Monthly Archives: February 2013

Yuksek Remixes

French producer Yuksek’s released a string of remixes recently, giving three pop songs his upbeat and energetic touch. Above, he’s tweaked fellow Frenchman C2C’s ‘Genius’ and below, he’s put his hand to work on Denmark’s Kasper Bjorke’s ‘Sunrise’ and French band GRIEFJOY’s ‘Touch Ground’.

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Major Lazer – Watch Out For This (Bumaye) Ft. Busy Signal, The Flexican & FS Green

It’s impossible to listen to this and be cold. Which, for all you UK residents, is a blessing.

‘Watch Out For This (Bumaye)’ is a horn blast of a tune, a good times collaborative effort between Major Lazer, Flexican, FS Green and Busy Signal. It’s the new single off the upcoming ‘Free The Universe’ album (Secretly Canadian, April 15th) and it bodes well.

Download the first of ML’s teaser mixtapes here too, for more unseasonally tropical vibes.

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Lane 8 – The Voice Part 2

Everyone’s (or certainly our) favourite San Fransiscan Lane 8 has just dropped ‘The Voice Part 2’ (the follow up to The Voice, naturally). Both tracks amble along nicely dabbling in both disco and house, and use the same sample, a vocal from Suzanne Vega’s classic hit, ‘Tom’s Diner’.

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Crayon & Pyramid – So Far Gone EP

This takes us back. We’ve mentioned before how Pyramid‘s brand of French electro reminds us of the heady days of Ed Banger dancefloor domination in 2006. Well, now he’s teamed up with another purveyor of excellent remixesCrayon (who seems to have dropped the definite article), to produce an EP packed with light, disco-inspired electro. ‘Wolf’ is a particular highlight: a squelchy banger which ends up featuring some rather improbable axework. It’s all great fun, and the EP is out on another huge player from those golden days, the excellent Kitsuné Records.

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Glenn Astro – Feelin’ Me

‘Feelin’ Me’ is the new one from rising Germanic star Glenn Astro, and is yet another top release from London-based WotNot Music. The infectious piano and vocal on loop seems fitting both for the laid back and the up-tempo. This track’s from his ‘The Power’ EP which is out on vinyl now. It is released digitally on 11th March and having heard the full length version of the Medlar remix on there, is not one to miss. For the Blighty-based amongst you, keep your ears to the ground for Glenn Astro’s debut London show around the first days of spring.

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Human Drizzle Presents

Human Drizzle Presents

We’re super excited to announce the details for our next party. The second instalment of ‘Human Drizzle Presents…’ is taking place on Friday 5th April at The Bussey Building in Peckham. Tickets are currently a steal at £6 a pop; grab yours now from Resident Advisor on the following link:

And tell your friends to come too here:

We’re welcoming four acts over the course of the evening to get your feet a shufflin’.





If you’re not clued up on who these chaps are, or want to remind yourself of their talents, here’s a handy guide of what to expect.

First up is Harry Wolfman, who started causing a stir a year ago with his breakthrough hit ‘Don’t You Know’.

Since then he’s released an EP for Purp & Soul and whilst at it caused some hot fuss for remixing label boss Ben Pearce’s classic ‘What I Might Do’. He’s just dropped his second EP, ‘Booty Call’, and it’s got some serious groove, neatly blending deep house with some nice garage touches. Feast your ears:

Regular readers will appreciate we’re pretty stoked to have Clancy playing. His Little Dragon remix from last year is pretty much faultless and his latest track ‘How To Hold On To You’ has already become one of our most-played tracks of this year. We’ve also caught wind of some new releases in the not-too-distant future. Get excited.

Coming to you from Cape Town via Manchester is Alex Blaxx, who is forging quite the name for himself on the underground house scene. His debut release ‘The Evening Fly’ has already received support from the likes of Bicep and Huxley, and DJ Mag were so impressed with him they invited him to work a set alongside Space Dimension Controller. 2013 looks set to be a very promising year for him.

Last and by no means least we have London-based Real (a.k.a. Boean), who wowed us with ‘My Resignation’ towards the end of last year, an EP of post-everything goodness. Having played a wicked set just a few weeks ago for i-D magazine at XOYO, we are pumped to now have him playing for us. Here are two tracks by the young lad, one old one featuring a Lauryn Hill vocal and a new one forthcoming on XVI Records entitled ‘Don’t Need Ya Love’.

See you there.

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Harry Wolfman – Booty Call EP

The young Harry Wolfman has been making beats for a while now (check out his breakthrough hit ‘Don’t You Know’ from the start of last year, for starters). Just this week he has released his second EP, ‘Booty Call’ on Lost My Dog Records. We highly recommend giving this record a good old spin, it fits very nicely in the kinda post-Disclosure world we now live in. All three tracks dip their toes in deep house, whilst also incorporating some fairly of-the-moment garage overtones and soulful vocals. Promising stuff.

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Tensnake, The Magician & Classixx Mixes

For the longer listen: here are three of our favourite mixes of the moment.

If you’ve not caught it already, Tensnake came in to see Pete Tong last Friday to give a two hour long Essential Mix featuring the old and the new. Most importantly, it features a couple of new tracks from the German’s highly anticipated debut album due out later this year. Next up, The Magician’s Magic Tape series reaches number 30 this month. It kicks off with Goldroom’s new single and features other corkers from Bondax, Claptone and Alex Metric’s re-work of Willy Moon.

Last but by no means least LA duo Classixx’s ‘Immaculate Selections’ Mix. Listen out for an ace rework of Human League, current tunes from Jacques Renault and Mano Le Tough, and the new single from Classixx themselves, ‘Holding On’, also posted below. Enjoy.

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Rhye – Open (Ryan Hemsworth remix)

It says something when your single can be remixed by Ryan ‘Golden Touch’ Hemsworth and the original not only holds its own but is actually better. That’s the calibre of Rhye’s first single from their debut LP, ‘Open’, something we already had an inkling of after Rhode & Brown’s previous effort. Ryan H does a decent job, not changing too much beyond some Wedidit buzz, but it’s the original that does it for us.

US house-man Maurice Fulton has also had a crack at reworking a Rhye track and it’s funky as hell:

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Midland – Trace

Monday 25th February finally sees the release of the gargantuan new EP by Midland, out on Aus Music. We can see the title track’s infectious (and slightly scary) vocal being a big feature of dancefloors up and down the land for a long time to come. Understandably one of the most hyped tracks of 2013 thus far, it’s got an atmosphere straight out of ‘Apocalypse Now’ and the eeriest breakdown we’ve heard in a long time. Unsettling stuff.

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