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Premiered via Thump Mexico. Included in Claptone’s Clapcast 104.
Friendly support from Chloe, Arthur Baker, The Magician, Mixmag…
With a string of club-focused hit records on Exploited Records, the Vienna-Berlin based DJ and producer Joyce Muniz has been a driving force in European dance music since exploding onto the scene over a decade ago. Muniz, whose roots stretch back to Brazil, released her debut ’Made In Vienna’ last year, bringing together a wide array of global talents.
This year she remixed DJ Hell on Gigolo (to be released soon), produced a track for english electropop singer-songwriter Little Boots, contributed a mix for Paul Simons legendary Graceland album from 1986 (inspired by his recordings in South Africa collaborating with African artists) and has an EP on american label Culprit coming.
On her new single ’Mushroom Disco’ for Exploited, Joyce is going all electro disco! Guess what!
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Premiered by B Traits at BBC Radio 1 / Soundcloud
Early love from Axel Boman, Superpitcher, Hot Since 82, Darius Syrossian, Audiojack, Dave Seaman, Sasha, The Drifter, Baikal, Till Von Sein…
Kotelett & Zadak are coming around the block with a magnum bottle full of french fries in their bag.
Where the two actually originate, nobody knows for sure. Rumors have it that they once had a common love for sprat fishing and point their fateful meeting to somewhere on the North German Coast.If you believe the various rumors, Zadak lost his pants in a raid by the Department of Fish and Game, while Kotelett, due to an overdose of moonshine, lost his Boating License. Both lost their Fishing Licenses and, whoops!, there went their livelihood…What was left for them to do but abscond to the interior, a bleary-eyed and shady escape to where no one knew them by name. “From now on ….” one of the two is said to have mumbled into his beard; which one is still not known. All in all it was a perfectly logical development, since the nights were rough anyway and the lamest things always ended up in the Net…if all catfish are gray.And so, control rod was quickly exchanged with controller, stroke side with backspin, and fog horn with fog machine. What was formerly filleted, is now being filtered, what was being caught, is now pitched. Since then they have never again scrubbed the decks, but instead record from them.Now, wherever they drop their anchor: there blows a strong bass-breeze, sound waves rise and no shot glass remains dry. Every Mermaid has exchanged her ingenue for a good pair of dance shoes and goes crazy from the unmistakable sound of the two self-acclaimed Club- Irish. Whosoever doesn’t hold tight to the bar will be swept away like the sprats in the net.Even after days-long sets and a potently boozy fee, a glance into the crowd of faces, tanned by the thick club air, reveals all: Kotelett and Zadak remain uncompromised and bring together that which belongs together – music and magic moments. (The Department of Fish and Game would like to add: “We are simply happy to be rid of them.”)
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TIME premiered via Data Transmission. KOLIBRI premiered via Music is 4 Lovers.
Berlin act GHEIST have made a huge impression since releasing their debut record on Exploited in 2016. Now with regular appearances at Watergate and various summer festival gigs under their belts, three releases on Exploited and a couple with Sasha’s Last Night On Earth as well as a collaboration with HOSH (‘The Watergate Affairs’), they are poised as one of the most promising acts of the current wave. This mesmerising new three-track EP only serves to strengthen their claim.
‘Axelot’ begins by way of thuddy kicks knocking against the slightest of bleeps and gently techy percussion, with a slow-rising, muffled synth arpeggio teasing its way into life as the claps join in. Over the course of nine hypnotic minutes, we ebb and flow with the tracks subtle intricacies, a dramatic mood gently building. A mind-bending arp blurs the focus in the breakdown before we charge headlong back into the throbbing depths of the track.
‘Kolibri’ builds in similarly unhurried fashion, with bolder melodic focus that yields graceful strings, emotive chord patterns and some sublime delayed plucked refrains that take the essence of trancey emotion and boil it down to a sophisticated reduction. Just as the swells threaten to take the track into a frenzied crescendo, things are pulled back to keep the tension intact. Classy stuff.
‘Time’ completes this sublime package by way of swirling chimes, throbbing monotone bass and analog bleeps, building up a heady wall of sound before a trademark GHEIST vocal lifts the track into unchartered territory. The sombre tone recalls Depeche Mode, and the idea to use the vocal in the breakdown alone only gives it more impact. It’s also a reminder that this trio bring an element of live electronica and instrumentation to their studio sessions.
Having released tracks on Solomun’s Diynamic and John Digweed’s Bedrock, Lopezhouse
continue their relationship with Shir Khan
. ’December Sun’, a quixotic offering where moody, lilting melodies meander as dark undertones rumble beneath. ’San Pedro feat. Angela’ feels like the soundtrack to a Tarentino or David Lynch movie. Comes with a music video by Xavier Damase. Plus featuring a remix by Zombies in Miami
from the Correspondant Crew.