Flight Facilities, the undisputed kings of
sensual love-making music grooving bongo rhythms and big melodies have put their unique remix fingerprint on men of the hour Jagwar Ma‘s Come Save Me, turning the rather raw, rocking original into a smooth percussion-driven jam that will not fail to put a big smile on your face as soon as you hit play. Flight Facilities on top of their game!
Out on Friday, September 27.
After excessive touring throughout this year’s festival season, Austro-British musician extraordinaire SOHN returns to the studio and comes up with yet another incredible piece of sonic art, aptly titled Lessons. Warm, evolving arpeggiators are washing gently over his trademark high-pitched vocals in what might be his strongest original so far, preceding an unexpectedly raw and gritty synth breaking loose, showing a new, darker side of SOHN’s musical repertoire.
Two weeks after unveiling the title track for their upcoming Careless EP, London-based power duo Dusky reveal a full-length stream of Words Later On, the fourth track on the upcoming release. As usual, catchy vocal samples and grooving percussion arrangements are what it’s all about, but this time Dusky have decided to go in a bit deeper and darker than expected. Out on September 23rd by Aus Music, wax available to pre-order now.
Vienna-based musician Eoae has put his magic remix fingerprint on fellow Austrian band Bilderbuch‘s summer hit Plansch (make sure the check out the amazing original as well), completely changing the stripped-back yet powerful song into an organic, evolving jam rich in reverby noises and textures, and multi-layered soundscapes. Vienna represent!
Did someone say “fat kick”? Belfast’s music bloggers gone house producers Bicep are about to release a massive remix for Aster on John Talabot’s label Hivern Discs, out on September 9th (vinyl) resp. September 23rd (digital). The duo claim to have started working on this mix a year and a half ago – well, Rome wasn’t built in a day either. Combining addictive vocal samples, high-pitched house strings and UK garage-esque hi-hat patterns, Bicep continue to turn their take on house music into a unique trademark sound.
Pre-order the 12″ vinyl on Juno
There’s probably no need to introduce Dusky: after being dubbed as “the toast of the UK underground” by Resident Advisor last year, the London-based duo have delivered a constant stream of quality releases, only to take their game to the next level earlier this year with their ground-breaking Nobody Else EP – beloved by DJs and crowds alike.
Their latest opus Careless (out on September 23rd) not only marks the duo’s return to Aus Music for another big release but also further refines Dusky’s elaborate approach to cutting-edge house music.
I think it’s safe to call this one a bomb.
To be honest, I’m breaking quite a few of my key principles of music blogging here. For starters, I don’t usually post music that involves big players – like Skrillex. Apart from that, I’m not really a big fan of genres that have drum or step in their name. And yet, this remix is just too good to keep it for myself.
Austrian producer Dead Battery has taken upon himself the delicate task of remixing Skrillex and Damian Marley’s collaboration effort Make It Bun Dem, turning the rather slow-paced dubstep original into an uplifting, high-energy drum&bass-fueled club track for peak-time dancefloors. Experimenting with different styles and genres both tempo- and soundwise, the remix ranges from full-on drumstep drops over classic electro-house sounds to slow dub vibes. The track is available for free download in its full 320kbps glory, all Dead Battery asks for in return is a like on his Facebook page.
Somewhere between melodic electro and deep techno, Upper Austrian producer MKID returns with a new EP titled NTMY (short for “Nice To Meet You”, took me some time to figure out), featuring fellow Austrian artist extraordinaire Didi Bruckmayr of former Fuckhead fame on vocal duty.
The solid 4-track package ranges from atmospheric techno (Reality Fail) and futuristic sounds (Ghostfunk) to bouncing electro clash tunes (Social Media Fiasko). NTMY, the EP’s second track and probably the best cut on the release, can be described as nothing but a masterpiece of melodic electro, with Didi Bruckmayr’s amazing voice lurking over a pulsating array of evolving synths, thoroughly handcrafted by MKID. Thank you, good bye, it’s better on the Cayman Islands.
Out today on Houztekk Records.
Buy it on Beatport.
After Latch, White Noise and You & Me, the two young princes of garage, better known as Disclosure, have just revealed another track of their upcoming debut album Settle, out on June 3rd on PMR Records. When A Fire Starts To Burn will be the first track on the album, and if anyone wants to bet on how many DJs are going to use this track as an intro, please drop a comment here or email me. An infective vocal hook is drilling its way into your head one repetition at a time while a warm garage beat develops in the background, backed by the obligatory high-pitched string fields. More, please!
Pre-order Disclosure’s debut album Settle on iTunes.
German synth-halfgod Kris Menace has had quite an output lately: his last album Features is just a little older then six months now and Higher Love, featuring Julian Hamilton, is already the forth single to be lifted from that record. On that purpose, Kris got the australian electro-pop lad Julian Hamilton (of The Presets-fame) on the vocals and Gavin Russom (DFA), Andi Mueller (Radiohead), Jeremy Glenn (Future Classic) and TobTok (Work it Baby) on remix duty. They deliver a harmonious package, giving the track a clubbier edge. Jeremy Glenn makes it fit for the after hour and TobTok brings a feel good french touch, along with a cool „Ooooooohhhh“ – chorus.
Higher Love is out now on Kris‘ label Compuphonic.