Sincopat, a strong contender for label of the year in my book, kicks into high gear in the homestretch of 2017 with a rousing EP from longtime associate Upercent.
The rising imprint is about to present Upercent’s Tretze EP, a release that finds the Valencia-born dance floor doyen further calibrating his emotive production style.
With a wealth of experience producing his own tracks and collaborating with artists such as Pablo Bolivar, Los Suruba, AFFKT, Pirupa and Javier Orduña, Upercent knocks it out of the park on his latest three-tracker.
We’re thrilled to world premiere “Pulsacions,” a left of center masterpiece wielding an undulating indie-rock bassline, big-ass beats and electronica textures. Listen to “Pulsacions” below and pick up the full release on November 3.
UK housemeister Chocky has been quietly releasing gorgeous, underrated tracks and remixes since 2011. He’s carefully built a discerning and highly select discography of tracks issued on imprints such as Big Bait Records, Ears Have Eyes Recordings, Secret Reels and Flumo Recordings.
The one-named Londoner’s latest release comes by way of his Self Knowledge EP, which is his debut on Steve Bug’s revered Dessous Recordings label. Like much of Chocky’s work the vibe is deep, the groove is unhurried and the production is right on the money.
We’re excited to world premiere the title track, a subterranean slice of prime deep house manna. Get a first listen below and pick up the EP on November 3.
Swiss house DJ/producers Biru Bee and Marc Hofweber have been making dance floors sweat over the past few years as Round Table Knights. They won props by producing and remixing tracks for labels such as Defected, OFF, Exploited and Made to Play. Bee and Hofweber have switched musical gears by forming Monumental Men, a collaboration with vocalist Roman Bühlmann, who’s also the lead singer of alt-folk outfit Patrick Bishop.
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Monumental Men’s songs are grand and cinematic. It’s all evident on “Navigate,” their debut offering which we’re extremely pleased to world premiere.
They had this to say of the song of the song that meets at the intersection of ambient and pop: “‘Navigate’ is our call to arms, our opening scene, our first wave — timid and proud at the same time. With Navigate, we leave the familiar behind and step into a sensational vastness. Keep exploring with us!”
Now that Amsterdam Dance Event 2017 is in the history books, Luxembourg-based GaGa Records have unveiled a celebratory musical keepsake, GaGa In Da House Amsterdam 2017.
The 14-track compilation is mixed by label head Sam Skilz and is packed with bangin’ cuts and exclusives from Dany Cohiba, Kleen Kutz & G-Bace, Rob Boskamp, Groove Salvation, Zonum, Xavi V, Albert Retamero and DJ Cocodil.
We’re elated to world premiere Sam’s “Back To House” from the comp. A seasoned producer who’s remixed and produced many other imprints, Sam gets the party started right with a hip-shaker built on crisp beats, big bass and a groove that will make you go, er, gaga. Have a listen to the premiere and check out the comp out today.
Noer the Boy is a Portland bass explorer bringing fresh ideas to the game. His list of credits include releasing tracks on Division Records, Saturate Records, STYLSS, and Daruma.
In August he attained a career milestone by releasing his full-length debut, Mechanism, an apocalyptic full-length of grinding post-dubstep bass and serrated beats, on DJ Shadow’s Liquid Amber imprint.
Currently on tour with Shadow, NTB is getting ready to release remixes from Mechanism. We’re extremely pleased to world premiere the Woolymammoth & Tsuruda Remix of “The Birds (Rebirth),” a sprawling bass workout peppered with glitchy beats and wonky bass.
Noer the Boy told us the following about the remix: “Woolymamoth, Tsuruda, and myself are all members of Courteous Family, a Los Angeles-based music crew that’s pumping out some of the freshest sounds. I couldn’t be more excited to have them remix one of my songs from Mechanism. They took it and created a totally new adventure showcasing their unique low-end styles. I hope you enjoy!”
Drummer/producer Steve Bryant approaches music in a fearless way. In addition to sitting behind the kit for Benzos, Michna, Eliot Lipp, and Young & Sick, the NYC native infuses his tracks with glitchy beats and sinewy electronics. It’s no wonder why his jams have even been featured on shows like Silicon Valley.
Bryant produces music as Cru the Dynamic, a project where he bridges his passion for jazz, hip-hop and programmed loops. The result is a buoyant sound whose musical POV runs the gamut from Chicago footwork to glitchy breakbeat.
We’re thrilled to world premiere “Here At The Institute” from his upcoming The Quick EP on Young Heavy Souls.
Bryant says the cut “is about finding a place that takes you back to another time in your life. This could be in a scientific way, with the concept of uploading one’s conciseness to the cloud for later access, or just by simply revisiting a place from your past that brings back memories. The song has three movements, representing the past, present and future.”
Hit the play button below and check the EP when it drops on October 13.