Shir Khan Presents Secret Gold 9
Artist: Various Artists
Title: Shir Khan Presents Secret Gold 9
Exploited’s semi-regular “mini compilation” series continues, with Shir Khan collecting together a highly eclectic quintet of new cuts from the label featuring Nathan Ball & SevenDoors, Radiophobia, Kraak & Smaak, Athlete Whippet and Aklay.
1. Nathan Ball – Right Place (SevenDoors Rework)
Premiered by Pete Tong on BBC Radio 1:
SevenDoors is a producer and DJ from the deep within the depths of the ocean from the abyss where music consist of tonal strings. He calls his style ‘Sound of the Whales’. Sometimes it’s dark, sometimes punchy, emotional or seductive. ‘Right Place’ is a track which was originally written by Nathan Ball and now has been transported to the dancefloor by SevenDoors. The track was premiered in his BBC Afterhours Mix for Pete Tong and finally sees the day of the light.
2. Radiophobia – If You Ever Change Your Mind
Defined by their unique, experimental sound rather than an excessive fear of radiation, the affliction for which they are named, Radiophobia released their debut release ’Can’t Stop Believing’ on Exploited in late 2015. Inspired by a variety of genres, from minimalist techno to retro acoustic and 70s inspired vocals, the secret project’s offering ’If You Ever Changed Your Mind’ is a catchy, melancholic, psychedelic dance tune.
3. Kraak & Smaak – Hendo
Premiered by Jason Bentley at KCRW, LA in morning show ‘Morning Becomes Eclectic”:
The Hendo track came about after a long period of working on last year’s Juicy Fruit album material. As is often the case, creative juices flow slowly for a while, but then, all of a sudden, there is that spark again. With the upcoming Ibiza season in mind this track rolled out quite quickly, an autonomous club tune that will be available just in time for Summer dj sets all over the globe. What does it sound like? Think the quirky Scandinavian disco sound meets Kraak & Smaak. A staple track for everyone’s record bag this Summer.
4. Athlete Whippet – 3am
Featured in RA new tracks section:
Athlete Whippet is disks & dance duo formed of Squareglass co-founders Aviram Barath and Robin Paul Braum. Since their debut in September 2016 the Peckhamer’s hazy sun-kissed House found love by DJs worldwide including Scuba, Bicep, Laurent Garnier, Rob da Bank and Tom Ravenscroft as well as support by BBC1 & 6 and XLR8R, Resident Advisor, DJ Mag, Delicieuse Musique and Thump. With a good hand for remixes, the duos releases have come with reworks including Dekmantel’s Awanto 3, Lobster Theremin’s Ross From Friends, Brownswood’s Simbad and Horse Meat Disco founder Severino. A quick start to 2017 has already seen the Whippets release two singles and curate one of the main stages for Peckham Rye Music Festival which they will be sharing with Teki Latex and Ian Pooley.
5. Aklay – Return Order
There is not much known about Aklay – besides he is living in Berlin studying music production and doing some part time work at a label management company. Originally from the land of Nottingham in the UK. Star Wars and Man United fan. 1 half of the record label CIRCA Records (currently under refurbishment).