UK Garage

Here’s how to absolutely nail it:  take everyone’s favorite Outkast songs, cover them (beautifully) over a a beat that sounds more Disclosure than Disclosure themselves, throw in plenty of pitch play, blast out, set blogs aflame.

Z, you hereby have my co-sign.  Whoever you are.

Is it Disclosure trolling us by putting out something so Disclosurey?  Does this mean that they will be performing with not only Mary J. Blige but also with Outkast at Coachella?  In The Pyramid?  Do I know who Z is?

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Druid Cloak‘s record label, Apothecary Compositions, has launched a digitally exclusive imprint, Apothecary Digital Reserve, with the Tail Snap EP release crafted by the Tuff Wax-affiliated T_A_M from Aberdeen, Britain. Running through an avant-garde fusion of grime, garage, and even juke, T_A_M delivers a strong, original offering fit for dark warehouse parties tucked away in an industrial district. Rounding out the EP, the Mixpak/Glacial Sound member, Murlo, and Bad Taste Records’ own Timbah both work their studio magic for stunning remixes. Hear the full tracks on the Tail Snap EP below and purchase on iTunes or Beatport.

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There are countries that are known to breed promising dance music talent, but there are few that come close to the quality output of the UK, and the High Wycombe/Leeds-based producer, Kiri, is a prime example of this. With releases on Symbols Recordings and Crown Duel‘s impressive new label, Bear Fresh, he has been making waves in the underground. Now Kiri takes on this week’s guest mix featuring a hefty load of UK garage/bass-styled tracks and new material for a peak-time vibe. Check it out below and keep Kiri on your radar.

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A few days ago young UK producer Tourist uploaded a new track for download on his Soundcloud, and it is e m o t i o n a l. Almost painfully simple, with cords that sink right into the deepest parts of your heart and mind, barely-there vocals, and a very UK-sounding piano melody that tugs at you to dance, ‘Stay’ is beautiful and sombre, a true testament to this combo that Tourist has made a name for himself in.
The track is a preview to Tourist’s upcoming EP on Method Records, out sometime before the end of the year. With the backing from Disclosure (who he is playing with at their curated Warehouse Project on Nov 22), and big guns TMWRK and AM Only representing him, it seems as though Tourist is geared to bring his charismatic yet melancholic sound to prominent places in the near future. I gotta say, I’m excited to see it happen.

It would appear Random Access Memories and Settle are vying for which album can get remixed the most times after both their respective debut’s. Amongst all the chaos, though, you find remixes like that of SLDGHMR that are different enough to hold your attention. Known for their edgy disco sound, they break away a little to create a sensual techno breakdown during Disclosure’s “F is For You.” After the release of their latest EP Reset it would appear SLDGHMR is hitting the production front hard, and if pieces like this become the product, who can complain!

It’s been a torrid 2013 for our LA compadres, Bixel Boys.  Their short but sweet list of remixes/reworks/edits over the last several months reads like a who’s who of pop/R&B icons, both current and past.  From Michael Jackson to Robin Thicke, Bixel Boys have put their own modernized stamp on popular (but not obvious) crowd favorites.  This time around it’s the 1991 jam “Crazy” by Seal receiving the remix treatment.  The remix fuses together sunny West Coast disco & house with deeper, soulful garage giving it a California UK vibe perfect for the upcoming Summer season.  POOL PARTY APPROVED.

Live that #FREELIFE and grab the free download below.
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It’s hard to imagine sexpot Rihanna sounding anymore desirable than she already does but her 2011 throwback track “Cockiness” gets sex-leveled up by 18-year old Leeds producer Jonas LR.  With chopped up, smoothed out vocals over luscious UK garage/future bass beats,  RiRi never sounded so hot.

This Jonas LR sex jam has made the rounds on a few fantastic mixtapes recently including Kloak’s GDD™ Guest Mix and Kaytranada’s Spring Mixtape for Bromance.  Ooh la la.

Grab the free .wav below and get smooth…
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I couldn’t have imagined a better way to close out Coachella this year than by watching the Disclosure boys rock the Gobi Tent.  Their blistering set was the perfect end to an amazing weekend.  The set ended with two special guest vocalists, Jessie Ware on “Running” and Sam Smith on “Latch” (see below).  No offense to the Red Hot Chili Peppers or Eric Prydz, but if you weren’t at Disclosure to close out the festival, you were doing it wrong.

Midway through their set, Disclosure announced that they were playing a new track off their upcoming album.  The track turned out to be “You & Me” featuring Eliza Doolittle, and despite the fact that nobody in the crowd had heard the song before, it did little to deter them from cuttin’ some serious rug (or in this case, some serious grass).  Check out “You & Me” below and get to steppin’.

• New single ‘You & Me’ available April 28th
• November UK Tour Announced! Pre-Sale details here: www.disclosureofficial.com
• Album featuring ‘Latch’, ‘White Noise’ and ‘You & Me’ available for pre order www.disclosureofficial.com
• The Album ‘Settle’ out June 3rd
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The Leeds grown wunderkind Hot Since 82 just made our Monday. Riding celebrated support from releases on Get Physical and Moda Black, the rising UK producer debuted his follow up “Hot Jams Vol. 2″ on Noir Music, released today Beatport. The new EP features (4) stunning originals that take house grooves to the deep end and back again. Listen below, and download the 2-hour FREE Hotcast!

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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√++