Among the the infectious back catalogue of Chris Lake’s Rising Music imprint, few have come close to emulating the consistent streak of North American trailblazer TJR. Past the heat of Beatport chart-topper “What’s Up Suckaz” and a 120-bpm reimagining of Drake’s recent album assets, Crookers and Will Sparks revisit 2012’s “Ode To Oi” to further its extensive shelf life amid the labels shinning roster. Crooker’s scatty lead emphasis fits the bill with seamless and welcomingly ungroomed style, leaving Will Sparks to thicken the plot with a fuzzy yet mechanically tuned electro rendition of TJR’s infectious original. The West Coast bounce may not have needed much in the way of fine tuning, but between the seams of this European / Australian intervention lies a welcome reawakening of one of the earlier warning signs of TJR’s industrious rise.
Release date: October 6th
Chris Lake’s Rising Music imprint hit gold when they caught wind of North American trailblazer TJR . Last found representing the label with “Ode to Oi,” the festival-proofed talent is back to make a late contribution to the summer anthem gold rush. A bouncy electro offering laced with rasping leads and that insatiable energy that has hallmarked his studio output to date, “What’s Up Suckaz” concentrates his funky disposition to forge an unprecedented peak in his alliance with Lake’s mecca for new dance talent.
The funkiest, bounciest of beats have come from one man who has made his name synonymous with that sound through a slew of prevalent productions. Sparked by his original “Funky Vodka,” which had later been snabbed by Pitbull for his ongoing pop-culture rodeo, and pushed forward by one of festival season’s most played tunes in “Ode to Oi,” TJR returns with yet another gem. Courtesy of Chris Lake’s Rising Music, “What’s Up Suckaz” resides in Beatport’s on deck circle after months of airplay. Frenetic from start to finish, from build to drop, TJR’s forthcoming effort is slated to once again bring an unprecedented funk to listeners’ homes when it is released on July 22nd.
When we named Miami genre-defilers GTA one of our summer breakthrough artists of 2013, it was very much on the merit of their ability to break boundaries like few others on the beat. Six months into the year and still tearing up the road alongside Rihanna and David Guetta for their European arena tour, the duo has dropped a new remix for Kylie Minogue to assert that a little pop exposure is yet to cull their devastating club sensibilities.
Accompanied by further remixes from Switch, Nom De Strip and Hot Mouth, GTA take the notably club-savvy original to new and untamed heights. Having gathered such handles as lovestep and trap over the years, their remix of “Skirt” rallies pitch-pervading electro house with their signature chimes in full effect, all to the avail of a worthy example of modern dance music’s response to the ever-popular pop-to-club crossover.
Times have changed, but Chris Lake has seldom fallen out of favor across global club land. Case in hand, the longserving British producer takes on one of his prized earlier club assets alongside Scotland’s Chris Elliot, better known as fast-ascending electro talent Nom De Strip. With the legendary horn lead still intact, the duo inject La Tromba with the wobbling ressonance of modern electro house, bringing it back up-to-date with both Lake and Elliot’s festival proof penchant. While the globes more devout house heads are unlikely to see the immediate appeal, Rising’s ability to make relevant new maneuvers with a timeless release adds yet another feather to their well-groomed industry plumage for 2013. (more…)
If you happened to catch Tommy Trash at Coachella, you may have heard an unfamiliar funky electro number. Though you may not have known the name, the creators were none other than familiar collaborators Nom De Strip and Hatiras, who joined forces yet again for “Nippleodeon.” Though the track initially lays the electro on thick, a drop breaks the intensity and launches into a Latin-infused build peppered with “oh’s” and a creeping melody. Another catchy collision of creative energies, “Nippleodeon” is out now on Rising Music.
After giving away the party starting “Booty Bounce,” and being featured on A-Trak’s Tuna Melt EP, GTA return with a double dose of their dynamic sound on their People Boots EP. “People Boots” builds with thumping, groovy bass until an eventual wave of high octane horns take control. Subtly loaded with energy, the title track is fit for late night affairs — a true dance floor magnet. Less subtle, however, is “Devoid,” an intricate, bouncy beat centered around riffs and once again, bassline. Hot off of Chris Lake’s Rising imprint, purchase GTA’s People Boots EP from Beatport today.
GTA – People Boots (Original Mix)
GTA – Devoid (Original Mix)
Just one week after dropping his groovy house track, “Sing That,” John Dahlback is back with the dual release of “Panic” and “Whats Up Now.” “Panic” features building symphonic leads and bass-heavy synth stabs that will please progressive and electro lovers alike. Dahlback follows in the same vein with “Whats Up Now”, offering progressive builds that culminate in a wobbly, twisted bass line. Give both tracks a listen and pick up your favorite (or both) from Beatport via Chris Lake’s Rising Music label.
Released today on Rising Music, ”Totally Worth It” is the latest production from LA-based producer Hot Mouth. Teaming up with budding vocalist Chris James, (you may recognize Chris as the twitter fan turned vocalist on that little track called “The Veldt”
) “Totally Worth It” is a unique blend of tech house beats and bouncy synth lines that work perfectly with Chris’s howling vocal chops. Already gaining support from industry leaders including Fedde Le Grand, we expect this track to blow up in the coming months. Be sure to head on over to BeatPort
to grab it today.