Wednesday, June 8, 2016

N'Dinga Gaba, Atjazz, Black Coffee to play South Africa

South African festival Spring Fiesta has announced a new phase of headliners for 2016, including DJ sets from N'Dinga Gaba, Atjazz, Black Coffee, and more.

Held at the Johannesburg 'Wild Waters' complex, the event has become an institution in recent years, where in 2015 Osunlade, Culoe De Song, and Lars Behrenroth were among the acts performing.

The announcement comes on the heels of a series of hot releases from the Baltimore based N'Dinga Gaba, both on his own Global Diplomacy label and other imprints. For more information, follow N'Dinga Gaba on facebook to receive the latest updates on tour and release info:

N'Dinga Gaba (Official Fanpage) 
Soul Candi Records (South Africa)
Global Diplomacy ~ Unity Through Sound 

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Droog remix Life On Planets

Droog returns with a new remix packing serious heat just in time for summer. For fans of the deeper side of electronic music, the Los Angeles based DJ collective needs little introduction. Andrei Osyka, Brett Griffin and Justin Sloe are recognized as leading purveyors of forward thinking dance music, on the west coast and beyond. The dj/producers have recently signed with Better on Foot, remixing the Life On Planets 'Denali' single from the group's Assemblage Points album. The resulting collaboration rocks the smooth, hypnotic house sound that has seen the Culprit label bosses tour the world over, and their intuition for finding the perfect groove has never been stronger. Listen to the track on Soundcloud now and stay tuned for it's July release:

Monday, May 9, 2016

D-Pulse mix Housework 008

Russian live electronic band D-Pulse have mixed a new podcast, this time dedicated to "vibe-oriented tanzmusik" according to the group.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Puro Urbano II - Back in the Groove

Balearic Islands based Puro Music continues to produce top notch DJ mixes. The latest in the series is the new compilation titled Puro Urbano II, featuring one mix by the label's music curator Sebas Ramis as well as another by residents Vik-T and Ohlle. The double-disc journey embodies the nomadic and cosmopolitan spirit that has made Puro a global destination with locations throughout the world. On Puro Urbano II the label goes back to where it all began, capturing the essence of nightlife inside of the original hotel's location. The mixes take us through the musical progression of a typical night at Puro's Opio Bar, featuring sounds ranging from jazzy trip-hop to disco and house, including contributions from talented producers like Ron Basejam, AndrĂ¡s, Pezzner, and DJ LeRoi. It's out now exclusively via Traxsource, the US based store recognized as the top retailer for soulful, deep house music.

Friday, April 1, 2016

Jack Priest - Rocksteady (Free Download)

In celebration of the 4 year anniversary of Better on Foot recordings, UK based talent Jack Priest drops a free download of his latest tune "Rocksteady." The up and coming Wolf + Lamb label artist is known for his hard hitting disco edits like 'Every Girl' and 'Dynamite' which have become dance floor classics in recent years, making their way into memorable sets from Baby Prince and Life on Planets.

The young Bristolian's journey leads towards more mood evoking, genre sidestepping DJ sets that focus less on sub frequencies and are more about hip movement. He's admittedly obsessed with what most fondly refer to as “digging” for abstruse pop records, melodic voyages and stories for the heartsore. Almost enough to force your tongue firmly into your cheek bringing what is not often by all deemed acceptable to the dance floor.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

N'Dinga Gaba & Life on Planets play Baltimore

N'Dinga Gaba has been making waves with his Global Diplomacy label as of late, regularly topping the charts of Traxsource. Hailing from Central African Republic, he now has his musical operations based in Baltimore. N'Dinga began his love affair with music by playing trombone in several symphony orchestras and jazz bands before going on to tour the world as a DJ. As a producer he's become recognized as one of the key purveyors of the afro deep-house sound alongside artists like Osunlade, Black Coffee, and Culoe De Song.

On Friday March 18th, he'll play Baltimore's Red Maple venue alongside Better on Foot labelmates Life on Planets, Bliss Industry, and will be joined onstage by vocalist Saaria Maria to perform his recent single 'Back Underground.' Red Maple is located at 930 N. Charles St. in historic Mt. Vernon.

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Bliss Industry to release on Better on Foot

Lonnie Jordan is a harpist and multi-dimensional musician who graduated from the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore. Since then, he's been working on a few projects, one of which is the collaborative duo Bliss Industry. Jordan has a background in disparate forms of music ranging from Ars Nova and abstract drone metal to funk. He's comfortable playing a variety of instruments including the oud, flute, guitar, electric harp, sitar, violin - and he sings as well.

On the debut Hue EP from Bliss Industry, Jordan's refreshing instrumentation crafts a sound world conjuring images of desert mirages and underwater dreams. The release is set for early August, featuring cover art illustrated by Baltimore's Eric Magnuson.