Mickey Pearce has a cheeky side to his character, showcased in both his choice of moniker and his recent ‘Up West’ mixtape which was 32 minutes of ground breaking beats, interspersed with vocals cuts from his TV show of choice. Forthcoming release ‘Instructions’ re-enforces this message, dense in atmosphere it’s a tightly produced piece of work which peaks in all the right places. Scheduled for release in late August via esteemed label Swamp 81 you can check the lead track out below.
Taking Kyogi’s garage flavoured groover and giving it a disco infused twist, Jean Tonique has provided the FUNK on his remix of Not Good Enough. With the original picking up support from Annie Mac, it represents a breakthrough moment for the 16 year old artist and a strong return for the legendary label that bought you The Streets, Artful Dodger and Zed Bias to name a few.
NoVus label founder Scott Kemp continues to rise as one of London’s most propitious underground figures as he receives regular support from the likes of tINI, YaYa, Rhadoo, Anthea, Pan-Pot, Leon, Julie Marghilano, Randall M, and Chad Andrew to date. Marking the fourth release on NoVus, the EP inaugurates with ‘Mullen’ – an intricately percussive production with subtle vocal coos and soothing atmospherics added into the equation. Next up ‘Trossaap’ settles for a moody groove, whilst compelling synths add an element of ethereality that is fast becoming a signature vibe to the producer’s sound. Tying up the release ‘Undertone’ is a far more spectral affair, featuring dubby echoes and a mesmerising flow that makes for a mind-bending composition exemplary of Kemp’s tenacious skills in the studio.
Joe Goddard’s forthcoming track ‘Endless Love’ is a beautifully crafted piece of music, brimming with analogue warmth and an attention to detail that few other producers could match. Taken from a forthcoming 5 track EP of the same name, out July 28th, ‘Endless Love’ features the vocals talents of the mysterious ‘Betsy’: who’s voice is part soul, part diva and ALL character. Her hooks weave in-between a simple bass progression, delicate drum machine work and a spoken word vocal aimed at the club (or the bedroom) with careful precision.
With her no.1 single ‘Hideaway’ nearing 60million plays on youtube, Kiesza’s new single ‘Giant In My Heart’ has been receiving similarly rapturous support both online and on the airwaves. The uplifting house inspired anthem comes with a host of remixes, and we’ve got three of the best for you to check out from No Artificial Colours, Billon & Loe. All three artists add their own distinct touches to Kiesza’s distinctive, powerful vocals, check out the track.
The legendary producer duo Felix Buxton and Simon Ratcliffe known as BASEMENT JAXX, joined forces with celebrated Sci-Fi short film director Saman Kesh (Calvin Harris, Placebo, Vitalic) for this groundbreaking 6-minute video. The storied “Never Say Never” video captures JAXX Industries in their zealous effort to bring dancing back to mankind via twerking by creating the futuristic TW3RK-BOT1.0. The JAXX themselves had previously sought to advance the cause of global rump-shaking with their track “Twerk” from their 2009 Scars album.
Gothenburg based producer Jonas Rathsman follows up from the hugely successful ‘Hope I’m Wrong’ with ‘Skepparkrans’, a track that has been gaining some serious dance-floor credence since he closed his Boiler Room LA set with it nearly twelve months ago. After countless requests for its release, this dancefloor bomb is finally available via French Express.