The West Coast may be full of sunshine & sandy beaches but San Diego boys Erick Solo & Sherdisco certainly know what it takes to put together dark, moody Techno. Erick Solo & Sherdisco’s new track, “Anger”, is textured, industrial Techno filled with deep analog funk & an innovative drum pattern. With early support from acts like Modek, David Carretta, Workerpoor, Sharooz, Rob De Large, Starkillers, Posso & LooKas, “Anger” is breaking down Techno barriers & crossing over into big sets of all genres, right in time for festival season.
“Anger” is out now via Circuit Freq Records.
After storming onto the scene with his hit release on Hot Creations three years ago, Danny Daze has been a man on a mission. Growing up in Miami and DJing raves before he had a drivers license, his 15 year love affair with electronic music is finally catapulting him to an elite level. Earlier this week, Danny’s Silicon EP dropped on Jimmy Edgar’s label Ultramajic, and it is nothing short of awesomely brash, forward thinking techno. His recent move to Berlin by way of Barcelona after a short stint with Ellum boss Maceo Plex has clearly rubbed off on Daze. Elongated sirens, manic percussion, and transposed vocals are prevalent throughout the EP, while still holding some dance floor sensibility. In conjunction with the release, he also did a mix for Mixmag, where he flawlessly journeys through 74 minutes of white-label rarities and forthcoming gold. Stream both the EP and mix below.
It’s pretty impressive that London production duo, letthemusicplay, have kept their identities sealed for this long. Working with folks like UTRB, Todd Edwards, Alex Gopher, John Dahlback, RAC, Joe Goddard, and more, it’s quite obvious that whoever is behind this has some pull, so it’s admirable that the guys, or girls, have stuck to the original ethos of the project and have truly let the music play.
Following the release of the remix EP for “Our Town” today on Greco Roman, letthemusicplay will release their latest single “Bright” a week from today on Junkdog Records along with a wild remix from GDD™ favorites, Psychemagik, who have recently made their way into the deep end with a signing to Damian Lazarus’ Crosstown Rebels. While the title and lyrics might lead you to believe you’re in for a sunny tune, you may find yourself in the darkness with this one. Give it a listen below.
After dropping huge remixes for Rudimental, Ballast, and a new project called Solicitors – the Bay Area golden boy JAYKO stomps into 2014 with his solo POWAH EP on Chicago imprint Them Flavors. The 2 singles “Powah” and “Physical Things” deliver bass heavy garage, with the remixes covering the grounds of jackin house, wobbles, techno and booty tech. Something really for everyone in the house market – listen to the full EP below and support these up-and-comers!
Matthew Dear will be premiering the LIVE show for his burgeoning Audion project next Saturday, February 22nd at El Rey Theater here in Los Angeles. From what we understand, this is going to be one hell of a spectacle, with the brains behind Vita Motus (the visual design company responsible for Amon Tobin’s ISAM performance) creating a one-of-a-kind experience matching the sounds of Audion with state of the art lighting, which Dear describes as “a living, breathing fusion of leftfield techno, glowing LED lights and dazzling sound-reactive visuals that’s at turns disorienting, beautiful, and terrifying.”
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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!
It’s been a little while since we’ve heard from Blatta & Inesha, but it looks like the guys have been hard at work in the studio refining their style and honing their edge as their upcoming release on BLOOD Music is absolute FIRE. Head label honcho Fake Blood has called the forthcoming two-track EP “one of [his] favorite Blood Music releases of the past while,” and Techno giant, Tiga, lends his big time support saying, “Could it be? Could I actually have gotten a dope promo…. I can step off the edge of this fucking cliff. LWTUA is great….I’ll play it for sure. Top support.”
We back the feedback from both of those guys 100%, as Low Will Tear Us Apart / East Side is one of the best releases we’ve heard in a while as well. Preview below and pick it up on February 3rd.
Finally we get to see some original content from the legend that is Jerome LOL! His brand new EP, Deleted / Fool, on home label Friends of Friends sees its release next month (February 4th to be exact) but today he’s just shared the first single from the EP, featuring the beautiful vocals from Angelina Lucero. Some of you may recognize Lucero from her appearance on Jerome’s previous venture, the Changes LP from LOL Boys.
“Fool” is a developed sense of self from Jerome, an elaboration upon his signature weirdness that places him in a category of producer all his own. Although this is a sort of new sound for Jerome, it’s very much still him. With heavily laden bass drums with skittered snares and chimes rising subtly above them, the track is a heavy clanker with heavy techno leanings, until Lucero’s vocals come in, surprisingly taking things to a simultaneously warmer and haunting place. And in very true-to-form Jerome LOL fashion, he’s got a brand new website up where you can trip out for six minutes with the track. Uh, I think ‘jerry-built’ would be an applicable pun here.
Stream the new track below, and if you want to preorder the whole EP (psst… I listened to it and it’s very good) you can do so by clicking HERE.
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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It’s safe to say that Jimmy Edgar and his imprint, Ultramajic, are steaming right now, and the Whip release from Aden out today is a prime example. Folks everywhere have been pumping out the original jawn, including Techno giants Loco Dice, Boys Noize, and Scuba, and Jimmy’s remix is the ultimate cherry on top as the label boss cuts up the original and adds some proper jackin’ feel.
The Whip EP is a triumphant start for the label in 2014, and there are already another two EPs in the pipeline from Danny Daze and Sophie that are sure to keep the momentum going. Have a listen to Jimmy’s remix below and pick up the EP on Beatport. √+