Luca has really stepped back from his Drop The Lime moniker to focus on Curses this year, and I have to say I’m happy about it. Bringing in deep, black basslines and heads down, hands up vibes, Curses shows a darker side to Luca that we just can’t get enough of. His latest work comes in the form of a remix for London-based Crystal Fighters‘ “LA Calling,” adding his Gotham Wave steez to the contrarily vocal and jovial original. √+
Our friends over at Prep School Recordings continue their spotlight of rising talent with the LA techno young gun Modus. His self-titled EP was released today, featuring 3 originals that boast a huge tech house sound. The EDC Discovery Project winner displays an homage to European greats and a fresh take on the time-tested genre. Fans of Mark Knight, UMEK and Pleasurekraft will be all over these tracks, so check it out below and grab the free bootleg remix as well!
After the untimely breakup of Crookers, Bot has been hard at work at a studio in West London creating what he calls the sound of 2018. With plenty of releases in 2013 to back up the solo studio grind he’s been on, Bot takes us down the free download route with the single, “Barefoot.” With a techy approach to this piece, Bot put together a bouncing synth bass line complimented with a modded out flute hook that is sure to have you giggin’ in no time. For more of what Bot has been up to this year be sure to check his SoundCloud for more releases.
Next up from Jesse Rose‘s busiest imprint of 2013, Play It Down, is a two-track EP from a brand new name to the label: Christian Nielsen. Over the years Jesse Rose has not only had many secret or not-so-secret monikers of his own, from Alias Jonez to Black Rose (with the legend Henrik Schwarz), but also has released music from many friends and peers under different names.
Christian Nielsen is the latest name to add to this tradition, and with a little research I’m sure any fan could figure it out. But for now, we are left with the Shades EP, which contains two house-y tech-y club jams that with simple progressions are able to do some heavy-lifting in keeping the floor moving and the people dancing. ‘Push’ is the house-ier and stronger of the two tracks, and subtle layers and changes in the track make this a real ‘push’-er in a DJ set. ‘Slick’ is a little more uptempo, a little more techy, and after the 4:06 mark I’ll be damned if you don’t do the obligatory “WOOOOOO!!!!!” that happens when you’re witnessing the peak mark of a classic house/techno track.
Shades EP is out next week on Play It Down, but you can stream both tracks via their Soundcloud below.
Wankelmut is a subtle star. It’s not common for DJs who sell over 1.3 million copies for an official remix on Sony and garner 100 million plays on YouTube to be “behind the scenes” so to speak, but it appears that Berlin-based Wankelmut doesn’t need a Billboard cover or a headline festival slot to keep doing what he loves. Back in January, Wankelmut released “My Head Is A Jungle” featuring Emma Louise, which was championed by Pete Tong and Annie Mac vigorously on BBC Radio 1 in addition to strong DJ support around the world. 8 months later, the big tune will be seeing a re-release on Positiva, featuring the original accompanied by 6 mixes including remixes from MK, Friend Within, Gui Boratto, Solee, and Kasper Bjorke as well as an extended Vocal Mix from the original producer. The EP will be released on September 15th, but until then, stream the MK remix as well as the original below.
It seems like it’s only been a few days since I last wrote about Tom Flynn, but I’m certainly not complaining. Back again with this funky tech four track EP on Mobilee Records it looks like there is no slowing down for the British producer. I love the tropical deep feel of “A New Dawn” and the drug centric vocal sample on “Under My Control” is perfectly matched by its funky bassline. Check em out below!
As we lie in the heart of summer, BONES brings us the 4th installment of THE DEEP END, another refreshing hour of the underground to quench the heat of the season. Featuring new and classic tracks from the likes of SBTRKT, Torren Foot, Hot Since 82, Justin Martin & Eats Everything, Dusky, MK, Pleasurekraft, Mark Starr, Louie Fresco, and many more…
TRACK LISTING HERE
*Don’t miss BONES @ HARD Summer Music Festival, performing Saturday (Aug 3) on the SUMMER STAGE and Sunday (Aug 4) on the MAIN STAGE!
Now I’m not one for Disclosure remixes of any kind as they usually just disgrace the finesse of the originals, but Orlando has absolutely hit this one out of the park. Toeing the line between ethereal and heavy, this remix from TEED offers up a new take on “F For U” that might just be bigger than the Lawrence brothers’ original. No word on release date yet, but maybe we’ll see a Settle Remixed release coming soon?
I don’t think it’s very often that someone gets one of their tunes released while sitting in jail, let alone a jail in the depths of Mexico. But that’s exactly what happened with Victor Marsó, apparently. A new name to the Play It Down roster, Victor Marsó lent his remix capabilities to the latest in the 12×12 series from Jesse Rose, “Time Is But A Moment” in two versions: his initial remix, out now with the release, and his ‘Free Victor’ remix, which just dropped today on Play It Down’s Soundcloud. You can stream the new remix below and download it for free off of Play It Down’s Facebook.
In celebration of reaching 5k fans on facebook, our GDD familiar Craig Williams is finally giving away his secret heater ‘Miami’ on his soundcloud. A master of his craft, this original is a full fledge techno trip with a barrage of crashing tribal drums and a haunting vocal sample. The outcome is a huge club track for the late night sets… grab it below!
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