|MY CURRENCY: USD | MY COUNTRY: USA|
Features the latest dance music news, interviews, music and tech reviews, podcasts & more...Visit Juno Plus
DJ & STUDIO EQUIPMENT
Massive range of equipment and accessories for DJs and studio use.Visit Juno DJ
VINYL & CDs
07 Jul 12
Played by: Odiggity, Juno Recommends Uk Funky/Garage, Commodore 69 (Hot N Heavy), Konnekt - Hot N Heavy
Review: Hypercolour offshoot Losing Suki is really starting to come into its own right now with its expertly curated take on garage influenced bass music. Here they present the talents of Bareskin, a producer who is adept at mangling vocals in all manner of interesting ways. "Flow" takes a well spliced vocal and partners it with all manner of square wave madness, while the slow swung rhythm of "Control" opts for the sinister pitched down effect. "Delirium" meanwhile elasticates them atop a threadbare rhythm whilst "Hours" swathes them in delay whilst 808 cowbells and subs keep time.
18 Mar 13
Review: While Bristol's bass scene usually heralds the D&B and dubstep crews as the champions, there's a fine line of deeper, more experimental bass artists in the Wild West too, and Forget Me Not are a great place to start. "Should Be Stronger" ignites with deep house panache and a Hercules & Love Affair style vocal before shuffling hi-hats and a soaking wet sub make their way into the mix. "Big Tings" continues this garage flex with a Ramsey & Fen style four-to-the-floor workout, complete with a very authentic vocal sample. "How Long" brings us to a fittingly sophisticated conclusion thanks to swooning breakbeats and deep jazz pad work. Beautiful... You won't forget these dudes in a hurry.
14 May 12
Review: If you've ever been to Keighley in West Yorkshire, you'll know that it's hardly a hotbed of quality underground house music. Really, it has little going for it, besides a rugby ground named after a big cat ("Cougar Park") and a very large petrol station. Still, James Welsh has somehow managed to ignore his surroundings and produce a cracking EP of heartfelt deep house that's oozing with bittersweet beauty. All four tracks impress, delivering a mix of shuffling grooves, melancholic chords, woozy vocal samples and quietly soulful melodies. If we had to pick, we'd direct you towards "Air Valley" or the bumpin' "Only", but to be honest all for tracks are excellent. Highly recommended.
25 Feb 13
Review: Wow! Are people looking back with rose-tinted glasses to 1995 already? Well at least this 'musical magpie' is only borrowing ideas and sounds rather than copying wholesale! Possibly a bit darker than his previous releases this EP features dubby UKG ("1995"), glitchy, post-dubstep ("Hypno", "Fallen") and even a bit of wobble-heavy UKF ("Roots").
28 May 12
UK Funky/UK Garage
Review: Known to many already from Maya Jane Coles' DJ Kicks mix, this crisp and moody tune from Leeds producer Last Magpie finally drops on Hypercolour's sister label Losing Suki and demands checking out - from the washes of echo-textures on the title tune, to the minimal and metronomic "Leeds Syndrome" and the sparkling Detroit-angled "U See".
08 Oct 12
UK Funky/UK Garage
Review: Part of the tight-knit Hypercolour family, London producer, Shenoda, has only had a select amount of releases, with all of them garnering attention for his production skills. His latest release doesn't let us down on the quality front: "Flex" sees boomy modern basslines embrace that familiar old skipping snare for a slice of killer 21st century garage. "Bubbles" takes a distorted, almost fidget drum loop and swathes it dark throbbing bass to great sinister effect. Lastly, with its steel drum lilt and 2 step beats, "Everything I Say", ends things on a high.