Melodic house and garage producer Lxury will return with a second EP on Greco-Roman after this year’s Playground EP. It’ll be called Into The Everywhere and will be out in February and features Deptford Goth on vocals on one of the EP’s six tracks.
‘Pick You Up’, the lead track from the EP, does what he does best, and that’s expansive and rapidfire house music that has an accessible pop edge a la Disclosure.
Every Thursday night at 10pm, I get two hours of the airwaves on TXFM to play two hours of my favourite new and some old music. Here’s what I squeezed in last night (May 1st), including a special half-hour of hip-hip towards the end. FUN.
Tune in to TXFMevery Thursday night at 10pm for two hours of new music with me on TXFM.ie, at 105.2FM, via the site, the TXFM app in the iTunes Store, TuneIn, or on your TV if you’re on UPC. A listen back function is coming to the TXFM site shortly.
Simply one of the best things I’ve heard in ages. The sound of DFA disco house filtered through a 19 year-old Las Vegas kid Shamir Bailey. Playful, danceable and both modern and vintage at the same time.
First single, from her fourth album, Architect out on April 11th finds Wallis Bird showing signs of sonic progression without losing her core characteristics. The song has a fervent acoustically-rendered rhythmic section that make it sound taut and controlled like a Simian Mobile Disco track. This is definitely a song that could look good on the dancefloor.
Special shoutout to the ever-brilliant Stephen Maurice Graham for his illustration. This one, he says, is down to that Psychemagik track and the film Dazed and Confused. Please enjoy 15 tracks in under an hour. A bit less talking, a bit more mixing on this one than usual.
While Chvrches‘ debut album Bones Of What You Believe is a decent debut, I’ve found myself returning to the Miaoux Miaoux remix of ‘We Share Our Mother’s Health’ more than the album.
Good news for people like me then, the Lies EP features killer remixes of the song from Ikonika, Lxury and Tourist. Lxury’s is the pick of the bunch, the young UK producer Andy Smith who counts Disclosure as peers in sound and youth, produces a wavy garage/electro cut not too disimilar to his excellent ‘J.A.W.S.’ debut track. Ikonika throws her signature Hyperdub electro style as heard on this year’s Aeropolis album over the track. Tourist’s rework is more serene. The EP is on iTunes from Friday.
CHVRCHES – Lies (Lxury Remix)
CHVRCHES – Lies (Ikonika Remix)
CHVRCHES – Lies (Tourist Remix)
CHVRCHES – The Mother We Share (Miaoux Miaoux remix)
Every Friday, I’ll publish my new tracks and artist picks of the week as featured in the Irish Independent’s Day & Night Magazine. Follow Day & Night on Twitter and Facebook for more and pick up the paper to see my entire column this week including a Netflix pick of the week, videos and more.
As introductions go, having your debut song feature on a high-profile mix is a pretty good leg up for any new artist. A feature on Disclosure’s contribution to BBC Radio 1’s long running Essential Mix series is exactly what happened to Andy Smith and his track ‘J.A.W.S’.
At first, listeners thought ‘J.A.W.S’ might have been a Disclosure song. Which is understandable as the track was actually produced by the Disclosure brothers Guy and Howard Lawrence.
The similarities are clear: big wavy synthesizer lines, a garage beat and a streamlined airy atmosphere. Over 450,000 plays later, the song’s dancefloor credentials are now publicly established as is a significiant profile for whatever comes next from Smith.