New to the scene, German based duo FRXXMNT admit that they haven’t been producing for long, but this punchy house remix of the 2010 chart hit featuring Chaka Khan, is a solid way to start. Gaining a respectable amount of followers on Soundcloud over the New Year, they only have two tracks up for the listening but definitely check them out!
Vallès is a 21 year old producer born out of Ibiza. ‘St. Lucia’ a smooth disco track with just a sprinkle of funk to make you wish you were dancing poolside. The chop-n-change technique of an old sample is superbly executed here. The EP of the same name has a carefree nature to it containing the perfect balance between French House and funk. A honourable mention to the ‘Cosmonaut Grechko Remix’, which has a ridiculously smooth piano reinterpreting the original for our greater pleasure. Out now on Neonized Records.
A soulful female voice complimented by classic disco strings ticks all the right boxes with us. YSE Saint Laur’ant is an ambiguous disco, deep house DJ who claims to have been DJ’ing for 18 years and releasing music on a variety of labels for 12 years. ‘Never Be’ ticks all the boxes due to the fact that it isn’t crowded; it uses the bare disco essentials and a strong bass line to keep a solid groove. Released 6 months ago only for Vinyl, you can now grab a copy of the digital version here. Enjoy.
Scott Watson has a love for all things sunkissed and his music productions tend to take this edge – as such, the name “The Sunchasers” was born. Producing music under this guise since 2006, he has released numerous records across various labels. His latest effort in collaboration with Bryzey takes on an old school house vibe. Luscious synths and a sexy female vocal, with of course his sunkissed flair – what’s not to like! It drops next week.
London soul singer Kwabs latest single “Wrong Or Right” has got the remix treatment from one of 2013′s hottest house producers, Ben Pearce. He punctuates the vocal track with shimmering pads, stabby claps and a garage shuffle to make this a pretty fine first remix from Ben Pearce this year.
Ben will be undertaking his Australian tour at the end of February, so make sure you catch him when he is here.
Digging around on soundcloud, we came across this Parisian record label, KV Records. Bringing forth various artists, 3 of which are french for a rare release that revitalizes some old school house tunes. Sunny Galaxy’s “I know” is a stand out for us, with an awesome, looped female vocal – this will go down a treat in the clubs. To be honest, all tracks stand out in their own right – but we’ll leave you to make up your own mind. It’s out on vinyl next month.
A1. Washerman – Chicago Nights
A2. Sunny Galaxy – I Know
B1. Inner Sense – 4 Aaron &Terry
B2. Kool Vibe – Manhattan Sunset
Finnebassen has always been good at giving us some free tracks & edits, this time he brings us a track called Fiskeda.
This is a track that requires a full listen, from beginning to end. You can’t grasp the full nature of his production until you have. He builds up the track in a slow progression, using of course that signature bassline. It’s not until the 4 minute mark that he unveils the true beauty. Give this a spin and see for yourself. Another free & fine production from Finnebassen!
Andrew Weatherall touches down for his second Australian Tour with Picnic, starting with a killer party at New Guernica, Melbourne! He’s been constantly globetrotting: last year he headlined the Electric Elephant Festival in Croatia, topped the bill of Bugged Out Weekender and was invited to team up with cult disco hero and fellow Brit DJ Harvey for a once in a lifetime RA Versus set during the Amsterdam Dance Event.
As far as innovators of electronic music go, they don’t come much more legendary than Andrew Weatherall. In terms of length, diversity, impact and sheer quality, his resume is quite simply extraordinary. So join us at New Guerinca this Friday to watch the legend work his magic, you can grab your ticket here. In the meantime, here is an exclusive mix he has put together for this Australian tour. Get involved!