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TOP 70 Promo Chart Electronic +,…,-April 2014

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TOP 70 Promo Chart Electronic + ,…,-April 2014

Future Garage,Downtempo,Beats,Lounge,Jazz,Hip Hop,Drum n Bass,Glitch,Disco,Funk,Ska,World,Reggae,DUB…,

1.Sylvan Esso – Uncatena (4:16) INFO
2.D-Noise – Time Is (5:52) INFO
3.Rude Audio – LV On A Hill ft. Eucalypta LV (4:36) INFO
4.Machinedrum – On My Mind (3:28) INFO
5.sUb modU – Addis Neukölln (6:37) INFO
6.Thievery Corporation – No More Disguise (3:29) INFO
7.Chopstick & Johnjon -I Will Follow (5:51) INFO
8.Deep City Culture – Where the Road Ends (3:46) INFO
9.David K – Roots & Memories (7:33)INFO
10. Emil Germ – Tease And Burn (Original) (4:29) INFO
11. Arts The Beatdoctor – Ghost In The Machine (Bastard Sugar remix) (4:14)
12.Blitz The Ambassador – CALL WAITING ft. Angelique Kidjo (4:14)
13.NameBrandSound – Spell On Me (4:21)
14.Hypha, sAuce, DuBuddha – Royal Keef (4:41)
15.Around7 – Gaye Party (5:51)
16.Quentin Hiatus – Give Me All Of You (Original Mix) (4:04)
17. Latin Goes Ska Master (6:36)
18.Jay Flora – Get Lucky (Dj Disse Raindrop Re-edit) (3:49)
19.Spankinz – Love Spank (6:50)
20.Emeron & Fox – Cosmic Windup (3:44)
21.The New Mastersounds – Old Man Noises (2:51)
22.Elina Duni – Little love (4:00)
23.SideA-c it016wax (4:34)
24.Dusty – Cosmic Path (4:32)
25.Shawn Lee – Where’d He Go ? (1:04)
26. Movin’ on ft Ty , Breis & Peeda (4:20)
27.technology worshippers AMENDED (3:12)
28.Kalbata & Mixmonster – Prisoner in Love (CRB Version) (4:14)
29.Wu Wei – Father Winter (4:29)
30.K15 – Ascension (3:56)
31.The Spandettes – Shine a Smile (5:53)
32.Sam Irl – Time (6:35)
33.Too Short, Oh Blimey, El Diablo – Weird Science (4:38)
34.Tim “Love” Lee – Zen Furious (2:09)
35.Paul Hazendonk- Canyon (feat. Sian Evans) (3:32)
36.Rook – Aquatic Robotic (4:06)
37.Kate Tempest – Lonely Daze (4:06)
38.Speedometer – Happy (3:40)
39.Calibro 35 – Vendetta (3:24)
40.DWNTWN (We Were Born Electric Remix) – Til Tomorrow (4:00)
41.Sleepy Time Ghost feat. Ras Demo – Rule Your Destiny (Ed West -Remix) (3:57)
42.2KM2 – 05 What’s Comin’- Born To Hate DJ Amor Remix (3:06)
43.Noel & Exit9 – Tonight (Original) (4:11)
44.Andypop – ANDYPOP Impeccable flows Withthefox rmx (5:11)
45. MoreSpaces – Saturn (Karl Loewenherz Rmx) (8:37)
46.Galak Spiritual – Over London [feat. Jago] (produced by Sleepy Time Ghost) (3:05)
47.Warp9 – 2 AstroDisco Master (4:10)
48.Antiplastic – BAD DOLL (orginal mix) (3:17)
49. Blue – Ray Lugo
50.Diapositive – Spring Affair – Hit The Curb Remix (3:54)
51. Rayko – Time & Space (Cosmic Club Version) (5:14)
52.Funkyloco – Just Relax (Original Mix) (5:20)
53. Agaric – Cross Sections (2:26)
54. Zarkoff – How Shall I Put It (2:56)
55.Hassan Hakmoun – Moulay Ahmed (Saint Ahmed) (5:41)
56.I Killed Kenny – Mercedes (3:32)
57. Pheek – Sortir de l’ombre (18:20)
58.Seba – Life is (6:59)
59.Transparent – Deep In My Soul (Original Mix) (7:04)
60.Beaton – Something From The Jungle (Original Mix) (4:33)
61.D.R.O.P.S – Utopia (Original Mix) (5:32)
62.Bria Skonberg – 12 Go Tell It (3:19)
63.None Decay – Gully (Original Mix) (5:14)
64.Gypsy Dreams Featuring Ferenc Illenyi – Bulerias (3:51)
65.Ruffie – Strife (Original Mix) (5:27)
66.Garnica – I Don’t Care About Winning, I Care About Playing (5:08)
67.krankbrother – Together (6:27)
68. The Kenneth Bager Experience feat. Sofie Gråbøl – What’s My Name (Extended Disco Mix) (7:05)
69. Nu & Jo Ke – Who Loves The Sun (9:21)
70.Arto Mwambe – Hum ALong (Move D’s Move Along Remix) (6:45)

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Chopstick & Johnjon ‘Twelve’

Posted in News with tags , , , , , on April 10, 2014 by E.N.

Chopstick & Johnjon 'Twelve'Already well-respected for moving dancefloors with their warm funk-infused brand of house music, Suol label headsChopstick & Johnjon broaden the sound palette with their debut album ‘Twelve’, delivering a superbly crafted work that favours song over track and features vocalist Chris James from Ninja Tune signed band Stateless. 

Good things take time. For listeners out there who still need convincing, quality time with Chopstick & Johnjon‘s debut album, ‘TWELVE’ is in order. That‘s right. An entire album! Despite being busy these last few years tackling market demands with EPs and remixes, they‘ve finally managed to put out a full-length opus.

And what an album it is! This is an album that lets the ever-changing winds of house music blow right on by, and, through what felt like years in the making, has developed a vibrant tonal language that will continue to tell new stories after stories for years to come. During the final Berlin studio sessions last winter, and it was the only way to get through winter, these arrangements fanned the embers of our “suols” into a healthy glow, helping us survive the cold and grey outside. It‘s an album that focuses on song over track, skillfully pleasing listeners without simply fixating on maximum floor effect.

Besides its ample fruition time, the album‘s second most important ingredient is the voice of Chris James, a London-based singer and musician, who often releases music with his band Stateless on !K7 and Ninja Tune. Rumour has it that a list of preferred candidates for vocal features circulated through the studio when recording began. That list was quickly crumpled up and thrown into the studio‘s trash bin the second James‘ soothing vocals took flight.

Ultimately, the studio recording session proved so intuitive and natural that James‘s heart-warming vocal lines and harmonies are featured on eleven of the twelve album tracks.

sUb modU – Circles EP

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 10, 2014 by E.N.

sUb_modU_circlesThe new project called ‘sUb_modU’ shapes up from the desire of avoiding to choke a growing love simply because it wouldn’t suit the style of the former projects tied to the exploration of abstract hip-hop and future beats with Jazzy Gentle, or to the cinematic sounds/70′s soundtracks (with the Acusmatic Group) and to the past 10 years of jazz studies and performances.
This new love finds its roots in the echoes and the sound of electronic music (mainly analog sound and future-bass music) and, amplified by the Berlin experience, explores a new territory creating a sound that makes one think to the illusion of hypnotics circles translated into music, with the help of phase shifting, overlapping of rhythms and sequences of phrases.


BIO
sUb_modU, Italian producer, musician and composer of electronic music, recently based in Berlin.
Currently focused on analog electronic, slo-mo-tribal, bass music, modal, afrotribal jazz, techno, hypnotic, spacey, and deep atmosphere, he spent the past year working on his first EP, slowly becoming aware that the experiences in his new home city were carving a new creative vein while changing his music.
Owner of Jazzy Gentle project, Co-founder /owner of the Acusmatic Group project, Member of The Beatfonics Crew held several collaborations with Irma Records, Buyù Records, Agogo Records, Wass Records, Roy Ayers Project, Timewarp Music, NoMad Records.

Sylvan Esso debut album ‘Sylvan Esso‘ due June 2nd+Video+Tour

Posted in News with tags , , , , , on April 10, 2014 by E.N.

SYLVAN ESSOAn accidental duo, Sylvan Esso was not meant to be a band. Rather, Amelia Meath asked producer Nick Sanborn to remix her track Play It Right, originally written for her band Mountain Man. He did the obligatory remix, but he sensed that there was something more important here than a one-time handoff…. Amelia felt it, too.

Schedules alligned. Moves were made. And as 2012 slipped into 2013, Sanborn and Meath reconvened in the unlikely artistic hub of Durham, N.C., a former manufacturing town with cheap rent and good food. A year later, their self-titled debut – a collection of vivid addictions concerning suffering and love, darkness and deliverance – arrives as a necessary pop balm.

Debut album ‘Sylvan Esso’ is released on Partisan Records on June 2nd.
iTunes pre-order http://smarturl.it/SylvanEsso.iTunes

Forthcoming live dates:

12th May 2014 GB, London – Village Underground with tUnE-yArDs
14th May, DT, Berlin, Berghain with tUnE-yArDs
15th May, DT, Hamburg, Nochtspeicher with tUnE-yArDs
18th May, NL, Amsterdam, Bitterzoet with tUnE-yArDs
19th May, FR, Paris, Café Paris de la Danse with tUnE-yArDs

Plaid Announces New Album ‘Reachy Prints’ (Out May 20) Stream New Track

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , on March 20, 2014 by E.N.

plaid reachy printsWarp Records are pleased to announce the release of Plaid’s tenth album, Reachy Prints. The work confirms their position at the vanguard of underground electronic music production, whilst retaining their trademark emotive and playful signature style present throughout their career.

After 25 years together as Plaid, Andy Turner and Ed Handley are still true innovators within their field.Reachy Prints continues the evolution in Plaid’s long nurtured sound and reveals some of its hidden, most complex domains.

TRACKLIST 
01. OH
02. Hawkmoth
03. Nafovanny
04. Slam
05. Wallet
06. Matin Lunaire
07. Tether
08. Ropen
09. Liverpool St

Pre-order Reachy Prints at Bleep https://bleep.com/release/50607-plaid-reachy-prints

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CloZee – Inner Peace [Official Music Video]

Posted in News with tags , , , , , on March 8, 2014 by E.N.

TOP 100 Promo Chart -March 2014

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 1, 2014 by E.N.

ILLUM SPHERE GHOSTS
Some of the best tracks from albums,ep’s,compilations…arrived at our mailbox extramusicnew(at)gmail.com.
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TOP 100 Promo Chart March 2014 -ELECTRONIC

1. Illum Sphere – At Night (Featuring Mai Nestor) (3:51) INFO
2. Fontarrian – Wait For Me (5:22) INFO
3. PillowTalk – Home Sick (5:18) INFO
4. Lune – Boys ‘n’ Roses (3:42) INFO
5. El Pres Beats – Vervelend Jong (3:02) INFO
6. VNDMG – Bordello Blush (4:17) INFO
7. Rennie Foster – Searchin’ for XTC (Dagham & remlaB Remix) (6:18) INFO
8. Jackethat – New Line (Agraba & Monkey Fish Remix) (6:28) INFO
9. Coco Solid – 2 Wise 2 Wed (3:07) INFO
10. Lack of Afro – No Guts No Glory (3:45) INFO
11. Kiings x Christopher Porterfield Garden(4:51)
12. Taj Weekes & Adowa – Blood On The Street (3:25)
13. B O F C – Burn It Down (4:45)
14. DevelopMENT & Trilla – Reload (4:37)
15. Sizzla, Ed Solo, Stickybuds – I’m Living (Ed Solo & Stickybuds Remix) (5:35)
16. Beedeep – Strong (Original Mix) (6:37)
17. Emerson Twin – Dance Of The Space Pygmies (3:18)
18. Summed – Mad mad (5:09)
19. Dimito – Entierro (Original Mix) (6:11)
20. Christian Prommer – Hanging On The DJ Booth (Album Version) (5:22)
21. BlakSpun – Space Powder (8:13)
22. Not On Earth – Ratio (Original Mix) (4:40)
23. Electrosexual – Tempelhof (David Carretta Remix) (7:12)
24. Kalbata & Mixmonster – Prisoner in Love (4:16)
25. Riccicomoto and Ivan Garci – Walk With Me (Ivan Garci Special Edit) (6:51)
26. Mountal – Don’t Look Back (6:50)
27. .Motif – Lucid (Original Mix) [Spirit Soul Records] (5:59)
28. DashaRush – Ocean Shy (9:24)
29. Emerson Twin – Dance Of The Space Pygmies (3:18)
30. Belfie & Alex Tea present Chicago Stories – What Can You Do For Me (5:53)
31. Universal Language – Blue Field (8:11)
32. Kids Electronics – Civilization – Original Mix [Green Mono] (4:41)
33. Positive Flow – Do What I Do feat. Omar (Soulpersona Raregroove Remix) (5:34)
34. Lula Circus – My Reflection (Short Instrumental Version) (7:12)
35. Ian Metty – Feel About A Bass (Original Mix) (6:24)
36. Eddie Hu – I don’t want to know (Dub version) (6:32)
37. Larry Cadge – As Time Goes By (Original Mix) (6:29)
38. Sarp Yilmaz – Don’t Go On Me (Original Mix) (6:15)
39. Funk D’Void – Lambo (6:32)
40. Rust & Dust – Praus (Nektar Agu Remix) (9:53)
41. Occupanther – TaleaEP 01 Occupanther – Down (3:08)
42. Burnin Tears – U Don’t Get Me (feat. Jakobin) (7:21)
43. VSK – 9mm (Vilix Remix) (6:12)
44. Standard Fair – HERE I AM (6:39)
45. Burro Banton, Cornel Campbell – Pressure (5:19)
46. Rick Sanders & Larry Cadge – Azimuth (Original Mix) (7:48)
47. Ennio Colaci – MY DEVIL Original (5:38)
48. Prince Alla – Addis A Baba (6:09)
49. Heretic – Quantum Machine (5:18)
50. Deas,Midi Zoo – The Drugs (8:07)
51. Pinchers – Guide Me Oh Jah (3:49)
52. RyanPamatmat After Four (6:51)
53. Nadja Lind – Beirut Deep Night (6:20)
54. Tomas Jirku – Deep Space House (6:45)
55. Ivanov – New Sky (Soulphiction Remix) (7:08)
56. John Jastszebski – The Set Up (7:42)
57. Luca Bear – Strictly Forbidden (Reworked) (7:28)
58. Neve – Anaesthetic (Original Mix) (7:04)
59. Robert Feedmann – Letters (6:12)
60. DECiBEL Ft. Slick Don – Work (Jerome Price Remix) (7:24)
61. Joss Moog – Who Thinks (Main) (7:26)
62. Marc Cotterell – These Things! (Seed vs Boomtune Mix) (8:32)
63. Kaelan&Z.I.P.P.O(3KZ) – Bounder (6:21)
64. P.O.O.F – We Will Find It Out feat.LM (7:10)
65. Sebastian Fleischer – Roots (Original Mix) (9:00)
66. DAN.K – Nobody (Gorkiz Remix) (6:31)
67. Raffaele Effe – Da Funk (Original Mix) (7:56)
68. Tomson & Fyza – Elevate (Tomson Dub) (6:45)
69. Lex Newton – Take On Me (radio edit) (3:15)
70. Luca Lento – Poema (Mendo Remix) (7:00)
71. Milkplant&TheAutomaticMessage – Lights At 1000 Meters (9:12)
72. Mekas – CajaNegra (6:04)
73. Mastaba Audio – Poltergeist (Original Mix) (6:41)
74. Orelse – Mash Up The Fun (Original Mix) [Green Mono] (6:32)
75. Alex Mine, Stiv Hey – Separate Paths (Original Mix) (7:51)
76. Invalyd feat. Jonny Rose – Let Your Heart Go (4:30)
77. Bara Bröst – Self Control (Original Mix) (7:10)
78. Paul Hazendonk Noraj Cue – Youre My Habit Lanks Bad Habit (7:02)
79. Fabio Ferrini & Roland Clark – What That Is? (The MiamiBeachBears Remix) (6:39)
80. Julian Ganzer – Besides (feat. Eric D. Clark) (7:48)
81. Dave Rosario – Better Days (original mix) (7:18)
82. AFFKT – Therapy (Satori remix) (5:47)
83. Nadja Lind and Brendon Moeller – Saharan Night (6:01)
84. Joton – Collision (Soolee Remix) (8:01)
85. Sergio Fernandez – Sergio Fernandez – Tower of God [Kraftek] (6:40)
86. Julien Sandre & Ivo Toscano – Adore (7:10)
87. Valmont – Guidi (3:38)
88. CeCe Rogers & Mari Ferrini – How Can I? (MiamiBeachBears Remix) (6:24)
89. Sami Wentz – Let it Love (Original Mix) (7:03)
90. Doppelherz – Tear It All Down (Original Mix) (7:11)
91. George Apergis VS Alex Retsis – Minthe (Dave Tarrida Remix) (5:45)
92. D-Rashid – Famous (Original Mix) (5:20)
93. Alex Bau – Affin144 03 Alex Bau – Diversions (Measure Divide Remix) (5:57)
94. Phil Kieran – Going There (6:17)
95. Planetary Assault Systems – Riot In Silo 12 (5:57)
96. Daddy’s Groove & Congorock – Synthemilk (Extended Mix) (5:07)
97. DaveTarida – Sugar Rush (Al Ferox Rmx) (5:31)
98. JosePouj – Stealth (Luis Ruiz Remix) (5:42)
99. Synthek&Audiolouis – The Storm (6:08)
100. Deorro – Five Hours (Original Mix) (5:26)

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Fontarrian »vlv«

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on March 1, 2014 by E.N.

ANTIME#002_CoverArtWorkAARTIST:FONTARRIAN

TITLE:VLV

LABEL:ANTIME

RELEASE DATE:2014-03-28

FORMATS:DIGITAL ALBUM, VINYL LP

Fontarrian is Marlon T.L. Fink. Hailing from Graz, Austria, his influences are too wide and far scattered around the globe to be mentioned just here. He‘s been making music since 2006, on various occasions live and as a DJ. He‘s part of the RDMH (River Deep Mountain High) collective, hosting parties every now and then. »vlv« consists of 10 tracks that have been sketched out in the last couple of years and were finalized this past winter.

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His debut effort for Berlin-based label antiME offers a glimpse into a fragile yet eclectic spectrum of sounds consisting of loopy vocal bits, slowly unwinding washes of dream-like ambience, distinctively (s)tumbling almost jazzy percussions and an ever-present, blissful warmth. the latter emanates from and sucks you into what seems to be a world of its own. Like a lo-fi attempt at capturing momentary twists of the heart through significantly diverse tracks – imperfect nonetheless – the album feels like a mixtape you‘ve set out to record for someone special, but somehow never got around to.

VNDMG ‘Million Minds’ ft MYKA 9

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , on March 1, 2014 by E.N.

VNDMG MILLION MINDSA master of the rhythmic enterprise, San Francisco based VNDMG has been melding both head-shaking basslines and addictive upbeat samples in his work, all encompassed by his signature enlightening and effervescent technique. Originally rooted in industrial music he moved onto IDM/ Downtempo with atmospheric beats and warm, sophisticated textures. He has most recently focused on more driven bass oriented genres up in the glitch-hop, crunk and trap department.

In his latest release “Million Minds”, he continues to blend experimental chill beats with dance- floor banger vibes. Featuring twisted and cerebral rhythms and hard hitting bass drops dripping with hyphey hooks, this full length album paves soundwaves for the mind and body. The beats of “Million Minds” run deep and dark like the city streets at night peppered with sonic blinky lights that keep your brain lit up like Times Square.

Illum Sphere – Ghosts Of Then And Now

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , on March 1, 2014 by E.N.

ILLUM SPHERE GHOSTS
Ryan Hunn, AKA Illum Sphere, is founder of Manchester’s renowned club night Hoya:Hoya, has remixed Radiohead, toured the world’s best club nights and released music on some of its finest imprints – 3024, Tectonic, Young Turks, and now Ninja Tune, where he’s found a long term home.

His album arrives on the back of eager expectation. If anyone seemed set to make one of the standout albums of the era, it was Illum Sphere. The good news is that he’s delivered in spades.

Ghosts Of Then And Now has been deliberately and uncompromisingly conceived as a full length record; an album in the traditional sense, full of music that couldn’t be more modern, whilst nodding to Hunn’s various influences.

Opener “Liquesce” – which features the drumming of Shigeto – is aptly titled, conjuring as it does a sense of blissful dissolution. It also contains a haunting refrain that’s deceptively familiar, the sort of melody line you’ll hear for years. The song ends abruptly (and cleverly) in a deep intake of breath, as if preparing itself for the album ahead.

“At Night” shows not only how adept with vocals Illum Sphere is – layering Mai Nestor of Facit’s beautiful voice into his music in a startlingly effective fashion – but also just how far he pushes the template of his form. Elements of all the go-to genres’ glitch, bass and drum experimentation are present here, but Hunn has mastered them completely, using them only for genuine emotive effect.

“The Road” is the first of three fruitful collaborations with Shadowbox, AKA Bonnie Baxter. Driving drums with an industrial edge merge with anxious synths and looping, lilting melodies, the distinctive, rich vocal both seductive and foreboding.

“It’ll Be Over Soon” builds from an exploratory, ominous groove to a frenetic, restless release, in a study of mood that approaches the existential. “Lights Out / In Shinjuku’s” deep bass and elemental, sci-fi synths steer the album towards its transcendental ending in “Embryonic.” This the final part of the three Shadowbox collaborations, see her return to glorious effect. A simple, shuffle-swing drum and haunting melody give way to abruptly to ocean-deep bass and vast, emotive melody.

Ghosts Of Then And Now is further proof that electronic music is taking giant leaps forward. This is a record so rich in ideas, themes, textures and writing that it will draw the listener in time and time again. As such, it will take its place alongside the best works in the form.

Ninja Tune

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