Friday, 24 May 2013
Friday, 24 May 2013
Although there has been a lot of interesting stuff sent through, there were a couple that particularly impressed - coming via Australia and the UK from Flex Cop and Felix Jaehn.
These two lad's were both kind enough to turn in EP's which are available for free download in full - so get in while they are hot.
Let's kick things off with Felix Jaehn - a London based, German producer who shot through his EP 'Sommer Am Meer' a few weeks ago.
It has been doing the rounds around here since then, and its summery house vibe has been going down like a Calippo on a hot day. Big, bubbly and packed full of horns and breezy piano, this is the kind of track that would feel more than at home in the speakers at your next beachside soiree. Loads of fun - I hope to hear this around the traps this Summer:
Excellently included in this 'Sommer Am Meer' EP are a diverse and well collated bunch of remixes. Out of these, the following interpretation from Londoner Cosgrove was easily my favourite. Foggy, mysterious and with an intensely driving beat - this mix skillfully and convincingly turns an upbeat, sun-drenched track into a smooth, late night burner. Shady, pulsing deep house that comes highly recommended:
The other notable submission came via Brisbanite Flex Cop. His swanky blend of French synths and smooth deep house vibes have started to turn a few heads down under, and deservedly so. Fun, yet sophisticated and superbly produced, his impressive array of work has all the laid back charm and insistently fun groove of a Ryan Crosson set at the beach.
Although I really enjoyed both of the tracks on his free 'My Honeys' EP, the one I would like to share today is 'Werkit'.
It features a down-tuned sample of Blackstreet's perennial fan fave 'No Diggity', and while that track has gotten more than it's fair share of cover attention over the years, I challenge you to find one as slicked out and deep as this one.
Wistful organs lead this brilliantly upbeat downbeat track, and are accompanied fantastically by plinking keys and delightfully solid percussion. Elements of this track actually remind me of some of Nicolas Jaar's older work.. Perhaps 'Mi Mujer'? See what you think:
As I mentioned at the top of the post, the entirety of the 'Sommer Am Meer' and 'My Honeys' EPs are available for listening and downloading by clicking through the SoundCloud widgets above.