FEATURED ARTIST OF THE WEEK: Olivia Knapp (USA)

ART + CULTURE + MUSIC

Joe Goddard - Endless Love feat. Betsy [buy iTunes] 

yihaaaaa, the MOARRR FAVE Joe Goddard will release a new 5 track EP on July 28th via Greco-Roman

Livid Instruments DS1 MIDI Mixer 
as we told you already, the DS1 is the result of the the collaboration between Dubspot and Livid. It simply works with any software that supports MIDI. The DS1 is available for pre-order with templates for popular digital audio workstations such as Ableton Live, Bitwig Studio, Logic and more (even Traktor Pro).

Livid Instruments DS1 MIDI Mixer 

as we told you already, the DS1 is the result of the the collaboration between Dubspot and Livid. It simply works with any software that supports MIDI. The DS1 is available for pre-order with templates for popular digital audio workstations such as Ableton Live, Bitwig Studio, Logic and more (even Traktor Pro).

Munk Feat. Mona Lazette - Happiness Juice 

Munk’s Happiness Juice EP will drop on August 18th, with remixes by Miguel Campbell and Satin Jackets, The video was directed by Jade Mortimer.

Duke Dumont - Mumble Man
(For Club Play Only - Part 3) 

Part 3 of the Duke’s For Club Play Only series is coming soon on Turbo Recordings

Matchy & Bott - No One Like U 

Matchy & Bott belong to a newly emerging scene of Young artists crowding into the steadily growing Nu-Disco /Deep House Scene. The two guys from Mainz already released on Labels such as KATERMUKKE, Suara ,Tiefblau Records or Love Matters. No One Like You is the first EP for Frankfurt´s BY awake label.

Pional - It’s All Over (John Talabot's Stormbreak Refix ) [mp3 SoundCloud] 

the mighty duo of Pional and John Talabot is back, It’s All Over will be out on 4th of August via Hivern Discs (with Locked Groove & John Talabot remixes)

The Raveonettes - Endless Sleeper 

They are back with a new album, and it’s out right now. It’s called Pe’ahi

RUINMYTUNE - Kiesza is a Dancer 
Kiesza - Hideaway (Gorgon City Remix) 
Snap - Rhythm is a Dancer 

mashup of the week

MJ Cole - Gelato 

kindda unusual, but totally awesome piano only piece from MJ Cole

Henri-Pierre Noël - One More Step [buy vinyl/digital]
(1980, re-issue, remastered)

On moving to Canada from his original home of Haiti, pianist and singer/songwriter Henri-Pierre Noel brought with him much of the tropical island’s influences. The “Kompa Funk” sounds of his homeland, along side contemporary North American jazz and disco, ran throughout Henri’s 1979 album Piano, re-released by Wah Wah 45s in 2012, and now it’s time for a second helping with the re-issue of 1980’s dance floor friendly One More Step, both albums having been originally released on very limited private presses and since become holy grails of the black music scene.

Henri-Pierre Noel is an incredibly versatile musican who uses the piano in a very percussive and syncopated way, almost like a drum. This particular technique naturally brings disco and afro-funk elements into hisunique brand of dance floor fusion.

The man himself is still playing in his adopted home of Montreal today, and having been introduced to Wah Wah 45s label boss Dom Serviniby Canadian DJsKobal, Moonstarr and Andy Williams, who were allkeen fans of his early works, it became clear that Noel’s finest moments needed to be re-released and re-discovered by a new generation.

Re-mastered from the original multi-track tapes by Kevin Moonstarr in Canada, and featuring seriously foot friendly cuts like “Afro-Funk” Groove, Funky Spider Dance and Latin Feeling,as well as firing female vocals and a plethora of percussion,Henri-Pierre Noel’s sophomore LP is finally available to all on heavyweight vinyl, CD and digital formats, including full sleeve notesfrom Reveal Records boss, Peter Riden.

Je vous remercie une fois de plus Monsieur Noel!

Basement Jaxx - Never Say Never ft. ETML 

the science behind twerking

Hong Kong - Late Bloomer 

the debut LP, High Noon , will be out on 1st September via Thumbs Off Records