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Tuesday

Electric Minds w/ John Talabot & Axel Boman



After their incredible back to back session at the Resident Advisor off party in Barcelona on Thursday, Electric Minds welcome John Talabot & Axel Boman alongside Kris Wadsworth, to Studio Spaces E1 this Friday. There has been a big demand for this one, last advance tickets here.

COMPETITION: We have been given a pair of tickets to give away - simply email info@electricminds.co.uk with Hush House as the subject.

Thursday

Telescope Remix - Pino Donaggio



Been hunting for this tune for a while - turns out it's available for free download so get it while you can. Wherever you may be, this'll take you to a good place.

Telescope (Young Marco Edit) - Pino Donaggio [I'm A Cliche]

Friday

Featuring JOEY ANDERSON



Hush House favourite Joey Anderson has steadily been making a name for himself over the past few years. His style of house verges into the realm of the avant-garde, and sometimes defies categorisation entirely. He's also done some exceptional mixes as a DJ, including a special one for us, which predates both his RA and XLR8R efforts.

HH MIX #041 - Joey Anderson [download]

It's with great pleasure that we get to introduce his first solo LP, entitled 'After Forever'. Upon full listening, some people may find that the album is less accessible than your typical dance LP, but that's what makes it standout in a market saturated with disposable releases.

For example, the ethereal synth washes and gurgling lines of the track 'Space Colors Ideas' sound as though they might have kinship with artists on labels like Editions Mego or Warp. The track is entirely beatless, and shows just how far the artist is willing to push his sound left of centre. Again, 'Maidens Response' combines the sonic aesthetic of experimental music, with that of traditional house music. Sparse use of snare drums accounts for an extremely murky and cerebral sound, breaking down the mould and solidifying Anderson's sound.

In all of Joey's work subtlety is key, but in this album in particular, he demonstrates that philosophy to great effect. 'Brass Chest Plate' begins life as little more than a fast kick drum, hats and a drony bassline. But soon the track builds piece-by-piece and unfurls into a dancing sonic array of delayed kit sounds and almost trance-like detuned synth arpeggios.

Be sure to give the album a few listens, as it will take time for some to adapt to Joey's idiosyncratic sound. But without a doubt, this will be an album remembered to have captured the zeitgeist of contemporary house music in 2014.

After Forever LP - Joey Anderson [Dekmantel]


Pre-order [DKMNTL017] at Rush Hour.

Words by: Ethan Becker

Thursday

Introducing SLAPFUNK RECORDS



The Discogs profile page for SlapFunk Records doesn't beat around the bush, describing them as a 'Dutch based label foccused [sic] on RAW house music'. This much is evidenced on their latest release, 'Raw Joints #3'.

Contained within four tracks by four different artists is an adept summary of the SlapFunk aesthetic - jacking, techno-fuelled deep house rhythms that maintain a heavily-European flavour. There's a noticeably Dutch / Germanic styling to all four tunes, especially the opener, 'Splittin' Atoms' by Larry De Kat. It's punchy and straight to the point, dancefloor stuff that's full of soul.

Second is Samuel Deep's 'Djoembat', a bustling jiver that continues with the narrow focus laid out in the previous track. Reversed-hats mingle erratically with frenetic percussion to ensure the mood stays deftly on point.

This carries smoothly through to 'Old Stomping Grounds' by Anil Aras. All three tracks to this point maintain a concrete intention: to get people dancing. And they do this well. What's interesting however, is the broad sample of styles collated for this release; it's a smorgasbord of European, Detroit and UKG sounds, which all combine to pack a punch.

Closing the package is 'Stackin Papers' by U Know The Drill. This one is an out-and-out whomper, like early Objekt material sprinkled over a meaty 4x4 template - vicious basslines combining with a fat, analog percussion track. This is definitely the cut of the release, but all four tracks deserve airplay.

Raw Joints #3 - VA [SlapFunk Records]

[SLPFNK006] is available now from Juno.