NEUS (New Experimental for Universal Sound) came together in 2007 in Corsica, France from the creative mind of Gael Guidicelli.
Call it robotdisco. minimal, emotronic, ambient, hard electro or call it whatever you like, NEUS’s versatility, accuracy and improvisation is what keeps his music fresh. Already having the support from SebastiAn and Busy P of Ed Banger Records, NEUS is on his way to be a big name.
LUCY LO sent a couple of remixes our way after finding one of her latest tunes found its way onto the last post from YYZ RECORDS. I’m glad she found us because I’m always looking for sultry tech house. Who isn’t right?
The first, I’d say is a bit more techno than house capturing tribal rhythms from digital ancestors. The second track LL gives the remix treatment to fellow Canadians BORRACHO. It’s another tribal gathering although I’d venture to say it goes a bit deeper. Follow the SOUNDCLOUDlinks if you’d like to take a trip into a dark concrete forest.
The funny thing about this tune is it came a day before I was supposed to play this outdoor party and I’m sure many of the people attending once wore (or would have worn if they were old enough) fat phat pants. Does that make things clear? Basically, it was supposed to be a rave. I’m not sure those things exist anymore so it would have been nice to find out. The party was rained out and blown down with the storm of the year.
It was difficult finding music to play for this party because my memories of raves are from over ten years ago. Mostly. There have been a handful of parties since then, including one in the dugout, dirt, basement of an abandoned church in Brighton which was, well, everything one could imagine in such a location.
Anyway, in my mind music at these types of events is supposed to be underground. I had a difficult time picking tunes that fit the bill, mostly because I can’t decipher what’s underground anymore and since everything is saturated and borrows elements from every style I don’t think it exists these days. (BTW, I hope I’m wrong, but I also hope it’s not because I’m getting on in years and completely out of touch, which is completely possible.)
So then this NAPT tune arrives in the inbox and gives me some inspiration. The vocal sample is perfect and reminds me of tunes from the mid-90s that contained similar messages. Plus the tune is thunderous and balanced and will get the kids jumping to and fro.
One of my favourite labels last year was a relatively new imprint. YYZ RECORDS out of Toronto sent some brilliant material our way. This year’s no different. Case in point, here’s their latest – a single from JEREMY GLENN inspired by 80s R&B shimmer and gloss. I’m especially fond of the remixes from the package. Here’s the rundown in point form:
DVAS takes their interpretation back another decade to a disco playground.
LUCY LO drops a touch of acid house into her remix.
As music lovers, I’m sure you’ve loved a few tracks from the first beat. This remix of DJ HEROS‘s latest from LEDOOM did just that. To be honest I don’t care much for the clubby vocals but the tune just sounds good. This one will go over well on the dance floor and as a bonus, it’ll be fun to mix.
MR. GEOGRAPHY and DAN SOLO make PIRANHA PIRANHA. They make dubstep, dnb, and hail from Calgary, Alberta, Canada. You dig? Of course you do! I always blah blah blah about how great they are, and how shocked I am that dubstep and bass music has taken off in this town. On CJSW or in the clubs, a wobble or a n amen break is not such a shocking appearance. This remix mashes the moody slow-down of Fever Ray with the JUMP UP sound of Drum and Bass.
Enjoy and all that! Recently Dan Solo recorded a mix at GIANT 45 on 17th ave here in Calgary and shared it with the world…. and now it looks like it’s going to be a regular thing. A-mac hits up Vol. 2 with some tech-ier sounds. ENJOY!