Posts Tagged ‘house

30
Sep
11

Classic is back….

The vinyl version of Luke Solomon’s new single “Interceptor” was rolled out earlier this month and if you thought our version, sans vocals, was a little bit light then now’s your chance to bag the vocal version, exclusive to the digital release.

The whole package includes versions by Derrick Carter and Mark E and is also Luke and Derrick’s first appearance on the same release, so you can’t really go wrong in our opinion.  It’s all available at the usual online spots including the Defected website.

Here’s a short preview of our mix…

If that’s not enough for you then you may direct your web browsers to the Classic website and bag yourself a mix we’ve put together for them.  They were also a little curious as to who exactly we are so the accompanying interview will hopefully assuage the public’s desire to delve into the personalities of the people behind their favourite tunes.

Track Listing:
01. Jamie Lloyd ‘Beware Of The Light’
02. Deepchild ‘Bearded Hyph’
03. Julio Bashmoore ‘ Everyone Needs A Theme Tune’
04. Fantastic Mr Fox ‘Sepia Song’
05. Robag Wrume ‘Dopamin’
06. Deepchild ‘Stripjoint Mathematics’
07. Littlefoot ‘Great Dark Spot’
08. Sepalcure ‘Everyday Of My Life’ (Jimmy Edgar Remix)
09. Joy Orbison ‘The Shrew Would Have Cushioned The Blow’
10. Tehran Maistry ‘Colour Me Deep’
11. Machinedrum ‘ Make Me’
12. Hackman ‘Your Face Is Pulling My Hair’
13.Joy Orbison ‘Wade In’
14. Instra:mental ‘Voyeur’
15. George Fitzgerald ‘Don’t You’
16. Roska ‘Abrupt’
17. Mosca ‘Tilt Shift’ (Julio Bashmoore Remix)
18. Joe Goddard ‘Gabriel’ (Seiji Remix)
19. Erdbeerschnitzel ‘Ein Tag Namens Highke’
20. Will Saul & Mike Monday ‘Sequence 1’ (Scuba Remix)
21. Luke Solomon ‘Interceptor’ (Kamo Remix)
Aaliyah ‘One In A Million’ (Acapella)

20
Sep
11

bought some new music…

I freaked out the other day when I saw Eastern Bloc Records in Manchester closed down – I thought, “Goddamn not another record store gone!” – thankfully it looks like they’re just relocating, at least that’s what their Facebook page says. So, since I can’t pop in and see what Eastern Bloc are holding and we’ve got a mix for Classic that needs gettin’ done asap, I done bought me a few WAV’s online. In no particular order here’s a bunch of tunes that we were into:

Track Artist Label
Don’t You George Fitzgerald Hotflush Recordings
Archive Made Up Sound Clone Basement Series
Being With You (Part 1) C.R.S.T Deep Thrills
Vision 2K (feat. Didz) (Part 1) C.R.S.T Deep Thrills
You Are Wild (Part 2) C.R.S.T Deep Thrills
The Let Down George Fitzgerald Hotflush Recordings
Analies Hypno Teal Recordings
Sunkin’ Hypno Teal Recordings
Gabriel (Compound One Remix) Joe Goddard Greco-Roman
The Shrew Would Have Cushioned The Blow (Original Mix) Joy Orbison AUS Music
Can’t U Get A Grip?! Missing Linkx Philpot Records
Parking Garage Politics (Loco Dice Remix) Paperclip People Planet E
Abrupt Roska Hotflush Recordings
Every Day Of My Life (Jimmy Edgar Remix) Sepalcure Hotflush Recordings
Love Pressure (Faulty DL Remix) Sepalcure Hotflush Recordings
Good Love (Original Mix) Sleepyhead Party Guy Records
I Need It (Fantastic Man’s Electric Boogaloo Remix) The Francis Inferno Orchastra Join The Dots Music
Sequence 1 (Scuba remix) Will Saul & Mike Monday AUS Music

Bought from Boomkat and Beatport

19
Sep
11

interview and mix put up by teshno.com…

The lovely people at teshno have decided we’re worth hearing about and have put up an interview with a recent mix. I think we were supposed to send through some photos of ourselves but I guess if you read the interview you’ll find out just how poor we are at promoting ourselves. Sorry teshno – please accept our public apology… and our thanks for caring about who we are and what we do.

btw if you’re into techno type music and stuff, teshno deserves a bookmark on yer browsa bruv… blap!

26
Aug
11

The smell of vinyl…

Although we’re yet to receive our promo copies it would appear that our remix of Luke Solomon’s “Interceptor” on Classic Recordings is finally ready to grace the shelves of your local record store.  The package also includes remixes from Derrick Carter and Mark E and it’s a true pleasure to make our vinyl debut among such esteemed producers.

Blap!

Interceptor – Kamo Mix

“Interceptor” – Luke Solomon Main Mix

“Interceptor” – Derrick Carter Mix

“Interceptor” – Mark E Mix

26
Aug
11

New shit…

     

We’re gonna ignore the fact that we haven’t posted on here in ages. The important thing is we’ve had two new Ep’s released in the past couple of weeks and you people need to hear ’em.

We won’t bore you with our thoughts on what they sound like or anything, instead you can refer to the rather lovely review of our Hulme EP on Teshno.com.  There are also remixes of Set The Routine and Shoot Your Shot by Luke Solomon and Manuel Sahagun respectively.  Buy that shit!

Hulme EP on Losing Suki

Shoot Your Shot on Trendy Mullet

Set The Routine on Trendy Mullet

Shoot Your Shot (Manuel Sahagun Mix)

Set The Routine – Luke Solomon Mix

07
Jun
10

trendy mullets…

We’re back! It’s been a lengthy (if not unannounced and altogether unplanned) hiatus for the blog but after a few months of actual music making we’ve come crawling back for a rather exciting (for us) announcement.

Our first song was released today via the adorably titled Trendy Mullet Recordings. It’s called “Roadblocks” and if you go to Beatport.com you can purchase it along with a quartet of lovingly crafted remixes and re-edits.
On remixing duties are The Quirk Burglars, otherwise known as the proprietors of the Trendy Mullet empire, Marcus Aurelius of Soul Fuel Recordings and Toka Project, who is one half of gloriously boompty house duo The Inland Knights. Also on board is our original (der!) and a mix friendly edit of the original for those who like to play their records on top of one another.

There are audio samples on Beatport, but if you prefer to hear a whole track before purchasing it (a wise move), then the Soundcloud player below will help.

Go to Beatport.com Get These Tracks Add This Player

04
Feb
10

Where’s my virtuosity?

Resident Advisor have posted their respective lists of the top 100 (electronic?) albums and songs of the decade – And a good read it is.  As much as people like to question the point of such lists, it’s nonetheless time well spent scanning through the titles, wondering where and when one heard them all, (personally I can’t claim to know them all – what kind of electronic music lover am I?) kinda like sifting through an old photo album or in this case, an old box of records.

Metro Area, perhaps unsurprisingly, achieved both top track (“Miura”) and second best album, something I can’t really find issue with.  Every track on the record is equally at home coming out of your ipod or on the dance floor, that is to say they’re not just DJ tools of loops and basslines, but songs that transgress electronic music’s favoured forum – The Dancefloor.  Though I can’t say “Muira” was my favourite track off the album (that honour goes to the sublime “Caught Up.”  What a bassline!).

It’s interesting to read Morgan Geist’s thoughts about the making of the track, from it’s bedroom roots to the coming decade’s dance floor domination.  His comments about the song’s lack of virtuosity are intriguing, particularly as my definition of virtuosity doesn’t take into account how many notes are in a bass line or how fast or flawlessly one can play.  Virtuosity to me is playing the right notes at the right time.  Nothing more, nothing less.  And if you’re familiar with the album, these guys have virtuosity spades.

So instead of harping on and dissecting the list (this would be both arduous and more pointless than the list itself), I’m gonna leave you with a nice live recording of Metro Area doing what they do.  Turntables, priceless disco record collection, dance floor.  You’re welcome.

Also here’s a video of them doing a bit of live rejig of some of the tracks off the album.  Live keys and all…

Metro Area – Live @ Somewhere from Roman Filippov on Vimeo.




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