Solardip are an indie-electro band from Istanbul, and the tracks they’ve sent keep popping up on my iPod and grabbing me for their absolutely captivating and addictive vocals from Duygu Aba, she reminds me of New Young Pony Club’s excellent Tahita Bulmer, and their tracks are written perfectly to make the best of her voice. I actually can’t stop listening.
Here’s a video teaser for their debut album The Future Now, out April on Remoov Records.
Red Bull have been strapping wings onto fresh-out-the-kitchen, electronic talent and watching them fly for a while now. Their latest studio mix from new boyo Dauwd is another public display of their unwavering support for UK bass music. For those of you who haven’t been introduced yet, Dauwd is a Welsh producer, brought up on a diet of piano, guitar and drums whilst dabbling in electronic production, who reportedly now resides in Brighton. His electronic expertise lie in delicate percussion, hypnotic synths and low-slung garage bass; clearly illustrated in his November 2011 hit EP What’s There, which dropped on Pictures Music.
In his Red Bull interview he speaks of early ‘90s dubtechno’ influences, as well as a love for Christopher Rau and man of the moment, John Talabot, but to really get into his head we’d recommend checking this excellent mix out for yourselves. Be patient as it builds and you’d better hold tight as he casually Throw In Dirt from Redshape – big!
Loops Of Your Heart – Lost In The Mirror (Magazine)
Wolf Müller – Pflanzentanz (Themes For Great Cities)
Jatoma – Little Houseboat [Kenton Slash Demon Remix] (Kompakt)
HVL – Real Command (Unreleased)
Shoebox – Where To Go (Shoebox)
Lovebirds – Keep Coming [Axel Bowman Remix] (Freerange)
RNDM – Third Hand Smoke (Laid)
John Talabot – So/Will/Be/Now… feat. Pional (Permanent Vacation)
Alfabet – Hell of Samba (Rush Hour)
D’Marc Cantu – Transmogrification (Crème Organization)
Paul Du Lac – House of Spirits (Clone)
Christopher Rau – Last Time Was So Good (Hypercolour)
Redshape – Throw In Dirt (3024)
Kris Wadsworth – Crushed (NRK Sound Division)
Maurizio – M05A (M)
Marcello Napoletano – Raw As Fuck (Hour House Is Your Rush)
Blondes – Water [Bicep Remix] (Rvng Intl)
Maxmillion Dunbar – Polo (Live At Robert Johnson)
They’ve been popping up again and again, next to all the great tracks I’m hearing in mixes; including Raffa FL‘s Hot For You out tomorrow (with an excellent choice of remixes from Climbers and Hot Since 82), and Rebel‘s Fake Choices coming later in the year. It looks like Electronique knows how to pick ‘em.
The label was started in Manchester by promoter Simon Heslin, and they now run nights at Sankeys, The Attic and Cord in the area, as well as venturing to Ibiza in the summer months.
They’re set to release a little taster of Miami too, with their WMC 2012 sampler coming next week: