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Tuesday
Oct182011

Get Late. Get Deep. Get Weird.....With Remain.

Lick or Click image for further info.Romain Rouffiac, (aka Remain) is probably not a name most North Americans have heard before.  Not suprisingly, this was certainly my case until I happened to download the Concrete EP on the FAMILY Name imprint.  I am not going to lie, I really downloaded the EP because of the cover art: some random mother fucker with a gnarly tattoo that, of all things, said "PEACE" on his forearm.  I combed through the newly acquired releases.  As usual, most of the assorted EPs I downloaded were crap or barely tolerable, until I touched this greasy little nugget of heat called Concrete - - a tune so good it made the tedious daily dig worth every agonizing minute.  Equally hot were two of the remixes, one by Matt Walsh and the other by Matthus Raman.

 Remain - Concrete (Original Mix) >>>> [BUY IT]

 

Turns out that the head honcho of France's Meant Records makes more than one good song.  In fact, the man makes a shit ton of wicked music, much of which can be heard by visiting his soundcloud.  Remain makes awesome Techno, Tech House and Indy Dance music that plays a varying amount of the feild, music often displaying a touch of darkness that never fails to evoke strong emotional reactions among listeners - - often finding themselves nostalgically reflecting on past experiences which fit the soundtrack playing in their head.

REMAIN (ORIGINAL MIXES) by REMAIN

 

REMAIN (REMIXES) by REMAIN

While darkness and eerie mystery music are certainly salient characteristics of Romain's work, most of it is terriffic on the dancefloor, something I look forward to confirming this Friday when Romain plays a set for his Release party at Late & Deep #6, where we celebrate his up coming "La Rixe" EP, his first release on Canada's My Favorite Robot Records.  The Official EP Party is fully supported by local MFR artists including My Favourite Robot, Nitin and Aaron Santos, and the artists will be fully backed by the 40Hz Soundsystem Crew. I have provided a number of Remain tracks for you to check out off his soundcloud, including the unreleased "La Rixe EP".

MFR040 - Remain - La Rixe EP - My Favorite Robot Records (out: October 24)

 

As a special exclusive bonus, we are also providing you with a free 128kbps download of the La Rixe remix by Toronto's Drumatix Six, courteousy of MFR, Remain and Drumatix Six - - only available here, at the Deep North.

Remain - La Rixe (Drumatix Six Yokai Vocal Dub) >>> Exclusive Pre-Release DL. Right click, save as..

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More information can be found about Late & Deep #6 on our new Fanpage, which is also where daily contests happen for ticket giveaways to this special event on Friday.  Also, you can read more about the event on Resident Advisor.

...by DICK DIAMONDS

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Sunday
Oct092011

Late Night Robot Parties

MFR 040: Remain's "La Rixe EP" on My Favorite Robot Records. Click Image to hear this release.

With Late & Deep #6 fast approaching, I feel compelled to share a bit of music from the Toronto label that will provide us with an array of musical masterminds in just under two weeks.  My Favorite Robot (MFR) is one of the most exciting Canadian labels in the industry right now, and a quick look at some of their releases on beatport should excite anyone who calls themselves a fan of modern tech house, deep house, techno and electronica.

The imprint's vision couldn't be any more simple.  According to MFR's label page on resident advisor, these guys seek to "Ignore the norm and broaden the definition of electronic music in order to deliver it to as many music lovers as possible", something that they do well.  With an impressive roster of artists which includes the likes of Kenny Glasgow and Jonny White of Art Department, James Teej, Adultknapper, Jori Hulkonnen, Jozif, Sasse, Nitin and Pan/Tone, to name a few, it is no wonder these guys seem to be moving along like a massive musical snowball, simply getting bigger and bigger by the second.  Just watch how these guys got the kids going crazy at Piknik Electronic in Montreal last month!  What a crowd.

 

 

Get ready people because on the 21st of October, The Deep North will be hosting the Official "La Rixe" EP Release Party for MFR's newest artist Remain.  The EP is fantastic and I am super stoked to hear this guy drop some amazing tunes for the home crowd.  To make things just a little bit sweeter, the label will be providing extra heavy support for Romain Rouffiac's set with the additional firepower provided by three of the labels local artists: My Favorite Robot, Nitin and Aaron Santos (of The Kings Arms).  Now that is what I call a lineup worth lining up for.  Check out some heat from these artists, including a remix by Toronto's very own Drumatix Six and get ready for the official announcement concerning presale tickets.  Trust me, you will need them if you plan on seeing this event in person.  Get stoked!

Be sure to check out the MFR Soundcloud for further sneak peeks of Remain's new La Rixe EP and lots of other tunes and even mixes.

Note: My Favorite Robot is Jared Simms, Voytek Korab & James Teej // The Kings Arms is Aaron Santos & James Teej.

 

 

Remain - La Rixe (Drumatix Six Yokai Dub) >>> UNRELEASED, Exclusive 128kbps Coming Soon!

 

My Favorite Robot - Birthday Song [MFR] >>> [BUY IT]

 

The Model ft. My Favorite Robot - Still In My Heart [Crosstown Rebels] >>> [BUY IT]

 

My Favorite Robot - The Future Will Judge Us [MFR] >>> [BUY IT]

 

Nitin - Blink Twice (Original Mix)[MFR] >>> [BUY IT]

 

Nitin - The Nine In One (Original Mix)[MFR]  >>> [BUY IT]

 

Nitin - Silent Scales (Osunlade Remix)[No. 19] >>> [BUY IT]

 

Jonny Cruz & Lati - Crack is Wack (The Kings Arms Remix) [MFR] >>> [BUY IT]

 

The Kings Arms - No Good For You [Wolf + Lamb Black] >>> [BUY IT]

 

Although these guys won't be at the party on the 21st, I am a huge fan of Class B Band's August 15th release on MFR Records titled "Strange Wolves".  Get that!!

Class B Band - Strange Wolves [MFR] >>> [BUY IT]

 

...by DICK DIAMONDS