King Henry feat. NAATIONS – Don’t Stay Away (Original Mix)

Stream Kant’s remix of Elderbrook x Andhim’s – ‘How Many Times’

After spending the best part of 12 months building serious momentum in the clubs, Andhim x Elderbrook’s ‘How Many Times’ is now available to buy via taste-making imprint Black Butter.

A twisting, percussive masterclass built around Elderbrook’s hazy, dreamcast vocals, German producer duo Andhim’s take on ‘How Many Times’ is as abstract as it is infectious, proving that their work has the guile to be appreciated both in and away from the dancefloor. Having amassed nearly 900,000 streams organically via Soundcloud too (and a further 1.7 million via Spotify) and topped the Hype Machine chart, it’s a track that’s clearly connected – as further evidenced by the news that ‘How Many Times’ also ended the summer as one of the ‘Top 10 Most Shazam-ed Tracks in Ibiza’.
With fresh remixes from both Kant – who turns a deeper, darker hand to his dub edit – and Saved Records boss Nic Fanciulli also forecast as part of the release package, ‘How Many Times’ is shaping up to make a real impact at the back end of 2015.

About Andhim
With releases spanning labels like Terminal M, Monaberry and most recently Get Physical – for whom they have released a trio of EPs over the last three years – German producer duo Andhim are a force to be reckoned with. Pioneering their own brand of house music, a sound they simply refer to as ‘Super House’, Andhim have built a reputation for being some of Europe’s most revered party starters – as evidenced by numerous Ibiza appearances at Ushuaia, Sankeys and Amnesia this summer. The duo also recorded their debut BBC R1 Essential Mix earlier this year.

About Elderbrook
20 year old London-based singer/producer Elderbrook has quickly made a mark on the wider landscape with his own brand of down-tempo, hip-hop inspired beats. A keen musician to boot – he plays the guitar, bass, piano and drums – his hazy, whimsical vocal style has drawn admirers too, including key London imprint Black Butter, to whom Elderbrook is now signed.

TAIKI NULIGHT RELEASES “INTO DARKNESS” EP ON DIM MAK

Following his huge collaboration “Levels” with My Nu Leng, released on Black Butter, the award-winning “IAEATD” collaboration with Herve, “Check Out Time” on AC Slater’s new Night Bass imprint and a host of remixes for the likes of Keys n Krates, Chris Lorenzo & Hannah Wants and Paloma Faith, Taiki Nulight, aka London’s Erka Chinbayer, returns with this smash, five-track EP “Into Darkness” – his first original release for LA’s renowned Dim Mak Records.

On “Into Darkness”, Taiki Nulight’s dark basslines take no prisoners in this moody, yet playful head bobber, comprising five solo originals. With love across the board from key radio tastemakers, such as Pete Tong, Annie Mac and Mistajam at BBC Radio 1, Taiki Nulight is renowned for his unique melting pot of UK dancefloor influences; circling around Bass, Garage and House, but stamped with a sound that is instantly recognisable as his own.

Alex Adair releases ‘Heaven’ on Black Butter

Alex Adair, producer, remixer and classically trained musician from West Sussex, is back with his long awaited follow-up hit of the year. ‘Heaven’, out now on the much-celebrated Black Butter imprint in the UK and ULTRA Music for the US is available to stream and buy across all major platforms.

Having cemented his name at radio and club with the hit ‘Make Me Feel Better’ earlier in 2015 – an undoubted contender for track of the year – Alex quickly shot to national fame for his incredible production talent. Fusing elements of tropical house, chilled electronica and an innate talent to write a hook, the track still buzzes across the Internet, radio and TV to this day. As such, it comes as little surprise that it has now amassed a whopping 10 million views on YouTube. With remixes for Ed Sheeran, Jessie Ware and Ella Henderson having the same success in the online world, Alex’s follow up is sure to be met with the same welcome response from his ever growing network of fans.

‘Heaven’ is no less of a production master class than tracks preceding it. With a topline so infectious it stays with the listener from the first play, the record cruises along with an ease and subtlety that belies his young years. With steel drums, a powerful backing of piano chords and fills from a horn section, the track is an incredible return and a firm reminder of Alex’s supreme talent in a densely populated realm of music. Watch this space for a huge remix package that promises to showcase some of the newest talent from the UK and Europe.

Following a debut performance at Brixton Electric in March, Alex’s career as a touring act is now well under way. Wowing crowds in London, Amsterdam, Frankfurt and more Alex is now well prepared for what is set to be his busiest month of the calendar. August sees Adair hit Kendal Calling, Ibiza, Creamfields and a big show at this year’s V Festival before moving on to Bestival in early September. Keep tabs on all his shows here.

TOUR DATES

7th August: Sankeys (Bondax & Friends), Ibiza, Spain
12th August: Tivoli Theatre, Dublin, Ireland
14th August: Ibiza Rocks, Ibiza, Spain
16th August: Venue Nightclub, Kavos, Greece
20th August: Chimsee Summer, Chiemsee, Germany
21st August: Cologne Pop Festival, Cologne, Germany
22nd August: V Festival, Chelmsford, UK
23rd August: V Festival, Stafford, UK
30th August: Creamfields, Liverpool, UK
4th September: Crammerock Festival, Stekene, Belgium
11th September: Bestival, Isle Of Wight, UK

Stream Sailor & I’s new EP ‘Sweat’ in full // Also ft. a DJ Tennis & Margot Remix

Time is running out. There’s no way around it really. Which leaves a couple options: give up now and lose the race, or sprint full speed ahead like Sailor & I’s Alexander Sjodin has in the wake of his breakthrough single ‘Tough Love’.

After releasing his debut single via UK taste-maker electronic label Black Butter, which went on to receive extensive airplay on all BBC Stations in the UK and support throughout Europe, the Swedish singer, multi instrumentalist and producer went on to release the next single ‘Turn Around’ via Italian electronic label Life & Death. The single, accompanied by the original track ‘Boys & Girls’ and remix by German producer duo Âme, soon made its way across dancelfoors and sets across the globe. “In a lot of ways I escape in music,” explains Sjodin. “It’s a world where I feel home, where life is quite easy, where I can explore sides of me I didn’t knew existed.”

As the string-swept power balladry of ‘Tough Love’ bleeds into the beatific melodrama of last year’s ‘Turn Around’, the tense, slow-burning summit of ‘Sweat’ rises. The latter is Sailor & I’s latest deep cut, the lead-off listen from an EP that also manages to turn a classic Joy Division track (‘Disorder’) on its head. Faithfully mind you, as a blank, drum-less canvas is coated in cold-pressed keys and a strictly ’80s setup.

“I’m a bit terrified by the force of music,” explains Sjodin, “and what it turns me into in the long run. Will it slow down eventually or will it go the other direction and make me insane? I have no idea, but I feel that it’s very important to keep exploring what is behind those invisible doors”. ‘Sweat’ is due for release May 5th on indie label The Invention of Loneliness.

Woz X Chubba – HBK (Original Mix)

NINA LAS VEGAS KICKS OFF DEBUT EU TOUR WITH LUCKY ME’S ECLAIR FIFI & JOSEPH MARINETTI

Nina Las Vegas – Triple J presenter, producer, DJ, party curator and influential tastemaker, now makes her long awaited debut in Europe. With friends and Lucky Me family members Eclair Fifi and Joseph Marinetti in tow, the three make the first of six stops across the continent. Kicking off in Vienna before moving to Paris, Berlin, London, Glasgow and finally Edinburgh, they will be bringing their diverse sets to some of the cities’ best venues. Grab remaining tickets here: Eclair Fifi, Nina Las Vegas, Joseph Marinetti | EU Tour 2015

Forward thinking in her tastes and with an exhaustive knowledge of current music across a whole manner of genres, Nina is a key exponent in her native Australia’s thriving scene as well as overseas. Significant in the careers of Flume, ta-ku, What So Not, Peking Duk and more, her perpetual position ahead of the curve shines through when she gets behind the decks. Also renowned for championing UK dance music, crowds can expect an eclectic show from Nina as she steps up with Night Slugs, Numbers, Black Butter, Rinse and PC Music output in typically high-energy fashion.

Putting her encyclopedic catalogue of dance music to emphatic use, Nina was recently called upon for a coveted spot on the Diplo & Friends mix on BBC Radio 1. Tearing through new HudMo, Club Cheval, Cashmere Cat and her own material with Melbourne’s Swick she gives listeners a taste of what to expect across Europe this April. Have a listen here and grab her own material above for free via Skrillex’s own Next HQ.

UK fans can also catch Nina back in the BBC studios next Friday as she goes B2B with 1XTRA’s DJ Target before her first ever London date.

Dark Bass House – Massive Presets

Fresh off the back of the hotly received Dark Bass House Ableton Projects, Rankin Audio returns with the 2nd in a 3 part series with Dark Bass House Massive Presets. A collection of awesome patches that with pump fire into your DAW and turn your tracks into big bassy monsters.

Focussing predominately of bass patches, the pack offers only the very finest sounds that Native Instruments’ super-synth has to offer. A collection that covers everything you will need to make the low end of your tracks dirty, heavy and seriously fat.

Taking influence from labels like Dirty Bird and Black Butter and producers like Cause and Effect, Hannah Wants and Low Steppa. This pack aims to arm you with the tools your need to get the dancefloor reaction you want.

Each sound comes with an extensive set of Macros so you can easily morph and shift the sound at the drop of a hat, giving you maximum usability from each patch. The sounds have been crafted by Rankin Audios crack team of sound designers from the ground up and have exactly the right warmth and movement to perfectly capture the genre and give you a great starting block for your tracks.

Also included are some fantastic stabs which are great for all kinds of House as well as range of other genres. And, just for good measure, a small collection of riser sounds are there just to throw a little extra goodness into the mix.

Chris Lorenzo & Hannah Wants release SIGNS feat. Janai on Ultra

Producer, remixer, DJ and Rinse FM host, Birmingham UK’s Chris Lorenzo is widely acknowledged for pioneering his hometown’s emergent and increasingly popular Jackin’ house come Bassline hybrid sound, which he terms simply “House & Bass”.

Having built up specialist support with releases on a plethora of tastemaker labels, including Claude Von Stroke’s Dirtybird label and Shadow Child & Kry Wolf’s lauded Food Music label, Lorenzo has also been called upon to remix My Nu Leng for Black Butter and Disclosure for PMR.

News of the Birmingham wunderkind has spread far and wide and in recent weeks, Lorenzo has seen both Skrillex and Steve Aoki come knocking at his door. Last month, Skrillex turned up unannounced at Lorenzo’s recent gig at Sound in Hollywood and duly whisked him off to his studio downtown to collaborate. Shows in Europe with Skrillex have followed and now Steve Aoki has personally requested Lorenzo’s magic touch on his new release ‘Delirous’ feat. Kid Ink.

Riding on the wave of his success, Lorenzo has now signed to Ultra Music and gets ready to release Signs, a collaboration with Hannah Wants, also featuring the vocal talents of Janai, whom many will know from her tracks with Dusky, Rack N Ruin and GotSome. With its beautiful melodies and a slightly deeper sound, Signs is the ultimate summer soundtrack and shows the duo still have so much more to show us.

For the diehard fans however, Lorenzo has also produced a Roller mix of Signs, which incorporates the trademark elements of his distinctive, bassier sound.
Set to lead the House & Bass movement in the US, Signs is the perfect debut release for Chris Lorenzo on Ultra Music, as he gets ready to work with the biggest dance label in the world to open up even more ears to his pioneering sound.

Garage VS Deep House Massive Presets – Volume 2

Following up the 10/10 reviewed Garage Vs Deep House Vol 1, Rankin Audio is back with a second slice of the bassy, garagey, housey pie.

There is no question that the sound of Garage and Deep house is hot not only in the UK right now but spreading to the far reaches of the globe. With labels like Black Butter leading the way and artists like Gorgon City and Clean Bandit topping the charts there seems to be no stopping it.

After popular demand Rankin Audio has put together a second selection of the finest Ni Massive presets to get the best house and garage sounds out of the monster synth. Featuring a selection of super warm and silky bass sounds, beautiful chords and stabs, wicked little FX sounds and classy keys.

Harnessing the magic of Native Instruments, Massive synth each sound has a full 8 Macros to help you shape and blend your sound. All are tagged in the browser with their individual atributes to make finding the sound you need a breeze.
There are the essential garage bass and organ sounds, the iconic house, analogue style bass tones and everything you need to make a serious dancefloor roller.

Cue that demo and let the sounds do the talking.