Vedic – Urania EP

Patrick Topping collaborates with Chicago house legend Green Velvet on ‘Now’ EP [Relief]

World-touring Paradise resident Patrick Topping and Chicago house legend Green Velvet have collaborated once more for a new EP, ‘Now’. Scheduled for release on the 23rd November via Relief, an offshoot of Green Velvet’s Cajual Records, it sees the pair join forces for a second time. Their previous collaboration, ‘Voicemail’, became one of the defining tracks of 2014. with heavy support from the likes of The Martinez Brothers and Seth Troxler.

‘Now’ does not disappoint as a follow-up; the EP is a perfect example of both Green Velvet’s knack for quirky vocals and Patrick’s flair with percussion, as well as the duo’s love for a deep, grooving bassline.

First up on the A-side is ‘Shining’ – a techno-house groover with a sci-fi twist, the track samples pitched up and down snippets of vocals before the central breakdown – “I’m shining like a star, ride these beats from a laser” – provides the cue for an offbeat, retro-futuristic melody of laser-esque keys.

On the flip, ’When Is Now’ features a beat that was made for late night dancing. A pitched-down male vocal demands the eponymous refrain, whilst a cyborg female voice responds with “now” or “not now”. A catchy synth melody echoes the rhythm of the bassline, building up and fading away throughout the track’s duration, all backed up by a series of steely, percussive crescendos.

Stream Patrick Topping x Green Velvet’s ‘Now’ EP

World-touring Paradise resident Patrick Topping and Chicago house legend Green Velvet have collaborated once more for a new EP, ‘Now’. Scheduled for release on the 23rd November via Relief, an offshoot of Green Velvet’s Cajual Records, it sees the pair join forces for a second time. Their previous collaboration, ‘Voicemail’, became one of the defining tracks of 2014. with heavy support from the likes of The Martinez Brothers and Seth Troxler.

‘Now’ does not disappoint as a follow-up; the EP is a perfect example of both Green Velvet’s knack for quirky vocals and Patrick’s flair with percussion, as well as the duo’s love for a deep, grooving bassline.

First up on the A-side is ‘Shining’ – a techno-house groover with a sci-fi twist, the track samples pitched up and down snippets of vocals before the central breakdown – “I’m shining like a star, ride these beats from a laser” – provides the cue for an offbeat, retro-futuristic melody of laser-esque keys.
On the flip, ’When Is Now’ features a beat that was made for late night dancing. A pitched-down male vocal demands the eponymous refrain, whilst a cyborg female voice responds with “now” or “not now”. A catchy synth melody echoes the rhythm of the bassline, building up and fading away throughout the track’s duration, all backed up by a series of steely, percussive crescendos.

Stream Pleasurekraft & Carlo Lio’s Remix of Green Velvet’s ‘Genedefekt’

Having previously delivered remixes for Green Velvet’s Cajmere moniker – most notably via their rework of his collaboration with Sonny Fedora on ‘You’re The One’ and more recently ‘Satisfy’ – Pleasurekraft return to the deep and darker sounds of Green Velvet to revive his 2001 classic ‘Genedefekt’. Scheduled for release on March 2nd via Relief Records, the remix serves as Pleasurekraft’s first output of 2015 and continues the trio’s longstanding working relationship.

With Pleasurekraft’s classy, seductive brand of techno joining forces with Carlo Lio’s hypnotic, engaging style, the joint remix maintains the original’s angular beat and sinister vocal mantra – before it’s injected with a thumping bassline that transforms ‘Genedefekt’ into a suave, club-ready slice of contemporary tech-house.

Firmly set on exploring new terrain within their music – perhaps best demonstrated by their recent remix of Corrie’s ‘Chameleons’ – Pleasurekraft look ready to enjoy another hugely successful year in 2015.

Masterbeaters – Episode 089 – Virgil Abad – Tech House

December 8, 2013Masterbeaters – Episode 089 – Virgil Abad – Tech House

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[mp3 / m4a]

01. Matador – Svinx
02. David Amo, Julio Navas, Rober Gaez – This Is True House
03. Skymate – Anatomy
04. Coburn – We Interrupt This Program (Prok & Fitch vs. My Digital Enemy Remix)
05. Criminal Vibes – Calabria
06. Empire Of The Sun vs Crazibiza – Walking On A Dream
07. Mad Morello – I Don’t Stop
08. Green Velvet, Harvard Bass – Lazer Beams
09. Davide Svezza – You Give Love A Bad Name (JI & Afterman Remix)
10. Icona Pop – All Night (Crazibiza Remix)
11. Avicii – Wake Me Up
12. Adrian Hour – Speaking Groove
13. UMEK – Love To Dance
14. One Republic – If I Lose Myself
15. Stefano Noferini – The End

Green Velvet & Riva Starr – Robots

Flosstradamus & Yellow Claw – Pillz (Ft. Green Velvet)

Green Velvet – Bigger Than Prince (Hot Since 82 Remix)

Green Velvet – Bigger Than Prince (Hot Since 82 Remix)

Green Velvet – Bigger Than Prince (Original & Remixes)