David August – The Spell

The formidable David August returns to Ninja Tune’s Counter Records with ‘The Spell’:

As we’ve come to expect from the Berlin-based producer there’s a lot take in, with propulsive breakbeats, dreamy soundscapes and chilling samples all intertwining to create a, naturally, spellbinding tune.

Grab a copy here and keep your ears peeled for ‘A Golden Rush’ on the flip-side.

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Human Drizzle Presents Laurence Guy

Excitement levels are reaching fever pitch as we approach our latest instalment of Human Drizzle Presents.

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We’re back at Basing House this Friday with Laurence Guy, Krywad & Farrer and our very own Hot Karl. Tickets can still be bought from RA here.

Having had our eyes of Laurence Guy for a while now, we’re chuffed to have finally booked the London producer. You need look no further than his ace releases on Church, Rose Records or Cin Cin for proof he knows his way around a tune. But it’s his inspired selections that’ll be doing the talking this Friday night.

We caught up with him to see which tunes have been grabbing his attention recently:

1. JohNick – Play The World: “Classic party starter from JohNick, hasn’t left the bag for a number of years and I’m sure it won’t anytime soon…”

2. Sade – Surrender Your Love (Kenny Larkin Remix): “Amazing Sade edit from Kenny Larkin, I paid more than I care to think about on discogs for a copy of this, but it’s well worth it!”

3. B.A.M Music Inc. – Missing You: “Ridiculous disco vibes from B.A.M, fatefully nabbed the last copy from Love Vinyl when it came out and have been dancing to it ever since.”

4. Lauer – Hector: “Hands in the air deepness from Lauer, guaranteed to make people start hugging each other on the dancefloor!”

5. Lucretio – Want: “Peak.Time.Banger”

Thirsty for more? Why not grab a ticket for Friday night and see what else he has in store for our dancing delectation.

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Human Drizzle Presets @ Basing House, Friday 23rd September

We’re excited about this one.

On Friday 23rd September Human Drizzle Presents returns to Basing House with a humdinger of a line-up. Tickets are now available at a reasonably-priced £6 here.

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We’ve been keeping a keen eye on Laurence Guy’s game ever since he crafted this saucy Valentine’s Day mix for us back in 2014. He’s been building a solid fan base over the years with timeless releases on Rose Records, Cin Cin, Outplay and two EPs on the excellent South London label Church – one of the latter was a sell-out.

As showcased on his recent Rinse FM show, he has a thirst for vintage disco and we can’t wait to see what he throws down on Friday 23rd.

Joining Laurence Guy will be Percolate’s Krywald & Farrer. We’ve wanted to nab the residents for a while – not only are their mixes fun-filled, party-starters but they’ve also developed an infectious sound of their own on recent productions. It’s a blend of house music that’s influenced by world music, and it’s definitely made for dancing:

Check out any number of their mixes up on SoundCloud for the longer listen, not to mention their newly-created, edits-only label Persies (we’ll talk about that another time).

As ever, our resident Hot Karl will be warming things up nicely from the start. All three are firm favourite selectors of ours and we can’t wait to have them down to the intimate surroundings of Basing House.

Grab a ticket here and we’ll see you down the front.

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Bruce Trail – Ravine Dream

Toronto’s Bruce Trail delivers four-track EP ‘Ravine Dream’ on MagicWire. This will be perfect listening to fans of Project Pablo, Jack J, LNRDCROY and Pender Street Steppers. We’ve posted ‘Bridgework’ and ‘Over Falls’. Enjoy.

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Healings – Holy Water

This one nabs the sample from Outkast’s 2003 hit ‘Prototype‘. It’s by Healings, Josh Macintyre from Prince Innocence’s side project and it’s a beautiful piece of hazy house. Stank you, stank you very much…

Dagny – Ultraviolet EP

Extending her small but solid back catalogue, the about-to-be-huge Norwegian singer Dagny released the eagerly-anticipated Ultraviolet EP last week. It’s full of catchy melodies and sing-a-long choruses. For proof, check out ‘Too Young’ above, ‘Fool’s Gold’ below and the rest of the Republic Records-released EP here.

 

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Tuff City Kids – Labyrinth (Club Mix)

Gerd Janson and Lauer are back producing the goods as Tuff City Kids.

‘Labyrinth’ features Norwegian singer Annie on vocals and is the first taster of their forthcoming full-length, due to drop on 14th October on Permanent Vacation.

Hold tight for that release. In the meantime, the ‘Labyrinth’ EP is out on 23rd September and will also feature remixes from Morgan Geist and DJ Oyster, pre-orders here.

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Premiere – Fono – Feet On The Ground (Franc Moody Remix)

We’ve been waxing lyrical about Franc Moody for a while now, so it’s particularly exciting to say we’ve got the first play of their brand spanking new remix. It’s a dose of feel-good, hazy tones perfect for this closing chapter of summer we’ve found ourselves hastily flipping through:

For more on the London based group, we’d highly recommend checking their SoundCloud for a healthy serving of cosmic disco goodness akin to the likes of Todd Terje, Eli Escobar and Lindstrom. From their recent EP, ‘T’s and C’s’ hit the shelves courtesy of Juicebox Recordings back in June:

And as for ‘Feet On The Ground’ above, we look no further than another member of the Juicebox fam – Fono. Filed next to Duke Dumont, Karma Kid and NVOY, the Brighton producer is forging a solid rep for his forward thinking take on house music.

It’s taken from his forthcoming ‘Kinetic’ EP which features everything from the smooth and dreamy tones of ‘E^ST’ to the catchy hi-hats and heavy bass of ‘Levitate’. With its bouncy synth chords and stand-out vocal, ‘Feet On The Ground’ finds that perfect balance of dancefloor fodder and pop sensibilities.

Hit written all over this one:

 

 

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Studio Barnhus @ Corsica Studios 03.09.16

If you’re still on the hunt for a plan Saturday, put down the listings guide. We got you.

Trouble Vision have done it again with a Studio Barnhus label showcase down at Corsica Studios. Axel Boman, Kornél Kovács and Pedrodollar, founding trio of the Swedish label, will all be gracing the decks on Saturday night, bringing their house-but-so-much-more-than-house sound to South London.

Kornel’s gone and done a taster mix to whet the appetite:

As the accompanying RA profile described it, ‘House music for the end of summer’.

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Midnight To Monaco – One Way Ticket

Currently on a mission to ‘take 50s doo wop harmony into the future’, LA-based Midnight To Monaco are carving out a niche and well-recognisable sound with their latest radio-friendly single, ‘One Way Ticket’.

The Future Classic-affiliated duo now have Island Records in charge of shifting this one outside of Australia and New Zealand, fast work given the fact their catchy debut single ‘Suicide’ was released just over a year ago.

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