Incoming: Andy Pain & Z-Connection “Take It / Horizon”
In just a matter of weeks, we will be unleashing the amazing work of the russian duo Andy Pain & Z-Connection, but this time as you’ve never seen/heard them before. Not only are these two artists with a prolific back catalogue including a studio album and several innovative singles across a host of D&B labels; this time they come together with something a little out of the ordinary for the duo. Two artists, one track each, both way outside the box style wise.
Andy Pain switches his game up totally with ‘Take It' which could almost be mistaken for glitch-hop, the funky bass and swinging drums all come together with tuned atmospherics, vocal snippets and melodic parts that make the tune so very 'Diffrent'. The flip side; “Horizon" see’s Igor’s last solo effort under the name Z-Connection. Hyperactive, energetic and experimental drum patterns fuse with the juke influenced grooves and vocals that sound both very like and nothing like any of his previous work. All in all this release has worked very well both on and offline, in the clubs and at home on the hi-fi. This is the kind of music that giraffes like to live off, soulful, random and experimental to say the very least.
Full official release date is Monday 6th October, but is available for pre-order now from the Diffrent Music BandCamp store, and all orders will be available from the 29th September, so get in there!
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A. Dub Life
Official Release date: 16/06/2014
Format: Digital Download
Clima, Diffrent’s second brotherly duo, this time hailing from eastern Spain, Zaragoza to be precise drop their debut single with Diffrent Music on the brand new GiraffeStep series. The duo supplied us with pair of highly contrasting tracks that very much fitted the label’s ethos.
“Dub Life” is a real 4x4 giraffe marching track with plenty of Dub culture reference, it’s their own take on real dark dub at 170bpm. The flip side,
a million worlds apart, “Innersoul” is a half time 170 dreamy piece of music that could see you through the late hours, calmly bring you into a state of trance with absolutely no effort. Expect to see these guys returning with more giraffe work in the not too distant future, and keep your eyes open for their name as it seems to be popping up from all angles at the moment!
Listen - http://soundcloud.com/diffrent/sets/gstep002
Buy - http://shop.diffrentmusic.com
Arkaik “The Hustle EP”
A. Arkaik “The Hustle”
B. Arkaik x Coma “Heat Seeker”
C. Arkaik “Babylon Dub”
D. Arkaik x Dexta x Mauoq “One Last Time”
Official Release date: 26/05/2014
Format: CD / Digital Download
Keeping the collective family vibe more than alive, Arkaik has rounded his troops up and put together his third EP for release on his homeland Diffrent Music. Paving the way forward for future releases on the label, we see
a record that show’s off Arkaik’s ability to maintain his exploration as a solo artist while adapting to the modern day art of collaborative production. ‘The Hustle EP’ features four brand new pieces of work that have been heard only a number of times on dancefloors around the UK, and are ready to go out to the masses. The title track is a offbeat stomper with Arkaik’s trademark sound, while ‘Babylon Dub’ see’s a more HipHop orientated style with big bass and clean production. ‘Heat Seeker’ is the second collaboration to surface with Coma, and is a heavy hitting, fast paced dancefloor damager. The final track see’s Arkaik teaming up with Dexta & Mauoq, with a stripped back, big bass, headnod track called ‘One Last Time’ which develops from a somewhat half time groove into full on 2step second drop.
The Hustle EP will be released as a limited edition CD available exclusively from 12th May 2014 via the Diffrent Music HQ store (www.shop.diffrentmusic.com). Digital preorders from the Diffrent HQ shop will be delivered from 19th May 2014 and the full worldwide ‘official’ release date will be Monday 26th May 2014 on all good digital outlets.
Listen - https://soundcloud.com/diffrent/sets/diff022
Buy - http://shop.diffrentmusic.com
Dexta brings together Arkaik, Dominic Ridgway, Mauoq, and Carera (Kolectiv) to talk you through (or talk over should we say) the album and give you the low down of the whole project. There is also an unplanned appearance of Keza (Kolectiv) half way through, how spiffing! Enjoy, spread the word, and let us know what you think!
Jekyll “Horcurso” [Diffrent Music Dub]
Fybe:one “The Last Minute” [Diffrent Music Dub]
Dominic Ridgway “Siren” [Diffrent Music Dub]
Arkaik “Wax” [Diffrent Music Dub]
Shiver “Forfeit” [Diffrent Music Dub]
M-Zine & Scepticz x Mtwn “Choices” [Diffrent Music Dub]
Kolectiv “Slow” [Diffrent Music Dub]
Jekyll “Garrison Dogs” [Diffrent Music Dub]
Dexta & Mauoq “Slugger (Tension Dub)” [Diffrent Music Dub]
Fybe:one “Physical” [Diffrent Music Dub]
6th Dec 2013 // Diffrent Music x Genesis Nights “Evolution Of The Giraffe Album Launch and Christmas Party” @ Diffrent’s House, 32 Cremer Street, Hoxton, London.
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OUT NOW // Dominic Ridgway “Wallee Needs Therapy / You’ll Never Be Mine” [DIFF019]
Dominic Ridgway is no new-comer to Diffrent, with several plays from the label crew on the GiraffeCast, mix-tapes and DJ sets. Dominic has entered a new unchartered territory this year bringing his top quality production together with some outrageous groove’s and drum swings and generally the funkiest of the girrafestep sound on road. This is his first single with Diffrent, and expect many more offerings from the London based artist.
The first track on this single, titled “Wallee Needs Therapy”, (you’ll have to catch up with Dominic to find out what the title really means) starts off with a fresh, mellow vibe that builds up into a really catchy, feel good vibe, the bass is real warm and the crisp half time beats layered with subtle sound effects and percussion take you into some level of hypnotism. This is one to get people in a nice mood in a club environment, radio and podcast performance (also expect to see a music video made by WeFreeTheBox on the MooTube very soon!).
The second track on this release first popped up back in November 2011 on the GiraffeCast, a warm down-tempo musical number with great ambience, soundscape work, a lovely pitched down vocal and mesmerising lazer beeps and bleeps throughout, again, very hypnotising, this is one of them timeless classics that will still sound fresh moments before the end of the world! Definitely one for radio and podcasts. Enjoy!
Release date: 21/10/2013
Format: Digital onlyDD
Catalogue number: DIFF019
Listen & Buy: http://diffrent.bigcartel.com
Dexta & Sense return with an hour of blessed music, and a load of banter and (ironically) senseless chit chat… Peter Arkaik called in sick, and Dominic Ridgway got called into cover at work, but luckily Andy Amoss stopped in to grace us with some laughter and DJ skills….
Fybe:one “The Last Minute” [Diffrent Dub]
Dominic Ridgway “Wallee Needs Therapy [Diffrent Dub]
Machinedrum “Gunshotta” [Ninja Tune Dub]
Machinedrum “Gunshotta (Om Unit’s Rollers VIP)” [Free]
Subnation “Scotty III” [Future Vinyl]
Arkaik “Wax” [Diffrent Dub]
Beepo “No Choice” [Dub]
Amoss “The Shapeshifter (Skeptical Remix)” [Dispatch Dub]
M-Zine & Scepticz x Mtwn “Cobra” [Dub]
M-Zine & Scepticz x Mtwn “Choices” [Diffrent Dub]
Shiver “Forfeit” [Diffrent Dub]
Sam Binga “8 Barr” [Critical Dub]
Dominic Ridgway “You’ll Never Be Mine” [Diffrent Dub]
Fre4knc “Black Box” [Break-Fast Dub]
Cursa “Sister P” [Protect Audio Dub]
Sam Binga “Freezy” [Critical Dub]
Conduct “Petrichor” [Code Dub]
Machinedrum “Baby It’s You” [Ninja Tune]
DIFFRENT X GENESIS “EVOLUTION OF THE GIRAFFE LP LAUNCH PARTY” @ Diffrent’s House, Hoxton, London, FRI 6TH DECEMBER 2013
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DIFF018 - MTWN “MICROCOSM / TECH9”- OUT NOW
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