Traxsource presents New Music Tuesday (November 25th, 2013)
Whats Hot This Week
1. Detroit Swindle – Unfinished Business EP (Freerange)
Detroit Swindle continue their incredible run of form with a cracking new EP for for their Freerange follow up, suitably entitled Unfinished Business.Detroit Swindle continue their incredible run of form with a cracking new EP for for their Freerange follow up, suitably entitled Unfinished Business. It’s pretty fair to say that the Dutch duos 2012 Freerange debut helped cement their reputation as one of the most exciting young house music acts to emerge in recent years. Their relentless tour schedule and stream of quality EP’s for the likes of Tsuba, Dirt Crew and their own fledgling label Heist are testament to their success. Remixes for the likes of Waze & Odyssee, So war and Medlar all did the damage as did their immense Boiler Room takeover session which sealed the deal for any skeptics. Turning to the fresh stuff, we see DS delivering three brand new originals plus we have a hard as nails (by our standards anyway!) remix from the enigmatic Crue. Title track Unfinished Business sets the tone with a driving, shuffling, tech tinged beauty loaded with their trademark cut-up, MAW style vox samples. Under The Spell drops next with a more low slung groove, rhodes stabs and breakdowns that are tried and tested for maximum dancefloor pleasure. The B1 sees Crue step up for his hard hitting remix which brings a darker, raw edge to the EP with a bad boy basement feel and garage swing bringing some peaktime intensity. Finally we close the EP with Woman, a track that’s probably about as close as the DS boys get to a smooching torch song. Lush pads and strings bring a deeper vibe to proceedings but the female spoken word samples keep the energy high and ensure things never stray too far from the floor.
2. Namy, Marc Evans – Reset (Incl. Rhemi, Alex Kenji Remix) (King Street)
Japanese DJ/Producer Namy is becoming a “tour de force” in the dance music world! With recent collaborations including works with Kathy Brown and Barbara Tucker leaving dance floors ablaze, Namy doesn’t disappoint with his new release “Reset” featuring Marc Evans! With killer vocal and dub remixes, Rhemi is back on King Street taking “Reset” to new levels. Last, but not least, Italian tech house guru Alex Kenji jumps on remix duty with a vocal edit sure to crush any dance floor!
3. MK feat Alana – Always (Defected)
Originally released back in 1992, to this day ‘Always’ manages to incite more dancefloor revelry than the vast majority of modern day house productions. Twenty years down the line and some of today’s most exciting producers are stepping up to add their own signature twists to the cut.
In a recent interview MK was asked which up and comer we should all be listening to. He answered Route 94, an elusive new name in the house scene, who here provides the first new version of ‘Always’ adding to an already impressive string of quality productions under his belt. The remix adeptly combines the original vibe with today’s fuller production aesthetics, resulting in some serious attitude thanks to its bassy garage vibes, chiming synth lead and excellent utilisation of Alana’s vocals. Dutchman Gerd is next up, with the Gerd Bonus Bounce rendition doing exactly what it says on the tin by combining Alana’s looped vocals with a bouncy bassline. The NY Stomp Remix works with some nostalgic piano chords, while the NY Stop Dub removes much of the vocal to focus on the beats. Finishing off the package is MK’s Club Mix, an archetypal classic that exists to reinforce the notion of Marc Kinchen being an originator and innovator, and evidence of his forward thinking that has continued to inspire so many to this day.
4. Brothers in Progress, Venditti Bros – Blacked Out (Dantze)
Brothers In Progress teamed up with their Venditti Bros to deliver you these two deep tunes, with strong drums and a bass foundation which have the right elements to let you dance.
5. Soulfuledge – Dreaming Aint Enough (West Side)
6. Nice7 – Bassline Soldiers (DFTD)
Italian tech house stalwarts NiCe7 have been affirming themselves deeper within the hearts of revellers as their hype manifests itself with quality back to back releases. Favourites of Noir, the duo have released on leading labels such as Gruuv, Toolroom, Cr2 Records, Noir Music and Suara Music, and their performances have spanned Italy, Spain, Germany, USA, Denmark, Canada, Brazil, UK and Holland. Their inaugural success was ‘Columbian Soul’ on Toolroom whilst 2011 saw their track ‘Point’ peak the Beatport Top 100 as its number one track. Last year however saw the Italian’s drop a summer bomb that exploded in the club circuit. Originally released by Noir Music, ‘Bassline Soldiers’ is a bassy monster as the title suggests, supported and played by the likes of industry juggernauts Seth Troxler, Dennis Ferrer and Carl Cox to name just three. The decadent floor filler is returning with a horde of remixes, all reworked by some of house music’s leading talents in honour of the underground stomper.
First up is rising German star Sable Sheep who emerged mysteriously only two years ago and has since seen productions rank highly on both RA and Beatport as well as playing at both Sonar and ADE. His rendition of ‘Bassline Soldiers’ is grippingly percussive and atypical to the generic 4/4 monotony some producers fall victim to, and consequently a rhythmic sure fire set ingredient. Second is Nathan Barato, the Toronto export who boasts releases on Rekids, Defected, Culprit, MOOD, King Street and his own Roots And Wings Music. The Canadian’s cut is charged with an atmospheric build-up comprising of trippy ambient synths and twisted edits of the originals vocals which drop into a well-oiled roller comprising of 909 beats and a groovy bassline. Up third is Classic Music Company founder and British house legend Luke Solomon whose eclectic productions have been tearing up the underground circuit since the early 90’s when they have not been appearing on both the UK Top 10 and international charts. As someone who’s experienced the evolution of electronic music it is unsurprising that the veteran’s take on the track pulls on some early house conventions and in this case acid hallmarks have been combined with a creative drum beat to a form a killer dance floor weapon.
7. Dino Lenny – I’m Coming Home (Exploited)
Dino Lenny about his second single (which comes with an acid techno twist by James Welsh and a remix by chartclimbers Purple Disco Machine) on Exploited: :) Sounds lovely. Doesn’t it?Dino Lenny about his second single (which comes with an acid techno twist by James Welsh and a remix by chartclimbers Purple Disco Machine) on Exploited: ‘I wrote this record thinking about a couple I met some time ago in New York. He’s a tall distinctive afro american man in his mid forties very fond of his clean shiny vinyl shoes. He loves Soul Black Music and has a soft spot for women in general. His wife knows that but hopes one day he will have eyes just for her. She’s not a spring chicken either and lives day by day waiting for something magic to happen while she poures average filtered coffee six days a week in the local cafe’ where she works. They are so different but there is one thing they have in common ‘Their favourite record’. One evening walking back home Shirley was feeling a little sorry for herself not knowing where Leo had been for the last days. But all of a sudden she has the impression of hearing their song.. and then louder & louder and from the distance Leo appears driving an old blue cadillac that reminded her so much of the car he drove on their first date 20 years ago. He stops, smiles and looks at Shirley with guilty eyes and tells her “I’ve got so many things to say to you”. He opens the door for her and they drive home without saying one more word but just listening with a dreamy smile to their song “When I hear my record I know I’m Home”. They kiss and enter the front door and from that moment they lived the rest of their days like if they just jumped out of their favourite song.’ :) Sounds lovely. Doesn’t it?
8. Tapesh, Dayne S – Your Love (Lapsus Music)
We are ready to drop out another serious release this week for the first appearence on Lapsus of german renowned producer Tapesh alongside his buddy Dayne S. The two guys have released together on label such as Noir Music and Defected with always amazing support and great charts position. Your Love is a 90’s house inspired track with a super catchy vocals that have been previously released on the last Defected Miami 2013 compilation mixed by Supernova. Now we are releasing it again as a single with a brand new unreleased Dub Mix and two remixes by label bosses Supernova.
Don’t miss it!
9. Toka Project – Two Stones Ahead (Amenti Music)
10. Todd Terje – Spiral (Olsen Records)
11. Cupcakes – West Side (Cupcakes)
12. Nice ‘N’ Ripe All Stars – Mixed And Compiled by Soul Clap (Nice ‘N’ Ripe)
The much loved Nice ‘N’ Ripe sound is being re-visited by Boston funksters Soul Clap, who have loving curated, compiled and mixed this whopping new 2 disc selection. This release will be a mixed physical CD, a digital release that includes all 30 individual tracks plus the full length mix, and finally a four track vinyl sampler, all of which are available on Nov 25th.
The reasons Soul Clap have been picked for this honour are many: When Charlie and Eli first DJed together in 2001 they were playing 2step and garage house, alongside deep house & disco. Their first mix together was called Disco-Step for that reason, so already had the pair been digging for Nice ‘N’ Ripe records way back then. Eli especially had been into garage from when he first started DJing in ‘96 and over the years has spent hours and 100s of dollars on eBay trying to complete his Nice N Ripe and sublabel catalogues. On top of that, in 2002 Charlie studied in London and was an intern at MN2S and so it’s Charlie’s connection to MN2S that meant the label hit up the pair as soon as this project was mooted.
It’s impossible to think of garage in the nineties without thinking of the seminal UK garage label Nice ‘N’ Ripe, which started way back in 1993. From its beginnings in flat in Finsbury Park releasing the occasional 12” record to releasing a record per week under an array of different guises such as Nice ‘N’ Ripe, Nice ‘N’ Fruity, G.O.D. and Zest 4 Life, Nice ‘N’ Ripe peaked in the years 1997 – 2001 when classics such as ‘Together’ by 24 Hour People, and ‘Industry Standard’ by Industry Standard featured on every dance floor from Pacha Ibiza to Save The Robots in NYC. Now, in 2013, when garage is as popular as ever, vinyl loving crate diggers and DJs extraordinaire Soul Clap have carefully unearthed the best the label has to offer across 2 jam packed discs. In addition, they have also subtly tweaked and edited some of the tracks in their own studio to ensure maximum coherency throughout the ride. There are so many highlights, classics and genre defining tunes here its impossible to pick highlights. Things kick off with the deep and off-kilter beats of To Go ‘R-U-Reddy (Underground Instrumental Mix)’ before slowly upping the gears though the jazzy stylings of Sylvester’s ‘Turn Table Mixer’, the low slung slouch of N-ergy’s ‘Changes (Bongo Dub Mix)’ and the trumpet laced joy of Soul Clap’s edit of Grant Nelson’s ‘In My Soul. As things progress it’s remarkable to note how relevant and essential many of these cuts still are. Planet Detroit’s ‘Find The Way (Soul Clap Smooth Jam Yumme Day Break Flute Edit)’ for example, or key label artists like 24Hour Experience and their many inclusions, such as the bright neon stabs of ‘Mantra’. All in all this is an essential compendium of the garage music that came to be known as UK garage. As a mix, too, it makes for lovable listening, moving through the different moods and grooves the genre has to offer with the usual style and wit you would expect from selectors like Soul Clap.