Review: Clyde P & Tim Baresko – True EP

Clyde P Tim Baresko True EP

3.5 Stars

Raised on a healthy diet of funk and hip-hop France’s Clyde P (a former resident at Sankeys Ibiza) and Tim Baresko have been slowly building their global reputation the good old-fashioned way — by crafting great house music for the dance floor.

With releases on Miguel Campbell’s Outcross Records, NYC’s SOUP, Amine Edge & DANCE, CUFF and Sleazy G, the duo team with Kerri Chandler’s MadTech Records to deliver the fiery True EP. Chicago’s musical influence is celebrated and embedded into the grooves of the two-track feast.

The EP’s title track features big and bold vocals by Chicago-based Russoul, a DJ/singer who has lent his voice to tracks produced by Windy City peers such as Green Velvet, Gene Farris and Mark Grant. It’s a tough-sounding, bass-heavy peak-time groover that has just the right amount of peaks and valleys.

Next up is “J.A.C.K.,” an homage to the early days of Chi-town house music. A crazy, raw sample track with a vocal snippet oozing with swagger (“I do the jacking / I don’t get jacked!)”, it’s fodder for those who want to jack their bodies all night long.

While they’re serving entrées just yet, the pair’s True EP is tasty hors d’oeuvre that left us wanting to nibble a bit more. Bon appétit!

Premiere: Ossie – Milk

Ossie

East London-based deep house DJ/producer Ossie is the latest entry to Exploited Records’ roster of talent.

Over the past few years the one-named phenom has released records on a smattering of top-quality labels including Kode9’s Hyperdub, Ralph Lawson’s 2020 Vision, Wolf Music, Lightworks and Chase & Status’ MTA. (He also runs his own label, Super Cali.) Factor in DJ sets at Lovebox, XOYO, Sonar and Boiler Room and you’ll see why his star has been on the rise for some time now.

We’re excited to world premiere the sultry deep jam “Milk” from his Exploited debut out on May 1. Full of airy pads, cracking snares and plenty of bass in your face, this one’s gonna make you sweat. Listen below and enjoy.

ZKY April 2017 Chart

ZKY Ground Service Records

  1. The Carbon Boys – Untitled – The Carbon Boys
  2. Youandewan – Pinger – Eclipser Chase
  3. Cab Drivers – Correspondance – Cabinet Records
  4. DJ Honesty – Loitering (DJ Deep Remix) – Scenario
  5. Club MCM – Club MCM – Rhythm beat
  6. Hubei Davison – Sanctified – Regraded
  7. Julian Jonah – Jealousy and Lies – Cool tempo
  8. Terrance Dixon – Minimalism – Sino
  9. Stefan Deux – Fountain of Youth – 8BIT
  10. ZKY – That Track – Ground Service records

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Premiere: WotD feat. PWEI – We’re Taking Control (Justin Robertson Remix)

WARRIORS OF THE DYSTOTHEQUE

Multimember collective Warriors of the Dystotheque was initially envisioned by Irish DJ Jonny McAllister. The project came together when Jonny met the future members on Facebook back in 2014. Their breadth of experience runs the gamut, from producing trailers for big-name movies and working on sound design for New Order to writing songs for icons such as Alison Moyet.

United by a love of lo-fi, downtempo, big beat and good ol’ fashioned electronic, WotD, who are signed to London-based label Tigre Fair Records who released their The Future Is Ours EP last year, take their career to the next level with “We’re Taking Control” featuring Graham Cobb of ’90s alt-rocker deities Pop Will Eat Itself.

If the collaboration with PWEI wasn’t enough wasn’t enough, they’ve tapped Justin Robertson of Lionrock fame to lend his acidic mixing touch to an absolutely stellar remix.

We’re extremely pleased to world premiere Mr. Robertson’s squelchy re-rub. So go on and do yourself a favor and hit the play button below and pick up the full release on June 2.

Premiere: Koiya – Tripped

Koiya

New band alert! London-based electronic trio Koiya — brothers Dru (keyboards, guitar) and Kumar Grant (electronics, percussion), and Emma Wilson (vocals) — are rising from the underground and turning heads.

Brandishing a sound encompassing elements of downtempo, soul and digifunk, the threesome, who formed in 2016, will present their self-titled debut EP via Crunch Recordings on May 5.

Fresh from releasing “Brood,” we’re pleased to world premiere the absolutely mesmerizing synth-driven cut “Tripped” off their upcoming release.

“‘Tripped’ was one of the first tracks we wrote together as a group,” says vocalist Emma Wilson. “It’s a track that went through various shapes and forms before settling into the moody beast it is today. We often find that creatively we are drawn to beauty, sometimes shrouded in darkness and ‘Tripped’ depicts this wholeheartedly. Lyrically touching on the concept of life cycles and the beauty within death, which is so often the start of something new. We hope you like. Enjoy.”

Lakerama April 2017 Chart

Lakerama

  1. Kingdom – What is Love (Fade to Mind)
  2. Bonzai – I Did (Columbia)
  3. Cadenza – Till We Do (Columbia)
  4. Syd – All About Me (Columbia)
  5. Sam Gellaitry – Jungle Waters (XL)
  6. Lakerama – Just Enjoy Yourself (Self-release)
  7. Ari Lennox – Yuengling (Polydor)
  8. Kaytranada – Glowed Up (XL)
  9. Stormzy – Cold (#MerkyRecords)
  10. Roska – In My Zone (RK&S)

DJs, submit your top 10 chart along with a photo and we’ll publish.