09/04/2015

Samrai & Platt - Bad Riddim

Where to start with this?  Well firstly, get listening to this track, it's more than grime, more than dub, more than bass music, it's grime and and one-step done very well; intense, brooding and dance-floor ready.  Truants describe SWINGTING002 as 'two tracks of some of the finest party-ready grime flavoured music you’ll hear this year.'
Samrai and Platt
Samrai and Platt are part of Manchester's Swing Ting crew, releasing on Truants; a blog, come record label, come gospel to the underground hip-hop and dance scene since 2010, a heavy dub-step year notably.  Check it out and see for yourself here------------> TRUANTS BLOG

WOZ

HBK [FREE DOWNLOAD]


Bristolian Woz is a generous guy, he's offering up this dark little collab with London's mysterious Chubba for free - just sign up at black butter.  

08/04/2015

MR BELT AND WEZOL/HIGHER SELF

FINALLY

Belt and Weezol are Dutch duo Bart Riem and Sam van Wees, anti-hip DJ and producers who take the piss out of boiler room sessions on their podcast and have a light-hearted view of dance music.  Their simple aim? To get dance floors heaving.  Sampling the classic CeCe Peniston vocal and adding a rather tasty deep, groove, Finally is unashamedly party focused, and where better to release it than, label of the moment, Spinnin' Records. Home of all things  #EDM #huge #solid #bootybounce, this will surely have smiles on faces on the dance floor.


Thinking about Spinnin' Records, the label is both overground and underground, doing things massively and quietly at the same time - for every Tujamo (who has a brilliantly simple video concept), there is absolute beauty - Ghosts by Nottingham producer, Higher Self ft. the gorgeous vocals of Lauren Mason is one of my records of the year.  It's a belter that deserves a lot more airplay than it has.  Out now itunes/beatport etc.

20/03/2015

AIRWOLF - LOSE THE LAZY ft. STAHSI

According to his Facebook page, Australian producer Airwolf (Justin Erougian) grew up on 'Windows 98' and 'virtual DJ'.  Standard.  He grew up in Melbourne's club scene, taking artsy photographs and immersing himself in down-under dance culture.

Fast- forward, montage-style, through DJ residencies, tours of OZ, and opening for superstar DJ's, Airwolf has dropped an uplifting melodic-house bomb with Lose the Lazy on the brilliant OneLoveMusic label.
Fellow Aussie Stahsi brings sublime summer-time vocals which compliment the electro vibes.
Roll on summer!



17/03/2015

BURNSKI - REQUIEM - FREE DOWNLOAD


Burnski, otherwise known as James Burnham, gives away this spiralling, acid soaked thumper, through XLR8R magazine.

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Burnski

Check it out below.Burnham and Jon Woodall launch new label Constant Sound this month, listen to it's first release below, Your Love (feat Beckford) - warm vocal house, with thrusting techno structure.  



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13/03/2015

FREE DOWNLOAD - Riddim Commission

Riddim Commission takes it dark with remix of Can't Stop Playing (Makes Me High) [Premiere]

Marco Del Horno & DJ Swerve are a British duo bringing low-end frequencies to Kiss Fresh listeners every Sunday. They have also remixed, to name but a few, artists such as Iggy Azealia., Stanton Warriors and Linden Jay (particular fave). 

Their Soundcloud page is a treasure trove of bass heavy house, free promo's, radio shows and remix's.    Check it out, and download the free FULL METAL JACKER EP below.




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12/03/2015

HERCULES AND THE LOVE AFFAIR - 'DO YOU FEEL THE SAME?'

A bit of an oldie here from 2014; the faultless Hercules and the Love Affair shine once again on a full Defected digital release with the 7 track EP - Do You Feel the Same.  The track pulses with an acid tinged bass-line, and throwback chords, featuring shimmering vocals from Gustaph.  

Highlights of the E.P include the Purple Disco Machine Remix, who slow the tempo down and give the track a deep disco swagger.  The atmosphere builds patiently until eventually some divine piano chords create a celestial crescendo at the bridge.  

Elsewhere, the Todd Terry remix brings a techno nastiness to the fray and 6th Borough Project strip back and add some ghetto - acid charm.  The real talent here is HATLA's ability to consistently refresh classic house   sounds and make them sound as exciting and relevant as ever.