Canadian Techno heavy-hitter Rennie Foster has recently begun a new project which he refers to as “DIY” with his own label, RF Music. Since early this year, the label has served as a platform for Foster’s own work as well as others, including re-release of many of his earlier tunes in new edits.
His beauty of a tune Lovejackin’ was first released on Woody McBride’s Communique back in 2008, and will come to us via RF in a new edit. The original release featured a rhythmic bass and drum line, very stripped down, making it impossible to avoid jacking. You can hear the original here via Beatport.
Rennie’s 2014 edit makes the drum and synth lines more punchy, updating the sound of the track while still retaining the can’t-sit-still rhythm and energy of the original. The vocal comes through more clearly in this edit, too, which features nicely. It is joined by new edits of a couple other Foster tunes as part of the Yakisoba EP coming later this year on RF.
There isn’t an official preview out yet, but you can hear the tune here in Rennie’s recent podcast for Thoughtless Music.
Definitely a release you’ll want to look out for!
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In anticipation of the upcoming FREESTYLERS album, Push and Play, Matt Cantor and Aston Harvey dig deep into a vault of retro sounds for their new single, “Electro Shock.” Built on the foundation of early hip hop and 80s b-boy dynamics the new tune and accompanying video harnesses the power of vintage electro. Forget about the chainsawed synth and grab your Adidas.
Watch for the long player to drop sometime in August. Proceeds from the album sales will also go to the Afro Caribbean Leukemia Trust (ACLT).
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Our fourth Roaring 2020s party is this Saturday. Once again it’s gonna be a stomper. The first three sold out and this one looks to do the same. So, swing kids, get dolled up in your glad rags and grab your tickets for this hotsy-totsy soiree.
Saturday, June 14
The Pyramid Cabaret (176 Fort Street)
Tix: $10 adv / $15 at the door
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As usual, expect to hear some electro swing, ghetto swing, gypsy house, future ragtime, jazz bass, be-bop, breakbeat blues and more from your razzmatazz hosts, NATHAN ZAHN, CHRIS KOMUS, LOTEK, and MANALOGUE.
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.
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From the Roaring 2020s, Nov 16/2013. Click for more photos.
This ghetto funk/swing razzmatazz from JPOD THE BEAT CHEF is just swell. Can’t wait to play this!
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As the kickoff for the Master Playwright Festival, Chekhovfest, the cast and crew of Theatre by the River and Little Echo Theatre’s co-production of “The Cherry Orchard” will host a soiree at Fame Nightclub. The event has a hilariously appropriate title: Dance Off for Chekhov and THE SHAKE will curate the tunes for the evening. (If you weren’t aware, I’m one half of this back2back / tag team duo, along side LOTEK.) Tickets for the event are only $5 (purchase online here) and proceeds go to the aforementioned theatre production.
Friday, January 24
Fame Nightclub (279 Garry Street)
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It’s our first time playing at Fame and we’re super pumped. We’re often billed for shows well outside the realm of standard club nights but it’s not often we get to play at a gay bar. So, we’ve dug through our old
crates files and new jams for a set that’s going to get people moving while at the same time show a new audience what we’re about. It might go something like this…
Stream: Madonna – Like A Prayer (Viceroy + Alkamyme Remix)
Stream: Daft Punk vs Rick Astley – Never Gonna Get Lucky (OMULU MA$HUP)
Australian duo YOLANDA BE COOL return with a brooding and chugging re-interpretation of the Ace of Base hit “All That She Wants.” The track features vocalists STARVING YET FULL (SYF) and FRITZ HELDER formerly of Azari & III – their first piece of work since the Canadian outfit disbanded. This collaboration between four of the brightest minds in electronic music today resurrects the Ace Of Base ‘90s pop classic in a way that’s both modern and timeless while keeping the anguish that lay in the original.
The two-part remix EP released on Dim Mak Records February 4 and February 18 respectively, includes the original version from Yolanda Be Cool and features remixes from a cast of big names and rising producers including Human Life, Walker & Royce, Plastic Plates, Wordlife, and Go Freek. We were lucky enough to preview these so I say with sincerity, this is definitely a release worth watching for.
First package: (Release date: 2/4)
Human Life Mix
Walker & Royce Mix
Walker & Royce Dub
Second package: (Release date: 2/18)
Plastic Plates Mix
Go Freek Mix
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