Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Bump In The Hump: June 28 (Season 6, Episode 9)


Bump In The Hump Sneak Peek: Pat Lok - Stay Together

I've been a fan of Pat Lok ever since I came across his allerg-edit of Cashmere Cat's "Kiss Kiss," and have been supporting his productions on Radio Humber for years now. This past Friday, Pat dropped his debut full length album Hold On Let Go. We've already heard some of the tracks on Bump In The Hump before ("My Own Throne," "You Street," "In The Night" and "Oh No"), but tonight I've got perhaps my favourite cut from the 13 track package. "Stay Together" is, at least for me, the ultimate Pat Lok production. It boasts brilliant sound design, built around strong sultry vocals, and the kind of reach-for-the-sky ecstasy that feels as though it's ripped right out of the days when disco reigned supreme. It'll have you longing for that lost love, wanting to pick up the phone and reach out to repair the relationship. Disco and house music is all about letting love run free, an ethos on full display here.Joining this precious track from Pat Lok, are further disco vibes from Dom Dias, a club cut from Jacques Greene's Feel Infinite Remixes, and a bluesy jazz house track from bedroomer's Hudson Alexander. There's also some more banger type tracks on this episode of Bump In The Hump including Lazy Rich, Eff That, Vincent, Leterna and Ephwurd, who are set to play Velvet Underground July 1st with support from Marco Marz (RSVP & Tickets here). Listen to the full hour of new Canadian tunes, live on Radio Humber from 6-7 PM EDT.


Tuesday, June 27, 2017

KREACH - Downtown Jungle

Sometimes a track comes around that just excites each one of your senses. That's the case with LA based KREACH, and his latest "Downtown Jungle." I'm a sucker for so many of the sounds he's put to use in this track: gritty bass bursts, hollowed out bass bonks, rattling percussion and a multitude of effects. In terms of overall atmosphere, "Downtown Jungle" is perhaps the perfect name and ultimate aesthetic for enjoyment in a club. It's humid and sweaty like a jungle, but also dark and lifeless like the concrete spires of a downtown core. This is exactly what I love about electronic music: the combination of living and breathing organic sounds with monstrous, manipulated synthesized designs. "Downtown Jungle" brings together so many sounds, combining them in a succinct and streamline package that is sure to send shivers down your spine and a bounce in your booty. Download free via ToneDen.