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March Music Freebie Roundup

A super mixed bag of ten free downloads for March. If you have a promo you would like to share as a download, email us at info [at] mnshift.com.

By | Editor

Review: STL - At Disconnected Moments

Experimental in his approach but rooted in classic Detroit and Chicago functions, STL?s works are much more subtle than just another race on the trails of radicalism.

By | TT

February Music Freebie Roundup

The freebie roundup is back with the best of February in a dozen. If you have a promo download you would like to share, email us at info [at] mnshift.com.

By | Editor

Review: Terrence Parker - Life on the Back 9

If you love House, the chances are that you also love its highly formulaic quality. It's a shibboleth. You are a believer, and anyone who insists on innovation is missing the point.

By | Josh

Review: Raudive - A System of Objects

Probably because of Oliver Ho's tendency to weld mischief into the fray and open my mind even further to the fact that intelligent, experimental electronic musicianship like this still continues to exist and turn the pages of the industry like a book that you just can't put down.

By | BP

Subaltern Soundbites

A cream of the crop picking. Subaltern Soundbites returns with 3 quality LPs from Tom Trago, Daniel Avery and Axel Boman.

By | The Dash

Review: Sequence Report - Secromance

Secromance, for all of its 'flaws and it has some big'uns' impossibly captures the feeling of tramping home through the Chi-town winter with a strange and beautiful record in your bag, that bright and secret thing, a telegram from some like-minded soul.

By | Josh

Review: Deetron - Music Over Matter

Techno purists aren't going to love this album and neither are the hipsters, but hey, hipsters are the exact same bunch that thought that Stacey Pullen was a woman. Nevertheless, I love this album - for every ounce of diversity and soul that it comes with, and will be probably be playing it A LOT in the months to come.

By | BP

Review: Vakula - You've Never Been To Konotop

Add this not just to your shopping cart if you can, but to your quest for life, art and spiritual development.

By | BP

Review: Ultrademon - Seapunk

Emotive, self-referential, fun and undeniably talented, this album should not be cast away. Outwardly colorful packaging and distractive sideshows aside, careful listening and deeper digging reveal a sensitive artist wanting to be heard and make a difference.

By | The Dash

Artist Interview: Kaye

While Kaye (Darker Than Wax) may be a scene stalwart from back in the day, he remains a key innovator today with new toys and projects constantly adding to his repertoire and bag of tricks. Catch him perform an exclusive live set exploring a techier side just for Midnight Shift. Watch his 'lil teaser video 'Control Shift' here for a clue.

By | Editor

Zul Andra's Midnight Picks: April

Ciara returns; Felix da Housecat's newest drop after almost half a decade; Four Tet gets house-ier; Black Butter Records' string of stellar releases with future house proponents Kid Kidnap and Gorgon City plus my pick of the month from the label's 19-year-old signee, Joel Compass; also, a censored music video. Damn, April. You're good.

By | Zul Andra

Zul Andra's Midnight Picks: March

Zul Andra spills his picks for March from Singaporean gems such as Fauxe, Gema and Octover to international heavyweights KH (Kieren Hebden), James Blake and Justin Martin as well as Sam Smith, Sven Helbig, Tessela and Woodkid. He lays it down for us in alphabetical order.

By | Zul Andra

Review: Trus'me - Treat Me Right

With such a cinematic, curtain-rising ending to 'Treat Me Right', one feels as if one has been told a love story through Wolstencroft's music playing by the album's end. It might be the producer's most techno-sounding album to date but in any case, his remixers of late would have already indicated the artist's growth in that direction.

By | The Dash

Review: Legowelt - The Paranormal Soul

Channelling otherworldly 'cosmic intuition', Legowelt expertly conjures up some very sweet vintage synth sounds with his collection of analog equipment. Not to be dismissed as a mere exercise in nostalgia - there are nods to early techno, house, acid and rave (or as Legowelt puts it, "90's weird English stuff from all over the place") - the end product is decidedly modern.

By | Una Sangard

Artist Interview: Mislav

Mislav Bobic of the Burek record label and Singaporean event coalition, Mugic Soundsystem, waxes lyrical on the scene in Croatia, some of his favourite records, labels and his thoughts on the state of the music industry. Mislav will debut at Midnight Shift x Zouk: Alpha this 26 Jan.

By | Editor

Review: Fabric 67 - Zip

And with this mix, it's not only a testimony or shout out to the future, but also a hint to the new and up and comer's to approach the year ahead with daring aplomb. Let this mix serve as a good example for starters.

By | Brendon P

The JUICE Playlist: December

Goodbye 2012. JUICE wraps up a brilliant year of music with this ending selection of tunes from the likes of Scuba, Kevin Mcphee, Burial, Sound Stream and a Cherry Chan & Kiat remix of local band, Monster Cat. Hello 2013.

By | JUICE

Review: Cosa Nostra - Return to Sender Part 1 & 2

Cosa Nostra proves to be the jack of all trades and nothing short of a master when it comes to house music ? a knack which is on full display in 'Return to Sender'. Part 2 will be released on Sunday, 2 Dec 2012.

By | Bobby

Review: ScionA/V presents Nick Hook - Without You

From Omar S to Moodymann and Analogue Monsta, Scion A/V has been dishing out gems of free releases from artists of said caliber. Here, Nick Hook's Without You is no different, with standout collaborations with the likes of Machinedrum and Computer Jay & The Gaslamp Killer.

By | Vicki

The JUICE Playlist: October

A new mixbag of tunes from the JUICE camp brightens up this October end, featuring the likes of Kid Koala, Jerls, Gema, Brenmar and Nosaj Thing and their very latest.

By | JUICE

Review: Funk D'Void - Balance 022

Funk D'Void guests the ever-reliable Balance mix series featuring 4 exclusive tracks along a dancefloor-fuelled double-disc ride.

By | Brendon P

Review: The Magic 3

The criteria of what makes a good mix, DJ or otherwise, differ from person to person. Agreed? Now that's out of the way, here are three mixes that have stood out lately, and in no particular order. Apologies that like most things in life, there's neither fancy artwork nor tracklists available for these mixes.

By | The Dash

Review: Four Tet - Pink

Four Tet's 'Pink' is, also in some ways, less of an album and more so a compendium anyway...a culmination of his journey so far, both as a musician and DJ.

By | Brendon P

The JUICE Playlist: August

The JUICE playlist is back, as always, with a discerning, sequential mixbag traversing music from the different camps. Get a bite!

By | JUICE

The JUICE Playlist: July

The JUICE top 5 picks for juicy July to wrap up the month, including free downloads from Julio Bashmore and Flosstradamus & DJ Sliink.

By | JUICE

Artist Interview: Basic Soul Unit

We're excited to have Basic Soul Unit back on our shores with a new live show for this Saturday's DMZ. Read on to find out more about his set up and what to expect.

By | Editor

Review: Delta Funktionen - Traces

"Those randomly strewn hacked up pieces that glazes the cover of 'Traces', are significant and probably, also the solution to the jig-saw puzzle within the album. The sum of all parts add together to reveal an interesting collection of classic meets future classic." Brendon P reviews Delta Funktionen's debut LP 'Traces'.

By | Brendon P

Artist Feature: KiNK

Strahil Velchev aka KiNK graced us with an insane live + DJ set for Midnight Shift x Zouk: Now is Found on May 18 2012. Here, his exclusive set is recorded for the 10th Midnight Shift podcast.

By | Editor

Review: Ame - Ame Live

Take it for what it is, 'Ame Live' is exactly what it says on the tin.

By | The Dash

Review: Nic Fancuilli - Balance 021

Another quality release from the mind and heart of another great DJ and producer, that, undoubtedly, in more discerning circles, will sound just as fresh if whipped out and played in 5 years to come. Brendon P reviews Balance 021: Nic Fancuilli.

By | Brendon P

Review: Jin Choi - A Thousand Whales of Love

If music is your refuge, take cover with Jin Choi's debut 'A Thousand Whales of Love' LP now out on Private Gold.

By | SSS

Artist Feature: Ultrademon

King of underground movement seapunk, Ultrademon aka Albert Redwine guests MNS Podcast 009 a deep, balearic and tech house roll featuring his own productions soon to be about on the Midnight Shift label.

By | Editor

Review: Iron Curtis - Soft Wide Waist Band

"The musical arrangement and production on this is second to none and if this is anything to go by, a blueprint for other house producers to start re-building upon." Brendon P reviews Iron Curtis's debut LP entitled 'Soft Wide Waist Band', to be released on Mirau on 21 May.

By | Brendon P

Review: Vince Watson - Every Soul Needs A Guide

Thoughtfully deep and diverse, Vince Watson's 7th album, 'Every Soul Needs A Guide' shows the veteran producer's lighter, nu-jazz side.

By | SSS

Review: Ital - Hive Mind

Creative producer alert. Ital showcases his varied influences in shoegaze and noise with his album 'Hive Mind', which is used to dialogue effectively against house foundations in this post-genre world.

By | The Dash

Review: Delano Smith - An Odyssey

"Without Delano there would be no Derrick" - Derrick May. Detroit's Delano Smith has been around the circuit since DJing in 1978 but only releases his first LP now (albeit after many singles). A real treat for fans tuned into his sound, but for new converts? The answer is 'maybe'.

By | The Dash

Review: Leo Zero - Acid Life

Do yourself a favour and pick up Acid Life, by UK DJ and producer Leo Zero. It's a fantastic throwback to acid house woven together by a man who couldn't be more comfortable in his own element.

By | SSS

The JUICE Playlist: MARCH

JUICE mag swings its heavyweight over to recommend a smattering of new local releases out of Singapore. Welcome to the sunny island, where a new moon is arising out of the stormy sea.

By | JUICE

Darker Than Wax : 3rd Party feat Andreas Saag

Brace yourself for this Friday 16 March 2012, where the crew from Darker Than Wax present Scandinavia's Andreas Saag at Velvet Underground with resident, Jeremy Boon. Special guests also include the one-man band extraordinaire, Hafez Masterpiece and a warm-up set by one-to-watch Marco Weibel. Read on for thoughts on where they're at. To get on the exclusive guestlist, email: dean@darkerthanwax.com

By | Editor

Review: John Talabot - fIN

A deeply emotive debut album from John Talabot, fIN, sounds like it's only just the beginning for this original producer from Barcelona. We can't wait for more.

By | SSS

Artist Interview: djB + Brendon P

There are few things that can beat knowledge and experience; and you can count on this veteran duo to deliver a sound education on the dancefloor. djB and Brendon P do a special reprise of their Houseysouldoingz outfit from back in the day at Future Bound on 25 Feb 2012 at their common playground, Zouk.

By | SSS

Subaltern Soundbites

Recent releases by Benjamin Damage & Doc Daneeka, Throwing Snow and Octo Octa feature in this review collection of 3 Subaltern Soundbites to raise your listening experience with.

By | Justin

Artist Interview: DJ KFC

The local bar and lounge scene is ruled by the funk, soul brother sounds of DJ KFC (real initials), whose feel-good sets never fail to rouse both life and revelry. He graces us with the first set of the night at Midnight Shift x Zouk 02: Future Bound on 25 Feb 2012, plus a special preview mix recorded live at Overeasy that should get your mouth watering for more.

By | SSS

Artist Feature: Argy

With podcast number 7 comes an exclusive interview with label artist Argy (Argyris Theofilis), who talks about his recent masterpiece, Fundamentals, as well as the art of sampling, Ibadan Records, his inspirations and being honest. Listen to his podcast for signs of a house revival in the horizon.

By | Brendon P

Inter-Review: Octave One - Revisited (Here, There and Beyond)

The Burden brothers aka Octave One release an album of favourites remixed by their favourite producers. Brendon P reviews and interviews the beloved duo as we welcome in the year 2012 on the right note.

By | Brendon P

The JUICE Playlist: JANUARY

A brand new year and a new bag of tunes given the JUICE stamp of approval. Enjoy the selection, from dubstep to pop and nu disco.

By | JUICE

Review: Boof - Shhh, Dandelions At Play

Released mid last year but only discovered now, reviewer The Dash makes a case for why everyone should be a Maurice Fulton fan with his futuristic funk album: Shhh, Dandelions At Play.

By | The Dash

Artist Feature: Terrence Parker

Midnight Shift Podcast number 5 is none other than Terrence Parker. With more than 30 years in the industry, TP or Telephone Man as he is affectionately called has made his mark as a respected label owner of Parker Music Works, producer, remixer and DJ straight out of homeland Detroit. Legendary for his turntable skills and love for music (just watch his RTS.FM mix), TP has kept the fire burning bright for us all.

By | Editor

Review: Argy - Fundamentals

House club music is well and truly alive in the good hands of Greece-born and Midnight Shift label artist, Argy. Brendon P reviews his latest album on Ibadan Records, 'Fundamentals'.

By | Brendon P

Review: Reel by Real - Surkit Chamber - The Melding

Reel by Real aka Marty Bonds makes a first comeback after 20 years. What are we to expect from this Detroit veteran?

By | The Dash

Review: The Magic 3

There seems to have been a spate of great mixes lately. Here are another 3 to add to the bag, courtesy of veterans: Karizma, The Black Dog and Scuba.

By | The Dash

Review: Martyn - Ghost People

Label owner of 3024, Martyn steps away from dubstep to evoke the 'old Paradise Garage DJ life' with his latest album 'Ghost People' on Brainfeeder. An SSS review debut.

By | SSS

Artist Interview: Miss Mic + Van Detta

It is these two local songbirds who have made our scene that much brighter with their mesmerising talent. Miss Mic (Michaela Therese) and Van Detta (Vanessa Fernandez) will come together as collaborators and friends for a special performance on Midnight Shift's 2nd Anniversary this Saturday.

By | EDITOR

Artist Feature: Eddie Niguel

Singapore's Eddie Niguel drops the Midnight Shift Podcast #003. Winner of the Get Physical remix competition of Patrice Baumel's 'Roar' in 2008, Eddie (also known under his production moniker Edel) has since been working his way slowly but surely to the forefront of where we are at today. Check his intense mix combusting into sheer techno flames to hear what we're talking about.

By | Editor

Artist Interview: Ming

You might have already heard his 2-hour promo mix that has been the talk of the town. Now read the mind behind it. Since moving from the UK, Ming has quickly risen the ranks as Zouk's latest resident. Known for his spontaneous and sophisticated 3-deck mixing, he's clearly one to watch.

By | Editor

Artist Interview: Notion A

Introducing Notion A. Guided into music, he is the one who bangs techno with his heart. Hear this young upstart's debut at Midnight Shift on Nov 5 or preview his techno and house hybrid set below for a delectable taster.

By | Editor

Review: Deetron - Balance 020

Deetron releases the highly anticipated Balance 020 - an outstanding double mix CD featuring one part all digital; the other all analogue. Veteran DJ and producer Brendon P gives his review.

By | Brendon P

Artist Feature: Quell

Greece-born and Berlin-based Quell is well and truly at the tipping point. If you have not heard of him, you are just in time. Midnight Shift caught up with the humbly talented artist in Berlin for this interview.

By | Editor

Review: Omar-S - It Can Be Done, But Only I Can Do It

Omar-S, native Detroit DJ and producer, releases his second LP called It Can Be Done, But Only I Can Do It.

By | The Dash

A Higher State of Party: Dave Angel (UK) at Ku De Ta

For those who like to research on what they are getting themselves into, here are a few items on a need-to-know basis:

By | EDITOR

Review: The Magic 3

The criteria of what makes a good mix, DJ or otherwise, differ from person to person. Agreed? Now that's out of the way, here are three mixes that have stood out and in no particular order.

By | The Dash

MNS 04 Live Stream on Sonar.sg

If you can't make tonight's party, listen to MNS 04: COLLAB streaming LIVE on Sonar.sg from 22:00hrs onwards to catch all the action.

By | EDITOR

Music from Midnight Shift

The MNS countdown begins. Download mixes from our guests, now available on Official.FM. Listen.

By | Editor

Review: Jackmaster - FabricLive.57

Bit of a change in tack around here, this week's review goes not to the next bright-young-DIY beatmaker, but a tastemaking Glaswegian DJ without a single record to his name.

By | θ23

Review: Lone - Echolocations

In Part 2 of our neverending bedroom producers special, we take a look at the artiste known as Lone, aka Matt Cutler.

By | θ23

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