Glaswegian house producer Frazier Graham is presumably a man of many hats. The guy hits the skins for indie band Vendor Defender, records proggy avant-synth pieces as Alpine Ski Champion, and now he's making quirky house tunes as HaHaHa. With one EP already under his belt and another on the way, he sent us a teaser of his forthcoming output in the form of "Ape Escape." Sharing the playful nature of its name, the tune is a shuffling mix of mischievous stabs and chunky synth bass.
The seventh release set to drop from upstart dance imprint Iberian (named appropriately for its owners' Spanish and Portuguese homebases) is a three-track 12" by label co-founder Migrant, called the Exit Plan EP. That record precedes a forthcoming full-length album of the same name (release date TBA), also from which all three of the featured tracks are taken. As heard on "Limbic Sistim," Migrant's music is an especially booming brand of UK funky-slanted house that boasts non-stop dancefloor grooves, massive sub-bass tones, and a deft application of micro-samples—all reminding us a bit of Bassment Jaxx, or even Warp producer Clark when he's trying his hand at more straightforward beats. You can stream the rest of the Exit Plan EP before it's released on June 27, here.
Disco-influenced house DJ/producer Marco Niemerski (a.k.a. Tensnake) has prepared a new box set and digital single to follow up last year's massive "Coma Cat," entitled Tensnake Live + (pictured above) and Something About You, respectively. Read more »
With last month's release of his well-received self-titled debut LP on International Feel (which you can stream here), it's only understandable that Gatto Fritto would want to keep the ball rolling. What better way to do that than with the premiere of an official video? Read more »
Intimacy Records label head and Leeds-reared techno mainstay Paul Woolford is set to drop an EP on Carl Craig's Planet E imprint. Woolford's first record for the label will usher in a new era of releases for Planet E from the likes of Reference, Ezana Harris, Urban Tribe, and many more. Read more »
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