hIn this episode, I feature Fred V & Grafix‘ Oxygen release; Weval‘s eoponymous release; Silence Groove‘s Spin With Me EP, Pete K‘s Inner Circle release, and Toolroom Productions’ Ibiza Underground 2016.
Set 1: Fred V & Grafix, Weval
Fred V & Grafix’ sophomore album, entitled, Oxygen, shows the duo cementing their position as they refine their songwriting abilities. This set features three of the new tracks from that effort.
As for Weval‘s self-titled debut album, Benjamin Schiem, a Contributor to Pitchfork, started off his review like this:
Every once in awhile an electronic record comes along that is both so strong and so obviously appealing that it can’t help but end up in the hands of people who otherwise own no records from labels like Kompakt, Hyperdub or !K7. Think of The Knife’s Silent Shout in 2006, or Burial’s Untrue and Justice’s † in 2007. Beyond luck and timing, these kinds of releases are successful because they are not only masters of their genre and bring its best attributes to light, but also because they manage to be a lot of different things to different people. It’s uncommon for all of those factors to come into play at once, but with the new self-titled debut album by Weval, it’s easy to imagine how German techno mainstay Kompakt could have the next great crossover artist on their hands.
You’ll find three tracks from that Weval release in this set as well. Enjoy.
|Vista||Fred V & Grafix||Oxygen||Hospital Records||Drum & Bass||100||2016||03:58|
|Oxygen||Fred V & Grafix||Oxygen||Hospital Records||Drum & Bass||087||2016||05:08|
|Sweet Magnolia||Seba, Jenna G||Sweet Magnolia EP||Fokuz Recordings||Drum & Bass||087||2016||05:51|
|Ignite||Fred V & Grafix||Oxygen||Hospital Records||Drum & Bass||087||2016||05:08|
|Higher||Silence Groove||Spin With Me EP||Fokuz Recordings||Drum & Bass||087||2016||05:02|
|Just In Case||Weval||Weval||Kompakt||Electronica||102||2016||04:41|
|Spin With Me||Silence Groove||Spin With Me EP||Fokuz Recordings||Drum & Bass||087||2016||05:08|
Set 2: Ibiza Underground 2016, Weval
Toolroom’s Ibiza Underground 2016. There is no shortage of collections promulgating the sound of Ibiza. And releasing a collection of 58 tracks, you’d think it’d be hard not to include a few gems in the mix. This collection not only lives up to its billing as being Underground, it actually delivers a significant proportion of phenomenal cuts. This set includes two tracks from that collection. You’ll be hearing more before you know it.
This set also features the track, Days, from the Weval release. This is dreamy, even soupy, with haunting vocals, and yet the rhythm is crisp and infectious. Check it out in slot 3 of the set.
|Jazzing||D-Formation, Rick Piers O'Neil||Ibiza Underground 2016||Toolroom Productions||Tech House||123||2016||06:48|
|I Won't Forget||Theo Kottis||I Won't Forget/All That Time||Anjunadeep||Deep House||123||2016||07:40|
|Uncharted||Sergio Fernandez||Ibiza Underground 2016||Toolroom Productions||Tech House||124||2016||06:29|
|Hydrae||Frankey, Sandrino||Hydrae EP||Kompakt||House||119||2016||08:05|
|Down Home (Olivier Weiter Remix)||Boss Axis, Olivier Welter||Lessons Of Techhouse, Vol. 2||Wasabi Recordings||Tech House||124||2016||08:05|
Set 3: Ibiza Underground 2016
I told you you’d be hearing more from that Ibiza Underground 2016 collection before you knew it. And here you go. In slot 2 of this set you’ll hear a track from Dosem, entitled Untold Stories from that collection. The rest of the set is equally outstanding, from the opening track out on Parquet Recordings, to the closing gem by Wassermann out on Kompakt. You’re gonna dig this set!
|Arif (D33P, Mimram Remix)||tEho, D33P, Mimram||ADE/Arif||Parquet Recordings||Deep House||122||2016||07:09|
|Untold Stories||Dosem||Ibiza Underground 2016||Toolroom Productions||Techno||124||2016||06:39|
|Andever||Recondite||Osa EP||Innervisions||Deep House||120||2016||05:56|
|Loophole (Sam KDC Remix)||ASC, Sam KDC||Horo Remixed||Samurai Horo||Electronica||125||2016||04:32|
|Me, My, Molly||Pete Oak||Trying Not To||Sincopat||Tech House||123||2016||06:38|
|Die Schallplatte (Video Remix)||Wassermann||Die Schallplatte Remixe||Kompakt||Indie Dance/Nu Disco||120||2016||03:40|
Set 4: Pete K, Silence Groove, Fred V & Grafix
With only 1 track from a featured release in Set 3, you knew the last set had to be jam packed with featured material. And it’s featured material because it’s great stuff.
This final set features both tracks from Pete K’s Inner Circle. Born in Lisboa, Portugual, Pete K is producer Pedro Caldeira, who presently resides in Paris, France. Although the history may be slightly convoluted, it manifests real depth in his music. Here, pay attention to “Utopia,” appearing here in slot #1, and “Lotus,” appearing here in the 4th position.
|Utopia||Pete K||Inner Circle||Proton Music||Progressive House||125||2016||08:03|
|Who Will Love You||Silence Groove||Spin With Me EP||Fokuz Recordings||Drum & Bass||152||2016||05:24|
|Borderline (Alberto Ruiz Remix)||Faray, Alberto Ruiz||Dockland||Jannowitz Records||Techno||126||2016||06:36|
|Lotus||Pete K||Inner Circle||Proton Music||Progressive House||126||2016||07:02|
|Corrosion (Remix)||Synth Sense||Horo Remixed||Samurai Horo||Electronica||125||2016||06:39|
|Nearly There||Fred V & Grafix||Oxygen||Hospital Records||Drum & Bass||130||2016||04:35|