Happy New Year everyone! Here’s a fresh remix of an 80′s tune to carry you over to 2013. Yezzir.
The Smiths – This Charming Man (Luis Leon Bootleg)
Fresh off the back of their debit ep on OFF Recordings, LEFTWING & KODY touch down on ALiVE for a scorching hot EP. ‘Get Down’ is a power bruiser of a track, all muscular drums, big drops and heavy b-lines. The subtler but no less effective ‘Let Go’ follows, a skippy rhythm underpinning the duos tight production skills. ‘Tough Jam’ harnesses the flavour of London’s pirate radio in the 90′s; jacked up drums, head noddin’ bass and attention to deal that will set the floor alight. Rounding off, ‘I Need You’ settles into a sweet groove with cut up vocals to give the package a more melodic send off.
Leftwing & Kody – Let Go
Betoko – Not Alone Feat. Maurice Marshall (Climbers Grey Sky Remix)
Here’s a fresh remix from the Climbers of a Betoko track. I’m just getting back in the swing of thing here in the states so I should be updating the music regularly from here on out. Happy Holidays!
Climbers is the Mexicali duo, Jay Blakk and Kiko Deal, who, despite forming just a year ago, have already been making serious waves around the world with a fresh-faced take on house music.
Their debut ‘Law Of Attraction’ EP on Culprit, as well as the slew of buzzworthy remixes for labels such as Lower East, Noir Music 2 and Electronique have already found their way into the crates of some of the
Though they come from different musical backgrounds, Blakk and Deal haven been friends since high-school. Early last year they finally decided to join forces to make music, and they haven’t looked back. 2012 will see further releases for Culprit, an EP on Nervous Records’ newly launched Nurvous imprint, plus a debut European tour.
Climbers’ are fast developing a signature sound: set to classic house percussions, empahitic electronic baselines, old school vocal sampling and atmospheric synth pads that are always pushing all the right buttons and are never less than memorable.
“Once upon a time, deep in The Cosmic Forest, was a fabled hideaway. It whispered of masked dreams, ushered in hidden truths. Fantasy and adventure were the alchemy that fueled the fire. With moods so vivid you could almost taste them, imagination flew into the night with wild abandon and Spirits soared.
Eventually, as is its’ nature, modernity found its’ own course and wove a path into the world as we know it.
John Monkman is becoming recognised as one to watch in house music in 2012. The year started with ‘Don’t have to be Beautiful’ (number one in beatport’s deep house chart). Since then he has released a stream of successful tracks including ‘K.I.S.S. M.E.’ and ‘The Heat’ (feat Liz Cass) that have become staple weapons amongst the worlds top house DJ’s including the likes of Seth Troxler and Laurent Garnier. Running through John’s wide ranging body of work is a dedication to technical sound design and mixing. His sound is deep and sexy, drawing in elements of disco, 80s synth music and big room progressive.
This track today can be summed up by John Monkmon’s vocal sample:
“Everybody, we’re all gathered
gathered here together
for something called
John Monkman – Noisily