Sunday, December 1, 2013
Check out George Fitzgerald's new video for, 'Bad Aura', taken from his most recent release, Magnetic / Bad Aura out now on Double Six Records. This release marks George's North American Tour where he will be hitting all the major cities that has a love for his sound. Los Angeles is one of the stops where he will be debuted with the help of Plastic Love at the Medusa Lounge on December 15th. George will be accompanied by Anonymous Love residents Jimmy Maheras and Bas, as well as LA's beloved Sage Caswell. I will be giving away two pairs of tickets for this particular event on my radio show via Titan Internet Radio for the next two coming Tuesdays between the hours of 6pm-8pm. Call in for a chance to win 657-278-5516. Check out the rest of his tour dates below...
Sunday, November 24, 2013
South London visual and sound producer, Pyrenees aka Jeremias Carroza, graces his bandcamp with a brand new EP called, GEOGRAPHICS. The 4 track release explores "the parallel signs of illness in humanity and nature, considering human's disease a pure reflection of nature's suffering" through means of classical house interpretations. Three original compositions and a closing remix from We Like Turtles. There is something definitely to take a listen at here...
Also :: Download this incredibly feel-good tune, 'Possessions', that he put out about 2 months back via soundcloud...
Beautifully imagined music video for Spazzkid's successful track, '40 Winks', taken from his much buzzed about album from earlier this year, Desire 願う. The video was directed by Czar Campos and filmed in Tokyo.
Avalon Emerson finally announces her debut single release on San Francisco's beloved label/night, Icee Hot. "Pressure" / "Quoi" is to be released on digital and vinyl January 13, 2014. The release's second track on side A, 'Quoi!', gets double the remix treatment from Tuff City Kids with a 'Clean Shave' and 'Rusty Blade' spin on the original. Avalon Emerson advances her production to new heights by scoring two new absolutely gratifying dancefloor churners.
'Pressure' begins with a subdued bassline that slowly progresses into a dingy hyperactive techno sweeper. Reiterating the same pressure building vocal sample; the 7 minute tune climaxes at a half way point in a drowning pool of lush synth progressions and hooks. Ms. Emerson continues that hook pattern in, 'Quoi', where she locks a groove that dips the listener into deep trance that enables a sway to the rhythm of the lovely chord melody like that one night at a rave in an underground location. Both SIDE A components are deeply body-moving jams that can easily be repeatable. Keep an eye out for her debut on Icee Hot this coming January of 2014. Preview the whole thing below via soundcloud...
Previously :: Blue Hawaii - 'The Other Day' (Avalon Emerson Cybernetic Edit)
Friday, November 15, 2013
New Monster Rally music video of his track 'Orchids' from his incredible new LP, Return To Paradise. Video was directed by Kaya Purohit and Albert cook. Grab Monster Rally's highly recommended new album for a 'name your price' deal on bandcamp via Gold Robot Records. His sounds will surely transcend you into a paradise like state. Don't sleep on it, feel the tropical vibration...
Also :: Ted Feighan aka Monster Rally did a little live session on the KUCI radio airwaves a couple days ago. Check it out...
Monday, November 11, 2013
SF ambient legend Brock Van Wey aka bvdub recently started his new project under the name Earth House Hold with his debut EP, See Through You on Brooklyn based, Peach Records. Earth House Hold is Peach's second release following Cromie and Sage Casewell's exceptional Vines / Pyrex release. Consistently following the lines of deep-house, bvdubs new alias emits ominous soulful house compositions that are stripped down in a pocket time, sparking instant sedation. Both sides of the 12" contain gorgeous reverb vocals prepared alongside a building slow-mo chillout lounge beat, that serves its purpose to the gods of the deep. 'A Little Late For That Now'; is incredibly curing in every which way, clocking in at almost 12 min, the track drowns itself in emotion and scores a loosely felt dance arrangement that will hook you within seconds. Its a very exciting debut from the newly established Earth House Hold. Purchase on 12" and digital formats starting November 12th here.
Sunday, November 10, 2013
Recently came across this gem on Spain producer, PLATA's soundcloud. It reminds me alot of Machinedrum or Sepalcure in terms of the rhythm production and all. PLATA has a grip of solid productions on his page exploring bass and post-dubstep sound variations, which quite nice to hear as more producers are seldom creating this sound too much anymore. PLATA gives new meaning to the genre. Over all must listen track down below. Submerge in the sound...
Following from last years 'Knockard Pearl' and 'Terrell', Medlar's LP Sleep released on Wolf Records is something slightly different to his usual club banging hits. Expect to hear some jazzy smooth house samples along with some sexy sax. It's defiantly one for those late nights in. Available on 12" vinyl here.
Friday, November 8, 2013
As a mutual music lover, L.A. event goer, and preliminary DJ, Nathan Morgan aka Aaron Jen mixed in for the 48th episode of the DECKast series. He contributed his recent November mix that is jam-packed with some of his current favorite tunes in the deep-dance branches of sound. It has some of the best underground dancefloor bangers that one needs to be aware of within its duration of almost 2 hours. The mix will surely get you up and running. Check out what he had to say about it below...
"This mix basically represents everything I'd like to hear on a dance floor right now. I was having too much fun throwing it together so it's a bit long... I always appreciate when DJ's incorporate some range and depth into their mixes so they don't exhaust your ears. Hopefully I've been able to accomplish a bit of that as well. Enjoy!"
Matthew Herbert - I Hadn't Known (I Had Only Heard)
Donna Summer - Last Dance (Masters At Work Remix)
Locked Groove - Ratio
Outboxx - Sunshine Mills
Leon Vynehall - Step or Stone (Breath or Bone)
Ø - The Bwiti Initiate
Dusky - Words Later On
Midland - Checkbob
Boddika - Black
Alden Tyrell - Touch the Sky (Gerd's Double G Mix)
Special Request - Lolita (Warehouse Mix)
Benjamin Damage - Revolve
Karizma - Good Morning
Steffi - DB011
Paranoid London - Transmission 5
Leon Vynehall - Sister
Seull - Extension 09
TX Connect - Ghetto 972
Jam City - Worst Illusion
Dave Clarke - The Compass
DJ Skull - Bang'n
Four Tet - Parallel Jalebi
Viers - 002
Tessela - Gateway
Gerry Read - U Got No God Damn Groove
Sidney Charles - Warehouse Breakup
Discreet Unit - Shake Your Body Down
Marshall F - Money Water (Zed Bias Remix)
Locked Groove - Waves
Squarehead - Be Without
Kevin McPhee - Version One
Kris Wadsworth - Connection
Detroit Swindle - The Make Up
Jacques Greene - Sorry Remix
Session Victim - Random Blues
Morgan Geist - Detroit (C2 Remix)
Dense & Pika - Colt
Randomer - Bring
Mike Dehnert - Pneumatic
XXXY - Taking Me Higher
New York Transit Authority - 95
Chubba - Kode 6
Andreya Triana - Everything We Never Had (Breach Remix)
Previously :: DECKast #47 x Hidden DJs
Friday, November 1, 2013
A couple of weeks ago, AyGeeTee self-released his newest album, staring at the sea, snapping at your heels. The electronic experimentalist clearly doesn't care to have his music inclusive to all audiences. At first listen there is a bunch of white noise and barely audible melodies, but that's the beauty of what AyGeeTee continuously contributes to the online music realm. staring at the sea, snapping at your heels, cosmically harnesses 7 tracks of industrial half-way techno. Embodied by pumping basslines, loose ethereal synth stabs, formulated abstract alien noises, and underwater toned and textured sounds. Its definitely a release you must listen to all the way through to enjoy and understand thoroughly. Purchase or download the album via bandcamp at a 'name your price' deal....
Music video for 'Esoteric Wannabe'. visuals by V I S I O N D R O N E
Also :: Check out the #FREEDJONO compilation featuring 48 tracks from some favorites. FULL FRONTAL, KID A, Daytime Actress, RAP/RAP/RAP, Saint Pepsi, Actress Pets, Teams, Coyote Clean Up, and many more have contributed tracks to this awesome release. Buy it now for $3 via bandcamp...
Previously :: stream :: AyGeeTee - Fools
Sunday, October 20, 2013
A couple weeks ago we introduced UK up and coming record label, Hidden Wax to this site and now we offer up an exclusive mix from the label managers George and Scott under the name Hidden DJs. Its a short but sweet mix of deep fitting grooves that will surely pump up your spirits for the long week ahead. Read what they had to say about their mix and download the 47th DECKast below...
"Recently we have been inspired by the New York sounds of Anthony Naples and deeper house vibes. A clue maybe to the direction of the label in the coming months, our next release will see Detroit's Rick Wade drop some deep floor filling grooves."
Henrik Schwarz - Take Words in Return (C2 Vocal Rmx) - Watergate
Sven von Thulen - Liquid Light - Suol
Lando Kal - Clockin' - We Love Recordings
Anthony Naples - Moscato - Mr Saturday Night
Blue Cube - Leopard - Hidden Wax
Four Tet & Burial - Moth - Text
Rick Wade - Basements & Bluelights - Harmonie Park
Previously :: Interview :: DECKast #46 x HNNY
Saturday, October 19, 2013
REKchampa and Divine Interface contribute tracks to newly established Atlanta collective/label, Harsh Riddims. Their debut compilation, Harsh Riddims Vol.1, explores different branches of devotional rhythm based compositions all representing a variety of musical styles. REKchampa's track, 'Atonal Shit' transcends to a leaky sensation of warehouse vibes, that creep until the rhythm makes the listener move anxiously to it's harsh embedded basslines. Divine Interface's, 'A House Divided', takes on a tribal house rhythm that the listener just won't be able to get over. All the other tracks on the compilation are just as good and highly recommended to check out. Stream or purchase the release for $5 over at bandcamp.
Previously :: REKchampa - 'You and I' + Week in Mixes
Saturday, October 12, 2013
Nautiluss did a remix of King Krule's, 'Cementality', the other day. Its really good and its free. Grab it from his soundcloud. Oh and he also most recently did a remix for newest Friends of Friends signee, Perera Elsewhere, for her single 'Bizarre'. Check it out here.
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Upcoming Kaytranada on HW&W Recordings, "At All". Video produced by Romeo & Sons. Directed by Martin C. Pariseau. At All / Hilarity Duff EP will release on Oct.16th (in all formats) and will include a remix from Sango. Pre-order the vinyl here.
Saturday, October 5, 2013
Recently established London based label, Hidden Wax, were kind enough to send me a 12" of their very first pressing showcasing two tracks from three of their very own; Blue Cube, Shay, and Inverchoulin. The label sampler was released in March of this year and has set an outstanding preliminary tone for the type of music this record label will be pushing. Simple, clean, and forward-thinking electronic music that has free range in its creative outlooks for computer based sound interpretations. Its a joy to hear the versatility of sound from Hidden Wax's three membered roster.
The A side starts off with Blue Cube's 'Cycle', which treads lightly in it's infectious sonic melody that conducts its self like an orchestra in the wind. This goes into A2 which is Inverchoulin's, 'Bridge Light', a hip-hop jazz sampler that will get the head bopping and have the clock stop ticking. The 3rd and final track featured on side A is Shay's 'Simulacrum', a deep toned trip-hop track that works the nodes in the brain to spark thought and insight into one's actions or memories. Truly beautiful stuff.
In Side B1 Blue Cube showcases his 2nd track 'Leopard', a rhythmic bell techno excursion following the lines of something, Daphni or Four Tet would create or arrange in their tracks. Very similar sound vibrations. Following this one, Inverchoulin's 'Timbre' takes on a silky deep-midi tuned raga that is ever so soothing and calming to ears and mind. Lastly the records finishes off with Shay's, 'Haemoglobin', the more off-kilter pop entranced tune of the release, nicely closing out the label's first sampler.
Along with George and Scott's (label founders) newest Hidden Wax establishment, they also will be running their digital label counterpart, Don't Fret, which will solely specialize in digital releases. Keep an eye out for that. The Hidden DJ's of the label have made a mix for Thats Deck's podcast series (DECKast) that will be up in the coming week, so watch out for that as well. In the meantime check out their awesome mixes via mixcloud.
Hidden Wax recently shared their second upcoming release from Detroit's deep-music master, Rick Wade. Take a listen to 'Shibuya Nights' a track off the My People EP's side A...