Listen to Marquis Hawkes’ remix of OHM’s ’90s house classic “Tribal Tone” here.
Unknown To The Unknown have announced details of their next vinyl release, a reissue of OHM’s classic 1992 track “Tribal Tone”.
Portuguese duo Photonz’ forthcoming Unknown To The Unknown joint gets remixed by Capracara – listen to the results here.
Lisbon meets London with excellent results on the latest Unknown To The Unknown release from Portuguese duo Photonz.
Ever wondered what’s going on inside Danny Wolfers head? The answer may lie in the video for “Visions In My Mind” taken from Legowelt’s forthcoming Unknown To The Unknown debut.
The prolific Unknown To The Unknown have just offered an EP from Nightwave for free download.
“Colour, blood, sweat and tears”: Juno Plus Podcast 44 is a raucous affair from Kodiak.
A gloriously tasteless video has emerged for Ronin, Capracara’s forthcoming Unknown To The Unknown release.
Unknown To The Unknown’s relentless stylistic barrage through dancefloor madness continues apace with the forthcoming Ronin drop from Londoner Capracara – you can check the Kodiak remix here.
Detroit legend DJ Stingray will be releasing a 12″ single through Unknown To The Unknown soon, and we have the premiere of one EP’s three tracks.
When faced with discussing the music of Ali Renault, it’s hard to choose where to begin. There is of course Heartbreak, his sizeable cadre of solo material and the various labels he is involved with, as well as a radio show and enduring DJ schedule. It’s perhaps for all these reasons and more that it took so long for this softly spoken cat enthusiast to release his self titled debut album – long overdue in many eyes.
Since its inception last March, London based Unknown To The Unknown, run by Hot City’s DJ Haus, have been surprising all with their eclectic approach to curation, with releases from a former DFA and Soul Jazz alumnus (Capracara), a juke inspired former RBMA graduate (Nightwave), one of Chicago-house’s veterans (Marcus Mixx) and the one and only DJ Stingray. Now the label has another surprising addition to its roster: Radio 1 Xtra’s DJ Q, someone who has been producing garage tracks since long before its supposed revival.
The ever-surprising London bass label Unknown To The Unknown have just released a 15-minute teaser for a forthcoming mix CD, collecting the best of the label’s considerable output this year.
Announced this week by label head DJ Haus via the label’s Facebook page, and his own Twitter account, it’s probably too late to bag yourself one of the 50 free first copies, but the information suggests that it should be available sometime in January 2012, though it’s not mentioned through exactly what channels it can be purchased. If you’re unaquainted with what has been one of 2011′s most consistently surprising labels, with releases from DJ Stingray and Capracara sitting alongside the likes of Nightwave and Slackk, then you could do worse than to listen to the teaser for the mix above, mixed by Flashing Lights.
The label also took the time to release details via their Facebook page of one of their first releases of 2012, from UK garage producer DJ Q; entitled All Junglist EP, it’s due for release on 23 January.
The artist formerly known as 8Bitch cuts loose her previous guise for good with this release for Svetlana Industries. Maya Medvesek had already been drawing some favourable notice with her electronica output for London institution Seed Records, but there’s an overwhelming feeling listening to this EP that things are about to get much bigger for the Slovenian.
The first two tracks in particular have a bold, anthemic quality that is both instantly accessible and satisfying. The production itself is weighty, with a rumbling bottom end and a healthy dose of dirt, as opening track “Feel” somehow manages to combine whistles, heavily arpeggiated synths and a shuddering techno beat with a blissful vocal snippet – the result is positively dripping with emotion. The optimistic, reach-for-the-skies feeling that “Night Bird” evokes comes chiefly from the bluesy keys and nagging vocal slices, with Medvesek again proving adept at laying down multiple hooks whilst keeping the arrangement uncluttered.
The rest of the EP serves as testament to this ability, not least on the short but sweet noodle “Bit Pony”. Cramming all the ideas for a tune into two minutes makes for a jaunty ride through up-to-the-minute bass music as made by someone with roots in the hard edged experimental electronics of Drexciya and Underground Resistance. Unknown To The Unknown (possibly more familiar as Hot City) gets stuck in for an abrasive remix of “Night Bird”. His recent singles show his new project to be aimed at grimy electro, but this remix pushes things even further into the red. It’s a little disjointed at times but when it finds a groove it slams hard, matching the overall chunkiness found elsewhere on the EP.