A.N.D.Y. – A.N.D.Y. Tape Eleven = Higherground; that’s the name of Belgian Housemeister A.N.D.Y.’s new record label, and to launch it here’s his new mixtape. A whole hour of jackin’ beats and warping bass. The weekend starts here.
Straight outta’ Athens, Greece comes Bronson, a new duo made up of Poka and Etal, who you may remember proving one of the many reMixes of Kris Menace’s We Are a while back. The twosome have had their début release snapped up by Belgium’s Smile Recordings and released this week. Their premiere release, Diamonds, holds an extended original and three reMixes, each with a distinct House flavour. Time to dig deeper.
Diamonds oozes smoothness. Undulating and enigmatic, it rolls on a Deep House bassline and timeless piano hook. Eschewing melody in favour of a hypnotic vocal hook and bass reliant groove, Bronson create something with both Housey and Dubby vibes. Which is exactly what you want at 3am in a warehouse somewhere. This ones purely for the dancefloor. Alongside reMixes from Rick Shiver and Supreems sit’s a beast of a reMix from A.N.D.Y.. A.N.D.Y.‘s House Re-Work lives up to it’s moniker as he takes the track to new places, twisting and turning it around a solid House beat. Elevating the piano hook to proper melodic places and complimenting it with a rich string section A.N.D.Y. creates a little slice of dancefloor euphoria. Definitely a reMix package for late nights, four tracks of moody, intoxicating House.
Taking their cues from the current wave of House and Electronic influenced R&B (or is that R&B influenced House and Electronic?) currently driving London crazy, and also from giant combining mecha lions, comes Belgian duo Voltron. This week they release their new single, Let Go, via Smile Recordings.
Sounding a bit like what would happen if AlunaGeorge spent a little too long in a Belgian EBM clubs, Let Go has got an underlying New Beat vibe but it’s mostly sumptuous, complex, rolling electronic Soul. Full of shifting rhythms, cut-up vocals and haunting electronic tones, oh, and a sudden distorted 909 kick. This is all wrapped up in a moody Pop sheen and in catchy vocal. Fellow Belgian A.N.D.Y. plays up the Housier elements for his sole reMix. Twisting the vocals into deep, involving Chicago warehouse jam.
01. Kahn – Angeles 02. Route94 – Forget The Girl 03. Disclosure (Feat. AlunaGeorge) – White Noise 04. Duke Dumont (Feat. A*M*E) – Need You 100 % 05. Real Connoisseur – Faux De Baux 06. Matpat – Werk That Nerve (Ben Mono reMix) 07. Stefano Ritteri – Let Us Pray (Jaymo Andy George’s Refix 96) 08. Voltron – Let Go (A.N.D.Y. reMix) 09. Bailey : C’Est Un Oui 10. Marc Romboy & KiNK – Pump It 11. The Organ Grinder – Smiley Face 12. Waze & Odyssey – Found The Rhythm 13. Ejeca – Night Rays
A.N.D.Y. – A.N.D.Y. Tape Nine = There’s some of the largest tunes around right now, and a load of unexpected tracks that work really well, all together in Belgian maestro A.N.D.Y.’s latest mixtape. it;s got a deep emotional groove throughout, heavy on the bass. Expect body shaking Disco tinged House in your face.
01. Glenn Dale – U N I 02. AnthonyAnthony – Porec Is The New Ibiza 03. Sleazy McQueen – I’m Tired (Pete Herbert reMix) 04. Miguel Puente – Together 05. Adrian Barron – Float 06. Goldroom – Sweetness Alive (Pat Lok reMix) 07. Ashley Beedle – Your Acid Life 08. Waze & Odyssey – Our World 09. Doorly (Feat. Soraya Vivian) – Rush 10. Alex Metric (Feat. Oliver) – Motion Study 11. Lars Moston & Ben Mono – Unison (Big Dope P Vs. A.N.D.Y. Edit ) 12. The Partysquad – Rising Sun
Just out is the new single from Belgian Disco-House master A.N.D.Y., and it kinda’ drops the Disco side of his musical equation. Featuring the vocals of New York singer/MC Nyemiah Supreme, the track is, we would go so far as to say, Hip-House. A genre not seen for over a decade, but well due for a funky comeback.
The appropriately named Pump It Up, is a slice of pure late 80s brilliance. The trick with Hip-House was to keep it upbeat and keep the raps catchy and both those boxes are ticked here. Kicking off with a woody House bassline it all goes a little Technotronic (no bad thing!) but with a decidedly 21s Century intelligence. Nyemiah’s party rap and big Pop-House chorus work amazingly well with A.N.D.Y.’s invigorating Chicago influenced groove. A classic sounding track with all the experience of Dance music in 2012.
♫ A.N.D.Y. (Feat. Nyemiah Supreme) – Pump It Up (Original)
We’ve been rocking Ready To Go, the new single from our Finnish faves Jay Lamar & Jesse Oliver, round these parts for a few weeks now, just waiting for the time when we could post a track or two. We’ll now the single is out that time has come as the two original tunes and the storming reMix from Belgian Disco tinged House master A.N.D.Y. and fellow Belgian DJ Vicente are available for your listening pleasure.
And a pleasure it is too. Ready To Go is as massive a tune as we’d expect from these two. Mixing up a little Disco, a little big room House and a little stomping Electro, Lamar & Oliver deliver a total crowd-pleaser with anthemic robo vocals. There’s just no way this tune wouldn’t whip up a dancefloor into a frenzy. The B-side, Sins & Secrets, is a more dreamy affair. Adding a piano led Tropical vibe and a touch of Indie to their already bursting mix Lamar & Oliver show a different side to their work. Sins & Secrets’ Indie structure make it the perfect compliment to the banging lead track. After the reMix brings the buzzsaw riffs and pounding drums for the tracks intro, A.N.D.Y. & Vicente soon slip into a relentless House groove with a spiky, almost EBM bassline, and a rousing organ lead line. Popping electro hooks, just the right amount of vocals, nicely twisted, and bringing those grinding synths back in for the build, all perfectly executed in this tune. And when things kick back in after the breakdown, it’s got such punch. that organ gives the track a Halloween feel too, maybe, just sayin’.
♫ Jay Lamar & Jesse Oliver – Ready to Go
♫ Jay Lamar & Jesse Oliver – Ready to Go (A.N.D.Y. & Vicente reMix)
♫ Jay Lamar & Jesse Oliver – Sins & Secrets
Jay Lamar & Jesse Oliver’s Ready to Go was out this week on La Valigetta.
A.N.D.Y. – A.N.D.Y. Tape Six = A.N.D.Y.’s back with an awesome fifty minutes including a load of stuff we’ve featured this week and an forthcoming release on our very own electronic rumors label! See if you can spot it!
01. Emeron & Fox – Nightmares (Monitor 66 reMix)
02. Moonwalk – Girl For You
03. LuvLife – Want You
04. Ride The Universe (Feat. Jane Elizabeth Hanley) – A Little Better (Pat Lok ‘Venice Butch’ Workout)
05. Tyson – Mr. Rain (Sante reMix)
06. LKID – Highlife
07. Econix – Start Something New
08. Kill The Hero (Feat. M K De Monde – Surrender (SHAZAM! reMix)
09. Klever – Weak
10. Deux – Party People
11. Mauvais Cliché – Stop Watching Me
12. DJ Tray – Leave me
A.N.D.Y. & Vicente’s ‘Traffic’ EP is out now on Discotexas.
Something a little different now from Belgian producer A.N.D.Y.. With his new reMix of Dutchman Mike Mago’s The Soul he goes for a deep synthetic Rave feel. It’s a sound that we’ve seen him moving further and further toward over his last few productions. One thing is for sure, A.N.D.Y. is very good at it.
His reMix of The Soul slides effortlessly from a deep Chicago style sound, to massive Ravey House, to Acidic burbling with easy, taking the listener through a variety of moods whilst retaining a groovy warehouse vibe throughout. Loaded with pulsating synths, big Rave leads and low basses to compliment the hypnotic vocals, this track is sure to go down a storm on many dimly lit dancefloors in the near future.
A.N.D.Y.- A.N.D.Y. Tape Five = The last A.N.D.Y. tape for a while comes loaded with the last few weeks biggest Disco and House tunes. This one mixes up a few styles, it’s pretty eclectic for your usual Disco mixtape. Get into it.
01. Eric Christiansen – Cosmic Girl
02. P@D & Studenkoff – The Student
03. Peter & The Magician – Memories (Radio Edit)
04. Stefano Amalfi & Robbie Groove – Tonk
05. Nicky Minaj (Feat. 2 Chainz) – Beez In The Trap (Soundkeepers Edit)
06. Whole Sick – Do The Do
07. Cosmic Revenge – No One Like You (Kastle reMix)
08. Touch Sensitive & Anna Lunoe – Real Talk
09. Sneaky Sound System – Friends (Beni reMix)
10. Sir Jonathan – Bubblegum
11. Gregor Salto – Bouncing Harbour (Funkin’ Matt Rmx)
12. Bonde Do Role – Kilo (Turbotito Reggae Party)
13. The Partysquad & Illuminati Ams – Tranga
14. Flosstradamus – Lana’s Theme
A.N.D.Y. & Vicente’s ‘Traffic’ EP is out now on Discotexas.