Monthly Archives: August 2014
We’ll be frank ladies and frogs, next month is going to be insane. It would appear that almost every talented brain in the electronic universe is gearing up for an album or EP release in the coming weeks. Between a sea of new records to spin, and the relentless tour dates ahead (we’ll get into that later), September is looking to be the musical highlight of the year on all fronts. Today we’re featuring Villanova. The Parisian duo have been selected to produce an exclusive track for the new Cocoon Recordings compilation, due for release on September 8th!
Oliver unveiled a brand new track from their upcoming EP! Check out “Fast Forward” below! The EP will be officially released on September 9th, but you can pre-order it now. Once again, it appears that the production duo have come out swinging with another floor-smashing dance tune. When talking about the abundance of quality disco-house artists in Los Angeles, it’s hard to not mention Oliver. These two put an even meaner twist on the region’s sunny brand of the genre. For instance, in “Fast Forward” they’ve taken disco’s inherent romance right of out of the picture, rather going straight for the kill with a beat you could charge with assault. That’s not to say they don’t know how to woo a crowd of course. Listen to the new track above!
To all of you attending the Bella Terra Music Festival, we wish you a fantastic and SAFE weekend! Take care of the property, the surrounding town, and most importantly take care of each other. You just might see us up there this Saturday covering music!
Miguel Campbell released his final guest installment to the Radio FG Mix Series! Campbell is the sleeper artist you don’t want to miss. You may know him for his floor crushing “Rockin Beats” song, but if you don’t, then please get acquainted. Being a member of Hot Creations, one could argue that he is overshadowed by label bosses Jamie Jones and Lee Foss. That’s not completely true though; his appearance on BBC Radio’s Essential Mix proved to be one of the top rated releases associated with the label that year.
Campbell comes off a tad more humble than his party-hardy colleagues in some ways. He certainly has that psychedelic brand of deep house that only HC could deliver, but he introduces a lot more romance into the formula. We don’t really want to say disco-house, because those connotations don’t resemble his music, or even his mixing. This artist takes intrinsic deep house grooves, and colors them with blissful segments of disco, pop, and ambient terrains. Like everyone else on that label he has experimented with some different styles, but in the last year he seems to really have it pinned down. Everything clicks. That description is fairly accurate, but we do want to warn you that this mix does have some attitude to it. Grab Miguel Campbell’s final mix for Radio FG below! Enjoy!
You’re sitting with a loved one, the month of August closes in around you. As the sun sets even earlier than the day before, you reflect on the troubles behind, and the trials ahead. The high speed summer vibes soon fade into nostalgia, but you still know that the sun will rise again, and shine away your worries. Now Que the dramatic score. My friends, this is that song. This is the background to your existential desires. After much build-up, LA’s prince of trop-pop Goldroom finally unveiled his “Til’ Sunrise” track, featuring Mammals! This is the ultimate ‘end of summer’ tune, you heard it here folks. This is a song for a moment. Listen to “Til’ Sunrise (featuring Mammals)”, the new original by Goldroom below!
Josh Legg, the man behind the Gold, seems to have fully transitioned into an electronic pop sensation. The soul piercing release of his “Embrace” track caught the remix attention of dozens of artists, as well as charts across the globe. We’re certain that this is sure to receive the same accolade. Not only is Legg proving to be one of the most successful stars coming out of LA’s tropical disco scene, but he is truly a man of the fans. When he’s not touring with his live band or taking over club turntables, you can usually find him getting as involved with his followers as possible. He’s always giving away his music. The most noteworthy case of which is this very song. Before dropping his own original mix of the track, he released the vocal stem for “Til’ Sunrise” over a month ago, giving remix opportunities to any artists out there who wished to do so, for free. The electronic world is all about the sharing and spread of one’s music, but it’s pretty cool to give your work away before you have even finished it yourself. When you think it about market-wise, Goldroom is kind of like the Jerry Garcia of electronic disco pop (oh yeah, I went there). I’d be living a lie if I didn’t say, that this song was here to stay. This one goes out to YOU. -CB
“My dreams are always a world away
I’d be living a lie if I didn’t say
That night I wished for you to stay
So far 2014 has treated Daniel Avery very well. In a very short span of time he has gone from resident DJ at Fabric London, to Phantasy Sound‘s latest success story. Not even a year after the release of his brain-tickling ‘Drone Logic’ LP in 2013, Avery is already playing American nightclubs alongside craft legends like Simian Mobile Disco and Bicep. By the end of this year, every corner of the Earth will have gotten a taste of his dream-like Minimal style. So let’s see, made his mark in the studio? Check. Strutting his stuff on stage? BIG Check. What else are we missing? Oh yes that’s right, the new video!
Earlier this week he premiered the esoteric music video for the album track, “Knowing We’ll Be Here” on Dazed and Confused Magazine! Now you can experience his subterranean, acid-laced sounds on a visual level. This transcends your ordinary electronic music video (if such a thing even exists), however. The theme of the video is euphoria through death, specifically drowning. Joshua Lipworth, the director of the video, said he “got the idea from the euphoric distorted drones which sounded [to me] like a kind of drowning sensation”. Studies have shown that a person drowning can reach a brief state of euphoria, a byproduct of the oxygen starvation. While this subject is creepy enough as it is, Lipworth somehow managed to capture the true atmosphere of such an experience on film. Through his use of underwater filming and lighting effects, and Avery’s unique sound manipulations, the two have a formed a dark yet beautiful insight into death itself. We’re not trying to get all Emocore on you folks, we promise we’re happy people here. We can’t pass on aesthetics though. Avery has a higher agenda in his music that we may never fully understand, but it’s clear that the world is beginning to recognize his talent. These two have come together to form something everyone can relate to in their own personal way. We don’t usually care for music videos, but this is a welcomed exception. Visual and audio creativity have come together as one unit. Watch the brand new video for “Knowing We’ll Be Here” below!
“The one thing I knew was that I wanted this record to be a trip. All the best artists and DJs, they take the audience with them when they play; people lock into their world for a few hours and can’t easily step out again. You’re with them for the ride. When I go out, I want to give myself up to music. That was the idea for the album.” -Daniel Avery on his ‘Drone Logic’ album