May 29, 2013

Vibes4YourSoul Mixes#22 - Getting There

Hi all !

here comes a new mix oscillating between electro pop, deep house and nudisco. Some hot recent stuff, some cool edits and remixes, to get us there...

Hope you'll enjoy it !

Streaming & tracklisting below, dwld link here :

Tracklisting :
Boris Duglosh feat. Roisin Murphy - Never Enough (Paskal & Urban Absolutes Remix)
Yuksek feat. Juveniles - One Life Away
Bahamas - Never Again (Christian Strobe Remix)
Toro Y Moi - Rose Quartz
Moullinex - Take My Pain Away (Rory Phillips Remix)
Phoenix - Trying To Be Cool (RAC Mix)
Hanni El Khatib - Penny (Classixx Remix)
Panthera Krause - Summer Breeze (Be My Summer Mix)
Classixx feat. Nancy Whang - All You're Waiting For
Drop Out Orchestra - Future Past (Dub)
Raw Silk - Do It To The Music (Tugboats Edits Rework)
Patryk Molinari - No Dilemma (Original Mix)
Thomass Jackson - Thats When I Know
Tiger & Woods - Pitch
The Rapture - Sail Away (Cosmic Kids Lost At Sea Remix)

May 23, 2013

V4YS EP Review - Way Back - Way Back EP (BMKLTSCH Records)

A new project from two "not to be revealed big producers", is how the hot Dutch label Bmkltsch Rcrds label is presenting this new EP from the mysterious Way Back.

Not much more I can tell you about this excellent release then, apart that this great underground old-school 90's House sound rings a big Julio Bashmore bell with me.

Streaming below :

Peu d'informations sur ce projet Way Back, tout juste le label Bmkltsch Rcrds explique-t-il que deux producteurs de renom se cachent derrière ce mystérieux alias. Une chose est sure, le son old-school 90's House de ce très bon maxi rappelle les excellentes productions d'un certain Julio Bashmore.

May 22, 2013

V4YS Album Review - Thundercat - Apocalypse (Brainfeeder Records)

Back in 2011 Thundercat (aka Stephen Bruner) made himself a special place in the hearts of futuristic soul lovers, with his (now turned classic) debut album, The Golden Age Of Apocalypse. A charismatic musician playing with his bass like others would play with their electric guitars, he also revealed himself at the time as a tremendous singer, able to convey as much feelings when going through mellow or funky moments.

Under the colourful producing umbrella of Brainfeeder label founder Flying Lotus, he is now spreading more spacy vibes around with his second LP, Apocalypse, which will be released early July.

From laid-back soulful astral moments carrying sweet "FlyLo" signs flashing (Tron Song, Tenfold, Seven...) to the wicked modern disco Oh Sheit It's X or classic Thundercat-made grooves like Lotus And The Jondy or Evangelion, the versatility and creativity of this groundbreaking artist once again works wonders. The magical interlude saluting the memory of Brainfeeder artist Austin Peralta (a truly amazing young pianist who sadly passed away a few months ago) is an extra source of emotions in an album I strongly endorse !

Extracts below :

En 2011 Thundercat (aka Stephen Bruner) se faisait une place de choix dans le coeur des fans de soul futuriste avec un premier album novateur, The Golden Age Of Apocalypse.
Musicien charismatique, jouant de sa basse comme d'autres jouent de leurs guitares électriques, il s'y révélait aussi un chanteur talentueux, aussi émouvant dans des passages mellow, qu'explosif lorsque le beat devient funky.
Avec l'aide de l'incontournable producteur Flying Lotus, il tire une épatante nouvelle salve cosmique, sous la forme d'un second album intitulé Apocalypse à sortir début Juillet sur le label californien maison Brainfeeder. On y retrouve des morceaux qui fleurent bon l'abstract beat astral de "FlyLo" (Tron SongTenfoldSeven...), un ovni modern disco (Oh Sheit It's X) et bien sur des grooves apaisants dont il a le secret  (Lotus And The Jondy or Evangelion). La polyvalence et la créativité sans bornes de Thundercat font une nouvelle fois merveille, tout comme son émouvant interlude en hommage au jeune pianiste Austin Peralta (espoir de Brainfeeder malheureusement disparu trop tôt l'an passé) procure une extra dose d'émotions, dans un album qui n'en manque pas.

Extraits ci-dessus.

May 19, 2013

Vibes4YourSoul Loves Edits#26 - Mount Kimbie - Made To stray (True Roman Edit)

In a few days Uk electro duo Mount Kimbie will release on Warp Records their highly anticipated second LP, Cold Spring Fault Less Youth. As a nice teaser, here is a great remix of the only extract so far, Made To Stray, by Dutch producer True Roman.

Giving a slightly "housier" tone to this splendid track from the British duo, True Roman offers another winner after his recent highly recommended rework of Nicolas Jaar track Eglo.

Streaming and free download below :

May 18, 2013

V4YS LP Review - Titanics - Soft Treasure

NY state duo Titanics (aka Mark Lombardo & Derek Rodgers) recently released Soft Treasure, a debut self-produced LP blending sweet shades of chillwave, downtempo and synth-pop.

If the duo has a sure knack for designing ethereal sound atmospheres and soothing melodies, what make their sound special is the interesting "80's pop-like" electric guitar input.

A delicate project you should dig on their Bandcamp page !

A couple of extracts below :

Originaire d'Albany dans l'Etat de New York, le duo Titanics (aka Mark Lombardo & Derek Rodgers) vient de publier Soft Treasure, un premier album auto-produit mêlant habilement des influences chillwave, downtempo et synth-pop. Le groupe y démontre un talent certain pour créer des atmosphères sonores à la fois rêveuses et mélancoliques. Son originalité tient aussi à l'habile utilisation d'un son de guitare électrique très pop 80's, pari parfois risqué qui fonctionne bien ici.
Un projet délicat à découvrir intégralement sur leur page Bandcamp!
Extraits ci-dessus.

May 15, 2013

Jazzanova Feat. Vikter Duplaix - That Night (Paskal & Urban Absolutes Dub) (Sonar Kollektiv)

Still catching up with overlooked stuff in my inbox after a few days off, here is a new gem from German duo Paskal & Urban Absolutes revisiting on Sonar Kollektiv an early 2000's deep house track from the one and only Jazzanova crew featuring Vikter Duplaix.

Can it get much deeper than that?

Charles Murdoch - No Lungs (Future Classic)

Another great teasing from Australian label Future Classic with this splendid track from Brisbane-based Charles Murdoch who will release his debut EP next July. Some promising deep bass music vibes reminiscent in a way of artists like Jacques Greene or Koreless.

Streaming and free dwlnd below :

May 14, 2013

Close - My Way (Feat. Joe Dukie) (!K7 Records)

Under his new project CloseDJ & producer Will Saul will release a promising debut LP next June on !K7 Records.

Here is a new extract with a brilliant featuring from one of my favorite contemporary singer, Fat Freddy's Drop co-leader Joe Dukie.

Dub-inspired slo-mo beats, Joe's unique voice and you're in for a fascinating musical atmosphere !

Streaming below :

Sous le pseudo de Close se cache le DJ et producteur Will Saul. Avant la sortie d'un premier album prometteur en Juin prochain sur le label !K7 Records, il nous réserve une jolie surprise en dévoilant ce nouvel extrait porté par la voix d'un de mes chanteurs préférés, le co-leader du groupe Fat Freddy's DropJoe Dukie

Vibes4YourSoul Loves Edits#25 - The Jones Girls - You're Gonna Make Me Love Somebody Else (Alkalino Rework)

Classic disco cut among the classics, You're Gonna Make Me Love Somedy Else gets the slo-mo Alkalino re-looking and it surely gets groovy.

Another nice gift from the always prescient Munich-based DJ & producer !

Streaming and free dwld link below :

May 3, 2013

V4YS Album Review - Classixx - Hanging Gardens (Future Classic)

Since 2009, their various explosive EPs and remixes have probably caused a few earthquakes here and there. LA-duo Classixx are going a big step forward with the release of their first LP, and I guarantee it should have all seismic experts fretting.

Out on the brilliant Australian label Future Classic, Hanging Gardens oscillates between funky house, electro-pop and slo-mo grooves. Get ready for the shock as the "sit and relax" moments are scarce, very scarce...too much power, too much groove, too much energy flirting around Classixx' Hanging Gardens.

Gathering a majority of new productions, this LP is a succession of warm dance floor anthems (All You're Waiting For, Dominoes, A Stranger Love...), a kind of weapon of massive euphoria. Mandatory fun !

Extracts below :

Depuis 2009, leurs divers maxis et remixs ont certainement du causer quelques tremblements de terre et glissements de terrain de-ci, de-là. Vent de panique chez les sismologues, le duo de producteurs californien Classixx débarque avec son premier album Hanging Gardens. Sortant ces jours-ci sur mon label electro favori Future Classic, c'est un concentré d'énergie, de groove, de fun...Oscillant entre funky house, electro/pop ou passages slo-mo, le disque ne vous laissera que peu de répit. Les hymnes dancefloors défilent (All You're Waiting ForDominoes, A Stranger Love...), le sourire béat sur votre visage reste...une vraie arme d'euphorie massive !
Extraits ci-dessus.

May 2, 2013

V4YS EP Review - Guts - Django Remix EP

After the fantastic Brand New Revolution EP (part of Vibes4YourSoul 2012 Favorites selection), french beatmaker Guts is already back with another treat.

His Django Remix EP is an exotic mixture of 2 overlooked soul & groove gems remixes & 2 original tracks.
Starting with a remix of Luis Bacalov' 1966 song Django (made famous recently Quentin Tarantino recent western), the EP goes on with a sweet downtempo rework of a classic 90's jazzy downtempo brazilian track, Technova from Towa Tei.
Then come two classic Guts surprises. First a groovy latin groove, Mambo Flying Party, then a (well-titled) joyful easy listening track, Music For Fun.

A couple of extracts below. EP available on his Bandcamp Page.