Archive for September, 2011
Turquoise Blue Recordings follow up their highly rated previous two releases with Finnish producer Arttu and his ‘Just This One Time’ EP. The title track opens with some chunky French-inspired strutting house, while ‘Soul Monk Funkker’ and ‘Stretch Yo Mind’ add some main room tech house moods and acidic touches to the EP.
Remixes come courtesy of Alex Arnout who brings a mellower, late-night feel to his remix of ‘Just This One Time’. Tom Ellis’s successful debut EP for the Newcastle based label earns him a remix spot here with a tribal tech workout, making this a package sure to continue the big name support Turquoise Blue had already garnered from DJ’s such as Clive Henry, Moodymanc, Motorcitysoul, Shur-I-Kan, Florian Kruse and more.
Finnish producer Arttu (now based in Portugal) is the new name being used by Lump. 2011 has seen Arttu remix for 4Lux and release original material on Philpot. As Lump, he has worked with a range of labels including Contexterior, Morris Audio and Rrygular.
From DJ’ing in bars in Spain to releases alongside Bugz In The Attic and then onto establishing the Dogmatik imprint which launched the career of Maya Jane Coles, Alex Arnout (aka Ceramix, Da Lunartiktz, Dread Poets, Output) is a name many will know all about from his releases on his own label as well as Hot Waves, One, Vitalik and Fear Of Flying.
Tom Ellis returns to Turquoise Blue following his ‘You Shaped’ EP that kicked off the labels catalogue back in September. The Welsh producer has been making a name for himself lately with music on Moon Harbour, Archipel, Minordust, Floppy Funk, 22 Digit and Logistic Records as well as his own Trimsound imprint.
Turquoise Blue hails from near to Newcastle upon Tyne and has been founded by Neil Harker. The label is inspired by underground house stalwarts such as Freak ‘n’ Chic, Crosstown Rebels and Leftroom, and more recently Supplement Facts, Culprit, Visionquest and Hot Creations – labels who have managed to grow while maintaining an underground spirit. The label’s debut release featured Tom Ellis, Kris Wadsworth, Arttu and Nick Turner, soon followed by Ruthit, MANIK and Boris Horel.
Title: Just This One Time
Label: Turquoise Blue
Release date: 04-11-11
1: Just This One Time
2: Just This One Time (Alex Arnout Nightdrive Mix)
3: Soul Monk Funkker (Tom Ellis Remix)
4: Stretch Yo Mind (Stretched Mix)
5: Soul Monk Funkker
Korea in the Space are 3 college students fascinated with sound. They use magical stones to create impossible worlds of pretty vibration, attempting to teach people how to love again, or at least, like, how to hit a bong properly. The three have been close friends since high school and have been making noise together in different projects ever since. Their name could be a reference to Chick Corea’s “Inner Space” (1968), but really they just misheard a lyric in a Quasimoto song.
Download : Korea In The Space -HI
Their new album Second Head comes out October 25th.
Korea In The Space on bandcamp: http://koreainthespace.bandcamp.com/
Second Head tracklist:
1. Blued Out
4. Sublingual Dreams
5. It’ll Work Out
6. Choose Lye/Life
7. Roy Orbitussin
8. blu angl
9. Velvet Hands
Rinse celebrates its 17th Birthday with a massive rave in London’s O2 Academy Brixton. Tickets are priced at £17 and are available from http://bit.ly/rinse17bday
The full line up, spread over 3 rooms includes: Skream feat. Sam Frank / Newham Generals / P Money / EZ / Ms. Dynamite / Roll Deep / Silkie & Quest / Redlight / Youngsta / Oneman / Coki / Mz Bratt / Chef / Jackmaster / Artwork / Hatcha / Jamie George / Brockie / Elijah & Skilliam / Floating Points / Funk Butcher / Scratcha / Bok Bok / Mark Radford / Marcus Nasty / SK Vibemaker / Horsepower Productions / The Others / Uncle Dugs / Dappa / J:Kenzo / Spyro / Supplier / Shox / Monki and MC’s Jammer / Crazy D / Dread MC / Det / Shantie / Tippa / Blacks / Trim / Rankin / Pokes
Steve Aoki & Kaskade Dj together in SF Identity 2011
What’s it all about?
Just over one year since Nigel Hayes penned the first two volumes of ‘Tales From The Shed’, he now releases parts 3 and 4 on London’s Intelligent Audio. Nigel Hayes original material is extremely rare these days – aside from Intelligent Audio his last dance record came out in 2004, yet he remains one of the most respected players in house and techno. In IA he has found the perfect partner label to reflect his ethos.
What does it sound like?
In customary IA fashion the release is split into two releases, one focused on House/Techno and the other allowing the artist to explore their full creativity with a more eclectic selection. IA1.6 sees Nigel providing 4 tracks in the Deep/Tech House and Techno genres while IA2.6 is a blend of Afro-Beat, Funk and Broken Beat, with all tracks underpinned by live instrumentation.
After taking some time out following his albums ‘….but is it art?’ and ‘it’s your move’ on Sunshine Recordings, Nigel Hayes returned to production in 2009 including going head to head with Tom Middleton on two monster remixes of Francois DuBois’ ‘Blood’ for Urban Torque – a release which became one of the biggest dancefloor rockers of 2006. He has also remixed Motivators, Funkanala and Jobu for the much respected Here and Now Recordings as well as Ibile & Ade Sose for Bitches Brew, taking Afro-Beat in a new direction.
Since the early projects as Chaser (his partnership with Lars Sandberg aka Funk D’Void/Francois DuBois) for Soma Recordings, Nigel has always tried to blend live instrumentation with electronica and with this release he indulges his passion for both. In 2010 Nigel and Lars Sandberg (aka Funk D’Void/Francois DuBois) started studio production work together again as Chaser (they were previously signed to Soma from 1995-2005), and released the massive ‘Bite the Bullet / Odysseys Return’ EP on Urban Torque, which received a fantastic response across the board from DJs such as Darren Emerson, Dubfire and Ian Pooley.
Artist: Nigel Hayes
Title: Takes From The Shed Part 3 & 4
Label: Intelligent Audio (UK)
Cat No: IA1.6 / IA2.6
Style: Tech House / Techno / Funk / Broken Beat
Release Date: 11th October 2011
IA1.6 – Tales From The Shed Part 3
1. Solar Flare
2. Catch The Train
3. Something For The Weekend
4. Deep Cover