PREVIEW: Shadow Dancer – Brothers in Arps (Album)

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Shadow Dancer, two brothers with a love of old synths (particularly ones that arpegiate) and strong coffee, have been releasing music together since 2006. After releasing their debut album ‘Golden Traxe’ on Boysnoize Records in 2009, they have gone on to release tracks on Turbo Recordings, Unknown To The Unknown, Balkan Vinyl and, of course, GND Records. We now present to you their second album: ‘Brothers in Arps’. This album is the culmination of two and a half years of work in the studio from the Farrier brothers.

The album kicks off with ‘Trust’, with sounds of FM synths slowly coming out of hibernation to a groove-laden IDM vibe. Then it’s straight into ‘Shake’, Shadow Dancer’s first ever vocal collaboration and the flyer single for the album (which came with fantastic remixes from The Hacker, Vin Sol and Posthuman). Bad Life Records’ David AKZ provides a wonderfully spooky Gahan-esque vocal and lyric involving black hearts, despairing ‘vultures’ and voices from another land (possibly heard only within his own head). We have no idea what it means but it’s strapped on to an insistent Detroit techno riff that you hopefully will be unable to stop shaking your body to. Next is ‘Manhunter’, a sleazy slice of italo-disco which constantly mutates with increasing intensity until it drags you back to it’s catchy main theme. A track from last year’s ‘Hydrate’ EP (released on Unknown To The Unknown) follows: ‘MATTA’ is an addictive bit of acid with a vocal nagging about ‘matter…energy…dimension…or time’. It appears here in an exclusive remixed form. Then comes ‘Help Center’ a reflective piece of electronica with eerie arpeggiating synths and warm bass. ‘Strut’ follows, a storming, throbbing techno track, which will appear as a single later in the year with remixes. The first half of the album is rounded of by ‘The Light’ a beautiful ambient interlude that recalls Angelo Badalamenti and which demonstrates Shadow Dancer’s versatility and the sheer range of influences that went into making this album.

The second half kicks off with ‘Hydrate’, a jacking house track which was the lead track from last year’s UTTU EP which was first premiered by Mixmag last September and has been Shadow Dancer’s biggest track of the last year. This is an exclusive extended version. Next is ‘Black Fox’, a very melodic slice of old school techno, which recalls early Inner City as well as Shadow Dancer’s own ‘Second City’ track from 2012. Then comes ‘Breakable’, a mutant funk track that was released on GND last summer and was remixed by Matrixxman, Jokers of the Scene and J.Tijn.

‘Haunted’ follows, a spooky hybrid of garage and techno with wailing vocals. ‘Unspeakable Things’ is next. Originally released on GND last summer, an electro track for contortionist head-spinners, with a vocal reminiscing about doing “all sorts of unspeakable things on the dancefloor’. This was recently remixed to great effect by Paul Mac, Dave Tarrida and joeFarr. ‘Racine’ is a track that Shadow Dancer have been playing to devastating effect in their DJ sets for the past few years and has remained anonymous…until now – a frantic mix of cut up vocals and disco hooks. ‘Supertoys’ rounds of ‘Brothers in Arps’, a wistful piece of electronica to take you off somewhere special.

CD & Digital Release: 10.10.14

PRE-ORDER: HERE

Tracklist:
01. Trust
02. Shake Feat. David AKZ (Album Version)
03. Manhunter
04. Matta (Album Version)
05. Help Center
06. Strut
07. The Light
08. Hydrate (Album Version)
09. Black Fox
10. Breakable
11. Haunted
12. Unspeakable Things
13. Racine
14. Supertoys
15. Gift (CD Bonus Track)

Shadow Dancer- September 2014 Mix

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  1. TESLA286 // Wurmloch // (AYCB)
  2. ROOM 13 // Jack To The Future // (I LOVE ACID / BALKAN VINYL)
  3. SIMIAN MOBILE DISCO // Dervish (SMD Club Mix) // (ANTI / INDIGO)
  4. EN // 4U (MATRIXXMAN & VIN SOL’s Underground Railroad Mix) // (SOO WAVEY)
  5. PITTSBURGH TRACK AUTHORITY // Untitled // (PITTSBURGH TRACKS)
  6. LOCKED GROOVE // Thesseus // (PERMANENT VACATION)
  7. D’MARC CANTU // The Lights Brighter // (CREME JAK)
  8. SHADOW DANCER // Strut // (GND)
  9. SHADOW DANCER // Racine // (GND)
  10. SHADOW DANCER // Black Fox // (GND)
  11. STEFFI & DEXTER // We’re Not Alone // (DOLLY)
  12. ULTRAMARINE // Passwords (HERCULES AND LOVE AFFAIR vs HA-ZE FACTORY Remix) // (REAL SOON)
  13. ELEC PT. 1 // This Is Not A Test // (030303)
  14. THE HACKER // Clear // (ZONE)
  15. NPHONIX // Black Acid // (BALANS)
  16. S-FILE // No Reply // (GND)
  17. MARTYN // Forgiveness Step 3 // (NINJA TUNE)
  18. 3 DOWN // Deep Trip // (KMS)
  19. MR. MAGNETIK // Night Wolves (DEFEKT Remix) // (GND)
  20. CHRONONAUTZ & WORKER/PARASITE // Proto Toms // (FOLDING SPACES)
  21. ATYPIC // Otaku // (RISING HIGH)
  22. SHADOW DANCER // Unspeakable Things // (GND)

OUT NOW: Shadow Dancer – Strut (GN072)

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Digital Release Date: 08.09.2014

01.Strut (Original Mix)

02. Strut (Deadwalkman Remix)

03. Strut (Mark Broom’s Loop Remix)

04. Strut (Mark Broom’s D Remix)

Support by: Sven Väth, Dave Clarke, Simian Mobile Disco, Truncate, Gary Beck, Inigo Kennedy, Thomas Schumacher, Funk D’Void, Dubfire, Unbalance, Ritzi Lee, Chris Colburn, Mamiko Motto, David Carretta, Florian Meindl, Phon.O, Miss Sunshine, S-File, Turbo Turbo, Chicago Loop, The Japanese Popstars, Dave Tarrida, Al Ferox, Sinden, Mumbai Science, Joachim Garraud, Dr. Motte, Mixhell, Louisahhh, Sharooz, Jensen Interceptor, Les Petits Pilous, Photonz, Brain Cheetham, Coco Cole, Don Rimini, Crookers…

Shadow Dancer head straight to the dancefloor with ‘Strut’, a pulsating techno tune with some truly heavy throbbing bass. Deadwalkman (ACYB), the best thing to come out of Colombia since James Rodriguez, turns in a booming electro remix with a rude elastic bassline. But we haven’t finished yet! UK techno legend Mark Broom delivers not one but two different techno-flavoured interpretations: his ‘Loop’ mix is a punchy heavy dub of the original and his ‘D’ mix is a radical overhaul with some emotive Detroit pads. We’d have been happy with one remix from Mark, so to have two amazing remixes just makes us even more excited about this release! ’Strut’ is taken from Shadow Dancer’s forthcoming album ‘Brothers In Arps’, which will be released on GND Records in September 2014.

Buy Here (Beatport)

The DJ’s say (Selection):

Simian Mobile Disco: Classy move Mr Broom

Dave Clarke: Actually prefer Marks Loop Remix, original, although nice is a little bit dated

Truncate: Mark Broom mixes are great!

Gary Beck: brooms D mix for me here thx!

Thomas Schumacher: Mark’s D Remix for me. Super dope!

Unbalance: D Remix from Mark Broom is nice, thanks

Ritzi Lee: Really diggin’ the D remix.. :-)

Inigo Kennedy: Heavy and super effective. Will play Mark Broom’s Loop Remix for sure!

Chris Colburn: Cool package. Mark’s D remix is super nice.

Mamiko Motto (Warp Records): amazing thanks xx

Funk D’Void: hell yeah!!! rocking this at every gig…

Phon.O (50Weapons): mark brooms loop remix is killer.

Sinden: Massive release. Love the original, deadwalkman and loop remix. Loads of choice !

Dr Motte: gnd record is a guaranty for quality music! any release is a bomb! listen to Strut & get pulsating techno whith a heavy bass & you know what i like! play it loud and rock on! 5 of 5 stars! Will Play & Support.

 

OUT NOW: S-File – No Reply // Bliss (GN071)

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GN071S-File – No Reply // Bliss (GN071)

Digital Release Date: 01.09.2014

Vinyl Release Date: 10.10.2014

01. No Reply (Original Mix)

02. Bliss (Original Mix)

Support by Dave Clarke, Luke Slater, Gerd, Mark Broom, Truncate, The Advent, Joseph Capriati, Electric Rescue, Erol Alkan, J Tijn, Nphonix, Chris Colburn, Thomas Schumacher, Miss Sunshine, Paula Temple, Florian Meindl, Phon.O, Digitalism, Mixhell, David Carretta, Shadow Dancer, Turbo Turbo, Chicago Loop, The Japanese Popstars, Louisahhh, Maelstrom, Jensen Interceptor, Sinden, Housemeister, Modek, Don Rimini, Les Petits Pilous..

Label Head S-File returns with his new two track techno banger release “No Reply” and “Bliss”. His last collab release with the german Turbo Turbo brothers “Contact”, was a charted in all digital and vinyl shop sales charts and was supported from Tiga, Brodinski, David Carretta over to Fatboy Slim. His new double A Side Single blows everybody on the dance floor away!

Buy Here (Beatport) // Buy Here (Vinyl)

The DJ’s say (Selection):

Dave Clarke: Nothing wrong with some old school peak time banger

Luke Slater: No reply for me!

Mark Broom: Two bangers here, my fav is No Reply, BIG stuff!

Truncate: No Reply for me

The Advent: Great release, will play for sure.

Electric Rescue: nice release, support!

Gerd: banging trax!

Thomas Schumacher: No Reply is one hell of a track. Love the old school chords!

Phon.O (50Weapons): no reply is killer!!!

Florian Meindl: No Reply is cool will play it!

Dr Motte: GND comes with a killer Bomb! S-File rocks better then ever! Will Play & Support

Shadow Dancer: Both tracks are cool but No Reply is absolutely storming! Fantastic percussion, can’t wait to try out in the club!

Paula Temple: massive. rides and drums are killer in No Reply

Miss Sunshine: No Reply – Stomping!

Louisahhh: tough tough tough tough tough tough

Nphonix: No Reply is a proper banger, exactly the way i like it!

Chris Colburn: nice work – will test out Bliss, the more twisted one!

Chicago Loop: Wow! Really great release. Love them both, but if I had to choose, Bliss is my favourite. Thanks a lot :)

DAVE CLARKE WHITE NOISE

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Tonight in Dave Clarke White Noise Show, the new Single from Manchester’s Shadow Dancer “Strut” with the amazing Mark Broom Remix

White Noise #452

GND RECORD STORE

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Visit our store on Bandcamp with lots of our last and future releases as digital, vinyl, cd and of course our merch stuff. We give you this summer a very special summer breeze with a 20% discount of all what you buy in our shop, the whole august long! Fill this code in your shop basket: CODE: summerbreeze14 Klick on the pic to go to the shop!

Record Store

PREVIEW: Shadow Dancer – Strut (GN072)

von admin am 05/08/2014, keine Kommentare

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Shadow Dancer head straight to the dancefloor with ‘Strut’, a pulsating techno tune with some truly heavy throbbing bass. Deadwalkman (ACYB), the best thing to come out of Colombia since James Rodriguez, turns in a booming electro remix with a rude elastic bassline. But we haven’t finished yet! UK techno legend Mark Broom delivers not one but two different techno-flavoured interpretations: his ‘Loop’ mix is a punchy heavy dub of the original and his ‘D’ mix is a radical overhaul with some emotive Detroit pads. We’d have been happy with one remix from Mark, so to have two amazing remixes just makes us even more excited about this release! ’Strut’ is taken from Shadow Dancer’s forthcoming album ‘Brothers In Arps’, which will be released on GND Records in September 2014.

Artist: Shadow Dancer
Title: Strut
Cat Nr.: GN072
Format: digital only
Release Date: 8th of September

Tracklist:
1. Original Mix
2. Mark Broom’s Loop Remix
3. Mark Broom’s D Remix
4. Deadwalkman Remix

S-File – August 14 Mixtape

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Check the new Mixtape from Mr. S-File. You can catch him also at the Social Club Paris on August the 16th a long with David Carretta and Workerpoor!