TUNE OF THE MONTH
Brazil (Rektchordz remix) (Death Proof Recordings)
New kids on the block Death Proof Recordings deliver their biggest release to date. Anthony James’ blissed out Ibizan tech-house crowd-warmer is a tough one to follow, however on remix duties we have Bristol’s Rektchordz rising to the challenge and delivering a broken-beat masterpiece that is sure to tear down the walls at any party. Massive beats, devastating basslines and winning production.
First Time (The Pooty Club)
As clubbing culture grows in the east, there’s a fresh wave of new breaks talent blowing up. Spanish break-beat label The Pooty Club continues its chain of top-notch releases with this latest offering from Russian Vadim Shantor. With dirty, chunky basslines and tight breaks, this guy is definitely one to watch.
Cheating With You (The Correspondents)
Following the success of their first release ‘What’s Happened To Soho?’ earlier this year, London duo The Correspondents hit us with twisted love song ‘Cheating With You’. After being road-tested on the festival circuit, this is already a firm favourite with thousands of fans.
Oh Yeah! (Cheap Thrills)
Italian producer/DJ collective Reset! kick off their year in fine style with ‘Oh Yeah!’, an explosion of saxophone samples, squelchy, throbbing bass-lines and crunchy 4/4 beats that’ll make even the most hardcore ravers lose their minds. Expect to hear a lot more from Reset! as they prepare to drop a debut album.
Shoot Me Down (Punks!)
Stanton Warriors unleash the latest single taken from their album ‘The Warriors’. It’s everything you want from bass music, produced in the unmistakable Stanton style. With vocals from Ruby Goe backed by thick, pulsing bass stabs, this will pulverise your speakers.
The Fly/Disko-Tech remixes (ESL Music)
The man behind Ursula 1000 is the multi-talented virtuoso Alex Gimeno, and he’s got a new album out now, ‘Mondo Beyondo’. Unfortunately, this remix EP fails to do his originals justice. Hayz & Chris Awesome’s Disko-Tech remix is the best of a bad bunch.
Yes Jupiter (Kid Kenobi remix) (3am Jam)
One of Sydney’s most sought-after beats and bass jocks, Kid Kenobi has been doing overtime in the studio this year, producing hard-hitting clubland monsters. This remix is exactly that and acts a taste of what to expect from his new compilation album. It’s going to be a good year for this man.
Warrior One feat. Ayah Marar
Fyra (Black Butter)
Warrior One returns alongside one of the scene’s most exciting and evolving artists, Ayah Marar, to release ‘Fyah’. Its arpeggiated keyboards, jungle beats and feel-good choruses are reminiscent of 90s classics. Warrior One’s funky sound, together with Ayah’s stunning voice, add up to a supreme dancefloor track.
High Flying Birds
AKA... What a Life! (UNKLE rework) (Sour Mash)
Noel Gallagher’s latest project High Flying Birds release their second single ‘AKA… What a Life!’. It gets the royal remix treatment by James Lavelle’s UNKLE, who stretches the track out to an eight-minute wonder. These leftfield, psychedelic epics are perfect for both the dancefloor and for more chilled-out affairs.