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Our friends in Belgian trio Voltron are back with a new mixtape for the Brussels based project We Bring You, the mixtape sees Voltron inlcuding new tracks from Locked Groove, Chaos In The CBD, Jean Nipon, Kreuger etc. and once again they show us their love for the dark, twisted and vibefilled take on dancemusic.

Tracklist after the jump.

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It’s been a while since we’ve heard the schizophrenic sampling styles of Jean Nipon, one of the core members of the now sadly deceased Parisian Institubes label.

Now he’s resurfacing with a new release on the increasingly prolific Silverback Recordings label – “The Girl Complex” EP.

Complete with one heckuva remix from Night Slugs alumni Jam City, the package also comes with a minimalist little re-edit from the boys in Voltron – a blissed out piece of melodic electronica with drums popping up and fading away in the background that sounds like a 3ball guarachero rhythm that’s been given a shot of morphine. You can grab the Voltron remix for free below:

Jean Nipon – Girl Complex (Voltron Minimalist Refix)

Also, revisit the Voltron “Freshmen EP” on Juno if you missed it the first time around!

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Young US producer Myrryrs is the latest signing to Discobelle Records and his “Feel U EP” has been in the works for a couple of months now but still has us giddy with excitement. His influences are listed as the dark, the light and the drums. That holy trinity is certainly evident in his productions.

Grab the EP now over at Juno or iTunes or Beatport.

The title track “Feel U” sees him square off light, angelic r’n’b esque vocals and disco synths against stuttering bass sounds for THE late night club hit of the darker months to come.

“C?U?M” is dark and brooding with a beat that is reminiscent of fingers snapping and a steamy trade off of eerie, pitched down telephone messages as vocals suggests late night encounters of the rated R nature.

“Without You” continues on the darker side of Myrryrs productions. Light vocals emerge from a soundscape of whizzing synths and a slow, dragged out beat that inadvertently will make your head nod and your feet move.

The title track receives three remixes from acts spread across the US and Europe, they are full of vibes – albeit they’re all different.

L.A producer Samo Sound Boy comes hot off the heels from his EPs for prominent US labels Palms Out and Trouble & Bass with a pounding tropical bass remix that incorporates a driven vibe with huge synth stabs and the added twist of urging vocals.

Paris based maestros of that new French club sound – Bambounou and Teki Latex – lays it down Eurostyle with a twisting and jerking beat. Teki brings forth a yearning side of his characteristic swag to the table for what could best be described as an all out odyssey into sweatfueled basement clubs from Atlanta to Paris all filled with a pulsating body of people losing their senses to the sleazy neonlit dimension of the French maestros.

Meanwhile, Charlotte production duo Clicks & Whistles gives us a taste of what’s to come on Discobelle Records. They’re releasing a split EP with Seattle based producer cedaa later this autumn. Their anthemic six minute remix focuses on an addictive synthline that seems to be lifted straight off an 80′s 8-bit computer game, it sinks its hooks into your brain and won’t let go.

Listen to the whole EP below and then download the bonus remix from Voltron!

Myrryrs – Feel U EP by discobelle

Not a part of the original release package but no less exceptional is this Voltron remix, which adheres to a tightly paced early-rave workout including Footsteps shuffling down a hallway, tuning forks and a breakdown that sounds like two young dolphins in love who are communicating underwater, maybe plotting some kind of anti-human mutiny. Ecstatic, weird, fun dance music for the ages.

Myrryrs – Feel U (Voltron’s “Another Love Lost” Remix) (Mediafire)

Young US producer Myrryrs is the latest signing to Discobelle Records and his “Feel U EP” has been in the works for a couple of months now but still has us giddy with excitement. His influences are listed as the dark, the light and the drums, a holy trinity is certainly evident in his productions.

Samo Sound Boy, Clicks & Whistles and Teki Latex & Bambounou all contribute ‘pon remix duty, all of which you can hear in full on Soundcloud. Highlights include Teki getting his existential longing charged thugged out love rap on and Samo Sound Boy layering pounding chants overtop the original that add a sense of dancefloor urgency to affairs.

Not a part of the original release package but no less exceptional is this Voltron remix, which adheres to a tightly paced early-rave workout including Footsteps shuffling down a hallway, tuning forks and a breakdown that sounds like two young dolphins in love who are communicating underwater, maybe plotting some kind of anti-human mutiny. Ecstatic, weird, fun dance music for the ages. Grab it below, and keep on guard for when the EP drops August 25th!

Myrryrs – Feel U (Voltron’s “Another Love Lost” Remix)

Who’d have thought that 2011 was the year of Brandy? Even though 1994 was more than a decade and a half ago now, there’s been a strong resurgence of samples coming from her debut track “I Wanna Be Down”.

Our recent release from Voltron employs part of the vocal hook from “I Wanna Be Down” on “Be For Real”, building up a fort of crystalised synth stabs around Brandy’s warmth.

Jacques Greene pitched up her voice and sliced together some perfectly choppy drums and shimmering distortion overtop the same sample on the title track of his “The Look” EP on LuckyMe.

Pearson Sound even turned the sample into a twinkling, syncopated ode to quasi-house minimalism on his “Down With You” revision.

But there’s something special about Blawan’s take on this track that’s just urging you to rewind it several times while yelling awesome things about it, even if you’re just ustreaming in your basement with two friends online. Maybe it’s the immediately notable is the way that it uses a notably larger chunk of the vocals than any of the other tracks using the same sample. Maybe it’s the discontent rumbling bass simmers underneath something that sounds like a rainstick being turned upside down again and again. Maybe it’s the way that it rejects popiness with warped vocals and slightly out of tune pitch, while still maintaining a housey vibe that wouldn’t sound out of place in a Renaissance Man set.

Whatever the magic is, the white label vinyl pressing has been flying off the shelf, currently sold out at Juno, Rubadub, and several other places, after some stores have even had to enforce a “one-per-customer” policy. That’s nuts. Best of luck trying to get ahold of it! I think there’s a repress coming soon.

Voltron’s “Freshmen” EP on Discobelle Records has been gathering a lot of praise from both DJs and dancefloors worldwide, and is now sitting on the Juno UK Funky/UK Garage/2 Step Garage bestselling chart. Kind of not surprising, considering that it’s stuffed to the seams with a series of blazing and polished “UK-garage-meets-soulful-house-in-the-bathroom-of-a-rave” productions.

Take “Don’t Stop” for example, which could popularize the term “sophistigarage” with its piercing, darting percussive strength. Employing some bashy drums around the edges of chopped stuttering vocals and echoing xylophone vibes, it feels and sounds like part of the feverish dreams of a hungover diva on a Sunday afternoon in New York.

Voltron – Don’t Stop (Original Mix)

Grab it on Juno for remixes from Ultravid, XXXY, NGUZUNGUZU, J. Dixon, and The Phantom, as well as the flip side track “Be For Real”.

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Today marks the release of the latest offering on Discobelle Records, Voltron delivers the goods with their stunning debut EP aptly titled “Freshmen EP”. Grab it at our favorite digital music outlet such as Juno.

With influences ranging from Baltimore ghetto beats over gay seventies disco singers to Chicago DJs who overdosed more than 20 years ago, Silverback Recordings co-founders Voltron have no lack of inspiration. Curating some gigantic releases in the past year, the Belgium based trio are now showing their dedication to proper dance music through their Discobelle Records debut release. Dubbed the “Freshmen EP”, it’s actually anything but – a series of blazing and polished “UK-garage-meets-soulful-house-in-the-bathroom-of-a-rave” productions that showcase a vibrant dancefloor energy as well a depth perfectly suited to headphones. Call “Be For Real” the futuristically techy goth house version of “Mr. Me Too” by the Clipse if you wanna, only replace the “uh huhs” with an infectious female vocal hook, shimmering filter sweeps and a rising and falling synth line that makes you feel like your vertebrae is crumpling in on itself. Similarly, the flip track “Don’t Stop” could popularize the term “sophistigarage” with its piercing, darting percussive strength. Employing some bashy drums around the edges of chopped stuttering vocals and echoing xylophone vibes, it feels and sounds like part of the feverish dreams of a hungover diva on a Sunday afternoon in New York.

On remix duties, Manchester native XXXY weaves some magic following his breakout “You Always Start It/Ordinary Things” EP on Ten Thousand Yen with a tune destined for many repeat plays. Wisely letting the vocals get carried along a landslide of hazy, organically textured house, XXXY plays up the longing-filled vocal hook before setting down some acid washed bursts on some kind of futuristic electronic xylophone.

And like emergency room medics speeding through the backalleys of LA in a rickety ambulance with fake plates, Nguzunguzu jolt some new life into “Be For Real” with blazingly fast blasts of pulsating loops simulating what it’s like to have a defibrillator pressed against you for five minutes. Catchy and rife with urgency, it sounds like coming out from a near-death experience with cardiac arrest or what it feels like to have a 135bpm irregular heartbeat.

Meanwhile, The Phantom brings forward an effortlessly danceable jam that weaves in and out of a dubby, garage basement sound. Punctuated by a “HA” sound effect that could be equally at home in a Proxy track, it’s the one that might get you jacking your body without even realizing you’re doing it.

On a similar tip, J Dixon attacks “Be For Real” with a barrage of cowbells and percussion, only to drop everything and let the vocoder vocals come through and then build up a conga-backed, maraca shaking quiltwork of sound.

Finally Ultravid’s interpretation is a slice of the musical “new flesh”, straight out of videodrome: pulsating drums melding with human flesh and lazerlike synths colliding with human voices in the middle of a dark dancefloor. Long after the track’s over, the vocals will be rattling around inside the misty recesses of your head.

The fellas did a mix to promote the release, and it’s been spinned repeatedly here at Discobelle HQ.

$in & Soraya

Apr 20 2011
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Here’s new and exclusive mix from $in and Soraya, also known as Truants DJ’s. We’re having this Femme En Fourrure x Truants party this saturday in Helsinki and the girls threw together a promotional mix for you to enjoy as a preparation for the night. Most of the artists they’ve included in the mixtape have been involved with Truants one way or another – whether they’ve delivered a Truancy volume in the past, contributed to Truancy One, were written about or they’re target of cutting Truants love. Come and party with us if you’re in Helsinki!

$in & Soraya – Dat Nolla Promo Mix by $in & Soraya

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