TRACKS WE’RE DIGGIN’ 2DAY (BUMPER EDITION) | 21.5.15

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Tune after tune after tune in this bumper playlist…

        1. Padre Ft Jova | Chasing Mirrors (Christian Löffler Remix) – Gorgeous & dreamy. We love the chopped vocals
        2. Jekyll | The Gardener (Original Mix) – Minimalistic electronica with a bouncy bass
        3. Butler & Bontan ft. Vula | Live My Life – Dance floor filler, real house banger with sassy vocals n’all. BOOM.
        4. Irregular Expression | Philip Glass – Delicate piano & soft beats – smooth
        5. Plastikman | Ask Yourself (Angelo Lomelo Remix) – Warping, thudding techno sounds
        6. Roland Klinkenberg | Musicalife – Atmospheric, echoing sounds – this one has a lot of depth
        7. Nicole Moudaber | Her Dub Material – Deep & dubby from this techno queen
        8. Sasha | Ether – Sasha adds another dance floor filler to his catalogue of many
        9. Hayden James | Something About You – Feel good house vibes ooze from this summery track
        10. Akase | Rust – Midland’s alter ego and a step away from his bassy club sound
        11. Rob Etherson | The Z List – Acid vibes!.  This one is MASSIVE!
        12. Spartaque | Molly Hates This – Serious techno sounds from this track. Phwoar.

CRAZY P | WALK DANCE TALK SING (WALK DON’T WALK / !K7)

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I’m a long-time lover of CRAZY P. Their hazy disco-house sound is fun, likeable and distinctive, and, their gig at Koko, Camden in 2012 was the first gig that Leigh and I went to together and a beautiful friendship blossomed (not romance in case anyone was wondering!). Their new album ‘Walk Dance Talk Sing’ delivers 11 solid Crazy P tracks – there’s not a dud on here. Their funk, soul and rock infused blend of house remains intact but there’s a distinctly more romantic and dreamy vibe.

The 5-piece band, fronted by glamorous babe Danielle Moore, has now had twenty years’ experience of making music and working crowds. With the ‘funk sound’ now having a moment in the mainstream, 2015 could be a big year for the band who are now comfortable in their own skin but also unafraid to try new things. They perform a bloody excellent live show too!

Highlights from the album include; ‘Cruel Mistress’ an emotive and melodic house belter, ‘Something More’ blue-sy with knock-out vocals, ‘Walk Dance Talk Sing’ for sassy attitude and ‘Hear My song’ sweet and bouncy disco funk.

With a Crazy P album you can stick it on ten years after it was released and it will get everyone shimmying and not sound dated. I have rinsed Crazy P albums by the pool, at house parties, on my headphones and on dreary Monday mornings to give me a boost. I think they’re ace. ‘Walk Dance Talk Sing’ is another great addition to their already extensive discography. Add it to your collection and dance in the magical disco dust sprinkles!

Walk Dance Talk Sing is out now | buy it here and stream the snippets below

EINMUSIK | I.D.C (EINMUSIKA)

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We love melodic electronica.  It’s for that reason that we love Berlin imprint EINMUSIKA. They consistently deliver the musical goods and this, their latest release, will set your endorphins free.

Titled I.D.C., the nine track LP is the 4th album from founding father EINMUSIK and its packed with more emotive electronica than you can shake a stick at. The album builds with momentum with an overarching, deep-minimalistic sound that’s echoed by other labels such as STEYOYOKE. My pick of the album has to be ‘Sleep Talk’ – a pulsing track with oscillating synths that’s laced with the soft vocals of Valentine. The strings and driving bass line of ‘Dawn’ makes this an uplifting, feel good track – something that Kolsch fans would really enjoy. ‘You’ is a collaboration with Jonas Saalbach and brings a melancholic feel to the album with minor chords and atmospheric sounds. The penultimate closing tack ‘Parthey’ features piano jams and bouncy bass which brings an unexpected house vibe to the album but sets up the energetic closing track ‘Symmetry’ nicely.

I.D.C is released on 29th May on EINMUSIKA.

APEX COLLECTIVE | EXCLUSIVE MIX 4 TTK

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APEX COLLECTIVE is a group of likeminded DJs and the founders behind Apex Bristol. Ahead of their appearance at Bristol’s infamous Love Saves the Day festival at the end of this month they’ve put together an exclusive mix, just for us, to give you a taste of what an Apex Collective set might entail. It features an hour of big, thrusting party music that packs a real sweaty dancefloor punch. The track selection is great; we love the bassy moments. It’s soulful and sexy and there’s loadsa attitude. If this is the kind of energy we can expect from an Apex Collective set then we’re sold. See you on that dancefloor babies!

LOVE SAVES THE DAY takes place on 23rd and 24th May at Eastville Park in Bristol | check out the mega and very eclectic line-up HERE | there are very limited tickets left HERE

AMBASSADEURS | CRIMSON

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‘Crimson’ from AMBASSADEURS just made me do a drool down my face. We’ve been loving the UK artists’ sound on TTK since he came onto the scene a few years ago and this latest offering demonstrates how he has really honed his style from lovely into uber-lovely! With a debut album out on 29th June and a tour around Europe and North America kicking off next week this boy’s just gonna get bigger and bigger. We can’t wait to clap our ears round his album. Keep posted for a review and in the meantime, stream ‘Crimson’ below, close your eyes and let all those delicious sounds wash over you like a big fuzzy electronic hug.

‘Patterns’ the debut album from Ambassadeurs is out on vinyl and digital on 29 June on the artists own label LOST TRIBE RECORDS

 

HUNTER/GAME | GENESIS EP (JUST THIS)

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Emmanuele Nicosia and Martino Bartola, the duo HUNTER/GAME, make music equally influenced by the city and by nature. ‘Genesis’, out now on their own label JUST THIS, is a 5-track EP which demonstrates an earthy yet raw sound. Title track ‘Genesis’ is melodic and lush. It drips with a dark, sweeping energy punctuated with pops of lighter sounds and a build that keeps you hanging on for more. Ripperton’s remix amps up the percussion for a primal, tribal sound.

‘Tree of Life’ uses subtle effects to create the sense of something growing and evolving. We love Chymera’s sassy hi-hat filled remix. ‘Eclipse’ is a bonus track that comes with the digital version of the release. It’s haunting and trance-like with a moody warping melody. We’re excited to hear another interesting release from this new label.

out now | buy here

FREEBIE FRIDAY | ANDREA FIORITO – TESCHNO

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We have a special Freebie Friday download today… ‘teschno’ comes from Andrea Fiorito on the back of his latest album release. And no, that’s not a typo.  It’s a beast of a techno track – one we’re sure you’re going to love.  We managed to catch up with Andrea to ask him a few questions about the release and his recent album ‘Voodoo Grooves’…

Hey Andrea, your album recently landed on Mike Shannon’s CYNOSURE imprint… we understand you recorded it in a studio that once belonged to your grandfather in Italy surrounded by 200 year old furniture – can you tell us more about that and how important those surroundings were for you in this album making process?

Hello. Well, I am a person who loves art in general, and my grandfather was a very passionate art collector. I think i have to thank him and my grandma because just coming here visiting i learned to love beauty and art. To find myself here with my new family now it’s like a kind of dreamy experience “weird and cool in the meantime”. Of course I felt a special energy while recording the album!

One of your tracks, People in Da House Jam, features a sample from Beat International’s track ‘Dub Be Good To Me’ – a classic and a sample that everyone must recognise. What was it about this track that made you want to sample it for your album?

I simply love that tune and i used it as it was in the 90’s at the times of Todd “the God” Terry or DJ Sneak. I wanted to make my little tribute to the old school New York house!

We’re hosting a free download of a track you produced ‘teschno’ – it is exactly that! We love it. How come this didn’t make the album?

Well to be honest I decided to add another extra tune just for fun. Also the title ‘Teschno’ is funny because Germans use to call teschno the today’s techno,vlet’s say slower and deeper…It’s funny to make tunes just for fun isn’t it? Anyway, that track hasn’t quite go the same feeling as the other tracks of the album…………But I will release that track on vinyl soon!

And finally, the question we ask everybody, if you were a techno kitten for a day what would you get up to?

Good question. I think I would love to sit in front of a sub woofer to get massaged from the bass and feel my body shiver!

Cheers Andrea.
As always, if you like what you hear then be sure to give Andrea some social media love on SOUNDCLOUD & FACEBOOK and you can buy Voodoo Grooves HERE.

 

TRACKS WE’RE DIIGGIN 2DAY | 21.04.2015

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We be diggin’ dem new sounds and makin’ some serious ‘this track is sikk’ faces. Get yerself stuck into some of this lot. Have a browse, have a listen, find a new track to love.

1. Walker & Royce | Fur – furry textured bouncy fun
2. Jason Burns & Sarah Winters | Lightweight (Kiwi Remix) – the backwards vocals remind us of Twin Peaks
3. Lingk | Time Line – energetic minimal
4. ONNO | Techno Jam – hypnotic stuff
5. FragalaP | Drop – grimy and raw and of course there’s a mega drop
6. Ant Brooks | Tilt – big room techno with soul
7. Sebastian Russell | Absent Mindedness (Dapayk’s Remix) – stylishly builds an irresistible atmosphere
8. Woz x Chubba | HBK – stripped back super dope bass
9. Tensnake | Keep On Talking – disco fun will get you bopping
10. Aashton | Humans – deep and emotive
11. Nocturnal Sunshine – | Take Me There – loving some dub from MJCs experimental alias
12. KIIING | Life, Death and Recreation – moody and reflective
13. Tusks | Answers (Niven Remix) – sweet and ethereal and sprinkled with sparkles
14. Maths Time Joy | Cerulean – some sexual soul. creamy.

LR005 | LOMAX RADIO

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The next instalment of Lomax Radio has dropped bringing you little piece of the London underground techno scene. Hosts Gertie bring you a guest mix from the mysterious STRISC., rising artist on the formidable FLASH Recordings , tracks from Hans Bouffmyhre, MARCEL DETTMANN and Slam and review the recent Hotflush Recordings night. As always it’s an excellent show. If you’re serious about your techno you’ll dig this.

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AMBASSADEURS | MY WAY

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‘My Way’ is the second track off AMBASSADEURS forthcoming ‘Can’t You See’ EP on his own label LOST TRIBE. It was premiered on Earmilk yesterday and has already racked up over 18k listens. It’s synthy summery loveliness from a producer whose sounds keeps getting better and better. We’re excited for his debut album which is out in the summer.

Ambassadeurs new EP ‘Can’t You See’ is out in April.