While the electronic music scene continuously grows and expands into new directions, true talent stems from the artists who are able to bring older styles back into the mix. Enter British producer Ejeca, a 90′s garage/house enthusiast who has recently proven to be a nu-house force to be reckoned with. The Belfast native has remixed his favorite UK band Bloc Party’s hit, “Montreal,” showcasing the versatility of house music when a clever DJ is willing to break the mold. Through upbeat hi-hats, deep melodies and a smooth and subtle reworking of Kele’s vocals, Ejeca’s remix proves to be a track that everyone from the UK underground to the global main stage won’t be able to resist.
Best of all, fellow Irish DJ Annie Mac has re-released Ejeca’s take on “Montreal” for free download. Go ahead and grab the track from Mac’s SoundCloud and sit back for some feel-good deep house happiness.
Now in its 25th year and still drawing thousands of artists, industry professionals and fans from across the globe, Amsterdam Dance Event remains crucial to the industry calendar. With a considerably more ‘work’ focused agenda than its American cousins, the play-hard factor of ADE remains a huge pull to labels, artists and even fans looking to get stuck in amongst this professional dance mecca. For 2013, however, the festival agenda has flown into positive overdrive. With a record number of parties from across the industry spectrum set to keep heads from pillows throughout the conference, our editors banded together to scope the events you should be hitting across the five-day event. (more…)
After a poignant year of progression under the nu house umbrella, Northern Ireland’s Ejeca makes a long overdue return to NeedWant this October. Last found flaunting the Horizon EP, his returning four-track instalment sparks yet more fanciful momentum in the name of house music’s dotted underground revival. From key-led A-side “Together” through to dialed back B-side “Forest,” that dexterity that has propelled his name forward on the airwaves and global clubbing circuit alike. Terrence Parker’s Motor City re-rub is the canned clubbing nostalgia we would expect from such a title, leaving Ejeca’s own remix of “Horizon” to top an otherwise seamless example of modern house music’s most deserving new age elite. (more…)
As the highly anticipated release of Russ Chimes’ “Turn Me Out” awaits, another remix to the package has surfaced on his Soundcloud page. Earlier this month we showcased Ejeca’s rendition — which transforms the upbeat nu-disco cut into a deep house gem. This time around, newcomer Annie Starlight offers up a proper remix that centers around an abiding downbeat with almost a calming effect to it. The package, originally set to release on Deconstruction/Columbia Records on April 29th, has been pushed back to May 6th. With a track this good, the wait is well worth it.
Sunday Morning Medicine is a feature from Dancing Astronaut dedicated to the mellower side of electronic music. We bring you our favorite therapeutic selections — old and new — in an attempt to alleviate the agonizing effects of a long weekend of partying.
Today is the final day of Ultra and MMW which means it’s time to go big or go home. For those who need a little TLC to help rejuvenate them before one more day out, we have you covered. This Sunday we start with a funky Plastic Plates remix of Para One’s “Every Little Thing,” moving on to a brand new Flight Facilities mashup “Feeling for Rosa,” to a Wax Nostalgic chilled out version of Local Native’s “Who Knows Who Cares,” to a soft Ejeca piano reword of Bicep & Ejeca’s “You,” ending with a feel good Monitor 66 tune “Triscuits.”
Russ Chimes‘ “Turn Me Out” is already one of the most anticipated songs of the year and to follow the release, there will be quite the remix package in tow. The track initially earned Special Delivery status on Annie Mac’s Radio 1 show, and last Friday, her DJ cohort Pete Tong debuted the first remix of the bunch. Belfast native Ejeca takes on the soulful nu-disco cut and adds his rolling and deep touch to the already feel-good original. In stripping the track down, Ejeca loops the vocal over a set of organic house undertones, using a driving chord sequence to create an all-around dance floor masterpiece. “Turn Me Out” is set to release April 29th.
Pete Tong is back this week with his weekly Essential Selection, featuring a flurry of new music that spans the dance music spectrum. We are treated to two world premieres this week; one from Ibiza royalty Solomun, and the other from Hot Natured vocalist/producer Ali Love.
Last week’s Essential New Tune, Calrian & Guy Gerber’s remix of “Claire,” was succeeded by Ali Love’s “Emperor,” which will be released on underground label Crosstown on April 1st, complete with remixes from Maceo Plex and Waze & Odyssey. Progressive lovers were treated to Tiesto’s remix of Zedd’s “Clarity,” W&W and Ummet Ozzcan’s “The Code,” and Tim Mason’s “Swoon” among others.
Belfasts’ old school house extraordinaire, Ejeca, stole his 15 minutes of fame, where he discussed dance music influences growing up and how his journey to success began. To top it all off, Bulgaria’s Kink showcased the best in techno in this week’s Goodie Goodies while Pete Tong ended with an Essential Hot Mix not to be missed. Full tracklist after the break.
via: BBC Radio 1
Ejeca has been all up in the face of an 90s house music resurgence, with tracks like “You” with Bicep and “Night Rays,” and this latest collaboration with Los Angeleno Rhythm Operator is no different. “Raid” is one-part Jock Jams and one part organic warehouse rave. Pete Tong is certainly a fan of Ejeca and the general Waze & Odyssey crew that is racking up bangers left and right on W&O Street Tracks as of late, and it’s pretty clear this sound is going to dominate radio waves and dance floors in 2013. Click through to stream a preview below.
This morning we’re highlighting a great mix from Belfast producer Ejeca — someone we’ve had our eye on this year for his fearless representation of the rebirth of 90s house music. Producers all over the UK and beyond have been filling our clubs and headphones this year with that vintage tinge; tying production techniques associated with a garage-y warehouse sound for today’s audience. Check out the tracklist after the break, there are a lot of unfamiliar names on there but that’s pretty exciting to us.