Tuesday, 19 September 2017
DSM - Rapture EP
September 18th 2017 (Beatport Exclusive)
October 2nd 2017 (Worldwide)
The 173rd release on Ready Mix comes from young Iranian producer DSM. Having appeared on our label twice before, remixing Helios Fort and supplying an original track ‘Adventure’ for our 2016 ADE Sampler, DSM now takes center stage with an EP entitled ‘Rapture’.
The EP’s title track ‘Rapture’ opens with cinematic synths and builds gradually into a swirling, atmospheric deep house cut, punctuated with fragments of melody, like a half-remembered dream. ‘Adventure’ slows the tempo a little and sets up a compelling and hypnotic groove, utterly beautiful in its sheer simplicity.
Probably best known for his wonderful remix of the Moti Brothers track ‘Underground’ released on Ready Mix last year, Georgian producer EKE provides the package’s only remix. His version of ‘Adventure’ introduces floaty chords and fragile piano notes before letting loose with a warm synth bass, perfect for sunset on the terrace.
Yade - Feel Like EP
Standout producer Yade returns to Daylight Robbery with the 'Feel Like' EP, including punchy drums, bouncing bass and chopped vocals. Remixing the title track are K & K and Michael Quadelli, who both bring their sound once again to the label providing stomping beats to round off a top level EP.
Alt.Society - Cloud City EP
Both born and raised in Sao Paulo, Brazil, this duo first met around 2008-09. Perhaps it was inevitable, as both share great love and passion for music. Not long after they met, the two producers began developing a taste for deep and groovy house. Under the names Mr. H and RafaEL, the artists began their career releasing in labels such as, Home Grooves, Experimentaltech Records, Oxygen House Music, Suma Records,Xtended and more. Searching for a new sound and concept the duo embarked on a new project called Alt.Society. Sharing the same musical roots, tastes and creative vision, this project involves music for the ears, or in other words, music to listen AND dance, rather than to just dance.
Released October 16, 2017 on Not For Us Records
Tuesday, 12 September 2017
Klartraum - Time Void EP
There are benefits to owning your own label. Besides being able to sign friends and newcomers alike, while heading up Lucidlow, Nadja Lind and Helmut Ebritsch have also been able to exert creative control over their Klartraum project to their own exacting specifications. Their last studio album 'Enneagram' was a conceptual piece that spanned four releases over the course of the year. Now their fourth album 'Void Universes' sees a similar concept, inspired by the teachings of Stephen Wolinsky, with each a quartet of releases themed to each one of the aforementioned universes.
We've had 'Energy Void' and 'Space Void' editions to get us thoroughly warmed up, and now it is time to go a little eyes down with the deep and dubby 'Time Void' edition. This release feels keenly poised for the time of year, where the afternoon sun has a desperate edge, chills creep into the early evening, and those shadows start to stretch earlier and earlier.
We lead off with the awesomely atmospheric 'The No-State State', muted and atmospheric with it's klaxon-esque bass note that peals out over the track. It's a dominating presence - commanding, demanding your absolute attention to the groove and utterly effective in its use. Following this, 'White Lady' conjures an image of a ghostly apparition wrapped in mist with its frozen ethereal tones. As you move closer, you realise she isn't quite the wraith you imagined as the mist parts to reveal a warm inner core.
'Animal Kingdom' uses satisfyingly hollow and wooden percussive hits to add a little tumble to the intricate groove. Tribal chants permeate the breakdown as the track rouses itself for widescreen final stretch. Finale 'Travel Pussy' then takes 'Time Void' home with a resolving emotion. Hidden behind the twang of bass and perky beats are the subtlest of details - fleeting melodies twinkle and bend out of sight just as you try to grasp them with your fingers, a deftly dropped stretch of 303 embellishes the final third, and distant percussive effects filter up and down in prominence.
Coming out on 2nd October on Beatport, keep an ear to the ground for the final editions. Plus check back on the already released 'Energy Void' and 'Space Voice' editions.
Djuma Soundsystem & Westerby - Disambigua EP
The 28th Chapter sees Djuma Soundsystem team up with Westerby for our latest story in sound: the cosmic afro tech of ‘Disambigua’.
Now based in Copenhagen, Norwegian artist Djuma Soundsystem was catapulted into the public's consciousness over a decade ago with his club classic 'Les Djinns' on Get Physical Music.
His organic, sample-heavy signature sound is the perfect combination with fellow Copenhagen artist Westerby’s rougher, analogue synths and techy edges.
‘Disambigua’, their much-anticipated follow up to smash hit ‘Koma Kobache’ (Get Physical), is a standout cut which is already turning heads on dancefloors across Europe with its dark groove and killer vocal hook.
Rising star Jonathan Kaspar (Objektivity, Pets Recordings) is first up on the Editions, where he takes things deep. Built around the interplay of synth lines in call and response, his rework is a pure bass monster.
Meanwhile, label regular KatrinKa marks her latest release on Chapter 24 with an Edition that places the emphasis on a trademark infectious groove, paired with a spiritual melodic motif; a perfect balance of darkness and light.
The package is rounded out by Aaaron. The in-demand producer has worked with everyone from Defected and Get Physical to (more recently) Connected and Yoshitoshi. He focuses on deep, powerful drums in a version heavy on tension.
With this latest Chapter there can be no doubt: four different flavours of 'Disambigua' which together add up to a clear and coherent whole.
Tuesday, 5 September 2017
Robosonic feat Son Little - Drowning (Remixes)
Robosonic and Son Little delivered an absolute bomb last year with ‘Drowning’, a deep house burner with the vocal fire of Son Little. Now it’s back with a few new sounds from Djuma Soundsystem, Cord Labuhn & Jansen, Chi Thanh and The Cheapers. The EP starts with Djuma Soundsystem and his deliciously minimal remix – he’s stripped the track down to the most powerful bits, creating a slow burning sensation. Next is Cord Labuhn & Jansen’s rework, giving a little extra dose of drama via arrangement and a darker kick. Chi Thanh then adds percussion to create an organic, natural feel while the track delivers a playful bassline growling from below as it rises and takes control. Shifting the focus to the arpeggios, The Cheapers create a smooth dub by reducing the track down while slowly revealing its secrets to dramatic effect. And finally, what remix package would be complete without an original for reference? Yep, we included the original club mix too.
Release number 141 sees Berlin based artist Renato step into the Lucidflow spotlight, and the 'Mona' EP sees the Moodmusic man on particularly sexy form. Pure as you like wavetable dub sounds come to the fore on the title track, echoing in resonance to a tempo that is low enough to evoke shoulder swaying and lip smirking as you succumb to the chug.
Picking up the baton from this benchmark, 'Distance' adds a dreaminess that sits in the mid-distance, like mist rising from the grass as you enjoy a fresh autumnal morning stroll in the countryside. The beats have a snap that work in tandem with a rolling subby bass, it adds a driving element that notches up the drama from the opener.
Blowing away the mist with its robust low end, 'Simular' aims to hit you emotionally in the chest. It is warm, amniotic almost, all so encompassing as it cradles you near, proving to be one of those holy grail tracks that straddles euphoria and deepness.
Finale 'Whispers' is absolutely encased in frost, the melodic element pushed through ambient reverb to its very extent. The beats are almost non-existent at first, a mere heartbeat in the distance. However, as the track progresses, it unrelentingly develops into a mechanical chug, complete with the rhythmic exhale of steam fired pistons.
Make sure you grab this dub extravaganza on 25th September 2017 (4 weeks Beatport exclusive)
Just Jason - Virgo Rising EP (Infiltr8:Celebr8 Records)
Release Date: Friday 15 September 2017
01. Virgo Rising
02. Virgo Rising (Hands Free Remix)
Infiltr8:Celebr8 is a new label project focused towards House music set up by Atnarko and Just Jason, with an ethos to Infiltr8 the system and Celebr8 the music - deep In the American underground.
The new Infiltr8:Celebr8 release features original music from label boss Just Jason aka Jason Leva, who has previously featured music on labels including Hudd Traxx, Moulton Music, EIGHT-TRACKS, Blockhead Recordings, and Prismatic Tracks.
Just Jason is also one half of the Latenight Society duo, which has featured on imprints such as Lost My Dog, Nordic Trax and Viva Recordings. He is also a talented graphic designer and the man responsible for Infiltr8:Celebr8’s stylish sleeve art designs.
Complimenting Just Jason’s originals is a remix from American based artist Hands Free aka David Bikowski, who has released music on Connaisseur Recordings, Dilate Records, My Favorite Robot and Witty Tunes.
Understated with clean production and some melodic elements, the House focused tracks on this EP are deep and textured with trippy vocals.
After a time immersed in the tech-house, Inaki Cerqueira,returns to his origins with two cuts of deep-
house, with renewed sounds and experiences. Two cuts with great melodies, they will submerge you
in a great cosmic cloud.
His melodies and his Darker sounds surrounds us again.
Mastered at Soundvision Mastering: firstname.lastname@example.org
Release date: October 9th 2017 Beatport exclusive
Tuesday, 29 August 2017
Klaus Benedek - Exhausted EP (forTunea Records)
Calm Before The Storm
Still Daydreaming (Roman Rauch Remix)
Following critical mass around the forTunea vinyl release of Klaus Benedek's Exhausted EP, the Austrian label has now released its digital version. Leading track “Calm Before the Storm” is a 9-minute magic carpet ride weaving plush deep house rhythms with breakbeat underpinnings as a hand drum-laden slow percussive build gives way to a smooth string chorus. The original Benedek track “Still Daydreaming” is re-imagined by MPC wizard Roman Rauch (Philpot, Quintessentials, Secret Crunch, Tenderpark) with hard-edged minimal syncopation, while the EP’s title track “Exhausted” bounces with a hypnotic filtered hookline to plunge the listener from new depths to unmatched heights.
Benedek’s “Exhausted” is replete with dance-worthy hooks sure to be a lethal weapon in any DJ arsenal. Give it a spin and add it to your stockpile of house music slayers.
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Ron Flatter and Matchy&Bott - River EP (Dialtone Records)
Next on Dialtone Records we have the extremely talented Ron Flatter teaming up with Matchy&Bott, who deliver 3 track with titles of Rivers from around the world. A very deep hypnotic vibe is identifiable with percussive driven elements give their music a unique blend of electronic and organic House music.
Kastis Torrau brings a more upbeat remix characterized by droning synths as well as some melodic explosions up top. Dreamy and trance inducing progressive house tune. Poised to be a smash on dance-floors.
Christopher Ivor’s remix will cast a spell on any audience.
Closing the package is “Lunar Plane“ a deep voyage, where arpeggiated sounds are mixed with a powerful drum base.
Fuzoku - Televizija (Baile Musik)
Fuzoku makes a return to Baile Musik with their Televizija release. Two original tracks that carry some deep and acid vibes while providing a solid soundtrack for a soulful trip back in time. Nicolas Duvoisin & Azteca are on remix duties delivering killer reworks of the original title. Keep your ears open as those will definitely be hitting the global dancefloors soon!
Stranger Medicine - Acid Eyes EP (Vintage Music Label)
Vintage Music Label proudly presents STRANGER MEDICINE by ACID EYES. The Russian producer debut his first EP with us bringing nothing but wonders. Traveling thru the deep house, bringing to you 2 tunes with the promises to grab you by the ears, heart, and soul.
Mastering: VML Studio
VA - Full Body Workout EP 1 (Get Physical Music)
As we put the final touches on Full Body Workout Vol. 21 we decided to give you a peak of what’s inside this time around. First up is Italian mainstay Leonardo Gonnelli with another late night dancefloor filler, ‘FUK BEAT’. The straight percussion ensures a solid groove while the ambience builds and the synth leads take it to the roof. Stereo.type keeps the heat on with ‘Jilted’, a techy-house bit delivered with plenty of sub bass to drive the track on any floor. He holds the ambience somewhere between dark and playful, while keeping things fresh and full of intrigue throughout.
VA - Full Body Workout EP 2 (Get Physical Music)
We’re back with another taste of Full Body Workout Vol. 21 with a second EP and 3 new tracks to keep you busy until release day.
First up is Canadian mainstay Pezzner with a groovy deep house track.
The rest of the EP is home to rising New York House DJ Yulia Niko and her track ‘Zurich’. With a lively natural percussion and a contagious sub bass bump, the track explores abstract sounds as it spins together a steamy house vibe. Catch both the original and the shorter dub mix for maximum flexibility.
Balaphonic - Balinese Saints EP (Well Cut Records)
Release Date: Friday 22 September 2017
01. Balinese Saints
03. Sunflowers In Dub
Well Cut Records is a label from Danny Ward who along with being a major part of 2020 Soundsystem is best known to many in dance music for his productions and DJ sets under the aliases of 'Dubble D' and 'Moodymanc'.
One thing that separates Danny from most House music producers and DJs out there at the moment is that he also holds down a successful career as a jazz drummer and percussionist.
‘Balaphonic’ is another one of Danny Ward’s production aliases, and is a crossover project which fuses live instrumentation with DJ driven sensibilities. People already familiar with Balaphonic will not be disappointed with these dark and earthy grooves.
Its predecessor got significant chart and mix support from the likes of Jimpster, Osunlade, Detroit Swindle, Moxie, Che, Doc Martin, Charles Webster and more.
1. Balinese Saints is a driving, percussive heavy groove which lays the foundation for some blistering drum soloing , propelled by a hypnotic bass guitar line and piano montuno figure, the dynamic arrangement punctuated by stabs and trippy vocal hooks. A high energy jazzy dance floor burner for sure.
2. Mondays sets off with an earthy, dusty afro beat inspired groove. Claps and chants set the scene before trippy arpeggios are juxtaposed with ethnic, gritty intertwining guitar figures and a throbbing sub which give way to an uplifting live double bass line. The energy grows relentlessly with syntom solo figures giving a flavour of early Nigerian Disco and a nagging cowbell adds to the frenzy. An uplifting, feel good afro party track with an edge!
3. Rounding off the EP is Sunflowers in Dub, a deep, lush and slow building organic groove that revolves around a hypnotic loop which serves as a backdrop for the harmonica soloing of the infamous and virtuoistic Mr. Robin Sunflower, and is underpinned by some very understated and trippy Fender Rhodes. Think of sunshine, warmth, forests and beaches. One for the Balearic and Croation heads perhaps?
Wednesday, 23 August 2017
Wednesday, 16 August 2017
Lucidflow remix packages are always a bit of an event, and this revisit of last year's 'Transhumanism' by Weisses Licht is no exception. LF140 comprises of five takes from accomplished artists, taking the original widescreen and sountracky material in new directions.
Leading the fray is the Italian pairing of Emanuele Mariani and Ermanno Vita who are Manna From Sky, delivering the 'Lucid Remix' of 'Replication' in an appropriately mechanical fashion. Everything is as tight as if it were delivered by a robotic space funk outfit, with breathy exhales sounding like the chug of a steam engine.
'Cryonics' is taken through a melancholic turn by Soma artist and Outpost label head Funk D'Void, who really plays to the sci-fi origins of the source material through tangibly squelchy analogue synths and deftly incremental layered sections of percussion.
The title track 'Transhumanism' is taken on by Mexican Oscar Cornell, who channels a west coast USA deep vibe that wouldn't have seen out of place on Guidance Recordings. The washes of synths foam like breaking seawater and the mood is appropriately languid to match this.
Finally, 'Nanobots Change Molecules' is taken through two different directions. Frequent Lucidflow guest Vynyard goes for a progressive edge, with tough driving beats matching against arcade bleeps and swells of arpeggio. Then Weisses Licht steps in with a 'Cinematic Mix', which is full of eyes down mood in one of those early set "this is where we get serious" moments.
Robot Needs Oil is back again on Sonic Soul Records with his new single 'Meet Between The Trees', with great remixes from non other than BiG AL and Jelly for the Babies & Jim Naposhto.
The original track is a psychedelic deep house cut with a unique sound that only Robot Needs Oil can create. A blend of deep, tech, and psychedelic influences combine to create this underground banger, which is perfect for warm up or later. Check it out!
BiG AL chimes in with his remix next. With layers or tribal influenced percussion and a syncopated bassline, his remix is a little deeper and moodier. With some deep vocals, super long delayed sound effects and sci-fi stabs and a powerful build halfway through, this remix is as tripped out and unique as the original with a slightly deeper leaning.
The third and final remix is from a collab between Jelly For The Babies and Jim Naposhto. This remix focuses on the melodic elements of the original track and is more progressive than the first two cuts. Long and dreamy synths play in the background while supporting a bouncy and progressing bassline and melodies to create a sweet and
emotional remix of the original.
August 28th 2017 (Beatport Exclusive)
September 11th 2017 (Worldwide)
Release number 172 on Ready Mix Records sees young producer Kerem Gell deliver a stunning deep, oriental house cut. Full of Eastern promise, ‘Buldiyar’ makes use of spiritual vocals and haunting melodic touches to celebrate the beauty, mysticism and magic of Kerem’s home country of Turkey.
Lifting the tempo slightly, Analog Context supplies a crisp and clean reshaping of ‘Buldiyar’, making the most of those Middle Eastern haunting vocals, complimented by smooth and uplifting synth patterns.
Last but certainly not least, ‘Anatolian Sessions’ introduces more exotic textures, creating a compelling and expansive remix.
Emerging from a land where East meets West, ‘Buldiyar’ provides a finely balanced fusion of both cultures and influences. This time, the release is mastered by the UK's Rob Small.