DC’s own Funkdamentalist is gearing up to release his forthcoming 3-track EP Exposed tomorrow on Something Different Records. Appealing to house heads, purists and vinyl lovers alike with its old school sampled house feel, Exposed (especially the title track) provides a soundtrack to what 90′s dreams are made of. The second track, appropriately titled “The Grind,” is a deep house burner built around 90s piano chord stabs and quirky vocals.
U.K.’s Werner Niedermeier is on remix duty for title track “Exposed” adding an infectious climbing bassline rendering a funkier version of the original, while keeping the deeper elements intact making it a real dancefloor groover.
Watch the official video for “Exposed” and preview the entire EP below -
One of Berlin’s finest dance producers over the past two decades, Ellen Allien’s abstract video comes with the release of her new single “Take Me Out.” The hypnotic tones match the florescent lighting seen in the video. Sillouettes of girls dancing become mirrored and juxtaposed between spinning images of Ellen, herself. Similar minimal, linear chord progressions to her previous “Sehnsucht” have manufactured the track into another Ellen Allien single.
Watch the video for “Take Me Out” below. The single, part of the Galactic Horse EP, is out now. Buy it on Beatport.
Brand new music video from the most recent signing to the Pets Recordings roster — Uffe Christensen, an Amsterdam-based producer with a penchant for sampling and experimental music. “I’ll Leave Soon” is a simple, beautiful number with a slow build to a warm acid bassline. Have a listen…
Colors Outside, Uffe’s debut release for the label, will be out in early May and will include a remix of “I’ll Leave Soon” by Catz ‘n Dogz.
In anticipation of their live debut at U Street Music Hall this Saturday, check out this new video of Volta Bureau performing “Hot” at Subterranean A from this past December. It is, in a word, sensual. DC is certainly in for a treat when the trio hits the club’s stage for the first time this weekend.
You can catch the hometown heros alongside other U Hall mainstays Starks & Nacey and Brian Billion when the venue turns two on Saturday. RSVP for free admission (for 21+) at www.bit.ly/uhall_rsvp. Ages 18-20 can purchase advance tickets here.
Last August, we posted an introductory write-up about Norwegian duo Lemaitre and how they were working on some new tunes for an upcoming album. Since then, they’ve been hitting the web with promo videos and teaser clips to hype their latest record, Relativity I. The EP was finally released this past Friday and seems to have complimented Lemaitre’s production just as expected.
Despite the small record, the quality of the four-track EP seems to weigh it down with ease. Each track is a platform for Lemaitre’s distinctive funk, yet, seamlessly takes a breath to blend in a deep indie moment. The EP definitely serves Lemaitre well as they’ve been known to jump around genres. It couldn’t have been released at a better time as it is quite perfect for these chilly winter nights spent inside with candles and steamy cocoa. Check out the rest of the tracks and purchase the Relativity I on iTunes.
In addition to the release, Lemaitre has more exciting news. The duo is currently booking a 2012 tour and is interested in getting visually creative with their live stage performances. They’ve put out a teaser made of light and object animations along with a note stating that they’re looking for some programming help. If you’re an animation techie, feel free to contact them for the opportunity!