Shuffle | New Sounds from Our Inbox
by Joshua P. Ferguson
Bicep vs Ejeca "You" (Ejeca's Piano Rhythm) — Aus
The original mix of this gem from Irish chums Bicep and Ejeca, which dropped on the esteemed bass-meets-house-meets-garage label Aus Music, has been a staple in our sets since it hit the market late last year. Twisting its way through your consciousness thanks to an infectious and tweaked-out diva vocal, "You" is a perfect segue from the progressive monotony that pumps from the iPod of one of our posh Chicago restaurant residencies. We turn to it time and time again to help enlighten an otherwise bottle-service-focused downtown crowd on the merits of house music not signed to Ultra. On this freebie rerub from Belfast's Ejeca—pronounced with a hard "c"—"You" gains even greater appeal in our eyes and ears thanks to a slower tempo, cascading '90s-house piano, and an overall mellower groove.
DOWNLOAD: Bicep vs Ejeca "You" (Ejeca Piano Rhythm) | WAV file
Space Dimension Controller "Space Party" — R&S
A non-album cut from man-of-the-future Mr. 8040, a.k.a. Space Dimension Controller, "Space Party" exemplifies just what kind of intergalactic deep electro funk the producer (otherwise based in Belfast) has brought back to us from the year 2257AD on Welcome to Mikrosector-50, his debut full length for Belgium's R&S label. Revisiting ultra-retro breakdance-worthy boogie, funk, house, and breakbeats alongside the cosmic deepness he's otherwise known for, SDC's latest is a journey in more ways than one. The album's caramel-y-voiced protagonist turns out a hip-house vocal run on this particular hyperactive throwback.
DOWNLOAD: Space Dimension Controller "Space Party" | 320 mp3
Siriusmo "Itchy" — Monkeytown
Modeselektor bestie and keyboard junkie Sirisumo snuck this album preview out today. A twittering—not in the social media sense—number that lays the plucky glitch of synth strings over chattering hi-hats, slinky bass, and all manner of booms and choks, it has a staccato quality that lands somewhere between Kraftwerk and Brandt Brauer Frick. Part techno, party IDM, all good, it give us something to look forward to in June when his Enthusiast LP drops on Monkeytown.
Download: Sirisumo "Itchy" | 320 mp3