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Survival Tracks: Minimal



For this week’s survival tracks we focus on those tracks that stand out from the crowd in the world of minimal house & techno, from super limited edition tracks, up and coming hot new labels and of course the tried & tested track you can always rely on in your collection.

Read on to discover some new music that will get your friends enviously looking over your shoulder to find out the track ID and get those hairs on the back of your neck standing on end. If you’re looking for that track to put in your next mix or to get the dance floor moving, look no further.

2015 has already seen lots of fresh new releases with plenty of groovy techno, deep dubby basslines and unconventional house on offer.

S.A.M – Delaphine 004  (Delaphine)

Copenhagen’s S.A.M is a master of producing eloquent, warm house & techno with feeling. For the fourth release of his very own label Delaphine, S.A.M delivers yet another shining example of his talent and his desire to bring the very best quality electronic music to discerning listeners. The music does all the talking here, with classic drum machine and dub sounds providing the deepest of grooves. Rolling, bouncing delight!

Nastia – February 59 (Park & Ride)

The first release on brand new Barcelona based record label Park & Ride is a biggie and the highlight track comes from the inimitable Nastia. She brings her trademark groove-laiden techno style to ‘February 59’ with consummate ease, the big kick drum doing all the work along the way as it slowly burns and unfolds into a gorgeous Chicago House tinged masterpiece. I’m not sure what I love more, the track or the cover art!

Baraso – The Treatment  (Earlydub)

Spanish heat meets French finesse on the second vinyl only release from Earlydub Records with the introduction of hot, emerging talent Baraso to the label. With sharp snares, claps and acidic synths and an uncompromising bassline, The Treatment is one of those tracks to lose your body and mind to on the dance floor, full bodied and joyous.

 Jerome.C – Yourself (AnaloQ)

After their initial release being picked up by the likes of Marco Carola, tINI & Enzo Siragusa, new boys from London, AnaloQ Musik show that their focus on releasing select and exclusive music has no sign of stopping. This time with the instantly catchy Yourself from Jerome.C. “People walk through in the city lights”, this is sure to be a vocal you’re to hear as the sun starts to spread its light and warmth on us once again, definitely one for those daytime and beach parties as we look towards spring and summer.

Lorenzo Chiabotti – Cursor  (Archie Hamilton’s Cursory Glance) (Moscow Records)

Archie Hamilton turns remixer on his very own Moscow Records for the Italian-Berliner, Lorenzo Chiabotti’s “Cursor” production. Expert percussion and shimmering pads combine with the mysterious vocal and micro-house bassline to great effect. A fine after hours groove that oozes fantastic minimalism.

Tried & tested

 Baby Ford & Zip – Morning Sir (Version) (Perlon)

Released in 2007 Morning Sir from Baby Ford & Zip for the pioneering Perlon is an ultra phat and hypnotic modern house number that still sounds just as relevant and original 8 years later. With its eerie, morphing vocals wrapped in shuffling drums, this one has been on rotation permanently at the famous Get Perlonized showcases at Berlin’s Panorama Bar and with very good reason. Twisted, meticulous and intelligent dance music.