Vincenzo, of Poker Flat and Mobilee fame, is set to headline the upcoming Deep Secrets/Nomad New Year’s Eve party. Locals Jubilee, Solomon Sanchez, Raffi and Yacine A. will round out the bill with the SND + VSN crew on visual duties. Advance tickets are available via Resident Advisor.
We caught up with the Berlin-based artist for a quick chat ahead of what will be his DC debut…
We were first introduced to techno newcomer, J. Tijn, by his rollicking addition to Turbo’s superb compilation, New Jack Techno, just this summer. The release was met with great critical claim, even landing the number two spot on RA’s year-end, top compilations list. But the Londoner has kept relatively quiet since, releasing only one track in the meantime: a stadium-sized remix for labelmates Gingy & Bordello. Yesterday saw the release of a mix curated by J. Tijn on behalf of fledgling label Convex Industries’ new podcast series. The mix is perfect for this time of year, encapsulating the aggressive bleakness of urban winters, the monotony perforated only by brief glimpses of light when the weekend arrives. Driving, jacking, and pumping are all adjectives that apply here, so you’d best lace up your dancing shoes before giving this one a spin.
Following a positively pumping release on Leftroom Limited, Jack Dixon graced us with a lovely three track EP for free via his soundcloud. A lush, yet irreverent blend of house and UK percussive influence, this release evokes a contemporary urban landscape wrought with emotion. And it confirms what we already knew: if Jack Dixon can give away an EP of this quality on his day off, then the talented young producer has clearly got quite a back catalog of productions at his disposal. The EP’s title, 1, is telling insofar as it evokes simplicity and signifies a general disdain toward convention. Jack Dixon makes music for your heart and soul. Jack Dixon has no time for genres, and Jack Dixon certainly doesn’t want you to think, he wants you to feel.
As of late, DC-local Lindsay Lowend has been making quite a stir with his lazy sound. A quick run-through of his SoundCloud reveals a young producer making well-polished, codeine-fueled tracks you might find on Flying Lotus’ personal “sex” playlist. Emotional, introspective, and oft accompanied by throbbing bass, these stuttering beats are perfect for a rainy day with your lover. And if you wanna catch some Lowend live, he DJ’s too, so keep an eye on his Facebook for upcoming gigs.
While individually they may be industry veterans, Igor Vicente and Vernon Bara of Ultrasone have certainly gotten on well together, and fast. In just two years time, the Belgian duo have crafted a wealth of tracks for vaunted labels such as Visionquest, Hot Creations, and Supplement Facts. With a sound that is both atmospheric and electrifying, these fellows make music that’s as appropriate for casual listening as it is for a packed dancefloor. Don’t get me wrong, their tunes belong in a club: a dark, sweaty club located somewhere below ground. But Ultrasone’s tunes are a bit more thought-provoking than you might first think; we’ll call it “cerebral tech-house.”
Two days ago, a new sound appeared on their cloud. It might just be a snippet, but it’s the kind of snippet that catches your ear and whispers suggestively into it. All Balearic bravado and syncopated bass, this ones gonna be big. No news on a release yet, other than “soon on Stem [Records]”
And while we have your attention, check out this free edit of Plastikman’s “Ethnik, ” courtesy of Ultrasone’s SoundCloud.