HANNAH WANTS could arguably pass for one of the most talked about producer/dj combos in the bassy house world of 2013/14. Her seemingly perpetual rise has gone nearly exponential over the last year and some, with production work signed to labels such as Food, Dirtybird, and Rinse.
The production work under Hannah’s belt has consistently been co-produced by CHRIS LORENZO, whose handywork has been stamped on countless releases over the past year or two.
The latest from the pair of skyward house and bass enthusiast won’t disappoint, but if you’re expecting something a bit more raw, you may want to simply savour this. The sonics from the pair’s past collaborations are there but this one, featuring the vocal work of Janai, is a bit harnessed. Sultry and perhaps slightly smokey, the single on Ultra Music would serve well for both the dance floor as well as the soundtrack to practically any life-defining moment.
Grab it from iTunes
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Night Supply label co-founders NEED & NECESSITY have been tucked away in the studio for much of 2014, experimenting with and honing their sound, and now they’ve gifted us with their latest. “This Life.”
Falling in the new realm of deep house, the Denver-based duo shake out an acutely techy number. Full of hip swaying basslines and sultry vocal samples, the tune’s complimented with some sparse key stabs. Can’t help but feel this one is for the late night crowd.
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It’s hard to believe that SIRUS HOOD doesn’t use social media (other than SoundCloud) and continually garners serious respect among fans and djs alike. Mind you, when you have the production prowess that the Parisian producer has, it’s easy to see why he continually wins such praise.
His latest comes from a compilation on the AMINE EDGE and DANCE imprint, CUFF. Mechanical claps accompany the track’s swinging bassline, deep kicks, and pitched vocals. It all comes together for an addictive, hip swaying, underground stomper.
This entire compilation is well worth picking up. Grab it on iTunes.
This tune is tight, but his back catalogue is nothing to laugh at either. The material he’s dropped recently is nothing short of phenomenal.
Sirus Hood on Soundcloud
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Here’s something really special from our friends at Memetic. They’re hosting an all-day, outdoor party at one of the most historic sights in Winnipeg. t’s another first for the Memetic crew, a free electronic music event with a special multimedia visual performance once the sun sets. Suspended over the Assiniboine River at the Forks, the former rail bridge is one of the most unusual places to party and I’m sure there has never been a concert on it.
The event features the return of MICH EP, and a headlining set from a crowd favourite at last year’s Manitoba Electronic Music Exhibition, MAX ULIS. A number of our favourite local jocks are playing too, including Shael, Nathan Zahn, Mike Jasper, Rick Logic, Lotek, Berbs, and Kasm.
Saturday, July 5
Full event info here.
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Erase Records have been holding down the deep house vibes for a little longer than a hot minute. The label and artists on it have a wondrous ability to draw on classic samples and work their production magic into pure dance floor joy. The latest from the label’s founder, WASABI is more of the same. Co-produced with HAWAIIAN BOY, the track takes Modjo’s “Lady” (which samples Chic) for a dive in the deep end of the pool. Summer’s here, let’s go for a swim.
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Toolroom Records have been heating things up this summer, releasing a number of huge compilations to keep feet moving. Miami Poolside and Ibiza 2014 both include an unbelievable selection of material from a wide variety of artists and Toolroom’s latest continues the trend. Ibiza Poolside is simply another gem of a release, highlighting 32 sun-kissed jams, making it an ideal summer soundtrack.
There are a number of new & exclusive tracks from Lee M Kelsall & Robson, Haze-M, Saccao, Marco Tegui & Long & Harris, but we were most excited to see the exclusive from the disco enthusiast and former Manalogue contributor, CYCLIST. (His dreamy remix of Rogue Vogue’s “Until the Dawn” is also made the cut.)
In addition to the exclusives, Poolside Ibiza provides a blissful escape into summer, covering everything from indie dance, nu disco, deep house, as well as the occasional chill track. It’s another essential comp from the mighty label.
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Winnipeg ex-pat CYCLIST has been covering huge ground with his brand of disco. Working with the likes of Goldroom, Rogue Vogue, Anoraak, and a slew of others, he’s positioned himself well. What we’re saying is, wow, congrats. On top of this, he recently co-founded Mani / Pedi Records.
Most recently, Cyclist (aka Mark Penner) released an exclusive tune with Toolroom Records, on the imprint’s sun-kissed Poolside Ibiza compilation. As the second track in the collection, “Sunrise” sets the tune for a blissful journey. That’s not to say the track, which features the soulful vocals of MAIKO WATSON, doesn’t stand on its own. This is a summer jam, rich and deep, and easy to get lost in.
Here are a few more projects Cyclist has been working on, some for free download.
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