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Jessie Ware – Tough Love (Cyril Hahn Remix)

Cyril Hahn is back adding his dancefloor-ready touch to Jessie Ware’s recent single ‘Tough Love’. Most probably brought about by Hahn’s recent signing to the PMR Records clan, it’s a decent match up and the tune’s sure to be popular. Original’s out 3rd August.

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No Artificial Colours – Reach For Me ft. Alex Mills

The newest members to join the PMR Records family? South East London’s Ryan Ellis and Lewis Wright, aka No Artificial Colours.

After releasing the excellent ‘Crying Wolf’ EP on Kerri Chandler’s Madtech Records and causing hot fuss over that Cyril Hahn remix last year, NAC will be following in the footsteps of Disclosure, Julio Bashmore and T. Williams by releasing ‘Reach For Me’ on Acton’s finest label in the not too distant future. It’s an understated affair with a sultry vocal from London’s Alex Mills. Enjoy:

 

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Cyril Hahn – Getting There

Get some Cyril back in your life with this new one from PMR‘s Swiss smooth grooves specialist:

As on his previous delights, Cyril moulds and massages a vocal house base track into a drawn-out, almost tantric six minutes. It’s nothing drastically different from ‘Perfect Form‘ or its predecessors, but who cares?

Oh, and it’s free to download here. Cheers.

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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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Disclosure – Apollo

Just four months on from releasing their debut album, Disclosure are back with ‘Apollo’. It would be no surprise if that album, ‘Settle’, were to win the now-sponsored Barclaycard Mercury Prize on Wednesday night. ‘Apollo’ is more restrained and less pop than much of the album, instead foregrounding the deeper, darker sides of the duo’s arsenal.

Echoey vocals and uncompromising beats recall some of their (slightly) earlier work, and all in all it’s no singalong. It is effective dancefloor fodder though, and it will be interesting to see what direction the still-impossibly-young pair take next.

 

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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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Disclosure – Help Me Lose My Mind (Paul Woolford Remix)

Woolie’s back again.

Having turned 2013 into his own piano-driven fiefdom, Paul Woolford took to the Radio 1 airwaves with Annie Mac last week to show off his latest ivory twinkling beauties. As we’re proud champions of the use of the piano in modern house music, we sat up and took notice, just in case you didn’t.

We’ve already doffed our cap to the stomping bass and soaring pianos of his George Fitzgerald ‘I Can Tell (By The Way You Move)’ re-edit. If you feel the same as us, pre-order it now from all good record distributors.

But then he only goes and surpasses that, with his atmospheric yet playful take on Disclosure’s ‘Help Me Lose My Mind’ featuring London Grammar. We love this and it’s coming soon on PMR Records.

Woolford has a stellar line up of dates between now and Crimbo, with the highlights being the closing party of his Sunday night residency at Space Ibiza, a couple of potential face-melters at London’s Fabric, and a 20th Anniversary celebration of The Essential Mix at The Warehouse Project. Big.

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Cyril Hahn – Raw Cut

The proof is in the pudding. In this case, specifically the Swiss roll.

Bern-born Cyril Hahn has comprehensively confounded critics who said he was a one-trick remix pony with his upcoming release on label du jour PMR. We’ve already raved about ‘Perfect Form’ and now the b-side ‘Raw Cuts’ has us in pieces:

He also seems like a thoroughly nice chap if this Noisey interview is anything to go by.

Do Cyril a favour, and justify that opening gag, by picking up a copy on 7th October…

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Cyril Hahn – Perfect Form ft. Shy Girls

Congrats Cyril, congrats.

After building a formidable reputation in the remix hinterlands, Cyril Hahn landed himself a deal with everyone’s favourite dance music label, PMR Records. The first fruits of this union are online now and ‘Perfect Form’ continues where the reworks left off; a RnB-flecked piece of future house with a serious groove underneath it. Vocal support is provided by kindred soul Shy Girls:

PMR are having a stormer of a month, check out this teaser for a new T. Williams EP that they cheekily slipped out a couple of days ago:

They’re on a hot streak!

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