For our third release of 2016, and our 60th release overall - it's a 2-track James Harcourt techno E.P featuring a couple of tracks used on the latest Twisted Frequency podcast. Track one here is 'Soliloquy' - tight, energetic drums lay the backdrop for the a brooding bassline and growing set of interweaving synths, pads, strings and vocal harmonies which groove throughout. Track two is 'Sisterhood' - a track which pairs relentless, pulsating techno beats and bass with sensitivity, melody and emotion in the synths and pads.
Luke Mandala - Free / Closer To You
For our second release of 2016, we are very happy indeed to introduce another new artist to the roster. Seattle's Luke Mandala brings his warm, melodic sound in the form of a 2 track E.P. With previous releases on Dave Seaman's Selador imprint, the innovative and forward-thinking Traum and a host of other stalwart labels to the scene Luke is an established name and a genuinely inspired artist who has featured in the playlists of many fantastic DJ's over the years. Check out his new Twisted Frequency E.P.
Twisted Frequencies Volume 7
Twisted Frequency presents the 7th in the successful Twisted Frequencies series - but with a slight twist. This time most of the tracks (8 of the 12) are completely new and exclusive. As always, the compilation showcases the spectrum of house, progressive and techno championed by Twisted Frequency and looks to our roster of artists to provide the all important soundtrack, whilst introducing a new artist or two to the fold in the process. All tracks are available in a DJ friendly single track format and part of a carefully crafted continuous mix. Check out the exclusive minimix preview here.
Reality Check E.P
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.