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Video: Apparat – Heroist

Apparat ‘Heroist’ taken from the album ‘LP5’ – Out Now on Mute.
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Check out also Substance’s remix below:

Stefan Biniak feat. Stine Grove – Tears (2019 Re – Touch)

Franz Matthews & Local Suicide – Remixes

Making their debut on Eskimo Recordings this March, Berlin producers Franz Matthews& Local Suicide’s ‘Meditation / Tutan Jamon’ was a heady brew of psychedelic disco that joined the dots between the German capital and the sun soaked souks of North Africa.

Hailed as “propulsive and zen” by Resident Advisor and championed by DJs including Dj T, Red Axes, Perel & Acid Washed, the tracks have now been giving a fresh rub, with Eskimo going one better even than the genie from the Arabian Nights and fulfilling 4 wishes summoning up remixes from Manfredas, Chaim, NTEIBINT and The Oddness.

First out of the trap is Lithuanian producer Manfredas. Having made a name for himself with releases on labels like Les Disques de la Mort, Multi Culti and I’m A Cliché, Manfredas turns in a head spinning remix of Tutan Jamon, teasing out and extending the track in a masterclass of delayed gratification that eventually dissolves into acidic bleeps and drones.

Tel Aviv’s Chaim remix of Tutan Jamonmeanwhile sees the sometime Bpitch Control and Disco Halal producer up the tempo whilst losing none of the original’s exotic vibe. In his hands the track becomes a propulsive nu-disco number perfect for late summer parties under the stars.

Eskimo stalwart NTEIBINT is up next with his reinterpretation of Meditation. Once again the Greek producer goes to show just why the label has him on speed dial, delivering a stunning remix with Vamparela’s vocals and a hypnotic bass line combining to mesmerising effect.

Finally fresh from remixing Satin Jackets Australian rising star The Oddness returns to Eskimo with his own spaced out take on Meditation. Keeping the tempo slow and low the Melbourne producer unravels the track, pulling apart its constituent parts and allowing them all to float free.

Ramin Djawadi – Game Of Thrones (Sander & Stephane Salerno Reinterpretation)

The Cinematic Orchestra – Wait For Now EP

The Cinematic Orchestra have always defied category and convention. Neither an orchestra nor a band, not a pure jazz act but full of its influence, not electronic but originally rooted in a London based electronic scene. Musical trends come and go but TCO – now comprising of founder Jason Swinscoe and long-time collaborator Dominic Smith – have assuredly and defiantly stuck to their principles for over 20 years (their debut album, “Motion”, was released in September 1999). A refusal to compromise, to bend to classification, to follow convention.

They are set to release a new single ‘Wait For Now’, taken from their acclaimed latest album “To Believe”, featuring the vocals of soul singer Tawiah (who has worked with Mark Ronson, Wiley and Blood Orange), and recorded between Los Angeles and London. Also included on the release are two new remixes, a rework of “Wait For Now” by Ghostly signed LA Harp innovator and collaborator Mary Lattimore (Thurston Moore/Kurt Vile/Jarvis Cocker), and a remix of the album track “To Believe” featuring Moses Sumney on vocals by New York based producer Anthony Naples, riding high from his acclaimed latest album Fog FM. Rounding off the package is the album version of the lead single, ‘Wait For Now/Leave The World’, which also features the masterful keys work of Dorian Concept (Brainfeeder/Ninja Tune), adding extra texture to the track’s twinkling effervescence, and underscoring the far-flung connections which sit as the album’s foundation.

Tawiah (whose own debut album arrives on 18th October via First Word Records, an exploration of her identity as a queer woman of colour raised in a Pentecostal family) says of the track “For me it’s about freeing yourself, not letting fear dictate your life and living in the now. I also think this crazy journey called life that we are on is to be shared, we all mess up “guilt + pain has made me honest once again” confronting that and communicating will always make a peak situation not feel as overwhelming. It’s all about a safe space with people that vibrate on your frequency.”

Dominic Smith said of Tawiah’s feature, “The lyrics as with everybody (on To Believe), discuss concepts about engaging with consciousness. Tawiah took that concept into both a personal and universal place, which was the most we could have hoped for, it’s visceral, micro and macro.”

“To Believe” was released on 15th March 2019 on Ninja Tune to widespread acclaim, with The Observer lauding it as “a triumph” and “heartbreakingly brilliant” in their 5* review, it has received praise from the likes of The Guardian, The Independent, Q Magazine, GQ, Bandcamp and many more. The record debuted at #19 on the Official UK Album Chart and was #1 on the UK vinyl chart, with the band performing three mesmerising shows at London’s iconic Roundhouse as part of their UK & EU tour, inviting a host of guests across the three nights in support and most recently the BBC 6 Music Festival. They will be touring in North America this Autumn, bringing their spectacular, immersive live show there for the first time in over a decade. The extensive run includes shows at New York’s Brooklyn Steel and DC’s 9:30 Club, and will conclude with a very special performance at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles on November 23rd. Photay, who has been supported by Gilles Peterson and released on Astro Nautico and PBDY, who is set to release his debut album on Brainfeeder, will be supporting on all dates. Patrick Watson, who famously collaborated with TCO on ‘To Build A Home’ will be a special guest in San Francisco and Los Angeles.

On “To Believe” they enlisted album contributions from collaborators old and new: Moses Sumney, Roots Manuva, Heidi Vogel, Grey Reverend, Dorian Concept and Tawiah. Miguel Atwood-Ferguson features on strings, Dennis Hamm on keys and photographer and visual artist Brian “B+” Cross collaborated with Swinscoe and Smith on the album’s concept. A call for self examination, a more critical approach to political interaction and a need for empathy felt more and more relevant as divisions widened globally. “To Believe” is a meditation on our consciousness in this moment, a question, not an answer, an album that bucks the trend of making 3 minute tracks and try to give an alternative, something increasingly rare. The record was mixed by multiple Grammy winner Tom Elmhirst in Jimi Hendrix’s legendary Electric Lady Studios. The album artwork comes courtesy of The Designers Republic.

Get it here: https://tco.lnk.to/waitfornow

Apparat – Outlier (Solomun Remix)

Released on: 2019-08-29

Christian Löffler – Refu (Dominik Eulberg Remix)

A veteran in the world of minimal techno, Dominik Eulberg offers this upbeat and heady retake of Loffler’s track Refu.

Refu is a track from Löffler’s recently released and much anticipated album, Graal (Prologue). Both Löffler and Eulberg come from similar environments; two nature lovers who work secluded in the forests of Germany and who draw inspiration for their productions from the natural world.

Buy/Stream here: https://33r.pm/Gert

The Juan Maclean – Get Down (With My Love) [HNNY Remix]

“Get Down (With My Love)” is the first single from The Juan Maclean’s upcoming new album, The Brighter The Light. Swedish producer HNNY remixes the track.

Preorder here: smarturl.it/TBTL-LP

Janus Rasmussen – Vín Remixes

There’s a first time for everything. Recently, Janus Rasmussen, one half of the acclaimed music duo KIASMOS, decided to go on his own with his first solo album, Vín. Now, only three months later, the electronic music producer from the Faroe Islands is releasing two remix EPs with tracks from Vín reinterpreted by six electronic music artists.

The material is divided into two EPs, the first containing remixes of three tracks by collaborators Delhia de France, Aparde, Joseph Ashworth and Aleksandir, and the second containing remixes of Rasmussen’s track ‘14’ by collaborators Ryan Davis, and Olaf Stuut. “What I love about these artists is that they are all very expressive. They all make very deep and emotional music themselves, so it’s a perfect fit for them to remix my music with all its weirdness and nuances,” says Rasmussen.

Although Rasmussen didn’t know the collaborators personally, he had been following all six of them closely. Berlin-based producer Aparde is part of Christian Löffler’s Ki Records, the label which has also released Rasmussen’s solo debut, Vín. “You can really hear that he’s drummer, his rhythms are always so interesting and endearing,” says Rasmussen of Aparde, “His sound design is huge as well.” Janus already collaborated with Delhia de France, German singer, songwriter, producer and visual artist on her previous track: „I was really pleasantly surprised by the great production and the enchanting vocal performances. This type of music is just up my alley. Moody and dark sounds are deep in my Nordic DNA.“ Ryan Davis has become a household name in clubs worldwide with his melodic techno, and Rasmussen had been playing Davis’ tunes in his live sets for a long time, “He’s super intricate with his remixes and you can really hear how much work and soul he put into these pieces,” says Rasmussen.

The resulting EPs see Rasmussen’s tracks be taken into all sorts of directions, some more down-tempo and others thumping, some amplify elements of Rasmussen’s original track to extremes while others have the original melody running nearly imper-ceptible at the background. “It’s such a huge honour getting artists that you really respect to remix your material, it’s so fascinating to hear in which way they take the music,” says Rasmussen, “Sometimes it’s a completely new song and sometimes it’s just expanded or made better.” Despite these differences, all five collaborations are an astounding testament that Rasmussen’s inaugu-ration in the world of remixes definitely flowed, “It was a surprisingly easy process. I would do it again in a heartbeat.”

Release Dates: 19.07.2019 (EP 1), 23.08.2019 (EP 2)

Tracklist:
EP 1:
Janus Rasmussen – March (Delhia de France Remix)
Janus Rasmussen – Green Wine (Aparde Remix)
Janus Rasmussen – Hue (Joseph Ashworth Remix)
Janus Rasmussen – Orange (Aleksandir Remix)
EP 2:
Janus Rasmussen – 14 (Olaf Stuut Remix)
Janus Rasmussen – 14 (Ryan Davis Remix)

Radiohead – Creep (Jonnas B Remix)