Genesis is the latest gem from local funky, soulful, house producer Funkdamentalist; a three-track EP that has already cracked Beatport’s top 100 releases. Out now on Something Different Records, Genesis features a remix from fellow McFly, Soul Sway, and has seen support from Luna City Express, Raffa FL, Stu Patrics and Terry Grand.
“Transient Lust,” a feeling that some would say is common in D.C., is the stand-out track in Genesis; a glittering house tune that penetrates the depths of the soul. The title track is accompanied by an official music video showcasing a few of the pinnacle places where house music was first nourished.
Preview Genesis below, and purchase the entire EP over at Beatport.
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
Ready for release on his own label Prime Numbers February 18th, David Wolstencroft, better known as Trus’me, will unleash the highly anticipated Treat Me Right LP; his first full-length since 2009.
One can’t deny the blatant sexuality on display throughout this LP (just take a look at the album art). Treat Me Right takes listeners on a wide-spanning aural S&M trip.
Several punishing techno tracks “It’s Slow” (which is anything but) and the thrashing “I Want You” provocatively buzz and hum above heavy, industrial undertones. “Defunct,” loaded with minimal percussive breakdowns, pounds alongside static bleeps and blips.
The mind-numbing downtempo anesthetic of “Long Distance” drones behind the shuffling of egg shakers and rainmakers, an ideal listen for those who are also fans of Andy Stott.
Not to be worn out, Treat Me Right brings some relief with the warmer synth-laden “Hindsight,” easing the mood with deep sighs and groans, and the blissful “Moonlight Kiss” sprinkled with airy chords and soulful vocals, both of which hint at a bit of classic house.
Preview the entire album below, pre-order available soon at http://pnrecords.com
Listen to Trus’me’s recent RA Exchange here – http://www.residentadvisor.net/podcast-episode.aspx?exchange=130