It’s a well-known fact around here that Symbols is on fire at the moment. In addition to Kastle’s debut album that was just released, the flow of quality releases from the imprint is extremely impressive, and the forthcoming collaborative EP from the UK’s iO Sounds and Lakosa is no exception. Featuring deep vocals from Riya, the title track “Mindgames” pumps out sophisticated percussion that carries on throughout the other two original productions on the release, “Absense” and “Ruff.” Topping off the EP are two solid remixes of “Mindgames” from Bobby Tank and newcomer, Kiri. Pick it up on May 7th.
Our second round of #AskGDD went down early in the afternoon yesterday, and after Steven and Laura had a nice long chat with James from Mad Tech Records, as well as Lakosa, iO, and Pedro123 (Stef, Rob, and Pedro, respectively), we decided not only to transcribe it for everyone who missed it to enjoy, but to continue along and start up a weekly Twitter chit chat with a selection of yours and our favorite artists, record labels, and more. Stay tuned via our twitter and of course with the #AskGDD hashtag every Thursday, where you can follow along or even ask questions yourself!
Our conversation with the group, as well as plenty of jams from them all for you to enjoy (as well as the dope new tunes they talked with us about) all after the jump. Continue Reading
More world-class emerging talent here from Kerri Chandler’s latest, MadTech Records. Kashii weaves bass house music that is at once detailed, lush, so deep and smooth but at the same time, grabs you with its one-foot-in-front-of-the-other pace, trading off between a pounding beat, striking leads and varied percussion. What’s really going to blow you away is once the title track, Rome, gets to the 3:50 mark.