Artist: Fatboy Slim & Riva Starr
Release: Eat Sleep Rave Repeat
Label: Skint Records
Genre: Dance – House – Progressive
Fatboy Slim makes an enormous return to the Skint fold teaming with Riva Starr and topped off with Calvin Harris on remix duties! Eat Sleep Rave Repeat! Huge support across the air with massive support from the biggest name DJs the world over. Fatboy Slim tells the story of the track: “Me and Stef (Riva Starr) were out vinyl shopping in Williamsburg, Brooklyn earlier this year when we met this dude ranting in the street about some 3 day bender he had been on (and possibly still was….). We hooked him into our Serato and chopped him up into a tune. I just wish we’d caught his full name”.
Artist: Grass House
Release: A Sun Full and Drowning
Label: Marshall Teller Records
Genre: Alternative – Indie Pop
London/Yorkshire four piece Grass House release their hotly anticipated debut album ‘A Sun Full and Drowning’, recorded at Monnow Valley Studios in Waleswith with producer Jim Anderson (Cold Specks, The Twilight Sad, 2:54). International tastemakers from Pitchfork to Q, Clash to The Fly have tipped Grass House for big breakthrough success in 2013 with stand-out singles ‘And Now For The Wild’, ‘Spinning As We Turn’ & ‘I Was A Streetlight’ and their special brand of outsider pop showcased on this gorgeous first record.
Artist: Maribou State
Label: Southern Fried Records
Genre: Dance – Leftfield
Following the ‘Tongue’ EP released to much applause earlier this year Maribou State are back with the sublime ‘Truths’ EP. If you want an indication of where the band are heading then this EP is it. Refined and sublime, this is the band’s evolution in real time. Four solid tracks make the release; ‘Blue Sunday’, ‘Hollow Grove’, ‘Moon Circles’ and ‘Truths’ – all hold their own as stand alone tracks yet carry an instantly recognisable thread of the style Maribou State are pioneering throughout. Following on from ‘Truths’, the next step for Maribou State will be the deliverance of their highly anticipated debut LP.
Artist: Various Artists
Release: Soundway Remixed
Label: Soundway Records
Genre: Dance – Beats & Breaks / Electronica
Soundway Remixed is a long overdue digital round-up of most of the remixes issued on the label over the past 11 years. The compilation features remixes by label artists such as Quantic, Drumtalk, Chico Mann, Batida and the Busy Twist alongside a list of names from the more inventive and open-minded side of modern dance music culture. From ‘tropical bass’ to afro electronica and ‘Caribbean house’ the selection veers heavily on the uptempo party side of the spectrum whilst maintaining an experimental approach to tropical music that the label has always championed.