Review: Aural Distortion returns for his second single on Tsuba following the success of 'Fragmented' back in February. A side "Overlap" combines the best bits of electro, deep house and tech house to create a spine-tingling emotive epic. Sasha has been playing both "Overlap" and "Next" for the last 3 months and calls Aural Distortion "a real talent for the future". MANDY are also fans "Great tune! Well done boys". For the remix AN-2 doesn't disappoint with a Nu-disco mix that's lush, emotive and funky. Supporters include Lindstrom ("We love the An-2 remix!!!"), Tom Middleton, Pete Herbert, Prins Thomas, Mudd, Ewan Pearson and Quiet Village. "Emotional, soothing and melodic house just like Lindstrom." - Mixmag, "Superb electro-disco with a warm nudging bassline." DJ Magazine, "The An-2 mix has that Kohncke/Schwarz/Ame purity to it. Just lovely" - IDJ House. "Tsuba getting stronger with each release. "Overlap" contains a massive Get Physical/Poker Flat style motif & the An-2 mix has Subway-esq flourishes." - IDJ Electro House, "More of the high quality we've come to expect from the label. Early morning electro with a touch of 2 Lone Swordsman deep house." - IDJ Tech House. DJ Support - Sasha, Danny Howells, Lindstrom, Tom Middleton, Quiet Village.
Review: "Plasma", by Aural Distortion, has support from Tobi Neumann, Sebo K, Laurent Garnier, Ripperton, Shinedoe, D' Julz, Clive Henry (Peace Division/DC10), Rob Mello, Ralph Lawson, Prins Thomas and many more.
Review: Huge support from Tiga, James Holden, Ewan Pearson, Jeff Samuel, Laurent Garnier, Alexkid, Paul Woolford, Billy Dalessandro, Jimpster, Ben Watt, Mugwump and Giles Smith. The follow up to 'Jackin Me' (Tsuba 03) by Eric Borgo & Olivier Raymond has finally arrived, this time using Olivier's better known alias of Oxia. An epic mix with elements of trance (the good stuff!) which place real emphasis on the builds & drops to create a melancholy dancefloor burner. On the B-Side, Daniel Stefanik provides an amazing hypnotic & glitchy mix which is deep, deep, deep but retains a dancefloor friendly vibe. Reactions say this is his best remix to date.
Review: South Australian duo the Carter Bros have their 2009 LP, originally released on local Adelaide label Cuckoo Music, pressed to vinyl thanks to Kevin Griffiths' Tsuba imprint. Laced with a Parisian motif the album dips and dives between cleverly sampled filter house, one-take analogue super sessions and Detroit love. A cavorting dancefloor essential.
Review: Tsuba brings some sublime deepness with the first part of David K's "Three Arches". "Incoming" is a unique and essential track for all fans of deep electronic house music. for the remix Motorcitysoul deliver a stunner, adding a heavier bottom end and their own melancholy melody that joins the dots between classic Chicago trax, deep house and techno. huge support from Laurent Garnier, Sven Vath, Dan Ghenacia, Chloe, Ralph Lawson, Steve Lawler and more.
Review: Danton Eeprom is a name poised to breakthrough in 2007 thanks to his forward thinking dancefloor infused electronica and a rock n roll touring approach to his live shows. "One Thing Leads To Another" is without a doubt the trippiest track released so far on Tsuba, centring around a twisted vocal from Danton, melodic bleeps and swathes of engaging synths.
Review: Emerging in 2001, Aybee has spent more than a decade gathering respect from all corners of the electronic music scene. Releasing music under a wide range of monikers over the years, Aybee's versatility is genre defiant and seamless in its quality. Tsuba score a coup here, coaxing him to remix "Reflexions" from Ethyl & Huxley not once but twice. The dub mix plays with a lonesome but bad ass bass loop and organic hand claps - coupled with the electronic melody Aybee shows us that simplicity is key. His second remix gets deeper and warmer as stretched synths roll and elegant wind instruments flitter along the top line. On the B-Side we have Ethyl and Huxley's "Slims"; dark, evolving and intense, the track is strewn with eerie recordings, chopped shakers and a creeping and spooky bass roll.
Review: Galcher Lustwerk's Tsuba debut, Nu Day, was undoubtedly one of Kevin Griffiths' label's best releases of recent years. It's perhaps unsurprising, then, that Griffiths has commissioned a quartet of new remixes from Kai Alce (under his KZR guise) and fellow White Material artist. The latter's two mixes of "Fate" are particularly good, with the dreamy chords, exotic melodies and eyes-wide-shut rhythms of the Glass Mix just shading the bleep-laden minimal techno throb of the Sueno Mix. As for Alce, he delivers a pair of chunky, atmospheric, floor-focused dubs of "Fate". Of these, it's the snappy beats, loopy vocals and yearning chords of the Jefferson Avenue Cruise Dub that most impresses.
Review: Tsuba's ten year anniversary - that's right, it has been that long already - has been marked with hit after hit from a wide selection of artists from across the house kingdom. In fact, for this 2nd instalment of the festivities, we have White Material frontman Galcher Lustwerk remixed by the inimitable Jimpster, with the latter putting a more starry-eyed mechanic onto the original; For Romeau complete the A-side with a vintage-sounding remix of "Pinball" by Williams. On the flip, Roy Comanchero drops the Chicago bass over a minimal sort of percussion groove on "Hypba". Kevin Griffiths adds a little acid to the jingly 707 beat of "Satori", and completes a stellar EP from the magnetic Tsuba.
Zone (Ivan Smagghe & Tim Paris' It's A Fine Line remix)
Review: What better way for Tsuba to start 2008 than with the huge 'Zone' by The Hacker & Eric Borgo, already licensed to Jennifer Cardini's new Kompakt compilation. The Hacker needs no introduction - a true pioneer with album releases on his own Goodlife label (with his friends Oxia and Alex Reynaud) and with Miss Kitten on DJ Hell's Gigolo imprint. In 2001 at the dawn of Electroclash they were booked all over the world with Miss Kittin appearing as a dominant nurse and The Hacker cold as ice behind the machines and decks. In 2007 Michel describes his style as 'classic Detroit style with Jeff Mills in mind'. Long-term friend and Tsuba artist Eric Borgo teams up with Michel on the moody techno of 'Zone'.