Tag Archives: nu house

John Talabot – fin

9 Feb

Where the boundaries between Disco/House, Indie-Pop and Electronic music become fluid, comes John Talabot’s debut album for German dancefloor institution, Permanent Vacation. The Spanish native has followed a steady consistency since first appearing on the scene in 2009 with ‘My Old School’, followed by sought-after aces on Hivern Disc and Young Turks, his debut single “Matilda’s Dream” plus a stack of remixes for everyone from Teengirl Fantasy to The xx. His first LP, fin, is a distillation of his defined tastes, weaving nine tracks which could easily fit into any of the categories above, but essentially just do their own thing, very stylishly.

Have a listen to the two singles “So Will Be Now…” and “Destiny”, both featuring Madrid’s producer/singer Pional:

If you like it, I suggest the download of his latest mix for FACT magazine, with an atmospherically fluid and disco-kissed vibe here.

 

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Cassius – The Sound of Violence (remixes)

23 Aug

Featuring the album Au Rêve, “The Sound of Violence” was first released in 2002 by french duo Cassius, also known by the monikas Philipe Zdar and Boom Bass. Claiming to have made over 400 remixes, the track is one of their singles to reach number one in the United States dance charts and one of those songs you get stuck in your head for a while once you hear it, combining early 00’s electropop elements to Cassius’ black music influences.

As the retromania grows amongst us, the series of remixes gets full attention on beatport and asured place in yours truly, the pitchpie selection. The song’s original remake and the eclectic pack of remixes go from Fedde LeGrand to Luciano, also featuring reggae and dubstep mixes. You can download the whole thing by clicking right here. Want to check it out first? There it goes:

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Nicolas Jaar – Bluewave Edits

7 Aug

Hip-Hop gets jazzy electronic with style, thanks to Nico’s exquisite musicality.

http://soundcloud.com/nicolas-jaar/sets/nicos-bluewave-edits/

enjoy

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Villa – April Mixes #1 #2

18 Apr

Belgium and its nu house/space disco scene makes me so jealous! Aeroplane (also the other half, The Magician), Vive La Fête and Villa are my favourite ones.

It was sometime in back end of 2010, when Villa started to tiptoe into their modest corner of the limelight. It was still a project into its growing pains. Originally rooted from the DJ partnership of Ghent duo Thang & Fredo, it wasn’t until the former spend some time in the home studio of his long-time buddy François Demeyer that the definite shape of Villa was drawn up. “Disco is at the core of Villa, but we don’t want to be confined by endless arpeggios and other cosmic trickery. There’s so much more sounds out there, endless shades of disco to toy with” says François. His cohort agrees: “Everything we put out there must have a heart, an organic groove, a soul; anything to make it hit you where it matters.”

Villa has given us a gift this month, uploading not only one, but two brand new mixes. My tip is: listen to #1 at work and #2 on a saturday night. Have some fun:

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Introducing: Daniel Lucas

6 Apr

I’m really proud to say these tracks were made by a brazilian producer. Daniel Lucas lives in Rio de Janeiro and started producing before Djing, while playing in a rock band as a late teenager.

Keeping up with tendencies from around the globe and adding proper brazilian soul and funk influences, also quite local elements like flutes, trumpets, drums and guitars to his productions, the result couldn’t be better.

So enough with the chatting. Introducing: Daniel Lucas.

clap, clap!

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Introducing: Visionquest

22 Mar

Visionquest ‘collective’ features 4 most tallented artists from the north-american techno crib, Detroit: Seth Troxler, Shaun Reeves, Lee Curtiss and Ryan Crosson. As DJs and performers, in combination or solo, they command dancefloors with cosmic sounds, tracky bass bangers and a heavily stylized tone that they’ve cultivated from working together.

About the chosen name, Shaun goes pretty deep: “Visionquest has been something that has been happening throughout the course of mankind’s evolution of conciousness. In many ancient civilizations, and some indigenous tribes still present to this day, it is seen as a right of passage towards a new beginning. Sometimes it is used for healing purposes but more often involves an individual going alone into an unknown wilderness while fasting, seeking an vision or sign that will define the future course of their life.” Sort of reminds me of MGMT somehow.

The group has also put an effort on creating the Visionquest label. “Where The Freaks Have No Name” produced by Benoit & Sergio, was released on december 31st 2010. Have a listen:

http://soundcloud.com/getdowngood/sets/where-the-freaks-have-no-name-ep-vq001

Their first debut live will happen this weekend at fabric London, where Nicolas Jaar and Bernoit&Sergio will also be playing live acts within the next days (and you can cry on your fluffy pillow for not living in London). You can listen to the upcomming gig podcast here, featuring Visionquest’s Lee Curtiss and Shaun Reeves.

Want to know more about the fourtet? Pitchpie has put together three full length respectful remixes – from Bpitch’s Kiki, dOP and Bernoit & Sergio – for your pleasure, fun and knowledge. You can thank me later.

http://soundcloud.com/pitchpie/kiki-good-voodoo-visionquest

http://soundcloud.com/pitchpie/seuil-dop-prostitute

http://soundcloud.com/pitchpie/benoit-sergio-boy-trouble

Special thanks to Dubspot.

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Nicolas Jaar – Space Is Only Noise

14 Mar

Many producers have attempted to make electronic music soulful, meaningful, trully new. Some tried to bring it close to lounge music, some filled it up with vocals and housy beats, some made it disco and brought references way back from the funky start so they could find elements to make electronic music, musical. But none of them got to such an organic and natural level as Nicolas Jaar.

Nicolas has probably arrived at the right time: now the beats are slowing down and electronic music is finally comming close to its most romantic and authentic side. Born in Chile and raised in New York, the 21-year old producer has shown the world a true meaning of fresh and organic beats presenting something unique in the deep house music sphere, maybe out of simple ignorance of someone whose musical references came mostly from oustide the dancefloor. But that was probably what the industry was absent of someone who can turn tracks into songs.

In 2009 when his first EP came out powered by Wolf + Lamb, he has already compared to Ricardo Vilallobos, due to his origins and also to his natural musical feeling that makes his one of a kind deep house, acknowledged throughout the world. Also in 2010, perhaps during his midterms in Brown University where he finishes college, Jaar managed to release through his own label Clown And Sunset the digital EP “Ines” where we can find dance music on its most latent and introspective form, but still dance music. You can listen to his discography and fall in love here.

Now, Nico has just released through french label Circus Company his latest album “Space Is Only Noise” filled with subtil vocals, piano strings, claps and rough elements that can take you to other dimensions without pushing too hard (actually, without pushing at all). Jaar will promote the album on live tours and the first hill hit Fabric, London, on April 30th. Hope to make it there and tell you guys all about it.

Listen up:

You can also download the whole album here. Tanks to PCP for the link.

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