25 Sep 2013

Help Me Lose My Mind (Paul Woolford Remix) - Disclosure ft. London Grammar

Man of the moment and long time veteran of all things house and techno, Paul Woolford changes London Grammar's 'Help Me Lose My Mind' from a chilled, indie, slow burner into a piano-led house stonker that smacks you in the face with his signature sound right from the off, reminiscent of his earlier 'Untitled'. He keeps Hannah Reid's ethereal vocals mostly intact and chucks in some crazy looped piano chords with a good measure of hefty bass. Et voila.

23 Sep 2013

Rhythm - Deetron ft. Ben Westbeech

I think this might be the one to catapult Swiss producer Deetron from the shadowy underground into the limelight. The first single from his 'Music Over Matter' LP on Music Man Records, the progressive house track ebbs and flows with resonating synths and soulful enthralling vocals from Ben Westbeech aka Breach.

19 Sep 2013

Without (Bodhi remix) - Sampha

Big time collaborative favourite of SBTRKT, Sampha, drips his silky smooth vocals all over 'Without' and Cardiff duo Bodhi have done it justice is in this gorgeous, synthy house rework.

17 Sep 2013

Dream Koala

I have recently become aware that many of my posts are drifting increasingly further away from the sentiment at the heart of Stacking Beats (beats, bass and shaking our behinds), with slower tempos and diminshing bass. And I'm afraid this post is to follow in that trend - Dream Koala is French, but based in Berlin, and rivals the xx in making the best atmospheric, minimal electronic music around. Having only recently stumbled upon his music, my immediate favourites are 'Oydessy' and 'We Can't Be Friends'. Not exactly cheery, Dream Koala's music manages to be both dreamlike and gripping at the same time.

Letting Go - Outboxx

Brought to you by Futureboogie, 'Letting Go' is 1 of 4 tracks comprising Bristol duo Outboxx's new EP. Probably the most chilled track on the EP, 'Letting Go' features calm-inducing vocals from Naomi Jeremy over soulful organs.

Not The Same - Armeria

Another absolute corker from a consistent favourite of mine, Leeds based youngster Armeria. Out on Toyboy & Robin's Cool Kid Music, I can always rely on Armeria to dole out some feel good melodies for rainy and sunny days alike with a dream like and enigmatic quality.

15 Sep 2013

See Right Through ft. Fiora - Tensnake

House bigshot and Hamburg based Marco Niemerski premiered his beaut track 'See Right Through' featuring atmospheric vocals from Fiora on Pete Tong's essential mix back in June. I'm loving the video which was released last week and is a modern day Bonnie & Clyde short film featuring Allen Leech from Downton Abbey. Both together create a haunting effect.

10 Sep 2013

Bugged Out invade XOYO

As I turned 21 this summer, it had to be celebrated with sufficient vigour. Enough to give me that nasty 2 day hangover. And I certainly succeeded on both fronts. I carefully selected XOYO as my venue of choice with Bugged Out at the helm and T.Williams, Maribou State and Breach on the decks.

I was particularly looking forward to seeing favourites Maribou State but to my huge disappointment and due to my somewhat intoxicated state I managed to completely miss them. However, I was so mesmerised by Breach that I failed to notice that I'd even missed out on Maribou until the morning after.

Breach aka Ben Westbeech is a master of multiple instruments as well as vocals, has had success with Dark Sky and Dusky releases on his 'Naked Naked' label, and more recently he has been well and truly smashing it in the past few months with his astronomically massive hit 'Jack', a tune so big your grandparents probably know the words. So it's no surprise that he bloody brought the house down spinning a slick mix of Jack, busting some serious moves behind the decks, even singing along with a deep and soulful voice at some stages and getting some old school club classics in at the end when the lights were fully on and no one would leave.

I can't find any clips from Saturday to share with you all so you'll have to go and check him out live immediately and I'll leave you with his new single 'Everything You Never Had' featuring vocals from Andreya Triana.

9 Sep 2013

BBC Radio 6 Getting to Know Bondax

An interesting insight into youngsters Adam and George's more unusual musical influences on Edith Bowman's 'Getting to Know' feature.

BBC Radio 6 Getting to Know Bondax

1 Sep 2013

Summer Breeze - The Isley Brothers

One of the highlights of my summer was hearing this as Bondax's last tune on the We Own Boat Party at Hideout in Croatia. Happy daaayyyyysssss. So as summer 2013 draws to a sad but inevitable close, give this a blast and have a bit of a wallow in how bloody fantastic summer was and how it will all be a little bit shitter now that it's September.