Adriatique Release Their Debut Album ‘Nude’ On Afterlife Recordings With Worldwide Album Tour | OUT NOW | STREAM

A KIN TO THE MELODIC SOUND OF SEMINAL TECHNO LABEL AFTERLIFE RECORDINGS, ADRIATIQUE PROUDLY DELIVER
THEIR DEBUT ALBUM
 ‘NUDE’

ACCOMPANIED BY A FULL ALBUM TOUR,
OCTOBER WILL SEE THE DUO EMBARK ON
A STRING OF DATES ACROSS THE GLOBE


AFTERLIFE RECORDINGS
ADRIATIQUE – ‘NUDE’ LP (AL020) 
RELEASE DATE: OUT NOW

LISTEN TO ADRIATIQUE ‘NUDE’ LP HERE

Swiss duo Adriatique deliver their debut album on Afterlife Recordings – ‘Nude’. Their most personal artistic statement yet, the album captures their feelings and memories. Effortlessly switching between slick, downtempo electronica and driving club fare, this full-length album, allows listeners to hear another side of Adriatique.
 
The two Adrians’ close friendship and complementary skill sets have helped develop Adriatique into one of the most esteemed acts on the house and techno circuit. Their releases since 2011 have come through leading labels such as Diynamic, Cityfox alongside their own imprint, Siamese. Signing to Afterlife early in 2018, the pair released club-ready single ‘Ray’, it followed their remix of Tale Of Us & Vaal’s anthemic ‘Monument’ and cemented Adriatique as a core artist both on Afterlife Recordings and at their events in Ibiza as well as the rest of the globe. Forthcoming LP ‘Nude’ is the most diverse and adventurous record in the catalogues of both artist and label.
 
The album writing process coincided with some personally challenging times for Adrian Schweizer in particular. Writing the music became a way for him to express this rollercoaster of emotions. The Sporadic drumming and eerie melody of ‘Dawning’ opens the album, juxtaposing emotions with a bright yet melancholic feel – setting the scene for a tale of twists and turns. This theme continues with the spirited bassline of ‘Awakening Machines’and the striking angular cuts of title track ‘Nude’reflecting Schweizer’s contemplation and raging emotions in the rawest sense. Adriatique introduces a softer side, with vocoder-laden synth lines and the angelic vocals of Delhia De France in ‘Tachykardia’.
 
Fully immersed in Shala and Schweizer’s world of sound, you reach the ‘Point Of No Return’, together with ‘Studies In Dance Theory’ – two of the albums quirky and idiosyncratic club tracks. From there, it’s a soothing descent through the breath-taking collaboration ‘Mystery’ with vocalist Jono McCleery, into the ultrasonic heartbeats of Schweizer’s son on ‘Ultraschall’.
 
Finally, triumph can be felt through closing track ‘Ray (Re-incarnation)’; a downtempo, orchestral version of the single track ‘Ray’ that is named after Schweizer’s son.
 
With the presentation of the ‘Nude’ LP, Adriatique prove themselves to be as adept at creating beautiful, melodic songs as they are driving club beats; the two worlds merging on this refined and truly singular album.


 
2018/19 ‘Nude’ Album Tour Dates:
 
26/10 – Nordik Impakt Festival, Caen 
27/10 – Le Diskret, Lyon
31/10 – Badaboum, Paris
02/11 – Gewoelbe, Cologne 
03/11 – Volt, Milano
08/11 – Lux Fragil, Lisbon
09/11 – Panorama Bar, Berlin
10/11 – Shelter, Amsterdam
16/11 – El Chiringuito, Dubai
17/11 – Akvarium, Budapest
23/11 – Spazio Intolab, Naples 

24/11 – Printworks, London (Afterlife) 
29/11 – Sub Club, Glasgow
30/11 – Das Zimmer, Mannheim 

01/12 – Steam, Athens
07/12 – Klogkebouw, Eindhoven (StrafWerk Festival)
08/12 – Smolna, Warsaw

14/12 – Gazgolder, Moscow
15/12 – Nitsa, Barcelona

21/12 – The Block, Tel Aviv
22/12 – Kompass, Ghent
28/12 – The Great Nothern, San Francisco 

29/12 – Lot 613, Los Angeles
30/12 – Spybar, Chicago
31/12 – TBA, New York City

03/01 – Sacbe Lagoon, Tulum
09/01 – Cenote Tortuga, Tulum (Afterlife) 

12/01 – Space Miami
17/01 – Zukunft, Zurich
18/01 – Blitz, Munich
19/01  Secret Location, Wroclaw

26/01 – Fuse, Brussels
31/01 – Casa Piedra, Santiago de Chile

01/02 – La Fabrica, Cordoba
02/02 – TBA, Sao Paulo

03/02 – Rio Electronic Music, Buenos Aires 
08/02 – Grelle Forelle, Vienna
14/02 – Mondo, Madrid 
15/02 – Isolate, Istanbul 
16/02 – Uberhaus, Beirut 
 
Adriatique ‘Nude’ LP is OUT NOW via Afterlife Recordings

 

CATZ ‘N DOGZ RETURN WITH FINAL TRANSMISSION OF 2018 ‘THE CHOICE’ EP

FEATURING PROVOCATIVE VOCALS
OF MISS BUNTY,
 ALONG WITH THREE STUNNING
REMIXES FROM BETON, BAWRUT AND ADRYIANO

PETS RECORDINGS
CATZ ‘N DOGZ – ‘THE CHOICE’ EP
RELEASE DATE: OUT NOW

LISTEN TO ‘THE CHOICE’ EP HERE

Since day one, DJ and production duo Catz ‘N Dogz, have prided themselves on their appreciation for life. Well known for their serious production-style, they return with their final transmission of 2018. This time, it’s all about the core fundamentals that have brought them so far; Friendship, trust and love. Without them they wouldn’t thrive. Channeling this, new EP ‘The Choice’ sends out the message of how we live is ‘The Choice’ we all have to make; Take what you do seriously but don’t take life too seriously. A bold statement against insular club culture, closed minds and lack of innovation.

‘The Choice’ continues Catz ‘N Dogz positive broadcasts with the help of Miss Bunty and three great friends on remix duties. Bunty instantly flips us back 25 years to a warehouse in New Jersey, with a soulful, provocative sermon about the best things in life; people and places. She wraps her vocals tightly around a thumping, grainy jacking acid beat, creating instant uplift and focus.

Her powerful delivery works just as effectively over all remixes. Belgian Beton returns to PETS with a darker, rippling rhythm that drops its anchor in the timeless techno abyss. While Bawrut continues the rich vein of form he’s developed on Ransom Note, with a caustic frenzy of breaks, acid and raw, gut-wrenching sirens. Finally, we have Soul Notes and Shall Not Fade affiliate, Adryiano, close the case. Laying down a bed of peppy organs, he creates a fittingly classic garage vibe, for Bunty to sign out to. Open your eyes, open your ears. “The Choice” is yours!

Tracklist 

  1. Catz ‘N Dogz – The Choice (Miss Bunty Vocal)
  2. Catz ‘N Dogz – The Choice (BETON Tribute to the Classics Mix)
  3. Catz ‘N Dogz – The Choice (Bawrut Remix)
  4. Catz ‘N Dogz – The Choice (Adryiano Super Relaks Remix)

Catz ‘N Dogz ‘The Choice’ EP is OUT NOW via PETS Recordings

EXPLORING THE CONCEPT AND DEPTHS OF DUALITY, DANISH ARTIST NANDU PRESENTS NEW 8-TRACK ALBUM

ONE MAN’S HIGH IS ANOTHER MAN’S ANXIETY’ 

LABEL: CONNECTED
NANDU – ‘ONE MAN’S HIGH IS ANOTHER MANS ANXIETY’ LP
RELEASE DATE: OUT NOW 

LISTEN TO ‘ONE MAN’S HIGH IS ANOTHER MAN’S ANXIETY’ HERE

Copenhagen’s Nandu is one of the most sought-after electronic acts from Scandinavia at present. An artist unrestrained by genre barriers and a name who is no stranger to performing alongside the industry’s key players, Nandu’s forthcoming body of work seeks to explore new grooves and compelling melodies delivered in the form of a full eight track album.

‘One Man’s High Is Another Man’s Anxiety’draws inspiration from Nandu’s roots in Jazz, Rock, Pop and even Salsa. A natural musician, and one who is never bound by creative restraints, he seeks to inspire and draw on the imagination with his compositions. Creating sounds that take you from South American beaches to bitter Nordic winters; from the theatrical deep jungle to sparse and unsympathetic urban ambiances, Nandu creates unparalleled soundscapes within his music.

Over the last three years Nandu has built a key following and glowing reputation for himself with a line of cutting-edge releases on labels such as Constant Circles, Azzur and Rebirth, as well as forming his own imprint entitled Calypso Chili in 2017. He also holds down a residency at the Culture Box club in the Danish capital, running his own party titled ‘Into The Wild’ which hosts the likes of Manu Le Tough and Re.You. Now he takes to Connected to house his next album which is a project from the heart.

Built around the concept of Yin and Yang and the idea of duality, Nandu contemplates the idea that on one hand a choice in life may pull you in a certain direction, but then you live with the consequences of that action. Similarly, an uncontrollable power can switch up the poles between high and low. You learn to absorb and adapt without looking back, and do better the next time

“Sometimes in life you make a choice that you regret but which will always will follow you.
When uncontrollable powers force you into another direction, it can easily switch the poles
between high and low” – 
Nandu

Consisting of eight tracks, the collection of music is an expedition into Nandu’s world with youthful tendencies transforming and maturing. ‘What You Have To Do’ is a calm embrace, furnished with a soothing female vocal and percussive stems. It sets the temperate tone to great effect, preceding the gorgeous ‘Calling’ featuring Vâlva as her shrill voice soars over the top of definitive bleeps and echoes, before distorted symbols and static bass takes hold and the listener is utterly hypnotized.

The title track is definitively engaging and contorted as you would expect, a person battling with inner emotions. A knotted build up and shallow drop, conjuring an otherworldly and melodic feeling.  Nandu’s collaboration with Oluhle with ‘Isibane’embodies a tribal-esque sound. The vocal is mesmerisingly emotive, intensely euphoric and uplifting as the track progresses and would fit just as well in a dimly lit club as it would for calming home listening.

As the album draws to a close, ‘When They Call’flourishes with heavier and moody textures taking precedence before ‘The Cost Of My Childish Dreams’, bringing a meditative bearing on the final minutes.

A true composition by a true musician. An emotional trip; an intricately crafted soundscape that makes just as well for bedroom listening as it does on a big sound system. Nandu has created an intelligent journey of music that’s is not to be missed.

Track List:

A1 – What You Have To Do
A2 – Calling Feat. Vâlva
B1 – One Man’s High Is Another Man’s Anxiety
B2 – You Will See Feat. Apoke
C1 – While You Wait
C2 – Isibane
D1 – When They Call
D2 – The Cost Of My Childish Dream

Nandu ‘One Man’s High Is Another Man’s Anxiety’ will be released OUT NOW via Connected