Woz

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Bristol’s done it again, and provided us with yet another soundtracker to a first class rave. Ashley Westlake, better known as Woz, has been busily building his production oeuvre and testing it out on crowds such as that at Fabric last week, and it seems everyone on the airwaves is playing new EP Breathe, released today on label-of-the-moment Black Butter. Stream it here.

Check out Pour Me as a free download on his soundcloud page too.

The Pre-Game

Miami party-listings and DJ mentions are getting buzzing as the music industry packs its bags for South Beach, shakes off the winter cobwebs and reminds itself again what it feels like to dance with warm sand between its toes. This, for me, is where summer begins, and even in the years we don’t attend, hearing the new tracks and sets that come back is almost good enough as we start planning the open-air-dancing season.

You can hear that excitement in the tempo of this little number from Heidi – her March Radio 1 set minus the talking in between, so you can download parts I and II, put them in your ears, and go outside.

Track for the Day

If you didn’t get chance to listen/watch the excellent Mixmag Lab from Ben Pearce and Shadow Child yesterday then get your ears around this. Jesus; the energy!!!!

Ben Pearce’s set blew me away, and got me revisiting his tracks. I found this little gem, and would like to share it with y’all (Black Orange Juice on the collab too – nice)

A Curse

artworks-000072056078-et5kll-originalEskimo Twin Tim Clerkin has been powering through the first half of 2014 with his own brand of driving, twisted synthy techno, brought to us via his Heretic moniker and not one but two releases in the last two months.

He started with the clangy, robotic Geodesic EP on Days of Being Wild, and his latest, A Curse EP is due for release on Abode on 24 March. The title track harks back to the very best of nineties rave with its muffled chime riff, served as an accompaniment to Christopher Hitchens’ spoken condemnation of the concept of religion, while Sharia Law is an out-and-out acid build. Remixes from Club Bizarre and Abode label boss XY-Me.

Get your lug holes round this.

Stronger

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Black Butter Recordings have been sending some true greats recently, and their new offering from BB regular Kidnap Kid sees Sheffield’s Matt Relton combine beautiful vocals and moody baselines to create an entirely beautiful EP from start to finish, including Fur Coat on the remix.

He is going to be absolutely everywhere this year (including my Portsmouthian motherland), having just finished a European tour with Disclosure and now on to supporting a US tour with Rudimental, TEED, Disclosure and AlunaGeorge, as well as taking in pretty much every festival you can think of. Some pretty well-deserved attention if you ask me.

Stronger is out now.