It has been a great year for the folks at Cascine seeing a very solid lineup of artists and releases make their way into new listener’s ears. I first had a chance to get a good listen to Jensen Sportag’s dreamy disco EP Pure Wet and the quality mixes that were traded between both them and TEEEL when Cascine worked with Moodgadget Records. Since those releases I have received another three releases that I think also think deserve to have some time in the spotlight from Chad Valley, Southern Shores and Jensen Sportag.
The first of the three comes in the form of the laid back and relaxing Courtship remix of Now That I’m Real from Chad Valley’s Equatorial Ultravox EP which was released on Cascine June 21st. It slowly slides its way in to light guitar strums and deep rolling bass tones to back the lush vocal samples. By the time the full vocal kicks in shimmering synths join the mix adding another element to the background. At two minutes and forty seconds the full and rich remix kicks in fully with a quiet addictive four on the floor thump and clap rhythm that the rest of the song rides along until it bellows toward its ending. Here is a sample of the single and check both links for each artists releases.
Chad Valley – Now That I’m Real (Courtship Remix)
The next single comes from the upcoming July 12th EP release from Southern Shores titled Atlantic. Night Is Young is a smart combination of 90’s styled diva vocal sounds over updated electronics. Out of this base comes a strong female lead vocal dripping with House and R&B vibes. Beats twist and turn underneath the vocal with rising snare hits, House horns and clanging bells adding some shake to the thump. I was also linked to a full preview stream of the entire EP through Soundcloud that shows that this single is only the beginning for Southern Shores. The EP isn’t a one track pony as you can hear if you head over for a taste. Smart samples and varied tropical tinged rhythms lay there for you to soundtrack your summer with.
Southern Shores – Night Is Young
Last and absolutely not least comes the latest remix from Jensen Sportag and their version of the Memory Tapes single Wait In The Dark from their album Player Piano which releases today on Carpark/Something In Construction. Taking what was already a catchy upbeat pop song Jensen Sportag adds steamy bass lines and slick French House synth tones underneath the vocal begging you even more to stay up all night. Slight guitars rise along with the synth over pulsing kick drums and fills creating a lush mixture of dance floor filling House grooves making for yet another amazing summer release from Cascine. I know that after hearing these three tracks you like me will be anxiously awaiting any and all new releases from the label as their taste and artist selection continues to grow and evolve.
Memory Tapes – Wait In The Dark (Jensen Sportag Remix)
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