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Cyril Hahn & Javeon – Breaking

This unsurprisingly smooth collaboration between Cyril Hahn and Javeon is the first we’ve heard from PMR Records’ exciting project, ’20 Square Feet In Acton’. It’s the London-based label’s first ever compilation, featuring records that influenced the label as well as previously unheard tracks from the PMR family. Considering the calibre of previous acts on the roster, this is one to keep your ear to the ground for.

What’s also great is that they’re doing a tour this April to coincide – Manchester, Glasgow, Paris and London will play host to T. Williams, Cyril Hahn, Javeon and special guest, Lone. Stay tuned for that one.

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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.

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Javeon – Mercy

PMR Records’ Javeon McCarthy made his Human Drizzle debut in February 2012. ‘Lost Time’ is a memorably fraught piece of soulful bass music, and we enjoyed it very much indeed. Stardom seemed to beckon, but Mr McCarthy then disappeared – before returning last month with ‘Lovesong’. It’s a more straightforward record, and ‘Mercy’ is in a similar vein – both are disarmingly pop, albeit with the kind of squelchy kick drums and distorted vocal echoes so favoured by Julio Bashmore and Javeon’s other Bristolian label mates. We rather like it.

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Javeon McCarthy – Lost Time

Bristol-born vocalist Javeon McCarthy has already appeared on some pretty big records, in collaboration with L-Vis 1990 and Julio Bashmore. Both are friends and label mates on PMR Records – who today release McCarthy’s own tune, ‘Lost Time’.

The track is produced by Craze & Hoax and is a heady mix of Balearic vibes, busy percussion and heavy bass. Most prominent of all though is McCarthy’s soulful vocal, which impresses with its versatility and sets up the tune’s cinematic mood.

Remixes by T. Williams and Eats Everything add a bit more oomph for the dancefloor, but we actually like the original best. What do you think? Why not let us know over on Twitter.

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Sharam – Tripi

We chastise ourselves at HD towers when we bring you a new tune that has been ripped from the radio. It’s frowned upon, seen as lazy journalism and is a big no-no in the Human Drizzle brand guidelines (available upon request). You deserve the clearest high definition melodies and that is what we strive to give you. 

Then again, sometimes a track comes along that we get so excited about that we just cannot wait to share it with you. Take, for example, ‘Tripi’ by Iranian progressive and tech-house producer Sharam. When he heard this absolute mauler of a track on the Essential Selection last weekend, we knew we had to bring it to you.
Sharam is one half of Deep Dish, who you may remember for this a few years ago. They are having something of a renaissance in 2014, with toe-tapper ‘Quincy’ getting a lotta love on the blogosphere.
Doesn’t really compare to ‘Tripi’ in our eyes though. It’s a full-on banger, and sure to be a biggie this summer. Perfect warm up material if you’re heading out this weekend (we’ll be at Shapes in Hackney for Cyril Hahn/T.Williams/Javeon/Lone on Saturday.)
So, we’re sorry Pete Tong MBE is chatting all over it, but we think you can get enough of a flavour to make it worth your while. Out on Seth Troxler’s Play It Say It! label at some point soon.

Disclosure – Latch (T Williams Club Edit)

We were huge fans of the original version of Latch by Disclosure – so imagine our delight when we heard this remix by one of the hottest producers around, T Williams. The fact that we’ve failed to post any of his stuff before is something of an embarrassment, given the extent to which he has been smashing it for the past year or two (to be fair, we did give a mention to his remix of Javeon McCarthy’s excellent ‘Lost Time’). Here he gives ‘Latch’ a decidedly garage edge, replacing the laid back fuzziness of the original with an insistent, shuffling urgency. It’s a party tune, and no mistake.

T Williams has undergone something of a musical odyssey over the past decade, from releasing seminal grime tracks as DJ Dread D, through the UK Funky movement to the forefront of the new house sound championed by PMR Records, who released his ‘Pain & Love’ EP in September. Why not give that a spin, whilst you’re here?

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Bobby Womack – Love Is Gonna Lift You Up (Julio Bashmore Remix)

Fresh from his barnstorming set at Worldwide festival, not-even-up-and-coming-anymore Bristolian Julio Bashmore isn’t taking his eye off the ball and has released a very enjoyable remix of a new Bobby Womack track. Taken from Bobby’s new album‘Love Is Gonna Lift You Up’ expertly blends together Womack’s gravelly vocals with Bashmore’s signature stabbing beats and stand-out chord.

Julio’s got form in this area, as flagged up here, working with Javeon McCarthy on 2011’s superb ‘Father Father‘:

Not due for release anytime soon, ‘Love Is Gonna Lift You Up’ is just a taster for new projects from both of them. As for catching them live (separately, unfortunately), thankfully Bobby has now been given the all clear to tour so catch him in Kentish Town in November. Julio, amongst various foreign engagements, is on the bill for a truly special Warehouse Project in late September, someone’s had a good day at the office putting that line-up together…

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