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Velour Modular ‘Esc’ – from forthcoming EP (Stream)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on March 26, 2014 by dk

Velour Modular 'Esc' - from forthcoming EP.Velour Modular is a collaboration project between the French singer Guilhem – who released her recent debut in the Master Series of Nick Warren on the Label Renaissance with “Nocturne part 1” – and London based Spanish producer Hektagon. Hektagon’s remix credits include the likes of HFB (Alex Paterson from the Orb), Baobinga and ID amongst others, with his work picking up extensive BBC Radio One play from Mary Anne Hobbs.

On her debut EP, Capsule, the experience known as Velour Modular shares a love of Kuedo’s melodic synth motifs, summon the bubbling electronica of Seekae, the spacious, hallucinatory elements of Clams Casino, the shuffling percussion of Phon.o, and wrap it all in a Mount Kimbie haze.

A native of Cannes, and the daughter of two painters, Guilhem spent her childhood growing up in India, originally studying how to sing in the traditional Indian way. Moving from town to town, Pondicherry, Madras, Bangalore, she travelled a great deal, before returning to France and immersing herself in the creative world. Velour Modular was a project that ultimately came to existence over late night Skype calls between Guilhem and Hektagon. Guilhem explains;

We had common obsessions at the time – old futuristic movies such as Logan’s Run, Blade Runner, 2001 Space Odyssey or The Never Ending Story. All this sci-fi period, with the debut of electronics and the sounds related to it, was the soil of our creation and you can clearly hear that retro-futurist sound with the 8bit, “bips”, old connection system noise…ect.. It was really important for us to construct a real storytelling: we were focused on doing a kind of “black box” that could testify of a lost world

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Audioglider – “Accidental Beauty” – Release April 21st 2014+Mixtape Download

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 20, 2014 by dk

Audioglider - Accidental BeautySection Records reboots and opens 2014 with the release of Audioglider’s long-awaited debut long-player “Accidental Beauty”.

Audioglider a.k.a. Roberto Sodano has developed a strong reputation among the downtempo cognoscenti over the past 5 years, with releases on labels as respected and varied as Global Underground, Morrison Recordings, Renaissance, Exceptional Records and the German netlabel group FOEM before finding a permanent home at Section Records, who released the beautiful “Summer Rainstorm EP” in May 2013. He has garnered support from all quarters of the downtempo community in that time, notably The Big Chill, Ben Mynott of Fluidnation Radio and influential tastemaker blog and label, astrangelyisolatedplace, and the broad appeal of his musical style has attracted regular attention of such legends of the house scene as Nick Warren, Hernan Cattaneo and Glenn Morrison.

Developed with thought and care over a number of years, “Accidental Beauty” is a masterpiece of cross-genre downtempo that touches on many styles, each track evoking an individual response yet woven together into a lush journey that sounds balanced and cohesive as a whole. Drawing influences from the gamut of downtempo styles going right back to the 1980s, here you’ll find echoes of Cocteau Twins, 4AD, Boards of Canada, Nightmares On Wax and Ulrich Schnauss but bestowed with an intelligent contemporary edge through Roberto’s refined production techniques. From the cinematic opening with the ironically-named “End Titles”, through the subtle and intricate 21st century funk of Fluid Motion (with Florida based artist, D-Step) and My Tru Blood, via heavenly interludes like Dynamic Uno and Just Sound, before ending up in pure euphoric territory with Disappear, Polydirective (with Chicago’s Mucci) and the final track Cortexaphan, the listener is carried on a magic carpet ride through an ever-changing but always beautiful musical landscape.

Roberto’s musicianship and exquisite musical taste is evident throughout, blending guitars and electric bass with ethereal synths and high-definition beats with consummate skill that sounds effortless, never forced. The first essential album of 2013 and destined to join the ranks of the classics, you need “Accidental Beauty” in your collection.

Download:AUDIOGLIDER MIXTAPE VOL.15

enh – Private Ocean
AUDIOGLIDER – The Keymaster (XSPANCE remix)
Bowery Electric – Fear of Flying
David Douglas – Higher (Weval Remix)
Borealis – Love
Christ, – Ehaye (Live)
Data Rebel – Serenity
Bon Iver – Calgary (VMM remix)
Preghost – Seeker
Kevin ‘Bezel’ Dunn – Broken Sunrise
Lights Dim – Bats (A Song for Ukraine)

Chris Gavin -Nice View EP(incl.Omid 16B,Martin Roth remixes)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 21, 2013 by dk

Chris-Gavin---Nice-ViewL-System is proud to announce it’s third release Nice View by DJ, producer and all around ladies man, Chris Gavin! Chris hails from Marseille, France and is often supported by DJs such as Laurent Garnier, Nick Warren, Hernan Cattaneo and more. This release kicks off with Nice View; a cross genre hard to pin gem that you can drop peak time or early night with killer results. Chris follows up with a B-Side track called The Present M. We fell in love with this deep quirky house track at first listen. A truly unique journey that takes you far away while still being dance floor ready.

We’re extremely excited to have to two accomplished and amazing producers on remix duties.

To start things off we have Omid 16b who has reworked Nice View into two absolute masterpieces. Over at L-System we’re a huge fan of Omid 16b’s sound and sought him out for the unique sound he’s famous for world over. Omid’s first mix is filled with upbeat melodic synths mixed in with driving classic drum machine sounds that mix with any house genre. His remix reprise is the ultimate set starter that takes a turn to the dark side halfway through.

Next we have Martin Roth remixing Nice View into a deep house track that strongly carries his signature sound. Slow driving synths and pads drive this unique dance track that keeps the vibe up while still delivering the underground smoothness that Martin knows best.

Chris Gavin – Omid 16B – Martin Roth
Nice View EP
Genre: Techno,Minimal,Tech-House,
Release Date: May 28 2013
Label: L-System

Tracklist:

1 Chris Gavin – Nice View
2 Chris Gavin – The Present M
3 Chris Gavin – Nice View (Martin Roth Rmx)
4 Chris Gavin – Nice View (Omd 16B Rmx)
5 Chris Gavin – Nice View (Omid 16B Rmx Reprise)
An amazing package from beginning to end and just the start for this brand new house music label, L-System.

Electric Rescue – Lili EP (Bedrock)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 28, 2012 by dk

Few French electronic music artists combine experience, avant-gardism and guaranteed success on dance floors as Electric Rescue (aka Antoine Husson) does. Having previously released tracks on Sven Vath’s Cocoon Recordings, Boys Noize Records, Sci + Tech, AFU limited, Communiqué, Subject and Sign Industry, he first unleashed his distinctive brand of ultra dynamic techno and sensuality on John Digweed’s Bedrock label at the tail end of 2011.
“Dope” (BEDDIGI13) was a huge tune for Laurent Garnier, Sasha, Secret Cinema, Guy J, Hernan Cattaneo, Nick Warren and Dave Seaman, amongst a plethora of diverse DJs worldwide. Now Electric Rescue returns to Bedrock with the super-strong “Lili EP”, featuring three killer tunes.
“Lili” has all the ingredients to be a massive tune all summer long. Combining melodic techno attitude with a big room mentality, it has all the right ingredients. Already a huge tune in John Digweed’s sets, this is going to explode to anthem status worldwide over the coming months. With the equally exciting “Opened Hands” and “Science” revealing an experimental and diverse side to the Electric Rescue musical palette, this is a very exciting EP package indeed.
Electric Rescue’s reputation is already flying high in France through his residency at the Rex Club (Skryptöm parties) and organising the “Play” rave parties in Paris, Antoine Husson is most definitely a man to watch in 2012.
Electric Rescue
Lili EP
1. Lili
2 Opened Hands
3. Science
Bedrock Digital (BEDDIGI19)
Release: 02/04/12
LISTEN HERE

Further info:
http://www.bedrock.uk.net

Swanken – Get Up EP(So Sound Recordings)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 8, 2012 by dk

This is a very hot release which blends classic house sounds from the 90’s ‘ala’ Murk, combined with a twist of now!
‘Strong, jacking, deep & dark’

Swanken is Sean Levisman and Jonathan Schwab, two white boys on an epic quest to find that elusive thing called soul. The duo hails from Miami, so you’d be forgiven for presuming that they cater to South Beach’s revolving door of crass commercial dance music fads. But actually they’re in pursuit of nothing less than pure classic house perfection, taking their cues from Chicago, New York and the UK. 2010’s Come Back With The Love on Musical Missionary was an auspicious and precocious debut, garnering warm reviews by international DJ luminaries like Nick Warren, Ashley Beedle, and Graeme Park. The follow-up, All I See on Miami’s petFood label, further established Swanken as serious boogie purveyors and an act to keep an eye on. Get a load of the luscious soulful groovage on 2012’s Get Up EP on So Sound Recordings and you’ll know why.

Tricky – Time To Dance Remixes (preview)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 11, 2011 by dk

Tricky is to release Time To Dance (RUG417D), from his most recent album Mixed Race, as a digital single on Monday the 18th of July 2011. The single will feature remixes from Maya Jane Coles, Doorly and FiFi Rong.
Mixed Race was released last September to great critical acclaim. Tricky has since completed tours of the UK, Australia, Europe and South America with many sold out shows. Tricky will be headlining Blissfields Festival in Winchester on July 2nd before heading into the studio with some interesting electronic artists – full details to follow!

The Time To Dance remixes have already been picking up support from a broad spectrum of dance music’s elite including Ramon Tapia, Plump DJs, John Selway, Groove Armada, Sister Bliss, Kruse & Nuernberg, Mighty Mouse, Hector Romero and Nick Warren. Here is further information on the remixers themselves:

With covers of Mixmag and DJ Mag Weekly already under her belt, and a Radio 1 Essential Mix landing in July, 23-yr old Maya Jane Coles is the rising producer/DJ on everyone’s lips. Support for her productions are as wide ranging as Skream to Scuba on the dubstep side through to Jamie Jones and Laurent Garnier on the house front. As a remixer in her own right Maya has remixed artists from MSTRKRFT through to Todd Terry and as one half of dub-electronica duo She is Danger, her credits include Massive Attack, Delphic and Gorillaz.

The second mix on the package comes from blogger’s favourite, Doorly. The Ibiza Rocks resident has been making just as many waves from Sydney to London as he has in the Balearics – most recently on a 30-date arena tour of North America supporting Rusko. Famed for his ‘Pigeon Hole This’ label and attitude; Doorly’s remix credits list to many to mention but include Prodigy, Groove Armada, Dizzee Rascal, Basement Jaxx and Sia with the likes of Fake Blood, Tiga, Shy FX and Soulwax supporting them at club.

And finally, the third remix comes from FiFi Rong. Signed to Tricky’s Brown Punk label, FiFi Rong is one of London’s freshest talents producing from Dubstep through to UK Funky.

Balance 018 : Nick Warren

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 2, 2011 by dk


Balance 018: Nick Warren
Label: Balance Music (Australia)
Cat. No. BAL002CD
UK & EU Release Date: 25th April 2010
(Australia/Asia: 15th April / N America: 26th April)

Way Out West hero and DJ genius in his own right Nick Warren finally makes his mark on the inspiring Balance series – with a mix that exemplifies why he is revered by so many and furthers his reputation as a selector who truly understands the challenges and subtleties of a successful and enduring mix compilation.
Warren’s style is full of character, his sense of musicality stamped all over the mix, every track utilised and manipulated to its fullest to ensure that every last drop of juice is extracted from it. Just take a look at the succinct tracklisting; the polar opposite of say, Joris Voorn’s incredibly impressive Balance 014, it takes the converse approach and astounds in its own concise manner. Neither approach is “better”, but Warren certainly knows what he’s doing when it comes to “less is more”. This approach has been galvanised by his dynamic new DJ set-up:
I jumped ship to Ableton and the APC40 Controller some time ago and really enjoy it. I can do edits and multiple mixes on the fly, which is great fun. But I also am using the CDJ2000s as well – they are fantastic.”
Name-checking the likes of Egbert, Victoria R, Applescal, Solee and Petar Dundov as current faves, it’s clear that his long-time melodic leanings have now been bolstered by a love of imaginative, new school techno, and indeed this compilation blends the two immaculately.
This album treads a techier and deeper path while sticking to my template of sourcing music from every corner of the globe, once more finding some new and exciting producers”, he explains. His dedication to seeking out unknown beauties has always been part of what makes his sets so enigmatic, and even more so in these times when producers become overnight stars and are rarely shrouded in mystery or anonymity.

Disc 1 gets off to a graceful, deep start – a warm sunrise feel surrounding tracks like Underset’s delicate Berlin – before unexpectedly twisting into the jacking techno throb of Flord’s The Tribe Has Spoken (soaring melodies intact mind you). Paul Hazendonk’s stripped-down My Addiction throws our attention before Eelke Kleijn’s Monkey Movin’ connects the dots and brings the groove back. The mix hops and skips between percussiveness and melodic flourishes at will, keeping you on your toes in anticipation of what’s to come next. Nick W’s TLB keeps it stab-heavy, before Nomad In The Dark’s Drones (Send Me) juxtaposes squelching funked-up bass with psy-trance-esque acid shimmers. Giorgos Gatzigristos’ Tickless brings the first half down to a sub-aquatic close, laden with hazy pads and hypnotic tones.
Warren’s own remix of Tripswitch’s Collider kicks off the second disc with nods to groove-driven, atmospheric ‘90s house music, all cool and slow-burning, and demonstrating he’s a producer to be reckoned with. Beat Factory’s Let’s Take A Walk takes the mix to sensual new heights with its soft, morphing chime refrain and gorgeous synths, with Lank’s Ain’t No Problem stating its intent next with a killer, shimmying groove that builds to incessant and heady heights. Yamil Colucci’s Bristol Warm makes for a resplendent centrepiece with its heavenly pianos and lashings of warmth, leading us towards the ethereal charms of Solee’s Aragon and the techy splash and buzzing refrains of Steve Mill’s Someday, with Solee reappearing to add a cinematic lift to the end of the mix in his remix of Warren’s Flowers. It’s left to Pablo Acenso’s pulsing Bread to cap a beautiful collection off with its bold, melancholy chords making for an engrossing and tantalising finale.
It’s the coolest end of the compilation market and an honour for me to be involved”, says Nick of the Balance oeuvre, and he’s done justice to this acclaimed series with a hype-free creation that eschews transient trendiness, in favour of refreshingly mature musical sophistication.
CD1
1. Ormatie – Only
2. Spieltape feat. Shamil – Morning Paper
3. Underset – Berlin
4. Flord – The Tribe Has Spoken
5. Paul Hazendonk – My Addiction
6. Eelke Kliejn – Monkey Movin’
7. Jamie Anderson And Owain K – Without Sound
8. Nick Warren – Buenos Aires Terry Lee Brown Jnr Mix
9. Nomad in the Dark – Drones (Send me)
10. Franck Orff – Hibiscus
11. Giorgos Gatzigristos – Tickless
CD2
1. Tripswitch – Collider (Nick Warren Mix)
2. Julio Largente – Darkened Underpass
3. Beat Factory featuring Stamina – Let’s Take a Walk
4. Lank – Ain’t No Problem
5. Yamil Colucci – Bristol Warm
6. Victoria R – Cosmos
7. Solee – Aragorn
8. Steve Mill – Someday
9. Steven Libby – 80D Test
10. Nick Warren – Flowers (Solee Remix)
11. Pablo Acenso – Bread

Balance 018 Album Launch Party @ WMC Miami, USA

Balance 018 Nick Warren Album Launch Party
24th March, 2011
9:00pm – 5:00am
Vice Lounge | 330 Lincoln Road | Miami Beach | FL 33139
For more info: www.balancemusic.com.au