Jonathan Rosa – Shut It Down

April 25, 2014 in Singles

Jonathan Rosa Shut It Down Freshin RecordsThree on a tech-house tip for you tonight, starting with this nice simple two-tracker from Freshin Records.

In its Original form, Shut It Down is a very current-sounding deep/tech affair, propelled along by shaker-tastic beats and a nice chunky, chuggy bass throb, and topped with a downpitched male “put that funky dress on” vocal. For yours truly, though, the real action is over on the flip, where label boss Da Fresh serves up a re-rub that’s powered by no-nonsense tech-house drums and augmented by insistent pulsing synths as well as some killer space disco stabs.

As I said, the latter rub pips it for me but both should prove reliable floor-movers for sure.

Out: This week

About: Freshin Records are based in France and can be found here, here and here.

Imaginary Boy – Everything

July 26, 2013 in Singles

Imaginary Boy Everything Freshin RecordsIn complete contrast to what I just said, there’s nothing proggy about this one at all… instead we have some chunky, crunchy tech-house bizniss courtesy of Freshin Records.

Deep but not horizontal, dark but not scary, and with da funk in full effect, Everything comes in simple Original and Instrumental rubs… and that’s probably a wise move. Cos while musically this is hard to resist, the looping, poppy female “You give me everything I need, everything” vocal is definitely gonna be a ‘love it or hate it’ thing.

So the vocal’s there if you can handle it… I’d be playing the Instrumental myself and letting that big, squelchy bass hook shine through unimpeded, but it’s horses for courses innit guv? As they almost never say in France.

Out: This week

About: You can find Freshin Records (who are French, by the way, in case that didn’t make any sense to you) here, here and here (Soundcloud, Facebook, web)

PS: Some great handclaps on this as well, by the way.

D-Funkshion & Ausquina – No Name

May 18, 2012 in Singles

Some typically house-ified techno bizniss here from French label Freshin.

Just the two mixes to choose from. The Original is the more stompy of the two, working heavily-filtered 4/4s, a relentless throbbing b-line and rising synths. S’cool, but the pick for me is the Imaginary Boy Remix, a slightly more rolling and house-oriented pass.

Whichever mix you go for, though, you’ll get a dependable workout for the underground floors.

Out: This week

About: Here’s the usual Freshin links, then… website Soundcloud Facebook

D’Jamency & Oliver X – Space Radio

April 13, 2012 in Singles

Okay, last one of the night and as it’s the weekend, we’ll end on an uptempo note with this techno cut from Freshin Records.

Actually, I say that but while the Original Mix of Space Radio is indeed a very serviceable slab of muscular, driving club techno, the real reason it’s here is the B-side remix from label boss Da Fresh, in whose hands it’s transformed into more of a rolling tech-house affair. Like all the best tracks of its kind, this combines the energy of techno with the groovy feel of house to devastating effect… dare ya to try and sit still!

Out: This week
About: Freshin, like D’Jamency & Oliver X, are French and can be found on Facebook, MySpace, Soundcloud and at their own website.