December 3, 2012
The 7-ICNH/digital release ‘Cocofucka’ by Dutch DJ/producer Coco Bryce & Tokyo native Emufucka is out now! The two, not held back by bpm- or genre-restrictions, serve up a four track single filled with a combination of loud 808-drums and mesmerizing sounds.
The 7-INCH is released in limited numbers (only 200 copies) and comes with handsprayed artwork by Mister Adam. the tracks are mastered by Budy Mokoginta (Mokosound). Order your copy at JET SET (JP), JUNO (UK), RED EYE (UK), RUSH HOUR (NL) or a store near you! Get the digital version at Bandcamp, Boomkat, Digital Tunes, Junodownload or any other webstore…
Last September, Emufucka (RBMA 2012) released his second EP, Retrace. Make sure you pick that one up too. In the meantime is Coco Bryce is working on his second LP (Club Tropicana) which will be out on March 25 2012. His debut LP, Boesoek, was released in 2011 on Fremdtunes.
Read more about Cocofucka right here…
April 18, 2012
Yesterday we received, in the traditional mailbox, a beautiful gift by our good friends at Thefindmag HQ: a nicely designed 7-inch called ‘Pale Blue Dot‘ with music by Mr. J. Medeiros, an L.A.-based rapper, producer, singer and songwriter. The original version, produced by Stro Elliot and a hook sung by Giannina Ashe, switches smoothly from a ‘Easy like Sunday morning’-vibe to powerful, lyrical eruptions that sound like Urban Dance Squad‘s Rudeboy’s. The remix, done by 20Syl with extra vocals by Canadian MC Shad, adds more electronic Funk synth-lines and heavy drums. Go get it a.s.a.p., because this one will be sold out quickly!
Then there’s another great single out: ‘This is it‘ by singer iET (NL). Budy Mokoginta (our favorite mastering guy!) remixed the track and you can download it for free or download it on iTunes. Like Kool Keith said, like James Brown; please, please, please. Don’t sleep on this. Do not!
Sometimes surfing the net for new tunes can be a disappointing. Sometimes you’ll surf into surprises that make your day: like this one, found via 20jazzfunkgreats: A track called Union, by a guy named Saitam, bringing drums, gamelan and an ocean of sound to your ears. Get it.
A few more for on the road: check this To and Fro mix, this Pedestrian guestmix for Brownswood Recordings, this Rhythm&Roots mix, the new, but a little old (January 2011) mix by DJ Mace on mixcloud. And we have ourselves a Beatport chart.
February 6, 2012
It’s out! We are very proud to announce the release of ‘Tinderbox‘ by Leeds-based duo Big Mister Doom!
Big Mister Doom’s Ian Scott and Joe Wretham bring detailed, rich and deeply textured electronic music on their début EP ‘Tinderbox‘. Taking influence from genres including Minimal Techno, IDM and Leftfield Hip Hop, the two introduce the listener to their vast universe of music. The title-track evolves from a subtle yet flammable, groovy tune into an absolute dancefloor filler. The two take it downtempo on the atmospheric, mellow ‘Wilderness’.
Pierce Warnecke flexes his muscles and chops, screws, tweaks until ‘Tinderbox‘ sounds like it’s been revisited by skilful aliens. OptiMace combines forces with guitar player Budy Mokoginta and singer-songwriter iET, making ‘Wilderness’ sound like an adventurous ride into the wild. The eye-catching artwork is done by Cameron Steward.
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May 19, 2011
On June 20th, DJ Optimus will release his debut album ‘Double Helix DNA’ on Fremdtunes. Hip Hop beats rich with Jazz and Funk influences, Turntablism, Electronica and a whole squadron of guests, including Rasco, Prince Po, iET, MC Rise, Maylay Sparks, Mo & Grazz and El Da Sensei, are the main ingredients of this debut. Optimus (Rotterdam, The Netherlands) created a complex produced masterpiece, working with a whole variety of (vintage) equipment & instruments and chopping up half the world. So, there you have it: jazzy, funky, energetic, dreamy, straight forward and with the boombap right at its core.
The album can be pre-ordered now at http://www.rushhour.nl/store_detailed.php?item=59974!
We’ve uploaded a snippet of a song of this forthcoming album to soundcloud. Stream it right here!
Two earlier released songs, And only practice… and Pound for pound, can also be found on ‘Double Helix DNA’. Curious about these releases? Find out more on these releases here and here!
Soon, the brand new DJ Optimus website will be online, for now: follow this fellow at http://twitter.com/#!/djoptimusmusic or visit www.soundcloud.com/djoptimusmusic. And, to find out more on DJ Optimus’ mixing skills: listen to: http://www.mixcloud.com/Fremdtunes/dj-optimus-a-strange-stew-mix-2011/.