Quite the jumbo merger coming your way today: Our Danish Mansister from another mister and HUGO Artist Kasper Bjørke gives Finnish house legend Jori Hulkkonen one of his peerless remix treatments and makes it hard for us to sit still. This puppy is taken from the upcoming selection of remixes of Hulkonnen’s critically acclaimed last LP Negative Time on My Favorite Robot Records and it’s just the energetic firecracker you’d expect it to be! Both these guys can do no wrong, so without further ado, stream the “Vile Talk” Remix right here to get with the program!
Mostly at home in House Music the Stockholm based producer Tiger Stripes from time to time skillfully switches to Techno or, in case of “Out of Phase”, Nu Disco. But while the beat treads down the path Metro Area paved the vocals seem to reach out even further, to the golden age of Brit Pop as represented by Blur. An unexpected mix indeed.
Project E are Nat Woodcock and friend of the house (music) Mark E. Together, the head of Merc Records and his associate, who has a background as a classically-trained pianist, pretty much do what they do best: producing high-class house records! Their “Kinks” EP is a superb triarchy of songs and packed with celestial arrangements. We’d like to present its title track to you, which features Greg Bird on vocals and is just pretty, pretty, pretty good! Hit “play” to stream – live the dream!
Just as the “agalma” is a precious object hidden in a worthless box, so “objet petit a” is the object of desire which we seek in the Other (Lacan, Seminar VIII ). So, what is the precious object, and what the worthless box in the case of Harouki Zombi’s latest single “Objet Petit A”? Hard to tell, since the duo’s quirky avant-pop is only one part of a multimedia-experience of elaborated performances and colorful videos. Well, maybe that’s the worthless box: Trying to sum up what Harouki Zombi do with a simple genre definition, instead of just enjoying and downloading the music…
Everybody Rise is only Matpat’s second EP, but it already shows a fully formed artist who found his own sound. Or, better, found a way to emulate the well known sound of 90s House in a pre-apocalyptic 2012 style. And who would be better suited to help him than Ben Mono, another fan of classic 90s House? Nobody! So here it is: a stream of Matpat’s “Werk That Nerve” remixed by Ben Mono.
Düsseldorf’s own Lorenz Rhode has been releasing music on such illustrious imprints as Compost, Kitsuné and he is now signed to Berlin’s powerhouse Exploited Records. Cooking up an “alluring cocktail of ’80s-influenced electrohouse and all-out pop” with his various machines, this dude is definitely going places! Stream the provocative “Superficial Robots” (which features Coco Solid on vocals) right here to get with the program and to defy the weatherman!
Rachel Row: one alliteration under a groove. Beautiful, blessed with an incredibly soothing voice and of Bulgarian descent. The alumni of Sofia’s National Academy of Music has caused quite a stir in the realms of musical connaisseurs. Especially since she decided to team up with KiNK, who has been a trusted deliverer of great house records that immediately hit the nerve in a club context, while never being to obvious. Together, these two highbrow musicians produce music that is plain and simply beautiful. So make sure to follow their step while you can!
the last weeks have been filled with nice treats and tracks from Nina’s goodie bag – and mind you, it’s still a couple of days left until this year’s holiday season! Since the end of the month is here, it is about time again to wrap up last month’s HUGO Tracks in podcast-format! Besides selecting the tracks for November, our dear Nina is kind enough to guide us through the selection in her own sweet way. The podcast contains great tunes by Ry & Frank Wiedemann, Monkey Safari, Christopher Rau and of course Nina herself, amongst others. To go on the journey with Nina, simply stream the podcast right here or download it for free on iTunes and take it on the road. Enjoy, everyone!
time for our monthly wrap-up of the HUGO Tracks! These are our picks for the golden month of October, carefully selected, blended and, of course, available on iTunes as a free download! This time with tracks by Moullinex, Blue Hawaii, Earl Grey and many more, so be sure to download this puppy to your mp3 player and have it accompany you through your day! From HUGO Tracks with love.
Moullinex (not to be confused with the French kitchen equipment brand) is a Portuguese DJ and Producer who currently resides in Munich and releases records on the cherished GOMMA imprint. He’s a household name when it comes to high quality contemporary Disco music and his newest track “Take My Pain Away” once again substantiantes his excellent reputation. If this worked up your curiosity, please go ahead and stream the track and let Moullinex take your pain away!