aus121 deadboys auogeides 77 aus welcome allen wooton aka deaboy for his debut release in ‘auogeides 77 wootons bold, rugged club music has really reached its zenith in recent years following key releases on local action and numbers, ‘auogeides 77 is no different. rough analogue drums, broody melodies and a smidgen of that uk flavour hes well known for all feature just in time for post festival heads down basement club season
over the course of four eps for numbers and creation of his own label ‘total fantasy’, deadboy has charted his own path far beyond the deep black space of mediocrity with previous records ‘if u want me’, ‘here’ & ‘blaquewerk’. on ‘return’ deadboy journeys further into uncharted territories, taking his music to the darkest recesses of disco and extraterrestrial synth-werk. the opening track ‘return’ finds the london-based producer taking cues from the likes of tangerine dream and klaus schulze with a gentle ambient opener that unwraps to reveal a beautiful and moving track. ‘des niles’ is a shimmering disco track built around an 80s boogie bassline, plus those killer deadboy vocal chop-ups that take us even deeper into the producers nighttime world. samples are worked to within an inch of their life on the floor-ready ‘yhvh’, whilst punchy bass and synth stabs take care of the rest. things then move swiftly on to ‘life code’, with the deadboy once again notching the tempo down and letting the track’s wistful oriental melodies ride out into the dark.
london staple deadboy returns for the first time since 2011s here, releasing new four track ep blaquewerk on 25th march. the release is the first of a set of many to shortly be announced, joining festival pleasure principle to form part of our 10th anniversary in 2013.
the proposition is a simple one. it was a 2009 when julio bashmore first remixed >heartbreaker< from deadboys classic first release - the >u cheated< ep on well rounded.
he remoulded the garage template of the original into something more immediate, replacing the swung off-beats of the original with driving forward-rhythms and a clarity of purpose that takes absolutely nothing away from the musical impact of the original. this circulated on mp3 and we smiled and danced.
unexpectedly, in 2010 jb returned to >heartbreaker< for a different interpretation. this time around a more haunting approach was the order of the day with cross-fading strings creating a soulful, otherworldly atmosphere. the drop this time also swapped sub bass for punchy 808s. a tantalising further alternative that pointed the way to this vinyl release.
back 2 back timeless brilliance for the dancefloor on our favourite format. get stuck in.
deadboys own brand of garage flecked melancholia rocketed out of the stables on the single sided >if u want me<, our very first release in early 2010, and the brighton based producer hasnt let up since, remixing artists like cassie, jamie woon and romy xxs creep.
brooklyn duo creep are set to release their debut single, days, on tuesday, february 14th 2010 through young turks. featuring guest vocals by the xxs romy madley-croft, >days< is a ghostly blend of romys ethereal voice and creeps sinister beats, blending tones of goth, shoegaze and r&b to create darkly prophetic and orchestral soundscapes. check out the stream for >days< on pitchfork where it premiered. remixes on the 12 inch come from deadboy and azari & iii. deadboy turns >days< in to 2-step, dancefloor melancholia with azari & iii turning in a 6 minute chicago house indebted mix. creep are producers/ djs lauren flax and lauren dillard. lauren flax is an internationally renowned house dj and producer. up next, creep will release the single you, featuring nyc twins and r&b duo nina sky, as well as a collaboration with planning to rock. a full length is planned for 2011... stay tuned!
part 3 of a limited series of 12 inch vinyl taken from >triangulation (interpretations)< album. the joe made an immediate impact on the scene with his 12 inches on hessle audio and applepips over the past year, his rework of >so you think you re special< has a slowly blossoming groove underpinning stuttering percussion, jangling keys and an expertly playful melody that opens out across the sparse background. finally, south londons deadboy offers an understated modern jungle remix of before with skittering hats and heavy bass that cant fail to light up floors and faces.
for release no.4 well rounded records proudly present deadboy with his effortlessly hype >cash antics volume 1< ep. three r&b re-rubs that showcase his adeptness at different styles to suit all. the new tracks he has built to support the accapellas sound fresh, natural and exciting. on the a >way that i luv u< is a breathtakingly, heartbreakingly epic rework at dubstep tempo. over pon the flip >unofficial girl< is a gloriously anthemic soca-step bomb that is pure fiyah for the dancefloor. this is followed by >long way 2 go< - a sultry crunk-hop rebuild with some serious soul. dj support from martyn, trg, bok-bok, hot city, doc daneeka, greenmoney, ramadanman, blackdown, hackman, ikonika.... this year is going to be a big one for deadboy. dont sleep on this part of the story!
first release on the all new numbers label is a collaboration between dress 2 sweat, stuffrecords and wireblock. if u want me is threatening to be the first underground hit of 2010, already finding its way into the boxes of kode9, martyn, sinden, joy orbison and modeselektor, who included it as the opening track in their recent resident advisor podcast. the limited edition vinyl release will feature music on side a with a laser etched b side.
well rounded records launch with the debut 3-track ep from the up and coming south londons boy wonder: deadboy! three instant and memorable dancefloor gems that effortlessly combine elements of house / uk garage & funky. all tracks are characterised by twisted yearning vocal hooks, classic analogue pads, substantial subs and crisp original drum patterns. there is style and vibe in abundance here as you will no doubt recognise! these tunes have already gathered notoriety thanks to their inclusion on influential mixes by the likes of jackmaster (wireblock/numbers), ben ufo (hessle audio), oneman & braiden (both rinse fm), brackles and shortstuff. deadboy has already been tipped as one of the producers to watch in 09 and this is likely to be a one of the 12s of the year.
stepping up to continue defected’s in the house tradition is dj haus, a decidedly untraditional dj, producer, originator and diy label innovator. recognised among the underground house community as being at the cutting edge with his imprints unknown to the unknown and hot haus recs, dj haus’ kaleidoscopic eclecticism and refreshing lack of ostentation makes him, in defected’s opinion, an ambassador for the future of house music.
ahead of the release of the full compilation defected presents dj haus in the house this vinyl double pack keeps things super fresh and direct with a whopping eight compilation exclusives. new material from deadboy, jordan (uk), ejeca and innershades is included, plus remixes from dj octopus and dj steaw. demonstrating a colourful array of raw and jacking sounds that encompasses electro, chicago house, disco, techno and uk garage, dj haus in the house does the uk’s house scene immensely proud. it documents a moment in time when dj haus’ quietly pioneering dedication to the underground is celebrated in suitably reverent fashion.
well rounded are extremely excited to announce the imminent unleashing of the 2nd instalment in our r&b refix special series. ladies and gents - cash antics vol 2. this time round we bring you 4 separate artists take on remaking r&b in their own inimitable ways. first up deadboys >fireworks< edit has elicited a massive response already on forums and blogs, its simple house framework lending extra soul, gravity and impact to the beautiful vocals and piano. incredibly effective and affecting stuff. on track 2 gongon & bad autopsy (ptn / ramp) showcase their stripped back luminous garage informed sound on >mag (remix)<. the contrast between the bare bones beat, warm sub tones, hovering chords and earnest vocal make this a highly addictive tune. watch for future releases from these guys. flip the plate for skinnz and his steamy half-step selection >turn u on<. already a regular feature in deadboy dj sets, this wastes no time in seducing the listener with a breathless panting vocal riding a bumping beat, bouncing bass and sweaty synth work. this tune is hot and heavy! finally gatto viola & doc daneekas >backstabbin angie< wraps things up with nakedly emotional vocals riding a uk funky updated take on a classic 70s philly soul groove. a natural closer for a fantastically varied ep united with a common purpose - to drop honey-dipped r&b voices and vibes into the epicentre of new uk bass music fusions.
inside out is a brand new series that invites djs and producers to blur the boundaries between traditional artist albums and mix compilations. coming from aus music label head and dj-kicks curator will saul, the concept encourages artists to showcase their own music and or the music of those in their own individual circles. the mix will be release digitally and on cd, while a selection of the tracks will also be available on double gatefold vinyl. each instalment will feature 100% new and unreleased music.
ibiza rocks 2011 liefert uns auf zwei cds die indie und dance hits des jahres inklusive songs von adele, jamie t, simian mobile disco, darwin deez und und und! zusammengestellt und gemixt von den ibiza rocks resident djs nicola bear und doorly gibt es 35 tracks und remixversionen von miles kane, example, toddla t & shola ama, beardyman, africa hitech u.v.a.!