José Padilla – Blitz Magic (Tambien & Deetron Remixes)
Out with a bang, ‘Blitz Magic’ is the final release in the Jose Padilla ’Too Many Colours’ campaign from International Feel. A carefully curated project, from the selection of producers working on the album (Mark Barrott, Wolf Müller, Tornado Wallace, Telephones, I:Cube and Dream 2 Science), superior productions and remixes to boot, through to the beautiful artwork. Now it draws to a beautiful close.
’Blitz Magic’ – a Telephones production – is the perfect club track to follow the wondrous ‘Lollipop’. The original of ‘Blitz Magic’ is a lovely balearic ride that feels the influence of the all time classic ‘E2-E4’ or in turn ‘Sueno Latino’. It has now been placed in the hands of Tambien and Deetron for remix duties.
Tambien are a trio from Munich. They are the Bartellow and Public Possession pair Marvin & Valentino who have released on various labels but in recent times ESP Institute and their own Public Possession. They create that intriguing mix where intelligent meets club music such as their Jil Thunder Light Remix. Deetron is an award-winning Swiss producer and DJ that keeps his soul in Detroit and his heart in warm techno. This sound is perfectly shown in his stripped down remix – cleaning out the drums and taking it back to pure club values.
As Autumn arrives it feels the perfect time to release this third single from Padilla, the last in a beautiful string of releases that for International Feel have perfectly encompassed the Balearic sound as it is now. Play loud and you’ll get the benefits.
Out 20th November on International Feel.
o+ José Padilla is loved by many for his work soundtracking sunsets at the Café Del Mar and compiling the seminal Café Del Mar compilations which sold over six million copies. His fans are wide and varied, on one end of the spectrum you have Madonna or Karl Lagerfeld, and on the other DJ legends such as Harvey and Andrew Weatherall. His new album ‘So Many Colours’ was released on International Feel earlier this summer to great acclaim and is regarded as the most forward-thinking Balearic album of the year.
Video: TODD TERJE – Alfonso Muskedunder
Norwegian disco god Todd Terje has shared this animated video for “Alfonso Muskedunder”, made with love by Bendik Kaltenborn and Espen Friberg. “Alfonso Muskedunder” (a nickname of Terje’s newborn son Alf), is taken from his debut 2014 LP “It’s Album Time”.
The single is backed with remixes by the likes of Deetron, Bullion and Mungolian Jetset. Out now in both vinyl and digital formats on Todd Terje’s own label, Olsen Records. Stream in full below. Get it here.
The Juan Maclean – A Simple Design (Remixes)
In A Dream by The Juan Maclean is the most critically acclaimed record of the group’s career. Standout track “A Simple Design” has one of the strongest vocal performances ever heard from Nancy Whang (LCD Soundsystem, Classixx) and we are proud to share three new versions certain to shake up dancefloors the world over. Los Angeles producer Magic Touch (100% Silk) adds flourishes of funk guitars and a belching bassline, while the Swiss-based Deetron builds the track from a vocal to a full-blown acid freakout. The package is rounded out by Manchester producer xxxy, who adds extra percussion and bleep-bloops to Juan’s masterful production work. Available today on iTunes, Spotify, and wherever digital music is sold, via DFA Records.
A Simple Design (Single Edit)
A Simple Design (Magic Touch Remix)
A Simple Design (Deetron Remix)
A Simple Design (xxxy Remix)
Fabric 76: Deetron
Swiss DJ and producer Sam Geiser aka Deetron has mixed the latest instalment of fabric’s long running series, due for release on June 16th 2014. It comes at a time when the house and techno specialist is riding high off the success of recent full-length album, Music Over Matter.
Deetron was born, raised and is still based in the city of Bern in Switzerland, and from there he has made an international name for himself as a producer of sleek, well honed house and techno with a classicist bent. Releasing most often on Music Man, the Belgian label with which he has a close relationship, his first release came as far back as 1997 as part of a compilation on Axodya records.
Growing up with a jazz loving, professional classical musician father and a piano teaching mother, it’s no wonder Deetron’s productions have a certain artistry and musicality that evades most others. As an equally dexterous DJ known for his expressive three deck sets, much of his musical knowledge came from running a record shop in the 1990s. A debut fabric gig came in 2006 and Deetron now reports, many gigs later, that he feels very much at home playing room one of the club.
Says Deetron on fabric 76, which was mixed using both vinyl and digital sources… “I basically followed the pleasure principle when approaching the mix. I started to pick my favourite pieces of dance music regardless of age or sub-genre and didn’t really begin to structure the mix until all the tracks had been cleared, except for one. So as I began to throw the tracks together as spontaneously as possible, the structure of the mix began to take shape. I did a single take before I recorded the final version of the mix as it is now in order to keep it as lively and representative of a live DJ set as possible. I don’t think I’ve enjoyed myself as much working on a mix in the studio before!”
The mix itself is a captivating ride through Deetron’s most personal selections, with disparate sounds, scenes and styles all connected up with perfect sequencing and tight mixing. There’s everything from classic Chicago material by DJ Sneak and Gemini to material from Detroit stalwart Carl Craig via leftfield inclusions from Atoms For Peace. As well as some old classics there are modern gems from the fast rising likes of Marquis Hawkesand Seven Davis Jr, plus no nonsense techno inclusions from pioneers like Function and Marcel Dettmann. A truly kaleidoscopic mix, fabric 76 is the sound of a DJ digging deep, having fun, and playing those tracks in Deetron’s distinctive style.
Tracklist – fabric 76
01 Johnny Blas – Picadillo (Carl Craig’s Breakdown Version) [Ubiquity]
02 Jaime Read – Timewave [Fragmented]
03 Baba Stiltz – Palats [Studio Barnhus]
04 SoulPhiction – Mind & Body [Philpot]
05 DJ Sneak – Who’s Knocking [Magnetic]
06 Juxta Position – Mercy [Misstress]
07 Redshape – Finizh [Running Back]
08 Ripperton – Searchin 4 You [Tamed Musiq]
09 Greg Beato – Who’s The Licho In Charge Ovaa Here [Apron]
10 Tom Trago – Elite [Rush Hour]
11 Seven Davis Jr. – One [Must Have Records]
12 Galaxy 2 Galaxy – Timeline [Underground Resistance]
13 Afefe Iku feat. Osunlade – Bodydrummin [Yoruba]
14 Marquis Hawkes – Honey Kisses [Dixon Avenue Basement Jams]
15 Gemini – New Style Of [Peacefrog]
16 Presk – Rais [Ten Thousand Yen]
17 Ondo Fudd – There Will Be A Time [The Trilogy Tapes]
18 Four Tet & Terror Danjah – Nasty [Text]
19 Seiji – More Of You [Seijimusic]
20 E-Dancer – The Move [KMS]
21 Moderat – Bad Kingdom (Marcel Dettmann Remix) [50WEAPONS]
22 Caribou – Irene [City Slang]
23 Joe – Slope [Hessle Audio]
24 Atoms For Peace – Before Your Very Eyes… [XL]
25 Function – Falling The Same Way (Dommune Version) [Sandwell District]
26 Design A Wave – Weird F [No ‘Label’]
27 Juxta Position – Mercy (Loop) [Misstress]
28 Nils Frahm – Says [Erased Tapes]
Video: Paul Woolford – Untitled (Call Out Your Name)
Paul Woolford has shared his new video for his huge hit Untitled (Call Out Your Name). The single is out on March 9 on Relentless Records, backed with remixes by Scuba and Deetron, which can be streamed below.
Deetron – Music Over Matter 
Stream Zurich-based Deetron‘s second album ‘Music Over Matter’ exclusively through THUMP, below. Out October 21 on Music Man Records. The first single ‘Rhythm‘ featuring vocals from Ben Westbeech is also out now. The album features collaborations from Seth Troxler, Hercules & Love Affair, Justin Chapman and more.