I recently stumbled on some new work by Eduardo Rossell, named “one of Mexico’s most respected electronic music producers” which, after a little research, I couldn’t agree with more. Eduardo has been DJing and producing for almost a decade now and is well recognized in the country’s EDM culture for his music and outlook. Having grown up in Mexico City, Eduardo has always seemed to stay extremely close to his roots despite traveling abroad to share stages with well-known artists Tiesto, Groove Armada, and James Zabiela.
Eduardo has been producing music under the aliases Rossell and Cromo7, which both currently have equal representation on radio stations, small gigs, and festivals within Mexico. Cromo7 has been his side project for the past 3 years, releasing mainly tech and deep house. Rossell is his primary outfit for which he’s carried since his debut and contributes anything from disco to dubstep. Although jumping around genres sounds a bit like a mind of uncertainty, he’s definitely keyed into bringing out the values of each track with his experimentation of styles and musical experience from his hometown.
What caught my attention the most was his release of a compilation of edits titled Momento where I believe he flawlessly represented his roots. Momento is a 4-track record that emphasizes ideal Mexican features within modern disco by including energetic Spanish-spoken samples, progressive rhythm, and some instances where I could easily see a Mexican street band jump in and contribute to the sporadic percussion.
Along with his contribution toward the music culture with his own work, he has also been involved from the other side of the table as co-owner of Phonia Records where they “concentrates on forward thinking music; supporting 100% Mexican producers”.
Take a moment to stream Eduardo’s recent work from Momento here and then head on over to Soundcloud for a full genre-packed listing of his discography.
Up-and-coming Nu Disco producer Nine Lives is the outfit for Manchester veteran Nick Shaw. Despite this new solo project, Nick is nowhere near being a newbie to the scene as he’s been spinning small gigs and festivals for the last 15 years throughout Britain and Spain. Picked up by Vendition Records for his new EP Love Hurts released February 11, Nine Lives layers catchy disco round 90’s gems including Ace of Base’s “Cruel Summer.”
Nine Lives – Heart Break Move Shake (Love Hurts EP)
His 90’s passion continues with his work from last year as well as up to this past week with his latest release being a rework of Whitney Houston’s “How Will I Know.”
Nine Lives’ work is now up for purchase on Juno Download, consisting of his entire discography of originals and remixes by Drop Out Orchestra and Cat Funk.
Nine Lives – Cloud 9 (Love Hurts EP)
Making an entrance is nice and all; usually, you jump into the scene not quite comfortable yet, still learning the ropes and finding your niche; but that’s not necessarily the case with new house producer Cassio Kohl. Residing in Nottingham UK, Cassio Kohl is making his debut with the release of four extremely impressive tracks that can easily bypass an awkward introduction. The tracks have formed his debut Broken EP that will be available Monday courtesy of Amadeus Records.
“This release was crafted for the DJ, structured for the everyday music listener, and dressed up for the main room.”
Consisting of deep bass melodies progressed alongside esteemed vocals concludes a thoroughly powerful debut for this newcomer. Take a listen and get accustomed, Cassio Kohl will be moving up the charts fast and he’s just warming us up.
- 0:00 – A1. Broken
- 2:34 – A2. Legendary
- 5:05 – B1. Always Existed
- 6:57 – B2. The Realist Love
Basement Love might be a newer face to disco production but its main influence and resemblance is nowhere near present day. Basement Love is a solo project of Jacob H. who left college to bring his inspiration of 70’s and 80’s disco to life. Coming out of Toronto, Jacob has been releasing a series of remixes and singles throughout the past 2 years and is now in prep for his first EP planned for early 2013.
With inspiration for oldies disco, nu disco and slow house, his work represents the expected slow disco movement yet in the most unexpectedly striking way.
“[Basement Love is] A lush soundscape of sawing synths, funky basses and sweeping arps blended together with old pieces of disco tunes, mechanical drums and cave-verbed vocals.”
Basement Love’s most recent releases target the more romanticized side of the genre, putting listeners in a slowed bass, tropical yet dark disco atmosphere. The single “Bunk Love” was actually a result of his EDM competition entry this past summer on Reddit where it took the winning spot as best “Bodyfunk” track (or Bunk, for short) and a turn for one of Basement Love’s best productions yet.
Take a listen to Basement Love’s latest original work streamed here, then head on over to his SoundCloud for equally dance-able tunes including remixes by Kimbra and Metric.
We’ve all had that feeling when you discover a new favorite artist, but it’s rare that the artist lives just a couple blocks away from you. Nowadays, tuning into the local radio or shuffling through Spotify can get you a lot of music, but only through its popularity; Columbus-based mobile app Cannon.fm was developed to instead bring you music by location.
Thousands of artists are producing amazing music in your own neighborhood, yet it may take years before they boost up their audience to be recognized on the radio or major websites. Cannon.fm officially launched on June 22 by founders Mat Marcum and Ryan Cox to first help draw attention to the local music scene in Columbus, Cincinnati and Cleveland. Since then, the app has expanded to Washington, DC and is expected to reach dozens more cities in the U.S. by early 2013.
“Lush 140″ by Nordiq based in Columbus, Ohio.
Cannon.fm is free and doesn’t require a login for listeners. Within seconds, it asks for your location and begins filtering its 2,000+ song library to bring you artists near your area. User’s are then able to browse the music through stations which include “Scene Preview” that shuffles through music from the specified region or you can browse by genre within Columbus’ station to get an idea of how the app is planning to organize local music for each city in the U.S.
Additionally, Cannon.fm allows you to not only discover and listen to artists, but learn about them as well. A biography profile, lyrics, photos, and show listings are available for each artist. If you find a song you like, you can use the app to share with your friends on Facebook or Twitter, and even give a “sign of the horns” which behaves similar to Facebook’s Like button.
“Ordinary Objects” by Dance for the Dying based in Washington D.C.
The music available on Cannon.fm is entirely sourced by the artists themselves free of charge. Once uploaded to Cannon.fm’s website, artists can manage information on their profile and even follow analytics for their content to see who’s listening to their work.
Cannon.fm is currently only an iOS app but is expected to reach Droid users by March 2013. The app is planning to additionally provide its local music feed onto your desktop as a music player and to give listeners the ability to create playlists, follow their favorite musicians, as well as purchase music, merchandise, and upcoming concert tickets. Founder’s Mat and Ryan say they’re hoping the app can soon accomodate the work of other types of local artists such as comedians, talk radio hosts, and poets.
“Welcome To My City” by So-Well based in Columbus, Ohio