Improving on any production from these two dub heavyweights we know as Zeds Dead is an incredible task. But Conway nails this bootleg of ZD’s track “The Living Dead”. The intro was a little long for me but that doesn’t stray away from the absolute insanity that takes place once it drops. He plays around with this one flawlessly bringing some even heavier and more hectic sounds then the original. Sound subtle vocal work mixed with his insane breaks and wobbles this one is sure to be on repeat for a while. Cheers.
Zeds Dead ft Omar LinX The Living Dead (Conway Bootleg)
Get funky, ladies and gentlemen! This past Monday, Australian jack-of-all-trades, Stu Tyson, or Bass Kleph as he is more commonly known in and around the circuit, released his Touchdown LA EP on his own Vacation Records. Consisting of two tracks, “When You Were Deep” and “Electrical Funk,” the EP is pumped full of summer time groove, and gives off a seriously refreshing hint of classic House.
The first track of the pair, “When You Were Deep,” pays some serious respect to the seemingly long-lost genre of classic deep house. The silky combination of funky, repetitive plucks and playful horn action will no doubt have you shufflin’ those blue suede shoes all over the dance floor. Seriously, it will happen.
The latter of the bunch, “Electrical Funk”, takes that groovin’ house formula and adds a touch of disco to the mix. Add a subtle synth build, and in the end we’re left with a suspenseful, body-pulsing dance track that can only really belong to the BK, himself. A must for any summertime spin sessions.
Overall, Touchdown LA is a quality, fun EP that would make a bright addition to any summer time set. If you are interested in the man himself, be sure to check out our interview we did with him a little while back, which can be found right here. Bass Kleph’s Touchdown LA EP is out now on Vacation Records, and is available for purchase through Beatport. Get on’t.
Hey hey, ninjas. I’m back from my grand adventure to California, and ready to provide you with 10 tasty tracks to induce your need to party. So lace up your dancin’ shoes, call up your buddies, and get ready to get down. It’s Friday night.
Oh, and when you’re out there, can you do us a favor? Please dance irresponsibly.
After remaining relatively mute in the past couple months, Ryan Leslie resurfaced and dropped some new material titled “Live Good (Rivieria Flow)”. Leslie takes the signature smooth, laid back chill vibe with this record and teams up with Wu Tang vet Raekwon to deliver a poetic rap/singing dedicated to the good life. This track has a particular lounge, relaxing on your yacht type feel to it and, although I was skeptical at first about R.Les the rapper, the multi-talented producer/singer/emcee/songwriter seems to find his niche with this smooth track.
Be sure to check out his junior effort Les Is More, dropping October 23, via his independent label Next Selection.
Earlier this year, famed Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich teamed up with Atoms for Peace drummer Joey Waronker and London musician Laura Bettinson to form a supergroup of sorts: Ultraista. Since then they’ve released three tracks, the latest one titled “Bad Insect,” just a few days ago. It’s an electronic whirlwind of a song, full of cascading synths and crackles of distorted noise, atop a smooth, grooving beat. Bettinson’s chilled vocals nicely complement the song’s hypnotic vibe.
Ulraista’s self-titled debut album comes out October 2nd on Temporary Residence.
Princess Music are a five-piece band comprised of classically-trained musicians from all genres who have come together to create beautiful and intelligent folk-pop. From its music-box intro to its more vibrant finale, “White Wave” is a perfect example of how Princess Music’s sound works – singer Tyler Ludwick‘s airy vocals and poignant lyrics work well with the delicate cello and violin, before building into soaring choruses. Definitely an exciting prospect for folk, Princess Music have made “White Wave” available to download on their Bandcamp.
Here we go! Felix Cartal’s notorious summertime anthem, “Tonight,” gets a bumpin’ rework at the hands of Toronto duo, Autoerotique. How this track slipped under the radar, is a complete mystery..
Maintaining that wonderfully euphoric vibe of the original, the boys notch up the tempo, and completely re-haul the drop. Thankfully though, staying true to the lifeblood of the track, the infamous vocals of Maja Ivarsson remain completely intact, in all their glory throughout the tune.. Class.
Autoerotique’s remix of Felix Cartal’s “Tonight” is out now on Dim Mak records, and is available for purchase on their official Tonight Remixes EP.