Archive for June 2, 2012

Ard Bit – Yelleen, a new Lowriders release

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 2, 2012 by dk

Lowriders is proud to present this new release Yelleen by Ard Bit. After previous releases on Symbolic Interaction and Shipwrec and appearances on n5MD, Onrecords and Thin Consolation he finds a warm nest at Lowriders.

The Yelleen EP consists of 6 tracks. Cribble and Vixen were made in collaboration with Jor Mesin (part of the beatrotateproject). The two tracks are a step further away from the IDM straitjacket but it stays in the touch and feel of the latter. The transparency and openness is what gives it its unique character.

Cribble moves strongly into the dubby glitch sound with references to Pole and Plaid.
The detailing on Vixen is beautiful, hectic, Warp-ish. A massive blowing bass horn provides the lead and contrast.
Yelleen is something entirely different. It’s a warm, light and seductive roller. Perfect for the dancefloor To top it off Alphabets Heaven, Julien Mier and Strand are on the remix duties.
Alphabets Heaven combines sounds of the other tracks within the Yelleen setting. It treats us on a kitchensink feel, organic and housy.
Julien Mier takes the housy elements to the Chi-town freakness and makes you go all the footwork way.
Strand brings on some electro-funk boogie in the Skweee corner of madness. Analog twists with Yelleen details.

Distribution by Clone


Notion – Digits EP Formula Records (Preview)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , on June 2, 2012 by dk

Artist: Notion
Title: Digits EP
Label: Formula Records
Format: 12” Vinyl & Digital
Release Date: 4th July 2012
1. Digits
2. Soundbwoy Killa
3. Watch Here

Champion’s Formula Records presents its first signee and the debut EP from the prodigious talent of rising star Notion. Having already turned heads with the rambunctious ‘Icicle’, which was released via Mixmag as a free download recently, the Hereford-based producer serves up three tracks of unpretentious dancefloor weapons.

Title track ‘Digits’ borrows elements of UK Funky with its syncopated drums patterns and quirky key stabs. With plenty of dub-influenced low end and reverb it’s clear to see why it’s already become a staple in sets from Rinse FM’s RoskaBracklesMarcus Nasty and Seb Chew.

‘Soundbwoy Killa’ takes no prisoners with an electrifying bassline and sporadic Reggae sample drops that are in a similar vein of some of Champion’s previous productions. Whilst on the surface the heavy bassline is what appears to lead the track there are subtle percussive elements that give the track a danceable rhythm and groove.

Brutal stomper ‘Watch Here’ rounds things off with more colourful beats and bass that make the EP a comprehensive foray into the world of 130 BPM dance music and signal the entrance of what could be one of its most promising proponents of 2012 thus far.