STATUE & Tunnel Signs: “Touch”

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June 1st, 2020
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Melbourne’s STATUE, the percussion-based dance project of Tom Gould, has teamed up with fellow Aussie producer and DJ Ash Moses, aka Tunnel Signs, to deliver a superb EP, entitled “Stay In Touch”, a four-tracker recorded remotely between Melbourne and Sydney during isolation. The record, which features three original tracks and a dub version of “Touch”, perfectly combines the industrial strength of Tunnel Signs with the percussive chug of STATUE. Our favourite cut from the release is “Touch”, a deep, melodic groover with a subtle sense of melancholy. It’s a beauty of a tune!

All profits from the release will go to Foodbank who support those that are most vulnerable throughout this crisis. While we may not be together we can all STAY IN TOUCH.

The “Stay In Touch” EP is out now on Revolver Upstairs Records. Buy it here.

Related:
STATUE: “Solidify”
Tunnel Signs & Will Buck: “Spirits”

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Sano x Siwo: “I Can”

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June 1st, 2020
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Born in the mountains of Colombia and now resident in the streets of Barcelona, Sano is a DJ and producer that grew up in the early underground music scene of Medellín and took part in the Cómeme action all over the world. His inspiration comes from street sounds in a deep relation with rawness and mysticism which combined define his own sound. Having already impressed with his much-played “Latino Body Music” series on Public Possession, Sano returns to the label with more dancefloor goodness. This time around he drops a collaborative EP with Siwo from Mozambique on vocals, a great five-tracker guaranteed to light up any dancefloor. Get your fill of the record’s lead single “I Can” and ride with us.

The “Sano x Siwo” EP drops on June 5th via Public Possession. Pre-order it here.

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Club Intl: “Crush” Video

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May 29th, 2020
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Club Intl, the latest project from NYC musician John Eatherly and his longtime collaborator Maxwell Kamins, joins the Italians Do It Better family with their infectious synth-driven debut single “Crush”, produced by Johnny Jewel. The project came to fruition when the East Village basement studio John Eatherly records in, had a nightclub built directly on top of it. “All of a sudden there was this nightclub above our clubhouse,” Eatherly explains. “The energy from upstairs & seeing hundreds of kids just wilding out every night, started seeping into what we were working on downstairs.” Eatherly and Maxwell Kamins channeled this energy into a new band called, Club Intl. The duo’s debut single “Crush” is out now via Italians Do It Better. Watch the video above, and get yourself a copy here.

Directed and edited by Johnny Jewel.

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Chicken Lips: “Goldenlips”

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May 29th, 2020
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A key fixture in the record bags of DJs throughout the past few decades, best known for their unforgettably odd house anthem “He Not In”, it’s been some years since Andy Meecham and Dean Meredith last collaborated as Chicken Lips. As such, it’s with no little delight that Phantasy welcomes them back into the fold with one of their most mind-bending tracks yet, accompanied by a remix from a fellow stalwart of the underground, DJ Sotofett. Instant and assured, ‘Goldenlips’ unrolls like licorice over ten blissful minutes, mining an undercurrent of post-acid house euphoria into a dreamy analogue jam-turned-trip.

“Goldenlips” is out now via Phantasy. Get it here.

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LAGASTA: “Miguel”

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May 28th, 2020
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After 10 years of driving around the music blogosphere, LAGASTA duo re-introduce themselves with a new five-original-track EP, entitled “Driving”, which marks the pair’s first release in four years since 2016 debut single “Roberto”. The “Driving” EP is now available digitally via LAGASTA’s Bandcamp page.

“We’ve been working hard on some original tunes for a while now and it seems like the right time to start giving the final shape to all the tracks that were recorded these last years, and release some of them in a series of EPs in the following months, starting with this one…’Driving’ comes from our love to test drive music while we’re wandering on the road. Its aesthetic, which has been built through all these years on LAGASTA, is based on our favorite object: cars. It feels like a long ride with our friends, lovers and people we’ve met through these years.”

Those who are familiar with the blog these last 10 years, and with all the compilations the LAGASTA duo has released since then, will identify in the “Driving” EP some of the things the duo has always loved in music. All these new tracks give you THAT feeling of driving around on empty roads; or just gazing them.

Take a ride with “”Miguel”, and get yourself a copy of the “Driving” EP here.

Related:
LAGASTA: “Basil”
LAGASTA: “Aias”
LAGASTA: “Salva”
LAGASTA: “Koko”

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WhoMadeWho & Axel Boman: “Anywhere In The World”

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May 27th, 2020
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Copenhagen’s WhoMadeWho return to Kompakt with a series of EPs, entitled Synchronicity”, to be released throughout 2020. This time the boys have brought some friends along for the ride. The EPs, which marks their first release for the label in eight years since 2012’s LP “Brighter”, finds the band collaborating with their favourite house and techno producers. In their own words: “We have always been very fortunate to meet and know many talented producers. In recent years, we have been exploring those relationships with different remixes and collaborations, and every time something exciting came out. That’s why we started our Synchronicity project. To challenge ourselves making inspiring, fun and beautiful music.”

The first EP features Adana Twins, Echonomist and Axel Boman and will be released in June. Our first taste from the release comes in the form of “Anywhere In The World”, a collaborative track the band made alongside Swedish producer and Studio Barnhus label co-founder Axel Boman. With “Anywhere In The World”, they create an eccentric house number that conjures ghosts of Talking Heads past mingling in a smokey club that would make Adrian Sherwood proud. Give it a spin above.

The “Synchronicity I” EP drops on June 12th via Kompakt. Pre-order it here.

Related:
Axel Boman: “Eyes Of My Mind”

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A new LAGASTA mixtape is here to make your day better. This time our beloved New Jersey-based producer and DJ Mike Simonetti, co-founder of 2MR Records and one half of Pale Blue, delivers the goods, a sublime mixtape, entitled “Nothing’s Better Sometimes”. This 60-minute mix is perfect for mellow evenings, late night rides and everything in between. Expect some serious house goodness, deep grooves and plenty of driving rhythms packed into one thrilling ride. Get your fill of Mike Simonetti’s mixtape for LAGASTA, and ride with us.

Tracklist:
1. James Blake – When The Party’s Over (Billie Eilish cover)
2. Leafar Legov – Alone (Giegling 2019)
3. Mike Simonetti – Birth (UNRELEASED)
4. Ivory – Dreamers (Innervisions)
5. Reznik & Mikesh – The Moon Landing Was A Hoax -Area 51 infinite Mix (2MR)
6. Park Hye Jin – I Don’t Care (clip.art)
7. Pale Blue – Dive (Rebolledo’s Distant And Disonnected Mix) – 2MR (UNRELEASED)
8. Tom Trago – Hidden Heart Of Gold (Voyage Direct)
9. Lawrence – Spark (Ghostly International)
10. Apex Twin – Nanou2 (Warp)

Related:
Pale Blue: “Breathe”

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LAGASTA: “Koko”

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May 26th, 2020
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After 10 years of driving around the music blogosphere, LAGASTA duo re-introduce themselves with a new five-original-track EP, entitled “Driving”, which marks the pair’s first release in four years since 2016 debut single “Roberto”. The “Driving” EP is now available digitally via LAGASTA’s Bandcamp page.

“We’ve been working hard on some original tunes for a while now and it seems like the right time to start giving the final shape to all the tracks that were recorded these last years, and release some of them in a series of EPs in the following months, starting with this one…’Driving’ comes from our love to test drive music while we’re wandering on the road. Its aesthetic, which has been built through all these years on LAGASTA, is based on our favorite object: cars. It feels like a long ride with our friends, lovers and people we’ve met through these years.”

Those who are familiar with the blog these last 10 years, and with all the compilations the LAGASTA duo has released since then, will identify in the “Driving” EP some of the things the duo has always loved in music. All these new tracks give you THAT feeling of driving around on empty roads; or just gazing them.

Take a ride with EPs closer “Koko”, and get yourself a copy of the “Driving” EP here.

Related:
LAGASTA: “Basil”
LAGASTA: “Aias”
LAGASTA: “Salva”

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Active Surplus: “Meera”

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May 26th, 2020
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Active Surplus, one of Toronto’s most promising young duos, lands on Pacific Rhythm with their debut self-titled EP, a love letter to the house music sound that first sprouted from the West Coast. On the four-track EP, the duo of Evan Vincent, aka Emissive and Ian Syrett, delivers a perfectly crafted collection full of silky, smooth house grooves. The EP was heavily inspired by the stuttering drum patterns of Baltimore club, which undergird each track in subtle but noticeable ways, making the grooves that much skippier and slippier. One of our favorite cuts is the EPs closer “Meera”, a heartfelt tribute to a loved one. Blast it above.

The “Active Surplus” EP is out now via Pacific Rhythm. Get it here.

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Poolside: “Around The Sun (Body Music Remix)”

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May 26th, 2020
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Body Music, the dynamic duo of The Rapture’s Vito Roccoforte, who also operates as one half of Vito & Druzzi and Boston’s producer and multi-instrumentalist Bosq, deliver a superb remix of “Around The Sun” by Poolside, just in time for summer. On their remix, Body Music infuse the original version with an extra dose of sun-drenched disco vibes and vocals from their frequent collaborator Xavier. The original track, featuring Amo Amo, is lifted from Poolside’s recent album “Low Season”. Watch the video for the remix, directed by Bill Heffley.

Body Music’s remix of “Around The Sun” is out now on Pacific Standard Records. Get it here.

Related:
Body Music & Amy Douglas: “Love Games”

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