Hi there boys and girls. We took a long time off to get back in the groove and hopefully you’re ready for some superb new music from Max Graef Band.
Having previously impressed us with a range of loose, organic House tunes, the German music producer strikes back with a scrumptious album full of live instrumentation. “DOG” is the debut album from the Max Graef Band, a five-piece featuring Max Graef on bass, Kickflip Mike on drums, Gerry Franke on guitar, Alex Seidel on synths/percussion and Ludwig Labuzinski on samples/effects & percussion.
It seems that most of the music was the product of impromptu jam sessions and it shows. Be prepared to be taken on a journey through Jazz, Funk, Disco and organic Deep House. There is no excuse not to get loose really! Out now on Money $ex Records, so go cop that LP.
Apologies for not posting this week. I was enjoying myself with a very special person in Berlin, but upon my return I heard some music I could not keep from you. When I say Tartelet, OYE Records, Box Aus Holz, WotNot and Money $ex Records, you know I’m talking about the Berliner duo Max Graef & Glenn Astro.
The two make their debut on Ninja Tune with their upcoming 12-inch “Magic Johnson“. Perhaps it can best be described as ‘when House music meets Jazz’. The A-side is the first track to be released of this double-sided 12”, while the flip features a moodier, sleeker dub titled “Tape Johnson”.
Digital treats as well as the vinyl release can now be pre-ordered in the Ninja Tune store. The Magic Johnson release date is December 5th, so make sure Santa knows what’s up.
This Trinidadian vocalist lives in London and is about to release her brand new single “Lagoon”. On the remix duty we find Warren XCLnce, who stunned us a few years back with his mind-blowing song “Examine Me” with Etta Bond. We’ve been a fan ever since, so when we were asked to premiere, we could not decline. Tabanca’s vocals provide a fresh breeze over Warren’s juicy R&B-flavored house remix, which will be available November 6th.
The 5-track strong release includes traces of Funk, Deep House and Bass music and can only be described as a natural progression from last year’s “Solid” EP. One of our favorite tracks is the intensely deep, hooky remix of “Busted” by Tartelet/Money $ex representative Glenn Astro, which we happily premiere exclusively on our Soundcloud today. Another amazing track of CLAUDE’s Whoop EP, is “That Jazz“, which was premiered via Boiler Room some time ago and the title track is mean as f*ck!
This EP will come out September 25th and surely cements CLAUDE’s status as one of the freshest producers in modern house music right now. Mastered by edit king DJ Vas and original logo by Emile ‘VECT’ Sacré. Either pre-order this action-packed EP on Bandcamp or iTunes.
The funky brotha from down under, Inkswel, has recently released Volume 2 of his retrospective Super Foods series on BBE (Barely Breaking Even). Super Foods Vol. 2 gives you a good idea of Inkswel’s credentials as a producer of ‘Dance’ music. On it he ventures into the realms of Modern Funk, House and even Techno.
Feast your ears on the track “Saturated” featuring Isaac Aesili and Charli James. Inkswel made the beat on a friends MPC whilst on tour, then sent it to Isaac, who was touring Europe himself at the time. Isaac recorded the entire song on his iphone and in addition the lovely Charli James added some backup vocals. It was originally released on vinyl via Burek Records and is one of our favorite songs on Super Foods Vol. 2.
Good news…you can grab a free download right here!
Berlin-based female producer Josa Peit sings, writes and perhaps even more interesting…she sculpts soundscapes.
As a singer Josa Peit is currently part of Ben Lamdin’s 7 piece band, Nostalgia 77, and has been touring extensively throughout Europe. Back in 2013 she collaborated with Dexter (Melting Pot Music), who returns the favor by remixing the title song.
She draws influences from Electronica with Disco, Psych, Folk and Soul elements and is about to release her debut “Constellation” EP on The Gym Records by the end of this summer. It will feature a psychedelic, yet jazzy remix of the track Constellation from Max Graef & Glenn Astro (Money $ex Records).
Encapsulating the WotNot ethos perfectly, London-based producer SRE‘s (also know as Sex Rules Everything) music is fun and soulful. It presents its own fresh take on House, with a Hip-Hop soul burning beneath the choppy 4×4 beats.
So far only appearing on WotNot’s Dancefloor Sweets Vol.1 compilation (which also features IMYRMIND, K15 and Glenn Kelly) and the annual WotNot Advent calendar, SRE’s low-slung, sexy house rhythms are perfect for deep club vibes or Sunday afternoon headphone sessions. This release serves as further foreplay, with a longer, nastier session set for release in 2016.
Stay tuned for the “Purple Cotton” EP to drop June 19th.
We have told you before that Money $ex Records is the truth. One half of their crew is Essen-based wunderkind Glenn Astro.
He returns to the Tartelet family with his debut solo album, titled “Throwback“. On it we hear how heavily influenced Glenn Astro’s music really is by Hip-Hop. On Throwback we witness how the German producer manages to forge his signature Deep House sound, by fusing the two genres effortlessly. As you know samples are often the foundation in the Hip-Hop culture and on his new project Glenn Astro regularly flips some Jazz or Soul cuts.
We see Max Graef feature on two tracks on Throwback and are also looking forward to Wayne Snow’s forthcoming “Rosie” EP to release on the Danish imprint. The official release is slated for tomorrow, but it seems like you can already order your copy of the 2xLP on the Juno site.
This is not the first time we’ve introduced you to Prince IsaAc‘s music. And it will surely not be the last time either. The mysterious French beatmaker returns with his third “Private” EP, which will be out May 19th on Laruche Records.
We have been blessed by his royal highness to premiere the track “B.R.E.” (Booty Ride Experiment), which takes you on a late night chase for pussy right before sunset. Beware of those nasty hood rats though! Prince IsAac has two more dope tracks for you in store for you, as well as an intro, playerlude and sexylude. Stay tuned for more Future music with a definite Funk influence.
Every now and again we fall in love. And it has come to my attention that at these moment love longs like the new Kartell song grab the attention.
After the success of the previous Sapphire EP, Kartell returns with a brand new cut entitled “All I Have” featuring J-Rican. I recently received a promotional copy of his forthcoming “Tender Games” EP, out on June 1st via Roche Musique, and let me tell you it’s straight fire.
Seems I’m a sucker for these more light-mood R&B type of songs at the moment, but hey I blame falling in love. Grab the first single of the new EP on iTunes and brace yourselves to this sensuous EP.