FSQ is an acronym for Funk, Style, Quality, and that’s exactly what they deliver. This is what happens when you mix a legendary D.J. and producer from The Funk Mob / nephew of George “Dr.Funkenstein” Clinton with Matt Coogan, aka One Era, Boston boy Chas Bronz and G Koop: producer, session musician and replay artist for the likes of Nelly, Drake and Ice Cube amongst others.. We caught up with the guys to find out more about their productions and celebrate their latest release “Better than Alright”.
For the last 3 years the South African duo C-Major have been pushing the borders of what is commonly known as Afro House and have been exploring new musical territories, something that can be loosely described as Electronic Afro dub meets Minimal House. They have been working on their first album “The Link” for more than a year and the 12 track album is finally here! We are more than thrilled to get a closer look at the new release and get to know the artists behind it!
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..
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.
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…
Bass House is on the menu here with LA-based J Worra. She’s an artist on the rise and we’ve been keeping an ear out for her as she been dropping heat on the likes of Country Club Disco, Club Sweat and Simma Red. We’re stoked to be able to sit her down for an introducing piece and talk shop as she gears up to remix Scales’s latest offering ‘Fall In Love, out NOW on Low Steppa’s Simma Black imprint.
Amsterdam-based DJ and producer Robin Fett has been making some serious waves in the underground with his brand of House / Techno landing him spots on the likes of Loot Recordings, Moan, New Violence Records and Zoo Lab. For his latest release he’s back on Loot for another Techy stomper. Intrigued, we went to find out more about the new kid on the block and what makes him tick..
At the tender age of just 23 years old, exciting young Southern Italian talent Arturo Silvestre aka Atove is already a force to be reckoned with. His musical journey began, age 11, listening to his father’s old dance records and in just 12 years has led to a career as a DJ and artist, touring the globe and spinning his brand of deep and tech-house. We had a chat to Arturo to find out a little bit more about the man behind the music…