New Track: Casey Conroy – Something In Mind (Mediatrix Remix)

London producer Nina Moore – aka MEDIATRIX – works her magic on Casey Conroy’s latest single, ‘Something In Mind’, giving the almost stripped back piece an Iberian summer vibe.

Casey Conroy is already generating buzz with her latest single and innovative cover versions online including ‘Answer song’ remixes of Passionfruit (Drake) and Only One (Lido).

The 18 year old Orlando singer/songwriter joins MEDIATRIX’s list of makeovers, which includes remixes for Vlad Lucan and Lenno for Axtone Records (Axwell) plus legendary LA rapper Tairrie B.

Listen to the upcoming master at work…

Album Review: Reason Or Rhyme – Midnight Mystery Club

Just on the preview alone (which I discovered at the start of the year), David Newell and Michael Gray – aka MIDNIGHT MYSTERY CLUB – really cause a stir and kept fans and tastemakers on the edge of their seats with the release of their (obviously) highly anticipated album, entitled ‘Reason or Rhyme’, released last Friday.

A summer-hazy electronic/dance drive dominates the ten-track set, with elements of downtempo funk creeping in just before the second half of the album, before making its occasional presence well and truly known, for an even more pleasurable listen.

‘Reason or Rhyme’ was certainly worth the wait and – seriously – I cannot fault these guy’s production – it’s five stars from me!

Must Listens: Richest Man In The World, Orange County, Reason or Rhyme, Alright (Album Remix).

EP Review: Slow Burn – Wolf Kash

It’s pretty hard to conceive that last Christmas, 24-year-old producer Jordan Saward and his 14-year-old brother Harry – otherwise known as WOLF KASH –  came up with compositions that are so complex, forming their debut EP, ‘Slow Burn’, released late last month.

The four-track set is on par with Model’s ’86 EP, ‘When You Realise…’, as it possesses (at times) insanely juxtaposed electronic rhythmic overtones, carried by a mammoth downtempo drive, giving each production that alternative dance/soulful-ish vibe. Quite ingenious really; it’ll be great to see the duo’s next move.

Take a step into the unexpected and sample ‘Slow Burn’ EP.

Must Listens: Slow Burn, Why Bother.

Song of the Day: Come On Over – Nors (ft. Maxine Ryan)

If this track doesn’t get you charged up for the weekend, frankly nothing will.

Today’s dish comes from NORS, an artist collective/production team from different parts of the world, led by Alfredo Norese, a talented producer and musician from Argentina.

NORS is the result of the combined talents of Alfredo producing and composing, Brandon Haygood from Texas (USA) penning lyrics, Tolu Salako from Nigeria, Sahil Dhandia from India and Rob Maude from the UK, providing the vocals.

Come on, shake yourself up and listen to ‘Come On Over’. If you’re feeling this track, head over to their SoundCloud profile as these guys are introducing new songs, throughout the year through different labels worldwide.

EP Review: Snapchat – J.Kas

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I gonna kick off the first review of the year with NEW LEASE MUSIC staple J.KAS‘ five-track EP ‘Snapchat’.

This hot property from Sheffield continues to dash A WHOLE HEAP of hot pepper sauce in the latest project, by adding his seamless flow to dangerously infectious dance bangers, uptempo and rhythmic after hours hip-hop/R&B.

This one is definitely a keeper; add to your collection for free via Bandcamp.

Must Listens: All Night (Sugah Sugah), Cold Love, Fxck With Me.

EP Review: Work With Me – Workerz

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Work with Me EP is the third release within a year from French producer  Jean-Patrick Simonetti, better known as WORKERZ.

Released late last month Simonetti, who formerly made one half of experimental dance group Les Petits Pilous, cleverly give Detroit-style (and almost tribal) club bangers that bold, hip-hop attitude with the help from (and well executed) by rappers  Gita and Adian Coker.

We may be in winter now, but this four-track package serves well to brighten up those dark nights.

Work With Me is now available via iTunes.

Must Listens: No Witnesses (Workerz Remix) – watch the video.

Song of the Day: The Big Day Has Come – White Night

His pure love for electronic music drove him to participate in Rio Music Conference DJ Contest 2015. Recently signed to Switzerland record label 5howtime Music, Brazilian DJ and producer Anderson Souza -aka- WHITE NIGHT presents his latest release, The Big Day Has Come (available on Beatport). Have a listen.

Song of the Day: The Snow Is Falling – Cliff Lothar

If you love club music, raise your hands, cos I have a real treat for you. Check out today track, The Snow Is Falling by  CLIFF LOTHAR. The track is coming from his new EP, Old Jams Die Hard #1, which is a bunch of misfit old jams and throwaways.

In early 2013, the techno/dance upcoming maestro seemingly appeared out of thin air with the White Savage EP, released on legendary Dutch label Viewlexx.  His debut offerings quickly gained widespread support and has been charted by people as diverse as John Talabot, Delta Funktionen and Thom Yorke of Radiohead.

Lothar’s follow-up EP was released on the Swedish techno label Skudge White and has been instantly described as ‘sinister, dark and funky’. More recently, a collaboration with the ubiquitous Legowelt under the name Pagan Sector resulted in the rave-techno-deephouse hybrid EP entitled Hermopolis Magna, released on Amsterdam upstart Knekelhuis.

Never the one to hide away in the studio, Cliff has raised the roof in venues such as Panorama Bar, Have a Nice Day, NuMusic and Batofar, to undercover spots like Bargain, Humboldthain and Intergalactic FM Festival.

This guy is ON POINT and it’s well worth checking out his past work…but for now, have a bash at The Snow Is Falling.

New Music Video: Moving Too Fast (FooR Remix) – Kyle Lettman

KYLE LETTMAN has just dropped a remix video for ‘Moving Too Fast‘ (FooR remix). The views are already in their thousands and this remix and video are bound to get you in the mood for the weekend – check it out!

Listen to the Kyle’s hip-hop and R&B version right here.

Song of the Day: Love Come Home (Todd Terry Tee’s Freeze Mix) – Kristine W

Today’s song is Love Come Home by Kristine Weitz – aka – KRISTINE W. The track is the third release from her latest album New & Number Ones.

Born in a small town in Washington State, KRISTINE W became one of the hottest dance floor properties during the mid-’90s, with several singles featuring her  soulful voice which topped the dance charts and placed high on the pop charts through most of Europe. Her 1994 single  Feel What You Want, hit number one on the dance charts as well as the Top Five on the charts of ten European countries. The follow-up One More Try proved just as successful, earning  KRISTINE W a major-label contract with RCA. She released her debut album Land of the Living in mid-1996, and spent four years working on the follow-up, Stronger.

With nine consecutive #1s, the former Miss America contestant  holds the world’s record for Most Consecutive #1 Billboard Club Hits, surpassing Madonna and Janet Jackson’s previously shared record of seven.