Walker & Royce – Little Things
on DITHER DOWN RECORDS
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As part of the Nervous/Nurvous Records NY crew, Walker & Royce (aka Sam Walker and Gavin Royce) have been making waves with a diverse array of scorching remixes for artists such as SAARID, Kolombo and Ante Perry, 33Hz, Publicist and SPF 5000, along with a string of club-ready originals.
Coming off a very deep and well received 12″ on Crosstown Rebels, Walker & Royce’s new record on Dither Down is a funky slice of electro boogie called Little Things. Already being played out and supported by Jacques Renault, Volta Bureau, Cassian and Infinity Ink, LITTLE THINGS is poised to be their breakout record and the anthem of late summer.
Also included on the 12″ are two remixes, one from Eli Escobar (Plant/Tiki Disco) who released the highly successful “Work It” earlier this year on Dither Down, as well as an awesome cut from Italo Disco meets Acid House funkers, Trap.Avoid.
“Nawang descends to earth with her sisters to bathe during a simultaneous winter solstice and lunar eclipse. Jaka spies her and falls in love, stealing her cloak to keep her on earth. She weeps for her loss and Jaka comforts her. They soon marry and have a child, who unwittingly discovers the cloak. Nawang confronts Jaka and returns to her home in the moon.”
Directed by Nerenda Eid
Wayang Kinekt technology and animation by Antonius Wiriadjaja
The brash, alluring, genre-bending voice of Syria-born, NYC-soaked Boshra Saadi is rekindled — a flash over the February tundra — on the mesmerizing single Snowyman, A wild masala of urgent, dark vocals whipped around fiercely tribal beats. The dizzying track comes straight from the intersection of New Wave and post-punk (or maybe nowhere near that, perhaps it’s spinning wildly on a corner of the dance floor all its own). Either way, it’s innovation, with a seductive mystical-lyrical overtone.
This 7-inch from Dither Down features the original mix alongside a slick indie rock-infused re-imagination. New Jersey outfit Delicate Steve bring a stripped down, lonesomely rapturous indie pop to the b-side. On the digital ep, Brooklyn duo Prince Rama’s plains-driftin’ Joy Division-hintin’ wall-of-distortion fades into the dizzy dub of Victor Rice into the glorious electric spasms of Parisian Lazy Flow. All the mixes share the quality of bringing out (each in its own way) the haunting, bewitching lyrics of one of the most exciting emerging artists in the shapeless, sleepless city.
Work It – Eli Escobar – Dither Down
Windin’ – Ooft – Home Taping
Lo-fu(nk) Gusgus rmx – Oscar – Denote Records
r+b drunkie – Mark E – Golf Channel Records
Pocket Piano (Joakim rmx) – DJ Mehdi – Ed Banger Recs
Build A House (Tensnake rmx) – Discodromo ft Hard Ton – Internasjonal Records
Repeat Perscription – Duckbeats – Home Taping
Feel’s Good – The Dead Rose Music Company – TaikoMochi Records
A Larger Scale – Daniel Solar – Tenth Circe
You Belong (Riton rmx) – Hercules And Love Affair – DFA/EMI
Baroque – Chateau Flight – Innervisions
Yo Drums – Pete Herbert – Maxi Discs
K.O.D. – Eli Escobar – Dither Down Records
The name, JOGYO translates from sanskrit as “Pure thoughts or stillness among action.” The band, JOGYO is about flow, surrendering to the constant change and harnessing it to create a sonic bombast that is hard to compare to any other. Reggae and hardcore elements mingle with tribal and folkloric influences to create an entirely new sound. Marrying components of tribal music with electronic beats results in music that somehow recalls the best work of Public Enemy producers “The Bomb Squad” while simultaneously calling back to the artists’ roots in the African Diaspora and the New York art world. JOGYO is Dru Barnes and Devi Mambouka.
Raised just outside Trenchtown, Dru Barnes spent much of his youth in the woods with his grandparents learning the old traditions of his home country. After coming to America armed with the lessons learned in the woods, he began to apply them to music and art projects in New York.
Growing up as the daughter of the Ambassador of Gabon and a Singaporean mother, Devi Mambouka obtained a unique perspective on Africa as a source of our essential being and as a metaphor for the merging of the disparate cultures of the world from which they had sprung forth.
Joined by their early exposure to extreme views of the world, Barnes and Mambouka chose to not abandon the old world lessons they learned in their youth and instead decided to fuse the old and modern world through the music of JOGYO.
On “Rudeboy,” JOGYO’s debut single, Barnes, in an attempt to push things forward, exclaims, “I don’t wanna be a rudeboy no more no more.” Produced by The Last Nights, AKA Jordan Parker, “Rudeboy” is a distorted electro dancehall onslaught.
The b-side is “Thundacat,” a bass-heavy yet quirky dance floor banger also produced by Parker. Barnes and Mambouka wax about the future of music and individuality.
The boys of 33Hz are back from the beach, and this time, they are ready for sin.
At least that’s the story behind 33Hz’s new single, “Nightspot”, a tale of bacchanalian longing set in the midst of a short visit to a friend outside of New York. But sometimes lounging just ain’t enough, and it’s time to find that after-hours club on the shady east-side of town packed with people far too strange to come out in the daylight.
Produced by Ming (of Ming & FS), “Nightspot” is a straight up electro-disco number that places 33hZ squarely back on the dance floor at Odyssey 2001…or more like Odyssey 2011. Mixing classic NYC “classy” disco with a touch of French house and a pinch of R&B, “Nightspot” is a perfect soundtrack to a pre-party, or the evening’s eventual peak, or the woozy 4am after-party.
The 12” release features a stripped down disco dub remix from disco dancefloor darlings Beg To Differ (Nick Chacona & Roy Dank of Wurst Music). The b-side is an Electro-fied rework of the 33Hz song “Stephanie All Night” by Ulysses (Throne Of Blood, Wurst).
The Extended Digital EP features remixes from Ming (Hood Famous). Eli Escobar (Tiki Disco/Plant/Dither Down), Walker & Royce (Nurvous), Galactic Classics (Dither Down) and blog darlings The Soundmen.
GBH & DITHERDOWN RECORDS CMJ PARTY
TOTALLY ENORMOUS EXTINCT DINOSAURS WITH 33HZ LIVE + PUBLICIST LIVE + TRAP AVOID DJ SET + ALEX ENGLISH + CHICUS + GUESTS THURSDAY OCTOBER 20 AT DROM
UK Indie/disco/electro artist Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs are coming to New York, and playing for us at Drom in Manhattan’s East Village along with 33Hz and Publicist (playing live) and DJ sets by Trap Avoid, Alex English and Chicus.