Sonic Future is a duo from Brazil consisting of Cesar Funck and VJ Leo and these guys have become a staple in my sets as of late. Always equipped with funky baselines and warm grooves, their tracks have received huge support from the industry from the likes of Maceo Plex, Tube & Berger, Noir, and many more! This new EP on Suara consists of a four sensational tracks. The title track, “L.O.V.E.” absolutely dominates dance floors with an a sexy baseline melody and vocals that seem to chant as the groove penetrates you. The next track is a collaboration with Do Santos called “About The Summer,” and this one has one clear message that can be found in pretty much every aspect of the production: the thick, dark, sensual baseline and synth melodies give the track a real dope vibe and the vocals employ a mellow kind of confidence that takes me poolside behind a pair of shades. “Numb” takes you deeper into a land of ambient noises, strong emotion, and warm pads, but then brings you back with a nice diving rhythm. The last track is called “Bring it On” and features a really soulful piano melody, some haunting vocal sampling, and a very powerful drop into an undeniable baseline that invites us to get close and dance closer.
“Painted BLACK is series of three theatrically immersive concerts interpreting and ultimately celebrating the ‘queen of all colors’ and its influence in music, art, design, nightlife, and New York culture.”
“Spanning over a course of two months in three acts, each Painted BLACK event has a distinct identity and musical genre, embracing a collection of artists across mediums, allowing each collective to mutually and uniquely interpret BLACK.”
“Act I will kick off the Painted BLACK concert series on February 13th at Irving Plaza with some of Europe’s most highly regarded electronic music producers.”
“Austrian duo, Klangkarussell will be Headlining the event with their debut NYC performance. Their sound incorporates elements of live instruments mixed with dark synths and deep beats. Their first single “Sonnentanz” reached over 1 million plays on Youtube and Soundcloud in its first month, creating a huge wave across Europe.
Thomas Azier creates a unique dark pop sound, highlighting his vocals with a deep beat-heavy, synth-driven, dark experimental electronic sound. His music gives off a dark avant-garde emotion, bringing BLACK to life.”
Stefan Biniak has been proclaimed “King of the Berlin Underground” and impressed the dance music world with his incredibly melodic original tracks and remixes. Pairing together infectious house beats with complex piano, frequently warping vocals adding more elements of darkness into his music.”
Act II & Act III – To Be Announced
Really special event coming to New York very soon. I might have the privilege to play with these talented artists at Irving Plaza. EARMILK told me to make a mix. Below is my mix.
Directions: 1) Press Play 2) Get Down
Jamie Jones and Lee Foss make up half of the fantastic foursome, Hot Natured. This is their live recorded mix for Australian radio station Triple J. Lots of jams on here, as well as a few dope unreleased tracks receiving their first play. Time to get funky.
Prosumer – The Craze (vocal mix)
Yolanda Be Cool feat Omar – ‘To Be Alone’ (critical mess remix) (Lee Foss Edit)
Meko – Falling (Miss Sheila Remix)
Benn Finn – It’s True
Jeremy P. Caulfield & Seph- Vanitas
Untitled – Untitled
Jamie Jones – Stick
Tom Flynn – Hoochie
Hot Natured ft. Roisin Murphy – Alternate state (Eats Everything Remix) [EXCLUSIVE FIRST PLAY]
Hot Natured ft. Anabel Englund – Emerald city (Edu Imbernon remix) [EXCLUSIVE FIRST PLAY]
Barrio Brothers – Hold Onto Your Love (Warehouse Mix)
Audio Royale – All The Time
My latest mix is features some of my favorite deep and dreamy progressive vibes, and since there were way too many to choose from I made it two parts. The follow up mix will be called “Found” and it will be released in early January. In the mean time, dive in and immerse yourself in the groove. Tracklist will be available new years day.
Easy morning music courtesy of LOCO and Absolute Baseline. Definitely made my day better. The German deep house just speaks to me.
Over the last year, Fon.Leman has quickly become one of my favorite producers in all of music. He has, as friends Above & Beyond put it, “that all to rare progressive sound.” For lack of a better descriptor, Alex Leman is a unique talent. The depth and complexity of his music is extremely impressive, and his melodies seem to work in perfect unison while standing out individually as they completely entrance the listener. I for one cannot wait to experience one of his live shows. Here at AYNE we are all about the vibes, and with Alex, they are quite strong. I just pre-ordered the album. You should probably go ahead and do that, or simply purchase a copy when it comes out tomorrow. I have been drooling over “Constant Religion” for weeks now, and it will be on repeat until the new year and will be an inspiration to my original work in 2014. For all of us, we thank you Fon.Leman, for these 12 truly beautiful songs. If you aren’t on the BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix by February, I will be extremely upset and confused. Cheers my man. This album is legendary, and I have to say, I have listened to this guest mix at least 5 times. I get emotional every time. Oh and one more thing…follow Intricate Records, they are doing some big things over there these days. You won’t be disappointed.
PRE-ORDER Album: order.intricaterecords.com/
Group Therapy Guest Mix Trackilst:
01. Fon.Leman – Califorman [Intricate]
02. Fon.Leman – My Way [Intricate]
03. Fon.Leman – M3 [Intricate]
04. Fon.Leman – Phoenix Rising [Intricate]
05. Fon.Leman – Tiberium Prophecy [Intricate]
06. Fon.Leman – Conastant Religion [Intricate]
We at AYNE are proud to present volume 4 of “Down & Dirty” by our good friend JR Harrison aka Merrick. It’s got some solid deep vibes and some personal favorites of ours like the intro track, MK‘s remix of “See Right Through” by Storm Queen, or the Solomun remix of “Late Night” from Foals…mmhm tasty. Anyways, the kid has serious taste and a nice vision of what he wants to play and produce. Known him for quite some time, and it is hard for me to pick another more knowledgable person when it comes to the deep cuts of house music. Press play and enjoy the music.
1) Look Right Through (MK Dub III) – Storm Queen
2) React (Original Mix) – Tough Love & Taylor
3) My Love Is (Original Mix) – Luthier & Bruce Leroys
4) Freeze (Original Mix) – Gorgon City
5) Ride Roof Back (Eats Everything Rebeef) – Motez
6) Feeling So Special (Original Mix) – Friend Within
7) Premier (Original Mix) – Huxley & Shenoda
8) I Like The Way (Animal Trainer Remix) – Chi Thanh
9) Midnight Games (Him Self Her Remix) – Mahoney
10) Careless (Original Mix) – Dusky
11) Hotwire (Golf Clap Remix) – Colette
12) Survive (Original Mix) – Kidnap Kid
13) Late Night (Solomun Remix) – Foals