Tiga, Maceo Plex, Disclosure, Luca C, Nicolas Jaar, Riva Starr have all done it. Remixed the Canadian boyband Azari & III over the last few years. If you for some reason don’t know these guys it is about time you do. Their future beats from the future combined with the singers two very different voices is pure joy. It has been a while since we have seen any new material from the guys. Their original releases and remixes have all been put out several times and it is has been a bit difficult to navigate through their catalogue. They have finally decided to do something about this.
On the 25th this month the guys release a full remix album. Most (if not all) of these remixes have been released before, but this is a great way to get all of the best ones. One of the more recent remixes are the Voyeur version of Indigo (a track that was first released way back in 2010 but have been rereleased for the american market just recently). This version has a very contemporary sound working its way through the deephouse scene which seems to be peaking these days. It is a free download on rollingstones.com so there is really no reason not to check it out. This release still need a few remixes though. Tensnake and DJ Sneak could have been featured but are for some reason left out.
There are still no words about new original material so we will just have to be patient.
The full tracklist of the Azari & III remix album:
1. Reckless (with Your Love) [Tiga's 'What Iz House Muzik?' Remix]
2. Manic (Maceo Plex Lost Remix)
3. Into the Night (Prince Language Remix)
4. Hungry for the Power (Jamie Jones Ridge Street Remix)
5. Manhooker (Locked Groove’s Escape to Nyc Remix)
6. Lost in Time (Jori Hulkkonen Remix)
7. Manic (Luca C Remix)
8. Indigo (Konrad Black Remix)
9. Hungry for the Power (Sei a Remix)
10. Into the Night (Nicolas Jaar Remix)
11. Hungry for the Power (Guy Gerber Day and Night Remix)
12. Reckless (With Your Love) [Riva Starr Remix]
13. Hungry for the Power (Art Department Remix)
14. Manic (Disclosure Remix)
15. Indigo (Voyeur Remix)
Here are a couple this writers favourite remixes:
Nobody really knows who are behind the name of this duo, but that is not really important. If the music works then thatshould be enough. In 2011 Tiger & Woods released their album Through The Green to great response amongst DJs, critics and fans of disco. Most tracks on the album are samples of old disco tracks that have been pulled apart and completely rebuild with a new structure. Although the producers do what they can to chop up the classics, their love for the original versions are still pretty clear.
One of the sampled tracks from the album was originally made by Melba Moore. And the Tiger boys are clearly not done with her just yet. Featured on their brand new Banana Balls EP Melba is back again. This time it is with her 1983 jam ‘Mind Up Tonight’. Once again Tiger & Woods worked their magic. It now has a structure that you will know from house music but still keeping the all the disco sounds alive. It has almost become their signature to repeat selected parts of the track so many times that you almost start to get annoyed. And then just when you are about to skip the track it all makes sense and the track moves on in a new direction. Brilliant.
You are both born and raised in Amsterdam and have the same love for Motown-soul, funk, hip-hop and jazz. Where does this passion come from and how did you guys hook-up ?
Well.. Probably like everyone, we can blame our parents for the music we like and dislike. And in our case, the motown stuff really stood out (in a good way) from all the weird tunes our dads played when were young. And looking back at that weird stuff, its actually also pretty interesting. We met a little over 10 years ago when we were both doing programming work for a club in Amsterdam. 8 Years later, we met again and after a few drinks, found out we had quite some stuff in common, so we decided to give it a go. And here we are.
So you’ve joined forces for the last 2 years now with releases on numerous well-renowned labels and it seems like your journey has just begun. Can you tell us a little somethin’ somethin’ about what the future has in store for Detroit Swindle ?
We’ve got a remix for the guys from Zoo Look coming out on Morris Audio in februari and a new EP on Tsuba in a few months that we’re really really stoked about. And there’s a big bunch of tracks we’re finishing now, but we haven’t decided what to do with it. Right now, our studio time is focused on making stuff that might end up on an album, and we’re redoing our live set completely. So basically, we’re just fucking around and see what comes out.
Your releases seem inspired by classic us-house and with clear references to the sound of the 90ies that is hotter than ever these days. Where do you see Detroit Swindle in this development and where does it go from here ?
Sure, there’s a big house influence, but we’re not genre focused actually. The new EP is a lot deeper with a bit of a UK sauce on it, and there’s a lot of deep, stripped down tracks as well as more funk oriented stuff. We don’t make music with the intention of getting into a certain sound that is hot. Sure, 90′s house is hitting the clubs all over the world, but you never know when people get tired of that trick. Maybe in a few months time, 90′s rave and eurohouse will be hot as hell and everyone will be booking Da Hool, Camisra, R.O.O.S. and the Venga Boys…
This is your first visit to Denmark and I know there’s a lot of hype and anticipation surrounding the forthcoming gig February 8th. what can we expect when you hit the decks ?
We’ll be bringing lots of unreleased tracks, some cool vinyl only stuff and most of all a truckload of energy!
And last but not least can you highlight some personal favorites from 2012 and whom to look out for in 2013 ?
2012 was definitely the year of Bicep. Wolf Music has hit it hard as well with interesting releases all over the place. Be sure to check out James Welsh, Kindimmer and Cuthead. All completely different, but we’re big fans of what these guys are doing.
SEE YOU ALL ON FRIDAY!
The headline is danish for “It is Saturday”. Unfortunately it is still monday and we’re many days from our favorite day of the week. But this new remix by Tilde of Alberte Windings new track helps us.
The electronic artist Tilde have remixed the first single from Alberte Windings new album “Ønskescenariet”. The remix is free for download for the rest of january and it is fucking dope. The numbers original folk instrumental have been changed to a more raw and electronic sound, but still quite deep.
The unique british electro duo will be delivering their wicked beats and sound this coming friday at Rust.
Be sure to safe your spot at the concert through the presale-tickets at: http://www.goo.gl/WkU98
The duo will be supported by:
Wicked.dk DJ Team (!)
Yes, you’re sunday-hangover is not messing with your head. We’ll be playing a mindblowing closing-set from 03.30-05.00!
If you are for some unknown reason unfamiliar with Jack Beats, here are some goodies:
I recently surfed through my soundcloud. What i thought would only take minutes, ended up taking about 2 hours. I missed my appointment with the doctor – But it was definitely worth it! What i stumbled upon was, to be frank, a goldmine which no end would take.
Some of you might have heard about Wolf Music Records, and some of you might not. This is the story of Matt & Stu. Two house heads who, in 2009, decided to create a playground of their own, where they could experiment with the sounds they both combine with true house music. In Wolf Musics short lifespan, they have already signed artists such as Session Victim, Medlar, Bicep and Waze & Odyssey, just to name a few.
With their newest release: WOLFEP16 by Medlar and featuring Detroit Swindle, Wolf Music has yet again released a solid 4 track groover.
1st track is called The Sun, and what a true pleasure for the ears this track is. It’s disco, it’s filter house, it’s jazzy, but most of all, it made me smile from start to end. Check it out for yourself
2nd track is actually a Detroit Swindle remix of the 3rd track on the EP; Knockard Pearl. Detroit Swindle takes this already solid dancefloor killah to a next level basis. The way they use the chords from the original is simply brilliant, and with it’s mid track down peak, it sets off a sure “hands in the air” moment on the dancfloors around the globe.
3rd track is, in my opinion, one of Medlars finest audio expressions. Knockard Pearl, as the track is named, has the potential to be just a regular deep house track, but with it’s soft bassline, synthlines, piano keys and extra keys as well as the hilarious “uuugh” dubs, car honks and almost filter sounding hi-hats, this track is ideal at almost any time during a full night at Panorama Bar.
4th track, called Govern is, to say the least, a good way to end off the EP. Medlar once again drops a deep house track beyond deep house tracks. There’s not much to tell about this track, except that it grows on you. An intense use of drumkits, cowbells, basslines, synthlines and dubs makes it a perfect sunday morning track.
Oh yeah. Wolf Music Records rarely puts out digital releases at the same time as official vinyl release, so if you want to get your hands on a copy, you can do so right here.
Or you could wait till the digital release gets out. No release date yet though.
Until recently, the idea was that we should’ve cooperated with these three boys, but unfortunately it ended up not being the time for us yet. Nonsens is Bornholms music elite consisting of Rasmus Mygind Korsby, Jens Espersen, Anton Twile Nielsen. With a unique music project that unites all the best from DJ’ing and acoustic sound in an explosive fusion, the three boys started their music project in 2009. The idea was that drums, bass, synthesizers, dj’ing samplers and effects processors were combined and result in a live set that was unable not moving to. Since then, almost all genres have been affected. Most recently, this one, believe it or not, a Bruno Mars remix. We also bring you two tracks from their 2-month-old EP “Mashup The Place”, which is completely phenomenal.
Bruno Mars – Locked Out Of Heaven (Nonsens Remix)
Nonsens – Go Low (Original Mix)
Nonsens – Rudebwoi (Original Mix)
This true story is not for the weak minded.
Leif Roden, the legendary rock musician and sound technician, raised his son backstage. This might very well have been one of the coolest environments to grow up in, and it surely left it’s scars. In his early teenage years, Max Thelin started to play around with daddy-o’s old music equipment and soon started composing and producing music. His skills took form over a couple of 1210s, MPCs and a lot of late nights chasing that perfect vinyl sample. At that time it was all about Hip Hop, but in 2008 Hankat took form. Ever since that day, he has been producing tracks in the more deep and dubbyToday the genre takes us to the other side of the coin. The dark side of the moon, you could say. With himself in front, he delivers a 9 track journey from one place to another.
I’ve gone through Hankat‘s debut album some times, and what strikes me every time, is how earthly this album really is. It is what it says it is – A journey though ones own messed up universe.
The title track might say it all, but don’t cheat yourself for an epic trip through the copenhagen underground. Check out the full album here.
Don’t be shy. Drop your comments below and let us know what you think!
German bass label No Brainer Records is coming to KB18 this friday, when William Hass & Beat Me celebrates their final party this year. It’s gonna go nuts.
Labelboss Malente headlines the party. But that’s not all. Danish superstar duo Rytter & Index celebrates their first release on No Brainer; Snake On a Date as well as the music video with a closing set wilder than you could ever imagine. And just as we thought that there was nothing else to celebrate, the worse half of the duo; Index, celebrates his birthday this evening. Expect soapbubbles, homo-erotic, goats with hats, fireworks, decapitations on stage and naked people (their own words).
“The track itself is an interpretation of something happening to one of us” Index once said. It sounds like this:
The genre is bass. Bassy bass with bass on top. Or ghetto house, as they would put it themselfs. “It’s all about making people dance and possibly take of their clothes in the process”.
Personally i look forward to a night in the name of bass music. Do yourself a favor and check out the rest of the release:
Also make sure to check out the rest of the lineup at KB18 this friday. And again, to stress what i mean, i once more give you a Rytter & Index qoute: “Be there or be square”.
With all of Deso Rec‘s releases being released both digitally and with only 300 vinyl presses, there immediately occurs this secret bubble of monster tunes around the label, which only makes it even cooler to have this label on danish soil. It’s a sure explosion of madness whenever Brian plays a DJ set, as well as whenever he posts a dope track from the jungle of oldies or a new shining track from some upcoming producer, on his facebook page.
A quick look over at Deso Rec‘s soundcloud page tells me that they have just put out their 40th release. The newest; The Soulsearch EP, by Washerman AKA Gianni Siravo is sounding like a trip back in time to say the least. It’s a soulful journey through all 4 seasons – There’s a track for everybody’s taste.
Have a listen
Vi har fået en lille sjov historie fra Acid Pigs om DJ navne og meget andet. Interviewet skulle have være postet på en blog som drejede nøglen om – i stedet bliver det postet her :)
Hvilket følelser/stemning vil i skabe med jeres musik?
Når vores klove drejer pladehjulet, er det med en smøg i munden og halv liter Fernet i mavesækken. Det er ensbetydende med fest, og det er lige præcis, hvad vores musikstil afpsejler. Vi har en dyb affektion for hemmelig house, men når folk skal smide tøjet, tryner vi dem med diskoklassikere og alskens godt fra svinestien, og så fremkalder vi varme følelser og vanvittig fest!
Hvilket overvejelser gjorde i jer, da du skulle finde dit navn? Valgte i jeres navn for at skabe et bestemt image?
Det var svært at finde et passende navn. Vi havde mere end 10 forslag i spil. Sun City var længe en favorit, men det var lidt for homo-houset. Så overvejede vi længe Batata, Bedcats og The Force. Men da Acid Pigs kom på banen, var diskussionen hurtigt forbi. Vi er nogle værre svin – især når vi spiller. Acid er en god reference til en dejlig gammel genre, og så spiller vi bestemt også tit op til fester, hvor folk tydeligvis har drukket syre.
Hvor meget tror i navnet påvirker ens førstehåndsindtryk?
Meget. Vi ynder at krydre vores DJ-sets med grisemasker! Til visse folks forargelse og andres store glæde. Fordelen er, at folk husker os – både på navne, masker og den skandaløse optræden.
Har navnet indflydelse på ens succes?
Nej. Folk smiler vel over et fedt navn, når de kigger på en plakat eller et event. Men i sidste ende er det præstationen bag pulten og festen genrelt, som afgør hvad folk sætter pris på!
Dømmer man som dj, andre djs ud fra deres navn eller?
Tja. Der er mange lækre DJ-navne på den danske scene, og de befinder sig på hvert deres abstraktionsniveau. Nogle opkalder sig efter en drink, andre efter en distingveret forfatter. Navnet kan afspejle ens stil, men når alt kommer til alt, er det jo kun et navn.
Hvilke andre dj navne udover jeres eget er fedt og hvorfor?
Nogle folk er født med luksusnavne, som på bedste vis gør dem unikke. Trentemøller, Løwenstein, Sheridan, Brynjar og Borneland er eksempler. Andre referer til deres stilikoner, og det er altid sejt at have referencerne i orden. Her tænker vi på navne som Djuna Barnes og A Boy Named Sue. Det fedeste navn i gamet er nok Motor City Drum Ensemble. Det forener Detroit med finkultur. Hent ham til DK, Simons!
Hvorfor er det pludselig blevet så cool at være dj? Hvornår gik det fra at være en halvgammel disc-jockey til at være halvdelen af kbh, både drenge og piger?
Det er jo en light-version af rockstarlivet, som vel tiltaler folk. Og så behøver man ikke træne helt lige så meget, som hvis man ville være fuldtidsmusiker i et succesfuldt band. Det er en hurtig måde at få opmærksomhed på, og det er en let vej til fisse og Fernet. Vi håber bare DJ’s finder deres egen stil, undgår at blive dikteret at masserne og formår at fremstå unikke. Så kan der aldrig blive for mange DJ’s
MIXTAPE: Winter 2012 by Acid Pigs