TRACKS WE’RE DIGGIN’ 2DAY | 14.11.14

 

Radio CatGo on, take a listen to this lot…

  1. Josh Butler | Sideways Acid – acid house is making somewhat of a revival and this banger from Mr Butler will give you your acid fix
  2. Konvex And The Shadow | Train To Neverland – There’s a dark undertone to this track – all aboard the creepy train!
  3. Fabio Lendrum | Overtime – big bassy underground vibes from this track forthcoming on Domino Effect Records. Love that vocal hook
  4.  Elliot Adamson | Detroit EP Sampler - smooth tech sounds with warped vocal samples and melodic bass
  5. Wolves | Losing Time  – delicate and warming electronica that will warm your soul
  6. Shlomi Aber | OD – hypnotic techno with a damn trippy melody, we like this a lot!
  7. Iron Galaxy | No Matter - with huge support from Paul Woolford, Midland, Boddika, Will Saul and Eats Everything need we say any more?!
  8. Diarmo | Westarp Mornings (Banku Remix) – thumping percussion, rolling beats and soft tones. Very nice indeed!

BOOKA SHADE | LINE OF FIRE EP (BLAUFIELD)

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‘Line of Fire (Booka’s Club Mix)’ is right spine tingler of a track. It takes you up, up and up! Wow, love it.

‘Right on Track’ is wonderfully wonky mahem that would send a crowd proper mental!

There’s a third track, ‘Back To Monza’, which is a warm groovin’ slab of tech but you can only preview it on Beatport via the ‘buy it’ link below…

buy the EP here | I like Books Shade

VARYSOO | IN THE CLEARING EP (BADE RECORDS)

varysoo - in the clearing

‘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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LOCO DICE | FABRIC 15.11.14

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With summer now well and truly behind us what better way is there to welcome the winter months than by dancing away to Loco Dice and his Desolat boys Hector and Guti at Fabric on Saturday November 15th.

First up in Room 1 is Hector, a DJ that always delivering a unique energy and brings the party vibe. Just knowing that Hector will be accompanying Loco at Fabric once again is filling me with pre-rave butterflies.  To top this off, following up is one of my all time favourites – Guti. This Argentinian & former rock band member never fails to impress and having listened religiously to his album Rompecorazones that was released earlier this year  I’m excited to see what he has to offer.

Finally Room 1 will be taken on a journey by Mr. Desolat himself.  For me Loco Dice is one of the coolest men on this planet and an absolute genius behind a set of decks. With his unique sound that subtly hints of his hip hop background, Loco Dice always leaves my mind blown.

Room 2 looks rather tasty too with KiNK, Terry Francis and Marcel Fengler all set to Feature. Just when you thought the lineup was pretty damn sexy as it was, Room 3 is the cherry on top with Pete Zorba and Richy Ahmed among others. Not bad eh?!

FULL LISTING – SATURDAY 15.11.14
ROOM 1 – DESOLAT: Loco Dice Guti Hector
ROOM 2: Terry Francis Marcel Fengler KiNK LIVE
ROOM 3: – KALUKI: Richy Ahmed Nathan Barato Pirate Copy Pete Zorba

advance tickets are now sold out – but there are plenty on the door – more details here

words | Max

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

HAPPY HALLOWEEN

Boo! Happy Halloween. To mark the scariest day of the year we have selected a fiendish crop of raging ravers to scare the willies out of ya! Have fun partying tonight kids…just don’t end up looking like one of these ghouls!

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Mephedrone

 

IDIOMA | PANDORE EP (MARKETING MUSIC)

Pandore EP

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

marketing music web | soundcloud | facebook

 

ANNIE MAC PRESENTS 2014

Annie Mac Presents 2014

The tracklisting of ‘Annie Mac Presents 2014’ reads like a ‘what dance music was hot in the charts this year’ run down; it tells the story of how the UK house sound has exploded into popular culture in a big way. The release is a 2-disc compilation mixed by Ms Mac featuring all the big names like Disclosure, Duke Dumont, Clean Bandit and Gorgon City. It could be said that Annie is the UK’s premier electronic music tastemaker at the moment; this compilation features 8 #1 singles and 14 top 10’s which have all been championed by Annie. Most tracks are in their original edit with a few choice remixes thrown in for some added bounce.

Annie has always been a big champion of new music and some of the artists on this list you wouldn’t have heard of in January but you probably know their name now. Big up UK electronic music!

Yeah it’s probably a bit more ‘popular’ than the kind of stuff we usually blog on TTK but you know this will go down well at a house party. It’s a whole lot of fun.

Annie Mac Presents is out now | grab it here

Annie’s going to spend the remainder of this year touring AMP around the UK, expect crowd pleasing tunes and lots of smiling faces | more details

Tracklisting

MIX 1

  1. Hannah Wants & Chris Lorenzo – Rhymes
  2. Redlight – 9TS (90s Baby)
  3. Tiga – Bugatti
  4. Shiba San – OKAY
  5. Secondcity – I Wanna Feel
  6. Clean Bandit (feat. Jess Glynne) – Rather Be (The Magician Remix)
  7. Duke Dumont (feat. Jax Jones) – I Got U
  8. Gorgon City (feat. MNEK) – Ready For You Love
  9. Usher – Good Kisser (Disclosure Remix)
  10. Oliver Heldens & Becky Hill – Gecko (Overdrive) [DJ S.K.T Remix]
  11. Wankelmut & Emma Louise – My Head Is A Jungle (MK Remix)
  12. Watermät – Bullit
  13. Gerd (feat. Marcoradi) – Still Believe
  14. Ten Walls – Walking With Elephants
  15. London Grammar – Hey Now (Arty Remix)
  16. Kiesza – Hideaway
  17. Route 94 (feat. Jess Glynne) – My Love (Annie Mac Festival Edit)
  18. Sigma – Nobody To Love               

MIX 2

  1. Oliver $ & Jimi Jules – Pushing On (Jesse Rose ‘Live From The Villa’ Remix)
  2. Vic Mensa – Down On My Luck
  3. MNEK – Wrote A Song About You (Kaytranada Edition)
  4. Alex Adair – Make Me Feel Better
  5. Hot Natured – Benediction
  6. Jessie Ware – Tough Love (Cyril Hahn Remix)
  7. Sam Smith – Stay With Me (Soul Clap Remix)
  8. Jess Glynne – Right Here (Skream Remix)
  9. Jamie xx – All Under One Roof Raving
  10. Gorgon City (feat. Laura Welsh) – Here For You (Bearcubs Remix)
  11. Tourist (feat. Lianne La Havas) – Patterns
  12. FKA Twigs – Two Weeks
  13. Little Dragon – Pretty Girls
  14. NAO vs. A.K. Paul – So Good
  15. Nautic – Lay Back
  16. Låpsley – Falling Short
  17. Caribou – Can’t Do Without You

 

CAT HALLOWEEN COSTUMES!

 

halloween outfits

We’ve made some halloween costumes for your cats! Meet Frankenslime and The Rampant Ravin’ Rabbit. All you need to make these meanie monsters is an A4 printer. We’d love to see some pictures of your cats wearing them so please take a snap and post it on our facebook page!

Instructions

1.  Download pdf
2. Print out on A4 paper/card
3. Cut out shape including the peep hole in the middle
4. Pop your cats face through the hole and voila!

* Important * | if this distresses your kitty in any way please stop immediately! It’s just for fun.

download Frankenslime here | download The Rampant Ravin’ Rabbit here

Here’s original Techno Kitten Missy sporting both looks. She prefers The Killer Rabbit look, it brings out her eyes…

Halloween Missy

KITTENCAST 1014 | AASHTON

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Dominic Ashton produces deep, soulful house tracks under the alias Aashton and has had releases on labels Get Physical, Kitsune, Body Work and Plant.  He’s also grabbed the attention of the mighty XLR8R who have hosted his Night Dubbing Remix of ‘Show You’, his remix of Arsenal’s ‘Temul’ and one from his latest EP ‘I’ve had Enough’, racking up over 20,000 listens collectively.

We first came across Aashton when we discovered his ‘Show You’ EP earlier this year. The Brighton-based producer has been busy in the studio working on his latest EP ‘4 Real’ but he also found the time to pull together the newest addition to our mix series. The tracklisting is packed with fresh, energetic house tunes and also features a number of forthcoming Aashton tracks (see below) so you can have a sneak listen to his brand new material. We’re real excited to share this mix with you, it’s a perfect party mix.

Share. Listen. Download.

Aashtons ‘4 Real’ EP is available now from Juno

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=^..^= tracklisting =^..^=
1) aashton – humans (intro version) [demo]
2) bicep – vision of love
3) classixx – into the valley (julio bashmore remix)
4) coeo – sunkist
5) aashton – I need release [demo]
6) outboxx – feel your love
7) arka – you got me
8) aashton – humans [demo]
9) coeo – lovers theme
10) stuffa – keep on
11) aashton – (I should) get right [demo]
12) made by pete – our story (ben remember remix)
13) jonas rathsman – bringing you down