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

Henry Saiz, Album Project Study - Reality is for those who are not strong enough to confront their dreams


Henry Saiz is conducting a groundbreaking experiment that takes the relationship between a DJ and his fans to the next level, as he delves into the minds of his audience. The study will put participants under observation in an attempt to capture and access their subconscious and manifest it as music.

His aim? To investigate, if by tapping into the core of fans imaginations and psyches through their personal samples, you can isolate the intangible feelings within these sounds, catching and re-interpreting their essence and adding this to the concept of an album. To create music incorporating a variety of backgrounds, tastes, personalities and influences of a mass collective from completely original and organic elements.

Volunteers will be asked to submit sounds online from the following categories:• Voices (singing, speech, whispers, breathing, thoughts, poems)• Original samples (noises, field recordings, textures, soundscapes)• Live recordings of you playing any instrument (original compositions only)• Any kind of sound or musical element that means something to you. Participants are encouraged to reach into the depths of their creativity and cultivate completely original and unique sounds, no copyrighted samples can be accepted. Absolutely anyone can get involved, the bigger mix of different people, personalities and inspiration, the better. All of the clips can be simply uploaded through step 4 of the website, using a button linked to Soundcloud, who are providing the infrastructure to ensure the project is a success. The samples will be collected, reviewed and manipulated by Henry himself, skillfully using the samples as a foundation for making tracks, adding his own personal touch, sounds and vision to create a first of its kind album.

Henry Saiz will tour in support of the record, released on his label Natura Sonoris. The performances will be inspired by the concept behind the album, aiming to cut, mix and curate the music before the audience’s eyes. Using Native hardware and software to cut and augment tracks live, making each of his performances a very exciting and unique experience.

Take part in this mass social study by visiting: www.wearehenrysaiz.com and make music history. You can upload as many times as you like and all samples used in the final album will be credited.

Jaymo & Andy George present new label and compilation, Moda Black

There’s no denying that Jaymo and Andy George, pioneers on the electronic music forefront, have come a long way since their inception in 2008. In the past 4 years, the duo have been nurturing and championing some of the freshest talent around on their successful label, Moda Music. So it comes as no surprise that their hotly anticipated Moda Black compilation, due out July 9, is already receiving much buzz in the EDM scene. While Moda Music focuses on Disco, Indie and Electro based sounds, the carefully crafted Moda Black mix showcases what the new label is all about: dark, deep and avant-garde house music found in the underground circuit. The release, containing both a continuous DJ mix and the DJ-friendly unmixed tracks, features some of the scene’s most coveted producers from Eats Everything, Disclosure, Tim Green and an original track by Jaymo & Andy George. Remarkably, all thirteen tracks are 100% exclusive to the release and Moda Black label, a feat that further establishes the duo as tastemakers in the dynamic world of electronic dance music.

Moda Black is worth more than just a listen; it is worth your undivided attention and dancing shoes. Clocking in at just over an hour, Moda Black doesn’t just sound like another DJ mix, but rather a journey into the minds of the label’s creators. The duo’s insatiable appetite for electronic music is apparent as they present a collection of songs that effortlessly fit together without being too similar. The mix is perfect for any occasion: casual listening, exercising, driving or even a night on the town. With the mainstream perception of electronic dance music as “wait for the (bass) drop, then RAGE,” it is refreshing to hear a compilation that possesses a balance of thoughtful melodies and wholesome bass that true dance music provides its listeners.

What’s most impressive is that these guys have been able to produce a mix that captures a distinct sound rising from UK warehouses and underground basement parties (an area widely known for the origin and development of new electronic sounds). And that is exactly what the Moda Black label is all about- exposing humanity to sounds they may otherwise never hear. In a world where EDM is the new pop, it is imperative to have the underground tastemakers that keep setting trends for future generations to come. So if you’re a Guetta fan or just can’t get enough of Avicii, realize that this is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to “electronic dance music.” Take a chance on the underground sound and listen to the Moda Black compilation. Who knows, you may even enjoy it.

Tracklist
01. Jack Fell Down - Night Crawler
02. Lukas - Best In Show
03. Hot Since 82 - Knee Deep In Louise
04. Jett - I Know I Want You
05. The 2 Bears - Banger (Eats Everything & Idiotproof Remix)
06. Jaymo & Andy George - How It Goes
07. Disclosure - My Intention Is War (Fig II)
08. Mia Dora - Jailbait
09. Nick Monaco & Kill Frenzy - This1 That1
10. Shadow Child - So High
11. Celsius - Must Be You
12. Old Soul - Unusual Paradise
13. Tim Green - Reed

Preorder Here

 

Here’s the latest release from Greco-Roman (home to TEED and Hot Chip’s Joe Goddard) by Vampire Weekend’s bassist Chris Baio. Sunburn EP is the perfect Balearic summer EP, full of tropical melodies and groovy bass-lines. I swear I can almost hear the breeze of palm trees swaying in the background. Listen to the tracks below and be sure to pick em up on iTunes!  Enjoy :)

Here’s the latest release from Greco-Roman (home to TEED and Hot Chip’s Joe Goddard) by Vampire Weekend’s bassist Chris Baio. Sunburn EP is the perfect Balearic summer EP, full of tropical melodies and groovy bass-lines. I swear I can almost hear the breeze of palm trees swaying in the background. Listen to the tracks below and be sure to pick em up on iTunes!  Enjoy :)

Technasia, a project created in 1997 by Hong Kong native Amil Khan and French artist Charles Siegling, has had much success with a wide arrange of techno releases. The duo has evolved into a solo project run by Siegling after Khan left the group to raise a family in 2008. Inspired to continue Technasia’s legacy, Siegling provides us with an EP filled with wide-ranging, global techno. Heart of Flesh EP, released on the highly respected techno label Cadenza records, contains that infectious “party in Ibiza” sound that will be playing in the clubs all summer long.

Technasia, a project created in 1997 by Hong Kong native Amil Khan and French artist Charles Siegling, has had much success with a wide arrange of techno releases. The duo has evolved into a solo project run by Siegling after Khan left the group to raise a family in 2008. Inspired to continue Technasia’s legacy, Siegling provides us with an EP filled with wide-ranging, global techno. Heart of Flesh EP, released on the highly respected techno label Cadenza records, contains that infectious “party in Ibiza” sound that will be playing in the clubs all summer long.

Here are my gigs this week!

Here are my gigs this week!

This Sunday !
I’ll be spinning at Queen Lounge in South Beach, FL
Free entry for all my guests and if I have 10+ people we get VIP seating and a bottle!
Did I mention all my ladies drink free from 11-12?!
Q Lounge is the place to be on Sundays for your dose of deep and dirty house.

Here are the soundcloud pages of the djs:
http://soundcloud.com/alessandro_capasso
www.soundcloud.com/frescaofficial

Let’s party!

This Sunday !

I’ll be spinning at Queen Lounge in South Beach, FL

Free entry for all my guests and if I have 10+ people we get VIP seating and a bottle!

Did I mention all my ladies drink free from 11-12?!

Q Lounge is the place to be on Sundays for your dose of deep and dirty house.

Here are the soundcloud pages of the djs:


http://soundcloud.com/
alessandro_capasso

www.soundcloud.com/frescaofficial

Let’s party!

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


Paris is For Lovers (My Love) feat Tomas Hoeffding: Terranova

Justin Timberlake’s pop hit “My Love” gets a filthy rework by Terranova

on the LP Hotel Amour, available on ITunes