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George Fitzgerald – Call it Love ft Lawrence Hart (Scuba Remix)

While we were putting the final touches on a glorious night of dance music at Basing House last Friday (pics to follow), Scuba was busy remixing his ol’ buddy George.

George Fitzgerald’s first full-length back in April signified a shift away from the dancefloor, swapping the big-room basslines of ‘Child’ for the impassioned crooning of Lawrence Hart. Scuba reaches out to all the disenfranchised tech-house heads with this one, ensuring his mate’s by-the-beach cut stands the test of the warehouse session ahead.

We like both, check out the original below.

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Paul Woolford – Untitled (Scuba Remix)

A little feisty for a Monday but this one shouldn’t really slip under the radar.

Originally released on Hotflush Recordings, ‘Untitled’ has without doubt been one of the tunes of the year. Now label head honcho Scuba has decided to try his hand at giving it a refix, and it’s as beefy as you’d expect.

This comes ahead of ‘Untitled’’s re-release on Sony’s subsidiary Relentless Records, next week.

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Dense & Pika – Klank EP

Industrial techno fans, please stand up.  Dense & Pika blew the scene away with the barnstorming ‘Colt’ in October of last year and they’re back with more of the rough stuff. We’ve heard four of the six tracks on the monstrous ‘Klank’ EP and they show Dense & Pika at their abrasive best.

‘Lazy Wayne’ and ‘Klank’ are two of the most chaotic bangers we’ve heard in a while, combining basslines that will knock your socks off with twitchy drum rhythms. Next to be released was ‘Slowhand’, a less raucous cut which added euphoric sounds to the pulsating undertones. The real standout, though, is ‘Wandering Hands’. It shows off D&P’s incredible versatility, bringing together fidgety clicks and melodic build-ups alongside that ever-present thunderous bass. It’s raw and uncompromising stuff, and it’s sure to be filling warehouses throughout the winter months.

Out on Scuba’s Hotflush imprint NOW, cop it here.

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Innervisions 50th Release

German techno and house music pioneers Innervisions have reached a half-century of imprints. They’ve done it in style too, with a bumper four-part, nine-track release…

The opening exchanges – IV50.I – belong to Recondite and his release ‘PSY EP’, the title track of which is soaring tech-house, with a distinctive Innervisions feels to it. It’s one you’re sure to be hearing a lot more of in the coming months.

Frankey & Sandrino  are at the helm for IV50.II – ‘Save EP’. Slower tempo than ‘PSY’, both tracks are gradually-building deep house. ‘The Edge’ was featured on Innervisions head honcho Dixon’s Essential Mix last year – it’s a bomb…(Dixon seems to have his eye in at the moment too, FYI).

IV50.III sees Diynamic Music stalwart David August release ‘Epikur’, which first came to our attention earlier in the year (it’s sensational). On the reverse, ‘Agatha’ again combines that thumping beat with shimmering synths and pads.

Finishing this epic release, is Orson Wells. IV50.IV – ‘Endless’ – features three tracks. ‘Obsidian’, is ebbing and flowing techno, an awkward sound that is seemingly relieved before the end with the introduction of a crushing bass line. ‘Nightshift’ is urgent house, up-tempo but with that strong emotive feeling that is present in Innervisions work. Finally, ‘Endless’ the EP’s title track sounds like something that you might expect to hear from Henry Saiz or Guy J.

Innervisions are one of the most revered labels operating at the moment. Dixon plays London tomorrow, at a sold out, all night takeover of Studio Space in Wapping (tickets are still available for Recondite joining Scuba for the warm-up tonight, as part of a Hydra double-header.)

If you missed out on tickets for this weekend, fear not – Innervisions will be taking their Lost in a Moment party on tour, and it will be swinging through London in October.

Get. It. In. The. Diary.

Phew. That’s probably more Teutonic techno than you’re used to from us here at HD, but we like to keep you on your toes.

Close – Wallflower Ft. Fink (Huxley Remix)

New Huxley remix for you.

And it’s an absolute gem, even if the big guy says so himself. He’s got all dark and moody on us by reworking Close feat. Fink – ‘Wallflower‘. Close is Will Saul‘s pet project, and Wallflower sees him team up with Aus Music compadre Fink. It’s taken from Close’s second album, ‘Getting Closer’, a fairly well received release from June this year.

Whilst Aus Music and Simple Records, Will’s other label, both promote the underground house and techno talent in the UK, Close is a more commercially focussed music project, with support from a number of big names like ScubaTanner Ross and Fat Freddie’s Drop singer, Joe Dukie. The clear aim of Close was to create an album, not just a selection of tracks, and give it a level of sophistication that required repeat listens, so says Will.

Whilst the original, like much of the album, is carefully paced, tidy and lushly textured, Huxley has taken the mood down a notch or two, building on the atmosphere that’s already present, resulting in a crisp but heavy deep house remix. We think it fits equally well with the early stages of a club set as it does with the late night bus ride down the Walworth road, as you repeatedly question whether or not treating yourself to a cheese and chips from Golden Grill would make your mother proud.

And it’s not the only top remixing being done off the back of ‘Getting Closer’. The Dusky and Midland remixes of ‘My Way’ feat. Joe Dukie are both excellent. Despite being based on the same original release, both produces create contrasting sounds, whilst also stamping their own easily-identifiable presence on the track. A good few things to go on here then, especially if you like your music a touch deeper than most.

Paul Woolford – Untitled

If it were 2008, we would say that this track has been generating a lot of buzz online. It’s not, so we won’t – but you get the picture. Dance veteran Paul Woolford has revealed only that the track is called (somewhat unimaginatively) ‘Untitled’. It starts off with fairly unforgiving percussion and bass, before one of the year’s most explosive piano riffs changes things and the track transforms into a soulful, retro house banger.

Given its tantalising fade out after two minutes, it’s slightly infuriating that this is the only version that exists – but it’s safe to say that it’s blowing up. Scuba may be biased, given the track’s imminent release on Hotflush , but when Waze & Odyssey and Huxley are both describing it in exactly the same terms as “sound of the summer”, either there’s some kind of conspiracy going on or it’s going to be really big. Or both.

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Close – Beam Me Up

Will Saul is soon to release his debut LP ‘Getting Closer’ under his Close alias on !K7 Records. ‘Beam Me Up’ is the lead single from this and features the vocals of Charlene Soraia (interestingly, she’s the gal who sang that cover of ‘Wherever You Will Go’ on the Twining’s ad). Scuba’s offered a helping hand on the production front and it proves to be the most mainstream sound to date for both him and the Aus Music head honcho. Thumping remix from George Fitzgerald too.

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George FitzGerald – Thinking Of You

Thumper alert.

If you managed to miss (silly you) the excellent Scuba B2B George Fitzgerald Boiler Room mix Hotflush hosted the other night, we suggest you go give it a good listen. On it you will find George FitzGerald’s new release, ‘Thinking Of You’ which is out on 18th March taking pride of place as Hotflush’s 40th release. This one is wonderfully serious.

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Boiler Room x Hotflush

BOILER_ROOM_HOTFLUSHExcitement is almost bubbling over for this one over at HD HQ.

Hotflush Recordings is making their return to the live streaming sensation that is Boiler Room this Thursday 21st February and HD are lucky enough to be going. Be sure to tune in live here for what promises to be an excellent evening of musical entertainment (and the chance to catch a glimpse of certain stellar music bloggers).

Flying the flag and taking the headline slot will be label founder and tip top DJ/Producer in his own right Scuba.  If you want an idea of the delights that’ll be on show, have a peek at the Boiler Room DJ set he did back in June last year. It’s outrageous.

The quality of the support acts is quite something too. Dense & Pika will be performing a live set, South London Ordnance and Locked Groove will showcase the funky side of house and techno, and most excitingly, George FitzGerald will be flexing his skills on the ones and twos. Have a listen to the following for a flavour of what the night promises:

Excited, very.

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