HD veteran Aeroplane’s gracing these pages again, this time in the form of his FLUSH alter-ego. Serving up more sample-based, disco flavours in new single ‘Never Stole Nothing’, the good man’s giving this bumpin’ tune away for free.
Click here for the free download, and while you’re at it catch up on his new collaborative project with Alex Metric below. Two new releases from Metroplane have already hit the shelves courtesy of Sweat It Out Music, grab your copy here.
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.
The title track picks up where previous EPs ‘Wall to Wall’ and ‘Trip to Fade’ left off, revolving around yearning vocal samples, persistent kick-drums and pulsating synths. Channelling everything from breakbeat to acid, the track can have a disjointed feel but the mysterious producer successfully brings it all together under one techno-shaped roof.
For those partial to something a little darker, Alan Fitzpatrick does his thing on the B-Side. It’s stripped back, combustible techno which builds to a serious bomb around the 3:50 mark.
Cop these two, along with doses of ambience and rolling techno in ‘Simmer Down’ and ‘Sewer System’, here.
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.
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.
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.
George FitzGerald’s ‘Nighttide Lover’ is the second track from his ‘Thinking Of You’ 12’’, released this week on Hotflush Recordings. Following in the footsteps of the title track, it features the infectious thumping tone that FitzGerald is slowly carving out as his trademark sound. The vocal stays with you too.
We’re looking forward to hearing this get an airing.
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.