Swiss duo Round Table Knights — Biru Bee and Marc Hofweber — have established quite a reputation for themselves on the global house scene thanks to steadily crafting bespoke club tracks for labels such as Defected, OFF, Exploited and Made to Play. “We met at a jam session, and we like the same music and we had the same vision,” they told us in an interviewed last April. “So it was just a natural progress to set up Round Table Knights.”
The twosome continue along on their quest for global dance domination with their recently released Secret Place EP out now via Have A Killer Time. The EP features three original cuts and a killer remix courtesy of Australia’s Fantastic Man.
Always curious about the tracks DJ/producers are living for at the moment, we connected with RTK’s Biru Bee and asked him to share some of the songs that are currently in heavy rotation.
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Hailing from Vancouver and later forming in Brooklyn, Bob Moses’s Tom Howie and Jimmy Vallance have sketched out a beautiful, singular sound for themselves, one that’s informed by house and techno yet accented with a dash of icy melancholy and influenced by the natural grandeur of their hometown. Over the course of a musical partnership that’s seen them build an association with Brooklyn-based indie label Scissors and Thread to present gorgeous, expansive works like last year’s Far From The Tree EP, Howie and Vallance are now signed to Domino Records and will release their First To Cry EP this month on the much lauded label. After completing a string of European dates in May that included gigs in Paris, London, Glasgow, Istanbul and Ibiza, the duo are playing around the U.S. this month. As they recharged their batteries in between gigs, we asked the guys to share their five favorite artists of the moment on SoundCloud.
Until The Ribbon Breaks is the artistic vehicle for rising producer/singer/songwriter/remixer Pete Lawrie Winfield (pictured above). Hailing from Cardiff, Wales, his glorious debut single “Pressure” occupies the similarly sparse terrain pioneered by the likes of James Blake, only Winfield’s methodology is swathed in a gritty darkness inspired by brooding Bristol ’90s acts like Portishead to pop stars like Usher. Now fronting a kick-ass three-piece band who’ve toured North America supporting Lorde, Phantogram and Delorean, UTRB, who just issued a wicked video for “Goldfish,” will present their debut album due out on August 26. Before the trio kick off a weekly residency in L.A., we asked Winfield and James Wolujewicz to share their five songs of the moment on SoundCloud.
Until The Ribbon Breaks’ residency at the Bootleg Theatre in Los Angeles runs every Monday from June 2 to June 30.
After remixing The Knocks’ “Comfortable” and Mystery Skulls’ “Ghost” and dropping their Top of the World EP, Buffalo, NY disco-house duo Solidisco — Matt McGurn and Don Skotnicki — continue their upward musical ascent by remixing Chromeo’s “Jealous (I Ain’t With It).” One of the best tracks from Chromeo’s new album, White Women, McGurn and Skotnicki funk up the jam like nobody’s business. We caught up with the pair and asked them to share their five favorite songs of the moment on SoundCloud.
Trance journeyman Max Graham continues to refine his sound as a DJ/producer and blaze new musical trails on his own terms. The Canadian, who was born in London and is based in Amsterdam, released his majestic Cycles 5 compilation in January, toured all over the place to support it and is now getting ready for a big summer by issuing his latest and greatest track called “Purple” on his Rebrand Records. Graham’s popular Cycles Radio show topped 150 shows earlier in the year, and he shows no signs of slowing down. With his finger on the pulse of all things trance, progressive, tech-house and beyond, we asked Graham to share his five favorite tracks of the moment on SoundCloud.
Max Graham’s “Purple” is released on May 12. Graham plays Case Study at Riff Lounge in Chicago on May 29, Fez Ballroom in Portland on May 31 and FSOE vs Subculture at Westerunie in Amsterdam on June 7.
Trends come and go, but Paris-based DJ/producer Phil Weeks has remained true to the house that Jack built. Over the past decade he’s refined his deep, soulful productions through choice releases for 2020Vision, Music For Freaks, Brique Rouge, Detour, Adult Only and his own Robsoul label. Next month Weeks will drop “Searching4Love,” a sultry collaboration with fellow Parisian Ladybird, on his Robsoul label. You can bet that their jam will be heating up Ibiza this season, where Weeks will be holding down a residency with Magna Carta at Sankeys beginning June 7. Here the esteemed mixmaster shares his
five six favorite artists of the moment on SoundCloud.
Phil Weeks feat. Ladybird’s “Searching4Love” will be released June 13 on Robsoul.