Markee Ledge (Kosheen) & Leon Switch ‘Make Your Move’ single plus Bristol album launch party

Markee Ledge/Kosheen will be playing Bristol’s The Fleece on Tuesday 8th December for the official album launch party.

The show features Markee Ledge/Kosheen live featuring guest vocalists Alys Be and Susie Ledge plus Kosheen drummer Mitch Glover with MC Jakes hosting.

The Kosheen creator’s single, which combines cool, emotive vocals over dubby electronic beats, has been remixed by Optiv & BTK, dubspeeka, Addison Groove, Wolf as well as featuring Markee Ledge’s own remix and Leon Switch’s original mix. The single was premiered by Annie Mac on BBC Radio 1 on Friday 30th October.

“I heard Leon Switch’s original version and loved Alys’ vocal,” recalls Markee. “I had it going round and round my head, great vocals do that. I just felt it needed to reach a wider audience so asked if I could collaborate with them on it.”

A ‘Make Your Move’ remix competition has been launched on

‘Make Your Move’ will precede the release of his ‘Elevate’ album on Friday 4th December 2015. The 17 track album features guest producers dubspeeka, Leon Switch, and Rinse FM’s DJ Youngsta, plus guest vocalists Alys Be, Susie Ledge and Jodie Elms.

After recording 5 albums as Kosheen, the group’s songwriter and producer, Markee Ledge, has taken time off to record his own Kosheen project, which recaptures the essential, deep vibe created by classic albums ‘Resist’, ‘Damage’& ‘Independence’.

ephemerals share ‘Get Out’ from new album ‘chasing ghosts’

ephemerals new album chasin ghosts is the follow up to their breakthrough album nothing is easy and looks set to further build on the fast growing UK and international fanbase that saw them tour their debut extensively, including shows at key festivals like Glastonbury, Bestival and Mostly Jazz.

Although ephemerals 7 piece line up is that of a classic soul band, the sound of chasin ghosts has elements of jazz, rock and hip hop reinforcing the lyrical content which is always thoughtful, hard hitting and never afraid to address the dark topics as well as the light whether that be (lost) love, depression, world politics or philosophy.

Writer and band leader Hillman Mondegreen met singer Wolfgang Valbrun while touring his previous band in France. Paris resident Wolf’s band were on the same bill and having heard his voice Mondegreen knew they had to work together. He wrote some songs with Wolf in mind and pitched him to form ephemerals bringing together the rest of the band from his extensive network of player contacts.

The band recorded chasin ghosts as they perform their live shows with Hillman Mondegreen on guitar, Wolfgang Valbrun on vocals, James Graham on keys, Adam Holgate on bass and Jimi Needles on drums. Their incredible horn section courtesy of band members Damian McLean-Brown and Thierry Lemaitre were backed up on record by Cordicella strings adding an extra layer of emotion to this already heavy recording.

Mondegreen brought the album together on a trip to Switzerland as an alternative to writing at his Soho home. Soho provides much of the inspiration for ephemerals and informs the urban sound of what they do but the never ending buzz of London life is sometimes tempered by the noise which reaches klaxon levels, short circuiting the creative process and preventing him doing what he does best – translating his feelings and thoughts into words and music.

The relative silence and peace of days of cycling round the Zurich’s great lake after a year of touring the band meant that when he finished the songs at night he could hear every word in his head sung by Wolf in his distinctive rasp.

The recording sessions took place in January – recorded live to tape at London’s Cowshed studios over 3 days. Co-incidentally this was the same time that You Made Us Change – their second single – was getting picked up across the blogosphere and becoming a # 1 Hype Machine record and sparking the first wave of media and major label interest in the band.

This breakthrough led to increased radio play on BBC 6 music from Gilles Peterson and Craig Charles, on Radio 1 from Huw Stephens, Phil Taggart, Friction and Target and a playlist on 1Xtra as well as support from BBC Radio 2 and 4 plus playlists on Radio Nova in France and Radio 6 in Holland.

As with their debut chasin ghosts was mixed by Rob Jones – himself an amazing musician but also one of the most talented producers out of ephemeral’s peer group having successfully built a name for himself with the Gene Dudley Group on the superb Wah Wah 45’s label.

The album kicks off with is this about you and me? – A song which sets the tension for the album with the speaker questioning a recurring dream. This leads into everyday killers a (killer) classic soul sound underpinning powerful lyrics about negative karma.

you’ll never see me cry sees the album really start to soar with James Graham’s incredible piano playing supporting Mondegreen’s powerful lyrics and Wolf’s unmistakeable vocal. keep on is a soul stomp that on listening a little deeper is a reflection on the fleeting nature of life and how we live it that has already proved a big hit in live shows. Closing out side 1 (for vinyl fans) is get out – a mournful howl against depression and the call of suicide to those that suffer it.
beauty in the everyday opens side 2 and is an uplifting love song to living in the moment leading into well done a uniquely British slice of sarcasm dressed up in a stomping soul tune so huge it’s become the band’s set opener.

god’s gonna make you laugh is an epic, operatic track that shows new depth to ephemeral’s sound leading into i’m gonna die someday – the sombre yet beautiful counterpoint of the last album’s life is good and one written in the midst of a cycle of depression.

The instrumental another day gone gives the listener some breathing space before album closer howl pairs Mondegreen’s lyrics with one of the most locked down funky beats you will have heard in many years – each line of the song an acronym of the title.

ephemerals release chasin ghosts on 30th October with shows in London, Amsterdam, Berlin and Paris leading to a full UK and European tour in 2016

BMotion – Arabia / Ignition [Viper Recordings]

Earlier this year BMotion dropped ‘Bear Hug / Vice City’ on Viper Recordings. The single was met with a rapturous reception from both ravers and DJ’s alike. Smashing out clubs from Cardiff to California, ‘Bear Hug’ was championed by luminaries such as Matrix & Futurebound, Brookes Brothers, Calyx & Teebee, Dimension, S.P.Y, ShockOne, Metrik, and Drumsound & Bassline Smith to name just a few.

Already an established and respected member of the Viper family, BMotion returns with his third and arguably largest release on the label thus far in the form of ‘Arabia / Ignition’.

‘Arabia’ is full of eastern promise and percussion. A beautiful and almost mystic vocal floats over the build until it hits you like a sand storm with rolling beats and an extremely rude bassline.

‘Ignition’ lulls you into a false sense of security with its lush and cinematic melodies before the massive bassline abruptly deals you a slap across the face and demands you wake up and listen.

BMotion’s continued assault of high quality bass and beats has seen him win fans in very high places. From Sigma, Netsky, and DJ Marky, to UKF, Liquicity, and Friction on BBC Radio 1, he has impressed the right people in the right places. His latest single is sure to continue this trend and see him continue to build on his reputation for massive dancefloor tunes and immaculate production.


The Acid came together as collaborative project between British Grammy-nominated producer and DJ Adam Freeland, Californian polymath Steve Nalepa and Australian vocalist/producer/cult folk artist Ry X. Breaking ground in 2013 with their debut self-titled EP, the trio quickly followed up with second release ‘Liminal’, a critically acclaimed work which showcased the collective’s influences and intended direction by giving clear nods to artists such as Portishead, Aphex Twin and Thom Yorke. The Acid are an act which penetrates a range of genres – from techno to R&B, deep house and beyond.

Having made a name for himself via his dreamy productions on the underground’s premiere imprints including Cocoon, Manual Music, and TRAUM – Olaf Stuut was an obvious choice to rework ‘Red’.

Straying away from the original’s decidedly nocturnal aura, Olaf’s interpretation of the sultry beat and rolling bassline is several shades darker, and undeniably more club ready. Taking the listener on a journey through vastly different soundscapes, this reinterpretation showcases the Dutch producer’s more fractured approach to electronica. The result has a more purposeful beat that takes the track to an altogether more atmospheric place.

Stuut’s adaptation of the original vocal also helps steer the track through its new path to deep-seated melancholia. The sultry male vocal retaining its mesmeric flow dances effortlessly over the enduring bassline and at times glitchy synth interchanges, now peppered with the introduction of flutes.

The beat’s pace accelerates throughout the remix before a barrage of heavy drum kicks and quickening claps take the track on an upward climbing crescendo, breaking out into full on club roller and once again highlighting the track’s potential as a well rounded club record.

Kraak & Smaak share ‘Shiiiit’ from new single ‘My Mind’s Made Up’

Following a string of club facing releases on Spinnin’ and Axtone as well as a huge single on their own Boogie Angst label – Kraak & Smaak make a triumphant return to Jalapeno with My Mind’s Made Up – an absolutely enormous disco boogie tune.

Channelling classic upbeat soul with incredible analogue production – this track could be straight off an 80’s dancefloor with a killer vocal delivered by Berenice – the soul sensation who fronts K&S live shows.

On the B side Shiiiit is anything… but fusing house, funk, disco and a cheeky sample together with classic K&S flair.

Kraak & Smaak are currently working on their 5th studio album due for delivery in 2016. Autumn 2015 sees them playing a series of live shows including a sell-out Melkweg performance as part of Amsterdam Dance Event.

The band’s incredible live show has seen them play live and DJ all over the world from Glastonbury to Coachella and all points in between. Their eclectic tastes have seen them work with some incredible vocalists including Romanthony, Ben Westbeech, Lee Fields and Joi Cardwell.

Their new album sees them song writing with Ivar and Berenice who form the vocal partnership at the front of their live show as well as a number of very special guests.



Nicole Moudaber Remixes Pan-Pot & Carlo Lio, NYE in Miami + North American Dates

Nicole Moudaber’s ascension into techno’s elite has been exponential and her momentum continues full force into 2016. After a busy 2015 including her In the MOOD parties around the globe and weekly radio show, MoodDAY and MoodNIGHT showcases at WMC, a collaborative Breed EP with UK Skunk Anansie rocker Skin and a remix for Scuba’s “Too Strong”, fans can now look forward to Nicole’s forthcoming remixes for Pan-Pot and Carlo Lio in addition to New Year’s Eve in Miami at Heart Nightclub and select North American gigs before she hits Mexico’s annual bacchanal at The BPM Festival in January.

While her tour schedule remains relentless for most of the year, it doesn’t stop her from cranking out the quality productions she’s known for. Pan-Pot’s The Other Remixes LP drops December 14 on their label, Second State featuring the release of Nicole’s heavily twisted alteration of Pan-Pot’s “Attention”, a tangled, dark trek through dense acoustic layers of aural madness. The holiday treats keep coming as Nicole remixes Carlo Lio’s “Welcome to the Flipside” coming December 28 on Suara Records.

Nicole Moudaber closes out 2015 with a string of North American dates including an On The Road to BPM Showcase party at new Toronto hotspot Nest, an open to close set at Brooklyn’s infamous Output and she’ll ring in 2016 with a New Year’s Eve celebration at Heart Nightclub in Miami.

Nicole Moudaber Tour Dates
November 28 Oslo, Norway @ Sunkissed at Blå
December 4 Wuppertal, Germany @ Butan
December 5 Würzburg, Germany @ Club Airport
December 6 Castro Urdiales, Spain @ Zul
December 7 Palabam, Italy @ Paladarq Music Festival
December 9 Ibiza, Spain @ Sankeys Ibiza – Detroit Love
December 12 Naples, Italy @ Golden Gate
December 18 Warsaw, Poland @ 1500m2
December 19 Berlin, Germany @ Watergate
*December 26 Toronto, Canada @ Nest – On The Road To BPM Showcase
*December 28 Brooklyn, NY @ Output (Open to Close)
*December 31 Miami, FL @ Heart Nightclub – New Year’s Eve 2016
*January 2 Montreal, Canada @ Stereo (Open to Close)
*January 12 Playa Del Carmen, Mexico @ The BPM Festival
*January 17 Playa Del Carmen, Mexico @ The BPM Festival

*Denotes North American date

Cyberpunkers and Far Too Loud drop huge electro bomb “Ready To Blast”

Far Too Loud and Cyberpunkers have an explosive collaboration that is locked and loaded with a whole lot of electro energy. “Ready To Blast” is an atomic bomb of bass that features a darkened tinge that each act is known for embedding in their sounds. Ravers beware, this record is not for the faint of heart. “Ready To Blast” is only for those looking to take their raging to the next level.

Jutes Unable to Slow Things Down in Witty New Video “Coming Soon” – Premiere On PureVolume

(Los Angeles, CA) – November 24, 2015

The Musebox today announced that buzzing Toronto hip-hop artist Jutes has released his slightly tongue in cheek new video, “Coming Soon.” Confessing his uncontrollable enthusiasm to his lover, “Coming Soon” is the type of witty, double entendre that Jutes is known for. This track will balance some of the darker and more emotional tracks found on Jutes’ upcoming Much Love EP, set to drop in early 2016.

Jutes is considered part of Toronto’s “new school” of genre-blending hip-hop artists. A talented rapper with a knack for melody and catchy hooks, Jutes likes to experiment with sounds citing Red Hot Chili Peppers, Third Eye Blind and Kid Cudi among his influences. Jutes’ goal is to create music that is fresh and unique without having to put a label on it.

“Whether you label me alternative hip-hop, rap-rock, or hip-pop, my goal is to create great music. With each new release I want there to be an element of surprise. I have developed a reputation among fans for being both authentic and accessible, and it is important to me that I stay true to who I am but continue to evolve.”

With his 2012 debut, The ChodeLife EP, Jutes’ slacker-friendly approach to life immediately resonated with young fans. This was someone they could relate to. With his next two releases, Space Highway and Breadcrumbs, Jutes showed he had the chops to be taken seriously as an artist. His upcoming EP, Much Love, looks to be his strongest work to date.

Jutes has developed a reputation as a charismatic and energetic live performer. Teamed up with high school friend and guitarist Rubber Buzzard, who provides harmonies in the chorus of “Coming Soon,” the duo leave it all on the stage at every show. Jutes has shared the stage with popular U.S. and Canadian artists such as The Dirty Heads, Modsun, Cisco Adler, Aer, Cam Meekins, Mike Stud, Huey Mack, and Camm Hunter. He is excited to “get out on the road and share my new music with audiences across Canada and the U.S. It’s always nice to pop on the Internet, but nothing beats the immediacy of playing to audiences who are really into your music.”


Last week, we celebrated the launch of powerhouse French producer Tchami’s record label, Confession and the first track to be released off the new label, “Hey Girl.” Already quickly capitalizing on this venture, Tchami is now proud to present yet another free download and the second release from Confession, “Notorious” by masked mysterious Parisian producer Malaa.

Premiered on Pigeons and Planes, the future house-infused track is paired with striking kick-drums, menacing bass lines, an ode to Notorious B.I.G. himself with deep modulated vocals, and layered with a crisp and ominous melody that has produced an exceptionally groovy and timeless track perfect for festivals to intimate nightclubs.

Following cosigns from DJ Snake and Tchami, remixes for the likes of Major Lazer and Post Malone, and his growing Who is Malaa? mix series, Malaa’s “Notorious” adds to the unknown Parisian producer’s ever-growing musical palette, whose debut masked performance in Paris back in July has been raising eyebrows over his real identity. The momentum keeps building for Malaa and this latest track is another step in the right direction for both the artist and the promising label.