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This latest installment of our exclusive mix series has been a long time coming… We’re proud to present our new mix, courtesy of none other than London’s own, Casino Times. The lads have really delivered something special, a mix that truly defines their indefinable sound, one that pays homage to the past while incorporating the future. A truly diverse mix that covers any and every base, strap in and prepare for a smorgasbord of sound that only Casino Times could deliver. Jackpot!

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Barcelona’s Playless emerged as one of my favorites of 2014 and with his newly released ‘Fade EP’ it’s clear that 2015 he’ll continue to hold court at the top of my list. Four original tracks comprise the EP made from heavy house grooves and emotional, percussion-laden cuts that display the beatsmiths exceptional production style. From the deep, pounding 808′s on opener, ‘Fade,’ to the hyper, rave throwback of ‘My House’ and vintage piano flair of ‘Need It,’ Playless crafts a stellar debut for a promising year.




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For its first release of 2015, Sleazy McQueen’s sneaky little label out of South Florida, Whiskey Disco, taps a handful of scalpel fiends to assemble this delicious sample platter, aptly titled, ‘Disco Meze EP.’ Featuring contributions from established folks like VinylAddicted, Jean Claude Gavi and Alkalino plus up-and-comers, PIXELATED and The Silver Rider.

Launching this quadruple header is VinylAddicted & Jean Claude Gavri’s ‘NYM’ with its relentless, bumping beats and intergalatic synth solos poised to launch you straight into the an extended, lunar orbit. Brooklyn’s latest mystery duo, PIXELATED follow up with the exceptionally blissful, ‘Caught Up In The Rapture,’ which utilizes the silkiest Anita Baker sample and some 303 inspired acid riffs… ‘rapturous,’ to say the least.

Flip the slab over and Alkalino wastes no time getting busy with ‘Day To Day,’ a soulful declaration of love and devotion that no man can put asunder. Wrapping things up nicely is The Silver Rider’s housed up take on an undisputed classic with ‘Hidden Rung,’ mono-leads and organ stabs aplenty, this mid-tempo stepper is sure to be a useful dance floor weapon.

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If blissful, panty dropping/baby making music is what you’re after these days, then look no further than the latest from Denver based, Falcon Punch. His new tune, ‘Silk’ appeared a mere matter of minutes ago and coupled with a free download, it’s just what Dr.Love ordered. Released via Karl Kling (RAC) and Cyclist’s fresh imprint, MANI/PEDI, ‘Silk’ offers some sultry guitar riffs, dreamy Rhodes and exceptional sample usage…turn out the lights, it’s time to get close.

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Fresh bootlegs landing in your inbox is just one of the perks of this job…. thankfully, the latest from Ursula 1000 just paid me that service. This go around, the Brooklyn based impresario of funk does a sneaky, ‘G-House’ inspired rip on Missy Elliott’s “Gossip Folks’ that is everything but disappointing. Utilizing dubby, acoustic bass riffs and a fat 808 line, the the sweat inducing rawness of this cut is palpable and can be yours for the low low price of FREE.

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One of Zurich’s prime exports, other that delicous chocolate, is the ever on point house stylings of production duo, Fat Sushi. They’re superlative, groove laden work is yet again demonstrated on their latest, ‘Warehouse EP,’ which is now available HERE via Coyu’s Suara label.

Title cut, ‘Warehouse’ is a perfect, peak time warehouse-party stomper (go figure) featuring a relentless bassline, shuffling percussion and ominous organ riffs while b-side, ‘The Groove’ disseminates a deeper vibe with it’s bottom heavy stylings and “G-House” vocal chants. Already receiving praise and heavy rotations from the likes of Eats Everything, Maya Jane Coles and Tube & Berger, it’s a no brainer for you to act fast and cop this… your dance-floors will thank you.


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Dubbed as ‘breakout artists’ at this year’s recent BPM Festival in Playa Del Carmen, Life on Planets return to Better on Foot with their fourth single for the label titled ‘Fata Morgana.’ Last year saw the rising Baltimore artists release ‘Apollo’ and ‘Showers’ to critical acclaim before being signed to Brooklyn based, Wolf + Lamb records. This week, Vice Magazine’s Thump blog referred to them as ‘one of the surprises of the year’ and declared them a ‘stand out’ live act (read the article HERE.)

Out Feb 9th, “Fata Morgana” is a powerful follow up, as we see Life on Planets begin 2015 with a haunting club anthem. On this latest release, the duo channel Giorgio Moroder and the late Aaron Carl in order to give this peak-time deep house excursion a welcomed space-techno edge. The hypnotic melody is backed by the vocals and songwriting which have made the Life on Planets live/DJ show one of a kind.