Being in a podcast that counts with names like Serginho, Miguel Rendeiro, Kaesar & Zoy, Dual Minds, Gonçalo (808), Nuno Di Rosso, Vasco Valente, The RetroMatics, Phil (FRESHKITOS), John-E, JEPE and more from the portuguese electronic music scene it’s really a privilege. A journey with “Portugal” written all over it, Lazer Mike original tracks and older cuts that will never stop pumping a demaning dancefloor. Oh and of course, if you hear some synths, claps and basslines in the middle… it’s LIVE.
Available on June 23rd 2014 on all digital platforms
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YOU FEEL YOU records’ third release [YFY003] is the first work of the newcomer duo Lazer Mike, Carlos Lázaro and Miguel Oliveira, that have been playing together since 2011, and are no strangers to the club life, playing in known clubs ands festivals in Portugal. It’s a 2-track EP that plunders the roots of underground house with fresh impetus. “The Shuffle Up” is worthy of its name, an upbeat shuffled track with a driving bassline, defining elements of the Lazer Mike sound. “The Takeover” is a slightly darker underground cut with contrasting classic house stabs that keep the energy flowing, showing another side of the soundscapes this duo approaches. Wrapping up, the EP is a fierce debut, on point house from Lazer Mike, making a statement with this outspoken release, straight to the dance floor.
Co-production and mastering – Antonio Bastos
Artwork – Nuno Jubero
Culturecast 7 is out of the oven with some fierce tunes. Journey begins with Rules Of Love by Joel Alter featuring Eric D. Clark. Special attention to Breach’s remix of Maya Jane Coles’ Everything, emotional track with great work on the vocals. Emotion continues with Simian Mobile Disco and Bicep’s Sacrifice, heading for a bassy approach with A Lister’s Bitter Sweet. This edition features a My Love Is Underground release, Paris Underground Traxs’ Sexy Thing remix, a true dance floor shaker. Then bass takes over the rest of the set with the skills of Kry Wolf and Claude VonStroke, Friend Within, Viadrina and ending with power house track Do It Yourself by WK7. Basement style.
Half a year of Culturecasts. Going through various vibes and sounds, all of them basement-friendly. This month on our spotlight are artists like Hauswerks, Jordan Peak, female portuguese DJ and producer Magalie, Sidney Charles, and so on. Special tribute to house music legend Romanthony who recently passed out, huge pioneer on the electronic scene and an inspiration to many of us. Rest in peace.
Fifth culturecast is here. In June we go through some artists we really enjoy. Hands up again for Kolombo, Shadow Child, Leftwing & Kody, amazing textures, true basement material. Then Waze & Odyssey’s Street Tracks mix of Citizen’s Stronger With You really turns up the nodge with its punchy kick along with the vocal cuts. There’s also Bass Preacher, an original track from ourselves which can be found on our Soundcloud page. Look Like’s Downtown uptempo kick brings a breakbeat feeling to the set. All in all, another great journey to lift the basement dust off.
Edition number 4 of Basement Beats. May’s culturecast has some great bass flavours, from Coat of Arms’ remix of Tom Budden & Forrest’s Lady Is Trouble to the really bass-driven Addiction from A Lister. The bass journey continues with Chesus’ 3AM Dub and Applebottom’s All Nite really does the job with that mix of vocals and kick-bass conversation. We give special attention to two Portuguese producers who gained our support, achieving a really nice and characteristic sound: Audiopath and Trikk. Audiopath’s King Of Kings brings the classic atmosphere to life, and Trikk’s Atoms And Suns begins the set in a perfect way setting the basement mood on.
Last month we recorded a videocast for Geisha – Art Music Dance Culture.
“Geisha – Music Art Dance Culture” is a project lead by our dear friend Pedro Gonzaga that aims to show in audio and video some DJs and Producers in the comfort of their homes / studios, expressing his art.
The performance is a dj set “express” in just 35 minutes that allows to combine sound and video in a single platform.
Third edition is up and running. This month’s culturecast features tunes from the legend Kerri Chandler, Kyodai, Jimpster’s version of Josh Wink’s Jus Right, and the journey finishes off with a slightly acid touch, with a Charles Spencer dub of Niko Marks’ Real Funk Don’t Die. House Music in it’s various forms and shapes, that’s what Lazer Mike is all about!
Round two of our monthly podcast is online! Starting up with Kevin Over, going through a great tribute of the classic of Jaydee’s Plastic Dreams by one-and-only Audiojack, and ending with Fer BR’s The FunKing contagious groove. Enjoy!
We proudly present our new series of monthly podcasts BASEMENT BEATS CULTURECASTS, 1 hour DJ set with the vibes going on in our DJ bag, always with that touch from the basement underground feeling.