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Breach – ‘DJ-Kicks’ (!K7)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 7, 2013 by dk

BREACH_DJKICKS_It’s been a big year for Breach, a.k.a. Ben Westbeech. Almost too big, in fact. His track ‘Jack’ hasn’t just blown up on dancefloors across the globe: it’s laid waste to them. In the process, ‘Jack’ got to Number 9 in the UK charts. Not bad considering Westbeech has always seen Breach as an underground thing. “It’s been wonderful having a record that´s commercially successful,” he says. “The thing is not to lose sight of why you started making music in the first place. I wasn’t trying to get in the Top Ten. I just care about making deep records that I get off on.

 Take Breach’s DJ Kicks mix, for example. If all you know about Breach is ‘Jack’, you’re in for a surprise. Likewise, if you’re familiar with Westbeech as a vocalist—both solo (see his 2007 debut album ‘Welcome To The Best Years Of Your Life’ for Gilles Peterson’s Brownswood label) and as a guest (he’s appeared on records by Deetron, Jazzanova and Jose James)—you might have to have a bit of a reappraisal. It’s closest in spirit to his 2011 album for New York label Strictly Rhythm, ‘There’s More To Life Than This’. The set of techno and house on offer here is deep. Very deep. So deep you could drop a 909 down it and not hear it hit the bottom. “This is the music that I love, the kind of thing that I play when I DJ,” explains Westbeech. “Imade ‘Jack’ and I play it, but there’s a lot more to the music I love than that.”

Release Date: Tuesday November 12th, 2013

  1. Innercity – Prince Of The Immortal Woods
  2. Wire People – Triangle Vision (Original Mix)
  3. Beesmunt Soundsystem – All Day
  4. Fred P. – It Is What It Is
  5. Pedestrian – Hoyle Road
  6. Coni – My Secret Diving
  7. Breach – Beroving (DJKicks)
  8. Cassio Kohl – Broken
  9. CLOSE feat. Joe Dukie – My Way (Dusky Remix)
  10. Iron Galaxy – Attention Seeker
  11. Detroit Swindle – The Break Up
  12. Dopplereffekt – ZBoson
  13. Redinho – Searching
  14. Winx – How’s The Music
  15. Sabre – Nightdrive To Bolland

Tour dates:
11/10/2013 Bedlam – Loft, Dublin
12/10/2013 Faded – Bournemouth
17/10/2013 Joris Voorn invites – ADE, Amsterdam
19/10/2013 Ohm Sweet Ohm – Plug, Sheffield
19/10/2013 Moda Black – Lincoln
25/10/2013 Digital – Newcastle
26/10/2013 Warehouse Project – Manchester
02/11/2013 Chibuku – Liverpool
02/11/2013 High Definition – London
09/11/2013 I Love Techno – Belgium
22/11/2013 Warehouse Project – Manchester
30/11/2013 Stereosonic – Sydney
01/12/2013 Stereosonic – Perth
07/12/2013 Stereosonic – Brisbane
08/12/2013 Stereosonic – Melbourne
13/12/2013 XS Live – Rome
21/12/2013 Pop Corn Club – Venice
01/01/2014 Mono Cult – Leeds
01/01/2014 Warehouse Project – Manchester


CLOSE -Getting Closer

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 11, 2013 by dk

Within the world of electronic music, Will Saul is perhaps best known for Aus Music and Simple Records, the labels he set up and has A&Red for over a decade. Between them there have been over 100 vinyl releases from the influential likes of Joy Orbison, Carl Craig, Pearson Sound, Scuba and Actress, as well as EPs that helped to break upcoming talents like Bicep, Dusky, Midland and George FitzGerald. As well as releasing a constant stream of on-point remixes and 12”s throughout his career, Will is also an experienced DJ who honed his trade as resident for 3 years at London’s legendary The End before it closed in 2009. Since then, he has continued to play across the globe at influential night spots like fabric in London, Club Eleven in Tokyo, Chinese Laundry in Australia and Berlin’s famed Berghain.

Getting Closer will be Will’s first full-length album since Space Between, released under his given name back in 2005. He has slowly and anonymously leaked CLOSE material into the public sphere over the last 12 months; including remixes of Fink, Little Dragon and Hotflush boss Scuba. The alias was initially conceived in order to release music that would be judged on merit alone, rather than on the name to which it was attached, but following great reactions was increasingly difficult to keep secret. Proceeded mid April by first single ‘Beam Me Up’ Feat. Charlene Soraia and Scuba (with remixes by George FitzGerald, Hercules and Love Affair and Scuba) the album marks a big evolution in Saul’s sound, leaning away from bass and house and more toward a world of dark yet idyllic pop.

Artist: CLOSE
Titel: Getting Closer
Label: !K7
Cat No: K7309CD
Format: CD & Digital
Release Date: 03.06.2013

01 I DIED 1000 TIMES feat. Charlene Soraia & October
03 MY WAY feat. Joe Dukie (Tanner Ross & Slow Hands Remix)
05 BORN IN A ROLLING BARREL feat. Tikiman, October & Appleblim
07 WALLFLOWER feat. Fink
09 BEAM ME UP feat. Charlene Soraia & Scuba

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

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , on March 30, 2013 by dk

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. /

Brandt Brauer Frick Live at Melt! Festival 2012(Video)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , on July 31, 2012 by dk

Upcoming North American Tour Dates
Brandt Brauer Frick Ensemble Share New Live Videos

North American Tour Starts This Week

7/31 – Washington, DC – U Street Music Hall
8/02 – New York, NY – Lincoln Center Only US Full Ensemble Date
(w/ The Bad Plus)

8/03 – New York, NY – Santos Party House
8/04 – Montreal, QC – Osheaga

Brandt Brauer Frick is gearing up for a run of North American dates starting this week, which includes the debut Brandt Brauer Frick Ensemble performance at Lincoln Center’s Out of Doors series at the Damrosch Park Bandshell. This will be BBFE’s first performance featuring the full 10-piece ensemble in North America! The other tour dates feature Brandt Brauer Frick performing as a trio with live drums and keys, and include stops in Washington, DC, New York City (trio show at Santos Party House), and Osheaga in Montreal.

In anticipation of the North American dates, Brandt Brauer Frick Ensemble is sharing three recent live videos from Eurostar’s Traction festival in Europe, two of which feature Jamie Lidell on guest vocals (“Session 1” and “Session 2”). “606 ‘n’ Rock ‘n’ Roll” was featured on the band’s latest album, Mr. Machine, which came out last year via !K7.

There are very few musicians that are at home performing in a chamber music hall, a summer festival stage, or a sweaty underground warehouse party, but for the last several years Brandt Brauer Frick make have been mainstays at all of these venues and more. Brandt Brauer Frick use electronic dance music and techno as a jumping-off point to explore a full spectrum of sounds, created primarily with symphonic instruments including piano, tympani, harp, strings and horns. The group has recorded two albums for !K7, 2010’s You Make Me Real and 2011’s Mr. Machine (as The Brandt Brauer Frick Ensemble).

Brandt Brauer Frick Live at Melt! Festival 2012

Jimmy Edgar – Majenta on Hotflush Recordings

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on March 19, 2012 by dk

After a two-year break, Detroit producer and wayward star-child Jimmy Edgar debuts on Scuba’s Hotflush Recordings armed with an album full of futuristic sleaze. Known for his unique take on jacking house and electro funk, he’s recently been splitting his time between the US and Berlin, exploring transcendental meditation and the boundaries of the non-physical. This offering is an extension of that journey, bringing eleven tracks of erotic robo-pop to the table. Titled Majenta, this LP is a departure from his past sound, marking a shift in his own ever-expanding consciousness, as well as another exciting chapter of his musical career.

Each track is an aural manifesto, giving well-deserved nods to his varied musical influences. Close encounters with Detroit legends Derrick May and Juan Atkins, Jimmy’s 2004 signing to Warp Records, and his early exposure to Kraftwerk have all acted as lynchpins in the cultivation of his sound. With a number of releases on Glasstable, Semantica, Nonplus and long player releases on both Warp and !K7, Majenta reflects Jimmy’s evolution as both artist and child of the cosmos.

According to Edgar, the making of the album was steeped in countless synchronicities, continuously reminding him he was on the right path. In contrast with his last LP, XXX, for !K7, which took five years to make, Majenta is more raw, more spontaneous and in his words, “more futuristic … than my other music, which played a lot with retro, especially R&B.”

From the outset, Jimmy’s flexing his Kraftwerkian muscle, with vocoder complimenting his own unadulterated voice and ‘80s synthlines bubbling away alongside jazz-funk keyboard riffs. From the raunchy and sexually explicit ‘Take Me on a Sex Drive’ (“windows down, legs up high”) to the low-lit, hypnotic feel of ‘Attempt to Make it Last’, to the UK garage rhythms of ‘Let Yrself Be’, to the Kiss-era Prince vibe of ‘I Need Your Control’, it’s clear that the postmodern is Edgar’s domain. The Frampton-esque vocals of ‘In Deep’ close out the LP and further cement his enviable place in the intergalactic community.

Artist: Jimmy Edgar
Title: Majenta
Label: Hotflush Recordings
Release: 07 May 2012

01 Too Shy
02 This One’s For The Children
03 Sex Drive
04 Indigo Mechanix (3D)
05 Attempt To Make It Last
06 Let Yrself Be
07 Touch Yr Bodytime
08 Hrt Real Good
09 I Need Your Control
10 Heartkey 11 In Deep

Spring/Summer 2012 will see Jimmy playing a number of live shows across Europe and the US in support of Majenta (including major festivals such as Glade, UK), as well as his continued exploration into the world of LEDs and synchronized light technology.

Download:The Brandt Brauer Frick Ensemble f/ Emika- Pretend (Soul Clap Remix)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 17, 2011 by dk

Germany’s Brandt Brauer Frick just wrapped up a North American tour in support of their new album, Mr. Machine, and now the band is sharing a free remix of their track “Pretend,” from the Boston production duo Soul Clap.

Grab the track via !K7’s Soundcloud page.

The ensemble’s genre-defying sound fuses minimal techno with classical music, and Mr. Machine is taking that concept and sound to the next level. We recently sent out an MP3 for their track “Pretend” which features Ninja Tune’s Emika on vocals (you can download the MP3 here). Expanding on last year’s debut album You Make Me Real, Mr. Machine adds a full 10-piece ensemble and fuses electronic dance music with classical instrumentation.

Brandt Brauer Frick Ensemble Premieres New Video, Kicks Off US Tour Next Week!

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 18, 2011 by dk

Brandt Brauer Frick Ensemble Premieres
New Video, Kicks Off US Tour Next Week!

Mr. Machine Comes Out October 25th via !K7 Records

Download the Free MP3 HERE

Germany’s Brandt Brauer Frick Ensemble is releasing their debut album, Mr. Machine, next Tuesday via !K7 Records, and the band will also be heading over for a rare North American tour in support of the album. To coincide, the band has premiered their decadent new video for “Pretend,” a reinterpretation of one of Emika’s (Ninja Tune) songs from her debut album. The video was gorgeously produced by Park Bennett Filmsand directed by Julian Schleef & Daniel Brandt; it’s something you truly need to watch to fully wrap your head around. Head over to Consequence of Sound to check out the premiere, and be sure to download the free MP3 of “Pretend” while you’re at it!

Don’t Miss BBFE On Their Rare US Tour!

10/24 – Minneapolis, MN – Cedar Cultural Center
10/25 – Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle
10/26 – Toronto, ON – The Drake Hotel
10/27 – Brooklyn, NY – Glasslands
10/28 – Washington, DC – The Red Palace
10/29 – Asheville, NC – MoogFest
10/30 – Atlanta, GA – 529
10/31 – Orlando, FL – Plaza Live
11/01 – Tallahassee, FL – Club Down Under/FSU
11/03 – Dallas, TX – The Prophet Bar
11/05 – Austin, TX – Fun Fun Fun Fest
11/09 – San Diego, CA – Soda Bar
11/10 – Los Angeles, CA – The Satellite
11/11 – San Francisco, CA – The Rickshaw Stop
11/12 – Los Angeles, CA – Luckman Fine Arts Complex

Expanding on last year’s Brandt Brauer Frick debut You Make Me Real, Mr. Machine takes the German trio’s sound and concept to the next level, adding a full 10-piece ensemble and fusing minimal techno with classical instrumentation. This is an album which rewards repeat listens, as the sounds and arrangements are dense with intricate nuance.

The new album was recorded using a handmade approach, utilizing opulent and unconventional instrumentation: violin, cello, harp, piano, trombone, tuba, timpani, marimba, vibraphone, drum set, various percussion and a Moog synthesizer, the results of which yield an utterly unique sound palate. They’re coming over to the US (in their core three-person incarnation) for a full tour in October/November (find the full routinghere).

This is a tour that you don’t want to miss. Don’t hesitate to reach out for any guest list requests, we’d love for you to catch them if they’re heading your way!