My first single off my project 'Roll the Dice' produced and features my g @glue70
Video available on Youtube and it's streamable on Spotify too!!
Thanks for listening !!
Mellow Mermaids and Malibu Coming Soon
“We started the trip without much of a purpose,” writes Fil Corbitt. “We wanted to be pushed around. Wanted to find something we didn’t know we were looking for. We wanted to take some small chance and see where we landed. And see which side was facing up.”
But how do you find that kind of serendipity when you only have a week? Fil created a game. Each morning, he and his friend would wake up and roll a single dice. A one meant go north. 2 = east, 3 = south, 4 = west, 5 = stay put and 6 meant to cross the nearest state border. The only rule? No backtracking.
Today, we follow Fil as he and his friend Brian figuratively and literally roll the dice, and see where they land. And which side is facing up.
This episode originally aired as a six-part series on Fil’s awesome podcast, Van Sounds. We cut quite a bit of material to turn it into a single piece. You can listen to the full version of the Dice series as well as other awesome travel stories, like the Freight Train episode, at: http://vansounds.org/
Free Download: https://artistengine.net/valestomusic/roll-the-dice
The journey of making this song started on a cold winter day about half a year ago. It was a lot different from what i usually make and therefore I have been hesitating about releasing it for quite a while, not knowing if this is the direction i wanted to head in as an artist. But in the end i decided to take my chances and do it anyway. life's a game, so its not a bad idea to roll the dice every now and then. Enjoy!
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Full track preview over at Complex:
Early release: 24/09/17
General release: 01/10/17
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London-based Mike Misiu has had a handful of stellar yet secret releases under his belt, and now this squirrel is finally getting his nut with his RNT debut! The A side launches into a churning and chugging rendition of a Donald Byrd 70’s jazz soul classic, followed by a cheekily infectious treatment of well-loved modern themes, while the flip kicks into high gear with two uptempo soulful stompers.
Two worlds come together: club meets singer-songwriter: Roll The Dice.
Early adopters in the online musicworld are all aware of the buzz that's going on. The buzz that blends acoustic singer-songwriters with deephouse beats. A sound that gets a lot (!) of love online through Soundcloud and Youtube blogs like The Sound You Need, La Belle Musique, Mr Revillz and Majestic Casual. Mixing indie-vocals and acoustic guitarpicking with mellow grooves has proven it's power by means of millions of plays, likes and shares.
The acoustic clubsound is very popular online, but has not yet made a crossover to radio. Strange, you could say, because it sounds so positive. Urban Contact and DAWA are here with Roll The Dice to introduce this sound to a global audience. DAWA is the Austrian band that created this sensitive song, Urban Contact gave it a warm and steady groove.
Notice that the emotion and organic feel of the original song have been expanded in this new version.
It's a true collaboration between two different genres on a musical and emotional level.
First pressing in very limited red 180g vinyl.
Andre Kronerts seminal EXU EP gets a comprehensive rework from some of the most outstanding on the scene. Tense and sinister new cuts from Kronert introduce both sides of the release, whilst the label calls upon remixes from Berlin mainstays Efdemin and Ed Davenport, as well as Hollands finest export Juan Sanchez, plus Stockholm LTD label boss Par Grindvik alongside fellow Swede Peder Mannerfelt.
Retaining the slurred vocal of the original, Efdemin layers thundering effects over chasmic bass in his mix of Into The Zone, which saw heavy rotation last year. Meanwhile Davenport brings a wild yet streamlined intensity to C.O.D.E.2.
Side B sees Grindvik team up with Mannerfelt to provide a joint interpretation of Into The Zone, which they manipulate into a peak-time epic, with a soaring melody over hammering toms. Finally, Juan Sanchez channels funk through Roll The Dice with a twitchy, groove-laden rework.
The spirit of EXU is made physical once again via 12 inches and 27 minutes of wax.
Lucy’s ‘Banality of Evil’ EP teases apart the dark sides of human psychology and lays them down as fractured, angular tracks. Inspired by Hannah Arendt’s writings on conformity and totalitarianism SA013 makes for provocative listening.
‘Superior Orders’ is an off kilter introduction: Lucy took synth lines that Roll The Dice crafted in Stockholm and broke them down, buckling the lines and revealing their malevolence. ‘Stanford Prison’ layers wistful top lines over driving base creating a fluid, transitory atmosphere. ‘Milgram Experiment’ opens with a beautifully simple sequence and splinters into deep, warm dub. The track includes voices, but these are not catchy euphoric vocals,
instead a voice repeats: ‘I began to feel that I was losing my identity’. The tracks don’t aim to soundtrack the experiments and theories of their
titles, instead they act as a point in case. Their dense structures and repeating sequences hint at how conformity and obedience normalize the darkest of human behaviours. ‘Asch Paradigm’ is a stunning, molten close, it feels heavy and weighted but as with the EP as a hole, Lucy handles this dark material with an incredible lightness of touch.
SA013 was craftily mastered by Artefacts Mastering, Berlin.
Words: Clare Molloy