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Caribou – Mars (Head High Remixes)

In between dates on his marathon world tour (30 dates and counting) your boy Dan Snaith has found time to commission and vet some ‘Our Love’ remixes:

He’s chosen well with a double effort from Berlin-based René Pawlowitz aka Shed aka Head High. As with previous releases under his Head High moniker, ‘Venus’ leans towards the piano house (and is our favourite), and ‘Core’ is a darker, breakbeat effort.

Both worth a listen.

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Caribou – Can’t Do Without You (Tale Of Us & Mano Le Tough Remix)

Finally. A legitimate and full-length version as uploaded by Berlin-based duo, Tale Of Us. The need for scouring through festival footage on YouTube of this one being played throughout the summer is no longer.

Caribou‘s 2014 return single has proven to be one of the tunes of the year, and this remix by heavyweights Tale Of Us and Mano Le Tough is going to extend its airtime, giving the already-epic song more depth and more of a dancefloor feel. Pure class:

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Caribou – Our Love

Caribou’s back with a bang. The internet’s rejoiced over the last couple of days as Mr Dan Snaith has unveiled the title track from his forthcoming album, ‘Our Love’. With the album dropping on 6th October via City Slang and a huge world tour in the pipeline, things are looking good for the multi-faceted producer.

As expected ‘Our Love’ is as equally as impressive as ‘Can’t Do Without You’. It’s unpredictable but totally infectious, and it’s about time we got it up:

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Caribou – Can’t Do Without You

Big excitement around this one.

Caribou aka Dan Snaith (you might also know him as Daphni or Manitoba) has a new album coming in October. That seems like an awfully long time to wait on the evidence of ‘Can’t Do Without You’, the first track from the album ‘Our Love’.

It’s basically gorgeous, with a mood that will be familiar and well received by fans of 2010’s ‘Swim’. For anyone that needs a reminder of the majesty of ‘Swim’ and why it was voted Resident Advisor’s 2010 Album of the Year, this should help you out…

Ergo, we’re particularly excited about this one and with good reason. Anyone who is in with a chance of seeing Caribou in the next few months at Sonar, Dimensions or Bestival should grab it with both hands.

 

Ben Gomori – Human Drizzle: The Mixtape, September 2015

What a Friday treat we have for you here.

In advance of his set at next week’s Human Drizzle Presents – alongside NVOY and a VVVVIP special guest announced on Monday – your boy Ben Gomori has given us an exclusive recording of his Temple Islands set from Bestival this year. Nothing but big things.

As you’d expect, it’s packed with disco and house hits, the Erol Alkan mix of Connan Mockasin into Caribou’s Our Love was a highlight for us. Big finish too.

Track info is here and you’ll see an exclusive future Monologues Records (Ben G’s label) release peeking through the list – this comes complete with a video of its first ever road test.

We CANNOT wait to see Benz in action next week. You’d be a fool to miss it. Get an advance ticket now for the eminently reasonable £8.

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Human Drizzle’s Top 10 Tracks of 2014

So here we are. With the curtain now well and truly down on 2014, it’s time to reflect on the year that was. A customary part of this process is the fairly arbitrary ranking of the year’s music into some form of list. After the usual rancorous debate, we have settled on our top 10 tracks – all of which can be found in our mouth-watering Best of 2014 playlist. As always, please share your thoughts on both via the usual channels – and here’s to an even better 2015.

1. Caribou – ‘Can’t Do Without You’ (Tale Of Us & Mano Le Tough Remix): 2014 proved to be an annus mirabilis for Caribou, with the release of widely-heralded new album ‘Our Love’. Its first single was given the dancefloor treatment by Italian duo Tale Of Us and their Life and Death counterpart, Mano Le Tough. The result was a mind-blowing techno trip that, like all good remixes, picked up the qualities of the original and gave them a lift in all the right places. Epic stuff.

2. Ten Walls – ‘Walking With Elephants’: We first heard ‘Walking With Elephants’ right at the start of the year and we were blown away. At the time, many a commentator was proclaiming it the track of 2014, even at that early stage. And here it is, missing out by a fraction on the Human Drizzle top spot. There is a beautiful sadness to Ten Walls’s work that is present here, floating behind the space-horn and crashing bass that has become his calling card. Ultimately, ‘Walking With Elephants’ just never gets boring, no matter how many times you hear it.

3. Mount Liberation Unlimited – ‘Clinton Space Funk’: Confession time. We failed to pick up on the brilliance of ‘Clinton Space Funk’ when it first appeared earlier in the year. Part of being an adult, though, is accepting when you’re wrong. We now know this track is a beauty and it deservedly sits in our top three. Championed by everyone who came across it, ‘Clinton Space Funk’ provided one of the many highlights of xxxy’s Human Drizzle Presents set at Plan B in December.

4. Jamie xx – ‘All Under One Roof Raving’: When VICE wrote their ​Guide to London in June, they eschewed the customary playlist of local artists in favour of simply posting Jamie xx’s Boiler Room set from that month, on the basis that it “pretty much sums London up right now.” This track closes that set and, whether or not the track was intended as ‘a Scottish Referendum anthem‘, it is a stunningly affecting homage to UK music from a man making some of the best of it in 2014.

5. Jon Hopkins – ‘Abandon Window’ (Moderat Remix): Jon Hopkins had it right: “I honestly think this is one of the best remixes I’ve ever heard. Play it loud.” Built around a drop that never comes (and yet you don’t miss it), this is a piece of theatrical electronica for the ages. Given the year Jon Hopkins has had (his Essential Mix was a belter), it was tough only putting a remix in here but give this a listen and we dare you to tell us we’re wrong to include it.

6. Real Lies – ‘North Circular’: If you’ve been near a radio this year you’ve probably heard these lads’ breakout single, ‘North Circular’. With its lyrical treatment of London gyratory life and atmospheric backdrop, it’s been perfect listening for autumn/winter – and appeals to fans of guitars and electronica alike.

 7. Flight Facilities – ‘Two Bodies’: Flight Facilities’ debut album was four years in the making and since day one they’ve been garnering fans for their versatile, fun-filled, bouncy pop tunes. They’ve added real gravitas to their work here with the soothing, catchy and downright emo ‘Two Bodies’. The Aussie duo aren’t fooling around, and this one’s been on repeat since its September emergence.

8. Sailor and I – ‘Turn Around’ (Ame Remix): This tune first emerged in January as a rip from Mexico’s BPM Festival, and it took until June for the official version to emerge. It was worth the wait. The arrival of the synths after two minutes of sparse build-up is one of the finest moments of 2014 and the whole track is a wonderfully-measured piece of emotive dance music.

9. Lauer – ‘Stigma’: Lauer returned to Tim Sweeney’s Beats In Space label in September with ‘Stigma’, the B-side to the driving force that is ‘Hands & Feet’. It’s a compelling listen with an underlying 80s feel, so good it was dropped by both Fort Romeau and our very own Hot Karl at Plan B for Human Drizzle Presents. Memorable.

10. Aquilo – ‘You There’: Lakeland duo Aquilo swept us off our feet in 2014. ‘You There’ is a change of pace from much of this list, but it’s a gorgeous record that deserves to be heard. With its gentle piano line and simple lyric, it is testament to the power of good songwriting, without the frills.

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Weval – Easier EP

Weval‘s ‘Gimme Some’ has been been on constant loop at HD HQ, with all of them hand-claps and it’s subtle, slow build-up. It’s strangely addictive.

The full ‘Easier’ EP from the Dutch duo is now available to stream and it’s well worth a visit. Full of catchy electronic meanderings, there’s a dash of Caribou’s Swim about it. It’s been a big year for Kompakt with releases from Dauwd, Marc Romboy and Barnt, but this understated affair from Weval shouldn’t go unseen. It’s difficult to choose a favourite track from all four gems. Quite like that artwork, too.

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Clarian – Wasting Away Again In Moderation

Canadian producer Clarian is best known for his excellent collaboration with tech-house heavyweight Guy Gerber on ‘Claire’ a couple of years ago.

Today, he releases ‘Wasting Away Again In Moderation’ on Toronto label My Favorite Robot Records. We like to imagine that if everybody’s current favourite artist Caribou travelled back in time and did a Café Del Mer session in the year 1998, it would sound pretty much identical to this. (We spend a lot of time thinking about stuff like that).

Like we said, this is out today.

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Deejay Deer – Natur

Come on out pal, it’s safe out here:

Numbers new man Deejay Deer is said to be “hiding in the woods to protect himself from all the fake producers in the city” but we reckon he’d hold his own out here. This is a surprisingly competent debut EP for this “Bavarian” beatmaker and the ruminant mammal theme makes us think this could be yet another alias for your boy Caribou. There’s certainly a strong streak of Caribou’s percussive, melodic soundscapes over the two tracks.

Does it matter? No. Natur is a an excellent EP and it’s out NOW.

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Human Drizzle: The Playlist, September 2014

September, is that you? But you’re early surely? Whatever, you’re here now.

Stave off the autumn with us by taking a tour of August’s musical delights. John Talabot featured heavily, Shelby Grey gave notice of his not inconsiderable promise and everyone lost their collective sh*t over the Caribou remix. Sounds like the best night ever.

Whilst we’ve got your attention, block out Friday 5th December in your diaries. Next Human Drizzle Presents. It’s been far too long.

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