1. Sigha – Suspension (Hotflush)
2. South London Ordnance – Revolver (Hotflush)
3. Locked Groove – Firefall (Hotflush)
4. Jessie Ware – No To Love (George FitzGerald remix) (PMR)
5. Dense & Pika – 31 (Hotflush)
6. Sigha – Puritan (Hotflush)
7. Locked Groove – Dream Within A Dream (Hotflush)
8. Duke Dumont – The Giver (Locked Groove remix) (Turbo)
9. Machinedrum – Part Of Me (Hotflush)
10. Scuba – Too Strong (Hotflush)
11. Dense & Pika – Crispy Duck (Hotflush)
12. George FitzGerald – Needs You (Hypercolour)
13. Machinedrum – Torso (Hotflush)
14. Scuba – Talk Torque
15. Sigha – Brood (Hotflush)
16. Scuba – Untitled (Hotflush)
17. Locked Groove – Lost (Hotflush)
18. SCB – Dissipate (Nonplus)
19. Joy Orbison – BRTHDTT! (Hinge Finger)
20. Locked Groove – Heartbreaker (Hotflush)
Breaking through the ranks of upcoming UK house producers is no easy feat, but with the debut release ‘The Game EP’ from new artist Friend Within out on dirtybird on 6th February, this is one name you will be seeing a lot more of very soon. ‘The Game’ kicks off with a stuttering heavyweight house cut on the title track; a shuffling groove-laden instrumental that is built for peak-time main rooms. But it’s ‘The Hollow’ with a clear penchant for 90s-leaning house echoed by some truly crisp and crunchy basslines that cements Friend Within as a monster producer and close friend of the dirtybird camp. And let’s face it, there’s not many better friends to have in the music game right now!
But who is Friend Within? It’s clear they have inimitable knowledge behind the decks, are well-versed in the classics and bring a positively fresh spin to experienced production, but their roots are impossible to determine. Personally, we can’t help but picture Friend Within as a new alias from someone you should already know… With early support from the likes of Skream and Heidi, forthcoming releases on the likes of Hypercolour and Pets Recordings in early 2013, plus huge love for forthcoming remix ‘Renegade Master’ that has everyone from Disclosure to Monki and B.Traits in a spin, expect to be seeing and hearing a lot more from Friend Within over the next few months. And in the meantime, get your best Cluedo game faces on; you’re gonna need ‘em.
Another rising star of the UK house scene, Harry Wolfman from the head-turning Purp & Soul crew, joins the Lost My Dog ranks with his latest EP of trippy and twisted deep house. Harry’s three original tracks are all built around hypnotic deep grooves, complemented by thickly layered synths and pads, and sparse vocal stabs. The result is a captivating listen.
Title track ‘Booty Call’ is backed by two remixes – the first by Ben Pearce, still riding high on the success of his Beatport chart-topping single ‘What I Might Do’ last year. Ben takes things even deeper than the original with huge swirling build-ups and a relentless nagging bassline. The second remix comes from Lost My Dog boss Pete Dafeet who is currently in a hot streak of form following an album and 2 EPs for LMD in 2012, and has countless remix and worldwide gig requests rolling in. Pete’s remix retains the eerie feel of the original, but increases the energy in the drums and brings extra grit to the synth work.
Three years in the making, STAND UP, Thomas Schumachers 6th studio album in a career spanning over 20 years, is the masterwork of a true artist. Driven by instinct, Stand UP is a journey with Thomas Schumacher holding you in the palm of his hand.
STAND UP is the first Long-player to be released on Thomas Schumachers new label ELECTRIC BALLROOM. The follow up to critically acclaimed predeccessor Home – STAND UP is the culmination of Thomas Schumacher’s compelling, unique and eclectic approach to Electronic Dance Music.
1. STAND UP
The title track kicks off the album with a house groove introducing a soul sister vocal
which leads into a classic Thomas Schumacher dirty Moog bassline.
2. DO REAL
Cut from the same cloth as FANGBANGER, this is Thomas Schumacher peak time.
With all the charm of an iron fist wrapped in a velvet glove VORFREUDE lures you in
with its smooth, insistant groove and layered chord hook.
This is the naughty cousin of VORFREUDE with it’s hypnotic, detuned Moog riff inspired by the days of Elektrochemie.
5. WHAT YOU WANNA SHAKE
References Mid 90’s US House sounds defined by labels like Henry Street Music.
6. ELECTRIC BALLROOM
Here Thomas Schumacher uses a classic breakbeat in combination with a dub-techno
chord and lashings of reverb to create a dark atmosphere loaded with promise.
7. EVERY LITTLE PIECE FEAT. CAITLIN
A collaboration with one time Elektrochemie bandmate Caitlin, this first single from STAND UP will feature remixes from the likes of Simian Mobile Disco, Hot Since ’82 and Joris Delacroix.
Banshee is a no holds barred riot created with Thomas Schumachers beloved ARP2600 synth plug-in.
Inspired by Sunday mornings at the Panorama Bar, WOLF explores hedonistic light and shadow.
Once again respresenting his ecelctic and diverse taste in music, WAREHOUSE
references deephouse with its filtered chords and vocal stabs.
This track is an updated time capsule from mid 90’s rave, hence the name, transporting Thomas Schumacher back to his 20’s.
12. IS YOUR KETTLE ON? FEAT. CHELONIS R. JONES
A collaboration with Chelonis R. Jones whom Thomas Schumacher first worked with
during his time with Get Physical Music. Thomas Schumachers music and Chelonis’
unique vocal and lyrical style, referencing artists from Curtis Mayfield to Prince make for a perfect pairing.
STAND UP closes with this unexpected and exceptional soundtrack-esque piece of
Thomas Schumacher is a DJ/producer based in Berlin. After breaking through with the success of “When I Rock” in 1997 on legendary Mancunian Techno label Bush, he went on to release 5 albums and dozens of high-profile remixes. Thomas Schumacher has also written the soundtrack for a staging of „Hamlet“ at the Schauspielhaus Bonn. Four of his single releases have entered the German Top 100 with „Schall“ being his biggest commercial hit, making it into the top 20 in 2001.
Before embarking on his solo career, Thomas Schumacher was a key figure in establishing the rave scene in his native city of Bremen in the early 90s. He founded his first label, Spiel-Zeug Schallplatten in 1998, which went on to release music from acts like Umek, Adam Beyer, Stephan Bodzin, and Deetron to name but a few. He has also released material as „Elektrochemie“ (together with singer Caitlin and Stephan Bodzin) on Get Physical Music.
In 2012 Thomas Schumacher founded his label Electric Ballroom and has recently started producing a monthly radio show MY ELECTRIC BALLROOM which has recieved worldwide web syndication.
Gigamesh is beginning 2013 by debuting a new single, courtesy of the fresh house label – Nurvous Records. ‘Enjoy’ is Gigamesh’s follow up to his All My Life EP, and includes a remix by the disco-funk duo, Oliver.
A modern dance track, influenced by pop and funk, with the classic upbeat and catchy style we’ve come to love from Gigamesh – this is a song you will wait all night to hear. You can preview ‘Enjoy’ in the teaser video below or on Soundcloud and pick it up exclusively on Beatport, February 12th (Available everywhere, March 26th).
Feb 1 – Quebec, QC – Le Cercle
Feb 2 – Montreal, ON – Velvet Speakeasy
Feb 7 – Los Angeles, CA – King King
Feb 8 – San Diego, CA – Analog Bar
Feb 23 – Minneapolis, MN – Kitty Cat Club
Mar 8 – Seattle, WA – See Sound Lounge
Mar 9 – Winter Park, CO – SnowBall Music Festival
After making a huge hit on Beatport with his mesmerizing track “Do I Hate Or Love”, our favorite Istanbul producer Ave Astra is back with a new single on Filigran.
It is just one track: But what a track it is. It is one of these tracks that come along every couple of months, where you know immediately, that it will be a bomb for the dancefloors around the globe. Breathtakingly beautiful production.
Artist: Miss Kittin
Label: W Sphere
Release Date: April 8th, 2013
01. Bassline (Radio Edit)
02. Bassline (Album Version)
03. Bassline (Djedjotronic’s Remix)
05. I Don’t Know How to Move
Every journey has its beginning, and as the opening chords of ‘The Things That Last Forever’ give way to a hypnotic bassline, you know you’re on your way. Basslines form a key part of the Footprintz sound, acting as an anchor from which vocal melodies, synth lines and warm chords weave around in an often psychedelic style. Debut single, ‘Utopia’, exemplifies this ethic with its synth flirtations and optimistic vocal musings adding layers upon a solid core.
As Clarian and Addy say, “We wanted to work around a concept of escaping the confused years of growing up. 16-25, those are the years where you’re figuring yourself out, going through the motions of meeting different people and finding new things”.Tracks like ‘Uncertain Change’ and recent single ‘Dangers of The Mouth’ tackle this subject head on, focusing on the insecurities that arise from growing up. ‘Zanzibar’ takes a lighter approach, touching on the innocence of youth that brings with it, its own simple pleasures.
What becomes apparent throughout ‘Escape Yourself’ is a real craftsmanship toFootprintz’s songwriting. Each track reveals a little more on each listen, aided by the slick production work, done predominantly by the guys themselves in their Montreal bunker studio full of analogue equipment, odd instruments and a fridge laden with ‘special brownies’; which goes some way to explain a noirish-haze that permeates through the album.
Having met at an afterparty aged 15, Clarian North & Adam Hunter have experienced most of their adult life together. ‘Escape Yourself’ distills their experiences, wraps them in a warm analogue fuzz and shares them with the listener. You join them on their journey, and deep down they hope it helps you shape your own.
In recent months Ejeca has been thrust into the limelight following an outstanding collaboration with Bicep, with his solo work receiving high praise from the likes of Pete Tong, Jackmaster and of course, Sasha.
Last Night On Earth continues to support and pluck artists that are turning heads, with Ejeca at the forefront of ushering in the recent heavy 90’s revival. His nu-house, garage style is ever present in his latest ‘Frequency’ EP.
The first two tracks ‘Hi Rollin’ and ‘Neva 2 Far’ are dripping with classic vocals and vintage house sound. ‘Nassau Storm’ brings a dubby side to the EP, while ‘Time For Change’ adds calming intelligent beats fused with soul.
Last Night On Earth hit the spot once again as the supreme Ejeca puts out another incredible release.
Ejeca “Frequency” EP
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1. Hi Rollin
2. Neva 2 Far
3. Nassau Storm
3. Time For Change
Ejeca – Hi Rollin (Official Video)
Christian Witt and the Get Physical regular, Takis team up to create a joint project titled Boot Slap. They’ve thrown us a couple tracks and we felt we needed to share them. So here’s MGL003 – Boot Slap – Dancing Shadows,!
‘Show Patience’ opens the EP with a body shaking beat, bass drums with heavy groove generate a sweaty vibe. The percussion track continues to build as Boot Slap introduces Takis’ vocal sample before dropping the bass bomb. This peak-time-tempo-setter opens up and doesn’t let go, a must for all deep sets.
This brings us to our title track, with a bit more House influence than the previous, lending at hand to brighter percussion and thicker, more aggressive bass lines. The track builds on tension and creates a kind of pressure before bringing in the chords to melt everything together and become a true gem. We are very excited about this one, and very happy to hear from Takis once more.