URB pick up a new mix from Irish producer, John Daly.
As well as putting out lush and psychedelic house for labels such as Running Back, Love Fever and Secretsundaze – as well as his own Feel Music label – John Daly is also pretty handy behind the turntables. His new mix for URB features tracks from the likes of Amp Fiddler, Blaze, ESG, DJ Bone and Convextion as Daly switches from soulful to techno over the course of the mix.
Very little information exists about Linkwood on the web outside of a brief interview earlier this year, so all focus has been on his production and DJ’ing. His skill in both areas has made him one of the outstanding modern day producers of house and techno.
Releases on Prime Numbers, Firecracker and Vakula’s Shevchenko label have introduced tracks with obvious influences from the worlds of disco and dub as well as dusty, MPC house and classic techno, with ‘Expressions’ continuing in this vein.
Linkwood – Expressions is available now on 3×12″, CD and digital.
Made up of Juju, Jordash and Move D, Magic Mountain High have been doing their 100% hardware, psychedelic live show across Europe for the last few years as well as releasing singles for Workshop and Off Minor – a label ran by Jordan Czamanski (Jordash).
Gear nerds will spot all the classic Roland machines playing happily with a few lesser known machines through one gigantic mixing desk. Massive shout-out to MMH’s cable-organisation skills too.
One hour of disco and emotional house from Jayda G – old and new.
Not much information about this one except she’s hailing out of Vancouver (home of inimitable Mood Hut crew) and that this mix is quality. Seems that she’s struck up with connection with the Sex Tags crew with several dates in Berlin playing alongside DJ Fett Burger.
Ghostly International are set to release the new album from Fort Romeau – Insides
Like many others, Ghostly became enamoured with Fort Romeau‘s idea of “slow listening,” the concept of enriching relationships with music through careful attention and focus.
His understated take on deep, groove-friendly house started pushing this practice three years ago, when the producer’s debut LP, Kingdoms, appeared via 100% Silk. The native Londoner, born Mike Greene, has evolved considerably since then, finessing his sound over the course of three breezy 12″s, one EP, and lengthy DJ sets at some of the best clubs in Europe. Those years Greene spent immersed in his craft and new inspirations have generously informed the eight stunning productions which comprise Insides, Fort Romeau’s long-awaited sophomore album, set for release on March 31st on Ghostly.
Throughout Insides, Fort Romeau guides us down misty corridors lined with supple synth pads, quietly thumping kicks, and elastic low-end sequences reinforced by an emotive confidence.
“It’s those strange and wonderful tracks that you find on the b-side of an old record that sparked my desire to make something new,” he shares, “but it’s very important for me never to feel like I’m making a pastiche.” Yet it’s the personality of a young artist coming into his own that makes Insides such a graceful collection of house music, one that only further enriches the soul over time.