Tag Archives: House

PILOTPRIEST – ZIPPER (House/Club – Canada)

Here comes Pilotpriest‘s new single “Zipper”! Swift on the heels of his debut single, “My Adidas”, Pilotpriest are back with another potential chart-buster, released on Calamity Jane Recordings. You can download the EP on iTunes or Beatport.

“Zipper” follows in traditional Pilotpriest fashion, focusing on impeccable programming, lush synths straight from the 80s and a very dancefloor-friendly vocal hook… The single will come with remixes by StoneBridge amongst others, but also with the 1994 Remix by Pilotpriest himself and the Nasty Alley Mix which goes heavy on dark tones and a minimal tech-inspired sound.

Pilotpriest - Zipper (1994 Radio Edit)     

Before releasing his first single Pilotpriest was already building up his reputation in the music community with a bunch of remixes he did for other artists. West to Lioness, Kanye West, TruePseudo, M.I.A… You name it! Born in Edmonton (Canada) but eventually ending up in Toronto,  Anthony Scott Burns (aka Pilotpriest) is an incredible self-taught musician (guitar) and producer who built his mastery through years of toiling with synthesizers and recording devices.

Follow Pilotpriest on MySpace and buy his music on Pilotpriest

BEN WATT – GUINEA PIG (Deep House/Ambient – UK)

Ben Watt is a British musician, DJ, producer and label owner, best known internationally as one half of 80s cult band Everything But The Girl. Based in North London, he lives with his spouse and creative partner Tracey Thorn, the other half of EBTG.

In 2003 Watt launched his own independent record label, Buzzin’ Fly, considered by most as a leading-edge imprint in the world of deep House and Techno. Home to Watt’s own club productions, the label released the single “Guinea Pig” a few months ago and the subsequent remixes (M.A.N.D.Y & Smallboy, DJ Koze). Check out the vocal edit below…

Ben Watt also regularly spins records in some of the best clubs around the world. In the next couple of months you’ll be able to see him live if you are anywhere near Helsinki, Chicago, Newport Beach, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, San Francisco, Rome, Lausanne or Prague.

For complete tour schedule, head over to MySpace. If you want to buy Watt’s latest single “Guinea Pig”, it is already available on Guinea

FAKE BLOOD – I THINK I LIKE IT (Disco House/Dance – UK)

Fake Blood

But who the heck is Fake Blood? This is a question that a lot of people have been asking recently…

This artist/producer released his first single “Mars” back in October 2008 on Cheap Thrills Records but his true identity was never revealed. Whenever he played gigs around the UK it was always with a mask…

He quickly became one of the most talked-about remixers and producers on the electro scene without doing a single interview. As a result, bloggers and music fans started to elaborate the craziest theories about his true identity (see this forum for more info).

He is currrently one of the most sought after DJs around. He has remixed the likes of Hot Chip, The Kills, Miike Snow, Calvin Harris, Little Boots or Armand Van Helden to name a few…

Little Boots - Stuck on Repeat (Fake Blood Remix)     

One of Fake Blood’s trademark gimmicks is the fact that his name is uttered by the original artist in each of his remixes (at 1’45” in the remix above). Interestingly enough, the artists aren’t actually asked to record this added bit for the remix, Fake Blood creates it himself by cutting the original vocal part into tiny phonetic fragments and combining them to construct the words “fake blood”. Now that’s a skill!

If you wanna hear more Fake Blood music, visit him on MySpace. If you wanna show your support, buy his releases on Fake Blood

TEENAGE BAD GIRL – COCOTTE (Hard/House/Electro – France)

Greg Kazubski and Guillaume Manbell are Teenage Bad Girl. Based in Paris, they are part of the new French electro scene and like to describe their style as Hard/Dirty Electro. Some say they are a genetic mix of Daft Punk, Aphex twin and The Stooges.

Teenage Bad Girl - Hands Of A Stranger (D.I.M. Rework)     

Buy their music on Teenage

GRUM – RUNAWAY (Electro/Club – UK)

For someone who only produced his first track in the spring of last year, Grum’s rise to prominence has been one of Justice-style proportions.

Hailing from Leeds, Graeme Shepherd (aka Grum) serves his own unique blend of disco house with an electro vibe.

Grum - Runaway (SymbolOne Remix)     

Since tracks such as “Heartbeats” first started appearing on blogs all over the world, Grum’s music has been in such demand that Hype Machine recently calculated he was the second most blogged about act in the world, right behind Radiohead.

Show Grum some love on MySpace or visit his official site. Buy his music on Grum