Howson’s Groove – “Shake Up” (Arkist Remix)
South London duo Howson’s Groove recently released their latest EP, Body & Soul which includes two original tracks as well as remixes from Fybe:One and Arkist. The re-work of “Shake Up” by Bristol producer Arkist, provides a clean, smooth house interpretation of the original cut, incorporating industrial elements to make for an inviting, low-key atmosphere.
Blood Orange – “Uncle Ace” (a/jus/ted Remix”
“Uncle Ace,” the newest single from Blood Orange’s brilliant LP, Cupid Deluxe, has received a warm, disco treatment from legendary New York DJ Justin Strauss, working with Teddy Stuart under the name a/jus/ted. Spanning nearly nine minutes, the elegant cut contains emotive piano chords and a killer, slow burning groove that give it a dark, 80’s inspired feel.
Deadboy – “Return”
UK producer Deadboy’s follow up to his 2013 Blaquewerk EP, titled Return, is out April 28th on the always reliable Numbers label. The minimal, instrumental title track builds with waves of arpeggiated synths layered to create a haunting, melodic atmosphere. The video for the track, directed by Thomas Traum is an appropriately awe-inspiring visual translation, depicting an astronaut appearing through dense fog, strobes and lasers.
Chesus & Timmy P – “Vitamin C”
“Vitamin C,” the A-side to the latest release from Chesus & Timmy P on Swedish label Local Talk, is a no-frills classic sounding house track with an aggressive, peak-time flair. With restless, hard hitting percussion and infectious organ sounds, it’s a familiar formula that never loses it’s appeal when arranged with the soul and funk that the two UK producers bring to this cut.