TECH-HOUSE

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: 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: 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: Balance Presents Guy J

But do not make the mistake in thinking that this is a full-on onslaught on progressive house alone. It's much, much more...Easily, for me, this is mix compilation of the month! Thank you Balance.

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: Oliver Deutschmann - Out of the Dark

For what it's worth, this album is an excellent showcase of Oliver's deep repertoire and what Vidab as a label has to offer. It has its hits and misses but fans shouldn't be disappointed. Also 'Out of the Dark - Remixes' is out now featuring three of my more favored tracks on the album. Check it out.

By | Russell Lick

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

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: Steve Bug - Noir

Brendon P reviews what he calls Steve Bug's most mature outing to date: concept album 'Noir' draws influences from the cinematic genre, but will also keep the bug fans happy.

By | Brendon P

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: 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

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

Subaltern Soundbites

Photek, Orbital and Lone feature in this sentimental edition of compact reviews known as Subaltern Soundbites - by Justin.

By | Justin

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

The JUICE Playlist: May

And the votes are in. May's standouts are: Guido, Pastel Lite, Mosca, Lemonade and Dave Aju as handpicked by JUICE campmate, Hidzir Junaini in this month's playlist.

By | JUICE

Artist Interview: Eddie Niguel

Midnight Shift x Zouk 03 on Fri 18 May will unveil Eddie Niguel, a Midnight Shift label artist who has been steadily climbing the ranks with chart-topping tracks on labels such as Get Physical, Nohashi Recordings and lately, Dig Deeper. Here we interview the DJ/Producer about making music from the heart.

By | Editor

Review: TJ Kong & Modular K - Dream Cargoes

TJ Kong and Modular K debut as a duo on 'Dream Cargoes', released by Poker Flat. It is a teaser of an album with hints of a bigger sleeping giant.

By | SSS

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

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

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

The Juice Playlist: December

Another big drop from the JUICE team on what's hot for the last month of 2011.

By | JUICE

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

The JUICE Playlist: NOVEMBER

Keeping the JUICEs flowing this November are Keep Shelly in Athens, Vril, Darkside (a Nicolas Jaar project), Andy Stott and Washed Out. Plug into these selections now.

By | JUICE

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

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

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

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

Review: Photek - Avalanche / Aviator / Closer EPs

'90s drum and bass legend rises from four-year slumber with new and up-to-date sounds: surely a recipe for disaster there. But as it is for Photek and his storied production legacy, it would be fairer to embrace his resurrection with the forewarning that 'results may vary'.

By | θ23

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

Artist Interview: Ulysses

"It's music for grown ups! Well, I don't like to pigeonhole myself. My musical style is pretty eclectic; I play all kinds of sounds within a 95-125bpm range. It's about connecting music from past to present."

By | Θ23

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

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