Wax Tailor – In The Mood For Life (Making of) | Video
His first album “Tales of the Forgotten Melodies” drew comparisons to the likes of RJD2, Portishead and DJ Shadow, while his second “Hope & Sorrow” (80 000 sold worldwide) landed him a nomination at the prestigious Victoires de la Musiques, as well as the US Indie Awards. Wax Tailor is coming off a year which saw him tour relentlessly (over 200 concerts) and score the title track for the movie “Paris” by Cedric Klapisch as well as a few remixes (Nina Simone, ASA). He is now a well-established and respected producer. Written in both Paris and New York City, his third album “In the Mood for Life” is an organic landscape with orchestral accents. Taking its cues from Soul, Funk, Hip-Hop or 60’s Pop Music, this is one eagerly awaited 52 minute journey.
Video: In the Mood for Life | Making of (big | small).
Yousef – Tribute (mp3 EP) – Plastic City. Play
As he approaches his third decade in the business, nearly fifteen years of acid house dedication that has seen him throw his life into dance music, there’s still room for growth artistically and professionally. Completely comfortable in his own skin, yet itching for progress and further creative empowerment, Yousef has strode headlong into the year with increasing maturity and prowess. Perhaps the talking point of the year so far refers to the imminent arrival of his artist album, his first proper. Whilst 2005’s ‘Friends’ EP saw a collection of collaborations extend the usual club format of single, this is Yousef tackling that tricky beast completely on his own, finally laying down on wax a watermark of his effervescent personality. It showcases the different dynamics to his sound as a performer alongside material more reflective of the man away from the booth, with the club tracks already seeing some heavy support from the usual rag tag ensemble of dance music greats; Sasha, Nic Fanciulli, Carl Cox, Steve Lawler, Radio Slave and Nick Curly among them. Following on from previous work for CR2, JBO, Skint, Underwater and Berwick street. Whether criss-crossing the globe with his arsenal of varied sounds or impregnating his own individual aural histrionics on wax, Yousef is stamping his identity on dance music and leaving a lasting impression. There’s few who come close in terms of dedication or in the variance of approach, Yos hits each and every base with alarming regularity. And the best part yet? The journey has only just begun…
Available Format: mp3.
Un Baño Del Sol De Ibiza 2009 (compilation) – Mole Listening Pearls
There could be no summer on Ibiza without a new summer soundtrack from Mole Listening Pearls. The artists from the label translated again their visions of relaxing, holidays, beaches beyond the sea into perfect music. Mole Listening Pearls has always been crossing the borders without losing its distinctive identity. Mole is unbound to defined styles and outer limits being pigeonholed at all. The established Mole artists like Naomi, Audio Lotion, nor elle, Alphawezen Ohm Square, and moodorama beyond new faces on the label like Dadamnphreaknoizphunk, Johannes Huppertz, Sneaky Fox and The Casino Royal create an acoustic mosaic which is constantly reassembled but always remains recognisable. A paradox: although there is no typical Mole sound, you can immediately feel and sense the sound of Mole. The resolution to this paradox is anchored in the label´s core ideas and the mission of the Mole artists. The mission of the artists can be found in their music with the music being their message. The core ideas of Mole include the determined willingness to foster its artists and to provide them with time and space to develop their message.
Available format: mp3.