Two years ago The 2 Bears dropped a debut album that re-invigorated a genre & gathered music fans in the open embrace of house music. They return with second installment The Night Is Young, the eagerly awaited follow up released on Southern Fried. Where debut smash Be Strong was rooted in London, The Night Is Young takes on a more global vision. Money Man and Get Out are taken from the album while Which Way is an EP exclusive track.
Pedro Coquenão aka Batida returns with his 2nd album for Soundway. 2 years trotting the globe has helped him refine his Angolan/Portuguese electro-traditional stew and the results are guaranteed to have critics nodding their approval and global dancefloor.
Inspired by the multicultural hotbed of his home city of Lisbon and trips to Nairobi and Luanda, ‘Dois’ was predominately produced in his own garage-studio over a two-year period. In 2012 Batida’s explosive self-titled debut came out on Soundway Records. Mixing the syncopated rhythms of Kuduro with elements of 1970s Semba and Congolese-influenced guitar licks, Pedro Coquenão won fans for an album that “demanded movement” (The Line of Best Fit) and “gave a view of the old and new, the West and Africa.” (The Guardian)
Much of the remix and sampling spirit from the first record remains but ‘Dois’ also features live instrumentation along with a host of different guests.
Fayer is the record label from Edu Imbernon. Focused on bridging the gap between the worlds of indie and electronica and the more club focused sounds of house and techno music.
The debut release features Qtier, two London-based electronic musicians, who already released on Bpitch Control.
The remix package here covers all corners of the electronic world. The first comes from Edu Imbernon himself, Culprit boys Bambook deliver second one and David August brilliantly closes the package.