JIM THE POLTERGEIST | SNAKE ON THE LADDER

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Jim the Poltergeist (sounds spooky I know!) has signed, sealed and delivered this haunting, industrial vibe track ‘Snake on the Ladder’. The bass rich yet forward thinking production has a dark and gloomy edge that sent chills up my spine soon as it appeared on my stream! So, if you are long awaiting a night in a filthy, cold warehouse…close your eyes and let this track take you there.

‘Snake on the Ladder’ is taken from the forthcoming EP ‘Scissors & Waterfalls’ due out on 7th August on Prospective Audio | free download below

words | Katie


DIESEL ON TOUR | KLAXONS vs CLEAN BANDIT

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You would probably never expect to hear that the Klaxons took on Clean Bandit in a DJ battle… but that’s exactly what happened on Wednesday night as part of the #DIESELONTOUR campaign.

We were invited by the good folks of Diesel to vote for the DJs we wanted to face each other ahead of a DJ battle hosted on Wednesday 16th July at Hackney Central’s Oslo bar. The DJs up for nomination were Mount Kimbie, Jamie Klaxons, Waze & Odyssey and Clean Bandit – we voted for Mount Kimbie and Waze & Odyssey!

The two DJs represented the two Diesel fragrances – The Brave Original (Clean Bandit) & The Brave Tattoo (Jamie Klaxons). We arrived part-way in to Jamie’s set where rather pleasingly he was dropping some rather tasty underground tunes with a house/techno vibe going on. He closed his set with Agoria ‘Scala’, a move that secured his vote from TTK!

Clean Bandit took to the stage next (well 1/4 of the group!) and played a slightly more commercial house set with tracks from Route 94 and Disclosure filling the floor.

In the end it was a tight vote with people watching the live video stream online casting their decision. Jamie Klaxon won the battle though with a majority of 54%; well deserved in our eyes.

Thanks Diesel – well done Jamie ;)

TTK at Diesel

FREEBIE FRIDAY | LANA DEL RAY – ULTRAVIOLENCE (SPEAKING IN TONGUES REMIX)

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This week’s free track is Speaking in Tongues’ wonderfully moody reworking of Lana Del Ray ‘Ultraviolence’. The LA based duo’s debut EP is out later this month (preview here) and they are currently wrapping up their second EP, plus a big official remix…more details soon.

give Speaking in Tongues a follow | facebook | soundcloud

like the Speaking in Tongues sound…grab their latest mixtape here

TRACKS WE’RE DIGGIN’ 2DAY | 17.7.14

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Boean | What You Do - warm house sounds with a neat vocal hook make this one hell of a feel good summery track

Tom Wax & Strobe | Thora Thora – jumping tech vibes are oozing from this release

Flume | Holdin On (Simon Makes Remix) – this remix slows things right down and brings a tropical twist

Tensnake & Jacques Lu Cont | Feel of Love (Capetown Remix) – like the original, but better – deep bass and a an old school house vibe going on

James le Roux | The Post Ironic - the soft, trippy melody and driving bass of this track create something quite unique

Tough Love | Dreams (Amtrac Remix) – the remix wizard does it again, creating a club ready, floor filling #banger

Jessie Ware | Tough Love (Cyril Hahn Remix) - deep delicious sounds from this release, we’d expect no less of Mr Hahn

Kraak & Smaak | Mountain Top  - powerful vocals and dark melodic tones – fierce!

James Curd & Luke Million | Say The Words To You (option4 Remix) - yeah baby! there’s a damn sexy vibe going on here

Koma Boy | Desert694 - this track has a four tet feel to it – delicate sounds with driving percussion, lovely stuff

Return of The Jaded | Whats it Gonna Take - Kitball are putting out some top notch releases right now, this is no exception – deep, bassy goodness all round!

La Roux | Uptight Downtown (Just Kiddin’ Remix) - we love the clever use of vocal samples here and the general feel good vibe of this track

T. Bunts & Ben Synz | You’re Mine - this track is packed with energy! it’s a real jackin house track. Big love for this!

 

KITTENCAST 0714 | DANIELE DI MARTINO

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Daniele Di Martino hails from Berlin and is a deep house producer, DJ and remix master extraordinaire; his most popular remix to date, Tiny Ruins ‘Ukwn’, has had over 100,000 plays on soundcloud. He’s just released his debut EP ‘HI’ on Kallias Music and we’re pretty sure he’ll be flying to the top from here, so we’re thrilled to bring you our July kittencast from Mr Daniele Di Martino!

It’s a wonderfully warm, deep house mix with lots of vocal led tracks and plenty of soul and melody. Download below and make sure you share it with anyone who loves a good tune!

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=^..^= tracklisting =^..^=
01 Cœur de Pirate – Wicked Games (Daniele Di Martino Remix)
02 Fabich & Ferdinand Weber, Dinnerdate – Souls
03 Peking Duk – High ft. Nicole Millar (Yahtzel Remix)
04 Aaron Smith, Luvli – Dancin (Krono Remix)
05 Chromeo – Jealous (Hotel Garuda x Sweekuh Remix)
06 Movement – Feel Real (Shadow Child Remix)
07 Jamie Woon – Shoulda (Fabich & Ferdinand Weber Remix)
08 Tinush – You & Me (Original)
09 Moya – Making Me Fall (Andre Crom & Chi Thanh Dub)
10 Larse – VSJ (Original Mix)
11 Clapton – Washout (Original Mix)
12 Puente & Rosch – This Feeling (Cozzy D & Lee Brinx Back To ’96 Remix)
13 Bruno Pronsato, Archangel – Momentum Of The Farce (Original Mix)

TIEFSCHWARZ | FIRE IT OUT (WATERGATE)

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Tiefschwarz are back!  Three years after they mixed the ‘Watergate 09′ compilation they now have their first release on the Watergate label – a remix EP by the name of  ‘Fire It Out’.

They kick things off strongly with the ‘Tiefschwarz Extended’ version – a dark and moody adaptation featuring a sweeping melody that comes in and carries you deep into this remix.   You’re then presented with the original which seems far removed from the previous cut with more prominent vocals and layers of melodic tones.

Two further remixes come drom dOP with both a ‘Girl’ (digital) and ‘Boy’ (vinyl) version; both strip down the original and bring in unique elements of their own.  ‘Girl’ has to be our favourite as it introduces piano stabs and soft chords – angelic.  Closing it off is the Fango remix – a pounding techno release that will rattle your brain.

Tiefschwarz – Fire It Out EP is released on Watergate 28.07.14 | details here

LWE & AWAKENINGS PRESENT DRUMCODE HALLOWEEN 2014

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This is the best London party line-up we’ve seen all year. Hands down. Techno lovers prepare to get very excited when you clap your eyes on this gruesome lot…

Adam Beyer | Agoria | Alan Fitzpatrick | Bart Skills | Dense & Pika Live | Dubspeeka | Dustin Zahn
Geddes | Happa | Harvey Mckay | Joseph Capriati | Len Faki | Mark d’Ground | Max Cooper
Mr G Live | Nina Kraviz | Paul Woolford | Reset Robot | Scuba

Starting at midday the party takes place at Tabacco Dock (superb choice LWE and Awakenings!) and runs til 10.30pm. Now Halloween may seem a long way off but these tickets will sell out fast!

grab your tickets here | facebook event

 

TRAUMER | DEDUST EP (DESOLAT)

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Traumer’s latest EP is full of big sounds. The 8-track vinyl only release showcases his strong style and he sounds like he was in his element producing these tracks. I was hooked from the opener, ‘Hoodlum’, an infectious driving track with a killer build/drop moment. Next up, ‘Insolia’, is the kind of tune that would work you into a silly-sweat on a dance floor, followed by ‘Shuttering’ which is raw, energetic and hypnotic. ‘Static Run’ delivers the kind of fuzzy minimal-tech we associate with the Desolat label and ‘Swish’ and ‘Wasp’ sit nicely next to each other offering pulsating rhythms and melodic stomp. ‘Chord X’ brings the rave to the party and ‘Mobius’ rounds off this superb EP with a totally trippy adventure.

Get stuck in. There’s some stuff which will do some serious dance floor damage here!

out now on Desolat | vinyl only | buy here

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JONAS SAALBACH & SAMUEL FACH | GREAT MINDS THINK ALIKE EP

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Germany’s underyourskin records continue to impress with another strong release from Jonas Saalbach and Samuel Fach. The title track is an emotive, beautifully crafted deep house tune full of wonderfully moody percussion and dark twinkling melodies that create a magical but mean atmosphere. It gets three equally compelling remix outings from Krink, Yapacc and Thomas Atzmann. The second original track on the release ‘Sometimes’ continues the seductive vibe with delicately layered sounds and more enticing melodies. Digital exclusive ‘Scottish Spaceships’ see’s the pair do euphoric warmth with sweet sounds that make you want to sway with your eyes closed. This EP is excellent; beautiful sounds all round.

coming soon on underyourskinrecords