Destructo lays down his own house spin on Oliver’s ‘Last Forever’

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Destructo is just on a different wavelength than us mere mortals. He helms one of the largest event production forces in the country, serves as one of dance music’s most trusted A&R forces, holds down a SiriusXM residency, and lives out the dream of being a world-famous touring DJ all at once. It seems like every week Gary Richards has something exciting to offer — he can link up with Busta Rhymes for a proper hip-hop cut, and then follow up with a club-primed house piece just days later without missing a beat. Presently, Destructo is gracing us with a new take on Oliver and Sam Sparro’s “Last Forever,” dropping off a solid dose of disco with a slick bit of contemporary house influence.

Putting his chameleonic studio capabilities to work, the “Catching Plays” producer takes on Oliver’s “Last Forever” keeping the original tune’s plucking, pronounced bass line as the backbone, but offering a more subdued, house-leaning spin on his take. The remix comes hot off the announcement of LA’s new AMFAMFAMF summer event, and judging by Richards’ momentum both in and out of the studio, 2018 is bound to be a banner year for Destructo.

DJ Koze releases hypnotic disco EP ahead of May album release

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DJ Koze is one of dance music’s most intriguing enigmas. Having moved from Hamburg to embrace simpler island living on the island of who knows where,  his music today is a far cry from his strange, experimental techno of the early 2000s. In less than one month he’ll be releasing his new album Knock Knock and in the spirit of the release, the German maestro’s shared an infectious disco-tinged EP.

As the guaranteed “Pick Up” oscillates between in its six-and-a-half minute groove, and the extended 10-minute version too, house-diva disco murmurs of Gladys Knight and Koze’s poised production pairing make it all the more clear that Knock Knock will be both a smooth and sound follow-up to 2013’s beloved Amygdala.

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Exclusive: Mind Enterprises – S.H.A.K.E (Breakbot Remix)

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Mind Enterprises served up a heavy dose of funk in his recent single, “S.H.A.K.E.” Now, he’s passed his tune off to French electro icon Breakbot to cast it in a brand new light.

The original’s high nostalgia levels are kept in place in Breakbot’s remolding; however, the Ed Banger signee decides to conjure this sentiment by way of disco grooves. It’s a subtle, yet effective change, and this new canvas Breakbot’s put in place works well when dressed with “S.H.A.K.E’s” distinctive bass guitar riffs and lo-fi vocal samples.


Order a copy of Breakbot’s ‘S.H.A.K.E’ here

Chromeo and D.R.A.M. are a match made in funk heaven on ‘Must’ve Been’

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Chromeo‘s music is like fine wine. The longer Dave1 and P-Thugg carry the funk torch, the tastier their music seems to become, and by the sound of it, their upcoming Head Over Heels LP, might be the duo’s finest vintage yet. Joining forces with D.R.A.M. and renown Prince and D’angelo collaborator Jesse Johnson for “Must’ve Been,” Chromeo offer up their characteristically groovy sing along-primed funk along and a charming stroll down memory lane with the accompanying Dugan O’neal-directed music video.

D.R.A.M.’s fun-first writing style meshes with Chromeo’s aesthetic so perfectly he could be the third member of their band and their chemistry plays through brilliantly on “Must’ve Been.” It’s an instant bop headed for heavy radio play — expect this summer to be sountracked by the tune’s infectious bongo rhythm and plunky guitar licks. Best of all, Chromeo will be bringing their new live show on the road this summer leading up to Head Over Heels‘ June 15 release date.

Husky ft Nat Conway – Can’t Shake It Off

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Festival season begins next week with the kick off of Miami Music Week and Ultra Music Festival, which means summer music is coming. While many high profile producers use this time to release new tracks ahead of the start of festival season, a lesser known act, Husky, shines in his new original “Can’t Shake It Off.”

Featuring the elegant vocals of Nat Conway, the Aussie producer creates a surefire, pool party anthem complete with a walloping bassline, bright synth chords, and an irresistible groove. “Can’t Shake It Off” does a stand-up job blending disco tones with modern house tastes that come together seamlessly.

In addition to the original, Husky offers up three remixes for fans that include a tech-house version from Alaia & Gallo, a sultry, jazz-house dub from Mark Meo Soul, and his own pumping club edit.

Bingo Players & Goshfather – Everybody

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Back in April 2017, Goshfather released a disco-injected track called “Everybody.” Now, nearly a year later, the track has been re-released as a collaborative effort with legendary producer Bingo Players.

The track takes off on a high note, ushering in a funky, carefree vibe right from the get-go. With cheery vocals that’ll take any party up a notch, the two producers build up to a disco-infused chorus. “Everybody” brings back the 1970s while still maintaining the atmosphere of modern house music.

“We made ‘Everybody’ with big plans in mind: we want to bring joy and dancing back to dance music,” Goshfather says. “No frills, no agendas, just pure energy as if it was your fist time at your first dance music show. Bingo Players and I want you all to enjoy this brand new track!”

Palms Trax makes rousing Essential Mix debut

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Cheekily dubbed as the west country-born, Berlin-based underground star by BBC‘s Pete Tong, Palms Trax has finally made his debut in the Essential Mix DJ booth.

Real name Jay Donaldson, Palms Trax’ ubiquity in the dance world is becoming increasingly deserved as time carries on. He has bold sonic inclinations and an unabashed M.O. where he moves between genres and decades with ease — rare for someone as young as he. Despite being just 26-years-old, Donaldson’s encyclopedic musical expertise has situated him as an artist who’s talented beyond his years, if one were to see age as but a limit on such a thing.

Donaldson’s Essential Mix is steeped in a resplendent arrangement of classic dance tracks, from Angela’s 1984 “I Gotta Little Love,” to hidden gem house tracks from World Building records’ “Paraíso ’89” by Azura. His splicing of Azura’s track alone is a testament to his adroit crate digging, especially considering that Azura’s breezy Balearic business was extremely short-lived in the Italian house realm, she’s an act who’s slipped through the cracks for most.

Palms Trax has expressed he’ll be working on material for Dekmantel throughout the beginning of the new year and after listening to his deliverance of just the second Essential Mix of 2018, just following Carl Cox, one can only hope to see big things from Donaldson in the new year.

Listen to Palms Trax’s Essential Mix here

 

Photo credit: Camille Baker

Tracklist:

Guillaume Teyssier- Vortex Disco (Murray Lake Remix)
Lord of The Isles- Geek Chic (Kuniyuki’s Journey Remix)
Toulouse Low Trax- Second Trip
JC Project- Andromedia
Nicole Willis- Heed The Sign (Jimi Tenor Remix)
Plus Instruments- Love Is Enough (Jamie Paton Remix)
Angela- I Gotta Little Love
Tony Moore DJ- Tonight
Salentino- You’l Be In Paradise (Instrumental)
Lemonade-Dancer On The Shore (Jex Opolis Dub)
Collins- Autophobia
Mario Moretti- In Love With Nebula
Passarini- Wonky Wonky Wonky
Uabos- Mystic Force
Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft- Brothers (Mix Gabi)
Lipelis- Children Song
Colm III- Take Me High (Mansion Mix)
Virginia- Blue Pyramid (Khidja Remix)
Azura- Paraiso ’89
The True Underground Sound of Rome- Sonic Crystals
Mr Raoul K- Africa (12″ Version)
Ess O Ess- Cantillate (Chida Remix)
Pussycat- Le Chat
Lucy Montenegro- Lucy In The Sky
The R- Higher
Jeff Mills- Imagine
DJ Normal 4- Purity 0%
Thursday Club- Westway
Bushwhacka!- 4 Da Night
Jackson Changura- Niyekele
Bob Holroyd- African Drug (Rhino Mix)
Lars Bartkuhn- Elysium
Nu Era- Octahedron
Shokazulu- Part 4
Brown Sugar- I’m Going Through Changes Now
Philip Balou- Ain’t Nothing Like The Love

 

 

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MUST LISTEN: The Black Madonna makes her stunning BBC Radio 1 residency debut

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The “riot girrrl” of dance music, The Black Madonna, has made her 2018 BBC Radio 1 residency debut.

Marea Stamper kicked off her residency with zeal, digging into the crates and serving up an archetypically Black Madonna array of deeper cuts from the likes of Talamanca System, Detroit’s Parliament, and the groove-God Kiki Gyan.

It’s going to be a decalescent ride through the new year, as Stamper’s already gathered a healthy bevy of her prized disco, techno, and house expertise in the very first episode. She’ll be dropping off an array of new tracks throughout the show, all while enlightening the masses to some of the should-be-known cultural pioneers. Right off the bat, she threw on Juan Maclean’s new project Ambivalent and made the world debut of his galvanizing new cut “Faded Pictures,” featuring Shaun J. Wright.

Stamper spliced in acid house, literally, from fellow BBC resident Artwork, and a range of tunes that were aptly out of the very city that bred her DJ prowess. She closed out the show with the tear-jerker classic, Gloria Ann Taylor’s “Love Is A Hurtin’ Thing,” and brought back her  History of The World segment which was the title of her first residency series in London at XOYO, a three-night collection of expansive music selections. The series will see Stamper selecting a track at the end of each mix, talking about its origins, as well as its socio-economic and artistic significance. “It’s one of the most gorgeously arranged pieces of dance music or soul music that’s ever existed,” she said of Gloria Ann Taylor’s “Love Is A Hurtin’ Thing,” and we couldn’t agree more.

Stamper’s Radio 1 residency kicked off January 11 and will continue through June of this year.

Listen to The Black Madonna’s BBC Radio 1 residency debut here

Tracklist:

Talamanca System- The Past Is The Future (Beatless Stars In Space Mix)
Parliament- P-Funk (Wants To Get Funked Up)
The Dynamics- Miracles
The Trammps- VIP
Kiki Gyan- Disco Dancer
Prince- Sexuality
Roni Griffith- Love Is A Drug
Ambivalent- Faded Pictures (feat. Shaun J. Wright)
Artwork- Let Go Of This Acid
Mike Dunn- DJ Beat That Shhh
Kirk the Flirt & Peter Pressure- My One Desire
Kitty Grant- Glad To Know You
Gloria Ann Taylor-Love Is A Hurtin’ Thing

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Weekend Rewind: Jackmaster drops off the original Mastermix from 2006

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Jackmaster‘s released his original Mastermix from 2006 to kick off the new year.

Since the debut landed over ten years ago, Jackmaster’s Mastermix series has become a highly regarded institution in the dance music realm, as it’s one of the most dynamic collections of tracks in the scene. While it was believed to have been lost, the original mix has been unearthed thanks to producer Jack Revill’s “genius wee brother,” and has now been uploaded onto SoundCloud for all to enjoy.

In just over one hour of music, Revill juxtaposes a rousing array of popular music from the era. He manages to splice together an invigorating culmination of pop and disco tracks, which offers a glimpse into Revill’s stylistic evolution over the years.

Revill dished on the mix on SoundCloud, saying:

“To say thanks for all your support last year I decided to upload the first ever Mastermix, recorded in 2006. It’s an all vinyl mix that I thought was lost forever and hasn’t been on the internet for some 10 or more years, but my genius wee brother somehow found it. It runs through everything from Ciara, Beyoncé, Janet and Missy to Mr Oizo, Drexciya and DJ Funk – original party material.”

He continued, “It’s a perfect example of how I was DJing when I was a wee guy and brings to mind vivid memories of the old Numbers nights we used to put on in the tiny wee basement of a gay bar where we threw the parties that gained us notoriety in Glasgow.”

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Throttle and Niko the Kid unite on Justin Timberlake and Snoop Dogg’s hit collaboration ‘Signs’

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Spinnin’ Records recruit Throttle is by all accounts closing out a breakout year, but as 2017 draws to a close, the Aussie beatmaker has one more gift up his sleeve as the “icing on the cake.” Teaming up once again with Atlanta’s Niko the Kid, the pair have joined forces on a new remix, honing in on some early 2000’s pop as the groundwork for their latest tag team.

Their target this time around was Snoop Dogg and Justin Timberlake‘s 2004 radio smash “Signs,” which sees them take the original’s glitzy disco-pop/rap crossover appeal and add some UK-garage-inspired flare. In essence, they’ve flipped the once radio-ready hip-hop select into a now certified dance floor ace.

The now nearly-vintage original cut landed on Snoop’s seventh studio LP, R&G (Rhythm & Gangsta): The Masterpiece. Upping the tempo considerably on the remix, Throttle and Niko work the original’s rich vocal samples into their own absolutely infectious house beat, breathing new life into one of Snoop’s better departures from west coast rap. Best of all, they’re giving away their new remix completely free of charge. Enjoy.

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