Saturday, February 27, 2016

Acid Test 10 out now

Acid Test 10 is a four song EP from John Tejada and Tin Man. The release features three original tracks and a remix from Achterbahn D’Amour. The release is out on Acid Test Records - a sub-label of Absurd Recordings.

The songs "Swift Box" and "Deep Traffic" both dwell in the deep acid house / tech realm. "Diamond Lanes" has more energy and lots of classic acid sounds. The remix is a great electro / techno sound tracing it's roots back to the early 80's.

Here are streaming preview clips of all four songs on the release:

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New release from Christoph Vogel

Christoph Vogel has a new four track EP called 'Blackbird' coming out March 4th on Empore Music. The release features two original songs, plus remixes from Musk and Jeremy Liar. All four songs are great deep techno tracks.

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New tech house EP from Wade

Wade is the production moniker for Juan Carlos Cruz Lopez who hails from Spain. His new two track release is out on Monday. The title track, "Retrojack", sounds like you think it would. Nice jackin' house beats and vocal samples that take us back to the days of hip-house. The other song, "Spined", has a great bouncy techy beat with a fun vocal snippet and a classic hoover sound thrown in for good measure. Preview clips of both songs below:

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New Reset Robot release out on Whistleblower

Reset Robot has a new six track release out on Whistleblower Records. Whistleblower is a label founded by Alan Fitzpatrick, Reset Robot and Rhymos. 'Pink Fly' is the ninth release on the label. The EP showcases a variety of techno sounds.

Here is a streaming preview with clips from all six songs on the release:

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New deep house EP out now from April

April is back with a new five track EP called "Higher". It is a stellar EP of deep house. Her production skills continue to improve with each release.

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Thursday, February 25, 2016

New EP from Ronnie Spiteri

Ronnie Spiteri is releasing a new EP that drops tomorrow. The EP is coming out on his Kenja Records label. It is dancefloor ready tech house / techno sounds.

The Shake A Leg release has three versions of the track, the original, a dub, and a remix from Reset Robot. Below are preview clips of all three versions:

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Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Rockwell & Landers EP out now on Solid Grooves

Rockwell & Landers are a production duo from Germany. The two have prior releases on labels such as Baile Musik, Little Helpers and Innocent Music. Their new EP features three original songs and a remix from Reelow.

The title track, "Running", has a nice deep tribal vibe. The Reelow remix takes the track in more of a techno direction. "Fuel" is a tech house track with some fun vocal samples. "Channel One" is a good deep house song.

Here are streaming preview clips of all four songs on the EP:

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Monday, February 22, 2016

Debut album from Lissat & Voltaxx

Lissat & Voltaxx are a production / DJ duo from Cologne, Germany. The album represents a number of genres - house, deep house, tech house, downtempo / chillout, even a couple of good crossover songs that should get radio play. My personal favorite from the streaming previews below is 'Sunken Bells of Ibiza'. The song has a great uplifting house vibe. Vocal support on the album comes from the duo’s good friends, singers Jenniffer Kae and Makeda.

Here are streaming previews of eight songs from the twelve song LP:

Soundwaves is out February 26th on Milk & Sugar Recordings.

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Sunday, February 21, 2016

Intrtoducing four three six

from the press release::

One of the great losses in our modern download era has to be the erosion of the link between music and physical art. In the days of vinyl records the artwork, the best of which was often on large gatefold sleeves, would be taken home and pored over by the music buyer. This made it a massive part of the experience, with artists being specifically chosen to create work to compliment what you were hearing. This relationship was certainly damaged by the shift towards CDs as the importance placed on the visual element was reflected by the physical reduction in size of the images. As we moved more towards transferring our music to digital forms, the CDs would often be left on the shelf, never to be picked up again, the booklets often never having a page turned. With many of us purchasing music outside of any physical format altogether, the once all important cover art has been reduced to a digital thumbnail that hardly warrants attention.

Four Three Six are seeking to replenish the links between audio and visual artforms in a highly original way. Rather than creating release artwork to be be put on a shelf, or even on a wall, their concept is to create 'wearable releases' by first passing the music to a physical artist and asking them to use it as inspiration for a piece of design. This in then screen-printed onto high quality T-shirts along with the tracklisting for the release inside the shirt. A tag on the shirt carries a unique code to download the music itself. Rather than taking the artwork home, you get to take it out with you.

For it’s fourth release four three six asked internationally renowned Scottish techno producer Hostage to make a four track EP. The resulting work was the Fluxx EP, four tracks firmly inspired by 1990s rave culture and hardcore techno. From the peak time twisted piano riffs of ‘Fluxx’ through to the head down techno stomp of ‘Kilt’, the EP delivers on all angles.

The T-Shirt design comes courtesy of Bristol graffiti artist SPZero76. Part of a the Lost Souls street art collective and serial painter of walls, his portfolio includes magazine art, album covers, flyers and computer game art. He took the concept of the Fluxx EP and produced a fitting piece, making an illustrated montage of all the characters you may have found at such a rave.

Four Three Six will look to offer something new in this more disposable era, with both fresh new talent and established names on board. This release is the latest of just seven planned for this year, the focus being on quality rather than quantity. With the music being mastered on analogue equipment to give extra warmth and events featuring DJs and live musicians combined with wall projections and live painting, the world of Four Three Six promises to be a totally immersive one too.

'I Would Be' is my favorite out of the four on the EP. Check it out:

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Classic Disco House vibes from Nervous

A great disco house track from Dirty Secretz aka Richie Atkins.

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Out Now! New release on Milk & Sugar Recordings

Milk & Sugar Recordings is a label we love. Every release will make you dance. This latest release is no different.

The title track, 'Reason For Living', is a big house tune with a vocal sample taken from a classic. Here is a streaming preview clip of 'Reason For Living' :

The second track, 'Holograms', is a great house track with elements of classic house and a great bassline. Here is a streaming preview clip of 'Holograms' :

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New Techno EP from P Lopez & Octavio

P Lopez & Octavio is a production duo from Paraguay. Their new release, the Construction Technique EP, is out on their LPZ label. Here is a playlist with full streaming previews of all four tracks from the EP.

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Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Free download from Josh Wink

Josh Wink produced this track in 2003 for the "20 to 20" album sessions, then decided against using it in that release. After sharing the track to some DJs last year, it was well received and was included in Ben Klock's Essential Mix for BBC Radio 1. The song is now available as a free download from Ovum Records.

Here is a brief 1 minute clip from the song:

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