NU ERA and Four40 Records are back this time with Give It All an addictive new single which will shine through to the summer months. Capturing the warm vibes of garage, wrapped in glimmering piano house, the original sits well poolside and on shaking dancefloors.
The package also comes with a bass heavy mix of “Give It All” which rumbles as well as the original shines. Seriously big tune here.
Two additional originals “Source” and “Came Into My Life” round out the release with the former capable of lifting more heavy weight while the latter fairs much lighter with a slight disco flare.
HIGH RANKIN has another EP on the go under his RAIN CITY RIOT pseudonym. The Burning EP is the first release on the label upstart, Love & Other. Through two originals and two remixes the EP follows the label’s mantra of forward-thinking deep, bass, and electronic beats.
With some simple keys and pitched vocals in the breakdowns, the title track builds to a clenching and cinematic, techy bass workout.
The b-side to the EP, “Eyes Closed,” is a bit more subdued and might be that perfect track to play at sunrise. It’s something to get the floor going after an entire night of raving.
Unfortunately we don’t have streams to share of the two remixes. HOSTAGE provides an intense and hypnotic rework of “Burning.” DVWLX has the standout cut here where he showcases perfectly balances simplicity and intricacy with his minimal yet deep technofied remix. Watch for these to drop on May 5, 2014.
What do we have here? A super deluxe eight-track compilation from the mighty Scour Records. To say this compilation is mighty fine is a colossal understatement. Featuring some of the grubbiest names in ghetto funk from the squeakiest curators on the interwebs, SPINFORTH and FAT HARRY.
Every track on the compilation is a standout in its own right, but for convenience, here are a few that make my tail wag. To preview all eight cuts, just scroll down a bit. Oh, and go ahead and pre-order it too – it comes out on April 17, 2014 via Juno.
THE FUNK HUNTERS come to town on Satuday, April 19 for their last stop on their Western Canada Spring Tour. Armed with 4-turntables, their very own custom synched visuals, and the unique ability to create live mashups and remixes, their live show stands out. Seamlessly blending original productions with everything from Hip Hop to House, Glitch Hop to Drum & Bass, and everything funky in between, The Funk Hunters sets are never replicated.
This tour offers something special however. Nick Middleton and Duncan Smith are laying down some new elements adding a live saxophone and guitar, transforming their performance into a live audio and visual spectacle.
Really loving the swell of classic tunes making their way into the minds and (digital) crates of producers lately. The latest free download from STANTON WARRIORS flashes back to the mid 90s with their rebounce of the seminal house tune from the MIGHTY DUB KATZ. The original was built on a certified disco hit (Cloud One’s “Disco Juice”). The linkage doesn’t stop there though. The Mighty Dub Katz is another alias of FATBOY SLIM and the production is credited to The Pizzaman, another of Mr. Cook’s aliases.
Long story short though, the Warriors double-stack the drums in this edit, “to make people dance.”
DEEKLINE twists this seminal 90s R&B tune from Mary J Blige into a drum n bass workout. The garage-tinged bassline and crisp snares do wonders on this track. It’s easy to imagine crowds going mental to this one. Listen and grab it for free.
Now a staple imprint of the family WOZ returns with another trademark affair: sidewinding basslines, sultry samples mixed with snappy organic beats. The two tracks here simply put, are huge. Grab them both exclusively on beatport. or pre-order directly from Black Butter Records.
With lots of exciting features and remixes in the pipeline, Woz’s genre-defying sound is one to keep an eye on for 2014. If you missed these free downloads, now’s your chance to grab them too.