Dogtanion – Japan
LABEL: Tape Club Records
Dogtanion is the musical guise of Matthew de Kersaint Giraudeau, a musician, filmmaker and artist based in London. Matthew’s musical roots stem from a variety of musical styles and genres, encompassing UK Garage, Electronica and folk. Matthew’s diverse scope has resulted in him producing a unique approach to Folk music and has led to him recently performing alongside Lil Silva, Elijah & Skilliam and Anneka at The Nest in London.
After studying Fine Art at Northumbria University, Dogtanion was invited to play at Glastonbury festival. More recently, Matthew has been working with the Red Bull Studios London and recently completed a mix for their ‘Introducing’ series, as well as rehearsing at their studio in preparation for his live shows.
As a debut album, “Japan” is steeped in creativity. Opener “Beast And The Boots” ebbs qualities reminiscent of Grizzly Bear, whilst “Bastard Son” reveals Matthew’s more experimental electronic side. “Islam” tells the true story of a girl who thought that “Islam was a country”.
“where thick haze meets auto-tuned vocals in a way that is a little unsettling, but lovely too, rather like that off-kilter feeling you get if you wake up while still in a dream.” – Dummy Mag
“enchanting” – Drowned In Sound
Check out “Japan” here:
Noisses – Run Your Mouth
LABEL: Black Butter Records
GENRE: Dance – House – 2 Step / Garage
Featuring Rtkal, Lady Leshurr and Foreign Beggars, this release by the London producer is already picking up support from the likes of MistaJam (BBC Radio 1), who recently made it his ‘World Exclusive’.
Noisey exclusively premiered the video for the track, which you can watch here: http://bit.ly/NWC398
Meat Katie & Chevy One – Lumsden
GENRE: Dance – Beats & Breaks / Electronica
Both Chevy and Mark (Meat Katie) have enjoyed an on-going success with their tech funk style of breaks that incorporates Techno & Electro, with support from DJs as diverse as Carl Cox to Paul van dyke as well as radio airplay from BBC Radio 1’s Annie Nightingale.
Check out “Lumsden” here:
Dexys – Free
LABEL: BMG Rights Management
The band (fronted by Kevin Rowlands) were formerly Dexy’s Midnight Runners known for hits such as “Come , but split in 1986. They then became Dexys as a six-piece incarnation in 2003, and released the band’s fourth studio album “One Day I’m Going To Soar” in June this year. “Free” is taken from this album.
Dexys will be embarking on a 20-date UK tour in September, with their London show already sold out.
Various Artists – Quadraphonic Summer Session 3
GENRE: Dance – House – Tech / Minimal
Quadraphonic present their Summer album of Tech House and Progressive gems featuring regular clubland chart toppers Will Gold (Starlight/Floorplay), JaTay, PJC Project (CR2 / Global Underground), Gary Willis (Toolroom) and Dan Lewis (Strictly Rhythm). With support across various tracks from the likes of Space residents Jonathan Ulysses and Brandon Block, Graham Gold, Dubfire, Greg Churchill, Ki Creighton (Circus), Brian Cheetham (Global Dance Session), Mark Knight, Peter Gelderblom, Dom Moir to name just a few, this release is an essential collection of dancefloor destroyers.
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Ingrid Michaelson – Human Again
LABEL: Cabin 24 Records
Ingrid is a huge act in the US with multiple syncs in the world of television & film (including YouTube), such as in the hugely successful TV series Grey’s Anatomy and One Tree Hill. “Human Again” was recently chosen by BBC Radio 2 as their Album of the Week, as well as being hailed “Lyrically deep and musically adventurous, Michaelson has it all” in an accompanying review.
Check out the album here:
autoKratz – Devil’s Touch
LABEL: Bad Life
GENRE: Dance – Electro
Whilst their ‘autoKratz presents Bad Life’ moniker has been about exploring their more techno tastes, their new single “Devil’s Touch” is a prime cut of rave electro complete with driving arps, piano stabs and a typically epic autoKratz vocal. This release is available now exclusively to Beatport, ahead of the release date on 20th August.
autoKratz have embarked on another hectic summer with their Bad Life label tour continuing across Europe, an exceptional string of recent remixes and even more new music to look out for soon.
Check out “Devil’s Touch” here: