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Rob Shields – Shards / Silhouetted (Psyth Records)

Like glistening techno and house? Then brand new label Pysth Records could be for you, if their first release form Rob Shields is anything to go by. His grooves have picked up support from Maya Jane Coles and jozif in the past and on the evidence of this it’s not hard to see why. ‘Shards’ is a lovely piece of floaty house, the kind of otherworldly tackle that makes sense as the soundtrack to the hazy conversations that happen long after you should of gone to bed. ‘Silhouetted’ is a bit more urgent, a good mid set breather or decent for early hours warm up. Stream them above, and you can buy from 31st March.

WHP Announce line-ups tomorrow

Two weeks ago the ball started rolling for the WHP with the monstrous opening weekend announcements. They fill in the gaps tomorrow, with this video whetting the appetites.

WHP – WTF!

I’ll be honest, I don’t normally subscribe the the open mouthed reactions line-ups get in clubland any more. Call me too long in the tooth, jaded, or just a miserable bellend, but to be honest they never really get me frothing at the mouth any more. The Warehouse Project just changed that.

Their opening weekend is beyond obscene. Friday kicks things off with a Rinse showcase which packs the likes of Katy B , Skream , Diplo, Zinc, Roska and Plastician into a bass music feast, but Saturday is just ridiculous for House and techno fans. Nicolas jaar playing live, Maya Jane Coles back to back with Heidi, Maceo Plex, Four Tet Dj Set, Seth troxler, Julio Bashmore, Bicep and fuckloads more in a ten hour assault on the senses.

Whatever your musical persuasuion, that weekend is HUGE. Beggars belief what the rest of the programme will include.

Bo Saris – She’s on Fire (Maya Jane Coles Remix)

Can MJC do any wrong? Gorgeous strung out deep house with a lovely vocal; it’s been compared to Motown singers but I think it’s closer to some of the more jazz based singers ten to twenty years sooner (although the comparison rings a lot truer on the original, which is also an absolute killer from Bo Saris). But what do I know? Anyway the track is brilliant, this is exactly the kind of shit you want to be grooving to on a lost afternoon or monring somewhere where the sun is caking your skin and you really should of dissapeared to bed a long time ago.

Warehouse Project announce Easter Line-up

Although they haven’t slotted in details of where it is actually going to be just yet (that’s saved for later on in the year) the Warehouse Project can announce it’s line-up. Loco Dice and Jamie Jones top the bill, the latter fresh from quashing rumours of his involvement with the end of the world as we know it/destruction of every small town DJ who deserves better’s career/DJ comp that won’t affect dance music very much (delete as appropriate on account of your moral outrage at Simon Cowell’s latest venture). Joining them is a roster that, while without boasting any full on mouth watering names, does showcase an obscene amount of talent. Carl Craig, Maya Jane Coles, Eats Everything, Scuba and bloody loads more. It’ll unquestionably be a great night, and probably sold out before we even hit the middle of February.

Head here for the full details.

Alpines & Maya Jane Coles cover Carly SImon

Alpines prod. Maya Jane Coles – Why by Alpines

The Alpines have been knocking out some lush pop over the past year or so, their glacial approach tying in rather nicely with their name and probably best surmised by their track ‘Cocoon’. Here they team up with one of the success stories of 2011, Maya Jane Coles, for a cover of the Chic produced and Paradise Garage and Balearic anthem ‘Why’ by Carly Simon. I’ve always loved the original (I even have a bit of a soft spot for the Glamma Kid and Shola Ama track that used it as a centrepiece) and this is a faithful effort, similair in scope to the Tensnake remix Maya contributed earlier this year which I blogged about here.

It’s not the first time Maya’s got to grips with the band, she also reworked ‘Cocoon’ under her Nocturnal Sunshine guise. Also check another cover from the group; this time stripping back Nirvana’s ‘Something in the Way’ with gorgeous reverential melancholy here.

DJ Shadow, Little Dragon – Scale It Back (video)

I’ve got to be honest, I never really knew too much about Little Dragon before the earlier part of this year but I’ve been fully converted to the cause now. Lead singer Yukimi Nagano has one of those effortlessly beautiful voices, and I’ve been feeling both the Maya Jane Coles and Tensnake remixes of ‘Ritual Union’ all year, as well as the album of the same name.

And now that love just got a little bit stronger. They’ve hooked up with West Coast Wizard DJ Shadow for the lovely ‘Scale it back, and commisioned one of the most beautifully weird and random videos music has seen in a while. Loaded with loads of touches that are sure to see it on any course with music video academic analysis in the distant future, it’s also entertaining enough for the causal observer. Peep the link below.

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