- No Artificial Colours | The Menace – deep, tech underground house vibes
- SP∆∆M | Pompom Gall - electronic synths fresh out of Paris. we love the vocals
- A.N.D.Y. | Whitney – a bouncy house tribute to the late Whitney Houston
OBESØNG | Give Me All Your Love – atmospheric future garage with ghostly vocals and catchy 2-step beats
- Son of Sun | Moonchild – there’s a warm Balearic vibe coming from this track, summer don’t leave us!
- Omni Trio | Renegade Snares (Jon Rundell Edit) – hefty techno with delicate piano samples
- Seb Wildblood | Hunney (Edmondson Remix) – soft beats and gentle melodic elements – bliss
LO’99 | Can U – a hefty house banger
Tee Circus | Just Me – another house banger with a fat bass melody
The last bank holiday of the year is nearly upon us and, ah, how to spend it. We’ve decided to hit up London’s infamous Notting Hill Carnival and spend the day bouncin’ our batties at the Rinse FM stage and munching jerk chicken. When the carnival fun ends we’ll be heading straight round the corner to the Krankbrother Carnival Afterparty which starts at 8pm and keeps going til 6am Monday. They’ve secured a stellar line-up to continue the fiesta. dOP and KiNK will be playing live, underground hero Gerd Janson will be delivering some melodic magic and of course Krankbrother will be playing too. Bring on the three day weekend and the good times!
Krankbrother Carnival Afterparty takes place at Royal Park Studios on Sunday 24th August | buy tickets here
get a taste of the Krankbrother sound below…
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.
Nemea is a 25 year old producer from Vienna with an eclectic production style that includes genres such as melodic electronica & glitchy dubstep. His latest track ‘Daphne’ is a beautiful piece of ambient electronica that combines a trap beat with soothing vocals and delicate strings & piano. We’re really loving his music and so we’re offering Daphne as a free download.
Bank Holidays are made for partying. That extra day allows for extra recovery and extra dancing and with so much going on it can be tricky to decide where to focus your party efforts. That is why we have hand picked our top events going on in London this weekend…
FRIDAY 22.8 | WARM UP PRESENTS MICROTRAUMA | TICKETS
London techno night Warm Up is hosting it’s next party at one of our favourite underground warehouse venues – Crucifix Lanes. They’re bringing in two top talents from Traum – Microtrauma and Hubert Kirchner, both performing live. Supported by Warm Up resident and founder Aiden Doherty and a host of other DJs, this has to be our pick to kick off the bank holiday. Expect to hear all things dark/melodic and emotional.
SATURDAY 23.8 | SOUTH WEST FOUR | TICKETS
Saturday is day one of the two-day South West Four (SW4) festival taking place on London’s Clapham Common. With Loco Dice, Tale of Us, Seth Troxler, Booka Shade, Guy Gerber and the legendary Josh Wink all set to play, this has to be the day for us. Let’s pray for dry weather, but if it rains fuck it; it’ll be a blast anyway! Our pick has to be the following two arenas:
SUNDAY 24.8 | 2020 DAY AND NIGHT | TICKETS
After the success of their last 2020 Day/Night party over the May Bank Holiday, 2020 Vision are back and throwing one last party at the legendary Shoreditch Underground venue before it shuts for good. Sad face. But to mark the occasion and celebrate an extra day of partying thanks to this glorious bank holiday they are bringing an incredible line up to this incredible venue. Happy face. The day party will take place from 1pm to 9pm with the evenings events moving swiftly to secret venue nearby to carry the party on until 6am. Aiming for a terrace feel, this is going to a nice way to close out the bank holiday antics.
LINE UP - Ralph Lawson, Mario Basanov, Audiojack, Krystal Klear, Purple Disco Machine, Tristan Da Cunha
OTHER TTK PICKS
Hydra 3-day | Carl Craig, Giles Peterson, Matthew Dear, Robert Hood & more
The Nest & BBQ Roof Party @ Dalston Roof Park | Justin Martin, Mak & Pasteman, Tessellate
Notting Hill Carnival!
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.
keep up with SYV | facebook | soundcloud
Our e-mails are brimming with good stuff. We’ve picked out almost one hour of listening for you fresh from our inbox. Enjoy.
- Junge & Mädchen | Bei Meyers Im Garten – Emotional electronica at it’s best. Soft and dreamy.
- Duke Dumont | Street Walker (Reset Safari Remix) – A deep and bassy take on the original – FREE DL
- Coldplay | A Sky Full Of Stars (Kölsch Remix) – Kölsch can do no wrong. A beautiful remix from this talented producer.
- AstroZu | Sungod Ft. Tusks – Feel good summer vibes and gorgeous vocals.
- Foals | Spanish Sahara (Sieren Edit) – Chilled & mellow – will take you to a happy place.
- Eva Gallo | Deer – Simple, melodic electronica. Lovely stuff.
- Woz | Cherry Hill ft. Max Marshall – Detroit house meets moody bass. Sexy.
- Tanzlife | Those Days – Bouncy, jackin’ house with an acid twist
- Yousef & The Angel | Float Away (A-Minor Remix) – pianos, soft vocals and deep basslines – winner.
Lomax Radio comes from our very talented friends Gertie. It’s an outlet for their recorded sets and will also feature podcasts and live sets from their favourite artists. They say this:
“The sound policy will encompass the full spectrum of club orientated Techno. Lomax isn’t for the chin strokers or those who wish to discuss the intricacies of the genre, its for those who leave their ego aside and love to immerse themselves in a moment. We hope to be able to bring a small piece of that mindset direct to you, wherever you may be listening from.”
Their first offering ‘LR001′ showcases some mean-ass dance floor killers; that Whyt Noyz remix! It’s an energetic mix from the duo that showcases their awesome taste in bloody good techno. We were fist pumping the air for the whole duration; 55 minutes of listening time extremely well spent. Stick it on below.
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.