With over a decade’s worth of experience behind the production helm, Phil Kieran is no stranger to stringing together a cohesive body of work. With no samples accredited on the project, what you’ll hear once it’s released are completely original sounds crafted by the seasoned Techno maven. Aptly titled, “Ode To The Sun,” the project is an attention grabbing solar flare that harnesses the energy of life and spits it back out in 10 neatly packaged tunes. In his own words:
I wanted to capture something very real and raw. Something similar to the feeling you get at the end of the night, and jumping in a car from one after party to another driving through London or New York and then the music comes on the car stereo. It has your attention.
With a minimix available for stream below, these tidbits of auditory info have us chomping at the bits for its official release via Hot Creations on October 7th. Have a listen and mark your calendars because this certainly isn’t one to sleep on.
DAVI is no stranger to the Crosstown Rebels sub-label, Rebellion. With his latest EP, Metropolis, slated to be released on May 20th, it brings about the final chapter to his historically inclined series on the London imprint. We are fortunate enough to bring you a little taste of what to expect with the exclusive stream of “Change Your Life,” the second track off the upcoming EP. Ripe for the late night, it’s a tale of letting go as much as it is a tune that helps you find yourself. With intergalactic synth arpeggios woven across the barreling bass line, DAVI brings you home without you ever having left in the first place.
Producer, DJ, and A&R extraordinaire Richy Ahmed announced his first release in over a year today and it’s with none other than the Foss/Jones imprint, Hot Creations. This marks his third release with the international house label and it would appear he’s found his groove. Side one brings the Summer vibes as lush percussion pair nicely with a soulful vocal rip crooning the song’s title, “So Good” as side 2’s aptly titled “Ruff & Raw” showcases a little more bang for your buck. Be on the lookout for this two track 1, 2 punch when it hits the Hot Creations shelves on April 29th and enjoy a preview of both below in advance.
A mysterious track has surfaced on Spinnin Records soundcloud – a live rip from the recent Glastonbury festival where BBC Radio 1 bosses Pete Tong and Annie Mac did a special b2b set. Who do you think it is? The title font looks familiar…
It’s the evening of the Thunder Moon, marking the first Super Moon of the summer, and the planets have aligned as Mansions On The Moon curate this weeks Too Hot For House Music. The band has been hard at work with a new album set to be released later this Fall and are ready to release the first single next Wednesday. For those with a curious ear, you can peep a preview HERE, or if you want to get to know what kind of tunes they’ve been diggin’ lately, just click play and ride out this hour of tunes they’ve so graciously curated for us!
Marking the start of an exciting new collaborative project, Wolf + Lamb proudly shared the debut release of The Waves & Us earlier this weekend. Formed out of a creative meeting of minds between Maayan Nidam, Markus Nikolaus and Louis McGuire, theirs is a sound that strengthens the storied approach of a live band with the experimental thrust of analogue electronics. Pop and rock fundamentals lend an earthly hook to the tracks, but these are anything but straight-forward songs. Continue Reading
My personal one to watch for this year is on a warpath of production and his newest creation doesn’t stray from that truth. The mysterious Parisian known as Tchami has spread his viral sound this year into some huge originals and remixes for the likes of Mercer, AlunaGeorge, Oliver and more. Today he dropped a preview to his forthcoming original “Untrue” and it is on another level of feels. I’ll just stop talking and you can just listen below…
WMC – Don’t miss Tchami @ HARD Miami!
Just earlier today, the queen Annie Mac debuted the new Jack Beats original “Beatbox” on her BBC Radio 1 show. We’re happy to hear another deeper groove from Beni G and Plus One, this one is favored for the club. Expect to hear this at SXSW and WMC, as it’s set for a March 18th release on the LA collective imprint OWSLA. Listen below and be on the lookout!
Jack Beats on
Porchester Hall in London yielded three sold out shows for trance trio Above & Beyond where they performed acoustic versions of their original productions for sold out audiences, some set to be released on their upcoming project. Based off the London performance’s success, two special Los Angeles performances have been slated for Oct 13th and 14th. Those who follow A&B on facebook saw that the historic Greek Theater has been chosen as the home for this special performance. Along with the announcement of venue, a one minute preview of “Love Is Not Enough” was released to quell anticipations of what an acoustic set could bring.
Australia’s RÜFÜS have released a preview for the first single off their upcoming debut record, ATLAS, packed with all the essential down under vibes that have boosted their name into the dance music scene. If this jazzy driving dance tune is any indication as to what the finished album will sound like, the sounds of summer will be bottled up perfectly in 11 track fashion. For those who want more than just the anticipatory snippet, “Sundream” is available in it’s entirety for those who pre-order their freshmen LP on iTunes although the U.S. store does not currently carry the project yet.