Celeste: “Stop This Flame (The Black Madonna Remix)”

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April 4th, 2020
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Chicago’s Marea Stamper, aka The Black Madonna, keeps the good vibes rolling with her incredible new remix of “Stop This Flame” by British-Jamaican soul singer Celeste. In her true fashion, the original track is transformed into a groove-filled disco heater. That’s the way we like it. As she says: “This was one of the last things I worked on before the world became a very different place. It’s out now and for me carries happy memories of listening to Celeste’s beautiful voice in my headphones in a makeshift studio on my honeymoon. I hope some of the joy of that time lives on”.

Get yourself a copy of The Black Madonna’s remix here.

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#YouAreNotAlone: The Black Madonna

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Love Will Say No: “You Still Owe Me A Kiss”

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April 4th, 2020
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Fare Soldi’s Luca Carnifull has returned with a new EP, entitled “Adults Keep Silence” under his Love Will Say No guise. The four-tracker, which follows last year’s “Playing With Scars” EP, finds the Italian producer in fine form, delivering a collection of well-crafted tunes. Our favorite track from the record is “You Still Owe Me A Kiss”, a perfect slice of disco-infused house. With its driving drums and loopy synths, this club-ready tune will certainly sweep you off your feet. Blast it above.

The “Adults Keep Silence” EP is out now via Last Days Of Disco. Buy it here.

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Baronhawk Poitier: “Temperado Tornado” Video

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April 3rd, 2020
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Washington D.C. producer, DJ and dancer Baronhawk Poitier dropped today his superb new EP, entitled “Temperado Tornado”, on Honey Soundsystem Records. Consisting of four tracks, “Temperado Tornado” is a rollercoaster of all the musical facets of this young sensei, including some hook laden southern-fried-disco, a Bristolean-favela dub, a jettison lever synth tech-thumper, and even a little vocal hello on the low tempo pad-meets-acid funk of “Lowside Heights”. The record’s infectious title track comes with a cool video, featuring Baronhawk Poitier himself, showcasing some crazy dance moves. Watch it above.

Directed by Aron Kantor.

The “Temperado Tornado” EP is out now via Honey Soundsystem. Pick up your copy here.

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Brooklyn-based producer and Razor-N-Tape label co-founder JKriv, a man of many talents, continues to roll out quality tunes and remixes. This time ’round, JKriv adds his signature NYC sound on his sublime new remix of the stone-cold classic “Strength” by London-based producer Anu Pillai, aka Freeform Five, featuring the sultry vocals of Carolyn Harding.

On his eight-minute remix, JKriv delivers a surefire disco anthem of ethereal strings and lush instrumentation that stays true to the brilliance of the original. As he says: “When I was working on this some months ago I had no idea how poignant this tune would be, but we all could use this message right now”.

Originally released all the way back in 2003 on Yellow Productions, Freeform Five revisits “Strength”, offering up a “Reform” take on his version for 2020 via Glitterbox. This new package also features a remix from The Shapeshifters. “I found the strength to carry on..”

The “Strength” EP is out now. Get it here.

Related:
JKriv – Say Wut (Rework)

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The next release on the ever-excellent Public Possession is the perhaps most extensive project of the Munich-based label so far. It’s a triple 12″ gatefold LP, entitled “Flower Protocol”, full of Chinese folk songs by Taiwanese artist Yutie Lee. This is the first project that puts emphasis on her acoustic output.

On “Flower Protocol”, Yutie Lee reinterprets six Chinese folk songs about Flowers. “Tuberosa”, “Rose”, “Jasmine”, “Plum Blossom”, “Orchids” and “Chamomile” all are odes to the beauty of the plant, telling a story of something pure and indestructible. By artificially mutating her voice, Yutie Lee successfully manages to transfer the songs into 2020s arguably much more complex, dystopian reality. She does this not without a bow to the past, prevailing something of the original songs sweet essence, even adding a layer of humour… in the end leaving the listener with a feeling of good hope.

To complete the package Yutie Lee’s versions have been remixed by a quite illustrious cast of remixers: Alva Noto, Bell Towers, Laura Groves, Oceanic and Suzanne Kraft all deliver their personal reinterpretation of the originals. Today we’re excited to premiere an ace remix of Yutie Lee’s “Flower Protocol” by Netherlands-based LA producer Diego Herrera under his Suzanne Kraft alias. On “Flower Protocol”, Suzanne Kraft delivers a five-plus minute remix of stuttering vocal chops, soaring synth lines and delicately house-beats that showcases the producer’s ability to craft quality tracks. Blast it above, exclusively on LAGASTA.

“Flower Protocol” will arrive in triple-vinyl and digital formats on April 10th via Public Possession. Pre-order it here or here.

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Our good friends Rollover Milano dropped today a great compilation, entitled “Rollover Milano & Friends against Coronavirus: Anything Goes”, for such an important cause. The compilation collects 19 quality edits from Rollover crew and their friends all over the world, with all proceeds to go towards the fight against COVID-19.

On the initiative “Anything Goes” compilation you will find lots of “secret weapons” of Rollover’s friends including: 2manydjs, Adam Port, Soul Clap, Boombass, Moscoman, Bill Brewster, Kapote Toy Tonics, Claudio Coccoluto, Alex Neri & Mennie, SHMLSS, OOFT!, Dadadisco, Ferraroni, Riccardo Baez, Funclab Records, Milangeles & Ckrono, Blinky, Ferrari and of course, Rollover DJs.

“In light of the growing crisis, we have made the special compilation downloadable for a small contribution starting from 7 euros on our Bandcamp page, with all proceeds going to the official emergency fund set up by the Italian Civil Protection Department destined for the COVID-19 crisis in Italy. Every donation from the “Rollover Milano & Friends against Coronavirus” initiative helps in not just the flattening of the COVID-19 curve in Italy but takes us, music lovers and clubbers, one step closer towards a carefree summer. We all come from different worlds, but we are all connected”.

Dance off your COVID-19 anxieties and join the Rollover crew in their contribution to help those affected (and towards a carefree summer) here.

Shout out to the Rollover crew and all the artists involved.

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Rollover DJs: 1982 Mixtape

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#YouAreNotAlone: Love Injection

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April 3rd, 2020
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#YouAreNotAlone: With the current circumstances and the weird, turbulent times all over the globe, we asked our friends to choose a favourite album or a track for these isolated days, and share it with us along with a photo. An album a day keeps the bad vibes away. Stay home, stay safe.

Today we welcome NYC-based writers, editors, and DJ fixtures Paul Raffaele and Barbie Bertisch, the founders of “Love Injection”, the reputable underground magazine which has become an essential monthly read for anyone interested in dance music culture. They also host a radio show of the same name.

“The album we’ve been listening to a lot is Love Joys’ ‘Lovers Rock Reggae Style’. If we had to pick a track, it would be ‘Stranger’, but the entire album is worthy of praise. Have been listening to it a lot at home when I want to disconnect from the day-to-day (even if that means not being able to leave the apartment). There’s something about it that just takes us somewhere else. It’s a full immersion into the world of Wackie’s, and one we don’t get tired of playing. Usually when we end the last track, we go back to the top for a replay”.

Launched in February 2015, “Love Injection” is a labor-of-love, monthly print fanzine distributed free via a network of independent record stores. Go and show some love here.

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Tareq: “One (Severino Remix)”

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April 3rd, 2020
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Our beloved London-based artist Tareq has returned with his infectious house jam “One”, one his most personal tracks to date, which marks his debut release for New York label Royal Advisor Records. Now, his debut record gets a diverse remix package that includes fine remixes of “One” by the likes pf Severino, Wax Wings, Silverhook, Paramour and Tendts.

Here we have for your listening pleasure a remix of “One” by Severino, co-founder of London’s unstoppable disco musical express Horse Meat Disco. Once again, Severino works his magic and delivers a splendid remix of “One” with plenty of disco vibes to keep you moving all night long.

The “One” Remixes is out now via Royal Advisor Records. Buy it here.

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Yu Su: “223”

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April 3rd, 2020
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South London label Rhythm Section International, helmed by Bradley Zero, celebrates five years with a new compilation called “SHOUTS – 5 Years of Rhythm Section INTL”. With over 30 releases since the end of 2014, the ever-excellent label has become something of a UK staple and broken artists such as Chaos in the CBD and Neue Grafik onto a global platform.

Across 36 tracks, “SHOUTS” takes in past, present and most importantly, future elements of the label to make a clear statement of intent for the next 5 years and beyond. The compilation featuring new track by the likes of Yu Su, Session Victim, Duke Hugh, Shy One, Tenderlonious, Emma-Jean Thackray, Tolouse Low Trax, Desert Sound Colony, Jad & The, amongst others.

One of our favorite cuts from the release is “223” by breakout DJ and producer Yu Su. On her contribution to “SHOUTS”, Kaifeng-born, Vancouver-based musician delivers a sublime fruity percussive jam that has been on repeat for a while now. Better yet, the track “223” will also feature on one of two 12” vinyl samplers. Blast it above.

The “SHOUTS – 5 Years of Rhythm Section INTL” compilation alongside two 12-inch vinyl samplers is out now. Pick up your copy here.

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Mildlife: “Zwango Zop (Artwork Edit)”

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April 2nd, 2020
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If there was a rework that we’ve been playing on repeat mode on our car stereo for a while now, it would definitely be Artwork’s edit of Melbourne’s four-piece Mildlife kaleidoscopic cosmic jam “Zwango Zop”. This absolute monster of a tune recently released on a very special one-sided 12-inch for a good cause.

On his edit of “Zwango Zop”, a track taken from Midlife’s 2018 debut LP “Phase”, London master producer and all-round cool guy Artwork extracts that undeniable funk energy and turns into a 10-and-a-half-minute, highly hypnotic, instantly addictive creation that it is as psychedelic as it is slamming. Blast it above.

All profits from this one-sided 12-inch will be donated to two charities combatting the bushfire emergency in Australia – Wildlife Victoria and the Australian Red Cross. Buy it here.

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