Montreal-based Pointé Records inked hometown producer Loungery Day for its latest release, a high-energy dance record fusing contemporary house and garage influences. We’re particularly feeling “Keep It Simple” and its remixes from Deadplate Records' affiliate Artifact and Yorkshire’s under-appreciated Latcha — both of whom bring their usual bout of punchy dancefloor flair to the table. Purchase When It Breaks right here.
As its title suggests, here’s a 2-step-inspired bootleg from Canadian producer KwikFiks. Get shuffling on this fine Friday and grab the download below.
Melbourne bedroom producer Azure Maya says the lush and feel-good “Empr” is his first attempt at a dance cut. The track starts off slow and steady before breaking into a satisfying groove. Here’s hoping he continues exploring this direction.
Cleindl, the mysterious producer and remixer from Tokyo, is definitely on our radar this summer. His tasteful remixes and quality originals speak to his devotion to his craft. Enjoy our selections below and check out Cleindl’s Facebook for more updates.
Celsius produces commanding dance tracks heavy on groovy basslines and clever progressions. His club-ready sound, anchored by funky breaks and apt vocal loops, is declarative in its disclosure of his South London roots. His relationship with Moda Black is reason to believe he’s got plenty more in reserve.
I was recently introduced to Pyschemagik — late to the game, I know — and haven’t looked back since. It’s strange to think we’ve never shared a Pyschemagik cut, considering the British duo’s soulful, high quality catalog encompasses the sorta versatility and production prowess we really dig. Their remix of “Kaleidoscope” by Portugese producer Mirror People is an exceptional track that surges forward with progressive purpose, disbanding uplifting melodies atop a steady 4x4 kick and a deep, whimsical atmosphere. Get dancing below, and head over to Beatport to purchase the just-released remix package courtesy of Discotexas.
Fresh talent Braxton/Palmer strikes again with another phenomenal production. Cascine released Keep Shelly in Athens’”Madmen Love" back in February, and now the label is giving away Braxton/Palmer’s progressive take on the slow-mo industrial original. Waste no time in downloading this one, gang — Braxton/Palmer is the real deal. We’ve sang his praises since grabbing hold of his debut on Ceremony last month, and I’ve had this track on repeat all weekend. Soak it up below.
Record stores are part of my life. Since I was a teenager, I spent the money my mum gave me for lunch on records. Visiting a record store is a really special moment and every time I go to a new record store I feel a mix of feelings: nervous, anxious, happy. Going to record stores and collecting records has helped me to produce and get different approaches to production, too. It was in a record store where I started my idea of how John Talabot music should sound.
Genre-defying Lone just dropped his latest single and it’s a definite keeper. The playful “Airglow Fires” is sure to get your head nodding, top tapping, body moving, etc. The multitalented producer from Manchester - whom Pitchfork hilariously classifies as “UK nü rave” — will release the track on R&S Records as a single in July. Preorder here if you’re feeling it — because aren’t you?
Veteran house duo catz n’ dogz has struck gold in its latest Pets Recordings' signee, Good Paul. Hailing from Poland, the young talent is responsible for an impressive number of smooth, hypnotic productions cut from a melting pot of house, garage and breakbeat influences. Check out “Heaven” below to get a taste of his refreshing sound, and grab the entire Cloned Soul EP on Beatport if you like what you hear.