Sunday, April 19, 2015
Stefan Ringer aka REKchampa has been a That's Deck favorite for some time now dating back to our first interaction via email back in 2011 when he submitted his music for review. Since then Stefan has not only developed his name as a producer but also has become a well rounded tastemaker and creative artist. With plenty of self-releases on bandcamp as REKchampa; his new transitions as Stefan Ringer and Black Suédé have garnered debuts on labels such as NDATL Muzik, The Love Below, and CGI Records in recent months. Stefan's name has been spreading like wildfire on the internet since then and has finally received the recognition he deserves for his undeniably feel-good and unique sound.
In celebration of bringing out Stefan Ringer for his Los Angeles debut at the inaugural That's Deck party at Complex, April 30th; Stefan has crafted up an almost hour long all vinyl mix. Gathering a truly tasteful selection of classic tracks, Stefan marinates grooved rhythms and soulful melodies in this jam-packed body-moving mix. Check out some of his upcoming tour dates below and have a listen of what to expect from him on the 30th...
D MOB - That's The Way Of The World
Keith Maniac - Sermon
Moon B - Cold G
Chez n Trent - Don't Try It
Theo Parrish - Footwork
EL Provest ft Jannae - Choose You (WBEEZA remix)
Big Strick - Black Talk
Marquis Hawkes - Housing Project
Theo Parrish - Illumination Dub
Jay Bliss - Doing Nothing
Alex Falk - Miley's Plateau
Kyle Hall - Measure 2 Measure
Baaz - Chummy
Grey People - Sex Partner in Crime
Royer - Morning Thea
Borrowed Identity - Dans La Nuit
Osunlade - April (Abicah Soul Remix)
Previously :: Stefan Ringer - The Fix EP // DECKast #13 x REKchampa
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Out of Body will embark on their 3rd communal occurrence and 2nd audio/visual experience at Complex in Glendale this coming Friday the 17th. They have a stacked lineup that will be lead by talented NYC innovators, Ital of Lovers Rock/Planet Mu doing a live set and Mutual Dreaming curator/video artist Aurora Halal conducting a live / DJ set. They will be joined by two debut back 2 backs sets from four Los Angeles locals including Natan H of Appian/ManMakeMusic alongside States of Being resident and Resident Advisor writer Matt McDermott as well as RWD FM's Force Placement and Out of Body resident Open Heir, starting off the evening with a special ambient set. It's going to be quite an extraordinary sight and a rare night all in all.
"Out of Body has recruited the best of both coasts to play under one roof, in the hope of bridging the gap between LA’s various scenes and communities."
Visuals for the evening will be projected by the very talented Diana Mora, who will help those experiences on the dancefloor become an OUT OF BODY one. Tickets are available for purchase on Resident Advisor while they last and more info can be found here. Have a listen below to what might be heard this Friday...
Previously :: DECKast #55 x Open Heir
Monday, April 13, 2015
Far Away curator Cooper Saver made a remix for Los Angeles producer, Harriet Brown's, 'Stop Think'. The track was released off his debut EP, New Era, last year on L.A. label Feel So Real. The single will be reissued on April 20th through a pack of Stop Think Remixes featuring L.A.'s rising potentials Sage Caswell, Suzanne Kraft, Coolwater, and the man himself, Cooper Saver. Cooper flips the down-tempo original into a cosmic fleeting disco feeler made for swooning in bodies to the dancefloor. Harriet's floating vocals of wee's and wah's elevate the cut to a pristine level of satisfaction. Download it for free via XLR8R below...
Rudi Agius aka Jupiter Jax is a producer from Malta that currently resides in London making ethereal house music through Los Angeles based label 100% Silk. Following his gratifying tape, City Life '88, Jupiter Jax readies his debut LP entitled, Visions, that sees release May 12th on 100% Silk. Featuring tracks with Chicago's Merwyn Sanders of Virgo Four and the very talented Xosar, Rudi hones down a sound cross between tropical synthwave and left-field house meeting at a fine tuned medium of glorified lusciousness. Keep an eye out for this one next month. Stream his hypnotic single with Merwyn Virgo Four below...
Newly established pop-up event series, Invert Music Group, will be throwing their debut installment of DIVERSION with R&S Records Berliner, Paula Temple. This will be her debut appearance in the US joining Invert residents, Adrian Adonis, Danny Astle and Sans Nom on a special evening at The Lash Pop-Up in Hollywood, Friday April 17th. Paula Temple is not only a techno producer and music technology pioneer but also the curator of the label/platform, Noise Manifesto. With two great releases on R&S Records and lethal remixes for The Knife, Perera Elsewhere, and Planningtorock, Ms. Temple is a true innovator at her craft through and through pushing forward-thinking electronic music.
She has created buzz around the world for her hybrid live/DJ performances at spots such as Tresor, Berghain, and I Love Techno. Check out a short clip below from her Tresor set a couple years ago. She will be joined by Template + 10ison of Invert, as well as Whipnotiq of Dirty Epic for the debut evening. Purchase tickets over on Residentadvisor and find more info here.
Thursday, April 9, 2015
European trio, Mandar have been releasing some killer house tracks over the past year or so. Mandar is made up by Parisian Lazare Hoche, the almighty dutch producer Malin Genie and danish genuis S.A.M. Their latest EP, Peace Force was released a few weeks ago on Lazare Hoche Records. It's hard to pick which one is my favourite, but I'd have to say, 'Peace Force' definitely deserves to played smack bang in the middle of a set, whereas 'Each Time' would be ideal for a closing a set. Make sure you grab the wax, before it sells out.
Previously :: S.A.M. & Delaphine
London based producer Mo Kolours, has been a frequent played artist on the That's Deck radio show over the past few years. His world rhythm sound gathers influences from his native city in Mauritius as well as carrys a boundless soulful down-tempo flare. The well-rounded musician has a new video out called, 'How I', which is taken from his EP, How I (Rhythm Love Affair), released last month for free download via bandcamp.
The free-spirited record explores the joyous ethereal beats and melodies that are under Mo Kolours orchestration. Neatly packing all of the tracks with entrancing drums and silky synths, he weaves in and out of a medley ranging from hip-hop, soul, dub, and various electronic styles throughout all five cuts. Thats what makes Mo Kolours' sound unlike any others, it all rings organic, original, and unique in its own right. All so sweet sounding.
London label One Handed Music will proceed to release an album from him later this year. In the meantime stream and download the whole EP below...
Sunday, March 29, 2015
Toronto based producer Nautiluss has been on a brief hiatus for the past two years but is back at it with a brand new EP on The Nite Owl Diner. This new label is run by Chicago based Chrissy Murderbot and 100% Silk / Mister Saturday Night affiliate, Alex Burkat; Nautiluss' new material marks the third release on their new imprint. The 4 track EP features a collaboration tune from SF Soo Wavey boss Vin Sol and three new originals that add to the Toronto producer's explorative discography spanning from labels like, Hemlock, 3024, Ghostly International, and more. Check out FACT mag's Q&A with Nautiluss as they talk about his future goals and current inspirations.
As he mentions in the Q&A that all the tracks on the EP "were written near bodies of water while traveling abroad"; this setting inspiration definitely translates throughout the whole EP. Channeling airy wave like syncopations and phasing melodies, Nautiluss constructs some body grooving bangers that can easily become favorites. The hand numbered limited edition 12" is available now via The Nite Owl Diner shop. Stream in full below...
Thursday, March 26, 2015
New 3 track EP from DJ Dez Andrés on his own La Vida imprint, hot shit from one of the Dirty District's finest. "Can't Shake It" will get some bodies moving on the floor, guaranteed. Buy it on sight!
Preview tracks from the EP below via FIT Distribution:
2. Can't Shake It
3. Jungle Pain
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Canadian producer and web designer, Khotin aka Dylan Khotin-Foote is a man of many talents and has been on Thats Deck's radar for quite some time now. He co-runs the Edmonton based label, Normals Welcome, and also has been putting out several records over the past year to the present.
About a month ago Khotin released a track on Clan Destine Traxx's, Dark Acid IV, compilation entitled, 'Tsoi'. The 8 minute track builds on a sedative ambient chord that regurgitates like a ocean tide riding on an acidic rift. The reverberations from the sporadic vocal sample used throughout the track transcends his fairly minimal production to another level of entrancing pleasure. Lucky for you he made this track available for free download because the mastering on the record is "botched". Find it below...
Also :: This March he released a limited vinyl only 12"on Heart to Heart. It's damn good, and tastefully groovy. Listen to the preview below...
Monday, March 23, 2015
Ryan Parks aka Fit of Body the founder of Harsh Riddims Blood Sucking Cassette Co in Atlanta is prepping some awesome upcoming releases including one of his very own entitled, Health is Wealth Vol.1. It just saw release today and is filled with 10 cuts - old, new, and some of Mr. Parks' favorites. Its a dynamic tape sifting through different sound experiments and moody melodies all in which are very catchy and unique in their own right. Ranging from lo-fi house arrangements to nightwave punk ballads and R&B synth boppers, it is apparent Fit of Body's sound is very versatile and tastefully developed in a spectrum of styles.
The release makes for Fit of Body's first full-length on his very own label, which makes this one very exciting and hopeful. Stream the whole tape below and purchase it via bandcamp now. Also check out this cool skate video of the track 'Walking', where Ryan and his homie catch some rails and flip tricks transit
Sunday, March 15, 2015
Delaphine is a label founded by the very talented and inspiring S.A.M. You may also know him also as NWS, Samuel Andre Madsen, Rev-S, Sapriori and Mandar (w Lazare Hoche and Malin Genie). SAM incorporates field recordings with (but not always) dance-floor and minimal house influences. As a listener, Delaphine represents spiritual guidance, freedom and intimacy. His third release has been taken from a 30 minute ambient recording which was originally released as a podcast for Rayna DeNiords' Modiyfer in 2013. He has released a few tracks for Fathers and Sons Productions, Pluie/Noir and Subwax Bcn. S.A.M is currently living in Paris, working along side Malin Genie and Lazare Hoche rehearsing live sets under Mandar.
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
The good buds, Dylan and Jonny, curators of the communal occurrence Out of Body in Los Angeles are prepping for their second party this coming Friday the 13th in Glendale at L.A.'s best club for underground music (according to L.A. Weekly), Complex. After their recent success in hosting Mike Huckaby & MNDSGN, the OoB crew brings on a new promising bill including a live set from midwest acid electronic technician, D'Marc Cantu; Berlin via SF/LA transplant and soulful upbeat dance musician, label head, and DJ, Alland Byallo; also Los Angeles Non Projects member, Anenon. They will be supported by Thats Deck contributor and RWD.FM DJ Force Placement as well as co-founder of Out of Body, Dylan aka Open Heir, who will be starting things off for the evening. You can purchase tickets over at Resident Advisor and find more information here.
Open Heir is currently soundcloud-less but was kind enough to contribute a short and sweet mix for the DECKast series. This mix delves deep into the euphoric and OUT OF BODY sensations of some proper dance rhythms and alluring quotes from some London dance maniac and Barbara Walters on the subject of "raves" and "the underground". Read what he had to say about the mix below...
"With out of body, we somewhat cheekily refer to our shows as "communal occurrences", which should communicate that most of our bookings are best enjoyed in a dark club surrounded by 200 really nice strangers. Meanwhile, a lot of the music I've been working on is insular, shifty, and kind of odd --stuff that's probably best for listening to while cleaning your studio. This mix meets somewhere in the middle. If you like it, come through to out of body's upcoming show at Complex, Friday 3.13., featuring D'Marc Cantu & Alland Byallo."
Lorenzo Senni: "Superimpositions"
Acen: "Trip To The Moon Pt. 1"
Open Heir: "Church"
Aurora Halal: "Overpass"
Mike Huckaby: "Baseline 89"
Matt Karmil: "Wow (and flutter)"
Dr. Alex Patterson: "Loving You (Live)"
Open Heir: Untitled Track
William Orbit: "Shine On Me"
Listening Center + Pye Corner Audio: "Town of Tomorrow Today"
Alland Byallo: "Singularity"
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Newest signee on Actress' Werkdiscs imprint, Helena Hauff, readies her upcoming EP, Lex Tertia, at the end of the month. This new chilling video of her's is a track taken from the EP, which can give you a sense of what sound to expect on this debut for Werkdiscs / Ninja Tune. Absolutely lovin' the crescendoing percussion on this one paired alongside this distorted VHS of a sinking ship; it's very fitting, I definitely feel that in the sound. Not too sure who directed this one but you can pre-order the EP here today.
Sunday, March 8, 2015
Avalon Emerson dropped some free tracks the other day in celebration of her new Cybernetic Edit Subscription Service. This service caters to the "dopest digital-only remix subscription service for working DJs", which is pretty darn radical. For this second volume, Ms.Emerson puts her edit efforts into three nostalgic varying originals; Technotronic's 'Pump Up The Jam', Julie Ruin's 'A Place Called Won't Be There', and Friction and Spice's 'Groove Me'. She packs them with a cybernetic flare that revives these tracks in a new groovable light. The other edit in the free pack comes from her partner Derek Opperman, who edits under DZ for his "Fairlight Freakout" of the glam 80's pop tune 'Love in The First Degree' by Bananarama.
On top of all these remixes being incredibly entertaining, you can grab them all for free in AIFF or MP3 format. Its quite genius and convenient for those music heads out there. The website for this awesome service was designed by Avalon Emerson herself! Listen to snippets of two tracks on the free volume below and catch her somewhere in US during the month of March before she heads back to her new adopted home in Berlin.
Technotronic - Pump Up The Jam (Avalon Emerson's Marshmellow ReHeat)
Bananarama - Love In The First Degree (DZ's Fairlight Freakout)
Previously :: video :: Avalon Emerson - 'Honest Gangster'