Premiere: HAETHOR – Beautiful (Ruffian Ruffhouse Mix)

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HAETHOR is the musical union of vocalist Amy Owens and producer/guitarist Howard “Merlin” Wulkan. The project is driven by their mutual passion for indie-pop.

The duo will present their self-titled debut album on May 25. Ahead of the LP’s release, we’re pleased to world premiere Howie Beno’s Ruffian Ruffhouse Mix of “Beautiful.”

Beno, a musical journeyman who’s worked as an engineer, remixer/producer and composer for Ministry, Depeche Mode, Grace Jones and Tom Jones, delivers an interpretation that’s dark and laden with industrial-strength breakbeats and operatic tension.

Beno says of his re-rub, “When Howard [Wulkan of HAETHOR] asked me if I would be interested in remixing ‘Beautiful,’ after I heard the song I jumped at the chance … it’s got such juicy bibs and bobs and an over-the-top stellar vocal performance from Amy [Owens] … Howard’s direction was perfect: ‘Dude, just go nuts.’ Well, that’s what I did!”

Premiere: Badin Brothers – Katonda

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Last summer we tipped you off to rising London-based house duo Badin Brothers when we premiered their tech-house track “Brotherhood Riff” off their Music Off EP.

Originally hailing from Paris, Scott and Olivier Badin’s robust sound has been tantalizing DJs and dance floors all over the world.

The duo are about to release their Caravan EP, and we’re extremely pleased to world premiere “Katonda” off their latest and greatest. The track is laden with slinky percussion, a wash of gorgeous vocal samples, and a wicked groove. These brothers are definitely workin’ it out.

Get a first listen below, and be sure to check the full release when it drops via Housekeeping on May 18.

Premiere: Gabriela Penn – Attack

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We’ve been down with Swiss technocrat YENI from day one. From premiering DJ Emerson’s mindblowing remix of John Haden’s “Different World” last July (the first release on her Cyborgs In Love label) to giving the world a first listen to Andres Campo’s interpretation of her stunner “Axon” last November, we’re 100 percent #teamyeni.

In advance of the release of CIL’s upcoming debut compilation, We Are All Cyborgs! Vol. 1, we’re pleased to world premiere Gabriela Penn’s “Attack” (pictured below) from the 11-track session mixed and compiled by YENI.

Over the span of seven minutes the rising underground Dutch techno DJ/producer/live performer delivers a dark, hard-hitting banger that’s vacuum-packed with a fresh, funky groove.

Hit the play button below and check the full compilation on June 1.

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Premiere: Galaxians – How Do U Feel (Darshan Jesrani Morning Remix)

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Last September we had the pleasure of world premiering Galaxians“Out They Minds” remixed by SIREN, which is the venerable NYC DJ/producer duo consisting of house legends Darshan Jesrani of Metro Area and Dennis Kane.

After releasing their 2017 full-length debut, Let The Rhythm In, the Leeds-based soulful house trio — Matt Woodward, Jed Skinner and Emma Mason — return with a remix EP consisting of interpretations of LTRI‘s lead track, “How Do U Feel.”

The threesome put the track in the masterful hands of the aforementioned Jesrani, and we’re thrilled to world premiere it. Over the course of nine glorious minutes Jesrani conjures a cosmic disco jam, cleverly juxtaposing Mason’s powerful voice with piano boogie, movement-inducing percussion, and washes of synths.

Get a first listen below and pick up the full EP out now Brooklyn’s Dither Down.