Sex Judas - Monter Sur Le Cochon Norvégien N'est Pas Facile - The Norwegian Remixes (Cymasonic)

Barcelona-based Cymasonic is a musical imprint, platform and collaboration between longtime friends Trulz & Robin (Trulz Kvam, Robin Crafoord) and Arildo (Arild Lopez) with stellar releases by Robomatic, Usmev, and Camilla Luna, among others. Cymasonic returns with “Monter Sur Le Cochon Norwégien N'est Pas Facil – The Norwegian Remixes” by Sex Judas (Tore Gjedrem), one half of Ost & Kjex, whose prior output spans everything from Dyinamic releases, leftfield Norwegian trash, ‘90s doom metal bands, and avant-disco funk.

In his restless quest for the funk, Sex Judas invites label-mates as well as players from the Norwegian underground scene—Blackbelt Andersen, Human Inferno, Charlotte Bendiks, Magnus international, Melkeveien—to re-imagine originals culled from 2011-2015 releases on Tim Paris’ Marketing label. The mixes are infused with the vigilante attitude, grit, and funk of the current northern scene, as well as analog, slinky, and abstract house. After this scintillating tease, stay tuned for Sex Judas’ full album drop later this winter.

Flash Atkins (Paper Recordings) – “Yes yes yes, it’s a win for me!”
Tyler Stadius (Dialtone Records) – “Tripped out tracks. I’ll play the Charlotte Bendiks Remix.”
Jaymz Nylon (Adult Selections Radio Show) – “The Blackbelt Anderson Remix is a feel good track that’s funky in all the right places.”
Lee Jones / Country Gents (Buslife) – “Wow, what a journey this is. The Magnus International remix floats my boat.”
Robot84 (Paper Recordings) – “Lots of super remixes on here. Blackbelt Anderson is the one for me, I love it!”
DJ Osric (Black and Blue Show) – “Love the variety on this release. Very enjoyable.”
Matt Prehn (Oh So Coy / Large Music) – “Some fresh vibes here. Really feeling Charlotte’s remix.”
Simon Kirk (Stag Beetle Radio Show) – “Fantastic release – the Magnus International remix is so good. Dancefloor Devistation!”
DJ Morpheus (Lysergic Factory radio show) – “Truly bonkers stuff, but it’s up my tree so I dig it! Top crazy.”
Taigo Onez (Bang Le’ Dex Radio Show) – “Arildo, Trulz & Robin come through in the clutch on this! They complement the release for sure. Great body of work here!”

Available Now From: Bandcamp, Juno Download, Spotify, And iTunes.

Legs 11 - Another Wave (Beatservice Records)

Legs 11, the Synthpop quartet out of Oslo, joins up with the Beatservice Records label for an outing of twisted and funky Norwegian electronic music on “Another Wave”. The band was formed when Sigmund Floyd, of Palace of Pleasure fame, joined forces with Torstein Dyrnes from the now defunct Playstation duo Tøyen, and mysterious bedroom musician Nils Tveten. In 2017 they were joined by their fourth member, the multi-instrumentalist Audun Severin Eftevåg. It all started during a karaoke-fuelled haze in the seedy parts of Oslo, when they discovered a shared love of synth pop, post-punk, new wave and house music. Drawing on these influences, the band has created a diverse musical universe with tracks like the piano driven We Connect, infectious twisted pop gems like The Rhythm, and psychedelic dance tunes like Here Comes Another Wave.

You can catch Legs 11 playing live with a setup containing lots of keyboards, guitars, percussive and wind instruments. All multi talented, the members constantly switch instruments and take turns singing lead and backing vocals during their live performances. Get on board and ride the wave!

Severino (HorseMeatDisco) – “Yes! Great concept.”
Frivolous (Cadenza) – “Exceptional! Finally something from the future.”
Nick Warren (The Soundgarden) – “Brilliant! Big fan.”
Belabouche (Midnight Riot) – “Wow, great!”
Vanilla Ace (Off Recordings) – “Some good tracks here.”
Andreas Kinzl (Aromabar) – “Strong waving stuff.”
Lönya (Asymmetric Recordings) – “Good stuff here. Support.”
Chris Udoh (Tigerhook) – “This is awesome!”
De Fantastiske To (Paper Recordings) – “Love this!”
Simon Fknhndsm (Funkþátturinn + Partyzone Radio Shows) – “Great record, lovely sound and good vocals. Well done!”

Available Now From: Bandcamp, Spotify, iTunes, And Juno Download.

Jakobin & Peletronic - Girlo (forTunea)

Austrian imprint forTunea introduce the latest addition to the roster, Jakobin & Peletronic, with their new EP called Girlo. The title track from this sympathetic Vienna based duo, who recently earned recognition for their “Don't You” EP on Hungarian Hot Wax, is a fluffy laid back tune, that will fit perfectly for any open air season. Label boss Klaus Benedek is on remix duties, balancing broken beat and deep house tones on his rendition of the title track. The B Side ensues with “The Ghetto Code", focusing on a darker note with its use of minimalistic drum patterns, deep heavyweight synths and a thought-provoking speech. Last but not least MPC wizard Roman Rauch is back on the label with his take on “The Ghetto Code”, a lush yet bouncy outing suitable for any hour of the night. An all around solid package furthers forTunea’s rise in the ranks of underground house music. Get on board and enjoy the ride.

Laurent Garnier (F Communications) – “Ghetto Code original is excellent – Will play for sure.”
Nick Warren (The Soundgarden) – “Girlo is excellent!”
Joey Silvero / Distant People (Soul Elements Radio Show) – “This creates a serious mood.”
Severino (HorseMeatDisco) – “Very good vibe.”
Blueshift (Nurvous Records) – “Dope tunes, especially Ghetto Code!”
DJ Firefly (Couch Dancing on WRCT 88.3 FM) – “Love all of these – swimming in the groove!”
Lee Jones / Country Gents (Buslife) – “I love the Roman Rauch mix, will get played for sure.”
Robert Lochmann (The Jazzmadass Radio Show) – “Very cool, mysterious sound.”
Simon Kirk (Stag Beetle Radio Show) – “The Ghetto Code is massive! Serious slice of deep darkness.”
Steve 'Griffo' Griffiths (Freak Da Funk Radio Show) – “Love the original mix with its chilled dubby pop vibe, while Roman's mix of Ghetto Vibe grooves in a very pleasant early 90's deep dubby style.”

Available Now From: Traxsource, Bandcamp, Spotify, And Juno Download.

Zone+ & Usif - Laya (Wind Horse Records)

Helmed by Hamza, New Delhi’s Wind Horse Records returns with “Laya,” a collaboration between Zone+ & Usif from Bahrain (the biggest House Music export from the Middle East). Following separate releases on Day I Dream, Underyourskin Records, and Sol Selectas, Zone+ & Usif collaborated on releases for Akumandra/Underyourskin and Talavera Records before collaborating on “Laya”

Laya” is another in the impressive Wind Horse roster seamlessly melding house music rhythms, traditional instrumentation from Indian and other world music in superlative production standards. The title track is a meandering jaunt through lush soundscapes, deep grooves, percussive and hypnotic house. Haunting flute, keys, and pads weave contemplative strains throughout. “Aria” is a slappy late-night affair with driving bass sounding sonar depths and building slowly with unexpected vocals and polyrhythmic treatments, mounting new surprise midway through the nearly 10-minute opus. Give “Laya” a spin, and be prepared for transport to a globe-spanning ride suited to dancefloors everywhere.

Kenny Substance (Redflux) – “Two nicely done originals.”
Nick Warren (The Soundgarden) – “Both tracks are really cool.”
Fer Ferrari (Deepclass Records) – “Aria is the one for me. Nice.”
Chang (Chang Bang) – “Laya is smokin’. I love the mystical vibe and flute.”
Bob Duskis (Six Degrees Records) – “Love both tracks but ‘Aria’ is particularly beautiful.”
Aryan Sharma (Dimension Radio) – “I really like how ‘Laya’ flows.”
Ejaz Ahamed (Global Mission / Proton Radio) – “These guys are on fire lately. Great EP.”
SimonG / Deep South Audio (Volcano Radio) – “Both tunes are ripe for my deep house sets … Lovely.”
Al Bradley (3am Recordings) – “Really strong, warm vibes here. Aria stood out on the initial listen, but both have real quality running through them.”
Black Alley (In Control Radio Show) – “Beautiful soundscapes take you on a journey through the Middle East and Asia. Cool stuff!”

Available Now From: Beatport, Traxsource, iTunes, And Spotify.