Ca y’est ! C’est la délivrance ! Le Electrocorp Boombox #021 arrive en même temps que le weekend… et cette semaine, la playlist est particulièrement lourde avec : Finnebassen, Nobody Knows, Jobe, Reash, Dale Howard, No Artificial Colours, Chmara Winter, Anthea, Subb-an, Ripperton et enfin Bicep ! Augmente le volume, mais préviens tes voisins…
Ooo Wee!! Le Electrocorp Boombox #21 has just arrived with the weekend and this week’s playlist features big tunes from the likes of Finnebassen, Nobody Knows, Jobe, Reash, Dale Howard, No Artificial Colours, Chmara Winter, Anthea, Subb-an, Ripperton and Bicep! Turn it up!
We begin with a huge tune from Oslo’s Finnebassen who recently exploded into the scene earlier this year with releases on labels such as Noir and Electronique Digital. Now, the Norwegian delivers his first solo EP on UK based NastyFunk Records and it’s one you don’t want to miss. The release is entitled “What You Do” and it is comprised of two originals, “What You Do” and “A Little Somethin Somethin” as well as features three remixes of the title track. Label head Hendriks provides his own unique interpretation while fellow rising star Demarzo injects the smooth groove with a bit of funky flavor. On their side, Mexican duo Nobody Knows churns out a deeper, darker, sexier vibe. Bomb!
Having just released his larger than life EP “My Life” on Electronique Digital, JOBE offers up his take of Simple Minds 1985 hit “Don’t You (Forget About Me)” and this one is actually very tasty, minus the big ball of cheese many new-wave edits contain nowadays. Laying down his signature bassline with big beats and a futuristic funky groove, JOBE transforms this 80’s classic into a 21st Century Deep-House floor-filler. Have a listen and go grab this free download before it becomes a thing of the past!
Netherlands based label Trick Track Records is back with release number three, “Dead Center EP”, from Mihai Costin aka Reash. The Romanian talent delivers an intriguing blend of minimal Tech-House with 2 standout originals: “Dead Center” and “Total Control”. Featured here on the remix tip for the title track is James Dax laying down a smoother dance floor friendly bassline along with other elements reminiscent of that classic, early 90’s House sound to create a groove that your feet will not be able to stand still to. This one will be out on September 24th, so for now turn it up and enjoy the preview.
Since 2009, Dale Howard has been releasing big, quality House tunes on world renowned labels such as Neurotraxx Deluxe, OFF Recordings, Noir Music and his own label Static Audio just to name a few. No doubt, 2012 has proven to be a huge year of success for the Englishman with his productions consistently charting in the top 10’s, 20’s and 50’s of the Beatport Deep-House charts including this track, “Hold It Down”, remixed by fellow up-and-comers No Artificial Colours which was released this month on Akbal Music.
Now, it’s time to revisit the land of Poland where underground electronic music is just beginning to make a name for itself thanks to the likes of Catz ‘N Dogz and their successful Pets Recordings imprint which just recently marked the debut of Chmara Winter & Sroczynski with their “F Me” EP, a brilliant piece of modern House sounds. Frenchman Tim Paris takes the reins on remix duty, offering up this synth heavy dance-floor delight as well as a dub remix.
Kicking it up a notch as we near the end, the second to last track “Distraction” comes from a talented Techno producer by the name of Anthea who is well known for her deep, dark, minimal productions. Her “Distraction” EP was recently released on Adam Shelton’s and Subb-an’s imprint One Records and featured remixes by Dan Ghenacia and Subb-an who puts more bounce in the bass and adds an arpeggio surprise to the mix.
I always save the most epic tune for last and this one is literally the most epic tune thus far. Ripperton. Bicep. Need I say more? Well, Bicep surely get the job done staying true to themselves while paying homage to the Swiss producer’s beautiful masterpiece. Well done! Much love always, Dena.