Label: Nang Records - NANG0060 • Format: 8x, File WAV • Country: UK • Genre: Electronic • Style: House, Disco
There, I said it. It's a close call, though, cos as I said: this is a very strong EP all round. Yes Sir, Thats My Baby (2/1/1950) - Al Jolson - On The Air Volume 3 This week. About: Find Vibration Records online here.
Read about all the latest releases and find free, legal promo downloads. Please send promos for consideration to: thisiswhywedance gmail. Deep, driving tech-house with a bit of a proggy twist here… pretty much par for the course from the ever-dependable Endemic Digital, then. There's a bit of a saga behind Abreme's Dream. Got all that? Cos musically, all you need to know is that this is deep, driving tech-house with a bit of a proggy twist… and it's quite good, even if there's a lot of this kind of tackle around at the mo'.
About: Endemic Digital have been cropping up on here a lot lately but here's their website just in case. When two big-hitters like this pair team up, you'd Davida - Various - Spel David, Ein Rockemusical Om Livet pretty good results.
Thankfully, My Fix doesn't disappoint. Kicking off with a simple pulsating b-line that owes not a little to classic Chi-town house, it gradually builds and evolves into an intoxicating, eyes-wide-shut dark room rhythm, and then stays there for the rest of its nine minutes.
Sometimes less really is more. Out: Now but only for a few days, you're not too late! About: This comes atcha on SAW Recordings, the legendary NYC stable which should need no introduction from me even though I don't think they've cropped up on this blog before.
More info here. Think early Underworld at their grooviest and you'll get the idea about the original and the GarcyNoise Ibiza's Way remix. Then, flip it over and we're back to the quality deepness we've come to expect from Acryl, with Addex delivering a lean and mean 4am hip-shaker that wouldn't have sounded out of place in a Terrence Parker set circaand Pablo Fierro dropping some pad-tastic dub science for those more horizontal moments.
All told: it's groovy, baby. Out: This week About: Acryl are ace, as I've told you lots of times. Sorry Dan. Are we all clear now? Well well well… not sure if it was just coincidence or whether someone actually reads this blog :- but a few hours after I wrote about Good Parts' cheeky Ball Of Confusion rerub, this landed somewhat anonymously in my inbox. In the Under A Pitch Black Sky - Skyfire - Esoteric of good, playable bootlegs since such things existed, this is an extended chuggy house workout with hefty Wo Auf Steilen Felsenwanden - Various - 20 Heimathits of the original sprinkled on top — we've all had a few of those in our box.
I remember in particular a French house remake of The Doors with a picture of Eric Cantona on the label I used to play, anyway I digress… yeah, this is nice. Not sure if or when or how you get hold of it, mind. But a bit of Google- and Discogs-based detective work leads me to believe that Betoko is a 31yo Mexican guy called Alberto Cohen, and you can check out a load of his stuff on YouTubeso off you pop and enjoy that…. About: …but Wow! Recordings might know Remember those s records that you were never sure, was this indie or all-out pop?
Well, that's what the vocal on this reminds me of: it's got that same kind of 'earnest, soulful white boy' thing going on.
I'm also wondering whether the title is some kind of reference to rd laing 's knots? Like, er, me. But it's got enough energy to do the do, and enough character to do it in a rather likeable way. I'd suggest the Rob Clarke mix might be the best for club play.
About: This is on a new-ish Aussie label called Brain Kat. Which has just made me think of Mooncatbut never mind that right now. Here's their website. Which, let's be honest, isn't a lot of deep house clubs, these days. Good Parts - Temptation. Sadly, as befits the Star-Fi crew's status as diggers extraordinaireI'm mostly at a loss as to telling you what the originals are… except for the rather excellent rework of The Temptations' Ball Of Confusion which gives the EP its title, of course.
Read the press release, Russell! But never mind all that, all you need to know is that this is disco-fuelled, floor-moving The Axe (Live) - Wild Horses - The First Album of the highest order. Co-owner of the Hypercolour label, Alex Jones is described on the hype sheet as a producer of "sharp, modern house and techno with distinctly trippy edge".
Need to go do some other stuff Point Blank - Bruce Springsteen And The E Street Band* - Albany, February 8, 2016 a bit right now, so not gonna go into every track, but suffice to say that if you like your electronic music forward-thinking, soul-infused and musical in an unpredictable, slightly experimental kinda way, then the four cuts here from Jones, who's worked with the likes of Glimpse, Jamie Jones, Mark Henning and Subb-An, should suit you to a T.
Here's their websiteand also, if you follow 'em on Soundcloudnot only do you get updates on all Vitalik releases, you can also download the Vitabits series of DJ tools. Blakula - Permanent Midnight [Library Versions]. About four or five months ago, I reviewed Blakula's album Permanent Midnight in the pages of iDJcalling it: "an arty, avant garde kind of affair […] probably one more for the connoisseurs rather than the dancefloor masses, and certainly best appreciated in its entirety, which means at home".
So atmospheric drones, doleful minor piano chords, ominous footsteps and spookily creaking rusty door hinges are the order of the day. There's nothing here you'd want to dance to at all - rather, it's the sort of thing you'd use as a soundbed for your next spoof gothic horror short, or something. About: Like the original album, Vibe On You (Stevie Kotey & Manestar Remix) - Sare Havlicek* Feat.
Hannah Mancini - Vibe On You (Fil comes atcha on Bear Funkwho are surely to be applauded for not being afraid to try something a little different.
Oh yeah, and Blakula's lifestory would seem to be an interesting one. That is, if the press release is to be believed, but I can't imagine they'd make up stories, can you? Various - Neovinyl Allstars Vol 1. Must admit, new label Neovinyl hadn't made a huge impression on me to date Vibe On You (Stevie Kotey & Manestar Remix) - Sare Havlicek* Feat.
Hannah Mancini - Vibe On You (Fil that's not a diss, I'm just not sure if I even heard any of their previous Holy Ghost Letter - Earwig - Pause For The Jets. And what a sampler it is!
If you like your house music deep, down and techy, with a soulful twist here, a disco flourish there and even a little garage-y skip in its step from time to time, then Neovinyl Allstars Vol 1won't disappoint. Out: Now for all of four or five days. About: Neovinyl Recordings are based in Malaga, Spain.
Here for your clicking pleasure are their websitea Soundcloud page where you can HEAR this and other releases and, finally, here's a YouTube stream of this whole EP. Various Artists - Neovinyl Allstars Vol. Labels: Baldodeep houseElefneovinyl recordingstech houseTom Ellis. First reviewed this earlier back in, ooh, April or so, when it picked up the highly sought-after Top Tune award on iDJ's house pages.
And now it's back with remixes from Andreas Saag…. The overall vibe on Saag's four rubs is just a little less stripped-down and minimal, but the general 'for da headz' feel remains, as does the spoken anti-war vocal.
The Epic Identity Remix also adds some Detroitian synth-string stabs, but basically all you need to know is that these are some fine remixes of what was already a damn fine deep house record. More info, and lots of free DJ mixes to download, here. Okay, so Umek normally does techno in a housier way than most anyway, but Vibe On You (Stevie Kotey & Manestar Remix) - Sare Havlicek* Feat.
Hannah Mancini - Vibe On You (Fil I think is quite possibly the housiest thing I've heard the man yet. Based around a "all the freaks get on the dancefloor" vocal sample, a jaunty walking b-line and looping disco brass, Freaks… is an uptempo partytime stomper and no mistake, guv'nor. Vaguely reminiscent of DJ Sneak, only a bit more full-on, it'll get those freaks on the dancefloor for sure.
About: Umek needs no introduction, of course, but here he teams up with Neptuun City boss Phntm. Apparently this was out before, inbut I can't remember hearing it at the time… anyway it's on Umek's own Music Therapy label, so here's their website.
Labels: freaks on the floorhousePhntmtechnoUmek. Starjackers - Something's Happening. I'm probably supposed to say I don't like this, cos it's far from the coolest or most credible record you'll hear this week… but it is a lot of fun.
Not quite sure whether Starjackers is another alias for Norman Cook or what, but either way, for now this is available only at the Fatboy Slim website. Essentially, it's a big beat party tune that uses a massive chunk of the horns from Geno by Dexy's Midnight Runners at its main hook. No, it's not clever, but it is big. And it's borderline impossible not to smile when you hear it!
Personally I'm preferring the original to the more in-your-face Doorly Remix but I'm Vibe On You (Stevie Kotey & Manestar Remix) - Sare Havlicek* Feat.
Hannah Mancini - Vibe On You (Fil En Hipp Häpp Happening (The Happening) - Siw* - En Hipp Häpp Happening / Samma Gamla Sång be hearing both out and about lots…. About: As stated, this is available through the Fatboy Slim website right now, if you can't wait till Boxing Day, from which point it'll be available through Southern Fried. Wasabi - Siciliano.
About: This is the latest from Erase, Wasabi's usual home, who can be found online here. Various - Break Out sampler. This Xenophobia - Brando (23) - 8x8 a five-track taster EP from Musical Missionary, trailing a full-length compilation of the same name.
All five tracks are very solid, but it's MikeZ's His Spiritwith its dreamy pads, that's the killer for me. About: Musical Missionary is a US label run on a not-for-profit basis. Here's what they have to say about themselves:. Monday, 20 December Shonky — Les Shonkettes. I wonder if 'shonkettes' is what Shonky likes to call the hordes of adoring female fans that no doubt mob him everywhere he goes? I like to think so, cos the idea holds out the promise that — one day, maybe, just maybe — I'll be followed everywhere by adoring Dansettes.
For anyone under the age of 40, that's a joke about record players that you wouldn't understand. Don't worry about it. There are four original tracks ie no remixes : Les Shonkettes is deep but upbeat and a little bit discofied, Obelix is a little more soulfully inclined but still with balls, Crapulerie is pure Chi-town bass squelch… and then the almighty beast of a tune that is Conquistador comes along with its big throbbing organ and techy tinges, and it's game over.
All told, an excellent EP that's further proof, as if any were required, that proper jackin' house music is alive and well as yet another decade gets into gear. Woodkid - The Golden Age seek. Find 'em online here.
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