hip hopThe Understudies
A little hip-hop gem for the week with the collective collaboration between the DJ/Producer, Frequency and the MC, 6th Sense.
The group came out with a bang in 2004 on FreshChest, the label of Cunninlynguist, a name whom we've mentioned before on the Délicieuse.
A very "boom-bap" piece which goes straight to the point and does so with a devastatingly catchy groove.
We'll fill you in on a little secret... next winter, a collaboration with the crew is set for release on our label- so keep your eyes open and your ears out!
The Understudies - Now & Then28 Oct
houseKele - Trick LP
Today's spotlight is on Kelechukwu Rowland Okereke aka Kele . For those who haven't heard of him, Kele is responsible for the foundation of the UK Indie movement in the 2000's, being the lead singer and guitarist of one of the most renowned indie-rock bands, Bloc Party.
As an experienced rock n roll frontman, Kele has also been dabbling in the world of electronic music since 2010. The Boxer, his first solo album was released on the London-based, independent label, Witchita Recordings. Here, we notice his shift in the usage of instrumentals, giving his guitar a break and resorting to synths and seismic breaks. Following, came a deep house heavyweight in 2013 with Kele's Heartbreaker EP released by the UK Club/House institution, Crosstown Rebels. A monumental moment for Kele's electronic career, the productions are a must-have for your library.
Most recently, Kele released his second opus nearly two weeks ago entitled 'Trick', on his own label, Lilac Records (via Kobalt Label Services). Kele swaps aggression for subtlteness, mixing up old school garage and 90's R&B with the inclusion of sleek vocals. The opening track, "First Impressions" is an electronica-induced lovestory, a beautiful ballad strung by the intertwined vocals of Kele's and UK soul singer, Yasmin Shahmir. Another favorite from the album is " Doubt ", whose invigorating beat will grab you from the start. Its singular melodies dosed by Kele's honeyed vocals makes this piece a real hit for the dancefloors. Enjoy!
Kele - First Impressions Kele - Doubt25 Oct
playlistDelicieuse Playlist n°134
Illustration © Gerardo Lozano Weird Loops
Chelou - The Quiet (Preview) Moony Me & Woodcut - Zeitgeist (Nachtbraker Remix) Wayward - Baile Francis Inferno Orchestra - G.A.B.O.S Tantsui - Beautiful Day James Curd - We Just Won't Stop Jamie Lloyd - May I? (Quarion Remix) Little Dragon - Ritual Union (Maya Jane Coles Remix)21 Oct
deepMusic Women Money Records
Zooming in on the Argentinian label, 'Music, Women, Money Records'. This prolific label hit the charts on the electronic scene from their opening release, Traxx EP in 2011. This deep-house production included remixes by the legendary Philadelphia producer, Someone Else and the promising, May Segui.
Traxx EP is the result of a brilliant collaboration between the label's two founders, Luciano and Ignacio Villarreal Sietetrece. A DJ/Producer straight from Cordoba, Argentina, Sietetrece had been organizing underground events in his hometown which later lead him to create his notorious collective, 713.
The label's objective is to promote artists from the underground scene who offer a refreshing new take on the genre of deep house. The idea met early success with its first release of May Seugi, an extremely talented South American artist. A Paris native, based in Argentina, Segui had gained attention from his past remix for the Traxx EP. In his solo EP, Il Mare, we're absorbed into his world of intoxicating ambient sounds and hypnotic melodies. The EP is given that extra touch by Argentinian producer, Franco Cinelli and his beautiful remix of Segui's work.
Rumor has it a future collaboration is underway with Detroit's renowned Rick Wade.. While we wait, we listen in on the titles « II Mare » of May Segui's first EP, and two titles from « Traxx » including the delicious version of Luciano and Ignacio Villarreal Sietetrece and May's sublime remix.
MWM002 - A1 ) May - Il Mare B1 - Ignacio Sietetrece & Luciano Villarreal - Traxx (May Segui Remix)19 Oct
playlistDelicieuse Playlist n°133
Dake - From The Hill feat. Lazarusman (David Hasert Remix) Jan Ketel - Wrong Number Band Of Skulls - Hoochie Coochie (PillowTalk Remix) Ante Perry & Flo Mrzdk - Mallefitz Patryk Molinari - Give Me (Original Mix) Johannes Brecht - What's About Neil Flynn - Louise Nils Frahm - Me (Dolph Dark Dub Loop Remix)