Forrest’s latest release, his debut for Midnight Vision, demonstrates his intense and versatile sound. The lead track ‘Shiny Suit Man’ blends hypnotic, cheeky vocals with dusty drums to create a roller, which sounds great both in the headphones and on the dancefloor. ‘My Factory’ continues on the deep tip and mixes vocal samples and modulating synth lines to create a smokey atmosphere. ‘My Factory’s’ slinky bassline drives the track along and will get any floor moving… ‘Beverly Hills’ teases us with an uncomplicated arrangement of slick house with sustained strings providing the tension and a great use of a female vocal sample. Closing the EP, new kids on the block Bodhi bring a garage swing to their remix of Shiny Suit Man kicks, their introduction of heavy syncopated 808’s paired with shuffling synths bring a new flavour to the EP.
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Ministry of Sound has led the return of house music to the top of the UK singles charts in 2013 with hits from Duke Dumont feat A*M*E (No.1) and Chris Malinchak (No.2), and with summer finally here, Mike Mago’s ‘The Show’looks set to continue their run.
One of the biggest tracks of the moment, Mike Mago’s ‘The Show’ has become a staple for the likes of Zane Lowe, B Traits, Pete Tong, Toddla T and Danny Howard on Radio 1, with further support from 1Xtra’s Trevor Nelson, Cameo, DJ Target and Semtex, and Kiss’s Steve Smart.
‘The Show’s upscaled Chicago house vibe and sparkling piano break has ensured wide club appeal, with DJ’s such as Rudimental, The Magician, Crookers, Josh Wink, Tensnake and beyond making it an anthem across a thriving global club scene – from Ibiza to Croatia, and LA to Sydney.
Michiel Thomassen, aka Mike Mago, heads up Amsterdam-based BMKLTSCH RCRDS and has been curating what’s hot from Dutch soil and beyond for several years. His own tracks such as ‘The Power’ and ‘The Soul’ quickly brought him attention from the world’s leading blogs, which then became plays on specialist shows on Radio 1 and beyond.
Mago’s DJ schedule takes him all across Europe with shows in London, Amsterdam, Brussels, Dublin, Lyon, Hamburg and Ibiza, playing festivals like Tomorrowland and clubs like Ministry of Sound. He’s currently busy in the studio working on a string of remixes for A-list artists as well as more original music.
Remixes for ‘The Show’ come from Friction, Friend Within, Louis La Roche and Patrick Hagenaar.
Mike Mago – The Show – Patrick Hagenaars Colour Code Club Mix -CLIP
Tensnake first burst onto the scene with the explosive, Technicolor eruption that was ‘Coma Cat’ a few years back; a record that was as inescapable as it was irrepressible. Since that point he’s given us a few teasers of what we know he’s capable of, but has been relatively quiet on the release front… until now.
‘Mainline’ is the latest record from Tensnake and once again bears all the marks of an uplifting club classic in the making. With his trademark, old-school production aesthetic and featuring the vocals of Syron – last seen appearing on Rudimnental’s underground hit ‘Spoon’ – ‘Mainline’ is the realisation of many months hard work in the studio and further proof that Tensnake is one of the most exciting producers of a generation.
Check out the teaser clip now and stay tuned for further news about its forthcoming release on Defected Records.
The “Mainline” single hits stores November 5 via Defected Records
Download Little Boots – Every Night I Say A Prayer HERE
Over the past couple of years, Manchester-based producer Lone (a.k.a. Matt Cutler) has become a fully fledged reinvention of his former self. Leaving behind the hip-hop seasoned abstraction and hazy beatscapes of his notable Ecstasy & Friends and Lemurian albums for a quicker-paced sound that draws on a much heavier Chicago house / Detroit Techno and early 90′s London rave/hardcore sound. With his last album proper Emerald Fantasy Tracks & last year’s R&S debut Coreshine Voodoo, we saw a honing of these styles. Continuing his ethereal journey through space and time where these previous two outings left off, new album Galaxy Garden – that you will hopefully have in your ears right now – is without doubt his most complete body of work to date.
Title: Galaxy Garden
Label: R&S Records
01 New Colour
02 The Animal Pattern
03 As A Child (With Machinedrum)
04 Lying In The Reeds
05 Dragon Blue Eyes
06 Crystal Caverns 1991
08 Dream Girl / Sky Surfer
09 Earth’s Lungs
10 Cthulhu (With Machinedrum)
11 Stands Tidal Waves
12 Spirals (With Anneka)
The varied excursions on display unearth new corners to the wunderkind, whilst maintaining his signature sound and cinematic overtones. Opener New Colour lays down the album’s mandate with layers of symbiotic sound-scapes. On into The Animal Pattern, a rolling 8-bit bastardisation where visions of Out Run’s Splash Wave come flooding back again. Nomrex label head machine drum makes an appearance on two tracks adding his hazy vocals to As A Child & Cthulhu. The latter evolving into a mid tempo broken roller with key stabs which wouldn’t sound out of place on a Japan record.
Thing of beauty, Lying in the Reeds finds Cutler in one of his more melodic, melancholic and reflective moods. This gives way to the ambient drone of Dragon Blue Eyes and through to Crystal Caverns 91; revival stabs, hardcore remnants, a frenetic cadence and we’re already half way through the album. Two uptempo, blissed out stuttered motion bangers – proceed in the form of Raindance & Dream & Girl/Sky Surfer. It’s Raindance and the incredible Earth’s Lungs where he wears his love of Aphex Twin and Warp most prominently, all the time maintaining a very Lone take on it. The album closes this Lone chapter with vocalist Anneka – who’s worked with the likes of Falty DL, Starkey, Ital Tek, Vex’d - and the track Spirals, which is the closest you’ll get to Cutler writing a pop song.
A rollercoaster ride of playful nods to a plethora of scenes and influences past, present and future, a residency at Manchester hot-spot Hoya:Hoya, upcoming shows all over the place, support for his tracks from the likes of Caribou, Diplo, Kode 9, Dark Sky, Rustie, James Holden, Martyn, Joy Orbison – to name just a few – remixes for Radiohead, Tensnake & Underworld already under his belt; it’s going to be quite a year for Lone. Cutler ended 2010 with his tracks Pineapple Crush and Once In A While featured in every respectable ‘Best of 2010’ roundup (Resident Advisor, Phonica, Juno & Fact Magazine). This an album to be treasured and one that will no doubt, end up in even more polls come the end of twenty twelve.
Marking the year where disco reached the masses and bore many new offshoots and fusions, the award-winning Future Disco series celebrates with its fifth episode ‘Downtown Express’ carefully crafted by Sean Brosnan.
In 2011 disco became yet more engulfed into its musical siblings. Its intrinsic sounds were in a constant state of flux, typical of the ever-changing beast dance music. The new breed of disco brought the arrival of basslines from artists such as Maxxi Soundsystem and Maceo Plex and further merged it with contemporary house music.
‘Downtown Express’ is a celebration of this that goes the distance to champion the best releases from a sea of new talent to embrace the genre such as David August, Benoit & Sergio and Tiger & Woods, who were all equally as likely to break records on traditional disco labels as they were techno imprints such as Visionquest, Crosstown Rebels and Hot Creations in 2011. These records broke the existing rules, bringing samples and elements from disco roots with their own current interpretation, in line with the Future Disco established vision.
The Future Disco series is a barometer for new and future sounds, mapping connections and hinting at where the key artists are headed in relation to the wider musical movement. Joining the dots between the year’s biggest pop stars Metronomy, to new faces such as Mano Le Tough, and established artists alongside those are reaching fever pitch includingMaceo Plex.
‘Downtown Express’ is a powerful 80s boogie electronic trip engulfing all on a non stop late night party vibe. As ever, Future Disco brings together key tracks and future hits such as Miguel Campbell ‘Something Special’ (Best Track DJ Mag Best Of British Awards), alongside unheard cuts from Maxxi Soundsystem ‘There’s No Love’ and his remix of Bonar Bradberry.
The mix revisits staple artists that the series gave early recognition to and have gone on to become big talents including Crazy P and Tensnake, as well as young burgeoning talent from the Needwant family, Bonar Bradberry and Mario Basanov in his epic Metronomy remix.
Now a global brand synonymous with style and substance, the Future Disco residencies continue to grow at Space in Ibiza and Ministry Of Sound in London while their one off events are gaining momentum across Asia, America and Europe. Their monthly radio show is still perceived as a voice for breaking new records to its expanding diverse audience.
Cat no: NEEDCD007
Distribution: Above Board
Released: Tuesday February 21st, 2012
- Moon Boots – Off My Mind
- Crazy P present The Syndromes – The Hit
- Miguel Campbell – Something Special
- Tensnake – Need Your Lovin (Tiger & Woods Remix)
- Maxxi Soundsystem – There’s No Love
- Cosmic Kids – Reginalds Groove (Classixx remix)
- Bonar Bradberry – Lip Therapy (Maxxi Soundsystem Remix)
- David August – On My Mind
- TJ Kong & Nuno Dos Santos – Something Happened (Pitto Instrumental Remix)
- Metronomy – Corrine (Mario Basanov Remix)
- Benoit & Sergio – Principles
- Mano Le Tough – Those Lights Are Lives
- DJ T. – City Life feat. Cari Golden (Maceo Plex Remix)
- The Gathering – In My System (Revenge Remix)
- Mario Basanov – We Are Child Of Love (Mario’s ReDub)
- Rewards – Equal Dreams feat. Solange Knowles
- Joakim – Find A Way (Soul Clap Floating Mix)
- Penguin Prison – Multi Millionaire (Prince Language Instrumental Remix)
Future Disco is spearheaded by Sean Brosnan, who adds an element of delicacy and intricate craftsmanship to each episode, resulting in a discerning fusion that is indistinguishable in style and nods to the past while hinting at the future. Available in mixed and unmixed format, this episode is suitable for novices as much as avid collectors.
Future Disco has mapped the reemergence of the disco phenomena over its five year history. Garnering titles such as iTunes compilation of the year, it is a voice for anyone seeking knowledge, comfort and pleasure from a genre that has come to eclipse not only a style, but also a desire to dance.
We Love… Welcomes Back Aphex Twin and Fatboy Slim for the Closing Party to Celebrate Another Legendary SeasonPosted in News with tags Aphex Twin, Claude VonStroke, Fatboy Slim, Jem Haynes, Justin Martin, Paul Woolford, Tensnake on September 1, 2011 by emn extramusicnew
We Love… Welcomes Back Aphex Twin and Fatboy Slim for the Closing Party to Celebrate Another Legendary Season
On the 25th September, marking the end of the We Love… 2011 season the doors open yet again to one of the most inventive and influential figures in contemporary electronic music Aphex Twin.
Last year a landmark event in the history of clubbing took place when for the first time in his 20-year music-making career, the all-conquering mastermind of electronic music Richard D James, aka Aphex Twin, played his Ibiza debut at We Love… Space. As anticipated the event held an air of something revolutionary. It feels like everyone’s been waiting the whole year for him to return, to experience the magic all over again and confirm that it wasn’t a dream.
“The booking of Aphex Twin is exactly what defines We Love… as a club night that isn´t afraid to do something a bit different and for me that´s what makes the night so special. The melting pot of the musically eclectic and the dancefloor destroyers. Variety is the spice of life.” James Zabiela
“It´s the best thing I´ve ever seen with my eyes” Ruairi Dunne, We Love…
Putting out his first record ‘Analogue Bubblebath’ in 1991, Aphex has been making music, building his own synthesisers and writing his own computer programmes in his bedroom from the age of 14 which brought about the title of his debut album, ‘Selected Ambient Works 85-92’. For many people, this was the first exposure into the mind and music of this celebrated musical maverick. Today, his music, released either on the celebrated Warp label or on his own Rephlex imprint is used widely in films, TV adverts and has influenced the likes of Radiohead as well as probably nearly every electronic DJ and producer out there. Aphex’s label coined their own genre Braindance to describe his sound, which applies to forward-thinking electronic music that can appeal to the mind as well as the desire to dance and party.
Joining him in the Discoteca will be We Love’s…offspring James Zabiela who’s continued to fly the flag for the institution having recently celebrated 10 years of his residency; Adding further support are Technasia, DJ Rephlex, and new boy jozif who’s set every set of his alight this year as he’s comfortably settled into his own residency.
Heading up the Terrace will be Fatboy Slim aka Norman Cook who last played for We Love…back in 2006 so this marks something of a return for Brighton’s boy wonder. This year he has ticked a lot off his list playing on the Great Wall of China, on a beach in Japan, in Detroit and at Glastonbury. Regularly playing to crowds of 200,000 in Rio, Brazil he’s at home in Space’s sprawling enormity and his visible dynamism and charisma is contagious amongst his adoring masses. 2manydjs and Joris Voorn join him with Rob Da Bank headlining the Sunset Terrace for Rock Nights.
The build up to the grand finale begins on the 4th September with Laurent Garnier’s LBS Sessions feat: Benjamin Rippert & Scan X on the Terrace along side Steve Lawler and jozif. In the discoteca Ivan Smagghe & Tim Paris bring ‘it’s a fine line’ to the discoteca for another We Love… Ibiza debut with Tensnake, Paul Woolford, and Jem Haynes adding support. Sunday 11th September sees Groove Armada present RED LIGHT, along with Claude Vonstroke and Justin Martin on the Terrace. And on the 18th September Carl Craig is back and taking over the Discoteca as he plays live with Francesco Tristano accompanying on the piano, Michael Mayer and gentleman of the DJs Ewan Pearson.
So it’s finally here. Another end to another legendary season for We Love… And the best has been saved until last. This is the climatic ending that everyone who loves We Love…deserves. Before Sunday nights and Monday mornings return to their more formal and regulated hours, we can experience something of a rare and magical occasion, as Aphex Twin and Fatboy Slim close the We Love… Space, Ibiza 2011.
- Date:Sun 25th Sep, 2011
- Time:16.30 – 06.30
- Location:Space, Playa d’en Bossa s/n 07817 Sant Josep de Sa Talaia
- Price: 40 – 65 euros
SUNDAY 4TH SEPTEMBER
Terrace Laurent Garnier LBS Sessions feat: Scan X & Benjamin Rippert, Steve Lawler, Jozif
Discoteca – It’s A Fine Line feat: Ivan Smagghe & Tim Paris play an extended closing set, Tensnake live, Paul Woolford, Jem Haynes
Sunset Terrace – Rock Nights Riotous Rockers, Colin Peters, Gato
After Dark Mark Rae, Mr Doris
Redbox – The Burlington Project present Native Instruments Catz n Dogz, Ryan O Gorman, Coley, Ben Korbel
El Salon – Black Rabbit Guy Wiliams, Bones, Sam Watts, DRW
Premier Etage Alfredo, Ian Blevins, Andy Carroll, Callum
SUNDAY 11th SEPTEMBER
Terrace Groove Armada present RED LIGHT, Claude VonStroke & Justin Martin, Lottie, Mat Playford
Discoteca Chew The Fat! v’s Rock Nights 2manydjs, James Zabiela, Foamo, Jem Haynes
Sunset Terrace Jonathan Ulysses & Ian C, Alex Taylor, Jason Bye
After Dark feat: Mr Doris, Andy Baxter
Redbox – The Burlington Project present Ostgut Ton Steffi, Ryan O Gorman, Ben Korbel
El Salon Bicep, Bones, David Phillips
Premier Etage Alfedo, Ian Blevins, Andy Carroll, Jon Howell
SUNDAY 18th SEPTEMBER
Terrace Groove Armada present RED LIGHT, Tensnake live, Ralph Lawson, PBR Streetgang, Jason Bye
Discoteca Carl Craig live feat: Francesco Tristano, Michael Mayer, Ewan Pearson
Sunset Terrace Funkagenda, Alex Taylor, Jem Haynes & Ian C
After Dark Phat Phil Cooper, Mr Doris
Redbox – The Burlington Project presents Jaunt feat: Chris Blackhall & Chris Bookless; Ryan O Gorman; Andy Carroll
El Salon - Folk Café, Lexx, Dan English, Be, Nick Massye, Justin Parkinson, Bones
Premier Etage Alfredo, Ian Blevins, Ben Korbel
SUNDAY 25th SEPTEMBER – The Closing Party
Terrace Fatboy Slim, 2manydjs, Joris Voorn, Jem Haynes, Jason Bye & Ian C
Discoteca Aphex Twin, James Zabiela, Technasia, DJ Rephlex, jozif
Sunset Terrace – Rock Nights Rob Da Bank, Colin Peters, Andy Carroll
After Dark presents Soundcrash DJ Cheeba AV set, Soundcrash Djs, Mr Doris
Redbox – The Burlington Project Clive Henry, Alex Arnout, Ryan O Gorman, Coley, Scott Martin
El Salon - Tirk Records Jamie Bull, Ben Terry, Matty J
Premier Etage - Alfredo, Jamie ‘Fatneck’ Low, Ian Blevins, Jon Howell
New Round Table Knights and Treasure Fingers remixes, one of the records of the summer .
Compiled & Mixed by Sean Brosnan
Released: 31st May 2010
Cat No: NEEDCD002
Distribution: Republic Of Music
After being named iTunes Dance Album of 2009, Future Disco returns with their third episode armed with a fresh round of modern disco bullets to fire up the day, and keep it alight well into the night.
Future Disco has become the staple choice for all music fans seeking a fresh and contemporary selection of rare and favoured tracks, indelibly mapping a new trend like no other. Volume 3 takes in hot creations from some of the freshest artists of the moment including Lindstrom & Christabelle, Greg Wilson, The Revenge, Holy Ghost and Todd Terje.
The Future Disco ethos is to bring together the very best in a burgeoning modern disco scene, no matter your musical persuasion capturing the imagination of the listener, and made for indulging in at any time. Following on from the debut ‘Future Disco – A Guide to 21st Century Disco’ and subsequent ‘The Extended Future Disco Mix’, ‘City Heat’ is a prelude to the summer, suitably timed as the current disco movement engulfs cities globally such as London, New York and Sydney. The passion and energy of ‘City Heat’ engages with an audience that have (or will soon become) smitten with the soundtrack of disco.
The entire mix is once again re-edited and carefully mixed by Sean Brosnan, who has created a completely unique excursion joining the musical dots between disco of the past, present and future.
‘Future Disco Volume 3 City Heat’ features unreleased and exclusive material such as Greg Wilson’s version of Ilija Rudman ‘Call Me Tonight’ and the Tensnake Remix of Johny Denell ‘Jam Hot’. Captivating treats appear from the notorious Crazy P in the form of the divine Hot Toddy mix of ‘Never Gonna Reach Me’, and Lindstrom & Christabelle’sinspirational ‘Baby Can’t Stop,’ ensuing their highly praised collaborative album project.
Todd Terje heats things up with his classic disco record, ‘Eurodans’ and two tracks feature from new school hero, The Revenge, recently celebrated for his versatility and wide appeal across the house, techno and the disco worlds. Disco’s newest don, Tensnake again appears as he has on each Future Disco episode so far, and new artists such as Nick Chacona, Bonar Bradberry, and Sean Brosnan himself also deliver precious gems to the mix.
The CD is available in mixed and unmixed format, and sleeve notes have been written by the stunning vocalist, Kathy Diamond, whose vocal is one of many highlights in the mix. Photography of the London disco scene is also included in the booklet courtesy of Darrell Berry (www.darrell-berry.com).
Since the first episode in 2008, Future Disco has evolved info a radio show and a series of global events, currently holding ongoing residencies at Ministry of Sound London, with Carl Cox at Space Ibiza and 360 Dubai. Also staging regular events from Amsterdam to Singapore, the sound of Future Disco is spreading to distant shores and some of the best clubs in the world.
Future Disco has led the way as a new movement took hold of its London base. It continues to offer a candid and likeable outlook to the otherwise tedious alternatives, weaving all curious listeners through an exhilarating sonic journey.
1. Drop Out Orchestra – Macaque
2. Lindstrom & Christabelle – Baby Can’t Stop
3. Curses! – The Deep End (Holy Ghost! Day School Dub)
4. The Revenge feat Danielle Moore – Just Be Good To Me (Ron Basejam Remix)
5. Ilija Rudman – Call Me Tonight (Greg Wilson Version)
6. Crazy P – Never Gonna Reach Me (Hot Toddy Remix)
7. Nick Chacona – The Fear feat Kathy Diamond (Beg To Differ Remix)
8. Todd Terje – Eurodans
9. Chamboche – Feverish (The Revenge Remix)
10. Johny Denell – Jam Hot (Tensnake Remix)
11. Moscow – Throw up (Brontosaurus Remix)
12. Bonar Bradberry – Carlos The Jackal
13. Sean Brosnan – Sat Jam (Ray Mang Remix)
14. Ray Mang – Look Into My Eyes
15. Bot’Ox – Blue Steel
16. Magnus International – Mandass Morran Blus
5th June – Stereolounge – Singapore
10th June – 360 – Dubai
8th July – Garden Festival – Croatia
10th July – Ministry of Sound – London
13th July – Space – Ibiza
Look out for future tour dates this summer
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