It’s been a very long time since we had a Sensio dj set available. This one comes from his recent Houston visit where he got a chance to play some records at Dijon’s MK Ultra radio show. The show broadcasts every Friday locally on 90.1 HD2 and globally via web on ktru.org from 9pm-12am (CST). The idea was to create a mix with that would take the listener to a journey from early 80′s NY to late 80′s Detroit and early nineties in Chicago. Some of the mixes are made to be rough on purpose in an attempt to emulate an 80′s radio station setup. Ya Dig! Read More…
We got a brand new mix from Dijon who provides another eclectic mix full of deep goodies for the soul. This one comes courtesy of his Friday residency at KTRU Rice Radio. Check it!
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Release Date: March 19th
This is a new release from ManMakeMusic’s new signing Trikk. Hailing from Portugal this fella is on a serious journey beyond bass, techno, house and garage. This is music for the serious headz! I have said it before and I wiil say it again, the ideas that are coming from some of the UK’s ‘post dub step’ labels are the most future thinking productions in the game today. And this release is proof of that. Pushing the boundaries of unconventional and hybrid production. Detroit meets, garage meets soul meets broken beat meets bass. Another favorite record here. We play.
Release Date: March 7th
Really? No, I mean Really. I knew that the Dutch could play football, but never thought that they can make music like this. Detroit Swindle is made up of production partners Lars Dales & Maarten Smeets who hail from Amsterdam, but for a second had us fooled thinking that they were drom D Town. I must say that these guys are the best new thing that I have heard outside of Chicago/Detroit since the likes Germany’s MCDE and Italian producer Nicholas. The Wrap Around is just that next level type of tune that inorporates all the right ingredients. Warm pads, soulful vocals, heavy bass, and cleverly crafted filtering and effects. This is Sensio’s fav tune of the moment. Plain Tomorrow keeps a more mellow vibe, but will surely captivate your crowd with it’s wonderful atmospheric vibe and familiar vocal hook. We play!
Release Date: February 13th
Needwant wecomes Parisian duo Mekanism do the roster with the ‘Can’t Believe EP’. And what a fine release it is! Already championed by Sensio and a record fav on the show so far this year. All tracks work for us with Missing Love and Your Shade being the standouts. Pick up this release on sight. We play.
Release Date: December 12th
To say that Maceo Plex has been on fire this year would probably be an under statement. The man has simply been putting out in the Universe some straight up quality dance music. One thing about him that I have found as a common denominator for his productions is attention to harmony, massive synth lines, big basslines and always dancefloor driven. And he manages to do all this without losing the integrity for a deeper sound.
With ‘Under The Sheets’, you will get all these elements that I mentioned earlier, but you might also want to add to that phychedelic anthem from outer space. If the dj is doing what he is supposed to, and at around 3am he decides to drop this song make sure to look at the reaction from the people on the dancefloor. Uplifting strings, a huge bassline, crazy melodies and an enticing vododed vocal will have you asking for a rewind. As I said before, a big track is not even worth remixing, and this release proves it with the fact that there are no remixes, edits etc. Just one side of the original version. We play.
Release Date: December 5th
Adam Marshall brings us two slices of experimental broken beat dub tech atmospheric flava. I know that is a pretty long track description. It’s really hard to categorize ‘Haze’ and ‘Oogamy’, but I can see some of the post dub step dj’s who like to mix the dubstep with the dub tech playing these. ‘Haze’ has a more edgy rolling feel while ‘Oogamy’ will get the listener in an atmospheric daydream state of mind. The Kevin McPhee remix is a tough techno number that even had me groovin, and I don’t even really get down with techno like that. I liked the production on this whole ep. Very clean and forward thinking. Again no boundaries as to what the sound really is, but still managing to keep an honest groove throughout. We play.
Release Date: November 28th
A new label that has recently crossed and caught the attention of my radar with their third release courtesy of ‘The Analogue Cops’. The ep has a very raw Chicago percussive and old skool 80′s NYC analogue boogie feel to it. Similar to Gadi Mizrahi’s Double Standard releases. Abstract groovy house with elements of psychedelic disco. The production style can be a bit too raw at times but definetely worth checking out if you like the raw old skool sounding beats. Plus you get a nice variety of tunes from disco, boogie and house in one package.
Release Date: September 30th
Man of the hour and Hotflush label boss Scuba brings us three slices of anthemic happiness. With Adrenalin staying in the 4/4 territory while both Never and Everywhere explore the breakbeat sound. Let’s put this way, you will simply not lose by dropping any of these tunes during your set. Happy vocal oriented direction with a strong emphasis on melody on all of these tracks. But to be quite honest, I’m not used to Hotflush dropping three put your hands in the air type of tracks in one ep. Is this the beginning of a happier more uplifting sound for the post dub step era, or Scuba just showing us that he can make happy dancefloor tracks and not be ashamed about it..