Jack Dixon & Rick Grant - Running Man EP [Man Make Music]
The second release on George Fitzgerald's Man Make Music label is a collaborative effort by the ever quality Jack Dixon, who we introduced in January last year, and one of TAKE Records head honchos, Rick Grant. These tracks are very different to Dixon's previous releases and the collaboration with Rick Grant really explores the House side to his style.
The title track really is a smooth, synth laden track that is firmly rooted in the Detroit House sound but blended with a 2-step groove that delivers a funky beat you find yourself subconsciously nodding your head to. The second track, "Muted", is a little more vocal driven and having them pitched down gives this a very relaxed vibe that works well with chilled beats and synths.
The addition of a really outstanding remix by Canadian producer Kevin McPhee really does make this a strong second release on the label. Promos are already available at Juno and the digital release is available at Surus this week, with the full release available everywhere else on the 5th of December.
Dave Huismans has put out quite a lot of music since 2007 under many aliases and on a lot of great labels including Tectonic and 3024. His last couple of releases, however, were on his own new label When In Doubt as 2562 but he is back again as A Made Up Sound to deliver his last release of the year, Take The Plunge.
A Made Up Sound - Take The Plunge (Beats Mix) [forthcoming A Made Up Sound]
The "Beats Mix" of the title track is some serious techno-driven business accompanied by aggressive repeating synths that oscillate from left to right. Under this is some skipping beats, reminiscent of earlier AMUS releases, to help level out the synth movements. This is followed by a slightly off balance track called "Anger Mgmt" that has a bouncing bassline and a slightly broken yet on point break that pulls it along nicely. The third track is a beatless version of the title track to help you come down nice and slow.
Promos are already available on vinyl from Juno with full release on wax and digital set for December 7th.
Yet another installment of our Electric Sound Stage radio show, this time including the guestmix that Thefft dropped for us a few weeks ago. He is now signed to Swamp 81 so 2012 promises very big things! Check out the original feature here.
DOWNLOAD: ESS Radio Show #011 w/ THEFFT - Hush DJs
xxxy - This Much
Filtercutter - 1UP (Ramadanman Refix)
Breakage - Rain
Pinch - 136 Trek
Ramadanman - Glut
Benga - Skank
Joe - Claptrap
Addison Groove - Fuk Tha 101
Nguzunguzu - Mirage (Girl Unit Remix)
Koreless - Up Down Up Down
Ikonika - Heston
Synkro - Girl
Pearson Sound - Stifle
Paleman - Fake To Go
goldFFinch - Burned Bit
French Fries & Chaos In The CBD - With You
Boddika - Syn Chron
Deborah Cox - It's Over (Dubbel Dutch Remix)
Roska - Blame The Speakers
Architechs & Nana - Body Groove
Zed Bias - Do It feat. Dynamite MC
Breach - Fatherless VIP
Thefft - On The Rag
Damu - Go Solar
Archie Pelago - Avocado Roller
Thefft - BRYC
Cromie - Cohort
These Ghosts - Twentytwo
Blawan - Vibe Decorium
Thefft - Simple Questions
Justin Martin & Ardalan - Mr. Spock
Mosca - Orange Jack
Martyn - Ghost People
Zed Bias - Basic Needs
Presk - Devour
Damu - Ether
Distal - Coke Bottle
Cromie & JRapp - How I Know
Lucid - Lovely In Love (Richelle Remix)
Visionist - W.M.I.D
Mickey Pearce - Don't Ask Don't Get
Bok Bok - Silo Pass
JJ Louis & Jade Lion - Ruff, Tuff And Ready (Feat. Banton)
Pangaea - Hex
After starting his own label, Man Make Music, George FitzGerald is back with the Shackled EP for Scuba's Hotflush Recordings. The title track actually appeared recently on the Scuba: DJ Kicks album and gave us all a small preview of Fitzgerald's fifth release, his third on Hotflush.
For the EP, FitzGerald puts together three great tracks layered with sweeping pads, sharp keys and on point vocals snippets all bound together with his own brand of tight House beats.
Shackled EP - George FitzGerald [forthcoming Hotflush Recordings]
This EP is not to be missed and is set for release the first week in December on Hotflush. It will be available from all good music retailers including Juno.
In recent years Damu has been consistently up there with the best in the business and his unique sound has been hotly tipped in various quarters. His debut album is out now on Martin Clark’s Keysound Recordings, which follows acclaimed releases by LV & Joshua Idehen and Sully earlier this year. Damu has previously only had two physical releases, Ridin EP and Mermaid, so this 60 minute release is a big step for the producer.
Damu exemplifies his unique sound perfectly in Unity, with euphoric climaxes crashing together with vibrant and melodic beats to create a modern and experimental display. 'Ridin’ The Hype’ has to be the masterpiece of the album, with the diction of Trim solidifying the track with a deep and dark vibe. The majority of the tracks are bubbly garage stepping tunes like ‘L.O.V.E’ and ‘After Indigo’, but Damu also shows his depth and development in tracks such as ‘Maths is Fine For Sum’ and ‘Waterfall Of Light’, which gives more of a shuffling house sound, full of deep gear-changing shifts that keep you guessing.
Ridin' The Hype (feat. Trim) - Damu [Keysound Recordings]
Through this LP you can really see the development and progression that Damu has made as a producer. He shows knowledge of chord progression and structural sleight of hand that many of his peers would kill for and I am sure this producer will continue to shock in the future.
Unity LP Preview - Damu [Keysound Recordings]
Unity was released on 17th October and is available via Juno etc.
Having recently converted from bass music, this duo have been making serious waves in the House scene after a decision to drop the tempo and try something new. Their relatively recent love for the space available at the lower bpms combined with the aid of the ever growing stronger Futureboogie Recordings has left Behling & Simpson lined up for a strong 2012. We had to get them on our series before it was too late!
Father (B+S Edit) - Julio Bashmore [Futureboogie]
Without You - Behling [Futureboogie]
Their debut solo release 'The Behling & Simpson EP' came out at the start of this month and is available to purchase from the likes of Juno etc. To support this release, 'Play Games' is available for free below.
Play Games - Behling & Simpson
01. Gold Snake - Good Guy Mikesh & Filburt [The Exquisite Pain]
02. UFO - Behling & Simpson [forthcoming Futureboogie]
03. Twice - Paskal & Urban Absolutes [Room With A View]
04. Hell No - Ron Basejam [Redux]
05. Bunching - Mosca [unreleased]
06. Ain't Coming Down (Cosmonauts Remix) - Junkie Wife ft SHE [Kismet]
07. Goo - Plastikman [Mute]
08. Changes (Behling & Simpsons Remix) - Crazy P [dub]
09. Love Like This (B+S Edit) - Faith Evans [Boogiefuturo]
10. Close Your Eyes - James Fox [unreleased]
11. Last Chance - Behling [dub]
12. Bedcat - Honom [Pole Position]
13. Politics - Behling & Simpson [forthcoming Futureboogie]
14. No Hay Dub - Capablanca / T Keeler [Gomma]
15. Camino Del Sol (Joakim Remix) - Antena [Permanent Vacation]
Make sure you keep an eye out for future releases and follow their Soundcloud & Facebook.
It feels like Sepalcure have been around for ages so it seems a little surprising that their self-titled album, forthcoming on Hotflush Recordings, is actually only their fifth release. It really only was in the summer of 2010 that Travis Stewart and Praveen Sharma's debuted as Sepalcure and released the Love Pressure EP, seemingly from nowhere, blowing us all away. Together as Sepalcure and separately as Machinedrum and Braille, they have established themselves in the their native USA and here with releases on a variety of top labels including Planet Mu, Rush Hour, LuckyMe and of course Hotflush.
Since their debut we have seen the Fleur EP, the Love Pressure Remixed EP and most recently the Pencil Pimp LP Sampler all come out on Hotflush to great acclaim. These high quality releases really set the bar high and as you would expect there are high hopes for Sepalcure's debut album.
Sepalcure - Pencil Pimp / I'm Alright [Hotflush Recordings]
From the opening moment of 'Me' we are immediately treated to what we know as the trademark Sepalcure dance floor groover complete with a great swinging beat, smooth vocals and haunting synths. After that however, things do take a step forward in a really positive way as they explore and add other sounds and vibes to their music. The second track, "Pencil Pimp", is a perfect example of this, taking components from Classic House and Juke, including those choppy vocal hooks, and blending them with some more familiar, fairly haunting vocals, acoustic guitar and a really tight two step vibe.
After that their influences, highlighted with their own familiar style, bring the album to life and in a direction that is truly refreshing. You'll hear everything from chilled 808 vibes ("Eternally Yrs"), sun-drenched House ("See Me Feel Me"), Funky ("Hold On", "The One") and even some straight up Dubstep ("Yuh Na See") and everything in between as the exploration of the Sepalcure sound is fully expressed. In short, this is a great debut album and has enough depth and variety to warrant multiple listens.
The release date for Sepalcure is November 21st via Hotflush Recordings and is available on Vinyl, CD and digitally. Until then enjoy the flip from the sampler, 'I'm Alright' which was made available for free in the last week.
I'm Alright - Sepalcure [via XLR8R]
We're super pleased to announce our second t-shirt of 2011. This time, our idea, but as usual we left the design down to the very capable Archie McLeish.
The t-shirts are printed on 'Ultra Cotton' to keep you warm during the cold months ahead and like normal we'll be letting you off postage if you reside in the UK. If you're feeling particularly cold, you might want to snap up one of the very limited black crew neck jumpers, which we promise, are worth every penny (there will be a small charge on these for the postage due to their weight).
Either hit one of the photos or click here to go to the shop.
Midland is up to his old tricks. Despite his relative inexperience, his versatility has got people calling him a potential successor to Trentemøller... or is it Tensnake... even Four Tet? I forget. All I know is he probably wouldn't enjoy being called anyone's successor.
The youngster's two most recent remixes showcase his burgeoning talent - surely one of the house scenes go-to remix men of the moment. While 'Olson' is a slower, dreamier affair, 'Duvel' is quicker, more purposeful and has a delightfully sinister undertone. For very different occasions, and that is what makes Midland so great. If you haven't already done so, make sure you check out his own productions as well - he already boasts a highly impressive collection.
Olson (Midland Remix) - Boards of Canada
Duvel (Midland Remix) - Lee Jones [forthcoming Aus Music]
NYC's Drew Lustman aka FaltyDL releases his debut EP, Atlantis, with Ninja Tune and it is a sonic journey across the electronic genre. This release expands the ever increasing list of top level labels he has appeared on or remixed for which currently includes Swamp81, Planet Mu, Ramp and Rush Hour.
It is quite clear that the influences that shape this release are from all across the board but you can feel the vibes of classic house and rave on the title track, "Atlantis". This followed by the great "Can't Stop The Prophet" which has that Ninja Tune sound layered with FaltyDL's signature vocal sample madness. The third track, "My Light My Love" takes you somewhere deep inside, with a sample constructed downtempo moment highlighting the variation of styles on show here. The EP closes with "The Sale Ends" which takes us back to the two-step vibes that really put FaltyDL on the map but with a very spaced out twist.
The EP is available digitally and on wax on November 14th from Juno.
DOWNLOAD: ESS Radio Show #010 - Hush DJs
Vindhal - Sometimes (12” Mix)
Jamie XX & Gil Scott Heron - I’ll Take Care Of You
Solomun - Love Recycled 1
Jamie - Woon - Night Air (Solomun Edit)
Zombie Disco Squad - Esperanto (Solo Remix)
Fish Go Deep - Cure And The Cause (Dennis Ferrer Remix)
Presk & Cinnaman - Sweat (Doc Daneeka Remix)
Debukas - Pointers
Bassjackers & Apster - Klambu
Klic - Arp
Rick Sanders - Diamonds & Sapphires
Mario & Vidis - Test
Jo Kira - De Nada
Breach - Man Up
Monaque - Discovery
Bunte Bummler - Lights
Spiller - Groovejet (Instrumental)
Geeneus - Gypo Ting
xxxy - You Gotta Do You
Instra:mental - 8
Bambounou - Alpha (Teeth Remix)
Tale Of Us - Dark Song
Alfie vs A1 Bassline - Slow Rush
Wideboys - Stand & Deliver
Bizzi - Bizzi’s Party (Booker T Remix)
Goldmines - Pop That
The Streets - Blinded By The Lights
Mosca - Dom Perignon
DJ Assassin - Face In The Crowd (Intellidred Remix)
Geeneus - Get Low feat. Ms Dynamite
Next week sees the second release from GoldFFinch, Red Mask EP, hot on the heels of last weeks Dirtybird EP for Airflex Labs. Although this is only the second release from the Belgian duo it is highly anticipated after appearing on Jackmaster's Numbers show on RinseFM all summer.
Red Mask - GoldFFinch [forthcoming Numbers]
The title track is a absolutely killer cut and infuses a little acid and electro into the mix to give the track a lot more depth and rhythm. The flip, "Ovale" is quite different however, obviously drawing on techno for its inspiration but in its most stripped back form and fused with some seriously sharp 808-styled beats.
Red Mask EP is set to be released on the 14th of November on vinyl and digitally on Numbers.
Cottam has described his most recent genre-foray as “sub-aquatic acid house”, a direction evident in his two most recent remixes for Morning Factory [20:20Vision] and Pattern Select [Delusions of Grandeur], as well as his 10-minute epic 'Sunrise Sunset EP'. Indeed, his latest offering definitely lacks the disco chug of some of his previous efforts, notably his fourth and second release. That is not to say, however, that it falls short in many or any other departments- least of all depth. For those who want the floor-filling Cottam of old back, fear not- just expect the floors to be full of slightly more serious folk.
The intro of A-side ‘Deep Deep Down' is full of ominously contrasting bass-synth and cowbell. The floating and haunting melody builds before being rudely awakened by a soaring saxophone. It all kicks off mid-way through the fourth minute as the snare gets involved. I hope you brought your flippers... this is about as sub-aquatic as it gets.
Deep Deep Down - Cottam [Aus]
The B-side, ‘Twang’, has a gloriously menacing bass riff that combines to tribal effect with the hi-hats. Chicago vocals are a nice touch and the sudden changes in intensity, despite the absence of a decisive snare throughout, are very effective. It's a tough call between two very nice tracks.
Twang - Cottam [Aus]
This releases is available on vinyl from Juno and digital exclusively on Beatport for the time being.
After a very special series of events at The Commonplace last year, featuring the likes of Cluekid and Synkro, Dilation have relocated to the Beaver Works just on the outskirts of town.
Strictly not for profit and the brainchild of a close group of friends, trust us when we say the vibe at these nights is something really unique. This time around, we're all too excited about the UKG legend Sunship coming to town! Check out all the details, including how to catch a free bus to the venue, on the event page.
Another City Now is the debut EP from Ango aka Andrew Gordon Macpherson, the next big thing to step out of Monteal, Canada. Ango works closely with with other Candian producers Jacques Greene and Lunice, and has accompanied Jacques on his live European tour. His debut release came out on the 1st November on Scottish label Lucky Me.
This EP is a fusion of late 80’s pop, early 90’s house and contemporary R&B, which delivers a retro feel that’s fresh and vibrant. Ango is a writer and a producer and his 6 track EP is a lyrically polarised section of girl songs that express the way up and the way back down. This record is a fine balance of old and new, vintage but contemporary, upbeat but deep and delivers on every level.
Another City Now - Ango [forthcoming Lucky Me]
In April 2009 we dropped the first in this series, 35000 downloads later we're at volume 6. This time we've switched things up a little but not with the style of the mix, as usual, there's an eclectic range of different beats. Some gentle, some a little heavier, but hopefully you'll agree, all are a pleasure on the ears, whether it's in your lounge, kitchen, bedroom, on the road or in the club. Spread the love, tell your friends, burn CDs etc. Most of all, enjoy.
01. Deep in the Three - Thyladomid & Adriatique
02. Over You feat. Tina Geru - Lee Brinx, Tina Geru
03. The Basement - Basic Audio
04. Sugarhill - Moodymanc
05. Lights Out, Words Gone (Dark Sky Remix) - Bombay Bicycle Club
06. Orange Jack - Mosca
07. Entrance Song - Eats Everything
08. Around (Solomun Vox Remix) - Noir & Haze
09. Who Made Up The Rules (Josh Wink Remix) - Agaric
10. Birthday Song - Chaos in the CBD
11. Pyramid - Boddika
12. You're Mine - Bunte Bummler
13. Dfrnt Morals (Clockwork Remix) - Brigante, Ali Love, Luca C
14. L.O.V.E - Motor City Drum Ensemble
15. Hey Baby - Oliver Klein
16. M.u.s.i.c. (Diggin Da Vinyl Mix) - Aki Bergen
17. Far Nearer (Foamo Edit) - Jamie XX
18. Never - Scuba
19. Fall Away From Love - Danny Daze
20. A Meaning - Braille
21. Is This Something - Coat Of Arms
22. Groover - Macromism
23. City Life Feat. Cari Golden (Maceo Plex Remix) - DJ T
24. Wray 'n Neph - Mosca
25. Treibsand - Stephan Bodzin
26. Swims - Boddika & Joy O
27. Vulkan Alarm! (Proxy Remix) - ZZT
28. What You Do With What You Have - Blawan
Keep up with Hush DJs movements on our Soundcloud or Twitter and Facebook. Booking enquiries through the email please.
Now you've all had the chance to wear in your Summer Tee, we have teamed up with the freshest clothing brand around, Yoghurt Warrior to smarten up your wardrobe once again.
Don't be counting on Santa to bring you one this Christmas, go grab one before we run out as these are extremely limited. Also, whilst you're at it, hit up our good friend on Twitter and Facebook.
Labels: HH Clothing
DOWNLOAD: ESS Radio Show #009 - Hush DJs
Burial - In McDonalds
Kassem Mosse - Enoha
Azari & III - Into The Night (Nicolas Jaar Remix)
Blawan - Vibe Decorium
Thefft - Legends
Gerry Read - Untitled
Jerome - If You Walk Out That Door
Floating Points - Marilyn
Kassem Mosse - We Speak To Those
Maya Jane Coles - What They Say
Hackman - Your Face Pulling My Hair
SCB - Overlay
Flight Facilities - Foreign Language feat. Jess (Will Saul & Tam Cooper Remix)
Anita Ward - Ring My Bell
Mosca - Orange Jack
Super Flu - Ueber (Skeet Remix)
L-Vis 1990 - United Groove (Sound Pellegrino VIP)
Paul Woolford & Psychatron - Stolen (Dub Mix)
R.I.P. Productions - Oh Baby
A1 Bassline - Buoyancy
Jon Convex - Radar
Tickles - Da Growler
Y-Tribe - Baby (You Bring Me Up) (Gruve Mix Radio Edit)
Mosca - Bax
Joe Goddard - Gabriel (Ossie Remix)
DJ Naughty - Quicktime (Roska Remix)
Skinnz - I Know
Camille Douglas - Don't Leave Me Hangin' (Booker T Hanging Dub)
Brackles - Take Me Home
Martyn - Left Hander
Blawan - What You Do With What You Have
Poxymusic - War Paint feat. Gina Mitchell (Claude VonStroke Remix)
Pearson Sound - Indelible
goldFFinch - Dirty Bird (Jay Weed Remix)
Velour - Booty Slammer
Echo Park - Fiber Optic (Jon Convex Remix)
North London is getting treated to the sounds of one of the most talented producers to emerge this year on Friday. Ossie blew us away with 'Tarantula' and didn't fail to impress with his more recent Hyperdub EP. The guys from Exhibition have lined up support from the wonderful Casino Times as well as Synamtix from the The Daily Street.
Equally exciting...is that you will be one of the first people able to grab one of our brand new t-shirts, designed in collaboration with Yoghurt Warrior. They're looking extremely fresh - more details to come very soon!
Check out the event page to secure £5 entry.