London based Mella Dee (aka Ryan Aitchison) is making serious moves. Already a favourite of the specialist BBC Radio 1 crew, his tracks have picked up solid support from the likes of Alan Fitzpatrick, Bicep, Skream, Tijana T, George Fitzgerald and Len Faki – and he isn’t stopping there. The Yorkshire-born talent is cultivating an exciting blend of weighty techno with elements of House, hardcore, and jungle thrown in for good measure and this month drops the ‘Warehouse Music 001’ EP on his newly formed label Warehouse Music.
We heard the groove on the title cut from Quartet series’s latest release ‘Faster Than Light’ and dug deeper to find the deliciously deep B side ‘Vamos a La Playa’ and quite simply that was that. We HAD to find out more about the brains behind this one.. This week we’re introducing Paris-based artist Tell, who gives us the down low on his career so far and lets us in on some secrets about the nightlife scene in Paris..
Garage is back. And in a big way. We were lucky enough to sit down with Plastik People Recordings head honcho and industry legend Marc Cotterell to delve into the history of the genre and it’s resurgence and to celebrate his new Deeper D-Vine release ‘Them Garage Days’.
Head honcho of Kolour Recordings and Open Bar Music, NYC’s Oscar P has been steadily making a name for himself in the scene over the past few years. A successful producer in his own right, Oscar P has remixed for Mark Farina, KiNK, Soul Minority, Jamiroquai, Adele, Omar, Todd Terry, & Physics and dropped productions on the likes of Strictly Rhythm, Tool Room, Ultra & Sony Music alongside his own labels.
We sat down to chat to Oscar P in honour of his new remix package on his own Open Bar Music.
Phonk D’s Footjob is a label born and bred in Germany that’s cheeky by name, cheekier by nature. Fresh fun-fueled records for the weekend since 2014 and has played host to the likes of Sascha Ciminiera, Pallaspeople, Glance alongside Phonk D’s own productions. We caught up with Phonk D to discuss the label so far..
This month sees Germany’s Tim Engelhardt, one of the best kept secrets in the game, drop his debut album on the mighty Poker Flat Recordings.
‘Moments of Truth’ takes us on a sublime musical journey through ten perfectly crafted cuts of Electronica. Ranging from the eponymous downtempo opener, ‘Moments of Truth’ through to the more club suited numbers ‘Azimute’ and ‘When the Distance Disappears’. We caught up with Tim to learn more about the album and his career so far..
London boy Carnao Beats has been making quite the racket on the scene following a string of serious releases on the likes of Nurvous, CUFF and King Steet. Tough, club-ready tunes for the masses are the name of the game and it was his rework of Jean Jacques Smoothie’s ’2 People’ on Sam Divine’s popular Dvine Sounds imprint that stole the #2 spot on Traxsource and elevated the Londoner to global recognition.
In celebration of their 20th label anniversary, veterans of the scene Milk & Sugar put their heads together once more to compile a very special VA album. ‘Legends of House’ celebrates two decades of House music history, with seminal records from the likes of Kings of Tomorrow, X Press 2, Jon Cutler, David Morales, Barbara Tucker, Hardrive and many more.
We caught up with the exciting new Montreal Crew Love members “The Fitness” & “Pony” as they make their Soul Clap Records debut with this open minded sex jam. The Fitness & Pony have a very distinct sound described by Crew Love themselves as being “like a unicorn running through a winter wonderland and finding two teenagers making out on the beach. It’s high energy house music, that delivers lo-fi attitude, rugged techno basslines and pulsating electro”. Let’s submerge into this trip as we find out more about the duo…
This week for our Label Spotlight series, we’re chatting to Federico Luglio a.k.a “Luyo” about his Double Cheese Records imprint! Home to the legends like DJ Spen, Opolopo, Kerri Chandler, Aki Bergen, Boddhi Satva and N’dinga Gaba. Founded in 2012, Double Cheese has been known for releasing major bangers in our Soulful & Afro House Genres and this is just the beginning…
Caleb Cornett a.k.a Amtrac has been pushing his creative limits as a producer, DJ, musician and sometimes-vocalist since 2008. The multi-talented artist can electrify an audience, be it with a moving live music performance or by working dancefloors up to a sweat with his driving yet funk-filled DJ sets – it’s his mantra to be as diverse a DJ as possible, to connect with the crowd and to keep them moving at all costs. Amtrac launched a brand new venture “OPENERS”. The mission statement of the new venture is a simple one, “Music your parents can listen to, as well as your common electronic music fan. Just trying to release records that stand the test of time”. With the first releases coming from Amtrac himself, it promises exciting things! We chatted with Caleb to find out more…
Ovum Recordings boss (Ovum being home to Loco Dice, Shlomi Aber, Marc Romboy, DJ Pierre, Aaron Carl, King Britt, Steve Bug, D’Julz amongst others) Josh Wink returns home to his own label with the mighty ‘Resist’ after dipping his toes in the waters over at Intec, Boysnoize Records and R&S with some heavyweight releases. ‘Resist’ reeks of debauchery, with its Acidic bassline and persistent vocal and could echo of times gone or could be straight up futuristic, who knows? What we do know is that it’s naughty, noisy, and absolutely awesome! Classic Wink. We sat Josh down for a Q&A to celebrate the new release..
The past couple of years have seen Defected’s golden boy Sonny Fodera grow into a fully-fledged House music star.2016 in particular saw the Aussie touring the globe, have a BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix and even release his stand-out album ‘Frenquently Flying’ via Defected. A project that showed an extra facet to Fodera’s production, full of vocal-heavy sing-a-long tracks like ‘Feeling You’ and ‘You and I’ that propelled him even higher in our estimations. It’s 2017 and Fodera is back with a brand new label: AARRIVAL. He kicks things off with one of his own productions.. the sexy ‘Set Me Free’ and we went to find out more from the man himself..
Scotsman turned VIVa Warriors resident Jamie Roy is fast-becoming a global name on the underground scene. With four seasons on the Whilte Isle under his belt (and approaching a 5th) we thought we’d sit Jamie down to chat about his new record, where you can catch him spinning and get the gossip for the 2017 Ibiza season from a true island connoisseur!
This week for our Label Spotlight series, we’re chatting to Mattei & Omich about their Cut Rec promos imprint! Home to the likes of Funkatron and Re-Tide as well as harboring their own productions, the last two years has seen Cut Rec Promos be responsible for putting out some of the funkiest sounds around, and they’re showing no signs of letting up..