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.
Currently living and crafting music in Berlin, Canadian DJ/producer Sidney Sheldon Thompson has built his rep recording under various monikers such as Pan/Tone and Gringo Grinder. With a discography brandishing remixing tracks for Depeche Mode, Placebo, and Gui Boratto, he also keeps busy running Beachcoma Recordings along with musical cohorts Metope and Fairmont.
These days Sidney is focusing on his most recent alias Sid Le Rock, a nom de plomb that finds him cultivating lush electronic tracks for the dance floor.
Now aligned with Hamburg-based Hafendisko he’s about to unveil his High & Low EP, featuring ’80s style electro jams and a plethora of synth-driven shenanigans. We’re pleased to world premiere the title cut from his upcoming EP, a sinewy mid-tempo cut that slinks along a twisted path of off-kilter digi-funk.
Have a listen below and pick up the full release on May 8.
When opportunity knocks, you’ve got to be ready to answer the door. Just ask Danish DJ/producer Anders Ponsaing.
After spending much of his childhood ensconced in music, Ponsaing, who graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Sound Techniques from the Alternative Rhythmic Music Conservatory in Copenhagen, cut his musical teeth spinning in Copenhagen. Years of gigs allowed him to formulate his deep, techy signature.
When he got the call to remix Eva Scolaro & Steen T’s “Don’t Tell Me No,” he was all over it and rose to the occasion. Ponsaing’s remix eventually went viral, racking up over 17 million views on YouTube and finding its way into sets by a coterie of world-famous jocks. Unwilling to rest on his laurels, he parlayed the remix’s success into a residency at Avenue and gigs all over Ibiza last year.
Ahead of another year on the White Isle where he now lives, Ponsaing’s Deep Gravity EP is about to drop on Favouritizm. Ahead of the release we’re extremely pleased to world premiere “Black Soda,” a track oozing with ominous synth lines, pointed melodies and pristine percussion. Go listen below and pick up the full release on Traxsource on May 8 (everywhere else on May 22).
Back in November we proclaimed our fondness for veteran chillout artist Nick Brennan (a.k.a. Tripswitch) and his blissful sound that encompasses deep, dark and beautiful house. A year after he released his divine third album, Vagabond, on Denmark’s Iboga Records, Brennan has launched his own imprint, onedotsixtwo, a sub-label of his eclectic electronica label Section Records.
Brennan wastes no time in getting thelabel off to a running start by mixing In At The Deep End, a 23-track two-disc compendium featuring a wealth of like-minded musical spirits traveling on the same psychic plane.
He says, “As it turns out, In At The Deep End has become the perfect vessel to introduce the world to onedotsixtwo. The album forms a bridge between my long-established Section Records label, and what listeners can expect to hear in the coming months and years on this new imprint.”
Ahead of the Beatport release on May 19 (June 2 sees the compilation’s general release) we’re extremely pleased to world premiere the compilation’s closing “Sinking” produced by Brennan, oozing with his rapturous grooves and glistening melodies.
East London-based deep house DJ/producer Ossie is the latest entry to Exploited Records’ roster of talent.
Over the past few years the one-named phenom has released records on a smattering of top-quality labels including Kode9’s Hyperdub, Ralph Lawson’s 2020 Vision, Wolf Music, Lightworks and Chase & Status’ MTA. (He also runs his own label, Super Cali.) Factor in DJ sets at Lovebox, XOYO, Sonar and Boiler Room and you’ll see why his star has been on the rise for some time now.
We’re excited to world premiere the sultry deep jam “Milk” from his Exploited debut out on May 1. Full of airy pads, cracking snares and plenty of bass in your face, this one’s gonna make you sweat. Listen below and enjoy.
Multimember collective Warriors of the Dystotheque was initially envisioned by Irish DJ Jonny McAllister. The project came together when Jonny met the future members on Facebook back in 2014. Their breadth of experience runs the gamut, from producing trailers for big-name movies and working on sound design for New Order to writing songs for icons such as Alison Moyet.
United by a love of lo-fi, downtempo, big beat and good ol’ fashioned electronic, WotD, who are signed to London-based label Tigre Fair Records who released their The Future Is Ours EP last year, take their career to the next level with “We’re Taking Control” featuring Graham Cobb of ’90s alt-rocker deities Pop Will Eat Itself.
If the collaboration with PWEI wasn’t enough wasn’t enough, they’ve tapped Justin Robertson of Lionrock fame to lend his acidic mixing touch to an absolutely stellar remix.
We’re extremely pleased to world premiere Mr. Robertson’s squelchy re-rub. So go on and do yourself a favor and hit the play button below and pick up the full release on June 2.