Bels Lontano – Lovely Path

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We’re super excited that Bels Lontano has just released his second single, “Lovely Path.” Last time we heard from him, he had released his debut called “Smokkr” and we were left wanting more.

“Lovely Path” is off the Bels Lontano upcoming Kin Decade EP (due out this month). It’s rumoured that the EP will feature works that have been in the making for the last decade. “They represent an escape and yet making them let me feel more grounded,” says the producer when talking about the new single. It has that kind of vibe. It’s ethereal yet the beat keeps the track and the listener locked in and grounded.

Bels Lontano – Lovely Path


Guggenz – Facade

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Minneapolis-based producer, Mike Guggenbuehl (aka Guggenz) has released his new album After Hours today. To celebrate the new release, he’s sharing a chilled out instrumental single called “Facade.” It’s the first single of the thirteen track beat tape and it’s the perfect introduction to Guggenz’s sound. Get involved!

Guggenz – Facade


Sonny

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It’s Sunday morning in London. I’ve woken up to gently falling snowflakes outside my window and a view of rooftops thinly veiled with white. London is fantastic when it’s wrapped in snow.

The soundtrack of this morning has been provided by a track called “Some Velvet Morning” produced by a Copenhagen-based newcomer called Sonny. He represents the latest addition to the musical output of the Danish capital city and his music fuses elements of jazz with electronica. Often accompanied by drummer Jim Rindfleish as well as skilled mixing engineers Tony Espie (The Avalanches) on “Alone in Ginza” and Rich Costey (Flying Lotus) on this morning’s track, “Some Velvet Morning.”

Sonny’s new EP, C.E EP was released last Wednesday and it begins with a track called “Agoraphobia.” It’s a reflection on a time shrouded in feelings of angst. The second track, “Alone in Ginza,” is an audio diary of the esoteric Japanese surroundings confronting Sonny on a solo trip around a new city. He closes the EP with “Some Velvet Morning” — the first produced for this project, Sonny admits that it posses an “unintentionally grandioseness with an under current of darkness due to a confliction of insecurity and self-encouragement.”

Not exactly the feeling I got when I woke up to it this morning but hey! That’s the beauty of music isn’t it. Everyone interprets it their own way.

Check out C.E EP on Discogs now and stream the lead single below.

Sonny – Some Velvet Morning


Hot Trash Premiere

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We’re really happy to premiere the latest single from California-based duo Hot Trash. The track is called “One More Chance” and we even have a bonus extended version for you which was remixed by Theory Of Light.

The brainchild of musician Rocco Gardner and violinist-vocalist Kelly Halloran, Hot Trash is a collaborative effort between Rocco and his friends. Deeply inspired by the desert of Joshua Tree, Rocco bought a nearby property forming his own state-of-the-art recording studio, event space, and artist collective called Skyline Studio at Rancho V in Pioneertown, CA. This has become a very popular spot for artists like Bob Moses, Arctic Monkeys, Paolo Nutini, Peaches and more.

Hot Trash – One More Chance (feat. MELI)

Hot Trash – One More Chance (Theory Of Light Re – Imagination Remix)


Mahalo x Coldplay

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LA-based producer Nick Jay is the man behind Mahalo. “Mahalo” is a Hawaiian word which means thanks, gratitude, or admiration and is a reference to Jay’s home: Hawaii. It’s also a fitting name for someone who creates a lot of positive music like Mahalo does.

With that said, he’s just released a new remix of a classic Coldplay track, “Clocks.” I’m not a huge fan of Coldplay and what they’ve become, but I still have a soft spot for their first two albums. The mix is an injection of good vibes into an already well known track. Perfect Sunday morning mini-anthem.

Coldplay – Clocks (Mahalo remix)

Mahalo – Dirty Bass Boss Man


Jibbles & Bitz

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Jibbles & Bitz are a new electronic duo our of Denver, Colorado. “Here & There” is the first single off their upcoming debut EP. It’s deep, it’s dark, it’s jibbly. You’re going to love it.

Jibbles & Bitz – Here & There

And here’s a bonus Biggie remix from J&B

The Notorious B.I.G. – Can I Get Witcha (Jibbles & Bitz remix)


Premiere: “Temple” (Simple Symmetry Remix)

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Back in the misty depths of time (November) Eskimo Recordings released a really rather good 4 track EP by Swedish producer Paresse. The reaction, especially from DJs, was incredible and so bowing to demand the label are pressing up a limited edition 12″ featuring the track ‘Temple’ and a remix from Russian duo Simple Symmetry.

Needless to say… it’s pretty damn good.

Paresse – Temple (Simple Symmetry Remix)

Stream the original EP


Moullinex x Hypersex

Luis Clara Gomes (aka Moullinex) has been at the top of my list of artists since 2010. He’s been featured on this blog more than a few times and both his albums have been excellent.

With his third album, strong>Hypersex, he’s taking things to the next level. Gomes admits that his latest album is a collective love letter to Club Culture. A celebration of its diversity, openness to exploration and the birthplace of many social, cultural and political movements. As far as Gomes is concerned, the dance floor is a place with room for anyone and everyone…. regardless of origin, political views, race, religion, gender or sexuality.

“When I started working on [the album] in 2016, an unprecedented refugee crisis was happening and Europe was turning its back on it,” explains Gomes. “In the US, a massacre had just taken place in a gay nightclub in Orlando and the country was getting ready to elect Donald Trump. I had to respond. So I reached out to like-minded artists I admired, and set out to create my most collaborative project yet. The world we live in is getting sadder and grey” continues Gomes. “We don’t expect to change it with a record, but we might as well add some colour to it.’

Much like hypertext is a system designed to multiply connections between ideas, the album “Hypersex” was designed to multiply connections between people. It’s also a metaphor for the dancefloor: a place where, throughout history, we came together and created something new.

When creating the album, Moullinex extended the creative process to several guest singers he’s never worked with before, including Fritz Helder (Azari & III), Georgia Anne Muldrow (Flying Lotus, Mos Def), UhAhUh and Tee Flowers. He also included some long time collaboration partners like Iwona Skwarek (Rebeka), Best Youth, Marta Ren and Da Chick. With each guest he visits each aspect of his infatuation for groove: sunny House music, tropical psychedelia with Brazilian curves, modern soul with a foot in the classics of Motown, jazzy melodies that never take themselves too seriously.

Following on from the release of his 3rd album ‘Hypersex’, Moullinex is collaborating with video artist Rui Clara Gomes on a series of what they’re calling ‘Chroma Live Sessions’. Every two weeks for the next couple of months Moullinex and his band will be streaming a performance on Facebook ( https://www.facebook.com/moullinex/ ) that Rui will be editing and ‘painting’ over live. The first performance, of the track ‘The Huggers’, is now available to watch above in all it’s bright and bold beauty. Once all 4 tracks have been performed live they will be giving away the raw footage for anyone to play around with.

After Rui Gomes’ live videos, a complete “raw” version of this Green Screen session will be released online in a “open source” challenge to video makers out there. Stay tuned!

Moullinex – The Huggers