British trip-hop pioneers Morcheeba are sharing a new remix of the title track from their latest ‘Blaze Away’ album – courtesy of acclaimed London based producer, Throwing Snow.
Ross Tones, making music under the ever so pertinent moniker, Throwing Snow – draws influence from a vast array of genres, with his production work possessing consistent and comforting warmth, while still glistening with a serene kind of steely coldness.
His remix of Morcheeba’s ‘Blaze Away’, released today – is a stunning, deep-bass led cut; interspersed with otherworldly electronics and tumultuous synth runs.
“I used the phrase ‘come live in the dark’ to inspire my remix, conjuring a feeling of a coming storm” said Tones on his remix. “Fragmented arpeggios range over a deep sub creating a rising sense of the approaching thunder.”
Morcheeba‘s 2018 album ‘Blaze Away’ is out now.
Featured in the recently announced and hotly anticipated ‘fabric presents Bonobo’ mix, Houndstooth are pleased to present a new single from Throwing Snow, ‘Rheged’.
Taking its name from the dark age kingdom in the Old North of England, ‘Rheged’ is a menacing affair. The characteristic blend of rich encompassing bass and beguiling synth melody, synonymous with the Throwing Snow sound, are present once again but with a new fiercer twist, as distorted 808 hits evolve threateningly underneath warped percussive melodic lines and hats which shift and merge over top. The track is a careful mix of hard hitting motifs and lighter elements, which side by side, perfectly convey the beauty and mystery of the ancient landscape which sits so close to the producer’s heart.
The man behind the Throwing Snow moniker, Ross Tones, first worked alongside Bonobo supporting him on the European leg of ‘The Northern Borders tour’ in 2013. Since then they’ve shared various lineups across the globe and Ross will once again be joining Bonobo for his DJ set to launch fabric Presents on February 24th at fabric – something he’s greatly looking forward to.
The closure of fabric has seen a reaction that has been completely humbling and overwhelming to all of us on the team, from over 150,000 signing a petition of support to raising in excess of £300,000 in donations to help our legal fight. Support has come from every corner of the industry, with fundraising events at a number of different venues being held up and down the UK. This response perfectly encapsulates everything the electronic music community represents.
Both fabric Records and our artist led label Houndstooth decided a release that embodies this spirit would be a further powerful way to demonstrate the collective power of our community. We asked artists associated with both labels to donate a track to the cause, needing to act fast we gave a deadline of just 3 weeks in total, from inception to final master. The brief was simple, we asked for a previously unreleased track, either brand new or an alternative version of an old classic.
The response has been far greater than we could have ever anticipated, with an array of amazing artists delivering stunning tracks. Given this generosity every track that has been submitted is featured on the release, meaning an incredible 111 tracks make up the final running order, presented in alphabetical order.
Due to touring and time constraints many more artists could and would have like to have been involved, and we can’t give enough thanks to all the labels that have generously allowed their artists to contribute.
In the era of the playlist, this compilation represents a comprehensive overview of electronic music from the outer fringes of experimental explorations right through to music aimed squarely at the dancefloor.
Ahead of the court date which will determine the long term future of fabric nightclub we’d like to present this compilation as a document of this moment in time but also as the perfect embodiment of everything fabric is and stands for.
01 _Unsubscribe_ – FFS, R (Loop Mix)
02 µ-Ziq – Bumshit (Vox)
03 18+ – Holes
04 2020 Soundsystem – No Order (Ralph Lawson & Rui-Z Remix)
05 A Short Run (Feat. Howie B & Craig Richards) – Stasha
06 Abul Mogard – Patterns Of Our Own Times
07 Addison Groove – Equal Lies
08 Agoria – Tribute
09 Akkord – Scalar Wave
10 Ali B Feat. Afrika Baby Bam – The Music Saves Me
11 Appleblim – Fabrication
12 Audion – Fun House
13 Broken English Club – The Gentle Art of Murder
14 Bruce – Cables
15 C.A.R. – Voodoo Moon (Thomas Von Party Cover)
16 Calyx & Teebee – Loose Ends
17 Caspa & Rusko – Ravers Tears
18 Clams Casino – Time
19 Clark – Shadow Banger
20 Coldcut Feat. Roses Gabor – Donald’s Wig
21 Cosmin TRG – Dens
22 Curses – A Face In Smoke
23 Dasha Rush – Sweet Monster
24 dBridge – Modern Submission
25 DJ Tennis – Magrelian
26 Dominowe (Gqom Oh!) – Just Dance
27 Dub Phizix – Beatroot
28 Dusk & Blackdown – 110 not out (2011)
29 Dusky & Todd Edwards – Holiday In Holloway
30 Enei & Kasra – Basic Instinct
31 Exercise One – All These People
32 Fake Blood – Reflections
33 FiS – DMT Usher VIP
34 Future Beat Alliance – Sleaze Bag
35 Guy Andrews – Procession
36 Hamid – Untitled 02
37 Heartthrob – Scott’s Teats
38 House of Black Lanterns – Lost
39 Howie B – Space Trip
40 Ikonika – Miracle Whip
41 IVVVO & Aïsha Devi – Eros Plexus
42 Jesse Rose – Suck It And See
43 John Tejada – Ucbtron
44 Justin Drake, Lil Mark and Matt Tolfrey – Freedom
45 Kangding Ray – Summerend
46 Kate Simko ft. Amunet Shah – All Heart
47 Kirk Degiorgio – Shadow Of A Solitary Being
48 Kiwi – Throw Down (Latin Freestyle radio edit)
49 Kuedo – Bismuth
50 Lakker – Tuc Tuc
51 Laura Jones & Karousel – Find A Way
52 Letherette – Stabz
53 Lucy – The Juggler
54 M.A.N.D.Y. – Berry And North
55 Machinedrum – Stronga
56 Marc Houle – Broken Wing
57 Marquis Hawkes – Redemption Radio
58 Masters of Disasters – The Church Of The Many
59 Mathew Jonson – Decompression (MJ Ghost Force 12″ Remix)
60 Matthew Styles & s:vt – Machine Life
61 Max Cooper, Satirist – Grit
62 Michael Mayer – Auld Lang Synewave
63 Mike Shannon Feat. Dave Aju and the LCC All Stars – Can’t Take My Love Away
64 Mr C – Stand Up (Club Mix)
65 Mr Jones – Heavy Eyes
66 Mumdance & Logos – Return Of The Room 2 Lazer
67 Nathan Fake – Laluna
68 Neville Watson – Fight On
69 Nightwave – Speakeasy
70 October – Anna’s Acid Hour
71 Om Unit – Pop Lockin’ Hieroglyphs
72 Optical – Shape The Future VIP
73 Overmono – U-Plastics
74 Paleman – Sore
75 Paula Temple – You Cannot Kill A Soul By Killing The Body (Live At Moogfest)
76 Perc – Foto Real
77 Peter Van Hoesen – Into A Fortification
78 Pinch – Skylines
79 Planetary Assault Systems – Twelve (L.B. Dub Corp Meets PAS Rework)
80 Radioactive Man – Craig’s Trousers Flap In The Bass Wind
81 Roger van Lunteren – Hills, I Want You (Gerd Janson Edit)
82 Roman Flügel – Jam The Jam
83 Route 94 – fabric
84 Rrose – Glands
85 Second Storey – The Last Record
86 Shackleton – The Stitch Up
87 Shaun Reeves & Tuccillo – Clouds
88 Sherwood & Pinch – Retribution
89 Shift Work – LA (S.L.O.W.) (Health & Safety Mix)
90 Simian Mobile Disco – Balloon Takes A Holiday
91 Skream – Munk
92 Slam – Government Problem 2
93 Smagghe & Cross – Sam & Jen
94 Snow Ghosts – A Moment
95 Soft as Snow – I Adore (Troy Gunner Remix)
96 South London Ordnance – Arc
97 Special Request – Requiem
98 Stanton Warriors & Cause n Affect – Never Let It Go feat. Janai (VIP Mix)
99 Sunset Graves – Dead City Hymn
100 Tasha – Lost and Found
101 t q d – Vibsing Ting
102 Terry Francis – The Answer
103 The Mole – Glide Down
104 Throwing Snow – One For The Booth
105 Tiefschwarz – Wegekuckuck
106 Tom Demac – Unchained
107 Trevino – Fractured
108 Tuff City Kids – Edlost
109 Untold – This Is How I
110 Vatican Shadow & Telefon Tel Aviv – Rejoice
111 Vex’d – Gravity (2004)
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Throwing Snow returns to Houndstooth with a pair of club-focused tracks which retain the evolving melodic elements in evidence on his debut album ‘Mosaic’. Written with a set of self-prescribed rules, the results have become key parts of his ever-changing live set.
‘Lumen’, which debuted on Four Tet x Jamie XX’ s BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix, marries a shimmering, yearning melody with restless broken beats and a purring bassline. ‘Paint By Numbers’, on the other hand, goes for the jugular with a pulsing 4/4 and soaring synths, attracting the attention of George Fitzgerald who premiered the track on his BBC Radio 1 show. According to Throwing Snow, both tracks are “built for the summer, yet seen through a wintery prism.” Get them here.
Throwing Snow explains: “The whole point of the album was that it would be a mosaic of my influences. There are too many to name really, but it stretches from modern dance music to eastern music via prog... I’ve tried to use a feeling of tension and release a lot, alongside unexpected arrangements. It’s dark in parts, but also has lighter areas.” (spotify link)
Ross Tones aka Throwing Snow released his adventurous debut album “Mosaic” this summer on Houndstooth and he’ll close the year by revisiting a few of its key tracks.
Along with ‘Avarice’, the single features a dancefloor-ready VIP of the title track (posted here) and a VIP of ‘As You Fall’ that features London vocalist Py. The release is rounded out by an actual-deep-house take on ‘Hypnotise’ by Will Saul and Komon.
Stream the single below. Out on December 1st via Houndstooth.
Ahead of the release of Max Cooper‘s latest solo effort, Kindred EP, you can stream EP cut “Voyage Through the Analogue Womb” via XLR8R below. The EP is complete with remixes from Throwing Snow and Innervisions affiliate David August and will drop on December 1st 2014 on London’s Fields label.
“Can you give me 10 minutes of your life with headphones on and eyes closed if I promise it will be worth it? Full time back guarantee – if you decide it wasn’t worth it, I will personally issue you with a 10 minute time voucher to be recouped at a moment of your choosing, at which point 10 extra minutes will be added to your day.
It’s a bit of a retro scifi synth track this one, with lots of classic pads and drums combined in with some more modern touches in the clicks and details, but it needs time to develop to get it’s proper effect, so that’s why I’ve given my totally realistic and achievable time back guarantee.”
Submotion Orchestra released today their ‘Trust/Lust‘ EP, featuring reworks from Throwing Snow, Kidnap Kid, Mmoths and Little People. Below, you can stream a remix by Houndstooth producer Throwing Snow, who delivers the pick of the bunch finding the sweet spot between early 80s electro-funk and footwork. ‘Alium’, the band’s critically acclaimed 3rd album gets released on November 24th 2014.
UK producer Ross Tones a.k.a. Throwing Snow has shared the VIP rework of “Avarice”, the title track of his forthcoming 12″ on Houndstooth. The single will include two versions of “Avarice, which first appeared on his debut “Mosaic” LP back in June, along with “As You Fall VIP,” which features London-based artist Py and a closing remix of “Hypnotise” from Aus label head Will Saul with Komon and vocalist Kid A.
“Avarice” will drop on December 1st 2014.