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Deniz Kurtel Announces New Album “The Way We Live” (Wolf + Lamb)& Cross Country LED Tour+Teaser

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 19, 2012 by E.N.

Deniz Kurtel Crosses America for ‘Double Exposure’ Tour
Visual Artist and Producer Will Unveil Her New LED Installation
‘The Introspectacular’ While Previewing Tracks From
Her Forthcoming Album “The Way We Live” (Wolf + Lamb)

Last year Deniz Kurtel burst into the popular consciousness with her debut album “Music Watching Over Me” on trendsetting label Crosstown Rebels, earning critical praise for her totally fresh take on house music, and bewitching live audio visual club shows. 2012 will see her once again captivating audiences with her musical

productions and visual art, as her April road tour, ‘Double Exposure’ takes her across the US.

A two pronged tour, ‘Double Exposur
“Double Exposure” is the second time Kurtel has paired a piece of LED art directly with her music, but marks the first time where the audience will be able to affect the experience. ‘The Introspectacular’, like much of Kurtel’s LED work, establishes an isolated space where the infinite reflections and layers of depth, achieved through her use of mirrors and LEDs, create a stimulus for inner-reflection and introspection. Housed in a 6×12 enclosed trailer, participants can control some of the LED lights via the keys of a midi controller, which simultaneously produces sounds, creating a visual mapping of what the participant is hearing and vice-versa.e’ will see Deniz will unveil her new LED sculpture ‘The Introspectacular’ while premiering her album ‘The Way We Live’ at 15 club shows in 12 cities around the country including Miami, Washington DC, New York, Detroit, Chicago, San Francisco and Los Angeles. The tour kicks off in Washington DC on April 7 and concludes in San Francisco on April 29. ‘The Way We Live’ will be released on Wolf + Lamb June 4th, 2012.

With the ability to generate a sound and a light with the same key, I wanted to facilitate a deeper connection with the basic senses of the participants while also engaging their sense of creativity,” said Kurtel of The Introspectacular.

Kurtel will drive across America towing ‘The Introspectacular”. The piece will be exhibited in twelve cities she visits on her journey, outside galleries and public spaces. Kurtel will also be playing live club shows in each of the cities, where she will debut music from her new album ‘The Way We Live’, which will be released on Wolf + Lamb in May. The LED piece will also be exhibited outside these music venues.

 

 

 

When discussing her debut album Kurtel noted that she want Her sophomore LP builds on the soulful mystical house of her debut, taking audiences on a narrative journey through the slower tempo spectrum of electronic music. From the hip-hop front and pacing of The Way We Live and Right On, to the haunting vocal strains of Art Department’s Kenny Glasgow on ‘Don’t Wanna Be’ to the Prince like funk of ‘Thunder Clap’, Kurtel keeps her listeners guessing, and most definitely excited.ed to “constantly grow and evolve, and make music that excites [her], hoping it excites others too.” It’s clear that on ‘The Way We Live’ she has followed through on that philosophy. A collaborative album, she is joined on every track a selection of the Marcy All Stars, including Soul Clap, Wolf + Lamb, Tanner Ross, Thugfucker, Pillow Talk, Voices of Black and more.


Track list for ‘The Way We Live’:

1. I KNEW THIS WOULD HAPPEN with Tanner Ross feat. PillowTalk
2. YOU KNOW IT’S TRUE with Gadi Mizrahi
3. LOVE TRIANGLE (Instrumental) with Wolf + Lamb
4. THE WAY WE LIVE with Gadi Mizrahi
5. HYPOCRITE with Gadi Mizrahi
6. RIGHT ON with Gadi Mizrahi feat. Michael Franti
7. DON’T WANNA BE with Kenny Glasgow
8. SAFE WORD with Soul Clap feat. Navid Izadi
9. WAKE ME UP with PillowTalk & Thugfucker
10. BLACKNESS with PillowTalk & Thugfucker
11. THUNDER CLAP with Voices of Black
12. THE BEAT DROPS with Tanner Ross feat. Jules Born

Double Exposure US tour dates:

March 22 @ W+L Showcase, Electric Pickle, Miami
March 23 @ Bohemian Yacht Club, Miami
March 25 @ Ultra Festival, Miami
April 7 – Washington DC, venue TBA
April 8 – Philadelphia – PTY Backroom
April 14 – Marcy Hotel, New York
April 18 – Boston
April 20 – Detroit – The Works
April 21 – Chicago – Smart Bar
April 25 – Communikey Festival – Boulder, Colorado
April 27 – San Diego – Analog Bar
April 28 – Los Angeles, venue TBA
April 29 – San Francisco, venue TBA

Fabric 59: Jamie Jones

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 14, 2011 by E.N.

Jamie Jones has become a household name and created an accessible brand for a new generation of dance music fans with his Hot Natured guise and Hot Creations label. His fabric compilation episode comes as he rides the crest of a tidal wave of popularity for him and his Crosstown Rebels and Visionquest crew that are forming a new cluster of stars. Original and addictive, his timeless journey is typically charged with energetic loopy grooves, defining his personal influences and showcasing exclusive material from his army of talent. 

“I went to fabric first in 1999. It had been open two weeks and I’d just moved to London so I went with my best friend. We got there and there was a huge queue all the way round the corner. Coming from Wales we just had shirts on and no jackets in November so we went to the front of the guestlist queue and I managed to catch a glimpse of the list and saw Chris C + 1. So we got in free VIP first time at fabric at 18. It was brilliant. I think we saw Dave Angel, stood in room 2 going crazy, I was a lot more innocent back then.”

The mix starts with Hot Natured ‘Time Intro’, giving a nod to the recent Hot Natured smash single ‘Forward Motion’ and offering a hint of Jamie’s future projects with Ali Love and Kenny Glasgow of Art Department fame, before diving headfirst into a funk electro remix of the classic Sebastian TellierLa Ritournelle’ reworked by pop’s newest heroes Metronomy. There’s not much room to exhale from there forward with Jamie’s own special reedits of Coat Of Arms and Karen Pollock, as well as some defining staples from his heart-winning DJ sets such as Cajmere featuring Jamie Principle ‘God Sent’ and Felix Da Housecat ‘Madame Hollywood’, an essential track from the early moments of his career. What sets this mix apart is an acute attention to the energy in the ride. Jamie Jones tackles dance music as a rock or pop star would, making it accessible and playing with the frequencies to continually keep it enjoyable. 

“I think I am very conscious of always moving forward especially when I’m playing in clubs. There’s something quite natural in me to keep myself stimulated, as I get bored of things quickly. I’m always trying to challenge myself. I could easily make the house tracks that I’m known for doing for a good few years but where’s the challenge in that? I want to do something different. I don’t just listen to dance music at home but all sorts. When I go out to listen to bands like Little Dragon or Metronomy, it’s inspiring and makes me want to do something like that but obviously with my take on it. A lot of these bands are doing similar things, Little Dragon is like a DJ set but on a new level. That’s what we’re going for with Hot Natured.”

With a new album coming up on Crosstown Rebels (Jamie’s ‘The Lows’ gives a taste on the fabric mix) as well as a Hot Natured album with Lee Foss and Ali Love to come on his own Hot Creations label, it’s clear Jamie finds it hard to stay still. Constantly evolving, he is surrounded by a growing team of exciting new artists, for whom he has naturally become a role model. His visionary style and concepts are effortlessly shaping the current era of electronic music and will no doubt continue to for many years to come.

“It’s important to have something people can identify with. Someone said to me recently the good thing about mine, and the whole Hot Natured style is it appears to a wide age range, because the music is never too hard. It’s about having fun with music and never serious. We’re about enjoying quality music, having fun with your friends and living and breathing the party and the music together.“

Label: Fabric
Cat no: fabric117
Web: www.fabriclondon.com
Distribution:
Released: Monday September 12th, 2011

Tracklist

  1. Hot Natured feat. Ali Love & Kenny Glasgow – Time Intro [Hot Creations]
  2. Sebastien Tellier – La Ritournelle (Metronomy Mix) [Record Makers / Lucky Number]
  3. James Teej – Don’t Appear (Redux) [My Favorite Robot]
  4. Coat Of Arms – Is This Something (Jones Fly Edit) [Futureboogie]
  5. White Lions – DePalma [My Favorite Robot]
  6. Karen Pollack – You Can’t Touch Me (Murk Remix – Jones Fly Edit) [Slip N Slide]
  7. Cajmere feat. Jamie Principle – God Sent (’10) [Cajual]
  8. Felix Da Housecat – Madame Hollywood [Rude Photo]
  9. Waifs & Strays – Body Shiver [Hot Creations]
  10. jennygoesdirty – Amoureux Solitaires [Kill The DJ]
  11. Hot Natured feat. Ali Love & Kenny Glasgow – Assimilation [Hot Creations]
  12. Crazy P – Open For Service [2020Vision]
  13. Panthers – Goblin City (Holy Ghost Mix) [Warner]
  14. Oppenheimer Analysis – The Devil’s Dancers [Minimal Wave]
  15. Jamie Jones – The Lows [Crosstown Rebels]
  16. soho808 – Get Up Disco [Dikso]
  17. Footprintz – Fear Of Numbers [Visionquest]

Jamie Jones fabric album launch: 24th September 2011

Will Saul & Mike Monday“Sequence 1 Ep, +Scuba Rmx” out 20 September

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 25, 2010 by E.N.


Label Aus Music
Cat. No. AUS1029
Format EXCL12″C

Will Saul present the ‘Sequence 1’ EP, the product of the two artists limiting themselves to a Roland 909, a Korg Kaos Pad, a Dave Smith Polyevolver and recording their jamming on the fly.

“We wanted to inject some excitement, energy and randomness into this release, so decided to play the tracks live with Mike on the 909 and keys and Will on filters and effects. We had a broad idea of where we were going before we pressed record, and recorded a few takes of each track, then took the best moments from each. The big challenge was reining in the slightly chaotic recordings, but after some tweaking we found a balance between old school rawness and modern production values.”

Having previously released together on Buzzin’ Fly, remixed for DFA (The Juan Maclean’s legendary ‘Happy House’) and Applepips (Appleblim & Ramadanman), the duo present two exclusive tracks that explore the cutting-edge leftfield sounds of house music in typical Aus form. Future collaborative efforts will see a remix for Scuba (whose high octane remix of Sequence 1 features as the B-side on this EP) on Hot Flush which will be out in September.

In addition to their work together, both artists are currently in the process of completing their forthcoming solo artist albums. Mike Monday’s album is a project that will see him write and release a new track for free on his website every Monday for 10 weeks. A new means of creating and distributing musical material, the final 10 tracks will make up the content of the album. With a release set for Spring 2011, Will’s second full artist album will feature collaborations with Joe Dukie (Fat Freddy’s Drop), Paul St. Hilaire, Charlene Soraia, and Detachments amongst others.

Aus Music’s sister label Simple celebrates it’s 50th single release in November 2010 – a release that will see Will and his long term production partner Tam Cooper team up for a limited edition vinyl double pack EP. Featuring 4 new original tracks, the EP will also feature remixes from Wolf + Lamb, Nicolas Jaar and Jonny White & Kenny Glasgow (Art Department).

you can listen/preorder at simple records

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