Welcome to the Altus Project.
The Altus Pod has been designed to take our followers on a musical journey from the heady heights of house, deep house, to the soulful vibes of nu-disco, to the pounding beats of tech house. We aim to engage you from start to finish and invite you to experience something beyond music, we want you to belong.
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010 The Altus Pod : James Silk (Defected/Exploited)
James Silk's message is simple - "It's all about the groove".
Ranging from deep, up-lifting and funky beats, his music never fails to lock into the groove. When it comes to DJ'ing, James Silk is far from inexperienced. After fifteen years behind the decks, James resides from Liverpool focusing most of his time creating and extracting new sounds from all walks of life.
The leap to production came five years ago, releases on Berlin's high rated Exploited label and well respected names like Defected, OFF and Get Physical shows James' message is well received within the industry.
With future releases on Akbal Music, Nastyfunk Records, Latencia Records and King Street Sounds, James Silk is looking to continue to build on his glowing reputation, following up from his biggest release to date, 'Can't Wait' (Exploited), that reached Tags – 2 in Beatport Deep House charts.
Whether it be writing his own tracks or applying his personal touch in a remix, his deep grooving bass lines and sharp soulful stabs will get any dance floor moving.
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009 The Altus Pod : TAYLOR (OFF Recordings)
Wow we are already on our 9th Podcast of the series ...
UK native DJ/Producer Taylor has been crafting a name for himself on the London circuit, rocking crowds in venues including Ministry of Sound, The Egg, Pacha London, Lightbox, The Nest & XOYO in recent years.
After successfully gaining a good reputation, he gained opportunities to perform guest appearances around the UK and Europe, including Czech Republic, Greece, Ibiza, Poland & Switzerland.
Throughout 2013, Taylor has been working on both solo material and collaborations with fellow Get Twisted Records colleagues Tough Love to create ‘In My Way’ EP on Andre Crom’s Berlin based and world renowned label OFF Recordings.
‘In My Way’ EP won support from array of established names including the likes of Amine Edge, Tapesh, Doorly & HNQO. The support didn’t stop there with the lead track ‘In My Way’ scoring BBC Radio 1 plays on both B.Traits and Pete Tong shows, not forgetting the EP gained chart success on Beatport, scoring a Top Ten position on singles House Chart and getting to number 4 spot on the Top 100 House EP Chart.
Taylor’s next release is set to drop on Get Twisted Records with Altus Project head honcho Lee M Kelsall (Hot Waves) on Remix Duties, Get Twisted Records is already home to artists such as Denney, Lee Webster, Hannah Wants, Tough Love, Thee Cool Cats & Sean Roman. Expect more releases in the pipeline from this rising new talent.
Scott Diaz – If You Wanna (Original Mix) [Papa Records]
Doorly Ft. Soraya Vivian – Rush (Tough Love Remix)[Toolroom Records]
Tough Love & Taylor – React (Original Mix) [OFF Recordings]
Jess Perez – Make You Scream (Original Mix) [Jackathon Jams]
Taylor – Paradise (Original Mix) [Get Twisted Records]
S.Jay – Realize (Original Mix) [NuPanda Records]
Tough Love & Taylor – In My Way [OFF Recordings]
Somore – I Refuse (DJ S.K.T Remix) [I Records]
Darius Syrossian – Days Without You (Sidney Charles Remix) [Definition:Music]
Green Velvet – Bigger Than Prince (Hot Since 82 Remix) [Circus Recordings]
Taylors latest EP on OFF Recordings out now on Beatport : http://www.beatport.com/release/in-my-way-ep/1147730
008 The Altus Pod : Thee Cool Cats (Get Physical / CUFF )
Gerry G. and Tony E.came together over a mutual love of hip-hop, nu-disco, and funky fresh beats... These two Cats have been making their impact in the music world over the last decade; pursuing different genres and identities, constantly expanding and improving. Late last year, the duo Amine Edge and Dance recorded a set opening up with Thee Cool Cats "Hand On The Pump," Which gave the virtual unknown’s more recognition than they could have ever hoped for, causing a train reaction of support from major players in the industry.
After all of this, they release their debut E.P. called Stay Trill on the infamous Nurvous Records, 3 out of the 4 tracks from the E.P. reach the top 100 Indie/Nu Disco charts Do It ( #12), Miss My Love (# 32) and DFA (#46) Amine Edge gives the duo his full support, and eventually a release on his new label, “CUFF Records”, with the track Hand on the Pump being featured on Pete Tong's BBC radio 1 show It’s gone nowhere but up from there.
Earning support from artists like Tough Love, Steven Lee, Kenny Dope, Tapesh, Balcazar & Sordo, Louie Fresco, SION, Paolo Mojo, Newbie Nerds, Rafael Cerato, Clouded Judgement, Crazy P, while also working on collaborations with many of these such Tough Love, Upstroke, Steven Lee. This is set to be the first of many years that will see a steady flow of raw and melodic music emerging from the Cats den. With their release on CUFF titled “Hand on The Pump E.P.” slated for this summer, their 2nd E.P. on Nurvous titled "Play It Again" also set to be released in early July and a release titled "Got Body" for Tough Love's new imprint Get Twisted set to be released in August, plus countless remix work for labels such as Kumasi, Sleazy Deep, Nurvous, and Cream Couture there sure seem to be muchas bombshells getting ready to be unleashed to the crowds, let this be the year of the sexican cats... THEE COOL CATS.
007 The Altus Pod : Lee M Kelsall (Hot Waves)
For the 7th installment of our Podcast Series we welcome Lee M Kelsall (Hot Waves / Nurvous Records NYC ).
“A lot of things have changed” says fast rising UK born, Australia based producer Lee M Kelsall. It was with ‘On the Road’ that LMK first got noticed though. He sent the track to Lee Foss for feedback but the Hot Creations hero quickly replied asking to sign the track to Hot Waves. The compilation featuring "On the Road" became a number one selling new release on Beatport and also led the legendary "Nervous Records" (NYC) scouting Lee M Kelsall and signing him on under their Management Worldwide.
LMK is now back working hard in the studio with future releases on Kenny Dopes Dopewax and Nervous Records (NYC) in 2013
LMK has recently DJ'ed across the World including everywhere from Sonar (Barcelona) to Hideout (Croatia), Ministry of Sound (Egypt) to Space (Ibiza) for Carl Cox....Of course not forgetting the Big UK Festivals such as Creamfields, Glade and Global Gathering
With his Sound in the Club, the same as in the Studio - LMK is not one to stick to a certain genre... expect anything from House, Disco and Garage slip in and out of this man’s sets.
As DJ support continues to pour in from the likes of Jamie Jones, Dubfire, DJ T, Maya Jane Coles, Solomun, Crazy P, Miguel Campbell, Lee Foss, David August and many more
Lee M Kelsall is officially one of the New School House Heroes.
LEE M KELSALL
1) Flex Cop - Headed Home Ft. Stee Downes
2) Tapesh & KANT - Talking Dirty (Mat.Joes Clean Up Mix)
3) Ali Scott - Loose Lips
4) Friend Within - The Renegade
5) A Brighter Light Ft. Jeremy Glenn (Lars Vegas Juiced Mix)
6) Dene Antony - Stop Feeling Down
7) Ostertag & S.Jay - Up To Me
8) James Winter - Find Yourself
9) Sonny Fodera - How Quick (Josh Butler Mix)
10) My New Collab - Keeping this a Secret for the moment ;-)
11) Mike Mago - The Show
12) Tough Love - Keep It Burning
13) KANT - Hold You
14) A Tribe called Quest - 1nce Again (Bit Funk Mix)
006 The Altus Pod : Him Self Her (Crosstown Rebels)
Him Self Her (Crosstown Rebels)
For the 6th installment of our Podcast Series we are very lucky to welcome Him Self Her for an exclusive mix. Claire and Leon are from the UK and shot to fame in 2012 and are best known for their release 'Gone Too Long' on Cream Couture records in 2012, the track spent 11 weeks at no1 in the Beatport New Disco chart, and spent a mind blowing 7 months in the top 10.
With support from the likes of Pete Tong, who billed it as his 'Essential New Tune' and Jamie Jones, who played it in his Hot Creations closing set at DC10. The track was soon picked up by Damian Lazarus, who has since signed the pair to Crosstown Rebels.
Infusing all genres of underground house, from deep grooves, to driving tech - right through to disco enhanced techno, they love to play with bold house vocals, be it through well sourced samples or self penned hits. The pair are going from strength to strength, a jam packed international schedule of gigs over the European summer, Big things are set to come with an album planned later in the year, as well as a re-release remix package of 'Gone Too Long'.
In the mean time their studio has been kept busy with releases for Eskimo, Love Matters, Runnin' Wild, Love Not Money and Circle Records - all achieving Beatport charting and peer respect from the likes of Pete Tong, Hot Since 82, Solomun, H.O.S.H, Lee Foss, Jamie Jones and Sandy Rivera.
HIM SELF HER
005 The Altus Pod : Moonwalk (Diynamic) & Newbie Nerdz (Leftroom Records)
MOONWALK (Diynamic) & NEWBIE NERDZ (Leftroom Records)
Moe Turk - Sittin On Top (Original Mix)
Thee Cool Cats - Will Never Do (Original Mix)
Danny Daze - I See You There (Original Mix)
Frogs In Socks - Night Kaps (Justin Jay Remix)
Fractales - Hysteria (Original Mix)
Panama - It's Not Over (Dave Dk Vocal Mix)
Toyboy & Robin - Jaded (Original Mix)
Fractales - Hudson River (Original Mix)
Boris Dlugosch feat. Roisin Murphy - Look Around You (Raik Remix)
Kry Wolf - Black & Blue (Real Remix)
For the 5th installment of our Podcast Series we welcome Moonwalk and Newbie Nerdz to the Altus Pod for a back to back mix.
In a firm extension of their dotted studio output Neapolitan duo Italy based Moonwalk, aka Mauro Morabello Morabito and Dario Vizioli, came into existence in the beginning of 2012 don a fresh analogue floor filler with their music. Packed with warm melodic synths and emotive sample work collects the soul of modern House and Deep House with the vintage appeal of European Electronica for an undeniable gem from the Italian shores.
With the uplifting appeal of early 80’s pop and firm breath of air to the on going Deep House overhaul. Moonwalk look to catch on with the same infectious quality as the similarly titled dance move did all those years ago.
Their music has been released on: Diynamic with the single "Free from your love";
Mexa rec. with the charting "Girl for you", playlisted by many DJs including Solomun and Tiesto and reviewed by Beat My Day; their debut ep "Maya" on Lo:Rise, the sister label of Defected Records; their remix of Climbers‘ Price of Power on Electronique UK playlisted by Pete Tong on BBC Radio 1.
Don’t sleep on their side project Fractales either, which they’ve used to team up with Newbie Nerdz to further explore their brand of deep, spacey sound.
“Newbie Nerdz” met at the corner of London upcoming New Burlington Street in 2010, spooning the sounds of the streets of London and munching into their crunchy slice of pizza, these duo have a unique frame of sounds and sights. Expanding their horizons by travelling to different places and experiencing different cultures and things, they have then used them to recreate their thoughts and ideas paraphrasing their feelings and soul into it.
They have spent numerous years and hours of redefining their styles and researching through technology new and old and methods of incorporating their uniqueness into it.
Labels: Leftroom / NEIM / Der Turnbeutel / Lowpitch / Cream Couture / Union Jack / Family Size Matters / Dialtone Recs / Acid Fruits / Louder Music / Innocent Music / Proton / Stop!Waiting / NastyFunk
Newbie Nerdz & Moonwalk have been mentioned between "SIX NU DISCO ARTISTS YOU NEED TO KNOW" by Vibe Magazine (NY).
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