Melbourne-based producer and DJ Juan Tellez takes the listener on a darker, deeper and “more restrained” journey through techno and minimal soundscapes.
The latest EP out onÂ Newclear MusicÂ sees the first release byÂ Soul ScienceÂ as title artists on this label, after numerous appearances in remix capacity.
Soul ScienceÂ kick off the proceedings with their lush, feel-good take on the original dub-wise DNB number.Â Auckland’sÂ SentientÂ makes his first appearance for Newclear, and delivers a dark and heavy version, ready to obliterate anything in its path.Â Juan Tellez, an up’n’coming talent in techno circles (also new to Newclear!) drops a deep, minimal, thumping reinterpretation.Â Old friendÂ NikoloziÂ returns with a synth-heavy tribal house remix…Â and as usual,Â nsuÂ rounds off the release with a reggae-dubstep cut, flavoured with hints of old-skool rave.
Soul Science – Positive Vibes – Remixes (NCMR010EP)
1. Positive Vibes (Remix) 6:57
2. Positive Vibes (Sentient Remix) 4:46
3. Positive Vibes (Juan Tellez Remix) 8:30
4. Positive Vibes (Nikolozi Remix) 5:12
5. Positive Vibes (nsu Remix) 5:37
Also available, exclusively from BandcampÂ as a free download: Positive Vibes – Bonus Mixes:
Soul Science – Positive Vibes – Bonus Mixes (NCMR010EP-X)
1. Positive Vibes (Original Mix) 7:16
2. Positive Vibes (nsu Dub) 4:06
“It’s Not Real / Neutron Star MMX” is the 3rd release from Dunedin-based label Cartoon Beats, and the first to feature work by nsu. The double EP (unofficially known as “The Deep Space EP”) comes with a title-track each by Haszari and nsu, with remix support from NZ legends Aural Trash, Greg Churchill and LA-based Snake Charmer.
The foundations of the EP lie in the distant depths of cosmos with the original numbers flying the tech-house banner. The party is then crashed proper by nearing the speed of light thanks to the more energised electro trash and fidget cuts, courtesy of the remix expedition crew.
Listen to the previews of the EP below:
Haszari & nsu â€“ It’s Not Real / Neutron Star MMX â€“ CBR003
1. Haszari – It’s Not Real 6:36
2. Haszari – It’s Not Real (nsu “Are Those Real” Remix) 7:08
3. Haszari – It’s Not Real (Aural Trash “Pass The Dutchie” Remix) 5:54
4. Haszari – It’s Not Real (Snake Charmer “Dark Matter” Remix) 6:36
5. nsu – Neutron Star MMX 8:15
6. nsu – Neutron Star MMX (Haszari “SSE” Remix) 5:26
7. nsu – Neutron Star MMX (Greg Churchill “Last Gas Station Before Pluto” Remix) 7:16
8. nsu – Neutron Star MMX (Snake Charmer “Hyperdrive” Remix) 5:34
We’re back with a bang, and the first release featuring new material is a duo of quality thumping remixes of “The Mystical Tree”, originally a downbeat track.
nsu â€“ The Mystical Tree â€“ Remixes â€“ NCMF008DD
1. The Mystical Tree [Nikolozi Remix] 7:44
2. The Mystical Tree [Redsquad’s Deep Remix] 6:13
…a more subdued and moody affair – “Darkness” is an unstructured and atmospheric piece of ambient music, built on synthesized strings, piano, ethereal pads and a music-box-like melody, portraying beauty in imperfection.
The XPNDR Rework, by John Woolfie of Lethal Sound Device, reconstructs the original as a minimal tech house number, that gets a bit of a thump going on.
Click here to download Darkness (23MB zip)
Video by Zac Blair / BeardStain (http://www.beardsta.in).
nsu â€“ Darkness â€“ NCMF004DD
1. Darkness 4:22
2. Darkness [XPNDR Rework] 7:12
Also available for free download: