How Did I Miss That: Kaytranada – Leave Me Alone (Ft. Shay Lia)

Despite being one of our faves, Kaytranada’s Leave Me Alone featuring Shay Lia missed our attention. Listen here if you missed it too. Playlist maestros Digster have recently published their picks for 2015 and as I traversed the dense selections of new age R&B, pop and electronic music, a familiar name popped up like a Pokémon in tall grass. Kaytranada has featured heavily on Sampleface…

J-Louis – Before You (Rachel Foxx Flip)

J-Louis flips Rachel Foxx’s Before You into a dancefloor jam. Soulection shows yet again why they’re one of the hottest labels in the industry right now with the latest installment of their White Label series. The proprietor of this edition is J-Louis and one of the tracks featured is his flip of Rachel Foxx’s Before You. Now, Rachel in her own right is pretty dope…

How Did I Miss That: Theo Parrish – Footwork

Detroit’s Theo Parrish has us shuffling with his broken beat/house/techno joint, Footwork. Since the early days of 4hero, Jazzanova and Bugz In The Attic, the genre known as broken beat has fascinated me. Its roots stem from advancements of rhythm in jazz fusion, electro and techno and work as a counterpart to the flat 4/4 of traditional house we hear today. Of course, there are musicians…

FREE DOWNLOAD: tiromancy – Knee Deep In Adele (Rumour Has It)

A rework of Adele has tiromancy “knee deep” in his latest free track. Rumour has it… There’s nothing quite like a good frickin’ remix especially when the original tune is already brilliant. Case in point: Adele’s Rumour Has It.  That’s where Cincinnati’s Geoff Adams (AKA tiromancy) comes in to drop some serious house grooves and breathes new life into one of Adele’s best songs.  The…

FREE DOWNLOAD: Pyxis – Dilla

Louisville’s Pyxis gives a Jay Dee beat the soul house treatment in “Dilla”. Like it or not, house remixes are in abundance and while the Eurocentric form of the genre has certainly bastardised a lot of music over the past few years, the roots are fighting back. Pyxis from Louisville, Kentucky has delved into the Jay Dee archives as inspiration for his latest track, aptly…

SATURDAY MATINÉE: beat:repeat NYC

RBMA pay homage to the New York and the drum machines involved in crafting its soundscapes with an eight-part series called “beat:repeat NYC”. Being the home of two major black cultural movements (the Harlem Renaissance and the birthplace of hip hop), New York is an important pin on the musical map. The Red Bull Music Academy held their annual workshop/lecture event in the Big Apple…

The Auracle – Brightness

Sampleface’s The Auracle gets deep in the house rhythms for new track Brightness. There’s no mistaking electronic music’s immense influence on the mainstream over the past few decades and while EDM is every pop artist’s favourite acronym, a lot of it is pretty derivative. However, that’s not the case for The Auracle who has decided to delve into the world of deep house for new…

Logic – Break It Down Feat. Jhene Aiko (Louis Futon Remix)

Louis Futon take us to the dancefloor with his latest remix of Logic’s Break It Down featuring Jhene Aiko. 2012 saw the reemergence of airy 80s synths in mainstream production, with the zenith arguably being Jessie Ware’s debut Devotion. But it seems amongst the Soundcloud conglomerate at least that early 90s house is the popular flavour for remixers and Louis Futon is the latest to…

THROWBACK THURSDAY: Pump Up the Volume – The History of House Music

Upon Frankie Knuckles sad passing, this week’s Throwback Thursday is dedicated to the genre he fathered in documentary series Pump Up the Volume: The History of House Music. Firstly, I’d like to say RIP to Frankie Knuckles on behalf of everyone at Sampleface. His work and efforts in pioneering house music and sticking another pin in Chicago on the musical map should never been overlooked….

Sasha Marie – LVRS&GDBYES (Mix)

Soulection’s Sasha Marie puts together a mix “inspired by past lovers and new chapters” featuring Ta-Ku, Drake and Boom Clap Bachelors. We’ve been late to the work of Sasha Marie and we apologise. For anyone asking where all the female producers are at, Sasha Marie is one of a great batch coming through at the moment and her talents suit Soulection’s already-incredible roster. Rather than…