Door #23 holds a special little surprise : An exclusive mixtape by Temple Haze, that is a selection and ride through his musical mind, displaying a lot of his soulful sketches, drafts and ideas. Temple did us a real favour and put together a Mixtape of his beautiful craft! In the days playlists, i am truly happy to have more raw mixtapes up on the site. Enjyo his one, i am just having it up on my speakers. Ps follow the man on Instagram & Spotify and check out his beautiful video of If i could be yours“.
This is what Temple had to say about his Mixtape of drafts and musical sketches:
Welcome to F O U R a m…
A compilation of demos, works in progress, drafts, old cell phone recordings, and throw-away-tracks that have been resurrected form long lost hard drives, dusted off, and given a fresh spin. This little journey is compiled of ideas from the past 5 years, from my very first productions and rehearsal room recordings (Life-Lines, WaitingForMyMan) to brand new compositions (Longing, F O U R a m).
Putting out this mixtape is quite a vulnerable feeling, as these songs are much more so drafts than finished products, but that is actually what is so great about it. The rawness, the diversity, just allowing them to be as they are and releasing them. Enjoy this ride through my musical brain!
Door #22 – holds a phenomenal playlist that didn’t go online yesterday (caught up in your average human Christmas pre-drama). But here is another favourite of ours, Dunjahs 2nd playlist that is fully loaded with lost gems and hidden treasures, and that whenever it gets played has people asking for the ‘what is that music’. Which is rare these days considering how over saturated and all around available the constant stream of music has become, and how much magic it has lost. Anyways, here is a return to the magic of music, if you like to listen closely and pay attention to the finesse and grace that songs can have… You probably know some of the tunes, and although i despise the term diversity due to the online SJW nonsense, this playlist is truly diverse – but has one thing in common – every song is pure sweet, tasteful goodness and has a loving undertone. Truly enjoy this one;)
Ps Door#23 coming in a few hours.
Pretty boy Toby scores with each track he releases. This one is a co-op/feature with Kids X-factor runner up Richard Istel who has a mind-blowing voice for a now 18y old fella. The original is one of my favourite 80’s tracks so i was at first skeptical, but anything that is positive, danceable with a good vibe is a score in my book when everything is systematically narcissistic, aggressive and pretentious if measure msuic by todays overhyped mainstream. The tracks Sonnengruss pumps out are positive, funky, get the crowd hype and the younger generation seem to completely dig it in his sets.
Sonnengruss, Toby had somewhat of a tragic story with many of his releases. Scoring a Nr 1 at the then still relevant Hypem Charts, before it became a farce, the song suffered from Universal musics inability to pump the track out within a week or two (took em 3 months w/o any promotion) and hurt the track severely. Same goes for his EP and now this track, that came out early this year, performed well on Spotify (over 1 Mio). But the officially greenlighted track by it’s composers, had a sweet video that (ironically) used the old original music video from 1983, lip-synced to the Sonnengruss Version, with some hilarious 80’s effects. Of course a major label/Vevo controlled the content so the new video couldn’t even be released and thus the promotion felll flat.
Seems like a lot of complaining, when most smaller to middle sized dance acts would be thankful for Sonnengruss play numbers, but Toby has the potential to grow immensely as an act, and he has all it takes, musically, as a dj/producer and as the earnest fun personality he is. And he is still in his early 20’s. Well Sonnengruss had learned from these missteps, Toby & his producer have made an excellent roadmap for 2019. They will work with us, have a great release plan and just had another super successfull songwriting week in Berlin. No more covers, samples and other peoples material – no matter if licensed or not. And this time the entire team supporting him and working for/with Sonnengruss is finally a 100% right. Tried and tested.
Beautiful piece of art by Mr Temple. Classy tribute or cover. I think the original is by Bear’s Den, didn’t bother looking it up, you are supposed to enjoy music not write an essay about it. This man is a composer, singer and producer and you can literally feel it in everythig he does. There is a certain depth to his art tht’s making the world brighter, one piece at a time.
Check out his latest release and more shameless self-plugging links below:
★ Temple Haze latest Release STREAMING: https://templehazenarou.lnk.to/IfICouldBeYours
★ Pre Book UPCOMING Temple Haze Releases : http://prebook.grooveattack.com/welcome/index/26
In our Christmas Run down, here is a full mixtape, Tommy did, finding time out of his super busy schedule in recent days, to select his favourite Mat McHugh tunes and mixing them together with the tracks we recently released. As a short synopsis: we did a remix album with Mat, but it was a long back and forth betw us Major labels, insane offers and our general idea of not letting us being nailed down in terms of naming tracks, or even the act/artist himself. I still fully support our mindstate, but it was a loooong time in the making and cost us a lot time, nerves and other materialistic stuff. But that is out-of-the-way now, and we as a label, are finally running into our old form, after having eliminated and cut off the shackles of the corporate technocracy, So yeah, we are indy and that is the best state. Dig into Mats superb originals and our remixes from 2016 altogether that Tommy blended into a super sweet Mixtape (old school style). Enjoy Sideways Vol 1. The next mixes/tracks we do together will come out in a heartbeat. Below find a link to the Album – so make sure to get that and save it on Spotify, Apple, but no download gate or any of that nonsense. Good music will always find its way.
★ Mat McHugh meets the YUM YUMs Album – https://matmchughyy.lnk.to/MatMcHughYY
★ Mat McHugh on Spotify – https://spoti.fi/2S2PB6z
★ ChromeMusic on Spotify – https://spoti.fi/2StKBYi
Mat McHugh – Music
Mat McHugh – Over and over (Ring the Alarm)
Mat McHugh – More Money
Mat McHugh – Real Love
The Beautiful Girls – After All This Time
Mat McHugh – Go Don’t Stop
Mat McHugh – Under the Dancehall Lights
Mat McHugh – If You See my Heart
Mat McHugh meets The YumYums – Strange Days
Mat McHugh meets The YumYums – PFOS
Mat McHugh meets The YumYums – Sideways
Mat McHugh meets The YumYums – Loneliness (Sonnengruss Remix)
Mat McHugh meets The YumYums – Numb
Mat McHugh meets The YumYums – High Up
Mat McHugh meets The YumYums – All I Ever Wanted