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Carmen Art

Toronto producer Meati will be busy in the upcoming months, he has an EP coming out soon on Get Flavor that will feature remixes from Ardalan, Bosstone, John Roman, and Krueger. Also in the works there’s a collaboration with Deebs and a forthcoming remix on Pelican Fly. But before this mass of tracks gets released, we here at Discobelle can present you with “Carmen” which is a dark and brooding track with a subbass that’ll rattle your ribcage and as an added bonus we get a lingering, intimidating Weezy sample to tie the whole thing into one formidable affair.

Mo money.

Carmen by Meati

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In the dim Toronto nightclubs nestled between roti shops and back alleys full of stolen road bikes, there’s a new sound brewing. One of the frontrunners of that Canadian techno contingent is made up of Toronto duo Meati & Meech (Todd Douglas Schlattman and Michel Fournier), whose Discobelle Records debut track “Favela” received overwhelming reviews and popularity as it topped the best selling charts; #1 in the Funky/ Club House & #2 in overall sales. It was second only to Duck Sauce’s ‘Barbra Streisand’, but with less Boney M sampling and more baile funk, bubbling percussion and menacing fog machine hisses.

Their new “Bock” EP is an expansion of their developing signature sound – six tracks that employ rattling percussion and spliced tropical samples to devastating effect with remixes from Panton, Poupon, Deebs and Sunnybeach happyslap Mardigras.

The title track is reminiscent of a marching band lost in hell, trumpet players stumbling forward and fighting their way through a haze of fog while batons twirl in the air. Under all that filtered shuffling there’s a big buildup to a moment of dancefloor euphoria halfway through that’s not to be missed.

Meati & Meech’s second original track on the EP is “Choctaw”, which could be the sound of someone sawing off their leg in the rain forest after a helicopter crash, while echoing 808 pings sounding off in the wilderness. Meati & Meech even manage to pump in some pan flute amongst the percussive ruins of the track, and it sounds like the most logical and natural thing in the world.

Art work by Julia Szulc and mastering by Tommi Langen.

Support us and the artists by getting the EP on Beatport.

Meati & Meech – Bock EP [DISCOBELLE] by Meati & Meech

BONUS TRACK: Meati & Meech – Favela (direct link)

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elctroTO released their new charity EP today, go buy it. it’s for a good cause and has some great tracks on it:

“Today, Friday December 3rd, marks a very important day here at electroTO. We are unveiling our second annual Producing For Presents charity EP, a yearly holiday initiative which enlists our most beloved local DJs to produce tracks and sell them in an attempt to raise money for a charitable cause. Indeed, like last year, all proceeds will be donated to the Heart House Hospice, a local charity which will ultimately use the donations to purchase Christmas presents for children in less fortunate circumstances. Once again, Wrongbar has been kind enough to open its doors to us and host an EP release party on December 18th, featuring all of our closest DJ comrades.

As you will see, the EP is a giant leap from last year’s edition, with nine original compositions, all at the pinnacle of their respective genres. The entire collection can be purchased for $10 via PayPal on our Bandcamp page, which we’ve linked below. These producers have worked tirelessly to put forth these tracks out of the goodness of their heart, and your purchasing them will only solidify these efforts. Certainly, the holiday season is a time to rejoice with friends and family, but we must also be conscious of those who literally cannot afford that luxury. Thanks for your support. Peace & Love, eTO familia.”