It’s been a while since we’ve posted some proper boogie, so we thought we’d bring you some midweek goodness to get groovin too! This 4 track EP, of unadulterated boogie comes from a young producer from the Netherlands who goes by the name of L’Enfant. Not much else to say. Oh, it’s a free download, so you really can boogie all night! Nice!
Here’s some new talent from Love Not Money Records by the name of S.Jay! Hailing from Leeds, this 24 year old house producer is just getting starting with his stunning EP, Lucky. He’s also accompanied by his friends, Sweet Beat & Ostertag, which collaborate with him on ’No Problem’ & ‘Lucky’. This EP is consisted of 5 tracks, all individually memorable in their own right. What stands out for us is the initial track ’I Got You’, which takes us back to the 90′s with its influenced vocal & moody bassline.. We’ll let you decide which one you like the most!
After FCL re-released ‘Its You’ on the Defected label, it was inevitable that a good few remixes would appear. But after listening to Tough Love Musics version of the track, this is easily one of our favourites. Keeping the vocals on melodic side, the London boys craft a distinct deep sound that is instantly recognisable as unique. What makes this remix so great is Tough Loves ability to use the traits of the original song & reshaped it completely. If you have a few moments to spare, check out these boys for sure. This tracks definitely worth a listen & a free download as well – schweeet!
FINA Records brings us a delicious five-track package, from the ever on-point Brit producer DFRNT. The release opens with title track ‘Nobody Stop Me feat Caye Slaymaker’, an emotive slice of piano-laden house music.
However, ‘Frisky Disco’ in the later half of the EP is our stand out track for sure. As the name would suggest, it veers things into an eighties disco influenced direction, dropping the tempo with a slo-mo beat, dubbed out guitar and R&B vocal samples, creating a fantastic contrast against the previous house cuts.
Pretty diverse EP well worth a listen. Drops on 6th May via FINA Records.
If you haven’t heard that Daft Punk are due to release a new album next month, then you must have been on the moon for the last few weeks! Yes, the hype machine is well and truly alive, the internet abuzz with Daft Punk news. Amid an ocean of fakes, The Collaborators, a series by The Creators Project, has finally put some of these rumours to bed and given us some great insight into what is to come.
I’m sure most of you saw the first episode in the series, which had legendary record producer Giorgio Moroder speaking about his collaboration on the upcoming album. A super interview in which is talks about his own productions with the late Donna Summer, when he first heard a Daft Punk track & the recording process he went through with the Robots!
Today, we see the second in this series. The master of cut-up sampling, Todd “The God” Edwards speaks about working with Daft Punk and the impact it had on him.
This series is really superb and hopefully there are many more episodes to come before the release in May.
As you may have heard, French site Konbini have said to have received a track-by-track guest list for Random Access Memories. Obviously take this with a pitch of salt, but new additions on this list include: session guitarist Paul Jackson Jr. (Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston), The Strokes’ frontman Julian Casablancas, Thomas Bangalter-collaborator DJ Falcon, and as we have in Episode Two of The Collaborators series, house veteran Todd Edwards.
We’ve known for a while that the album is meant to be a mishmash of some of the world’s best talent, and if this list is on point then start getting even more excited, if that’s even humanly possible!
David James, or as you may know him best, Deadly Sins has put together this super fine mix. David started his GIANT CUTS label 2 years ago with outputs of juicy slo-mo / beatdown soul music. We’re a big fan of his boogie productions and have been spinning them a lot in our own sets over the last couple of years.
This mix is a slightly different from what we’ve become accustomed to from Mr James. He stays with the slo-mo vibe, but moves into deeper, house territories. Featuring tracks from some of the producers that are really doing it for us right now - Ron Basejam, Detroit Swindle, Medlar, Ejeca & Huxley… to name just a few. Looking at this line up, you know you’re in for a treat even before you hit play. So go on, give it a spin! Happy Monday.
Ejeca & Chamboche – Keep The Love (David James Re Spray)
Andy Hart & Max Graef – Super Strain
Hot Toddy – Mutha Sucka (Ron Basejam Remix)
Frank Booker – Its Time
Deadly Sins – Keep Movin (Straight Ahead)
Zoo Look – Over Me (Detroit Swindle ReWork)
Jimpster – Can’t Stop Loving (DS EDIT)
Danny J Lewis – Dark Desire
Shenoda – Suntrap
Huxley – Bellywedge
Pablo Valentino – One (Detroit Swindle Remix)
Michael Jansons feat Mizbee – Addiction
Glenn Astro – The Power (Medlar Remix)
Frank Roger – Don’t You Know
Nick Nikolov – Come Down (Original Mix)
The guys over at Luv Shack Records have started a new Podcast, cunningly named “Luvcast”. For the first installment they’ve only gone and got Australian disco don Rocco Raimundo to whirl up a mix that is perfect for some Sunday tunes. If you’re a regular of Givafizz, you’ll know we are big fans of his sensual edits and tracks on labels like Disco Deviance, House of Disco, File Under Disco & Tribute. This mix lives up to everything else we’ve heard from the disco genius, taking a deeper direction as he moves through the mix. Give it a spin, stick the kettle on & enjoy!
01. Harry Swinger – Double Decker (Kid Sublime Remix)
02. David Bowie – Golden Years (Tim Fuchs Edit)
03. Erdbeerschnitzel – Through The Night (Original Mix)
04. Omar – Feeling You (Henrik Schwarz Remix)
05. James Welsh – Nowt (Ron Basejam Mix Pt 1)
06. Double Hill – Wanna Get
07. David August – Hamburg Is For Lovers
08. Alex M – It Works (Original Mix)
09. The Mekanism – Good For U (Original Mix)
10. MK – Burning (Vibe Mix)
11. Roberto Rodriguez – Dance Like Nobody’s Watching
12. Baunz – The Competitor
13. Ben Pearce – What I Might Do
14. San Soda – Birdies that Fly
15. Ripperton – Let’s Hope (Bicep remix)
16. Darko Kustura – Untitled 3 (Burnin Tears Remix)
17. Bonobo – Cirrus
One thing we love here at GIVAFIZZ is finding new music talent, and boy we struck lucky when we found Patrick Topping – a native Geordie & new to the Hot Trax crew, lead by head honcho Jamie Jones.Dedicated to a more underground dance floor orientated aesthetic, Hot Trax is a subsidiary label to the mighty Hot Creations, and Partick Topping is one the first few to be signed. We caught up with him recently to see how it all started and what are his plans for the future…
Hi Patrick, thanks for taking the time to talk to us here at Givafizz. How are you doing today and where are you talking to us from?
I’m good thanks! I’m just at home working on a new track. I usually try to work on music everyday, so I spend most my time locked away in my studio. If you can call it that! It’s really it’s the spare bedroom with a Mac, some monitors and loads of clubbing posters.
So you were born & bred in Newcastle, what music did you grow up listening to? Anyone that influenced your work today?
Yeah I’ve been going out proper clubbing for a few years now when I was sneaking into Shindig (second oldest running house club night in UK after Back to Basics), since I was 17. That was around the time I fully got into dance music. Before then I was always really interested in music, but listened to loads of genres. I’ve been lucky to be living in Newcastle, there are always wicked DJs playing every weekend. I was living away in Edinburgh for four years at Uni so that also helped, as the scene is quite strong there too.
But the biggest shift was going to the first Cocoon in the Park (which is in Leeds), in 2009. Before that I was into house and techno, but I also liked electro and some trance. At Leeds I saw Sven Vath for the first time. That gig changed me musically speaking. I gave up electro and nearly listened to real house and techno music exclusively. Shortly before that, I also saw Luciano in Edinburgh and that was also a bit of watershed in my musical taste. I still rate both artists very highly.
Tell us a little bit about being a resident at Motion– from what age did you start DJing there? How did you get involved?
Motion is having its 3rd birthday in May 2013 and I’m buzzing that Lee Foss is going to be headlining! He played for us in September and it was class, so couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate 3 years. Motion came about at my mates 21st birthday, where I DJ’ed for the first time in public. I had decks lying about for 2 years or something, but never mastered them. Then, he asked me to play at his party, so I locked my self away in my uni flat and finally taught myself. At his party, where I rather badly mixed 128 bpm techno, his family were there sitting around eating, I then had the confidence to start my own night, so I said to a group of mates lets do it. Then, 3 months later we had our launch party with Mendo from Luciano’s Cadenza.The reason I got decks in the first place was when I visited Ibiza for the first time in 2005, I loved the place so much I thought; ‘How can I go back every year?’ and I thought being a DJ would be the only way! I have been back for holidays every year since. Anyway Motion is now one of the biggest parties in Newcastle and we have brought acts such as Art Department, MK and Tale Of Us to the city for the first time, so it’s an honour to be part of it.
We’ve read that Jamie Jones himself scoped you out. How did that happen?
It was actually one of my mates sent him a track of mine, called Fat Ballistic, At the time, it was only like the 3rd track I had made since I started spending serious time producing. I liked the track, but wanted to wait until I had a few more before sending them to people.
As it turned out, Jamie’s tour manager Paolo got in touch and said he liked the track. He asked for the file, then a month or so later I asked him what Jamie thought of it and he said Jamie had been playing it! He then sent me a video of him playing it at Pacha in Marrakech. For a year I was making tracks and sending them to Paolo,3 of which he passed on to Jamie which he also played. Then just after New Year, Paolo got in touch and said Jamie wanted to sign Walk On and could I get in touch with him.
We’ve recently come across your work and instantly loved it – especially the acid house influence you incorporate so well. How did you decide that ‘Walk On’ would be your debut on Hot Trax? Were there any other contenders for the first signed track?
Originally Walk On included vocals but Jamie preferred the instrumental version, which is coming out soon! I still play the vocal one sometimes in my sets, depending on the crowd. Jamie then asked me if I had a B side, but I didn’t think any of the tracks I had written at that point were right for Hot Trax, so I made What Do You Mean and sent him it and he liked it.
What would be your top 5 tracks right now?
- Hi-Fi- Italoboyz is a wicked new release.
- Nikola Gala, Jerome Sydenham- Brooklyn Rock, sounds mint in a club.
- I really love Aphrodite- Cozzy D, heard Darius Syrossian finish his set with it a few weeks ago and sounded wicked.
- Then this older one Luciano used to play: Josh Brent- Dicargo, absolute beast.
- And a new one I just made last week: Holiday – Patrick Topping
Are there any tracks you have to include in your set?
I love to include the odd track from 2009, when I was really into what Sven Vath played; a lot of them still go down really well. If possible I also love to include at least 1 new track of mine each time I play.
How much preparation do you put into your sets – are you are a believer in free-styling it or are your sets well planned?
I do plan my sets, but at the same time I with take a few CD’s with me of extra tracks, in case I want to change the direction of the set.
Any interesting plans for the future?
Motion is hosting a pool party at Hideout Festival in Croatia this July, so I’m really buzzing about that. I’m also hoping to play out as much as possible and share my music with as many people as I can, as now I have 40 unsigned tracks.
Thanks for your time. Keep up the great work.