James Harcourt with a 3rd E.P release in 2015, this time with a 3 tracker covering different styles in the tech and progressive arena. Title track 'Reality Check' is bass driven house music with groove, funk and melody, 'Lullaby' is a haunting journey built around detailed percussions and pads, a flat bassline and a twisted vocal. The final track 'Monster' gives melody a break and is a higher energy track with some extreme processing aimed squarely at the tougher techno dancefloors.
Omni - Human
Montreal's Omni has been involved in electronic music for around 15 years, first as a DJ, then as a producer and finally as co-owner of Tasty Bytes Records. Omni's sound fuses his influences from electro and techno - and here he brings us a slice of this goodness. Ukraine's minimal techno expert Digo brings his trademark sound and creates a techno banger for the clubs. Fellow Canadian duo Les Limaces bring a wonderfully produced tech prog version - while James Harcourt brings a slightly deeper take on the track.
James Harcourt - Resurrection E.P
For the 4th release of 2015, Twisted Frequency brings James Harcourt's 2nd original release of the year - a diverse four-track E.P which moves in various zones between the accepted genres. Look no further for big drums, big percussion, rolling grooves, emotion, resonant drones, an abused vocals or dreamy melodies.
Ian Ossia - Acceptance
The latest addition to the Twisted Frequency roster is a legend of the UK progressive house scene. We snapped up 'Acceptance' for Twisted and - as Ian's first release in many years - it is a something of a pivotal moment. The original is classic Ossia - house music, with an upbeat progressive feel, sounds crafted and mixed with the same expert attention to detail as Ian's DJ mixes. On the remix, James Harcourt takes the main themes and works them into dark, brooding, moody techno - adding strings for a slight emotional shift.
TF debutants Tesla & Plastic Robots bring the floor-filling techno for 2015. Tesla's progressive approach has inspired a string of successful releases on heavyweight techno labels like Stereo Seven Plus, Neurotraxx and 1605 - and with "The Cats", brings his trademark powerful yet minimal percussive techno which shifts gear unrelentingly, with piercing synths and a menacing bassline. James Harcourt takes the core elements of the track and works them into a melodic masterpiece, shimmering and grooving in equal measures.
A fresh 3 track E.P from label head James Harcourt to kick-start 2015. A strong, diverse E.P has found favour with Guy J, Simon Patterson, Lützenkirchen, Spartaque, Ian Ossia, Nick Muir and many others. Title track "Infected" was aired during James' India tour of September to great responses - whilst Nutation has been shortlisted for a prestigious Ministry of Sound compilation for release during Spring 2015.
Take Me Down In The Name Of Love
Hot on the heels of debut album 'The Weak & The Wounded' comes a new original track "Take Me Down In The Name Of Love". This is a quirky, moody, dark, robotic vocalised electronic-tech fest which cannot be categorised easily. There is also a dub mix included which takes the track into darker, driving techno territory - suitable for the bigger arenas.
Music For The Weak & The Wounded
It is over ten years since James Harcourt first sat at a cheap computer in a tiny flat in Deptford to record his first track, during the cooldown after the fire of the late 90's progressive house scene. Fast forward to the start of 2014 and he delivers a debut album focused on a richer, more melodic and intricate sound, entitled "Music For the Weak And The Wounded" - the title inspired by the more extreme experiences of the late 90's club scene in London, a period which remains a core inspiration on his work.