Steve Bug set to release album Noir

Steve Bug, one of the world’s most renowned artists in the electronic music circuit, is set to release his fifth studio album and his most mature to date. Originally planned as a concept album about film noir, Steve found that idea too rigid and decided to use it more as the underlying inspiration like in the tracks“The Spiral Staircase,” “Somewhere in the Night” and “Seventh Victim.” Noir evokes a world of shady transactions and secret crimes, where the tracks emit a dark and moody atmosphere. Although the film noir concept isn’t carried through completely, it infuses the spirit of the record in a way reminiscent of the sci-fi obsession of Jeff Mills or Carl Craig. Tracks such as the pre-released single “Those Grooves” and “No Adjustments,” play in to a vision of an apocalyptic-dystopian disco with their evocative spoken word.

The material for the new album was created over a period of three years, which makes its consistency and coherence all the more impressive. Ghostly sounds conspire amidst relentless beats like in my favorite track “Serve Your Mistress” and although the album is driven by head-rushing beats, Noir is a listening album more than anything.

Steve Bug has crafted a rounded, dark, and sophisticated album that casts a shadow over most contemporary dance albums. Noir is worth more than a few listens—it is worth your undivided attention.


Steve Bug - “Noir” (Poker Flat Recordings)

 

01. Tell Me Why 

02. Poison Of Choice 

03. Serve Your Mistress 

04. No Adjustments feat. Foremost Poets 

05. The Spiral Staircase 

06. Moment Of Ease feat. Emilie Chick 

07. Those Grooves 

08. Somewhere In The Night 

09. Farewell Friend 

10. The Seventh Victim

 

Steve Bug ‘Noir’ is released 1st October 2012 on Poker Flat Recordings

Yousef set to release album “A Product Of Your Environment”

Recently electronic [house] artists have been releasing albums that are not only for the dance floor but also an easy listen full of intoxicating vocals that can be enjoyed from start to finish. Yousef’s new album, “A Product of Your Environment,” achieves this perfectly, as he has “paints a technicolour picture of a DJ long player” with what is being regarded as his finest work to date.

 

Each track soars beyond its club use and into a composition comprised of its own unique elements of personality. This album was inspired by his personal history and global travelling exploits yet he tips his hat at the melancholic and entrancing works of Pink Floyd, Radiohead and Prince. But not to worry, this album has just as many wild moments that remind you of after hours on the floor of Cocoon, Circo Loco, and Space.

 

This album is already receiving lots of acclaim from heavy hitters like Loco Dice, Magda, Carl Cox, and Nic Fanciuli to name a few. The project has allowed Yousef to “open up his collaborative instincts too, inviting some unknown but extremely talented musicians to perform.”

 

Each track has been produced, arranged, and mixed by Yousef, with collaborations coming from a variety of artists: Mercury Prize nominee Gwilyam Simcock, Chicago house legend Alexander East, one of the U.K.’s finest classical guitarists Neil Campbell and some unknowns like Tom Crew, whose vocals remind me of a modern day rock band like The Strokes or Interpol.  


The title of the album represents the meaning of Yousef’s work. It’s an expression of someone for whom dance music has been a career, but who looks to the outside world for focus. In a year where his personal life has reached an all time high, the project reflects experiences he has been through as well as the worldwide clubs he continues to rock—a true product of his environment.


 

1.Yousef with David Williams – An Old Friend

2.Yousef feat. Alexander East – Think Twice

3.Yousef – For The Terraces

4.Yousef feat. Tom Crew – Had No Sleep

5.Yousef feat. Chari Taft – I See

6.Yousef – What Is Revolution

7.Yousef with David Williams  - Indigo Child

8.Yousef - Unusual

9.Yousef - Beg

10.Yousef – Feel The Same Thing 

11.Yousef – In Fear Of Dusk

12.Yousef  with Gwilyam Simcock - Dissolve

 

 

Yousef - “A Product Of Your Environment” will be released 15th October 2012 through Circus Recordings

 

Jessysjukebox July Chart

1. American Dream (Supernova Remix)- Jakatta, Joey Negro

2. Mystics-Dusky

3. Salty Days- Smallpeople

4. Work Your Body (audiojack remix)- Daniel Dexter

5. Night and Day (Dusky Remix): Hot Chip

6. House of Jesus (Oscar G Miami Heat Remix): Dax Gaeten

7. Confess- Floorplan

8. Ellipsis- Joy Orbison

9. NoNo- The Glitz

10. Only- NIkola Gala

Here are my gigs this week!

Here are my gigs this week!

Digitalism have mixed the next edition of DJ-Kicks, due for release in July.

Ismail Tuefekci and Jens Moelle rode to fame five years ago off the back of a few high-octane EPs on Parisain electro house outlet Kitsuné Music. They’ve evolved a bit since then, not least by reinventing themselves as a live band last year. That said, DJ-Kicks strikes a familiar chord for the Hamburg duo, blending fuzzy electro (Axel Le Baron, Vitalic) with upbeat dance punk (The Rapture, WhoMadeWho). The mix features eight new tracks from Digitalism—two edits and six original productions, all of which will be available on the unmixed vinyl version of the release. You can download one of the exclusive tracks, “A New Drug,” right here in exchange for your email address.

Tracklist
01. Axel Le Baron & Kurbatov - Menace (Original Mix)
02. Surrender ! - Travellers (Sharooz Remix)
03. Hey Today! - 83 
04. Alex Gopher - Brain Leech
05. TWR72 - Summer
06. Digitalism - Fallin
07. Gai Barone - Alicudi (Digitalism Electro Clash Remix)
08. Digitalism - Simpley Dead
09. WhoMadeWho - The Sun
10. Kölsch - Loreley
11. Grauzone - Raum (Ata’s Extended Mix)
12. Tomas Barfod - Came To Party
13. Digitalism - A New Drug
14. Digitalism - Silenz
15. Hiroki Esashika - Kazane
16. Vitalic - Second Lives
17. Digitalism - So Totally Good
18. Housemeister - Sommer
19. The Rapture - Sail Away (Digitalism Remix)
20. The Sneekers - Teddy (Original Mix)
21. Autotune - Keep It Wrong
22. Digitalism - The Pictures

!K7 will release Digitalism’s DJ-Kicks on July 10th, 2012.

courtesy of RA News

Alex Niggemann’s debut LP “Paranoid Funk”


Release date: June 4, 2012 on Poker Flat Recordings


26 year-old Alex Niggemann wasn’t always making funky house music, the Berlin-based music producer used to be a classical pianist before he traversed a more technological path.

For his debut album, Alex had one goal in mind,“to create an album which is different to typical club or listening albums…. where songs fit together (even when having different styles) without being too similar“.  Alex not only accomplished his goal but also created an album full of sounds that are edgy, sexy, and at times dark yet always funky and fresh. Paranoid Funk is an entertaining “funkoction” made up of seductive club bangers and contemplative tunes fit for a chill evening at your casa. Alex planned it this way; he wanted the album to reflect the social aspect of his music and its twofold function as a dance record and the soundtrack to everyday life. Paranoid Funk is bound to be a summer 2012 hit and a future house classic. 9/10 stars


Tracklist:

  1. Don’t Wait
  2. The Sweetest Thing (with Daniel Solar)
  3. Curious
  4. Easy Love (with Florian Schirmacher)
  5. That Is…!?
  6. Come Into My World
  7. Parentless Child
  8. I Don’t Care (Ride Mix)
  9. Street Therapy
  10. Back 2 Basics feat. Benji
  11. Lovers feat. Daniel John Rydell


Winter Music Conference is just around the corner and I’m attending! Don’t worry, I’ll be updating everyone live from pool parties, panels, showcases and the IDMA awards! To get everyone excited, I’m sharing a WMC mix that my sensational boyfriend, DJ Phil Minnick, created (on all vinyl, too).

enjoy and get excited!

  1. Layo & Bushwacka!-Love Story
  2. Tiefschwarz-On Up
  3. Bryan Jones-Chicago Jack
  4. Jacob London-No Farting in the Ice Fort (Jason Hodges Remix)
  5. Inland Knights-A Place to Dig
  6. Crazy Penis-Get it On
  7. Miguel Migs-Bump Selecta
  8. Fred Everything feat. Roy Davis Jr.-Next To Me (Vocal Dub)
  9. Marques Wyatt-For Those Who Like to Get Down
  10. Iz & Diz-Love Vibe (Main Mix)
  11. Kaskade-It’s You, It’s Me (Marques Wyatt’s Deep Interpretation Remix)
  12. Colette-Didn’t Mean To Turn You On (Smitty & Coco Remix)
  13. Andy Caldwell & jay-J feat. Latrice-Give A Little (Andy’s Original Dose)
  14. The Beard feat. Amma-Keep Hoping (Andy Caldwell Remix)
  15. Groove Junkies feat. Indeya-Gonna Get By (GJ Peak Hour Mix)
  16. Michelle Weeks-The Light (Jamie Lewis Dub)
  17. Tensnake-Coma Cat (Mark Knight Remix)
  18. Booka Shade-Body Language (Funkagenda’s Tell Em’ About the Combs Remix)
  19. ATFC-Tropacana (Original Club Mix
  20. Saeed Younan-Yeah Ha
  21. Cajmere-Percolator (Claude VonStroke Remix)
  22. Felix Da Housecat-Silver Screen (Origitnal)
  23. John Dahlback-Jenna
  24. Danny Tenaglia feat. Liz Torres-Turn Me On (John Digweed & Nick Muir’s Bedrock Mix)
  25. Eat Static-Gulf Breeze (Sasha’s Afroshashoz Mix)
  26. Green Velvet-Flash (Danny Tenaglia’s Nitrous Oxide Mix)
  27. Style of Eye-Fanfar
  28. Laidback Luke & DJ DLG-Ambition (Mashtronic Mix)
  29. Sander Kleinenberg-This is Miami (Funkagenda’s This is the Weatherspoons Mix)
  30. Carl Craig AKA Paperclip People-Clear & Present
  31. Mark Farina-We Gotta Get//Carl Craig-Clear & Present

Sexy song of the day:

Let It Go (Eats Everything Refuse): Huxley

the-ramon:

Caribou takes on Virgo Four on Rush Hour need I say more? It’s Raw it’s squelchy it’s nasty. TIP!

(Source: the-ramon)