It’s no secret, TIMOTHY WISDOM has more talent in the fingernail of his pinky than a number producers. On top of his remix and production skills, dood is like a jedi master behind the decks, plus he’s been known to cut a rhyme or two, AND from his last offering we know he can croon smoother than Michael Bublé submerged in a tub of cocoa butter.
While it’s common for Mr. Wisdom to rock the mid-tempo flavours, he also likes to ramp up the bpms like he did for fellow Vancouverites, DELHI 2 DUBLIN. Hand picked for this absurdly inexpensive remix package, Wisdom twists the throttle on this drum n bass remix for a good, old-fashioned dust up.
Here we have a release that simply can’t come soon enough. Released on STANTON WARRIORS‘ label Punks Music, the tune from mystery producer PIRATE JAMS is a throwback to the ravey heydays of the 90s.
The original captures the warehouse vibes from the era full of sweaty bodies writhing in an unapologetic twisted mess. JUSTIN HARRIS burns through his own 90s flash back with his remix, dropping a few doses of acid tweakery. On the other end, HOWLA punches out a glitch fueled stomper, knocking the bassline well into the future. Watch for the official release coming February 24.
There’s been little rest for those in the Ground Level headquarters. The latest comes from FISSO & SPARK, who took a break from working on their long player to work on a collaboration with US rapper BBK. The original bounces off of a simple break and smiling synth work. The duo recruited the seminal Fingerlickin’ legends, DRUMATTIC TWINS who rattle the dust off of their 808 for a stomper of a remix. SASHA KHAN cranks up the bpm for an uplifting drum n bass ride.
Hitting the streets roughly two months ago with their first release, G-Mafia Records have made a run of it. The Brazilian label’s latest, from DOGREEN, captures the essence of the g-house movement – low slung kicks pounding over simple vocal samples. The standout is the DASH GROOVE mix but the original and JUAN KPAUL remix stand on their own as well. Peep below and grab the EP on beatport.
Frank Cueto and Rusty Belicek, the duo better known as the ALL GOOD FUNK ALLIANCE are getting ready to release a new EP on Fort Knox Recordings. The EP is still in production and doesn’t have a release date yet but that hasn’t stopped the pair from tweaking some edits for their own dj sets. Their latest, an edit of The Treacherous Three’s 1981 classic “Put the Boogie in Your Body” magically merges hip-hop from a bygone era and the funktastic modern twist AGFA is known for. Check it below and grab the free download, then school your mates.
Good Things come to those who wait! Kicking off 2014, here is my chart listing what I consider to be the very best techno and tech house available right now.
Dantiez Saunderson & John Norman – Stuck In My Mind (Kevin Saunderson Curators Edit) [KMS Records]. This is a great techno tune that I’ve been anxiously awaiting the release of for the general public, and with it my debut on KMS Records. Even more exciting is this fantastic edit Kevin Saunderson added to the EP putting his signature flair on our creation, which is easily my #1 tune of January.
Napalm & d-phrag – Eclipse (John Norman Remix) [Stripped Recordings]. This is a glitchy and techy remix I’ve done on the original, which has definitely made its way into several of my sets already.
Harvey McKay – Lost [Drumcode]. This tune is quite different from the regular Drumcode fare, and yet it fits perfectly with the label’s no-nonsense sound. I’ve been bangin this one out for awhile now and it is a sure fire dancefloor destroyer.
Mario Ochoa – Lost Worlds [Witty Tunes]. I absolutely love the rhythm section in this one, a great tribal feel.
Etai Tarzai – No No No [MOOD]. Deep and moody (pun intended) this one pulls in a fantastic old school diva vocal, with fantastic rhythmic undertones.
Rodskeez – Viviera (dubspeeka remix) [Sounds of Earth]. I’m all over the syncopated piano and swells in this tune. All over it!
Roni Iron feat. Anna Maria – De Grecia (d-Unity remix) [dancepush]. A great jackin backdrop with some well placed snares and clever use of the vocal sample, this makes its way easily into my rotation.
Julio Navas – Noone [Tronic Music]. Part of Tronic’s 2014 All Exclusive compilation, this one has a dark undertone that creeps in and immediately gets bodies moving.
Pan-Pot – Rosinenbomber [Mobilee]. True to form, Pan-Pot bring this quirky track to Mobilee, using vocal samples to great effect, making them feel far off or in your imagination, and then drop a deep dark synth on us. Beautiful.
Sergio Fernandez - Snowy Evening [Suara]. This just feels like a cold winter’s day – sparse, chilly, beautiful.