Monday, March 9, 2015

Utropstech - Malplacebo

Got a tip the other day from a friend knowing a guy that was about to release his second EP. It sounded interesting when he told me about his music and then I forgot about my friends chat conversation. But my friend reminded me yesterday and I took a listen to Utropstech. I was extremely happy that I took a listen! Such a solid EP from Utropstech.

One of the greatest things with running Tracasseur is the chance to get to know unknown and small artists and producers around the globe that are great. The feeling when you know that you have such a gifted talent in front of you and you can be able to help out with a post, showing the world something totally new and fresh. Today that feeling is all about Utropstech!

The short story about Utropstech is about a 25-year-old guy living in a small city in Sweden named Skövde. The city of Skövde isn't famous for bringing forward great tech house producers, but now they have their first really talented one. Utropstech has been producing back and forth for twelve years and most of time just for the fun of it. He has also been into the EDM but the last three years he has become more serious and landed in the style that he kind of always have wanted to produce, tech house.

I love his work with all the details and small sounds in his music and he also told me that he always been focusing on the soundscape and the "perfect" details. This EP sums up pretty good Utropstech's way of thinking tech house the last year. Very well thought I must say! I'm already longing for the next release. This release is out on Sequence Media Group, a label from his hometown of Skövde, that have understood the golden opportunity to find the home producers on the west coast of Sweden.

SoundCloud-links below to listen, if you prefer Spotify click here and if you want to buy the EP head over to iTunes.







Thursday, February 12, 2015

[Free download] Kids At Midnight - Survival

Awesome Aussies #2: Kids At Midnight's new single "Survival" reminds me of another bunch of talented women; the Haim sisters. It also shows Jane's versatility that she can make utterly danceable house and disco tunes in addition to this dreamier and more delicate sound. Just such a beautiful song!

Tear Council - Anywhere

Awesome aussies #1: Matt Van Schie has teamed up with Van She colleague Michael Di Francesco to make this dreamy synthpop/tropical/nu disco gem under the name Tear Council. It's just as awesome as you'd expect from the pair.


Saturday, February 7, 2015

Friend Within - The Square

The upcoming Friend Within EP (out 15 March on He Loves You) seems to be of the usual high quality that we've come to expect from our friend. At least judging by this acid weapon.

[Free download] Modjo - Lady (Terace Rehash)

If you have plans painting the town red tonight this tune will definitely help you get into the spirit. Kiwi/Aussie house duo Terace has updated Modjo's 2000 classic Lady (Hear Me Tonight). It's still as catchy as the original, but with a bouncier beat and deeper bass. Best thing is that it's available for free download on thei Facebook page!

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Tracasseur Guest Tape #7: Frederique

Wow, we're really pounding out these Guest tapes, aren't we? Since we, and especially me, really like the UK sound so much, what could be more logical than to ask a German with a French name to do the next one? Hannover DJ and producer Frederique has a very wide range of mostly British music styles ranging from (real) dubstep via bass to house music as evidenced in this little musical journey that he's kindly hammered together for us.

Before we get to the mix,  I think you should check out some freebies and upcoming releases:



And without further ado:
 

Tracklist:

Azzido Da Bass & Timo Maas - Dooms Night (LO’99 Edit)
Andrew Diggs - The Ghost
DevelopMENT - Run ’di’ Track
Focus - Sculpture (VIP)
AndMe. - Thoughts Of You (Tempo Elektrik Remix)
Beyonce - Haunted (Prince Club 6am Remix)
Frederique - Mainstream Gibberish
Frederique & Aaron Jackson - Frequency Test
The Living Graham Bond - Group Logic
Claude VonStroke - Big Ten
Worthy - So Delicious
Cause & Affect - Get To The Chopper
Foamo - Sherlock (My Nu Leng Remix)
Drums Of Death - Calloutchaname