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Erick Morillo and Harry Romero ft. Shawnee Taylor “Devotion” (Amine Edge and DANCE Remix)

Posted on January 26 2015 by Philco
Devotion EP

Erik Morillo and Harry Romero have teamed up for a new EP titled “Devotion” featuring the 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…

VIDEO: Marcus Marr, ‘Brown Sauce’

Posted on January 22 2015 by zacheser
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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.

Will Eastman ‘s Best of 2014

Posted on December 29 2014 by Blisspop

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

Paula Temple – Deathvox

Posted on October 29 2014 by zacheser

With new interest being paid to other sub genres in the house spectrum as big room, progressive, and electro begin to wane, there seems to be a subconscious push into new territory on the behalf of producers and DJs seeking to fulfill new appetites. This shift is fantastic in regards to tapping ideas with grand potential. This track is one of those tapped ideas.

The UK’s Paula Temple, who is signed to R&S Records and also curates the Noise Manifesto, has just released “Deathvox”: a track so tribal and aggressive that it plays on the inner recesses of the human consciousness to deliver something hard and edgy while staying pure and satisfying. Primarily a percussion based track with elements of noise rock, this is rave music at its finest and while it may be a bit much for the average club goer, the pay off throughout is cathartic and eargasmic despite the potential night terrors after listening to it on an endless loop.

Check out this dark masterpiece after the jump and pick it up now via Beatport or iTunes.

DSF – Madness of Cactus

Posted on October 28 2014 by zacheser

This was a find.

Coming out of Athens, Greece is DSF: a DJ, producer, and head of indie label Break the Rule who has a sound that defies genre expectations in favor of something that’s expressive, different, and fresh. His newest release, a track called “Madness of Cactus,” plays on these strengths as it traverses through the dark catacombs of dance music’s underbelly delivering an audio non-sequitur that bounces and floats with childish glee. It’s as if a mad scientist of H.P. Lovecraft’s design discovered a Moog and a Roland drum machine and started experimenting to recreate the voices in his head. The result is a hot, tribal, dusky retreat into a soundscape that is so easy to get lost in that you need a trail of breadcrumbs to find a way out.

In other words, it looks like the only cure for the “Madness of Cactus” is lots of dancing.

You can pick this up on all major digital music platforms.