Oliver Nelson & Tobtok 5 Tracks of the Moment

Oliver Nelson & Tobtok

After a spate of individual productions and co-remixes for Albin Lee Meldau, Lemaitre, and Frank Walker, rising Swedish production duo Oliver Nelson & Tobtok (a.k.a Tobias Karlsson) continue to their winning ways via their updated rendition of Stix & Stoned’s “Outrageous” (Perfect Havoc).

Produced by Judge Jules and John Kelly and originally released in 1996, the pair transform the vintage dance floor nugget with funky-ass contemporary vibes.

Amid the buzz of their current collab, we caught up with the duo and asked them to share their favorite tracks of the moment. Continue Reading

GoFundMe Launched to Help Hyperdub Artist Cooly G After Fire Destroys Her Possessions

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A GoFundMe campaign has been launched by Hyperdub boss Steve Goodman (a.k.a. Kode9) to help London-based artist Merrisa Cooly G Campbell. According to  Goodman a fire on December 31, 2018 at Shurgard store on Purley way in Croydon destroyed all of her possessions.

Cooly, a mother of two young children who was between houses at the time and was about to move into a new place, had placed all her things in storage in the building that was burned down.

Adding insult to injury is that her family was in the middle of moving to a new home after their previous residence was lost due to a flood.

In the fire she lost, everything she owned and worked hard to buy including her 2 children’s clothes and collection of exclusive sneakers, studio equipment, her vinyl collection, her books, her children’s toys and games, personal possessions that held sentimental value, TVs, iPads, a video camera, 2 hard drives, 2 bedroom home contents and garden contents furniture – pretty much everything she owned. They are currently living out of a small bag of clothes.

Donations to help Cooly and her family can be made here.

Premiere: Anthony Castaldo – Kalt Feat. Raniero

Anthony Castaldo

Today is a big day for rising UK-based techno phenom Anthony Castaldo.

The Italian-born DJ/producer’s long-awaited Kalt EP has been released on Carl Cox and Jon Rundell’s mighty Intec Digital. The release adds to his growing body of top-quality work for labels such as Unrilis, Respekt Recordings and Analytic Trail.

We’re thrilled to world premiere the title track, a dark, hard-hitting rollercoaster ride featuring pummeling percussion, bellicose bass and snarling synths. The pièce de résistance is Raniero’s haunting spoken word phrasings uttered in German.

Hit the button and get a first listen below!

Big Shot Guest Mix 345: DJ Samer (15 Years of Pangea)

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Happy 15th anniversary, Pangea Recordings!

To celebrate his label’s amazing milestone, label boss DJ Samer dug into the imprint’s deep catalog of progressive-house gold and whipped up an exclusive retrospective mix.

Samer’s 15-track session features choice offerings from AudiogliderBOD, Luke Chable, Barry Jamieson, Fitalic, Inkfish, Robert Solheim and more.

Samer tells us of the mix, “Quite frankly, I am shocked at how much quality music we have produced and put out over the last 15 years…I hope you enjoy listening to this mix as much as I did creating it. It certainly brought back some amazing memories.”

  1. BOD – ‘Copycat’ (Joshua Collins 2018 Remaster) (Pangea Recordings)
  2. BOD – ‘Copycat’ (Barry Jamieson Techfunk Remix) (Pangea Recordings)
  3. Paul Hazendonk, Hank Achi – ‘Sahara Sun’ (Deeparture Remix) (Pangea Recordings)
  4. Fitalic – ‘Fields of Motion’ (Hair Band Drop-Out Remix) (Pangea Recordings)
  5. Fitalic – ‘Fields of Motion’ (Sapiens Remix) (Pangea Recordings)
  6. Chris Sterio, Sean McClellan – ‘Grace’ (Original Mix) (Pangea Recordings)
  7. Chris Sterio, Sean McClellan – ‘The Path’ (Original Mix) (Pangea Recordings)
  8. Alejandro R – ‘Deep Exchange’ (Zed White Remix) (Pangea Recordings)
  9. Robert Solheim – ‘Ferga’ (Luke Chable Remix) (Pangea Recordings)
  10. Chris Sterio, Sean McClellan – ‘Grace’ (Ri Za Remix) (Pangea Recordings)
  11. Rob Benninger –  ‘Tales From The Abyss’ (Original Mix) (Pangea Recordings)
  12. Inkfish – ‘Before The War’ (Barry Jamieson Remix) (Pangea Recordings)
  13. Mark Santangelo – ‘Deep State’ (Original Mix) (Pangea Recordings)
  14. Inkfish – ‘Before The War’ (Napalm & d-phrag Remix) (Pangea Recordings)
  15. Audioglider – ‘Chemtrails’ (Ryan Sullivan Remix) (Pangea Recordings)
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