SPACE JUMP SALUTE | KITTENCAST 15.01

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It’s a TTK first as we invite one of our favourite underground house producers back for another Kittencast and the first mix of 2015.  Space Jump Salute last took to the decks for us in 2013 with Kittencast 0813 which proved to be one of the most popular mixes of the series and now he’s back with one more.   We caught up with the Birmingham boy to find out what he’s been up to…

Hey SJS, it’s been over 18 months since you last did a mix for us – what’s happened since then?

A lot has happened in the past 18 months. Ive had a number of releases and done remix work for the likes of Mike Mago and DCUP as well as working on a bucket load of new music that I am very excited about.

Rumours are that you have a forthcoming release on the massive Black Butter Records label – tell us more!! Any details on any other tracks in the pipeline?

Yes I have an original track coming out with Black Butter through there next compilation and I can’t WAIT for you all to hear it! I also have a few tracks coming out on a number of amazing labels such as Mike Mago’s Bmkltsch Rcrds but thats all I can say at the moment. Very exciting stuff coming up!

This Kittencast is certainly a fun party mix with a bassy house vibe and includes some modern classics (including a Julio Bashmore favourite) – what made you dust off these tracks for the mix ?

Well I wanted to have a mix that included some new tracks Ive been playing out that are pushing the House scene in new directions but I just can’t get enough of some good old classic house tracks that always kick it up a notch.

You were busy last year playing in venues all over the country – what stood out as your favourite gig of 2014? And if you could pick to play any club or festival where would it be?

Yes I was traveling around quite a lot last year, played some amazing shows and performed for some amazing crowds. I would have to say my favourite one though would have to be Global Gathering, that atmosphere was just ecstatic and I was able to rub shoulders with some artists I have always looked up to.

I think I would love to perform at the Nest In London again, when that place is full the vibe is just crazy!

Are you planning on playing live much this year? Where can we catch you?

This year I will be mainly focusing on my DJing with some live shows dotted about. Ill be updating my tour dates soon so keep posted on my facebook page!

And finally if you were a techno kitten for the day what would you get up to?

I think I would have to just chill out and have my fur stroked to get over the crazy night of dancing to techno music all night long!

What are you waiting for? Give it a listen and show Space Jump Salute some social media love on facebook | soundcloud

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Act Yo Age & Chux – Body
Ben Pearce – What I Might Do (Karma Kid Remix)
Shadow Child – Steak Fingers (medium-rare)
AlunaGeorge – Your Drums, Your Love (Duke Dumont Remix)
Amtrac – Those Days / The Scheme
Julio Bashmore – Au Seve
Mediate – Everytime (Youan Remix)
Jessie Ware – Say You Love Me (Gorgon City Remix)
Dusky – Yoohoo
Karma Kid, Friend Within & Yasmin – Feeling (So Special)
UMEK, Mike Vale – All I Want (Dosem Remix)
Little by Little – Bang The Box
Marlon Hoffstadt, Dansson – Shake That (Shadow Child Remix)
Mike Mago – The Show
Real Connoisseur – Nobodys Fool
KRONO feat. VanJess – Redlight (Marlon Hoffstadt Remix)
Hercules & Love Affair – Do You Feel The Same? (Purple Disco Machine Remix)
Etienne De Crecy – You (Todd Edwards Remix)
Alex Adair – Make Me Feel Better (Klingande Remix)

TWELVE MINDS | THE OWL EP (CHAPTER 24 RECORDS)

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Exciting new imprint CHAPTER 24 (we told you about them here in December) has dropped its first release, ‘The Owl’, a 4 track EP from London producer TWELVE MINDS, with remixes from KatrinKa and label boss Sam Pauli. The tracks are of the deep, dark, melodic techno and house ilk that we love so much here on TTK. Emotive melodies and broody beats will fill your ears with warm ripples of sound.

Title track ‘The Owl’ features minimal percussion and a creamy build that erupts into sun-drenched horns for a ‘coming up in the morning’ kinda feel. Too lush for words. The bass on ‘Rhino’ kicks in with a warm thump dripping in the kind of emotion that makes a dancefloor swell and groove. ‘Where Did You’ gets a remix treatment from two artists. Russian-born but London-based KatrinKa’s take is sultry and seductive and Sam Pauli’s version is euphoric and infectious.

An awfully strong first outing for a label we can’t wait to hear more from.

LOMAX RADIO REVIEW | SUPERSTITION X SWEATLODGE @ VILLAGE UNDERGROUND

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We mentioned earlier this year that we’re going to be teaming up with LOMAX RADIO and getting involved with the show a little bit. The show focuses on the London underground techno scene and will include club night reviews as well as some banging new techno tunes. The next episode is in! – stream below – and you can read the full review of the night just underneath.

 

 | the night in review |
On Friday 23rd January, although the weather and time of year would have you imagine otherwise, the streets of East London’s Shoreditch were busy and spirits seemed to be high. The wind and rain tried in vain to chip away at the morale of the large crowd stood outside of the venue but the ever-present heartbeat of the bassdrum emitting from the walls to our right stood as a constant reminder as to why we were braving the elements. The Superstition team at Village Underground had combined with Berlin based Sweat Lodge Agency to bring some serious talent to town in the shape of Chymera, Oliver Deutschmann, Ed Davenport and Work Them Records head honcho Spencer Parker; subsequently I and many others wanted to be a part of it!

Upon rounding the corner of the entrance you walk immediately into a huge cavernous space lined with exposed brick work, candles, and, filling the space in front, a sea bodies swaying in unison amidst a fog of dry ice. Ahead of them energetically plying his trade was Mr Work Them Records, Spencer Parker. Fresh off the back of his label’s show case the week before at Panorama Bar in Berlin, Spencer took us all on an absolute masterclass. A genre barrierless performance smoothly flitting from driving techno, to house, to disco and back again all done with great gusto and without ever relinquishing our attention. There is such honesty in the way he plays and without wanting to sound pretentious, it is truly captivating. You can tell that he genuinely loves the music he is playing and chatting briefly with him after only confirmed that. He has the air of man who genuinely loves his job and rightly so. For me, there were plenty of hands up moments during Spencer’s set but it was his closing track that really was the pinnacle of the night; Joe Claussell’s remix of Radiohead’s ‘Everything in its Right Place’ had the place in an absolute frenzy!

Moving perfectly from Mr Parker’s set into a darker and more menacing sound, Ed Davenport followed. Laying down a solid set of tough, rolling techno that resisted the huge breakdowns but instead maintained a steady momentum. With plenty of tension and drama in his sound he effortlessly retained the attention of the floor and began his two-hour journey, which took us through to closing.

A highly recommendable event and venue with a good level of polish and attention to detail on the production without losing that raw element you need from a quality underground venue. The collaborations and bookings that Superstition is making is a testament to their refined taste and knowledge of the scene. Be sure to check out the next Superstition event which sees a collaboration with Token Records. This means we will see Lucy, Inigo Kennedy, Ø Phase, Kr!z and Ctrls gracing our city with their presence and it’s all happening once again at Village Underground, this time as a day party on Sunday 15 February  RA | facebook

You can catch me and all the rest of the Lomax crew at Oval Space on Saturday 14 February. We’ll be reviewing the event which features Rødhâd, Radio Slave, DJ Deep, FJAAK and RNDM  RA | facebook

If you intend on heading down, make sure you seek us out to say hi, we’ll be sure to give you a shout out on next month’s show. We hope to see you there.

Lenny, Nicola, Leigh and Nat

TRACKS WE’RE DIGGIN’ 2DAY | 4.2.15

We love music. You love music. Here’s some music…

Citizenn | Jaded - one deep, bassy and downright sexy serving of house
Boards Of Canada – New Seeds (Deepdrive Remix) – uplifting, melodic electronica that will lift your spirit
CamelPhat feat. A*M*E | Paradigm (Original) – a vocal focussed, energetic house cut – use as a caffeine substitute
Julio Bashmore | Kong – Mr B is back with a warm and fuzzy track featuring the soulful vocals of Bixby
Garden City Movement | My Only Love by The Vinyl Factory - wonderful sounds from GCM once again, so dreamy
Drumcell | Departing Comfort (Planetary Assault System Remix) – a little taste of this driving techno track
PAJI | The Old Gods – melancholic, melodic techno – lovely stuff
Jon Rundell | Freak Out – pumping tech vibes with a catchy vocal sample
Citizenn | BE – another sexy house anthem from Citizenn – so good we featured him twice
Right Away Great Captain | Love Come Save Me (Daniele Di Martino Remix) - bliss electronic sounds from DdM <3

LAURO MARTINS | FLOW WITH ME – FREE DOWNLOAD

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It’s been a while since we’ve given away some musical goodness!  Well today we’re offering you a free download of a brand new track from an artist we’ve featured before – LAURO MARTINS.  This one’s a bit of a dark and minimal tech banger, perfect for a peak time set.  This track make us wanna rave.

if you like what you hear then go give Lauro some love | facebook | beatport | soundcloud

TRACKS WE’RE DIGGIN’ 2 DAY | 27.01.2015

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We know you’ve been hankering for some top new tunes so get stuck in to. That’s why we lovingly put together these awesome playlists for you. There are some big ‘uns in here. Play, play, play…

1. Ross From Friends | Golf School – hazy and psychedelic with a raw edge
2. Michael Bibi | Wave Rider – infectious stompy house with loadsa hats and quirky effects
3. Paul Woolford | MDMA – ain’t nobody does a piano rift like Woodford!
4. Lupe Fuentes | Endlessly – get stuck into the dirrty bass
5. Weiss | Our Love – sex vocals all over this knee trembler
6. Âme | Den Råtta feat. Vulkano (DEPTH REMIX) – love what the duo have done here, giving the track an extra slap of groove
7. Rhombohedral | Tendon – mmmm..minimal tech
8. Apes & Seb Wildblood | Brooklyn – warm warbling warps
9. Ehmandah | With You (Invoker Remix) – wonked up r’n’b
10. Youandewan | Stak Poly Looms – get deep. get mellow. peace out.

CARL COX DIRECT FROM THE SPACE TERRACE IN IBIZA

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This is an welcome blast from the past techno lovers! You may remember this Coxy mix which featured on a CD given away with Mixmag in 2007. It’s a recording taken from that lovely Space Ibiza terrace and it still sounds as damn fine today as it did all them seven years ago (ok it’s not thaaat long ago but still!). I remember getting this mix and listening to it religiously whilst getting ready for nights out, so it brings back lots of happy memories of dancing round my bedroom with a few cans of stella on the go. It’s packed with loads of poppin’ tunes and it’s totally infectious. Mixmag have re-released the mix on iTunes so you can now purchase it and host your own bedroom-dancing-stella-drinking-session! And you can also stream below to see you through your Friday…enjoy.

like what you hear? go buy it here

PENTATONES | KARMA GAMES (STEVE BUG RETOUCH)

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STEVE BUG has teamed up with rising stars PENTATONES, a four-piece electronica band hailing from Germany. He’s remixed ‘Karma Games’ a track taken from their album ‘Ouroboros’ which is due out early this year. An extended moody, lusty intro builds the atmosphere before kicking into a deep tech groove. Vocalist Delhia de France’s vocals are smouldering and utterly seductive with a dash of sweet-quirkiness. Bug layers the melodies creating a hypnotic emotive vibe that works oh so well with the gawgeous vocals. A proper eyes-closed-swaying-in-a-trance kinda track. Dreamy.

out now on Steve’s Poker Flat Records | buy here

M.A.N.D.Y. | GIZMO (GET PHYSICAL)

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M.A.N.D.Y. has a new EP out. Title track ‘Gizmo’ is a freaky, thrusting production filled with oscillating twinkles and cosmic beeps. It’s got a sleazy groove that works into a slow subdued build made for twisting some shapes to. It’s definitely got some of the duo’s signature melodic-tech sound about it.

Flip side ‘Montagsmachine’ is hypnotic and driving with minimal stabs of vocal samples and percussion. It’s a subtle track that keeps you guessing by switching it up and not doing what you might expect it to.

out now on beatport | released on iTunes 30 January