Poland’s Jacob B more or less arrived out of nowhere and his new EP, ‘The Breslau Cuts’ on Berlin based Käse Kool, is ready to declare war on the dancefloor with a series of absolute bangers. Each track on the cut is like a self-contained, anarchic ball of energy designed for fancy footwork and sweat-drenched bodies. The crowning achievement on the EP, suitably titled The Weapon, goes 0 to 100 by demolishing current dance music trends and aiming straight for the gut. Coming hot out of the gate with a heavy hitting 4/4 beat, an unrelenting bassline that assaults the senses, and an apparent love of UK garage and classic techno, Jacob B’s latest truly lives up to its name. Strictly speaking, this is the kind of secret track DJs let loose just to watch their crowd go off the rails into Crazytown: the place where there aren’t any rules other than shuffling feet, hardcore vogueing, and unmistakeable eruptions of the sound, “WOO.” Yeah – apparently The Weapon is atomic in nature.
‘The Breslau Cuts’ also features 3 additional tracks: the jacking beat of From the Underground; the deep, insular Warehouse Stomp; and the ‘JMF Fatty Rub’ of From the Underground which flips, twists, and dips like a carnival ride.
You can listen to Jacob B’s The Weapon and the rest of ‘The Breslau Cuts’ below and pick up the EP via Käse Kool Records on February 7.
Dirtybird player Justin Jay recently remixed a track by Disciples that is forthcoming on Pete Tong’s Full Frequency Range Recordings. Justin is often known for creating booty-shaking beats, but this time he went a bit deeper. The track has a bit of an ominous feel, somewhat resemblant of a Maceo Plex production. He used a huge sounding synth bass that has you swimming in sound along with a catchy melody that sounds like some sort of plucked string instrument. This one is due out on the 22nd of February so be sure to pick it up then!
Erik Morillo and Harry Romero have teamed up for a new EP titled “Devotion” featuring vocals from the talented Shawnee Taylor – just released on Subliminal and Ultra. The title track is a fun electro club rocker from the duo, but the standout cut on the EP comes in the form of Amine Edge and DANCE’s remix.
The traditional G House producers put their own spin on the soulful vocals from the original, creating a remix that takes us back to the basics. Crisp clean techy drums combined with a simple, but tough bassline. Add in the haunting pads that gleam in the background, drawn out transitions, and well placed vocals and they’ve given us a real smasher.
Also worth checking out are the Oliver Dollar and Simon Fields’ remixes included on the EP. Happy listening…
It had been a good while since Marcus Marr released any new material which made a lot of dance music aficionados exceptionally excited when DFA Records announced a few weeks ago that his latest release was on the horizon. It’s been a couple of days since his newest record, the trippy, technophile wet dream Brown Sauce, was shared with the world and, in the normal giving spirit DFA has with its fans, we have been gifted a hilariously eccentric, offbeat music video to go along with the release of this undeniably excellent track.
The music video is beautiful in its simplicity and quirkiness: it features DFA label manager, Kris, consuming a chip butty slathered in a traditional English condiment as the eponymous track, Brown Sauce, plays on a Technic turntable alongside him. It’s a bizarre, oddball concept that miraculously works well for the title track as poor Kris Peterson relentlessly takes bite after bite out of a gargantuan, saucy sandwich while Marcus Marr’s loopy, acid house heater bumps and grooves in the background. It’s revolting. It’s kitschy. And it’ll make you want to eat a french fry sub.
Watch the video after the jump for Marcus Marr’s supergroove, Brown Sauce, after the jump and be sure to visit DFA Direct to pick up a white label or a limited print colored 12″ of the track.
1. Duke Dumont feat. Jax Jones – I Got You
2. TCTS, Shivum Sharma – These Heights (Detroit Swindle Mile High Club Remix)
3. Leon Vynehall – Butterflies
4. London Grammar – Hey Now (Sasha Remix)
5. Dorsia – Ghana
6. Urulu – Moon Unit
7. Daniel Avery – Knowing We’ll Be Here (KiNK Remix)
8. Dosem – Chase The Link
9. Lane 8 – Every Night
9. Walker & Royce – Let Me Be feat. Javi
10. Agoria – Scala
Panama – Strange Feeling (Casino Gold Rework)
Lancelot – Givin’ It Up (Isaac Tichauer Remix)
Alex Metric & Oliver – Galaxy
Jaymo & Andy George – In My Way
Audion – Sky (Daniel Avery Remix)
Ten Walls – Walking With Elephants
Super Flu – Fibi Maybe
Duke Dumont – Won’t Look Back
Odesza – Say My Name
Justin Martin – Buggin
Kölsch feat. Gregor Schwellenbach – Cassiopeia
Chet Faker – I’m Into You (Monkeyneck Remix)
Klangkarussell – Netzwerk (Falls Like Rain)
Bag Raiders – Nairobi
Andhim – Hausch
Watermat – Bullit
Walker & Royce – Sister
Caribou – Can’t Do Without You
16 Bit Lolitas – Higher State
Artist of the year: Duke Dumont
Label of the year: Anjunadeep
Video of the year: Tiga – Bugatti
DC new artist to watch: Jackson Ryland
Fave DJ set of the year: Jamie xx at The Union BBQ
Fave live show of the year: Odesza at U Street Music Hall
Fave show of the year: Flume at 9:30 Club