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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

Lex Newton – Let Me In Your Heart EP – Electronical Reeds

After a spectacular end to 2013 where they were named ‘3rd Best Label in Belgium at Red Bull’s Elektropedia Awards, Brussels-based imprint Electronical Reeds follows up their recent success here thanks to the work of Lex Newton. The Belgian producer has previously released on the label, and even featured on the label’s recent Y3ARS compilation. The Let Me In Your Heart EP, however, marks his debut as part of the official label roster – and it’s safe to point out that he’s off to a flyer.

The original is first up. A subdued track full of classy fare and a harmonious touch, it glides on a gentle tip that’s bolstered by its refined organ chords and a pitched-back, almost suggestive male vocal. A track that’ll work the floor into a sweat and get the girls dancing at the same time.
Opening the remix duties is none other than returning Electronical Reeds favorite Superdrums. He spruces the original up just a tad, adding a new bassline that helps give it a whole new sheen and exterior. O.D. Math gently lets the vocal shine through as he also re-works the track. It’s a bumping and grinding affair that’s sure to go down a treat with Chicago players especially.

Newton’s second original is ”Take On Me”, a track that’s cut from an entirely different cloth. Almost electro-inspired in its outlook, it coasts by in a steady manner before the hazy, cloudy timbres transform it into a meandering, positive slice of sensuous house music. Waving goodbye to the EP is Da Fat Love Dub; an analogue sounding take on the latter that nods its hat to the old school in the most respectful manner imaginable.
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Various Artists – Y3ARS – Electronical Reeds

The Brussels-based label Electronical Reeds celebrates its 3 years. With a well-established and jam-packed background, the label aims to mark this occasion with a special release. Not just a simple compilation, this label album imprints the sincere vision of today’s electronic music by Electronical Reeds and its artists. The open-minded and patient work of label management and passionate work of artists allowed Electronical Reeds to rise to a new level achieving current musical variety and quality of its catalogue. This latter is reflected by radio broadcasts in more than 65 countries around the world, and support by some of the world’s biggest DJs including Sasha, Sebastien Leger, Laurent Garnier, Stephan Bodzin, Derrick May, Agoria, Maceo Plex, Nic Fanciulli, Nick Warren, Dave Clarke, John Digweed,…

The album opens with the subtle and bewitched Catalunya composed by the two Hamburg-based producers, Pazul & Deepling. They immerse us in their universe of mild deep house where sensitivity meets a melancholic feel. The Brussels-based artist TMP brings us on a path of African sounds from Mali and Morocco. On those tribal sounds and synth tabs, a deep vocal sample completes the track.

As implied by the title, Meet You is the first collaboration between the well-known French producer Max Duke and the Belgian singer Mat Vega. Between Mat Vega’s high-pitched voice and the Max Duke’s piano melody, a Deep House anthem is draws itself with each note.

The following two tracks are produced by two newcomers on Electronical Reeds. O-Live, who released Past Futre last May, and O.D.Math’s, who did a remix on this mentioned EP, offer two energetic and powerful House tracks. Bring It Back presents a groovy and funky bassline while In My Head is a bit more melodic.

The sixth track was composed by one of the Electronical Reeds’ headliners, Felix Cage. After seven EPs, the success story between the artist and the label continues. With a track name like Visionnaire (visionary), there is something prescient about the upcoming projects. This production reflects the subtle musical richness and melancholic groove tat Felix Cage instills in his different works.

Going deeper in the release we discover U.S.E., a collaboration between a well-known artist and close friend of the label Pole Folder and the Icelandic singer Simon Latham. Oscillating between Deep and Progressive House, the track offers a dreamy and hypnotic 8-minutes journey filled with sparkles of emotions.

After the emotional build up with U.S.E. we are back on the dancefloor with a House track courtesy of Belgian Lex Newton. Camden reminds to every electronic music lovers the early days of House Music with a groovy bassline inspired by the classic anthems of the 90’s. This approach continues with Brussels-based Superdrums and his funky You Snooze You Looze. Both are clearly dancefloor killers.

The Parisian artist DJ Kaine held on to his Dub universe through his track What Do You Want Me To Say. This later is a perfect springboard to introduce Yann & Tristan’s title Barthroom Strangler a powerful techno detour of this release clearly aimed at those inspired by the atmosphere of Laurent Garnier’s set.
Before closing the release with another Parisian producer Ephti and his track P.A.M. that unites Electronica and Techno, the album welcomes the Berlin artist Marquez Ill, under his alias Arquette with his 7-minutes powerful Tech House bomb!

Those 13 tracks of the anniversary label album consolidate the foundation that Electronical Reeds has been patiently building over the past 3 years that will serve as a new standard for the upcoming projects and strengthens the will of having a real open-minded approach of the Electronic Music.
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O-Live – Past Future EP – Electronical Reeds

Electronical Reeds is proud to welcome a new talent O-Live, in its team, with his first EP. This new release starts with the very strong original version of Past Future, real tribute inspired by House music that shaped O-Live when he was young. But it is not only a tribute; it is also a kind of rebirth thanks to the modern approach used in this track. This EP is supplemented by four remixes and four new visions produced by four artists from Electronical Reeds’ team. Felix Cage opens the set with a powerful remix where we can easily recognize his own personal touch. For his part, Lex Newton goes back in the past to revive our memories of the 90’s electronic music. TMP choose a counterbalanced approach with a strong Tech House anthem. And last but not least, the Brussels-based young talent O.D.Math offers us his first remix to close this strong release.
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