Various – Remixes Vol 3

September 15, 2012 in Singles

Something Different Remixes 3

On now to a brace of EPs featuring a Who’s Who line-up of TIWWD ‘usual suspects’.

First up is this one, the third in Something Different’s series of Remixes EPs (I’m told there’ll be four in total). Aartekt, Dudley Strangeways, J-Kar, Left-Minded and Matthieu Duchesne are the artists getting the remix treatment, while Bubba, Stanny Abram, Ashley Casselle & Justin Steel, Dale Howard and Dilby are those dishing it out. Given that pretty much all of the original tracks featured on this blog first time around, and given that pretty much all the remixers are TIWWD regulars as well, this EP shouldn’t take much explaining – it’s packed with exactly the kind of deep/tech goodness you’d expect.

But special mention must be made of  Casselle & Steel’s rub of J-Kar’s Baby Dreaming – always something of a TIWWD fave to start with, their deep, squelchy refix of this garage-leaning groover is the reason you need to go out and get this EP.

Out: This week

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So many tunes, so little time 27

September 3, 2012 in Uncategorized

Well, here’s an all too bloody familiar situation. It’s Monday evening, I’m knackered from work and there’s a ton of new music piled up, all of which is out this week and none of which I’ve had a chance to listen to properly yet. In fact make that two tons this week, it’s gonna be a busy one!

But for now, here’s the rest of last week’s goodies that we didn’t quite get around to…

Aartekt & Zia‘s Autumn Mist is typically high-quality deep house fare from the ever-reliable Untitled Music… with mixes from Dave Fortnum, Matt Prehn and Marvin Zeyss, this one would probably have got a bigger review but it came in quite late… there’s more very solid deep house in the form of the More L EP from Istanbul-based producer Ave Astra, coming on German label FiligranCybernalia‘s Darker Dreams is a very aptly titled EP for Stripped Digital that’s packed with moody, menacing progressive house and techno grooves…  Dubesque‘s Something is, er, ‘something’ of a treat if you’re in search of that classic NYC 90s house sound, and comes on Austrian label In My House…  on a deep/tech tip, check for Federico‘s Welcome Home EP on Unrivaled Music…  Hector Romero‘s Soulful House Journey comp for King Street is trailed by a five-track sampler EP… Heiko Laux & Diego Hostettler serve up some no-nonsense jackery with Girl/Jack Up, a release that Tronic Music are billing as ‘techno’ though it sounds pretty tech-house-y to me… John Collins gives us the Club D’Ellaria EP which is one for lovers of laidback, Balearic grooves and which comes on Irish label Vision Collective… we’re back in bumpin’ dancefloor deep house territory with the Big City Nights EP by Los Cuzeiros, which comes on the snappily-monickered The Cruzaders RecordsSeraph‘s Frigid EP is a solid bet if you’re after some dark-but-not-stoopid dubstep/post-dubstep bizniss… and even if you’re not, then check Take It Back for some proper old-skool rave/hardcore action – it’s like climbing in a time machine with a whistle, a tub of Vaporub and a gram of pink champagne… oh yeah and it’s on Four40 Records… whizzing (ho-ho) forward in that same time machine, very contemporary-sounding house/techno vibes are the order of the day on the Nachts EP, from which the Pele Remix of the title track stands out for me, this one coming from Shawnecy on Lowroom Recordings… UK label Form-and Function bring us some more very ‘now’ deep/tech vibes in the form of Losing U from Soulight, which comes complete with a weirded-out dub from the mighty SaytekUntitled2Music serve up some thinking man’s techno on the X Project EP, which comes on Unofficial Records… and finally, “it’s that man again” as Jesus Pablo and Di Riviera‘s label Something Different bring us the second in their series of Remixes EPs, featuring cuts this time out from Left Minded, Dudley Strangeways, Sean Danke and more…

TOMORROW night, we’ll get cracking with this week’s releases! Must admit to being a bit overwhelmed right now by the constant flow of good music coming in but, y’know, it’s a nice problem to have…

Aartekt – One More Chance

July 8, 2012 in Singles

Aartekt One More Chance Something Different

Some typically strong deep/tech house grooves from Something Different here, with mixes to suit a range of moods and tastes.

In its Original form, One More Chance features distorted, technoid kicks and is long on big room drama. The Patrick Podage Remix takes us a little deeper and has a proggy kinda feel, while the Soulight Remix is more straight-up house-y, but the pick of the mixes for me comes from Kevin Martin Spelle, in which Deep Spelle’s brother serves up vintage-style drum programming, chopped and reverbed vocal stabs and a simple but effective organ/keyboard hook, in a rub that’s sure to do the do on the afterhours floors.

Out: This week

About: You can find Something Different on Soundcloud and Facebook.