Husky drops Only One Way on Bobbin’ Head this August: an impressively produced choral number, uniquely remixed by Michael Gray and Simon Field.
Husky has bound his DJ abilities with relentless production skills just perfectly, also teaming up with old music mate Yogi on collaborative projects Random Soul and Random Soul Recordings. This year he has released a plethora of tracks within the house music family on the likes of SLK and Motive and a bunch on his own projects Random Soul and Bobbin Head.
“Only One Way” is an uplifting track with beautiful harmonized vocals by Brazen layered on top of warm synths; intercepted by several high pass filtered breakdowns that give the track a mysterious edge.
Over the last few months, the amount of quality music released, unearthed and championed by Toolroom has been, quite frankly, ridiculous. So in a break from tradition, the UK’s finest electronic music imprint has announced a second volume of its coveted Ibiza compilation.
Toolroom’s Ibiza compilations are already stuff of legends, responsible for soundtracking thousands of music fans’ summers both on and off the White Isle. But this year there was simply too much music to put out just one collection, so for anyone craving another dose of beats, basslines, poolside anthems and club-ready cuts, summer 2019 is looking up.
Citizen Records, run by the artist formerly known as Vitalic, link with unique vinyl pressing service Diggers Factory to present a new EP from Karabine, a fresh project from a seasoned French producer.
This new pseudonym is to allow the artist to make music free from any genre constraint and explore electronic, techno, IDM, industrial, breaks, ambient and whatever else, often with influences from British artists such as Aphex Twin, Luke Slater and Daniel Avery. There is a maturity to his music, which is made using hardware machines, and it comes with a real intensity and personality that mixes up restrained violence, industrial tones and raw melodies.
After this debut 12″, Karabine is set to release an album later in the year. This first part of the story, though, is already mightily impressive.
On demand pressing service Diggers Factory believe that vinyl records are the best way to consume and value music, so they offer two solutions. First, funding projects allow any artist or label to produce records without spending any money—all that is required is a minimum amount of pre-orders and Diggers Factory manage the rest including pressing, mastering, distribution, logistics. Secondly, they run Limited Edition projects where they work with renowned artists on original projects and reissues of forgotten or unexpected albums.
With his Octobre Rouge EP now out since the beginning of the month, we asked Karabine to share his five favorite French techno tracks.
Once a year on the date of the summer solstice Sol Selectas release their annual Summer Sol compilation to celebrate the years longest day of sunshine.
Blending eloquent melodies with earthy percussion, this release covers a diverse section of sub-genres ranging from melodic house to low slung electronica. Compiled over a twelve month period by label owner Sabo, the fourth edition in the series features 25 tracks including artists such as Zuma Dionys, Amentia, Dandara, Canson, Mark Alow, Mass Digital, Gabriel Belmudes, Robbie Akbal, plus many others.
There is one festival that takes place in Portugal where a handful of house and techno’s best artists come together and show off what they have. That’s how Alan Fitzpatrick was able to describe the BPM Festival in Portimão, Portugal.
This coming September 13th all the way through to the 15th, people from around the world will swarm to Portugal for the highly anticipated 3-day festival. Originally designed as an elite dance music industry networking event, the festival has morphed into an international mélange of electronic music lovers, DJs, producers, revelers, and partygoers.
With over 50 artists now set to take over the festival’s new format of four days and nights of programming on the golden sand beaches of Praia da Rocha in Portimão, attendees can look forward to returning artists Andrea Oliva, Eats Everything, Honey Dijon, Joseph Capriati, Marco Carola, Richy Ahmed, Skream, The Martinez Brothers and more. Uniquely hosting sought-after labels and party brands, blanc, Cuttin’ Headz, Four Thirty Two, and Mindshake, have been added to the showcase lineup.
Accompanying previously announced artists, the newly revealed second wave of artists will perform alongside Adriatique, Apollonia, Dubfire, Josh Wink, Laurent Garnier, Loco Dice, Matador, Paco Osuna, POPOF, Stephan Bodzin (live) and many more. From the first showcase announcement, returning label showcases include Italian duo Neverdogs’ Bamboleo, Stefano Noferini’s leading Italian imprint Deeperfect, Loco Dice’s German powerhouse Desolat, POPOF’s esteemed FORM Music, U.K. house music authority Kaluki, Portugal’s own Neopop + Brunch, and The BPM Festival’s star-studded signature events This Is The End hosted by Überhaus and YA’AH MUUL.
Making its BPM Portugal showcase debut, attendees can look forward to Adam Beyer’s seminal imprint Drumcode and the BPM showcase debut of Matador’s energy-driving label, RUKUS.