christmas is all around, everybody is in search of presents and we present to you our highlight releases of this week. Maybe one of them will make it to your wishlist for christmas, or winds up as a gift for one of your loved ones. Our Deep House fans get lots of new music this week with new compilations by Local Talk and Exploited, and a new album by Wbeeza. Additionally Heiko Laux releases the second part of the “Fernweh” album remixes and Alex Under brings you some new Techno beats. Another remix album is released by Thunderhead this week.
Our Highlight Release features Nils Frahm and his new album Screws Reworked. Frahm asked his fans to reinterpret his “Screws” album and to publish the songs online. He now selected the best versions from the submissions, which are released on this new album.
All the best
The 2012 album ‘Screws’ by Nils Frahm, was the result of inspiration from his fans and friends while he recovered from an unfortunate accident, which saw him fall from his bunk bed located directly above his studio, which resulted in a broken thumb. These nine intimate recordings were offered to fans to download for free and in return fans thanked Nils by sending him their audio and visual reinterpretations.
Wbeeza makes a welcome return to Third Ear and follows up a slew of lauded EPs on the label as well as his 2010 debut LP, ‘Void’ with only his second album, ‘Expression Of Love’. And what an album it is. A long term favourite among both House traditionalists and experimentalists, Warren Brown entwines Jazz, Hip Hop, Detroit Techno, Soul and Disco with impressive ease, and with Expression Of Love the Peckham, South London-born and bred producer expands on his canon and presents 7 cuts that fans both old and new will relish.
“On our techno label TRAPEZ we feature a release from Spanish icon Alex Under which has the minimalist approach of techno as its core theme exercised in near perfection.”
The 2nd part of remixes of Heiko Laux’ long player “Fernweh” with incredible contributions by Marcel Dettmann, Steve Rachmad, Yan Cook, as well as new mixes by Heiko Laux.
2015 closes with a selection of 21 Exploited tracks that went down like a storm. The Exploited Crew have travelled the world, headlining festivals and played the worlds coolest parties. Furthermore, Claptone did release the debut album ’Charmer’ on Exploited/Different/PIAS.
In 2015 Exploited has expanded their name to include Exploited Ghetto, a sub-label that brings new acts into the scene and from people yet not in the Exploited roster. The current roster includes Mennie, Click Click, Jey Kurmis, SevenDoors, PJU (formerly Punks Jump Up) and Martin Waslewski. Exploited Ghetto Trax Vol. 01 sums up all 9 Exploited Ghetto releases from 2015. Exploited Ghetto Release have been played out by various big DJs such as Claude Von Stroke, Solomun, Koelsch, Tiga, DJ Hell, Jimmy Edgar, Dave Clark, Daniel Avery, Catz N Dogs, Groove Armada, Audiojack, Loco Dice, DJ Sneak…
It’s been a great year for house music and Local Talk has managed to put out some stellar releases from both familiar label members and new additions to the ever growing family. Now it’s time to sum up the true essence of Local Talk and Mad Mats & Tooli’s undisputed love for house music in one compilation simply called – Best Of 2015. From deep, electronic, jazzy, Detroit(ish), jackin’ and soulful house with an afro tip. It’s all in here.