Saturday, August 31, 2013

Great new Justin Faust remix

Our German buddy Justin Faust has done this terrific remix of Treasure Finger & The Knocks' "My Body". Great work there bro! And how nice is it that he also gives us the track for free!

Monday, August 26, 2013

New remix from Oliver Tank

The mastermind of beautiful electronic music Oliver Tank is back with a new remix of another mastermind within beautiful music, Gossling. With that I think it's enough said.

As a bonus I must post one this one, that is so beautiful. Hauntingly beautiful! And yes, I have used the word beautiful 4 times (5 with this last sentence) in this short post, but it says it all...times four!

New single from Young Galaxy

It has been out there for a week but in case you missed it due to that Young Galaxy released their latest album "Ultramarine" not so long ago. It is a new single from them and it will be out digitally tomorrow (August 27) and will be included on the Deluxe Edition of "Ultramarine" that will see the light September 24. The track is produced by Dan Lissvik, as the album also is and as always it will be released on Paper Bag Records.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Tom & Hills feat. Thilia - Here and Now

From a Swedish duo in the last post to a Finnish duo. The young talented Tom aka Ramon Soivio has teamed up with the older and more experienced producer Hills aka Petri Mäkitalo. Together as Tom & Hills they are about to create interesting house music.

I really like this one, even if it's a little bit commercial (nothing bad in that) it got so many more things making me like it. The voice of Thilia is something that draws me into the tune. This is a really nice first single from the duo and it will be released on Monday on the Swedish label Substream Records along with a couple of remixes.

The remix from the renowned Finnish Koobra takes it more into the indie dance.

Tracasseur Exclusive: Brott och Straff - Monster

Brott och Straff (in English: Crime and Punishment) are a Swedish duo from the western parts of Sweden doing electro with lyrics in Swedish. Their plan is to release a new track every month during 2013. This month they wanted us to hand it to the world as an exclusive for the fans of Tracasseur. Brott och Straff describe their music as hard electro with pop melodies and honest lyrics, and I would say that's the perfect description.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Death on the Balcony - Audio Escapades EP

Huge EP from British duo Death on the Balcony on Seven Music from Belfast, Northern Ireland - one of the epicenters of the UK house movement. "Audio Escapades" floated around between disco, house and future techno. Our pick is "No Balance". Great stuff!

Chris Malinchak - So In To You + Octochamp edit

The new is Chris Malinchak is awesome as usual...

...but kinda slow, so if you like something more up-tempo, you might prefer Octochamp's edit.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Holt Blackheath

It seems there's an endless supply of talented house producers in the UK at the moment. One of them is Holt Blackheath from Colchester that we've been listening to for quite a while. I don't know what's in the milk over there, but I'm suspecting some sort of funk vitamins or bass steroids.

Anyway, he just made his latest track available for free download, and I suggest you jump on it.

Otherwise, this has been one of my absolute faves of the summer. Great strings, great bass and rhythm, and I just love that plopping sound in the chorus.

And since I just scored Kanye West as my alter ego pop star over at Buzzfeed, why not throw in this remix of "Golddigger"?

And let's top it off with a mixtape.

Bondax + Friend Within

Huge, huge remix by Friend Within of fellow British duo Bondax' new single "Giving It All". Love that hammering piano, razor-sharp hi-hats, and that deep funky bassline. Great work with the smooth vocals from the original too. This is like pure honey being poured in your ears (minus the stickiness).

And his remix of Wankelmut & Emma-Louise isn't too shabby either.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Tracasseur guestlist: Urulu

Picture credit: French Riton
After making the usual summer disappearance act, it's always nice to make a slow start of the post-summer season. This means blog posts that requires minimum work and creativity is favoured over the more belaboured insightful dissectings of the many corners of today's dance music culture. This is why this post is the first of a genius concept.

Last Friday was a great night out that ended with catching the last part of Urulu's gig at F12 here in Stockholm. Great music and Taylor's energetic DJ-ing style made for an electric atmosphere and a sweaty dancefloor, despite the venue being out on a terrace in the mild Swedish summer night. Obviously this was a great excuse to reaching out to the L.A. native who moved to London back in December, and after some discussion Taylor shared an idea he had harboured of naming his favourite producers at the moment.

Obviously this is an awesome idea for a blog post since "what do you listen to at the moment" is one of our favourite questions when we do interviews (we really should do one soon). And we don't even have to do any research or even write more than the intro you're now reading. Copy/paste Urulu's own words, add some links and voilá!

This is the story of how Tracasseur's new series of Guestlists came about. Here is (drumrolls):

Urulu's top 5 favourite producers at the moment:

1. Quell

Just recently got a hold of this dude, not realizing how extensive his release catalogue already was. With solo works on labels like Claap, Tsuba, 2020 Vision, and 4lux, I can only imagine where this guy is headed. It solid, straightforward, unadulterated house music at its rawest point.

2. Terrence Pearce

Cape Town native making ridiculously clean house music with a tinge of funk. His recent EP on Futureboogie has been in my crate for almost every gig. Super nice dude and even better music, no complaints whatsoever.

3. Behling & Simpson

Been listening to these two Bristol natives for ages, but as of recent their EP for Shir Khan's Black Jukebox series on Exploited Records has really hit the spot for me. Four tracks all under 120 bpm and built for the sun, embodying summer in all its glory. Love, love... love this one.

4. Zoo Look

Had the pleasure of meeting these two at Gottwood festival in Wales this year. First heard of them from their Morris Audio EP, then dug a bit deeper to find out they had stuff on labels like Tsuba, Kolour LTD, Sccucci Manucci, Dirt Crew, and, most recently, Show & Tell (a label curated by the two themselves). Self released and surely built for the floor, Take It Down EP, is a stomper. All four tracks are unbelievably cut and built for the floor.

5. Urulu

And a little narcissism never hurt, or did it? I don't know, who cares haha. Will leave the last one for some shameless plugging. I've got an EP forthcoming on New York based Let's Play House next week. Four tracks, all built relatively heavy around samples and tight percussion. My Left Coast EP is an ode to the sunny influences of California (which I'm back in and touring in October).

Ok, to be fair, one of the reasons I liked Urulu's idea of a list was that it was something I've been thinking about for some time too, and in all honesty, all DJ mags with any sort of self-respect have them. What is completely true though is that a little narcissism don't hurt, especially when it means plugging a great upcoming release like Urulu's. I've been fortunate enough to listen to it already, and you will want to check it out when it drops on August 26.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

New duo Arches

Arches is the new duo consisting of Seba (Moonlight Matters) and Jochen (Sound of Stereo). So when my friend Seba sent over this fresh tune I had no other choice than to tell you guys about this new Belgian super-duo Arches.

Arches have already got recognition from The Magician and they have been included on the two latest Magic Mixtapes.

This new tune coming from them is a rework of Whitney Houston’s "It’s Not Right But It’s Okay", where they have pitched down her voice. Really diggin' the track and it also comes as a free DL.

Give it up for Arches!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Stefano Ritteri & Robosonic - She Was On My Mind

Sweet collab between the German duo Robosonic and Italian Stefano Ritteri out on OFF Recordings yesterday! Lovely deep house in a very mindful way. Would love to hear more from this new collaboration. Buy the tune exclusive over at Beatport.

Chela + Boys Get Hurt

Chela are about to release her first EP "Romanticise" on Kitsuné August 26. The release comes with remixes from Boys Get Hurt, Gold Fields, Collarbones, Le Bruce and Fascinator. Today we give you the nice Boys Get Hurt remix.

And as a bonus we also hand you the Gold Fields remix with a free DL.

Holy Ghost! teaser

Short teaser from Holy Ghost! from the upcoming album "Dynamics" out September 10.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

New tune from Active Child

Active Child surprised me a bit today when I discovered this new sweet tune "She Cut Me". I love Active Child and this song is also pure love. I hope for more very soon!

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Fantastic cover by Oliver Tank of Simon & Garfunkel's "Sound of Silence"

One of Simon & Garfunkel's best tracks I would say must be "Sound of Silence". Australian dreamwave genius Oliver Tank has made an extremely beautiful cover of this track together with Fawn Myers. This is one of the sweetest tracks this year and will also be at the end of the year! Spell-bindingly beautiful!

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Tracasseur Swedish Summer Mixtape

We are having this amazing summer up here in Sweden and what could be better than to put some music to our Swedish summer with our latest mixtape by Jonas aka Jonny Puma. It's deep and techy. Enjoy!

1. Niko Schwind, Kellerkind - Lose Control (Teenage Mutants Remix) 
2. Monkey Safari - Jorg 
3. Jon Cutler, E-Man - It's Yours (NiCe7 Remix) 
4. Noir, Haze, Ron Costa, Compact Grey - Around The Bane (Noir Mashup Treatment) 
5. Pleasurekraft, Jaceo, Vedic - The Most Dangerous Game 
6. Tim Cullen, DJames - Dirty Martini 
7. Kevin Andrews, Jason Chance - Whatever 
8. Do Santos - What We Want 
9. Todd Terry - Bounce To The Beat feat. Lady Vale (Simone Vitullo Original Club Mix) 
10. Serotonin Thieves - Does Umek Drink Papaya Juice? (Groovebox Remix) 
11. Groovebox - Brooklyn 
12. Luca Cassani - Gluttony 
13. Alex M & Tony Lenz - Evidence

New song from Cut Copy

Cut Copy launched a new tune "Let Me Show You" at the Pitchfork Festival in Chicago, and it's a really nice one that reminds me a bit of Primal Scream and New Order. Good to have Cut Copy back in great shape!

The video is very epileptic but if you stare at the centre for at least 20 seconds and then close your eyes you will something else.