Issue 81

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Hugo Massien - all nigHt Moodymann's influence is prominent in XL's latest offering In Eglo Records, Alexander Nut has established one of the most eclectic, creative and forward-thinking imprints in the game. Two of the freshest artists on the roster - Henry Wu and K15 - have decided to combine their talents and from a brand new project, WU15. As Wu announced on Facebook, "Very pleased to announce that my record with brother K15 on Eglo Records is almost ready and will be sharing some cuts next week. Thank you Alexander Nut for seeing the vision and supporting us along the way. WU15 is here." We've only been treated to one track so far, 'The Anthem', but it's safe to say we're rather excited about this. Eglo Records new signees announce a joint collaboration Mano Le Tough spends a lot of time in the club ones to WatcH Wu15 l Moffa albuM of tHe MontH Mano le tougH - trails Although much of Trails was first conceptualized while Mano was on the road, by the time that 2015 rolled around, the record was little more than a collection of notes he'd jotted down on airplanes. Some of the ideas and themes were there, but Mano needed time—and a fair bit of quiet—to let them germinate. As such, he took a break from DJing, decamped to the Swiss countryside and adopted a new routine. It was winter and the environment was frozen and snowy, but amongst all that nature, Mano's creativity flourished, and the resulting flood of inspiration produced Trails. On the one hand, the album continues down the path Mano has been walking for several years now. Trails is full of slow-brewing, melody-driven tracks, many of them featuring Mano's emotive vocals. At the same time, Trails finds Mano speaking—both figuratively and literally—with a more confident voice than ever before. DJs may gravitate towards the album's soaring club cuts ('I See Myself in You', 'Sometimes Lost'), but songs like 'Half Closed Eyes' and 'Empty Early Years and the Seed' find Mano deftly balancing his pop impulses with the demands of the dancefloor. Elsewhere, 'Running in a Constant Circle' and 'Generations' kick off the album with serene slices of electronica, 'Trails' channels new wave while employing a hooky no wave guitar riff, and 'Meilen' offers up a bit of Balearic bliss. Then there's the 'Energy Flow', a track which puts Mano's vocals front and centre and just might be the most emotionally naked thing he's ever produced. Granted, this sort of variety has long been a staple of Mano's DJ sets, but Trails is perhaps the first time that his diverse tastes have been so coherently reflected in his own music. Without question, the album is Mano's deepest, most personal, and most potent work to date. 30 Issue 81 / 2015 HOUSE/ tEcHnO WOLFEP030 Medlar need Role EP Lowheads Lumieres Noir On & On Denney 15 Years of Moon Harbour Various Artists tobasco Darius Syrossian Get Sick EP CamelPhat Sweet Marquis Hawkes MDR 15 Sa Pa Hot creations presents Hot Summer Jams Part 2 Various Artists Ostgut ton | Zehn Various Artists new Generation/ conium Jonas Rathsman neW releases More @ It seems that we just can't get enough of Moodymann. First he smashes Studio 338 at their Halloween blowout, and now Hugo Massien samples the Detroit don's cult RBMA lecture on what promises to become the next tech- house smash within the bubbling UK scene. XL have continued to pursue this direction which is part of an ongoing effort to "reconnect with the spirirt of the label's early days (of) underground, club-focused, outsider rave 12 inches." The latest offerings of this change in direction come from the likes of Zomby, Powell and Paul Woolford, and we can't get enough.

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