Rome-based DJ/producer Gianni Rina, better known by his musical alias Kocleo, has been developing his brand of authoritative techno tracks for quite some time now, recording for the likes of labels including Audiomatique Recordings, Lyase Recordings and Morris Audio.
On Rina’s upcoming Choice EP – The Remixes for Integrity Records — the imprint founded by Singaporean DJ/producer Eddie Niguel — he puts his tracks on The Choice EP released in February in the capable hands of three talented peers. In the case of “Unity” he tapped fellow Rome pisan Whitesquare to blend textures, dynamics and grooves to create a striking interpretation.
We’re extremely pleased to world premiere Whitesquare’s oustanding remix. Get a first listen below and check the full release featuring remixes by Copy Paste Soul and Scan Mode on May 24.
Russian DJ/producer/musician Ivan Latyshev has recorded his share of wicked deep-house gems for a spate of top dance music labels including What’s In The Box, Large, Toolroom, King Street, and Spaghetti Monster. Separating him from the pack is his wealth of musical chops that enable him to take each production to a heady new level.
Picking up where he left off after he issued the My Youth EP on Steve Bug’s Dessous Recordings, the Barcelona-based Latyshev makes a triumphant return to the Hamburg/Berlin-based imprint this week with the Art of Flying EP.
We’re extremely pleased to world premiere the title track remixed by none other than Detroit techno legend Eddie “Flashin'” Fowlkes. The Motor City master injects his magic into Latyshev’s track with layers of smooth synth stabs and techy grooves punctuated with big drums. Listen below and check the full release on vinyl and Traxsource on May 19 (all other digital shops on June 2).
In January we introduced you to Rowan John Harrington, a DJ/producer who makes sweat-inducing techno and house under the Secondcity alias. Harrington broke through in a big way with his 2014 jam “I Wanna Feel,” which reached number-one and went gold in the UK. Since then he’s been steadily dropping bomb after bomb for labels like Saved, Suara, Toolroom and Lapus Music.
With his Music Is What Brings Us EP on Yousef’s Circus Recordings, he’s unleashed a pulsating, peak-time floor mover which we’re thrilled to world premiere.
Harrington says of the track, “This track was inspired by a lot of early house disco stuff, wanted to make something that sounded very sample-based and had that real funk and soul element you really got with a lot of early house music. This record means a lot to me and helps maybe show a little bit of where my inspirations when writing music come from.”
Brooklyn-based, Bay Area bred producer/songwriter/multidisciplinary artist Elbows (a.k.a. Max Schieble) works across many mediums. A few years out of school, he’s blurring the lines between his chosen artistic disciplines. (The image above represents his unique style as an illustrator and art director.)
On his upcoming debut Corduroy EP set for release on May 19, he’ll present to the world a snapshot of his musical signature that’s loosely stitched together with elements of hip-hop, electronic, and pop-drenched soul music.
We’re extremely pleased to world premiere “Blimp,” a woozy track off the EP, that was imagined during recording sessions in the Big Apple and Bay Area.
Schieble says of the track, “A lot of people in my family have gone through their share of tough times. ‘Blimp’ is a song I wrote for one family member in particular who has been through it and is still struggling. For years the lyrics were unfinished. I had the music, but didn’t understand my position behind the issue, and so the emotion kept changing. Eventually I realized what this person needed to hear in a song was something uplifting, something hopeful, which helped steer the message of the chorus.”
London soul/R&B act Soulnaturals led by songwriter-producer Tony Cannam connect with Auckland, New Zealand bred singer-songwriter Jo Kelsey for “I Got Sunshine (Enough For The World)” off their new album Love Says Yes! titled and have said track remixed for the dance floor by French DJ/producer Chicky Boom. Talk about an international effort, right?
We’re extremely pleased to world premiere the funky Frenchman’s house-tastic monster of a remix. Laden with deep keyboard work, crisp beats, bumpin’ bass, and expertly parsed samples of Kelsey’s powerful voice, the Toulouse maestro’s interpretation is old-school ’90s deepness meets contemporary vibes on a darkened dance floor.
Check the remix below, and the full release sporting re-rubs by Opolopo and Valique, when it’s released on May 12 via British Soul Standard.
São Paulo minimal techno master Pedro Turra has been bringing the heat as Click Box for well over a decade, releasing music on lauded imprints including Richie Hawtin’s M_nus and Magda, Marc Houle and Troy Pierce’s Items & Things.
Originally a collaborative project, Turra, who runs Timbral Records, continues to blaze new sonic trails as a solo artist, embedding fresh ideas into each new release.
This month Turra brings his evolving style to Silencio Music by way of Click Box’s Slow Dancer EP. The four-track effort ably displays his seemingly limitless musical chops. A producer who is clearly not interested in repeating himself, all four cuts are soaked in spellbinding synths, funky basslines and trippy grooves.
We’re pleased to world premiere “I Saw It,” a hypnotic groover from the EP. Get a first listen below and check out the full release on May 17.