In anticipation of Ron Basejam’s gig with us at our upcoming label night in East London this Friday (DETAILS HERE) we have this free gift from the lads over at WOLF Music. This remix of James Welsh’s Nowt from Monsieur Basejam has what you would expect from this talented producer, perfect keys and extremely clever vocal treatments. This one takes a while to sprout but when it does its oozes groove. Keep your eyes peeled for his remix on our next release which sounding unreal.
To celebrate the arrival of House of Disco HQ’s newest member Kate here’s a gem she discovered last week in a set Mike Huckaby did at Phonica Records: a great edit of a Fela Kuti classic. Kuti took care of the vocals, rhythm and African vibes when he made the (17 minute long!) original back in 1975.. but Oslo-based Joystick Jay seemed to think it was unfinished, and effectively transformed it into something even more funky. He rearranged the structure, added some drums, percussion, bass and chords – et voila, a beautiful track that is pretty impossible to sit still to.
Another free track from Finnebassen. He must be doing a spring clean of his hard drive. This time around its an edit of one of his favourite artists, James Blake. Leaning heavily on James’s distinct hummings and vocal meanderings this edit takes a slow and sultry path, opting to keep its elements subtle and complimenting the vocal, putting it on a pedestal. The paired down breaks are loaded with atmosphere and class making the drops that bit more rewarding. Music for under the sheets.
We havent posted anything this guilty in a while. Irregular Disco Workers fantastic edit of a track you had probably forgotten (but will be suddenly reminded of) is loaded with italo flavoured cheese. Sometimes music can all be a bit serious and you forget that sometimes you just have to be a bit silly. This track taps into that instinct. All of a sudden you’re doing that weird dance you havent done since you were 15 and chanting along. Regressive disco.
Our Norwegian housemate Finnebassen has an original gift for us. 15k is an instrumental bassline groover that sounds right at home with the rest of Finn’s output. This fella who we have been shouting about for ages now is receiving support from top Dj’s and producers all over the world and has just secured a summer residency at Sankeys in Ibiza. Our next release is a single from Finn with 3 remixes from some of our favourite producers……I’ll leve it to your imagination for now. Gonna be a big un tho.