Traxsource Presents New Music Tuesday (April 8th, 2014)
Whats Hot This Week
1. Paolo Rocco – Move Body, Move Forward (Defected)
Canadian artist Paolo Rocco has been rising from strength to strength with his steady flow of quality releases in recent years. Highly regarded for his exceptionally structured DJ sets as well as his inimitable production prowess, this artist of Italian descent has produced for a slew of creditable imprints such as Saved Records, Seaking, Real Tone and Klasse Recordings whilst also seeing his exceptional work praised by the likes of Damian Lazarus, Nic Fanciulli, DJ Sneak, John Digweed, Maya Jane Coles, M.A.N.D.Y, Dennis Ferrer and The Martinez Brothers. Upon its initial release, ‘Move Body, Move Forward’ achieved number 6 in the Deep House chart whilst also making an imposing dent into the top 25 of Beatport’s main chart. Rocco’s original has mesmeric clear chords making for the body of the track whilst catchy pitched down vocals add a dose of quirkiness to its emotive veneer. In contrast fellow Canadian, Nathan Barato, offers a dark roller of a remix with energy that ought to stir up dancefloors at the push of a button. Lastly Osunlade demonstrates his signature gift for reconstructing a track into something alternatively fresh and exciting in the form of two mixes: Yoruba Soul Mix and Yoruba Soul Dub. Both versions incorporate a unique blend of layered synths whilst the vocals recur as a hypnotising loop.
2. Vigo Qinan – I Disco (PornoStar Records)
3. Tyrone Lee – Get My Life Back (DJ Spinna Remixes) (Expansion House)
4. Hyenah – The Wish (Traxsource Edition) (Incl. Manoo Mixes) (Freerange)
Is the Hyenah from Joburg or from Berlin? It could be both, or maybe neither. We don’t know. And we don’t really care because the music has hit us in a huge way and we’re just happy to be bringing you this serious club pressure with the debut Hyenah release here on Freerange. On lead track The Wish (Dub) we’re treated to a percussion fueled, bass-heavy monster of a track which balances the dextrous, fluid grooves of the Motherland with immaculate teutonic sonics just perfectly. Slowly moving strings create a wonderful tension as the rhythm builds in intensity with rattling drums taking centre stage and jumping out of the mix like firecrackers. Next up we have King Kobra which goes straight for the jugular with a stripped-back, bare-bones groove, a beautifully simple percussion rhythm becoming all you need for the main hook. Dubbed out deep house minimalism is the name of the game here, with the hypnotic beats drawing you in and the fat Hyenah production engulfing you like a sandstorm. Flip over for a brilliant remix from our favorite French DJ and producer Manoo. This man has been responsible for some of the finest soul-tinged and afro-infused house music over the last 10 years with releases on Deeply Rooted House, Buzzin’ Fly and Real Tone. His remixes for everyone from Maya Jane Coles and Louis Vega to Osunlade and Terrence Parker are testament to the skills possessed. Once again Manoo delivers in spades with this remix of The Wish, keeping the overall vibe intact but adding a rolling bassline, extra vocal hits and extending the arrangement into a most glorious ten minute workout.
5. DKSF – Alright (Underground Mjuzieek Digital)
DKSF are quickly becoming one of our favorite new artists out there with their great productions and remixes that they keep on delivering to us… and this one is no exception! ALRIGHT is a huge slice of funky, techy Underground house with a bgreat oldskool feel, that those guys manage to combine so perfectly… Percussive beats, a driving snare and cowbell, oldskool synth stabs and chords, funky vocal snippets and a baaad bassline make this a surefire winner for lots of floors, no matter if small or big! Watch out ofr thise guys, they are due to explode!
6. Mena Keys & Marlon D – It’s Your Life (Room Control)
Produced and Written by Marlon D (Underground Collective BMI) and George Mena (George Mena Music ASCAP)
7. Outboxx – Planet Love EP (Local Talk)
Over a handful of singles and an album on Bristol labels like Future Boogie, Idle Hands and BRSTL, it’s now time for Jacob Martin and Matt Lambert aka Outboxx to make their debut on Local Talk. Sticking close to what they do best, this is EP is filled with house music infused with deep electronic soul. This EP confirms Outboxx as fully formed members of the Local Talk family and the sheer quality of these tracks should be enough to start turning heads.Over a handful of singles and an album on Bristol labels like Immerse, Future Boogie, Idle Hands and BRSTL, it’s now time for Jacob Martin and Matt Lambert aka Outboxx to make their debut on Local Talk. Sticking close to what they do best, this is EP is filled with house music infused with deep electronic soul. The opening track ”Planet Love” is a warm & sunny chord driven track and has a strong UR/ Galaxy 2 Galaxy feel to it. ”On My Own” is bass heavy 21st century house music, one for those late evenings in a packed club and finally the end track ”Denim Dreams” is the perfect sunflecked, groove-laden sci-fi jam. This EP confirms Outboxx as fully formed members of the Local Talk family and the sheer quality of these tracks should be enough to start turning heads.
8. Zoo Brazil – Nude Picture EP (Street King)
9. Boddhi Satva – The Remixes (BBE)
10. Jesus Soblechero – On Time EP (Incl. The Deepshakerz and Luca M Remixes) (SAFE MUSIC)
SAFE MUSIC is very proud to present for the fourth release one of most spanish rising talents “Jesus Soblechero”…with a nice background with release on good labels as: Little Helpers, Pild and Basswalk records,he vaunt really supports from many bigs as “Marco Carola, George Morel, Paco Osuna, Oxia and many others that played a lot of time his productions in their sets…Jesus present his new works incl.the remixes from label owners “The Deepshakerz” and the romanian masters “Luca M & JUST2”. Download it and Play it loud!!!!!!!!!!!!!
11. Atjazz – Does This Qualify? (Atjazz Record Company)
You’d be forgiven for thinking Atjazz has been pretty much omnipresent in the last few years – remixing a plethora of artists, recording collaborative tracks with a who’s who of quality dance music producers, not to mention nurturing new artists on his Atjazz Record Company imprint. Yet the question he has been asked most is “when will there be any new Atjazz material?” Well, Martin Iveson aka Atjazz is back with an answer, albeit in the form of questions of his own with this 3-song release… The first song/question posed “Does This Qualify?” sees Atjazz digging deep into his love of jazz & dance as way of an answer. “Well, Does It?” reiterates the question. This recording shares the same message yet flows into what is widely known these days as ‘Deep House’ rolling out electronic hats and kicks yet keeping his usual soft centered sound. His last question is directed at the listener and also to himself – “Happy Now?” Easy there Martin we say. We’re guessing you’ve had this release pent up in that head of yours for some time. “Yes!” he answers. “People have asked me over and over for new Atjazz material and with my label and artist obligations I just haven’t had a moment for myself, so now it’s done are we happy now?”… I guess we’ll leave him to cool off a bit then! But this is a labour of love and we can really hear his emotions flowing. A trio of songs for you all to enjoy as Atjazz takes things back to his own sound, and not a minute too soon.