Dorsi Plantar – You’re Solid As Fuck

Dorsi Plantar - You're Solid As Fuck
Dorsi Plantar – You’re Solid As Fuck

For the fourth release of the Washington-based label Better Listen, it’s Dorsi Plantar with his ‘Everlast’ EP. After a smooth debut on Kyoku Records, feel free to now tune into the gems from the A-side of the wax “You’re Solid As Fuck”. This afro-latin and jazz-infused cut will surely get you groovin! Enjoy

Release date: 19th May 2017
more information at WWD

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Portable Sunsets – Order

Portable Sunsets - Order
Portable Sunsets – Order

Portable Sunsets is the project of artist and electronic music producer Peter Segerstrom based in Brooklyn, US. He previously released his full-length album ‘Bless’ on Atomnation, an LP as ‘Surfing’ on 1080p and another Portable Sunsets LP on Deadelus’ Magical Property label. ‘Order’ is the follow up of these records and is a dreamy, somewhat lo-fi experimental techno LP.

Combined with an ancient ambient undertone, ‘Order’ is not loosing its club ready vibe. This record floats somewhere between laid-back warehouse techno and the electronica genres – very much representing a unique style: Peter often uses his own voice in his productions, programmed through self-created synths in MAX/MSP. Vocals have become textures and are used as a synth, pad or soundscape. The combination of genres makes ‘Order’ a perfect record to dream away on at home, as well as to dance to in clubs.

Out May 19th on a 2LP vinyl – order ‘Order’ at AtomNation

Tracklisting:
a1 Trust Fall
a2 Hyperstability
a3 Vega

b1 Cruise Control
b2 Tract
b3 Spree

c1 Time Freaks
c2 What Wave
c3 Native

d1 Semiformal
d2 Millionth
d3 Believe

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Deetron – DoubleSix Takes Vol. 1

Deetron - DoubleSix Takes Vol. 1
Deetron – DoubleSix Takes Vol. 1

Swiss purveyor, Sam Geiser aka Deetron, delivers his first double pack EP on his label Character: ‘DoubleSix Takes Vol.1’. The 5-tracker across two slabs of vinyl is the producer’s round-up take on house music as it stands today, from the hands and ears of a well-medalled and highly fielded DJ.

Having carved a long-standing reputation in both the techno and house worlds, Deetron exposes another slice of his soul here. Utilising soul, funk and hip-hop production techniques, the tracks are built on sampled material, much in the vein of his earlier and heavily charted tracks ‘Orange’, ‘Sing’ and ‘Silence’. Derived from recordings and other noises, voices and sound sources, the samples are then craftily manipulated, processed and layered to piece different parts – bass, percussion and so on into one original sonic universe.

The opener, ‘I Got To Have You’ features a loopy vocal sample that builds towards a delicious moment of disco in the breakdown – a throwback for the dancefloor – but not too long – what a tease! ‘Take Me Higher’ takes things up a notch, contrasting a clean bass signal with a distorted lead while an infectious female vocal lifts up the curve. Wrapping up the first package is ‘The Grand Cruiser’: its sluggy almost sleazy, low-end and sideways groove over a steady beat makes it an off-kilter and memorable character indeed.

‘Supper in Casa Blanca’ immediately paints an exotic scene with shakers and a tinkling can dancing to a chance encounter with expressive synth work and a beating heart. Signing the EP off is ‘Blues’, a hyper-smooth, jazzy galaxy ride filled with vintage suave – Don’t let nobody take the blues away!

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Supernova – Back In A Minute (Mathias Kaden’s Just In Time Remix)

Supernova – Back in a Minute (Mathias Kaden’s Just In Time Remix)
Supernova – Back in a Minute (Mathias Kaden’s Just In Time Remix)

Supernova, the Italian pair consisting of ‘Emijay’ Nencioni and Giacomo ‘G.O.D.I’ Godi are one of the constants in the international house music scene. They release on their own label ‘Lapsus Music‘ as well as big labels like Elrow Music, 8bit and Stereo Productions, and now prove why they’re at the top of their game once more.

Now they’re coming up with their new EP ‘Entitled The Game’.

Up first, ‘The Game’ is a rock solid roller with turbulent acid lines buried deep in the mix. Twinkling melodies rain down the face of it and the whole groove is bulky, heavy and hard to ignore. After various breakdowns it keeps on kicking and is sure to make a big impact on the floor. Then comes ‘Back in a Minute’ that makes things even more tough and kicking with some freaky vocals layered in for extra pow, while the ‘Club House Mix’ of the same track, is more loose and lively, with gooey and elastic bass driving the thing along uninterrupted for six sizzling minutes.

Vakant main man and Watergate star Mathias Kaden then remixes the same cut and flips it into a silky smooth house cut filled with energy.

Release Date: May 5th, 2017
Get more info at EG

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Chris Llopis – Clove (Martin Landsky Remix)

Chris Llopis joins Motek Music this month with his Clove release, the London label have seen music from Gab Rhome, Third Son and Matt Fear in the past, putting the Swede amongst a strong pool of talent.

Remixing Clove is Berlin’s Martin Landsky, boasting previous appearances on Poker Flat and Upon.You the German brings measured techno in the form of bit-crushed chords and glowing bass, this one is massive.

Chris Llopis – Clove is available from 1st May on Motek Music

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Jan Driver – Hoelzl

Mention his name to any clued up electronic music lover and they will tell you; Jan Driver is a certified legend. With a storied career spanning over 20 years the the techno overlord has remixed some of the biggest records from dance music history including works from Laurent Garnier, Armand Van Helden, Modeselektor, Siriusmo, 2Raumwohnung, Faithless, Blaze and Romanthony.

Now on Arms & Legs the ‘Ramses’ EP, with 4 nice tracks Jan Driver, taking house music out of its current funk by putting it back into the FUNK!

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Culture Villè – Oslo EP

Another wonderfully deep, melodious and evocative creation. Opening with the hazy clouded deep house chug in the title track ‘Oslo’, the distant, pulsating chords and off set rhythm cut through this in their second, ’Toulouse’. The third track is a gritty, darker affair titled ‘Som’, and to close, ‘Joni’, with intricate drums upfront to lead warm chords, vocal samples and a minimal percussive groove.

Another wonderfully deep, melodious and evocative creation. Opening with the hazy clouded deep house chug in the title track ‘Oslo’, the distant, pulsating chords and off set rhythm cut through this in their second, ’Toulouse’. The third track is a gritty, darker affair titled ‘Som’, and to close, ‘Joni’, with intricate drums upfront to lead warm chords, vocal samples and a minimal percussive groove.

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Blue Fields – Swimming In The Shadows

 Blue Fields - Swimming In The Shadows

Blue Fields
Swimming In The Shadows

The tides are turning for Mike Shannon and Takeshi Nishimoto, back with their second collaborative effort as Blue Fields. A project that debuted under Shannon’s own Haunt Music in 2012 with Ghost Story, their second album, Swimming in the Shadows is a deeper, more experimental piece that focuses on change, memory, and movement.

Completed over the course of four years, Swimming in the Shadows was written and recorded in Berlin, with Shannon behind production and sound design, and Nishimoto on guitar. Influenced by the turning of leaves and life’s inevitable transformations, Swimming in the Shadows swelters with feelings of deep unrest and sounds heavy with emotion.

Opening numbers “Paper Cuts” and “Falling in Deep” set the pace with dreamy, looping melodies and Parisian singer Ilhem Khodja’s hazy vocals. The momentum builds with darker, driving grooves and mutating synths — Cobblestone Jazz’s Danuel Tate, on the Rhodes, Vocoder and Moog Bass, features on the album’s stand out “I Felt That It Was True.” The album moves into more melancholy territory with “The Breeze Through The Floor” and the closing piece “Paper Ghost” as moments of distortion and deranged off-key tones melt back into the duo’s familiar pretty, underwater-like sounds.

Tracklisting

1. Intro
2. Paper Cut featuring Ilhem
3. Falling In Deep
4. Slipped Through My Fingers
5. On The Stairs featuring Ilhem
6. I Felt That It Was True featuring Danuel Tate
7. The Breeze Through The Floor
8. A Reprise For Wendy
9. Paper Ghost

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