The Local Talk crew is gearing up to drop a brand new album from Bristol producer Crackazat! The album will be called ‘Rainbow Fantasia‘ and it’ll carry 10 beautifully solid house cuts showcasing Crackazat’s signature sound. His roots in jazz and classical music give him a keen ear for composition and storytelling. We’re currently hooked on his track “Life Is” that serves up an excellent percussive rhythm with undulating synths and soulful vocals chanting the phrase “happy or sad” possibly giving a conclusion to the name of the song.
It’s been a great day so far with a steady stream of new releases. One of the highlights definitely has to be the first single from Darius‘ forthcoming debut album ‘Utopia’ which drops on November 24th! It’s been a while since we’ve heard new music from Darius, but this new single totally solidified why we are such huge fans of his music.
The track is called “Lost In The Moment“ and it features Nigerian singer and songwriter Wayne Snow who has collaborated with the Roche Musique on a few projects before. Darius’ harmonious chords chime along with a gorgeous ebb and flow in the synths serving up some powerful undulating builds and soulful breakdowns. To think this only the first single off the album makes us look forward to more.
The track also came with a brand new music video that ties into the ‘Utopia’ concept. It follows a young woman in a dry deserted landscape as she joins two friends to explore the setting. You get shots of a stunning eclipse and a landscape that is familiar yet still alien almost like a colony of Earth on a distant planet. It’s familiar and new all at the same time. They come across a body of water that leads to an astonishing sight when they take the dive. Check it out up above.
(Artwork by Jean André)
Kitsuné Hot Stream delivers a killer new disco track from formidable producer Televisor. The track features vocals from Mammals and it has to be one of our favorites from the Hot Stream selection. Disco is the name of the game here with a seductive bassline and funk bounce that is infectious to say the least. We love that Televisor keeps the disco flames burning strong. It totally gives us endless summer vibes that should be enjoyed poolside this weekend while California enjoys these warmer forecasts and clear blue skies.
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We were recently pointed in the direction of a brand new track from a burgeoning producer going by the moniker of Color K. There isn’t very much information on this talented sound designer, but the music absolutely speaks for itself. The track is called “Moving Bodies” and the aptly titled anthem is guaranteed to set dance floors ablaze. He has a playful touch with the synths that undulate on top of an ultra sultry bassline. The city should be your setting while listening to this gem (preferably a rooftop dance floor).
A second wave of remixes for “Arty Boy” have hailed down on us and we can’t get enough! This time around Flight Facilities have enlisted the formidable sound designers Manila Killa and Dom Dolla to put their own perspective on the FF original. Each remix has it’s own vibe meaning there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Manila Killa constructs an uplifting and effervescent indie-electro rendition that sends Emma’s vocals soaring to new heights. His chord progressions hit all the right spots and that beautiful breakdown into the final build is definitely worth a couple dozen repeats. Earlier today Mixmag premiered a sultry house remix from fellow Aussie producer Dom Dolla who completely flipped the pop tinged original into a low end late night anthem. It’s a bit melancholic and haunting, but ultimately geared for the dance floor preferably during peak hour. Check out both after the jump. And catch the release this Friday, October 6th!
Here goes one to look forward to for Friday! A little while back the Italian house and disco don, Bottin, announced his new LP called ‘I Have What I Gave‘ which is slated to drop October 6th. According to the man himself, the album “came about as a stream of musical consciousness” that differs from past albums because he worked on all the tracks simultaneously instead of one by one. The fluidity is apparent and we’re left with a gorgeous collection of 10 tracks that are described beautifully on the album synopsis:
“On his new album, I Have What I Gave, Italian musician Bottin outdoes himself. He crafts propulsive, disco-laden scores for films not yet made, and introspective, mind-expanding cuts designed to ensure that people who want to dance never get caught up in conventional experiences. Each moment with Bottin is a memorable one.”
Check out the latest taste of the album called “Stellar Parade” where he collaborates with legendary Italian electronic musician Alexander Robotnick.
Hump day calls for something to hold us over until the weekend arrives and fortunately we’ve stumbled onto a few remixes that should do the trick! First up is this pulsing dance remix from Washington, DC based duo Aurean as they put their spin on “Get It Up” from L.A duo Pr0files. Aurean have a knack for weaving together some particularly potent progressive melodies which are clearly evident in this remix. It starts off deep and seductive and steadily flows into sweeping synthscapes adding a layer of emotive electro that feels just right.
We’re hearing a new side to Amtrac with this ultra funky remix coming out tomorrow via the Play It Down crew. We were completely hooked right when that shimmering intro kicks in with that uplifting funk filled bassline that could only be a Jesse Rose original. When Jesse Rose announced his retirement from making music you could almost hear the collective gasp worldwide. But his final album left us with copious amounts of golden dance floor anthems and we venture to say he closed out his career on a glorious note.
“In My Mind” is just one of the standout tracks from his concluding album and when we saw that Amtrac was going to be putting his own touch on this future classic we had to drop what we were doing just to get a taste. And it’s safe to say we aren’t disappointed at all because Amtrac definitely does the original justice by serving up a euphoric and uplifting blend of house and disco that takes you to the stars and back. It’s a fitting tribute that should be on deck anytime you need a mood boost.
Melbourne duo Kllo share a stunningly melancholic new single called “Dissolve.” It’s lifted from their forthcoming debut album ‘Backwater‘ which is set to drop on October 20th via one of our favorite imprints, Ghostly International. The track follows the heartache involved in the loss of a relationship that once felt like it would last forever. Simon provides the R&B tinged space for Chloe’s vocals to unleash a slew of emotions that are soft spoken yet strangely resounding.
A couple of weeks ago DFA Records dropped a brand new LP from Eric Copeland called ‘Goofballs.’ The album comes with 8 stellar tracks rooted in “hyper & hectic leftfield club music.” And the first remix from the album hails from Far Away’s co-founder and all out house fiend, Cooper Saver. Cooper takes on “Neckbone” and irons out some of the harsh edges to give it a mellifluous disco tinged groove. Stream the Les Yeux Orange premiere after the jump!