IMYRMIND clearly has a background in and passion for Hip-Hop, but as he got older slowly started to venture into Electronic and House music.
Dave released on labels such as Odd Socks and Tartelet Records and collaborated quite often with, his longtime musical partner, Glenn Astro. Last year they released a sick ass EP together on the Box Aus Holz imprint and we are still forever grateful for the amazing guest mix they did for us. Together with Max Graef, Glenn Astro started Money $ex Records and their sophomore release is a 7-track EP from IMYRMIND that goes by the name of “Money $ex 02”. The label tries to focus giving the artist the freedom to do whatever they want. No genre limitations, just good music from the soul.
We are super psyched about premiering the track “Coconutgrinder” exclusively today. It was made together with Rasho T, who has been a close and longtime friend of both IMYRMIND and Glenn Astro. This percussion-filled House track contains some crazy Hip-Hop influences and vibrant vibes. It makes for the perfect soundtrack on a sunny day like today. Pre-orders are available on the Oye Records site.
His debut LP consists of a bag of samples, chunky percussion and vocal additions from miss Loes Jongerling out of Utrecht. It is a somewhat bizar and at times ear-opening ride into a dim world of Deep House, Lo-Fi grooves with elements present of Jazz and even Hip-Hop. His experimental approach to both hardware and instrumentation, makes his sound one of a kind. Vocal songs such as the title track are rather soulful and downtempo. While other more uptempo cuts like “Glints” bang from the word go, they slowly drift into a more jazzy state of being as the track progresses.
Frits Wentink resides in Amsterdam, but I soon came to learn he is rarely to be found in our small country. Although he is not new to the game, we at Moovmnt learned about Frits Wentink as a result of our ‘Werk Space’ project.
All in all we find his debut to be a super versatile album full of wondrous tones and harmonies. We could only find a buy link to the double LP vinyl, but I’m sure it will be available digitally shortly!
I guess it’s Money $ex Records three times in a row this week! Firstly Max Graef‘s Sonzeira remix, then Henry Wu’s remix for Glenn Astro and lastly Max’s sick remix for Andreya Triana.
After having released her debut album “Lost Where I Belong” (produced by Bonobo), the enchanting tea leaf dancer from South London returns with her new single “Gold“. This will be out March 16th on Counter Records and is supported by the Momentum Music Fund. Watch for Andreya Triana’s “Giants” album to be released early May.
Andreya wrote this song about feeling good about life, her love of music and how it feels to sing. There’s some pretty impressive remixes on this single from Karma Kid, Nikitch and yes here it is Max Graef. It seems this guy is taking over the game and he’s doing it with oodles of oomph. Lovely how those finger snaps keep it sounding so soulful yet never get boring.
Another hook, line and sinker available on iTunes.
Glenn Astro currently resides in Essen and has spent half his life producing and DJ’ing. He started out with Hip-Hop and later got into ultra soulful House music.
Hard to believe his first release came out in 2011 and in such a short timespan Glenn has gotten so damn good. His signature sound is where Hip-Hop says farewell to House music, like two lovers who have just taken a hot bath together and now part ways. The 26-year-old German producer has mastered the gritty low-end so well and all of the EP’s he has been releasing the past year have been freakin’ brilliant.
Glenn Astro’s returns with another gang of grooves. His warm, soul-infused “Hologram” EP is is forthcoming on WotNot Music and is set to be released on vinyl March 23rd and digitally early April. None other than Henry Wu (22a) was called in for help to remix “Love Is Gone”, which he does with a delightful, jazz-instilled flip. Since we have been following both closely for a while, we are stoked to exclusively premiere this particular track of the Hologram EP.
Drop by OYE Records on March 21st for an instore promotional session with Glenn Astro, Henry Wu, K15 and IMYRMIND. It goes without saying that you need to pick up this release seeing “User’s Guide To” and “Gemini” with IMYRMIND are brilliant as well. For those that love warm, jazzy, soulful vibes this release is essential! Check out this super limited pre-order (only 20 vinyl copies) link and act fast.
Taken from Gilles Peterson’s new album project Sonzeira, the track “Brasil Pandeiro” is a rework of the original 1940’s track written by Assis Valente. On vocals it features Emanuelle Araύjo, who you did an awesome rendition of “Southern Freeez”. Also featuring is one of the most prolific musicians on the Brazilian samba scene, Arlindo Cruz, who plays the Cavaquinho (small guitar).
Our favorite House cat, the incredible Max Graef, did an amazing remix of this Samba joint. You won’t recognize the original for Max’s take on this classic is crispy, fresh and freakin’ good. The Brasil Bam Bam Bass was curated with love and contains more remakes and outtakes from FaltyDL, Kyodai and Mark E to name a few.
Gilles will be playing back to back with DJ Nuts on Thursday 15th May at ‘Club Bam Bam Bam’. Pre-orders of Sonzeira’s Brasil Bam Bam Bass (the out takes and remakes) are available on iTunes and the official release is this Monday via Brownswood Recordings.
We would like to introduce you to Prince IsaAc. This young Parisian producer likes to chill and take late night rides through the city.
He started messing around in FL Studio in 2014 and the music he makes has been influenced by many different styles of music. Prince IsaAc released his “Blues On The Corner” mini EP as a free project on LaRuche Records last month. The second release from the producer, who wishes to remain unknown for the time being, is self released and contains an incredible track called “Callie”. Hurry up to snatch a free download, because it will be available for a limited amount of days only. Come Monday you will have to purchase the EP, but don’t worry it will be worth it and affordable.
Callie seems to be a very special girl for whom the prince has a very special place reserved. She might be the one that got away so to speak. Cover art was designed by Hidenori Koga.
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.