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…

Filterwolf – Brooklyn Via Montmartre

July 12, 2012 in Singles

Filterwolf Brooklyn Via Montmartre Filigran

Take Italian-style pianos straight outta 1989, trumpet blasts reminiscent of Cuban or Mexican music and some parping sax that harks back to vintage 50s rock n’ roll. Add a heavily-treated vocal that seems to be saying “Ooh, it’s modern jazz” or something, then mix them all into a lounge-y, futuristic house groove.

Sounds like a tall order? Well, Filterwolf has managed it here.

Remixes come from Altered Native, Jimmy Edgar and Eduardo D’Alirio but they don’t vary hugely, though Edgar’s rub does have add a driving, pulsing synth riff to give the track a little more dancefloor energy. But the overall hard-to-quantify vibe remains the same. If you were looking for something a little left-of-centre, this wouldn’t be a bad place to start.

Out: This week

About: This comes on German label Filigran Records, who you can find here.