death on the balcony s ‘tides of fortune has been the subject of relentless -track id- requests pleading us to reveal the name of the artist and track since be-at-tv streamed the bpm performance of lee burridge and matthew dekay back in 2015. joined on the ep by three other tracks there s a cohesive feel to the two friends vibe. mysterious melodies drift in and out of the hypnotic grooves on rivers of sound that could have soundtracked a star trek episode from the original series. 1700 miles is delicate and deep with a simple infectious vocal sample. don t be deceived though. when played on a club system the kick drum and bassline draw you in while the atmospheric elements send the listener to otherworldly places. we feel rather privileged as this track is mark’s first solo outing from dotb under his new moniker “caramelli” and dotbs first full length on all day i dream. mark’s back in the band for memories of the future which completes the release with its funky bass and trippy ambience. close your eyes and be transported.
in order to know virtue we must first acquaint ourselves with vice vice&virtue is a new electronic label from death on the balcony. v&v will strive to release quality, honest music aimed at the dancefloor with a view to longevity, integrity & musicality.
leeds based duo death on the balcony return to seven music after dropping their party perspectives ep on the label in march of this year. mark caramelli and paul hargreaves have been busy boys over the last few years, releasing on esteemed labels such as culprit, pets, silver network and airdrop. their years of experience as djs and record collectors shines through in the pairs productions, but what sets the guys apart from the rest of the rat race is the amount of depth and emotion they manage to pack into their tracks. music that will easily stand the test of time and sound equally as good on the dancefloor, as it will on the headphones!
join the dots reaches its dirty dozen in the form of leeds based noiseniks death on the balcony. after a year of rather big releases, hanging out with wolf & lamb, soul clap and other assorted cool cats and playing a hectic schedule of gigs across the world that literally saw fans throwing themselves (from a ruddy great height apparently) at our boys they now contribute dot012 to the jtds family. whilst being described as everything from disco, house, deep techno and any number of other pointless monikers (these are just their own descriptions we should add), death on the balcony have you could say come home to roost. think of us as their crash mat, their safety harness, their bungee cord. we are going to look after them whilst they just sit back and admire the view.
these fellas hailed from leeds, and apparently have some sort of morbid love affair with balconies... mystery meat is on a tear these days and continuing to up the ante bring you a trio of terrific reworks from leeds finest, the dashing duo that is death on the balcony. paul and mark have been on the forefront of the deep house and disco world for a number of years now following a killer contribution to soul claps 2nd free.p >cruel banana< not to mention their >adventures of soul clap podcast - downtown:uptown<. fast forward to 2011 and the boys are on all of the top labels of the moment, including culprit, silver network, airdrop and their own magicbag. its no wonder then that their contribution to the fabled mystery meat imprint is anything short of stellar. >get out of your world< is an electro boogie monster, already melting down dancefloors from london to los angeles, berlin to beijing and back again theres just no denying that bassline! >what is dub< takes things more melodic and dare we say deeper with a hypnotic vocal that you just cant get out of your head. rounding death on the balconys ep out is >if you want my champagne<, a bouncy house re-work of one of the 80s finest voices. bounce to this!
release number 004 on lokee musik comes from long time collaborator and regular behind the decks at lokee events gavin herlihy. gavins music has been a constant feature on some of underground house and technos most iconic labels since 2006, and were very excited to add him to the lokee musik roster.
sonoras 54th digital release and 6th vinyl release *the remixers* was put together with selecting the best remixes of their past catalogue. each song selected has been chosen for its unique sound and with the best quality of production.
on the a-side we have the cheeky >24 hour party sausage<, where garry takes us back to the sounds of the early 90s uk rave scene. its a peak time old school vocal affair with a raw, analog bassline, stuttered drums and chopped up stabbed vocals. stepping up for remix duty on this future classic is the mole who flips the original on its head and creates a dancefloor creeper for those darker club moments. winding the bassline and metallic beats between the rawness of the original groove and imparting his trademark spooky percussion, rhythms and eerie vocals. b-side >vacation in sunderland< is a love story with a firm salute to the classic down tempo us house of the 90s. its time to dust off those shell suits, high top sneakers and cazal shades and get ready for another slung back, funked out garry todd house jam with growling, rolling bass and seductive vocals and keys. on the remix front fellow illusion family members death on the balcony step up with a classic house masterstroke that compliments garrys slower and sleazier original. here dotb pick up the pace in a brilliantly original rework that accentuates the vocals and piano hook to create a summer house anthem - a stylish finish to another diverse installment from the illusion crew.
jay shepheard liefert gleich zwei remixes des stueckes, eine etwas entsaettigte variante mit synthmotiv, die die gesangsharmonie einfach auf den kopf stellt und den falsett-anteil in den vordergrund schiebt und eine fassung, die zwischen floorgroove und melancholischem gitarrenseufzen die genaue mitte sucht. ein aehnlicher ansatz ist auch im death on the balcony edit zu beobachten, der die zarten arrangements des originals aufgreift und sich unter beihilfe eines treibenden bass-grooves etwas entschiedener in richtung floor ausrichtet.
six months after their last installment, shir khan and exploited drop another hot to trot collection of disco edits. as usual, there is much to excite, beginning with the familiar guitar solos, rhodes keys and dub disco pulse of antilopes *singing ghost* rework. death on the balcony keep up the reverb and delay-laden dub disco theme on *addict for your love*, whose rubbery groove, twinkling pianos and heady vocals have been expertly rearranged to fit house dancefloors. finally, matpat go loop crazy on the thumping disco house cut *only you* which sits somewhere between rahaan and soundstream. excellent stuff all round.
hissy fit is the brainchild of the moustache mamas, part berlin, part london composed of a us east-coast sensibility and a uk north east sense of humour. its a vehicle to be able to work with the artists and release the music they love, to give something physical (yes all releases will be pressed on vinyl) to the people that spend all that time dancing when the girls are djing. the mamas have then built up a reputation of being grade-a party starters across europe, playing at the rawest of parties, and outshining some of the boys in the boys club. their approach to djing is mirrored in their approach to starting hissy fit, the girls are serious about their music even if the music itself doesnt need to be serious. for its first release hissy fit welcomes aboard leeds based >death on the balcony<. this year they have been cosying up to the likes of soul clap and the wolf and lamb posse, as well as being booked to play all over the damn place causing hissy fits of epic (yet joyous) proportions. the ep contains three originals, and kicks off with >every time< a synth-laced house jammer that brings in the clap & the punch with just the right oomph for the kids on the floor.
limited nice price action !!! a mere 9 years old, watergate has steadfastly become one of the worlds most prominent electronic music institutions. this is due in no small part to its heady combination of picturesque location - its dancefloors face directly out onto the river spree - a wall-to-wall led light installation and its impeccable music policy, with the cream of the electronic crop passing through its doors every week. the mix cd series, now in its tenth incarnation,is a further means for the club to stamp its seal onto the scene, with many of the clubs residents and regular talents having been invited to contribute.