JONAS WOEHL | STOCKHOLM (LENIENT TALES)

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This release has already been out for a few months but I regret missing the opportunity to give it a write up. The whole Christmas period just got out of hand – too much festive cheer and it managed to slip to the bottom of my inbox. Anyway, excuses aside, what my revisit to this track should tell you is that it is one hefty release not be missed.

‘Stockholm’ is the second track of JONAS WHOEL’s ‘White Sheets’ album and released as as 2 piece EP with an remix from Atlantik.  It’s a dark and driving techno track laced with hats, claps and subtle bass elements which become more frequent after a gentle drop.  Atlantik has upped the tempo and developed the track into a melodic cut with pulsating electronic synths and bouncing chords.  It has something of a Jon Hopkins ‘Open Eye Signal’ feel to it.  A cracking release.

Stockholm EP is out now released on LENIENT TALES.

LONDON WAREHOUSE EVENTS X TECHNO KITTENS | TICKET COMPETITION!

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We’ve teamed up with our buddies over at LWE to give you a chance of winning a pair of tickets to THREE of their forthcoming events. Not one. Not two. But three. Aren’t we nice?

The tickets up for grabs are to the following events:
28th February – Mixed Series | FCL, Kidnap Kid, Zoo Look
6th March – LEAF Club | Tale of Us, Sasha, Pan-Pot, Anja Schneider (and more)
28th March – Mixed Series | XXY, Trus’me, Pional

The events include two from LWE’s Mixed Series – a showcase of artists that represent the evolving and eclectic sound of house music with an event on the last weekends of February and March. And, one making up part of the London Electronic Arts Festival (LEAF) at London’s Tobacco Dock, where LWE are throwing a huge 3-arena day party with one badass techno line up.

We’re super excited to be able to offer you a chance to win tickets to these events. This week the tickets up for grabs are for the Mixed Series with FCL, Kidnap Kid and Zoo Look. To be in with a chance of winning you just need to head over to our FACEBOOK PAGE, give us a like (if you haven’t already), and leave a comment on the LWE competition photo tagging the mate you would take. Simples.

We’ll announce the winner from random on Friday 27th February at noon and the winner will two free guestlist spots! Nice.

Good luck x

If you’re not feeling lucky and you would much rather get your tickets now then follow the links above to the event pages! Next week we will open up the competition to the LEAF Club party…! Watch this space.

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

TTK’S TOP TRACKS OF 2014

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Another year, another ‘best of’ list. We’ve picked out a selection of the tracks we’ve been hammering in 2014. Stream them below in no particular order. Happy new year y’all xxx

  1. Marc Marzenit | Perron (Original Mix)
  2. Rone | Parade (Dominik Eulberg Remix)
  3. Maceo Plex | Conjure Drama
  4. Trus’me | I Want You (Alan Fitzpatrick Remix)
  5. Akkord – Typeface / Greyscale (Vatican Shadow’s The World Is Complete)
  6. Ejeca | Contemplation
  7. Sailor & I | Turn Around (Âme Remix)
  8. Ray Okpara | Chi This Wonder Up (Rodriguez Jr. Remix)
  9. Oberst & Buchner feat. Mimu | Doves (rampue Remix)
  10. Stephan Bodzin & Marc Romboy | Kerberos
  11. Laurent Garnier | ENCHANTe (Original Mix)
  12. Booka Shade | Line of Fire (Booka’s Club Mix)
  13. Alexander Koning feat. Rona ray | Our Love Was Everything (Tim Engelhardt Remix)
  14. Wilfred Giroux | Stronger (Extended Mix)
  15. Not Donno | Say You Won’t Ever (Deetron T-Line Remix)

STUDIO 338 X EDU IMBERNON | COMPETITION

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Win one of five t-shirts from Edu Imbernon with Studio 338’s ’12 Days of Christmas giveaway!

With the countdown to Christmas well underway, one of London’s most unique and exciting events spaces Studio 338, is treating fans to an assortment of prizes in their ‘12 Days of Christmas’ giveaway! Featuring artists across the festive season including T.Williams, Kris Wadsworth and Session Victim, this is Christmas-come-early for any clubbing fan.

We are giving readers a chance to get their hands on one of five t-shirts from Valencian songwriter, producer, remixer, DJ and label owner, EDU IMBERNON! The multi-talented Edu is known the world over for his feel-good take on electronic music with releases on the likes of Get Physical and DIYnamic. This Saturday he plays at Greenwich superclub Studio 338 for part two of their epic Christmas specials.

Studio 338 based on the Greenwich Peninsula houses Europe’s largest covered outdoor terrace arena, which has seen their hugely successful forest installation transform clubbing as we know it. Stretching across three rooms, the venue continues to play host to some of the biggest acts in contemporary electronic music complete with custom-built VOID soundsystem.

TO ENTER and be in with a chance of winning just head on over to our FACEBOOK PAGE, give us a like and comment on the post related to this competition. Simples.  The competition closes at midnight Saturday 13.12.14 and the  winner will be selected from random and announced via Facebook.

Edu Imbernon plays the Studio 338 Christmas Special on Saturday 13th December, 338 Boord St, Greenwich, SE10 0PF. For information and tickets visit the EVENT PAGE.  Good luck!

BENWAA | VILT (ALTERNATIVE MIX) [FREE DOWNLOAD]

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Our latest free track comes from the lovely folk at GIBBON RECORDS.  Vilt (Alternative Mix) from BENWAA is quite simply techno, there’s no other word for it – it’s dark, menacing and down right dirty.  We’re hosting on our soundcloud as a free download so have a listen below and get it on the DL.  While you’re at it go give the Gibbon guys some FACEBOOK <3

 ‘Vilt’ (Original Mix) is released on Gibbon Records on 23 January exclusive on Beatport.

 

GERRY READ | SOCIALIZE/CHARCOAL EP

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Off his release from AUS Records, Britain’s Gerry Read returns to his home Fourth Wave with a new 12”, ‘Socialize’ and ‘Charcoal.’ The record is a more cohesive affair than his prior releases, while still holding the dusty and sporadic appeal of earlier tracks.

The first cut ‘Charcoal’ is a driving drum-track, with stark atmospheres dancing around offset hi-hats. The synth work holds no melodic content, with the exception of a couple pads and a morphing vocal sample. The track is modular in its execution. Read mechanically swirls his smorgasbord of elements in a stew of modulation.

‘Socialize’ the B-Side track complements the textures of the first track nicely. It holds a more straightforward future-classic vibe with a chunky 303-bassline and simplified rhythm progression. The track dives into a deep chord bath drenched in hollow reverb.

Though Read didn’t re-invent the wheel with this release, the track construction and imaginative textures made for an enjoyable listen. The record would also make for a great addition to any dj’s tool box.

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EP REVIEW | BIG DOINT | BD01

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The imprint from down under, Untzz, have been relentless in their onslaught of dance floor killers in 2013. The wax only imprint’s sister label is, Big Doint, co-run by Babicka (aka Bradley Shawyer) and HVCK (aka Alex Fimeri) from Adelaide, Australia; they hold down one of the longest running residencies at the legendary Sugar Nightclub, throwing weekly ‘In The Deep End’ parties.

The labels debut EP is nothing short of a tasty burger with three compilation tracks that are all worth taking a solid listen to.  Francis Inferno Orchestra starts off with a strong message in, Take No Time. The track is a crunchy compressed jacker, that got me dancing in my seat when it first graced my headphones; if it was a burger, it would most definitely be a half pounder, lathered in mayo, grilled onions, and swiss cheese! The B-sides, Big Doint and Wonderland (Edit), establish a lighter, more melodic faire. Ecstatic in synth use and swing Big Doint is a stipped down delight weighing in at about about 122 bpm. The ode New York 1979 and Paris 1997 emanates in the album finale by Mic MillsWonderland (Edit).

As an EP as a whole, this is some of the rawest house I’ve heard in quite a long time. Like most of Untzz’s releases I’m sure that this limited pressing will become a hard to come by affair once it’s out. So, pick it up before it becomes another sought out piece that will cost a whole weeks worth of wages for flippin’ burgers.

Look for the release on November 25th

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FEEL MY BICEP 002 | ALBUM TRAILER

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Belfast tastemakers, Bicep, are back at in again with another entry into their love affair with pastiche house music. The boys released a preview for their new album out on their own label, Feel My Bicep. The album is a nod to everything that their blog curates, as well as deep cuts from years past. There is not much information on the EP with the exception of the preview video. The VHS inspired trailer is a nostalgic interpretation of 80s b-side films placed over the EP’s tracks.  From the video it looks as if there will be three original tracks on the album: Satisfy, The Final Trip, and Snackbar.

Take a gander at the video below. The 12″ is available for pre-order on Juno and Phonica. Get it while it’s hot, I have a feeling this album will sell out soon after the release date.

Stay up with Bicep on their Twitter, Soundcloud or Blog

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