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Just Kiddin’ – Thinking About It (Fabich & Ferdinand Weber Remix)

Tonight’s track is an absolute beaut & will help ease you in to the week ahead.

No doubt you would’ve heard the original by now. It comes from the Just Kiddin’ guys, Lewis & Laurie, who have already earned their place amongst the credible House producers of this year. Already such an amazing production, it was almost impossible to imagine that it could be made that little bit better!

That’s where German producers Fabich & Ferdinand step in, providing you with this melodic slice of House Heaven. With an gorgeous gradual intro that leads you to a chord induced & effortless production, its very hard not to fall in love with this track.

So, enjoy & feel free to comment, repost & share the love.

And the best part is that you don’t have long to wait until you can get your hands on a copy. Expected for release on the 9th of December via Parlophone’s hugely successful dance imprint label, FFRR, this isn’t one to miss..

Amie x

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DZ – House Every Weekend

Its definitely about time that I wiped away the cobwebs and wrote another blog post. With so much wicked music about, this next tune couldn’t be missed.

It comes from a producer who goes by the name of DZ (David Zowie) & the only other thing that I can tell you about him is that he’s from Kent & now living in London..

So whilst Mr Zowie remains a mystery, let his track do the talking. Its an absolute belter of which you will most definitely be hearing a hell of a lot more over the next few months.

Watch this space

x

Friday’s Featured Artist – Namasté

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Hey guys. Friday means only one thing on the blog – you get to read up about an artist that I holly recommend you start listening to ;) For those of you familiar with the blog, you may remember that I featured a track from these guys a couple of months back called Signs. And for those of you who are happening to pass by today then you’re in for a treat. Born in England and now living down under, let me introduce you to Namaste…
 
 
 
Who are Namaste? 

We really want the music to speak for itself so we’ve kept ourselves anonymous. What we will say is that Namaste’s a duo of friends who love all types of dance music. From drum and bass to deep house and back around. It’s probably a reflection of our backgrounds. We were both born in England and both now live in Australia. One of us has been quite a successful electronic producer – with support from guys like Pete Tong – whereas the other, up until now, has been more of a background player in the local dance music scene. 

How did you come up with the name?

It’s quite funny really, we’re always asked this question but truthfully the story behind it isn’t quite as cool as the name. When we first started producing together, we were wrapping up our first single but didn’t have an artist name yet. We knew it had to be something that reflected our sound – which is diverse given our wide range of musical tastes – but we want our sound to connect on a deeper level with the listener. One Sunday morning our manager rang us up and, with this in mind, suggested Namaste. We loved the concept of the term so the name stuck.

 How long have you been making music as Namaste?

We first met in September last year and began getting in the studio together regularly soon afterwards. It hasn’t even been a year yet but we’ve loved every minute of the Namaste journey so far.

Describe your sound in 3 words..

Emotional, melodic and personable.

Musical influences & why..

We love so many different types of music! But I guess you could say our influences would be Rudimental. They’re the benchmark at the moment and their music is always so on point. Chase and Status for showcasing that it’s good to be diverse and draw influences from various genres of music. Calvin Harris for the consistency he has with his productions, both in terms of technical quality and chart success. We’d love to have a career half as good as them.

Dream venue/festival & why?

Given there’s two of us the answer to this is a dead heat between two locations. One is Ibiza. Ever since we watched Defected’s Ibiza video from 2012, where they interviewed Franky Rizardo, Simon Dunmore and Sandy Rivera, it really opened up our eyes to the magic of the island and has inspired us to keep on trying to make good music with a view to playing there one day. It’s the same for Lollapalooza. After we saw the “Skrillex on Tour” video from there, we can’t stop fantasising about playing there. Both would be a dream come true.

Musical legends, alive or dead, who would you take out for a beer?

Chris Martin (Coldplay), Florence Welch, Norman Cook, Mike Skinner (The Streets) and Eric Prydz. They’re all pretty different artists, but we reckon they’d all be equally good value to have a few pints with.

What can we expect from you for the rest of 2014? (Any new releases that you’re working towards?)

We have so much new music in the works at the moment. Four singles are really close to being wrapped up so expect some announcements soon. We’ve got a track with upcoming British duo Ivy & Gold which is very summery and unique. The vocal on it is outstanding and we can’t wait for everyone to hear it. We’ve also got three drum and bass tracks – all featuring some great vocal talent – coming together at the moment. There will be new music from Namaste in the very near future.

Where can we come & see you guys?

Right now, there’s a real immediate focus for us on producing. We’re working towards an album so the only place we will probably be found, at least for the foreseeable future, is in the studio. After that, we will be doing a string of gigs but as for the locations right now, your guess is as good as ours.

 

I can’t wait to see what the future holds for Namaste and who knows, maybe in a few months we’ll find out exactly who they are ;) Until then make sure you check them out:

While you’re here, make sure to check out previous artists featured and the endless list of huge tunes that I’ve blogged about so far.

Amie x

Hot Natured – Benediction (GRADES Remix)

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It’s been a while. But rest assured that I’m back with some wicked tracks & interviews.

Today’s track is a mixture of everything. Its soothing, deep & will certainly take the edge off of your not so sweet Monday.

Everybody who has decent taste in music would’ve heard the original track & if you haven’t then I suggest you stop what you’re doing and introduce yourself to one of last years biggest tracks.

You may not be familiar with the likes of GRADES yet, so allow me to give you a insight into the man himself.

Growing up in the 90’s, GRADES productions heavily fuse RNB & house elements. Having produced for others in the past, GRADES is the South Londoner’s first project and his track Freedom has been supported by DJ’s worldwide.

It was only right that he remixed this track. Give it a listen & let me know what you think.

 

The GRADES remix of Hot Natured’s Benediction is forthcoming on FFRR as part of their remix EP, August 3rd. Be sure to get it.

Amie x

Audiowhore – ‘No Honey (Deep Vibe Mix)

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Hello you lovely people. I’ve got a track for you this evening that is going to make you wish away the rest of the working week.

It comes from Manchester (UK) house duo Audiowhores whose productions are simply spot on. This track in particular is the perfect blend of all things soulful & deep. Just picture yourself in a club somewhere, it could be anywhere in the world alongside thousands of other people – yet it takes you on a solitary journey from start to finish.

The original of this track is nothing to shy away from, however the guys have nailed their deep vibe mix. I’ve had it on repeat well over a week!

Let me know what you think, leave comments and share with your friends :)

 

No Honey (Deep House Vibe) is out now on on Toolroom records. You can get yourself a copy by heading over to Traxsource

Catch up with you guys soon,

Amie x

TCTS ft Sam Sure – You

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Today’s track is a beaut. A real mellow tune to ease you back in to the week ahead.

It comes from an electronic music producer that goes by the name of TCTS, aka Sam O’neil. Hailing from Manchester, this incredibly talented chap is signed to MTA records – home to some of my favourite producers such as Kove & Toyboy and Robin. Having already impeccably remixed for artists such as Chase & Status, Wilkinson & Jakwob – I just knew that this track was going to be huge.

The track itself certainly pulls on every heart string & takes you into a moment of real self indulgence. I’d recommend listening to it alone, lights out.

There is an air of mystery around the featured vocalist on this track, but I know for definite that we’ll be hearing a lot more from Sam Sure in the near future. With a voice like his, there’s no doubt in my mind that you’ll fall head over heels in love with this track too.

 

You is taken from the Games EP, forthcoming on MTA Records (Chase & Status’s label)

While you’re hear, make sure you check out the back catalogue of tracks on the blog :)

Catch you guys soon,

Amie x

WKND Attire: Feral Threads

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Feral – Bold clothing designs with a beastin’ slant

Hey guys – I’ve got a wicked showcase of an indie clothing brand for you today along with an awesome clothing giveaway. This feature on the blog is called WKND Attire & I’ve been running it for a few weeks now. This is my chance to share with you some incredibly talented independent clothing brands & each week people across the globe have got involved in the competition giveaway. Continue reading to find out exactly how to grab your hands on this weeks prize! I spoke to 1 half of Feral Threads, Johnny, & we spoke all things Feral Threads & music…

 Where did the concept for Feral Threads begin?
 
Johnny: The concept for Feral was born right at the start of summer 2013 when Jess completed the first design we would go onto use – the wolf. I’ve always been impressed by her artwork and asked her to draw me a few animals, which included the Wolf design that started the whole thing off. From there the creation of Feral was quite natural; summer had just begun and both of us needed a way to practice our skills and when the thought of printing the designs came to mind, both of us realised the opportunity we had in front of us.
 
Introduce us to the team…
 
Johnny: The team is made up of myself Johnny Clark – I focus on the business side of things including finances, marketing and strategy and Jess Slinger – she has the eye for detail and the artistic skills that really make Feral everything it is.

Jess: When we started Feral Johnny was studying Marketing and Finance at Strathclyde University and I was studying Visual Communications at Glasgow Art School. Both of us were looking for something to give us some experience and Feral was the perfect option for it; we’ve both learnt a lot from the problems and successes we’ve had over this last year. 
 
Sum up your brand/values in 3 words
 
Raw, Artistic and Natural.
 
Every design is hand drawn and we feel that the brand should be all about them. We like things to be a bit personal and we try to achieve that feeling with our designs, materials and packaging. 
 
 
If anybody in the music industry (alive or dead) could be the face of your brand/wear your clothing, who would it be and why?
 
Bombay Bicycle Club
 
We’ve both been huge fans of Bombay ever since we met and we’ve listened to their songs all the way through the progression of Feral. Now every time I listen to some of their songs, it takes me straight back to the feeling I had a year ago when we had just started the business. Although they give me that nostalgic feeling, they are still releasing ace new music regularly meaning they’ll always be a part of Feral to us.
 
 
What music/artists help you/give you inspiration with the creative process
 
Johnny: Most of the time I listen to Indie music while creating (Modest Mouse, Interpol, The Strokes, etc) but it all depends on my mood really. If I’m feeling upbeat I’ll listen to dance music or sluggish I’ll listen to something nice and slow.
 
Jess: I’m a bit of a mixed bag in terms of my music tastes. I guess I’d say my staple is house/electronic/techno (Bjork, Dusky, Dark Sky, Jamie xx, etc) in that I listen to that genre pretty much every day. But that’s interrupted by sprinkles of hip-hop (MF Doom, Kendrick Lamar, etc), indie/folk/alt-rock (Fleetwood Mac, Interpol, Jeff Buckley).
 
 
Pick 3 tracks that are representative of your brand & work ethic…
 
Romare – The Blues (It Began In Africa)
 
Fleetwood Mac – Tusk
 
Tanlines – Bejan
 
 
We’re both really into all different kinds of music so narrowing this list down to just three was pretty tricky but in the end I feel like all of these songs represent us in slightly different ways.
 
 
 
What’s the best thing about being an independent clothing brand?
 
Johnny: Work for Feral doesn’t really feel like work. That definitely has to be the best thing for me. It’s easy to get carried away working on little projects for the brand meaning it feels like more of a hobby than a job.
 
Jess: For me, it’s actually seeing it work. I was somewhat unsure about whether we could actually pull things together, whether people would like my designs enough to buy them, etc, but I’m constantly being surprised by Feral which is great
 
Advice to others that want to set up their own business?
 
Johnny: If you have an idea and you feel like it’s good enough to work, just go for it. The whole process of setting up a small business is easier than it seems and depending on what kind of situation you find yourself in, there’s a huge amount of aid and help available close by.
 
Jess: I second that! Just go for it. It doesn’t have to be a massive daunting thing either – you can start off small, test the waters and then go for it!
I’m don’t know about you lot, but I absolutely love Feral Threads designs & wish them all the luck in the world with the growth of the brand. Make sure to check their socials out. Oh and another thing, they’re currently running a sale on all sweatshirts to make room for summer stock so make sure you take full advantage of that :)

The winner of the Hex Appeal giveaway is wordpress user Nütie of who I will be getting in contact with shortly to send off your signed print :)

This week’s prize is a good’en. Feral Threads have been extra generous and have given me a tiger t-shirt & sweatshirt to give away to lucky readers. To be in with a chance of winning this prize, all you have to do is like and comment on this blog post, or alternatively you can retweet the twitter link (@ihartpr) or like the facebook post (facebook.com/ihartpr). Good luck! I’ll be announcing the winner on the next edition of WKND attire. Keep your eyes peeled ;)

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Amie x