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Maetrik
Unleash The Beast EP
Ellum Audio

Add the name Maceo Plex to almost anything at the moment and you can guarantee that it will be worth its weight in gold. This excellent production from his alter ego doesn’t disappoint either, and will be of distinct interest to those old enough to remember Bobby Konders classic The Poem from 1990 (featuring Mutaburuka’s timely spoken message). Typically building the tension until it pops The Poem builds up layers of looped, funky vocal along with dark, insistent instrumentation into one beautiful crescendo. Next up is his Revenge Remix of Walk Alone sounding crisper and Tech, though always funky with those trademark bass notes in evidence. To The Top rounds off exploring Techno aspects…

release: August 13

http://soundcloud.com/maceoplex/maetrik-ellum-006-preview

https://www.facebook.com/MaceoPlex

 

James Pople
Who’s That Girl EP
Feast Records

Great EP from James Pople who delivers two equally fine cuts for your pleasure. Who’s That Girl kicks off with nervous broken beats, emotive vocals and deep chords feeling soulful yet unsettling. Next and propelled by an uber funky bassline, slightly sleazy deadpan words and a quick-fire succession of punchy percussion, Say I Move You instantly captures your attention. What else is there to be said, this works! Remixes come from Miguel Puente who’s sassy, shuffling rhythms and taught bass add yet another quality to the title track. Inxec then gives it extra urgency with hypnotizing, vocal treatments and an array of electronic subtleties which once again transform it into something else.

release: August 13

http://soundcloud.com/jamespople/sets/james-pople-whos-that-girl-ep/

https://www.facebook.com/pages/James-Pople-DJMusic/159317517443637

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Feast/132338866794373

 
Audiofly & Close Sense
Promises EP
Supernature

More excellent music that fits right in with right now. You Promised comes drenched with Daniel Wilde’s smouldering vocal alongside a collection of superbly brooding, funky rhythms that are hard to escape from. A Dub follows to highlight more of the instrumental mood, while next track Gonzo feels that bit brighter with the inclusion of occasionally big synths and frisky beats. The remix come from Carola Pisaturo who’s rumbling bass and staccato drums are edgy, though tastefully evocative, with the addition of just the right amount of vocal hints. Leaving final track, Moments Of Truth to continue to combine intriguing ideas on rhythm and atmospheric sound.

release: August 13

http://soundcloud.com/audiofly/sets/audiofly-close-sense-promises/

https://www.facebook.com/AudioflyOfficial

https://www.facebook.com/WeAreSupernature

http://wearesupernature.com/

 

Wez Saunders
Dancing & Losing Control EP
Hype Muzik

Wez provides two distinctive cuts for this Hype Muzik release. The A-Side is a curious combination of appealing old-school moods and perky organ lines which sound rather quirky, but then that’s the very likable quality here. The more imaginatively titled Dancing And Losing Control follows with tougher beats and bass, featuring early nineties piano and vocals that again get the thumbs up.

release: August 21

http://soundcloud.com/wezsaunders/coming-soon-wez-saunders-the-a

http://soundcloud.com/wezsaunders/wez-saunders-the-b-side

http://www.residentadvisor.net/dj/wezsaunders

 

 

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