VECT, who goes by the name of Emile Sacré in every day life, is a producer & art director from the French city of Toulouse.
His music production style is various with a hint of Future Beats blending genres from R&B to Footwork. VECT’s art projects are perhaps even more incredible, but please find out about them yourselves. In the past he collaborated with talented people such as Fulgeance, Alex Barck, DJ Cam and Deafkid on his ‘Altitudes’ album.
Get ready for Emile’s forthcoming “Kent Bimaga” EP (pre-orders available) releasing on Cosmonostro November 17th…it’s smokin’ hot. So we are quite happy to premiere the video teaser which looks astounding! We could hardly believe one man was responsible for all this. Make sure you look out for an audible treat next week from the multi-talented VECT.
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.
By now I guess most of you have heard about French producer DOC Mastermind. Both his “1985” album (released on Laruche) and his collaborative Dagmxy project where covered on the site earlier this year, but now it’s time for another brand new solo project from the DOC.
His sophomore album “Uyuni” is named after the world’s largest salt flat near the crest of the Andes (Bolivia). It is covered by a few meters of salt crust and due to it’s flat surface it looks like a gigantic mirror. The album has been split up into two parts. Part. 1 will be released via Laruche Records on October 20th. Followed by Part. 2 which will be released on Expansions Collective a week later on October 27th.
We are grateful to exclusively premiere the track “ZAAAAPP” and we hope you all support DOC Mastermind. Get ready for some ultra sonic slowed down 80’s Funk with filthy sliding moog basslines. I’m more than sure you’re going to dig this!
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.
Principal Dean is an analog-obsessed, melodically-rich producer from Burlington (Vermont). He’s been on a steady diet of making music for quite a while now and is inspired by Soul music. His own style is perhaps best described as melodic Trap music with a funky soulful twist.
His upcoming “Air” EP will out via the French label Cosmonostro with the release date slated for September 29th. We’re super excited to exclusively premiere the title track, so sit back and enjoy the ride. Make sure you share your findings and follow Principal Dean on his social media sites. Also head on over to the Cosmonostro Bandcamp page to pre-order this release.
They are about to present a nine track compilation album of electronic ingenuity entitled “Youtellme” Vol. 1. Included artists have already been supported by the likes of BBC Radio 1, XLR8R, Thump, Earmilk, Diplo and of course Moovmnt.
When we heard Nehzuil ‘s track “CyberCrush“, we knew this was something we wanted to premiere. So this entire weekend you can stream and savor Nehzuil’s new invention exclusively on our site. To purchase please visit iTunes or if you’re into streaming services try Spotify.
YUMO is a New Zealand-Born Samoan-Australian producer slash DJ, slash composer, slash engineer. He currently represents Brisbane, Australia though.
His “Immigrant Sound” EP is coming out this Sunday and is on that housy trap jazz vibe. If that makes any sense at all, but I think you know what I mean. There is a sexy little track on there called “Liquid” featuring Jordan Rakei, who will be releasing his very own EP quite soon via Soul Has No Tempo by the way.
We are very glad to exclusively premiere “Roger Dat“. A quite deep track that’s super soulful all the same. Enjoy the stream below, follow YUMO on Soundcloud and pre-order The Immigrant Sound now!
Trian Kayhatu’s was born in Jakarta Indonesia, but as a young lad moved to the Netherlands with his folks. At an early age he got into music and was heavily influenced by his uncle, Indonesian jazz pianist Chris Kayhatu.
This guy loves making good music and you can hear he’s been doing what he loves for many years now. Trian Kayhatu is in a super funky band called Butufunk consisting of Trian Kayhatu, Azteka and Karish. Ya’ll better recognize!
Trian’s been featured in online music web magazine DE:BUG and his music has been played on the radio by Gilles Peterson (BBC), Ennio Styles (Stylin’) and Joe Kay (Soulection). It will be no surprise that his next project on Darker Than Wax is straight butta. We’re very excited to exclusively premiere the title track of his upcoming “Suture” EP.
Proficient drummer Richard Spaven is almost ready to release his first full-length album, “Whole Other*“, on Fine Line Records. It continues where the previous “5ive” EP’s on Jazz Refreshed left off. A lot has happened since then. The track “1759 Outro” of his last EP was picked by FlyLo and was featured in the best selling video game ‘Grand Theft Auto V’. For those that don’t know, Spaven has supplied the drums for artists such as Flying Lotus, José James and Gregory Porter on stage and in the studio.
His new Whole Other* album is rich and genre defying. It showcases the drumming artistry many of us associate with Spaven, combined with his own productions in a realm somewhere between jazz and electronica. Blue Note’s rising son Takuya Kuroda appears playing the trumpet soulfully, while The Hics join Spaven (last minute) on the albums title track.
Our top choice was “SideIISide” featuring Sharlene Hector on vocals and Grant Windsor on rhodes. To us this is a perfect example of how musicians translate soulful jazz into bass-heavy electronic music with the most ridiculous neckbreaking drum patterns. Richard Spaven somehow manages to bridge the gap between two worlds using his drum sticks. We’re honored to exclusively premiere this song and in keeping with Spaven’s passion for the club scene – “Whole Other” will be followed by remixes from Mala (DMZ), Ital Tek (Planet Mu), Falty DL (Ninja Tune) & Frederic Robinson (Blue Mar Ten).
On July 7th Richard Spaven’s Whole Other* will be available digitally, on vinyl and CD via Kudos.
Pacific Shore is about to put out their first full-length album ‘Beyond The Mist‘ on Cosmonostro. On this project the French producer duo (Stanley Bloom & Mike Ro Wave) delivers twelve soulful songs to get you through this summer. Miss Sarah Linhares lends a helping hand with the vocals on most of the album, while Moka Only drops some serious rhymes.
The track “Street Confusion” immediatly won our hearts upon first listen with Sarah providing lovely Badu-esque vocals on a production that’s sticky and sweaty like a humid summer night. We’re very to happy to premiere this on our Soundcloud page exclusively, so make sure you like, repost, share and pre-order the full release that drops officially June 16th!