Keine Moniker ft. JR Burnside – Lonely EP | Motek

Keine Moniker ft. JR Burnside – Lonely EP | Motek Comments


"Keine Moniker comes to Motek Music with a stripped back, punchy, vocal driven production. ‘Lonely’ takes shape with an Indie/Deep vibe, simple in makeup, laid-back in feel and keeping real dance floor appeal. With straight up percussion adding swing by way of the snare and fast moving hi hats, space is left for the crisp rising vocals, provided by JR Burnside. Along with the kick, the bass provides the real weight, movement and main instrumental tune to the track, which is finished with floating string synths, adding to the spacious atmosphere.

Remixes come from brothers Brodanse, duo Low Tide with a vocal and instrumental remix and Navitas. Brodanse have given the track the most up front feel, taking it up in tempo and adding current and cutting House and Tech features. Most notably the bouncing bass line, mirrored by the plucked high synth, and the brassy textured stabs. Swinging House style hi hats, rides and shakers add variation and drive to the track, whilst the vocal, through it’s editing, provide unique and appealing stab and FX elements.

Low Tide have delivered their signature sound to this remix. Melodic and ambient textures wash over grooving and warm kick and bass parts. Straight up 16th note hi hats add movement to the track creating the intriguing feel of slow, yet driving music. Woody percussion textures setback in the mix provide swing amidst the variety of swirling, airy pads and bell synths. Finally the leading instrumental parts take on a grainy, almost oriental feel, culminating in a big saw bass lead opening up in the main break, sending the production to it’s peak.

Navitas delivers a deep, almost moody take on the original. Rhythmical and low pad bass tones adding the weight whilst low vocal textured pads add depth. Swinging hats, shakers and tambourines complete the groove, laying the foundations for the main features of the track. These include a bright plucked bell toned lead on top of shimmering synths and string pads, opening up and developing as the track progresses." Out on October 13th.

Doorly & Harry “Choo Choo” Romero – Truth | Toolroom ADE Sampler

Doorly & Harry “Choo Choo” Romero – Truth | Toolroom ADE Sampler Comments

Just back from what looked to be  like a wicked season in Ibiza, Doorly sent us his new collaboration with Harry "Choo Choo" Romero for the Toolroom ADE sampler. Apparently it's already in the top 10 chart on Beatport Tech House! The tune is groovy with a bit of the darkness and ample percussion. "Choo Choo" Romero is a dj/producer that has created a huge impact in the scene. Therefore, it is great to see Doorly collaborating with such an inspiration. It's no wonder this track is reaching the CONTINUE READING
T.G.I.M.: Maelstrom – Overdrive Infinity Mix

T.G.I.M.: Maelstrom – Overdrive Infinity Mix Comments

Thank God Its Monday... Another weekend, another Bender, another T.G.I.M  that will get your week started right. Maelstrom is on the darker spectrum of the techno genre and hailing from the small town of Nantes, France will do that to you..."Fusing together the sounds of classic Detroit techno with key elements of modern electro but with French class and sophistication, every tracks rather it be a remix or original production are carefully and expertly crafted. Each full of heartily bass pressure CONTINUE READING
Monday Social – Pirupa | Affkt | Nice7 – October 6th, 2014

Monday Social – Pirupa | Affkt | Nice7 – October 6th, 2014 Comments

Fresh off the boat has a new meaning to me today, having returned from The Groove Cruise yesterday full of new memories and new music. The sets performed over the past three nights were simply amazing, so much so that even in my weathered state, I will be attending Monday Social tonight to see three of my favorite artists from the Cruise. Pirupa, Affkt, and Nice7 are all under one roof tonight and to say that its a stacked lineup is an understatement in itself. Make sure to get there before CONTINUE READING
TUFF Tape Vol. 31 – JOill

TUFF Tape Vol. 31 – JOill Comments

JOill, Detroit-bred, has been calling San Francisco his home since 2001. His name is a combination of the classic American name, "JO", combined with his Korean roots & middle name,"ill", which, let’s face it, sounds awesome in any language. JOill has been performing since 1986. His background & training as a jazz saxophonist granted him the soulful musical comprehension that he would later incorporate into his dance music career. The concrete jungle classrooms of Chicago and Detroit CONTINUE READING
Groove Cruise LA – Monday Social Stage | Kedd Cook Top Picks

Groove Cruise LA – Monday Social Stage | Kedd Cook Top Picks Comments

Today we set out to sea embarking on this year's Groove Cruise LA! With so much anticipation, I went ahead and picked out a few DJ's on the Monday Social stage which I just can't wait to see. First, Lee Burridge, known for his magical Robot Heart sets at Burning Man, Lee just played at Lovelife's 'Love Boat' 3 year anniversary party and had the whole boat shakin'! Next on Thursday's line-up includes LA's very own Droog. You can call them the residents of Los Angeles's underground scene, CONTINUE READING
*GIVEAWAY* ROLLINGTUFF x GDD Present: The Dirtybird Players Ball Hosted by Don Magic Juan featuring Claude VonStroke and Justin Martin @ Exchange LA

*GIVEAWAY* ROLLINGTUFF x GDD Present: The Dirtybird Players Ball Hosted by Don Magic Juan featuring Claude VonStroke and Justin Martin @ Exchange LA Comments

••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••   TICKETS: HERE •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• This one is special... Hosted by Don "Magic" Juan, (AKA The Chairman of the Board, Archbishop Don 'Da Magic' Juan, Bishop Magic Juan, or just Bishop) is THE American former pimp, preacher, hip hop personality, CONTINUE READING

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