Brighton-based beat-maker Leon Vynehall chooses to hold on to his true identity. The DJ/producer has made some noise in the UK house scene as of late, and it easy to understand why as he effortlessly blends soul, funk, and disco music with the four on the floor sound we know and love. His latest cut, “Sister”, is being represented by the folks at AUS Music, the label that has been putting forth work from other UK house producers such as George Fitzgerald and Bicep.On Fitzgeralds label, ManMakeMusic, Leon released today a collaboration with Christian piers under the alias “Lazlo Dancehall“; check out that release here. The “Brother/Sister” EP will be out officially on June 10th, and you can pre-order the vinyl now via Boomkat.
If you dig “Sister”, check out Leon’s podcast for XLR8R, here; I recommend it.
Atom & John Doe
New single ‘You & Me’ featuring Eliza Doolittle in from Disclosure. You can pick this one up on the 28th, and their album ‘Settle’ will be out on the 3rd of June. Poppy dance vibes, as per-usual from the UK brothers.
[Mark Williams a.k.a. Mala]
Brought to you by Brownswood Recordings and Havana Cultura, this is the video for “Noches Sueños”, which features a sultry vocal performance from Danay Suárez. ”Noches Sueños” is a cut off his 2012 LP Mala In Cuba.
To improve the mood of your Monday, Kry Wolf posted up their latest track called ‘Concrete’, to be released later in the year on Sounds of Sumo. The South UK duo / Food Music heads have been putting out solid music, so have a listen below, and keep your head up for what they have to offer in the always near future.
For the latest edition of Annie Mac‘s Free Music Mondays we see Matt Relton, better known as Kidnap Kid, take a turn at remixing Lulu James‘ “Closer.” A few days back, fellow UK artist Brolin released his own understated take on the track, which we enjoyed thoroughly. However, Kidnap Kid has taken the song in another direction. As the producer behind her last EP (Be Safe/Stuck), he is quite familiar with James’ style, which seems to give him an edge when reworking her track. He doesn’t change very much- with a few tweaks here and there, Relton simply infuses a subtle and welcome dance floor feel into the original while leaving almost everything else intact.
Shadow Child and Kry Wolf‘s label, Food Music, is at it again, this time with a long awaited delivery from Birmingham’s Hannah Wants and her go-to collaborator, Chris Lorenzo. “Dappy” was brought to our attention during the Dirtybird Records Christmas takeover of Pete Tong‘s BBC Radio 1 show in early December. This release has gained huge support from the likes of Justin Martin & Claude Vonstroke, as well as T. Williams. These are tender, yet husky bites of British bass house with an aftertaste not far from the characteristic blend of ash, dust, and copper left in one’s mouth after a proper day of festival go-ing.
In light of Dappy’s release, Hannah & Chris have also served up an appetizer on the house. Download via the SoundCloud stream below.
Crafting his sounds out of the United Kingdom, Swindle is better known for his clean dubstep production as opposed to a beat based sound; Mischief falls into the latter category. Released on Mala’s Deep Medi Musik label, Mischeif is a cheeky beat that sounds like it belongs in a film noir, featuring a smokey saxophone line, bongos, and a descending piano scale. The sheer quality of this production depicts Swindle’s masterful manipulation of sound.
See previously: Swindle | Ignition
Gaining critical acclaim from the likes of Gilles Peterson and Benji B, Wolverhampton UK duo Letherette embody an experimental disco-house funk sound reminiscent of Discovery-era Daft Punk. In hopes to promote their forthcoming EP - Featurette - via NinjaTune, the shadowy group have been benevolent enough to toss a single our way. Featurette drops on November 19th; in the mean time, be sure to trade your email for the single Warstones, below.
Download || Warstones – Letherette [320 kbps]
Luke Abbot is a Norfolk-residing house producer equipped with an immense capacity to puppeteer fidgety feet on the dance-floor through his moody and emotive production. This past June, Luke released the EP, titled, Modern Driveway, through the Gold Panda-helmed label, NoTown Records.
The title-track of the EP features a dark-disco themed, temperamental take on classic UK house. Modern Driveway is one of those songs that rewards the ‘medicated’ listener with temporary philosophical epiphanies in the small hours of the morning.
Yesterday, Bondax presented their patrons with the newest single via their official Youtube channel. This euphonious garage arrangment will be made available August 19th through Lancaster’s Just Us Recordings.
Eyez from Derby (UK) gives his #SPITFIRE, brought to you by JDZ Media. A thirsty, young call-out that has more authenticity and wit then anything in our soft-worded Western World. Keep an eye on his Twitter. Big things, produced by Straps.
…”cuz I roll with men that are savage and cruel, ya-I roll with maniacs, couple white keys, yes, but we mainly black”…
Yesterday, Hudson Mohawke and Lunice (TNGHT) uncovered a preview mix for their impending self titled EP. The collection will be available on vinyl as well as for digital download on July 23/24. There is already a huge buzz around their first UK headlining show at London’s Village Undeground next Thursday, June 21.
A1. Top Floor
A3. Higher Ground
B2. Easy Easy
Disclosure need no introduction, as their recent bounding success has caught the attention of the industries’ top producers and DJs. Zane Lowe, radio DJ of BBC Radio 1, holds the track in high regard, proclaiming, “Disclosure’s new record, ‘Control’, is tonight’s hottest record in the world.”
Here is a new preview fresh off their sound cloud.
Pre order “The Face” here.