“Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in!” UK mixmaster Freddie Frampton has at least one thing in common with Michael Corleone in The Godfather: Part III. After decimating dance floors in the ’90s at various London clubs, Frampton took a self-imposed hiatus from the scene. But the thump of the kick drum and the energy of the dance floor eventually lured him back, and he wound up scoring a huge tech-house smash last year with his evocative track “Black Betty.”
Frampton comes alive again with his deep-house delight “So Good” out April 19 on his newly launched label, Hot2Drop. We’re extremely pleased to world premiere the accompanying video for the track edited by Paulo Olim Duraes.
Says Freddie of the clip, “‘So Good’ is a sensual piece of music which becomes orgasmic at peak times. The girl listening to music on headphones, with her breasts covered by speakers, is there to emphasize sexuality in the music, more so than the individual filmed.”
After setting dance floors ablaze a decade ago with the minimal masterpiece “No Control,” Rome-based Francesco Fortuna — who is more widely known as Sisko Electrofanatik — takes his career to the next level with his upcoming Alis EP for Carl Cox and Jon Rundell’s mighty Intec Digital.
Fortuna, who has also released on Suara, Voltage, BluFin, Yoshitoshi and Frequenza, delivers a mighty three-tracker that isn’t afraid to push techno’s creative limits.
We’re thrilled to world premiere “Overground,” a sprawling, dark and sinewy rollercoaster ride featuring a series of thrilling twists and turns.
Check out “Overground” below and pick up the full release on March 22.
Up-and-coming Melbourne-based trio Cool Explosions will release their upcoming self-titled LP on March 14. The threesome’s quixotic, synth-driven sound is a captivating blend of digi soul, downtempo and electronica.
Ahead of the album’s release, we’re thrilled to world premiere the visually stunning music video for opening track “Glass Jars.” The evocative clip directed by Sasha Whitehouse and choreographed and performed by Juliet Burnett.
The video was “made on the lands of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation. We recognize their elders past, present and emerging, and acknowledge that sovereignty has not been seceded and no treaty has been signed.”
Kinetic Screen for ‘Lights Programming / Title Design’
Make-up by Dana Leviston
Wardrobe – Kowtow
What an interesting journey it has been for Andreas Buchner & Sebastian Oberst. The longtime Berlin-Vienna friends began exploring their musical dalliances with guitars. They eventually gravitated from six-string toward synths and DJing. In the process, they’ve honed their left field sound, a smart pastiche of subterranean house and techno.
The fruit of the pair’s hard work can be heard on their upcoming debut album, Sfumato, due out March 1 via Hold Your Ground/Audiolith. The title takes its name from a painting technique of allowing tones and colors to shade gradually into one another, producing softened outlines or hazy forms
We’re thrilled to world premiere “Blank Follows Blank,” an evocative synth-driven slow boil of track, from the upcoming full-length album.
Here’s what Oberst & Buchner had to say about the cut: “‘Blank Follows Blank’ is a tribute to the power void, to ideas disappearing over time and to space collapsing — a blank paper that is crumbled up and thrown into the bin to start a fresh one.”