Archive for July 21, 2012
Jessie Ware – Wildest Moments
Jack Beats are set to release the first in a series of mini albums on 10th September. Entitled ‘Careless,’ the first mini album will feature previous Leonard Cohen-sampling single “End Of Love” as well as a guest appearances from Diplo and Example on the track “War.” Of the mini album releases, Niall and Ben said: “We’ve been working on our album for a long time, and we’ve written a lot of diverse tracks which we feel work better split up over 2 mini albums. It feels a more contemporary and exciting approach to releasing dance music than the traditional album format- removing limitations, and allowing all the music to get proper attention.”
The full tracklisting for ‘Careless’ is:
Careless ft. Takura
War ft. Diplo & Example
Epidemic ft. Dillon Francis
End of Love (re edit)
Fast Girls ft. MNEK
Careless ft. Takura Instrumental
War ft. Diplo & Example Instrumental
Fast Girls ft. MNEK (Instrumental)
Jack Beats are also set to play their biggest UK headline shows to date in October when they play the following:
Thursday 11th October – Glasgow Academy
Friday 12th October – Birmingham Gibb St Warehouse
Tuesday 16th October – Sheffield Tuesday Club 14th Birthday @ Octogan
Thursday 18th October – London KOKO
Friday 19th October – Bristol Motion
The shows will be the first opportunity fans will have had to witness the band’s full live production and will be informed by their DJ sets as their own songs will be mixed in with club records from other artists. The band themselves have described the live set up as “screens, visuals, bells and whistles.”
Jack Beats will also play the following festivals over the summer:
Friday 27th July – Global Gathering
Saturday 28th July – Kendall Calling
Friday 17th August – Summer Sundae (Leicester)
Sunday 26th August – SW4 Festival (London)
Saturday 1st September – Jersey Live
A. Ya Thang
B. You Know
Release Date: 30th July 2012
Nine years on from their debut release, Innerground Records, the label set up and run by acclaimed DJ and producer DJ Marky, is set to celebrate its landmark fiftieth release. Having been home to a slew of top quality releases over the years from the likes of Random Movement, Calibre and S.P.Y to name just a few, the imprint are marking the singular occasion with something very special indeed.
Having previously collaborated with many of drum & bass’ elite, including long standing partner in crime S.P.Y, on INN050 DJ Marky steps up alone for his first ever solo release. Having made his name as one of the most revered DJs in drum & bass, here he showcases his musicality and production prowess as he steps out of the shadows alone. The two tracks on offer here, ‘Ya Thang’ and ‘You Know’, remind us precisely why he remains at the top and will continue to do so with their effortless originality, creativity and groove.
A side ‘Ya Thang’ is a deep, streamlined affair that is executed with all the finesse and nuance that we have come to expect from Marky. Led by the crisp snare clap and flurry of shakers, the track harnesses a huge amount of kinetic energy as Marky deftly adds fine-tuned melodic touches and a smooth, loose bass undercarriage. Add to this the rousing vocal sample and you have an inimitable production imbued with Marky’s unparalleled knowledge of how to get a dance floor moving.
B Side ‘You Know’ explores the subtle soul with which Marky has become synonymous showcasing the smooth Brazillian flair on which he has made his name brilliantly. Laying the foundations for the track with a swinging bassline and rolling break, lush strings, rich vocals and delicate progressions provide the track with all the hallmarks of a classic.
What better way to mark this special occasion for the label than two classic Marky productions that epitomize the quality and timelessness that both he and the label command. Here’s to the next 50.
Omid 16B’s wonderful ALOLA label has been very quiet recently, but that doesn’t mean that nothing has been happening behind the scenes. There is now a very impressive series of releases ready for release and we’re very excited to be revealing the first one here.
ALOLA kick-starts a sequence of superb releases, with a very special summer gem called “SuperFix” produced by NAV, who has previously had some great releases on both the SexOnWax and ALOLA labels.
“SuperFix” is an exciting combination of melodies and rhythms, creating a laid-back summer vibe that is both punchy and very well produced. The arrangement and selection of sounds are very much structured not to fall into any one specific genre, making it a highly memorable track with peak-time potential, that is already getting plenty of love from some of the world’s best DJs.
Desyn Masiello – “Great to see one of the best labels ever back in action, and a wicked release. Respect to Omid and NAV for putting out a track that puts a smile on my face, that doesn’t happen too often!
Hernan Cattaneo – “This is really cool stuff – you’ve got my support!”
Sasha – “Pure funky party vibes!”
Mark Oliver – “This has summer written all over it, you can be sure any club will be full of smiling faces when this kicks in!”
NAV has been a producer for over a decade now, and due to his humble nature has the attitude to let the music do the talking rather than hype. Making tunes from a very early age of 19, NAV has shared his love and passion consistently at his studio in north London where he works with a variety of artists and projects. Artists that NAV has produced and worked with include N-Dubz and Omid 16B himself. He has also produced remixes for Vince Watson and Trevor Loveys, amongst others.
“Superfix” is released 31st July 2012, just in time for those big parties in Ibiza and festivals everywhere all summer long
With “Temporal Perception”, his latest offering and first full EP, he builds layered tracks filled with hidden depths and textures; veils of wavering bass and ripples of flickering percussion cover lilting breathy vocals and heartbeat rhythms.
“Rotations” skips and clicks with effervescence over a deep, dark bassline; “The Warning” combines dampened tribal sounds with a more familiarly erratic DnB snare-driven rhythm.
“Untold” features beautifully breathless vocals, and “Time and Place” brings some new textures in with warm keys and a thousand percussive inserts somehow all fitting satisfyingly into place.
Finally “Relapse” plays out with twinkling starry-night piano and more of Quantax’s “found” percussion sounds, building to a climax with emotive vocal samples and the sound of music filtering away to its last drop.
01- Blue Daisy “Drop That sh*t”
03-A$AP Rocky BASS (MartyParty Remix)
04-Clicks & Whistles “Endo”
05-DNAEBEATS “ass on my nuts”
06-TuRnStEaK “Get u Get”
07-Ital Tek “The planet”
08-CF 2191 (Deft Remix)
09-Shlohmo “Wen uuu” (Salva Remix)
11-Sub Swara feat Dead Prez “Speak My Language” (Machine Drum Remix)
12-Rumpistol/Red Baron “Talk To You”
13-B-Ju “A Bit Light To Deem remix”
14-Freddy Todd & Black Mic “DragonFLY”
15-Doshy Get started”
16-+verb “Cavernous Portal”
17-Kastle”I know” (Inflect remix)
18-Turnsteak “Engrenage” (XLII remix)
19-Flosstradamus “Hood Fantasy mstrd”
20-Th’ Mole ” I’m Over Dubstep” (SPLATINUM remix)
21-Dreams “Bob Ya Head”
22-Mimosa “Ice Box” feat Nocando freestyle vocal (Turnsteak glitch edit)