French Fries recently compiled the latest “Music to….” series podcast.
To celebrate the release, Fries and Bambounou have curated a special mix for i-D that consists of calibrating of oscilloscopes, and other such wonders. Press play on this mysterious soundtrack where a wealth of new music is awaiting to be discovered.
Kate Simko recently compiled the latest “Music to….” series podcast.
Heres what she had to say about the mix:
“This mix is inspired by some favourite house tracks, mainly influenced by the Chicago and Detroit sound. I started selecting tracks for the mix on a flight from London to my hometown Chicago, and there’s an influence from both cities in the track list. I think one of the most powerful things about music is that it’s open to everyone’s interpretation. The same track takes people on a completely different journey and means something unique. A great song has the power to stop time, or take you back to relive a memory, instantly. Hope you enjoy the mix!”
Jay Shepeard‘s second album, Seeing Sound, will come out in late October.
The album marks the 20th release on Shepheard’s label, Retrofit, and arrives 18 months on from his debut LP, Home & Garden. While that album catered to home listeners, this time he’s focusing purely on the club.
Shepheard says: “I wanted to take the extended creative process that an album offers and apply it to a two part vinyl club release—the aim; a collection of ‘go to’ club tracks to be released in one hit, simultaneously working together as a whole and functioning as stand out club tools in their own right.”
The producer has been tweaking the material for more than a year, testing the tunes out during an extended tour in 2013 and 2014. Seeing Sound will see release digitally and as two separate vinyl 12-inches—Part 1 and 2. A launch party will take place in Berlin, though full details are yet to be announced.
You can listen to album track “Dance Language” here
A1 Spring Up
A2 Ohm I
B1 Mover Friendly
B2 Beam Splitter
C1 One Day City
C2 Dance Language
D1 Sweep D’Amore
D2 Night Bells
Retrofit will release Seeing Sound in late October 2014.
With a steady stream of house, disco and techno releases starting back in 2007 Jay Shepheard is now established as a well recognised staple of the genres.
As well as his studio work Jay is well known for his talent both behind the decks and as a live artist performing through Ableton, touring consistently these past 6 years throughout Europe, Australia, US and Asia and playing at many of the worlds most respected venues including Fabric London, Panorama Bar Berlin and secretsundaze @ Sonar, Barcelona to mention a few.
He has mixed the 57th podcast for Future disco Radio which represents this talent
A recent mix from Damiano Von Erckert as he takes over for another fine selection of classic house. The ava record label owner touches on some classic house from Marshall Jefferson, 2 Young Brothers and Mood II Swing, plus some of his own unreleased tracks.
He says; “My Solid Steel mix is kind a like a ‘best of’ collection of tracks I have been playing in my DJ shows the last few months. A lot of the club music in here also hold memories and experiences I’ve made in the last couple of years, so it’s very personal for me. Some of it was inspiration for my own productions as well. The mix should get you in the right mood to go to a party or just have a good time at your place or work space, I hope you’re gonna enjoy it and don’t forget to support good music!”
1. KB Project – Nothing can stop you – Elevate
2. Young Brothers – C’mon N Shake Yer Butts (Tyree’s Deep Mix) – D.J. International Records
3. Daft Punk – Phoenix – Virgin
4. Mood II Swing featuring John Ciafone – Ohh – Groove On
5. MD X-Spress – God Made Me Phunky (Original Mix) – Nite Stuff
6. Omar S – Thank U 4 Letting Me Be Myself – FXHE
7. Marshall Jefferson Presents The Dancing Flutes – Do The House – Underground
8. Golden Teacher – Silver Chalice – Optimo
9. Damiano von Erckert – Unreleased
10. Damiano von Erckert – Unreleased
11. Pal Joey – Hot Music – Loop D’ Loop
12. Moodymann – Don’t You Want My Love (Original Mix) – KDJ Records
13. DJ Vas – One Love – EDR
A Chicago native with already a decade of DJ/producer experience behind her, Kate Simko‘s move to London represented the opportunity to develop the other side of her musical identity. While she’s versed in the rich heritage of her home city’s underground sounds, she also has a background in classical piano and jazz; inseparable from her work as an electronic producer.
Her main creative project for exploring this is the London Electronic Orchestra. Formed from the resources she’s been able to draw on at the Royal College of Music, as well as a cast of live players, they’ve already performed their first show at London’s National Gallery.
Data Transmission caught her on the phone before the show, to find out more about what she’s got planned.