Its been forever. But its summer again, and content is king so its time for some updates. I figured that it would be best to get things going with some upcoming brilliance of the tech house variety. A little while I had the pleasure of catching Marco Corona on Ustream.tv when Ritchie Hawtin flashed the news on Facebook. It was a remarkable set to watch even if beamed through cyberspace. Glad I saw it. Recently I’ve had the pleasure of grooving to Corona’s Tech House ’70 vol. 1. . .Spectacular tunes on that one! Here’s one of them:
Kyau and Albert are among the most popular DJs in the world right now with avid fans everywhere. Hailing from Germany, this mix is a massive set of progressive house interwoven throughout with elements of trance and techhouse. Recorded on July 10th, this mix is in support of their new song “Painkiller” released on their label Euphonic, which releases some of the most exciting progressive music today.
If you’re a fan of Kyau and Albert, the sound of this mix is what you’d expect: big, swirling synths; bouncing bass-lines; hard hitting beats; strings sailing in and out of the ether. If you don’t know these guys, then you’re in for treat–the set begins with a big sound, and grows without a pause. Definitely a fine and satisfying addition to the Summer Series!
Chicago has a long and distinguished history in American music–once a center of American blues music through the storied Chess Records, one of its most recent claims to fame is as the christening place of house music. Rising out of the dynamite and steamrollers of Kaminski Park, house music is now one of the truly global forms of music. In fact, many of the Chicago pioneers–Frankie Knuckles, Jesse Saunders, and DJ Pierre–continue to tour the world as legends who have managed to remain fresh and cutting edge.
Like all forms of music house is as much about its present and future as its history. Randy Seidman work behind the scenes of the music industry has gained him as much attention as his work behind the decks and in the studio. His career as a DJ and producer has paralleled one as a tour manager for artists across a range of musical communities from hip-hop to dancehall to psy-trance.
So…I’m a huge fan of the Kitsuné series, and its always a delight to get to write about it now that I’ve started blogging. I wrote about the last compilation, The Cotton Issue, over at NoVegans as part of my spring collection series over there. It’s only fitting now that I’m starting a series of posts here at my own blog, that I start with Ponystep, the tenth in the series. So here’s the Minimix by Jerry Bouthier. By the sounds of things Ponystep is going to be a real pleaser. Even better than the rock-tinged idie dance sounds of The Cotton Issue. Anyhow, its a really short mix, but it gives an idea of the what to expect.. . .enjoy! -Minimix inside!->
New on Systematic Recordings“Lac De Nivelles” by Rodriguez Jr vs Marc Romboy is undoubtedly a great song. A tech-house masterpiece of minimalism, I would not be surprised if it were not the hit of the summer. As dance music, it’s almost perfect, striking the right balance of atmosphere and groove-a rarity and pleasure to listen and or to play. Soulreflector is happy is to present a set in support of this brilliant song. “Lac De Nivelles” itself starts things off, and the selection of tunes become a sojourn into the many hues of tech-house. No disappointments in the electrifying build of the set. I’ve also included the Glimpse remix of the Track, which is almost as good as the original. Almost! -hear the mix and track inside->