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.
The winners of the Bass+ DJ contest powered by discodemons.net have been chosen by the jury, and judging from their mixtape they’re more than ready to rock the wall of bass at SUB club on Friday, May 24th. Daniel and Lukas have both been DJing for three years now but only recently joined forces to form Dismantled, an up and coming DJ duo from Vienna spinning deep house, UK bass and future garage music. Here’s their entry for the contest, catch them on stage on Friday!
Start your week with the latest episode of my monthly mixtape series. Dunno why, but it turned out quite pop this time, but you’ll also find some sweet new club tracks in there, a feel good indie song and an unreleased remix by myself. Sit back and enjoy.
- Ryan Riot
Tracklist, artist spotlights and free downloads after the jump.
A few hours ago Daft Punk have released yet another teaser for their upcoming album Random Access Memories (in stores on May 21), showing the two robots in a room full of futuristic machines (that are probably supposed to look like synthesizers). After unboxing the vinyl and putting the needle on the groove, the first few bars of Give Life Back To Music, the first song on the album, can be heard playing. One more week to go!
La Felix hasn’t exactly been a stranger in the past year, with this being our eighth post now featuring his music – and yet little is known about the guy responsible for one of the most persistent earworms I’ve ever had in my entire life: no biography, no location (wild guess: New Zealand), no pictures.
His latest work is an incredibly catchy remix of Yuksek’s upcoming single Last Of Our Kind (release date May 13), featuring Danish vocalist Oh Land on vocal duty. With a bright piano, funky little string stabs and some serious low end added to the mix, the rather trippy original is being reborn as an upbeat pop song you just can’t help but play over and over again.
Austrian dubstep producer Dead Battery has come up with a somewhat unexpected treat for his fans, breathing new life in The Notorious B.I.G.’s all-time classic Everyday Struggle. “I felt like doing some hip hop the other day.” he explains on SoundCloud – and the result is nothing short of amazing: smooth piano chords and Biggie’s incredible flow backed by a beat powerful enough for club dancefloors.
Free 320kbps download in exchange for a like over here on Dead Battery’s facebook page.
Austria’s very own A.G.Trio have remixed their fellow compatriots Allen Alexis‘ upcoming single Who Cares (taken from the 2012 album Different Believers), proving their versatility once again with an unexpectedly slow and moody take on the fast-paced original. These guys never fail to surprise – loving it!