As the summer season approaches, Get Physical looks to some of the key residents on the White Isle to contribute exclusive new tracks to Get Physical Presents Ibiza 2017, which is all mixed and compiled by Ben Hoo.
UK born DJ, composer, multi-instrumentalist and producer Hoo is an Ibiza resident with a weekly radio show on Ibiza Sonica that shows off his eclectic style and finds him providing chilled out soundtracks as much as club pumping sets. He is a part of the Get Physical family and is a Kindisch staple artist who has released many EPs and an album, Collected, on the label.
Here he reaches for a fresh mix of contemporary producers including the likes of Nima Gorji, System of Survival, Audiohell, Tania Vulcano & Jose de Divinia and a few of his own great beats.
It all kicks off with Hoo’s stripped back, ambient rework of Tantsui’s ‘Planet of the Apes’, a blissful slice of electronica that sets a laidback scene before a second remix of his, this time of System Of Survival feat. Vhelade, brings some lush vocal deep house grooves to the fore. As the sun sets on the White Isle, Clara Brea, the Acid Sundays & Heart Ibiza regular, gets called upon for her corrugated and bumpy cut ‘707minor7’.
A sleek and slick passage of minimal house follows thanks to cuts from talented newcomer Peter W and Eder Alvarez & Joey Daniel, then a brace of brilliant cuts—collaborative gems from Hoo and Enzo Leep—mark a cerebral and intimate mid section with wandering piano chords and late night drum shuffles all making for a woozy feel. The arrival of tracks from long time Ibiza staple Nima Gorji, Insane and Mosaic resident Alex Kennon and Audiohell in cahoots with Circo Loco’s Tania Vulcano and Jose de Divinia then make for some more bumping grooves and textured tech cuts, but never are there any sharp turns or awkward segues.
The final third of this super smooth and seductive mix finds Peter W, Gorji and Ben Hoo all make more contributions, and the resulting sounds are nicely coloured with distant vocal sounds, jazzy percussive patterns and a certain late night darkness and naughtiness.
Overall this is a fantastic mix of modern house music that shows great balance, selection and sequencing from start to finish.
01 Tantsui – Planet Of The Apes (Ben Hoo’s Full Circle Mix)
02 System Of Survival feat. Vhelade – Kutting (Ben Hoo Remix)
03 Clara Brea – 707minor7
04 Peter W – Movement Control
05 Eder Alvarez & Joey Daniel – I Wanna
06 Ben Hoo & Enzo Leep – Cosmos Excerpt
07 Ben Hoo – Reaching (Enzo Leep Remix)
08 Nima Gorji – Look Back
09 Alex Kennon – Doctor Beat
10 Audiohell, Tania Vulcano, Jose De Divina – Acid
11 Peter W – Lost In Paradise
12 Frank Storm, Nici – A Man Dressed Like A Child
13 Nima Gorji – Delusions
14 Ben Hoo – Reaching (Dub Mix)
15 Ben Hoo – Ibiza 2017 (Continuous Mix)
In April 2017 Reboot revisits a key cut from his recent album aLIVE on Get Physical, with two remixes from none other than Ricardo Villalobos.
That album, his third, was another expressive statement from the long-time house and techno minimalist. It comes years into his impressive career which has taken him to headline shows all over the world, as well as to labels like Cadenza, Defected and of course Get Physical.
The original included here is ‘Are You Loosing My Mind’, a dubby and ever-evolving track with intricate little sounds, slinky synths and organic textures all run through with intoxicating vocal samples and waify keys. It’s one that really burrows into your brain and makes your body wriggle.
Master minimal man Ricardo Villalobos then serves up two stunning remixes. As ever, with his 24-minute long ‘Hauswiedermischung’ version he has created a kind of detailed sonic chaos in which the track just about holds together without ever losing its underlying groove. Alien sounds, jazzy hi hats and cymbals, wonky sine waves and more mind melting tricks and techniques all scuttle and wrap around each other and tie you in knots.
Next is Ricardo’s equally epic ‘Losing My Miles’ remix, where he really loosens the grip on the track and lets it wander in and out of coherence, taking it and us along for a special ride that only Ricardo can deliver. From beginning to end, you don’t know what to expect, but you know it when it comes because it leaves you in awe.
This is a landmark package that offers some of Reboot and Villalobos’s finest work to date.
1. Reboot – Are You Losing My Mind (Ricardo Villalobos Hauswiedermischung)
2. Reboot – Are You Losing My Mind (Ricardo Villalobos Losing My Miles Remix)
3. Reboot – Are You Losing My Mind
Already celebrated for its influential house & techno output and long running Body Language mix series, Get Physical’s first move in 2017 is a big one: a 16 track compilation of largely new and exclusive material all from South African artists.
South Africa is getting more and more attention from the dance world recently, and for good reason. The country is spawning its own unique club sounds, exciting new artists and dazzling DJs who are making more and more waves worldwide. Black Coffee is the most prominent of these, but now we get introduced to a whole load more thanks to some great A&R from Get Physical who commission new cuts as well as delving into their back catalogue.
Things kick off with the warm and engaging house of Aero Manyelo before the pace picks up with Ryan Murgatroyd who serves up the lush and instrumental ‘Kanna’, a love struck tune that really embodies the balmy sounds of South African house. Celebrated international flag bearer Black Coffee then steps up with his ‘Buya’ as remixed in chunky and club slaying fashion by Loco Dice.
Cape Town talent Thor Rixon, the hotly tipped Blanka Mazimela, Jazzuelle and acclaimed vocalist Lazarusman and BehrEllips Ft. Crazy White Boy all appear to serve up four bumping beats that are awash with sunset melodies, spoken word whispers and loose, tumbling percussive grooves. Each one sounds fresh and seems to truly reflect the country in which it was made.
The wash of first wave South African house talents continues in the second half of the compilation, with the much hyped Crazy White Boy making their second appearance here. Then we have Boiler Room star Floyd Lavine, the Red Bull backed Bruce Loko and newly emerging Gumz all serving up two tracks each and showing that a darker and more mysterious sound also exists in the grooves of the southern hemisphere.
All in all this is an exemplary selection of tunes that serves as a reminder and/or fine introduction to the many talented artists emerging from South Africa’s vibrant house scene. The album also comes with a continous mixed version put together by Ryan Murgatroyd.
Release date: 3 March 2017
01. Aero Manyelo – Mooki
02. Ryan Murgatroyd – Kanna
03. Black Coffee feat. Toshi – Buya (Loco Dice Kliptown Love Remix)
04. Thor Rixon feat. Theresa Toy – Theresa Toy
05. Jazzuelle & Lazarusman – Forget Me (Jazzuelle Winter Solstice)
06. BehrEllips Ft. Crazy White Boy – The Forgotten People
07. Blanka Mazimela – Phezulu
08. Vox Portent – When it’s Clear
09. Bruce Loko – God’s Window
10. Mr Luu – Ryan
11. Gumz – Juelegba
12. Crazy White Boy – Ntokozo (Freddy Da Stupid Tribe Remix)
13. Floyd Lavine – Emogin
14. Gumz – 2 Finger Goblin
15. Bruce Loko – The Arkenstone Of Thrain
16. Floyd Lavine – Ayub
17. Ryan Murgatroyd – Africa Gets Physical Vol. 1 (Continuous Mix)
WhoMadeWho compiled & mixed the next volume of Get Physical´s Body Language series.
The genre-crossing band consists of drummer/DJ/producer Tomas Barfod, and the two-headed vocal monster singer/bassist Tomas Hoffding, AKA Bon Homme and singer/guitarist Jeppe Kjellberg. With three extremely different backgrounds in electronica, rock and jazz (respectively), each member supports and compliments each other independently, as one; challenging the traditional ‘band’ structure of days long past.
There is a significant reason why WhoMadeWho, unlike congenial bands like The Rapture, LCD Soundsystem or Radio 4, survived the so-called new millennium. It is their unconditional curiosity towards contemporary club sounds and their approach, often incorporating the functionality of club tracks in their own songs, to look further than the edge of the stage, keeping a close eye on and constantly checking the pulse of the dancefloor. Keeping this virtue close to their hearts has already brought them major exposure in some of the biggest sets from Jamie Jones, Maceo Plex, Tale Of Us and many more…
This approach they have issued in each of their six studio albums. So what better way to revive this approach as the DJ mix? And what Mix-series would be better suited, after acts like Matthew Dear, Dixon, Modeselektor or M.A.N.D.Y., to open WhoMadeWho’s vocabulary book for their own Body Language? Oops, spoiled the surprise. But surely it was clear that one of the best fits for their intentions is also one of the most prestigious and celebrated series – Get Physical Music’s Body Language series. To be out on April 4th.
01. The Acid – Ra (David August Remix)
02. The Invisible – The Stain
03. Cubicolor – Down The Wall
04. Ghost Culture – Mouth
05. The Golden Filter – Diamond Island
06. Weval – Rooftop Paradise
07. Nick Galemore – All Goes Wrong (WhoMadeWho Spiced)
08. Luke Abbott – Modern Driveway & WhoMadeWho – Wanted Your Love (Acapella)
09. George FitzGerald – Your Two Faces
10. DJ Tennis featuring Jeppe Kjellberg – Division (Roman Flügel Remix)
11. &ME – Trilogy feat. Sabota
12. Fort Romeau – Lately
13. Applescal – Onetasker
14. WhoMadeWho – Hi & Low & WhoMadeWho – Guitarpella
15. Clark – Strength Through Fragility
16. Nosaj Thing – 2K
With releases for labels such as Innervisions, Turbo, Exit Strategy and Valence in 2015, it’s no wonder that many are tipping Belgian producers GoldFFinch as ones to watch in 2016. Kickstarting the year they return with ‘A/D/E/P’, 2 tracks of forward thinking electronic music that straddle the borders of House and Techno, and their first release for Berlin’s Get Physical.
First up is ‘Algae’, a track that pulses with barely restrained energy as eerie synths and chimes are corralled by the kind of taut rhythm we’ve come to expect from them.
‘Diligence’ meanwhile strips things back further to create a hypnotic space to lose yourself in amidst the smoke and strobes of the dance floor.
With new 12”s for both Turbo and Valence to follow in the first half of 2016 and an increasingly busy international DJ schedule expect to hear a lot more from the Brussels based duo in the coming months.
Get Physical released an EP that strays a bit off the beaten track. For this last installment, GPM290, Junge Junge has called upon Australian native Kyle Pearce to set some velvety vocals to a toned-down, bittersweet delight of a track.
The “Beautiful Girl EP” opens with its namesake creation, a thumb piano-laden tune decorated by some seriously smoky singing just waiting to transport you far away. It’s followed by a handful of distinct reworkings, by the likes of Tube & Berger who plunge the track underwater and turn it into warm-up material, while Audiofly takes on a dub remix and spins the song on its head to give it a new psychedelic identity. Meanwhile, Blond:ish throws it into darker terrain only to have the ‚Beautiful Girl‘ lifted up by Junge Junge once again thanks to a slightly different version that turns it into danceable AM epic by way of some wisely-placed kicks and claps. The EP ends on this sweetest of high notes, putting a neat, shiny bow on this.
Get it here.
After a very sweet ‚”Sweet Berries EP” released earlier this year, Get Physical label called upon rising Greek star Alex Dimou to compose and mix Get Physical’s “Tracks Volume 6”. Featuring brand-new artwork and comprised of a special 60-minute set created especially for the release -and then cut into 10 DJ-friendly tidbits-, the mix showcases Dimou’s ability to go from the deepest of house to darker, dance floor-worthy tech sounds, with enough time to stop by acid and even jazzy territory. It’s also the first of Get Physical’s “Tracks” compilations to focus on one artist behind the mixing instead of featuring tracks by numerous up-and-comers, giving the single featured artist the chance to communicate ideas more freely through an entire mix.
And boy, has Dimou stepped up to the challenge. The Greek producer says: “Get Physical is a label I have been following since my early days. Their taste in music, their history and their attitude really made my decision to release music with them very easy. I think that the “Tracks 6” project is a great opportunity to show my perspective of music. I wanted to make a mix of cinematic elements, minimal sounds and hypnotic structure. That’s why I didn’t make each track separately, but instead made a 60-minute project.”
From laid-back to epic, morning-epiphany material, this is one musical search that leaves no stone unturned. Perfect to press play and forget about. “So true”s vocals have been made by Lee Burton and “Oceanmoon” has been made together with Jamodu (aka Funkagenda).