In our eyes, Citizen can do no wrong. This EP is out standing. U Don’t Know is very much the epitome of house music with its alluring vocals and snappy bass beat. As One has an added touch of sax samples to enhance the build, which, along with the ever-present vocal manipulation, creates what is beginning to progress as Citizen’s unique sound. The final track, Climax, rounds off the EP with a male vocal sample and the sturdy bass line, which is then textured further by the strong chords from the strings. It’s released on 2020Vision next month.
This EP has got the Givafizz team really excited to see Jacques Renault at the end of the month in Melbourne. The EP is an explosive house banger featuring a heavier synth-focused remix from The Organ Grinder and No Regular Play who opt for a more melodic remix to the energetic track. If you’re in Melbourne, see you at The Mercat for his show on January 31st.
Amidst all the mixes that flood soundcloud on a daily basis, HNNY brings us a refreshing volume of music entitled “Music for Listening”. Avoiding genre restrictions, he effortlessly (or what sounds effortless!) pulls together a smooth selection of tracks that we have been enjoying every volume, from beginning to end. If you like this latest volume, you can listen to the others here. Enjoy!
We are long term fans of Amsterdam’s finest Lars Dales and Maarten Smeets or otherwise known as Detroit Swindle.
Their debut album has been in the making for quite some time and to whet your appetite we have three tracks in the form of “Huh, What!” EP. The title track “Huh, What!” is our favourite, a true Detroit Swindle banger that takes us back to pumping Chicago old school house times.
The debut album is entitled “Boxed Out” and will be released on the 24th March on Dirt Crew Recordings, with this first EP to be released at the end of January. The duo will also be coming to the land of Oz at the end of February, so look out for their gigs. In the meantime, check out this mini-mix which contains all 3 tracks from the upcoming EP.
I know there are way too many end of year lists & mixes. But this great collection of disco tracks from our Irish buddies, Get Down Edits is certainly worth a post! It’s 15 tracks the boys have played a lot last year. They’ve even been good enough to include the full tracklist with links to get each of the tracks on their soundcloud. So head on over there if you down with this groove.
Give a listen to the first SUOL Radio Show in 2014 by non other than the label owners themselves, Chopstick & Johnjon. Lots of new & unreleased goodness in this one, mainly from label friends and family. Enjoy.
Love and Mercy – Rainfall (Quarion Remix)
Deo & Z-Man – XTC (Till von Sein Remix)
Martin Patino – Solid Ground (Pezzner Remix)
Yoko Duo – Close These Curtains (Stimming Remix)
Maher Daniel & John Charnis – Lonely Stars In Open Skies
Jimpster – Towards The Seer (André Lodemann Remix)
Booka Shade feat. Fritz Kalkbrenner – Crossing Borders (Chopstick & Johnjon Remix – Instrumental)
Dirty Channels – On The Way (Daniel Bortz Remix)
Holger Zilske & Dave DK feat. Richard Davis – You Will Find Out
No Regular Play – Keep It Right (Tanner Ross Remix)
As they destroyed nearly every respectable London club over 2013, Leftwing & Kody are set to release their forthcoming I Know EP through OFF Recordings. I Know provides a light refreshment to the heavier tracks that are currently circulating, whilst the second track It Was delves a little deeper into the bass, contrasting perfectly with the house-derived vocals. Boom!
You’ve got to give it to Get Physical, what a way to start 2014. The second release from Alex Dimou on the label is his Sweet Berries EP, which has an extensive selection of remixes to wet every palate. Taking on a more techno filled approach are Simon Baker and Fur Coat, whilst Janvanau provides a slightly more upbeat and fun house vibe. The release date hasn’t been published yet but we want to hear more!