Friday, May 22, 2015

DECKast #58 x Jupiter Jax

Ever since Rudi Agius aka Jupiter Jax released his City Life ’88 EP on 100% Silk I have been a fan of his sound. Re-imagining the past to the future, the  nostalgic Malta based producer recently released his first full length entitled, Visions, on 100% Silk which is available now on LP individually or with exclusive companion cassette Visitors. You can also grab the digital at any of the following: Boomkat, Juno, Midheaven, Clone D\G\T\L & NotNotFun Shop. Preview the entire incredibly uplifting album here...

Thanks to some awesome connections, we got in touch with Jupiter Jax to chat in depth about his current state of mind, the new album, and his inspirations. The super humble guy also made a mix for the DECKast series that is absolutely stellar and we couldn't be more excited to share it with you all. Featuring many tracks off his new album, Jupiter Jax effortlessly takes his forward thinking visions of past dance music genres and transcends them to a future state of euphoric bliss and motivational inspiration. Something about his dreamy synth combinations strum the right chords in the mind, body, and soul - both in this mix and the album.  From Juan Atkins to Actress according to Rudi...

"The mix is pretty much a collection of music that I’ve been into for a while or at the moment."

Tracklist ::
1. Jupiter Jax - Interlude to Visions
2. Jupiter Jax - Sequential [100% SILK]
3. Actress - Raven [Honest Jon's]
4. Juan Atkins - I love you [Tresor]
5. Jupiter Jax - The Deepest [100% SILK]
6. Naka Naka - Lumina [Opal Tapes]
7. Vril - XXXII [Giegling]
8. Quazar - Seven Stars [Go Bang!]
9. UR - The illuminator [Underground Resistance]
10. Jupiter Jax - Till the end of time [100% SILK]
11. Jupiter Jax - Visions (feat.Xosar) [100% SILK]
12. Master C&J feat. Liz Torres ‎ - Face it [State Street]
13. Pearl River Sound - Remember Every Moment [Meda Fury]
14. Salvatore's Visions - Nuoto Sincronizzato [unreleased]
15. HOLOVR - Desert Varnish [Opal Tapes]
16. Jupiter Jax - Visitors [100% SILK]

Click 'Read More' for our Q&A with Jupiter Jax...

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

stream :: Keita Sano - Sweet Bitter Love EP

For Spring Theory's fourth release, label-head Guillaume connects across the Pacific with well received electronic producer from Okayama, Japan going by way of Keita Sano. The very talented Japanese native has had releases on Mister Saturday Night, Strictly Groove Recordings, and most recently 1080p Collection. With his latest, Sweet Bitter Love EP, he compiles four new productions including a killer remix from Jacques Renault, all of which showcase this producer to be a very eccentric one in the best way.

The A-side features 'Once I Found A Diamond', an eastern anthem very fitting to the Spring Theory sound pool - as it's dance-floor ready, bass flooring, sweet vocal melody will have you hooked. Like echoes from the past - Keita Sano patches vintage with modern in, 'Sweet Bitter Live', seamlessly collaging what sounds like an old classic tropical record in a sporadic arrangement that works ever so harmoniously with his loose rhythms. Following to close out the record is 'Bouzouk' a Middle Eastern cadence that immediately reminds me of Omar Souleyman yet bleeds a cosmic tribal techno sweep that cannot be ignored.

Out on May 25th. The EP is now available for purchase on 12" and digital via Spring Theory's bandcamp.

Also :: Here's his previous 1080p release...

Friday, May 15, 2015

DECKast #57 x An Expresso

SoCal dance music head Jay aka An Expresso is one of the passionate DJ/producer's that graced us at our first That's Deck party last month at Complex. The good spirited dude has a love for garage and underground house that truly speaks volumes with his stellar record collection of classic dance bangers that cannot be denied. Only in his early 20's - An Expresso has his aesthetic pat-down, as it blossoms each day in his experiments with new compositions varying in rhythm, melody, and groove that are indebted to the underground dance sector. Following a garage, house, and acid consistency; we are pleased to have this body-jacking mix crafted by An Expresso for our 57th episode in the DECKast series. Here's what he had to say about it...

"With this mix I stuck to what I know best and complied a grip of garage and deep house tunes while throwin in a bit of acid to keep you on your toes. If your mind, body and soul feel these beats then help me build the foundation for true underground house music in LA and keep the vibes alive by listening/sharing this mix. Enjoy!"

Tracklist ::
1. An Expresso - Touch Me -- Forthcoming
2. Rio Padice - Back To The Basics -- Tsuba Limited
3. Grant Nelson & Richard Purser - Sensation 1 -- Nice N' Ripe
4. Jerome Hill - Moved -- I Love Acid
5. Montel - Hip Hop Anonymous -- Seven
6. Ortella - Work that shit (steaward dubz) -- Rutilance Recordings
7. Marquis Hawkes - Outta This Hood -- Jack For Daze
8. DJ Steaw - Walkin' -- Rutilance Recordings
9. New Jack City - No Matter What - Tomorrow Is Now Kid!
10. Janeret - Street Knowledge -- Rutilance Recordings
11. Concept E25 - Get On Top -- Seven Music
12. Crue - Untitled A -- Crue
13. Cajmere & Dyed Soundorom - 1 + 1 = 1 -- Cajual Records
14. Blunt Instruments - Control -- Dungeon Meat
Previously :: That's Deck at Complex

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Jackson Lee - Computer Songs

Brooklyn techno auteur Jackson Lee delivers his 1st full length album on his own Mystical Disco imprint as a cassette release entitled Computer Songs. 9 tracks of deep ambient acid techno crafted with Lee's signature touch, sequenced and recorded on a computer (with the occasional analogue synth). TIP!!!

Friday, May 8, 2015

event :: Fine Time presents Patricia (live) w/ Project Pablo & Customer Service

Tahl Klainman aka Ford Prefect, former Bananas/Risky Vision host started 2015 with some new projects in order. After a recent journey to Europe, Mr. Klainman has began a new nightlife venture with fellow colleague Kate Stimac called Fine Time. The promoter duo prep for the third Fine Time gig, following their successful Giegling showcase in collaboration with the FEELS crew last week. Continuing to book awesome acts, Fine Time will bring out a solid bill of prime artists to LA this coming Saturday May 9th in downtown. Find out more info here.

Headlining the party is Brooklyn based electronic maven, Patricia, of L.I.E.S. / Spectral Sound / Opal Tapes, who will be throwing down a killer live set that will highlight the evening. In support, he will be joined by 1080p Collection all-star Canadian, Project Pablo, who came out with the superb album, I Want to Believe this past year and has become a That's Deck favorite since. Accompanying Pablo's funked out goodness will be an introduction of two LA hotshots, Cooper Saver and Sage Caswell who will test their debut as Customer Service - which is bound to be a cool experience. Ford Prefect will be warming up the evening in FINE TIME.

Here's some sounds of encouragement to make it out to the party Saturday...

Both Tahl and Kate recently chatted with Restless Nites about their new efforts under Fine Time and also contributed a slick mix that can be heard here. They have a grip of upcoming shows that you can find out more about here.

Cromie on That's Deck radio show

In case you missed it, Cromie of PEACH and States of Being guest mixed on the radio show last week in prep for his appearance at the That's Deck launch party with Stefan Ringer and An Expresso. Here is an all vinyl session from the good man himself. Find the tracklist below...

Tracklist ::
Jonas Friedlich - Hapenis
Skudge - Convolution (2562 Remix)
Dusk - Personality Disorder
Cosmin TRG - Groove Control
Lerosa - Shoot the Owner
Underground Resistance - Acid Africa (Roots Electric Mix)
Logarhythm (Vinalog) - "O2 Flux"
TCB - Monogamie
Outine Meets Surgeon - Untitled
Mount Kimbie - You Took Your Time (Kyle Hall remix)
Mark Ernestus Meets Ben Zabo - Wari Vo Dubwise

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

event :: Far Away w/ Floating Points

With a streak of recent well curated Far Away parties in Downtown Los Angeles, Cooper Saver does it again for one final underground gig until July. This time he will be hosting the incredibly notable Floating Points of Eglo Records from London. The eclectic musician will be playing all night long on Friday May 8th at a to be announced location that can be found by RSVPing or getting tickets via Restless Nites.

It's going to be one hell of an evening not to be missed as it will be Floating Points last stop on his US tour before he heads back overseas! Catch him playing all types of rare records and otherworldly sounds that will get you moving on the warehouse floor into the early morning. Here are some of his latest and greatest below...

Be sure to stay up to date with Cooper Saver on his newly established radio show through Dublab every Wednesday from 12PM-2PM PST.
Previously :: DECKast #52 x Cooper Saver

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Mbongwana Star

Thanks to Gilles Peterson Worldwide Premieres, this track from Mbongwana Star recently came up on my radar and has been on repeat since. The newly formed band from Kinshasa, Congo make way for their debut album, From Kinshasa, on UK label World Circuit. The seven-piece band bind together to create an utterly original sound that speaks volumes on its own. Fabricating song structures with Congolese rhythms, cosmic electronic textures, and post-punk instrumentations - the very talented group brings an organic approach to their music, making them very unique and one of a kind.

The band currently has two tracks up for stream from the album and they are equally amazing throughout. Very excited for this one. From Kinshasa will be released later this month while the band makes their debut tour around Europe. Check out the dates via Facebook.

Monday, May 4, 2015

stream :: Bobby Browser - 'No Attachments'

100% Silk member Bobby Browser has a new EP in the works that's set to release on the Los Angeles imprint May 26th. The originally SF based producer recently made moves to Brooklyn, where his Portuguese slang and Pacific moods have taken a fresh new outlook on some revisited productions that will leave you spinning at the club. Infusing jacking garage house rhythms and atmospherically resounding vocal samples, Bobby B unleashes some of his best work to date.

The first single for stream, 'No Attachments', takes a lush approach on cruise control, detaching the listener from any worry or doubt, automatically rejoicing them in good feeling and euphoria. The accompanying three tracks on the EP take a similar feel channeling a head-nodding body-sifting approval. It's fantastic. Stream 'No Attachments' below and pre-order, Clubspinning via 12" and digital here.

1. Clubspinning
2. Manchester
3. No Attachments
4. Go 90

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

That's Deck at Complex

This Thursday April 30th, That's Deck will have an inaugural party at Complex in Glendale, CA. We are flying out Stefan Ringer aka REKchampa of NDATL Muzik and Harsh Riddims for his debut appearance in Los Angeles, and we are blessed to have him expose his slick rhythms and rare grooves with the West Coast. He will be joined by PEACH and States of Being resident Cromie as well as Skylax and Newbody Records affiliate An Expresso. Your very own SoirJi and Force Placement of That's Deck will be starting off the evening with some global underground sounds.

The visual experience on the dancefloor will be composed by the very talented Garett Gioia and the sound will be fed through the best Funktion-One sound system in town. Detailed information can be found here and presale tickets can be bought through Resident Advisor for $5.

The event is 21+ and will take place from 9PM-2AM on Thursday evening. Admission is free before 10:30PM and $10 after without a presale.

Hope to see you on the dancefloor!!

Also ::
Check out my mix for 2True on KCHUNG Radio earlier this week for Thursday's launch party...

Previously :: DECKast #56 x Stefan Ringer

heavy rotation :: De Los Miedos - Edits Vol.2

Lisbon/Portugal's recently established label Ostra Discos, has been off to a great start with three releases debuted and nothing short of amazing material from all of them. Channeling the 70s turkish psychedelic era, this label houses the obscure and exotic sensations of beautiful vintage Turkish sounds.

Installing his second volume of Turkish edits, Lisbon based De Los Miedos aka Sebastião Delerue, continues to infect listeners with his exotic music edits and cosmic vibrations. Edits Vol.2 is immediately enjoyable with the playful A-side anthem, 'Zuhtu', and the jazzy B-side royal palace disco ballad, 'Zaid'. It's easily repeatable and heavily rotated. That's Deck approved. Listen to previews of the record below and purchase it over at Turntable Lab.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

DECKast #56 x Stefan Ringer

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...

Tracklist ::
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

event :: Out of Body w/ Ital, Aurora Halal, & more

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

download :: Harriet Brown - 'Stop Think (Cooper Saver Remix)'

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...

stream :: Jupiter Jax - 'The Light (feat. Merwyn Virgo Four)'

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...