the latest single taken from no fantasy required, blondes have more fun exemplifies tigas knack for deceptively deep songwriting and lush production. it is accompanied by a trio of remixers from contemporary electronica royalty: prolific swedish producer on-the-rise jonas rathsman, running back boss gerd janson
benjamin balls flash a flashlight came out just after brenda & the bigdudes massive hit weekend. ball s unique reggae-tinged synth boogie was nearly as big and became the second bubble gum anthem of the era. big tip!
album produce by joern elling wuttke (acid jesus, sensorama), remixes by tck! moscow domodedovo remix e.p. moscow domodedovo is the largest of the three moscow airports and the first single released from the current woog riots album alan rusbridger. next to the original version of the song the single includes two remixed versions by the appraised producer duo tuff city kids. tuff city kids aka gerd janson and philipp lauer, who are deeply rooted in the techno and house music scene, stripped down the woog riots song moscow domodedovo to a club worthy electro beat by adding a dark and creaky bassline and a classic 808 drum sound.
harry agius has been making waves as midland since 2010, releasing a series of increasingly impressive 12”s as a solo artist but also collaborating with the likes of ramadanman (pearson sound), breach and pariah on labels such as aus music, naked naked, works the long nights and his own graded imprint. he is also a prolific remixer who has lent his talents to artists such as lone, guy gerber, julio bashmore, dusky and more. we can proudly say he came to many people’s attention via his first phonica 12” ‘play the game’ back in 2010 and he has remained a friend and regular at the shop ever since. midland’s well deserved rise has been a delight to watch from the sidelines and we’re glad to welcome harry back to phonica with the fantastic ‘before we leave’. it starts slowly but surely as reverb soaked percussion comes to the fore, cushioned by the truly beautiful string melody, which we’re sure will be stuck in many a head this year! this could well be midland’s most deftly handled arrangement yet. running back’s gerd janson wisely decides to stick to the original track’s feel, letting the strings weave their magic, yet also brings the bassline and drums to the forefront. delicately but expertly done. midland rounds out the 12” with his barebones drums and percussion-only ‘bonus beats’ version, perfect dj tool material. we wish more records had these!
tensnake, love sublime taken from tensnakes upcoming debut album glow, released march 10th, love sublime is a delicious slice of disco pop adorned with the beguiling vocals of fiora and the irresistible and unique guitar riffs of the legendary nile rodgers.
chicago-rooted, disco influenced tracks from john camps excellent solo debut, out on the hakt label, are reinvented by some of dance musics industry captains. once again, the hakt label offers a collection of songs that pulse through the night and bring life to the dance floor.
three years after the much-loved second volume, wankelmut is back with the third edition of his wankelmoods compilation series. it is a fine window into his unique musical mind which packs lots of moods and grooves into its standout 24 tracks.
ein halbes jahr nach erscheinen seines studioalbums -principe del norte- veröffentlicht der norwegische cosmic-disco-prinz, prins thomas, jetzt ein erstklassiges remixalbum mit einigen der besten dj/produzenten-schwergewichter der electro-szene, darunter ricardo villalobos, the orb, gerd janson, i:cube und hieroglyphic being. nicht fehlen darf natürlich einer seiner eigenen berüchtigten diskomikse.