LAST DAY (COYU & RAMIRO LOPEZ REMIX)

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Coyu and Ramiro Lopez get their mitts on some classic Moby, giving ‘The Last Day’ a tech-house makeover. The warbling vocals and melodic elements are still present, intertwined with deep grooves and driving percussion. The pair sample the vocals to good effect delivering some nice full-on-euphoric builds. Hands in the air stuff.

the remix is part of a package out on Moby’s Little Idiot imprint which also features versions by Chymera, David Mayer and Moby himself | stream below | grab it here

read our interview with Ramiro Lopez

GREEN VELVET & JAY LUMEN | IT’S ALL ABOUT ME (JAY LUMEN REMIX)

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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.

words | Ben Laurence