WARP9 has had a string of bombs lately. This new one, out on Adapted Records, is a trunk full of funky glitch. Every instrument on the four originals on the five-track EP was laid down by Warp9, cut, chopped, and EQ’d to perfection. FUNKANOMICS make an appearance with an insterstellar remix too. If you like your glitch as funky as it is bassy, this whole release is for you. It’s available on Beatport and Addictech.
The evening will be curated by a few old timers. KRISCO might play some jungle and drum n bass, or he could play the 4/4 rhythms. Who knows.
ALEXANDER KRYGSVELD, who regularly pays tribute to the underground at Back2House, will grace the decks. A set from ANDREW YANKIWSKI, producer and audio engineer from Precursor Productions, promises to bring sonic delights as well.
I’m having a difficult time figuring out what I’m going to play. The general theme will be deep in sonics and may go something like this…
Well, SHIBA SAN‘s latest, the bassy house stomper on Dirtybird, hit the #1 spot on beatport’s house chart. As it turns out, JASON LAIDBACK, the chief rhythm selector and one half of breaks duo, Slyde, got his filthy paws on the tune turning into a breaks infused dance-floor filler. The bootleg doesn’t veer far from the original, but it’s almost guaranteed to work wonders on any crowd that likes it deep and a bit chunky.
Way, way back, before the turn of the millennium, I blasted Le Trigre’s debut record as loud and as often as I could. Energetic and political, this album was the soundtrack of my youth. After the spark fizzled, JD Samson moved on to his project with Men. Perhaps it was my age, but I didn’t actively engage with any of the new material. This changed a couple a couple of days ago, when I heard ANDRE CROM and CHI THANH‘s remix of “All The Way Thru.” Released on Crom’s label, OFF Recordings, the track was transformed into something almost unrecognizable. Deep and poppy, the new cut bounces into a 90s throwback with its synth stabs while propelling itself into every corner of the dancefloor.
Here is the February Edition of my Obsession With Sound chart, featuring the very finest bits of techno and tech house that you can hear on my Obsession With Sound Podcast series as well as live sets.
Etai Tarzai – No No No (Original) on MOOD Records You’ll recognize this from my January Chart as well, mainly because the smooth vocal and deep dark rhythm has me captivated – a huge tune for me for sure.
Chris Count – Commando 78 (Original) on Intec Digital This track’s snare drum is heavenly, so much drumming, countered by a laser-high synth sound. Have a listen, you’ll love it too.
Matt Sassari – Eisenheim (Whyt Noyz Remix) on Deeperfect Records
This track has all the things that make me happy – chopped up vocals, driving mid range, and a banging bass kick that just makes you jack.
John Norman & Dantiez Saunderson – Stuck In My Mind (Original) on KMS Records
Last month I charted the prolific Kevin Saunderson’s Curators Edit of our tune, and this month I have to give some love to the original. We’ve had some pretty fantastic feedback on this one from magazines and blogs around the world, and loads of support from artists playing it – so huge thanks for the love!
Greg Gow – Flashover (Original) on Tronic
Canadian Techno master Greg Gow gives us a no-nonsense techno tune here, serious beats with a nice forward movement.
Vinayak A – Sands of Goa (Pig & Dan Remix) – Spring Tube Limited
This is actually a re-release on a compilation, but no less worthy of charting. An airy yet dark tune, the minor chords in the synth line have a slightly wobbly feel to them. Beauty of a tune.
Harvey McKay – Silk Road (Original) on Drumcode
I’m very much enjoying this vocal-driven techno sound. It is normally unusual to hear even one vocal sample in a techno tune, much less the 3 (or more?) we hear in this one. And as a maker of sweet breakdowns myself, I have to give credit to McKay for this one. Tune!
Roni Iron – DeGrecia feat Anna Maria (D-Unity Remix) on Dancepush
This is also a repeat from January’s chart…but again, mainly because I can’t stop playing it! This tune has a great buzzing sound in the mid range coupled with a tidy and deep bass kick and rattling snares. Love it!
Electric Rescue – Non Exchangeable (Original) on Bedrock
I love it when Bedrock go dark! This tune means business with a rhythmic static in the synth line, and some great drums. So dark!
Mike Ravelli – Klingin Bottles (John Norman Remix) on UNT
I played a lot with rhythm and space in the sounds for this remix, and I think it turned out pretty well! The EP has made a bit of noise as well with remixes from myself and Alexander Konig, including some time in the WhatPeoplePlay Top 5.
ED SOLO and STICKYBUDS take this new Sizzla tune for a drum n bass ride. The rasta power runs high on the remix by keeping the reggae roots deep. The production on this track is nothing short of magic: snares are crisp, layered precisely on the rolling bassline.
Stickybuds is also on a bit of a whirlwind tour this spring. I’m particularly stoked to see him in Winnipeg on the last date of the “Springin’ Around The Globe” tour. Catch him if you can – no regrets will be had.
Swiss duo, FAT SUSHI, are increasingly becoming a go-to source for those deep vibes that straddle the lighter side of garage. The huge, bubbling basslines reflect a clear throwback to warehouse parties of the 90s, combined with soothing sonics for my aging state of mind. In their latest, a remix for MANUEL SAHAGUN, on NHAN SOLO‘s Mother Recordings Fat Sushi give us more of those lush textures with enough wumph to keep me dancing like I was 19 again.
To celebrate their sixth consecutive beatport top 100 release, they’re also giving away ROLAND CLARK‘s a cappella from their single on Suara. Go say hi, and thank them via the links below.