Casual Lab: Hounds with waggy tails


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A.N.I.C.E celebrates a successful 2 years of her Berlin based record label Casual Lab in style with this warm, melodious, smooth Gluhwein of a song that tames your inner hounds while you get swept away by its rhythms and have no choice but to obey:

London Grammar – Interlude (Rain City Riot Remix)


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Find me a beholder who doesn’t find this beautiful and I’ll show you a liar! Melancholy vocals blend seamlessly with the gut wrenched piano work and the contrastingly upbeat rhythm, quite possibly making this the bittersweet symphony of our times. For one of those moments when you just want to sit back and dwell and come to the conclusion that you are what you are and things are what they are and it is best to just accept and embrace albeit with a somewhat heavy heart.

Cosmic Dreamstate : Time Lapse


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Just what the doctor ordered, to kill the intensity on a Friday night. Sit back, sip your poison, and let your mind wander without a care in the world:

Cosmic Dreamstate comprises Yves Johnson and he has collaborated with Matthew Martin for this track. Yves is based out of Surrey and this is just his first track posted half an hour ago on soundcloud. We wish him all the very best!

Keeping it Underground , courtesy Korbian


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UK based Korbian, whom we introduced a few weeks ago has been pretty busy in the last few weeks releasing one variant of funk laced laid back awesomeness after another. He seems to be in a great mood too and is giving away a couple of tracks for free, only to spread the joy. Additionally his latest release with VSR records is due on the the 6th of May and here is a partial sample track from that release :

All the very best with this to Korbain!
After that bit of loungey tech house, here is my favourite piece of work by him in the last couple of weeks. Moved every time, has a lot going for it. Deep deep house, great synths and super work on the percussion. You can meditate to it or dance to it or let it play in the background while you do something Mondayne on a Tuesday. Yippey yah yei, Schweinebacke (i know the original, the german one is somehow cuter), this will uplift you! Not quite in ways that Bruce Willis intended, but mostly that’s a good thing:

And now to add a bit of sauciness to the proceedings, the next one is called desire. Some might call it the root cause of sorrow, but then they wouldn’t know what to do tommorrow! This is more garagey and makes you move instantly and can be downloaded for free like the previous one. Lust it out and lap it up:

Korbian – Levit8tion


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Korbian, aka Ian Nobbs, a deep and progressive House musician from Chelmsford, Britain has released his debut EP titled Levit8tion a fortnight ago. As he says ‘he is a self declared purveyor of tech, deep and progressive house’, this generally sums up the mood of the EP. I found it to be very warm, reflective, melodic and a moodsetter. It takes you to a higher plane, brings you back and shuffles you between stuff and dimensions tucked away in remote areas of your sub-conscious mind. The production quality is top notch and polished, nothing amateur on offer, in other words! So let us move on the the track, that Ian claims is the most representative of the EP:

Apart from his work on the EP, which can be bought on Beatport , he also recently remixed the track ‘Thinking about you’ from Frank Ocean’s Channel Orange album. We found that the fusion of the Frank’s infectious chorus and Korbian’s progressive melody create a very catchy tech-trance-like vibe which works very well for this track. This is a dancefloor explosion waiting to happen:

Hanne & Lorre


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German musician/DJ duo of Hannes & Lorre have released some new tracks a fortnight ago. The high-flying moodsetters retain their trademark techhouse infused sound but incorporate a wide variety of unconventional effects and beats to set the dancefloor and your imagination on fire. Without much to say but just lots to admire let’s move to the listening bit:


The Blac Swan – Pollock’s Bash


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New York based funky nu disco group ‘The Blac Swan’ who we featured late last year have come out with a couple of new tracks lately. Their recent single ‘Pollock’s Bash’ has achieved much success on beatport and other music charts lately and we aren’t surprised. The lovely sudden drops, funky vibes and the overall top notch quality make this a dance floor must-have from the word go. Feel the power:

 

Another recent track which captured our imagination and made us want to go grab our gear and drive out to nowhere for some unexpected adventure experience was the motivating, adrenalin pumping and absolutely sickeningly groovy ‘Night Drive’: