Love & Logic 5 Tracks of the Moment

Love & Logic

New York City house music mainstay Chris Love, who those of a certain age will remember for his Stuck on Earth parties, started the SOUP party in the mid-’90s as a way to bring Gothamites together. After taking a hiatus, he linked up with partner AB Logic in 2011 and revived SOUP, which is short for Support Our Underground Properly. They haven’t looked back since.

Currently holding court at meatpacking club Cielo, and frequently appearing at Output across the bridge in Williamsburg, SOUP, which is rounded out by residents Joe Pompeo, Chris Patrick, and Lady Cherelle, regularly features world-class guest DJs.

On the production front Love & Logic have been making great sides, producing tracks for top imprints such as King Street, Greenskeepers, Sampled, Smoke City Music, Snatch, and Guesthouse. (They’ve also collaborated with Junior Sanchez and Derrick Carter.) Their same-named label just released Japanese duo Namy & Akio’s “You Make Me,” and you can bet your last dollar that more funky, uplifting jams are on the way.

Ahead of Love & Logic’s set at SOUP and Bushwick A/V’s sold-out boat party with featuring Stacey Pullen and Doc Martin on June 24, the duo share five tracks they’re currently rocking. Continue Reading

Premiere: The Spy From Cairo – Open Sesame / Sirens of the Nile

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If you follow the musical exploits and frequent travels of New York City-based DJ/producer Nickodemus, then you’ll know that he’s always bringing his globally-informed grooves to cities far and wide around the world. Somehow he manages to find time to run Wonderwheel Recordings, a label with a world view that’s as dependable as they come.

Wonderwheel is about to unveil a gem of a new release by The Spy From Cairo, a project helmed by Moreno Visini. A prolific producer who has remixed for the likes of Tosca, Billie Holiday, Baba Maal, and Astor Piazzolla, Visini, who plays electric Oud, has recorded as Zeb and counts his 2013 Arabdub among his many credits.

Related: Nickodemus: A NY DJ Who Thinks and Acts Globally

We’re pleased to world premiere TSFC’s “Open Sesame” and “Sirens of the Nile” a pair of tracks dripping with late-night feels and Middle Eastern vibes. Have a listen and stay tuned for music this fall.

Pezzner June 2017 Chart

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  1. Dunmore Park Ft Piper Davis – The Whistle (Pezzner Remix) – Supremus Records
  2. Rushmore – Soho Only – Clone Jack for Dase Series
  3. Stimmhalt – Dreams (Pezzner Remix) – RebelLion
  4. The Native Language – Umbra – Hunt & Gather
  5. Reinhard Voigt & Terranova – Wan Wan – Kompkt Extra
  6. Pezzner – Stop – Decay Records
  7. Motel Express – The Trees – Hunt & Gather
  8. Ike Release – Mirage – Mister Saturday Night Records
  9. Session Victim – Head Over Heels – Delusions Of Grandeur
  10. Esa – Rent-A-Disc – Dekmantel

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

Premiere: Komodo – HEL

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Following his Patterns & Light album released in 2014, Chris Child (a.k.a. Komodo) returns with his Divider EP on June 30. The EP, which was recorded on and off from the end of 2015 to the end of 2016, finds the Brooklyn-based electronic music producer exploring an array of styles including ambient, downtempo and electro. What’s more is that Child has paid particular attention to percussion, moving away from samples toward incorporating his own percussion into his soundscapes.

We’re extremely pleased to world premiere “HEL” from the release. It’s an ebullient synth-driven track that, like the best narrative, lands in an unexpected place.

“‘HEL’ was loosely inspired by the Fritz Lang film Metropolis; specifically the film’s visual design of the city,” he explains. “I find movies, or anything visual of interest in general, to be a great starting point when composing a new track. It helps me get an aesthetic direction going — even if it will inevitably change later.”

Collectors take note: The Divider EP will be released digitally, on a limited vinyl run of 100, and on a limited CD run of 80. It will also feature a special release, fully mixed in surround by Kasson Crooker of Symbion Project. A follow-up remix EP to Divider, featuring remixes by ANSTAM, Taylor Deupree, Kodacrome, Lumia, and Symbion Project, is planned for this summer.

Premiere: Badin Brothers – Brotherhood Riff

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Biological brothers in rhythm Scott and Olivier Badin, who DJ and produce as Badin Brothers, hail from Paris. They came of age in the ’90s when French Touch ruled dance floors. Releases like Daft Punk’s classic 1997 album Homework changed their lives, and set them on a course of making music for the dance floor.

Cut to the present and the brothers, who are based in London, are working hard and living out their musical dreams. After making their debut in Ibiza in 2014, they’ve been able to bring their sound to clubs all over the world, including New York, Sao Paulo and Buenos Aires.

Today the duo release their hotly anticipated Music Off EP on Housekeeping, a red-hot event and label serving as residents at In The Dark at Hï Ibiza. We’re extremely pleased to world premiere the buzzy “Brotherhood Riff” from the release, a tech-house treasure overflowing with big-room vibes. Hit the play button below and enjoy.

Premiere: Claap! & Santana – Dune (High Ceilings Remix)

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Parisian DJ/producer CLAAP! and DJ/vocalist Santana live by the ethos that it takes two to make a thing go right.

After dropping party-perfect collaborations with Feadz (Ed Banger) and Mike Simonetti (2MR, ex-Italians Do It Better), as well as releasing tracks on Shir Khan’s Exploited Records, the duo return today to Yuksek’s Partyfine label with their Dune EP.

We’re pleased to world premiere an epic seven-minute remix of the title track reworked by the pair under their High Ceilings moniker. On their funky re-rerub they slow down the BPMs to a head-nodding, funky groove and pepper the mix with Santana’s sublime vocals.

Hit the play button below, and we’re certain you’ll agree that this remix has a certain je ne sais quoi.