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Drake – Come Thru (James Blake Version)

OK, so it’s not a hands-down crowd pleaser, but here at HD we’re pretty big fans of James Blake’s latest remix. Drake’s smooth vocals evoke Blake’s own signature soulful voice, and the frantic, escalating keys that seem to be a mainstay of the 1-800 Dinosaur sound quickly build the tune up to an intense climax.

Blake’s heavy synth does grate a bit against Drake’s rapping, but he melts it down just in time to make it work, and we get back to the rich, gentler sound that the track started off with. It’s an unexpected ride but we think it works…

Drake – Girls Love Beyonce (SBTRKT remix)

SBTRKT, a recent addition to the Beacons Festival line-up (full disclosure – HD HQ will be decamping there for the weekend, come join), has done a job on Drake‘s summer single ‘Girls Love Beyonce’.

The skittering beat and warped vocals create an essentially new track and, to save you the time listening to the original too, this is better.

The two have collaborated before, as the video and SC link below prove. Evidence:

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Real Nice presents: Cassius @ Pulse, 04.05.14

This bank holiday weekend sees the good people at Real Nice take over London’s cavernous Pulse club on the banks of the River Thames for a monstrous early summer party. They’ve teamed up with plate-spinning bible Mixmag and Anglo-French party people L’Afternoon for a Sunday night extravaganza that sees pioneering French house outfit Cassius perform their first London show for three years.

Cassius have produced for a huge range of artists over the past 20 (yes, 20) years, from Kindness and Phoenix to MC Solaar and Drake – alongside creating eight albums of their own. And the Ed Banger duo are also responsible for the original tracks behind two of our favourite remixes of recent years (in ‘The Sound of Violence’ and ‘I Love You So’).

For a taste of Real Nice’s vibe, meanwhile, check out their latest release. It’s a meaty EP from none other than Benedict Jackson, creator of January’s Human Drizzle mixtape. It’s absolutely excellent:

It looks like a lot of fun and, best of all, we are offering you the chance to go for free. Hooray! We estimate it will take between three and five seconds to enter, so head to our Facebook page and get involved.



Sampha – Without

Out on Young Turks on July 29th, the ‘Dual’ EP is shaping up nicely. The latest teaser is ‘Without’ is a skittering piece of electronica with more than a shade of his breakthrough collaborations with SBTRKT.

This follows the poppier slice of emotion he announced the EP with, ‘Indecision’:

And, if that isn’t enough, he recently featured on a new Drake track, sprinkling some of his vocal magic on an otherwise pedestrian effort from the Canadian:

He’s been a selflessly busy boy but it sounds like his own stuff is worth the wait.

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Rustie – BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix

Something a little longer for you to plug into this fine Monday. Radio 1’s Essential Mix has been undergoing somewhat of a renaissance over the past couple of years, fuelled by a new generation of young producers and DJs pushing the Saturday night/Sunday morning institution past, in the most respectful way possible, the stalwarts of old.

The last two sum up why it is now compulsory listening for electronic music fans. The multi-talented and oft-hyped Nicolas Jaar has crafted a musical journey the weekend just gone, twisting together tunes from *NSYNC right through to Bill Calahan. This followed a joyous two hours from HD favourite Rustie. We’ve posted the Rustie one above as it’s right on the money with what we’re listening to right now, bringing the dulcet tones of Drake together with labelmate Hud Mo’s basslines and beats. It’ll pick you up.

Let us know if you think we plumped for the right one on twitter @humandrizzle. Either way, you get to hear Pete Tong doing his thing. The man LOVES dance music.

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Dollop – with Rustie, Koreless, South London Ordnance & more @ Netil 000, Saturday 31st March

Who fancies a night out? Let Dollop provide one. The Nottingham & London promoters have put together a bangin’ line-up for their first big one of 2012.

Book out the 31st March and head down to the recently upgraded Netil House in Hackney to cut up a rug to Rustie, Koreless, South London Ordnance and Charles Drakeford from streamin’ pioneers, Boiler Room. The aforementioned Rustie has done a sizeable rework of SebastiAn’s new track ‘Love In Motion‘ BTW, which we highly recommend.

Tickets are flying off the shelves but there’s still plenty to go around (decent sized venue), we truly madly deeply wish to see you there.

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Shlohmo – wen uuu

Shlohmo (not to be confused with Shlomo – the British beatboxing artist often seen mugging around with Foreign Beggars) is a, you guessed it, young up-and-coming beatnik making waves over here and in the US. As with the rest of this rich generation of DJs, though, there’s some serious substance behind the hype.

His early remixes of Burial and Drake still sound hot fresh, setting the tone for his follow-up releases: a chillwave atmosphere with a few jagged edges to focus the mind. He has a new three-song EP, ‘Vacation’, out on 7th February on stateside imprint Friends of Friends with a limited edition 12″ to follow with remixes by Human Drizzle fave Nicolas Jaar. We’ve had the pre-released single, ‘wen uuu’ on repeat, a sprinkling of RnB vocals will always get us grooving…

You can also catch Shlohmo at the launch of a new monthly night by Earnest Endeavours at CAMP in Shoreditch, together with label-mate Salva. Worth braving the trendies for.

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