Jun 8, 2012

Local Hero: Alex Ander - Because Of Me

LOCAL HERO: Alex Ander - Because Of Me

The weather may have taken a turn for the worst, but the music stays hot this week as 24 year old Alex-Ander takes our Local Hero award with the incredible ‘Because Of Me’. Made almost specifically for relaxing on a hot summer’s day, this blissful slice of Deep House captures a sense of true serenity, bathed in the final rays of a spectacular sunset. Featured alongside an exceptional remix package below, this is destined to go the distance…

Alex Ander – Because Of Me (Ander-Traxx) (Buy)

You can always trust Sei A to completely warp a record while somehow staying true to its character and atmosphere. This new take on French outfit M83 does just that, twisting the 80’s swing of the original into a dark Techno-behemoth, which although hinting at moments of gothic euphoria (if there is such a thing), always pulls you back into a disconcerting vortex of dancefloor delirium.

M83 – Reunion (Sei A Remix) (M83 Recordings) (Buy)

M83 - Reunion (Sei A Remix) by Sei A

Continuing in the same vein, albeit with a somewhat lighter ambience, Cur$es unleashed ‘Venus’ for free download this week. Enveloping you with cosmic synths from the outset, while emanating an inter-celestial sensation of deep-space tranquillity, this really encapsulates everything we love about the up and coming producer.

Cur$es – Venus (Free Download)

Venus [dwnld in description] by CUR$ES

Finally, it’s been a while since we heard anything new from Holobeams & Broken Machines, but perhap somewhat predictably, his return was well worth the wait. Releasing two new tracks for free download, Iain Foxwell has a real ear for the ambient, capturing the very essence of the textured soundscape. ‘Head In The Clouds’ is strikingly beautiful.

Holobeams & Broken Machines – Head In The Clouds (Free Download)

Head In The Couds by Holobeams&BrokenMachines