Toronto based multimedia artist/dj/producer Kyle Yip runs Savvy Records but is perhaps best known under his alias Discrete. In the past he’s been nominated for a Juno Award, put out releases on labels such as Defected Records and Get Physical as well as being praised by the likes of DJ Sneak, Mark E, Mousse T, and Pezzner.
His recent single “Tell Me” (released via Chilean Patagonia Label) is a house stomper that features punchy synth work that floats on top of a steadfast beat and hypnotic, looped vocals.
I hadn’t heard of Hardkiss before yesterday and clearly I’ve been missing out. The San Francisco group originally formed in the 90s and took a hiatus. After the death of Scott Hardkiss, the other two members Gavin and Robbie partnered with Scott’s wife to relaunch the Hardkiss Music Label with a new release, “1991,” released back in April. Now Gavin and Robbie share a remix package for the fifth track “Flowers Blooming/Glow Of Love,” which we’re proud to premiere today.
The remix package for “Flowers Blooming/Glow of Love” is a driving musical journey first stopping in ’90s Detroit before putting the top down and heading straight for the California sunshine. The original track features the vocals of Robbie Hardkiss and remixes from Mark E, Space Coast (Sleazy McQueen), Love Athletics, Curious Yellow and more. There’s truly something in here for every musical palette. Mark E’s remix is understated, driven by a funky bass guitar line while C rework is for the disco lovers. Listen to the whole remix package below.
Saturday October 27th sees British duo Simian Mobile Disco returning to the homeland together with underground party masters WANG in a team up for whatâ€™s sure to be one of the most talked about events of the year at Fire in London tomorrow night. Between them they have managed to build a line up of some of the most cutting edge and legendary acts from the world of electronic music.
Simian Mobile Disco should need no introduction, from chart topping monster dance anthems to quality underground techno and house; Jas and James manage to be commercially successful whilst keeping one foot in the underground. This is the only live performance they will do in London this year. It is part of their Delicatessen live tour and so will be their full on live show with modular analog synth mayhem and a full laser show. As part of the Delicatessen tour, they will be curating the main room together with Rebuild (A Guy Called Gerald & Graham Massey), Mark E, Lone, dBridge and Alexander Robotnick.
Wang take full control in Room 2 so expect all the usual Wang shenanigans with a friendly up for it party vibe…
Mark E’s debut album “Stone Breaker” on Spectral Sound veered away from a craft he’d come damn close to perfecting: the re-edit. A quick browse through youtube or the “alt disco” section of your local record store will unearth pounds and pounds of sweetly refined sample material that Mark E has seamlessly reassembled in a way that keeps the excitement of the source while crafting a completely separate final product. R+B Drunkie was actually the single that launched now internationally sought after Golf Channel Recordings’ label.
So, if the tracks on Stone Breaker missed the spot a little bit for you, or just felt kind of 4/4 house thumpy without the magic spark needed to keep them rolling, maybe it’s a good idea to turn back to the edit, more specifically, Jacques Renault’s smooth synth stab and cowbell incorporating edit.
Hot on the heels of his mouthwatering food-porn picture disc series with Public Release, this one is definitely something to Jacques your body (sorry, couldn’t resist) to.