new zealander julien dyne is a multi-instrumentalist with a long and impressive history of collaborative, live and solo musicianship. best known for his solo work on bbe and having worked with the likes of theo parrish, steve spacek, andreya triana and lord echo - one of soundway’s most successful artists. dyne has also accumulated a number of accolades over the course of a 10-year career including but not exclusive to being hotly tipped by both moodymann and gilles peterson.
dyne’s new project for 2018 is an 11-track lp on miles cleret’s extolled soundway label. demonstrating a shift in gears and movement toward a more uptempo, afro inspired sound ‘teal’ melds instrumental flair with astute production and a persistent grain of impassioned, effortless soul. the album features fellow new zealanders lord echo and mara tk, long term band-mate ladi6, fat freddy’s drop trumpeter toby laing, plus australian vocalist tim guy and jazz luminaries jonathan crayford and john bell. this is a body of work for the listener and the dancer alike with a mood as fitting for headphones as it is for the floor, with the double vinyl album cut loud at 45 rpm.
DANCE THE BLUES AWAY (FEAT BB BOOGIE & JULIEN DYNE REMIXES)
12" Vinyl UK02.02.18
lumberjacks in hell boss marcel vogel and berlin based singer khalil anthony team up for 2 ep s for the label, exploring together their version of soul, disco and house. dance the blues away get s remixes by bb boogie and julien dyne from new zealand.
new zealand based crate digger frank booker invites good friend julien dyne to drop the second release on his new imprint down in the basement. jd picks up where the man called booker left off on vol 1 and gets straight up to speed cutting up rare boogie, disco and afro jams and employing his trademark raw cuts in an old school style, while lacing oodles of fx n stuff into the mix. the overall sound is reminiscent of the early idjut boys material, which is so close to mr booker s heart.
following on from the impact of 2011s sophomore album glimpse, were proud to announce the release of julien dynes third full length album december. stylistically a continuation of the futuristic elements hinted at on glimpse blended with the stilted pulsing rhythms of dynes first lp pins and digits december offers studies in shimmering melodies, woozy beds of rich harmonic sound, sturdy percussive backdrops, combined with rnb stabs and dense vocal harmonies.
melancholic, wistful rhodes chords float beneath sarah williams white s trademark vocal harmonics before delving into a deeply moving bass led melody that gets right under the skin. something very special to get us excited about the new jonny drop lp. backed with an exceptional, bumping remix from the ever extraordinary julien dyne.
djs and fans alike can look forward to another helping of lord echo, with a new 12” and digital package that features some fresh takes on his high-rolling summertime opus “the sweetest meditation” - the second single from his latest hit record “harmonies”.
expect inventive slices of disco dub fine tuned for the eccentric club experience, exploring the instantly recognisable soul sounds of mr mara tk.
the 12” contains a new club-friendly mix cooked up and trialled by the lord himself on a recent european dj excursion, a remix by long time collaborator, artist and record fiend julien dyne, a black ark style disco-dub of a rare early version as well as the original mix heard for the first time with the unmistakeable fidelity of a 12 inch record spinning at 33 revolutions per minute - higher highs, deeper lows, greater dynamic range.
in short - everything the modern music lover’s collection could possibly require for fulfilment. please enjoy™
• dj-kicks returns in 2016 another landmark edition.
• 3x 12 inch vinyl lp with gatefold cover
• iconic detroit dj and producer moodymann is at the helm for his first ever multi-artist dj mix compilation. born kenny dixon jr., moodymann is a one-of-a-kind electronic music icon, hailing from, and wholly synonymous with the motor city. he is an outspoken, impossibly charismatic artist who has been putting a distinctive and soulful stamp on house and techno since the early 90s. melting together jazz, funk, soul, blues and rock in captivating ways, he is responsible for some of electronic musics most definitive tracks, eps and lps on labels like planet e, peacefrog and his own kdj and mahogani music imprints. as able to serve up the sweetest and most sensual sounds as he is the darkest and most depraved grooves, his own unique voice and stream of conscious musings infuse expertly sought-out samples for music that is decisively alive and authentic.
born kenny dixon jr., moodymann is a one-of-a-kind electronic music icon, hailing from, and wholly synonymous with the motor city. dj-kicks will be dixon’s first ever official multi-artist dj mix. across 75 minutes and 30 tracks, moodymann creates a libidinous, blues-drenched mood that takes in heart-breaking soul, gorgeous hip-hop and love-fuelled house. in addition to cuts from his own creative circle, the mix features 11 exclusive moodymann edits.