The boys over at Solé have taken us on yet another musical journey. If Lionel Richie was fueled by propane, sported reebok pumps and night crawled the mean streets of Venice, you’d end up with something that sounded a little bit like, well… let’s just say we were lucky enough to capture the radness in this month’s Fixtape. Solé Bicycle Co. is pleased to present this month’s Fixtape, from LA’s own,Oliver, the electro-funk super group of Oliver Goldstein & Vaughn Oliver. They’ve been making waves with their deep undertones, infectiously funky riffs, and intergalactic space beats, sure to make your mother shutter. Whether you prowl dark alleys hanging out in various voodoo circles or spend your free time spreading funky mayo on your friend’s sandwiches, this Fixtape is for you. Strap on your helmet and chuck the deuce, because you’re on the highway to hell.
After successfully collaborating on Gerber’s acclaimed Fabric 64 compilation, Clarian North (1/2 of Footprintz) called upon the Israeli producer to join him on “Claire” — one of six tracks from his forthcoming Chemical Gardens EP out on Visionquest later this month. “Claire” illuminates the true emotion that can be found in good Deep/Tech House, taking the listener on a poignant journey throughout all seven minutes. A very fitting track for this lovers’ holiday…
The long-awaited Hypercolour release from Justin Martin and Eats Everything is finally right around the corner, with the digital release on Monday the 11th. Eats has said that this is the first of many collaboration EPs between the jolly duo, and based on the sound from this EP, we can’t wait. With many collaborations, it’s easy to tell who does most of the legwork, but with Feather Fight, the talent from both producers truly shines through individually as well as synergistically. Preview below and pick it up on Monday. √+
2013 is shaping up to be a prospering year for 808s and ‘booty-tech’ basslines. The forefront label leading the charge Dirtybird walks hand in hand with their own Worthy‘s label Anabatic, casting light on fresh talent for the movement. Just released on Anabatic, Venice Beach native Ruff Hauser made his debut with his heavily supported Paul Bunyan EP featuring 3 hypnotizing tracks that are gaining some huge traction on their own. With the full dirtybird crew in favor, Ruff Hauser is giving away his own version of Justin Martin‘s “Ruff Stuff”, a personal VIP ‘Re-Ruff’ that strengthens the best samples from the original into its own jackin’ product. Grab it below, and pick up his new Paul Bunyan EP out now!
Yesterday, our buddy MAKJ released his latest single, ‘Conchy’ — a Techy, Big Room roller that has already garnered support from the biggest wigs in the game including Tiesto, Kaskade, Robbie Rivera, and many more. ‘Conchy’ is available now via Robbie’s Juicy Music, so give the preview below a go and show the young lad some love and pick up the whole thing on Beatport.
I check in on Shadow Child on a weekly basis at this point. His originals and remixes all seem to consistently hit the bullseye for me, and this rings true once again with his latest remix for English singer/songwriter, Lianne La Havas. The remix is forthcoming on Warner Music in the UK, where the original “Elusive” was released last July as part of Lianne’s debut album, Is Your Love Big Enough? Listen below. √+
Recently released on Berlin’s Mobilee Records, Tom Flynn‘s 3 part “Work It Out” EP is a killer! These deep, techy grooves have had me dancing at work and dreaming of the weekend since I heard them and will easily dominate dance floors the world over. “Work It Out” was my favorite, but with so much diversity and great vibes all three of these tracks deserve a √+. Grab your copy below and don’t forget to check out Tom’s “Mr. Hedgehog” released for free download a few weeks back.
Disclosure are very much unstoppable at this point. Their 2012 was undoubtedly one of the most successful in dance music, and they’re starting off 2013 strong with a new collaboration with fellow buzzing UK duo, AlunaGeorge, titled “White Noise.” The brothers have truly done it again with this one — perfectly balancing Aluna’s vocals atop their becomingly signature sound. Expect to hear this one out quite a bit to kick this year off. It’s due out February 17th on PMR Records. √++
Super suave Manchester band, Delphic, will be releasing their second studio album, Collections, this 28th of January on Polydor Records, just over three years since their acclaimed debut album, Acolyte, was released on the same imprint. Ten tracks make up the new album, including the first single “Baiya,” which I was overjoyed to find out has been remixed by one of my favorite producers of last year, Shadow Child. This should get you weekend-ready. √+
Last month we caught up with Eats Everything in our exclusive interview and the tremendous year he’s been having – as one of our top breakthrough artists from 2012 and a personal favorite of mine, it’s only fitting that he would cap off the year with his studio essential mix debut for BBC Radio 1 (Yes I know he’s done a live one) doing an ‘Edits Everything Special’ of the legendary 2 hour mix series. Educate yourself with some of the best music out there – most of which is from the man himself. Dig in.