Brand new imprint Happy Camper Records (founded by Britta Arnold, unders and Noraj Cue) drops new single “Time To Waste” (pre-order here) courtesy of Bar25 legend, KaterBlau resident and Berlin mainstay Jake The Rapper. The American-born singer/dj/producer has been in Germany long enough now to understand the art of making an “Ohrwurm” (=earworm) – “Time To Waste” is one of those tunes that keeps resonating inside your head long after you’ve heard it. With its thumping beat, catchy vocals and roaring synthline, it’s bound to set any dancefloor ablaze.
Although many believe “Time To Waste” is a love song, Jake actually wrote it for his friends:
“I was at Kater one morning, getting tired of the cyclicality of raving, thinking I really ought to go home and kiss my wife, take care of my kids, get some sleep, get my life together and get some music done. Some friends wanted me to stay and keep dancing. I was like: ‘If I had any time to waste, I’d waste it with you. But I don’t so… Bye!'”
As is the custom in the Happy Camper family, a string of befriended producers have provided their own interpretations to the original track.
The stunning remix from acclaimed French outfit dOP that we here at Discobelle can exclusively premiere settles for no less than a mesmerizing synth combined with acid bleeps and an absolutely relentless and stomping bassline.
“Everything Changes” is the latest track to emerge from PBR Streetgangs recently released debut album “Late Night Party Line”, it’s a wonderful slice of funky disco that features Mattie Safer of The Rapture on vocals and is adorned with handclaps and cowbell.
A remix package for the track drops on Friday, February 23rd and we here at Discobelle got our mitts on the exclusive premiere of the remix by German duo Tuff City Kids who manages to bring out the track into full-on house mode.
“If we had to pick one record from the album, it would have to be ‘Everything Changes’. We’re really proud of this track – it’s the one we got an instant vibe from in the studio, something just felt very on point when making it. We always knew the right vocal would fully bring it to life and Matty Safer really stepped up and smashed it out of the park! We’re so happy with the finished result!”
BIG K.R.I.T. hops onto Bay area artist Caleborate’s mellow rap ballad, “Soul,” and adds his signature Southern flair for a fresh new remix to start off 2018. The production, credited to Lege Kale, gives the track a classic hip hop feel with some subtle dance vibes.
Black Gold Buffalo originally formed in East London back in 2014. A line-up change, a move to the South East Coast in the UK and with lots of time spent writing under their belts, the four-piece are now ready to release their self titled debut album in Spring 2018. The album tackles obstacles young people face growing up in the city, the highs and lows of inner city living, escapism, frustration etc.
Hannah Holland who plays bass in the band is also an iconic DJ, producer and label boss that most of you have probably heard of. Her distinct sound incorporates elements of house, techno and bass. Her releases can be found on iconic labels such as Classic Music Company, Crosstown Rebels, Nervous Records and of course on her own labels Batty Bass and Native City.
This exclusive Discobelle premiere of the Hannah Holland remix of single track “Pearls Deep” is a steadfast piece of darkish indie dance with an infectious bassline, a housed up beat and vocals that linger in the background.