Soulfooled returns from its hiatus, refreshed, reinvigorated and set to unveil more wonderful sonic innovation. Since its launch in 2010, Alex Niggemann’s lovingly curated label has steadily established itself as a crucial platform for the finest talented artists. Always focused on searching out exceptional musical gems, it is this quality over quantity approach that has enabled the careful development of Soulfooled’s own distinctive style.
This next instalment presents the stunning coming together of Dave Seaman (one of the legends of electronic house music for the past 30 years) and Flowers & Sea Creatures. Having been launched in the electronic scene’s consciousness via their debut album on Ben Watt’s seminal Buzzin’ Fly label back in 2011, the decidedly un-egotistical Canadian outfit Flowers & Sea Creatures have stealthily maintained their impeccable underground credentials with a drip feed of releases on the likes of Compost, My Favourite Robot, Innervisions, Strange Town, Natura Sonoris and Dave Seaman’s Selador Recordings. In fact, it was an unused vocal track by the trio’s Graham Baxter, originally commissioned by Dave for another studio session that proved to be inspirational in the creation of ‘Attention Deficit’.
Opening with ‘Dave Seaman’s ADHD Mix’, a sparse percussive intro, steadily builds into a deeply engaging hypnotic whirlpool of vocalised anticipation. Mixing euphoric flourishes with tense atmospheres is the mark of a truly distinctive artist, and Dave Seaman’s extensive musical knowledge shines brightly throughout, blending a wide variety of elements to create a style very much his own. The ‘Flowers & Sea Creatures Mix’ sees the Canadian trio up the energy levels, add their own twist to the vocal arrangement and liberally sprinkle their distinctive magic dust over proceedings to create a spine-tingling, pulsating alternative version. Completing the package, Sweden’s ever-innovative Zoo Brazil blends a deliciously linear percussive backbone with his rarified blend of uplifting melodic motifs, resulting in a decidedly dynamic remix finale.
With the talents of Dave Seaman, Flowers & Sea Creatures, and Zoo Brazil joining an ever-growing family of superb artists, Soulfooled continues to grow into one of the finest labels around.
Editors today release the UNKLE Remix for their latest single ‘Cold’. James Lavelle’s outfit have reworked the track, taking it to a whole other level.
‘Cold’ is the 4th single taken from their 6th studio album Violence, released in March via Play It Again Sam. The moving video, directed by celebrated artist Rahi Rezvani, was shot in Iceland and stars US ballet dancer Drew Jacoby. It’s dramatic, yet stark style perfectly compliments one of Violence’ stand out moments. Watch the video here.
Rhye shares reworks by Tensnake, Jacques Greene, Poolside, Mansionair and Jeff Samuel from their forthcoming Blood Remixed album (due November 16th). The accompanying visuals for these re-imaginations of songs from their sophomore album continue the late night Berlin club narrative established by RY X’s “Waste” last month.
Drawing from Rhye and creative partner Genevieve Medow Jenkins’ shared experience living in Berlin and conceptualized / directed by Jenkins, the remix visuals are expressions in movement that mimic the sound and feeling of each track. Tensnake’s “Count To Five” follows the dancer Bounce (the girl with the blue hair) and depicts her interactions with other characters. Poolside’s “Feel Your Weight” visual cuts to two male dancers at the rave and intermixes solo and interactive dances.
The 14-track Blood Remixed album includes additional re-imaginations by Washed Out, Tensnake, Channel Tres, and more. Mike Milosh’s resilient yet purposefully understated take on R&B stretches beyond the confines of any genre with the remixes, giving listeners the opportunity to hear Blood from a new perspective.
On the back of what has been a hugely successful year for George FitzGerald; from the release of his critically-acclaimed second album, All That Must Be, to worldwide sold-out touring, FitzGerald is happy to share the news of the All That Must Be Remixes – out November 30th. Featuring remixes from some of the most influential electronic artists including Moby, Special Request, Kornél Kovács, Matt Karmil, HAAi, DJ Seinfeld, Earlham Mystics, TOKiMONSTA, DJ Tennis and Sandunes.
Watch the visualiser for ‘Half-Light (Day Version) + Tracey Thorn’:
The All That Must Be Remixes fall on the eve of FitzGerald’s biggest live shows to date – two sold out nights at London’s EartH (formerly Hackney Arts Centre) with a subsequent UK tour. FitzGerald will also be appearing at Shepherd’s Bush Empire on November 25th in support of Jon Hopkins as part of War Child’s special Safe & Sound show.
All That Must Be Remixes will be available digitally HERE
01. Half-Light (Day Version)
02. Roll Back (Earlham Mystics Remix)
03. Outgrown (Sandunes Remix)
04. Half-Light (Special Request Remix)
05. Rollback (TOKiMONSTA Remix)
06. Passing Trains (Kornél Kovács & Matt Karmil Remix)
07. The Echo Forgets (DJ Tennis Remix)
08. Burns (DJ Seinfeld Remix)
09. Burns (HAAi’s Sci-fi Hi-fi Remix)
10. Burns (Moby Remix edit)
11. Burns (Moby Remix)
12. Half-Light (Special Request Dub Remix)
13. Half-Light (Day Version radio edit)
14. Burns (Club mix)
15. The Echo Forgets (Extended mix)
Fur Coat return to their own imprint Oddity with ‘The Sequel’ EP, backed by a huge remix from Rekids’ Radio Slave.
Venezuelan and now Barcelona-based duo Fur Coat have been steadily carving our their own brand of melodious Techno over the past few years. Initially rising up the ranks via releases on Crosstown Rebels, BPitch, and Last Night On Earth the duo have recently turning their focus to their own imprint Oddity, amongst output on Berlin institution Watergate and Joseph Capriati’s label Redimension.
‘Stargazing’ leads the package with entrancing, rising arpeggios, choppy bass hits and murky bass textures all dynamically unfolding around a weighty drum groove. ‘Orbital’ follows, stripping things back to a more refined, atmospheric feel via soft synth flutters, swirling echoes and eerie, unfolding bass licks.
Radio Slave’s ‘9118 Remix’ of ‘Plaid’ follows next, employing a robust amen break driven rhythm, glitched out synth lines and underlying strings steadily building tension throughout. The original mix of ‘Plaid’ continues the EP, dropping the tempo and laying focus on old school IDM tropes via multi-layered pads, bass and off-kilter drums. ‘Quantum’ then closes the package, a digital only bonus cut featuring brooding bass, dubby synth swells and a gritty 4/4 rhythmic drive.
Fur Coat ‘The Sequel’ is out on Oddity 14th December 2018.
Guy Gerber delivers remix package for ‘What To Do’. &ME and DJ Jes rework Guy’s acclaimed production.
Embodying a varied range of sonic arrangements that the Israeli DJ has become synonymous with, the original was released earlier this year and demonstrates varied cymbal-claps and a wide range of isolated percussive instruments. With &ME spinning his own dynamic rework of the track, the German – who has performed a number of sets across Ibiza this summer, playing at DC-10’s ‘Circoloco’ – adds groove-fuelled elements to the mix, a stark contrast to the deep and atmospheric style favoured by DJ Jes.
Today Rhye announces the Blood Remixed album (due November 16th) and shares RY X’s remix of “Waste”. The 14-track album includes additional re-imaginations by Washed Out, Tensnake, Channel Tres, and more. Mike Milosh’s resilient yet purposefully understated take on R&B stretches beyond the confines of any genre with the remixes, giving listeners the opportunity to hear Blood from a new perspective.
Streaming today are RY X, Moon Boots, and Mano Le Tough’s remixes. RY X’s (who recently announced his forthcoming new album Unfurl) rework of “Waste” opens with haunting synths and creates a house atmosphere through subtle swells and syncopated rhythms. With the accompanying visual, Genevieve Medow Jenkins takes the directing helm and draws from her, Rhye, and RY X’s shared experience living in Berlin. It starts with a pair of nude figures in a spacious brownstone loft peering through the window in anticipation of what’s the come before transitioning into a magnetic after dark dance party inspired by the eclectic energy of Berlin’s nightclubs.
New York City’s Moon Boots opts to add a bit of his future disco sound to his take on “Taste,” giving the song an all-night club vibe. Underground favorite Mano Le Tough’s remix of “Taste” is the most experimental of the three, chopping Rhye’s smooth vocals and disseminating them across propulsive beats and discordant pockets of synth stabs.