This is my December selection. I wish you a very merry Christmas!
I’ll give a quick review of the tracks I played.
I started my podcast with the new Claptone’s rocket track on Exploided. A solid record with a lot of electronic influences and a huge kick. Then I played “AEM” by David Labeij on Nick Curly’s label, 8bit, characterized by a big synth bass and intense breakdowns.
I continued with the brand new single of Stefano Ritteri aka Solo on the legendary Defected Records. This guy is producing so much great music. He’s going to release a new Ep on the Berlin-based Exploided and another single on Defected Records. Keep an eye out on him.
After these fabulous tracks I rose the bet dropping the energetic Eats Everything’s Reruff of “Ruff Stuff”, contained in Ghetto & Gardens Remixes Vol. 2, a collection of remixes of the great Justin Martin’s album. Following this absolute banger that will burst your dancefloor, you can listen to the excellent Chocolate Puma’s bootleg of the classic 90’s hardcore rave track “Playing With Knives” by Bizzare Inc. After 4 years they made it, you can finally download it for free from their Soundcloud profile just by paying with a tweet or like.
Next, as usual, I dropped a lot of tuneful records: Tube & Berger “Long Roads” remixed by Mario Ochoa, the new single of Scuba on Hotflush (this label was included as one of the top 20 labels on Resident Advisor’s Pool 2012) and the Locked Groove’s remake of one of my favourite records of this year, “The Giver” of Duke Dumont.
Finally I concluded my set with “Forget The Girl” by Route94, an unkown artist; they could be a famous producer under a secret name, who knows… The track has a lot of 90’s influences and it is fringed by a mellow female vocal. It’s available as free download from Fact Magazine’s Soundcloud profile, so grab it asap!
01 Claptone - Another Night
02 David Labeij - Aem
03 Stefano Ritteri - The Rules Of Control
04 Claptone - Weekend
05 Justin Martin - Ruff Stuff (Eats Everything Reruff)
06 Bizarre Inc - Playing With Knives (Chocolate Puma Organ Bootleg)
07 Jay Lumen - Raw Basses
08 Tube & Berger - Long Roads (Mario Ochoa Remix)
09 Duke Dumont - The Giver (Locked Groove Remix)
10 Scuba - Hardboy
11 Metodi Hristov - Nobody
12 Route94 - Forget The Girl