Following on from the Rosalind EP, one of the brightest stars in the rejuvenated UK house scene drops a free remix for XLR8R, re-positioning Voyeur’s chunky piano-led original into a smooth and muffled affair, coming with trademark stabs and a hollowed out kick. Download here.
We’ve always had a soft spot for London producer Ph0t0machine’s mixture of rolling house-inflected soul, and following his Kenny Dixon Jnr-leaning remix of Musiq Soulchild back in the summer, he returns with three new tracks upped to Soundcloud. Hypnotism is the name of the game.
Covering Sade is a tricky business, but here London-based 18 year old singer/producer MNEK takes time out from writing for top flight UK pop acts and drops this somewhat dramatic version of No Ordinary Love.
Clips of Malian artist Fatoumata Diawara’s debut performance in New York, which sees the African singer represent her country in a series of stunning performances, and discuss the current situation facing her home nation. As the lady says herself; “our gold, our touch”.
Following his/her/their recent podcast for RA, enigmatic Bristol-based producer/s exercise some astral expressionism for the next release on Elastic Dreams. Three compositions of superb soul-drenched house and broken beat making for an irresistible collection of tracks.
One to look forward to for 2013, US house veterans Rick Wilhite and Joe Babylon select 11 previously unreleased gems from the likes of Karizma, Theo Parrish, Marcellus Pittman, Soulphiction and more, for their vinyl-only Connecting the Compass compilation.
Released via Roundabout Sounds on 28th January - you can find a preview above, and the full tracklist after the jump.
Jesse Boykins III & Melo X completely blew us away back in the summer with their Black Orpheus track, and here Mr. Travis Stewart does one of his reconfigured 2012 junglist manouvres, to recent album track The Perfect Blues.
Keep an eye out for the highly anticipated Zulu Guru album released via Ninja Tune on 15th October.
This is serious ear worm business from Detroit’s finest alongside new talent Andrew Ashong. An absolutely beautiful piece of looped soul that makes us think of one person and one person only.
Percussion-led house bumper from London-based Push & Run producer Pedestrian, who’s Hei Poa / Led Astray release did some damage late last year. Here he blends together some woozy late night vibes readymade for the deeper realms of the dancefloor.
Chicago’s Traxman lets his Corky Strong alias out for a 5 minute edit of South Shore Commission’s 1975 hit. Lifted from the forthcoming album Back Alley Disco Editzz Vol. 1.
We’re ashamed to say it’s been an age since we’ve checked in with London house producer Ph0t0machine, but in doing so, we’ve discovered this lovingly crafted edit of original soul man Musiq Soulchild’s 2003 track Her. Basically, one to play with the missis.
Another great session from the Future Beats team, this time calling in on one of the veterans of forward thinking soul-inflected dancefloor music, as Colin Lindo aka Alpha Omega aka Nubian Mindz steps up to provide a guest mix full of original productions adding up to a stack of the finest hypnotic soul we’ve heard for some time.
Rumoured to be working on new productions to see the light of day in 2012, so keep your ears pinned…
The young Brighton producer continues to make a case for being labelled the UK’s next big thing in dance music, with three tracks of sample heavy broken house and soul.