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Hercules & Love Affair new album ‘The Feast Of The Broken Heart’ May 26th+Do You Feel The Same?(Stream)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 4, 2014 by J.D.

Hercules&LoveAffair_01 - Credit Benjamin Alexander Huseby

With 2011’s Blue Songs running the gamut from full-blown disco and jacking house to the more experimental, Hercules & Love Affair’s new album ‘The Feast Of The Broken Heart’ sees another musical reinvention from ringmaster Andy Butler – delivered by an impeccable new line up.

The ever-revolving collective led house music’s resurgence with club anthem ‘Blind’ in 2008 (Pitchfork’s record of the year), and 2014’s line up is another roll call of exceptionally talented vocalists. BRITS nominee John Grant’s ability for translating hardship into elegance is writ large on ‘I Try To Talk To You’ and ‘Liberty’; Rouge Mary, whose deep, spiritual voice is hewn from a gospel education; Belgian singer Gustaph whose counter tenor takes lead on the single ‘Do You Feel The Same?’ and smoky voiced virtuoso Krystle Warren, who was introduced to Butler by Grant, and sings the provocative ‘My Offence’.

Andy Butler comments: “I wanted nasty basslines, stormy, bleary-eyed sounds, fiery, rough, tough and ragged old school house productions that sounded almost techno. I didn’t want polite, I wanted aggressive.

This aesthetic coupled with tales of emotional triumph makes for something tough yet soulful. Meaningful house music that IS pop music and can speak to the most musically adroit of tastes.

Kicking off proceedings is the dancefloor single ‘Do You Feel The Same?’, a jacking pop anthem released 14th April, with B-sides ‘Raid’ (a late night dancefloor banger replete with sirens) and ‘Working Miracles’ (a sample led journey into the more experimental side of Hercules & Love Affair).

‘The Feast Of The Broken Heart’ is co-produced by Ha-Ze Factory and industrial stalwart Mark Pistel and released on Moshi Moshi on May 26th.

Album tracklisting:
Hercules Theme 2014
My Offence feat. Krystle Warren
I Try To Talk To You – feat. John Grant
That’s Not Me – feat. Gustaph
Think – feat. Rouge Mary
5.43 To Freedom – feat. Rouge Mary
The Light – feat. Krystle Warren
Liberty – feat. John Grant
Do You Feel The Same? – feat. Gustaph
The Key – feat. Rouge Mary

DeeKay Jones – Jones Comin’ Down (Preview) (incl. Hercules & Love Affair vs. Haze Factory Remix)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 15, 2013 by J.D.

DeeKay Jones - Jones Comin' DownRelease Date: Nov 25th 2013
For its seventh release Shaddock unearths a genre-defining piece of music overlooked by even the most thorough of crate diggers, backed by a storming Hercules & Love Affair remix.

‘New York, New York’ by DeeKay Jones, is an electrifying piece of hypnotic electric-disco-wave, produced in the eponymous city’s concrete jungle back in 1981. It’s a track that had all the potential to propel dance music forward: Relentless drum computer beats that predate techno – and even Chicago house – by years. A minimalistic synth hook that sounds more futuristic than any cutting edge dance record available at the time. And brilliantly overdubbed chants (taken from a 1970 The Last Poets album), which anticipated sample culture and should have made this an anthem.

Yet, it never happened. ‘New York, New York’ only appeared on an obscure compilation titled ‘The Pulse Of New York’ in 1983 that went largely unnoticed. It has brought its two producers, Dennis Kelley and Bruce Grant neither fame nor fortune. Kelley went on to produce recordings by artists such as Mike Ladd, while Grant, who passed away in 2009, remained a brilliant bed-room tinkerer, whose experimental tape manipulations drew praise from hip-hop artists like El-P and even prompted a New York Times portrait (titled “The Hip Hop Man”) in 1997.
‘New York, New York’ is accompanied by two more unreleased DeeKay Jones tracks from the same era: ‘Hirisaki’ showcases Bruce Grant’s work with tape recorders playing at varying speeds over a slow, Man Parrish-style electro beat, and the equally daring ‘Feel It In Your Gut’, which has Grant spinning bird-call recordings on a turntable by hand over a free-jazz saxophone.

Who would be better suited to pay homage to the pairs under-appreciated genius than NYC’s favourite adopted son, Andy Butler a.k.a. Hercules & Love Affair who is teaming up with his Viennese buddies Ha-Ze Factory. Staying true to the original track’s feel and rhythm, his remix transports ‘New York, New York’s rarely exploited floor-filler qualities into the year 2013, opening a time-distorting worm hole between Shaddock’s alternate universe and the one we strut our stuff in.

Dub Gabriel New Album Raggabass Resistance Out Now

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 22, 2013 by J.D.

Dub Gabriel- Raggabass ResistanceRaggabass Resistance is the groundbreaking 4th album release from critically acclaimed Ragga/Dubstep producer, Dub Gabriel. Three years in the making and spanning multiple continents, he has been on an epic bass-fueled journey that saw him enlist the support of an incredible crew of collaborators – U-RoyWarrior QueenThe Spaceape (Kode9/Burial), Brother CultureJahdan Blakkamoore (Major Lazer/Snoop Lion), Dr. IsraelMC ZuluJuakaliPJ Higgins (Temple of Sound), David J (Bauhaus/Love & Rockets), Pedro Erazo(Gogol Bordelo), and Mark Pistel (Hercules & Love Affair) – they all come together in an electro-organic stew of future reggae sounds to create Dub Gabriel’s most realized and ambitious album to date.

CLOSE ‘Beam Me Up’ Feat Charlene Soraia & Scuba(Stream)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , on March 30, 2013 by J.D.

CLOSE 'Beam Me Up' Feat Charlene Soraia & Scuba!K7 are proud to announce the forthcoming release of the debut album from Will Saul under his new CLOSE alias. Entitled ‘Getting Closer’, it will land in June 2013 and is preceded by lead single ‘Beam Me Up’ due for release on April 22nd.

‘Beam Me Up’ features the vocals of Charlene Soraia and production assistance from Berlin based producer Scuba. It is a clear statement of intent that, in Saul’s ideal world, would be exactly how pop music sounds. Having immersed himself in the world of house and techno for the last ten years, the production on ‘Beam Me Up’ inevitably echoes Saul’s sentiments on the genre. However, with the addition of soaring, shimmering melodies and Soraia’s vocals – that are as heart swelling as they are crystal clear, as catchy as they are cerebral – CLOSE has taken Saul in a remarkable new direction.

The single gets a range of floor facing remixes from George FitzGerald, Hercules & Love Affair and Scuba.

Look out for Will’s Radio 1 Essential mix that will be airing on the 27th April. /

Midnight Magic Drops Holy Ghost Remix Today(Download now), EP Out 4/3!

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 12, 2012 by J.D.

Midnight Magic is a force to be reckoned with in the studio and on the dance floor. Anchored by former Hercules & Love Affair alumni Carter Yatusake, Morgan Wiley & W. Andrew Raposo, the disco collective is powered by the enormous vocals of chanteuse Tiffany Roth. Serving up a feast of funk, disco, electro and soul, the band has unleashed banger after banger including their dancefloor smash, “Beam Me Up.” The Drop Me A Line single which features remixes from Holy Ghost, Juan Maclean and more was released last October and today the band has released the

“Drop Me A Line” (Holy Ghost Remix) MP3 Download


Receiving accolades from Pitchfork to BrooklynVegan, for What The Eyes Can’t See, the nine-piece party powerhouse will perform live at Brooklyn Bowl on March 24th to celebrate the official release of the EP April 3 on Midnight Sounds. The special new package will feature several previously unreleased b-sides.

What The Eyes Can’t See EP Tracklist
1. What The Eyes Can’t See
2. Heat
3. Julio
4. Calling Out
5. Psycho For Your Love (Bonus)
6. Magic Midnight (Bonus)

Catch The Band Overseas!
4/6: Brussels Belgium @ Beursschouwburg, Live
4/6: Brussels Belgium @ Maison Du People, DJ set
4/7: Barcelona, Spain @ Razzmatazz, Lolita Party, Live
4/10:  Rome, Italy @ L-Ektrica, Live
4/11: Milan, Italy @ Milano Rocket, Live
4/12: Tallinn, Estonia @ Club Jazz, Live
4/13: Stockholm, Sweden @ Debaser, Live
4/14: Rotterdam, The Netherlands @ Worm, Live
4/19: Paris, France @ Chacha, Club DJ set
4/20:  St Petersburg, Russia @ Dom Beat, DJ set
4/21: Moscow, Russia @ Solyanka, Live

Hercules & Love Affair -Painted Eyes (Video)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 13, 2011 by J.D.

Hercules & Love Affair Release Vibrant New Video, On Tour This Summer!
Download Painted Eyes HERE and find out more!

Check out the brand new kaleidoscopic video for album track, “Painted Eyes,” directed by Untitled Associates.

08/18: Washington DC @ Jiffy Lube Live
08/19: Philadelphia, PA @ Susquehanna Bank Center
08/20: Boston, MA @ Comcast or Jiffy Lube Live
08/21: New York, NY @ Nikon at Jones Beach
08/23: Atlanta, GA @ LakeWood
08/24: Tampa, FL @ 1-800 Ask Gary Amphitheater
08/25: Miami, FL @ BayFront
08/27: Houston, TX @ Cynthia Wood Mitchel Pavilion
08/28: Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Pavilion
08/30: Alburquerque, NM @ The Pavilion
09/02: San Diego, CA @ Cricket Wireless Amphitheater
09/03: San Francisco, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheater
09/04: Irvine Meadows, CA @ Verizon Wireless

Download:tobias. Free No 2

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 6, 2011 by J.D.

free track to teas tobias. album ‘leaning over backwards’ on ostgut ton. out now!
‘free no 2’ is a new version of the cut ‘free no 1’ which is part of the underwater techno album tobias

Download:tobias. Free No 2