With three sets confirmed for this years Dimension Festival in Croatia, Mr Beatnick puts together this summery, feel good mix for the series including tracks from Galcher Lustwerk, Theo Parrish, Floating Points and Larry Heard amongst others. Open the windows, poor an icy drink, sit back and enjoy!
San Francisco producer and Soo Wavey chief Vin Sol scores 3/5 from Resident Advisor on his latest release, ‘Western Ways EP’.
The “Raw” side of the 12″ features ‘Cookies’ and ‘Spoiled Exile’, two tracks of dance floor- ready, mutated house, whilst the “deep” B-side recalls the sound of Chicago, with ‘Pyramids’ and ‘Meltdown’, of which the latter’s percussion is stripped back and melodic.
Ben Sun and Sisterhood both deliver outstanding interpretations for ‘Ended Up At The Ambassade’, San Soda and Gratt’s collaborative record out today on newly-founded Belgian imprint, Ensemble.
Belgian producers San Soda and Gratts combine under their De Ambassade moniker for the opener ‘Gebakken Lucht’, which deploys funky bass and sporadic chimes for an original sound, and is complimented by the more chilled and melodic second track, ‘Intiem’, from Ensemble resident Raw Sketches.
Next up is Ben Sun‘s Sunny Interpretation of ‘Gebakken Lucht’, an upbeat and lively track, and the record is rounded off perfectly by London-duo Sisterhood, whose Cloudy Interpretation of ‘Intiem’ combines a catchy bass hook and intermittent snares to create an uplifting house spin.
‘Ended Up At The Ambassade’, with its amusing title and photography, is in many ways a feel-good record and is set to be a great release.
After the success of his last EP on Burek ‘Serenity In a Forbidden Place’ last year, South African producer Esa Williams returns to the Croatian house label with the forthcoming ‘E Roots’ EP, set for release on 7th July 2014.
As a continuation of his solo project away from the impressive Auntie Flo live show, the ‘E Roots’ EP contains four tracks of soulful, introspective house, the highlight of which being Esa‘s collaboration with classically-trained vocalist Henry Bennet in the opening track ‘Time of Planck’.
Preview and preorder Esa’s ‘E Roots’ EP over at Juno.
Following on from ‘Beneath the Ice’ in November 2013, German producer Johannes Volk has released ‘The Awakened Guardians’, the next EP on his own label Exploration Records.
The eighth release by Volk on the label is a three-track EP that builds on the label’s characteristic sound of conceptual futuristic techno. Heavy bass and sinister synth lines combine to create an experimental record that takes you on a journey and epitomises everything great about the German techno scene.
Ahead of the record’s release at the end of next month, Bicep have enabled a stream of their remix for Sisterhood, a track which will appear alongside the original in the ‘Tunnels EP’.
This release will be Sisterhood’s second EP, following the success of their debut, ‘Call Me Ishmael’, which dropped last June on Tief.
The FeelMyBicep boys offer a stripped-back, moody edit, serving to emphasise the dark edge of the original whilst maintaining their signature dancefloor-ready style with an emphatic bassline and jacking groove.
Sisterhood ‘Tunnels EP’ is out at the end of July on Tief Music.
Due to drop at the end of next month on Tief Music, Sisterhood have readied a brand new EP entitled ‘Tunnels’.
The record will be their second release, following their ‘Call Me Ishmael EP’ which dropped last June.
With glimmers of warm, ambient tones amidst more thumping 4/4 numbers such as opener ‘Doublespeak’, the EP exhbits the duo’s diversity as producers, foraying between both the softer and darker corners of techno.