It’s been a while, listen to these…
Also, this is pretty great.
It’s been a while, listen to these…
Also, this is pretty great.
Over the last seven years Dirtybird has released an eclectic range of bass influenced house music. This new compilation is a glimpse into the next wave. 14 different artists deliver deep house, bass music, jackin funk, and ghetto filth. The series will be released in 3 parts and as a full length cd.
Part 1 opens with the red hot Eats Everything, fresh off his live from Bristol Essential Mix. This is a first-time collaboration working with label chief, Claude VonStroke on a deep techy number with plenty of surprises. Second in line is a jackin funk gem by Sacha Robotti, who you might recognise as curator of the famed Berlin Kreuzberg Institut podcast since 2008 or by the label he runs with Luca Lozano, Klasse Recordings. Personally this track is the best off the 4 track E.P.
After that an unexpected deep house-bass influenced single comes from LA’s Kingdom, the bass/R&B maverick and label boss of Nightslug’s new U.S. sister label called “Fade to Mind.” Last but not least comes an elegant combo of Detroit style techno and UK bass from our good friend A1 Bassline, owner of Tighten Up records and overall club destroyer.
Here it is, our very own chart. You may agree with some of the tracks, you may disagree, either way we will be dropping our chart at the beginning of each month (I know its late for september already) and the tracks for you to listen to. We’re not going to throw up tracks we’ve never heard because there’s hype behind them either (i’ve caught a lot of people out doing this). So with out further a do… lets kick it off.
Justin Martin & Ardalan – Mr Spock (Buy)
This track is just straight killing it with all walks of life at the moment. For more information heres Claude Vonstrokes write up on the release.
‘At the young age of just 20 years old, Ardalan from the TCH Dolphin crew in San Jose is
quickly proving himself to be a leader in the next generation of bay area house music. Justin
Martin quickly recognized his talent when Ardalan sent him a 10 minute demo.
After one listen Justin thought the track was genius but needed some additional editing and arrangement work. He took on the project and the outcome was “Mr. Spock.”This dancefloor monster was instantly charted #1 by myself and Jesse Rose as soon as we heard it. It works. For real’
Tiga – Gentle Giant (Martyn’s Heaven rmx) (Download)
Martyn’s remix of Tiga’s Gentle giant, taken from Tiga’s album Ciao! is by far the best remix! The groove is heavily swung and laced with stabbing keys through out and is a pretty slow tempo for the likes of Martyn.
Sebastien Phillip and Dan Caster – Drunkin’ Native (Buy)
There is a Sascha Braemer remix of this, but we personally prefer the original. It sounds very much like a Dirtybird release and will have us dancing for a very long time.
Magnetic Man – The Bug
This isn’t out till October 11th when Skream, Benga and Artwork aka Magnetic Man drop their self titled debut album on Columbia Records. Its a big track and i expect it’ll go massive.
Lorn – Cherry moon
Lorn is from the USA and this track is taken from the LP ‘Nothing Else’ which is out now on FlyLo’s Brainfeeder label.
The Jackson Five – Dancing Machine (Henrik Schwarz Remix) (Download)
I’m a sucker for the funk, and Henrik Schwarz does a nice job of remixing this. Just like his Bill wither’s remix its perfect for the early hours of a night.
The Jellies – Jive baby on a Saturday night
This is a classic from the 80′s or 90′s. It was originally a 300 limited edition vinyl pressing, and recently re-discovered by Optimo. Apparently he played it 7 times in a row at a club in NYC about 2 months ago. Its now getting re-released on Trunk Records tomorrow! (Sept 13th)
Tapesh And Maximiljan – Wide Range (Buy)
Check out the post covering their whole E.P. This track still does it for me, such a killer groove.
Toddla T – Better (Seiji’s Troubleadub) (Download)
Seiji does wonders turning this Toddla track into an old 90′s style house track, reminds me slightly of some of the old M.A.W remixes. You may find it a bit cheesy, but begin grooving to it and its sure to put a big smile on your face.
Alex D’elia and Uppfade have recently just released a two track E.P. Called Booty Call. The second track i’m not so fond of, but the first track called Booty Call is awesome. That being said, you should check out the second track called ‘Concentrate on the groove’ if you like your disjointed tech house tunes. Booty Call holds a sound like that of Format:B. It pounds along driving itself forward and has vocal stabs laced through out to keep it fresh. Not a track you’d just play any old time, but one that I respect.
Martin Eyerer and Rainer Weichhold’s joint stable Kling Klong Records has, in 5 years, managed to position itself along side the heavyweights of Germany’s credible lables. They’ve largely stuck to releasing Tech House that always sounds like it was made for a European dancefloor, employing the talents of Lützenkirchen, Hermanez, Karotte, Stephan Hinz, Ramon Tapia and many more along the way. All this has worked pretty well for the duo who have yet to collaborate! Here are some highlights of recent years:
October 2008 / January 2009
This is perhaps Micha’s best work to-date, it’s deffinately my personal favourite! HE’s built up a groove-infected jacking house beat and layered on some sexy vocals for good measure. This track begs to be danced to!
For better or for worse the summer comes around every year. It’s great; we can all have BBQs, then when you go out, no one has to leave any clobber in the cloackroom at the club. But what’s not so good is how the sunshine seems to give people an excuse to listen to absolute crap: “It’s a summer tune…” etc etc. Even I may or may not be at fault here, as I may or may not have recently been caught skipping down the road to some Katy Perry… So, here’s a selection to keep you (and me) on the straight and narrow in the coming weeks, whatever your taste.
Ambient / Electronica
Drum & Bass
I’m a new contributer to Fresh Out Of Death, I go by DdP – or The Diamond Cutter, for reasons best known to Teddy! There’s a fair bit of music that I’ll be shaking out of my sleave from now on and I’m properly looking forward to getting to grips with all this! Now I’m gonna let the music do the talking…
First up is a track that a friend of mine plays everytime i’ve seen him DJ – and for good reason – but everytime i’ve asked for the track ID it’s been forgotten along with the vital 2 pints of water i should have drunk before falling asleep, ouch! However, last saturday at WhErEhOuSe?, I had my wits about me and typed it into my phone. Success!
Next is a track that really gets the dancefloor going! The bouq. label head and two-time Beatport Awards nominee delivers a superb track which stays true to its releasing label.
Officially this next one is ‘Electro House’, but I don’t know what’s going on here… With elements of dub, funky and ridiculous bass this wildcard comes courtesy of inspired remix work by Wildcat. Considering the original is from 1991, its not something you’d expect to hear on an EP whose main remixes are by Kevin Saunderson!