Premiere: Matveï – TE NECESITO¡! CLUB

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Ahead of the April 15 release of the Tales For Nightclubs #1 EP (Kitsuné Musique), which is the first installment of the three-part TFN series from Paris-based house DJ/producer Matveï, we’re thrilled to world premiere “TE NECESITO¡! CLUB” from the upcoming three-tracker.

A devotee of electronic and rap, Matveï forges a low-slung, bass-driven floor mover that’s propelled by sultry female Spanish vocals, a rousing kick drum and sinewy percussion. Trust us when we say it has summertime stamped all over it.

This particular iteration of the cut, Matveï says, is founded on “a different structure, a different chord progression, (jazz-influenced), an aggressive house drop with vocal chops and gliding 808s that turn an emotional Latin-flavored original into a festival-ready tune.”

Hit the play button below and enjoy.

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il:lo March 2022 Chart

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1. Fred again – Julia (Deep Diving) – Atlantic records
2. Aparde – Unfamiliar – KI records
3. Stephan Bodzin – Spacetime Hero – Herzblut Recordings
4. Phil Anker – Closer – Behind the Wall
5. Sofia Kourtesis – By Your Side – Technicolour
6. Fejka – Unfold – Ki Records
7. Lawrence Hart – Surrender Yourself – Dream Diary Records
8. Tourist – Kin – Monday Records
9. Amtrac, TEED – Radical – RCA Records
10. Elkka – Burnt Orange – Technicolour

Premiere: Ténéré – Say Laa Vee

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Ahead of the release of Club Nowadays, Vol. 1 featuring selections by Chien Méchant, Grand Soleil, La Fine Equipe, Phantom Traffic, Fulgeance and Trifouille1er, we’re thrilled to world premiere the compilation’s first single by Paris-based DJ/producer Ténéré.

Ténéré flexes his house-fueled muscles on the funky cut “Say Laa Vee,” brandishing a sound that channels ’90s French Touch like nobody’s business.

Combining a booming kick drum, choice string and vocal samples, and a killer bassline, the recipe he whips up is irresistible. 

Hit the play button below to get a first listen. Be sure to check the full release when it’s released on June 3 via Nowadays Records.

Music World Mourns Passing of MC Skibadee

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Skibadee, the legendary London-bred drum ‘n’ bass MC, has died at the age of 54. His passing was announced by his family. The cause of death is not currently known.

“Hello everyone, as Alphonso’s first-born, I unfortunately come with some with sad news to say that Skibadee has passed away,” read the statement. “As a family we ask for some privacy, but may he rest in peace.”

Skibadee, who was born Alfonso Bondzie, began his career behind the mic in the early ’90s as drum ‘n’ bass was taking root as a musical force in the U.K. His rise to prominence began at City Sound Radio around 1993. He went on to win a spate of awards, including the 1Xtra award for Best MC in 2007 and Best MC Southwest Drum n Bass award. In 2008 and 2009, Skibadee won Best Lyrical MC and Best Hype MC in the national Drum and Bass Awards.

During his career, Skibadee appeared on various releases, collaborating with d’n’b artists such as MC Shabba D, Dillinja, Shy FX, T Power, Bryan G and DJ Hype.

Notable d’n’b artists including Jumping Jack Frost, Friction and DJ Hype took to Twitter to pay tribute to Skibadee and his musical legacy.