March 12, 2014
If you’ve ever read any music related literature on the Internet you’ll no doubt have already be bombarded with the words “ones to watch.” This description of burgeoning dance talent has been, at times, used loosely although we think young Leeds producer Jonny Cade is truly deserving of the title.
Underground house golden boy and former Flux resident, Cade is back with a new EP “Atrocious Focus” which sees the House/Garage inspired producer at his very best. A fusion of slapping basslines, catchy riffs and techno-inspired rhythms, “Atrocious Focus” is a testament to Cade’s sixteen years spent studying drums and percussion.
Atrocious Focus drops on Morris Audio on March 22nd.
March 11, 2014
Berlin-based DJ and Producer Tensnake has just dropped his debut album ‘Glow’ to critical acclaim, releasing several of the album’s tracks in full via soundcloud. His latest offering, “Selfish” features the slick, silken vocal of Jeremy Glenn who brings a perfect punch of power Pop to the eighties inspired backing track. You may remember Glenn from several other House hits of recent years including his stellar collab “Parasol” with NYC’s own, MANNIK.
You can read a review of the whole “Glow” album by our friends at Harder Blogger Faster HERE. Delicious Disco/Pop vibes on this one!
March 10, 2014
This week, we’re introducing one of the smoothest guest mixes to grace the pages of CTC so far from Barcelona-based producer, Playless. He suitably wowed us earlier this month with his Closer EP (you can read about it here!) and now he’s back for an even bigger dose of soul-inspired, vocal heavy House. The mix includes tracks from the likes of Friend Within, Dusky, Julio Bashmore, Cyril Hahn and London legend, Erol Alkan all seamlessly blended for a truly satisfying listening experience. Best bit of all? Just like all our CTC Guest Mixes – it’s available for free download.
Brandy – I Wanna Be Down (Grades Remix)
Cyril Hahn -Breaking
James Welsh-The Way
Erol Alkan – A Hold On Love
Playless – Changes
Farrow – Weak
Julio Bashmore – Peppermint
Masters At Work – To Be In Love (Low Steppa Organ Flex)
Nibc Life So Far – You Let Me Go(LKiD Remix)
Friend Within – The More
Detroit Swindle – The Fat Rat
Pete Graham, Chris Lorenzo -Something In The Water
Aden-Whip (Jimmy Edgar Remix)
Playless – Waiting
March 6, 2014
With South by South West knocking down our door, we thought we’d give CTC fans a wrap of the best knees ups in the Austin neighbourhood for those kicking it Stateside this month. Vitalic, Hype Machine and Future Classic are all set to bring the noise hosting parties each evening throughout the week, whilst the conference (the less boozy bit) will take place during the day with industry panels, trade shows and talks.
We’re particularly excited about performances by Tensnake, Touch Sensitive and the legendary Chromeo as well as our favourite Aussie babe, KLP. For those who can’t make it to the physical conference don’t despair, you can listen to keynote speeches and lots more over on the SXSW soundcloud page.
1. Discobelle & Vitalic Noise present Binary
Jamz: Goldroom, RAC, The Knocks, Le Youth, Touch Sensitive Etc.
When: March 13th, 2014
Where: Javelina, 69 Rainey St, Austin.
Free RSVP at http://wearebinary.com/
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2. Future Classic SSXW Showcase
Jamz: Cashmere Cat, Classix, Panama, Touch Sensitive & Wave Racer
When: Friday 14th March from Noon
Where: Empire Garage, 606 E. 6th Street, Austin
Free RSVP at www.austinpartyweekend.com
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3. Vitalic Noise Presents: Vital
Jamz: Option 4, Miami Horror, The Knocks, Treasure Fingers, Basecamp and Moullinex
When: March 14th, 2014
Where: Krave, 302 E 6th Street, Austin
Free RSVP at www.vitalicnoise.com
4. Sounds Australia present: Aussie BBQ
Jamz: Miami Horror, KLP, DZ Deathrays, Strange Talk, Rufus and The Griswolds
When: March 15th, 2014
Where: Maggie Maes, Austin
5. The Hype Machine Hotel
Jamz: RAC, Chromeo, Ejecta, London Grammer, Tensnake, The 1975 and Cyril Hahn.
Where: 505 East 7th St, Austin TX
When: March 11 to 15, 2014
WIth so many delicious pickings to choose from, we don’t envy anyone who has to decide on only one!
March 4, 2014
Sheffield export and Deep House connoisseur, Kidnap Kid has just dropped the double A-side to his latest single ‘Stronger,’ and it’s just so incredible we simply can’t stop listening.
Set for release on London imprint Black Butter Records, ‘Like You Used To’ shows a more song-oriented facet of Kidnap Kid’s work. It’s an emotive, vocal-focused soul house tune that just begs to be put on the replay.
Fans can next catch Kidnap Kid on March 15th at Amplified in Portsmouth.
March 3, 2014
This week on the CTC Guest Mix we’re profiling a pair of DJ’s from our second home – Sydney, Australia.
Made up of Stu Turner and Nick Drabble, Set Mo have been turning heads of late with their boppy remixes and slick, House heavy productions. Fresh from sets supporting Aeroplane and UK favourite MK, Set Mo have had airplay on Australian indie station Triple J and are rumoured to be hitting Europe’s shores later this year.
In the meantime, sit back, relax and enjoy the stellar mix they’ve concocted especially for CTC. It’s a tasty musical treat of epic proportions. Happy Monday!
Dancing Machine (Henrik Schwarz Remix) – Jackson 5
In Front of Our Friends (Disco Mix) – Mighty Mouse & Monarchy
Control – Claptone
One To Watch (Sonny Fodera Remix) – Basspin feat Dyanna Fearon
Givin’ It Up – Lancelot feat. Antony & Cleopatra
Incoming – Celsius
Always (Route 94 Remix) – MK feat. Alana
Still Waters (Drop Out Orchestra Remix) – Set Mo
Imperfection – Bodhi
Love On The Line (Art Of Tones Vocal Remix) – Crazy P
All Over – Nicc Johnson & Random Soul
Easy January (Max Lyazgin Remix) – Matt Prehn, Dené Theron
Feel What I Feel – Jonas Rathsman
Stream it below or LIKE the Chase The Compass Facebook page to download the mix for free.
February 28, 2014
In the last Weekly Wrap for February 2014, we’re taking a look over some of our favourite tracks from the last month. New original releases from the likes of Moon Boots and Adana Twins floated our boat as well as smashing remixes from Disco connoisseur Aeroplane, Mysterious masked Producer Claptone and Australian favourite, Motez. Stay up to date with the everything we’re vibing on a daily basis by liking the CTC Facebook page.