Posted: April 1st, 2013 | Author: givafizz | Filed under: LONDON, music | No Comments »
Our buddies over at the Human Drizzle blog have lined up their second installment of ‘Human Drizzle Presents…’ – which is taking place this Friday 5th April at The Bussey Building in Peckham.
Headlining this top notch night, is Harry Wolfman, who started causing a stir a year ago with his breakthrough hit ‘Don’t You Know’. Since then he’s released an EP for Purp & Soul and caused some hot fuss by remixing label boss Ben Pearce’s classic ‘What I Might Do’. He’s just dropped his second EP, ‘Booty Call’, and it neatly blends deep house with some nice garage touches. Also working their moves on the night will be Alex Blaxx, Clancy & Real.
This is sure to be a night of epic proportions, one not to be missed. So we’ve teamed up with the lads at Human Drizzle, to give one lucky reader two free tickets.
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Competition entry closes at 6pm this Wednesday 3rd April. We’ll contact the winner shortly after.
You can check out the full details & buy tickets here.
In the meantime, here is a few tunes to get you in the groove. We’ve got our rave shoes on, have you?!
Posted: April 1st, 2013 | Author: givafizz | Filed under: music | Tags: Akabu, Akabu Warehouse Mix, Alex Mills, Boogie, disco, Everybody Wants Something, Funk, house, Joey Nego, Strip Mix, Z records | No Comments »
So Joey Negro knows a thing or two about putting out decent music, having been big in the game for over two decades! His peerless blend of house, disco, funk and boogie has seen him release seminal records such as ‘Do What You Feel’, ‘Phuture Bound’ and ‘Ride The Storm’. Next on his own enduring Z Records imprint under his Akabu guise comes ‘Everybody Wants Something’.
These magnificent tracks feature the sweetly soulful vocals of Alex Mills who the eagle eared amongst you might recognize from Miguel Campbells ‘Something Special’. The Strip Mix is an uplifting slice of bouncing, good-time house to help usher in the summer. Joeys flawless production showcasing exactly why he remains a stalwart that many try, but fail, to imitate.
On the flip we have the Akabu Warehouse Mix. This is a tougher take built on chunkier drums, a throbbing bassline with more than a touch of rave influence. They will both destroy the dancefloor.
‘Everybody Wants Something’ feat Alex Mills is released 8th April though Z records.
Posted: March 28th, 2013 | Author: givafizz | Filed under: music | No Comments »
Northern Irish duo, Bicep, are full steam ahead after a super solid 2012. Their new EP for Aus, Stash will drop on 15th April. The title track finds Bicep taking house music and adding some strange, analog sounding touches. A press release notes that for this EP, the duo drew inspiration from King Street Sounds, HBO’s ‘The Wire’, and Aphex Twin, so it’ll be interesting to hear the other three tracks that come with this release. Hopefully previews soon. Until then, wrap your ears around this.
Posted: March 28th, 2013 | Author: givafizz | Filed under: music | No Comments »
a/jus/ted is a new project started by producer Justin Strauss and analog addict Teddy Stuart. The pairs first release comes in the form of “A brighter light” featuring the vocals of Jeremy Glenn for London based Under the shade records
The original kicks off with stripped analogue subtleties, turning into a monster tune! Top notch productions right here, and it has us addicted. Repeat, repeat, repeat.
Lars Vegas (more commonly known as one half of Detroit Swindle) steps in for a remix. Going straight for the jugular with tight stabs and punchy percussion. Dancefloor boom!
Get involved, you won´t be disappointed.
Posted: March 17th, 2013 | Author: givafizz | Filed under: music | Tags: deep house, Digitaria, Hot Creations, house, Jamie Jones, Morgan Geist, Mystic Realms, Shine, wAFF | No Comments »
Hot Creations… Do we really need to say anything else? They’re a bit handy when it comes to releasing deep house gems and they’ve struck dancefloor gold again with their latest eagerly anticipated release from duo Digitaria. Formed by Daniela Caldellas and Daniel Albinati, on the sunny shores of Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Digitaria quickly got Jamie Jones hooked on their dreamy romanticized electro pop and it’s not hard to see why.
We can see this one topping all the usual charts and has summer hit written all over it. It features some of the most sweetly sensual vocals from Daniela that we’ve heard in a while. The delicious synths ebb and flow over you like the warm tide in some sun-drenched corner of paradise and leave you feeling all tingly inside. Then the melodic bassline kicks in and resistance is futile. We’d say it was catchy but that really doesn’t do it justice.
Remixes come courtesy of New Jersey native (and one half of Metro Area) Morgan Geist and Hot Creations label mate wAFF. Morgans take is a more stripped back affair, all staccato synths and punctuating stabs but with a real sense of rhythm and insistent beat. wAFF takes things on a deeper trip, upping the tempo and pushing the sound in to psychedelic and woozy realms. He’s got this remix game in the bag.
The B-side ‘Mystic Realms’ comes across like some kind of sexy snake charmer. The brooding late night bassline working like voodoo magic while the hypnotic, echoing vocals ask “Is this real life, is this fantasy?”. Well we’re not sure but we’re gonna have fun finding out.
It’s another sold release from Hot Creations that can only continue to cement their reputation as leaders in a scene currently awash with amazing talent.
‘Shine’ EP is released on 1st April through Hot Creations.
Posted: March 17th, 2013 | Author: givafizz | Filed under: music | Tags: house, Kolombo, Off Recordings | No Comments »
In their own words Off Recordings put their success down to releasing “hit after hit after hit“. Here at Givafizz we’re inclined to agree. They never put a foot wrong and have established themselves as a ‘buy on sight’ label. Release No.49 sees them continuing this trend with music from one of the most original artists around at the moment, Belguim born Kolombo. He knows his way around a decent deephouse beat having released the truly sublime ‘My Own Business’ Ep last year on 2DIY4 and has had solid releases and remixes on labels such as Kompakt and Noir Music.
Showcasing his trademark production style, Kolombo fuses elements of funk, house and hiphop on his Off-debut that will have your booty shaking and the party in full effect. With titles like ‘Lets Drink’ & ‘Move Your Bud’ you know that this release is all about good times. So we say, “Let em roll”…
The ‘Let’s Drink’ EP is out March 13th on Off Recordings.
Posted: March 17th, 2013 | Author: givafizz | Filed under: music | Tags: Citizen, house, Kerri Chandler, MadTech, Waze & Odyssey | No Comments »
The next release from Kerri Chandlers Madtech label comes in the form of ‘So Submissive’ from the enigmatic character known as Citizen, backed with original material ‘Stronger With You’ and a remix from Givafizz faves Waze & Odyssey. With releases for Love Fever, Five Easy Pieces and Templar Sound in the past two years this young and supremely talented producer is fast making a name for himself with his unique take on the classic House sound.
‘So Submissive’ will no doubt quickly gather anthem status around the more discerning dance floors, containing that perfect blend of pitched vocals, nagging keys and Garage leanings. Those haunting, soulful samples are guaranteed to stay with you long after the record has stopped spinning.
‘Stronger With You’ continues in the same vein but takes things up a level or two with euphoric pads and handclaps guaranteed to have you embracing some random stranger at stupid’o’clock.
Waze & Oddyssey return the remixing favors of ‘Be Right There’ earlier this year by stripping ‘Stronger With You’ down, turning it in to a slow-burning, stomping, straight-up House monster. This one definitely hits all the right spots.
‘So Submissive’ is released on MadTech Records in April.
Posted: March 15th, 2013 | Author: givafizz | Filed under: music | No Comments »
Straight after his success of ‘Latch’ with Disclosure, Sam Smith released a magical acoustic track by the name of ‘Lay Me Down‘. Now there has been quite a few remixes being made of this song, however I can safely say I’ve found my favorite. Already an epic track, it didn’t really need much, but the way Todd Edwards compliments Smiths vocal range with his soft beats is really something. He keeps the basis of the song alive when curating his own version. Impressive! Have a listen & tell us what you think.