Duke Dumont and A*M*E - Need U (100%) - Rolling UK dance pop interzone thread

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this is the first great uk no 1 of 2013

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FnJIb4A-DuY

s0 happy to have terrific commercial house back at the top of the charts, we can probably discuss all the stuff like this song itt as well

flamenco drop (lex pretend), Monday, 8 April 2013 08:49 (six years ago) Permalink

the original is all about that double clap for me, but the skream remix is a rather wonderful disco/boogie take on it

http://soundcloud.com/tom-tungyai/duke-dumont-feat-me-need-u-100

flamenco drop (lex pretend), Monday, 8 April 2013 08:49 (six years ago) Permalink

Yeah, that Skream remix is astonishing, did a double take when I found out he was responsible for that kind've sound, and finished off this DJ Q mix wonderfully: http://www.mixesdb.com/w/2013-03-25_-_DJ_Q_-_Essential_Garage

What else is floating around in the UK charts like this? How did it get to #1?

etc, Monday, 8 April 2013 08:54 (six years ago) Permalink

Because it sold around 23,000 more copies than Pink and is getting played on the radio.

Here he is with the classic "Poème Électronique." Good track (Marcello Carlin), Monday, 8 April 2013 09:01 (six years ago) Permalink

the disclosure/alunageorge single got to no 2 last month

i mean the garage revival x 90s house revival has been bubbling under for a while now, so it's not completely out of nowhere - i assume this song had a particularly good PR campaign and came along at the right time. but we had the rudimental song at no 1 last year too...

another example of skream's new sound - this terrific rudimental/angel haze remix http://soundcloud.com/rudimentaluk/rudimental-hell-could-freeze-1

flamenco drop (lex pretend), Monday, 8 April 2013 09:01 (six years ago) Permalink

did "Au Seve" chart in the UK at all?

sandra dayo connor (The Reverend), Monday, 8 April 2013 09:56 (six years ago) Permalink

got to no. 55 apparently, which itself was a pleasant surprise

flamenco drop (lex pretend), Monday, 8 April 2013 10:04 (six years ago) Permalink

this goes nicely with the Skream remix
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oVcG9lpZV24

Number None, Monday, 8 April 2013 10:39 (six years ago) Permalink

i mean the garage revival x 90s house revival has been bubbling under for a while now, so it's not completely out of nowhere - i assume this song had a particularly good PR campaign and came along at the right time. but we had the rudimental song at no 1 last year too...

Just hadn't realised that it was any more likely to chart than, say, Funkystepz - the NZ top 40 reflects a fairly X-Factor-centric view of the UK charts (as well as ... why is this Passenger UK singer-songwriter guy at the top of the Aus/NZ charts but only reached 137 on the UK charts, IDGI); around the early 00s chart dance stopped making an impact locally.

etc, Monday, 8 April 2013 11:12 (six years ago) Permalink

Thing that puzzles me is it was released back in January, unless PR effort was very recent seems there should have been a catalyst for it suddenly receiving attention again.

Josh L, Monday, 8 April 2013 11:44 (six years ago) Permalink

need u was released back in jan? you sure?

NI, Monday, 8 April 2013 14:36 (six years ago) Permalink

genuinely delighted at skream's new non-wob direction, hoping that and the new jessie ware track are signs of how things are heading clubmusicwise

NI, Monday, 8 April 2013 14:37 (six years ago) Permalink

xpost

Well, it's been around for a couple of months now, and has been charting in Holland and Belgium already, but in the UK its official release has been held back until last week. It became so popular that cash-in versions were starting to infiltrate the UK iTunes chart. I guess the build-up paid off.
(And yeah, it's a great track)

breastcrawl, Monday, 8 April 2013 15:41 (six years ago) Permalink

http://www.discogs.com/Duke-Dumont-Feat-AME-Need-U-100/release/4202739
To be fair, didn't know what countries it was for sale in, just remember seeing it on Soundcloud back then plus saw that page. Just checked the iTunes release and it was last week.

Skream remix kills it.

Josh L, Monday, 8 April 2013 19:23 (six years ago) Permalink

Just hadn't realised that it was any more likely to chart than, say, Funkystepz

when it comes to who decides what becomes a hit and why, i'm perpetually mystified but tend to assume the answer is PR

flamenco drop (lex pretend), Monday, 8 April 2013 19:26 (six years ago) Permalink

glad to see this thread! searched for this here after the Singles Jukebox rated it a while back. I'd have to guess the video has something to do with its success, no?

rob, Monday, 8 April 2013 19:45 (six years ago) Permalink

this mediocre vocal performance really propels this mediocre uk house track to new heights of mediocrity

the skream mix is quite awful

the late great, Monday, 8 April 2013 19:46 (six years ago) Permalink

Yeah I'm not mad keen on this either, certainly in comparison to White Noise which really deserved to be #1.

Do Gorgon City fit in somewhere here as well? That tune has been getting mad 1xtra play lately.

Matt DC, Monday, 8 April 2013 19:49 (six years ago) Permalink

and it's not that i have anything against garage revival x 90s house revival, i just don't see what's so great about this song

the late great, Monday, 8 April 2013 19:50 (six years ago) Permalink

compared to au seve or street walker or whatever

the late great, Monday, 8 April 2013 19:53 (six years ago) Permalink

Do Gorgon City fit in somewhere here as well? That tune has been getting mad 1xtra play lately.

― Matt DC, Monday, 8 April 2013 20:49 (26 minutes ago) Bookmark

yeah, kind of - 'need u' was cowritten by mnek, who along with gorgon city is part of rudimental's black butter stable. black butter have near enough singlehandedly (albeit strongly enabled by mistajam and then radio 1's decisive support and playlisting) created/curated a sort of new uk dance pop interzone where songful tunes touch on various amorphous dance flavours (garage, to brostep, to dnb, to trap, to boogie, to just cute blippy stuff, to whatever etc) without ever placing them too strongly in discouragingly specific context; sort of a 86-93 chart spirit with modern tools. it doesn't really lend itself to shorthand but the more you listen the more you get it - there's lots around, and it feels to me like a very mini golden period right now.

r|t|c, Monday, 8 April 2013 20:20 (six years ago) Permalink

I really like this Krystal Klear & Jenna G one that r|t|c referred to on the Jessie Ware thread:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-vpDHSxE_gU

boxedjoy, Monday, 8 April 2013 21:20 (six years ago) Permalink

xp, aye Black Butter's turned out to be a really nice label. Must admit I was a bit underwhelmed when they first came out after being a big fan of Rudimental's funky stuff, but they've grown on me. Gorgon City, Lulu James, Kidnap kid etc have all done lovely stuff and I think Woz in particular is awesome (though he's more harder edged than the aforementioned).

anyway chuffed to see need u at number one, kinda makes me wish something like this had happened for funky a few years back but hey-ho...

Benny B, Monday, 8 April 2013 21:34 (six years ago) Permalink

That Krystal Klear/Jenna G thing is even better than need u. Be interesting if this stuff manages to catch any of the surf from the forthcoming Daft Punk Disco Leviathan

Benny B, Monday, 8 April 2013 21:46 (six years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GElrc2ikqIo

this one's a good literalisation of how this thread's specific concerns come out of the wider vibe

r|t|c, Monday, 8 April 2013 22:30 (six years ago) Permalink

I have been playing zero attention to Black Butter while separately enjoying Kidnap Kid, Lulu James and Gorgon City (plus Rudimental obviously) so for there to be some kind of gravitational centre to all this makes me happy.

Was last year's Tensnake/Syron track a hamfisted pitch to this territory as well or just a coincidence.

Matt DC, Tuesday, 9 April 2013 12:25 (six years ago) Permalink

'ONE HUNDREET' - track would be slightly less pants if she could pronounce the word correctly

the Shearer of simulated snowsex etc. (Dwight Yorke), Tuesday, 9 April 2013 12:40 (six years ago) Permalink

xp depends on your attitude to coincidence really, heh. syron is signed to black butter too (maybe this is what you meant already) but otherwise not a direct pitch i'd have thought

"some kind of gravitational centre" is definitely the way to be looking at it rather than territory though yeah

r|t|c, Tuesday, 9 April 2013 13:20 (six years ago) Permalink

all of these tracks are nice but katy b is just gonna wipe the floor once her new stuff comes out, right

monotony, Tuesday, 9 April 2013 13:44 (six years ago) Permalink

it's certainly the most amenable climate there's been for her to return to. could do really well if she gets it right

r|t|c, Tuesday, 9 April 2013 13:59 (six years ago) Permalink

That Devolution track is great - I listened to the second Black Butter comp on the way home yesterday and 'If You Believe' and 'Listen To The Badman' are also straight up bangers.

In all honesty I like most of the stuff mentioned on this thread more than Need U.

Matt DC, Wednesday, 10 April 2013 10:04 (six years ago) Permalink

South Soul Project stuff also sounded great.

Matt DC, Wednesday, 10 April 2013 10:05 (six years ago) Permalink

is there a catchy genre title for all this stuff? seems like a more hooky spin on deep house

NI, Wednesday, 10 April 2013 14:16 (six years ago) Permalink

i like the duke dumont like okay, it's fine - weirdly this is ny type stuff but reminds me of the same sort of sound, but it's better.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=irBwhhFum6s

Tioc Norris (LocalGarda), Wednesday, 10 April 2013 20:04 (six years ago) Permalink

*stabs NI in face*

the late great, Wednesday, 10 April 2013 21:31 (six years ago) Permalink

stab house, i dig it

karl...arlk...rlka...lkar..., Wednesday, 10 April 2013 22:54 (six years ago) Permalink

"Street Walker" isn't nearly as good as this one

sandra dayo connor (The Reverend), Wednesday, 10 April 2013 22:58 (six years ago) Permalink

that Skream Rudimental remix is so good, I had gathered that he'd been stepping things up recently but had no idea he'd gone in this direction.

a similar stunt failed to work with a cow (Merdeyeux), Thursday, 11 April 2013 11:25 (six years ago) Permalink

This is what I get for taking my eye off the ball but I had a mad Black Butter binge over the last couple of days and I love this record's entire aesthetic. "86-93 chart spirit but with modern tools" is very OTM.

Is there enough going around in this vein to merit a rolling UK pop-house thread?

Matt DC, Thursday, 11 April 2013 11:30 (six years ago) Permalink

i sort of intended this to encompass all that, maybe the title can be edited to that end

flamenco drop (lex pretend), Thursday, 11 April 2013 11:31 (six years ago) Permalink

"... love this LABEL's entire aesthetic", even.

Matt DC, Thursday, 11 April 2013 11:32 (six years ago) Permalink

xp Yes, it needs its own thread, or a re-edit of this one's title. Lots of good stuff happening.

Deafening silence (DL), Thursday, 11 April 2013 11:34 (six years ago) Permalink

haha late great harking back to the glory 2005 years of ilx, on steroids. hats off

NI, Thursday, 11 April 2013 17:37 (six years ago) Permalink

house is a feelin (of violent outrage)

the late great, Thursday, 11 April 2013 19:17 (six years ago) Permalink

Hate Can't Turn Around

Tioc Norris (LocalGarda), Friday, 12 April 2013 07:25 (six years ago) Permalink

the gorgon city/yasmin single is AMAZING

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l4__q9CapVo

flamenco drop (lex pretend), Friday, 12 April 2013 09:39 (six years ago) Permalink

Yeah that's the track that provided the penny-dropping moment for me. This Lulu James track is good as well:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mVtuluGSG7Y

I suppose we're at the tipping point that I naively thought funky would bring around in 2008*, the final return of a decent chart-friendly vocal house music that feels UK rather than euro in its approach. Like a lot of this stuff has the same modern DNA as the UKG interszone but takes it in a different direction.

*I suppose it did in a way, but via a very roundabout route.

Matt DC, Friday, 12 April 2013 10:02 (six years ago) Permalink

That Devolution track is great - I listened to the second Black Butter comp on the way home yesterday and 'If You Believe' and 'Listen To The Badman' are also straight up bangers.

The "Bass Drop Mix" of "Listen to the Badman" in particular is (((((|O_O|)))))

But loving this "The Finest" rip too.

Pete Fucking Devereux!

Tim F, Tuesday, 16 April 2013 10:30 (six years ago) Permalink

Ed Case also has been doing some fine work in this arena e.g. "Turn My World Around (Deep Mix)".

Tim F, Tuesday, 16 April 2013 10:41 (six years ago) Permalink

another one of these choons from disclosure https://soundcloud.com/disclosuremusic/you-me-soundcloud-edit

monotony, Saturday, 20 April 2013 02:07 (six years ago) Permalink

I feel like this one fits:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yxHtclUAyLo

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Saturday, 20 April 2013 11:24 (six years ago) Permalink

spotify playlist:

uk pop-bass house bubblers

(100% isn't on spotify??)

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Saturday, 20 April 2013 11:27 (six years ago) Permalink

I've added some stuff to that as well.

Matt DC, Saturday, 20 April 2013 16:00 (six years ago) Permalink

isnt 'so close' lovely

r|t|c, Saturday, 20 April 2013 21:13 (six years ago) Permalink

and rudimental top of the charts again

r|t|c, Monday, 22 April 2013 07:56 (six years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rd0cT7Dnpt8

meanwhile straight in at 17 is this delightfully fanciful little thing

shades of ztt imo

r|t|c, Monday, 22 April 2013 08:01 (six years ago) Permalink

in a way, i think that might be my fave song of the year tbh

r|t|c, Monday, 22 April 2013 08:06 (six years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hut5E5bezsk

and they have a super pretty remix of the aforementioned #1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1VoAqNNTEa0

which on the ep admittedly pales in the shadow of this piece of utter brilliance

r|t|c, Monday, 22 April 2013 08:10 (six years ago) Permalink

clean bandit have proven divisive in my office, which i can only see as a good thing. i am firmly in the "yes" camp. on paper it shouldn't work at all but it just does.

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Monday, 22 April 2013 09:21 (six years ago) Permalink

The "Bass Drop Mix" of "Listen to the Badman" in particular is (((((|O_O|)))))

No way is this better than the original version with its ridiculous rave chords and disembodied diva vocals.

Matt DC, Monday, 22 April 2013 09:27 (six years ago) Permalink

xp yeah, absolutely. as an actual chart thing it is just such a non sequitur that it's impossible not be disarmed, and then from that there's a frisson that comes from having your nose tweaked aesthetically

like i mean if you heard it and felt proven right, about life and stuff, then ur totally a disgusting savage. (ie i must get round to the grim task of seeing what popjustice think)

r|t|c, Monday, 22 April 2013 09:47 (six years ago) Permalink

i guess it's just the difference between being playful and being the one note wacky tie office joker

same vibe that couches the central conceit of 'spoons' (ie, literally the spoons) as lightly punning kitchen sink melodrama moreso than pure gimmick

'spoons' kinda reminded me of something steve beresford might have done actually, like 'my body' by general strike or whatever

r|t|c, Monday, 22 April 2013 09:59 (six years ago) Permalink

sorta got a nightmare audio vision of alunageorge covering viv goldman 'launderette' now i've said that

aaaaanyway

r|t|c, Monday, 22 April 2013 10:08 (six years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0w0xU7SXIE

more fabness

r|t|c, Monday, 22 April 2013 10:08 (six years ago) Permalink

u don't kno how it warms my cockles to see "now playing" actually paid attention to

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Monday, 22 April 2013 10:13 (six years ago) Permalink

same vibe that couches the central conceit of 'spoons' (ie, literally the spoons) as lightly punning kitchen sink melodrama moreso than pure gimmick

haha the first few times i heard "spoons" i just assumed the title was referring to, like, lovers in bed. then i actually listened closely and was like ohhhhh. when i talked to them i mentioned the first interpretation and one of them said it had never occurred to him and another was like, i thought that was the point.

absolutely love "waiting all night" and "baby" - the rudimental album is strong too on one listen

flamenco drop (lex pretend), Monday, 22 April 2013 10:56 (six years ago) Permalink

eh soz coming back off the dp thread here

matt u and cracklebox seem to just be saying that boogie disco stuff has existed and been popular recently - fine yeah sure but is skream operating with and addressing the same balearic plonkers with those mixes? no imo, it's an appeal to a different audience, and the move to do so is brighter than is being made out i think. they're far more akin to something like this (another jenna g, brand new good for u etc) in spirit and motivation than they are to terje edits and crystal vision or whatever

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=16zjHb2mglw

r|t|c, Monday, 22 April 2013 14:04 (six years ago) Permalink

oh no wait those ukf savages left off the amazing thriller outro where she megamixes all the said classics! here:

http://youtu.be/SRPiw1eIvBQ

r|t|c, Monday, 22 April 2013 14:08 (six years ago) Permalink

haha pushing at the outline of what constitutes the interzone! but why not? the ghost of jungle has always been one of its animating spirits iirc

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Monday, 22 April 2013 14:24 (six years ago) Permalink

is skream operating with and addressing the same balearic plonkers with those mixes? no imo, it's an appeal to a different audience

I'd agree with you on this, Hot Creations are probably the missing link here, even more than Bashmore or whoever. But I don't get a sense of the essential London-ness of them, even when he's remixing Rudimental.

Contrast with a lot of the more song-based stuff that we're talking about here which is harking back to (and updating) a spirit that's been dormant in British dance music for a long time, and yacht disco doesn't quite fit in with that even given the overlapping audience, for reasons I can't quite put my finger on. Not late enough in the 80s, wrong kind of wine bar.

1000 Soul Songs is wonderful though, astonishing in its shamelessness.

Matt DC, Monday, 22 April 2013 14:30 (six years ago) Permalink

I dunno Matt I think you're drawing too sharp a distinction. It's all raw like sushi imo.

Tim F, Monday, 22 April 2013 14:37 (six years ago) Permalink

idk yeah it is likely a shade too neat but better him drawing some sort of line than me not i think ultimately

r|t|c, Monday, 22 April 2013 15:42 (six years ago) Permalink

hot creay's ldn-ness (and i agree it has little bearing itt but for the sake of chitchat) is probably in their import electro-ness idk? that quirky off-the-wall newcleus thing

'emperor' remains the stupidest song i've found myself liking in an age anyway, punching myself in the face every time i sing along

r|t|c, Monday, 22 April 2013 15:43 (six years ago) Permalink

The Skream remixes (and I mainly mean the Duke Dumont and Rudimental ones here) are kind of consciously harking back to a (even marginally) pre-acid house era. Dunno why, but that feels like an important distinction for me, in terms of spirit if nothing else, even though the links between the artists are obvious.

Struggling to think of the last time there were back-to-back #1s as good as Need U and Waiting All Night, btw.

Mozart's House is ridiculous.

Matt DC, Monday, 22 April 2013 18:25 (six years ago) Permalink

Struggling to think of the last time there were back-to-back #1s as good as Need U and Waiting All Night, btw.

march 2010, pass out/telephone

(would "ding dong" have made it even better or cheapened it?)

flamenco drop (lex pretend), Monday, 22 April 2013 18:33 (six years ago) Permalink

the last time there were three even half-decent UK No 1s in a row was 2007, when we had a bizarrely great run of 7:

umbrella/the way i are/with every heartbeat/stronger/beautiful girls/about you now/bleeding love

flamenco drop (lex pretend), Monday, 22 April 2013 18:40 (six years ago) Permalink

The Skream remixes (and I mainly mean the Duke Dumont and Rudimental ones here) are kind of consciously harking back to a (even marginally) pre-acid house era. Dunno why, but that feels like an important distinction for me, in terms of spirit if nothing else, even though the links between the artists are obvious.

Yeah I see this. Though the sonic shift that would be required to take it from pre-acid to post-acid would be pretty minor (which is why I think of Neneh Cherry - "Buffalo Stance" is one of those tunes which is clearly post-acid house (and all the better for it) but still seems in communication with a lot of ideas immediately preceding it).

Tim F, Monday, 22 April 2013 21:23 (six years ago) Permalink

TS7 - Heartlight feat. Taylor Fowlis?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hqFRq1xlOOg

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 23 April 2013 16:49 (six years ago) Permalink

xp Wow, 2007. Maybe I should have voted for that in the best year of the 00s poll.

Deafening silence (DL), Tuesday, 23 April 2013 17:12 (six years ago) Permalink

So is it gonna be like this?

Apr 7: Duke Dumont ft. A*M*E "Need U (100%)"
Apr 14: Duke Dumont ft. A*M*E "Need U (100%)"
Apr 21: Rudimental ft. Ella Eyre "Waiting All Night"
Apr. 28: Daft Punk ft. Pharrell Williams "Get Lucky" (seems pretty much certain)
May 5: Disclosure ft. Eliza Doolittle "You & Me" (release date 28/4, should be a big contender)
May 12: Chris Malinchak "So Good To Me'' (if we're to believe Vice)

breastcrawl, Tuesday, 23 April 2013 21:40 (six years ago) Permalink

Burial seems to be the elephant in the room here, at least the Disclosure and Black butter soulful end of things. Never thought Burial would end up being a positive influence after the first few rounds of imitators being so lame so i'm quite surprised to be delighted by the stuff in this thread. Those pitched down echoey vocals sound great in a tightened up pop framework.

liking a lot of the tunes on the youtube channel this is on

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RnW6Yra2FBQ

Benny B, Tuesday, 23 April 2013 22:52 (six years ago) Permalink

damn son, where'd you find this?

乒乓, Tuesday, 23 April 2013 22:55 (six years ago) Permalink

burial. you what.

r|t|c, Tuesday, 23 April 2013 23:25 (six years ago) Permalink

exploding_head.gif

the late great, Tuesday, 23 April 2013 23:37 (six years ago) Permalink

don't see why thats so strange, weren't burial like the reason disclosure got into dance music? I'm not a fan of burial myself but you can hear his influence. If I was gonna be really disgusting I would have mentioned Joy Orbison.

Benny B, Tuesday, 23 April 2013 23:40 (six years ago) Permalink

I see how Burial might lead to Disclosure (but more in the very limited sense that Burial may have originally inspired Disclosure to investigate some of the prior music which Burial was ghost-quoting, and now they're going directly to the source for inspiration) but not anything else in this thread.

Tim F, Wednesday, 24 April 2013 00:08 (six years ago) Permalink

yeah well, I really only meant in the even more limited sense of vocal treatments on some of this stuff. Much more likely Disclosure got the ideas for these techniques from burial than Groove Chronicles or someone, and as I said they are employed in a different way, but its definitely about and just thought it was funny people don't mention it is all. Certainly doesn't warrant an exploding head gif anyway

Benny B, Wednesday, 24 April 2013 00:25 (six years ago) Permalink

Joy Orbison and etc. circa-'10 post-dubstep seem like a much more direct influence on Disclosure than Burial does

sandra dayo connor (The Reverend), Wednesday, 24 April 2013 00:32 (six years ago) Permalink

The dance scene – or at least the best bits of it – just so happened to be being played out on the brothers’ doorstep. So, while Howard was entering his obligatory, teenage emo phase, Guy was discovering grime and later Benga and Skream, having gone to school with the former’s brother. “But then it merged,” says Guy “and we both started listening to people who were coming out like Joy Orbison and Floating Points.”

Now, they agree on more things than two teenage brothers should. They agree that Burial was the real entry point for them getting into the ambient, electronic music they make today; that dubstep is “far less expressive than 2-step” and thus far more boring; that once Howard begins getting involved with the recording and production process “there will be more fights”.

When we started out we were listening to Burial and people like that. We were listening to what was going on at that time and learning how to produce. Now at the end of 2012 we’ve gone back and tried to understand the roots of dance music. That’s taken us back to Detroit and Chicago and techno and old-skool garage and house. For most people it would be the other way round but we weren’t around when that stuff was going on. It’s been a different learning curve. We’re now influenced by Todd Edwards and Zed Bias and old-skool garage people like that.

This is the thing. When we started making the stuff we make, we were only aware of what's going on right now—like James Blake, Mount Kimbie, Joy Orbison, things like that. That was what we were listening to, and that's what we were pretty much trying to copy, just to learn how to make music. We liked it; we thought we would just try and copy it. It was only when we looked into those acts a bit more and realized where they took their influence from that we became aware that we were kind of making something similar to U.K. garage and 2-step and stuff like that. Obviously, those guys took their influence from that, and we took our influence from them; now, though, we've completely done the reversal, we take our influence from much older things like, say, MJ Cole. It's weird, getting into it, because obviously, when MJ Cole and all that was happening, we were only like eight and six years old. We weren't really aware of any of it. We were getting told we were making things that sounded like that, and we were like, "What is it?"

Number None, Wednesday, 24 April 2013 00:37 (six years ago) Permalink

yeah well, was just a passing thought, didn't mean to derail the thread with it.

Benny B, Wednesday, 24 April 2013 00:41 (six years ago) Permalink

lol at everybody getting screwed up over mention of the b-word. heaven forbid that a pet act of ILM were actually influenced by ~burial~

乒乓, Wednesday, 24 April 2013 00:47 (six years ago) Permalink

I don't think anyone ITT would be surprised that Disclosure are/were influenced by Burial, but this thread isn't really about, say, "Control" or "What's In Your Head".

Pretty clear that stuff like "Need You (100%)" comes from a pretty distinct lineage. And even the Disclosure tracks that fall within this thread's remit feature straightforward vocals.

That interview passage Number None quoted is exactly what I would have expected! It feels like a really obvious learning curve, in much the same way that electro-house inspired a lot of younger listeners to get into first wave Chicago house.

Tim F, Wednesday, 24 April 2013 00:53 (six years ago) Permalink

that interview bears the hallmarks of the journalist bringing burial (and all those other names) up first, and disclosure going yeah i guess

flamenco drop (lex pretend), Wednesday, 24 April 2013 07:44 (six years ago) Permalink

really don't wanna harp on about it cos I don't even like Burial and I realise its getting away from the other disco-y stuff in this thread, but Disclosure's first single is pretty much exactly midway between Burial and Joy O and with the none-more-burial title of 'Street light chronicle'so it goes deeper than 'yeah i guess...'. I think that DNA lives on in their current stuff in the treated vocals, even in something like Latch which is surely within the remit of this thread right? (that reverby pitched 'never' backing vocal and the crackly breakdowns).

Benny B, Wednesday, 24 April 2013 09:02 (six years ago) Permalink

There's no reason why loads of the producers here wouldn't have listened to Burial and yeah some of Disclosure bears some similarity but surely not White Noise (which is the important one here) and definitely not Duke Dumont or Rudimental or most of what's being discussed here. I don't think Burial is any more significant here than loads of other mid-00s Brit producers.

Matt DC, Wednesday, 24 April 2013 10:03 (six years ago) Permalink

yeah fair enough, its really just the odd production trick that I hear cropping up in some of this stuff occasionally, more of a flavour than any primary influence or whatever.

As for what this thread is really about,I think rtc pretty much nailed it earlier when he said 'sort of a 86-93 chart spirit with modern tools'.

Benny B, Wednesday, 24 April 2013 10:13 (six years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPAefVz-mXg

Benny B, Wednesday, 24 April 2013 10:33 (six years ago) Permalink

idk yeah i guess there's a possible case for burial reviving the vox treatment for bass diaspora people somewhere along the line but it's just a new one on me to totally divorce it from the insular mood and dusty rhythm and all that cobblers, i mean you might as well say he's the elephant in jackin's room as well by that extended logic. and yeah i wouldnt be as averse to joy o

if disclosure's next single features robbie craig & gerideau singing about haunted binbags though then all credit 2 u ben

r|t|c, Wednesday, 24 April 2013 11:24 (six years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eQz1x6ptjFo

this shift k3y you posted in the q thread def belongs itt imo, 'frozen' too

r|t|c, Wednesday, 24 April 2013 11:27 (six years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wVosypP91Yk

probably muddying the waters again but i love it so w/e

shantie on marcus made me like it ever more still when it moved him to brilliantly and inexplicably exclaim "run for hills! run for the hills! go now!!"

r|t|c, Wednesday, 24 April 2013 11:43 (six years ago) Permalink

kinda feel like the absence of the signature big fat monster drop on redlight's 'switch it off' is another sign of the times, a year ago it wouldnt have seemed enough

r|t|c, Wednesday, 24 April 2013 11:48 (six years ago) Permalink

Which Marcus show is that.

Tim F, Wednesday, 24 April 2013 11:55 (six years ago) Permalink

wednesday 17th, i only happened to catch a bit of it live and iirc it wasnt particularly recommendable (turned it on later and GREYMAN had been thawed out from wherever to do a set, apparently unaware that four years had passed) but it was the first sunny day in an age and shants and ranks were reunited and feeling the vibe so it was still very pleasant all the same

r|t|c, Wednesday, 24 April 2013 12:12 (six years ago) Permalink

giving this clean bandit show on rinse a go

basically they are nice and polite mumblekids playing a lot of xxyo, deadboy, ikonika, submerse et al. i'm sure there'll be some joy o shortly

the point it hits home though is how this new black butter wave uses the apolitical deracinated junkspace weaknesses of bass as dance music to its advantage in the chart pop sphere - "songful tunes touch on various amorphous dance flavours [...] without ever placing them too strongly in discouragingly specific context" - entropia becomes utopia (hence mdc's invocation of post-acid house era)

r|t|c, Wednesday, 24 April 2013 14:22 (six years ago) Permalink

I saw Clean Bandit supporting Disclosure. They were sweet and endearing, slightly ungainly but well-meaning, like a community arts project Basement Jaxx, but with chamber music breakdowns. I like them a lot.

mike t-diva, Wednesday, 24 April 2013 14:48 (six years ago) Permalink

yeah "community arts project" otm

r|t|c, Wednesday, 24 April 2013 14:50 (six years ago) Permalink

when i interviewed disclosure i asked them about their first experience in clubs and the older dude said that "hyph mngo" was the titanic track for him that really pushed him into producing

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 24 April 2013 14:57 (six years ago) Permalink

i think there's a sense of space in disclosure's productions that codes very dubstep to me

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 24 April 2013 14:58 (six years ago) Permalink

yeah i can go for that definitely

disclosure run a little bit diagonally across the rest of this stuff itt i think, they use what they've learned in a more specific and singular way, not to create a suggestive soup but to use that space and remove to make singers and songs (just tracks even - cf 'control') fantastically photogenic and attractive

always think in visual terms with their stuff - clean lines, great silhouettes, sharp cheekbones, nice teeth, i guess you could even link their cover art motif into it

r|t|c, Wednesday, 24 April 2013 15:20 (six years ago) Permalink

i heard an interview with them recently and i was shocked by how deep their voices were! all grown up i guess

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 24 April 2013 15:23 (six years ago) Permalink

this song in that noisey piece tho, jesus

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=KrMl32cuC2A#!

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 24 April 2013 15:54 (six years ago) Permalink

i think there's a sense of space in disclosure's productions that codes very dubstep to me

yeah the first 30 secs of the new track w/eliza doolittle keep making me think my itunes has skipped to some random forgotten post-dubstep ep from 2007 - as rtc says disclosure are slightly different though, they started off as "garage revival tailored to fact magazine et al" so their positioning has always been slanted to that end of things (as opposed to duke dumont who's been a jobbing house dj/producer for ages, and hot creations who didn't really catch on first among that crowd)

flamenco drop (lex pretend), Wednesday, 24 April 2013 16:03 (six years ago) Permalink

relistening to the new disclosure and i am just not 100% on board with them yet apart from "white noise", there's just something something lacking here

flamenco drop (lex pretend), Wednesday, 24 April 2013 16:04 (six years ago) Permalink

this shift k3y you posted in the q thread def belongs itt imo, 'frozen' too

haha "frozen" reminds me of rihanna's "jump" in its shamelessness

flamenco drop (lex pretend), Wednesday, 24 April 2013 16:09 (six years ago) Permalink

relistening to the new disclosure and i am just not 100% on board with them yet apart from "white noise", there's just something something lacking here

― flamenco drop (lex pretend), Wednesday, April 24, 2013 12:04 PM (8 minutes ago) Bookmark

"latch" and "white noise" are worth all the hype imo... other stuff is a bit hit or miss. "you & me" is not on that level, tho it's pretty enjoyable.

i'm really excited for that album tho, tons of potential for it to do a bunch of things and be really, really good

they're also great live

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 24 April 2013 16:14 (six years ago) Permalink

tons of potential for it to do a bunch of things and be really, really good

i doubt it'll be bad but at this point i'd say the rudimental album will probably be more of a rush

flamenco drop (lex pretend), Wednesday, 24 April 2013 16:16 (six years ago) Permalink

tend to think of the malinchak as being part of a different stream to this stuff, could be convinced otherwise though

http://www.mixmag.net/music/mp3-blog/stream-chris-malinchak-zinc-remix

i also much prefer the zinc mix and its weirdly witty engrossing flip into ominous non-drop

(and the mk mix but that goes as standard for 2013)

r|t|c, Wednesday, 24 April 2013 16:18 (six years ago) Permalink

can fcl 'its you' be #1 too though please

r|t|c, Wednesday, 24 April 2013 16:19 (six years ago) Permalink

xp Yes, Disclosure are fantastic live, with excellent visuals (custom-made kit) and live instrumentation - saw them supporting SBTRKT in early 2011, then headlining a couple of months ago, to a young, mainstreamy-type crowd (the girls dancing next to me kept giving me odd looks, then one asked if I "was on a night out"). And they certainly come across as older than their years. "Latch" is the only track I can't get behind, probably because it's less of a glide and more of a march.

mike t-diva, Wednesday, 24 April 2013 16:21 (six years ago) Permalink

can fcl 'its you' be #1 too though please

PLEASEEEEEE

(or maybe fcl's "used to be" from last year, which i was very late getting on to)

flamenco drop (lex pretend), Wednesday, 24 April 2013 16:23 (six years ago) Permalink

http://youtu.be/XDlaVoXxU6Y
http://youtu.be/0i8GAaTv2gU

remixes also very necessary

r|t|c, Wednesday, 24 April 2013 16:26 (six years ago) Permalink

chris malinchak feels a lot more in the line of mano le tough or wolf & clap or something? idk wtf it's doing going to the top of the charts

(like it, though)

flamenco drop (lex pretend), Wednesday, 24 April 2013 16:30 (six years ago) Permalink

i doubt it'll be bad but at this point i'd say the rudimental album will probably be more of a rush

― flamenco drop (lex pretend), Wednesday, April 24, 2013 12:16 PM (12 minutes ago) Bookmark

rudimental is maybe a bit too far on the "could do a lot of things" side for me

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 24 April 2013 16:31 (six years ago) Permalink

i guess i'm struggling to see why disclosure particularly stand out, apart from what they do visually and live

flamenco drop (lex pretend), Wednesday, 24 April 2013 16:33 (six years ago) Permalink

i think they have pretty strong pop instincts and a devotion to verse-chorus songwriting

which is not a virtue in of itself necessarily (tho it plays to my personal biases)

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 24 April 2013 16:37 (six years ago) Permalink

is this the original version of "it's you": San Soda's Panorama Bar Acca Version

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 24 April 2013 16:38 (six years ago) Permalink

yes

i think they have pretty strong pop instincts and a devotion to verse-chorus songwriting

this is the exact thing i think rudimental do a lot better though (and what i think is lacking from "you & me")

flamenco drop (lex pretend), Wednesday, 24 April 2013 16:42 (six years ago) Permalink

I still haven't taught myself to associate Rudimental with anything other than

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qfv44lEzOLU

sandra dayo connor (The Reverend), Wednesday, 24 April 2013 17:59 (six years ago) Permalink

FWIW I think Rudimental are a lot closer to the core of what we're talking about than Disclosure are. Not necessarily sonically but by providing a musical and commercial platform for other artists.

I was kind of sniffy about Feel The Love when it first came out but soon succumbed, got to give them credit for pulling off one of those rare pop tricks that makes you wonder why people having been hitting big with it for years.

Matt DC, Wednesday, 24 April 2013 18:02 (six years ago) Permalink

God that Chris Malinchak track is so emotionally overbearing, it's like he took a John Talabot template and added a big dose of neediness. There's something kind of 1999 about its particular brand of drippiness.

Matt DC, Wednesday, 24 April 2013 18:09 (six years ago) Permalink

I like this:
Lazune Ft. Katy Shotter - Feel It

mike t-diva, Wednesday, 24 April 2013 18:21 (six years ago) Permalink

And if we're talking traces of Burial, there are clearly some here:
Clean Bandit - Nightingale (Gorgon City remix)

mike t-diva, Wednesday, 24 April 2013 18:29 (six years ago) Permalink

can we stop talking like 12 cd men, burial was six years ago ffs

r|t|c, Wednesday, 24 April 2013 18:53 (six years ago) Permalink

God that Chris Malinchak track is so emotionally overbearing, it's like he took a John Talabot template and added a big dose of neediness. There's something kind of 1999 about its particular brand of drippiness.

― Matt DC, Wednesday, 24 April 2013 19:09 (43 minutes ago) Bookmark

yah totes, this is exactly why i like the zinc interpretation

r|t|c, Wednesday, 24 April 2013 18:54 (six years ago) Permalink

the zinc "lol u gonna get dumped" foreboding interpretation

r|t|c, Wednesday, 24 April 2013 18:57 (six years ago) Permalink

I was going to say that Zinc was the perfect producer to jump on this particular bandwagon, momentarily forgetting he sort of helped start it a couple of years back.

Matt DC, Wednesday, 24 April 2013 19:08 (six years ago) Permalink

haven't been keeping up with this thread but it's my fav spotify playlist since 'uk funky classics'

that joe goddard remix of 'control' is totally fucking quentin man.

tpp, Thursday, 25 April 2013 11:19 (six years ago) Permalink

Fresh link for Lazune ft Katy Shotter "Feel It", as it's gone from YouTube:

https://soundcloud.com/lazune/lazune-feel-it-ft-katy-shotter

mike t-diva, Friday, 26 April 2013 14:20 (six years ago) Permalink

^ man that's nice

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Friday, 26 April 2013 15:49 (six years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bmVkQRuI63U

Benny B, Saturday, 27 April 2013 00:06 (six years ago) Permalink

^ ok that ones actually by a guy from San Francisco but its anglophile enough to be included here I think (just checking his album now and its actually really nice too).

also heres the radio premier of the new Gorgon City/Clean Bandit single
https://soundcloud.com/gorgon-city/special-delivery-gorgon-city

Benny B, Saturday, 27 April 2013 11:59 (six years ago) Permalink

"Intentions" is lovely. The speed garage break is huge.

Tim F, Saturday, 27 April 2013 21:10 (six years ago) Permalink

All of this has made me feel sad about RD's "Got Me Burning" not taking off substantially.

boxedjoy, Sunday, 28 April 2013 19:05 (six years ago) Permalink

RIGHT?!

flamenco drop (lex pretend), Sunday, 28 April 2013 19:19 (six years ago) Permalink

interesting point of comparison (esp so wrt the forthcoming katy b lp in this climate). even though the og mk 'burning' is so spot on right now (and would probably go top 20 today) i think the rd version would still code too specifically urban as it did in 2011 to really gain any purchase

another good ref point for this is ts7 & taylor fowlis 'heartlight' which trace suggested upthread; seems like it should be exactly zeitgeist right, and yet still has a grain to it that prevents it transcending into the frictionless pop sphere

r|t|c, Sunday, 28 April 2013 20:38 (six years ago) Permalink

and btw if u seek an rd for the 2013 might i recommend the similarly hopelessly doomed:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=diSmuRIhh4c

r|t|c, Sunday, 28 April 2013 20:40 (six years ago) Permalink

haha i like this one by m.o

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2CSaCq_JIg4

flamenco drop (lex pretend), Sunday, 28 April 2013 20:41 (six years ago) Permalink

yeah i... ought to have a kind word for that just out of a channel u nostalgia tip but really even as a rhetorical device the stench of failure is just too overpowering

r|t|c, Sunday, 28 April 2013 20:51 (six years ago) Permalink

it does remind one of rub-a-dub atomic kitten however so i might as well now take the opportunity to chuck this in

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=itGl448FtNY

r|t|c, Sunday, 28 April 2013 20:53 (six years ago) Permalink

you know who i particularly hope goes in this direction? (the thread direction, not this poor tragic ginnel we've stumbled down.) MISHA B

flamenco drop (lex pretend), Sunday, 28 April 2013 20:54 (six years ago) Permalink

idk about misha but we could head to the light at the end of the... ginnel... with wretch 32/shakka 'blackout' or kwabs 'spirit fade'

i'm not entirely sure if and how those quite fit in but they're certainly not being spat out by the wider world either, doing very well indeed

r|t|c, Sunday, 28 April 2013 21:09 (six years ago) Permalink

altho a cynic (looks round shiftily) might suggest shakka sounds like vampire weekend and kwabs like james blake so bobs ur uncle

r|t|c, Sunday, 28 April 2013 21:11 (six years ago) Permalink

You should set up a street stall for this.

Tim F, Sunday, 28 April 2013 21:19 (six years ago) Permalink

So yeah this Rudimental album is pretty good but suffers a bit from favouring jump-up Britsoul almost entirely over MCs (Angel Haze excepted), so while there's loads of great stuff on there the overall effect is a bit Grange Hill rave. Also TWO tracks featuring Emeli Sande ffs, as if there's a human being alive on the planet right now that is suffering from insufficient Emeli Sande in their life.

The best tracks are fantastic but I dunno, needs a bit more ruff to go with the smooth. Basically what I am getting at is 'why have you forsaken Shantie?' ;_;

Matt DC, Tuesday, 30 April 2013 09:25 (six years ago) Permalink

Ha, Grange Hill rave.

Deafening silence (DL), Tuesday, 30 April 2013 09:30 (six years ago) Permalink

i actively try to avoid emeli sandé and yet there she fucking is on both the fantasia and rudimental albums within the space of two weeks

flamenco drop (lex pretend), Tuesday, 30 April 2013 09:32 (six years ago) Permalink

longest unbroken top 10 run for any album in uk chart history

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 30 April 2013 09:49 (six years ago) Permalink

sande's, i mean

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 30 April 2013 09:50 (six years ago) Permalink

The Sande track is one of the few decent songs on the new wiley album.

oppet, Tuesday, 30 April 2013 10:30 (six years ago) Permalink

Ella Eyre did a much better job on Sande's "Free" when I saw them live last week. They should have kept it in-house!

mike t-diva, Tuesday, 30 April 2013 12:32 (six years ago) Permalink

crucial addition to this thread

http://soundcloud.com/sineadharnettmusic/sinead-harnett-got-me-eats

flamenco drop (lex pretend), Tuesday, 30 April 2013 12:41 (six years ago) Permalink

does emeli sande have any other songs like "heaven"? really liked that one, but from what i understand the rest of the album is adult-contempo dross...correct?

monotony, Tuesday, 30 April 2013 13:22 (six years ago) Permalink

sounds about right to me

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 30 April 2013 19:17 (six years ago) Permalink

I don't mind "Next to Me", but it's not omnipresent here

The Reverend, Tuesday, 30 April 2013 21:01 (six years ago) Permalink

#46 in the US, that sounds about right

The Reverend, Tuesday, 30 April 2013 21:03 (six years ago) Permalink

Heaven was great but... didn't exactly require great vision from anyone concerned.

Matt DC, Tuesday, 30 April 2013 21:05 (six years ago) Permalink

http://soundcloud.com/friendwithin/karma-kid-friend-within-ft

r|t|c, Wednesday, 1 May 2013 13:04 (six years ago) Permalink

feel like this vibe is getting a bit dog's dinner now tbh

r|t|c, Wednesday, 1 May 2013 13:07 (six years ago) Permalink

i fn love the malinchak song

plax (ico), Wednesday, 1 May 2013 13:19 (six years ago) Permalink

Every time I hear it I imagine Skins-esque kids coming down off their first pill and watching that video and just weeping at the girl with her giraffe. It's the drippiest thing I've ever heard.

Matt DC, Wednesday, 1 May 2013 13:22 (six years ago) Permalink

New Duke Dummont - https://soundcloud.com/annie-mac-presents/free-music-monday-duke-dumont

tarping, Wednesday, 1 May 2013 19:14 (six years ago) Permalink

Not really feeling that Karma Kid track.

Matt DC, Wednesday, 1 May 2013 19:17 (six years ago) Permalink

frittered some time away doing a bit of reading on black butter, in my signature morbidly ott style

quite the little vertically integrated ecosystem they've got going - artist management company starts the label on the side, amir amor who joined rudimental after the funky stuff but before 'spoons' runs the studio major tom's (with the guy from 679 and xl) where lots of brit stuff gets made, press/a&r person is former bbc radio and brings the clubby blippy side in, etc

amor appears to be the key man all-round pop svengali dude, check him out, twice mentions bananarama/fun boy three in separate interviews which of course makes a lot of sense. also his and mnek's shared love of jam & lewis

btw sugababes/mks (keep wanting to call them http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kima,_Keisha,_and_Pam ) appear to be doing their album in that hq studio which bodes excellently

r|t|c, Thursday, 2 May 2013 12:43 (six years ago) Permalink

oh and one of bb founder guys used to run this breaks label

http://www.discogs.com/label/Hardcore%20Beats

r|t|c, Thursday, 2 May 2013 12:47 (six years ago) Permalink

god, really need that MKS project to get a move on. The kendrick lamar "cover" / interpolation-thing slayed.

monotony, Thursday, 2 May 2013 13:15 (six years ago) Permalink

fuuuuuuuuclmk glbblah

https://soundcloud.com/defectedrecords/fcl-its-you-mk-mix

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 2 May 2013 20:34 (six years ago) Permalink

the comment in the waveform that just says "FUCK MY ASS" otm

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 2 May 2013 20:35 (six years ago) Permalink

haha i think maybe by tomorrow i will have cooled on that but sometimes you just need something a bit filthy

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 2 May 2013 20:49 (six years ago) Permalink

The "Bass Drop Mix" of "Listen to the Badman" in particular is (((((|O_O|)))))

No way is this better than the original version with its ridiculous rave chords and disembodied diva vocals.

― Matt DC, Monday, April 22, 2013 9:27 AM (2 weeks ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Haha, turns out my copy of the original was mislabeled as being the Bass Drop Mix, and since it did indeed have a pretty fucking big bass drop it didn't occur to me to question that...

Tim F, Tuesday, 7 May 2013 17:03 (six years ago) Permalink

'Baby' is easily the best thing on the Rudimental album innit? Not a bad album but we'd heard all the best songs on it before.

So much great stuff on Black Butter though, been going through the back-catalogue. Kidnap Kid is brilliant!

Benny B, Tuesday, 7 May 2013 22:27 (six years ago) Permalink

speaking of which

https://soundcloud.com/kidnap_kid/guest-mix-for-b-traits-radio-1

Benny B, Tuesday, 7 May 2013 22:48 (six years ago) Permalink

Aw man "Baby" is great

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 8 May 2013 10:51 (six years ago) Permalink

^^^^^^^^

Tim F, Friday, 10 May 2013 22:53 (six years ago) Permalink

someone upthread mentioned that this current "setting" would be perfect for katy b. so, here it is : http://soundcloud.com/katyb/what-love-is-made-of-radio

rusty_allen, Saturday, 11 May 2013 12:31 (six years ago) Permalink

"baby" is rly good, damn

umm also gonna profess my love for the chris malinchak one. i like drippiness tho.

dyl, Sunday, 12 May 2013 23:54 (six years ago) Permalink

One thing I really like about "Baby" is how it builds so remorselessly (though gracefully) from airy vocal house to trippy deepness, and then resets itself back to the beginning, only to go through the process again. It really traverses the terrain of possibilities afforded by the weird dance-pop meets deep house equation of the moment.

Tim F, Monday, 13 May 2013 01:02 (six years ago) Permalink

it is brilliant how the drop is made to sound SO dramatically deep as well, a real feat of production - usually that kind of move comes off more like the sky and stars opening up but this is suddenly rushing, claustrophobic, simultaneously tinny and muffled submarine acoustics with pressure gauges off the meter and (literal) crush depth alarms ringing out of control. love as single-person bathysphere, and quite correctly so

r|t|c, Monday, 13 May 2013 08:49 (six years ago) Permalink

(although truthfully speaking i did just think my mp3 was buggered at first)

r|t|c, Monday, 13 May 2013 08:50 (six years ago) Permalink

love those funk guitar microlicks too, pure class

r|t|c, Monday, 13 May 2013 08:54 (six years ago) Permalink

i keep wanting to sing "baby, don't make me watch - if i can't ride it"

flamenco drop (lex pretend), Monday, 13 May 2013 09:23 (six years ago) Permalink

i keep expecting it to turn into bashmore's 'au seve'. is that... intentional...?

✌_✌ (c sharp major), Monday, 13 May 2013 10:09 (six years ago) Permalink

it's like they retroactively decided to write a song that au seve could have been sampled from.

✌_✌ (c sharp major), Monday, 13 May 2013 10:11 (six years ago) Permalink

Speaking of the drop in Baby, it's a neat trick how the chorus IS the breakdown...!? and the drop comes just AFTER the chorus is over? Maybe this is an old trick, but it's the first time I've noticed it.

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Monday, 13 May 2013 10:31 (six years ago) Permalink

By the way don't sleep on that Hannah Wants mix

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Monday, 13 May 2013 10:31 (six years ago) Permalink

kind of weird that a huxley mix from skream & benga maybe belongs better in the bobbins thread, but hey

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p018xfm6

Ehtyl/Huxley - Byzantine
FCL - It's You (MK Remix)
Huxley - Lost Love
Tom Shorterz - Wot U Do (Shorterz Stop & Drop Mix)
Major City Drum Ensemble - The Stranger
Alex Jones - Voltage
Huxley - Shower Scene (SecondCity Mix)
Jonas Rathsman Not Given Bringing You Down
Rascals - Fire Blaze (MRK1 Remix)
Available since: Friday

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Monday, 13 May 2013 10:43 (six years ago) Permalink

yes lol at "Major City Drum Ensemble"

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Monday, 13 May 2013 10:47 (six years ago) Permalink

it is brilliant how the drop is made to sound SO dramatically deep as well, a real feat of production - usually that kind of move comes off more like the sky and stars opening up but this is suddenly rushing, claustrophobic, simultaneously tinny and muffled submarine acoustics with pressure gauges off the meter and (literal) crush depth alarms ringing out of control. love as single-person bathysphere, and quite correctly so

― r|t|c, Monday, May 13, 2013 8:49 AM (1 hour ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

(although truthfully speaking i did just think my mp3 was buggered at first)

― r|t|c, Monday, May 13, 2013 8:50 AM (1 hour ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

haha, I've actually been thinking "how much of this seeming immense deepness is in due to a fact a poor quality rip?"

Tim F, Monday, 13 May 2013 10:47 (six years ago) Permalink

BTW maybe my biggest critical faux pas of 2012 was almost-instantly forgetting how massive and awesome and just brilliant and etc. Kidnap Kid's "Lazarys Taxon" was and is after briefly falling in love with it way back in the first part of the year.

What other mix has it been in? I feel like i've heard it many more times than just the four or so times I listened to it then.

Tim F, Monday, 13 May 2013 11:03 (six years ago) Permalink

"Lazarus Taxon" is also a good tune.

Tim F, Monday, 13 May 2013 11:03 (six years ago) Permalink

xp re: 'Baby' breakdown: yeah you particularly notice its muddiness when you mix it in with other stuff i found. I like rtc's description of it though, I guess it must be a production choice. It also makes Sinead Harnett's verse seem more snappy when it kicks in.

Benny B, Monday, 13 May 2013 11:09 (six years ago) Permalink

Totally.

Tim F, Monday, 13 May 2013 11:13 (six years ago) Permalink

Disclosure and Natalie Duncan's cover of "You Used to Hold Me" by Ralphi Rosario

http://www.bbc.co.uk/events/ep3v4f#p0192n6q

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 16 May 2013 09:42 (six years ago) Permalink

Ha, I just came here to post that - Nottingham Pride!

mike t-diva, Thursday, 16 May 2013 10:07 (six years ago) Permalink

Don't think anyone's mentioned this one yet have they? Cracking tune.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pa2qR_soHVw

complete with a "I'm SoOoOo 90's Remix"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqxzgOnpXZc&list=UUFoFjMo5rX3EsjQe3yJChwQ&index=6

Benny B, Thursday, 16 May 2013 19:43 (six years ago) Permalink

http://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/sound-deep-house-ministry/id636283283&ls=1?affId=1405655

well played mos, well played

r|t|c, Thursday, 16 May 2013 23:51 (six years ago) Permalink

sheer chutzpah aside idk if i couldve done it any better myself no joke

r|t|c, Thursday, 16 May 2013 23:58 (six years ago) Permalink

That tracklist looks basically perfect.

Tim F, Friday, 17 May 2013 02:18 (six years ago) Permalink

Deep House though? Is that what this is?

MikoMcha, Friday, 17 May 2013 03:25 (six years ago) Permalink

It is now.

Tim F, Friday, 17 May 2013 05:17 (six years ago) Permalink

That's such a fast and loose trolling title that it makes me wish we could bring Pipecock back for an afternoon.

Matt DC, Friday, 17 May 2013 11:15 (six years ago) Permalink

Haha

Tim F, Friday, 17 May 2013 11:27 (six years ago) Permalink

everything about that comp is just tremendously pleasing

to think from a couple of years ago noticing that jamie jones mix of azari picking up a diff tradewind and now bosh here we are, double cd in tesco

r|t|c, Friday, 17 May 2013 11:28 (six years ago) Permalink

holy shit

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Friday, 17 May 2013 22:00 (six years ago) Permalink

everything about this is just..... wow

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Friday, 17 May 2013 22:00 (six years ago) Permalink

haha top google search for this cd is Asda

Benny B, Saturday, 18 May 2013 01:55 (six years ago) Permalink

everything about that comp is just tremendously pleasing

to think from a couple of years ago noticing that jamie jones mix of azari picking up a diff tradewind and now bosh here we are, double cd in tesco

― r|t|c, Friday, May 17, 2013 11:28 AM (Yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

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Tim F, Saturday, 18 May 2013 03:31 (six years ago) Permalink

exciting times.

... (LocalGarda), Saturday, 18 May 2013 10:29 (six years ago) Permalink

only computing the sincerity dividend of garda posts brings me more joy

r|t|c, Saturday, 18 May 2013 11:22 (six years ago) Permalink

haha... carry on

... (LocalGarda), Saturday, 18 May 2013 11:28 (six years ago) Permalink

It is nice to see Hot Creations together with the UK stuff on this MoS mix.

MikoMcha, Monday, 20 May 2013 11:36 (six years ago) Permalink

Ten City - That's the Way Love Is (Deep House Mix)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxCi-NcZpr4

...in actuality an acid version of a Shep Pettibone record or something

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Monday, 20 May 2013 20:57 (six years ago) Permalink

I'd never heard this Ben Pearce track before the MoS collection. But then, I guess these have all been big hits...

MikoMcha, Wednesday, 22 May 2013 17:12 (six years ago) Permalink

Totally missed this thread and it's one I should be watching.

_Rudipherous_, Wednesday, 22 May 2013 17:30 (six years ago) Permalink

Moka, FYI the Harry Wolfman remix of the Ben Pearce is the killer IMO.

This comp is great though! They really nail the vibe and it's nice to have the legit deep tunes interspersed with more pop and/or not-explicitly-1993 material.

Tim F, Wednesday, 22 May 2013 21:22 (six years ago) Permalink

it was nice to be watching music TV for the first time in months and months while visiting the family for the weekend and hearing that this vibe is now so much the standard for UK stuff, RIP Guetta and Harris, GTF Americans still stuck in that sound.

That said, 'deep house' is perhaps not the least confusing genre name MoS could have found.

ohmigud (Merdeyeux), Wednesday, 22 May 2013 21:41 (six years ago) Permalink

ooooooh shit i'd never bovd listening to the harry wolfman mix. tasty!

r|t|c, Wednesday, 22 May 2013 22:12 (six years ago) Permalink

xpost a lot of it really is deep though! Stuff like "White Noise" is really at one end, stuff the Wolfman mix is at the other and you wouldn't bat an eyelid hearing that in basically any "proper" deep house set.

In that regard the Needwant TRAXX comp is maybe more "pure" but I find myself getting bored of that one more easily (curiously, esp. in mixed form - as standalone tracks it's much more bearable), whereas the incursions into populism help to juice up the Ministry of Sound comp.

The really perfunctory mixing also helps, five second transitions show up the contrasts from track to track with a certain brute efficiency.

Tim F, Thursday, 23 May 2013 13:22 (six years ago) Permalink

Best thing about the Wolfman remix is how it really doesn't want to try that hard to get you to like its likkle organ vamp, it's like "oh yeah, I guess you wanted this huh."

Tim F, Thursday, 23 May 2013 13:30 (six years ago) Permalink

O yah, this remix is nice.

Just to clarify the thing about hits, this compilation on the whole makes me feel like I'm an old guy discovering what young people's music is like.

Hannah Wants mix upthread is really great though. I think she's officially jumped to the top of my must see DJ wish list.

MikoMcha, Friday, 24 May 2013 17:53 (six years ago) Permalink

Heh, that's why I bought it. From Sainsburys! Awful mix out of Chris Malinchak, though. If I dare say so, Pete Tong uses Malinchak to start a much better run on his half of All Gone Miami 2013. (The other half is mixed by Skream, and it just doesn't work at all - jumps around all over the place in style and mood.)

mike t-diva, Friday, 24 May 2013 20:13 (six years ago) Permalink

Possibly the wrong tread for it, but this new Ikonika track is really fucking nice imo:

http://www.factmag.com/2013/05/28/ikonika-announces-new-album-aerotropolis-stream-the-first-track-beach-mode-and-read-our-interview-inside/

dschinghis kraan (NickB), Tuesday, 28 May 2013 11:57 (six years ago) Permalink

Dunno who the singer Jessy Lanza is but overall there's some very Tessio-like vibe to that song.

dschinghis kraan (NickB), Tuesday, 28 May 2013 12:12 (six years ago) Permalink

Quite like this new Sinead Harnett:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PTAPkD-RHtw

boxedjoy, Tuesday, 28 May 2013 21:07 (six years ago) Permalink

Also, it seems from Facebook and Britain's Got Talent (!) that Addictive have split, which seems a bit of a shame, I would have liked to have heard their attempts to feature in this new wave of urban dance pop.

boxedjoy, Tuesday, 28 May 2013 21:08 (six years ago) Permalink

Hatching some plans see Hannah Wants, Deeper Love, Warehouse, London, SAT 22...

MikoMcha, Thursday, 30 May 2013 23:26 (six years ago) Permalink

Next month that is.

MikoMcha, Thursday, 30 May 2013 23:26 (six years ago) Permalink

i LOVE the sinead harnett single

flamenco drop (lex pretend), Friday, 31 May 2013 10:48 (six years ago) Permalink

also yeah this prob is the wrong thread but that new ikonika single is amazing yeah (as is the album)

flamenco drop (lex pretend), Friday, 31 May 2013 11:35 (six years ago) Permalink

Interesting there's so many competing threads of UK house at the moment. Everything seems to be sort of overlapping.

MikoMcha, Friday, 31 May 2013 15:18 (six years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qwMsa8SKA1c

This Zinc tune has been knocking about for a few months but is worth an airing here as well.

The groove on that Sinead Harnett single is great but the over-enunciation in the chorus is even more irritating than the AlunaGeorge faux-glottoral stop. When did British singers stop being able to sing words properly?

Matt DC, Friday, 31 May 2013 15:27 (six years ago) Permalink

Ikonika is definitely not allowed in the treehouse though. Could've sworn she had her own thread but apparently not.

Matt DC, Friday, 31 May 2013 15:28 (six years ago) Permalink

god matt, it's not a competition with your typical male chauvinist boundary policing. all about the music man.

r|t|c, Friday, 31 May 2013 15:57 (six years ago) Permalink

also i asked all my friends and they can't tell the difference between a house tune and a lute solo at a rave so up yours internet nerds.

r|t|c, Friday, 31 May 2013 16:00 (six years ago) Permalink

Was thinking about all this when listening to the Disclosure album this morning and I suppose what unites a lot of this stuff is a kind of High Street pop realness (any high Street almost, certainly stretching across social classes), a spirit that's been kind of lacking in the last two waves of mainstream British pop. In a way that's distinct from the more self-consciously arty end of the spectrum and certainly from forced and half-hearted VIP area anthems.

Matt DC, Friday, 31 May 2013 16:16 (six years ago) Permalink

makes you Proud To Be British. pleased to be reunited with that zinc song.

ogmor, Friday, 31 May 2013 16:50 (six years ago) Permalink

xp yeah that works for me... even when mos blithely fold in ~deep house~ it's like, hairdresser deep

i am reminded of hot natured's 'reverse skydiving' and its excruciatingly/deliciously trashy lyric "rewind, timing / this be the contract for sky i'll be signing"

r|t|c, Friday, 31 May 2013 16:53 (six years ago) Permalink

https://soundcloud.com/i-d-online-1/no-artificial-colours-crying

― TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 7 May 2013 17:28 (3 weeks ago) Bookmark

incidentally on that side of things this is a bit of proper summer anthem now

r|t|c, Friday, 31 May 2013 16:56 (six years ago) Permalink

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/musicblog/2013/may/28/jackin-dance-music-bassline-uk

Read this the other day through Sreynolds' blog. This probably isn't the right thread for it, but how does jackin' relate to the UK house chart resurgence? Hannah Wants seems like one link, but are they separate things? Does it matter?

MikoMcha, Friday, 31 May 2013 20:15 (six years ago) Permalink

that's kind of a hit n hope question really isnt it

r|t|c, Saturday, 1 June 2013 00:18 (six years ago) Permalink

this one apparently got to no 1 the other week and i hadn't heard of it until today when i looked back at the charts?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3O1_3zBUKM8

i really love it

first heard of naughty boy when wiley/emeli sandé's "your woman" cover ended up credited to him

lex pretend, Monday, 3 June 2013 20:03 (six years ago) Permalink

The DEVolution remix is great. I think it's mentioned upthread somewhere. Also quite fond of the TS7 remix of Fuse ODG's "Antenna" (currently #7 on UK iTunes!)

mike t-diva, Tuesday, 4 June 2013 07:54 (six years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iImhDPABByI

there was also this excellent kidnap kid remix of their previous single last year. kk really is the man

r|t|c, Tuesday, 4 June 2013 08:47 (six years ago) Permalink

People need to stop putting this Sam Smith guy on things.

Matt DC, Tuesday, 4 June 2013 08:51 (six years ago) Permalink

feel like kk's 'so close' might perhaps be underappreciated itt btw

r|t|c, Tuesday, 4 June 2013 08:51 (six years ago) Permalink

Like I dunno if he writes his own vocal lines but they've all got this ponderous Dev Hynes-Solange recorder lesson thing going on, he's most of what is wrong with 'Latch'.

Matt DC, Tuesday, 4 June 2013 08:52 (six years ago) Permalink

gone right off his pubs as well

r|t|c, Tuesday, 4 June 2013 08:55 (six years ago) Permalink

i keep expecting to hear former british number one tennis player and current commentator sam smith, it's all very confusing

lex pretend, Tuesday, 4 June 2013 08:59 (six years ago) Permalink

bizarrely i like "latch" a lot more in album context

lex pretend, Tuesday, 4 June 2013 08:59 (six years ago) Permalink

'so close' is a beauty, love 'animaux' off that single too and his remix of 'waiting all night' is the best version I reckon.

Sam Smith sounds great on that Naughty boy song!

Benny B, Tuesday, 4 June 2013 09:02 (six years ago) Permalink

bizarrely i like "latch" a lot more in album context

It really annoys me, When A Fire Starts To Burn is such an awesome (proper) opener and then you get this limp-dick faux-schaffel thing immediately afterwards.

Matt DC, Tuesday, 4 June 2013 09:10 (six years ago) Permalink

interesting to note that Champion records is now rebranded for 2013 and releasing stuff like that great DrDr single 'Addicted'. Very apt when you see the awesome back catalogue.

http://www.discogs.com/label/Champion

Benny B, Tuesday, 4 June 2013 09:14 (six years ago) Permalink

nothing limp about "Latch" to my ears.. it did take awhile to, er, grow on me though

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 4 June 2013 09:21 (six years ago) Permalink

feel like kk's 'so close' might perhaps be underappreciated itt btw

― r|t|c, Tuesday, June 4, 2013 8:51 AM (9 hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

I love it so much, the percussive section in the final minute or so is O_O

Tim F, Tuesday, 4 June 2013 18:39 (six years ago) Permalink

presumably u are referring to the club mix?

it's alright tho, i tend to let one run onto the other and pretend it's an epic whole. and yes that bit is amazing!

r|t|c, Tuesday, 4 June 2013 19:22 (six years ago) Permalink

Yeah the club mix

Tim F, Tuesday, 4 June 2013 19:28 (six years ago) Permalink

I was thinking about how on earth this stuff ever ended up being called deep house given that it really doesn't sound that much like what has historically been called deep house. But then I realized its not the latest iteration of deep house, it's a reboot. Some clever marketing type somewhere decided to reboot deep house like star trek. Well done them.

bert streb, Wednesday, 5 June 2013 06:26 (six years ago) Permalink

it really doesn't sound that much like what has historically been called deep house.

Actually a lot of it does!

See also UK Garage, where people used to say "it doesn't really sound like US Garage", but, of course, a lot of the time stuff like Tuff Jam really did, whereas Artful Dodger much less so and Oxide & Neutrino not at all.

Tim F, Wednesday, 5 June 2013 06:54 (six years ago) Permalink

mainly for those who are hopelessly behind and need to catch up tbh. Lots of tunes from this thread.
http://www.mixcloud.com/bennybrassic/uk-house-pop-2013/

Benny B, Wednesday, 5 June 2013 09:48 (six years ago) Permalink

do you have that in downloadable form somewhere?

give life back to usic (The Reverend), Wednesday, 5 June 2013 09:53 (six years ago) Permalink

(or else it just joins the other twenty tabs I have open to non-downloadable mixes that I may or may not ever get around to)

give life back to usic (The Reverend), Wednesday, 5 June 2013 09:54 (six years ago) Permalink

sorta surprised that the sophie track, much as i love it, fits into this

mixcloud's non-downloadable platform remains baffling

lex pretend, Wednesday, 5 June 2013 10:04 (six years ago) Permalink

Second the request for a downloadable version. Tracklist looks great.

MikoMcha, Wednesday, 5 June 2013 10:05 (six years ago) Permalink

The Sophie track totally fits into this, like I don't know anything about anyone involved in it but it's totally the right vibe.

Matt DC, Wednesday, 5 June 2013 10:12 (six years ago) Permalink

I prefer the vocal version to the dub, mind, but there's little difference.

Matt DC, Wednesday, 5 June 2013 10:13 (six years ago) Permalink

i guess just because i first heard of the sophie track via the glasgow crowd (jackmaster etc) who are a pretty different scene to both the london tastestep crew and your black butter/disclosure axis

lex pretend, Wednesday, 5 June 2013 10:18 (six years ago) Permalink

Looking forward to this mix (Benny B - your mixes are always great!).

I like that Mixcloud is "non-downloadable" because it means that it is streaming at a higher quality than e.g. Soundcloud, and of course it is very hard to make something non-downloadable, anyway.

toby, Wednesday, 5 June 2013 10:59 (six years ago) Permalink

it is seriously a matter of seconds to google a way to dl mixclouds ffs

r|t|c, Wednesday, 5 June 2013 11:17 (six years ago) Permalink

chiming in to say yeah, benny i luv your work

乒乓, Wednesday, 5 June 2013 11:17 (six years ago) Permalink

I´ll stick it up for download on zippyshare or something tonight when I get back from work, I had no idea you could dl mixclouds tbh

Benny B, Wednesday, 5 June 2013 11:20 (six years ago) Permalink

(What r|t|c said.)

toby, Wednesday, 5 June 2013 12:01 (six years ago) Permalink

How about downloading stream-only Ministry of Sound radio sets? Anyone?

(excited to hear this Benny)

Also, re Kidnap Kid, was listening to "Animaux" again today and I just die every time the groove cuts out and that woman shrieks "DREAMER!"

Dude's approach to sampled vocals feels oddly reminiscent to me of how golden age uk funky used to do it, all those unnamed tunes like the ones on that hallowed Mak 10 / Shantie deja set or the tune that sampled Jagged Edge.

Tim F, Wednesday, 5 June 2013 12:50 (six years ago) Permalink

http://essentialgarage.blogspot.co.uk/search/label/DJ%20Q
http://www.zippyshare.com/essentialgarage

if you're just after the q sets then the show puts them up themselves

r|t|c, Wednesday, 5 June 2013 13:07 (six years ago) Permalink

I like Kidnap Kid a lot and played the Alphaville EP loads last year but it would never have occurred to me to mentally group him with any of the rest of this stuff. I'd assumed he was a higher quality version of one of those blippy blog-friendly electronica types, partly because his stuff is so brightly-coloured and melodic (and more than a bit cutesy as well).

Also, this record sleeve:

http://i4.ytimg.com/vi/cQsh1gGCwIE/hqdefault.jpg

Matt DC, Wednesday, 5 June 2013 13:12 (six years ago) Permalink

xp excellent! The 20 May set I was streaming sounded amazing.

Tim F, Wednesday, 5 June 2013 13:13 (six years ago) Permalink

Matt you're not wrong, the stuff on that ep reminds me of Damu as much as anything else. But more recent single "So Close" is a pop-house jam. And "Animaux", though basically a sequel to "Lazarus Taxon", somehow feels more thread-appropriate as well, I think because of how ruthlessly it pivots around its curated vocal samples. Plus its 1993 organ.

Tim F, Wednesday, 5 June 2013 13:16 (six years ago) Permalink

Also his remix of Rudimental's "Waiting All Night" is a lot ruder than you'd expect from his other material.

Tim F, Wednesday, 5 June 2013 13:21 (six years ago) Permalink

yeah matt otm. i really like how kk's stuff is always so clean and self-contained, even when he samples (or rather how he samples - upfront and recognisable with a simple purity) - most of everything else i listen to is blurs and echoes either in function or in spirit whereas he retains a quiet space of his own. and obv that lends itself so well to the sentiment of something like 'so close'

it's basically like total bedroom producer music but in the best, most charming possible way - 'lazarus taxon' et al feels like an afternoon well spent more so than it ever does a ukg dancemix bubbler

r|t|c, Wednesday, 5 June 2013 13:25 (six years ago) Permalink

heh i probably prefer the clean bandit mix of 'waiting all night' precisely for it being the most idyllictronic. it's a nice subtext to things that is thoughtful wrt songcraft

r|t|c, Wednesday, 5 June 2013 13:31 (six years ago) Permalink

Yeah this year's EP is fantastic as well. Something a bit 'major label metal album cover c. 2000' about this sleeve though:

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-k7rbChfwRJM/UTS92VWxZQI/AAAAAAAAPug/BavvkKhSwWQ/s640/artworks-000042114760-69rwvo-t500x500.jpg

Matt DC, Wednesday, 5 June 2013 13:37 (six years ago) Permalink

haha i was just reading an interview where he says the first record he ever bought was 'another planet' by pendulum

r|t|c, Wednesday, 5 June 2013 13:39 (six years ago) Permalink

oh but then in another one he says the first single he bought was 'frontier psychiatrist'! figures

these postbass blogs are like smash hits

r|t|c, Wednesday, 5 June 2013 13:42 (six years ago) Permalink

First the Ball J Afrobeats mixes, and now this - Benny B, you are my new hero.

mike t-diva, Wednesday, 5 June 2013 15:07 (six years ago) Permalink

mainly for those who are hopelessly behind and need to catch up tbh. Lots of tunes from this thread.

Listening to it now and it tricked me into enjoying Angel Haze. I like when that sort of thing happens.

_Rudipherous_, Wednesday, 5 June 2013 15:26 (six years ago) Permalink

much obliged :)

you can download it here
http://www.mediafire.com/download/bdbbdz69d4tha5k/UK_pop-house_mix_-_wav2.mp3

Benny B, Wednesday, 5 June 2013 20:22 (six years ago) Permalink

"Permission Denied"!

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 5 June 2013 20:25 (six years ago) Permalink

yeah mediafire don't ramp these days

r|t|c, Wednesday, 5 June 2013 20:29 (six years ago) Permalink

shit, whats happened to mediafire, it used to be the best.

I'll try zippyshare then

Benny B, Wednesday, 5 June 2013 20:31 (six years ago) Permalink

it says ""Got Me" by Sinead Harnett may be available for download from Amazon."

wtf!?

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 5 June 2013 20:33 (six years ago) Permalink

look i'm sorry but it's just not good enough ben. if you had any respect for our sanctified rights you'd call us up individually and play it down the phone

r|t|c, Wednesday, 5 June 2013 20:38 (six years ago) Permalink

i'm just sort of freaked out by how it's recommending sinead harnett to me.

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 5 June 2013 21:09 (six years ago) Permalink

How has only zippyshare managed to avoid the censors?

Anyway, the mix is up here.
http://www52.zippyshare.com/v/47756244/file.html

Benny B, Wednesday, 5 June 2013 21:33 (six years ago) Permalink

Benny B, you are an absolute star.

✌_✌ (c sharp major), Tuesday, 11 June 2013 10:25 (six years ago) Permalink

yeah it's a terrific mix

乒乓, Tuesday, 11 June 2013 19:35 (six years ago) Permalink

^

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 11 June 2013 20:49 (six years ago) Permalink

fuck yes

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 13 June 2013 08:29 (six years ago) Permalink

✌_✌ (c sharp major), Thursday, 13 June 2013 11:31 (six years ago) Permalink

not sure about that one... a touch rote

http://soundcloud.com/itsyasmin/thinking-about-you-whitney

someone should really have insisted on whacking an 'intentions'-style garage drop into this

r|t|c, Thursday, 13 June 2013 11:42 (six years ago) Permalink

not sure about that one... a touch rote

lol

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 13 June 2013 11:47 (six years ago) Permalink

how you mean?

r|t|c, Thursday, 13 June 2013 11:54 (six years ago) Permalink

you are dangerously close to becoming the seen-it-all deej of these bubbling environs, r|t|c

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 13 June 2013 12:06 (six years ago) Permalink

http://i.imgur.com/jZ2c5vt.gif

r|t|c, Thursday, 13 June 2013 12:09 (six years ago) Permalink

lol

i'm just butthurt that you don't think that track is the ne plus ultra of something or other

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 13 June 2013 13:27 (six years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e81-NnDwSUA

Benny B, Friday, 14 June 2013 16:24 (six years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sduuTEXjVf0

Benny B, Friday, 14 June 2013 16:46 (six years ago) Permalink

Both of these are lovely!

The Riton really makes explicit how the Skream boogie maneuvers fit in within this broader divepool-house sound

(and which sound is a really good look for Ill Blu, esp. after their recent distressing excursions into tasteful seriousness)

Tim F, Friday, 14 June 2013 21:53 (six years ago) Permalink

cba to listen again now but iirc wasnt 'me x u (plastik cups)' at the end of ill blu's xlr8r set somewhat in this vein

r|t|c, Friday, 14 June 2013 21:56 (six years ago) Permalink

Yes in the sense of being straight house with yearning vocals - still more in their prior metallic throb sonic mode though whereas this is a full blown embrace of current trends.

Tim F, Friday, 14 June 2013 21:59 (six years ago) Permalink

By recent distressing excursions into tasteful seriousness I mean that EP they put about six months ago

Tim F, Friday, 14 June 2013 22:01 (six years ago) Permalink

ah right yes that seems more likely. clearly i must have mentally tagged it with 'spoons'

r|t|c, Friday, 14 June 2013 22:03 (six years ago) Permalink

Thats the best Ill Blu tune I've heard for ages. I predict Fuzzy Logik will crop up again in this thread before the year's out (fingers crossed).

Not pop-house, but Black Butter signing Scrufizzer is a good look. Is this track produced by Funkystepz?
https://soundcloud.com/scrufizzer/scrufizzer-illusion

Benny B, Saturday, 15 June 2013 08:22 (six years ago) Permalink

Re: Heartlight (many posts back), I find myself agreeing with

LongSleevedLesbians 1 day ago

I think this is pretty fucking cool to be honest.

_Rudipherous_, Sunday, 16 June 2013 00:59 (six years ago) Permalink

It's really hard for me to see A*M*E and not think African Methodist Episcopal.

_Rudipherous_, Sunday, 16 June 2013 03:16 (six years ago) Permalink

"Upfront Deep House"

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/subsoul-deep-house-garage/id650752455?i=650752472

1. Real - Gorgon City
2. Please Don't Turn Me On (Disclosure Remix) - Artful Dodger
3. What Ya Wanna Do - Toyboy & Robin
4. Don't Go (Dusky Remix) - Justin Martin
5. Lost Love - Huxley
6. Jack - Breach
7. 23 - Shadow Child
8. Nobody Else - Dusky
9. What I Might Do - Dusky
10. Got A Feeling - Josh Butler
11. So Close (Club Mix) - Kidnap Kid
12. Down With Me - Real Connoisseur
13. Faux Pa - Joey Mccrilley
14. Taking Me - The Golden Boy
15. Tin Head (Marcus Jakes Remix) - Animist
16. Take You Higher (Foama Remix) - Wilkinson
17. Thinking Of You - George FitzGerald
18. You Make Me So - Teknian
19. Latch (Remix) - Disclosure
20. Gold - Bondax

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 19 June 2013 10:44 (five years ago) Permalink

So... it's more direct than regular deep house, or something?

MikoMcha, Wednesday, 19 June 2013 14:18 (five years ago) Permalink

This thread: the Guardian article
http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2013/jun/20/uk-dance-music-back-pop

10zing blogay (seandalai), Thursday, 20 June 2013 21:22 (five years ago) Permalink

*feigns astonishment*

r|t|c, Thursday, 20 June 2013 21:32 (five years ago) Permalink

Benny B Mixcloud embedment excitement!

mike t-diva, Thursday, 20 June 2013 21:39 (five years ago) Permalink

I'm "latching onto" UK dance pop.

_Rudipherous_, Thursday, 20 June 2013 21:41 (five years ago) Permalink

This mix really drives the point home. I'm a believer. (Actually I don't think it has anything to do with "belief.")

_Rudipherous_, Friday, 21 June 2013 04:46 (five years ago) Permalink

Really, what the fuck is going on over there?

Rudiphmental Remix (_Rudipherous_), Friday, 21 June 2013 04:52 (five years ago) Permalink

Or did it happen in my head?

Rudiphmental Remix (_Rudipherous_), Friday, 21 June 2013 04:53 (five years ago) Permalink

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is only a hallucination.

The Reverend, Friday, 21 June 2013 05:57 (five years ago) Permalink

hah, over 1000 listeners in the last 12 hours and...

7 likes

Benny B, Friday, 21 June 2013 10:51 (five years ago) Permalink

Nah, it's over dudes. Check out this milquetoss on Black Butter:

http://soundcloud.com/solomongrey/solomon-grey-gen-v-edit

Matt DC, Friday, 21 June 2013 12:18 (five years ago) Permalink

Saturday in the dance field at Glastonbury, across two adjacent stages - AlunaGeorge -> Bashmore -> Mistajam -> Rudimental -> Disclosure -> Maceo Plex -> Hot Natured. It's like they read this thread while programming it.

Matt DC, Friday, 21 June 2013 12:21 (five years ago) Permalink

p sure they can gauge the uniformly huge popularity of those artists by themselves bro, it's not like they're music journalists or anything

r|t|c, Friday, 21 June 2013 12:43 (five years ago) Permalink

They have historically been terrible at filling those stages, it's usually a Fatboy Slim/Carl Cox back to back preceded by I dunno Talib Kweli or someone.

Matt DC, Friday, 21 June 2013 12:46 (five years ago) Permalink

Lulu James's "Closer" is so good and I don't know how I miss it the first time around. It's not that subtle.

Rudiphmental Remix (_Rudipherous_), Friday, 21 June 2013 14:44 (five years ago) Permalink

still can't get over the fact she's from South Shields.

This new one is quite excellent
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BDnfMYHt5fY

Benny B, Saturday, 22 June 2013 11:41 (five years ago) Permalink

now that's the stuff

r|t|c, Saturday, 22 June 2013 12:29 (five years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SdfL2nY-Xs8

ooh these lil scamps, i just dunno. i definitely like the way they make me not know though

like the trigger finger's trembling on ikea music but they're way too bright and careful to brusquely lump into that twee morass

r|t|c, Saturday, 22 June 2013 12:38 (five years ago) Permalink

i mean the video sure don't help. but then why should they pretend otherwise

r|t|c, Saturday, 22 June 2013 12:39 (five years ago) Permalink

This new one is quite excellent

Have to agree with that immediately.

Rudiphmental Remix (_Rudipherous_), Saturday, 22 June 2013 13:37 (five years ago) Permalink

I can't make my mind up about clean bandit either. I'm glad they're on the label though. LOVE Nightingale though.

err...slightly spammy and tangential to this thread, but this is a sort of follow up to the house pop mix (i.e., lots of black butter but the much harder and bassier stuff mixed with garage).

http://www.mixcloud.com/bennybrassic/vibers/

http://www63.zippyshare.com/v/56788523/file.html

Benny B, Saturday, 22 June 2013 14:11 (five years ago) Permalink

Not really feeling that Ill Blu but I'm putting that down to the vocals rather than the groove. It's still a good look for them, I keep forgetting that before all the storming beat-em-up soundtracks they could put out a tune like 'Say Yes'.

The Riton/Meleka tune is terrific though.

Matt DC, Saturday, 22 June 2013 18:35 (five years ago) Permalink

this would be a felicitous time for t williams to start banging them out, the ejeca/warehouse urban undercurrent marries well with his otherwise usually untempting stiffness. vibe to keep an eye on

r|t|c, Wednesday, 26 June 2013 17:00 (five years ago) Permalink

http://soundcloud.com/rubygoe/odysseus-feat-ruby-never-gonna

i'd been pondering a small investment in this one

r|t|c, Wednesday, 26 June 2013 17:04 (five years ago) Permalink

One of the big things that's killing me about this wave of UK dance pop is how much of it has really good tunes, simply really good tunes. (OK carry on with your more expert conversations.)

Did anybody tell you that your voice is like Abd Al Halim's? (_Rudipherous_), Wednesday, 26 June 2013 17:40 (five years ago) Permalink

THE WAIT IS OVER

http://soundcloud.com/hannah_wants/hannah-wants-mixtape-0713

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 27 June 2013 17:36 (five years ago) Permalink

NEED U 100%!

(Sorry, slow learner here.)

Did anybody tell you that your voice is like Abd Al Halim's? (_Rudipherous_), Friday, 28 June 2013 05:51 (five years ago) Permalink

Ruby Goe! I'd forgotten about her.

monotony, Friday, 28 June 2013 11:29 (five years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=piadty2HS7U

co-written by MNEK

Benny B, Friday, 28 June 2013 11:46 (five years ago) Permalink

Looking forward to that new Hannah Wants mix, will listen as soon as I'm home!

MikoMcha, Friday, 28 June 2013 12:01 (five years ago) Permalink

the new Kidnap Kid!

https://soundcloud.com/kidnap_kid/thin-lines

breastcrawl, Saturday, 29 June 2013 18:28 (five years ago) Permalink

keep expecting to tire of Black Butter's stuff, but ^that's really nice

rob, Sunday, 30 June 2013 01:15 (five years ago) Permalink

lotti dotti, we likes to listen to jessie ware facsimile

r|t|c, Sunday, 30 June 2013 11:12 (five years ago) Permalink

new dumont/mnek is a bit much for me i think https://soundcloud.com/dukedumont/duke-dumont-feat-mnek-hold-on/s-NdUny

J0rdan S., Monday, 1 July 2013 15:40 (five years ago) Permalink

that new kidnap kid is choice tho

J0rdan S., Monday, 1 July 2013 15:40 (five years ago) Permalink

anyone know what's up with these dudes? https://soundcloud.com/bondax/giving-it-all

song is pretty pro forma & not very inspired but 50k plays in one day? i think they're supposed to be nsync to disclosure's bsb or whatever the appropriate british analogy is

J0rdan S., Monday, 1 July 2013 16:30 (five years ago) Permalink

"gold" got a lot of radio play and wound up in a lot of mixes but i don't know much about them beyond that. it's a sort of balearic bubbler i guess? not sure i hear the disclosure comparison beyond the fact that they also look about 12 years old to this fogey

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Monday, 1 July 2013 16:45 (five years ago) Permalink

i still think of t.e.e.d as the nsync (although maybe they missed the boat?), bondax are more like idk, o-town

r|t|c, Monday, 1 July 2013 17:11 (five years ago) Permalink

you know what i think it is about that (otherwise a+++ excellent) kidnap kid tune, the way he cuts in the vocal sample on that intro is so paul poli that i automatically experience a lingering trace of pavlovian disappointment when the ware-alike comes in and happens to not be teedra

r|t|c, Wednesday, 3 July 2013 20:20 (five years ago) Permalink

kidnap kid's delicate sensibility does not scan like that of a uk dance producer/listener at all really, it's kinda miraculous. let alone a former dnb raver

r|t|c, Wednesday, 3 July 2013 20:27 (five years ago) Permalink

Kidnap Kid tune is amazing, and yeah Paul Poli is spot on, surely Teedra (aka uk house and funky diva of choice) is in fact available to help out here.

I've taken to playing "Animaux" rather a lot in the car, mainly so I can sing along to "DREAMER".

Tim F, Wednesday, 3 July 2013 21:11 (five years ago) Permalink

haha tbh i was meaning and then forgot to submit "I just die every time the groove cuts out and that woman shrieks "DREAMER!" to posts v much in character

r|t|c, Wednesday, 3 July 2013 21:59 (five years ago) Permalink

(I think one reason so much of this Benny B mix goes down so easy for me is that it's more disco than house.)

_Rudipherous_, Monday, 8 July 2013 16:50 (five years ago) Permalink

xpost i can't deny it

Tim F, Monday, 8 July 2013 17:39 (five years ago) Permalink

i love the new duke dumont and lulu james singles - interesting how both have gone for an opulent emotive house diva look this time round in contrast to the slightly staccato hooks of their breakthroughs

lex pretend, Tuesday, 9 July 2013 09:00 (five years ago) Permalink

i like kidnap kid but am finding his stuff a bit too easy to stop paying attention to halfway through. clean bandit not quite doing it for me either.

the odyssey/ruby goe track rtc highlighted is a banger though

lex pretend, Tuesday, 9 July 2013 09:01 (five years ago) Permalink

Xthread post @ tim

does kidnap kid qualify as part of your softcore continuum or I have got it wrong? :)

Benny B, Wednesday, 10 July 2013 20:07 (five years ago) Permalink

that devolution 'admire' is getting into my head something rotten now

r|t|c, Friday, 12 July 2013 12:33 (five years ago) Permalink

softcore nuum is probably the most fiendish shell-game we've ever devised so don't worry about getting it right

r|t|c, Friday, 12 July 2013 12:35 (five years ago) Permalink

scanning recent posts back i see i missed a deeply cruel "t.e.e.d-ra moses" gag

r|t|c, Friday, 12 July 2013 12:40 (five years ago) Permalink

Hannah Wants & Chris Lorenzo - Rude Boy
https://soundcloud.com/hannah_wants/hannah-wants-rude-boy

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Friday, 12 July 2013 15:23 (five years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A4uw4Zef9cY

ls has been remarkable with vocalists for a good while now but this is pretty spesh

r|t|c, Monday, 15 July 2013 21:47 (five years ago) Permalink

i guess i never really expected him to leave aside the sickly (sometimes sickly sweet) brutalism

but now look at this lil raggo grime duckling turned magnificent larry heard swan

r|t|c, Monday, 15 July 2013 21:54 (five years ago) Permalink

damn that's lovely

emo canon in twee major (BradNelson), Monday, 15 July 2013 22:59 (five years ago) Permalink

yes i am quite spellbound by it

r|t|c, Monday, 15 July 2013 23:27 (five years ago) Permalink

awesome. that did not go the way i expected it to.

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 16 July 2013 10:23 (five years ago) Permalink

latest boogie skream track. not as good as the duke dumont and rudimental ones (his mix of 'hell could freeze' is possibly my fave track of the year), but still better than that rollercoaster one iyam

http://youtu.be/Yy1NIJX06iQ

Benny B, Friday, 19 July 2013 15:54 (five years ago) Permalink

his mix of 'hell could freeze' is possibly my fave track of the year

That thing is amazing.

_Rudipherous_, Friday, 19 July 2013 15:58 (five years ago) Permalink

I like that. I like everything this year. Responsibility to what? Do I have to have 1,000 pages of theory in order to live?

_Rudipherous_, Sunday, 21 July 2013 17:20 (five years ago) Permalink

Not sure if this *quite* belongs here but this has the feel of a top ten hit in the making:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XOJjikWX3sQ

Matt DC, Friday, 26 July 2013 13:48 (five years ago) Permalink

http://noisey.vice.com/en_uk/read/youneedtohearthis-black-butter-records-vs-scrufizzer

he's spitting over 'Spoons' and Kidnap Kid's 'Be more', some Woz riddims...an album from him drawing on the BB stable of producers could be great, chuck in a bit of funkystepz aswell. The (undeniable) dizzee comparisons might be a problem for some but the more I listen, the more he reminds me more of Duurty Goodz actually.

Benny B, Monday, 29 July 2013 14:10 (five years ago) Permalink

havent heard this yet but scru and woz seem like perfect combination to me

r|t|c, Monday, 29 July 2013 14:46 (five years ago) Permalink

ok 1 min in and whoa yeah he sounds a LOT like goodz

r|t|c, Monday, 29 July 2013 14:49 (five years ago) Permalink

Yeah he doesn't really sound like Dizzee until you hear him say 'skank' or 'brand new day' or something. Quite a lot like Goodz though but without the constant smirk in his voice.

This mix is fire by the way.

Matt DC, Tuesday, 30 July 2013 21:55 (five years ago) Permalink

and on cue...

http://soundcloud.com/scrufizzer/kick-it

lex pretend, Wednesday, 31 July 2013 18:21 (five years ago) Permalink

see he's back to channelling dizzee there. disturbingly uncannily too

good though, as is the mix. thing with monetizing scru is he is ultimately a spitter not a songwriter and therefore an instrument for trax. HOWEVER THOUGH do my ears deceive me or is that him singing a hook very decently on the last track?? now we're talking

r|t|c, Wednesday, 31 July 2013 19:25 (five years ago) Permalink

in fairness he does just seem like a very absorbent chap in a very genuine inadvertent way, it doesnt come off like gimlet-eyed mimicry at all

his flirta d glossolalia moments are also spot on

r|t|c, Wednesday, 31 July 2013 19:30 (five years ago) Permalink

produced by zed bias btw

r|t|c, Wednesday, 31 July 2013 19:34 (five years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWq9rtvphGg

suppose now would be the time to give this its long-deserved mention

someday i would like to know exactly how c4 obtained a recording of my inner monologue and turned it into an indifference ftw summer jam

r|t|c, Wednesday, 31 July 2013 19:39 (five years ago) Permalink

^ yeah s'alright that

Benny B, Thursday, 1 August 2013 09:39 (five years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=79YDgv_zWA4

i posted the original version of this somewhere earlier. it was a hit as an instrumental in some parts of europe and i guess now with these added vocals they are trying to reach the uk audience.

dyl, Thursday, 1 August 2013 14:58 (five years ago) Permalink

https://soundcloud.com/wearedevolution/devolution-too-much-heaven

monotony, Wednesday, 14 August 2013 13:26 (five years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MyNANJDhmAY

tarping, Wednesday, 14 August 2013 18:11 (five years ago) Permalink

Cool vid.

MikoMcha, Wednesday, 14 August 2013 19:36 (five years ago) Permalink

grime producer goes house to superb, lightly drifting effect. it really is the spirit of uk funky back again

http://soundcloud.com/rudekidmusic/rude-kid-ft-tanya-valensi

(that's tanya valensi of "i know i love u" non-fame btw)

lex pretend, Monday, 19 August 2013 11:19 (five years ago) Permalink

Not sure if this *quite* belongs here but this has the feel of a top ten hit in the making:

http://www.youtube.com/v/XOJjikWX3sQ&fs=1&hl=en

in at #12

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Monday, 19 August 2013 16:52 (five years ago) Permalink

four weeks pass...

quite like the pillowy synths here https://soundcloud.com/luxurymusicuk/j-a-w-s/s-LgVfW

monotony, Monday, 16 September 2013 22:01 (five years ago) Permalink

A cursory glance at the Top 10 this week suggests our summer-long mini golden age would appear to have been btrampled underfoot by hegemonic forces brutally reasserting themselves.

Matt DC, Monday, 30 September 2013 11:42 (five years ago) Permalink

yes this little mayfly met its exquisite destiny some months ago

r|t|c, Monday, 30 September 2013 11:58 (five years ago) Permalink

is it just me or can anyone else feel something deep under the earth, an almost noiseless tectonic shift, that guetta-pop and harris-ified "decadent" club bangers are already more than halfway to naff and will soon be the stuff of nose-scrunching reminisces on late-night TV

― TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Thursday, March 21, 2013 5:23 PM (6 months ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

i can feel it

― TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Thursday, March 21, 2013 5:24 PM (6 months ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

i just realised that actually they've all just been hibernating, their minds busy plotting, planning

― TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Thursday, March 21, 2013 5:38 PM (6 months ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

http://www.youtube.com/v/Bg2q6ZofewM&fs=1&hl=en

― TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Thursday, March 21, 2013 5:39 PM (6 months ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Monday, 30 September 2013 11:58 (five years ago) Permalink

klangkarussell and naughty boy the seashells left in the sand as the wave is sucked back into the sea

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Monday, 30 September 2013 12:00 (five years ago) Permalink

time for beachcombers and oceanographers to once again shake hands and part ways

r|t|c, Monday, 30 September 2013 12:12 (five years ago) Permalink

eh i hadnt even looked at the charts this week... ben pearce 'what i might do' is at 7

may the #1 song reign there for 400 years of plenty imo btw

r|t|c, Monday, 30 September 2013 12:40 (five years ago) Permalink

also am i not right in expecting next week's numero uno to be the storm queen/mk rerelease

r|t|c, Monday, 30 September 2013 12:43 (five years ago) Permalink

oh wait my bad november 3... next months then

r|t|c, Monday, 30 September 2013 12:44 (five years ago) Permalink

omg this week's top 10, just nooooooo

lex pretend, Monday, 30 September 2013 13:18 (five years ago) Permalink

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/annie-mac-presents-2013/id704309101?affId=1930871

Cannot wait!
by elephunkgolf29
What a stunning collection of pure art to celebrate 2013 and where we are going together as one society and one world!

r|t|c, Saturday, 12 October 2013 18:08 (five years ago) Permalink

well said, elephunkgolf29, well said

r|t|c, Saturday, 12 October 2013 18:08 (five years ago) Permalink

http://soundcloud.com/annie-mac-presents/lulu-james-cant-stop

this excloose on there is fiyah btw

r|t|c, Saturday, 12 October 2013 18:11 (five years ago) Permalink

Haven't heard a Lulu James song yet in 2013 that I don't like.

Johnny Fever, Saturday, 12 October 2013 18:50 (five years ago) Permalink

i was fairly surprised that 'step by step' seemed to fall through the cracks... got a couple of radio plays but no one really ran with it

http://soundcloud.com/walter-ego/sets/lulu-james-step-by-step-walter/

walter ego's mix very much worth checking also

r|t|c, Saturday, 12 October 2013 19:48 (five years ago) Permalink

i definitely ran with "step by step" on a personal fav level

lex pretend, Sunday, 13 October 2013 08:07 (five years ago) Permalink

http://www.capitalxtra.com/radio/coco-cole/recently-played/sunday-13th-october-2013/

not that anyone here will likely give a monkeys but black butter associate coco cole has a show on fake 1xtra, standardish selection on first squiz

r|t|c, Sunday, 13 October 2013 08:59 (five years ago) Permalink

feel that black butter is a salient vector into the debate about the fall of choice fm/commerce/interzones/marginalisation/"blue collar" conservative defensivism blah blah

lulu james too in a way perhaps

r|t|c, Sunday, 13 October 2013 09:04 (five years ago) Permalink

dunno if this fits in the thread but I'm kinda faded and my roomie was playing this over and over last week and now I'm obsessed

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=XDxeugnRQLo&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DXDxeugnRQLo

old homophobic boom bap rap traditionalist (The Reverend), Sunday, 20 October 2013 03:44 (five years ago) Permalink

trippin off that sherm huh

r|t|c, Sunday, 20 October 2013 07:05 (five years ago) Permalink

that annie mac mix really is just...hit after hit, totally shameless and necessary for every house party this winter

(obv remember to delete the james blake though, don't want that nasty surprise at the end, no sir)

lex pretend, Monday, 28 October 2013 18:57 (five years ago) Permalink

do you like that cyril hahn then! i like that cyril hahn. ~ i'm so tongue, tied ~

i would mainly be wanting to hear 'bassline' this winter. someone should make a whigfield style dance for it in fact

now i'm flicking thru it again 'the renegade' sounds bizarrely way more xmas festive than it was summery

r|t|c, Monday, 28 October 2013 19:12 (five years ago) Permalink

actually no i posted before the hahn, on the second half now and actually i think that's where it all started to tail off. it's not as terrible as i expect from him i guess, it's adequate. new-to-me amazing were "bassline", "the show", the breach/triana one...actually in the second half the new kidnap kid and lulu james ones are v sweet

"the renegade" made me irl lol, just...of course

lex pretend, Monday, 28 October 2013 19:19 (five years ago) Permalink

while we're on the subject of hahn and his ilk, and because he happily doesn't get actual traction on ilx, i'll just say this here: BUN RYAN HEMSWORTH

a friend described them both as "dance game macklemore" to me at the weekend, lol

lex pretend, Monday, 28 October 2013 19:20 (five years ago) Permalink

These Ben Pearce lyrics are pretty rapey:

It was drinking time, getting out of line
And I'm taking you back to your place
All is well and all is cool
Stay in your place, don't be no fool
Get along alright
You look like the type that would try to fight
Best off being a friend to me
You don't want to offend me
Better play it cool, don't know what I might do

(Grabbed these online, so I can't vouch for their absolute accuracy, but this sounds about right.)

_Rudipherous_, Sunday, 10 November 2013 15:53 (five years ago) Permalink

we fucking w/ the new gorgon city & MNEK?

https://soundcloud.com/gorgon-city/ready-for-your-love-ft-mnek

J0rdan S., Monday, 11 November 2013 20:06 (five years ago) Permalink

I have been caning Kove's 'Love For You', lately. It's basically three hugely obvious reference points thrown together but it's also completely banging:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I346jc_zsBg

Matt DC, Monday, 11 November 2013 20:11 (five years ago) Permalink

oh nice

J0rdan S., Monday, 11 November 2013 20:14 (five years ago) Permalink

katy b covered "so good to me" and you can hear it in the second half of this soundcloud https://soundcloud.com/katyb/sets/capital-xtra-acoustic-session/s-LtmEG

monotony, Monday, 11 November 2013 21:41 (five years ago) Permalink

straying a bit here but do any of you guys fuck with the big chase & status singles? i like "lost & not found" a good bit

le goon (J0rdan S.), Friday, 15 November 2013 16:07 (five years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZ0gnGMLVRI

ooh feel the burn matt

r|t|c, Friday, 29 November 2013 15:44 (five years ago) Permalink

huh i'd not heard the original 'lies' before... best ruff ryders tune in forever

r|t|c, Friday, 29 November 2013 15:55 (five years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XE8YrL8Q6DA

Murgatroid, Monday, 2 December 2013 17:00 (five years ago) Permalink

Beautiful remix by Kidnap Kid for Bipolar Sunshine's "Drowning Butterflies":

https://soundcloud.com/kidnap_kid/bipolar-sunshine-drowning

breastcrawl, Saturday, 14 December 2013 20:34 (five years ago) Permalink

The new Duke Dumont is :D

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Monday, 16 December 2013 10:52 (five years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

firmly in the house end -

https://soundcloud.com/low-steppa/low-steppa-january-2014-mix

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Friday, 24 January 2014 20:21 (five years ago) Permalink

Bumping to draw attention to this as the current thread for this sort of thing (since I just linked to the 2012 one by accident).

_Rudipherous_, Saturday, 25 January 2014 19:20 (five years ago) Permalink

the gorgon city/mnek single is out tomorrow. i am a fan.

dyl, Saturday, 25 January 2014 21:08 (five years ago) Permalink

feeling

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mbVOvEPDsG4
Jakwob - Somebody New ( Ft. Tiffani Juno)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KoEQHUcj984
Dj Zinc - Show Me (Original Mix)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fW32oZqqrpU
Lancelot feat. Antony & Cleopatra - Givin' It Up

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJcBtRTi8mM
Redlight feat. Lotti - 36

r|t|c, Friday, 7 February 2014 11:36 (five years ago) Permalink

the zinc's been around for a while but it's a totally underrated grower... a lot of this sort of stuff can seem like its smoothly on rails (bom bom bom shadow child drop fatigue prevented me succumbing to the gorgon city mnek for some time) but whoever that vocalist is has a real ragged winsome need that cuts through to the heart ("I WANT YOU SO BAD" startlingly grabbing you by the lapels just when you assume it's looping back round)

r|t|c, Friday, 7 February 2014 11:43 (five years ago) Permalink

post clean bandit prim popjustice comfort zoning is prob the great trap with this stuff now basically, unabashed urgency required

r|t|c, Friday, 7 February 2014 11:52 (five years ago) Permalink

it's a dialectic!! and i feel like hannah wants is the bellwether for it.

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Friday, 7 February 2014 13:05 (five years ago) Permalink

like, as go her monthly mixes so goes the destiny of this particular sound

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Friday, 7 February 2014 13:08 (five years ago) Permalink

just waiting for the manservant to fetch my uk funky gatekeeper ceremonial robes from storage before i respond to that

r|t|c, Friday, 7 February 2014 22:12 (five years ago) Permalink

really enjoying that jakwob track.

oppet, Sunday, 9 February 2014 15:40 (five years ago) Permalink

i bought a box of neurofen plus and a box of alka seltzer in a pharmacy a couple of weeks ago that was completely empty and the woman behind the counter was standing really still and quietly listening to this song at full volume

plax (ico), Sunday, 9 February 2014 21:25 (five years ago) Permalink

see if i had any real faith in ilm i'd ask for a thread of suchlike circumstantial poetics

fwiw this week's effort from myself is i was in a pub (again but poncy this time) and boc 'roygbiv' soundtracked a bunch of thirty something girls having a post-work pre-friday night festivities natter about whether they should go home and get changed first. felt unprecedentedly correct of course

r|t|c, Sunday, 9 February 2014 21:36 (five years ago) Permalink

i have an experiment for the above haplessly enthusiastic tracer hand

http://youtu.be/4BQjK2jS7jE

iyo does this track, taken from a recent hannah wants mix, fit into the remit of this thread

r|t|c, Sunday, 9 February 2014 21:43 (five years ago) Permalink

maybe superficially but there's a kind of outsider witch-house broken feeling to it that makes me say no.

lol @ "haplessly enthusiastic" - my epitaph, if ever i had one

fact fans will have noticed that clean bandit is No.1 in the uk pop charts for the third straight week now. CLEAN effing BANDIT. i mean..!

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Monday, 10 February 2014 10:05 (five years ago) Permalink

and i have to say that "rather be" is a mite prim but i do like it. it certainly doesn't feel like a No.1 to me though, more like an unexpected side D cut from a back to mine album that temporarily cuts through the murk.

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Monday, 10 February 2014 10:08 (five years ago) Permalink

Cheap Picasso - Don't Play Around
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_oM65OTMUo

starting to feel a bit by-numbers?

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 11 February 2014 13:57 (five years ago) Permalink

if "I Got U feat. Jax Jones" DOESN'T actually say "takin' drugs all night" during the chorus i'll eat my hat

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Monday, 17 February 2014 17:42 (five years ago) Permalink

sorry, "takin' drugs all right" i mean

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Monday, 17 February 2014 18:01 (five years ago) Permalink

whoa i had no idea this song existed

so tropical! jeez

le goon (J0rdan S.), Monday, 17 February 2014 18:41 (five years ago) Permalink

is talabot getting royalties off this

le goon (J0rdan S.), Monday, 17 February 2014 18:42 (five years ago) Permalink

wholly nonplussed yet again by associations of blissed out happy goosebump chill with talabot. spose this actually admittedly does have the same sound palette if not intention tho

quality choon anyway but continues to leave me strangely unmoved idk

r|t|c, Monday, 17 February 2014 19:13 (five years ago) Permalink

that cheap picasso is indeed p hilarious now trace has pointed it out

went a-searching for "clean bandit name generator" anon but google lets me down

r|t|c, Monday, 17 February 2014 19:17 (five years ago) Permalink

New Kidnap Kid: "Stronger", following further in the footsteps of "Thin Lines". No Clean Bandit trajectory for him, that's for sure.

https://soundcloud.com/kidnap_kid/stronger

breastcrawl, Monday, 17 February 2014 21:54 (five years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c4WV9nna10s
Klingande - Jubel (Friend Within Remix)

r|t|c, Monday, 17 February 2014 22:11 (five years ago) Permalink

so sam smith 'money on my mind' set to succeed clean bandit as #1 this week

it would seem a breakbeat and a horrifying nuclear reactor meltdown klaxon chorus was all terius' verses ever needed

r|t|c, Thursday, 20 February 2014 08:28 (five years ago) Permalink

really up til now i'd not been partic cognizant of this success and just assumed it was just the mk mix that was killing it, guess i must be out of the loop somewhat

r|t|c, Thursday, 20 February 2014 08:29 (five years ago) Permalink

wonder if it's taking advantage of a détourned appeal like kendrick 'swimming pools' did. like do punters perhaps wave £20 notes to this at weatherspoons in converted bank premises

having a brit song (however lightly) about money in the charts is pleasing to the 86-93 moodboard i spose

r|t|c, Thursday, 20 February 2014 08:39 (five years ago) Permalink

That Sam smith song is really shit imo. Think they're trying to turn him into the dude Sandé

pearly-dewdrops' bops (monotony), Thursday, 20 February 2014 08:47 (five years ago) Permalink

kicking your career off with a meta protest-too-much song about signing your major label contract is a bit much

lex pretend, Thursday, 20 February 2014 08:51 (five years ago) Permalink

it brought to mind jessie j, not sandé

lex pretend, Thursday, 20 February 2014 08:51 (five years ago) Permalink

i like this!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1RcbQdKeSRs

lex pretend, Thursday, 20 February 2014 10:38 (five years ago) Permalink

that "36" is a bit of alright

raekwon's gonna be on that ep too

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4iLCqGlfEcE

lex pretend, Thursday, 20 February 2014 21:38 (five years ago) Permalink

is "givin' it up" about an abortion?!

lex pretend, Thursday, 20 February 2014 21:39 (five years ago) Permalink

i think "nirvana" is the good sam smith solo song but i could be mistaken

le goon (J0rdan S.), Thursday, 20 February 2014 21:55 (five years ago) Permalink

after watching the brit awards tho i don't see how he's materially different than john newman or tom odell aside from having an early disclosure cosign which gives him the veneer of being more cool than those dudes

but aesthetically it's the same shit

le goon (J0rdan S.), Thursday, 20 February 2014 21:57 (five years ago) Permalink

another one for the 'electro/fidget dudes gone deep house & bass' file - Friend Within is Lee Mortimer!

have enjoyed most of FW stuff so far but all of it pales next to the "Jubel" remix, just way gorgeous

Mind Taker, Thursday, 20 February 2014 23:52 (five years ago) Permalink

"i got u" is more tensnake than talabot to me, despite the steel pan sound

it's amazing tho. for some reason i only expected duke dumont to make one special track but he's backing "need u" up really well

lex pretend, Friday, 21 February 2014 10:41 (five years ago) Permalink

you know there's a tensnake mix right?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5FxtJABs39k

Number None, Friday, 21 February 2014 10:47 (five years ago) Permalink

HAHA i didn't, no!

lex pretend, Friday, 21 February 2014 10:48 (five years ago) Permalink

it's amazing tho. for some reason i only expected duke dumont to make one special track but he's backing "need u" up really well

He had at least one special track before Need U, because 'The Giver' is and has always been great.

Matt DC, Friday, 21 February 2014 11:16 (five years ago) Permalink

john newman or tom odell aside from having an early disclosure cosign which gives him the veneer of being more cool than those dudes

John Newman has had that veneer as well, it's pretty much how the industry breaks its fast-tracked MOR singers these days. I'm not expecting much from Ella Eyre's solo career either.

The idea of Tom Odell on one of these is pretty lol though, although Black Butter have someone lurking within their stable who is almost as insipid, I forget the name.

Matt DC, Friday, 21 February 2014 11:18 (five years ago) Permalink

it's pretty much how the industry breaks its fast-tracked MOR singers these days

yeah cosigns from dance types don't mean much, sandé was the template and it's used for everyone now. sadly the featured singers who stick with house when they go solo, like sinead harnett, haven't made anything like the impression of your newmans, smiths etc

lex pretend, Friday, 21 February 2014 11:22 (five years ago) Permalink

I csn't think of a Sam Smith-fronted track that I like at all actually, even the Discloure track he features on is limp.

Matt DC, Friday, 21 February 2014 13:45 (five years ago) Permalink

strongly disagree w/that, latch is all-time imo

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Friday, 21 February 2014 19:00 (five years ago) Permalink

also sam smith's got pipes that newman wd kill for, ditto the loathesome tom odell, if tom odell even knew what good singing was, which i haven't seen the evidence of

i dunno, it's hard for me to hate on newman or smith, they're so young, and they're just singers trying to break big, they've got plenty of time to become a bit more thoughtful about what they want to accomplish

odell on the other hand

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Friday, 21 February 2014 19:05 (five years ago) Permalink

Naughty Boy ft. Sam Star - La La La (Deckstar Bass Mix) is the one.

Tim F, Friday, 21 February 2014 21:18 (five years ago) Permalink

also ft. Sam Smith.

Tim F, Friday, 21 February 2014 21:19 (five years ago) Permalink

that's how he should be billed on everything

Number None, Saturday, 22 February 2014 13:17 (five years ago) Permalink

digging "i got u" but it's totally calling for an 8 minute edit

this should be the 2014 gui boratto "beautiful"

le goon (J0rdan S.), Saturday, 22 February 2014 22:20 (five years ago) Permalink

"If [Jimmy] Jam & [Terry] Lewis threw a house party, then invited George Michael, Janet [Jackson] and Peabo Bryson, that would be my album."

http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/pop-shop/5915484/mnek-readies-throwback-debut-while-working-with-kylie-minogue

le goon (J0rdan S.), Monday, 24 February 2014 15:35 (five years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bcYCFN5nnsQ

j0rd i can only assume ur starting mnek threads cos you havent heard this yet

r|t|c, Wednesday, 26 February 2014 22:42 (five years ago) Permalink

^ chuffed his proper debut single is this good, is it getting much radio play?

Benny B, Thursday, 27 February 2014 09:43 (five years ago) Permalink

getting quite excited about how strong black butters albums game could be this year. MNEK, clean Bandit and quite possibly Kidnap Kid, Lulu James and Scrufizzer (and maybe Gorgon City?). they must be raking it in at the moment so it would be great to see all of thewse get a proper push.

Benny B, Thursday, 27 February 2014 09:50 (five years ago) Permalink

wow @ the shift k3y tune

Tim F, Thursday, 27 February 2014 12:26 (five years ago) Permalink

i didn't know shift k3y sang or could sing!

lex pretend, Thursday, 27 February 2014 13:04 (five years ago) Permalink

his debut tunes upthread were him singing

kinda understood the shift in k3y to falsetto with this and 'make it good' as a little jt/thicke kinda play (although the delight of 'touch' imo is how it's more like a jordan knight vibe) (cf what i mentioned on the katy b thread actually)

v curious/baffled as to why his marketing so far is p much that of faceless dance producer with logo when even the mutest dweebs get fullblown photo ops now

r|t|c, Thursday, 27 February 2014 15:27 (five years ago) Permalink

shoutout to that shift k3y song, yes

noting your mnek shade though

le goon (J0rdan S.), Thursday, 27 February 2014 17:46 (five years ago) Permalink

heh no i am reasonably up for the mnek to be clear

r|t|c, Friday, 28 February 2014 00:59 (five years ago) Permalink

(should also have mentioned for the bubblers btw - how magnificent is chris lorenzo's sorrowing vampireballad rework now that we know what the original 'touch' sounds like)

r|t|c, Friday, 28 February 2014 01:04 (five years ago) Permalink

"touch" has a video now https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9KtYYHKEGDc

le goon (J0rdan S.), Thursday, 6 March 2014 17:34 (five years ago) Permalink

i'm calling this the post-disclosure blue eyed garage revival's "nice & slow"

le goon (J0rdan S.), Thursday, 6 March 2014 17:34 (five years ago) Permalink

hah this is why i specifically singled u out for that tune (might personally qualify it with the 'nice & slow' bass mix or really anything from the fin de siecle florida boy bands but yeah)

(had been kinda dying to ask the ilx homo thug crew what they made of him now he's finally been revealed (and renovated) actually... he seems imo unexpectedly sorta inherently scowly like an fred perry-jocking arctic monkey type bro, crossed with uh erm idk... rick astley)

he's got jams aplenty and - to a near absurd degree - every possible string to a bow going, but still i'm uncertain if they can really truly make a star out of him

r|t|c, Thursday, 6 March 2014 19:22 (five years ago) Permalink

yeah he's cute in a specifically british grungey way

le goon (J0rdan S.), Thursday, 6 March 2014 19:28 (five years ago) Permalink

it's funny you mention rick astley tho cuz i realized you can pretty much sing the chorus of "never gonna give you up" to the tune of "touch" and it fits in the meter

le goon (J0rdan S.), Thursday, 6 March 2014 19:29 (five years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KhjzMeW_j-0

silently rebuking myself for posting this here and not the r&b thread (where i would likely have posted a stream only and falsely and wildly claimed it was lloyd produced by los or something) but whatever, the boogie matrix itt is probs more valid and valuable anyway. most agreeable jam, dude seems to have an x-factor the other pmr'nb hope javeon mccarthy doesnt (despite the latter's talent)

r|t|c, Thursday, 6 March 2014 19:30 (five years ago) Permalink

yeah he's cute in a specifically british grungey way

― le goon (J0rdan S.), Thursday, 6 March 2014 19:28 Bookmark

heh yeah thought this might be the case

feel i deserve some sort of special medal for taking my mind off the girl in that vid long enough to make any judgement on him tbh

r|t|c, Thursday, 6 March 2014 19:37 (five years ago) Permalink

i went looking for a bass remix of "nice & slow" and i found this random thing on youtube that's surprisingly dope

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aOCVHT49bTE

le goon (J0rdan S.), Thursday, 6 March 2014 19:42 (five years ago) Permalink

in truth shift k3y is to me like the meiotic pop cell division of what i wanted royal-t to be, if that makes any sense (don't answer that)

xp i was referring to the b-rock remix ft twista! aka one of the best things ever made!

r|t|c, Thursday, 6 March 2014 19:46 (five years ago) Permalink

idk, dude looks like a teenage brother to me.

Tim F, Thursday, 6 March 2014 20:32 (five years ago) Permalink

shift k3y covering "one mo' gin" http://instagram.com/p/lSKtoIki7X/#

le goon (J0rdan S.), Saturday, 8 March 2014 16:28 (five years ago) Permalink

:-/

rap steve gadd (D-40), Saturday, 8 March 2014 23:21 (five years ago) Permalink

wow at Route 94's "My Love' going to number one in the UK. Such an awesome tune, and (relatively) tracky for a big crossover hit:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BS46C2z5lVE&feature=share

So nice when tunes I think of as "DJ Q set tunes" successfully make the jump to massive anthem.

Tim F, Monday, 10 March 2014 05:24 (five years ago) Permalink

jess glynne sounds completely different on "my love" than she does on "rather be"

lex pretend, Monday, 10 March 2014 10:10 (five years ago) Permalink

had a hands-in-the-air moment at XOYO saturday to "my love", felt very house-is-a-feeling amid the punishing clatter of the rest of the set

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Monday, 10 March 2014 11:24 (five years ago) Permalink

just listened to the new redlight ep, on first blush nothing's as great as "36" but the raekwon collab and their take on moody r&b with syron are worth hearing i guess

lex pretend, Monday, 10 March 2014 16:30 (five years ago) Permalink

basscone 4eva

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Monday, 10 March 2014 22:54 (five years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=doqG1_Rz1_c

This is new on Black Butter and is absolutely booming, like Au Seve with a tornado of chipmunk voices flying around it.

Matt DC, Friday, 14 March 2014 12:09 (five years ago) Permalink

getting quite excited about how strong black butters albums game could be this year. MNEK, clean Bandit and quite possibly Kidnap Kid, Lulu James and Scrufizzer (and maybe Gorgon City?). they must be raking it in at the moment so it would be great to see all of thewse get a proper push.

That lot all releasing albums to their potential would tip this whole thing over from alarmingly consistent cottage industry to full blown British pop golden age.

Matt DC, Friday, 14 March 2014 12:11 (five years ago) Permalink

the flip side of Kidnap Kid's new single, "Like You Used To", is great too - and more radio friendly than "Stronger".

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n37rlEsHX7Q

breastcrawl, Sunday, 16 March 2014 21:52 (five years ago) Permalink

i didnt need either from him tbph

r|t|c, Sunday, 16 March 2014 22:26 (five years ago) Permalink

did you like "Thin Lines"?

breastcrawl, Sunday, 16 March 2014 22:34 (five years ago) Permalink

yes, it's upthread

r|t|c, Sunday, 16 March 2014 23:07 (five years ago) Permalink

this Route 94 track sounds to me like energy drink music ad

Shin Oliva Suzuki, Monday, 17 March 2014 03:36 (five years ago) Permalink

let's not get too enthusiastic with our praise

Tim F, Monday, 17 March 2014 03:37 (five years ago) Permalink

lol

rap steve gadd (D-40), Monday, 17 March 2014 14:47 (five years ago) Permalink

Listening to the Black Butter Spread Love Vol. 3 - came out right at the end of December last year. I'm getting a real Get Physical Music vibe circa 2004-05 from this.

MikoMcha, Friday, 28 March 2014 10:43 (five years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

i still think of t.e.e.d as the nsync (although maybe they missed the boat?), bondax are more like idk, o-town

― r|t|c, Monday, 1 July 2013 18:11 Bookmark

not to walk around otm-ing myself (arent enough hours in the day) but lol did we see the bondax twitter fake hullabaloo this week

r|t|c, Sunday, 13 April 2014 20:02 (five years ago) Permalink

The iphone was such an amazingly grubby detail.

Was it actually a fake or just a hasty denial?

Matt DC, Sunday, 13 April 2014 20:23 (five years ago) Permalink

dunno think i read something that the photo had been around a while

someone's absolutely nailed them there jeff

r|t|c, Sunday, 13 April 2014 20:31 (five years ago) Permalink

was about to give them some dues for having some good tunes about lately but it turns out i was thinking of "bontan"

lay off the shit names ppl

r|t|c, Sunday, 13 April 2014 20:32 (five years ago) Permalink

jakwob & tiffani in at 47 today, redlight '36' at 81 the other week

not that i think either are necessarily thwarted smash hits or anything but it still goes to show somewhat that for all the digital power to the ppl etc there remains a fine art to labels simply knowing how long to wait before pulling the trigger on something

conversely i swear ministry have been sitting on secondcity 'i wanna feel' for like a year now, official wheels are only just starting to move

r|t|c, Sunday, 13 April 2014 20:44 (five years ago) Permalink

Sometimes it works though: Kiesza's "Hideaway" finally got its official release today and will be almost certainly number 1 next week, Shift K3y's "Touch" (almost forgot about that one) looks like it might enter inside the top 10.

breastcrawl, Sunday, 13 April 2014 22:02 (five years ago) Permalink

i get the impression that the art is now harnessing that digital people power correctly, just shoving something out there just doesn't work at the highest level

lex pretend, Sunday, 13 April 2014 22:22 (five years ago) Permalink

oops i shouldve added i mention ministry there as an example of savvy practice

r|t|c, Sunday, 13 April 2014 22:37 (five years ago) Permalink

i see 'german whip' might be going top 5 too this week, jolly good

r|t|c, Sunday, 13 April 2014 23:23 (five years ago) Permalink

new lulu james single is gorgeous, though she might have to move out of this thread soon...

https://soundcloud.com/lulujamesofficial/beautiful-people-mo-edits

lex pretend, Monday, 14 April 2014 15:49 (five years ago) Permalink

New release from Hannah Wants & Chris Lorenzo: https://soundcloud.com/foodmusicuk/sets/hannah-wants-chris-lorenzo

This is clicking for me more than anything else they've done.

Mercer Finn, Monday, 14 April 2014 20:33 (five years ago) Permalink

i have to say i really don't understand the enthusiasm for german whip :(

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 15 April 2014 16:26 (five years ago) Permalink

sorry to be all "mansplain it to me" but i.... just..... dgi

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 15 April 2014 16:54 (five years ago) Permalink

oh man "german whip" might be the one new british rap song i banng every 2 years

le goon (J0rdan S.), Tuesday, 15 April 2014 16:57 (five years ago) Permalink

aside from the (amazing) moments when the beat speeds up, "german whip" is the most in-tune-with-US-trends grime song ever. it's really great obv

lex pretend, Tuesday, 15 April 2014 17:24 (five years ago) Permalink

I don't particularly like it either and it's probably for exactly that reason.

Matt DC, Tuesday, 15 April 2014 20:06 (five years ago) Permalink

or is it that us rap has become much more like grime

ahhhhhh

r|t|c, Tuesday, 15 April 2014 21:55 (five years ago) Permalink

lol I love german whip with all my heart, I assumed that meant it sucked

forum enthusiast (wins), Tuesday, 15 April 2014 21:58 (five years ago) Permalink

i do like how there's basically no conversation to be had between ppl who like it and ppl who don't

my entire mansplain to trace is simply [recites entire lyrics]

r|t|c, Tuesday, 15 April 2014 22:03 (five years ago) Permalink

or is it that us rap has become much more like grime

ahhhhhh

― r|t|c, Tuesday, April 15, 2014 5:55 PM (13 minutes ago) Bookmark

lol it sounds like 1 million post-luger trap music songs, just particularly good

le goon (J0rdan S.), Tuesday, 15 April 2014 22:10 (five years ago) Permalink

couple of lightweight but noice garage pop numbers

All about she - Remedy
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y_CT9Ow67Zk

Kymberley Miles - Moving on (produced by Deckstar)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iyBjiKmWnr0

Benny B, Wednesday, 16 April 2014 10:31 (five years ago) Permalink

Also, Flockaveli is basically a grime album.

― Matt DC, Wednesday, 12 January 2011 13:38 (1 hour ago) Bookmark

good opinion, count me in

― r|t|c, Wednesday, January 12, 2011 3:21 PM (3 years ago)

Matt DC, Wednesday, 16 April 2014 12:34 (five years ago) Permalink

Chief Keef grimier imo

lex pretend, Wednesday, 16 April 2014 13:00 (five years ago) Permalink

Results are in: Kiesza "Hideaway": no 1, Shift K3y "Touch": no 3 (!), Meridian Dan "German Whip": no 13.

breastcrawl, Tuesday, 22 April 2014 11:39 (five years ago) Permalink

i really don't like "touch" either; too militantly cheery, with no room to breathe

am i losing the interzone faith??

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 22 April 2014 11:42 (five years ago) Permalink

I saw Duke Dumont the other night and was lucky enough to walk in right when "Need U 100%" dropped <3

steendriver dysphoria hoos (The Reverend), Wednesday, 23 April 2014 10:19 (five years ago) Permalink

heard "touch" at the barber's today <3

lex pretend, Wednesday, 23 April 2014 10:45 (five years ago) Permalink

couple of lightweight but noice garage pop numbers

wouldn't necessarily call "Remedy" lightweight - i mean yeah, production-wise it is somewhat pedestrian but as a song it's pure class, moreso than any recent 2step throwback i can think of

Mind Taker, Friday, 25 April 2014 22:32 (five years ago) Permalink

yeah i agree its a wicked song, they´ve got potential these lot. loved ´higher´ from last year (especially the preditah mix obv), and the other tracks on the new ep sound pretty schmoove too.

Benny B, Saturday, 26 April 2014 16:31 (five years ago) Permalink

1, 2, 3 on both the overall singles chart and the dance chart are identical

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Sunday, 27 April 2014 18:53 (five years ago) Permalink

this week it's 1,2,3,4

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Sunday, 4 May 2014 18:05 (five years ago) Permalink

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01yjqpb

Hannah Wants and Chris Lorenzo - Kneadin
Dungeon Meat - The F Off Track
Hannah Wants and Chris Lorenzo - Girls
Spoils and Monkey Wrench - Enemies in the Dance
James Silk - Heard It All
Jacob B - Party Time
Skream - Bang That
Example - One More Day (Shadow Child Remix)
SecondCity - I Enter
Little by Little - Bang The Box
Bontan - Move On Out
Chris Lorenzo feat. Apex Ape - Got To Give
Linden Jay feat. Shift K3Y - Krusty
Julio Bashmore - Battle For Middle You
Foamo - Rep Your Manor
DJ Fresh Vs. TC - Make U Bounce
DVBBS and Borgeous - Stampede (Major Lazer Remix)
Maverick Sabre - Emotions

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 6 May 2014 09:13 (five years ago) Permalink

does anyone fuck with "hideaway"

le goon (J0rdan S.), Monday, 12 May 2014 23:44 (five years ago) Permalink

it feels stitched together and... weirdly, like, unprofessional. like whoever made it doesn't have a great idea of how to put a track together yet.

there's some real good moments though, i'm into it

le goon (J0rdan S.), Monday, 12 May 2014 23:46 (five years ago) Permalink

Kiesza

ginuwine's cousin (monotony), Monday, 12 May 2014 23:48 (five years ago) Permalink

ah word, thanks

everyone in that thread mostly otm

le goon (J0rdan S.), Monday, 12 May 2014 23:49 (five years ago) Permalink

i'm basically 100 x more enthusiastic about the gorgon city remix than i seem in that thread, it's one of my singles of the year

lex pretend, Tuesday, 13 May 2014 06:50 (five years ago) Permalink

I'm interested to see where she goes next - in a genre driven by faceless producers, she seems (along with maybe MNEK) like the likeliest contender to be a breakout pop talent.

ginuwine's cousin (monotony), Tuesday, 13 May 2014 06:53 (five years ago) Permalink

well as much as i love a remix of her song, it doesn't make me care about her at all

lex pretend, Tuesday, 13 May 2014 07:01 (five years ago) Permalink

and it's not like the song's appeal is driven by her charisma exactly

unfortunately the breakout pop talents from this scene will probably be the secret sheerans and secret sandés who probably had a solo deal all along like sam smith and ella eyre. those who stick to house (sinead harnett) don't seem to get off the ground in the same way and even a*m*e, who's the most explicit about wanting to make pop (and probably the most actually charismatic vocalist to date in this mini-movement), doesn't seem to be happening

though i would argue looking for a breakout pop talent isn't really the point in the first place?

lex pretend, Tuesday, 13 May 2014 07:05 (five years ago) Permalink

I don't think this scene has thrown up a single vocalist who I give a shit about outside the context of the big dance hits. Even MNEK has a kind of dorky awkwardness to him and may turn out to be a better backroom songwriter than he his a pop star.

For now it seems like the record buying public are buying the faceless producers rather than the faces per se, and that's even allowing for people like Sam Smith with a massive record company push behind them. Duke Dumont and Rudimental are more reliably bankable names than any of the vocalists (except Sande obviously and she precedes all this really).

Matt DC, Tuesday, 13 May 2014 07:51 (five years ago) Permalink

I think focusing on the singers for their own sake is almost always a mistake when it comes to UK pop-dance. Katy B, and Mis-Teeq if they count, are the only exceptions that comes to mind across 25 years or so.

Craig David had two good singles I guess.

Tim F, Tuesday, 13 May 2014 09:39 (five years ago) Permalink

Similar vibes from Ukraine:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0eihYaVddKE

panic disorder pixie (Sanpaku), Monday, 19 May 2014 21:27 (five years ago) Permalink

So this is looking to be next week's UK number one single.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8wRW57nBLMI

It's turning into a free for all...

breastcrawl, Tuesday, 27 May 2014 21:24 (five years ago) Permalink

whitney and toni are the new brandy and aaliyah

le goon (J0rdan S.), Tuesday, 27 May 2014 21:26 (five years ago) Permalink

'Functional' doesn't have to be a pejorative term when it comes to dance music but that Secondcity track is horribly functional...where's the excitement there?

online hardman, Wednesday, 28 May 2014 09:22 (five years ago) Permalink

whole thing sounds sluggish/like the worst kind of club IMO. House for Supreme clad 16yr olds etc.

online hardman, Wednesday, 28 May 2014 09:24 (five years ago) Permalink

I find that track pleasantly formulaic but if you're sneering at house music for 16 year-olds this probably isn't the thread for you. I've heard a lot worse in shitty clubs over the years.

Matt DC, Wednesday, 28 May 2014 09:40 (five years ago) Permalink

wasn't sneering, and this isn't the thread for it, but i was into house when i was 16 and wouldn't have listened to this.

tbh, i'd no doubt enjoy it a lot more in the context of a mix so I'll trawl through this thread and download some recent ones.

online hardman, Wednesday, 28 May 2014 10:39 (five years ago) Permalink

This kind of needs to be the sort of hyper-familiar melodic track that you drench the crowd with after a stretch of harder stuff. I don't love it by any means and it's sort of route-one but I can totally see how it would work.

Matt DC, Wednesday, 28 May 2014 10:50 (five years ago) Permalink

mm yeah you'll definitely crack the case of the #1 pop song by pondering it in the mix

r|t|c, Wednesday, 28 May 2014 17:39 (five years ago) Permalink

would it be wrong to post this one here?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5jUGAVUwhRU

Vic Mensa, "Down On My Luck"

breastcrawl, Saturday, 7 June 2014 17:06 (five years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MMbA6xire3M

ooh didn't know this had a video and everything (u will know it from the shift k3y mix, where it blends in seamlessly with ryan leslie vox and sk's other assorted minor 90s-ish new yorky quirks) (crossref with disclosure i guess)

luvvit; beguiling and casually unconventional

r|t|c, Sunday, 15 June 2014 10:24 (five years ago) Permalink

as an aside it's probably worth observing (in this continuing climate of ppl simultaneously parlaying solo pop star oversharing with dance vocalist disposability cf sam smith thread) how obstinately anonymous sam frank (not even listed on the video title there) is

think there's like one poss two photos of him and he just looks like the sort of guy who comes round to fix your broadband

guess singing whole tunes like skream 'rollercoaster' in a marge simpson voice is a compensation of sorts idk

r|t|c, Sunday, 15 June 2014 10:35 (five years ago) Permalink

lol sam is literally an electrician these days! rtc your instincts can be somewhat frighteningly on point!

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Sunday, 15 June 2014 21:10 (five years ago) Permalink

is anybody rating "overdrive"?

i kind of like it when i hear it, but on the other hand it feels like EDM's bid to annex the interzone

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 17 June 2014 14:32 (five years ago) Permalink

it goes both ways (Tchami, Maff Boothroyd, etc) - i think of it more as a cooperated effort by interzoners and EDM renegades to reclaim the midrange

Mind Taker, Tuesday, 17 June 2014 16:27 (five years ago) Permalink

yeah we mentioned this mini angle briefly on the ill blu thread

love 'gecko' but 'overdrive' is rather a hasty awkward record label bodge job from the bad old times

i suppose it has a sort of grisly recherche charm in that respect (the vocal of idk, ninetoes 'finder' certainly did not)

r|t|c, Tuesday, 17 June 2014 18:14 (five years ago) Permalink

rightful pioneers of this crossover are actually the wideboys on their kiss radio show of course (hat tip to self in mirror)

sadly they were a little bit too popular (or fortunate) too soon as they've recently been given an extra hour to play with and it's since all lost its ott hyper-compressed rush now

r|t|c, Tuesday, 17 June 2014 18:22 (five years ago) Permalink

http://www.kissfmuk.com/fnk/2014/06/07/wideboys-070614/

still tho have a butchers

r|t|c, Tuesday, 17 June 2014 18:23 (five years ago) Permalink

i will!

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 17 June 2014 20:22 (five years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

the perfect follow-up to "Rather Be" that never was <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jjiZNUsJYjw

(just found out that one of the Blonde guys runs Eton Messy, woah!)

Mind Taker, Thursday, 3 July 2014 23:33 (four years ago) Permalink

this is obviously the wrong thread & both these songs are a few months old now but i'm fucked if i'm going to make a "grime in 2014" thread and i feel like they should have SOME 2014 ilx mention because they're so huge (and fwiw both in my top 10 trax of the year)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OHZRHEJHS2k

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dyONbqggasY

it's like grime's prime years never ended

lex pretend, Tuesday, 8 July 2014 20:01 (four years ago) Permalink

true, i used to look like you, but looking like a mess, nah, that's not me

lex pretend, Tuesday, 8 July 2014 20:02 (four years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

speaking of grime did you guys see this?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOIF7iUn-Z8

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Friday, 8 August 2014 18:35 (four years ago) Permalink

er lemme try that again https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=NOIF7iUn-Z8

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Friday, 8 August 2014 18:36 (four years ago) Permalink

idk who this is but this is in the top 10 and i dig it a lot

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zk3r-K8TQ5g

i think it's the same guy who did one of the best "west coast" remixes (alongside the mk one obv) as well

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAg5QHqrqIM

lex pretend, Monday, 11 August 2014 11:19 (four years ago) Permalink

i've been arguing with ppl at work about whether "faded" promotes DUI or subtly discourages it

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Monday, 11 August 2014 12:31 (four years ago) Permalink

That ZHU thing was in the Australian charts for months I think. Has that Peking Duk track made it to the UK yet?

uxorious gazumping (monotony), Monday, 11 August 2014 13:24 (four years ago) Permalink

Haha yeah, this has been huge here.

That plus the lyrics always make me think of Pendulum's "Coma" (different Pendulum) even though they don't really sound anything alike.

Tim F, Monday, 11 August 2014 13:46 (four years ago) Permalink

Probably a bit harder than this thread usually goes it but fuck it there's no general purpose interzone thread, and it's taken me ages to ID this from Purge's 'House of Ill Repute Vol 4' mix. Luvvit:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AcyojxV-bTo

Tim F, Tuesday, 12 August 2014 16:34 (four years ago) Permalink

Similar apprehension that I'm posting on the right thread but er, guys, is it just me that's taken this long to realize that everything on Hot Haus is "buy on sight"?

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 20 August 2014 22:29 (four years ago) Permalink

don't think anyone's really bothered about what goes on what thread these days

besides me that is, i'm fucking disgusted w/ all of u

r|t|c, Wednesday, 20 August 2014 22:41 (four years ago) Permalink

(And really UTTU too but at least with HH it's at least theoretically possible to actually afford all of them)

xpost Haha I'd want it no other way.

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 20 August 2014 22:45 (four years ago) Permalink

yeah funnily enough on the o/t subject tho i too kinda never really warmed to uttu etc to pay much attention beyond the q sphere but dj haus' sets on rinse recently really got me buggin!! the last two are on his soundcloud check em out

https://soundcloud.com/hothausrecs/rinse-fm-dj-haus-31st-july-2014
https://soundcloud.com/hothausrecs/rinse-fm-dj-haus-16th-july-2014

r|t|c, Wednesday, 20 August 2014 22:47 (four years ago) Permalink

Nice. Maybe this IS the right thread! I feel like HH is starting to hit the loosey goosey, occasionally jackin' and frequently shameless side of the interzone.. Territory largely ceded by the statelier deep house (in the classic sense) takin-you-on-a-journey mode of most of UTTU.

But of course it's a dialectic. (Like in those sets, actually!)

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 20 August 2014 22:58 (four years ago) Permalink

I could have just linked to this comment for the 15 July set

Giles Dickerson at 3:16:
I love a DJ that can slam the dance floor and still keep it tastefull and smart. Nailed it.

but i guess I had to work it out for myself.

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 20 August 2014 23:01 (four years ago) Permalink

how does tim make his corrections sound all encouraging and shit, this is what i'm trying to work out rn

r|t|c, Wednesday, 20 August 2014 23:54 (four years ago) Permalink

Oh go on, I can take it.

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 21 August 2014 00:24 (four years ago) Permalink

maybe hot haus isn't really in the interzone at all apart from trumpet & badman - it's just house - but it feels informed by it

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 26 August 2014 17:59 (four years ago) Permalink

actually shit, i don't know, some of it is TOTALLY interzone - the label houses enough variety to not be able to pin down (tick VG obv)

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 26 August 2014 21:08 (four years ago) Permalink

idk tbph trace i would say u have maybe tied yourself up in knots better off cut than untangled

i mean i could spend the next day or seven illustrating on the blackboard a spirograph galaxy of venn diagrams of intersecting interzones representing my personal interpretation of what a gwan ecologically but really it's not like that... they're not lawless "whee my spotify playlist is real life it's gr8 being bourgeois" zones but nor are they set in heavy stone to tie yourself to and jump in the river with either

as far as this specific thread remit goes i swear to god ppl u could literally have called it "rolling bits annie mac takes a shine to (some of which that end up charting)" and it would have done the job fine

r|t|c, Wednesday, 27 August 2014 21:37 (four years ago) Permalink

yeah. it's funny to me how quickly my own interzone interests have changed - i'm vastly less interested in the purringly professional manifestations of bass-house these days for some reason - your gorgon cities and redlights and koves and kidnap kids. i don't know why. it doesn't feel like it's really gone anywhere too interesting, when for a coupla months it felt like it could go anywhere. for awhile i felt like jackin was the other pole to that, the balancing weight, but hearing all this hot haus stuff, with its sleeve graphics that look like they're made by somebody's cousin who says he knows how to do graffiti and their kind of loosey gooseyness, well, that can be another

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 27 August 2014 22:29 (four years ago) Permalink

i was gonna post this in the house/techno thread then i thought it might actually appeal here more

https://soundcloud.com/houndstoothlbl/marquis-hawkes-cant-find-a-reason-1

just obsessive

lex pretend, Friday, 29 August 2014 14:57 (four years ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

too poppy for this thread?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03O2yKUgrKw

Mike Mago ft. Dragonette "Outlines"

breastcrawl, Sunday, 21 September 2014 13:58 (four years ago) Permalink

given that the thread title references a song that went to No.1 in the uk charts i'd say it's hard to be too poppy here! however.... the recent incursions of oliver heldens and spinnin' records does mark a shift from the black butter/pmr axis of yore. i think the only rule probably, my ontological prevarication upthread notwithstanding, is that if you think it's interzone, it's interzone

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Sunday, 21 September 2014 17:01 (four years ago) Permalink

http://i.imgur.com/gKnFITb.gif

r|t|c, Sunday, 21 September 2014 17:44 (four years ago) Permalink

lol rtc i imagine you with that image on speed-dial, blasting fools daily

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Sunday, 21 September 2014 20:18 (four years ago) Permalink

https://soundcloud.com/ausmusic/huxley-say-my-name

yasss (min)

he should still put out the og as an answer record for the g-house lads tho

https://soundcloud.com/braab-1/huxley-on-her-mind

r|t|c, Thursday, 2 October 2014 23:05 (four years ago) Permalink

So I'm maybe two-thirds of the way through the (really quite underwhelming) Gorgon City and it's kinda lol but mostly sad how effortlessly Jennifer Hudson outclasses everyone else here. It's not even the quality of her voice (although that's obviously better) but just a matter of knowing how to sing over a house track, and when to work with and against the beat. When you hear Maverick Sabre and the people I assume are the fast-tracked music industry class of 2015 over this stuff it's obvious they have no real ear for it at all.

Ready For Your Love is still a jam though.

Matt DC, Monday, 6 October 2014 18:11 (four years ago) Permalink

yeah it's difficult to overstate my boredom with gorgon city these days :(

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 7 October 2014 09:44 (four years ago) Permalink

the album is tremendously unexciting

lex pretend, Tuesday, 7 October 2014 10:36 (four years ago) Permalink

four weeks pass...

krystal klear and yasmin back with a banger

https://soundcloud.com/krystalklear/krystal-klear-feat-yasmin-one-night-only-full-version

lex pretend, Thursday, 6 November 2014 14:10 (four years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_pM3n9WXRo

bloody hell thought this had been and gone but apparently it only properly came out this weekend! gr8 track, best in class

r|t|c, Monday, 10 November 2014 18:09 (four years ago) Permalink

idg how these re-releases work, ministry are putting tchami 'promesses' out again (with extra verses tbf) 4th january 2015 which is like at least 18 months of being rinsed and on sale to all

don't doubt it'll smash #1 but still

r|t|c, Monday, 10 November 2014 18:14 (four years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PcAFww0E0Pg

this (ft yasmin, album otherwise terrible) is p nice

[mnek side-eye]

r|t|c, Monday, 10 November 2014 18:17 (four years ago) Permalink

Lol at that Billon video clip, esp when the girl silently mouths "what the fuck..."

Tim F, Monday, 10 November 2014 20:44 (four years ago) Permalink

oh THAT's what that song is, re: billon

tuliesza is a good look for her

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QIvKgPOwrig

lex pretend, Tuesday, 11 November 2014 17:59 (four years ago) Permalink

better than every kiesza follow-up that people have bizarrely trying to make happen in the kiesza thread. let a one-hit wonder be a one-hit wonder!

lex pretend, Tuesday, 11 November 2014 18:00 (four years ago) Permalink

No Enemiesz is the first decent Kieszsa followup, though the product placement in the video is rather offputting.

TTAGGGTTAGGG (Sanpaku), Tuesday, 11 November 2014 18:13 (four years ago) Permalink

oooh i like this:

https://soundcloud.com/crownduels/sets/crown-duels-drdr-easily-remixes

Crown Duels & DrDr - Easily

breastcrawl, Sunday, 23 November 2014 20:53 (four years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HG6-1hIqqZM

lol this tat is getting bigger and bigger

r|t|c, Thursday, 29 January 2015 22:09 (four years ago) Permalink

i keeps on listening to it now tho #derp

r|t|c, Thursday, 29 January 2015 22:55 (four years ago) Permalink

more constructive than maybe ppl tweeting majestic's ukg show requesting deekline 'sexy cinderella' cos it reminds them of the funfair. actually that's p great idk what i'm saying any more

― r|t|c, Thursday, 29 January 2015 12:43 Bookmark

kinda lol i said this earlier today cos this thing is totally that magical ice rink / bowling lanes phenomenology where all chart music sounds at its absolute very best

reminds me that the last time i was at rowans in goonerland (this was within the last couple of years) they were playing soul for real 'candy rain' in the arcades!! candy fucking rain!!!!

they'll never clear this sample anyway tho surely

r|t|c, Thursday, 29 January 2015 23:03 (four years ago) Permalink

seven months pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ozx898ADTxM

feel like i should hate this but..... don't

J0rdan S., Saturday, 19 September 2015 15:18 (three years ago) Permalink

for some reason i'm surprised uk pop charts are still this classically house-y (correct me if i'm wrong)

J0rdan S., Saturday, 19 September 2015 15:19 (three years ago) Permalink

i guess this maybe belongs in the tropical house thread

J0rdan S., Saturday, 19 September 2015 15:20 (three years ago) Permalink

you should definitely hate that :(

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Saturday, 19 September 2015 18:39 (three years ago) Permalink

help me decide if i like this or nah

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KDxJlW6cxRk

davey, Tuesday, 22 September 2015 05:33 (three years ago) Permalink

revolting

the late great, Tuesday, 22 September 2015 05:52 (three years ago) Permalink

hehe, it is kind of revolting

davey, Tuesday, 22 September 2015 08:42 (three years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

somehow i've completely missed all lead-in singles to the rudimental album which is currently #1 in the UK

has anyone heard it? did they make another baby / spoons / waiting all night?

carly bae jepsen (monotony), Saturday, 10 October 2015 05:34 (three years ago) Permalink

i have too, i think it's because they've been pretty unmemorable

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Saturday, 10 October 2015 10:07 (three years ago) Permalink

The new Rudimental stuff has disappointed me even more than the new Disclosure stuff.

mike t-diva, Saturday, 10 October 2015 10:35 (three years ago) Permalink

I have no interest in hearing either but I assume Rudimental have been trawling it around the festival set like a military campaign.

The first Disclosure and Rudimental albums felt perfectly timed, they both hit at the crest of a wave, a moment that's gone now. What I've heard from both suggests that they get less and less enjoyable the more they try and broaden their appeal.

Matt DC, Saturday, 10 October 2015 10:38 (three years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1IVP8R8jTs

fond of this one

r|t|c, Saturday, 10 October 2015 11:26 (three years ago) Permalink

three months pass...

https://soundcloud.com/heldeeprecords/oliver-heldens-throttle-waiting

into this (idk what thread it belongs in)

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Sunday, 31 January 2016 21:37 (three years ago) Permalink

yup

r|t|c, Sunday, 31 January 2016 21:50 (three years ago) Permalink

kinda reminds me of cheesy chicago classic "time for love" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4zVpxjpKT8o

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Sunday, 31 January 2016 23:56 (three years ago) Permalink

oof apologies terrible formatting on that post

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Sunday, 31 January 2016 23:57 (three years ago) Permalink

is this the thread? FFS @ billy kenny

https://soundcloud.com/perfectdriver/buzzsaw-billy-kenny-wongo-out-jan-29-preview

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Monday, 1 February 2016 23:00 (three years ago) Permalink

ten months pass...

an idea whose time has come: "Body Language" riddim put to good use

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PKB4cioGs98

Mind Taker, Wednesday, 28 December 2016 14:29 (two years ago) Permalink


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