“Un-Unify (Mano le Tough) Remix” is available 16 October on Embassy of Music
Following the release of their highly acclaimed, eponymously-titled debut album on 30th June, singer Nick Klein and producer Ferdous Dehzad – together known as Klyne – continue to assault an expectant blogoshpere and national radio alight with their sophisticated, future-proof electronic pop – with the ‘Klyne’ LP already racing to over 15M combined streams on Spotify.
With Klyne picking up heavyweight support across some of the most important platforms in music including i-D, PIGEONS & PLANES, THE FADER and NOISEY as well as receiving airplay support from BBC R1, 1Xtra, 6 Music and Beats1, Klyne’s debut album has undoubtedly been one of the most critically lauded of the year.
With recent remixes coming from some of the hottest producers in the industry right now in LXURY and Mall Grab, the duo add to a suprlative package by enlisting heavyweight don Falty DL for a dreamily futuristic, choir-infused rework – adding a new layer of sophistication to an already superlative original.
Klyne continue to associate with a select and absolutely spot-on of producers – Falty DL just serves to add to the hype Klyne are already receiving in swathes.
Dans Mon Salon’s latest relase reflects a desire for a sensual exchange with a fictional stripper. Juicy craves her satisfaction through the attention of strangers. The night moves on and DMS keeps strong, awaiting liberation from this torturous game. Will he ever have the chance to meet this mysterious dancer who drew his desire from behind the looking glass? The challenge is on. The song gets lit by a club vibe that Michail has magically directed by raising the expectations for a dark celebration.
Out now on Amplify records.
Dimitri Batsis (aka Dans Mon Salon) reveals his”living room”, his ”personal space”, publicly through the energy of sound since the early 90’s. His affection and dedication to dance as well as other forms of music, is a relentless quest for purity. By his very nature, his steps on electronic music began with the purchase of a keyboard at the age of 12, as his relation to synthesizers and electronic devices of all sorts soon became a main need. Occasionally breaking through the limits of style and form, his dance affiliated creations are referential to his background: 80’s, funk, soul, tech, hip, house, disco, breaks… A diverse blend where global and personal energies mix and match and eventually electrify the inner senses. His appearances and releases may involve vocals and instrumentation through his intrinsic involvement in collaborations and projects. From fashion shows to warehouse parties, Dimitri is an emerging talent, with a idiosyncratic taste on sound, yet so original.
Ahead of the release next week of his 3rd album ‘Hypersex’, Portuguese producer Moullinex has shared another new track, ‘Carnival’.
“Months ago this singer from North Carolina got in touch, wanting to work with me. I sent him an instrumental. He had co-written a lot of hits, but ‘Carnival’ would become the very first track he’d actually sing on. I immediately fell in love with Shermar’s voice.” – Moullinex
On his third studio album, Luis Clara Gomes extended the creative process to several guest collaborators, from Fritz Helder (Azari & III) to Georgia Anne Muldrow (Flying Lotus, Mos Def), UhAhUh and Tee Flowers, all singers he works with for the first time, to Iwona Skwarek (Rebeka), Best Youth, Marta Ren and Da Chick, long time partners in crime. With each guest he visits each aspect of his infatuation for groove: sunny House music, tropical psychedelia with Brazilian curves, modern soul with a foot in the classics of Motown, jazzy melodies that never take themselves too seriously — all utterly irresistible.
This notion of fruitful promiscuity spanning from the dance floor is materialized in Hypersex’s visual identity. The album artwork was design by Bráulio Amado, one of the most prolific and international Portuguese designers. The vinyl release is accompanied by a fanzine which is as collaborative and diverse as the album, with many guests such as Gonçalo Duarte, Lord Mantraste, Sonja, Germes Gang, Oscar Rana, Sollidha, Simão Simões, Rita matos, Francisco Ferreira e Rudolfo, each one exploring their own relationship with the subject.
The videos that accompany the singles also span from the creative energy bursting from a dance floor, where people meet, ideas combine and new things are born, altering space and social context. From a social experiment disguised as a casting call for “Love Love Love”, directed by Bruno Ferreira, to the street performance of transgender artist Aurora Pinho by João Pedro Vale and Nuno Alexandre Ferreira, the common focus is raising questions on the historical, cultural and political roles of club culture in society.
MOULLINEX – HYPERSEX
OCTOBER 6th 2017 Discotexas/UMP/K7
Digital, Double Vinyl + Fanzine and CD
Pre-order link: http://mllnx.co/hypersex
Grandbrothers recently announced details of their second album, ‘Open’ (due Oct 20th on City Slang) along with the enchanting track “Bloodflow”. Today they share a new version of the track, remixed by Lone, and announce more live dates including a string of shows with Bonobo this Autumn.
Grandbrothers are the sum of unique parts: progressive Swiss engineer/mechanic/sofware designer Vogel and German-Turkish pianist Sarp. Their second album ‘Open’ twins Sarp’s piano skills with Vogel’s talent for both building the formidably intricate mechanics with which he exploits his partner’s instrument and also designing its software. Sarp works at his ivory keyboard while, from behind his own computer keys, Vogel live-samples his partner’s notes, triggering further effects with the aid of homemade apparatus that physically manipulate the piano’s strings and body. “There are hammers I control,” he explains, “which hit different parts to make beats and percussive patterns. In the beginning, I just used an open circuit board I’d constructed without a proper case. It was very fragile and often didn’t work. We always had a soldering-iron when we played live.”
At the end of 2016, The xx announced their return and news of a new album (I See You) with the lead single ‘On Hold’. An undoubted highlight of one of the year’s most critically acclaimed albums, ‘On Hold’ has quickly become one of The xx’s biggest songs to date.
Today, the band’s very own Jamie xx reveals his ‘On Hold’ remix – his first official remix in over four years. It comes accompanied by a ‘remix video’ from Alasdair McLellan, who made the original ‘On Hold’ video and has been a key I See Youvisual collaborator. McLellan also created videos for recent xx singles ‘Say Something Loving’ and the star-studded ‘I Dare You’ video (a collaboration with The xx and Raf Simons which featured, among others, Millie Bobby Brown, Ashton Sanders, Paris Jackson, Lulu and Ernesto Cervantes).
Watch the Alasdair McLellan-directed ‘On Hold (Jamie xx Remix)’ video HERE
‘On Hold (Jamie xx Remix)’ is available from today via all digital services. It will also be available as a limited (to 1000 copies worldwide) edition 12”, backed with Four Tet’s much talked-about remix of The xx’s ‘A Violent Noise’
Fans can pre-order the 12” HERE
And stream / download the release HERE
Washed Out has shared a remix of “Hard to Say Goodbye” from new album Mister Mellow by Lone. Fresh from releasing his latest EP on UK dance powerhouse R&S Records, the UK producer reimagines “Hard To Say Goodbye” as a dreamy, slow burning dance track. Washed Out has also announced a series of European tour dates..
The visual album Mister Mellow is Washed Out’s debut for Stones Throw Records, and is his most ambitious project to date. To create a comprehensive visual counterpart to each song, Ernest Greene served as creative director, working with 11 different visual artists, including the go-to animator for hip-hop superstars to a BAFTA Award-winning documentary director, to create visuals that utilise several forms of animation, from claymation and stop-motion to hand-drawn cartoons.
Washed Out has also announced live dates in the US, with Europe dates to follow very soon. Working in collaboration with Microsoft, Washed Out has translated the rich, detailed patchwork of Mister Mellow’s music and visuals into a powerful live experience, with robust and advanced live integrations that mimic the wide range of artistic styles seen and heard on the album. Stay tuned for the announcement of Washed Out’s November and December tour dates in Europe, when Ernest Greene will be bringing Mister Mellow to fans in London, Paris, Berlin, Amsterdam and more.
Having previously collaborated back in 2015 Eskimo artists Horixon (Monarchy’s Andrew Armstrong and Joe Ashworth) and Else Born have again teamed up to deliver the beautiful, heartfelt pop lament, ‘Hello’. With the British duo providing the perfect setting, a quiet storm of numinous pads, sparse piano chords and an almost 2-step beat, Else Born (aka Philco Fiction’s Turid Alida Solberg) has never sounded better, her vocals bursting with a subtle, fragile intensity that brings the song to vivid life.
“It’s late at night. It’s too late and the stars are out,” Turid explains. “You’re stuck in a never-ending fight with your lover. You really don’t feel like fighting, you try to get out of it and you try to stop his crying. You look for a spaceship to lift you up up up and away. And… suddenly you’re under the stars – no more. For a couple of seconds. Till you fall back into the familiar.”
On remix duties we have reworkings from Eskimo veteran NTEIBINT and Aleph Music’s Aera. Tapping into the long, proud history of heartbreaking disco ballads, Greek producer NTEIBINT’s remix will ensure there’s tears on the dance floor as its insistent, and remarkably, funky bass-line and stirring strings create a gorgeous counterpoint to Turid’s delicate vocals.
Finally fresh from releasing critically acclaimed records on labels like Innervisions and Hivern Discs Berlin based Aera provides a ‘Dub’ mix that wrings every ounce of emotion out of its entrancing bleeps and beeps. Inspired by a recent gig in New York the track subtly builds to a disorientating climax before deconstructing itself once more, till just the ghost of the track remains like an echo of a lost love. It must have been quite a gig.
Once again playing on the fringes of pop, Danish experimental trio, WhoMadeWho (Embassy of Music), have made an explosive comeback with “I Don’t Know”. The single was co-produced by ambitious, electronic twosome, Kenton Slash Demon (Kompakt, True Panther Sounds) and is the band’s first new studio music in almost one and a half years, since the release of Hi & Low (2016). “I Don’t Know” is accompanied by a heady selection of remixes from Adana Twins (Exploited), Stereocalypse (Get Physical Music) , Fur Coat (BPitch Control, Crosstown Rebels, Hot Creations) and Margot (Border Community, Kill The DJ), and a breathtaking live performance captured at Northside Festival.
Stream “I Don’t Know” remixes: https://www.beatport.com/release/i-dont-know/2089878