Premiere Inn: 29.09.17
Mehmet Aslan – Romantic
Berlin institution Renate are celebrating their 10th birthday with a double release EP featuring music from the club's residents. The first EP came out earlier this month and features tracks from the likes of Johannes Albert and Peak & Swift, while the second EP is set for release in October. We're premiering a track off that one from "sultan of hamam swing" Mehmet Aslan. 'Romantic' is a gorgeous slow-mo house cut with that trademark Turkish influence. There's a helluva lot going on but the mix feels exciting rather than cluttered – like gearing up to peak time at the world's greatest house party. Listen below:
10 Jahre Renate Part II is out 9th October. Pre-order here.
Medlar – Priet
Fresh off the back of a pair of sizzling hot EPs for the West End and For Discos Only labels, Medlar returns to his spiritual home of WOLF Music for a four-tracker of 808-electro inspired jams – and we do mean jams.
We're premiering 'Priet', which takes its name from Medlar's favourite Parisian restaurant. The track is a distillation of his already finely-honed style, taking things deep with huge, billowing synths and hard drums that ground the melodies and keep them from drifting off into the ether. Listen here:
WOLFEP042 is out 13th October on WOLF Music Recordings.
Munk & James Murphy – Kick Out The Chairs (WhoMadeWho Remix)
Boom! Check out that cheeky chappy spacehopper fella on the front cover. Wanna know why he's so happy? It's because Munich label Gomma have put together a badass four track EP with the aim of "spotlighting a few essential tracks that preceded the new Disco wave", which if you've been clubbing recently you may have noticed has somewhat taken over the electronic music world.
We're very happy to be premiering WhoMadeWho's slow funk remix of 'Kick Out The Chairs', a 2003 collab between German producer and Gomma head Munk and LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy, who organised the first Gomma events in New York. Listen below:
Gomma Disco Jams EP1 is out 29th September on Gomma.
Javonntte – Can't Leave
Hardmatter Records return with their second release – The Groove Society EP contains five gorgeous house cuts from Detroit legend Javonntte. Having worked with the likes of Andrés and Amp Fiddler (and even toured with Aretha Franklin as one of her dancers!), more recently he's put out records on Kai Alce's NDATL and Patrice Scott's Sistrum Recordings.
We're very happy to be premiering 'Can't Leave' from the new EP. It's a wonderfully deep roller that gets going right from the off, perfect for night time driving against the bright lights of the city. If you hear this one out and you're not dancing… you might wanna have someone check your pulse mate. Listen below:
The Groove Society is out 20th October on Hardmatter Records. Pre-order here.
American Promise (Opolopo Rebounce)
Version Galore is a new label "hailing from somewhere deep in the underground in Russia." Their next release? This absolutely killer disco rework 12" from edit king Opolopo, which has been getting early support from the likes of DJ Harvey, Marcellus Pitman and Honey Dijon.
We're very happy to be premiering the edit on the flip – 'American Promise' is a feverish dancefloor funk nugget and should find safe passage into many top selectors' record bags. Listen below:
Opolopo Reworks is out 13th October on Version Galore.
Peak & Swift – Gonzo
We've got a very special free download on the site today – a new track from Wilden Renate residents Peak & Swift! Don't say we never give you anything.
One of Europe's most beloved clubs, Berlin institution Renate recently celebrated its 10th birthday with a double release EP featuring music from residents including Peak & Swift, Sebastian Voigt and Johannes Albert. There's also an anniversary tour in the works, the first two dates of which will be in Frankfurt and Rotterdam.
Prominent bookers and graphic designers as well as key residents, top duo Peak & Swift have helped to shape Renate's reputation, and we're very happy to be giving away their brand new track 'Gonzo'. Listen below and click through to download:
Oli – A1
Promising new Dublin label Patrúin are readying their second release, having launched back in June with a free v/a compilation showcasing fresh Irish artists. Now two of the artists from that comp – Oli and Fes – have joined forces for a split 12". It's a two tracks each bizness – on super limited hand-stamped white label – and we're premiering the A1 courtesy of Oli.
Starting off with fractured synth chords, it builds slowly with stalking snare hits and distorted kicks, eventually morphing into some sort of Frankenstein 2-step construction. It does a lot without being showy, and ensures we'll be watching for Patrúin's future transmissions very carefully indeed. Listen here:
Oli/Fes is out 2nd October on Patrúin. Pre-order here.
DRIFT. – Genderland (Jay Glass Dubs Smoke Version)
DRIFT. has a new EP Genderland out now on Italian vinyl label AVANT! Records, and it's full of jet black synth work. We're very happy to be premiering a remix of the title track from future-gazing Greek producer Jay Glass Dubs, who hollows out the original and squishes its dark guts into zoned-out DnB. We'll let him explain his approach:
"I confess/declare that emotional heights of dialogue mostly always are overt examples of escapism. I wanted to keep the initial ambiance of DRIFT.'s track, whilst adding elements that could elaborate on the song's melodic aspect by taking into consideration the simple fact that I find it more interesting to work in a traditional Song – Version approach, blending this continuity in a personal, arbitrary way. I think of a quasi time/space scenario where 'In Bristol With A Pistol' was released by Good Looking Records around 1995."
Genderland is out now on AVANT! Records. Order on Bandcamp.
Kito Jempere – Lifetime Theme (Bell Towers Remix)
After releasing Kito Jempere's amazing Sea Monster album earlier this year, Italian disco label Hell Yeah Recordings are back with a special remix package full of secret weapons that have been receiving heavy support from the likes of Prins Thomas and Ivan Smagghe.
We're very happy to be premiering Bell Towers' remix of 'Lifetime Theme'. While the original cycles through a number of different themes and styles in just six minutes, teasing at everything from acid house to latin freestyle, the Aussie producer doubles down on the party vibes and rearranges the melodies into something possessing a strangely anthemic quality. This is good times music for discerning dancefloors. Listen below:
Sea Monster – Remixes is out 20th October on Hell Yeah Recordings. Pre-order here.