Hey, Vanilla Ace, Codes, Gettoblaster, and Rescue Team Up On ‘Turn It Up’ EP Out Now Via Treasure Fingers’ Psycho Disco Label

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The latest release from Treasure Fingers‘ Psycho Disco label comes from Gettoblaster and Rescue in the form of a heavy club EP- “Turn It Up.” Joining them on their journey into house heaven, Vanilla Ace and Codes have also jumped on the track for individual remixes. Some major tunes on this one and I’d love for you to check it out. Let me know what you think, and “bounce that a**, turn it up:”

Ferreck Dawn – Sweet Desperation feat. Kelli Leigh [TMN Premiere]

Want More & Tank Edwards – Shake Your Body EP

Chuckie – Dirty Dutch Radio 134 – 15.12.2015

From Chicago to Finland via Berlin, Smok Walks Through The Fire

Today Finnish artist Smok unveils the official video for his track Walking Through The Fire ft. Anuka released via Youth Control.

Directed by Morumotto the video is “A journey from the origins of house music in Chicago through Berlin all the way to Finland. This journey is visualized with 3D scanned images from the cities where House music took its first steps until it reached Smok, inspiring him to create his own take on the genre.”

Support for the Walking Through The Fire EP comes from Earmilk, Stoney Roads, The Magician, Tough Love (Kiss FM), EDX, Toyboy & Robin, Sander van Doorn, Joe Stone and Vanilla Ace.

James Mannion – Creeper EP

One of the great losses in our modern download era has to be the erosion of the link between music and physical art. In the days of vinyl records the artwork, the best of which was often on large gatefold sleeves, would be taken home and pored over by the music buyer. This made it a massive part of the experience, with artists being specifically chosen to create work to compliment what you were hearing. This relationship was certainly damaged by the shift towards CDs as the importance placed on the visual element was reflected by the physical reduction in size of the images. As we moved more towards transferring our music to digital forms, the CDs would often be left on the shelf, never to be picked up again, the booklets often never having a page turned. With many of us purchasing music outside of any physical format altogether, the once all important cover art has been reduced to a digital thumbnail that hardly warrants attention.

fourthreesix are seeking to replenish the links between audio and visual artforms in a highly original way. Rather than creating release artwork to be be put on a shelf, or even on a wall, their concept is to create ‘wearable releases’ by first passing the music to a physical artist and asking them to use it as inspiration for a piece of design. This in then screen-printed onto high quality T-shirts along with the tracklisting for the release inside the shirt. A tag on the shirt carries a unique code to download the music itself. Rather than taking the artwork home, you get to take it out with you.

For its first release fourthreesix turn to two men at the top of their game. The music comes courtesy of James Mannion, who has been honing his craft for half a decade producing music from right across the electronic spectrum before engaging fully with Bass music. The ‘Creeper’ EP sees him taking elements of House, Garage, Breaks and Dubstep and merging them into something unique. Dark and sinister but driving and dancefloor in equal measure. Lead track ‘Pronto’ has already picked up DJ support from Sinden, Doctor Jeep and Vanilla Ace.

The T-Shirt design comes courtesy of Bristol-based and internationally-exhibited artist and designer Mr Penfold. Working in sculpture, painting and screen-print Penfold takes classical and street influences and blends them into his own signature style and here he presents bold and futuristic shapes that marry perfectly with Mannion’s sound.

Four Three Six will look to offer something new in this more disposable era, with both fresh new talent and established names on board. This release is the first of just seven planned for the next year, the focus being on quality rather than quantity. With the music being mastered on analogue equipment to give extra warmth and events featuring DJs and live musicians combined with wall projections and live painting, the world of Four Three Six promises to be a totally immersive one too.

Jackson ft James Yuill shares video for ‘Love Love Love’ (Zwette Edit)

James Yuill of folktronic fame returns, teaming up with British production newcomer Jackson, on ‘Love Love Love’ – An addictive dance/folk fusion full of good vibes, complete with James’ soft distinctive vocals, mellow organs and cool guitars.

With a background in DJing, producing was a natural next step for London based Jackson, meeting with James Yuill and convincing him into the studio for this collaboration. As an artist, James is known for his incredible one man electro-folk shows which he has toured around the world alongside the likes of Phoenix, Hot Chip, Royksopp, Temper Trap and M83. He has released full-length albums on the constantly cool UK indie Moshi Moshi, Nettwerk, Co-Operative Music as well as his on his own Happy Biscuit Club label.
As a producer, remixer and featured artist, James has collaborated with the likes of X-Press 2, David Holmes, Casiokids, Au Revoir Simone, Downtown Party Network, Post War Years and Trophy Wife.

To make things more dance floor friendly, remixers include hot German producer Zwette, still riding high from his recent remix of Tom Odell’s ‘Another Love,’ offering a speedy stripped down version of the original. Also worth a look – the dub mix, echoing James’ vocal with deep bass and spacious effects.
Elsewhere on the remixes, Paul Harris of Dirty Vegas fame turns in a 90’s DefMix inspired piano stormer. Sascha Klober steps up with chopped vocals, grand chord progressions and a cool lead line. Peak Time House extraordinaire Vanilla Ace applies his trademark skills, adding energy, drops and a vocal loop. And finally Sakloe finishes off the remixes with a tropical vibe, adding light fx to the guitars and a powerful mid range encompassing soft keys and galactic stabs – definitely one that will creep into your new year playlists!

‘Love Love Love’ is out now.

LO’99 UNLEASHES HUGE NEW MIXTAPE TO CELEBRATE “MY MIND” REMIX PACKAGE

Celebrating the official release of his “My Mind” remixes on rising Aussie imprint Medium Rare Recordings, rising downunder star LO’99 dishes up one hell of a complimentary side dish to fans in the form of a brand new dj mix, brimming with dance floor filth and bottom heavy basslines.

Masterfully blending a thrilling arsenal of tracks together, including Beckwith’s “I Ride Ghetto”, Mak & Pasterman’s “Oh Baby”, AC Slater & Sinden’s “Not So Long Love”, Zinc’s “273” and a wealth of his own originals and remixes – “My Mind”, “Take Me Back” and his edits of “Control Movement” and “Dooms Night” – LO’99 shows just why he’s scorching his way onto the international musical consciousness.

Racking up huge support from the likes of Kry Wolf, Chris Lake, Bookashade, Freestylers, Oliver Heldens, A-Trak, Herve, AC Slater, Taiki Nulight, Motez, Kokiri, DJ SKT, Nicky NightTime, Jaguar Skills & more, LO’99’s hotly anticipated “My Mind” remixes are out now on Beatport, iTunes and Spotify.

Calling on the services of fellow Aussie’s Go Freek and London maestro Vanilla Ace, the UK house whizz that never disappoints, LO’99 delivers two incredible new takes to what has already proved itself to be a massive late-night bass house weapon.

“I couldn’t be happier with how My Mind has been received, and now the guys have all done such dope jobs with their remixes,” said LO’99. “The Go Freek lords have really brought their own vibe to the tune, their mix is really going to destroy some dance floors and I’ve been a big fan of Vanilla Ace’s work for a long time – I was stoked when he agreed to do the remix, he’s def delivered on this one too!”

Fans of LO’99 can catch him on tour across Australia in the coming months, including dates at Melbourne’s Can’t Say, Sydney’s legendary Chinese Laundry, Deja Vu in Wollongong, Flinder’s Social in Townsville and Brisbane’s The TBC Club, with shows in Perth and Adelaide soon to be confirmed.

[Lupe Fuentes] Bassline (out now) / IN THE LOOP Launch Party L.A.Invite / Ministry of Sound Guest Mi

This Global Sounding Dance floor banger does its title justice by having a completely hypnotic bass line and a techy beat that rolls along, bumpy and driving. Lupe Fuentes created this track specifically for her style of DJ mixing, and shows some of the depth of her production prowess. Get IN THE LOOP!

Early support by Gorgon City , Shiba San (France), Franky Rizardo, Hybrid Theory, Anna Lunoe, Chuckie, Craig Martin, Generik, Warma, Sam Divine, Vanilla Ace, Malente, The Nextmen (Digital Soundboy), SASCH BBC, Rob Harnetty (Cream), Oh Snap!!, Jamie Duggan, Oliver Knight (MoS Resident), Mickey Imperi, Gareth Emery, Ben Drumsound (Drumsound & Bassline Smith), Chris Fortier, Kokiri, Human Life and Cassian.

Radio support has also landed from DJ MYNC, Andy Warburton (Hed Kandi / Ibiza Sonica), Takeru John Otoguro (Bloc FM / TCY Tokyo Radio, Japan), House of Fun (Midvliet FM), Chris Connor (Fire Radio), Martin & Rhoades (Kane FM), Aaron Axelsen (105 FM, USA), Jon Boi (Blast 106 FM / Belfast), Christian Homan (RTE Ireland) and Faithless (MOS Radio). DubRocca, Martin Ikin, Moonbootica, Leon Lour, Birdee, Heavyfeet, DJ EZ, APEXAPE, Christian Vorbao (1LIVE RADIO, Germany), Owen / CR2 and Last Robots (Polskie Radio).
currently #6 on Traxsource Tech House Chart!

Julian Wasserman & Pete Kaltenburg Present ‘Sweet Hard’

A collaborative effort between in-demand German DJs and Producers Julian Wasserman and Pete Kaltenburg, ‘Sweet Hard’ has now hit the shelves and is quickly climbing the Indie Dance/Nu Disco ranks. A three-track collective, this project is already featuring at #38 on Beatport’s ‘Indie Dance/Nu Disco Top 100’ chart with its same-titled lead single and is mounting up support from heavyweight DJs such as: Jaques Le Noir, Danny Howard, Mauro B, Vanilla Ace, Kinree, Vijay, Richie Hawtin, Paco Osuna, Jean Bacarreza, Robert Owens, Rick Maia, Joseph Capriati, Tosel & Hale, Stage Rockers, VooDooSon and Deepjack amongst many others. Considering the immense talent of the duo behind this production, such success comes as no surprise.

Munich based Julian Wasserman is a seasoned producer with over 50 releases to his name, signed to top labels like: Toolroom, Moodmusic, PopArt, Erase, Subinstinct Records, Sleazy Deep, Dear Deer and King Street Sounds to name a few. His Techno, House and Disco inspired sound has piled up the support of renowned names such as: Joyce Muniz, Daniel Bortz, Tensnake, Laurent Garnier, Martin Landsky, Whebba, The Mekanism, Betoko, Kruse & Nurberg, Marco Carola and Hernan Cattaneo. Apart from his skills in the studio, Julian Wasserman is also a prominent name on the DJ scene, holding residencies all over his home town and playing alongside big names, namely: SonneMond Sterne, Rave on Snow, Utopia Island, Harry Klein and KONG.

Joining up with Julian Wasserman is another renowned name on the German club circuit. A resident at FABRIK, Bayreuth and MorphClub, Pete Kaltenburg is a perfect addition on this project. He’s been behind the decks with A-list artists such as: Sidney Charles, David Pher, Patrick Kunkel, Johanna Knutson, Rafael Kakudo, Yooj, M.in, Channel X and more. The Bayreuth native is also a wizard when it comes to production and he’s landed deals with esteemed labels like: Subinstinct Records, Fluaschig Records and Weplayminimal amongst others. Recognised for his mad musical abilities, Pete Kaltenburg has gained the support of prime DJs such as: Paco Osuna, Tocadisco, Animal Trainer, DJ Sam Divine, Vanilla Ace, Acid Pauli, Jay West, Beatamines, Channel X, Chasing Kurt, Daniel Bortz and Patrick Kunkel. His Deep House, Tech House and House blend represents the ideal combination to Julian Wasserman’s unique style.

Commencing with the powerful, much hyped single ‘Sweet Hard’, the EP is certainly off to an excellent start. The filtered drum beat in the introduction quickly transforms itself into a deep groove that serves as a driver for this track. The subby bass-lines add immense colour to the lower end of the frequency range, making way for an even deeper layer within the next section. The vocals start introducing melodic elements in the production, which is then further supported by the infectious, dreamy synth loop. The filtered male vocals take centre stage with intricate harmonies, whilst the music takes a minimalistic stance before bursting into an energy-filled chorus. The duo devises a series of a back-and-forth response style sections between the hard instrumental parts and the harmonious vocal-led sections which serve not only to make the single more original but also has a role in dynamic control. The musical mastery behind this track gives all the reasons for its quick rise in the charts and the multiple support it achieved.

Up next is another Indie Dance/Nu Disco hit by the name of ‘In Love’. Another deep kick showcase, this track takes over with a House inspired drum beat and left field effects that then transpire into memorable, rumbling bass-lines. Snippets of male vocals intensify the first few seconds of ‘In Love’ before getting prominence when accompanied by the pitch-shifted, funky synth arrangement. The intense chorus is totally halted with a huge breakdown, which slowly builds up with the aid of pitch-shifted grooves and melodies before unleashing into a punchy, colossally deep drop which shakes the speakers for a few seconds. Julian Wasserman and Pete Kaltenburg go back to their catchy Deep House influenced main theme which they carry on till the end, adding spice to it with multiple variations. Impressive for it’s skilfully planned elements and accurately controlled dynamics, ‘In Love’ adds an exciting compliment to the lead single.

The last production on this EP is the last proof of how much effort and hard work has been put it this project. ‘Just A Dream’ has already made its way on Pete Tong’s BBC Radio1 show, when played by David Howard. Phasing effects and a high-pitched drum rhythm lead unfold the deep surprise that is to follow. Once again the duo manages to provide a thunderous bass-line and a smooth groove. Relying again on vocals for melodic flavours, this track is full of exciting elements such as the popping synth loop and phasing basses in the background. The duo shows their deep understanding of dynamics with their consistent management of song sectioning to alter the mood of the tune. The numerous variation they make to each and every element within the production is an extraordinary display of the attention to detail they had when producing this magical track, offering a remarkable closing to the EP.

Ukrainian giant Dear Deer is the imprint who has put the signature on this record. The brainchild of Alex Kaspersky and Svatoslav Tvardovsky, Deer Dear is all about reinstating profoundness into music and moving away from formulaic productions. Specialising in Deep House and Nu-Disco the Kiev based label is establishing itself as a frequent name on Beatport’s ‘Top 100’ in various categories and is enjoying increasing support since its beginnings in 2013. Julian Wasserman and Pete Kaltenburg have made their way into Deer Dear’s talent pool amongst names such as: Brodance, Mark E, Kolombo, Benedetto & Farna, KANT, Vanilla Ace, Patrick Podage, Re Dupre, Nikitin, Jonas Woolf and Chocolate Avenue to name a few. Continuously gaining chart positions, Julian Wasserman and Pete Kaltenburg are surely on the right track to carry on ‘Sweet Hard’’s pursuit for the very top spot.