Archive for July 23, 2012
RELEASE DATE: 20TH AUGUST 2012
‘Chime Hours’ is the thrilling new EP from London’s enigmatic electro-pop duo, Evokateur. Sinister, yet introspective and intelligently composed, this EP features sumptuous synths working in harmony with Kate Bush-esque vocals and thought out subject matter. The EP also features a remix from electronic talent Fear of Tigers.
Evokateur consists of Hector Villaraus (producer, composer) and Sarah Villaraus (songwriter, lyricist). They achieve a blissful balance between glacial robotic electro and warm crystalline vocals, surrounded by cinematic arrangements, addictive synth lines and layered driving beats.
The sound of the EP has an overall beautiful sheen, but beneath this glitter there is a more leftfield, melancholic and sinister undertow. The music is by turns lush and beautiful, menacing and aggressive – or “Sinister mecha-pop” as Time Out describes. One of their earlier tracks ‘Space’ has already been featured on a German compilation entitled ChillBar Vol. 2 and is available worldwide.
‘Chime Hours ’is the second of three EP releases, following debut ‘Crow’s Wedding’, which was lauded by blogs as a ‘fantastic’ debut. “Sarah’s passionate and, yes catchy, vocals ride so smoothly over Hector Villaraus’ production.” – Electronic Rumors. The trilogy of EPs will gradually showcase their work and form an album’s worth of material.
Their first single ‘Wolf Girl’, which was mixed by Grammy Award winning Dom Morley (Amy Winehouse, Back to Black) and mastered at Metropolis Studios in London, was released in March 2011 and included an industrial remix by legend Gary Numan.
Evokateur have also been tearing up the London live circuit with headline appearances at east London venues like 93 Feet East and have recently performed a slot at Latitude Festival.
1: Jazz Face
2: Jazz Face (Chris Quadrant Remix)
3: Jazz Facing in Outer Space
4: Jazz Funkin (Kinky Movement Remix)
The fourth release on Dizzy Funk Music sees Kel Quadrant and his ‘Jazz Face EP’ featuring a couple of deeper tracks, with funked up jacking remixes by Kinky Movement and fellow Quadrant Soundsystem DJ Chris Q. The Chris Quadrant remix already featuring on the DJ Only WMC Sampler back in March and pickup support from Mark Farina, Johnny Fiasco, Natural Rhythm, Random Soul, Jeremy Joshua and Tommy Largo to name but a few.
New single released 03/09/12. Download for free for 24 hours only from http://twodoorcinemaclub.com/
BEACON – Album Trailer
Matthias Tanzmann crafts fabric 65 into a chunky and mesmerizing episode of the definitive compilation series. Featuring classics (Silicone Soul‘Right On, Right On’ Tanzmann remix) alongside current cuts (Maya Jane Coles ‘Not Listening’) entwined together in his own unique style, the mix is an insight into a longstanding hero of the house music community.
“The first records I bought were 90s techno from German labels like Harthouse or EyeQ. Later in the mid 90s I discovered house when I listened to stuff like St. Germain ‘Boulevard’ or Matthew Herbert´s ‘Around The House’. Especially listening to Matthew Herbert performing live with Dani Siciliano – that blew my mind.”
Tanzmann embeds elements from these influences into his own musical personality. An atmospheric mix, it retains a solid drive throughout from the steady pace of Monkey Maffia’s deep and melodic ‘Sources From The Past’ to the mischievious groove of ’Butt’ from Jeff Moore & Jamie Lie A Kwie. Gathering speed as the story unfolds into the hypnotic and sultry tones of Alexis Cabrera’s ‘Everything’ before the percussive explosion of Just Be’s ‘Rain Come Down’ makes a climactic end.
“fabric is one of the greatest clubs with one of the best sound systems in the world. Playing there to me is always a pleasure and honour and compiling a CD even more. In my mix I wanted to show music that touches me right now, and at the same time won’t be so popular that it will be out of fashion after this year. I would like the CD to be enjoyable for many years to come.”
Tanzmann grew up in Leipzig, Germany during the time the Berlin Wall came down. His early years saw massive political upheaval around him and so the rawness of electronic music easily took hold of him while still at school. During his studies he began various ventures into production and started his infamous Moon Harbour record label twelve years ago, long before Berlin was an epicenter for house and techno music. His second imprint Cargo Edition was started six years later around the time he was asked to be a resident at Circo Loco DC10 Ibiza, a title he still retains. A true professional in a world of excess, Tanzmann remains one of the pioneers of his sound yesterday, today and tomorrow.
Cat no: fabric129
Released: Monday August 20th, 2012
- Minimono – Venus [Cargo Edition]
- Clockwork & Avatism – One Trick Pony [Dumb Unit]
- Monkey Maffia – Sources From The Past [Freude am Tanzen]
- Maya Jane Coles – Not Listening [DJ Kicks]
- Matthias Tanzmann – Konoa [Moon Harbour]
- Shenoda – The Question [Hypercolour]
- Davide Squillace feat. Alex Nazar – Do Somebody [This And That]
- Jeff Moore & Jamie Lie A Kwie – Butt [EC / N.E.W.S.]
- Silicone Soul – Right On, Right On (Matthias Tanzmann Remix) [Soma]
- Guido Schneider & Florian Schirmacher – In The Toilette (Philip Bader Remix) [Moon Harbour]
- Alexis Cabrera – Everything [Mindshake]
- MFD – MFD 1.3 [MFD Records]
- Just Be – Rain Come Down [Maison D’Etre]
Matthias Tanzmann will perform at the launch party for fabric 65 at fabric London on Saturday 6th October with Craig Richards, Clockwork, Terry Francis, Carl Lekebusch, Paul Ritch (live) and more.
This one’s strictly about house music – but from a TDR perspective. From A like Amalia to V like Vindahl, this first issue of ‘The Move’ features nearly all of your favourite TDR artists in a house frenzy. With previously unreleased remixes, edits and DJ versions from the likes of Alex Barck (Jazzanova), Andreas Saag (Swell Session), Atjazz, Blaktroniks, Kissey, Opolopo, Om Unit and more, it’s definitely time to get your move on!
Nikola Gala is a prolific Greek producer (now living in Berlin) whose impeccably produced tracks have become big releases for Ibadan Records, Rekids, Freerange Records and Plastic City; all labels which represent true quality in the world of underground dance music.
GTP is a deep, emotional tune with bags of energy. On the remix duties we have Moodymanc from 2020 vision who is well known for his chart dominating deep and tech house stompers. The second remix is by our very own Shades Of Gray who delivered a hypnotic deep house cut. As a bonus we have Rekids sound inspired track called SAR by Nikola Gala again.
Beef Records is the label run by Shades Of Gray (Dj Schwa & Nick West). Established in 2006, they have worked with countless top artists including Pezzner, Mike Monday, Scope, The Timewriter and Shur-I-Kan.
Label: BEEF records
Release date: Aug 21 2012
1: Nikola Gala – Got To Pray
2: Nikola Gala – Got To Pray (Moodymanc’s higher state mix)
3: Nikola Gala – Got To Pray (Shades Of Gray remix)
4: Nikola Gala – S.A.R.