giovedì 31 luglio 2014
Take some friends, a bunch of the best djs and clubbers of the milanese scene and the italian legend of house music Leo Mas. Bring them to an immaculate valley nestled in the mountains some way after Lecco's lake.
Turn up the music, choose the right vinyls and let the party start! This is what happened in a fresh night of late July, even if we can't exactly say what really happened that night. Happyness, hours of groovy music dancing in the nature with the stars above our heads. Who was there, knows: it all ended as it started, with the music.
Here you can listen and download an exclusive, pure and breathtaking djset by LEO MAS, live recorded at Kundaluna Bar (San Martino, Sondrio, Italy) at 8.30 in the morning.
Leo Mas At Kundaluna - after The Mutant Valley Party on Sunday Morning July 27 2014 powered by Discosafari / Dude Club / Serendeepity / Kundaluna
Now, tell me what the music really is, if not just love.
mercoledì 23 luglio 2014
Martin de Brig is given the honour of inaugurating a brand new label, Titanic City, with a fantastic EP that features remixes from Hermez and Takeski Kouzuki.
Titanic City is a digital and vinyl label with a sound rooted in the classic structures of house and techno. The label will look to use modern methods to promote and share their music and aim to unearth and nurture plenty of new talent along the way, as well as putting on showcase parties around the world.
Martin de Brig’s first single ‘Morning Has Broken’ is a deep bit of house with nice emotive pads, kinetic drums and pleasingly analogue, frayed textures that sound like the most genuine Chicago offerings you could wish for. Gurgling acid lines, crisp lead synths and nicely loose percussion all make for a track that very much announces the arrival of this new producer in some style. The Hermez remix makes the drums more juddery and layers in more classically inclined percussive patterns that again speak of Chicago reference points.
‘Moving Down’ is the other original, and is an even deeper number with wallowing pads, tin foil like snares and a techno leaning bassline that burrows endlessly down below. De Brig clearly knows how to programme his machines and gets maximum feeling out them here: this is house music at its most authentic. Takeshi Kouzuki, a DJ and producer from Japan who has released on HotMix and Mathematics remixes the track into a stuff, loopy number that takes its cues from Chicago footwork and sleazy ghetto house, and it is a truly captivating track that is stuffed with energy and soul.
On the evidence of this first release, Titanic City is a label well worth keeping an eye on.
1.Morning Has Broken
2.Morning Has Broken - Takeski Kouzuki remix
3. Moving Down
4. Morning Has Broken - Hermez Rethink
martedì 22 luglio 2014
1 - Gnagsar I Hjernen
2 - Fjerde Av Den Forste Bolgen
3 - Dr Zoidberg
sabato 19 luglio 2014
1-800 Dinosaur and Airhead announce a new 4 track EP ‘Be- lieve' released in July 2014 !
Airhead, (aka Rob McAndrews) a resident, founding member and spiritual ocelot of the 1-800 Dinosaur crew, will be releas- ing a four track EP ‘Believe’, the first of a series of re- leases from Dan Foat's emerging artist collective.
This Believe EP is a turning point for Airhead; equivalent to the moment in the film ‘Witness’ when Harrison Ford, as John Book, realises that the hitmen (witnessed by the Amish kid in the toilets) are actually policemen. The inward has been ex-changed for the outward. Where Airhead’s critically acclaimed debut album ‘For Years’ was all about tip-toeing barefoot into thick carpeted darkened rooms, this new EP, inspired by two years of 1-800 DINOSAUR parties, is all about the boom-boom oscillation and hands-in-the-air machine gun parties. The controls are set straight for the heart of the dancefloor where Rob has erected a Buffalo hide tipi and intends to live for the next 7 months.
The lead track ‘Believe’ has already caused a stir on the 1-800 DINOSAUR affiliated BBC R1 show, reminiscent of a sud- denly conscious anthropomorphic car alarm hurtling down a wa- ter slide with Leroy Burrell on Gary's. Both 'Shirin' and the Coki summoning 'Shekure' evolve out of the London-centric vapour trails of Grime and UK Garage, unsurprisingly causing the most damage at the 1-800 residency at Plastic People. The eery atmospherics of Hundred Years built around nascent chords and a vocal sample round off the EP perfectly!
B2. Hundred Years
mercoledì 16 luglio 2014
This double vinyl compilation is 100% dance floor approved by comemian DJs. Its tracks have been making the body mechanics work from Santiago de Chile to Cologne, from Tbilisi to Medellin, from Bucharest to Buenos Aires, from Cholula to Hollywood and back! The music was crafted by DJs from the "Inner Circle", meaning the likes of Christian S, Ana Helder, Alejandro Paz, Carisma and Djs Pareja, but also by some lovely guests we are welcoming here, for the first time: Voxels from Lisboa, Portugal, Zombies In Miami from Aguascalientes, México, Auntie Flo from Glasgow, UK, Rous from Mendoza, Argentina, Vaskular from Santiago de Chile and Bryan Kessler from Cologne. We start off with Auntie Flo from the label Huntleys + Palmers: Jas, a pounding slow jam featuring a rave signal that will make your speakers crackle and burn and your arms go up while your body goes down, down, down, to the rhythm… This one's followed by cologne based Bryan Kessler collaborating with Christian S (the man with the masterplan). They deliver Nebel Dance, an underground club track with shoulder shaking toms and foot stomping bass drum and bass, for those who love the silly grooves of nowadays Cologne! Switching to the next side, please welcome, again, Ana Helder, known to all hardcore comemists due to "El Groove de tu Corazón", "Beating PC" and more, this time with Gasoline a crazy teknotika uptempo gem feat. Ana singing: "I wanna smell - Gasoline! I wanna swallow Gasoline!" On that same side of wax we got Vaskular from Santiago de Chile, with Black Jesus. Vaskular is a musician and DJ, belonging to that Santiago Underground crew of Discos Pegaos, vocals by Valesuchi. Side C features a very special collaboration of Djs Pareja and Alejandro Paz, recorded at The District Union, Cómeme's own studio in Berlin. Alejandro's dark latin house inertia meets Pareja's psychedelic dance floor terror to shape this darkroom anthem, in which Mariano from Djs Pareja gets very explicit….
Another psychedelia momentum follows with Zombies in Miami, that gorgeous couple from Aguascalientes that travel the world on their Zombie mission, check out also their soon to be released cover version of Matias Aguayo's "Las Cruces". Next track is a Remix done by Carisma from Buenos Aires (Cómeme 025) for Rous a young boy from Lujan, A Bailar, another of our pen drive's favorites who finally is making it into vinyl. Oh that electronic body bassline you'd like to wake up every morning with (in your parallel dark life) made it impossible to us not to appear here, and various are the moments and places where this bassline has made the cats give their bodies up to the music… The two last tracks of Gasoline where provided by Voxels and Djs Pareja! K-Hauz by Voxels reminds us of our roots that shaped the house of Cómeme, that southern hemisphere grooves and that cutting rhythms that will make people dance in more surroundings than just the club…And we close the whole package with Si Señor, by Djs Pareja, which gives us a glance onto what the future brings…
A1 Auntie Flo - Jas
A2- Christian S & Bryan Kessler –Nebel Dance
B1 Ana Helder - Gasoline
B2 Vaskular feat. Valesuchi - Black Jesus
C1 Djs Pareja & Alejandro Paz - Cógeme
C2 Zombies in Miami - El Rito
D1 Rous (Carisma Remix) - A Bailar
D2 Voxels - K-Hauz
D3 Djs Pareja - Si Señor
martedì 15 luglio 2014
The prolific Lord Of The Isles (aka Scotland’s Neil McDonald) has had a string of stunning 12”s over the past few years on labels such as Permanent Vacation, Unthank, Shevchenko, Mule and of course his four track ‘Year Of The City EP’ on Phonica, which was widely acclaimed upon its release in 2012. This time LOTI presents two long-form tracks, each a mini-masterpiece in itself. The 10 minute plus ‘Greane’ bursts into life after an intro of kicks and white noise hi-hats. It continues to slowly build, with pitch-bent synth lines and a pulsing bass-line making way for a melacholic shift in mood. Truly original stuff! On the flip, a swirl of synthetic strings introduces ‘Gigha’, in a manner that brings to mind Rhythim Is Rhythim’s legendary ‘Kao-Tic Harmony’, before the drums and infectious acid-line join in. Over the 8 minutes they continue to interweave and play off each other to dazzling effect. Artwork by Jack Featherstone, the designer of a number of sleeves for Border Community (including the highly praised campaign behind James Holden’s ‘The Inheritors’, its singles and live visuals), Electric Minds, Warm and of course, Phonica.
1 - Greane
2 - Gigha
1 - Greane
2 - Gigha
venerdì 11 luglio 2014
Om Unit Presents Cosmology. 9 tracks showcasing a new wave of beat production in the realm of Cosmic Bridge & label head Om Unit's signature "slow/fast" sound.
Curated by Om Unit for his Cosmic Bridge imprint the compilation features tracks from the first wave of Cosmic Bridge artists and includes 3 collaborations with label head Om Unit.
In 2 short years Cosmic Bridge has released material from Om Unit, Kromestar and Boxcutter and has given us Moresounds, EAN and Danny Scrilla; who after making their debuts for the label have gone on to make waves.
Unifying the Cosmic Bridge sound the compilation features grime and dubstep kingpin Kromestar's blend of deep dubstep romance and road-raw sci-fi boogie, Moresound's digi-dub and soundsystem modulations, former Various Production lynchpin EAN's rapidfire darkstyles and deft footwork jungle chops, Boxcutter's lush fusions of Footwork and Electronica, Danny Scrilla's forays into the unnamed airspace between dreadnought dub, halftime footwork & O.G '06 Dubstep and two appearances from Keysound's experimentalist 140bpm updater Epoch.
Highlights include a VIP version on Danny's Scrilla legendary 'X', Danny's collab with Om Unit on 'Gentrification' featuring the unwitting Giles from Foxton's Estate agency in Brixton plus Om Unit's jungle referencing collab with Moresounds, the long waited release of Kromestar's highly sought dub 'V7STX' and Epoch's revisiting of Om Unit & Danny Scrilla's 'Hunch'.
Om Unit's A&R sensibilities and his focus in pushing boundaries show in Cosmology's curation. Representative the label's catalogue, the diversity of styles on show across these nine tracks is unified by the talent of the producers involved.
1. Om Unit & Moresounds - Nuff Music
2. Kromestar - V7STX
3. Danny Scrilla x Om Unit - Hunch (Epoch Remix)
4. Danny Scrilla – X (VIP)
5. Moresounds - Sound Bizness
6. EAN - I Bus' The Mic
7. Boxcutter - Active Transformation (Feat. Star Fu)
8. Danny Scrilla x Epoch – Geometry
9. Om Unit x Danny Scrilla - Gentrification