Maayan Nidam's second album sees her following free-flowing artistic desires, covering ground from dreamy jazzy downbeat, touches of acid, winding synth melodies and dark spikier techno and fusing these all into her eclectic house style. Warm and heady, a good one to prep the mood for the summer.
Selected as Artist of week #23
This label is featured in Update #077:
Mouse On Mars, Regis, Terranova, Burial
If it weren't for today's free bonus day we would have had to miss out on a few amazing releases this February: Regis' three-volume 'Complete Works' for instance or Edward's debut album on White Music, which have just barely made the deadline for this month's more...
Swiss DJ and producer Andrea Oliva debuts on Cadenza with four tracks, of which 'Piano Piano' clearly stands out: A sparse yet hugely efficient piano trancer that wouldn't feel out of place in a Carl Craig or Âme set. Add three more solid house tools and you have a winning EP.
This label is featured in Update #072:
Elektro Guzzi, Marcel Dettmann, Sepalcure, Surkin
If you are based on the planet's northern hemisphere like we are, chances are you're either looking for a melancholic soundtrack to the greyness outside or some cheerful music to counter its adverse effects right now. Either way, this month's releases more...
1990s Chicago house clearly serves as an inspiration for Cadenza's new kid Davide Benedetti, who structures 'You Can't Do This' and 'Moody Elise' around one bar samples and pumping beats akin to Paul Johnson and DJ Sneak. The slightly oddball 'My Mother's Eyes' rounds off an otherwise rock-solid debut.
This label is featured in Update #067:
Secretsundaze, Roska, Fennesz, Little Dragon
We hope that you have escaped the grizzly northern European weather in time and will be spending your Monday morning at a sunny beach. But even if you'll be riding the subway to work instead, here is some of our favourite new music to keep you in a summer more...
Switzerland's Mirko Loko meets Detroit's Stacey Pullen with Pullen appearing for the first time on Cadenza. A fusion of these two distinct styles takes the form of 'Formulaic Mode', a drifting, thickly textured and bass-heavy mover and 'Tronic Illusion' an alluring, spacious shuffler. Ace stylish and intriguing tracks.
This label is featured in Update #066:
This Year's Best Albums For A Special Price
A hot and long summer finally at our doorstep, it is once again time to appreciate the best music of the year so far in our Summer Sale 2011! From Moebius to Moby, from the deepest electronic underground to chart-topping heights, 150 of our favourite albums more...
Berlin-based Alex Picone turns up the heat with his second EP on Cadenza. Opener 'Inside Out' lulls with warm chord stabs and gentle jacking beat, before the bass-driven 'Lost In Burning Man', elastic energy of 'Mandarin' and muted piano in 'Berlin-Tokyo' all working a treat. Tight productions for the dancefloor.
This label is featured in Update #055:
Ramadanman, Soul Clap, Gold Panda
March has marched on by, but not without pouring a vernal cornucopia of fantastic releases upon us. As usual our newsletter is filled to the brink with our personal favourites of the month, neatly split into genres for your browsing comfort. In techno and more...
This label is featured in Update #052:
Lucy, Efdemin, Romboy vs. Bodzin
We survey the state of club nation this week with Lucy's stunning album debut, Marc Romboy and Stephan Bodzin's massive 'Luna' project and DJ Koze and Portable remixing Efdemin. Fans of the latter should also check our new podcast by Dial's Rndm, Efdemin's more...
Selected as Label of week #9
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Agoria, James Blake, Moritz Von Oswald Trio
February is rumoured to be the year's shortest month, but looking at the past weeks' shocking amount of great releases we are not sure we can confirm this. Massive artists albums by Agoria, James Blake, Isolée, Siriusmo, Nicolas Jaar, Steffi, Tim Hecker, more...
Two prominent remixes for Ernesto Ferreyra's recent 'El Paraiso de las Tortugas' album by Luciano and Guillaume & the Coutu Dumonts, the former spicing up his mix with processed vocals and 80s claps, while the latter complements 'Letting Go's jazz vibes with a subtle house groove. Nice one.
This label is featured in Update #044:
Essential 2010 Albums Now On Sale
We wish you an amazing 2011! To start the celebrations we have compiled 200 of our favourite albums of 2010 for our biggest ever New Year Sale! From today on until January 16 all selected albums will be available for a special price - including many of the more...
This label is featured in Update #029:
Total 11, Shed, Matthew Dear
Until very recently August was known as the music industry's 'dead season' - the one month of the year where you could safely pack up and head for the beach without risking to miss any essential releases. This newsletter is proof as to how much times have more...
This label is featured in Update #023:
Ben Klock, Kode9, Pan Sonic
It's getting hot hot hot. The best thing to take to the beach is certainly a great DJ mix in your earplugs, and this month wasn't short on first-rate specimen: Kode9, Michael Mayer and dOP mix albums all feature in this newsletter, and Ben Klock even claims more...