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Andy Butler, the founder of Hercules & Love Affair is going solo with his first EP, “You Can Shine”. The two tracks will be released February 23 on vinyl and March 16 on Beatport off his own label, mr.intl.

Butler had this to say about his first solo release:

“Whilst Hercules has a collaborative, collective approach, “Shine” goes for a more direct approach, a stomping, uplifting club 12″ but it’s me so it will still have something of Hercules about it. I wanted to tap into the gospel tradition, for there to be a testifying quality to the record. Richard and I talk in the lyrics about putting ego aside and allowing people around you to shine. You shine when you acknowledge other people’s shine, even, if you will, the creator’s shine. I hope we’ve created something new. House is often soulful but you very rarely hear a big gospel-inflected voice paired with booming, doomy techno.”

The title track is a melting pot of house, techno and disco elements which features the soulful Richard Kennedy on vocals. It’s available for streaming down below.

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Brenmar is back with his second release off his upcoming Award EP, this time he’s teamed up with Jersey Club star UNiiQU3 to bring us an earth shaking production going by the name “Hula Hoop.” Featuring heavy distorted trumpets and a rubbery bassline, the hyperactive track can be streamed down below. Make sure to grab the full EP out on Fools Gold Records 1/20 and catch Brenmar on tour now.

Brenmar Tour Dates:
January 21, 2015: Primary @ Chicago
January 22, 2015: Los Globos @ Los Angeles
January 23, 2015: Elbo Room @ San Francisco
January 24, 2015: 88 Palace @ NYC
January 29, 2015: 79 Club @ Paris, France
January 30, 2015: Cafe Leopold @ Wien, Austria
January 31, 2015: BLA @ Oslo, Norway
February 3, 2015: Birthdays @ London, England
February 6, 2015: Cakeshop @ Seoul
February 11, 2015: Q Nightclub @ Seattle
February 12, 2015: Hifi Club @ Calgary
February 13, 2015: Union Sound Hall @ Winnipeg
February 14, 2015: Halocene @ Portland
February 19, 2015: Smith College @ Northhampton, MA

ADEN – TANZ EP

Jan 12 2015
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Starting 2015 off strong, ULTRAMAJIC has graced us with a brand new EP from Aden aka Machinedrum going by the name TANZ.

The four track EP is quite melodic despite the hard mechanical overtones, creating a piece of techno that feels alive and organic, something that Jimmy Edgar’s imprint has done quite well over the past year. That’s not to say it’s soft. On the contrary, the mixture of oscillating synths and repetitive fillips of sound create a driving force which shape-shifts throughout each short preview.

TANZ is a multi-textured piece of dance music that stands out above the rest and will be available digitally and on vinyl January 26th.

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We’ve been fans of Brenmar at Discobelle for quite some time now, proving himself a true chameleon that has blurred the lines between hip-hop, R&B and dance music. His latest offering “Award,” features Jersey rapper Dougie F and is the title track of his upcoming EP, set to be released 1/20 off Fools Gold. Not just a party anthem, “Award” if full of synth heavy bass drops and impeccable production quality. You can stream the track below, and make sure to catch Brenmar when he’s in your town next.

Brenmar Tour Dates:
January 21, 2015: Primary @ Chicago
January 22, 2015: Los Globos @ Los Angeles
January 23, 2015: Elbo Room @ San Francisco
January 24, 2015: 88 Palace @ NYC
January 29, 2015: 79 Club @ Paris, France
January 30, 2015: Cafe Leopold @ Wien, Austria
January 31, 2015: BLA @ Oslo, Norway
February 3, 2015: Birthdays @ London, England
February 5, 2015: Pasaz @ Tel Aviv
February 6, 2015: Cakeshop @ Seoul
February 11, 2015: Q Nightclub @ Seattle
February 12, 2015: Hifi Club @ Calgary
February 13, 2015: Union Sound Hall @ Winnipeg
February 14, 2015: Halocene @ Portland
February 19, 2015: Smith College @ Northhampton, MA

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KiNK starts out 2015 with a bang, teaming up with Catz N’ Dogz’s imprint Pets Recordings to bring us his first ever release on the label.

The track “Fantasia” is a slow building mix of techno and acid house, whirling with heavy waves of sexual tension and emotional intimacy. A rubbery bassline and oscillating percussion patiently build until the track erupts into a flurry of distorted synth work. A stellar remix from 50Weapons’ very own Truncate compliments the original quite nicely, bringing it to a more urgent and intense territory.

Out on January 12th, until then the two tracks are available for your listening pleasure down below.