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New Treats Week-45-2021

Written by on 10/11/2021


Ahiram – Mar Mikhael (Ready Mix Records)

Release Date:
November 5th 2021 (Beatport Exclusive)
November 19th 2021 (Worldwide)

Originally issued on Ready Mix Records’ compilation ‘The Ethnomusicology Experience (Part 3)’, Ahiram’s ‘Mar Mikhael’ now gets its own release, complete with remixes from Chris Bravo, Ephlum and ID.Jay.

Titled after a historic neighborhood in Beirut, Lebanon, on ‘Mar Mikhael’, Swedish producer Ahiram pays tribute to his Middle-Eastern roots with atmospheric, traditional percussion and a heart-stopping NEY flute taking center stage.

Greek producer Chris Bravo turns in an airy Afro Rhythm-ed Deep House re-work of ‘Mar Mikhael’, with swirling synth arpeggios and a vibey, hypnotic groove.

Rising Algerian star on the electronic World Music scene, Ephlum works his warm and subtle remix of ‘Mar Mikhael’ around the original’s stunning solo NEY flute, combining it with cinematic string swells and anchoring his arrangement with a spine-tingling breakdown.

Closing out the package, Beirut native ID.Jay adds a progressive touch to ‘Mar Mikhael’ with dramatic chords and filtered synth melodies over prominent, rock-solid drums.



East West Connection – Once I’ve Been There (Chillifunk Records)

Chillifunk Records are back with their first new release in 15 years!

This release from East West Connection see’s the duo, Dr Bob Jones and Lofty bring back their cover version of the soulful dance classic by Norman Connors, ‘Once I’ve Been There’. Featuring the amazing soulful vocals of Blacksmiths, Pete Trotman, with remixes by L & T Project, Iconix and the original EWC album version with MPC 3000 drum programming from the late great Phil Asher.

This EP includes disco house and soulful house versions from L & T Project, afro tinged deep house mixes from Iconix and the classic East West Connection original.



Maddquest – What Cadence EP (Oh So Coy Recordings)

Tshepiso Mokoena hails from a township in Joburg called Vosloorus.
Still pretty new to the game but already his sound shows a firm stamp of personality, originality and playfulness.
Think lazy, poolside and summer-y with a solid dose of classic deep groove.

We also welcome Platzdasch to the OSC stable – a talented German artist we’ve had our eye on for some time. Here he turns in a slow burning moody remix with hypnotic layers over organic percussion.

Mastered at OSC HQ.



VA – Feather of PTAH (Sounds Of Khemit)

Sounds of Khemit is a brand new label that aims to bring harmony and joy to people on their journey through life. It launches with an impressive three-tracker featuring Hraach, Nhii and Wild Dark and Fabian Krooss.

The label believes that sound, frequencies and vibrations have the ability to activate the hidden codes in our DNA. In turn, this transports us to higher states of consciousness and unlocks and strengthens our life mission on this planet. Says the label, “At Sounds of Khemit we are starting a movement towards the light, a revolution against the darkness that leads us astray by forming bonds and unity among people. No matter the age, race, background, nationality or sexual orientation, Sounds of Khemit blends tradition with innovation by attracting those souls who see with their hearts and use their mouths to speak truth to power.”

Armenian-born, Spain-based Hraach has made real moves over the last six years. He’s landed on Hoomidaas and Nazca amongst others and favours thoughtful groove designs. His ‘Al Vent’ is an exquisite eight-minute trip with loose toms scattered over a sublime, seductive groove. The smeared chords have you gazing off into the distance and deft keys and melodies encourage you to sink ever further into your thoughtful reverie.

Nhii & Wild Dark is a collaboration of like-minded artists with a transcendental house sound. They have worked together on the likes of Flying Circus Recordings and impress again here. ‘Hanga Roa’ is packed with organic details – distant bird calls, neon synth motifs, exotic strings. It’s a superbly steamy house groove for those who like it deep and subtle.

Fabian Krooss is the Berlin-based underground electronic talent who is tied to fine labels such as Stil vor Talent, Einmusika Recordings and Rebellion der Träumer. His slow-burning ‘Kallisto’ is a soft and sensuous house track. It’s peppered with hits, glassy tinkles, floaty pads and woodwind sounds that all add up to a richly detailed, heady and heartfelt track.

This high-grade first release starts off Sounds of Khemit’s journey in style. Hraach’s ‘Al Vent’ will be released on streaming services on 11th November with Nhil and Wild Dark’s ‘Hanga Roa’ following on 19th November. Third single ‘Kallisto’ by Fabian Krooss will drop alongside the full EP on 26th November.



A-FRYK-YA and LaRoc Dewa – Come Thru (Nylon Recordings)

A-FRYK-YA and LaRoc Dewa, lifelong homies that grew up on the same street in South Africa where music was a constant inspiration in their daily lives. A-FRYK-YA and LaRoc Dewa’s bond remains creative and robust with their brilliantly produced ‘Come Thru.’

This electrifying collaboration happened over two different continents now that LaRoc Dewa is based in Sydney, Australia, stretching the duo’s infectious sound across the world.

The God Father of Afro Tech, Jaymz Nylon, unleashes another Afro Tech ReShape that makes you feel both warm and uncomfortable; sometimes forgetting to breathe, you subconsciously hold your breath in anticipation of the subsequent crashing of subsonic waves edging ever closer to the sacred dance.

Written and Produced by A-FRYK-YA and LaRoc Dewa
Additional Remix Producers: Jaymz Nylon
Mastered by James Thomas @ Nylon Trax Studio
Executive producer: Jaymz Nylon
(p) & (c) 2021 Nylon Recordings/Nylon Trax



Martin Robinson – Perseverance (Sound Optix)

Perseverance is a unique take on the Deep House sound. Bright and vibrant, it incorporates tight percussion and bass stabs along with lush pads, glitchy effects and dub chords to create a groovy, minimal track with a deep, atmospheric quality.

State of Flux is a slightly more moody affair, leaning towards the Deep Tech end of the spectrum. Martin’s characteristic tight bass and percussion combine with syncopated hits and atmospheric stabs to create a rich and hypnotic, Dub orientated sound.

Release date: December 3, 2021



Jay Hill & Harry Collier – Hope Springs Vol. II (People of the Light)

Release Date: Friday 13 December 2021

People of the Light is an American label and it’s new release by label owner Jay Hill and Harry Collier is a sensual release with a heart-warming vocal, gentle tribal percussion and deep atmosphere.

Jay Hill has previously featured her eclectic style on labels ranging from Mr.C’s Superfreq to Just Her’s Constant Circles. Harry Collier is a vocalist who works regularly with Jay Hill, but also added lyrics to Faithless’ hit track “Bombs”.

Alongside the stripped back and melodic groove of the deep house original labelled Jay Hill Eternal Mix, the release also features a downtempo remix by Forgetting Factor and deep techno rework by Sahpe.

UK based Sahpe is a DJ and multi-instrumentalist who has been a regular on People of the Light in addition to other labels such as Avatara. Forgetting Factor has recently featured tracks and remixes on other imprints such as Bosque Recordings and Love International.

The Jay Hill Eternal Mix and Forgetting Factor remix both have elements that make them reminiscent of a cross between Lee Burridge and Thom Yorke, while the Sahpe remix has similarities to Robert Hood’s alias Floorplan.



Words Of Niō – Cold Shoulder (Get Physical Music)

Diverse Dutch producer Helsloot steps up to add his own trademark sound to Words Of Nio’s single, ‘Cold Shoulder’. The original landed at the start of October and is a majestic seven minutes of progressive, spiritual house music.

Helsloot spent ten years working behind the scenes in dance music before bringing his own deep, progressive house and techno productions to the fore. He has slowly but surely become a real underground mainstay with releases on the likes of Be Yourself, Astralwerks and Poesie Musik. Combining introspective and futuristic moods, tunes of his like ‘Because You Move Me’ have gained over 10 million streams in six months and now he serves up another scintillating remix.

The excellent ‘Cold Shoulder ‘(Helsloot Remix) builds patiently, with warm, rich chords soothing the mind and the vulnerable vocals tugging at the heartstrings. It is a seriously well-crafted, seductive track that overflows with emotion and really brings something special to the dance floor.

This is a masterful remix from Helsloot, who proves himself to be a truly thoughtful producer.



Mazozo – Frequencies (The Travelling Bear Records)

TTBR presents MAZOZO, who’s based in the capital of Swaziland, Mbabane. With a love and passion for house music from a young age, his musical journey started in 2017 and has been grafting on his own sound influenced by EDM and Techno.

He describes Frequencies as a connection between oneself & the vibration of sound and a 7-minute escape from the real world to a ‘trance-like’ state. On remix duty Mr.Gelatine brings us a bass driven house adaptation while Brendon-Lee puts his spin on a ‘big-room’ styled interpretation.



Hugh Def – Drink From The Chalice EP (Vision Collective Recordings)

Vision Collective Recordings present Hugh Def ‘Drink From The Chalice EP’ containing three tracks.

The original mix of ‘Drink From The Chalice’ is an atmospheric Deep House late night groover with many textures and elements.

‘Be The Truth’ has an underground tech vibe reminiscent of the early 90’s sound. QuestionmarQ’s

‘Live Remix’ of ‘Drink From The Chalice’ is an epic take on the original, recorded in one take using hardware and synths, building as it goes with some acid sounds for good measure.









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