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Felix Cage – Secret Lover – Electronical Reeds

Electronical Reeds continues to assert itself at the top of the pile with another fine release, this time from label regard Felix Cage. His great original comes backed with a remix from Madmotormiquel and in all this package is another fantastic musical statement from both label and artist.

Brussels based artist, Felix has promoted parties and hosted radio shows as part of the Borderline Corp. collective in the past and is one of regular artists on Electronical Reeds label having also released on among others on Parquet Recordings and Spagat Music in the past. Tracks like Blizzard, From Paris With Love, Visionnaire and more have made his name revered in deep house circles and a subtle warm-up and an unexpected prime-time is the vibe Felix Cage always searches out.

Secret Lover is a moody bit of house with wobbly bass, breathy, sexual female vocal whispers and cool melodies. There is lots of feeling and musicality in the track that stands it out from the crowd and those rubbery drums are sure to get people dancing as well as feeling something special when dropped at the right moment.

Born and raised in west Berlin, Madmotormiquel is one of the founders of URSL Records topping charts on Beatport with cuts on his own imprint but also on labels like Katermukke. His track is a darker, grittier affair with more shady and serrated synths. The energy here has changed from romantic to more late night and mischievous. As such, the track rounds out yet another fine EP for Electronical Reeds.

Tracklist

  • Secret Lover – Original Mix
  • Secret Lover – Madmotormiquel Remix

Release date

Digital: February 11th, 2015 (Traxsource) – February 23rd, 2015 (Worldwide)

The Checkup – The Factor – Electronical Reeds

2014 is coming to an end with Electronical Reeds concluding on a high note by welcoming The Checkup, the new Belgian duo that has been buzzing since this year’s start. After successful releases on Solo Music, Beef Records and Large Music with multiple Traxsource top 10 charts, The Checkup presents their new gem on Electronical Reeds.

When baseline addict Raphael meets chords maestro Alex, you know that something magic will happen. From the very start of the track the listeners know a dancefloor anthem is about to hit the club.

The German duo Smash TV delivers a powerful and dynamic version of the track with a punchy baseline and deep groovy touch. The second remix is made by another duo, Shades Of Gray, who explore the warmth of the original version and infuse it with their trademark sound. Last but not least is a remix by DJ Schwa who offers a more techno variation of the original with his “stripped back” remix.

Tracklist

  • The Factor – Original Mix
  • The Factor – Smash TV Remix
  • The Factor – Shades Of Gray Remix
  • The Factor – DJ Schwa Stripped Back Remix

Release date

Digital: December 5th, 2014 (Traxsource) // December 19th, 2014 (Worldwide)
Streaming: December 19th, 2014

O-Live – The Cornerstone – Electronical Reeds

For the latest chapter in the Electronical Reeds story, the label presents a new EP by the label’s regular O-Live. Debuting on the label last year courtesy of “Past Future” EP followed up by ‘’In My Head’ (which appeared on the label’s Y3ARS release), his latest inclination is “The Cornerstone”, a hefty slice of Kompakt-esque house that stands out from the pack thanks to its waif-like melodies and its refined grooves.

The original offers an early case in point. Imbued with sensuous sounds and a fair dollop of suspense, it keeps the listener’s attention thanks to a maelstrom of delightful sounds, all of which play out with elegance. On the remix front is one of KaterMukke’s most familiar artists, Sascha Cawa. The Berlin-based artist beefs it up as he tends to do thanks to a sprinkling of his own production magic. Definitly an apt sound with which to close out the summer with.

Last but not least is another original, ‘The Girl’, a track that offers further indication of the producer’s penchant for spiky, glistening synths. A fitting finale to sign off with that is indicative of a producer – and a label – that’s very much at the top of their respective games.

Tracklist

  • O-Live – The Cornerstone (Original Mix)
  • O-Live – The Cornerstone (Sascha Cawa Remix)
  • O-Live – The Girl (Original Mix)

Release date

Digital: September 19th, 2014
Streaming: October 17th, 2014 (Exclusively on Deezer: October 3rd, 2014)

Superdrums – Don’t Walk Away EP – Electronical Reeds

Electronical Reeds label is an open-minded platform that has become home for a crew of artists each with their own personal musical touch. Dancefloor driven cuts and melodic grooves form the artistic direction of the brand that emerges from a subtle mix of deep, tech and UK flavored house sounds. The present EP is signed by Superdrums with Lex Newton, another label regular, providing a top notch remix to ensures once again a great package from the label.

The release opens with All This Love, a beautifully warm and vibe driven bit of house music with romantic chords, soulful vocals and great pads. Waiting For My Loving is another feel good tune full of vocal house with classy pads, sweaty chord progressions and raw percussion, and this one gets two great remixes.

The first one is by Lex Newton, who reimagines the track as something more deep and elastic, with a gurgling bassline, interesting harmonic percussive sounds and clipped vocals for that floor-filling feel. Superdrums himself then turns it into an evil dub that is direct and physical, with rubbery kicks, swaying hits and rich, round chords.

This is a pure house package that cannot fail to get people going this summer.

Tracklist

  • Superdrums – All This Love (Original Mix)
  • Superdrums – Waiting For My Lovin’ (Original Mix)
  • Superdrums – Waiting For My Lovin’ (Lex Newton Remix)
  • Superdrums – Waiting For My Lovin’ (Superdrums Evil Dub)

Release date

Digital: July 11th, 2014 (Exclusively on Beatport: June 26th, 2014)
Streaming: July 25th, 2014

Pole Folder & Simon Latham – Human EP – Electronical Reeds

Next up on the Electronical Reeds label is Pole Folder, one of the foremost artists in his native Belgium, in association with Simon Latham. They serve up two fantastic tracks that come backed with four equally excellent remixes!

Pole Folder – a tremendous DJ and live performer – runs his own Reworck label, has also released on Global Underground and Bedrock and regularly gets support from the likes of Hernan Cattaneo, Sasha, Laurent Garnier and Daniel Bortz for his great releases. Simon Latham meanwhile, is a Iceland-based dance veteran whose tracks have been used on tons of compilations on Renaissance, and who has released on labels like Silent Shore Records, Armada, Proton, Olaris, Stress and others.

The first original called The Bitter Memory, is an enigmatic track with a really heart tugging male vocal floating in wide-open spaces. Rubbery drums play and drive the thing along and main room, sweeping melodies come in to sweep you off your feet. The second track, U.S.E. was previously released last autumn on the Y3ARS album. It is a spine tingling bit of magical house with great melodies and tons of atmosphere, as well as a super evocative and neo soul male vocal line that really takes flight. U.S.E. gets plenty of remix treatment.

First to appear is Kompakt’s Icelandic Superstar GusGus alongside T-World for a squelchy tech house reinterpretation that is elegant and uplifting. Next up is Brussels man and label artist, Lex Newton that gets all slick and lively on his classy house re-rub. Another Electronical Reeds artist, Superdrums, comes with his vision of U.S.E. and makes it into a cosmic bit of house funk. Finally, Simon Latham also turns in a solo remix that is even more moody and melodic.

Dancefloor driven cuts and melodic grooves is clearly the right definition for Electronical Reeds’ style and the present release backs it up. A solid package clearly stating a defined but open-minded artistic direction that appeals to a larger audience than most releases one gets to hear these days.

Tracklist

  • Pole Folder & Simon Latham – The Bitter Memory (Original Mix)
  • Pole Folder & Simon Latham – U.S.E. (Original Mix)
  • Pole Folder & Simon Latham – U.S.E. (GusGus vs T-World Remix)
  • Pole Folder & Simon Latham – U.S.E. (Lex Newton Remix)
  • Pole Folder & Simon Latham – U.S.E. (Simon Latham Remix)
  • Pole Folder & Simon Latham – U.S.E. (Superdrums Remix)

Release date

Digital: June 6th, 2014
Streaming: July 7th, 2014