Kahn - Margeaux
Kahn is back in strong after the big Helter Skelter EP and once again his blend of well crafted sines and rhythmic hits doesn’t fail to dissapoint. Margeaux Pt. 1 is the straighter of the two tracks, with an arrangement of shuffly toms and hits that give context to his ethereal vocals and bouncy garage inspired sub. It contrasts on this point, with the more garage inspired Margeuax Pt. 2...
Footwork Thursday - Traxman
Those not versed in juke need to get to grips with 160bpm, 808’s and a relentless recycling of samples. If that sounds like too much for you, then it definately is. For a flavour it is worth checking out the free World Wike Juke compilations, with the first containing tracks from Chigago stalwarts Boylan, Jlin and the man himself Traxman, who saw his full length release on Planet Mu...
Jessie Ware - What You Won't Do For Love
Best known recently for the remix by Disclosure for Running, Jessie Ware has worked with SBTRKT, Joker and, as on this track, Sampha. If you know the original by Bobby Caldwell, you’ll easily recognise the driving and soulful vocals that characterise this cover, but also still prominant is the funky bass line which is transposed to some beautifully rounded synths. Great, almost haunting,...
With the sun drenched bass and crunk beats, you would be forgiven for thinking that Outlands fared from California and not the East Coast “Old Dominion,” Virginia. Absolute bliss when coupled with iced tea and the breif respite from drizzle and wind we have had in the UK for the last few days. EP preview below, free track download here and if you are enjoying the vibes, check this...
N1T3 TRVL - J4M3Z L34N
If not already put off by the garish and pretentious use of caps lock and digits as vowels, fans of Hud Mo will dig this never-quite-dropping slide through purple synths and bastardizated house instruments, building through acerbic snares and siren like stabs into a smorgasborg of sound. Be generous as this is barely a week old and unmastered, could be one to watch out for.
Jason Burns & Brent Still Life - Ain't Nobody Do...
Evoking the still embodied spirit of Joker on this one, hip hop samples, flangey bass and some piercing synths. This won’t be out for a few months but is hosted by the awesome tammyszu on Youtube.
Disclosure Mixmag DJ Lab
If you haven’t heard Disclosure in the last few months, you’ve probably been in a 100 feet deep nuclear shelter, waiting out the Fukishima catastrophe and watching Columbo reruns Fresh off the block after their new release, “Wheres Your Head,” the brothers have ventured to the Mixmag lab and probably taught them a few things about song selection. Inside - Sepalcure...
Baaeur - Harlem Shake
Absolute knuckle duster of a tune, been doing the rounds via Rustie and Diplo. Free download link here, courtesy of the man himself.
Club Rez EP Review
Expectation was high for the new EP by dance music deconstructor Girl Unit, with the seminal Wut still doing the rounds after two years and the release finding a home on Night Slugs, one of the driving forces in intelligent dance music. Ensemble (Club Mix), Phillip Gambles first offering is a shuffling crescendo of accordion-like bass and delicately arranged hits, starting the EP as meaning...