We’re massive fans of both German retro House overlord Tensnake and his record label True Romance. Shocking revelation; we know! We eagerly look forward to releases from both, and when they are together it’s something switch on your ‘email me when it’s released’ notification on Juno for so you can get that vinyl ASAP. The new release will be Keep On Talking, which we have already been grooving to for a bit; back with this new tune, premièred at Mixmag, titled The Walk.
The Walk rumbles along on a propulsive bassline after the introduction of meticulously synthesized drums and Balearic percussion. This one is a pure joyous House tune, with no pretentions other that making the crowd loose themselves on the dancefloor. Snappy snares and irresistible retro-hooks offer up a megaton slab of classic House with a pitch perfect build. Timeless and unshakably funky; The Walk feels like a solid, workhorse, crate filler.
♫ Tensnake – The Walk
Tensnake’s Keep On Talking is released 8th June.
Buy Tensnake’s music from:
[twitter-follow screen_name=’electronicrumor’ show_screen_name=’no’
Edwin Van Cleef – Chroma II = The next instalment of Edwin Van Cleef’s Chroma Mix series is here. Chroma II is an hour of upfront and underground tuneful House to brighten up your week.
♫ Edwin Van Cleef – Chroma II
01. Dave DK – Nueva Cancion
02. Tim Penner & Amber Long – Everything to Everyone (Kosmas Epsilon reMix)
03. Dosem – Beyond Standards
04. Journeyman – Crash Reel
05. Pete Oak & Notize – Merula (Martin Roth reMix)
06. Deep Fog & Cream – Kiki
07. Robert Babicz – Sea of Colors (Jamie Stevens reMix)
08. Andre Sobota – Signal (Tim Penner reMix)
09. Verve & Sekuential – Into the Distance (Andre Subota Dub Mix)
10. Christian Smith – Motor (Dave Angel Rework)
11. Ian O’Donovan – Crimson Flare
12. Pax – Longshot (Andre Sobota reMix)
Buy Edwin Van Cleef’s music from:
Creature was, then Hercules And Love Affair alumni, Kim Ann Foxman’s début release back in 2010. Released alongside fellow H&LA’er Andy Butler, the track is now getting it’s first vinyl release at the third release on Kim’s own new imprint, Firehouse Recordings. Back with a host of new reMixes, the Creature vinyl also features this updated mix of the tune from Kim herself. Prepare yourself of some deep Acid vibes.
Like the original, Kim’s new reMix is an ode to classic House music, in this case moody, dimly lit, Chicago warehouse vibes. An enthralling seven minutes of undulating synths and burbling basslines, this reMix of Creature is a hypnotic and intoxicating affair, shifting and evolving over it’s length, from dark and growling Acid House to soulful and haunting electronica. A totally enchanting track set to a shuffling House beat.
♫ Kim Ann Foxman – Creature (Kim Ann Foxman reMix)
Kim Ann Foxman’s Creature is released on 15th June.
Buy Kim Ann Foxman’s music from:
The amazingly named Cardboard Foxes are a North London based outfit who are about to blow up with their début single, Forever. Enlisting the help of Minerva for this slice of buoyant Pop-House that look set to be hammered out this summer. The track’s called Forever and it’s out next month ahead of the group’s première long player, due out later this year. Check it out.
Dropping you into the action with a hammerfall piano hook, Forever soon lightens the mood with sparkling leads and an easy House groove. Minerva’s vocals dip in and out of the track giving it a slick commercial touch that is surefire airwave friendly while still maintaining a dancefloor dominating vibe. With just the right touch of euphoria, to be uplifting but not cheesy, Forever is bound to lift spirits this festival season.
♫ Cardboard Foxes – Forever
Cardboard Foxes’ Forever is released 29th June.
Check out more from Cardboard Foxes on SoundCloud.
In a post-Business Pleasure world we are eagerly awaiting the release of the queen of ElectroPop, Little Boots,’s third album. It’s titled Working Girl and set to be released in July, and in advance of that, we can have our first taste in the form of the pre-release single which was unleashed this week. The single is called Better In The Morning, a track that she’s been teasing for the past few days and is now available for your listening pleasure in all it’s glory.
Better In The Morning is a continuation of the evolution of Little Boots sound. As hinted at on the Business Pleasure EP, the new material seems to be less Deep House influenced and taking a Alt-Pop slant. It’s got itself a quirky DiscoPop groove, which more of a Raw feel that her very early DiscoPop track. This feels like the DIY Pop we’ve always though of her as. It’s Pop with no rules. Woody bassline and a solid beat propel the track, which is leaden with robotic sound effects and synth scratches while Boot’s enigmatic nursery rhyme vocals feel pleasingly biting and tongue-in-cheek. It’s a track that you just have to bob your head to, there’s no preventing that. We’re dead excited for the album.
♫ Little Boots – Better In The Morning
Little Boots’ Working Girl is released 10th July.
Buy Little Boots’ music from:
Here we have our second teaser of what to expect from the forthcoming début album from Maya Jane Coles dubby alter-ego; Nocturnal Sunshine. Single number tow is called Believe and features vocal work from Chelou, who is described as an ‘elusive newcomer’. The album, self-titled, is due out toward the end of this month.
Believe is more of the ominous fantasy Dub we’ve come to expect from Maya’s Nocturnal Sunshine work. Bass heavy and loaded with heavy tones, the track draws you into it’s Stygian depths with undulating rhythms and a pairing of Maya’s trademark haunting snyths with a lead line that cuts through the mix. Chelou’s vocals drift across the track like smoke; husky, brooding and softly spoken, which fits the mood of the track perfectly. We’re quite looking forward to the long player here.
♫ Nocturnal Sunshine (Feat. Chelou) – Believe
Nocturnal Sunshine’s self-titled début album is released 25th May.
Buy Nocturnal Sunshine’s music from:
The amazing collaboration between Punks Jump Up and Earl Grey, Call Me Up, a retro slice of brilliant bassline House, have gone and got itself a fresh new music video. Peep this.
The clip was directed by STVN/STRM and has got that Punks Jump Up style to it with crazy, vintage looking animations.
PJU & Earl Grey’s Call Me Up is out now.
Buy PJU & Earl Grey’s music from:
In a true Bristolian meeting of minds Progressive pioneer and Way Out Wester Jody Wisternoff has enlisted the help of Sian Evans, from the amazing Kosheen, for his new single. Out this week on Anjunadeep, it’s titled The Bridge; his first single in 2015. As you’d expect from Wisternoff it’s classic and timeless Dance music that’s fit for summer revelry.
The Bridge is a rock solid Balearic slice of chilled jubilation. Adding a modern twist to a truly pioneering sound, Jody serves up something that will appeal to both fans of his, and Way Out West’s historic releases and contemporary dancefloor groovers. Sian Evans instantly recognisable vocals take on an ethereal tone, adding an air of enigma to the tune as Wisternoff builds the tune to it’s euphoric finale.
♫ Jody Wisternoff (Feat. Sian Evans) – The Bridge
Jody Wisternoff’s The Bridge is out this week.
Buy Jody Wisternoff’s music from:
London based producer Oli Horton, otherwise known as Dreamtrak will be no stranger to readers of this website. Over the past few years this studio wizard has served up a string to top notch tunes and reMixes, as well as some sterling production work for other people. Right now he’s teamed up with singer Alexander Burnett for his latest single, The Tide. Check it out below.
The Tide opens up with coursing, retro arpeggios paired with Burnett’s introspective croon to ease you into the uplifting and cinematic waves of strings and synth leads that soon follow. With a European pulse, The Tide reveals in it’s drama by testing a little cabaret swing amongst it’s SynthPop majesty. Another classy production from Dreamtrak.
♫ Dreamtrak (Feat. Alexander Burnett) – The Tide
Dreamtrak’ The Tide is out now.
Buy Dreamtrak’s music from:
It’s not from their forthcoming (although a way off) sophomore album, and according to the brothers, who dropped it off with Annie Mac this past Friday, not a new single either. It’s just a new tune from Disclosure; because why not? It’s a tune that’s been kicking around Disclosure’s DJ sets for a while now and the guys (easily one of our favourite live acts of the past few years) have decided to unleash it in time for summer. It’s called Bang That, and with such a title you kinda’ know what you’re in for.
Disclosure’s first new track in two years (as-in just them) is a pulsating and pumping warehouse tune. A bass heavy Rave inspired slice of deep club music. Sub heavy, this one is all about the intoxicating bass and a rolling sample from 313 Bass Mechanics’ Pass Out. Guaranteed to please all the bass heads out there and dispel any fears that Disclosure’s success had made them forget where they came from.
♫ Disclosure – Bang That
Buy Disclosure’s music from: