Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Introducing Tara Carosielli

Tara Carosielli is a singer / producer from London that has a fresh voice and some nice backing production. We have two full-length streaming previews of her songs, plus her social media links below.

"The Opposite Game" is her new song, and showcases her voice over a downtempo electronic vibe:

Her other song, "Disco Lights" is a more uptempo song:

Tara Carosielli Soundcloud page

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Memory9 - Red Falcon EP out now

Memory9's new Red Falcon EP is out now! Featuring four great tracks : "Dusty Red", "Portals", "Bloodlines" and "The Dodecahedron".

Here is the official music video for Dusty Red:

Here is the song "The Dodecahedron" which is from the EP, free to download:

Here is a full streaming preview of "Bloodlines":

Click Here to buy the EP from Beatport

Click Here to buy the EP from Juno Download

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Free techno mix from Robert Hood!

Any fan of techno should know the name Robert Hood. He was a founding member of the legendary group Underground Resistance as a 'Minister Of Information' with ‘Mad’ Mike Banks & Jeff Mills, his seminal works on Jeff Mill's Axis and his very own M-Plant imprint paved the way for a wave of stripped-down dancefloor minimalism that directed much of techno's path throughout the late Nineties.

Robert Hood makes minimal Detroit techno with an emphasis on soul and experimentation over flash and popularity. Having recorded for Metroplex, Jeff Mills' Axis label, as well as Patrick Pulsingers 'Cheap' label, Peacefrog, and more recently Music Man, Hood also owns and operates the M-Plant imprint, through which he's released the bulk of his solo material.

Here is a recently recorded promo mix from Robert Hood released by Fabric that was to promote his recent event at Fabric - free to stream and download.

Here is the tracklisting for the mix:

Floorplan "Chord Principle" (M-Plant)
Benjamin Damage "Delerium Tremens (Robert Hood remix)" (50 Weapons)
Robert Hood "Eleven" (M-Plant)
Leandro Gamez "De los Santos" (Speaker Attack)
Floorplan "Confess" (M-Plant)
Ben Sims "Raise Your Hands" (Hardgroove)
Gingy & Bordello "All Day (Robert Hood remix)" (Turbo Rec)
Floorplan "Hold Back" (M-Plant)
Floorplan "Never Grow Old" (M-Plant)
Floorplan "We Magnify His Name" (M-Plant)
Ann Nesby "Love Is What We Need" (Peppermint Jam)
Ben Sims "Dollar Bill Y'all" (Hardgroove)
Ben Sims "New Blood (Robert Hood remix)" (Theory)

Here is another recent mix from Robert, this one featuring past, present and future releases on his own M-Plant label.

Click Here to buy Robert Hood music from Beatport

Robert Hood Soundcloud page

Robert Hood facebook page

Free compilation album from Six Degrees Records

Six Degrees Records has been helping to push the boundaries of electronic and world music for years. Artists on the compilation include Bombay Dub Orchestra, David Starfire, Niyaz and Gaudi. Other artists on the label include Karsh Kale, Cheb i Sabbah (R.I.P.), Azam Ali and more.

Check out all the songs on the compilation below. The entire album is free to download by signing up for the Six Degrees mailing list - you can stay up to date about the latest releases on the label, and get access to more free music. The compilation does a great job of exploring the variety of sounds that the label releases.

Six Degrees Records official site

Click Here to buy music from the label at their Bandcamp site

Six Degrees Soundcloud page

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New EP from Donovans - 4 of the 5 songs are free!

Parisian producer Nicolas Nekmouche aka Donovans launches 'Jerkinhouse #1', the first of a new EP series on his very own imprint 11Heads.

'Jerkinhouse #1' is great collection of house tracks that features the four free tracks he released since the start of his label: Jackin Lovin, Sneaky Charm, Just4U and Smiling Jackin Faces. And as a special added bonus, Nicolas has added an exclusive track: Eastwest, for the EP release. This collection of songs has a great old school house / jackin' house vibe. Enjoy!

Here is a streaming preview of all five songs, four of which are free to download!

Click Here to purchase Donovans music from Beatport

Click here to buy Donovans music from iTunes

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Monday, December 16, 2013

New single from Eik

Eik is a production duo from Oslo, Norway, and they have just released a new single, "Beam Me Up", with remixes from Nils Noa and Knut Sævik.

The original is a fun electro-pop / vocal dance number. The Knut Sævik remix takes the track into the territory of deep disco house. The Nils Noa versions go even deeper, but are also great dancefloor material - the vocal version strips back the vocals and there is also an instrumental version of the Nils Noa remix.

Here is the music video for the original version of the song:

Here are streaming preview clips of all four versions from the release:

Click here to buy the single from Beatport

Here is a free download courtesy of Planetnoise of "Utopia" from the Eik 'Radio EP' - another electro-pop song:

Planetnoise Soundcloud page

Eik official site

Eik facebook page

Planetnoise facebook page

New video from Munk for his single The Beat released on Gomma

"The Beat" is the first single from the new Munk album coming out in the Spring of 2014. We've got a brand new video for the song, as well as streaming previews and purchase links for the single.

The release includes remixes from Kolombo and Social Disco Club. The original version is a fun vocal track with elements of deep house, vocal house and disco. The Kolombo remix picks up the tempo a bit and makes it more dancefloor friendly. The Social Disco Club remix is in the vein of Masters At Work - it's got a nice jazzy house vibe.

Here is the music video:

Here are streaming preview clips of all five versions on the single:

Click here to buy the single from Beatport

Click here to buy the single from iTunes

Here is a recently recorded all vinyl mix from Munk - free to stream and download:

Munk Soundcloud page

Munk facebook page

Gomma Records offical site

Friday, December 6, 2013

Introducing Bavaria

Bavaria is John Tejada and Kimi Recor. Their debut artist LP 'We'll Take A Dive' is set for release in February 2014. While 'We'll Take a Dive' will be the first album from the duo's newly cemented partnership, they have appeared as guests on each others releases for nearly a decade. The duo decided to exclude any extraneous instrumentation so that Tejada could focus solely on his modular synth while Recor took on the role to provide that all too vital human element by way of her silky vocal delivery. The album showcases the duo's deft in getting the most out of their instruments of choice while creating a superb darkly-hued electronic pop album that showcases its own unique strain of affecting tension and restraint.

To start generating some buzz for this new project, the duo has given us a free mp3 for you to stream and download, their song "We Break Through" which will be on the album. The download is a full 320kbps mp3.

Bavaria - We Break Through [click to download]

Click Here to go to their artist page and find out more about the duo.

Bavaria facebook page

Out Now - New LP from A Tribe Called Red

In 2008, DJ’s NDN and Bear Witness founded A Tribe Called Red. In 2010, they added two-time Canadian DMC champ, DJ Shub to the crew. Electric Pow Wow is a monthly club night dedicated to showcasing Aboriginal DJ talent and Native urban culture and is aimed at creating a space for Aboriginal people. ATCR creates an eclectic sound made up of a wide variety of musical styles ranging from Hip-Hop, Dance Hall, Electronic, and their own mash-up of club and Pow Wow music, known as Pow Wow Step. You can catch Electric Pow Wow every month on the second Saturday at Babylon nightclub in Ottawa, Canada.

The new album from A Tribe Called Red is called 'Nation II Nation'. The album has been nominated for a Polaris prize. I LOVE the fresh combination of electronic music paired with Native singers and producers. This album is great and I highly recommend checking it out. My personal favorite songs from the album are "Bread & Cheese", "Different Heroes" and "The Road".

Here are streaming clips of all the songs on the album:

Click Here to buy the album from iTunes

You can download an entire album from A Tribe Called Red for free by singing up for their mailing list:

A Tribe Called Red official site

A Tribe Called Red Soundcloud page

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Coming soon - a great vocal Chicago House track from Garry Todd featuring Mike Dunn

from the press release:

Founder of the Contemporary Scarecrow brand, Garry Todd releases ‘Bring Me Down’ as the third single on the label. Backed with a remix from Prime Numbers boss Trus’me.

The Contemporary Scarecrow imprint, although only on it's third release, has made quite the mark since its launch with a clear cut sign of quality embodied in the material. Launching with the critically acclaimed double pack from Boo Williams ‘Looney Chunes Vol.1’, which picked up support from heads like Lawrence, Christopher Rau, Hunee and Jovonn, and was swiftly followed by a single from house aficionado Mr.G, proving that the label meant business from the very beginning.

The release opens with the ‘Original Vocal Mix’ of "Bring Me Down", seeing Garry Todd blend raw, punchy Chicago-tinged rhythms with a classic stab sequence and hooky vocal snippets with the classic vocal sounds of Trax Records legend Mike Dunn. Dunn offers up an amalgamation of vocal lines, cleverly constructed in a call and response harmonic fashion to create a future classic house cut, stylistically inspired by the vibe that made a name for him and gave birth to House music back in its golden era.

Following is a ‘Dub’ version of "Bring Me Down", doing just as the name would suggest and stripping back the vocals for a tougher club interpretation.

Then last up to close the single, David James Wolstencroft aka Trus’me, delivers his ‘Stress & Pain Remix’, turning in a more refined interpretation as he opts for clean shuffling drums, hypnotic acid lines, a stabby bass hook and tension building house strings alongside snippets of Dunn’s vocals.

Below are streaming clips of the original version and the remix:

Click here to pre-order the vinyl release

Click Here to buy other Garry Todd music from Beatport

Contemporary Scarecrow Soundcloud page

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New LP from Debukas out now on 20:20 Vision

The moniker Debukas was just created in 2011, but John Clark has been making music for much longer, including a brief bit of pop infamy in Japan. This album is his first full-length release, having released several EPs on 20:20 Vision. This album is one of those rare electronic music albums that has a great flow and no "filler" tracks.

John Clark cites a variety of musical influences including Gary Numan, 808 State, Arthur Russell, Gino Soccio and and early release on Warp, Transmat and Metroplex. I think all of these influences can be heard to some degree on this album. It has a very organic feel to it, even though the standout instrument on the album is the synthesizer. It is also one of those albums that includes influences from a variety of genres, but for me the overall feel is firmly grounded in classic Detroit techno.

Here are streaming clips of all songs on the LP:

Click Here to purchase the album from Juno Download

Click Here to purchase the album from iTunes

For fans of classic rave sounds, he did an amazing live cover of "Evapor-8" by Altern-8. Here is a full preview of the song, which is free to download, and below that is the video showing him record the song live in the studio. The video shows off his versatility as a live performer.

Here is another live cover that is a free download - this time he covers the classic Detroit techno song "Jupiter Jazz":

One last free download, this is the live version of Debukas covering "Join In The Chant" by Nitzer Ebb:

Debukas Soundcloud page - with quite a few free downloads and some fun re-edits

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Thursday, December 5, 2013

New song out from Carlotek as part of an EP release on 1980 Recordings

The new track "Donna" is part of a 4-track various artists EP on 1980 Recordings. The song has been getting support from the likes of XLR8R, Slam, Tom Middleton, Benoit & Sergio, Reset Robot, Moodymanc, and Neil Quigley. The song has already received plays on Amnesia Ibiza Radio, Proton FM and Fresh FM Holland.

Here is a streaming preview clip of the Carlotek track "Donna" which was produced with Raisingtheroof. It is a great deep house / house song.

Click here to purchase the release from Beatport

Carlotek has a free track for us. Stream "Bla Bla Bla" and download for free on the Soundcloud page for the song by clicking here :

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Fresh free download from Drums of Death!

Drums of Death has released a fresh track that is free to download by liking his facebook page!

Here is a streaming preview via YouTube. This song samples one of my favorite diva house tracks of all time. Add to that Azealia Banks going off on this track with a Missy Elliott vibe and this song truly is fierce!

Click Here for the direct link to the song page on facebook where you can like the page and download the song.

Click here to purchase Drums of Death music from Beatport

Drums of Death Soundcloud page

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Drums of Death official site - there are several other free downloads on the main site by joining the Drums of Death e-mail list.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Double album release from Shadow Child out now!

This 2xCD release is actually Shadow Child's debut album, but it is packed full of his original tracks and remix work. 'Collected' is a complete and comprehensive set of impressive tracks from the Food Music label head honcho and Rinse FM radio host.

Shadow Child sprang to life just 16 months ago, but already he’s become the go-to guy for the hottest dance-floor ammunition, and his songs have been featured on the airwaves of BBC Radio 1, BBC 1Xtra, Rinse FM and even Grand Theft Auto V’s radio station FlyLo FM.

The release also includes some of his biggest remixes for a cross section of the most exciting and diverse artists at the moment including Hot Natured, Lianne La Havas, London Grammar, Sub Focus, Kill Frenzy, Yousef, Justin Martin, Drumsound and Simon "Bassline" Smith, Lena Cullen and Hot Since 82.

The release also serves to demonstrate the versatility and skill of Shadow Child as a producer, who can turn his hand to just about anything and convert it into a superb soundscape. Solo productions like ‘Southsea’ with its glitchy garage-esque skip, the wonky synths of ‘Rejected’ and the trippy sirens of ‘Sensible Haircut’, or the intoxication of ‘23’ make for a body of music that cannot be ignored.

Shadow Child – Collected - Tracklist

CD #1:

01) Shadow Child ft. Takura – Friday (Club Mix)
02) Shadow Child - Mr Speaker
03) Shadow Child ft. Tymer – 23 (Edit)
04) Shadow Child & Sinden - Get At
05) Shadow Child - String Thing
06) Shadow Child - Sensible Haircut
07) Shadow Child - The Verdict Pt. 2 (Edit)
08) Shadow Child & Horx ft. TK Wonder - Bordertown
09) Shadow Child - The Only One (Vocal Version)
10) Shadow Child - Rejected
11) Shadow Child ft. Takura - Friday (Re-Fri)
12) Shadow Child - Southsea

CD #2:

01 Hot Natured ft. Anabel Englund - Reverse Skydiving (Shadow Child Remix)
02 London Grammar - Strong (Shadow Child Remix)
03 Lianne La Havas – Elusive (Shadow Child Remix)
04 S.K.A.M. - I Got What You Need (Shadow Child Freak Mix)
05 Hardrive - Deep Inside (Shadow Child Remix)
06 Kill Frenzy – Errrybody (Shadow Child + Tom Flynn Remix)
07 Kid Kombat - Chinga (Shadow Child Remix)
08 Lena Cullen - Timeless (Shadow Child Remix)
09 Yousef ft. Charli Taft - I See (Shadow Child Remix)
10 Hot Since 82 - Knee Deep In Louise (Shadow Child Remix)
11 Sub Focus ft. Alpines - Tidal Wave (Shadow Child Remix)
12 Drumsound & Bassline Smith - Through The Night (Shadow Child Remix)
13 Justin Martin & Leroy Peppers - Riding Spaceships (Shadow Child in Search of 94 Remix)

This release really has something for most electronic music fans. Here are previews of some of the tracks on the album:

Click here to purchase the album from Beatport

Click here to buy the album from Juno

Click here to purchase the release from iTunes

Click here to purchase the album from Amazon

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New Techno EP from Juan Sanchez out now

Juan Sanchez is a great techno producer from Amsterdam. His latest release, the 'Pawn Wanna Be Queen' EP is out now. The three songs on the release are "Pawn Wanna Be Queen", "Pawn Wanna Be Queen (Egbert remix)" and "Zugzwang". All three tracks are great techno tracks.

This streaming preview clip has samples of all three songs on the EP:

Click here to purchase the EP from Beatport

Here is a recent DJ mix from Juan Sanchez that is free to stream and download - this was recorded for Octopus radio as a special promo mix for the Octopus label ADE party:

Visit the mix page on Soundcloud for the free download link.

One other freebie for you, this is a remix Juan did of the Wende Snijders song "Not Today You're Mine" :

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Octopus Recordings main site

Wayward new EP out now on vinyl and digital

Wayward has recently released the 'Love Jones' EP, and it is available at different shops with various parts of the release. The vinyl release available via the purchase link below has the original version of "Love Jones" and "Marvin". The digital release on Juno has the original mix of "Love Jones", the radio version of "Love Jones" and the "Marvin (VIP remix)". Available currently at iTunes is just the song "Love Jones".

I've got full-length streaming previews of all three songs, as well as a full streaming preview of a bootleg remix of "If You Love Me" by Brownstone. Brownstone was a great female r&b group in the 90s.

Wayward - Love Jones (a great downtempo / deep house vibe) :

Wayward - Marvin (another great downtempo / deep house song featuring snippets of vocals from Marvin Gaye) :

Wayward - Marvin (VIP remix) (a fresh remix of "Marvin" made for the dancefloor) :

Click here to purchase the vinyl release

Click here to purchase the digital release from Juno

Click here to buy "Love Jones" from iTunes

Click here to purchase "Love Jones" from Beatport

Wayward Soundcloud page

Here is the full-length streaming preview of "Brownstone - If You Love Me (Wayward Bootleg)" :

The download is available for free by liking his facebook page, click here for the direct link to his music page on facebook.

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