A true classic, ‘Natural Blues’ came to life some 17 years ago as part of Moby’s ‘Play’, which sold over 12 million copies worldwide. Back on his label Birds That Fly, Kidnap Kid lends his hand to remix the iconic artist with stunning results.
Showcasing his impressive production skills and in true Kidnap Kid style, the remix is primed for the dance floor, unfolding as an emotive masterpiece. “Moby has a had a bigger influence on my music than anyone else I can think of. He treads the line between sorrow and joy so delicately and his use of restraint is something that I constantly try to replicate. I was a little daunted when I was offered the chance to rework one of his classics but I’m really pleased with how it has come out.”
Still only a few releases in and Kidnap Kid’s Birds That Fly has…
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The sophomore release on the Ouïe imprint brings three more killer cuts into the universe. Made up of the production outfit NU – based in Germany but clearly well travelled and open to diverse sounds from around the globe- this EP is full of groove laden sunshine vibes.
‘Endup’ is the lead track – a swingy, afro-tinged disco outing with warm, trippy percussion and a hypnotic, joyful vocal sample sure to bring smiles to every dancefloor.
‘Cosa Mia’ slows things down a few BPM – a chugging beat and balearic vibe, enhanced by a beautiful string section that makes this a no-brainer for a sunrise / sunset session.
‘Palomita’ delivers a similar feel, but with slightly more drive to it – shifting from a mid tempo groover to a latin hip shaker with perfect aplomb. This three tracker is going to win the hearts of open-minded DJs and dancers alike
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After a considerable career releasing on numerous labels, as well as being co-founder of Essen based label Mild Pitch, Langenberg finally drops his first album under this alias. Max Heesen, (who is also one half of Ribn with Manuel Tur) delivers the smartly titled ‘Central Heated House’ for Steve Bug’s Dessous Recordings.
The LP format suits Langenberg’s hypnotic house classicism well, allowing time and space to stretch out the grooves and moods over four sides of vinyl – working both for the DJs and perfect as a soundtrack for the autumn.
The LP kicks off with ‘Jade’, a melancholic, tape saturated introduction to Langenberg’s deep tastes. ‘Room 210’ maintains this atmosphere, with fizzing percussion and warm Detroit-esque melodies. ‘Groove 26’ is perfectly timed for the hot summer, as lush Rhodes chords and KDJ style vocal snippets provide the heat for the openair vibes.
The single from earlier…
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The rude health of British hip-hop is reflected in the BBC’s Sound of 2017 line-up, with urban artists making up half of this year’s longlist.
AJ Tracey West London wordsmith
Anderson .Paak Dr Dre-endorsed rap prodigy
Cabbage Post-punk provocateurs
Dave Plaintive rapper with classical training
Declan McKenna Polemic singer-songwriter
Jorja Smith Heart-rending soul singer
Maggie Rogers Graceful songwriter who stunned Pharrell
Nadia Rose Witty wordplay and colourful beats
Rag N Bone Man Gravel-voiced soul revelation
Ray BLK Street smart R&B
Raye Electro beats with soaring pop melodies
Stefflon Don Wicked, dancehall-inspired wordplay
The Amazons Raucous rock revivalists
The Japanese House Enigmatic pop maven
Tom Grennan Gruff, soulful singer-songwriter
Om Unit Presents Cosmology Vol.3 featuring J:Kenzo, TMSV, Moresounds, Kromestar, Danny Scrilla, DJ Madd, Graphs & Jay(A.D)Posted in News on November 21, 2016 by dk
Om Unit Presents Cosmology Vol.3 continues its showcase of the label’s roster — with this year’s additions of J Kenzo, J(ay)A.D, and TMSV — and of the varied takes it offers on dubwise, electronic, and bass-heavy soundscapes and productions. “This is the best Cosmology yet for me,” says Om Unit. As always, the compilation includes exclusive solo productions as well as collaborations and remixes of previous releases.
Parisian dub specialist Moresounds and London’s J:Kenzo open proceedings with ‘Real Tree Riddim’, a solid roller that challenges the legs. Moresounds also turns in a spatial rework of Om Unit’s ‘Wagonist’, sending the original further down the cave, and J:Kenzo updates his well-received ‘Skatta’ with a percussive VIP version. Newcomers TMSV and J(ay)A.D both show…
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1. Mathew Jonson & Sebastian Mullaert – Pollen 4 Life (Dub) (9:02)
2. Dinky – Slowly (Matthew Styles Remix) (6:32)
3. Kastil – Gold Coal (Lag Remix) (7:44)
4. Exium – Carbon Cycle Models (5:34)
5. Klaudia Gawlas – Utility (6:41)
6. Estroe – Taxotere (Alexis Tyrel Remix) (6:26)
7. Fur Coat – Twenty Eight (Vin Sol Remix) (6:46)
8. Mikael Jonasson – Comfort Zone (PROBE Repaint) (7:18)
9. Tallmen 785-Gear Shift FAB001 (6:33)
10. Mattias Fridell – Current World Ecclesiarchy (5:44)
11. Krenzlin – Stroke (Miss Electric & Greencross Remix) (6:52)
12. Oleka – Obliteration (Rekord 61 Remix) (6:27)
13. Developer – The Sphere (6:40)
14. Man Power – Tachyon (10:48)
15. Andre Walter – Dark Knight (7:08)
16. Hours – Judecca (Brian Sanhaji Remix) (7:30)
17. Orphx – Molten Heart (6:49)
18. Marco Rovere – The…
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