Traxsource Presents New Music Tuesday (June 3rd, 2014)
We kick off the proceedings with the #1 selection from Large Music. Quality modern deep flavours from the UK. Definitely deserves it’s place at the top.
Whats Hot This Week
1. Abstract Source ft Elliot Chapman – Day To Night (Large Music)
UK based producer and DJ Jules Dickens (aka Abstract Source) teams up with Soul singer and songwriter Elliot Chapman for a blissful slice of modern Deep House entitled Day to Night. We first were tipped off to this future classic by our good friend Russ Gabriel, who graciously provides two powerful remixes here in his trademark analog minimalist style. To add additional quality to the release, we have asked Large artist Deep Future to give his take on the song and also Paper Recordings artist Leon Sweet to provide a Nu Disco slant for the slow burners.
2. Lay-Far & Jonny Miller – Going Home (Atjazz Record Company)
Russia meets Great Britain in a world of glorious Deep-House and breaking moulds in the same breath. Lay-Far & Jonny Miller work many miles apart but somehow seem to make this amazing music like they’re sat it the same space at the same time. ‘Going Home’ is a very colourful and centred EP with brilliant sample crafting and clear beats. Lay-Far and Jonny Miller both have a great understanding of music further-a-field and it can be heard right here, broken beat, nu-disco and world rhythms are held together by a strong 4/4 backbone and the technical sampling flutters around effortlessly. This is just the beginning of the duo’s journey and what a starting point, well crafted, impeccably produced dance music styled to suit many tastes.
3. David Penn, Robert Owens – People Lovin’ People (Urbana)
David Penn returns after the success of his last track ‘A Different Story’ on Toolroom Records with his new original track. Old school vibes with a badass bassline and the legendary Robert Owens on vocals creating a 2014 summer bomb! The pack includes a Vanilla Ace remix, one of the producers of the moment that released tracks on labels as Toolroom or Ministry of Sound and a David Herrero remix, prolific Spanish producer that releases on labels as Defected, Kling Klong or Saved that completes this amazing package.
4. Steve Fryer – Satisfied (incl. M A N I K Remixes) (Blacksoul)
5. Black Motion – African Salsa EP (Ocha Mzansi)
Robert (DJ Murda) Mahosana and percussionist Thabo “Smol” Mabogwane have been serving up some of the hottest beats coming out of South Africa for the last several years. They have already scored hits with Ocha with the tunes, “Set Me Free” and the Black Coffe/Nomsa collaboration, “Traveller”. Enjoy this percussive EP and dance like no one is watching.
6. DJ Static – Just Believe (Beatdown)
7. Manuel Tur – Es Cub (Freerange)
2012 was an interesting year for Manuel Tur. Having released his second LP Swans Reflecting Elephants, the Spanish-German producer moved to his fathers birthplace in Ibiza to spend a year on the island where he felt a strong connection despite having never lived there. One year spent on Ibiza might not be that out of the ordinary for a music producer and DJ but when you take into account that he visited not one single club in that time choosing instead to spend his days and nights in the hills amongst fig and almond trees just reading, watching films and contemplating his future musical direction then things become more interesting.Manuel fondly named his small studio set up at his Dad’s place Es Cub (The Cube) and it was here in this sanctuary away from the distraction of clubs and friends that he began to forge the tracks that we present on this LP. As Manuel describes, what started life as a collection of little finger exercises and sonic experiments soon grew into fully arranged club tracks. These were clearly influenced by the omnipresent house and techno that he could hear drifting from the nearby beach club which rose above the rustle of wind-swept trees and chirping cicadas whilst he sat on his terrace. If all this sounds like a bit of a Balearic cliché, then so be it because Manuel is happy to admit to just how much the esoteric, cabalistic nature of Ibiza influenced him in the making of Es Cub. As Manuel puts it, “Looking back at the year in Ibiza it’s been sort of a Sabbatical for me, a year of orientation, both privately and musically. The album is like a diary or sonic photo album from this time – as cheesy as this sounds. It’s no musical manifesto or a concept album or anything too serious though. I’ve done most of the tracks in a couple of hours. El Soplo for example, consists of just a kick, hihat, clap, ride, bass and two simple synth parts. Es Dub was just a loop I’ve dubbed out live on the console in only one take while waiting for the postman to arrive.” This spontaneity, simplicity and playfulness, combined with the warmth and solitude of an Ibizan hideaway, not to mention the cold, industrial minimalism of Manuel’s Ruhr Valley Essen roots all make for an interesting fusion on Es Cub. Take opener Ara Anam for example, we could just as easily be on the Space Terrace as we could at Panarama Bar. Tracks such as Werk and Flux combine hints of clipped minimalism with the driving, analogue synth sounds of say Ame or Baikal whilst About To Fall and El Soplo contain both depth and a certain majestic beauty gained from the simple, stripped back, rolling beats and flowing pads. Far from being the throwaway sketches that Manuel modestly implies, we hear strong melodic motifs and hooky samples appearing throughout the entire LP which brings a unique identity to each track as well as adding a cohesive gel to Es Cub. Expect to be hearing much more from Manuel in the coming months. He has become in demand for his mixing skills adding his touch to releases from Andre Hommen for Objektivity, the latest Shit Robot LP for DFA and an EP from Marcus Worgull for Innervisions. In addition to his releases on Freerange and Mild Pitch he has also co-produced releases on labels such as Running Back (producing for Dplay), Ovum and Mule (co-producing with Langenberg as Ribn).
8. Micky More, Andy Tee – Philly Sensation (GrooveJet Records)
9. Sure Thing – Holding You Tight (Defected)
Composed of established producers DJ Die, Joker, Futureboogie’s Christophe, and drummer Desi Rodgers, Sure Thing’s musical credentials are immediately apparent. Their debut release ‘Holding You Tight’ drops this summer on Defected Records, backed up with some exceptional remixes by fellow Bristolians GotSome and the hugely respected Rob Mello. Leading the pack is a club-ready Extended DJ Mix; a classic-sounding and infectious disco boogie cut, followed by the faster, energetic ‘GotSome Bump-in-the-Trunk Remix’ which features a contagious bass line and some footwork inducing high hats. No Ears Recordings man Rob Mello delivers two interpretations; the Vocal Version using Chloé Lang’s pristine vocals to create encapsulating soundscapes while the Dub Version features a thudding kick drum and takes full advantage of Joker’s twisting funk chords.
10. Jeff Service – Don’t You Know That (Nu Jax Music)
11. Bear Who? – Mr. Riddlz EP (Classic Music Company)
Classic officially welcomes into its every growing family of outsiders the Chicago native Fuzzy Cufflinxx aka Mr. Riddlz aka the one & only Bear Who? The duo of Ab Logic and Jesse Simons (aka The Hoodfellas) hook up here with Bear to transform his distinctive Hip-House style into an instant floor rocker ‘The Dancer’. The original is the very definition of Jackin’ House, and is complimented with remixes from Berlin’s wildest of beasts Kris Wadsworth and Canadian jackmaster Jason Hodges. On ‘I Need Dat’ Bear partners up with another of his Chicago brethren, namely Milty Evans, who underpins Bear’s Hip House rhymes with masterful piano and organ sounds from the soul of Chicago. Four distinctive tracks on an EP of distinctive sounds and characters.
12. Mr Mike – Lets Do It Again (MAP Dance Records)
Over a decade since originally gracing the dance community via the seminal Peppermint Jam label, Mr Mike’s stunning ‘Let’s Do It Again’ is back once again, now completely re-suited & booted courtesy of a whole host of A listers. Early peepers would have already seen 1 of the new versions on the recently released Miami EP – with Ricky Morrison’s M&S mix causing some serious heat over in the WMC sunshine. Now with a host of reworks from names including Samir Maslo & Sergio Flores, DJ Spen & Soulfuledge, Ricky Morrison, Pino Arduini & Monodeluxe, Ricky Pellegrino & Javier Bollag – there really is a mix on here to suit every taste under the house genre. The hype on ‘Let’s Do It Again’ has been building since the end of Miami, and with equally expected hype set for the fast approaching Ibiza season, make sure this one is packed right at the front of your CD case this summer!