rude operator’s dissonant intro on witchdoctor synthesizes a half-time beat with jazz undertones before bouncing into a percussive bassline. constantly evolving drum patterns, punctuated with horn bursts and upright bass from ornette hawkins, keep the dance floor moving.
gunman’s blissed-out atmospherics pave the way for a heavy combination of chopped up breakbeats and a juked-out drumline. equally influenced by early jungle and contemporary footwork, 808 percussion and congas punctuate the undulating bassline.
arrowhead fuses dubbed out elements with a running apache break and ominous synths. percussive vocal stabs propel the song forward, while a deep, driving bassline and amen cuts bring the pressure.
war diamond pays homage to dc’s indigenous sound, go-go. a hypnotic conga drum workout rinses oscillating bass with nature sounds, taking you above the canopy with a relentless swing. lightly toasted by born i music, this fresh take on jungle delivers a heavy, tribal perspective.
joel martin and gerry rooney first surfaced as velvet season & the hearts of gold back in 2012 with the first of three salacious 12-s for lucky hole records that really got the refined disco lovers hot under the collar. following a smattering of remix commissions and a wonderful debut for resista, velvet season & the hearts of gold rear back into view with witch doctor love, a two track 12- of late night voodoo dancefloor material issued by love circle. the title track is a chunk of tough and moody house music, all sleazy whispered vocals and trippy electronics, the results are nothing less than intoxicating. complementing this, -fish powder dance- sees the pair s disco influences come to the fore on a superb fusion of classic strings, vocal harmonies, and joyous basslines over a bumping early 90s house groove
the massive dance floor classic from armand van helden get revamped with a brand new hard driving tribal beat and some intense sawtooth synth stabs combined with a brutal build that will knock your head right off
the chisa years: 1965–1975 (rare and unreleased) is a compilation album by south african jazz trumpeter hugh masekela. the album consists of 14 rare or forgotten tracks recorded by stewart levine and hugh masekela from 1965 to 1975 when they ran their own chisa records label. thom jurek of allmusic wrote “in sum, there isn’t a weak moment on this entire collection. it’s appeal is wide and deep and one can only hope this is the first of many volumes of this material to appear. bbe records has done a stellar job in making this slab available.” dan nishimoto of the prefix magazine stated “the compilation focuses on masekela’s original idea of “african american music.” from the early experiments of the zulus (a group featuring m’bulu) in mixing doo-wop, rhythm & blues and south african gospel and the mbaqanga/”grazing in the grass”-style work of the generically named johannesburg street band to the clearly fela-influenced ojah (masekela’s band in the mid-’70s, consisting of players from ghana and nigeria) and the readyfor-primetime belting of m’bulu, each track reveals a multi-pronged effort to find and challenge the notion(s) of how african and american cultural forms could interact.”
2017: the camo & krooked takeover continues to permeate every corner of the electronic music landscape as they take their unique sound to uncharted pastures. two successful singles, one high profile remix of noisia, one essential mix and a non-stop world tour into 2017, the austrian music-producer a-listers now present the most critical releases of their career...
after three long years of the deepest studio craft they’ve ever committed to, camo (reini) & krooked (markus) have delivered their most unifying, high profile vocal track like i do with fellow vienna artist and runaway songwriter sensation james hersey. then, on june 23, they will finally unveil their most startling, detailed and singular body of work yet - mosaik.
their fourth album since emerging in 2007, mosaik is a pivotal document that elevates camo & krooked’s creative credentials, vision and technique to brave new levels. the result of years of studio hibernation, studying vintage analogue instruments, honing their instantly distinctive signature, songwriting skills and, in markus’ case, even finding their own singing voice, mosaik galvanizes the duo’s position as one of the most exciting, unique, innovative and in-demand acts in electronic music.
freestyle records is incredibly proud to reissue the music of ginger johnson & his african messengers. its bedrock of african drums, hi life, and jazz was in fact the precursor to afrobeat - and gingers direct and vital influence upon afrobeat, as guide & mentor to its undisputed champion fela kuti is just one part of a fascinating and underappreciated story that only now is being recognised for its significance.
much is said in the mainstream media about million-selling records, yet the opposite is true of the no-hitters the obscurities that sold badly and which sank without a trace. this is the bittersweet experience of a hard-working soul band that experienced the elation of a million-selling chart-topper - but also the dejection of a self-released flop that sold so few copies that barely a handful can be traced to this day. the 1976 album dedication of love by bobby moore & the rhythm aces is that flop and is known today in just a handful of copies, selling for up to $2000 on the highly-competitive rare soul market
mansion music is proud to present ivory d or a self-confessed, techno and all-round groove merchant. ivory d or is a st. lucian born, london raised producer & dj who has been making music from the tender age of 17, still only 18, ivory has been busy over the last year developing and honing his skills and delivers his infectious debut ep, flashback. from the subtle build on tracks like flashback to witch doctors dark & troublesome drop this ep is full of unexpected rhythmic twists and infectious groove.ivory d’or has been receiving early radio support so far from b.traits & toddla t (bbc radio 1), foamo (rinse fm), rattus rattus (kiss100) and dj support from the likes of ac slater (mad decent), breach & route 94.
die psychedelic space rocker gong praesentieren mit gong est mort, vive gong ein live-album der extraklasse. sie spielen nahezu alle highlights ihrer alben camembert electrique, radio gnome invisible, zero the hero und the witchs spell.
deep space orchestra having been forging a nice niche in a modern take on house music, blending, disco, detroit and chicago influences , and here at tracky bottoms, we cottoned on to one of there deepest tracks to date mass illusion about a year ago now ! its taken a while to come to fruition , but the stolen future ep is here . mass illusion it self is probably the track gaining most interest , probably because it has achieved the difficult task of being very deep but also quite anthemic , also featuring on the ep - stolen future harks back to early carl craig vibes , with a ruff ass beat driving the synthy techno , theres a remix of this from label boss toby tobias who takes it in a more loopy chicago vibe and last track witch doctor has ethnic hypnotic quality about it , but with some added dynamics by toby who edits it for maximum dancefloor reaction
der londoner dj/produzent dimension (aka robert etheridge) schaffte schon zu beginn seiner karriere den spagat zwischen underground, radio und club und erlangte so die aufmerksamkeit von größen wie andy c, sub focus, chase & status, aber auch skrillex und deadmau5. sein aus 56(!) tracks bestehendes fabric-set ist eine mit kreativität, energie und sensibilität erstellte blaupause des drum n bass-status 2018 und enthält 22 exclusives sowohl von protagonisten des genres, als auch von aufstrebenden jungtalenten. feat. chase & status, sub focus, calyx & teebee, metrik, dossa & locuzzed, benny l, u.v.a.