Traxsource Presents New Music Tuesday (April 29th, 2014)
Whats Hot This Week
1. Cuebur feat Vikter Duplaix – I See You (Soul Heaven Records)
Moving dance floors since the age of fifteen, South African producer and DJ Cuebur has teamed up with velvet voiced singer Vikter Duplaix to bring you ‘I See You’ on Soul Heaven. Without a doubt the tour de force in ‘I See You’ are the silky Casanova vocals by Duplaix, which make slow nods to the bedroom and 90’s RnB. The original mix explores the tender side of house music, effortlessly interweaving pillowy 808 toms with dim lit synth stabs, while the energetic remix by Andre Lodemann displays the producer’s abilities to create dazzling dance floor music. Together the two versions are sure to shift the spotlight towards Cuebur and the South African house movement within the international dance music scene.
2. Eric Ericksson – Little Gold / Silent Fail (Swedish Brandy)
Following up Eric’s massive hit single Yuki / Unity ( No.1 on Traxsource top 10 chart, both track and single chart!) we are proud to present Eric’s new single Little Gold / Silent Fail. Once again, excellent deep, deep dubbish house. Pure quality productions with killer hooks and grooves. An Instant classic! Eric is definately swedens most interesting and skillful producer when it comes to underground deep house and soulful techno. Eric Ericksson released his first single in 96 with several releases since then on respected labels, both indie and major. At age 18, he released a single on Derrick May’s label Fragile, alongside artists such as Carl Craig and Laurent Garnier. Later the same year he, as part of the duo Minimalisterna, released a full-length album on Virgin Records. In 2011 the EP Someone is Watching was released on Carl Craig’s Planet E Communications and releases for Freerange Recordings followed in 2013. As co-founder of Kass Recordings he released the work of some of the top artists on the Swedish scene, such as Zoo Brazil and Style of Eye. In 2009 he formed North Beach together with Daniel Howe and since then they had three releases on Kant Recordings and played in well-respected venues in Europe.
3. Toddla T Sound – On Acid (Defected)
Toddla T Sound’s ‘On Acid’ EP comprises three tracks of bubbling 303’s and acid-leaning house music that is without doubt the ‘housiest’ thing the notoriously eclectic artist has ever produced and is a unique and remarkable addition to Defected Records’ musical canon. Accompanied by a suitably raw and frenetic music video ‘Acid’ punches hard and fast with a squelching 303, occasional chanted vocal and very little else to distract you from its single-minded energy. Much of ‘Phoney’s charm is in its simplicity; a simple top line loop peppered with a sublime Shola Ama vocal. Rounding off the EP is the record that was the catalyst to T’s acid explosion, ‘Pandora’s Box’.
4. Bobby D’Ambrosio feat Leah Joy – Testify (Sing) (ONICE)
Remix & Additional Production by Raffa Scoccia aka Moon Rocket & Hector Romero for Onice & Def Mix Productions.
5. Michel de Hey feat Mulder – Seven EP (DFTD)
As someone who has opened the door to Techno and Tech House for a generation of clubbers with his Miracle, Brave New World and Hey! labels, Dutch producer Michel de Hey has joined forces with fellow countryman and rising starlet Mulder to release their ground-shaking ‘Seven EP’ on Defected’s DFTD imprint. Title track ‘Seven’ is an eight minute sonic journey that treads through an array of shuffling transitions and cosmic overtures. ‘Trieb’ begins as a rocky bass line encapsulated by whisking vocal waves and cowbell-like synth plucks; the track really picks up when the seething pads overwhelm giving light to an energetic dance catalyst. ‘Balicoon’ is the icing on this EP, demonstrating the duos versatility in threading evolving, saw tooth bass lines, off-beat cowbell riffs and soaring 80s synth pads.
6. Joe Pompeo – Time To Move EP (Beatdown)
7. Rocco feat Khensy – Still Water (Remixes) (House Afrika)
French dance music maestro Rocco returns on a track with Johannesburg-based vocalist Khensy, whose talents have recently been on display with the likes of Charles Webster and QB Smith. ‘Still Water’ places moody chords atop dicey percussion and trailing horns, and arrives with remixes from huge-in-South Africa Spiritchaser (a tech-ier take) and Lars Behrenroth (stretched-out and atmospheric-to-the-max).
8. Neville Watson – Red Light Fever (The Nothing Special)
9. 47SOUNDS – Werk’s Allright EP (Snazzy Traxx)
We at Snazzy Traxx Digital are always happy to welcome new talent, it’s one of the reasons we started the label. So, It brings us great pleasure to present this next release from 47SOUNDS, With other releases in the pipeline for some respected labels 47SOUNDS really is an artist to watch out for in the future… This 4 tracker has a really rugged slightly jack feel, mixed with a nice oldskool vibe, Raw basslines upon tuff beats keep all 4 tracks bumping and rolling throughout, not to mention the unique catchy vocal hooks which really spice the tracks up… This EP will drop nicely into the more discerning House & Garage DJ wallets and promises to get your audience bouncing and werkin it!!!!
10. Zo! feat Erro & Phonte – We Are On The Move (Joey Negro Revival Mix) (Z Records)
Yes, another killer cut on ZR. Zo!‘s gorgeous soul tune featuring Eric Roberson and Phonte gets subtly housed up mix by Dave Lee. A record you’ll be hearing all summer at more musically inclined parties.
11. Vidaloca, Piem & Alvaro Smart – Oversized EP (Nirvana Recordings)
Two of Nirvana Recordings top talents, Vidaloca & Piem and Alvaro Smart join forces in the studio to bring us the ‘Oversized EP’. This collaboration is really something special as they combine both individual unique sounds to make this incredible two track EP. Vidaloca & Piem’s classic House/ Tech House vibe along with Smart%u2019s Tribal Tech signature prove to be a brilliant match and it is obvious on each track. We are looking forward to the feedback on this one as each of their individual EP’s did outstanding last year, with both having enormous support from the industry and impressive chart positions.
12. Nathan G feat Frank H Carter III – If We Try (Large Music)
Legendary Large Music artist Nathan G makes a welcomed return to the fold with a sparkling new release entitled If We Try. Collaborating with the enormously talented lead vocalist Frank H Carter III, Nathan has created a classic House vocal masterpiece with a soaring message of hope and unity that extends far past the dance floor. The Vocal Mix is laden with old school flourishes yet still crisp enough to be instantly relevant while the swirling main Dub possesses a slightly grittier edge. Finally, Nathan offers up the Outside ReDub for those who like to tread into a more progressive and dark sonic palette made so popular recently thanks to the Innervisions crew. Is this music that moves us and inspires us in Classic Large style? Yes, indeed.