Monthly Archives: July 2015

Happa – Ascension

Since a disgustingly young Happa came on the scene at 15 years old, he’s been honing a sound that’s always been interesting if not cohesive. He’s made some headway with this one:

‘Ascension’ is the latest track from the ‘PART 1’ EP, out now on PT/5 Records, and it’s a cut of ravey techno (featuring a niche sample of The Fall) that will be cropping up in sets for the rest of the summer. Championed by Four Tet and others, the boy’s coming of age nicely.

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Radio 1 Ibiza Proms

Last night Human Drizzle was fortunate enough to be at The Royal Albert Hall for the Ibiza Proms; Radio 1’s 20th anniversary celebration of broadcasting from the White Isle.

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On the 52 bus home, we planned a long article about the intergenerational significance of the tracks performed by the Heritage Orchestra; how, like the recently released feature film ‘Eden’, directed by Mia Hansen-Løve, the evening represented a perfect blend of melancholia and ecstasy, of good times passed and good times still to come. It would have been an essay exploring how the cyclical nature of dance music means that when the party is stopping for one person, it’s just beginning for others.

Then we realised that it would just be easier to post a link to the live performance, where all of the above can be summed up by watching 6,000 people – aged from seven to seventy – going ballistic to an orchestral revision of ‘Children’ by Robert Miles.

Jax Jones – Yeah Yeah Yeah (Clapapella Dub)

Second remix of this one to surface in the last week or two and it’s a corker.

The excellently-named ‘Clapapella Dub’ version of Jax Jones’ new single ‘Yeah Yeah Yeah’ chugs along at a very accommodating pace, and much to our enjoyment, JJ very kindly donated it to Annie Mac’s ‘Free Music Monday’ service yesterday.

It joins Roosevelt’s more tropical effort, which you can listen to below:

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Jamie xx – Loud Places (John Talabot’s Loud Synths Reconstruction)

If there is such a thing as a banker of a remix, it’s John Talabot on Jamie xx:

JT’s “Loud Synths Reconstruction” of ‘Loud Places’ is coming out on a Young Turks 12” soon and it’ll sit nicely alongside your copy (we know you’ve got one) of ‘In Colour’.

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Suzanne Kraft – Talk From Home

If anyone’s feeling a little fragile this morning, we highly you suggest you scout out the new LP from Suzanne Kraft released on Melody As Truth. Recorded over a few weeks last winter, ‘Talk From Home’ is a minimal and intimate affair. Having previously produced more upbeat releases on labels such as Running Back, this new album showcases his emotional depth, and his skills as a multi-instrumentalist. Loving the artwork for the release too.

We should point out at this stage Kraft’s a guy, real name Diego Herrera. Check out his work as Dude Energy for yet more aliases, his ‘testosterone-filled nocturnal emissions’ can be found on Tornado Wallace’s label, Animals Dancing.

‘Flatiron’ is without doubt our fave from his new album, tuck in below. Recent Boiler Room below that for something longer.

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Boxed In – False Alarm (Ghost Culture Remix)

London-based Boxed In is releasing his next single ‘False Alarm’ on 7th August, and much to our joy and merriment, Ghost Culture‘s been called up for remix duties.

Check it out below, along with the vid for the original, both are movers:

Kidnap Kid – Fall (OXIA Remix)

We featured the hypnotic delights of Kidnap Kid’s ‘Fall/Freedom‘ release last month, and now it’s time for the remixes of the Yorkshire lad’s more progressive work to surface.

First up, French producer OXIA gets his mits on ‘Fall’, serving up a dreamy deep-house re-work of the tune. Along with Tim Green’s efforts, this one hits the shelves on 31st July via FFRR.

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Dance Tunnel x Field Maneuvers

FMLondoners. Listen up.

The folk behind Field Maneuvers are putting on a party at Dance Tunnel this Saturday night and we think you should be there!

Headlining proceedings will be Cologne-based Christian S. The DJ, producer and Cómeme label stalwart has been dabbling in house, techno and disco since the nineties and no doubt will be digging deep into his varied record collection to bring the heat on Saturday night.

Support comes from London-based Toby Tobias and Elena Colombi, the force behind the Abattoir parties and RUFUS&Bambi.

Tickets are a steal at £5 and can be bought here, with more on the door on the night.

Why not delve into the recent podcast Christian S did for Dekmantel (or alternatively visit one of the many excellent radio shows he’s presented for Cómeme), your Thursday afternoons are begging for it.

Naturally we can’t fail to mention the main event, the return of Field Maneuvers festival for the third year running. There’ll be more on the event to follow but essentially all you need to know is it’s taking place on the 4th – 7th September in a field in Oxfordshire. They’re boasting a tasty line-up with highlights including Optimo, Marcellus Pittman, MJ Cole and Blawan, and tickets are running LOW.

So get on it.

If you need any more persuasion, check out this Boiler Room of the 2014 Field Maneuvers’ headliner Move D going B2B with this year’s headliner, Optimo:

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Hunee – Hunch Music

It’s not often you get a debut album of this quality.

‘Hunch Music’ is the inaugural album from Korean Berliner Hunee and it’s a real journey. Going from the ethereal to the bassy and back again in 11 short tracks, it’s an LP that reflects his record store roots and eclectic tastes. Listening to it you can see why his superb b2b with Floating Points at Worldwide Festival, which we were honoured to be there for, worked so perfectly. Both selectors of the highest order.

Pick of the bunch for us is ‘Crossroads’. Give the album a listen and let us know what yours is. Out on Rush Hour Music now.

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Jax Jones – Yeah Yeah Yeah (Roosevelt Remix)

Just over a week after Roosevelt dropped his last remix, the Cologne-based producer is back with this gem. He’s taken on Jax Jones’ new single ‘Yeah Yeah Yeah’ and given it a summer makeover, bongo drums ‘n all. Lead single’s out Friday on Polydor.

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