Jalapeno Records has never been tied to any genre. Looking at their past releases you’re as likely to find drum & bass as deep house, lounge tracks as mid-tempo bass. Their catalogue though, is linked by one simple fact. Jalapeno’s mission one might say, is to deliver the funk. The fine folks at Jalapeno have a new compilation showcasing this fact, however their latest explores a housier side of their releases. For this, and the quality the compilation contains, we salute them.
Getting well pumped for the third installment of Roaring 2020s, a night of electro swing, ghetto swing, gypsy house, Balkan beats, Bulgarian basslines, and breakbeat jive. The last two events sold out by 9:30 (with the help of advance ticket sales) and the excitement for the swinging return is set to continue the trend.
The output from OFF Recordings has been relentless in 2013. Their latest comes from a collaboration between MAT.JOE, one of the most active members of the Off familly, and KEVIN KNAPP, a cosmic heavyweight in Berlin’s underground community.
The EP’s title track takes a quick trip to Chicago and borrows its jackin’ trademark four to the floor percussion, then adds a driving bassline and a few disco elements for a hands-in-the-air dancefloor frenzy. Milan’s DIRTY CHANNELS stir up their mix with a few kilos of beef for an extra meaty dish. “Beneath The Moon” show a more soulful side with a sweet yet savoury appetizer, accompanied by a very powerful performance by Mr Knapp.
“To Be Alone” has been plucked from the acclaimed Ladies and Mentalmen LP for a series of remixes on the iconic New York-based label Nurvous Records (aka Nervous Records), showcasing a slightly different side to Australian production powerhouses YOLANDA BE COOL.
A moment of calm amidst the dancefloor onslaught of Yolanda Be Cool’s recent LP, the original of “To Be Alone” is something of a slow burner; oozing chill-out vibes and hinting more towards the afterparty. Or perhaps this is the track you put on after a frenzied night out, when you’re by yourself, reflecting on lovers of the past, contemplating your next steps to fulfill relationship bliss.
If you’re longing to mask your melancholy with a sweaty dancefloor romp, then look no further than the Critical Mess (aka AUDIOFLY) remix. The low-end tones and deep kicks result in an altogether darker, more brooding take, turning the original on its head and creating a sexy sense of minimalism over the mean bassline workout.
The remix above is indeed top shelf work. Yolanda Be Cool’s own refix wins high marks too. We were lucky enough to hear the entire track but even with the beatport snippet below, you’ll find evidence that the pitched tempo, roaring garage bassline, and 90s rave stabs make this remix ideal for getting those feet moving.
MIAMI HORROR has officially returned with a new single “Real Slow,” on Neon Gold Records which premiered with Triple J earlier this summer and is nothing short of a sun-soaked robotdisco love affair. Now the boys share three “Real Slow” remixes from their friends GOLD FIELDS, PLASTIC PLATES, and L D R U.
For a limited time, the following remixes are available as a free download. Both are dancefloor friendly while embracing the daytime disco of the original. Honestly, it’s tough to choose which edit is best, so you might as well grab both.
Food Music bosses KRY WOLF make their much-anticipated return to their label with the Nightmode EP – three tracks for house music aficionados.
First up is “Nightmode” – sub-heavy house of the highest order. This weighty yet classy and deep tune might be ideal for crammed basement clubs – low ceilings dripping with sweat, twisting bodies, and smiling faces all around.
Next comes “U Like.” This track is classic house. Big kicks, minimal vocal samples, and keys to get the dancefloor moving. The subtle growling bassline fills those low frequencies just right too.
Wrapping up the EP is a “Nightmode” remix from PEDESTRIAN, a relatively new producer who takes the basement vibe of the original deep underground. Adding more meat to the bassline and shuffling the drums, this edit is not for the faint at heart.
This is part four of Tiefblau Records‘ free edition series – their way of saying thank you for supporting them. In the latest freebee, they welcome the ZOO#CLIQUE from Hamburg to the Tiefblau family. It’s a smooth deep house edit for the classic R&B / Soul track, “I Don’t Wanna Know” from Mario Winans dialed perfectly for some sunshine party vibes. Not gonna lie, this could work wonders in the bedroom too.