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Fort Romeau – Beats In Space Mix

Whilst warming up for his headline slot at Human Drizzle Presents with a US tour, Fort Romeau got the call-up for Tim Sweeney’s iconic Beats In Space radio show. The resulting guest mix is superb. With fine selections involving recent cuts on Hivern Discs and Live At Robert Johnson, a classic from Moby and a heart-wrenching few minutes from Lauer, nothing could whet the appetite more for his appearance at Plan B on 5th December.

If you’re in London, do the right thing, get a ticket and come shake it with us.

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Tief presents Beats In Space 15th Anniversary

BIS 2Attention Londoners! What you doing Friday 26th September? Nothing? Get yourselves down Elephant & Castle way, there’s a night you do not want to be missing.

As part of a global tour covering the US, Japan, Mexico and Europe, Tim Sweeney and his merry men are celebrating 15 years of his Beats In Space radio show. Luckily for us, Tief are promoting the London leg at Corsica Studios and with the line-up they’ve put together, it’s going to be CLASS.

If you’re unfamiliar with BIS, way back in ‘99, then New York University freshman Tim Sweeney hit the airwaves of WNYU 89.1 with the radio show, Beats In Space. In the 15 years he’s been running it, he’s not once missed the Tuesday night slot, playing host to a whole range of guest mixes from the likes of Four Tet, Midland, Gui Boratto, KiNK and John Talabot.

Besides securing a legendary home for broadcasting eclectic, cutting edge music on a weekly basis, Sweeney set up a label for BIS in 2009, and having seen releases from Lauer, Paradis and Jee Day amongst others, he’s further developed the brand’s reputation for discovering top quality, new music.

We’ve seen the DFA Records-affiliated DJ play before many times and he never disappoints. Joining him next Friday is a stellar line-up consisting of Axel Boman, Tornado Wallace, Hunee going b2b with Mr Ties, and Tief stalwart Hessletime.

Need we say more?

Get your tickets here, and delve into the below for a taster of the night.

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HNNY – Beats In Space Mix

One of our favourite Swedish producers HNNY (see below for pronunciation tips) has recently joined Tim Sweeney on his Beats In Space radio show. Featuring his new track ‘Boy’, this is perfect to ease you into the weekend.

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Top 5 Tracks of the Week

1. George FitzGerald – Burns: Emotive return for GF with dazzling synths and haunting vocals. Domino’s Double Six doing the business.

2. Dan Shake – Wake, Shake & Bake: Third cut from the London-based producer’s excellently-titled ‘Shakes On A Plane’, out on Lumberjacks In Hell. Akin to most of his repertoire, irresistible disco right here.

3. Dusky – Square Miso: Released Monday just gone, more 90s-influenced, piano house from Dusky. Can’t go wrong.

4 Al Zanders – Song About A Dream: Second cut from Al Zanders’ sample-heavy release on Phonica. The boy done good, watch this space.

5. Lauer – Tyco: Lauer returns to Futureboogie with a three track EP entitled ‘Las Brisas’. Industrial and balearic house from the Tuff City Kids and Talamanca System producer that we’ve come to know and love.

A good week for Tim Sweeney’s Beats in Space radio show. Heavy-hitters Hunee and Michael Mayer both dropped in on the same show. Enjoy:

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Top 5 Tracks of the Week

1. Laurence Guy – Windham Hill: After the success of his first full-length on Church, HDP alumnus Laurence Guy dropped this beautifully mellow number last week. Release date TBC.

2. Benjamin Fröhlich – Dream City: This is the stirring opener to the second part of Benjamin Fröhlich’s Rude Movements EP series, and if the first is anything to go by… It’s out on his own equally-good label, Permanent Vacation.

3. Al Zanders – There Is Rhythm: Phonica Records doing the business on Al Zanders’ next release, a two-track 12″ entitled ‘There Is Rhythm’. Hold tight for the synthy stabs after the two minute mark (and general percussive mayhem throughout). Lovely stuff.

4. Kiwi – Marmora’s Theme (Tuff City Kids Remix): Tuff City Kids serve up a tasty piano house remix for Kiwi’s first outing on Dusky’s label 17 Steps.

And whilst we’re on it, delve into Kiwi’s Beats in Space radio show from a couple of days back:

5. Suzanne Kraft – Nordsee: Irresistible four and a half minutes from Suzanne Kraft, covering Andreas Doreau as part of DEEK Recordings’ compilation ‘Covered In Gloria‘, a collection of covers of the likes of Roy Orbison, Wham and Oasis. Check that out here.

And for the longer listen, Juan Maclean’s kicked off Warm booking agency’s relaunch with podcast number one:

 

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Mount Liberation Unlimited – Maiden Voyage

Tim Sweeney’s Beats In Space is the label behind Mount Liberation Unlimited’s third release, ‘(Eerie) For Your Love’. The Swedish duo have prepped a two track-EP amounting to nearly twenty minutes of ‘eccentric, eclectic and electric crescendos’ – grab a copy here.

You can watch the vid for A-side ‘(Eerie) For Your Love’ here, otherwise plug into the hypnotic and slow-building ‘Maiden Voyage’ below:

Hard to believe this gem was released over two years ago:

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V – La Nouvelle Epoque

Here’s the second taster from London-based label Cin Cin’s third release. It’s called ‘La Nouvelle Epoque’ and joins Ripperton’s ‘Michelada‘ that we featured t’other day. With two more tracks from the split 12” to follow (one from each artist), you can get your EP pre-orders in here.

While we’re on it, this seems a good enough reason as any to re-visit Lauer’s wonderful Beats in Space show from a while back, the above’s nestled in there somewhere:

 

 

 

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Some Like It Hot, Karl – January 2016

At Human Drizzle, we attempt to bring you our favourite musical finds. In almost all cases, these are tracks that we find on SoundCloud, YouTube, Mixcloud or any other file sharing or streaming service. And we love all of the tracks that we post here, or compile in our playlists.

However, it’s one thing to click ‘like’ when a band or producer posts a link to a new track, and it’s quite another to actively seek out and purchase a song. So, we thought it would be a good idea to take a look at some music which is so good that one listener was compelled to part ways with their hard-earned cash. Our resident DJ, Hot Karl, has been stockpiling records like they’re going out of fashion for some time now. Here we look at ten of our favourite additions to his collection, from the last month, in the hope of sharing some slightly different music with you.

Kicking us off is Dutch producer Junktion, who makes up one half of the excellent deep-disco duo, Fouk. ‘Pale Blue Dot’, a woozy house track with a thumping beat, was released last summer.

Junktion also released on the outstanding ‘Diggin’ Deep Disco #2′ compilation. ‘Sidewalk Salsa’ is another slice of smooth, funky house.

The end of the year ‘top tracks’ list is now a fixture in any music publication’s calendar (you can revisit ours here). Resident Advisor’s tracks of the year rundown is always hotly debated. It is, also, a superb resource for acquainting yourself with tracks that you might have missed in the preceding 12 months. Even better, the arguments in the comments section throw up many more gems. Nods to ‘Cassandra‘ by Donato Dozzy, ‘Carmine‘ by Fit Siegel and the excellent ‘Marine Drive‘ by Florist, all of which could have made it – properly – into this article.

As ever with RA nowadays, Hamburg label Giegling were part of the end-of-year list in most categories. Map.Ache’s ‘The Golden Age’ is a beautiful, slow-burning piece of up-tempo deep house. It brings a smile to our faces every time we hear it, and we can’t wait for the Giegling showcase at Village Underground next month.

No Human Drizzle piece would feel complete without mention of Fort Romeau. We’ve already waxed lyrical about ‘Secret’s & Lies’, but it’s ‘K.O.N.T.R.O.L’ that we want to bring to your attention now. It came out last year and only dropped on our radar thanks to Tim Sweeney’s end-of-year, best of 2015 Beats in Space mix, which is well worth a listen.

Another HD fave, Lorca, has also been in fine form. ‘Creta Kano’ is the a-side of a two-track release on Breach’s Naked Naked Records.

The ‘alt version‘ is great too. Lorca is of course playing alongside Mr Beatnick as part of a Brighton-infused line-up for Human Drizzle Presents on Friday 26 February at Basing House.

This being an article about vinyl, we’re not restricted to talking about the latest releases. This is a good thing, because until this month we had never truly appreciated the amazing Galcher Lustwerk.

As smug as we are to be going to the Giegling night, we are gutted to be missing Galcher Lustwerk the very same evening at Dance Tunnel.

Other notable additions to Karl’s collection feature some modern classics picked up from local record stores or the money-draining Discogs. Damiano Von Eckhart’s Boiler Room brought ‘Wear It Out’ to our attention, from way back in 1979.

Then there’s the up-tempo funk of ‘Into You’ by JD Hall as remixed by Jonathan Morning, a 2005 release on Sunfire Records.

Following in a similar vein is the Masters At Work dub of St Etienne ‘Only Love Can Break Your Heart’ from 1991. An excellent house remix of an already great tune.

To cap off our top records of the month, we’re going to finish with another all-time great: ‘Knight Of The Jaguar’, by DJ Rolando. It’s been a firm favourite since we saw Rødhåd use it to close his set at last summer’s Dekmantel Festival, and it received a re-release in the autumn of 2015.

We hope you agree this is a fitting way to end.

Hot Karl is supporting Lorca and Mr Beatnick at Basing House on Friday 26 February. More details here.

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Human Drizzle Presents @ Basing House – 25.09.15

HD_September_2015_fb_coverHaving recently announced the excellent Wolf Music as headliners joining NVOY, Ben Gomori and Hot Karl for our party this Friday night, we’re limbering up for what is promising to be a night to remember.

Basing House, 10pm on Friday 25th. Get your tickets here.

Although we’ve already featured Wolf Music’s top tunes of the summer, you need look no further than this mix they did for Tim Sweeney’s Beats In Space back in April for the kind of music they like to throw together. You can see the tracklisting here, but highlights would have to come from their own label’s exports, Medlar and Frits Wentink. Not to mention the superb K.98 remix of Thrilogy’s ‘Heaven’, also released on Wolf.

NVOY recently dropped the above infectious piece of future house on Black Butter Records. For the longer listen, check the mix they’ve done for the label’s London’s forthcoming parties below:

Penultimately, check out HD fave Ben Gomori’s exclusive recording of his Bestival set this year. He’s played for us twice before and we can’t wait to have him playing again.

Last but not least. Hot Karl rustled this one up a few weeks ago. A selection of his favourite tracks from the year to get you going.

See you Friday.

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Found Festival – Saturday 13th June, Brockwell Park

Just a few days now until Found Festival hits Brockwell Park in South London. More than 80% of all tickets are now sold out, so you best get to it if you’re keen to join the fun this Saturday.

Brixton’s in for a shock, there’s a killer line-up of DJs spanning across all 5 stages. Here’s a few of our favourites that are getting us in the mood:

Motor City Drum Ensemble:

The idea of listening to the kind of soulful, disco-influenced sets MCDE likes to throw down on a Saturday afternoon in a park is a really exciting one. Make sure you’re at the main stage between 3 & 4 pm.

Guy Gerber:

The genius from Tel Aviv that is Guy Gerber is heading up the main stage from 7.30pm and taking the festival to it’s close 90 minutes later. Need we say more.

KiNK:

The prolific DJ and producer is playing a live set from 4.30pm on George FitzGerald’s specially-curated stage. If it’s even half as good as this Boiler Room set we’re in for a treat.

The Black Madonna:

The DJ, producer and chief booker at Chicago’s Smart Bar will be flying over the pond to play the ‘Feelings’ stage at half 2 in the afternoon. Alongside other HD faves Francis Inferno Orchestra and Ron Trent, she’ll be playing an undoubtedly eclectic 90-minute set. Check out the lively set she did for Beats In Space for a taster:

Dekmantel Soundsytem:

The busy label and promoters from Amsterdam consisting of Casper Tielrooij, Jan van Kampen and Thomas Martojo will be bringing their fine selections to George FitzGerald’s stage from midday. It’s early but it’ll be worth it.

They also run Dekmantel Festival which takes place in Amsterdam in August and is featured in our festival feature we posted t’other day. Check it out.

 

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