Posted: May 8th, 2013 | Author: givafizz | Filed under: FIZZ ISLAND, music | No Comments »
Welcome to the seventh installment of Fizz Island. Fizz Island is a series in which we have been inviting our favourite artists & labels to tell us about FIVE tunes they’d choose should they be stranded, alone, on an island.
Fizz Island is a beautiful place, full of luscious vegetation, white sandy beaches, pure blue sea – but you would be ALONE and these tracks would be your only companions. As a bonus – we’ll be allowing one (non-electronic) luxury item.
Through this feature we’ll hopefully be discovering and sharing some classics, hidden gems and just some great music that people feel they could listen to for years.
This time we have fellow Irish man, Daz, one half of Get Down Edits. The boys have been collating and spinning all things disco over the last few years. From their own edits, to many great mixes and of course the Get Down Edit volumes, in which they’ve just dropped their 4th series on vinyl, with it to come on digital shortly.
So I think it’s pretty safe to say this guy knows his disco! And this is pretty much reflected in this awesome selection of tracks. Check it out for yourself…
Bob Marley – Could You Be Loved
I always find it very very hard to pick favourite songs as I love so so many songs & so so many different styles of music, but if i was stranded on the beautiful Fizz Island i would have to be able to listen to a Bob Marley & The Wailers track. My favourite of them all is “Could You Be Loved” released in 1980 (the year i was born) on their last album Uprising. A reggae song with a disco feel, to me Bob Marley was the ultimate front man & his music is so influential, “The road of life is rocky, And you may stumble too. So while you point a finger, someone else is judging you”
Stevie Wonder – Master Blaster (Jammin`)
Again i could not imagine life without being able to listen to a Stevie Wonder track ever again & since I’m on Fizz Island with its white sandy beaches & pure blue sea im going for (another 1980 released track) “Master Blaster” (Jammin`) built on a heavy reggae feel. The song was the leading single from Wonder`s “Hotter Than July” album.
The Beloved – Sweet Harmony
“Sweet Harmony” by The Beloved is a song that always done it for me & it’s a song that every now & again I just have to listen to, released in 1993 & was the biggest hit that the beloved had & is probably the band’s signature song, its one song i`ll never forget & the video is just as famous as the song itself.
Chaka Khan – Ain`t Nobody
One of my all time favourite tracks is “Ain`t Nobody” by Rufus & Chaka Khan released in 1983 so I guess again its a song i couldn’t image never hearing again. It was released as a studio bonus track on the band’s live album “Stompin` At The Savoy”album but i think i first became aware of the track when watching breakdance movie “Breakin” which it featured in the soundtrack.
Chic – Good Times
Last track has to be the ultimate feel good party song, if i was alone on Fizz Island I’d need a track that could get me in a feel good party mood just incase I was ever down & what better track to do this than Chic`s “Good Times”, I could of picked 5 Chic tracks as im a big fan of Chic & Nile Rodgers but Good Times really does top them all for me, released in 1979 & the band’s second number one single this song is probably one of the most sampled songs of all time but most famously it made the backing track for The Sugarhill Gang`s Rappers Delight, again i couldn’t image never been able to play Good Times by Chic ever again!
His luxury item:
Non Electronic Luxury Item would have to be a family photograph, if i was all alone on Fizz Island for the rest of time I’d have to be able to look at a family photograph to remind me of the good times.
How would he fare in the wilderness?:
I dont think i would fare out to good in the wilderness & probably wont last to long :)
Posted: May 8th, 2013 | Author: givafizz | Filed under: music | No Comments »
We’ve been a fan of Oliver Ledger – or better known as Squarehead – since his releases with the Wolf Music pack.
For Ledger’s next release which is coming on Manucci’s Mistress, he produces a 4 tracker entitled Harlem Ache, which sits at the cross roads of Bass, House and UK Garage. The title track is a bass laden monster, constantly rolling and growing. Up next is Fell For It, which is probably our favourite with the catchy filtered vocals & chugging bass line. Murdercedes which kicks off the b-side is some straight up house. Pure gold! Finally the EP concludes with, Curve Appeal which is a dark & foreboding number – give it a spin if you dare!
Watch out for this guy in 2013, he can only get bigger. The EP drops on 17th June via Sccucci Manucci.
Posted: May 8th, 2013 | Author: givafizz | Filed under: music | No Comments »
We’ve fallen totally & utterly in love with this release from Deep Space Orchestra which is out on Fly By Night Music. The package comes with two originals and two remixes from Riccio and Toby Tobias.
Our two favourites are the originals from Deep Space Orchestra. The 10-4 Rule produces a 90ʼs NY flavour with a vibing garage bassline. With Keshik, they take things in a different direction – it’s a perfect groover for those warm summer evenings. Those floating, warm and mysterious synths pulled us in right from the beginning. On constant repeat. Bring on the summer! ;-)
It’s a vinyl release on the wonderful Fly By Night Music, go grab your copy here.
Posted: May 7th, 2013 | Author: givafizz | Filed under: music | No Comments »
We’ve been spinning this release a lot recently, coming from the Futureboogie camp who have enlisted Cape Town’s Terrence Pearce as its latest recruit. Halcyon EP is a 4-tracker demonstrating the producer’s multi-textured style that fuses bass tinged house with more classic sounds and snippets of soul.
It’s hard to pick a favourite, but the title track Halcyon stands out for us as it delivers soaring strings, rumbling bass and lively trumpets recalling a certain classic record. But we’re also pretty addicted to Up N Down which closes the EP, love the warm fuzzy synth melody that rises above the low-slung groove. To be honest, they are all great! Our favourites are below & you can check out the full release here.
It’s out now, so go grab some delicious new Futureboogie action here.
Posted: May 7th, 2013 | Author: givafizz | Filed under: music | Tags: Alex Mills, Cari Golden, Crying Wolf, Crying Wolf EP, deephouse, Garage, house, Love, MadTech, No Artificial Colours, Restless Sous, Sheff | No Comments »
The Madtech imprint continues to move forward and push the hottest underground and upcoming talent. Up next for them is the ‘Crying Wolf’ EP from London based producers No Artificial Colours.
This duos 1st EP only dropped in 2011 and they have already had massive releases on Nervous, Assembly and Beef Records. Having quickly gained attention from the likes of Jamie Jones, Maya Jane Coles and Lee Foss they seem to have the knack for catchy dancefloor gems.
1st on the EP is ‘Crying Wolf’ which sees the lads team up with singer Alex Mills who you will recognize from Miguel Campbells ludicrously tasty ‘Something Special’. Her raw & passionate vocals sit perfectly beside the old school organ melody and skippy beats. The track, equal parts deep and hypnotic constantly evolves revealing something new with each listen. “Baby don’t need to waste your time, there’s nothing left to lie for.”
Next up is ‘Love’ featuring Sheff, which kicks off with rhythmic handclaps and high hats. Pounding drums are then added to the mix with echoing vocal snippets before that Hammond bass-line takes over. It’s a simple but devastating formula!
Last, but by no means least is ‘Restless Souls’. Once again the boys have roped in some premium vocal talent, this time in the form of Cari Golden who’s featured on tracks on Crosstown Rebels and Mobilee. Tight bumpy drums drive things forward; while hooky lyrics and an off-kilter shuffle all give the track some serious bounce.
No Artificial Colours continue to kick up a storm with their forward thinking and contemporary take on house. It’s an understatement to say that we’re big fans.
The ‘Crying Wolf’ EP is out on 13th May on Madtech Records.
Posted: May 7th, 2013 | Author: givafizz | Filed under: music | Tags: disco, Discotexas, house, Kaleidoscope, Mirror People, Xinobi | No Comments »
This slinky disco-fuelled remix of Mirror Peoples magnificent ‘Kaleidoscope’ comes courtesy of Discotexas label co-owner Xinobi.
Bruce Cardos aka Xinobi has developed a reputation as an exciting and supremely talented producer/dj/remixer having put out some outstanding releases such as his own recent ‘Puma’ EP.
His feel good remix of ‘Kaleidoscope’ has been lovingly crafted with classic disco flourishes, bright piano stabs, uplifting keys and funky-as brass parts. Tiz a proper little groover and we are all over it!
Kaleidoscope is out in June on Discotexas records.
Posted: May 3rd, 2013 | Author: givafizz | Filed under: music | No Comments »
Just going through the Givafizz inbox, and this little number jumped out at us! It came in from Tanaka Samuel, a 21 year old, London Based multi-genre producer. This is one of his first voyages into deep house and he has done a stellar job.
The release is a UK garage influenced deep house project with r&b vocal cuts and atmospheric synth breaks. Even better, both tracks are available for free download. Nice!
Posted: May 1st, 2013 | Author: givafizz | Filed under: MIXTAPE, music | No Comments »
So we haven’t heard any Tiger & Woods action in a while. But they seem to be back in the production bizness as they put out some teasers of their upcoming Golden Bear EP. This is a little mix they have put together which feature some unreleased gems, some soon to be released tracks and some songs that they love. This is a super mix, pure Tiger & Woods vibes all over it. Nice!