AKKORD | HTH030 (HOUNDSTOOTH)

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Tri-Angle Records’ THE HAXAN CLOAK and Hospital Productions label boss VATICAN SHADOW have each dismantled and entirely reconfigured Akkord’s HTH020 EP. The results are mind-blowing. The Haxon Cloak’s take on ‘HTH020′ begins with a gorgeous snarl (listen through your headphones, it rolls from ear to ear and it’s amazing!!) and a soft, thudding bass that explodes like a soundgasm inside your ear. The layers of sound build with eery melodies and sci-fi-esque effects which are totally encapsulating. 10 minutes of interesting sounds that will have you hanging on to every beat. The track builds into something celestial, cinematic and incredibly epic. Just wow.

Vatican Shadow has arranged parts of ‘Typeface’ and ‘Greyscale’ along with his own sounds, to create an intricate, ominous techno trip. It’s dark and powerful with a melody that adds warmth and draws the sounds together. The atmosphere is intense and captivating. Both of these tracks are incredible – just please make sure you do them justice and listen on some decent speakers/headphones.

out now | buy here

LOCKED GROOVE | ENIGMA EP (HOTFLUSH)

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The latest release on Scuba’s Hotflush imprint comes from Belgian Producer LOCKED GROOVE. The title track ‘Enigma’ is a beast. After a long atmospheric intro the dark looming melody, that makes the track so distinctive, kicks in and continues to warp away over eery sounds and a pulsating bassline; wonderful stuff. ‘Wandering in a Cage’ jumps to broke-beats, melodic stabs and squelchy sounds that work into a frenzied build designed for atmospheric dancefloor bliss. Scuba’s Warehouse Mix of ‘Enigma’ delivers a totally thumping bass that destroys the hell out of the original (in a good way) and uses that mysterious, pounding melody to great effect. Totally awesome; how to make a dancefloor weep! The EP also comes with a Dub Mix and a Digi Bonus Beats version which will be useful DJ tools. A strong sound that we can’t wait to hear played out.

out now | buy here

TRACKS WE’RE DIGGIN’ 2DAY | 24.11.2014

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Some new music for you to feast your ears on on a Monday. It’s mostly a mix of house, deep and other today. Enjoy an hours worth of tracks that have been rocking our speakers this week. Hit play now!

1. Asadinho feat. Natamiq | Crystal Clear – totally tingly with some kinky vocals
2. Hot Since 82 ft. Alex Mills | Restless – a biggie from this TK fave. Old school house sound meets deep.
3. LXURY | Pick You Up – powerful and warm all in one
4. Issac Christopher | My Body Feeling – some solid deep house
5. NVOY | You Are – UK house with lots of soul
6. Jose Nunez feat. Shawnee Taylor | Lose My Mind – big vocals and shimmering melodies
7. Fat Sushi | Escape (Original Mix) – trance-tinged melodica. Perfectly uplifting.
8. Harry Wolfman | On Tap (Real Connoisseur Remix) – cor a bit of a sexfest remix. Nice.
9. Jetlag Prod. | I Got This Feeling (Free Download) – a fun uplifting happy house track
10. Rameses B | Memoirs (VIP) – sweet and uplifting (indulge)
11. Panes | Stills (Sivey Remix) – lovely r’n’b sounds
12. Irregular Expression | All The Love I Got – a sterling Sade remix
13. Irregular Expression | Impermanence – trippy, laid back beats

 

HVOB | WINDOW EP (STIL VOR TALENT)

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Her Voice Over Boys (HVOB) are the electronic music duo from Vienna signed to Oliver Koletzki’s STIL VOR TALENT imprint. We’ve followed this talented duo right from the start having fell in love on first listen of their beautiful track DOGS. The pair have enjoyed huge success in the last two years, having released a debut album and taking their live performance on a European tour.

Their latest project is not simply just an EP track release – it’s a multimedia art project that encompasses audio, video and art installation tactics by way of the gorgeous videos to go with their music. This is an approach that they are also taking with their follow up album which is due for release in Spring 2015 (read our review of their debut album here) – exciting news indeed!

‘Window’ is a wonderfully delicate track that features the duo’s signature sound and Anna’s sublime vocals at its heart.  There’s two remixes to support the original from two well respected and well known electronic artists – GUI BURATTO and ACID PAULI. Gui Boratto introduces a soft guitar riff and stabs of bass to his edit which really takes the track in a different direction; Acid Pauli brings a minimalistic edge to the track with drifting and distorted samples and hollow percussion. The duo have also included track ‘Oxid’ with the release, another beautiful HVOB composition. You can stream the EP in full below

Window EP is released on Stil Vor Telant on Vinyl & digitally from November 28 | pre-order it here

KOKIRI | RETROSPECT (LOVE & OTHER)

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Looking for a feel good Friday anthem? Then look no further than the latest release from KOKIRI on LOVE & OTHER. The Liverpudlian producer has crafted an energetic house track that delivers driving piano jams and one hell of a catchy vocal hook in the form of Retrospect. It’s one of those powerful anthems that picks you up and leaves you wanting more and has already had huge support from Annie Mac, Tough Love, The Magician and B. Traits. On the remix duty are Scottish boys Illyus and Barrientos who bring a deep, bassy twist to the original.

Retrospect is out now on Love & Other | buy it here

 

 

FABRIC – DESOLAT 15.11.14 | REVIEW

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The highly anticipated Desolat FABRIC takeover took place this Saturday and it was one night that I will not forget.

HECTOR kicked off the bill in Room 1 with a 4 hour set full of funk, get up and go, dropping all sorts of bangers including Traumer – Hoodlum (respectfully acknowledging the latest addition to the DESOLAT crew) and Paranoid London – Paris1 which was very well received by the crowd. His four hour set flew by; the suave Mexican gave it his all, sealing it as my favourite set of his to date.

Towards the end of his set Hector switched it up with a Latino edge and more mellow vibe which was inevitably leading to one thing… enter GUTI. I had a quick chat with him before his set (and what a down to earth and genuine guy he is!) and spoke briefly about the release of his album Rompecorazones before he had to rush off to take over the decks with his 1 hour 15 minute set. As always it was a beautiful, majestic experience with his usual South American vibe that captivated the crowd – dropping his collaboration with Mark Fanciulli ‘The Light’ was a real highlight!

Guti’s set was not long enough, however it was the perfect build up for Mr. Desolat himself. Room 1 was soon packed as LOCO DICE took to the decks and his unique sound was soon playing out of the world famous Fabric sound system. It seemed that the vibe in the booth was as ecstatic as the dance floor as Loco dropped tracks like Fabio Neural – Mein Freund and Roman Fluegel – More & More & More (Ian Pooley’s New Dub). The Desolat boys clearly enjoyed the night as much as the packed out crowd that came to seem them as they finished up a little after 10am with Guti missing his flight!

It’s fair to say Fabirc isn’t just about Room 1 – Rooms 2 and 3 also hosted big names Terry Francis, Richy Ahmed and Kink who provided some deep techy sets that came in handy when needing a break from the hustle and bustle of Room 1.

All in all, a very good night full of glorious, disgustingly dirty music. What more could a house head want?! If you ever see a promo for a Desolat night at Fabric, don’t think about it – cancel your plans and buy a ticket. You won’t regret it.

words | Max

MAYA JANE COLES | FROM THE DARK (MOBILEE)

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After three and a half years since her last release on mobilee, Maya Jane Coles is back.  In that time Maya has certainly come into her own and grown into an underground superstar, heading the line up of clubs and festivals across the globe, pushing out tracks on labels like 1trax, Jackathon Jams, 20:20 Vision and her own I/AM/ME label and has curated some top quality compilation albums (who can forget her DJ Kicks or fabric albums!) as well as her very own debut album ‘Comfort’.  It’s fair to say that we here at TTK have a real soft spot for this leading lady – she has an unmistakable style that’s ever present in her music whether that be in her own production or in the tracks she weaves together in her mixes.  She’s bloody brilliant.

‘From The Dark’ is a three track release and the title track features the vocals of Moggli, brining a sexy and soulful twist to the track which itself is a wonderfully melodic house cut.  On the B side you have ‘I Would Fly’, a faster paced track with a delicate tech feel and soft tones, as well as ‘Will I Make It Home Tonight’ which is packed with jazzy notes and warm vocal samples.  We’re just gutted there’s no public soundcloud stream to share it with you… you’ll just have to take our word and go buy it when it’s released!

from The Dark is released on mobilee records 21.11.2014
A1 – From The Dark feat. Moggli | B1 – I Would Fly, B2 – Will I Make It Home Tonight

 

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