The Renaissance Man Project! Here’s a great text about from Turbo Recordings SC:
Architects are not like you or me. Every idiot knows architects are geniuses. And every moron with a map of the world in his jean pocket knows that Finns are smarter than most. Renaissance Man, then, embody the almost unimaginable ideal of the Finnish Architect, multiplied and then squared. To the funth power.
They met over a grim cup of black coffee at a Finnish architecture firm, launching their career in 2008 with the suitably clever ‘Spraycan’ on Switch’s Dubsided, built around a novel aerosol-can sample. They soon found eager champions in the tastemakers at Kitsuné, Sound Pellegrino, and the blogtelligensia over at Fluokids. By 2010, they were legitimate players, having remixed WhoMadeWho, Delphic, Crystal Fighters, Brodinski, Crookers, Health, and, most recently, Azari & III.
And, against all reasonable expectation, they just kept getting smarter, refining their sound away from the dimwit muck of blog-house and moving into more serious production territory, relocating to Berlin and learning how to lifestyle it up, playing at Panorama Bar and exploring the semiotics of the drink ticket.
A more refined, structural sound emerged on the Babbadabba EP on Made to Play. And the larger scope of their commitment to intelligent design comes to fruition on their upcoming album on Turbo, erecting a post-tropical hermitage of Dancing Man’s Thoughtfunk. The music is highly detail-oriented, referencing everything from bass music to curry house, with eyes and ears trained on millennia of art and concept, with a special emphasis on the millennia when music actually existed. The first single, “When You Do What You Do” is a “Who’s What You Who” of blazing Critiical House.
Renaissance Man. Designing the box. Building the box. Thinking on top of the box.
Release/catalogue number: Turbo CD 032
Release date: Oct 31, 2011
Is it stupid to promote another gig on the same night we are mixing elsewhere? Well guess the point was to show a couple of new remixes from Renaissance Man below. If you aren’t already in Zermatt (Vernissage Club) checking us Ducks + Pizz on the visuals this Friday, and you happen to live near where this event takes place, then do drop in as the line up looks splendid. I won’t mention where it is but if you are resourceful then it shouldn’t be a problem! In the meantime, stream these gems.. quack
_Wareika – Burnin (Renaissance Man Remix)
_WhoMadeWho – Every Minute Alone (Renaissance Man Remix)
The wait is finally over, the five years of made to play album is out now on beatport!
Five tracks I want but can’t have! Hopefully each will be released before the end of the year! Tom Flynn and Monkey Safari EPs are due out end of October. Quack!
Have a listen to this banging forthcoming release from Deadfish mixed into a mini set. I think it speaks for itself. Out 25th October on Beatport!
01. MOWGLI & SOLO – TATANKA ( LUCA LOZANO Black and White RMX )
02. SOLO – JOGA BOLA ( ROUND TABLE KNIGHTSRMX )
03. ROUND TABLE KNIGHTS – BELLY DANCE ( SOLO RMX )
04. MOWGLI – ALMA GITANA ( CAMEL RMX )
05. CAMEL – ZIG ZAG ( MOWGLI RMX )
06. CAMEL – COHIBA ( NAT SELF RMX )
07. MOWGLI – LONDON TO PARIS ( TOM FLYNN RMX )
08. CAMEL – OBRIGADO ( YOLANDA BE COOL RMX )
09. CAMEL – MARIACHI ( YANKEE ZULU RMX )
10. SOLO – AFREAKA ( RENAISSANCE MAN RMX )
It’s been a little while since the last mix.. or maybe it’s been a normal amount of time between mixes as we seemed to have been droppin’ them every week for while! Here’s a techy one to drive or ride to. Don’t forget to be respectful and to turn your sub or decent speakas on!
La proxima estación…. LA PUERTA!
Zombie Disco Squad – Zimbo
Ed Orable – Sarracino (Monkey Safari Remix)
Jaxson & David Keno – Tout Le Temps
Loose Village – Kamuela (Worthy Remix)
Egal 3 – Swing
Renaissance Man – Premier Nytes
Andhim – Patty Sue
Simon2, Andreas Henneberg – Taiga Wutz
Ronte Monte Mo – Jule Waescht Sich Nie
Super Flu – Octavlachs
Rah Band – Clouds Across The Moon (Neuroxyde & Aki Bergen Dub-O-Matic Mix)
Mladen Tonic – Before Sunset
Mowgli – Caraibi (Tom Flynn Remix)
Ramon Tapia & Secret Cinema – Pass The Dutchie
If you haven’t noticed already, Jesse Rose’s label made to play is putting out some massive stuff and keeping it consistent with the quality! Recently recruiting Round Table Knights representing Switzerland where they put out two releases worth of underground hits straight away. If you don’t know which tunes I mean, go check it out.
The most recent release is the Oliver $ – Shaka Lao EP which you can buy on beatport or check out on soundcloud. This is the first release from their new label Play it Down – “dedicated to house beats. No crazy b-lines here, no press, no big mail outs, no hype, just tracks to chuck in your bag and play….”
And coming later this month with a painful wait is Zombie Disco Squad’s King Kong EP (also on Play it Down – Aug 16) and Renaissance Man’s Brainstorm EP (Aug 23). Check these out below!
And now for an after hour journey starting off with some techy ethnic steez onto some deeper darker stuff. Take a trip with us!
Mediafire: Ducks on Repeat – Fabric 8000 (192kbps)
Balkanika (Mendo Remix) – Sabb
Es La Vida – Daniel Steinberg
Grounded – Style of Eye
Conta (Momma’s Boy Remix) – Sunnybeach Happyslap Mardigras
Face Down – Gaiser
Speakeasy (Renaissance Man Remix) – Manare
Fernweh – Extrawelt
Jackie (Solo Remix) – Mundyke
Hakazou! – Hickup
Twang Chung – Claude VonStroke
Tribe Waves (Miniminds Remix) – Dyno
Fancy (Popof Remix) – Zoo Brazil
Frelons – Sebastien Leger
Planet Nr 3 – Laserkraft 3D
69 – Harvey McKay
If you haven’t already checked this out from Manaré aka Riot Kid I recommend that you do. This was released last month on Youngunz and frankly susan I wouldn’t be the least bit surprised to learn that every track and remix is bangin’. Grab it here on beatport!
Here’s the freebie: Speakeasy (Renaissance Man Remix) – Manaré
Get crunk this weekend at electron fest in Geneve with the likes of Brodinski and Noob, Mixhell, Green Velvet, Zinc, Apparat, Jesse Rose, Renaissance Man, L-vis 1990, Claude Von Stroke, Noze, WILDLIFE! and many many many more. Also looking forward to the Suffix vj crew who will be trippin our tits. You can find the full programme on their site.
Here are a couple mixes to get you hyped! Enjoy
Renaissance Man mix