having carved out a reputation for some of the finest cosmic house productions on labels like omena, dirt crew and quintessentials, the lithuanian based producer delivers three new cuts on this release, which comes ably backed by a remix from italian producer fabrizio mammarella. on the title track, alex pletnev (ponty mython), goes for breezy synths and wandering melodies over a chugging mechanical beat and an fm style bassline, whilst fabrizio mammarella (bear funk/les disques de la mort) toughens things up slightly on his remix, plunging into a darker sound aesthetic for a great reinterpretation of the original. on “time spiral” an unhurried groove is laced with layer upon layer of meditative synths and percussive rolls for a fat dose of eighties soundtrack vibes, whilst ep closer, “appreciate it while it s not too late”, settles down to a head-nodding pace with funky bass and key melodies and live drum samples for a real earworm of a track.
having already earned his balearic stripes some time ago, as one of the resident djs at we love. at space in ibiza, ian blevins has since relocated to berlin, and has been immersing himself in the esoteric vibes of the city. on the strength of his latest ep on futureboogie, this is clearly a good thing, as the round trip ep is laden with the deep magical vibes that have also shaped his recent releases on labels like banoffe pies, not an animal records, blind jacks journey and esp institute. on round trip, an abundance of driving, arpeggiated synthesizers weave around sparse yet sturdy drumbeats, as thick pads rise and fall in dramatic fashion. panthera krause (permanent vacation/riotvan/lobster theremin) is on board for the remix of round trip, re-shaping the original into a merry, space organ led, tribal dance, with a splash of garage house vibes that soon become immersed in its own synth heaven, its a cracking remix from the leipzig based producer. on rolands rat, blevins keeps things tight with soaring strings, organ stabs a strolling bassline for a quality jam, whilst can you count my dream? is a dense, and cinematic slab of transcendental dance, an almost claustrophobic atmosphere only intensifies the drama and delivers the heat that seals this superb ep from blevins.
MUSIC WILL SAVE THE DAY (INCL. AUNTIE FLO & CHRISTOPHE REMIXES)
12" Vinyl UK19.09.17
austin ato is the latest project from colin bailey, the multi talented producer from oban in scotland who has been the man behind the drums of death moniker since 2008, and has also recorded under the frankie dreams and coba aliases. with forthcoming material also due on phonica white, ato lands on futureboogie with the massive feel good vibes of music will save the day, backed with two superb remixes from auntie flo and christophe. featured here are two original mixes of music will save the day. the dub mix the is classic house music jam, packed full of energizing musical flourishes, from the balearic tinges of the sequenced mallet riff, whimsical pads and booming bassline to the searing crowd chant and the joyous piano motif. ato displays some serious musical chops here, which are further enhanced on the vocal mix with the addition of a bi-lingual vocal hook that will surely act as a call to arms on any discerning dancefloor. on the auntie flos hidden garden remix, the huntleys & palmers mainstay strips things right back for a beatless excursion, letting the percussive elements drive the forward motion whilst the melodies and thick synth pads wash over like crashing waves, a great reinterpretation by brian dsouza aka auntie flo. futureboogies very own christophe provides the second remix, tweaking an acid riff over a heavy, old school drumbeat and teasing in the musical elements, providing a tougher and more jackin take on the original mix, whilst keeping faithful to the original vibe.
futureboogie recordings​,, purveyors of fine dance music since 2011, reaches its ​,landmark 50t​, h​, release​, this april. an integral part of the futureboogie dna, ​,christophe​, has been the visual force and visionary since the label’s inception. having designed the sleeves and artwork over the years, christophe’s musical direction has also been a cornerstone of the imprints sonic persuasions, contributing three key releases to the catalogue to date as well as various remixes and edits.
futureboogie open their 2017 account with a new release from lizards, the newcastle based duo otherwise known as lee forster and james hadfield. after appearances on labels like leng records, join our club and not an animal records, lizards strut their stuff across two original tracks, whilst man of the moment lord of the isles weighs in with a superb remix. the percussion driven house of “tzatziki” kicks of the release, wrapped in warm and inviting pads and piano riffs. shades of old school chicago house meet sun-kissed balearic vibes on this early morning riser, as the heavyweight bass sounds curl around the raw drum programming and illuminating keys sprinkle over the production. on “aloof”, the tempo is taken down somewhat, as a bass line wanders over a steady kick and otherworldly ambient sounds and hushed vocal clips lazily glide over the 4/4 arrangement. as the track unfurls, more melodic and percussive elements come into play, blossoming into a something quite epic and unique. with a slew of releases for quality imprints like permanent vacation, firecracker, mule musiq and esp institute, neil mcdonald, aka lord of the isles, serves up a deliciously chugging version of aloof. gurgling bass and marching handclaps are dowsed in dramatic synth sweeps and glacial tones, as the good lord takes us on a monumental ride.
futureboogie recordings is proud to present the supremely skilled production force that is bruh jackman. a duo comprised of chameleon producer jabru and bass scene favourite, hackman, this devastatingly fresh debut ep also featuring rising star vocalist joel culpepper is one to mark out the futureboogie imprint as a last word in uk electronic talent. carving out a niche of their own, bruh jackman are set to make a huge impact in 2013 with their beautifully textured electronic music where fluid neo soul melodies and velvety vocals melt into vivid keys and contemporary bass science.
as if futureboogie would leave you without a fix for long, the bristol imprint is back with another new signing for their tenth release, djs and musical magicians last waltz. their debut release trinket is a thrilling cosmic ride featuring a remix from london party dynamos bad passion.
stalwart of the scene, craig bratley, serves up big italo flavours all over the 99.9% ep, ably backed with a remix from mr. andrew weatherall. with previous releases on neil diablos to rack & ruin, tsuba, is it balearic? and robsoul recordings, bratleys futureboogie debut opens with the searing synths and chugging arped bass of 99.9%. wide-eyed melodies and punchy drums demand a mirror ball moment to this fabulous cut. family favourite, andrew weatherall, takes the chugging tempo to new depths, remolding 99.9% into a tense, reverb soaked, dubbed out sci-fi encounter. further explorations into space disco are to be found on italo love with luscious waves of thick analogue sound and planetary fx, whilst on take me to bedford or lose me forever, distinct asian influences are at play, as bratley channels his inner vangelis for a mesmerizing and cinematic piece.
purveyor of fine disco grooves and future funk, ron basejam, returns to futureboogie with the bustling 5 track ep, after the rain. having already contributed some key releases and remixes to the label, from his 2016 collaboration with neil diablo, his first class remix of the white lamps its you to his stellar productions as part of crazy p, basejam gets right down to business across all five cuts. rhodes keys glide over soulful vocals and a frenetic percussive workout on after the rain as elegant soaring strings lift the atmosphere perfectly. a raw and stripped back bass and drum funkfest shapes the french exit, whilst on raise, a heavy synth riff breaks out over tom-laden beats and uplifting vox. the quality never drops as further excursions into soulful street vibes are dished out across jacobs chair and the positively energetic euphoria of after the sun. an ep packed with many different shades of ron basejams continually on point productions, this is a must for lovers of the boogie!
kiwi aka alex warren, returns to futureboogie after 2016s well received orca ep (which picked up support from the likes of dj harvey, pbr streetgang, manpower, kate simko & many more) with the cinematically sprawling amityville ep.
following on from 2016’s excellent “birsk” single on futureboogie, philipp lauer returns to the label with a new three track single. the “las brisas” ep kick starts with the mechanical funk of “pile”, acidic notes drip over heavy ebm drums whilst a hovering ‘resse’ style bassline dominates, the influence of early house and industrial dance are ever present here on this belter of a track from the tuff city kids and talamanca system player.
more acid pressure can be found on “clipper”, a blazing and dynamic slice of anthemic balearic dance. searing pads and lustrous melodies pour over the robust drum machine workout, that’ll have dancers reaching for the skies! real stirring stuff from lauer, which continues with closing track “tyco”. ricocheting stabs and cowbell hits bounce off a sturdy kick drum as the track flourishes with more on-point melodies and a snaking bass. dripping with emotive refrains, lauer brings his very best to the table here, and rounds off an ep that’s most definitely all killer and no filler!
the man known as dj nature holds a long and illustrious list of releases that spans all the way back to the early 90s, when, as nature boy, the bristol born dj and producer was carving out sample heavy house music for labels like ruff disco records and the underworld affiliated tomato label. his relatively modern re-incarnation, as dj nature, has seen singles and two albums come correct on revered labels like golf channel recordings and jazzy sport. following on from futureboogies landmark 50th release, dj nature drops a heavyweight four track ep on the bristol label, each track promising and delivering summertime vibes in abundance. born lifted, with its deft guitar licks and soulful vocal chops over lazy, hazy beats, is a great example of the nature aesthetics that make his tracks so very popular across the house fraternity. my life picks up the pace, deploying granite hard snares and cosmic chords with dusted vocal samples. on the flip, what it isnt packs some jazz chops with its sampled pianos and saxophone riffs over a discordant beat that swings with the best of them, whilst ep closer loving u more again serves up some delicious summertime grooves with the perfect marriage of deep, funky bass and seductive samples.
alex warren, aka kiwi, debuts on futureboogie for the labels closing release of the year. with previous releases on labels like optimo music, blasé boys club and sneaky music, the versatile producer serves up four tracks of deep and driving underground goodies.
sydney based dreems & jamie blanco pool together creative minds and production proficiency on the studio glucose single, delivering three diverse original tracks and a guest remix from moscoman, as well as keeping futureboogie on a great roll of red hot releases.
back in 2013, futureboogie released the fade ep by outboxx, a record that received critical acclaim from the who’s who of music press, helping to propel outboxx on the upward trajectory they’ve managed to maintain since those early releases. unsurprisingly, futureboogie are delighted to get the pair back for more.
as the autumnal nights draw in, futureboogie show off a slightly darker edge to their ever expanding roster of artists, welcoming re-edit king mark e to the fold. the birmingham based dj and producer has risen steadily through the musical ranks over the last few years, cropping up on a multitude of top drawer labels like sonar kollectiv, running back, golf channel, his own merc imprint, and most recently a brace of albums for the us label spectral sound (home to matthew dear, osborne et al). title track, *activity* chugs at a house music pace but with plenty of techno swagger, bridging the gap between the two genres with ease. a simple and minimal beat is doused in a pacey acid bassline riff that is constantly morphing and transposing, layers of synths join in the infectious melody whilst soaring pads rise up with all the familiarity of a detroit techno classic.
forthcoming on futureboogie recordings, everyones favorite, lithuanian house duo, downtown party network come correct with their debut release for the bristol imprint. dusty disco loops, acidic arps and smooth pads characterize this extended player and showcase the pairs distinctive production techniques. one for the heads.
after the recent success of their expansive debut full length on idle hands and while they bask in the glory of their recently well received resident advisor podcast, jacob hodge and matt lambert push on with a new ep on bristols futureboogie. to date outboxx have fomented their own ebullient house style that is imbued with a keen sense of uplifting melody, plenty of analogue dust and some heavyweight bass, largely on bristol based labels, and this new ep sees them continue in that fine form.
a towering talent in the future house scene and one of bristols most adored exports, eats everything is about to deliver his first full ep for the kindred spirits at futureboogie recordings. displaying his softer sound palate, the mid-tempo grooves of the aptly named >slow for me ep< are more slinky than slamming but every bit as cheeky.
tom thorpe & bonar bradberry aka pbr streetgang have propelled themselves to the forefront of uk house and disco in recent years while eschewing the parameters of either style, so it is no surprise they are turning up on bristol institution futureboogie recordings with banging dose of acid house frolics, the double boogie ep. leeds hero burnski gives a-side n-h-n his special groove over on the flip.
there is no doubt in anyones mind that 2011 has been an incredible year for mr. julio bashmore. a string of stellar eps on an array of prolific labels have led to this beautifully filmic piece of house music that closes an equally compelling year for futureboogie recordings. >riff wrath< is a perfect embodiment of bashmores fluid modern soul and understated drive with a dusty haze of of cosmic strumming.
bouncing, deep and seriously funky is how you might sum up the latest futureboogie release from local taskforce christophe & lukas, but first and foremost this is dance music pure and simple. the three cuts on offer here will almost certainly cause involuntary dance-offs by the bassbin.