Wednesday, 9 March 2011
Blog Burner: High Powered Boys - Udon (Julio Bashmore Sax Dub)
Julio Bashmore is fast becoming one of our favourite new producers in Britain. In 2011 there is certainly a desire to push things forward, manipulating classic ideals and twisting them into something fresh. Bashmore embodies this. The first time we heard 'Battle For The Middle You' it stopped us in our tracks, sucking us in to a sound which was so utterly compelling that we've been playing it out ever since. And now we have this remix on High Powered Boys - a summer staple in the making, it has Cafe Mambo at sunset written all over it. Julio Bashmore we salute you.
High Powered Boys - Udon (Julio Bashmore Sax Dub)
Next up we have another producer who is blazing trails at the moment. Midland is a Leeds based producer who, like Julio Bashmore has developed a sound which is a distinct hybrid of numerous underground genres melting together in a bass-bending vacuum. Part Funky, part Tech House and 100% unique Midland is a name you should not only keep an eye on but perhaps have chemically emblazoned on your retina.
Midland - Dead Eyes
Ahhh Classixx. It's been far too long since we heard one of your sparkling remixes. Since altogether raising the bar with their remix on Phoenix - 'Lisztomania' they've been responsible for some of the finest future-disco reworks of the past five years. Here the LA duo give Comsic Kids a seriously slick injection of deep-grooving bass and sparkling piano chords. Welcome back...
Comsic Kids - Reginald's Groove (Classixx Remix)
Right, it's been a while since we've delivered an out and out banger, and Funkin' Matt seems be the go-to man at the moment. New single Arp brings together all the ingredients you need for out and out ramification on the dancefloor, a big no-nonsense breakdown, a bassline that will rupture your face and a subtle impression of peak-time euphoria. Again, this sounds like Ibiza come early.
Funkin' Matt - Arp