One of Bristol’s brightest house DJ’s, Julio Bashmore, is back on the production grind with UK vocalist Jessie Ware. The pair have worked together in the past, this time assembling “Peppermint” — a disco-minded dance floor jam with a set of sultry vocals that loop throughout the track’s play time. This release is more palatable than some of the more raw sounding house music Bashmore has produced in the past, which should serve up some positive reaction from his ever growing fan base. There is no word yet on release date.Posted by
Over the past five years, the Boiler Room has continued to pick up steam as the premier live streaming destination for both underground and newly flourishing electronic talent. For the debut of their acclaimed new album Settle, Disclosure took to the highly-coveted space for an exclusive album release party. A month later, the Boiler Room has released official footage of Disclosure performing two tracks from the night. Watch as the Lawrence brothers give an inspiring live performance of the elegant “Help Me Lose My Mind” (a personal favorite of mine), while UK favorite Jesse Ware comes to the aid of the duo on “Confess to Me.”
We got our first real taste of Two Inch Punch –real name Ben Ash– last week when Jessie Ware released her If You’re Never Going to Move EP. The title track, which was previously called “110%” received a rework from the UK-based producer, turning the Julio Bashmore 2-step production into a bubbling downtempo beat. Now Two Inch Punch has returned, giving listeners another remix, this time of the London-based quartet Rudimental.
As part of Black Butter Records’ free download series Spread Love, Two Inch Punch has given Rudimental’s soulful “Spoons” a glitchy rework. The singer/songwriter/producer is known for his R&B infused productions –which he calls ‘Lovestep’– and his rendition of “Spoons” follows suit with its sensual harmonies and shadowy bass drops.
T.I.P’s remix of “Spoons” is followed by reworks from Woz and Baunz, click below the break to listen to the entire remix compilation.
After releasing her critically acclaimed album Devotion last summer, Jessie Ware is ready to take to the U.S. with her latest work the If You’re Never Going to Move EP. The British R&B singer — who is currently on a limited tour in support of her U.S. releases — was first heard with artists such as Joker and SBTRKT, before taking the stage on her own.
We’ve gone over the biggest artists, albums, and tracks of 2012, but our end of the year roundup really wouldn’t be complete unless we talked about our own favorites from this year. These are the songs that made us feel, gave us chills, made us party, and made us cry. You’d probably find these tracks with high play counts in our music libraries and dripping with nostalgia if you make us talk about them further.
Last night on her Sunday show “Musical Hot Water Bottle,” Annie Mac delivered two Christmas mixes from The xx and Jessie Ware. The mixes diverge a bit outside of our usually upbeat and dominantly electronic realm, but we think they’re pretty perfect to sneakily put on the stereo while the family sits around drinking too much Bailey’s and eating too many Christmas cookies. Merry Christmas!
UK-based singer/songwriter Katy B stunned listeners with her debut album On a Mission last year. Categorized somewhere between dubstep, pop, and R&B, the London starlet shined through with her distinct vocals and electronic-driven beats. Now preparing to unveil her sophomore album in 2013, Katy B treated us with an early Christmas gift, her Danger EP.
The 4-track EP is a star-studded affair topped with Katy’s infectious voice — starting off with a helping hand from Rinse FM’s Geeneus and Jessie Ware on “Aaliyah,” the two singers pay a magnetic homage to the late princess of R&B. Wiley and Zinc lend their talents on the poppy “Get Paid,” while Diplo and Iggy Azalea hop on “Light As A Feather” which samples the previously released “Set It Off.” The title track finishes out the weighted Danger EP and Katy lets her sultry vocals take control of the smooth beat to create slow-building melody.
Click below the break to listen and head over to Katy B’s website for the free download.
Today’s Good Morning Mix comes to our ears direct from down under. Sydney-based Future Classic record label and artist collective delivers a mix to promote their “Future Classic Stage” at the upcoming Laneway Festival in February. This one is just gentle enough for your pre-caffeine commute or to stave any thought of early week blues. We’re given the opportunity to flow seamlessly between tracks from indie rockers High Highs and Kings of Convenience, songstress Jessie Ware, Shlohmo, Nicolas Jaar, and No Regular Play. This mix was curated as thoughtfully as it will make you feel.
South London songstress Jessie Ware is back again with another set of revamped remixes. This time she is out with a short compilation featuring reworks of her “No To Love” by the likes of Todd Edwards, George FitzGerald, and Ewan Pearson. The original track which appeared on her debut album Devotion is a quiet echoing tune with a vocal sample from Dave Okumu.
Each of the reworks add texture and precision making for fluid outputs better than the original. The first two cuts from UK-natives George FitzGerald and Ewan Pearson respectively, keep the vibes of the original. FitzGerald who typically produces tracks under his own imprint ManMakeMusic revives “No to Love” with relaxed chimes and teetering hihats. Pearson who has been producing records since the late ’90s adds fluttering house synths, making the first two plays melodic house reworks. While Todd Edwards, the only American on the roster, picks up the tempo and adds piano chords to form a slightly more dance-worthy production. Ware gave the No To Love Remixes EP away as a free stream via her Soundcloud, click below the break to listen.
Brothers Guy and Howard Lawrence began their first American tour as Disclosure a few weeks ago. At only 17 and 20-years old respectively, they have been making music together over the last few years, releasing singles and short compilations along the way. Disclosure‘s production roots are in an updated version of two-step UK garage and funky house but have more recently offered bouncy synthesized outputs wrapped with poppy undertones.
San Francisco’s Independent was one of the first stops on their tour and the brothers were greeted by a packed venue of fans desperate to hear their unique blend of pop and UK garage. Stepping out just after 11:30pm, Guy and Howard played face-to-face rather than towards the crowd. With a dizzying array of laptops, drum machines, and keyboards the two gave listeners almost an hour and half taste of their sweet synth-heavy British tunes.