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Our weekly column, EB Favorites of the Week, collects seven songs that we’ve ‘liked’ from the past seven days.
SUNDAY, March 10, 2013 | DJ Koze – “My Plans” feat. Matthew Dear
It’s not much longer until the release of DJ Koze’s new album Amygdala. While we’ll be telling you more about the record shortly before the release, I can’t help but celebrate each new Kosi track that pops up on the internet. Especially when they’re as charming as this downtempo number with feature guest Matthew Dear.
MONDAY, March 11, 2013 | Ada – “Faith” (Koze’s Grungerwomen Remix)
Not only is DJ Koze a great producer of his own, but he also knows how to treat other people’s work—his remix compilation Reincarnations (The Remix Chapter 2001-2009) showcased just that. Here’s him reworking Ada’s “Faith” into an intimate, fragile and detailed track for her new Paws 1 release on Areal Records (flipside features a Superpitcher remix; highly recommended, too!).
TUESDAY, March 12, 2013 | Fort Romeau – “SW9” (Lowtec Remix)
Jens Kuhn aka Lowtec is always a safe bet when it comes to quality productions and releases. The Workshop label founder releases his own music as well as records by Kassem Mosse, Move D, and others. I didn’t really need to listen to his remix for UK artist Mike Norris’ Fort Romeau project to know I’d love it, and my initial feeling didn’t lead astray.
WEDNESDAY, March 13, 2013 | Zebra Katz – “Sex Sellz” (Teeth Remix VIP)
Regular readers of Electronic Beats know almost everything about both Teeth and Zebra Katz—we’ve been covering both for quite a while. It shouldn’t come as a big surprise, then, that a remix by Teeth of a new Zebra Katz cut would instantly catch our attention.
FRIDAY, March 15, 2013 | Depeche Mode – Soothe My Soul
Maybe I’m not the right candidate to judge whether this new Depeche Mode song is a step forward or not. All I can tell is that it works very well in terms of pop music—the sudden synth melody at 0:53 immersed me into the song, and the short break at 1:07 makes me want more Delta Machine.
SATURDAY, March 16, 2013 | James Blake – “And Holy Ghost”
James Blake material can be split into two categories: album music, and single/b-sides/independent release music. “And Holy Ghost” belongs to the latter. This isn’t something the pop mainstream has been waiting for, but still it features his unique sound signature. Out soon on his 1-800-Dinosaur label! (Come to our Cologne festival for the album hits.)
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Fort Romeau is going to be a new name to most people. Mike Norris, as he is known in the real word, plays keyboard in La Roux’s live show to earn his crust (well we guess..) but today we want to highlight his new solo project Fort Romeau and Kingdoms, the debut album he is going to release on Amanda Brown’s 100% Silk label later this year. Having made music for a number of years, it looks like the next few months are going to be the break out ones for Norris. His radiant, reflective house music is certainly on the spring 2012 money, and if this free track ‘Jack Rollin’ is anything to go by we can expect some chromium plated, top-drawer house music when the album drops on March 6th.