with an arsenal of releases on labels like ndatl, ppu, black catalogue, 2mr, and harsh riddims, atlanta artist stefan ringer presents the first release on his own imprint fwm entertainment. this contribution contains a fluid spectrum of sounds . “southside-, is a soulful, sexy summer house cut. “great beat” follows up in a similar vein, jazz inspired, introspective, and upbeat. while “wanna be bad” is a freaky skating rink inspired track. “got me 123″,, is a hypnotic 2 step groove, and rounding it out is “fr shawty” a slowed vocal stepper.
stefan ringer aka rekchampa says he makes music that’s danceable, intelligent, and soulful, and we couldn’t agree more. this 4 track ep of soulful house from the star of atlanta’s underground scene has everything for the discerning dj (bangers bounce #3 and can’t stop) and the home listener (heady deep cuts feeling it and the come down) alike. the release coincides with 2mr’s first in a series of semi-regular parties at black flamingo on the 27th, with ringer, mike simonetti and justin strauss.
ndatl cntinues with future talent stefan ringer aka rekchampa. after a chance meeting he submitted *the fix* and the rest is the present! featured at last years ndatls annual deepdetroit party *the fix* was a highlight. the unique chord structure & shuffling drums keep the crowd enthralled until the break that will make you remember *the fix*. stefans diversity is further shown in the quirky downtempo duet with vocalist afua. the flip features the sexy aggressiveness of *meagangood* inspired by the beauty of the same name. *mym* debuted on kai alcés seminal boiler room set in london. this midtempo lets u know by the end of the groove you will be his. *transitions* wraps up this eclectic ep with sleazy cords & quasimoto styled vocals and just enough bump!
the 68th edition of the dj-kicks mix series is another landmark one, with experimental producer laurel halo taking the reins. the americans adventurous 28 track trip features seven exclusives, including two of her own plus those from rrose, machinewoman, fit siegel, nick leon and ikonika. the double vinyl release includes a download code.
los angeles-based producer and dj cromie stays close to home with his debut on the los angeles via chicago label these things take time. after an exquisite release on amadeus and recent appearances on 100% silk and 00:am, cromie graces the label with his rare yet striking sounds for its fourth release.
wotnot are proud to unveil another new exciting artist, songwriter/producer william florelle, who follows in the footsteps of previous debutantes like k15 (who features here), glenn astro, deft and many other now established (or quickly establishing) artists. the will flo project aims to deliver unique collaborations with each output, evolving to suit the combined inspiration of william and his collaborators. while he names a staggering variety of musical styles among his influences, this release takes the form of a highly swung, left-field r&b, with jazz and afro-beat influences. think 22a with more pronounced r&b flavours.