Belgium’s Mister Ka & Lusty Jee aka The Cactus Twisters give a sweeter than sweet techno/prog effort from this month. Featured on this blog before, as has Aileen Castro, the dedication to getting the balance right is always high on the duo’s agenda.
New DJ mix from the legendary beat makers Zero 7 featuring an eclectic selection of tracks across dubstep, minimal techno, glitch and more. Make sure to check out the Zero 7 Mixcloud page again soon for more DJ mixes spanning multiple genres. Released on June 28th, RECORD is a collection of handpicked highlights from Zero 7’s first decade. As well as the handpicked highlights from Zero 7’s first decade, the album has a bonus disc of remixes packaged in a digipack, some previously issued, some brand new commissions by long-time heroes like Carl Craig and young stars like Kwes.
Here’s Cassa Forte, the latest single from the much hyped disco furious producers Fare Soldi.
Taken from their “Casotto”, the track is a smashing disco ride into the groove,
perfect to unleash the party animal out of everybody during this summer!
** NEW ALBUM I LOVE YOU, DUDE OUT JUNE 21st **
(V2 / Cooperative Music/Downtown)
With a new album ready to drop on June 21st, Digitalism is back in action with their latest record I Love You, Dude, following up 2007’s Idealism, an album described by Pitchfork as solidifying the Hamburg team as “the artists probably most dedicated of all to the idea of merging rock and electronic dance music” out of all their contemporaries aiming to get the indie rock kids on the dancefloor. If you were at a party at any point in the year that album dropped, you are familiar with Digitalism’s tunes as they were blasted out of every home stereo and club soundsystem across the globe from here to Australia.
Music lovers from an early age, Jens Moelle and Ismail ‘Isi’ Tuefekci worked in music before they were propelled into the limelight. They came together when Jens, working afternoons in Hamburg’s Underground Solution record shop, became friends with Isi, who worked at a vinyl distributor. The two quickly bonded over their love of vinyl and became a DJ tag team. They were soon using early CD-writers to burn their own edits, and in jokey tribute to Bob Sinclar’s Africanism All Stars project and to their own love of electronic dance music, they scribbled the word ‘Digitalism’ on the CDs to identify them for playing out. A band was born and their 2005 tune “Zdarlight” put them on the radar of a new network of young DJs across the globe pushing club culture in a heady rock direction.
Soon they’d honed a live show that became hugely in demand and took them all over the world, with firing tunes such as “Jupiter Room” and “Pogo” backing up the hype alongside remixes for Depeche Mode and Daft Punk. They toured the Idealism album for a couple of years and then went to ground, cutting back to a few DJ dates a month so they could concentrate on crafting I Love You, Dude in their Hamburg bunker studio. The new album further serves their aim of getting everyone to dance with 10 tracks each of with their own vibrant identity, this is the sound of a band welding dancefloor pugilism onto crafted sonic sculpture. The band set the bar high for themselves, featuring tracks like “Forrest Gump,” co-written with Strokes frontman Julian Casablancas, “Circles,” with its Who-ish keyboard and apparently existential lyrics, and stand out track “2 Hearts,” a curveball of a pop song.
The Most Extravagant Single in History Out Now
Alongside Secret Musical Opus, California EP
For the past decade Norway’s DATAROCK have melded indie dance, new wave, pop, and funk into a custom sound responsible for a steady stream of unforgettable tracks and performances. Now DATAROCK has released Catcher in the Rye, the most extravagant single in history on March 21! In addition, the band has revealed a secret EP titled California. The EP features a Souldrop remix of title track bringing the anthemic song crashing into the dancefloor. The track can be found on the SUPER7 designer toy and the super secret California EP which features excerpts from the forthcoming opus, DATAROCK – the musical! Imagine a cross between The Monkees, ‘This Is Spinal Tap’, ‘Revenge of the Nerds’, ‘Borat…’, ‘Flight of the Conchords’, ‘The Hangover’ & ‘Dude, Where’s My Car?’. Terrible? Terribly awesome!
Download the “California” (Souldrop remix) MP3 here.
Californiaand Catcher In the Rye are available digitally on iTunes and the Catcher In The Rye single also comes as a designer toy with a USB stick that features 110 tracks, 1500 photos taken at their shows in 33 countries, 20 music videos, and Never Say Die, a brand new hour-long concert film. The USB features the EP, the new album Music For Synchronization, both of their previous albums with bonus tracks, the new Lost and Found b-sides and rarities compilation, 15 new instrumentals, and the 40 track remix album Mixed Up. The toy was created by Brian Flynn at Hybrid Design and San Francisco based pioneer company SUPER7. Fans can purchase the 4GB designer toy onSUPER7.
Another week, another warehouse party thrown by Dollop. Read on for your details.
Let’s not fuck around – you should know by now what the deal is: CitiPost Building in East London; 11pm – 5am; this Friday the 18th of March.
Tickets are £8 plus booking fee and can be bought here.
But what of the line-up I hear you type? This week’s event – the fifth in a series of six – is brought to you with help from Trailer Trash. Sinden (Kiss FM/Grizzly), Homework, Hannah Holland, Mikki Most and those stalwart Dollop Djs complete the bill.
More details on the CitiPost Warehouse Series can be got at here.
SCB – Loss (Aus Music)
Contakt – Not Forgotten (Rolando Remix) (Local Action Records)
Jacques Greene – Holdin’ On (Braiden Remix) (Lucky Me)
Richelle – Bendin’ (LOL Boys Remix) (Pelican Fly)
Julio Bashmore – Batak Groove (Soul Motive)
Prince Club – Humpty Dumpty (Download)
T.E.E.D – Household Goods (Justin Martin Remix) (Greco Roman)
Cassius – Shark Simple (L-Vis 1990 & The Neon Dreams Regeneration Remix) (Ed Banger)
Ill Blu – Meltdown (Numbers)
Hot Chip’s Alexis Taylor recently remixed Shit Robot’s track “Losing My Patience,” which also features Taylor’s vocals on the original album version- head over to Pitchfork’s Forkcast to check it out! The remix will be featured on the “Losing My Patience” single, which comes out April 18th via DFA Records. The single will include a remix and dub by Unabombers, on top of the original version. And keep an eye out for the “Losing My Patience” video,
Shit Robot also debuted his visual-heavy live performance, dubbed The Shit Robot Show, last week at SXSW. The tour continues on in the U.S. through the end of March, culminating with two performances supporting LCD Soundsystem during their farewell run at Terminal 5.
Since the end of 2009 Dare2Disco & FutureFlashs have been cooking together to create new sounds & styles for the dacefloors around the world and since now they worked together on official remixes for such great artists like Minitel Rose, Data MC vs. Nhan & Taan, Azzido da Bass, Disco Trash Music & The Phantom`s Revenge. FutureFlashs, owner of KIEZ BEATS Records, who played beside artists like Boys Noize, Boris Dlugosch or Fedde Le Grand produce own Tracks since 2008 and initiated bouncing Remix Projects with Artists like Dirty Disco Youth, Steed Lord, Saint Pauli, Deadbots, Mr Gaspar from Cold Blank and many more. He released on Labels like Boxon Records and Moonbootique Records and his Productions also received support from the international Radio Station Shows on BBC Radio 1 “In New DJs We Trust” & “Kissy Sell Out”, and many other internationally renowned artists. Dare2Disco, a much talented Producer, DJ, Percussionist & Sound Engineer, founder of the label Dodgy Choices, set branches between Germany and Portugal and worked, just to name some, on official Remixes for D.O.N.S & SALM. For their very cool & crazy bouncing track “Rich Freaks” they found an awesome Remix artist – NO HESITATION! This guy knows how to rock the crowd with his effected sample cut style! His Remix is a Peak Time Monster and if you like the awesome Wolfgang Gartner & Skrillex style, you will love the Remix from NO HESITATION!
Recorded Live and Direct in Budapest at Corvinteto as part of the U&A Recordings label night alongside Fine Cut Bodies, DJ Metha and the ‘Breakbeat Massive’ crew. No post-production, overdubs, just the General on 2 CDJs, a DJM-600 & running Serato & the Novation Dicers.
Take Control – Tom Stephan Remix
Tom Staar – It Excites Me – Original
Mark Trophy – Ripper – Original Mix
Sound Of Stereo – Button – BeatauCue Remix
Bass Kleph – Oh Yeah – Original Mix
Mercedes – Shock Absorber – Tony Senghore And Savage Skulls Vox Dub
Calvertron vs Brimmer – Play it (Attic Kings Remix)
10 Rapid – Not Right
Plump Djs Vs Beatles – Tomorrow (re-fix)
Chemical Brothers Vs Ido & Miki – Setting Sun (Elite Force & Meat Katie Revamp)
Leftfield Vs Ritch – Song of Life (Elite Force & Meat Katie Revamp)
Tai – Powerchords (Zodiac Cartel Remix)
A.G. Trio – Bass Effect (Zodiac Cartel Mix)
Zodiac Cartel Vs Futureheads Vs Bassnectar – Devil’s Mashup (ZC Revamp)
Switch – A Bit Patchy
Jesse Rose- Well Now – Savage Skulls Remix
Bangalter Vs Noob – Colossal Peanuts(ZC Revamp)
Will Gold- Swing Time – David Jones Edit
Emanuel Kosh- Make My Music (Zodiac Cartel Mix)
Fukkk Offf- Brainrock (Zodiac Cartel Mix)
Adele, Elite Force, Calvertron, Ghets Noch – Rumour (Elite Force Revamp)
Boyz Noise Vs Wolfgang Gartner – TechnoNoizeGang (Elite Force Revamp)
Chemical Brothers Vs Miles Dyson – Swoon (Elite Force Revamp)
Elite Force, Hatiras, Vandal, Stanton Warriors- MAD
Zodiac Cartel- Just Do It
Cirez D – The Tumble – Original Mix
Will Bailey – The Cannock Skank
Zodiac Cartel – Stay On Top
Hunter Vaughan – Krakken (The Loops Of Fury mix)
Mike Hulme- Sweet Inspiration (Loops Of Fury Mix)
Zodiac Cartel – Sweet Control VIP
The Loops of Fury – Rack Em (Zodiac Cartel Remix)
Felix Luker – Starfunk (Original Mix)
Peo de Pitte – Burning Up (Various Mixes!)
Elite Force Vs Boris Vs Uppermost – Bangkok State (Elite Force Revamp)
Blatta & Inesha – My Lady Don’t Mind (Modek Mix)
Various – Superman Showoff (Zodiac Cartel Revamp)
Peo de Pitte – Burning Up (Zodiac Cartel Remix)
Peo de Pitte – Burning Up (Original)
Peo de Pitte – Burning Up (Torqux & Twist Mix – Elite Force Revamp)
Snatch’s entertaining and eclectic spirit has had little problem connecting with hugely diverse dance floors, disrupting and delighting the house music scene for the past 12 months… a label whose jackin’ and juicy flair has made its way into the record boxes, airwave playlists and retentive memories of DJ’s around the world as diverse as Annie Mac to Pete Tong, Claude VonStroke to Carl Cox and Joris Voorn to Michel Cleis. With Riva Starr at the helm it’s no wonder that Snatch has naturally manifested a genuine character, and released a true assortment of house gems that range from the bouncy, sun-drenched “Body Holly’ by Prince Club, to tech-house monster ‘U Know’ by Jet Project to disco supremo Pirupa’s “The Leader’. One to always bend the rules and make up his own, Riva keeps his melting pot of music unpredictable. You never know what he is going to serve up next.
Riva says… “Wow… Snatch! is 1 year old. I can’t believe how quickly the first year has gone. I’ve been so lucky to be able to release tracks from some of my fave artists, and there is still way more to come. This BDAY BASH EP is a V.A. with some proper bangers… It’s like a Snatch! night in a club, with stripped down tech-house and peak time party anthems from the likes of Acid Jack, Pirupa, myself and nu hope John Made and Homework… All I can say is ENJOY!”