Various Artists – Vagabundos 2012
LABEL: Cadenza Records
GENRE: Dance – House
With wide-reaching influences and diverse musical citations from across the dance music spectrum, “Vagabundos 2012” carries the essence of the original Balearic Beat. It is perhaps the modern sound of Ibiza – with moments of intense darkness and life-affirming sunshine rhythms, the mix Luciano creates is like a sublime painting of the island which contains all the colours and gradations of the rainbow. From house to techno, to human and machine created rhythms, sweet voices and warped vocals, blissful beach melodies and mind-twisting notes, classic Chicago beats and futuristic grooves, the mix is a deeply absorbing, multi-dimensional electronic fusion. There is so much wonderful density in this small 76 minute package, it seems almost counter-intuitive to dissect it.
Available in the UK and Ireland only.
You can catch Luciano at Cadenza Vagabundos in Pacha, Ibiza, every Sunday from May 17th to October 7th.
Snow Patrol – Snow Patrol
LABEL: Jeepster Recordings Ltd
GENRE: Rock – Alternativ
“Snow Patrol”, a collection of some of Snow Patrol’s earliest works is out now through Jeepster Recordings Ltd, including “An Olive Grove Facing the Sea”, “One Night is Not Enough” and previously unreleased single “Santa Maria”.
Fresh from playing at the BT London Live Opening Ceremony Concert at Hyde Park, the band will be playing shows in Asia, Australia, a co-headline tour in North America and Canada with Noel Gallagher & his High Flying Birds, a South American tour and V Festival in the UK.
Check out the album here:
Paws – Jellyfish
LABEL: FatCat Records
This is the band’s second release and the first single to be taken from their forthcoming debut album, with the track already receiving radio support from BBC Radio 6 Music (Lauren Laverne, Gideon Coe) and Radio 1 (Huw Stephens).
The Glasgow-based trio have a lo-fi, punk-rock sound with a strong DIY ethic, and were listed as ‘ones to watch in 2012’ by BBC Scotland. Watch out for their full UK and European tour dates, to be announced shortly.
Check out “Jellyfish” here:
Netsky – Love Has Gone
LABEL: Hospital Records
GENRE: Dance – Breakbeat / Drum & Bass
Having already won the prestigious accolade of Zane Lowe’s “Hottest Record In The World”, and with support from Radio One’s finest Fearne Cotton, Annie Mac, Nick Grimshaw, Mistajam and DJ Friction, the hype surrounding this release just keeps on building. Now released as a standalone single with three exceptional remixes by hot D+B talents Enei and Dub Phizix, alongside an exclusive “Love Must Go On” remix by the man himself and the previously unreleased “Cous Cous”, this digital package transports “Love Has Gone” even further into the limelight. The original is a soaring anthem with catchy, sing-a-long vocal hook, and euphoric builds with pumping drums and a driving energy. Warm bass and classic Netsky synth work make this the in-demand club anthem it has so quickly become.
3hrs – Sunrise EP
LABEL: Black Butter Records
GENRE: Dance – House
“Sunrise EP” is the next release from the UK’s hottest label at the moment – Black Butter Records. Following on from their recent Number 1 Chart single with Rudimental comes a wonderfully calm and forward-looking EP from new producer on the scene, 3hrs.
3hrs’ recent debut on Black Butter garnered support from the likes of Phaelah, RackNRuin, Doorly, Martelo, Maribou State and Ez amongst others.
3hrs recently selected his Top 10 tracks for July for Traxsource, which you can check out here.
Check out “Sunrise EP” here:
Scott Garcia – It’s a London Thing 2012 (Remixes) [feat. MC DT] – EP
LABEL: Ice Cream Records
GENRE: Dance – House – 2 Step / Garage
It has been said recently that Scott Garcia is one of the pioneers of the UK Garage scene. His groundbreaking track “it’s A London Thing” was one of the first ever tune within this genre to reach the national charts (no. 24 in 1997) and is widely recognised as one of the scene’s ‘classics’.
From the early days of Acid House and warehouse parties, Scott has made his presence felt as both DJ and producer and has travelled through all forms of dance culture from house, Drum & Bass to R&B, as well as traveling all over the UK and Europe rocking the masses at clubs and venues. His vast experience in both of these areas led him to set up his label Kronik Records in 1998, home to an array of production talent. As well as releasing his own material under the pseudonym ‘Corrupted Cru’, Scott signed the Genius Crew’s track “Boom Selection” which was snapped up by Ministry’s dance arm Incentive Records and attained a number 12 chart position in January 2001.
Fast forward to 2012 and “It’s a London Thing” is back with a massive 2012 remix package, featuring remixes by Billy Daniel Bunter & Sanxion, Loki Boi, B Gnarly and more – the track was also recently featured in a Nike teaser online.
Jaya the Cat – The New International Sound of Hedonism
LABEL: Bomber Music
GENRE: Alternative – Ska
Out today through Bomber Music, Jaya the Cat’s “The New International Sound Of Hedonism” is an album filled with drunken sunrises, narrow escapes, dysfunctional love affairs, political disillusionment and raised glasses, through seedy bars, carnival parades and late night dives.
With their unique blend of “drunk reggae”, the new album from the Dutch five-piece continues where their previous album “More Late Night Transmissions” left off – “giving old and new fans alike a new chapter to listen to, dance to and to fall in love with”.
Check it out here: