Category Archives: Video

808 State – In Yer Face (Bicep Remix)

With the original track charting at number nine in the UK charts back in 1991, here’s the first of two forthcoming Bicep remixes of 808 State’s ‘In Yer face’.

This follows on from the success of their double remix release of Blaze’s ‘Lovelee Dae’ a few weeks back:

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Thaddeus Nelson Jr – Disco Junky

Dreamy cuts coming out on New York-based label, Styles Upon Styles.

Released on 16th September, Thaddeus Nelson Jr has woven together a three-track EP entitled ‘Dance Record’, with each track representing a particular time of the day. Supposedly produced after he’d quit his job at a bowling alley in Times Square, the wonderfully-named ‘Disco Junky’ represents the afternoon. And according to the vintage strings and samples used throughout, a lazy one at that. Lovely stuff.

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Harbinger Kurt – Empire Of The Summer Moon

This one really gets the cogs moving.

‘Empire of the Summer Moon’ is Harbinger Kurt’s first mix and introduction to the shapes and sounds that have influenced them. Their debut single ‘Believe’ is nestled in 35 minutes deep, and their remix of Solomun Grey’s ‘Choir To The Wild’ closes proceedings – really recommend plugging in if you have a couple of hours spare, it’s an atmospheric and thought-provoking listen.

They’re warming up for two of Avant Garde’s forthcoming London parties, the latter taking place on Sunday 28th August at Bankside Vaults. That night hosts a colossal line-up including John Talabot, Roman Flugel, Fort Romeau, Prins Thomas and Sau Poler. Cleveland will also be doing a live set too, it’s one to stick firmly in the diary.

We have minimal details on Harbinger Kurt, besides knowing they’re a duo and one half is a co-founder of Moodroom Collective, a label and club night you should get to know. Talking of which, why not cop a load of said label’s first dreamy release from US-based JVXTA – ‘Never Again’, the final track’s a firm fave:

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Mano Le Tough – Energy Flow – DJ Koze Remixes

Pampa label-head DJ Koze’s gone and dropped two remixes of Mano Le Tough’s ‘Energy Flow’.

The Splasher remix above and the Miles&More remix below are being released on Permanent Vacation. Hitting the shelves soon, expect some heavy rotations this summer.

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Franc Moody

If you like you’re disco cosmic, and your tunes instrumental, let us point you in the direction of new kids on the block, Franc Moody. We don’t know much about the London-based duo, but over the last few months they’ve unveiled three quirky numbers with ‘T’s & C’s’ particularly catching our attention:

With a backdrop of bouncy chords and spiralling synths, FM’s tunes involve a cocktail of sounds that lend themselves to the more idiosyncratic side of Lindstrom or Todd Terje. Have a peak at the video for the funk-fuelled ‘Yuri’, where you can see Mr Shapes throwing what he throws best outside London Bridge station:

Aaaand the most recent offering from Franc Moody comes in the form of ‘Beat In My Head’, a more reflective, psychedelic disco ditty. Yes, a disco ditty, and a psychedelic one at that.

All three tracks are to appear on a forthcoming EP, dropping at some point this summer. Watch this space…

 

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Dems – Gold

Dems have got political. We’ve been following the London threepiece’s trajectory for half a decade now and it’s not one that has been characterised by rage. But when they were evicted from their South London work space to make room for more luxury flats in a city that surely has enough by now, they decided to make a statement through their music.

‘Gold’ is the result and, while the themes represent a departure from their previous material, fans will be pleased to hear exactly the kinds of lush melodies and layered production that have made their music such a pleasure up to this point. Suitably given the topic, ‘Gold’ loses some of the fragility of their early work. Instead it slides into a distorted, echoey refrain that stays with you and hammers home Dems’ message to the developers changing the shape of their city. With a new London mayor starting work this week, it’s a message that couldn’t be more apposite.

 

Roosevelt – Colours/Moving On

One of our favourite Colognian producers Roosevelt has finally unveiled plans to release his debut album. ‘Night Moves’ will drop on 19th August courtesy of the UK’s Greco-Roman and Berlin’s City Slang Records.

To mark its launch Roosevelt released the above video which includes two new singles ‘Colours’ and ‘Moving On’. Both tracks encorporate his Balearic, feel-good sound and set the tone nicely for what should be a successful mid-summer LP release. It’s been a long time coming (he could easily be the most-featured artist on HD, we’ve been watching the lad intently since the end of 2012…)

 

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Tempelhof & Gigi Masin – Tsuki LP

Good one for a Monday, this:

This meeting of two minimalist minds was premiered on Boiler Room Debuts a couple of days back. Gigi Masin and Templehof have created an ambient piece of percussive electronica that’s released on the ‘Tsuki’ LP on 17th May on Hell Yeah Recordings. If you pre-order now, you’ll get a couple of downloads to tide things over until the full length’s out, one of which is the above and one of which is the below:

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Dusky – Ingrid Is A Hybrid

All eyes on the new one from Dusky, dropped ahead of the release of their forthcoming album, ‘Outer’.

The release coincides with the debut of their new live show, taking place at a sold-out Village Underground this Saturday, and brings together a clean, club-ready production including vocal samples, melodic textures and a sound that’s unmistakably ‘Dusky’.

‘Ingrid Is A Hybrid’ is available via their own 17 Steps.

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The Range – Copper Wire

The Range has shared this pensive and sparkling number featuring a sample from 13-year-old-at-the-time rapper Zuddy Krak.

Another reason to get excited about the release of his sophomore album, ‘Potential’, which is due out later this week and features voices of people the Brooklyn-based producer discovered on YouTube. Check the trailer for the album below:

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