Andrea Ljekaj February 2017 Chart

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  1. Andrea Ljekaj – The Unsaid (Instrumental Mix) – Save Us Records
  2. Andrea Ljekaj – Silent Change (Original Mix) – Save Us Records
  3. Ramon Tapia & Rik Watts – Snuss (Original Mix) – Gem Records
  4. Rafael Cerato & Marc DePulse – Vertigo (Original Mix) – Lapsus Music
  5. Andrea Ljekaj – Hils Have Ears (Original Mix) – New Violence Records
  6. Distale – Light (Original Mix) – Upon You Records
  7. Andrea Ljekaj – Road Of Desires (Original Mix) – New Violence Records
  8. Andrea Ljekaj – Never Too Early (Original Mix) – New Violence Records
  9. Dirty Culture – Road Load (Original Mix) – Akbal Music
  10. Jimi Jules – Fate (Original Mix) – Zukunft Recordings

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Goldie Returns with ‘The Journey Man’ Double LP

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Metalheadz label head Goldie has announced the release of a double album, The Journey Man, on June 16. The news arrives after Goldie dropped his new single “I Adore You” (listen below) yesterday.

The new effort is divided into two parts and features 16 brand-new tracks written and produced by the man himself.

For the album Goldie collaborated with singer-songwriter Natalie Duncan, who was discovered when chosen in the three-part BBC series Goldie’s Band By Royal Appointment and later contributed the vocals for Goldie’s 2012 single “Freedom,” as well as Terri Walker, Tyler Lee Daly, Natalie Williams, José James and Naomi Pryor. Goldie’s wife, Mika Wassenaar Price, also guests on the LP.

Obligatory press release gush from Goldie: “I often look at music not so much as a producer but like a director. You’re drawing together engineers, performers and arrangers to create something special, something magical. It’s like alchemy. The notes, the music, the lyrics, they’re all in my head and each element has to be communicated and brought to life to create the finished track. I’m always inspired by great movie directors – people like Stanley Kubrick and PT Anderson – and, if you think about it, it’s quite a similar approach. They start off with a vision and then they use that vision to deploy the actors and the cameramen and the editors in order to create the finished film.”

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Premiere: Joeski – Dub Music

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New York house DJ/producer/remixer Joeski’s ascension to the global stage has been incumbent upon one thing: pure freakin’ talent. From playing house parties in Queens, NY,  to spinning at infamous Manhattan nightspots and parties including The Limelight, NASA, Save the Robots and the Roxy, he’s continually evolved his sound both behind the decks and the boards. And not surprisingly his sleek, raw grooves continue to reverberate well beyond the Big Apple.

With 2016 filled with producing and remixing for labels including Defected and Suara, Joeski (a.k.a. Joe Flores) makes a welcome return to Steve Bug’s Poker Flat Recordings with the Lessons in Dub EP.

Where his previous Erotic Sessions EP for Poker Flat was a deep, techy dose of dark insanity (listen to “Come On Here” here), his new three-tracker for the label is swathed in dubby textures, sexy vocal sample banter and groovy goodness.

We’re thrilled to world premiere the title track from our NYC homie that’s rinsed with glorious helpings of bass, insistent drums and gentle washes of reverb. Get an exclusive first listen below and pick up the full release on February 17.

Premiere: Torgny – Ghost

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Shaped by the raw energy and DIY spirit of the hardcore/punk scene, Oslo singer/songwriter Torgny’s musical point of view has eschewed fleeting musical fads and trends. His aesthetic achieved critical mass with the release of 2013’s Oil Panic, an album widely praised for its unbridled synth-rock fury.

Torgny returns this month with the first of three EPs from the Cut & Run trilogy due this year on Telemachus Records. He says the theme is a reference to cutting loose a ship’s anchor and sailing away quickly from an urgent situation. “And I think the urge to get out or to be somewhere else can be felt in all of these songs.”

We’re pleased to world premiere “Ghost,” an amalgam of electronic pop brandishing urgent vocals backed by bulging synth-driven melodies and riffs. Check the tune below and track down the full release on February 17.

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Club Cheval 5 Tracks of the Moment

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Currently riding high on the success of their 2016 debut album, Discipline, French electronic outfit Club Cheval are kicking off a short and sweet US DJ tour tonight at Q Nightclub in Seattle. From there, the quartet — Sam Tiba, Myd, Canbaster, and Panteros666 — play Schimanski in Brooklyn on February 16 and Sound-Bar in Chicago on February 17. We caught up with the guys before they went through customs and asked them to share five tracks currently rocking their world. Continue Reading

Premiere: Paul Sawyer – Make It Last

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Big things are happening for UK-based DJ/producer/podcaster Paul Sawyer. This month he will launch a new mix compilation series and monthly radio show on Frisky Radio called Textures. Exciting stuff, right?

Krafted Underground is a stunning 31-track compilation brimming with gorgeous cuts from the likes of Third Son, Darin Epsilon, Nick Muir and Tim Engelhardt that are melodic and utterly captivating. His selection runs the gamut of deep and progressive house to ebullient techno.

Ahead of the release of the dynamic compendium selected and mixed by Sawyer, we’re extremely pleased to world premiere “Make It Last,” an exclusive track on the release produced by the man himself.

Listen below and check the full release — and Textures — when they simultaneously drop on February 24. Continue Reading