Autumn has arrived, and so has a finely crafted EP from one of Dirtybird‘s most decorated veterans. After braving a busy summer tour circuit that found him performing everywhere from Lightning in a Bottle to Sankeys Ibiza, Worthy finally made it back to his studio to ready some battle-tested tunes for release on his Anabatic Records imprint. “Flashin” is the sort of sub bumping single that would make Claude proud, prominently exhibiting the low end leverage of the 808 against a backdrop of vintage synth stabs and delayed vocal snippets. Meanwhile, “Trinidad” represents a musical melting pot simmering at the intersection of lighthearted Caribbean calypso, dirty dub vocals and the San Franciscan’s signature funk bass. The result is an EP that cheerfully explores new sonic territory while upholding the bass-heavy values that have helped Worthy live up to his name.
Making a return to his own label with his first solo EP on Hot Creations for the first time since 2010, Jamie Jones has released the four-track Planets, Spaceships EP. Not only has the co-founder been at the helm of one of the most revered labels in dance music, but he’s also become a huge part of the dance music supergroup Hot Natured alongside Lee Foss, Luca C, and Ali Love.
Jamie’s newest solo offering delivers four unique tracks which have all been wreaking havoc in his sets around the world this summer. The title track of the EP, which features Digitaria vocalist Daniela Caldellas (who has an album planned for Hot Creations next year), utilizes addictive vocals alongside Jamie’s production expertise. The conclusive three tracks round out the EP with deeper and darker grooves while staying clear of the vocals which highlighted the title track.
Nicole Moudaber’s MOOD Records imprint plays host this month to Montreal’s Richie G, who debuts on the label with a three-track nod to his peak time techno tendencies. At just 19 years old, the young talent follows up on promising remix duties for Guy Gerber with three solid insights into his rapidly developing underground sound scope. While the EP’s title-track grinds mechanically with lucid sample work throughout, “This Again” soars with a more harrowing and airy undertone than that of its heavy footed precursor. With “Villains In Town” offering a merciless climax to this accomplished debut from the Canadian young blood, Richie G proves a surefire breakout where the forward motion of modern techno is concerned. The EP will be officially released on November 18th. (more…)
Feed Me, just a few weeks out from his first full-length album release, has yet to soak in the success from Calamari Tuesday and is already preparing fans for more electro, dubstep, and progressive house tunes. Today, via his official Facebook, Jon Gooch announced news of not one, but two upcoming Feed Me EP releases. In true holiday spirit, the first can be expected to release around Christmas-time and the second to land at the end of January. Gooch hints at yet another album release to follow sometime after the two Sotto Voce releases. It seems like 2014 is rapidly filling up with great news from Feed Me.
Andrew Bayer has become a name synonymous with quality. Over the course of the past year, the Anjunabeats talent has proven something of a virtuoso. While his avant-garde sophomore album If It Were You, We’d Never Leave showcased his refined classical training, Bayer followed with stunning club-oriented pieces like “England” and “Need Your Love (Club Mix).”
Today, Andrew Bayer adds two more tracks to his landmark year and growing Anjunabeats catalog. The first track, “Perth,” is a gorgeous progressive house production: a track we’ve been waiting to get our hands on for quite some time. With its cascading melody and emphatic progression, “Perth” is one of Bayer’s finest productions to date. The B-side to the release, “Mirth Mobile,” is something a bit different from Bayer: gritty electro house. Clearly designed for the peak time of his sets, “Mirth Mobile” is near-relentless, save its delicate, trance-like breakdown.
After streaming their album live for fans just a few days ago, Cash Cash have finally let their Overtime EP out exclusively on Beatport, gracing the world with a dose of electro house and dubbed-out tunes. The American trio boast a rate set of raw musical and instrumental abilities that allow their productions to reach new heights in electronic music, garnering them a large following through their melodic bass injections. Opening the EP with “Take Me Home,” which features singer Bebe Rexha, the Big Beat Records signees showcase the musicianship of the group through careful manipulation and sampling of the vocals. The EP continues with a bright feel, boosted by the unique blend of fluorescent synths and dirty bass on “Kiss The Sky,” wrapping up the EP and showing the eclectic taste of the young talents.
Andrew Bayer has established himself as one of Anjunabeats’ finest assets. After captivating the electronic world with his avant-garde sophomore album If It Were You , We’d Never Leave, Andrew Bayer has gone on to showcase a plethora of high intensity, club-ready productions. His newest release comes in the form of a two-track EP, slated for official release on November 11th. The A-side to the EP, “Perth,” has received no shortage of attention thus far for its radiant sound design and uplifting progression. The B-side to the release, “Mirth Mobile,” has finally been previewed by Bayer. In contrast to “Perth,” “Mirth Mobile” rides on a thunderous sawtooth bassline and feels more akin to the fusion of electro and progressive house popularized by such artists as Zedd and Clockwork (among many more).
Andrew Bayer’s newest work may be a far cry from the eclectic downtempo and midtempo productions of his album, but if anything, it further supports the claim that Bayer is one of the most versatile artists in the dance music sphere.
Click past the break to listen to both tracks.
DJ and production duo Oliver Goldstein and Vaughn Oliver — together, more simply Oliver — wrapped up duties on Zedd’s Moment of Clarity Tour and won’t miss the next beat with the release of their Mechanical Remixes EP. The EP showcases a remix of each of Oliver‘s original Mechanical tracks, with spins from some of the best in the dance music business. Dillon Francis’s remix of ”Night Is On My Mind“ features a moobahton bounce and heavy bass kick to the funky tune. Nom De Strip, Tchami, and Values transform the other three album tracks into a new glitch-step, tech house, and chillwave influenced EP.
Canadian duo Adventure Club have released their long-awaited first official EP today on iTunes. In line with their running superhero theme, the EP is appropriately titled Calling All Heroes, Pt. 1 and features four full-length original productions. Despite the group’s fame for melodic and unique remixes of Flight Facilities’ “Crave You” and Brand New’s “Daisy,” Adventure Club have mastered originals of their own with signature combinations of bass heavy beats and captivating vocalists. Calling All Heroes, Pt. 1 features four tracks: “Gold,” “Wonder,” “Crash,” and “Thunderclap.” After two years of remixes, traveling the world, and headlining worldwide festivals, Adventure Club’s debut EP has already hit the number one spot on the iTunes Dance Music chart and is just the first of a two-part release with more to come.
Datsik rarely fails to deliver excitement and full-forced dubstep when swinging at production. This time around, the Canadian producer teamed up with Protohype on “Murder Style,” a heavy-hitting dubstep experiment with a decadent dose of ear-thumping bass. This track blends both of their styles, Datsik’s darker and heavier take on dubstep and Protohype’s lighter approach. “Murder Style” is part of Protohype’s See No Evil – EP, out today on Firepower Records.