A couple of months ago, everyone (including us) went crazy for Wolf Music’s 8th EP, off which ‘Terrell' by the mysterious Medlar first appeared in full. Now the duo behind the excellent Feel My Bicep blog have given the original a twist of their own, substituting the Tammi Terrell sample, yet still keeping the breezy vibes that made the original so lovable to begin with. It’s set to appear on Wolf Music’s next EP, which all of us here at Generic People are heavily anticipating. Watch this space.
There isn’t much info on the man behind this ridiculous tune, besides the fact that he’s know as Romek Boyer to his moms, and he’s only 17! We’ve got a good feeling about him though, with this track fitting nicely with the ‘alien’ sounds we’ve grown accustomed to lately. Keep an ear out.
So you’ve probably heard this one already - it’s been floating around online for a while now after all. It wasn’t ‘til last Friday however that it saw official release. So support the artist and be sure to splash some bills on the physical copy.
German producer Phon.o has been producing quality tunes for a while now, since the mid 90s in fact, though it seems like his work only continues to get better every year. ‘ABAW 723’ (we’re glad we haven’t had to say it aloud as yet) has futuristic Garage vibes, and would no doubt go down a treat on pretty much any floor. B-Side, ‘Sad Happiness’ ain’t half bad either, making the 12” a worthwhile one to grab on wax. 50 Weapons really can do no wrong it seems lately doesn’t it? We can only imagine what they have in store for us next…
When Mr. Bashmore drops something new, y’all know who’s going to be posting it first - us! We ripped this one off his Essential Mix for BBC Radio 1, which was broadcast over the weekend, and is well worth sussing out in full here.
It’s over three years since Where Were U in ‘92 was released, but that doesn’t stop it sounding as fresh as ever, furthermore the bassline on this one is the very definition of massive. For anyone throwing parties tonight, be a responsible host - put this one in the playlist.
Chaos In The CBD have proven to be one of the hottest names in the club scene right now, with their Moving Image EP still garnering a shitload of props a few months on from its release. Their recent French expedition hasn’t slowed their creative spark, with this track first popping up (minus the lovely Ciara vocals) in YouTube form a few days ago. Start off your weekend right - check out this tune.
Lil Ma (Bonus Beats) by Bok Bok & Tom Trago [Radio Rip]
A little while ago, Teki Latex announced that Sound Pellegrino would be doing a series in which two producers who dig each other’s stuff get to work together, with the results being released on the label. It’s no secret that Night Slugs head honcho Bok Bok and ever-so-malleable House wizard Tom Trago have dug each other’s work for a while, but the prospect of an actual collaboration leaves us itching for more. There isn’t much info out there on the duo’s EP, though judging by this track it’s likely to be a floor-busting goldmine. Stay tuned for more.
Last month, we got to interview Hackman, one of the more ‘fun’ sounding producers in the UK scene at the moment. Rumours of an album were floating about when we spoke to him, and he mentioned that the first single would be dropping sometime this month. Last night, it finally arrived - and it’s nothing short of amazing. Whilst it doesn’t stray hugely from the still-fresh ‘Close' (peep those marimbas), it none the less screams cross-over potential (that hook!). Hopefully Mr. Hackman gets more than a few heads turning when As Above, So Below drops in the coming months. Get to know.
Australia may not be a name hugely associated with Electronic music, howeverthere’saprettysizableportionofproducers working to change that. Dro Carey is one of these producers, and has in the past year garnered considerable hype for himself, particularly in the UK. For those already familiar with Mr Carey’s works, you’ll no doubt be unsurprised by this track’s abrasive synths and overall, cold, drowsy landscape. The perfect tune for cold winter nights? Perhaps.
Futureboogie are having a big 2011, which included the stellar Christophe release last month. Now the Bristol based label are moving into Deeper territory with the Be PatientEP from Waifs & Strays. If you’ve already pressed play, then you’ll no doubt agree that it’s fairly likely that this tune will cause floors to erupt into euphoric joy, probably in a similar manner to the GP office when this one first came in.
We’ve been hearing this track rinsed out by most of our favourite DJs over the last month (lookin’ at you Bok Bok and Jackmaster.) However, sometime later this year, Night Slugs will have the honour of releasing this monster, created by the Atlanta-based Beau Thigpen (aka Helix.) It’s a nice track that goes alongside the equally big ‘Stacks Riddim’ (forthcoming on All Caps). We’re pretty confident Thigpen is going to be gaining some serious hype in the coming months.
Like most Drake fans, we’re heavily anticipating sophomore album Take Care, which drops next month. In the meantime however, Drizzy has been kind enough to release a number of free tracks online, including ‘Club Paradise.’ Never one to let modernurbangems sit unnoticed for the clubs, the ingenious Bosstone one-ups the OG (in a somewhat different way) and turns it into a deep, soulful House platter. It’s a perfect entry to the weekend, so we’ll just leave it at that and hope you enjoy the vibes.
The man known as Melé has been on a roll this year, delivering the monstrous Trappin EP for Sinden’s Grizzly label, and a fewgiganticmixes on the side in the last few months. Now he’s topped it off with the excellent Starlight EP for Mixpak, of which this particular track kicks off the show. It’s nothing short of a floor-filler, with full-on kicks and tense build-ups paving the way for a 80s Detroit-inflected inferno. That’s only one side of the coin though, with ‘Lego' and 'Raider' both drawing on the more sinister side of rap. But why should we rave on about this EP? Go get it for yourself, and look out for his next EP on Hum + Buzz later in the year.
We here at Generic People are pretty much convinced that Unknown to the Unknown are tipped for big label status as of now, and if not just yet, they definitely will be when this one drops later in the year. It’s a little left-of-field from the usual floor-centered salvos we’ve lovingly received from Dubbel Dutch (aka Marc Glasser), finding its feet in the recognizable UTTU aesthetic with a little sprinkling of 90s jungle and Techno thrown in there. There’s no doubting Dubbel Dutch every time he pulls up, so keep your eyes peeled for the EP.
The somewhat elusive man known as Kassem Mosse has been keeping on the down low of late, only surfacing in February to deliver the hypnotic 12th edition of Workshop's wax series, and a Resident Advisor mix after that. However, he’s resurfaced from the German depths with a big tune for the Nonplus imprint, due out later this month from what we can gather. It’s trademark Kassem Mosse - lurching synths, with skeletal drums intertwining themselves over a cold and disrupted landscape . However, there’s also a touch of infectious melody, making it fairly probable that dance-floors will go insane when this tune is dropped.
Bon Chat, Bon Rat are a trio coming out of Sydney, who make tunes in a similar vein to Seekae and Mount Kimbie, with their own unique slant. Their debut LP set for release in the coming months, with ‘Cerberus’ first single coming from it. It features a lush futuristic beat, with melancholy lyrics and buzzing synths. Keep watch on these three - we’re tipping they’re set for big things in 2012.
Pangaea (aka Kevin McAuley) has become a stalwart of the Dubstep scene, and is also a founder and part owner of Leeds based label, Hessle Audio. Hex / Fatalist is McAuley’s latest 12” and one of the most anticipated releases in recent months. ‘Hex’ goes all out on the Bass, with an old school Jungle sound, that’s sure to delight all the older heads out there. An Acid House and Jungle revival in 2011? Could things possibly get any better? We think not.
George Fitzgerald has been pretty busy this year, having released the stellar ‘Silhouette' on AUS a few months ago and an equally amazing mix for Resident Advisor at the tail end of August. However, Fitzgerald hasn’t stopped there… not too long ago, he started up his new label ManMakeMusic. In fitting fashion, he happens to adorn the first release of the label and by no means is it an unimpressive one. We mean, it’s trademark George Fitzgerald (so we won’t explain too much), but it’s too good not to pass up! Definite spring/summer vibes on this one. Cop this one when you can.
We posted a track from Braille’s forthcoming A Meaning EP for Hotflush a few weeks back, and were somewhat overwhelmed by the response. We’re sure then, that you’ll all be eagerly awaiting its release on Monday (and will perhaps even be grabbing it on wax). In the meantime however, you have this soulful number to rinse out, and really - what better way to start your Saturday night right? Enjoy.
Toronto native Kevin Mcphee is a rising star of the Bass scene, with a flurry of recent interest in his tunes. It’s of little surprise after hearing ‘Sleep’ why this is - the thumping bassline and perfectly sampled vocal cuts mean this one has been on heavy repeat. We suggest to all the DJ’s out there including it in your sets over the weekend. Those on the floor will no doubt thank you. Enjoy.
It’s impossible to dislike Aaliyah’s music, so it’s no surprise that a lot of refixes of her joints pop up on a constant basis. It’s a nice change, however, when someone turns the tables and pays attention to the other main character in one of her best songs. This is where Tracy Glover Jr. steps in. Giving Aaliyah’s angelic vocals a much-needed rest, Glover Jr isolates Timbaland’s hype-up intro into a subtle, yet infectious house number. He uses his trademark beatbox rhythm, chopping and looping it within hollow marimbas and slinky tribal percussion. Glover’s got big things going for him at the moment, so don’t be shocked when you see him being repped by big names within the next few months.
It seems we weren’t the only ones digging Samo Sound Boy’s California-centric spin on House when we posted up ‘Me & You’ a few days ago. It turns out XLR8R have been feeling the vibes too, shining the spotlight on him last night. During the interview, the man known as Sam Griesemer, let slip that he was collaborating with Jerome Potter of LOL Boys under the alias DJ Dodger Stadium. He also revealed he was starting up Body High, a label run by Potter and himself. While we’re yet to hear anything off their debut EP, the first taste of what’s to come has surfaced in the form of a Drake refix. In comparison to Shlohmo’s more astral take on the depressive slow jam ‘Marvin’s Room,’ Potter and Griesemer substitute most of Drake’s smooth vocals in favour of a Dance Mania-via-euphoric trance blend. Using punchy 909s and bright-as-all-hell synths, this is leading the way for what is to be a surefire hit. Keep an ear out for that EP!
Here’s another track from Scuba’s massive Adrenaline EP, which is forthcoming on Hotflush (bit of a given really innit). We’ve been rinsing this one hard over the past day, and have been left pondering - could Acid House be set for a major revival? We hope so.
Louis Carnell is likely to have a big year ahead of him - turning in the stellar ‘Mr. 67’, gaining some attention for his FaltyDL remix and dropping a eye-popping salvo for the Diskotopia imprint, all in the period of a few months. You may have already heard this tune being rinsed by a truckload of DJs lately, with its juke 808s dragging over a ghastly landscape, accompanied by descending synths and bubbling staccato, making it instantly memorable. Carnell’s subtle diversion from the usual 140BPM Juke ingrains this one even further into our heads - where we have a feeling it will be staying for a while.
The man known as Samo Sound Boy has only been producing for just over a year now, but the dude has clearly gone from strength to strength, jumping from Palms Out to Drop the Lime’s godly Trouble & Bass stable for his freshly-minted Shuffle CodeEP. The flipside to the title track is what really tickles our fancy here, with the rhythm and brass hits tipping its hat to a certain funk classic. He also sneakily places a romantic slant to the sinister drums, with smoky synths and love-sick samples. Worth listening to as well is Ikonika’s re-take of the title track, taking the smokiness to another extreme. Don’t sleep on this.
In May, TWR72 dropped the massive, ‘Autumn.’ However, it seems to have gone under the radar for the most part. This is where ‘Paradox’ comes in - a minimal, rhythm-heavy track that bears a rather scary interior when given a proper rinsing, coring the majority of soul and placing the bare support into a tumbling landscape. On on a good system, those chopped up diva cries would almost be guaranteed to give you shivers. In a world where everything seems to go all over the place, TWR72 are quite happy to let things lie stagnant, and keep the whole thing on loop.
As if the brilliant ‘Here’s Your Trance Now Dance' wasn't enough to satisfy the House heads, Omar Smith has proceeded to one-up it with a double whammy of stellar slabs that were released last month; LP, It Can Be Done But Only I Can Do It and EP, High School Graffiti. The latter cut is nothing but trademark Omar, with finely-crafted infectious bass grooves that anchor sparse yet filling drums, and synthesized flute melodies. Fellow Detroit House chum Theo Parrish also contributes a bit of oomph, that makes this particular cut stand out. Be sure to get on this EP sooner rather than later.