Monday, May 21, 2018

New EP from Awe Kid

Awe Kid is a producer from Berlin who just dropped the Diode EP. The release contains two original songs - "Diode" and 'Leap" along with remixes of "Diode" from Clyde and Ose. Full stream of "Diode" below - a great broken beat / electronic song:

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Menachem 26 music project out now

Menachem 26 represents the name of the producer's grandfather and the year he moved to the Middle East. This EP is about the connection between a grandson and a grandfather he doesn't remember.

The music is a great melding of electronic beats and Middle Eastern instruments and vocals. I am loving this release on Metanoia. The EP has two originals and remixes from Jacob Groening and Anatolian Sessions. Full stream of the original version of "Nem" below:

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Deep House from Brotha D

Brotha D is a producer from Latvia who just dropped a fresh deep house tune, "One More Time". It has a nice classic house vibe. Full stream below:

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Contemporary soul / r&b from Goldsmoke

Goldsmoke is a sibling production duo from London. Their latest is "Only Love" and is a great contemporary r&b / soul song. Sultry male vocals float over the music. It gets super funky near the end with the vocoder. This song is the first single of their second EP.

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Sunday, May 20, 2018

New techno track from Jeremy Wahab

Jeremy Wahab is a French producer who just dropped his debut single on Lenjam Records. It's got a nice progression to it and some really fun percussive elements. A great track for the dancefloor. Full stream of "You Need Me":

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New music from reggae artist Proteje

Next month Proteje will be dropping his fourth full-length studio album - 'A Matter Of Time'. out now is the first single, "No Guarantee" featuring Chronixx. Be sure to visit his official site (link below) for all streaming and pre-order options.

To support the album, Proteje is embarking on a U.S. and European tour. All currently booked dates below:

U.S.

MAY 19 - WYNWOOD YARD - MIAMI, FL
MAY 20- THE MASQUERADE - ATLANTA, GA
MAY 23- EXIT/IN - NASHVILLE, TN
MAY 24- SUBTERRANEAN - CHICAGO, IL
MAY 25- SUMMER CAMP FESTIVAL - CHILLICOTHE, IL
MAY 26 - UNION STAGE - WASHINGTON, DC
MAY 27 - CONEY ISLAND AMPHITHEATER - BROOKLYN, NY
JUN 22 - SIERRA NEVADA WORLD MUSIC FESTIVAL
JUN 24- STAR THEATRE - PORTLAND, OR
JUN 25- NEUMOS - SEATTLE, WA
JUN 26- TOP HAT - MISSOULA, MT
JUN 27- METRO MUSIC HALL - SALT LAKE CITY, UT
JUN 28- CERVANTES BALLROOM - DENVER, CO
JUN 30 - BLK LIVE - SCOTTSDALE, AZ
JUL 1 - HOLLYWOOD BOWL, LOS ANGELES, CA

EUROPE:

JUN 8 - TUNES IN THE DUNES FESTIVAL - PERRANPORTH, UK
JUN 9- CARIBANA FESTIVAL - NYON, SWITZERLAND
JUL 13- DOUR FESTIVAL - DOUR, BELGIUM
JUL 14- OVERJAM FESTIVAL - TOLMIN, SLOVENIA
JUL 15- DECIBULLES FESTIVAL - NUEVE-EGLISE, FRANCE
JUL 21 - FESTIVAL LES FOUS CAVES - PORT D'ENVAUX, FRANCE
JUL 27 - UPPSALA REGGAE FESTIVAL - UPPSALA, SWEDEN
JUL 28- FESTIVAL ECAUSSYSTEME - GIGNAC EN QUERCY
AUG 4- REGGAE GEEL - GEEL, BELGIUM
AUG 11- NO LOGO FESTIVAL - FRAISANS, FRANCE
AUG 12- NO LOGO BZH FESTIVAL - SAINT MALO, FRANCE
AUG 19- LOWLANDS FESTIVAL - BIDDINGHUIZEN, NETHERLANDS
AUG 20 - ROTOTOM SUNSPLASH - BENICASSIM, SPAIN
AUG 23- CABARET VERT - FRANCE
AUG 25- READING & LEEDS FESTIVAL - READING, UK
AUG 26 - READING & LEEDS FESTIVAL - LEEDS, UK
AUG 31 - DRY DIGGINGS FESTIVAL - PACERVILLE, CA
OCT 27 - BACO REGGAE FESTIVAL - PARIS, FRANCE
NOV 7- MELKWEG - AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS
NOV 20 - ROCHER DE PALMER - CENON, FRANCE
NOV 24 - FESTIVAL REBEL ESCAPE - TOURNEFEUILLE, FRANCE

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Friday, May 18, 2018

Fresh electronic music from Reuben James

Reuben James' newest song, 'Save It' came out today. It's a great mix of strings, synths and electro beats. The part of the song with the heavier electro sound makes me think of classic Crystal Method.

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New Marcus Marr EP out now on DFA

The new EP is 'Familiar Five: Remixed' and contains remixes from Justin Van Der Volgen, Prosumer, Gerd Janson and Ara Koufax. In addition to a digital release, the EP is available as a limited edition 12”.

Full stream of High Times (Gerd Janson Discotheque Mix) - A great late night dancefloor jam with a pulsing beat and some subtle 303.

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Deep heady progressive techno from Psychopanda

"Nothingness" is the latest from Indian producer Psychopanda. Deep heady progressive techno was the best I could come up with. It has a crunchy beat that propels the song forward and a sci-fi feel to it with some fun synth sounds. You can download the song for free via Hypeedit.

If you like "Nothingness" then give an earlier track, "Contact Made" a try. In the same vein as far as tempo and the sci-fi vibe.

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Drum & Bass from Mike Freschezza

Mike Freschezza is relatively new to production, but already has a great ear for it and is very influenced by the classic jungle / d&b sounds. Below is the video / song for "Wasteman". Mike says this about the song - "A 174bpm take on the 1996 track "Spaceman" by Babylon Zoo".

Below is a song he released a couple of years ago featuring Tanya Lacey called "Tuff Hit VIP":

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Stripped Down Soul from Sara Boy

Sara Boy is a contemporary soul singer based in Dubai who recently released a four-song EP called Urotour. Her music is very personal and emotional, her voice carries the songs with very minimal production behind it. I have full streams of two songs from the release - "26" and "taker":

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Thursday, May 17, 2018

First release on Techno label Junction White

Junction White is a new sub-label of Junction Records, run by Amsterdam's Cool Tiger. He kicks things off with a techno banger called "Da Raw". Da Raw is the title track for the four-song EP out now on vinyl and out soon digitally. This is great for the techno clubs / events. Peak hour vibes with heavy percussion and the song morphs from optimistic to pessimistic after the final break.

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Melodic Future Bass from Kiba

Echoes is the title track from Kiba's new three song EP. The release is out now via Simplify Recordings. A really nice composition, starting out as a fade in then we get to some percussive elements and synth leads. The song breaks down and then we hear the echoes. Conversation on a scanner in the background. Then the track builds back up and the final drop is bigger than the others.

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Classic House sounds on this free song

Diskolated is getting off to a nice start with his debut single. "It's Time" takes us back in time to the early 90s house sound. It's a fun piano driven track. Full stream below. The song is available as a free download via Dislokated's Bandcamp page (link below).

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Fresh Vocal House song from Just Kiddin

Just Kiddin's song, 'Thinking About You', has been remixed here by Nate Lowpass. It's a fun vocal house / dance track with a nice summer vibe.

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New EP from JP Lantieri out now

JP Lantieri's latest release is The Dark Side. The single includes remixes from Paul Hazendonk and Ornery. Full stream of the original version below. Some nice spaced out melodic tech house.

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New music from Orbital!

Orbital (brothers Phil and Paul Hartnoll) will be releasing a new LP in September. This will be their first album of new material in five years. The first single, 'Tiny Foldable Cities' is out now. Full preview via the video below:

Tracklist for new Orbital album:

Standard CD / Deluxe Edition Disc 1

1. Monsters Exist
2. Hoo Hoo Ha Ha
3. The Raid
4. P.H.U.K.
5. Tiny Foldable Cities
6. Buried Deep Within
7. Vision OnE
8. The End Is Nigh
9. There Will Come A Time (Featuring Prof. Brian Cox)

Deluxe Edition Disc 2

1. Kaiju
2. A Long Way From Home
3. Analogue Test Oct 16
4. Fun With The System
5. Dressing Up In Other People’s Clothes
6. To Dream Again
7. There Will Come A Time - Instrumental
8. Tiny Foldable Cities - Kareful Remix

Orbital will also be playing a variety of festivals and live shows this year. Full schedule as currently booked:

MAY

25 Belfast, BBC Music Biggest Weekend, Titanic Slipways

JUNE

11 Moscow, Bosco Fresh Festival
29 Brighton Racecourse
30 Hull, Zebedee’s Yard

JULY

13 Beat-Herder Festival
14 Barcelona, Cruilla Festival
28 Margate, Dreamland
29 Camp Bestival, Big Top

AUGUST 3 Dekmantel, Amsterdam Holland
5 Dublin, Beat Yard Festival
11 Gateshead, Sage

SEPTEMBER

01 Bristol, Downs Festival
08 Birmingham, Shiiine On Genting Arena – 1 day festival

NOVEMBER

18 Minehead, Shiiine On Butlins Weekender

DECEMBER

15 London, Hammersmith Apollo
18 Sheffield, Academy
19 Cambridge, Corn Exchange
20 Manchester, Apollo

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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

New Deep House song from Simon Field

Simon Field teams up with The Endorphins for a deep house gem with a bit of a garage sound. This one is ready for summer with r&b tinged vocals and an effortless beat.

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New techno EP from P=MV

P=MV is the duo of Sceptical C and Tachini and the Momentum EP is their first release. The four-track EP is out now on Gobsmacked Records. Gobsmacked is a German based label that puts out amazing techno / hard techno music. 2018 marks the 10-year anniversary of the label.

Each of the four songs offers up a different flavor of techno. Momentum is first up, and offers a great acid techno banger.

Point In Time is more story than song at 9 minutes and 35 seconds. The majority of the song feels murky and secretive, with brief points of clarity. This one is more heady but could still rock a dancefloor.

Movement Of The Saw is a stripped down banger with a tinge of US hard house. Twenty years ago I could hear this being released on Underground Construction.

ARP PG rounds out the EP nicely with some more acid and a hint of a Detroit vibe.

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New song from Kalaha

Kahala is a four piece group from Denmark who won a Danish Music Award last year. Their latest song is "Dragon Jenny" and it is the first single from their new LP, 'Mandala', which will be released in the fall. The album has already received praise from Gilles Peterson.

"Dragon Jenny" finds us on the plains of Africa taking a stroll and soaking in the landscape. The song is a journey, we pass by animals and an oasis. The air gets thick as the beat drops, then we continue on. Elements of house, jazz, rock, folk and world music are fused effortlessly. Full stream below:

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