Here it is! The long awaited return of the finest name in Australian Deep ElectroPop; Kids At Midnight.
A singer/songwriter/producer whose reputation precedes her, Jane Elizabeth Hanley, A.K.A. Kids At Midnight, released her début EP, Let You Slide (back in 2012 via Alan Braxe’s Vulture Music label) to critical acclaim whilst simultaneously becoming the Nu-Disco scene’s voice-in-demand; featuring on Edwin Van Cleef’s massive cover of Phoenix’s Lisztomania and Ride The Universe’s A Little Better amongst many others.
Now Kids At Midnight is poised to unleash a brand new double A-side single. Two lush, emotive and rich tracks that blur the boundaries between Deep House, ElectroPop, Nu-Disco, and Indie-Electro. Unashamed and Vapours. If you like your dance music song based, epic and passionate then this release will be unmissable.
A selection of reMixes tune the tracks for every dancefloor with Holmes Price bringing a retro Boogie to Unashamed whilst So Serious (the Deep House alter ego of Phunktastike) give the track an enigmatic groove. Vapours is given a spacey Tropical Tech House workout by Daniel Högberg of Pacific!and a beach party Disco send off by LA’s Dreamwave originator Touch Tone.
♫ Kids At Midnight – Unashamed
♫ Kids At Midnight – Vapours
Kids At Midnight’s Unashamed/Vapours is released 1st September as a Beatport Exclusive followed by a general release on 15th September.
Aimed squarely at the dancefloor, You’re The One takes Deep and Chicago House elements and toughens them up. Punchy beats and utterly irresistible bassline dominate the tune; sitting powerfully alongside piano hooks and waves of lush pads. The whole tracks is a floorfilling powerhouse who’s hard edge is tempered somewhat by Moses’ soulful vocal. Only two tracks into their career and already Ku De Ta are setting themselves up as ones to watch.
Just released is the début release from San Diego born, Palm Spring residing, producer Corey James Hurley; who some of your may recognise by the name Colour Vision (interestingly, he’s American and spells ‘Colour’ the English way, while we are English and spell ‘Rumors’ the American way; we have a really good reason for doing it, we wonder if Cory has too?) who has been spending the last few months making a name for himself with a string of well received reMixes. His première single is titles Sur Chic, and comes equipped with reMixes from Fishing Vest, DWTR and Rambo V.
Sur Chic is a deep and groovy tune that sits at the nexus point between Chicago House and Tropical Disco. This one is all about the woody bassline and some seriously upbeat Tropical keys. Whipping up a jam that would work equally well in a warehouse party as it would poolside Colour Vision deftly manoeuvres rolling purcussion, lilting electric piano and distant vocal snatches amidst his dancefloor frenzy. Fishing Vest returns to give the track an extra layer of Funk and a retro, robotic sheen. Giving it more of a West Coast sound, Fishing Vest weaves a little Dreamwave though the track; taking it straight to the beach.
Bristolian Xenomania drummer come Pop superstar Florrie has just released her latest single, Little White Lies, and amongst the plethora of reMix talent she has enlisted to rework the track is Disco showstopper Moon Boots who takes the track and gives it a tasty House makeover. We’ve had hints of this track singe late last year, mostly in the form of mix rips (Moon Boots himself played it during his Boiler Room set) but now the tune is out in the open.
Moon Boots used the lush, ethereal tone of Florrie’s voice to cast a nice haze over a punchy House track Pulsating synth bass and starlight chimes play out cheekily over the track and Mr. Boots rolls Little White Lies over a relentless Chicago beat. Easy-going, yet an immense dancefloor tune, Moon boots delivers the goods with this one. Come the chorus and Florrie kicks into full sassy Pop mode as she croons over Moon Boots deep soundtrack. Irresistible.
Liverpudlian producer, and Disclosure collaborator, Friend Within has served up this wonderful House reMix of LA experimental R&B songstress BANKS ‘s latest single Beggin’ For Thread. Friend Within is currently making quite a name for himself, having turned in a mix for Annie Mac, a critically acclaimed EP in Hypercolour and releasing the track The Mechanism with Disclosure; all in such a short amount of time. This massive reMix is only going to add to his reputation.
Ensuring his House is both Deep and Chicago on this reMix, Friend Within takes BANKS’ woozy original straight to the dancefloor. There’s no mucking around on this one, it’s just straight up 909s, organ stabs and a booming bass. There’s even a little bit of an Acid vibe burbling away in the background. Friend Within utilises the vocals pretty perfectly, chiming in with the chorus in just the right spots. High energy goodness from an awesome original.
Get on-board with London House producers extraordinaire Gorgon City. With their début album looming on the October horizon, the duo are gearing up to release their next single from the LP. This one enlists the talents of British singer Zak Abel for vocal duties and draws a neat line between UK Deep House and a more soulful strain of Pop. Check out Unmissable below.
Unmissable is immediately infectious, both for a passionate, introspective vocals and the big bass warps. It would be all to easy to get lost int he big bass and skippy hi-hats on the dancefloor, but this one will surprise you with it’s big, catch Pop chorus. Epic and anthemic, the chorus, and the big breakdown, lend the track and energetic excitement in the perfect meeting of two worlds.
Currently on Hot Chip and The 2 Bears’ Joe Goddard’s solo release schedule is Endless Love, a deep and groovy House tune that has been doing big things the last couple of weeks. Now it does big things on video too.
Camilla & Marc Gomez direct the clip, simplistic but with great use of colour.
Russian producer Max Lyazgin will be a name familiar to anyone keeping one ear to the House and Nu-Disco scene. Having released a string of sweet releases on Nervous Recordings amongst others, Max has now teamed up with the awesome Pole Position Recordings to drop his new EP. The Good Trip EP is pretty stocked, with three originals and two reMixes it well worth the price of admission. Check out the title track, alongside a slick reMix from Germany’s Satin Jackets, below.
Good Trip deftly walks the line between compelling Deep House and laid back beach Disco. Riding on a punchy House bassline and eases you into it’s world gently, before launching into a full on Piano House jam that is equal parts floorfiller and chill out tune. Spikey leads and chirpy keys keep he mood light over a pounding Deep House backbeat. Satin Jackets keep the groove low down and bass heavy, and then pepper the track with a playful array of nostalgic synths. From the piercing 80s stabs to the distant synth Sax, The Satin Jackets mix is layered deep with little riffs and hooks that could have sounded over-complicated, but Max easily tames the track into a smooth five minutes of easy going bliss.
It looks like Fabric were so pleased with hypnotic groove queen Maya Jane Coles’ edition of their fabric mix series, fabric 75: Maya Jane Coles, that they got all excited and decided to commit two of the tracks from the mix to vinyl. Released as a painfully limited edition 10”, the release features Premonition, Maya’s original track in fabric 75 (natch’) and London-based producer Paride Saraceni’s Dissolute. Check out Premonition below.
Premonition is deep and undulating electronics at it’s finest. Enigmatic and emotional, the track bathes you in waves of warm synths and enchanting loops. Recorded especially for fabric 75, Premonition combines a skippy solid beat with a haunting array of tones and textures that seem to worm their way under your skin. Haunting, but never dark, its an intoxicating track. The 10” is receiving a strictly limited run of 300 copies, available exclusively to fabricfirst members, of which we are not; so if anyone is and wants to do us a solid fave, hit us up in Twitter.
♫ Maya Jane Coles – Premonition
Maya Jane Coles’ Premonition/Paride Saraceni’s Dissolute is available now from here.