Thursday, 30 January 2014

Huxley – Inkwell

One of those house/garage crossovers with a huge bassline and some vocals.  Not especially clever but bigger than a pie.

Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Seb Zito – Never (Seb Zito & Rich NXT’s EnRichment)

A beautiful but rather sad and emotional piece of underground house by the Fuse guys.

Moritz Von Oswald Trio – Blue Dub

Gorgeous sparse atmospheric beats for 12 minutes, perfect for the first track, or maybe even last track in a warehouse party.

Call Super – Black Octagons

Weird, spaced out techno, the kind that used to get made in the 1990’s though of course, not as fast as back then.  Complimented by some telephone sounds (not tacky) and out on the ever-impressive Houndstooth.

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Maher Daniel & Jon Charnis – Lonely Stars In Open Skies (Luca Bacchetti Endless Remix)

Clever track which uses those claps from the Villalobos Remix of The Sinner In Me (amazing track if you don’t know it) but turns into a glistening snow-swept beauty with strange overhead sounds made for an amazing sound-system.

Thursday, 16 January 2014

Burnski – Lost In The Zoo (The Martinez Brothers’ Bronx Zoo Mix)

Tribal tech-house with a sense of urgency as if one is a gazelle and has just been made aware of a pack of lions nearby.

Dusky – Mr Man

This is really rather nice.  A quite slow end-of-night beauty which shows the repertoire of Dusky, a sumptuous deep house track with gentle piano steps and a subtle but effective bassline.

Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Nightdrivers – Quanto Tempo Ci Rimane (Fabio’s Consolation Edit)

A creepy sense of alarm following outbreak of nuclear war pervades through this underground house track.  Would have been perfect for the disturbing documentary, Threads.

PS Don't watch Threads unless you are strong-minded.

Makam – Samsara

This is a delightful deep house track, with sweeping motions, intricate beats, raindrops and beautiful occasional drums to drift you into a timeless sense of wonder.  Perfect end of the night track.

Antrim – Life To Peace (Van Bellen Mix)

Trance!  Yes.  Am I the only one to have been converted back into the deep sides of trance?  This is lush.  10 minutes is enough though.  Where is minimal trance though?

Monday, 13 January 2014

Tiga vs Audion – Let’s Go Dancing

Two awesome producers come together, one better known for electro and the other techno and produce a dancefloor monster.  I love this so much, just like I love all night dancing.

Maurice Donovan – Babeh

I’m not usually a fan of those pseudo-deep house/bass remixes but this has a sick bassline with plenty of charm.

Kavinsky – Nightcall (Maceo Plex Club Remix)

Too huge for words.

Only a set rip on Youtube at the moment.

Ten Walls – Requiem

Doesn’t take a genius to work out this will send the dancefloor crazy – that slightly kind of filtered house sound, a very suitable follow-up to the massive hit ‘Gotham’.  Not the most subtle tune I have ever listed but it will work.  Expect to hear this a lot.

tINI – Hat Baxx

This is a smash.  tINI’s usual deep, underground house, packed with subtle emotion in between the sparse percussive elements.

Mari Kvien Brunvoll - Everywhere You Go (Villalobos Celestial Voice Resurrection Mix)

A fairly standard Villalobos squidgy minimal 28 minute track with a hauntingly beautiful vocal used brilliantly, ever so faintly at first but it becomes the soulful centrepiece.


There is a 15 minute version for those of you with less patience!

Saturday, 11 January 2014

tINI - Turn Around

Deep, dubby and hypnotic, underground and understated groove.  I cannot get enough of the music tINI produces and plays.

Butric - Up

This is absolute genius.  Brilliant.  I am not going to give the game away with a description, you just have to listen to it.  Definitely going to be my secret weapon when DJing, albeit not so secret as I cannot help but share.

Saturday, 4 January 2014

Nina Kraviz – Desire

Soft-feeling techno that slowly hypnotises, with the unique Nina-noises and a beautiful 12 minutes long.  A return to form.

Poni Hoax – Hypercommunication (Alter Ego Remix)

What a classic mid-2000’s electro tune.  Delighted to have rediscovered it.  Surely cannot be more than a year or two before electro becomes cool again?  Maybe 3 years away.  I miss the power and performance of such monstrous delights.

Matt John – The Blue Storm

OK this is a bit mental with a ton of weird sounds but still groovy – it reminds me of a calmer version of Subtellite.

Truss – Beacon

Dirty filthy fat slab of manure-eating porky techno.

Analog Solutions – My Own Transition

Dreamy trippy techno which reminds me of riding a goat through the milky way.

Mr G – Contrast

I saw Mr G at fabric a few weeks back – he was very good but this is better than anything I heard him perform, a powerful techno beast of storm-force qualities.