Starting the new week with some fresh new music (from each and every aspect you wanna look at it). Assalm (meaning whale) had his debut LP released on JST Records a month ago and since then the French artist always seems to find his way on our playlists one way or the other. Something that becomes easier of course by the fact that Assalm‘s music is diverse, fresh and combines elements from a number of different music styles/genres. “Rivera” LP, which comes with 9 original songs, is a very unique and rare mix of (dark) Electronica, Techno, Trap and even Darkwave/Darksynth (i.e. “Cavalry”). But Assalm‘s debut is more than a just melting pot of different influences. Well thought of and nicely put together, these elements come together in a way that makes “Rivera” one of those
As far as good hard Electro goes there aren’t many new releases coming out that can take us back to the good old days but every now and then a new release appears that successfully brings back memories of the good hard Electro era. And Autopunk & Mak Others have definitely managed to do that with their collaboration “We Own The Night”, out yesterday on Jet Set Trash. Groovy, powerful, bassy and overall sexy, this is the good old sound that most certainly fans of artists like Haezer, Gtronic, etc, must be missing in 2015. Add the great vocals by Mak Others which aren’t just a perfect match for Autopunk‘s sound but also taking both tracks to a whole new level and “We Own The Night” has all those ingredients a good hard Electro release should.
More new music coming and it’s time to go underground with this remixes EP for I Think I Broke Something‘s “Face Lift”. If you’re familiar with the Finland based live duo then you must probably already be aware of their pretty different, unique and fresh style and sound which borders Indie Dance, Electronica, Punk and good ol’ hard Electro. And whether you like their music or not, which is pretty characteristic no doubt, you have to admit it has to be somewhat hard to remix. The good news is that Father, Laforcah and Hijack Da Bass who were the three artists chosen to remix the tracks from ITIBS‘ latest EP were up to the challenge and they most definitely delivered. A heavy and dark trash Electro/Techno remix of “To Hell” by the London based duo, rude Electro Punk by Italy’s loudest duo and trademark sounding energy filled Electro House by Hijack Da Bass was the outcome. If that sounds like the Electronic music you enjoy then you better check “Face Lift Remixed” out.
Yesterday we saw the return of Italian duo Cyberpunkers with their new Free EP “Sick Tracks” and today we continue in a similar way, with a new release and the return of another loved and loud Italian duo, Laforcah. The two Electro Punksters from the greater Milan area just had their 5th EP released on Jet Set Trash a couple of days ago and if any of you don’t know yet what that means please take a moment and listen as Electro doesn’t come any louder and dirtier than this. 5 new originals, with one of them being available as a free download too, which bring together all those Laforcah characteristic elements and sounds we’ve heard in the duo’s previous 4 releases. But Laforcah didn’t stick only to what we’ve been used to hear from them and decided to explore new territories too with “Dusk”, a heavy and dark Electronica track that definitely left our eardrums happily buzzing. If there’s one thing these guys have proven with their releases so far is that they aren’t prepared to go light and “Dirty” EP comes to confirm that once again.
Here are the final 3 winners for the the Big Brother 84 “Pushing Through” Remix Contest we have been running during the last month in collaboration with Jet Set Trash, Keith McMillen Instruments, Presonus, Rycote, Sony Creative Software, Sturban Clothing, Prodipe, Melda Productions, InTune Guitar Picks, Waldorf Music, as selected by us, Big Brother 84, Jet Set Trash and our special guest judge Zardonic. A big thanks to all artists who participated and sent their remixes and of course congratulations to the 3 final winners who are Ferd, CrazyMT and Silverfox. As for the list of prizes each of the 3 winners gets, read below and of course stay tuned for the release of Big Brother 84 “Pushing Through” EP, out soon on Jet Set Trash!