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Jessie Ware – Cruel (Klaves Remix)

Jessie Ware gets the remix treatment from our favourite Polish producer, Klaves. He lays the track down on a toe-tapping, chuggish beat whilst also adding his staple-sounding quirkiness to JW’s ‘Cruel’. Head over to his SoundCloud to hear more of his stuff, and have a gander at JW performing the track live amongst the foliage at The Barbican:

Jessie Ware – 12 (feat. Robin Hannibal)

Fresh off of the release of her new album ‘Tough Love’, we’re spoilt for choice for new Jessie Ware material.  The real ear-catcher, though, didn’t even make the final cut for the album. ‘12’ is a blissed-out slow jam featuring Robin Hannibal of Rhye and it’s exactly what you’d expect. Delicate vocals float over a tippy-toe beat to provide a laid-back aural delight, perfect for when you’re all partied out.  It’s also a free download for a limited period, cop it here:

In the description, the instructions are to ‘play it late and go kiss someone’. We know it’s only 4pm on a Tuesday afternoon, but maybe ask around the office?

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Jessie Ware – Tough Love (Cyril Hahn Remix)

Cyril Hahn is back adding his dancefloor-ready touch to Jessie Ware’s recent single ‘Tough Love’. Most probably brought about by Hahn’s recent signing to the PMR Records clan, it’s a decent match up and the tune’s sure to be popular. Original’s out 3rd August.

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Jessie Ware – 110%

Jessie Ware’s rise has been meteoric, with her solo career going from strength to strength following her introduction to our eardrums via vocals on tracks by Joker and, most famously, SBTRKT. Her first efforts on her own, ‘Strangest Feeling’ and ‘Running’, are HD favourites – and her latest offering, ‘110%’, is the best of the lot. Produced by fellow artist-of-the-moment Julio Bashmore and borrowing the shuffling beat which gave Kelis’ ‘Millionaire’ much of its charm, ‘110%’ is a lovely bit of whimsical pop music that we hope to hear a lot more of this summer.

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Human Drizzle: The Playlist, October 2017

Ain’t done one of these for a while now have we?

All our favourites from the last few weeks in one easy-to-use playlist. Highlights would have to include Pépe’s debut on Lobster Theremin, Dan Shake’s new one from the the brilliantly-names ‘Shakes On A Plane’ and a couple of tracks from Permanent Vacation’s excellent new compilation.

There’s also Jessie Ware-like smoothness from newcomers Silk House, D.I.S.C.O from the likes of Junktion and thatmanmonkz and a couple of forthcoming tracks on Future Classic to lighten the mood too.

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SG Lewis – Warm

Fresh material from PMR Records sub-label Beat Club has just landed. Following in the footsteps of Klaves’ excellent ‘People/Oh No’, the London-based label’s next release comes in the form of SG Lewis’ debut single, ‘Warm’. The UK producer’s channelling the smooth and soulful akin to label mates Jessie Ware and Dorkin, and having already featured on Zane Lowe’s Radio 1 show, the lad’s sure to be popular.

‘Warm’ is out now, bag yourself a copy here.

Sessions @ Corsica Studios

This Friday sees Sessions, the weekly in-house promoters at Corsica Studios, curate a line-up only HD dreams are made of. The club nestled in the heart of Elephant & Castle will play host to a whole load of top DJs and you can be there for a mere eight quid. The music at Sessions’ nights consistently delivers and this will be no different.


Headlining is Fort Romeau. We’ve banged on about the South London producer enough on these pages so we’ll just let the music do the talking – the former member of La Roux is HOT property right now.

In support besides Hubie Davison and LK Aka Lee Konitz comes Urulu and Youandewan. Since running his own label Amadeus and having had releases on Let’s Play House and Exploited, Urulu has attracted a huge following. Check out his Let’s Play House mix for an extended listen but we feel his remix of Jessie Ware’s ‘Sweet talk’ went a tad unnoticed, it’s a banger:

Lastly a light must be shone on the Berlin-based Youandewan, whose recent ‘FM Jam’ EP on Aus Music shows off “his adroit handling of classic house and techno tropes”. 4/5 on RA ain’t bad.

Tickets are currently at the reduced price of just £8, one of the many good reasons you should get on down to CS this Friday night. Head here to bag a ticket and tell all your mates about it here.


PMR Records – Dornik, Javeon & more

As we come to the end of what must have been an exhausting year* for the London-based label, PMR Records are showing no sign whatsoever of slowing down their continual domination of the pop industry.

Traditionally they’ve always given off the impression of being a close-knit family. The tight support evident amongst label mates is unrivalled and it’s fast-becoming the birthplace for many future stars. You need look no further than the gargantuan success stories of Disclosure, Jessie Ware and Julio Bashmore for plain-evidence.

The next wave is chasing, fast. Booming producer T. Williams has already followed in the footsteps of Bashmore in his ‘In New Djs We Trust’ host-spot on BBC Radio 1. Not to mention the recent recruitment of Cyril Hahn to the label to release singles ‘Perfect Form/Raw Cut’.

Yet another member of the family worth talking about is Two Inch Punch, the man who has a fast-growing reputation for production skills. As NME recently reported, he’s given a helping hand on Africa Express’ new tune. More recently, the blogosphere has been going crazy over the last few days for ‘Money On My Mind’. Rightly so, it’s the piano-driven track he’s produced for ‘BBC Sound of 2014’-nominated Sam Smith. It’s guaranteed to be a chart-topper:

(The Disclosure-collaborator has also had releases on PMR, btw).

Next up is Javeon, or Javeon Macarthy to some of his older fans. Having already unleashed a handful of singles since 2011, he’s ready to drop his debut album early next year and it’s looking to go down a storm. He’s already worked with MNEK on ‘Lovesong’ and he’s just teamed up with HD fave Tourist to produce this newbie, ‘Give Up’:

Sitting comfortably in a similar category as the Sam Smith number, it’s a catchy, radio-friendly tune that’s sure to propel Javeon closer to becoming the household name he deserves to be.

Joining him shortly, Dornik. PMR released his smooth and soulful ‘Something About You’ a few months back, and now we’re treated to his forthcoming single, the irresistible ‘Rebound’:

With a slick production, a lively percussive backdrop and an incredibly smooth and emotive vocal, ‘Rebound’ is nigh-faultless and we can’t wait to hear more from his début album, also due out at some point next year.

Exciting (and most likely very busy) times ahead for the London-based label. We’ll be sure to keep a close eye on their every move.

*Working incredibly hard, and killing it in doing so, may be exhausting, but it also looks like a lot of fun. If you’ve not already, check out Noisey’s behind the scenes footage of the PMR journey to Coachella last April. Trailer below, full-length here.


Human Drizzle’s Top 10 Tracks of 2012

‘Tis the season to make lists and, whilst our sensible side would call into question the validity of comparing tracks in this way (what are the criteria?), our other side thought it would be fun. So here are our top ten tracks of 2012, in order. If you disagree, please let us know in the comments, on Twitter or Facebook. We won’t take it personally, promise.

1. Julio Bashmore – Au Seve2012 was Julio Bashmore’s year, and the ‘bam bam bam, bam bam bam’ of ‘Au Seve’ sent dancefloors loopy across the globe this summer. It somehow managed to retain the the bass-led, atmospheric subtlety of Bashmore’s other work, whilst simultaneously becoming nothing less than a singalong anthem.

2. Todd Terje – Inspector Norse‘Inspector Norse’ has been equally ubiquitous this year, and with good reason – with Terje’s cosmic squeaking and killer hook bouncing their way into the collective consciousness with joyous abandon.

3. Jai Paul – JasmineWhen Jai Paul released his second ever record in April, a lot of people got very excited. Was this finally going to be his year? Sadly not, as we still await a third – but in the meantime ‘Jasmine’ remains one of the most compelling tracks of recent times.

4Destiny’s Child – Say My Name (Cyril Hahn remix)Cyril Hahn is one of our favourite artists of 2012, having produced a series of excellent remixes for SolangeHAIM and Alpines as well as this aching, melancholy interpretation of Beyoncé and co’s R’n’B staple.

5Dan Croll – From Nowhere (Ben Gomori’s Staring You In The Eye remix): The title of this track is appropriate, in the sense that neither artist had crossed our radar before we heard this. More’s the pity, because it’s a triumph: combining layered production with fantastic melodies and a vocal that doesn’t leave you.

6. Casino Times – I Wanna KnowSlothBoogie first brought this to our attention, and it’s been in our heads ever since: a rolling house track with genuine groove, it’s addictive. This duo are going places (and TEED’s a fan too).

7. Duke Dumont – The Giver: Another contender for personality of the year, DD has mastered some incredibly infectious beats this year. This house anthem is a party starter, boasting one of the most recognised vocals of the year. Listen out for this early 2013 release too, it’s going to be EVEN BIGGER.

8. Jessie Ware – 110%: What a year it’s been for Jessie Ware. She heralded the spring with this gem of a tune: on an album with many highlights, ‘110%’ stands out as three and a half minutes of pop perfection.

9. PillowTalk – The Real Thing: There’s been some great samples this year and this track sees the San Fran trio from the Wolf + Lamb family do the nip and tuck on Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell’s classic ‘Ain’t Nothing Like The Real Thing’. If this song don’t make you smile big, you’re dead inside. It’s glorious.

10. Ultraista – Gold Dayzz (Maribou State remix): Maribou State’s rework of Ultraista is a thing of great beauty: a fragile start gives way to warm synths and gorgeous melodies in one of the most pleasant tracks of the year.

And they can all be heard on our Best of 2012 playlist. It’s a real treat.


London Grammar – Hey Now

London Grammar should really have been our blog name, given our predilection for both aspects, but we wouldn’t have wanted to deprive this trio of their creative moniker. Plus, they’ve been going for loads longer so we imagine they bagsied it first.
We digress. Not much is known about the elusive threesome but they have an EP in the works and have recently chucked their first single out to the web wolves. It’s called ‘Hey Now’ and it’s an atmospheric, lo-fi piece of electronica given fresh legs by a beautiful female vocal. Pitchfork rightly draw comparisons with a recent Wild Beasts reworking of Jessie Ware’s ‘Night Light’; both are seasonal treats:
Mysteriously all other traces of them online, live sessions and the like, appear to have been taken down, so this is your lot for now. Definitely enough to whet the appetite…
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