Baron Von Luxxury’s ‘The Last Seduction’

Baron Von Luxxury

Blake Robin A.K.A. Baron Von Luxxury has been creeping around, injecting classic sounding tracks and reMixes into out consciousness for a while now and this week saw the release of his new album, ‘The Last Seduction’. Be warned, it’s ElectroPop gold!

The album seems like, I don’t mind saying, the perfect meeting of Nu-Disco and ‘80’s SynthPop, from the opening track, the Moroder stylings of ‘The Lovely Theresa’, it’s all cosmic Disco grooves and big ‘80’s choruses. there is something so addictive in the Baron’s mastery of both Funky dancefloor grooves and what can only be described as big, classic, Pop hooks. The album ranges from The Human League-esque straight-up SynthPop such as ‘Alice Underground’ to floor shaking Disco groovers like the title track. He’s roped in some help too Keenhouse contributes synth work and production here and there and returning the favour for his reMix of ‘Meddle’ Little Boots shows up on ‘That Disco Beat’, a big DiscoPop epic. To be honest I can imagine any readers of this site that I wouldn’t recommend this album to!

Baron Von Luxxury (Feat. Little Boots) – That Disco Beat

Baron Von Luxxury – Alice Underground

Baron Von Luxxury – The Last Seduction

Baron Von Luxxury – Terry Richardson (Produced By Keenhouse)

‘The Last Seduction’ is out now to download and released on Manimal Vinyl.

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Electronic Rumors Volume 1 – Out now on CD & Digital

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Well, it’s finally out in the wild, the last seven months of my life have come to fruition as we are amazingly proud to present ‘electronic rumors volume 1’.

I won’t go on about it, it’s possible that i would have a hard time reviewing it objectively, so take a listen to Ride The Universe’s awesome minimix of the compilation featuring all 15 tracks.

It’s almost weird that it’s real now and if you like physical media I would really recommend the CD, it comes in a stunning DigiPak designed by Sebastian Bentler.

♫ Electronic Rumors Volume 1 MiniMix (Mixed By Ride The Universe)

electronic rumors & Ninthwave Records
Present
electronic rumors Volume One

Available 13th February 2012 on CD and Digital Download featuring the best in new ElectroPop, Dreamwave, Nu-Disco and Indie-Electro.

For the past four years music blog electronic rumors (electronicrumors.com) has been serving up the latest and greatest news and tracks in the world of Electro/Disco/Indie/Dreamwave/Synth/Stuff/Thing/Pop and now they have teamed up with respected Us ElectroPop label Ninthwave Records (Heaven17/White Town/The Modern) to release electronic rumors Volume 1, featuring of some of the best artists making Dreamwave, Nu-Disco, ElectroPop and Indie-Electro in the last twelve months including exclusive tracks from Ride The Universe (Dreamwave supergroup acclaimed, for their reMixes, with their début original), the much hyped Show Your Shoe, Futurecop!, beaumont, Substatic and Echoes and the first time on CD for Queen Of Hearts and Ronika, both tipped by the mainstream press for chart dominance in 2012. They feature alongside some of the most exciting electronic music that broke out in 2011.

01. Vanbot – Make Me, Break Me
02. Fear Of Tigers – The Adventures Of Pippi Longstrump (Diamond Cut reMix)
03. Queen Of Hearts – Where Are You Now? (StardonE Radio Mix)
04. Echoes – Second Best
05. Ronika – Wiyoo
06. Cosmonaut Grechko – All I Hear (Cosmo Black reMix)
07. Ride The Universe – A Little Better (Feat. Jane Elizabeth Hanley)
08. Substatic – Gold
09. LexiconDon – December Sunset (Keenhouse reMix)
10. She’s The Queen – Waiting Game
11. Futurecop! – Me & U
12. Kid Kasio – Not For Turning
13. Show Your Shoe – Krokodil
14. Short Circuit – Let Go (NightWaves reMix)
15. beaumont – Reptile Blaze

Both the CD and Digital release happen Monday 13th February and will be available from most stockists.

Purchase links:
UK & EU
[Dig:]
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http://www.beatport.com/release/electronic-romors-volume-1/864460
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Electronic-Rumors-Volume-1/dp/B0072QVHM0
http://www.amazon.de/Electronic-Rumors-Volume-1/dp/B0072N17VE
http://www.amazon.fr/Electronic-Rumors-Volume-1/dp/B0072K70H2/
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[CD:]
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US
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http://www.amazon.com/Electronic-Rumors-Volume-1/dp/B0072I8WD0
[CD:]
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ROW
[Dig:]
http://www.junodownload.com/products/1903189-02.htm
http://www.beatport.com/release/electronic-romors-volume-1/864460
http://www.djdownload.com/mp3-detail/Various/Electronic+Rumors+Volume+1/Ninthwave+Media/4909476
http://www.amazon.co.jp/Electronic-Rumors-Volume-1/dp/B0072I6EV2
[CD:]
http://www.ninthwaverecords.com/electronicrumorsvolume1.html

SPOTIFY:
http://open.spotify.com/album/3J3DLBwTHYUpgsB9rnvTLP

And most other usual stockists!

Keenhouse’s new EP

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In March, one of out favourite musicians (note, I said musician, not producer!) Keenhouse is back with a new EP, ‘Better Days’.

The new record is four tracks of Keenhouse’s freeform Disco that, once again, perfectly display Ken’s exceptional talent both as in instrumentalist and an arranger. The last few years have seen Keenhouse move more and more into an almost Jazz take on Nu-Disco and ‘Better Days’ is no exception. It’s a melting pot of ideas, effortlessly shifting from style to style, from riff to riff, everything held in place with a deep disco groove. the second part of ‘Better Days’ is a more raw House track that owes a lot to Chicago House and Beep House of the late ‘80’s/early ‘90’s, it’s got that mixture of robots beats and a raw experimentalism that could have seen it released in the early days of Warp Records.

♫ Keenhouse – Better Days (1)

Keenhouse – Better Days (2)

‘Better Days’ is released 5th March on Beatport and 12th March  worldwide.

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Rhythm Droid’s ‘Sunrise On Planet Tokyo’

Rhythm Droid

Tokyo based producer Rhythm Droid drops a new single for Sunlinxx next week. It’s gonna’ be huge!

‘Sunrise On Planet Tokyo’ is an epic seven minutes but never gets boring, there’s always a new layer, a new musical insert about to happen in the track. Taking the best of beach Dreamwave and late night Nu-Disco, Rhythm Droid takes the listen, or dancer, on a journey that’s set up by a simple, but infectious hook that is used to always deliver something new. Label buddy Keenhouse in on the reMix with a euphoric hands-in-the-air track that uses the riff from the original to full on Balearic  effect to provide a base to let Ken go crazy with his freestyle funk playing style. This is an excellent release that we predict will be blowing up clubs for the next few months at least.

♫ Rhythm Droid – Sunrise On Planet Tokyo

♫ Rhythm Droid – Sunrise On Planet Tokyo (Keenhouse reMix)

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Keenhouse’s new EP

This September Disco/Funk/ElectroPop wizard Keenhouse released a brand new EP for Sunlinxx Records.

Keenhouse’s trademark had always been raw talent when his fingers meet the keys. A musician before a producer his ear for melody and riffs shines through in the four track ‘The Summer Society’ EP.  The four tracks give us a nice variety too. From the jazzed-up Nu-Disco of the title track and laid back beach Funk of  ‘Piu Electric’ to the Acid Tropical Cosmic Disco (yes!) of ‘Lost Constellation’ and the chilled ‘Homestill’ that eases you out of the EP with sweet tunes. Keenhouse releases are always welcome, sometimes it’s just nice to have someone playing keyboards at you.

♫ Keenhouse – The Summer Society

♫ Keenhouse – Lost Constellation

Keenhouse’s ‘The Summer Society’ EP is released 12th September.

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Keenhouse’s new reMix for Christian Strobe

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A man who’s always been a bit ahead of the game when it comes to retro synths dance music, Keenhouse, provides one of the reMixes for Christian Strobe’s début single.

Christian Strobe is the brand new solo-project of Christian Schnall, fifty percent of Disco Trash Music and Spruce, who’s ‘Midnight Call’ is a deep Housey ElectroPop track that Keenhouse gives a summery piano led sheen. Bringing a slightly Balearic vibe to his work Keenhouse combines the sunrise beats with a massive 90’s House riff and Nu-Disco production that uplifts the vocals into a euphoric anthem that seems to keep adding layer upon layer of emotional sounds.

♫ Christian Strobe – Midnight Call (Keenhouse reMix)

Christian Strobe – Midnight Call (Radio Edit)

‘Midnight Call’ is out now on 12” and drops on the 22nd July digitally.

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Binary Week: Keenhouse

As I mentioned in my post about Futurecop! & Keenhouse’s new single, ‘Dreams’, I think Keenhouse were the first Binary act I encountered.

His ‘Civic Transport’ EP in 2008 was many people’s introduction to what would evolve into Dreamwave, and showed off expertly the incredible talent that is Ken Rangkuty. It’s eight tracks of funky, melodic, beautifully written dance music that seems to perfectly encapsulate the Binary credo. It’s music squarely aimed at the dancefloor, yet still actual songs, and being over three years old it was pretty ahead of it’s time (well, as ahead of it’s time as a retro influences style can be) with it’s styles of keyboard playing still being emulated by Nu-Disco producers today.

Equal part retro and in-the-moment, Keenhouse’s music works just as well on a pair of headphones as it does rocking a crowd as it flows from cerebral SynthPop to body moving Disco. One of the most versatile DiscoPop producers around right now, it’s no surprise that Ken’s productions have been featured in movies and video games and has major label distribution.

I wonder if you search electronic rumors for ‘Deep In The Forest’, how many time I’ve mentioned how much I love that track in the last three years?

Ken was good enough to take some time to law down the Keenhouse law for us:

ER: First off, many thanks Ken for chatting with us.

K: Thanks!

ER: So, how and when did you start making music? Has it always been electronic?

K: Yeah, it as always been more or less electronically generated music, although I really enjoy playing all kinds of music. I started with piano when I was around ten or eleven and then got into production and midi when I was about fourteen. From there on I just liked to explore a lot of different styles. I guess it was more or less about the content of something than a label people would give to it. I do like playing improvised music and jazz but in the long-term I guess it’s the kind of music that’s in between styles. You can improvise electronically to a certain extend but then there are things only machines can do so there many possibilities how to use it musically.

ER: Who are your heroes or influences, both musical and otherwise? I always get the feeling I hear a little bit of Jean-Michel Jarre in your music.

K: Haha. Thanks. Yes, I like his music but it’s not really an influence. I like the earlier krautrock and fusion stuff more like Klaus Schulze, Tangerine Dream and that school. Chick Corea and Joe Zawinul as keyboard players . Quincy Jones, John Barry, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Jobim and his work with Klaus Ogerman, Jazzanova and 4Hero , Laurent Garnier are all-time favorites.

Keenhouse – Ari-es

ER: And when did you get involved with the Binary posse?

K: That must have been right in the beginning when most of Binary came together in 2008. It was great that there were those other producers out there not just over in France but literally next door who all had that passion for electronic music. I mean there was always a pretty strong house and club scene around but it was more about looking at electronically influenced music as a format next to, you know, whatever else people would both dance and listen to and start to merge it again with song structures or take it other directions. That’s kind of an exciting time, when things are wide open. Then you either go top of the pops or push the limits of a style but really what’s more important, even though it might be a bit idealistically, is that you give something musically, which I think is what it’s about, you leave something behind.

ER: ‘Deep In The Forest’ is one of my favourite tracks on ‘Valerie And Friends’ (it even made our top 20 of 2009!), what’s the story behind it?

K: It’s kind of a long story that evolved over years. But in short it’s about Peter Pan being alive. Memories are dreams that we kind of collect over time to build little pieces of your world from it. It’s a little bit like a daydream. There are some of those good memories that can just repeatedly pop up at any given moment and I just wondered what is it with this feeling, I can’t really tell what it is. But it’s not as much about the content of a story than the color of it, So to me it’s that certain emotional color of feeling young that I wanted to put into something more tangible.

Keenhouse – Deep In The Forest

ER: What’s in Keenhouse’s studio? Any ‘go to’ synths?

K: Yeah, actually I don’t really like to get tons of new equipment all the time unless I really know what’s underneath the hood of a piece I already got. I still really like my V-Synth for certain kinds of programming. Some of the Arturia stuff sounds really good and I like it for a lot of automated things. I mean the thing with the outboard synths is that if you do a lot of automation, I always thought setting up your outboard gear isn’t that intuitive in comparison as far as sending midi messages in different formats. One synth accepts one format, totally different wit the next one. I use some of the Dave Smith stuff and one of my favorites is the MKS-80 Super Jupiter and a Korky Little Fatman. It really can just do one thing it can do it so many different ways. As far as processing, I really love the sound of the mainly for compression on a lot of things and the SSL channelstrips.

ER: And what makes up your live rig?, How does playing live work for you?

K: It’s a mixture between stems, midi and other audio. I prepare a row of stems for the tracks and spread them out over several channels Some of them are triggered while other tracks send midi to my synths. I either play parts of the synths, sing or control the midi. It takes a lot of preparation since there are a lot of individual tracks playing simultaneously but in the end gives more flexibility if things need to be shuffled around. I try to leave myself enough room for improvisation but at the same time it’s good to know that if I play a line a certain way there won’t be a drummer to react to that so I somehow have to consider that too.

ER: If money was no object, what synth would love to own?

K: Either a Yamaha CS 80 and a ARP 2500 system. If some money is left I would probably get a separate room for those and lock the door behind me, haha.

ER: How do you think being part of Binary help musicians?

K: Well, Binary is kind of an all around thing. There are a bunch of artists who all come from a bit of a different background musically. Some are DJs, some are producers, instrumentalists, singers, so it’s a quite eclectic mix. Musically there is a more or less a cohesive sound to it but everyone is really doing their own thing. It’s a certain sound that brought some of the Binary artists together in the first place and and at the same time it’s that sound that some the Binary artists started building upon which helped to give the whole thing more of an identity. I guess that especially with anything dance music related, the whole party scene and also music that tries to cross over, it’s really helpful if there ‘s an outlet for the producers and musicians to try things out , try to stretch the boundaries. Most of the Binary artists get to play to essentially two different crowds, it’s not just 24 hour party people all the time but there are also those who want to hear songs. A little bit of everything.

Shinichi Osawa – Zingaro (Keenhouse reMix)

ER: Does they Binary crew get up to rock ‘n’ roll shenanigans when they get together?

K: If you mean rock ‘n’ roll as in ‘That hotel room looked different when we got here yesterday’. Yes, there is a possibility when certain people get together.

ER: What does the near future hold for Keenhouse?

K: I’m mostly working on new material to go on the next album. Writing, recording different instrumentation besides the synths and programming. At the moment I’m actually revisiting some old tracks that are going to be put out under a different moniker this year and there are some new remixes to be released over the summer/fall. Then there is some production work for a pretty cool new act from Germany and some work for singers.

ER: Is Keenhouse more of a cereal or pile of pancakes for breakfast kinda’ act?

K: I do prefer cereal, pancakes are too heavy.

Housse De Racket – Oh Yeah (Keenhouse reMix)

Keenhouse should have a new full length album coming out this year and may be touring outside the US.

Keenhouse @ Beatport

Keenhouse @ Juno

Keenhouse @ 7Digital

Keenhouse @ Amazon

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Binary Week: Futurecop! & Keenhouse’s Dreams

Wow, when two acts you love collaborate it’s always exciting, but sometimes they just go above and beyond your expectations.

I’ve been hammering Futurecop!’s first album ‘It’s Forever Kids’ since I imported it late last year (unfortunately it’s still not available outside of Japan yet), it’s truly one of the slickest and confident ElectroPop débuts I’ve heard in years. The production is crisp as hell and the uplifting 80’s inspired melodies and catchy riffs are pure infectious genius. Keenhouse, I think, was the first Binary act I encountered. Introduced to him through the Valerie collective, ‘Deep In The Forest’ was one of my favourite tracks on the ‘Valerie And Friends’ compilation and the whole of his ‘Civic Transit’ EP is a masterclass in melodic electronic Disco.

So, what happens when these to get together?

♫ Futurecop! (Feat. Keenhouse)- Dreams

That does!

Already, in my head, ‘Dreams’ is the soundtrack to summer 2011. The synth work is unmistakably Futurecop!, especially the intro, but with a more self assured sound. Couple that with Keenhouse’s verses full of longing and choruses full of hope and your have not only an anthem, a classic in the making, but also a track that seems to sum up completely what Dreamwave, what Binary, is all about. Musically a massive dancefloor tune that is also melodic and a proper song, a damn well written one at that and atmospherically aspirational with a hint of realism. Nostalgic for better times but with a down-to-earth approach.

Did I mention it’s funky as hell?

The reMix package is pretty mind-blowing too, featuring the cream of current producers! You can always rely on ODahl to drop some kicking Nu-Disco and here is no different as he wraps the song in soaring riffs and side-chaining while electronic rumors faves, the Ride The Universe crew take ‘Dreams’ to smooth new directions with a total feelgood Dreamwave track. Newcomer Show Your Shoe gets his first official reMix on this single, and really impresses with his début, a late night DiscoPop tune with a big nod to late 80’s R&B.

Futurecop! (Feat. Keenhouse) – Dreams (ODahl reMix)

Futurecop! (Feat. Keenhouse) – Dreams (Ride The Universe reMix)

♫ Futurecop! (Feat. Keenhouse) – Dreams (Show Your Shoe reMix)

‘Dreams’ is out today on Binary, go get it here, here, here or here, and stay tuned to electronic rumors for our profile and interview with Keenhouse, as part of our Binary week, tomorrow!

We will also be featuring an interview with Futurecop! next month as they prepare for the release of their ‘Starworshiper’ EP.

Futurecop! @ Beatport

Futurecop! @ Juno

Futurecop! @ 7Digital

Futurecop! @ Amazon

Keenhouse @ Beatport

Keenhouse @ Juno

Keenhouse @ 7Digital

Keenhouse @ Amazon

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Binary Week: Binary 101

Welcome to Binary week, here on electronic rumors, readers!

Over the next seven days we’ll be dedicating most of our output to Binary Entertainment, that haven for all things ElectroPop, all things Indie-Electro, all things Nu-Disco. That’s right…all things Dreamwave!

A couple of years ago  this sound had no name, the Valerie crew had their little corner of the retro, 80s,  inspired ElectroPop/Nu-Disco world pretty sorted, but not named, and around the world there were great artists producing music you could only really describe as Valerie-esq. While The Valerie Collative were making music largely inspired by American teen movies of the 80’s their sound still had a strong European quality to it…enter the Binary stable of artists, who took this mixture of melodic retro ElectroPop and contemporary, dancefloor aimed, production and ran with it. Adding a healthy dose of LA-centric Americana, a certain swagger if you will, to the genre and naming it. Dreamwave.

I’ll admit I was a little hesitant about the name when I first heard it being used. ‘I’ve been listening to ElectroPop for over 20 years’ I thought ‘it really doesn’t need a new name’, but credit is due to Josh and Kyle (Binary’s founders) as their vision of Dreamwave has stuck, and makes sense (even to me!) now. In retrospect the guys did a amazing job by giving this scene a name, it’s more than just a style of music (the Binary artists themselves span quite a diverse range of electronica), it’s an attitude, a soft focus outlook on life where loving and dancing are the priority. When you think of Dreamwave, not only do you thing of the perfect smooth ElectroPop/Nu-Disco blend but also of warm summer nights, partying in LA.

Whether it’s the laidback Indie-Electro of NightWaves, the Disco flavours of Keenhouse or LexiconDon’s real world ElectroPop the Binary crew are putting melody back on the dancefloor, or Disco back into songwriting, and the term Dreamwave is becoming so ubiquitous now that January’s print edition of The NME named Dreamwave their ‘D’ in an ‘A to Z for what to watch in 2011’. Let’s hope their readers take note!

Not only did Josh and Kyle pull off the (pretty hard) task of branding a type of ElectroPop, but they also branded a feeling. An aspirational lifestyle that can be yours, even if you can’t get to LA, through the music of the artists who call Binary their home.

Who are these electronic Sandmen? LexiconDon, NightWaves, Short Circuit, Keenhouse, Alfa, Fabian & The Kids Are Radioactive. You’ll get to know them very well over the course of this week!

Here’s what Josh and Kyle have to say:

ER: How did Binary get started?

J: Well, I suppose it started out of a frustration for doing what people consider to be conventional lives and jobs. Kyle and I both desperately wanted to try doing something special and different before we became tied down by things like a mortgage, a marriage, or kids. We’ve been musical compatriots practically since the day we met (sailing in Long Beach!), so starting a music company was something we felt really excited about trying. We spent a bunch of time thinking long and hard about what we wanted Binary to be, and eventually, near the middle of 2008, we quit our jobs and haven’t looked back since!

ER: Is there a Binary Mission statement?

J: For a long time we were somewhat known for saying that our mission was to “bring the song back to the dancefloor”… In a lot of ways that is definitely still a mission of ours. Most of the music we work with, put out, or write about is expertly produced electronic music that’s made for fans of all music, not just dance junkies. I don’t think that part of the mission has changed. What I’m no so sure about anymore is whether or not you could call Binary a ‘dance music’ music factory. Kyle and I love a lot of different kinds of music and I think Binary will end up being a home for a lot of music that people can’t dance to. I believe our mission is to provide an artist friendly home for great songwriters, be it on the blog, on our label, or as an artist that we manage.

ER: How do you find your roster?

K: Well our roster hasn’t changed since it was fully in place back in September of 2008. But for that process, it was a mix of musicians we were associating with at the time through a friend and we were really impressed by the material they were putting together (Fabian and Alex from LexiconDon), a couple guys we found on some blog posts (Short Circuit and Alfa), we found The Kids Are Radioactive by scouring through MySpace, which took up a lot of our time in the early days of Binary. And we saw Keenhouse play a show that another one of our friends was promoting. We spent a ton of time just jumping in head first into this community of artists online, on MySpace, that were making original music and showed a certain creative edge rather than just chopping up some songs and making remixes…it was really a great journey to take. So we found what we thought was the best and the guys that showed the most potential, and guys that were in the LA area since we were trying to build a local scene and community here, and that’s how we ended up with the roster we currently have. Nowadays, because of the blog, we get a lot of promo emails, so we’ll find a lot of upcoming talented producers that way, and just staying on top of blogs looking for new artists. I personally really like finding the totally unknown guys that I can just sense have a lot of potential and watching them grow into bigger things, whether that’s due to us or not, but unfortunately that’s getting a lot harder since MySpace has died…which is the only bad part about MySpace dying.

ER: Is LA really as cool and romantic as the music would suggest?

K:Haha, yeah, I think so. LA is as cool and romantic as you make it. LA gets a bad reputation around the world (though I think this is changing a lot) and people think it’s plastic and fake, and yeah, there are certainly big parts of the city that are like that. But it’s a very big place…big enough for all of us to create or live the life we want to live. When I first moved out here from Chicago I actually kinda’ hated this place, but once you settle in and can comfortably call it home, you start to find your own little world that works for you, with the friends you want, going to the places you want to go to, doing the things you want to do. I can’t think of a better place to live in your young 20’s than the east side of LA. We’re just all such like-minded people here, and everyone kinda’ gets each other, and we all know that we’re all kind of out here trying to live the dream. So it all works out, and some days you’ll find yourself on the freeway looking at the big green hills and the blue sky with the sun shining and you take a breath and really appreciate being here right now.

ER: Where the ladies at?

K: My lady’s at home, she’s awesome. Oh you mean where are the ladies on Binary? Haha, man there are a lot of times we wish we had more of a female presence on the label, whether that be having a full fledged Binary female artist, or even just a source to go to for female vocals on some tracks. I really hope that day comes soon, cause we could really use it. The problem is that it just seems harder to find…as I said we haven’t really expanded our roster in any case, but even if we had, I don’t usually come across female producers or singers sending us their music that would fit well with Binary. We try and push our current artists to collaborate with other singers, especially female singers, because a lot of times that is the best thing that could complement a track they may be working on, but it’s tough working on random collaborations like that. I don’t know, I think we’re going to need to start exploring some other channels. But that day will come and it will be a great day.

To get you started on your week long journey down the Binary rabbit-hole here’s NightWaves ‘Binary Hour’ mixtape, showcasing some of the best from the label:

NightWaves Presents: The Binary Hour

The Binary Hour tracklist:

01: LexiconDon – Pink + Blue
02: NightWaves – Fascination (Vocal)
03: Alfa – Funker
04: Short Circuit – This Is Real
05: Fabian – Last Flight
06: Keenhouse – Ari-es (Grum reMix)
07: NightWaves – Sweet Carrie (Beaumont reMix)
08: LexiconDon – December Sunset (U-Tern reMix)
09: The Kids Are Radioactive – Sorry
10: Short Circuit – Get Up
11: Alfa – Holy Shit!
12: Fabian – Heatwave
13: Fabian – Heatwave (Short Circuit’s Heatstroke Edit)
14: LexiconDon – Student Body
15: Keenhouse – Ari-es (Hemingway’s Starlight Yacht reMix)
16: Fabian – Starlight Love
17: LexiconDon – Hot Love
18: Short Circuit – How We Speak
19: NightWaves – Fascination (Bit Funk reMix)
20: Keenhouse – The Rendezvous

And as a bonus, check out some Binary-on-Binary reMix action:

LexiconDon – December Sunset (NightWaves reMix)

Keenhouse – Ari-es (NightWaves reMix)

Over the course of this week we will be profiling and interviewing each act on in the Binary stable. We’ll be featuring loads of awesome music, some exclusives, mixes and a competition so make sure you check back daily as we bring you the low-down on some of the finest ElectroPop being produced today.

Binary Entertainment @ Beatport

Binary Entertainment @ Juno

Binary Entertainment @ 7Digital

Binary Entertainment @ Amazon

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Keenhouse Vs. NightWaves

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Ahh, Keenhouse, his ‘Deep In The Forest’ is possible my favourite track on last years amazing ‘Valerie And Friends’ compilation and NightWaves, well, they’ve been rockin’ my .mp3 player for a fair few of months now.

The two of them together is Synth gold! Sweet analog lead lines and chilled vocals, this is everything Binary is about!

Keenhouse – Ari-es (NightWaves reMix) (zShare) (MediaFire)

‘Ari-es’ is originally taken from the amazing ‘Binary Presents: LA Lights’ compilation.

Keenhouse @ Beatport

Keenhouse @ Juno

Keenhouse @ 7Digital

Keenhouse @ Amazon