The Disclosure Project - Radiosonde (Disclosure Project Recordings)

UK deep house duo The Disclosure Project have unveiled their latest album which has the atmospherically-inclined title Radiosonde. Released on their own Disclosure Project Recordings label, the album features ten lovingly crafted songs that draw upon the pair's shared influences across jazz, funk, ambient, downtempo, and -- of course -- deep house. Acclaimed releases for the likes of OneThirty, Dutchie, Plastic City, and Night Drive over the past decade have shown the breadth of Disclosure Project's range, but this prolific output still does not prepare the listener for the lovely, diverse sounds spread throughout Radiosonde. The tunes are supported by a solid groove whilst keeping melody and harmony at the center stage of the production, making for a cerebral yet moving sonic experience. Highlights such as "Antumbra" and the title cut show off The Disclosure Project's affinity for lush, US-influenced deep house vibes while stunning downtempo efforts like "Ahead Of The Curve" and the particularly chill "Barnard's Merope" expose the duo's knack for gorgeous musicality. Throughout touches of The Disclosure Project's jazz and cinematic influences are apparent, helping to create an album that is a cut above the rest. Radiosonde is a beautiful and classy journey into modern electronic music … an excursion not to be missed.

Jask - "Smooth grooves!"
Glenn Underground - "'Antumbra' is dope … I can work this on a crowd."
Mark Farina - Nice tracks."
Graeme Park - "Delicious."
Nadja Lind (Klartraum / Lucidflow) - "Just wonderful, wonderful, wonderful …deep vibes!"
Tom Lown (Lucky Sun Recordings) - "Lush from the start to the very end. Every track is stunning. Great musicianship and production. This is my kind of music."
Nick Holder - "Dope!"
Vanilla Ace - "Really nicely constructed tunes here."
Sumsuch (Colour and Pitch / Mega Jawns) - "Just utter musical joy here. I've been always a fan of The Disclosure Project and this album sounds very special, even by their standards."
Diz (Iz & Diz / Vizual) - "Wondrous."
Tom Conrad (Adaptation Music) - "Lush atmospheric sound and quality production on all tracks … superb release!"
Czarina Mirani (5 Magazine) - "This is absolutely sublime!"
Joshua Jacobs (Music You Need) - "Deep and minimal sounds layer perfectly to give us a full-bodied house tune collection that is both eclectic and modern. Love this release from The Disclosure Project."
Jean Jérome (Radio FG / Kut 'N' Paste) - "What a fantastic voyage! This album is just splendid."
Michael Fossati (Spirit of House) - "Deep, smooth, melodious, tantalizing … simply amazing."

Available now from Beatport, Juno Download, and iTunes.

Nova Casa - Morning Drops (Karmaloft Music)

Nova Casa joins the Karmaloft Music label with his first release for the eclectic European imprint: Morning Drops. As Nova Casa is equally influenced by genres as diverse as deep house, smooth hip-hop, melancholic soul, and classic piano house, beats per minute is not a constraint in the music making process of this Leipzig, Germany based producer. He’ll craft a tune at any tempo that fits his heartfelt vibes. If the song titles “Morning Drops,” “Jazz Reflections,” and “Dreams" didn’t give it away, this EP is definitely of an ethereal quality. Deep, moody, and highly melodic, the three pieces drift along at a comfortable pace, easily imagined as the soundtracks to beautifully elaborate time-lapses. The warm pads, shimmering pianos, and brooding vocals definitely deliver for DJs looking to not only move, but touch their audiences.

Sunshine Jones (Dubtribe) - “Beautiful … this was much needed today.”
Tom Lown (Savoir Faire / Lost My Dog) - “I like it … very deep, very warm.”
Graeme Park - “Beautiful, lush, and lovely.”
Moliner (Depaart) - “Nice chilled beats.”
Tom Conrad (Adaptation Music / SSRadio) - “‘Jazz Reflections’ has a beautiful summer feel to it … perfect for poolside or as a warm up track.”
Joey Silvero (Distant People) - “Smooth and laid back … would do a great job for a sunset vibe in Ibiza.”
Myxzlplix (Subdivisions Global Radio) - “Solid, slow burning tracks, perfect for late night or warming things up.”
Jean Jérome (Radio FG) - “In France we say ‘sublime’ for this kind of track! Gives me goosebumps … so much emotion in ‘Morning Drops.’”
Peter Borg (Simply Salacious Dance Party) - “Overall a great package … lovely melodies and a nice pace, too.”
The Orator (High On Beats / Mushpost) - “So buttery smooth.”
Deadbeat Disco Radio Show - “This is a great EP, really showcasing some luscious deep house beats. All three tracks are great warm-up / low-slung cuts. ‘Dreams’ is our favorite, but the whole EP is strong.”
Michael Fossati (Spirit of House) - “Truly beautiful musical dreamscapes.”

Available now from Beatport and Juno Download.

Poldoore - Sweet Memories (Cold Busted)

Cold Busted returns to familiar label artist Poldoore, born Tom Schillebeeckx, to release his new single “Sweet Memories,” featuring distinguished emcee Awon and DMC 2012 Team World Champion turntablist DJ Damented (of The Mixfitz). Based out of Belgium, Poldoore started producing at an early age and eventually his potential was realized by Cold Busted’s offer to release the debut L.A.X. EP. The pairing only grew stronger from there through many projects and compilation appearances that garnered much praise. Poldoore’s sound is about good vibes, creating warm atmospheres that blend funk, soul, lounge, and reggae with punchy drum breaks. Those are the building blocks for “Sweet Memories,” an effective standalone instrumental with lazy horns floating atop airy guitars and fluttering keys combining to create a laid-back atmosphere while fat bass and snappy drums work the neck out. The reminiscing rhymes of Awon, a figure in the new emerging ‘jazz hop’ scene, flow rhythmically while DJ Damented’s scratch skills add a next level vocal chop to the beat. Deciding to include this one in the crate should be easy, much like the cut’s vibe.

All Good Funk Alliance - “Nice!”
DJ BobaFatt (Rough Trade / Soundcrash) - “Yeah, this is nice. Look forward to hearing more.”
Quincy Jointz (Timewarp) - “Beautiful and groovy. I love it much.”
Mojo Rising (Cold Busted / F.A.M.I.L.Y.) - “A feel good hip hop track … great groove, smooth flow.”
Robin Parris (Parris & Vanucci / Dancefloor Outlaws) - “Great stuff! Can’t wait to lay down these blissful laid back beats at the next beachside session.”
Irregular Disco Workers - “Love this!”
Double-D (Funky Fresh Radio Show) - “Oh … some real hip hop in here. Word!”
mister T (Cube Radio / Cold Busted) - “The instrumental is a hip hop classic … great!”
MadameFLY (mmRadio / BeatConcious) - “I’ve been loving Poldoore this year, but this duo provides a different vibe from the smokey soul based tracks I love. It’s all about the uplift, from the sweet melody to the positive emcee work of Awon. Refreshing stuff!”
Jamie Topham (CD Pool) - “Old school cool …”
DJ Pelau (Is The Spice Of Life) - “Solid. Groove tight, flow decent, and the atmosphere is ideal. Keep it going.”
Andy Wilson (ibiza Sonica FM / Balearia) - “Sweet memories and a sweet groove. Love this … proper BBQ beats.”
Renegades of Jazz (Wass Records / Mojo Club) - “That’s some real nice hip hop.”
Clairvo (Tilos Radio FM90.3, Hungary) - “Yeah, this is a musical meadow in the big city noise!”
Joan Ribas (Ibiza Soulstice Music / Cafe del Mar) - “Wow … love it!”
Deadbeat Disco Radio Show - “Digging the instrumental vibe here. It’s like an aural covering of sunshine and warmth in an otherwise very chilly Yorkshire … very nice indeed!”
DJ Nova (Rodon FM) - “Really cool, reminiscing of good times and vibes. Sweet keys, warm horns, old school beats, chilly guitars, and summer breeze. Poldoore doesn’t know it but this is made to be played next summer, 2014, on Las Salinas, La Isla Blanca’s beach.”

Available now from Beatport and The Cold Busted Shop.

Blue In Green - Inner Funk (Cold Busted)

The Cold Busted label returns to the far east for Inner Funk, their second album from the Tokyo-based Blue In Green. A guitarist and composer since early childhood, Blue In Green specializes in a downtempo, beat-filled collusion of bossa nova, jazz, and hip hop styles all accented by his masterful guitar work. With his stated goal to make people feel better with his music, Blue In Green’s Inner Funk achieves exactly that. Highlights include “Hell Yeah,” which starts with a stutter before introducing uplifting piano keys on top of a hip-hop beat with the type of dirty synth work that’ll wrinkle noses and sway necks. “Big Band” follows suit with a snappier snare and a bass guitar. “When I Met You” and “Keep Steppin’” introduce playful xylophones and “Friday Night Funk” opens up with an organ and light strings. The much moodier “Haunting Refrain” features some quick pick work with Blue In Green moving up and down the scales …everything falls in just the right place to create some spellbinding, loungey funk.

DJ Moneyshot (Solid Steel Radio / NinjaTune) - “Swish beats, yo. That ‘Friday Night Funk’ got me ill’ing as I’m digging it on a Wednesday.”
Sunshine Jones (Dubtribe) - “This awakens that lust for sample loops in my heart. I’m dancing around the studio loving this one!”
Dubble D (20/20 Vision) - “It’s hard to cross jazz and hip hop without it becoming ‘muzak’ … Blue In Green are one of the very few who manage to do it with all the right sensibilities. I love it.”
All Good Funk Alliance - “There are some gems here.”
Shantisan (Salted Soul) - “A very creative mixture of downtempo beats with jazzy vibes and boogie synths!”
Danny Massure (Spring Strut) - “Chillout and acid jazz come together perfectly on this one.”
Hippie Torrales - “Excellent moods and grooves.”
Quincy Jointz - “Nice, freaky downtempo stuff.”
Black Mighty Wax (Irma Records) - “A pleasure for the ears …a timeless sound without frontiers.”
Stereo 77 (Research Deluxe) - “Funky beats, jazz, and a touch of new jack swing … I love this release.”
Mojo Rising (Cold Busted) - “Deep in the pocket with serious grooves … yes, please!”
Irregular Disco Workers - “‘Friday Night Funk’ is amazing!”
DJ Tomas (ForwardEver / Umoja HiFi) - “Some good tracks here, and the melodies and solos are strong throughout. Well done album.”
Black Alley (In Control Radio Show) - “I like the Roy Ayers-ish vibe on ‘Keep Steppin’’ very much … a nice relaxed vibe overall.”
Bootsy (For The Love Radio Show) - “Really cool selection here. Tight production, wonderful synths, and lightening licks.”
DJ Nova (Rodon FM, Greece) - “Inner Funk is ready to be selected by me as one of the year’s best albums.”

Available now from Beatport and The Cold Busted Shop. Also available on limited edition 12” vinyl.