The collaboration between Craig Williams & Charles I is a pairing of two highly skilled production maestros with great heads of hair. The two L.A. based producers (Craig by way of Sydney) are craftsmen when it comes to making electronic music. Each has a diverse style but both have excelled when it comes to producing gritty Electro & after hours Techno. Craig Williams & Charles I’s new “This Is It” EP lives up to that reputation. The opening title track is a late night warehouse track with the perfect amount of glossy bass & energetic effects to pump up any 4am crowd. The peak time track on the EP is “Increase The Doses” driven by its dynamic synth work & scintillating percussion. The closeout track, “Work”, is a deep Techno workout capped off with brassy Electroclash vocals – a most fitting bookend to this dark, sweaty, super stylish EP.
The production is multi-layered & brilliant, each track is memorable & outstanding and the artwork is badass – THIS IS AN EP NOT TO BE MISSED. “This Is It” EP is out now via Discobelle Records.
Looking for a bit harder indie-electro version of The Knock’s catchy anthem ‘Comfortable’? Well, look no further. Ben Negative has put his personal spin on the track, receiving heavy support from The Knocks boys themselves. Listen to this one with headphones; your puny labtop won’t do the roaring, rolling bass any justice.
Always Never chaps SLDGHMR & Crywolf made their individual moves out to Los Angeles late last year; when you become roommates with a fellow musician, let alone one you share a label with, beautiful musical babies being created is a sort of inevitable result. If you’re a fan of Le Castle Vania’s electro-based label, of Crywolf’s emotive take on crashing progressions and knack for floaty female vocals, or of SLDGHMR’s powerful techno stabs then you’re gonna love their new collaborative effort.
‘We Could Be Heaven’ is available for free download. You can grab it here and if you dig it be sure to check Crywolf’s new EP, out on Always Never soon.
Xander Milne’s debut EP “Let Me Fuse” is a House music lesson well taught. The “Let Me Fuse” EP covers various House subgenres, blending classic sounds with modern new ones. The A-side, “I Know You”, features Whiskey Pickle artist Abstrakt Audio. The Xander Milne/Abstrakt Audio combo deliver a PROPER House track that’ll make you wish it was the 90s all over again. Proper club tune.
If “I Know You” is the peak time club track, then the title track, “Let Me Fuse”, is its 4am counterpart. It’s the late night track that will make you think twice about leaving the club & heading home. ”Let Me Fuse” serves up jolts of Acid and flashes of Deep Electro, an excellent recipe for a late night energy boost.
***“LET ME FUSE” EP IS OUT FEBRUARY 25TH VIA WHISKEY PICKLE***
The Knocks are on fire. Their newest single ft. Connie Mitchell of Sneaky Sound System is an electro pop hit we’re dying to see live. Filled with infectious hooks, driving basslines, and of course Connie’s signature sexy vocals, we’re quite mesmerized. Out February 18th on Neon Gold Records.
The newcomers on the OWSLA block Sluggers just premiered their video for the EP single ‘Turbo Fade’, and it is not for the faint of rave. The heart-racing blend of techno and stabbing house is complimented with an equally edgy visual story thats suggestive and intense… But we love that. Fans of Boys Noize, Mumbai Science and Destructo will be on point with this one. Check the video out above, and pick up their ‘Phantom Fade EP’ out now on OWSLA!
This Monday, Finnish feel-good tunesmith, Lenno, will be releasing a remix EP for Never Stop — the 4-track EP that came out in early November on NYC-based imprint, Heavy Roc Music, run by The Knocks‘ B-Roc. On board for the remix release is the young gun and GDD™ homie, Durante, who has completely flipped the title track from Lenno, adding in thick, snarling Electro synth stabs to complement Lenno’s vibey Nu Disco style for a rework that highlights the inherent abilities of Durante while not fully giving up the mojo of Lenno’s original mix. Listen first below and look out Monday for the full release.
Our Manchester man Clancy is back with a brand new EP entitlted “Overdue”. An aptly titled EP – regardless of how prolific a producer Clancy has become, it always feels like we’re due for more. The title track along with another original, “Can’t You See Me”, are exactly what we’ve come to expect from Clancy: dark pulsating Deep Electro/Deep House that will rattle the foundation & the melt the dance floor of any club they’re played in. Toss in a Deep House pumper from GDD homeboy URULU and you’ve got yourself one fantastic EP.
“Overdue” EP is out February 10th via Dirt Crew sub label S P I E L.
After his recent tour during Big Day Out Australia with Steve Angello, everyone’s favorite wild card Dillon Francis created a monster of a bootleg remix to Angello’s hit KNAS. Only being debuted on his Triple J Radio mix, this gem is a free giveaway also in celebration of his new single “Get Low” with DJ Snake. Festival season is just around the corner, so practice going ham with this one!
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Electro/Techno brethren Bart B More & TAI have hit us with some huge releases over the past couple years, and are back in 2014 with a monster of a track called Alkaline. Resembling the high energy and ripping synths of their last collab “Spezi”, their follow up “Alkaline” is a roaring techno ride that will grace this year’s festival circuit from the likes of Boys Noize, Zombie Nation, Steve Aoki and more. We’ve been lucky enough to get the exclusive release, grab it below and hold on tight!
Also, be on the look out for TAI’s new EP called “Just Smile” coming out on Dim Mak February 11th!
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