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King ‘Koncepts- The Remixes’

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , on September 20, 2013 by E.N.

King 'Koncepts- The Remixes'Following up the April release of King’s acclaimed ‘Koncepts’ LPSeclusiasis is back with a 6-track remix package for your senses to cocoon in, continuing their street bass onslaught for both clubs and headphone pressure. Featuring remixes by the likes of Stabber, G Jones, Air Stegosaurus, Starkey, Dev79, and MANIKAN, this is one release you definitely want to get your hands, and ears, on before the summer ends.

‘KONCEPTS – THE REMIXES’ TRACK LISTING:
1. Shawty Moon (Stabber Remix)
2. On the Line (G Jones Remix)
3. SOFL (Air Stegosaurus Remix)
4. On the Line (Starkey Remix)
5. SOFL (Dev79 Remix)
6. Shawty Moon (MANIKAN Remix

Sarantis ‘Electric City’ LP(Preview)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 1, 2013 by E.N.

Sarantis 'Electric City' LPElectric City is the new album from Sarantis OUT NOW via Senseless Records. It takes it’s name from an imagined urban landscape caught somewhere between London and the dystopian sprawl imagined by John Carpenter, Warriors and other classic 80s sci-fi. The music takes audible cues from the soundtracks to those films; bold, raw synths and big drums reverberate but also a melting pot of musical styles ranging from motor city techno and electro funk through to cutting edge grime, bashment and footwork.

Vocal tracks come from Parly B (Mungo’s Hifi), South London’s rising grime star M.I.K. & Dialect, a renowned freestyle MC and regular guest on Westwood and 1Xtra.

Building on previous releases for Senseless, Black Acre and Chrissy Murderbot’s Loose Squares, on this LP Sarantis expands his sonic palette and allows all the inspiration and influence collected in the past half decade to breathe and expand. Starting out from his soundsystem roots in Leeds, UK, Sarantis has worked his way in to the record boxes of people like Skream, Brenmar, DMZ & Mary Anne Hobbs with a catalogue spanning six years and work with vocalists like Warrior Queen and Iration Steppas.

Taz & Akka ‘Synergy EP’ (Rwina Records)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 7, 2013 by E.N.

Taz & Akka 'Synergy EP'Release date: 1st April 2013
Format: 12” / Digital
Rwina Records kick off 2013 with the ‘Synergy’ EP, a collaborative release from Taz & Akka. Glasgow’s Taz makes his fourth appearance on the label, while Akka (aka label head and mastermind Akkachar) finally steps over to the artist side. The pair have been collaborating for three years, with this first release compiling four tracks from the extensive amount of material the two have accumulated in that time.
‘Illusory’ combines euphoric synths, a flair for hooks and hands in the air escapism. ‘Mobius’ takes its inspiration from video games, grime, cartoons and hip hop, throwing everything into a blender and pouring the results all over the dancefloor. ‘Paul Is Dead’ switches up the tempo for a deeper take on the footwork sound, with a vocal snippet name checking one of the most famous “Paul”s in history and ‘Trapped In ’82′ closes proceedings by taking things back to the duo’s youth, unashamedly celebrating the musical excesses of the 80s.
Rwina has a strong back catalogue from artists such as Starkey, EPROM, Terror Danjah, Swindle and support from DJ Shadow, SBTRKT, Flying Lotus, Diplo, Mary Anne Hobbs, Skream, Oneman, Ben UFO, Machinedrum and many more.
Tracklisting:
1. Illusory
2. Mobius
3. Paul Is Dead
4. Trapped In ’82

Reso ‘Tangram Remixed’ (Civil Music)1st April 2013

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 7, 2013 by E.N.

Reso - Tangram RemixedRelease date 1st April 2013
Format: 12” / Digital
Reso ‘Tangram Remixed’ features KOAN Sound, Om Unit, Billain and Doshy remixes on the 12″ vinyl plus the digital bundle also includes Starkey, Drop The Lime, DJ Kentaro, Danny Scrilla, Evol Intent and Emperor remixes.
Since the latter half of the last decade, Alex Melia aka Reso has been blending heightened technological futurism with dancefloor prowess to create a densely cinematic musical universe. ‘Tangram’ – Reso’s much anticipated debut album – was released in Nov 2012. It received heavy support from Mixmag (Album of the month), XLR8R, Guardian, MTV, The 405, XFM and other key musical luminaries such as Liam Howlett, Skrillex, Skream & Benga, DJ Food, Salva, Rusko and more. A landmark thirteen track odyssey that reaffirms the place of the ‘album’ within modern electronic music, ‘Tangram’ cemented Reso as one of the world’s most forward thinking producers.
‘Tangram Remixed’ opens with KOAN Sound tackling ‘Axion’, pushing the tracks rhythmic possibilities yet further the OSWLA signed duo switch the glitching beat complexities into halftime stepping bliss. Remixer extraordinaire Om Unit perfectly balances ‘Simple Pleasures’ rich pads and dreamlike atmosphere with a slowfast footwork flux while Neurofunk god Billain delivers an exquisite and rare remix, a highly twisted take on the bass mechanics of ‘Half Life’. Doshy closes the 12″ with his unique neck snapping electro and trap infused rework of ‘Coronium’.
The digital package also includes revisions of ‘Check 1,2′ by Philadelphia’s Starkey (Amen breaks and 8 bar grime), 18 year old D&B prodigy Emperor, Munich’s Danny Scrilla (Sub heavy dark, sparse ‘slower than it feels’ 85bpm O.G ’06 bass) and Japanese 2 x DMC world Champion DJ Kentaro (beat-juggling, electro-workout with more edits than you can count) plus remixes of ‘Ishimura’ by NYC’s Drop the Lime remix (Dark shuffling techno) and Atlanta’s Evol Intent (hard hitting D’n’B with a half time feel).
Reso remains a steadfast musical staple on the London underground dance scene. Years after his early appearances onREACT.FM alongside the likes of Rusko, Distance and Heny G he is still staying very much true to his roots, pushing a personal sound and not buying into the hype like so many of his previous counter-parts. A guru of bass manipulations and by no means a creature of habit, he has always operated at the nexus of club focused electronic music varied palette.
Now after the release of his debut long player and a series of genre redefining EPs for Civil Music, and several choice Drum n Bass outings on the pioneering Hospital Records; we have seen Reso construct a brave new narrative in the way that timeless artists like Richard D James, Photek, DJ Shadow and A Guy Called Gerald have done for earlier generations. His deep musicality, incredible production and wildly diverse references place him at the peak of a new breed of electronic producers and have seen him engineering tracks for Burial and Jamie Woon, Travelling to Cuba with Norman Jay and remixing artists as diverse as Wiley, Carl Cox, DJ Kentaro, Om Unit, KOAN Sound, Drop The Lime and Buraka Som Systema amongst others.
Tracklisting:
A1. Axion (KOAN Sound Remix)
AA1. Half Life (Billain Remix)
A2. Simple Pleasures (Om Unit Remix)
AA2. Coronium (Doshy Remix)
—Included on digital download—
5. Check 1,2 (Starkey Remix)
6. Check 1,2 (Emperor Remix)
7. Check 1,2 (Danny Scrilla Remix)
8. Check 1,2 (DJ Kentaro Remix)
9. Ishimura (Drop the Lime’s Dark Tunnels Remix)
10. Ishimura (Evol Intent Remix)

Pedro 123 – Slush EP – Get Some(Preview)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 12, 2012 by E.N.

In between running a taste-making music blog and club night of the same name the label arm of Get Some presents its fifth release, the Slush EP, from the precocious talent that is South-London’s own Pedro 123. After a flurry of groundwork over the past year having remixed tracks for Trim, MIK, Lakosa & iO and Starkey it’s evident that his passion for Grime and Garage is the stimulus for his tracks. It’s no surprise then, that the 18-year-old has already received praise and multiple spins from Radio 1′s Skream & Benga, Dirtybird’s French Fries and Rinse FM’s Roska, Brackles and Monki for his well-informed approach to his productions.
Title track Slush sees playful Zomby-esque synths teased over a thumping kick drum which acts as the skeleton of track whilst groove-laden drums interject for some off-kilter rhythmic patterns. Utilizing a selective sound palette, the raw textures and shape-shifting percussion compliment the minimalist aesthetic of the track and make for an intriguing A-side.
On the other side Jetpack Joyride benefits greatly from descending synth chords that are accompanied by a barrage of Eski-influenced kicks and snares. Whilst the track is slightly more urgent and unrestrained than the A-side it’s anchored by a heavily swung Garage drum pattern that gives it an old-school feel.
Remix duties come courtesy of highly-revered Bassline producer and Unknown to the Unknown signee, Checan, who takes the track back to ’95 on his reinterpretation. With a euphoric intro that evolves into crashing 4×4 drums, chopped Reggae vocals and sublow basslines the memorable synth-work of the original remains but with the addition of melancholic chords in the breakdown.
 
As London’s ever-evolving musical landscape ploughs on this addition to the melange sees a young producer who sticks firmly to his roots and adds a refreshing spin whilst doing so. With Pedro 123′s refined ear and multi-faceted music inspirations the release of the Slush EP sees him top off a landmark year with some of most accomplished work to date.
Artist: Pedro 123
 Title: Slush EP
 Label: Get Some
 Catalogue No: GSR005
 Release Date: 12.11.12
 Format: 12″ Vinyl & Digital
Tracklist:
1. Slush
 2. Jetpack Joyride
 3. Slush (Checan Remix)

Ninja Tune playlist for Camp Bisco Festival 2012

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , on June 11, 2012 by E.N.


Ninja Tune Playlist for Camp Bisco festival 2012.

Camp Bisco 10 will return to the annual three-day music and arts festival in Mariaville, New York this July 12-14, 2012.

Ninja Tune is hosting a label tent on July 13th that showcases three of our renowned DJs: Blockhead, Starkey, and FaltyDL.

Additional Ninjas performing on the mainstage of the festival include Bonobo, Daedelus (with his new A/V Archimedes show), and Amon Tobin’s ISAM Live.


For details and tickets: http://campbisco.net/ninja-tune.php
More info: www.ninjatune.net

XLII – Neon High EP (Out May 21st on Civil Music!)(Preview)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , on April 30, 2012 by E.N.

Neon High’ is a futuristic take on hip-hop and club sounds. It focuses on the half/double time tempos around 80/160BPM and 70/140BPM. Flipping from hip-hop swagger to dancefloor bounce ‘Neon High’ is a blend of ‘up to no good’ beats, 808s, global melodies and gangsta leads and, as you would expect from someone who has just produced 2 x DMC world champion DJ Kentaro’s forthcoming album for Ninja Tune, the EP is sonically exceptional.
On ‘Dilated’ XLII’s vocoded vocals ask “Are you high?” “Your pupil’s dilated, are you high? Don’t hide your face, show me your eyes.” “No Cure” has a ghettotech feel, it’s the imagined evolution of juke produced with a hip-hop palette. ‘Thro-Yo!’ is a club workout, rattling high hats, pulsing rhythms and heavyweight 808 kicks. “Rasclap” is dangerous, it combines a trouble making funk lead, a ragga beat and dancehall vocal samples. The package includes a tough grimey remix from Philly’s Starkey and some slowfast footwork flux ex Various Productions main man and Ghost Poet engineer EAN.

Tracklist:
A1 – Dilated
A2 – No Cure
B1 – Thro-yo!
B2 – Rasclap

+Digital only:
5. Thro-yo! (Starkey Remix)
6. No Cure (Ean Remix)

XLII (pronounced slee) is a respected figure on Tokyo’s electronic underground. ‘Neon High’ is his first extended player outside Japan. He is touring Europe throughout May and June.

http://www.civilmusic.com/

Little Jinder – Keep on Dreaming(Stream incl.Deadboy , Distal, Starkey remixes)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 13, 2012 by E.N.

Scandinavia’s favourite vampire, Little Jinder aka Josefine Jinder is no stranger to electronic music, at age 16 she was more inclined to be found in a studio listening to Joy Division and Art of Noise than out partying. Her first live performance was on a Swedish talk show in 2008, and things have sky rocketed since then. Little Jinder signed to New York’s bass label Trouble & Bass and hasn’t looked back. Her debut EP “Polyhedron” was released in 2008; followed by the sultry “Youth Blood”, which gained critical acclaim and was licensed to Ministry of Sound

Little Jinder effortlessly merges haunting, mystical pop songs with disco beats, soaring synths and dubstep tempos, she can easily be considered one of the most exciting artists to come out of Sweden in recent years.

“Youth Blood” was released via T&B in 2009, and due to the success of the record across the sea, was picked up by Ministry of Sound in 2010. In addition to the critically acclaimed Original Mix, were remixes from the likes of Bok Bok, Renaissance Man, 12th Planet & Flinch, Subeena, Tony Senghore & Kavsrave that ensured the “Youth Blood” continued to pulsate through your speakers in 2011.

Jinder is now working on her debut album, and bringing her irresistible stage show to locations worldwide.

Visit Little Jinder’s official Facebook page and click ‘LIKE’ to download the free acoustic version of her brand new single ‘Keep on Dreaming’ and receive regular updates on her new music, what she’s up to and where she’s playing next

http://www.facebook.com/littejinder

http://www.twitter.com/littlejinder

Lone “Galaxy Garden” on R&S Records,May 7th

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 23, 2012 by E.N.

Over the past couple of years, Manchester-based producer Lone (a.k.a. Matt Cutler) has become a fully fledged reinvention of his former self. Leaving behind the hip-hop seasoned abstraction and hazy beatscapes of his notable Ecstasy & Friends and Lemurian albums for a quicker-paced sound that draws on a much heavier Chicago house / Detroit Techno and early 90′s London rave/hardcore sound. With his last album proper Emerald Fantasy Tracks & last year’s R&S debut Coreshine Voodoo, we saw a honing of these styles. Continuing his ethereal journey through space and time where these previous two outings left off, new album Galaxy Garden – that you will hopefully have in your ears right now – is without doubt his most complete body of work to date.

Artist: Lone
Title: Galaxy Garden
Label: R&S Records
Release: 07.05.2012

Tracklist
01 New Colour
02 The Animal Pattern
03 As A Child (With Machinedrum)
04 Lying In The Reeds
05 Dragon Blue Eyes
06 Crystal Caverns 1991
07 Raindance
08 Dream Girl / Sky Surfer
09 Earth’s Lungs
10 Cthulhu (With Machinedrum)
11 Stands Tidal Waves
12 Spirals (With Anneka)

The varied excursions on display unearth new corners to the wunderkind, whilst maintaining his signature sound and cinematic overtones. Opener New Colour lays down the album’s mandate with layers of symbiotic sound-scapes. On into The Animal Pattern, a rolling 8-bit bastardisation where visions of Out Run’s Splash Wave come flooding back again. Nomrex label head machine drum makes an appearance on two tracks adding his hazy vocals to As A Child & Cthulhu. The latter evolving into a mid tempo broken roller with key stabs which wouldn’t sound out of place on a Japan record.

Thing of beauty, Lying in the Reeds finds Cutler in one of his more melodic, melancholic and reflective moods. This gives way to the ambient drone of Dragon Blue Eyes and through to Crystal Caverns 91; revival stabs, hardcore remnants, a frenetic cadence and we’re already half way through the album. Two uptempo, blissed out stuttered motion bangers – proceed in the form of Raindance & Dream & Girl/Sky Surfer. It’s Raindance and the incredible Earth’s Lungs where he wears his love of Aphex Twin and Warp most prominently, all the time maintaining a very Lone take on it. The album closes this Lone chapter with vocalist Anneka – who’s worked with the likes of Falty DL, Starkey, Ital Tek, Vex’d - and the track Spirals, which is the closest you’ll get to Cutler writing a pop song.

A rollercoaster ride of playful nods to a plethora of scenes and influences past, present and future, a residency at Manchester hot-spot Hoya:Hoya, upcoming shows all over the place, support for his tracks from the likes of Caribou, Diplo, Kode 9, Dark Sky, Rustie, James Holden, Martyn, Joy Orbison – to name just a few – remixes for Radiohead, Tensnake & Underworld already under his belt; it’s going to be quite a year for Lone. Cutler ended 2010 with his tracks Pineapple Crush and Once In A While featured in every respectable ‘Best of 2010’ roundup (Resident Advisor, Phonica, Juno & Fact Magazine). This an album to be treasured and one that will no doubt, end up in even more polls come the end of twenty twelve.

Diskotopia Various Artists Volume One (Diskotopia)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 15, 2011 by E.N.

V/A
‘DISKOTOPIA VARIOUS ARTISTS VOLUME ONE’
(DISKOTOPIA)

Released date: 6th February 2012
Format: CD / Digital

Coming at the start of a second year of releases, ‘Diskotopia Various Artists Volume One’ is a showcase of the Diskotopia sound.

The label has been grouped together with labels like Night Slugs, Numbers, Hessle Audio, but Diskotopia take a more borderless approach to electronic dance music. Not just for the club, but also made to be appreciated in any setting, the artists represented on this compilation reference a variety of styles from house, techno, UK garage, post-rock, boogie, R&B, grime and even jazz. Although standing shoulder-to-shoulder with the most current and cutting-edge music around, the Diskotopia output has a strong sense of timelessness, meaning that as well as being very “now”, the sound has a longer shelf-life. The label has rapidly been gaining great support and high praise from likes of Addison Groove, Hyetal, Om Unit, Rinse FM, Boomkat, XLR8R, Fact, Numbers.

Set up by UK ex-pat Matt Lyne (A Taut Line) and Japanese female DJ Am Rhein in Osaka in 2005 as a DJ and visual collective, Diskotopia ran frequent events for four years before moving to Tokyo in 2009. BD1982 joined the crew in late 2010, and helped evolve it into a record label. The ethic behind the label comes directly from the premise of the Diskotopia events: a barrier-free approach to quality music. In 2011 Diskotopia released singles and EPs by A Taut Line, Hong Kong In The 60s, BD1982, Visionist, Greeen Linez and Slackk. Diskotopia remixers have included Optimum + Ikonika (Planet Mu, Hyperdub, Night Slugs), Starkey (Ninja Tune, Planet Mu), 80s legendary post-punk act Dominatrix, Royalty, BNJMN (Rush Hour), Photomachine, Murlo, Pacheko.

Tracklisting:
01) BD1982 – Sunshine
02) Visionist – Tropics
03) Savage – I Want It All (BD1982 Refix)
04) RLP – Kreep
05) Optimum – Ghost House
06) Shy One – 40,000
07) A Taut Line – Clouds At Night
08) Hong Kong in the 60s – You Can Take A Heart (Diskotopia Dub)
09) Awa – She Sea
10) Greeen Linez – Sallot Ski
11) Bun / Fumitake Tamura – Ri
12) LDFD – Wumpa Fruit
13) DJ Maar – Acid Clapperz (Diskotopia Dub)
14) Greeen Linez – Feel The Pressure (The Phantom Remix)
15) Lamin Fofana – Nia Long
16) 80kidz – Miss Mars (Diskotopia Dub)
17) Greeen Linez – Feel The Pressure (Nites Remix)
18) BD1982 – VHS Nite (Starkey Remix)

http://diskotopia.com

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