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Soul Aid music for Japan-free downloads

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , on March 29, 2011 by E.N.

In response to the recent disaster in Japan, we are supporting a newly launched website called ‘SOUL AID: music for japan’

URL: http://soulaid.org

It’s a simple platform to share music donated by artists along with their personal message for FREE. The main objective is to cheer up and give mental or spiritual support to Japanese music fans by delivering them sincere thoughts and music from some of their favourite artists.

Our secondary objective is to call members of the music community around the world for donations, to make a small financial contribution to the relief efforts for the most needed. All proceeds will be donated to a Japanese emergency relief organization called Civic Force, who are currently operating in Kesennuma city.

We have 8 tracks, kindly provided by Thomas Fehlmann, Alexkid, International Feel, Nico Purman, Barker & Baumecker, Charles Webster, DJ Cosmo and Miss Kittin,
posted now. Many more will follow.
More information about this project, music and donation can be found on the additional pages on the website.

For those who are on Facebook, please “like” it!
http://www.facebook.com/pages/SOUL-AID-music-for-japan/120079368069654?ref=ts&sk=wall

For those who are on Twitter, please start following!
http://twitter.com/soulaidorg

Rick Wilhite -City Bar Dancing (Basement Mix) Free Download

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 24, 2011 by E.N.


Download: Rick Wilhite -City Bar Dancing (Basement Mix)
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Still Music is proud to present “Analog Aquarium”, the debut album by legendary Detroit house producer Rick “The Godson” Wilhite.

Check for more info HERE

Ricardo Villalobos, Los Updates & Anthony Collins join forces on their new EP, Joli Chat, out on Nice Cat Records

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , on March 9, 2011 by E.N.


Nice Cat brings to your probably lavish sound system two beautifully strange dance cuts: Side A is called “I Throw Water Into The Lake”, a deep and earthy trip sculpted by Ricardo Villalobos, Los Updates and Anthony Collins. The flip side, “I Miss You So Much” finds old collaborators Villalobos and Los Updates in a celebratory mood. A collectable item this one for sure.

artist: Ricardo Villalobos | Los Updates | Anthony Collins
title: Joli Chat EP
label: Nice Cat
date: April 03 2011
TRACKLIST
A. I Throw Water Into the Lake
B. I Miss You So Much

Rick “The Godson” Wilhite-“Analog Aquarium”

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , on January 26, 2011 by E.N.

Still Music is proud to present “Analog Aquarium”, the debut album by legendary Detroit house producer Rick “The Godson” Wilhite.

Rick is a longtime member of Detroit’s dance music scene, dating back to his time working at Buy Rite records, one of the epicenters of Detroit’s 1980’s techno music explosion. More recently, his own record shop Vibes New and Rare Music has achieved revered status amongst those in the know, acting as the heart and soul of deep dance music in the city. Rick is also responsible for throwing countless parties in Detroit, helping to develop the house sound that the city is known for, and to build connections to DJs from other cities like Chicago that have proved invaluable over the years. His love for music and records has led to a DJing career that has spanned many genres, though it is his take on deep house music that has led him to international acclaim. Drawing from Detroit’s history of soul, jazz, disco, house, and techno, Rick’s productions weave these sometimes disparate elements into a beautiful, cohesive whole that remains distinctly his own, just as he does with the records he plays in his DJ sets. Working with Theo Parrish, Kenny Dixon Jr., and Malik Pittman on the 3 Chairs project has grown Rick’s reputation even greater. With many classic 12” releases under his own name that have been absolutely beaten to death by DJs worldwide, it is now time for Rick to leave his mark on a wider audience with his debut solo album.

While it is undoubtedly his album, “Analog Aquarium” allows Rick to explore all sides of his musical abilities with the assistance of some of his most trusted allies. The record kicks off with a hot, jazzy vocal track in collaboration with Osunlade, Theo Parrish, and Billy Love, the Jacksons’ referencing “Blame It On The Boogie”. While this tune conjures up images of the California sun, the next cut, “Dark Walking”, sees Rick team up with fellow 3 Chair Malik Pittman to explore the deep, nasty underbelly of the 313 with menacing synth bass and warm jazz chords. The two part jam “Muzic Gonna Save The World” is a loose, stomping string-heavy romp, bringing to mind Pharoah Sanders if the synthesizer and sampler had been his instruments of choice. “Sunshine Pt. 2” starts off pleasant enough with rolling percussion and Rick’s own voice intoning, “Sunshine”, but those vibes are soon belied by the ominous strings and bells that transform the track entirely. One of the tracks from Rick’s first outing on Still Music is revisited on “City Bar Opening (Basement Mix)”, taking the already raw feeling to an even higher level. “Deep Horizons” begins with frenetic percussion that is eventually whittled down to a soulful groove before building the intensity back up. Rick’s famous late-night sampled grooves reappear on “In The Rain”, with Billy Love vibing up the place with his heart-felt vocals. On “Cosmic Jungle” and “Cosmic Soup”, Rick explores outer and inner space with tripped-out sci-fi effects but without sacrificing the soul that makes his productions so personal. All in all, a fitting full-length for such a diverse musician.

Still Music is based in Chicago, IL, and is the brainchild of Jerome Derradji. Now in its seventh year, Still Music has been instrumental in the worldwide proliferation of some of America’s freshest underground dance music. From raw disco to beautiful, refined techno, and stopping at every tempo and mood between and beyond, Still Music and its sublabels Past Due and Love For Music (also known as Stilove4music) have found room to include artists both established and new, releasing what can only be described as good music.

Release Date
21-Mar-2011

Tracklisting
01. Blame It On The Boogie
02. Dark Walking
03. Muzic Gonna Save The World Pt.1
04.SunshinePt.2
05. City Bar Dancing (Basement Mix)
06. Deep Horizons
07. In The Rain
08. Cosmic Jungle
09. Cosmic Soup
10. Muzic Gonna Save The World Pt.2

George FitzGerald-Don’t You

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on December 3, 2010 by E.N.


Artist: George FitzGerald
Title: Don’t You
Label: Hotflush Recordings
Format: 12” Vinyl, Digital
Release: 17/01/2011
Hotflush Recordings presents the follow-up single to George FitzGerald’s summer debut “The Let Down” & “Weakness”. Due for release in mid-January 2011 on Hotflush Two, this much-touted single is seeing the light of day after its inclusion in Scuba’s groundbreaking SUB:STANCE mix compilation on Ostgut Ton earlier this year. Here we see the budding London-based producer reaching into the brighter side of dubstep and garage styles, achieving a mood that is both blissful and emotive. On the flipside, Scuba gives the original mix a churning techno re-flex under his SCB guise.
Tracklisting
A. Don’t You (Original Mix)
AA. Don’t You (SCB Edit)

Nicolas Jaar ‘Space is Only Noise’ on Circus Company

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , on November 26, 2010 by E.N.

Release Date 14-Feb-2011

Nicolas Jaar has graduated– at least from the trappings of any young electronic music producer (his graduation from Brown University is 18 months away). Four years after his debut on the Brooklyn label Wolf + Lamb, and the much lauded follow up ‘Time for Us’, whose glacial slow-jam take on house sent journalists scrambling for adjectives, the 20 year old New Yorker by way of Chile returns to Circus Company with Space is Only Noise, an uncompromising manifesto on traces of the past, love lost, and specters of the future.

Having previously contributed to the catalog twice with his ‘Marks and Angels’ EP as well as the sublime ‘Your Waltz’ on the Snuggle and Slap compilation, we are delighted to present his first foray into the realm of the long player.

Jaar has made it quite apparent over the course of his nascent catalog and increasingly sought after live sets that challenge is an intrinsic part of his creative discourse. Few are the producers of any age with the cohones to ride a sub-100-bpm tempo at peak time in the techno Mecca of Berlin, and fewer still are those who receive an ecstatic hands-in-the-air response for their precocious efforts. It is precisely this sense of risk which elevates Space is Only Noise beyond the realm of valiant first effort or crossover dance music oddity. Those looking to wade through the sea of Jaar’s potential influences will quickly find themselves in the deep waters of golden age Factory records, home spun digitalism of Mille Plateaux, Endtroducing era DJ Shadow and Eric Satie.

Jaar gently coaxes his listener into the experience from the opening sounds of rolling waves on ‘être’, but quickly transitions into the sophisticated percussion and meandering melodies that characterise his sound. Jaar seeks, and often finds, beauty in melancholy on the first few tracks of the album. As the album begins to accelerate with ‘too many kids finding rain in the dust’, Jaar confronts us with the often forgotten reality that our sadness is not mutually exclusive from the dance floor.

Suddenly, on ‘keep me there’, Jaar’s voice appears over the delicious, rumbling melody. “We’re in a really bad bed, right?” he remarks. “Mm– it’s not really a bed. It’s like a balloon” responds a sultry female voice as they both crumble away in laughter. Though your hips stir to the relentless bassline and the sexiness of the voices, your heart is jolted out of its luxurious malaise when horns erupts seconds later.

“How can you talk about a landscape without showing the sky and the earth?” a voice asks, translating from the French on ‘être’. So Jaar concludes, revisiting the same track to end the album. Complete landscapes such as these are only realised in contrast- the indulgent against the reserved, the sky against the earth; lightness and darkness.

Space is Only Noise is a tour de force with few modern equals, and a great sign of things to come from one of electronic music’s most exciting producers.

Sepalcure-The Fleur EP on Hotflush Recordings

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , on November 26, 2010 by E.N.

Following the release of their stunning summer debut EP ‘Love Pressure’, Sepalcure – a Brooklyn-based duo composed of Travis Stewart and Praveen Sharma – have announced their second EP featuring four brand new cuts, due for release in late January 2011 on Hotflush Recordings.

Having produced for years individually as Machinedrum (LuckyMe) and Praveen (of Praveen & Benoît), their new collaboration breathes a new life of its own, reflected in its distinctive, lush sonic warmth and a refreshing style of composition that is as equally fitting on the dancefloor as it is in the comfort of one’s home.

The Fleur EP shows a progression of Sepalcure’s depth of field, weaving distant chords, soulful vocals, and organic rhythms into vibrant, immersive soundscapes, with echoes of house, techno, and dubstep within. Be it the gentle melodies of “Fleur”, the ascendant effervescence of “Your Love”, the relentless bass of “No Think”, or the suspending ambience of “Inside”, it is a sound that is unmistakably Sepalcure.

Release date 31-Jan-2011

01. Fleur

 02. Your Love

03. No Think

04. Inside

 Their live performances have been gaining steam over the last year, beginning with appearances at Unsound Festival, Dub War NYC, and The Bunker, followed by a live showcase at Portland’s Decibel Festival in September, they are set to embark on their first European tour with other Hotflush artists this December.

They have also composed an original track in Darren Aronofsky’s new film Black Swan, in theatres starting December 2010.

EU Tour dates:

09 Dec: Horst Kreuzberg, Berlin (w/ Scuba, Pangaea)

10 Dec: Melkweg, Amsterdam (w/ Scuba, Mount Kimbie, George FitzGerald)

11 Dec: Culture Box, Copenhagen (w/ Scuba, Sigha)

15 Dec: Pudel Club, Hamburg

16 Dec: Rex Club, Paris (w/ Scuba, Sigha)

17 Dec: Plan B, London (w/ Scuba, James Blake, George Fitzgerald, Will Saul, Sigha)

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