• Skream Launches New Label; Stream the Inaugural Release from Motions
• Culprit Records Announces Hearts & Roads EP
• Booka Shade Preps New Remix EP Featuring Maya Jane Coles, Shares New Video
• Maceo Plex reveals plans for Kompakt release
Skream Launches New Label; Stream the Inaugural Release from Motions
Skream (a.k.a. Oliver Jones) made his name as a dubstep producer, but over the past year, has fully devoted himself to the sounds of house and disco. Now, the Croydon-born veteran and Radio 1 DJ has announced the launch of a new platform to service this change in direction. His new label, Of Unsound Mind, will pivot around a ”melodic, deep, and colorful” aesthetic, with London-based producer Motions—a Body High affiliate and one half of the now defunct Grown Folk pair—delivering the imprint’s inaugural record.
Of Unsound Mind 001 is streaming in full below, with official release details to be announced soon. Furthermore, FACT has conducted a brief interview with Skream to discuss the launch of his new label endeavor which can be read here.
Culprit Records Announces Hearts & Roads EP
The new Culprit release has a distinct Scandinavian flavor. Sweden’s rising talents, the Bambook duo, deliver their Culprit debut with the stunning ‘Hearts & Roads’, backed with remixes by Norway’s Finnebassen and Finland’s finest export but current Berlin resident Kiki.
Bambook’s recent breakthrough single, “Give it Up” (out on Faceless Recordings) has become a bit of an anthem at LA label’s headquarters. Droog’s championing of the track has led, via show together in Moscow, to Dixon and the rest of the Innervisions crew picking it as a staple for their own sets this spring.
With such illustrious backing giving them confidence, Bambook lads “repay” Culprit for the early support with two gloriously warm and haunting tunes of their own. The “Hearts & Roads” EP hits all the Culprit marks – warm analogue sound, evocative vocals, depth of feeling, a sentimental touch, yet effective on the dancefloor.
Two recruited remixes have been on the LA imprint’s wish list for some time. A long time supporter of the label, Kiki, brings a deliciously off kilter yet propulsive take on “Narrow Road,” while Finnebassen goes for the immaculately polished late night melodic take, with an epic feel.
Bambook’s first Culprit foray shows immense promise and is certain to lead to the bright future together.
Listen to Heart & Roads EP:
Booka Shade Preps New Remix EP Featuring Maya Jane Coles, Shares New Video
Following up on the release of its fifth LP, Eve (which dropped late last year), longstanding German duo Booka Shade have announced plans to release a new remix EP for album track “Love Drug,” featuring reworks from the group itself and Maya Jane Coles, among others. Along with news of the upcoming effort, Booka Shade have shared a new video for “Love Drug,” which features the vocal talents of Fritz Helder, a frequent collaborator of the now defunct Azari & III production pair. Built around a cascading array of neon shapes and glowing patterns, the video for the melody-striped club tune is premiering below.
Booka Shade’s Love Drug EP will hit Beatport on May 30 via Blaufield Music/ Embassy One. In the meantime, the clip for “Love Drug” can be watched below, where the upcoming EP’s full tracklist and a list of Booka Shade’s upcoming tour dates have also been included.
01 Love Drug (Animal Trainer Remix)
02 Love Drug (Andre Crom & Chi Thanh Remix)
03 Love Drug (BookaÔs Red Light Remix)
04 Love Drug (Kaiser Souzai Remix)
05 Love Drug (Maya Jane Coles Remix)
06 Love Drug (Mihai Popoviciu Remix)
07 Love Drug (Radio Edit)
May 24 Mysteryland, Bethel, New York USA (DJ set)
May 25 Morgan’s Pier, Philadelphia PA USA (DJ set)
May 30 Slakthuset, Stockholm, Sweden (DJ set)
May 31 Mayday, Minsk, Russia (DJ set)
June 7 Rock Am Ring, Nurburg, Germany (Live)
June 8 Rock Im Park, Nuremberg, Germany (Live)
June 26 1015 Folsom, San Francisco (DJ set)
June 26-29 Electric Forest, Rothbury, USA (Live)
July 10 Alive Festival, Lisbon, Portugal (Live)
July 11 Ardentes Festival, Liege, Beligum (Live)
July 17 Gurtenfestival, Berne, Switzerland (Live)
July 19 Deichbrand Festival, Cuxhaven, Germany (Live)
July 26 Audioriver Festival, Vistula River Beach, Plock, Poland (Live)
August 21 Fihp, Oudernarde, Belgium (Live)
August 23 SW4, London, UK (Live)
August 24 Creamfields, Cheshire, UK (DJ set)
Maceo Plex reveals plans for Kompakt release
US producer Maceo Plex has revealed plans to release the next instalment in his ‘Conjure’ series next month.
The single sided 10” vinyl, titled ‘Conjure Superstar’, will be released on July 28 via German label Kompakt.
It will be the third single in the series from the Barcelona based DJ and producer, with ‘Conjure Two’ set to drop via Richie Hawtin’s Minus label on June 9.
Check out Plex’s ‘Conjure One’ EP that was released on his own label Ellum Audio back in March below