Please join us Saturday February 1st for a stellar night of music featuring PillowTalk performing all new material from their forthcoming album live at Monarch. Also on the line up the mysterious and infectious sounds of dAvi A along with the the master blaster of Nite Moves Papa Lu. Of course Smoke n’ Mirrors residents Shiny Objects and Trev Campbell will be in full effect dropping the very best deep house, disco and techno.
We’re elated to announce the new Shiny Objects single on Smoke n’ Mirrors…with a fabulous remix from Berlin’s Click Click!!!
Shiny Objects return with a new tech-laced dance inducer with a distinct sound that is oh-so-shiny. The new single, “Tell Me What You Want” is a funk-infused deep house track with a hint of techy goodness. Provocative female French vocalist, Aya, gives the track a surreal yet danceable edge. The original mix showcases a shifting clap and big build to get feet moving, while Click Click’s rework offers a steady tempo and rolling bass-line to keep the dance floor going.
Scroll down to check out the single or download it HERE.
Smoke N Mirrors is pleased to release Wildkats’ single,‘Rock D’ Disco’. This three track EP brings a deep, pumping sound with disco toned synths meshed with a satisfyingly forthright bass.
WiLDKATS are a production collective formed in East London when Edinburgh DJs Stuart Sandeman & Scott Dickie met US import Corey Baker. After sharing ideas over a booming warehouse bass bin they decided to get into the studio. Pulling influences from 80s Funk and New York Disco they began to develop their sound; an energetic combination of groove led house and dubby disco with their trademark WiLDKATS bass-line. WiLDKATS are part of a new movement in contemporary house music fusing 80s drums, synths and bass sounds, putting their own funked up stamp on this with their catchy edits and raw dance floor killers.
WIth “Higher Ground,” Shiny Objects elevates you higher while simultaneously taking you deeper underground. The release kicks off with a compelling bass-line layered with spacy synth stabs. Michael Marshall, vocalist from the legendary hip-hop classic Luniz “I Got 5 On It,” urges listeners to abandon their daily concerns and surrender to the beat. In the classic deep house fashion, his strong male vocal is soulful and persuasive.
Maxxi Soundsystem delivers a stellar remix with rich crystalline textures and a series of ever-building layers stacked upon the original’s ominous bass-line. The Sleight of Hands remix gives us a smokey garage- influenced rethink of the original with layers of echoed vocals and an extra infusion attitude.
“Metro” starts off with a chugging kick drum nestled underneath the steady pulse of gradating synthstabs.
Smooth vocals croon and shimmer with effects adding a splash of soul to Edit’s house-flavored
“California Love” is complete with funk licks and a punchy disco bassline that give a sensual stride with a heavy dose of playful percussion and vocals that make this track a perfect peaktime jam.
“Steppin” rounds out the release and shines with synth flares and a thick, funky bassline that call back to ‘80s electro-funk. Murphy’s take on retro-futurism is anything but trite, bringing the best out of nostalgia with fresh, feel good vibes.
Edit Murphy emerged in October 2011 with his Motown Edits EP, reworked tracks from a handful of originators of Motor City soul, including Marvin Gaye and Bill Withers. The release quickly gained attention all over the Internet, with support from WOLF Music, Space Ranger, Soul Clap and equally mysterious edit-maestros, Tiger & Woods. Edit’s Tracks have appeared in the iconic Om Lounge series, his first single “Need You” was followed up by solid the “Brookly Nights EP” in September of 2012.
Smoke N’ Mirrors is on a roll this month bringing the best talent in tech-house and nu-disco to San Francisco and Miami.
Starting with San Francisco on Saturday, March 16th, the Smoke N’ Mirrors residency at Monarch continues, backed by grooves from UK’s rising Maxxi Soundsystem. Maxxi initially came to the public eye with his edit of “Criticize,” getting charted by renowned selectors such as Jacques Renault and Permanent Vacation. Since 2011, he has released a handful of promising EPs, including his recent 4/5 Resident Advisor rated Regrets We Have No Use For single on Hypercolour. Keep an eye out for his remix of Smoke N’ Mirrors resident Shiny Objects’s forthcoming single Higher Ground and catch him this weekend with support from Lance DeSardi, Shiny Objects, and Bachelors of Science’s new house alias Sleight of Hands.
Next week, in San Francisco (again!) on March 22nd, Smoke N’ Mirrors returns to Monarch in collaboration with Lights Down Low to bring disco edit flavor makers, Tiger & Woods. Tiger & Woods have been an SF favorite for a minute now, bringing out heads from all edges of the San Francisco house scene to parties put on by fellow tech-house purveyors As You Like It. Support comes from locals M3, Lights Down Low’s Sleazemore, and Shiny Objects.
Lastly, if you happen to be in Miami for WMC/Ultra, you’ll be pleased to know that Smoke N’ Mirrors has teamed up with The Electric Pickle and Red Bull Music Academy to put together a heavily stacked line up for Inside/Out, including exclusive sets from DJ Harvey, Osunlade, along with a slew of other performances from SNM artists, such as Maxxi Soundsystem, Edit Murphy, Death on the Balcony, Shiny Objects, along with friends, Jacques Renault, PBS Streetgang, PillowTalk, and more. Needless to say, this party goes on into the wee hours of the morning.
Plan to get there early, and you can get a limited discount presale for $15 on Resident Advisor HERE!!!
Mysterious music-maker Edit Murphy is gearing up for a two-week tour coinciding with his upcoming “Brooklyn Nights” EP on Smoke N Mirrors.
Edit emerged almost a year ago, in October 2011, with his Motown Edits series. Edit reworked tracks from a handful of originators of Motor City soul, including Marvin Gaye, Bill Withers, and Stevie Wonder. The release quickly gained attention all over the Internet, with support from equally mysterious edit-maestros, Tiger & Woods. His latest track “Need You” first appeared on OM Lounge Vol. 12 and was released as a single on Smoke N Mirrors earlier this summer.
East Coasters will be able to catch him prior to the release as he moves up from Miami toward New York. Following the release, he will hit the West Coast starting in San Diego and ending in San Francisco at Monarch for the Smoke N Mirrors monthly.
In anticipation of the tour, Edit made a podcast for Music is 4 Lovers, the San Diego-based blog dedicated to deep, cutting-edge dance music. Edit certainly takes it deep, while accentuating, his signature sound that pays respect to the classic sounds of house and disco. The tracklist includes artists such as Vicenzo, Urulu, Bicep & Omar Odyssey, along with a track of his own titled, “California Love.”
9.20.12 – Electric Pickle, Miami
9.21.12 – E-Villa, Baltimore
9.23.12 – Le Bain, New York City
9.27.12 –The Office, San Diego
9.29.12 – The Standard Downtown, LA
10.2.12 – The Room, Hollywood
10.5.12 – Monarch, San Francisco