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Teebs - E S T A R A - (Brainfeeder)

Thursday, 10 April 2014 Albums
Teebs is the LA-based producer Mtendere Mandowa, but you could be forgiven for thinking there is something quite English about his work – all this in spite of his choice of the Spanish word ‘estar’ (‘to be’) as the title for his new album. As it turns out, the cover is a very good guide to what you can expect from the music on this album – hazy, slightly foggy headed electronica that shimmers in the sun and is rather beautiful. The starry eyed ‘Holiday’, with its loping beat, is beautifully done...
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Marc Romboy - Shades - (Systematic)

Thursday, 10 April 2014 Albums
‘Shades’ is a hugely ambitious project even for Marc Romboy, a triple album that is designed to show off the different aspects of his musical personality, as a producer but also as a remixer. In his own words, ‘for disc one I want deep, groovy and soulful, disc two melodic, trippy and warm and for disc three I explored my love of noise, machine rhythms and crazy sounds’. This means ‘Shades’ is actually like listening to three different albums in one go. Disc one is outstanding, Romboy finding th...
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Todd Terje - It’s Album Time - (Olsen Records)

Thursday, 10 April 2014 Albums
One word sums up the Todd Terje experience – fun. It’s evident from start to finish in his first album, which has the rare distinction of living up to all the hype it has generated. What he does so well is to allow for some experimentation early on, and then from half way through he drops the real disco bangers, mixing up his Moroder and Parliament with something individual only to him. So early on we get the synth wizardry of ‘’, not to mention a couple of numbers where the beat strays far from...
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Chicco Giuliani - Bollelai - (Sound Division)

Thursday, 10 April 2014 House
Quite refreshingly this is a single track release via Italian label Dound Division which manages to say all it needs to within a succinct five minutes. There’s something rather charming about this un-complex combination of taught techno bass and driving, grainy hi-hats which are then contrasted by breezy, melodic vocals. ‘Bollelai’ certainly succeeds in grabbing both your imagination and attention throughout its brief time span and in ways one mix is more than enough. 3 out of 5 Reviewed b...
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V/A - Plant Music: Love Me Too - (Plant Music)

Thursday, 10 April 2014 Albums
The second instalment from NYC’s Plant Music sees the next compilation of their music shine positively with this diverse set of music from five artists providing equally standout material. But perhaps none more so than the first offering from Allies For Everyone, ‘Record Is Over’ which combines tastefully deep tones alongside smoky vocals perfectly. Sonns then ease down the tempo with their breakbeat driven, ‘On My Mind’ which offsets atmospheric pads against the funky percussion and spoken word...
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Le Vinyl & Javi Bora - Feel My Fire - (SURFACE)

Thursday, 10 April 2014 House
This epic sounding production which contains two fresh new tracks, including a handful of remixes, is the latest release on Halo’s hot label. Beginning with the intensely satisfying, ‘Deep Feeling’ and its captivating arrangement of tough stabs plus energetic drums it’s an instrumental that speaks for itself in volumes. However, onto the title track, ‘Feel My Fire’ which this time features a shouldering vocal alongside the pounding, insistent beats while crossing the lines between soulful and te...
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Franck Roger - Presents Home Invasion 003 - (Home Invasion)

Thursday, 10 April 2014 Albums
Franck Roger’s relatively new label is a positive powerhouse of smoking beats, rumbling low-end theory and stripped down intensity. But then you would expect nothing less from him, would you. In no particular order is ‘Clap Ur Handz’ which hits you hard with rough drums, sinister soundscapes and hypnotic vocal edits, all of which proves that minimalist repetition still works wonders. Plus, to compliment that a ‘Beats’ version is also made available to you should you wish to indulge your creative...
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Billy The Kit - Mustang - (CR2)

Thursday, 10 April 2014 House
Here’s a big room blaze up from another Dutchman whose career is certainly flying: meet Billy the Kit and ‘Mustang’ a heat seeking, water divining exploration into big room sound. Imagine a herd of untamed, petulant horses, stamping their hooves, shaking their manes then running full pelt to ‘Mustang’s stampeding, skittering beats and tight compressed synth pads. Mustang? Makes perfect horse sense to me. 3.5 out of 5 Reviewed By Paulette ...
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The Bloody Beetroots - The Beat Ft. Peter Frampton - (Ultra Music)

Thursday, 10 April 2014 House
Let the wealth of ‘something for everyone’ remixes sway your mind whichever way it will. Then let the Proxy mix’s sweet vocodered electro pop vocal intro trick you into thinking it’s all about the jolly original version’s chat up line shuffle before the screaming sirens and stormtrooper kick lay waste to all, daubing ‘The Bloody Beetroots are back’ in blood red, six metre letters in the sky above your head. It swoops, it soars and like a starving cormorant it’ll rip out the heart of any danceflo...
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Audien - Hindsight - (Anjuna Beats)

Thursday, 10 April 2014 Prog / Tribal / Trance
If you’re a fan of sunshine drenched, smiley, progressive house then look no further than ‘Hindsight’ – a piano arpeggiated, string-soaked dreamscape that glows like a neon stars in the belt of Orion. File with Madeon, Eric Prydz, Porter Robinson, Knife Party and of course, Above and Beyond. Classy. 3.5 out of 5 Reviewed By Paulette ...
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Ejeca - What You Think - (Moda Black)

Thursday, 10 April 2014 House
Belfast rising star, Ejeca’s ‘What You Think’ has been wafting around for a month or so now. How time flies? Anyway, time travel back to 1995 96 in your De Lorean and there you will probably find Ejeca mixing and trixing in a dark sweatbox somewhere legendary. ‘What You Think’ is a strings and things filtered special that will remind you of Henry Street, King Street and all those labels that served up piping hot house music and made people truly happy. ‘Alone’ is a more sombre affair, delivering...
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Blasterjaxx - Echo - (Protocol)

Thursday, 10 April 2014 House
Take a simple melody, exploding synth stabs and rides that feel like dancing Diwali style in a festival of colours then strap it all down with a kick that joins everything like titanium staples and you know what Echo is all about. You will hear this again … and again … and again. 4 out of 5 Reviewed By Paulette ...
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The New Sins - Lights Down - (White Label)

Thursday, 10 April 2014 House
If you liked Amine Edge’s remix of Ghetto Kraviz then The New Sins ‘Lights Down’ will have you in raptures. Using a similar vocal cut up style, wrapping it around an anaconda of a vibrating bassline, then having the creative chutzpah to add a few spinback effects then mash it through Matrix style bullet time and whizz it back out again is nothing short of inspired and infinitely infectious. 5 out of 5 Reviewed By Paulette...
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Watermat - Bullit - (Spinnin Deep)

Thursday, 10 April 2014 House
Synth brass, trilling, phasing, marching band flutes, air horns, soft brushes tickling bottles, a zebedee bass that can barely be bothered getting up from the horizontal position and a hook that will have you seeking medical attention for its surgical removal from your person around the same time in 2015 make Watermat’s ‘Bullit’ speed straight into your brain. It’s a heart and head bullseye that is fated to be a future dj set, compilation, opening party, festival moment of moments for many. 5...
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Tyler Touche - Heart In Motion - (Motez Remix)

Thursday, 10 April 2014 House
Australian Motez remixes Tyler Touche’s ‘heart In Motion’ with love and a monster four four kick. Add some wavering, ghostly pianos; a vocal loop which pierces the atmosphere like a sabatier knife through purple silk, some soaring effects to create a vortex and then … and then … it’s solid piano house and feelgood factor 50 that requires total sunblock in order to achieve an even, all over, festival rave tan. Once Tyler Touche’s ‘heart’ is in full motion your hands will be in the air for so long...
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Spencer Brown - Double Down: Chalice - (Le7els)

Thursday, 10 April 2014 Prog / Tribal / Trance
Now here’s something a little different on Avicii’s Le7els imprint. Spencer Brown delivers a two track ep that sounds like it takes its lead from the amazing Eric Prydz. ‘Double Down’ has a melodic, progressive sweep but adds a funky bassline swagger. It had me at the key change and pitch shift around 1 minute 50 but there are other moments that will undoubtedly touch you in your special place. ‘Chalice’ is a more straight forward, euphoric, synth-led, arpeggiated progressive ride with rushy whi...
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Dada Life Ft. Sebastian Bach - Born To Rage (Vocal Version) - (So Much Dada)

Thursday, 10 April 2014 Electro
Radio dance music reproductions don’t come more accomplished than Dada Life’s vocal reworking of their underground club banger ‘Born To Rage’. Adding Sebastian Bach’s slicked back, rock/indie vocal, over the low register, vocodered ‘Born To Rage’ vocal loop. Then whip it all up with some soaring synths and a bounce like a ten ton truck nd you’ve got a recipe for a rave riot in 89 languages. Expect to hear it anywhere and everywhere without exception.   4 out of 5 Reviewed By Paulette ...
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St Elm8 - I'm A Criminal Ft. Nuthin Under A Million - (OTW / Mixmash)

Thursday, 10 April 2014 Electro
‘I’m a Criminal’ is a jolly, pounding commercial dance floor track that jiggles in all the right places. The ‘let me see you twerk , twerk’ ad lib is not my favourite bit but like the Jay-Z lyric says ‘it’s provocative, it gets people going’. File in your keepsake album along with holiday snapchats, beachcombed artifacts, magnesium ribbon duration summer loves, friendship / outdoor event bracelets and radio station request lines. 3 out of 5 Reviewed By Paulette ...
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Breach - Artis EP - (Aus Music)

Thursday, 10 April 2014 House
Take your seat on the African Queen for ‘Artis’ Breach’s new musical safari. In ‘Artis’, there are birds and monkeys in those branches, lions and tigers roaring in the undergrowth and watch your tech house step for the odd slithering, snaking bassline – it could have your toes if you’re not careful. ‘Ode Oshi’ is a rolling percussive excursion that will have you shaking your grass skirt and coral accessories to the hi-hats, limbo-ing under the swinging bassline and stamping in time to the beat –...
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Gavin & Robbie Hardkiss Present...Revolution - The Hardkiss Remixes - (Siesta Records)

Thursday, 03 April 2014 House
We’re told by the PR for this one that back in '90s San Francisco, Scott, Gavin and Robbie Hardkiss helped pioneer the American Rave scene with their club-nights, warehouse parties and groundbreaking record label, Hardkiss Music. This release revisits their ‘Revolution’ track with plenty of remixed versions including one from Scott before he passed away back in 2013.   His version is a piano laced, feel ...
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