EXCITED is an understatement. I’m DJ-ing at this alongside some of my favorite DJ / Producers and two of my fave London nights . I’m not exaggerating, it’s going to be Incredible. I went along to the Last XOYO Loves at the Coronet, which featured an almighty line up of Hercules & Love Affair Soundsystem, friendly fires, Miguel Campbell, Waifs & Strays and Mylo it was amazing. But this next one is even better (mainly because it also features yours truly) I’ll be spinning in the back room for ‘Dick and Fanny’ and ‘Twat Boutique’ alongside Battilac, The Duchess Of Pork and Sandra Le. Then the artists in the main room need no introduction
Duke Dumont is headlining the show and as well as being the man being last years banger ‘Need U (100%)’ he’s also got a new smash up his sleeve and I can’t wait to hear him drop his latest track, which is undeniably my favorite song at the moment. I got sent the Tensnake remix today and this is wonderful.
Then there’s The Magician, who’s most famous for his remix of Lykki Li ‘I Follow Rivers’ and most recently his mix of Clean Bandit’s No1 hit ‘Rather Be’. But check out this unofficial remix of Chris Malinchaks latest track ‘If U Got It’
Next on the line up is Waze & Odyssey and anyone who follows the blog regularly will know were huge fans. We recently posted their latest EP, which is incredible, but if you missed this remix from them, take a listen.
Then Jonus Rathsman has also been a big fave of ours, supplying French Express with some amazing music which have been available as Free Downloads and I’ve played on countless occasions, his latest release on the label was a little more downtempo, but lush as ever.
Finally Du Tonc and their indie-disco vibes.
and here’s a mix from me, this is what I’ll be spinning.
Follow Michelle Manetti (Me) Soundcloud / Facebook / Twitter
Dick & Fanny: Soundcloud / Facebook / Twitter
Twat Boutique: Facebook / Twitter
Duke Dumont: Soundcloud / Facebook / Twitter
The Magician: Soundcloud / Facebook / Twitter
Waze & Odyssey: Soundcloud / Facebook / Twitter
Jonus Rathsman: Soundcloud / Facebook / Twitter
Du Tonc: Soundcloud / Facebook / Twitter
So here’s a little shameless self promotion, my latest Nu Disco collaborate. I teamed up with Brazilian producer ‘Manni’ to collaborate on this EP which is being released on Brazilian label Scandalo Music. I wrote and recorded the vocals for ‘One Life’ which is due for release on 10th March. The track includes 3 remixes from Pete Dafeet, Matheus Castro and Silver City.
Follow Manni: Facebook
Melbourne based label ‘Loophole’ have a blinding new EP coming out on 14th Feb, from a local melbourne lad ‘Disrute’. Two tracks of sublimeness.
Kiddy Smile is a true performer whose 90’s-influenced house music has been spreading within the Parisian and International scene for over 4 years. In control of his creative direction, Smile produces and writes his own material; he choreographs and styles his wardrobe for all of his shows with meticulous attention to detail.
After being discovered by the iconic Beth Ditto, upon hearing his first single, “Worthy Of Your Love”, Kiddy Smile was immediately invited to open for The Gossip on tour. Hercules & Love Affair and Sam Sparro are among other artists who have trusted in Kiddy Smile’s potential to be their opening act. I managed to catch him perform at XOYO Loves, alongside Hercules & Love Affair soundsystem and he certainly didn’t disappoint.
For his last single, “Get Myself Alone” which was released back in December Kiddy Smile joined forces with French house producer Glass Figure to release the single , which included remixes from producers Donovans and NEWBODY, through Chambre404 — Chateau Marmont’s very own record label.
The video for the break-up anthem, “Get Myself Alone”, was directed in New York City by cutting-edge visual artist and filmmaker, Char Alfonzo. Drawing inspiration from Malcom Mclaren and paying a tribute to 1993’s CKOne ad, this music video embodies the 90’s house spirit but with a modern and updated direction.
Loving this video, loving this track, loving Kiddy smile.
and i’m particularly fond of the Donovan remix.
British duo Voyeur will drop the ‘Rain Away’ EP via Kerri Chandler’s Madhouse imprint this March, a three track single of soul drenched house music. Really loving the rich vocals and jazzy keys. Devine house music. Due out on 1oth March on Beatport exclusive, 23rd March general release.
I fell in love with the sound of Cleavage as soon as they sent me their first tracks ‘My Body’ and ‘Prove’ which I featured in previous posts. Seriously exceptional piano house. They then released two outstanding mixes back to back: ‘Pt1 Dressed’ with cool smooth vibes and ‘Pt2 Naked’, heavier, dirtier vibes, both equally outstanding.
Now they have unleashed a new beast: a 60 min video, of.. cleavage, not just of their music. but of actual cleavage. A ‘Live Art Experiment’ basically an excuse to throw paint onto a naked girl and film it. It’s literally just her cleavage in shot, along with other random objects that float past, but as crude as it sounds, it’s actually done very tastefully, filmed beautifully and edited very artfully. The sophisticated soundtrack to which it’s syncronsed is their mix ‘pt1 dressed’ how ironic, as the girl is certainly not dressed for the entire 60 mins.
I’m thoroughly enjoying their play on words and their marriage of visuals and music. I’m quite sure this mesmerising footage will become the favorite chosen chill out video for many an after-party. It’s got my vote that’s for sure. I eagerly await what Cleavage will come up with next. until then, enjoy this cleavage.
and here are the two mixes to stream:
This just dropped in my inbox a few days ago and it’s infectious to say the least. I recognised the vocals, but they’re completely out of context, I was racking my brain, but with a big of digging I worked it out; Corrine Bailey Rae – Put Your Records On, Shredded and Cut the fuck up. Who would have thought such a innocent pop song could be transformed into such a banging choon. I’m absolutely loving it. 19 Year old Wilfred Giroux releases this as his debut single on new label Polkadot’s for thier inaugural release which is due out on 24th March. undoubtedly the first of many for both label and artist.
Absolutely MAHOOOOsive track from two huge artists. Mega collab from Armand Van Helden and Herve. Coming out soon on Ministry of Sound, this is gonna be big. Aptly titled ‘Power Of Bass’ it’s big, bad, nasty, dirty bass music and we love it! The vocals, if I’m not very much mistaken, are taken from Pornos big 2004 Hit ‘Music Power’ chopped up and utilised perfectly.
A couple of days ago, I posted up an EP from Steve Fryer, but thought I’d also share his latest release with you. Like the Close EP, this one is also being released on Blacksoul Music. A Heavy two track EP with an original track from Steve and a remix from Blacksoul. Banging beats. This is exclusively available from Tracksource now, or general release on Feb 17th.
This wonderful EP found it’s way to me, from German label Ortloff. A four track EP, each track with it’s own vibe, but perfectly complimentary to each other. The contributing artists, three acts from Liepzig and one from Boston are: Jennifer Touch & PorkFour, John Barera & Chase Smith, Mod.Civil and QY. My personal fave is QX’s aply named haunting track ‘Ghoul’ This vinyl only release, is worth owning for the artwork alone, but these four hypnotic tracks make it a complete must have.
The opening artist Jennifer touch, also beautifully lends her vocals to this recent EP from New World another Leipzig based artist released on Riotvan.
Jennifer Touch: Soundcloud / Facebook
John Barera: Soundcloud / Facebook
Chase Smith: Soundcloud / Twitter
Mod Civil: Soundcloud
New World: Soundcloud / Facebook
Riotvan: Soundcloud / Facebook
Just had this drop into my inbox and what a HUGE EP. Two seriously banging High energy piano house tracks from Berlin based Chambray, this is his debut EP and what a way to make an entrance. Coming out on 7th March on Kompass Recordings. Superb!
I’ve been following D-Bass for a while, his mix tapes are top notch and he’s been cracking out some fine tracks and remixes too. I thought i’d share a few with you. First up is his most recent mix tape from Jan. It was thanks to this mix I discovered the Star Slinger – Sade remix and the Hannah Wants & Chris Lorenzo track – You love me.
This mix also features one of D-Bass’ own production ‘Move’ which he posted last month as a free Download.
Then his previous mix tape from back in November had some real gems in and is a superb quality mix. It includes D-Bass’ own mix of Sisqo’s song thong, which he’s yet to upload and I’m waiting patiently for this one as it’s a banger. A Definite highlight from this mix is ‘U Know & The Drill – I Need You’
I highly recommend you check out some of D-Bass other mixtapes and his productions, superb quailty stuff. We’ll certainly keep you updated on new stuff from this Parisian. But in the meantime…
So Chris Malinchak’s has made it into the UK top 40 for the second time, with his latest release ‘If U Got It’ It’s an awesome feel good tune, which was originally put out as a free download on French Express label.
However there’s some brilliant remixes we think you should hear about, the first remix that got our ears pricked, is the Joe Hertz remix, it’s one of the official remixes but Annie Mac gave it away as a free DL.
The other official remix is the Mark Knight remix, which I think is probably the weakest of all the remixes surprisingly.
Then there’s the Maze & Masters remix, who are both actually friends of mine, all of three of us spawning from the girls scene in Brighton. Theirs was supposed to be an official remix too, along with the Joe Hertz and Mark Knight, but doesn’t seem to have been included on the package. It’s a banger though.
Then there’s a remix from Ben Dooks, which in my opinion is actually the best mix out there.
Then just a few days ago, The Magician just uploaded a free remix, which is quite delicious.
I think that’s quite enough of this track for now.
Loving this little remix of Lancelot track ‘Givin’ It Up’ by Panda. Annie Mac has just given it away as an exclusive Free DL. Lovely stuff.
and whilst we’re on the subject of Panda, there’s a few little other little freebee downloads of Pada’s we think you should have.
That should keep you going for a bit.