Kim Ann Foxman used to be a member of NYC house group Hercules & Love Affair but have now launched a succesful solo career and is regarded as one of the top underground dance music dj’s around.
Her new release “Open The House” will be available March 9th on her own Firehouse Records imprint (in collaboration with The Vinyl Factory) and we here at Discobelle are extremely glad to be able to premiere b-side track “The Lady Is A Vamp”, a sparse and leftfield sounding track that’s filled with hypnotic vibes containing eerie samples of bells and laughter along with soft spoken vocals and a body jacking beat.
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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We’re pleased to bring you the first listen of Whitney Fierce’s remix of Hernene’s “Rainy Dayz” here at Discobelle today. The rising vocalist and producer in the past has collaborated with the likes of Hercules & Love Affair, Eric Sharp, and my personal most favorite band ever New Order. On Hernene’s “Rainy Dayz,” Whitney Fierce adds a sophisticated bass-heavy rub that re-energizes the original. To add even more flavor to her remix, Whitney’s also included her own sultry vocals alongside the original samples. Take a listen and enjoy below!