Right before Valentine’s Day, sir Henry Wu from South London, released his “Negotiate” EP on Eglo’s daughter label, Ho Tep Records.
This is by far my favorite work from Henry Wu thus far and one of those few new records I am going to cop without thinking. Such an intensely deep and warm mature sound. Please have a listen to five wonderful soulful grooves that hover somewhere in between House and Soul music. Mo Kolours plays some additional synths on “Expensive Ghetto” and and on the prime cut “Just Negotiate” Simeon Jones delivers extra silky vocals. For those who find themselves turntable-less, no worries there is a digital version available on the Ho Tep Bandcamp page. Here you can also pick up the 12″ version or try your local record shop.
Monomite is a twenty-two-year-old producer / bass player originating from Paris. As a kid he used to listen to his parents records, while his brother was listening to a wide variety of different genres like Punk, Metal or Drum and Bass.
While his family nurtured his love for music, his extended family Beat x Changers nurtured the love for House music and Dance in particular. He soon discovered he wanted to produce and record his own music. It was this desire that drove him to making beats. Monomite is also a part of the Tech House group called Pulkone and you might have heard him feature on DOC Mastermind’s 1985 album last year.
Monomite is getting ready to release his brand new “Space Time Body and Soul” EP. We are very glad to premiere the uptempo track “Innocence”, which is perhaps best described as a funky space ride with elements of Broken Beat, dripping with Jazzy nastyness! The EP will be available digitally and on 12″ vinyl February 16th. It can be pre-ordered on Bandcamp and will also be available through Juno and Deck.
Get ready for a lethal collaboration called Lord Julien. The duo Lord Echo aka Mike Fabulous and Julien Dyne from New Zealand are two of the funkiest Kiwi’s in the world and I can’t wait for them to get jammin’ together.
Julien Dyne recently curated the amazing “Conglomerates” compilation on Wonderful Noise and Mike filled our lives with marvelous “Curiosities“. The two have joined forces and as Lord Julien and are about to provide some premium blends of jazzy fusion Funk and disco-primed Deep House. Take a long listen to the A-side entitled “Shades” and write down this release in your agenda.
Somewhere mid March it will be available at selected retailers and trust me this is one of those 12-inches you don’t want to miss out on!
The Turkish delight, Kerem Akdag, has been steadily becoming one of our favorites. He released some pretty dope stuff on Darker Than Wax and is about to return with a Soulful House album.
This deeply soulful journey is entitled, Expressive, and trust me when I say Kerem Akdag is that guy to watch. Silky smooth vocals combined with downtempo House rhythms makes this album unquestionably cool. It’s jazzy, full of Soul and has grooves like a motherf*cker.
It’s an honor to premiere the title track, so get ready to catch that groove and press repeat. On this release you will find seven tracks plus two remixes from upcoming House producer Nachtbraker from Amsterdam. Look for Expressive to drop January 20th on the British Apparel Music imprint.
Samuel T. Shepherd who is most commonly known as Floating Points, has returned once more.
This December double sider EP contains two top notch tracks. The a-side, “Nuits Sonores“, has been played by the creme of the crop DJ’s from over the world. Changes are you might have already bounced to this at a festival. The flip side entitled, “Nectarines“, features the enchanting vocals of miss Rahel and is my definite favorite! It sounds like a slice of heaven.
For those with a fat wallet, ya’ll might want to own this Floating Points Isonoe mixer. Crafted in collaboration with FP himself.
Most likely scenario is that the two were having some “Katsu Curry” and were working on a beat together while messin’ around with the polyplayground. Honestly I thought this was gonna be some weird ass track, but sh*t was I wrong. Full on Funk for that ass and what a wonderful transition from slow and sexy into downright nasty booty teasing House rhythms. This had me wiggling in my seat the full thirty seconds! Thank you Mike Gao..
The Austrian-based label Pusic Records released two EP’s last year and a double EP. Right before Christmas they return with a four track release by various artists.
Pusic Records 005 starts off with a rugged yet soulful House track from Box aus Holz family member IMYRMIND. The track “Keep On Slingin” is ample proof that this dope producer does not only produce fire with Glenn Astro, but is a beast on the solo tip too. Other producers on this EP include Saine from Helsinki, the Dutch duo Fouk (Daniel Leseman & Junktion) and a producer from Italy called Giovanni Damico who did an amazing job on “Break“.
Make sure to ask Santa for the 12″ vinyl. It’ll be out December 14th which is just in time for him to order a few copies.
JTRP consists of two guys, Jorge Takei & Phillip ‘Robophil’ Morris, from Cologne Germany who have been making music as a duo for a while now.
They started out making a few bass heavy releases on T. William’s Deep Teknologi imprint. Followed by several sidekicks in Belgium, UK and finally landing closer to home on Beef from Prague. JTRP’s debut 4-track EP entitled ‘You And Me‘ on Beef is mix between techno and acid house. But when you have Glenn Astro on the remix…man it just adds a so much additional flavor! Anything this producer from Tartelet/Box aus Holz touches turns to liquid crack.
Shout out to Michal from Beef for letting us premiere Glenn Astro’s remix of “You And Me”. You need to get the 12-inch vinyl that will be available November 10th.
After their Moovmnt Guest Mix 11, the German production/DJ duo, Glenn Astro & IMYRMIND is back in the spotlights. Their “Box aus Holz 09” EP released earlier this month on (not hard to guess) Max Graef‘s label Box au Holz.
When you translate some of the outlandish German titles translated into English you get “Dancing In Theo’s Beat-Bar” and “Freedom For The Grandmother”. Don’t let these kooky names fool you, for there is nothing but pure dopeness on Glenn Astro & IMYRMIND’s release.
You might remember French producer Fulgeance, who’s been getting into producing House music lately. He does so under the name Claude together with Darius Broobecker.
Fusing that filthy Disco Funk sound with some serious Chicago House rhythms is what these Claude does best. On this project Darius is the digger, who comes up with samples. We are delighted to exclusively premiere the track “Damn Thang“. Get ready for some dance floor winners served in a typical French way.