Tale of Us – Alla Sera (Kettenkarussell Triangle Player Remix) [DEEP HOUSE]

Tale of Us - Alla Sera (Kettenkarussell Triangle Player Remix) [DEEP HOUSE] Released on Deutsche Grammophon, Kettenkarussell Triangle Player Remix of Tale of Us' 'Alla Sera' is deep house that provide a sanctum for contemplation. This is a banger.Tale of Us – Alla Sera (Kettenkarussell Triangle Player Remix)

When Tale Of Us dropped their debut 2017 LP, Endless, it wasn’t what the public had come to expect. Resident Advisor claimed it contained ‘meandering music that tries desperately to tug at your heartstrings, but never quite gets a good enough grip’. Released on Deutsche Grammophon, a classical label starting in 1898 that has also released Moritz Von Oswald and Carl Craig’s classical reshapes of their electronic tracks, Tale of Us’ was a first fully original electronic release. Whatever your thoughts on it was, you can’t fault the effort of the duo trying something more beatless. Dropping on the remix LP, featuring remixes Rødhåd, Scuba, Sebastian Mullart plus other Afterlife label mates, Kettenkarussell x Tale of Us was a match made in heaven. Their brand of quaint, mystical house you can normally find in Giegling‘s roster that has included Edward, Dwig & Traumprinz, leaks its way on ‘Alla Sera’ to provide a sanctum for deep contemplation.

We first heard Kettenkarussell, a duo consisting of Herr Koreander Leafar Legov, in 2010 on a Little White Earbuds podcast. They describe their music being ‘so easy to develop tunnelvision listening to their calming, organic style of hypnotism — maybe a bit like ‘witnessing the scenery shifts on a lengthy train journey atop that constant click-clack’. This hypnotism is found from the off, with the moody classical piano line, enveloping the ears with gravitas. It adds a nonchalant aura than to the originals as-hoc sullen, morose nature. Soundscapes pan across the track, with a nimble version of the IDM style bass found on Plastikman’s Closer LP. Hats latter across the top, quiet enough to give the other bleeps, thunder strikes and tiger screeches time to add to the abstract nature. The brooding pulsations before the breakdown truly makes this a homelisteners delight. Letting the piano do the talking again, in a minor harmonic. The track then takes a deep dive into the abyss of the mind, as the swirling, ghostly pads create a parabola around this magical world. Continue reading

Ultracity – Lonely (Ultracity Shadow Dub) [HOUSE]

Ultracity - Lonely (Ultracity Shadow Dub) [HOUSE] This is a banger.

Ultracity – Lonely (Ultracity Shadow Dub)

If haven’t seen the 2014 film ‘Eden‘, directed by Mia Hansen-Løve then you’re missing out. Telling a story of Paul, a Daft Punk contemporary, it follows his journey of discovering house music. From hearing Larry Levan’s exports to pursuing his dream of being a world touring DJ. All throughout there’s a touch of French melancholia. The soundtrack of the movie is absolutely banging. You can check it out here

In particular, there is one scene where Paul plays a freshly released ‘One More Time’ to an ecstatic crowd at Moma Ps1. This Ultacity Shadow Dub could have easily substituted for the early 2000’s French House power hit that claimed the crown of the underground scene. 

The track’s component is the infectious 3 chord loop. It powers through, supported by a thumping kick and reverb-heavy echoing vocals. Its an unashamedly 1990s sound. Emanating good vibes and a groove that is easy to dance too, this is a gem that is a weapon for a DJ performing in an outside environment.