13598 posts since MMVI

Writer: RiCHARD.GEAR

11793353_10152971823061850_1781399269_n

2015 has been a big year for Dutchman producer, Junktion, with heavily lauded releases for Sleazy Beats Black Ops, Slow Town Records plus an amazing outing on Detroit Swindle’s, Heist Recordings, as Fouk, his collaboration project with Daniel Lesemen. This latest outing for Razor-N-Tape Reserve is no exception and further cements his knack for groovy, organic house that is as funky as it is feel-good. Four cuts span this lovely, transparent-green 12″ record that kicks of with the title track, “Hot & Bothered,” a low-slung gem with chunky percussion and soulful croons. Next up, “I’m Wishin” treads familiar territory with some classic, Stephanie Mills samplage flipped in a very refreshing way followed by my pick of the bunch, “Fling Cleaning,” with it’s sunshine-laced swagger. Closer, “Visions Of You,” wraps things up with a dramatic drop in tempo but keeping the vibes of heavy funk, soul and irresistibility.

Buy the 12″ here.

10505575_450036095157719_4906656775935057750_n

Austin, Texas bad bwoy, MSCLS, drops in with his pals Feature Cuts plus vocalist, Savannah Low to present “Runaway,” a brutal, garage-house work out. We enter with some sparse, shuffling beats and melancholic, filtered chords that lead to a vocal breakdown before plunging head first into a stunning drop. Released as a free download, this one is sure to cause damage on many a dance floor!

 

 

MNYNMS-BELISPEAK1200

Houston, TX based synth duo, MNYNMS drop their latest remix today with a lovely take on Purity Ring’s “Belispeak.” Their low slung and glossy version transforms the jittery, trap-infused gait of the original into a sweetly smooth, Nu Disco stepper. If you’re in the LA area, check MNYNMS live supporting The New Division on August 7th… more info here.

Anna-Wall

London mover and shaker, Anna Wall drops in for the latest installment of our exclusive mix series and Vol. 9 in her “The Bricks That Built My House” tapes. At only 27, Wall is a true jack-of-all-trades and divides her time amongst the studio producing and remixing, at the club presenting, promoting and performing, hosting radio shows and scouting the latest talent as an A&R rep. The Needwant affiliate deftly displays her talents of selection and mixing as she takes us through a strong collection of heavy grooves from today and yesterday with tunes from the likes of Tornado Wallace, Jimpster and Art Of Tones.

Find more music on her Soundcloud.

 

artworks-000121105420-0njpen-t500x500

Detroit Swindle’s Heist Recordings have been on one heck of a roll this year with exceptionally high quality output from the likes of Fouk, Brame & Hamo and the latest from label regular, Nachtbraker. The “Le Troubadour EP” is a dialed in slice of wonky, melodic house that synthesizes a variety of sounds and moods into a single, cohesive outing that is as impressive as it is unique. From the squelchy, Moog-flavoured acid mouthfeel of “Dark Roast” to the exquisite, shuffling masterwork that is “You’re Out Of Your Element.” However, it’s the true stand-out cut, “Gurl,” that takes the cake here with it’s blissful chords, hypnotic sub bass and lovely melodies.

BUY the 12″ HERE.

DiGiTAL HERE.

CS576532-01B-BIG

Goshawk takes flight on the Pressed For Time imprint with his second solo outing on “The Hunt EP.” The latest alias from Matt Rhythm, one half of famed duo Rhythm Plate, we see him in fine form with four cuts that pick up where his debut for the outstanding, Kolour LTD, left off. “Dirt Track” is our opener with jazzy rhodes chords and snappy percussion riffs. Right behind that is “It Feels Like Yesterday” with loads of dubbed out flourishes and a decidedly deeper vibe. “Make A Way” channels the eccentric wonk of previous Rhythm Plate offerings while EP closer, “A Song For Remy” appropriates some classic Nina Simone lyrics for a blissful dance floor workout.

 

BUY the 12″ HERE.

1939878_1113035795378310_1175427940813200349_n

Rey Aguilar’s bodytalk imprint drops in with it’s 5th release and the debut of Chris Fortier’s latest alias, Light To Motion. Employing legendary house producer, Terrence Parker and the mysterious, Approved Electronic Device on the remix tip, we get standard and dub remixes from each artist creating a diverse package to accommodate any point in a club night. Where as the original version is building, driving and ideal for getting a dance floor nice and warmed up, the A.E.D. remix is deep and dreamy… perfect for late night warehouse marathons. The obvious stand out here is the Terrence Parker rub with his funky, acidic peak time version… euphoric, in a word.

BUY it HERE.

 

artworks-000122005478-pxrrh9-original-e1435875691432

ABSRDST dials in his hip hop influences with a heavy slice of lazy, summer funk on “Do I Sound Good.” The Nest HQ affiliate hailing from Massachusetts has been on the radar for a short while with a steady string of genre blending and humor laced gems. You can cop a nice selection of free tunes, just like this one, on his Soundcloud.