Archive for April, 2013


Everytime

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Grum released a new single a few weeks back and instantly his “fans” jumped on him for doing something different or at least something different than they expected. Well screw that and the people who think an artist or producer should conform to their expectations. One must always evolve.

At any rate I really enjoyed the track as well as some remixes that have come from it. Check em all out.

Grum – Everytime

Grum – Everytime (Ejeca Sunset Mix)

Grum – Everytime (Andre Com Remix)

Jessica

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Jessica is a very special track, the descending organ riff, almost an acid house motif gives it an anthemic quality. The “You and Me” vocal offers just as much hook as it needs to be. This is his first vinyl release on Kote Records. Check it.

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John Monkmon – Jessica

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wordlife is two beardy Sydney dudes Kato and Adam Bozzetto in a studio creating new forward thinking sound for the dancefloors of the world. Live wordlife combine live synths and drums with intricate dj mixing to create a very special vibe which has seen their first two shows with Hudson Mohawke, Rustie and Sydney’s Parklife festival.

Check out this remix.

City Calm Down – Sense Of Self (wordlife Remix)

Cyril Hahn

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The best music is made by those who expose our very guilty pleasures with undeniable, stimulating creations. This can be said of the mere samples we have received from rising producer Cyril Hahn.

Cyril experimented early on during high school with music production and abandoned it after leaving his hometown of Bern, Switzerland to pursue his studies in Vancouver, Canada. After a 3 year hiatus from music, feeling a need to return to his former love, he sat down and did what is considered by some to be taboo: stripped down two iconic R&B songs and gave them his unique atmospheric twist: Mariah Carey’s ‘Touch My Body’ and Destiny’s Child ‘Say My Name’.

Here are some of my favorites:

Destiny’s Child – Say My Name (Cyril Hahn Remix)

Solange – Losing You (Cyril Hang Remix)

Gabirelle Aplin – Please Don’t Say You Love Me (Cyril Hahn Remix)

Jessie Ware – Street Talk (Cyril Hahn Remix)

Baby

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Fresh from the success of the Guilty Pleasures EP by Satin Jackets & Ejeca, next up from the ever growing House of Disco Records is Finnebassen’s – ’Baby’ EP. Boasting make overs from Monitor 66, Ron Basejam and Debonair along with the original track itself, this is a vinyl with credentials that speak for themselves.

The EP opens with the original track ‘Baby’ from the Norwegian born producer Finnebassen. With previous releases titled ’Babies’ ’Footsteps’ and ’Bleedin out’ I’m starting to wonder if there’s some sort of subliminal message at work. However with the rate at which he’s been outputting releases lately there are no signs that he has anything other than more music on the way. ’Baby’ is not what we have become accustomed to expecting from Finnebassen, it strays away from his usual deep poignant echoing house tracks. Instead it’s a rich funk filled gem of a track that he’s shown he is capable of through his ’silly pilly edit’ of It’s gonna take a long time. With bluesy lead guitar riffs and his trademark bass line it’s the perfect soundtrack for a blossoming summer season.

The first remix of the EP comes from Swedish trio Monitor 66 who produce under the ethos of creating ’’music for sunsets.’ The track certainly embodies that motif as gorgeous saxophone licks and chiming synths over a shifting bassline give it a deep tropical feel.

Finnebassen – Baby

Finnebassen – Baby (Monitor 66)

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I couldn’t find much information on this Dutch producer, but musically I know enough that I’ll be following him from now on. Check out this track that is pushing hard for summer and warm weather. I can’t wait to get back to the sand. 

Jason Malan – Back To The Sand