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.
Twisted Frequencies Volume 6
The 6th checkpoint release in the long running Twisted Frqeuencies series contains 11 DJ friendly individual tracks along with a carefully crafted continuous mix, featuring exclusive a new and exclusive track from James Harcourt & Amber Long 'Profunda Navitas', the unreleased remix of Filth & Splendour's 'Darkness Fades' and a re-touch of James Harcourt's 'Tension'.
FM Radio Gods - Mosquito
Canadian duo FM Radio Gods join Twisted Frequency with a debut release which moves into the beefier realms of outdoor techno. Acid squelches and chunky rhythms are the order of the day here. On the remix, Neurodriver takes the mainlines and serves up his trademark fat low end and heavily modulated synth action for a real banger of a remix.
Victor Ruiz & Alex Stein - Aware / Out Of Control
Having first appeared on Twisted back in 2009 with a big selling remix of James Harcourt's 'Neutron', Brazil's Victor Ruiz returns with a fresh original E.P featuring Alex Stein on co-production. Victor is known for a stripped back, dancefloor tailored sound which has attracted the praise of high profile DJ's far and wide. These two tracks have a strongly electronic feel and have gained support from all over.
Sascha Flux - Thickness / Start Over
Twisted Frequency welcomes Germany's Sascha Flux to the fold. With a career starting in 1998 with a residency at the 'Backyard Club' in Koh PhaNgan (Thailand), Sascha has roots in progressive house but also features deeper Tech-House, Minimal Techno or Minimal Electro. His debut E.P for Twisted is a 2-tracker of deep and mysterious material touching on tech, progressive, electro and minimal in varying measures.
Neurodriver - Satellite
Following on from last year's Twisted debut 'Sniper', Neurodriver returns with follow up single 'Satellite' - chunky and electronic, with trademark squelchy and grinding stabs, which is both light and dark in equal measures and fitting for both the big fields and dark rooms. The remix is dark, powerful, dynamic and heralds a return to a more intricate sound for 2014 for James Harcourt. Enjoy irresponsibly!
James Harcourt - This Is The One / Silence
James Harcourt continues a run of original material with an E.P returning to the spirit of techno in some style. 'This Is The One' is a beautifully crafted piece of classic up-tempo bouncy, mysterious techno, whilst 'Silence' is dark, brooding and big.
Kini Rao - Bird Cage / Downstream
The supremely talented Kini Rao returns to Twisted with a fresh E.P to follow up the Chalk Farm E.P last year - a favourite of Bushwacka (Just Be), Quivver, Dave Seaman and many more. 'Bird Cage' is a bass driven tech house track which brings in quirky synths to augment the groove. 'Downstream' is a little closer to the vibe of the Chalk Farm E.P - dark and driving techno with energy, depth and soul. Both tracks feature the top notch production values we are coming to expect from one of the most promising talents in the Indian scene.