Glasgow-based techno troubadour Secluded (pictured above) is the eponymous artist and label project from Stephen Gorrie, who is known to many as Hans Bouffmyhre, the owner of the influential Sleaze Records.
After dropping the riveting Beyond Thunder EP in March featuring remixes by Roberto and Bleak, Bouffmyhre strikes again with his hard-hitting Do It Right EP, wielding interpretations by the aforementioned Roberto and Xpansul.
We’re extremely pleased to world premiere the title track, an unrelenting peak-hour Detroit style romp that won’t techno for an answer.
“‘Do It Right’ is a track which perfectly demonstrates my Secluded sound,” he says of the track. “It’s a heavy number with plenty of groove, two catchy chord sequences perfectly overlapping and a vocal stab. It has a bit of an intense party vibe and has been having a great impact in my sets during the peak moments.”
Listen below and check the full release on August 14.
San Francisco party posse Swagger Like Us have been promoting their queer hip-hop and club music influenced dance party in the Bay Area (and more recently NYC) since 2012. Founded by Kelly Lovemonster and DJ/producer davOmakesbeats, the soiree continues to shine the spotlight on underground performers, DJs, and hosts.
With their ear locked to the ground, SLU have launched Molly House Records, a label dedicated to releasing party-perfect tracks by queer artists, many of whom have performed at their events.
Ahead of the release of their Summer in Brooklyn party taking place on August 13 at The Rosemont featuring Cakes da Killa, davOmakesbeats, and Anthony Dicap, we’re pleased to world premiere “Kitty Klap” remixed by New Jersey tour de force MikeQ, a notable purveyor of ballroom/vogue-house culture who helms Qween Beat Records. His wicked bass-driven re-rub is culled from Molly House Volume 1 (Deluxe Edition).
Says co-founder davOmakesbeat of the remix, “MikeQ was such an obvious choice to remix ‘Kitty Klap’ for me. I wanted to keep the integrity of the vogue scene and culture that is referenced in the track by Bay Area vogue dancer/vocalist Sir JoQ. So what better way than to get the ballroom legend himself.”
Hit the play button below and enjoy.
Steve Bug’s Dessous Recordings is about to release the fifth edition of Dessous Summer Grooves, an annual roundup of hot dance floor tracks that are tailor-made for summertime consumption.
We’re extremely pleased to world premiere Stuttgart-based DJ/producer Till Krüger’s “Bruno,” which is one of two brand new exclusive cuts on the compilation, featuring by contributions from James Dexter, Ivan Latyshev, Langenberg, Pavel Iudin, and Habit To Others.
On “Bruno” Krüger shows how he swims like an Olympian at the deeper end of the house/techno pool. It’s a sparse, emotive cut that’s buoyed by melodic keyboard stabs, eerie pads and winsome disco strings.
Stream “Bruno” below and check out Dessous Summer Grooves 5 on August 4.
Spain’s annual Primavera Sound is one of the most acclaimed festivals in the world for quite good reason. Known for top-notch lineups and fantastic production, the promoters behind the audio-visual juggernaut always present festivalgoers with memories galaore with each event.
The team behind the festival have taken their committment to music one step deeper by launching their own label, Nitsa Traxx, which arrives 15 years after their first venture with Nitsa Recordings.
We’re extremely pleased to world premiere “Nacht Drei,” which is the title track of Nitsa Traxx’s first release, by red-hot Valencia-based mixmaster extraordinaire Daniel Kyo (Poker Flat, Drumpoet Community, Sincopat, Darkroom Dubs).
Kyo, who recently dropped his Analog Experiences EP on Melómana Records, crafts a dark, murky slice of minimal tech that’s tailor made for the main stage. Hit the play button below, soak in the vibes, and check out the full release on July 28.
Italian house DJ/producer Riccio has waded in many musical waters over the years. His list of credits include running the Main Street Records shop in Bologna, helping to present the Main Street Festival in Southern Italy, and spinning his brand of soulful house vibes in clubs from Copenhagen to New York.
Having released EPs on Messalina, People Must Jam, and Editorial, Riccio makes his return to Bosconi Extra Virgin (where he released his Pretty Eyes EP in 2014) courtesy of his Here You Are EP.
We’re extremely pleased to world premiere “Tessie,” a vibey late-night instrumental brandishing funky drums, delicate synth melodies and urgent strings. Soak up the chill vibes below, and be sure to check the full release on August 3.
From 1985 to 1995 Sean Dickson served as the singer-guitarist for Scottish alt-dance band The Soup Dragons. The quartet blazed musical trails by traipsing along the border of dance and rock with infectious hits like “I’m Free” featuring Junior Reid and “Divine Thing.”
While the Dragons are no longer, Dickson is now producing music as HiFi Sean. His collaboration with US house legend Crystal Waters of “Gypsy Woman” fame spawned “Testify,” a gospel-house floor burner so big that it’s played in every set before each concert during U2’s Joshua Tree 2017 world tour.
Originally released in November 2016 on Sean’s own imprint Plastique Recordings, the track, along with a five remixes, will be released via Defected on July 21.
We’re thrilled to world premiere Sandy Rivera’s joyous re-rub. The New Jersey master behind Kings of Tomorrow, Soul Vision and Mysterious People bathes “Testify” with his signature soulful style and its energy simply can’t be denied. Hit the play button below and prepare to be lifted from your feet.