Juju & Jordash – Live at Downbeat night. Madrid, December, 2015 [DOWNBEAT010]

Juju & Jordash again on downbeat, 8 records after, celebrating the 10th release. This is the recording of the live act performance at a Downbeat night on December, 2015. Slow jams with tropical vibes progressing leisurely in both sides.

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Juju & Jordash – Live at Downbeat night. Madrid, December, 2015 [DOWNBEAT010]

Urtzi / Jose Rico – Adventures in Subconsciousness EP [DOWNBEAT009]

Downbeat Black features some heavily cerebral deep house founders Urtzi and Jose Rico. Urtzi impresses with his two contributions, the undulating, pad-heavy bliss of “Memories From Another Life”, and “No Back Memory” – a pensive slither of rich, piano-laden beatdown. Jose Rico opts for a slightly more energetic approach on his two cuts, though both “Small Island” (built around some superb percussion and tumbling chords) and the sun-kissed “Aint” are still lovingly melodious.

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Urtzi / Jose Rico – Adventures in Subconsciousness EP [DOWNBEAT009]

Marcellus Pittman – Do You Like Music EP [DWNBT008]

‘Our time is now’ and ‘Extra credit’, are two detroit-flavoured house tracks with sequences coming from Mars and melancholic keys with the unmistakable Marcellus Pittman mood. The release is closed by ‘Happy to be here’, a gloomy downbeat-Hip hop track made with MPC.

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Marcellus Pittman – Do You Like Music EP [DWNBT008]

Jose Rico / Urtzi – Space Is The Place [DOWNBEAT007]

Jose Rico and Urtzi bring us the 7th Downbeat release, paying homage to Science fiction and exploring the relation between human beings and machines. The result is a solid exercise of researching with hardware, which brings all the label influences. Jose Rico is the responsible of ”Flight to Andrómeda” and ”Hiperspace”, two obsessive, mechanical but full-of-feeling tracks. Moreover, Urtzi introduces himself with ”Ouroboros” and ”Terra Luminae”, two synthetic tracks with influences from Chicago sound. Four dance music tracks which go straight to the heart and brain.

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Jose Rico / Urtzi – Space Is The Place [DOWNBEAT007]

Chris Gray / Moonchildren – Go Away (You’ve Got To) [DOWNBEAT006]

Moonchildren aka Chris Gray and his spacey-yet-groovey collection of electronic music are just a regular part of the Chicago deep life. This dark, bubbly, slow-paced tech-house Downbeat EP Go Away (You’ve Got To) is right on time for those who need a fix. The title track yearns for that psycho lover to get the hell out of your life for good. It Was The Fried Chicken That Saved Our Sanity (Because The Ghetto Is Sad) is not just a fancy song title. It’s one way Chris survived living in the impoverished Mississippi Delta. And we round out this sensual EP with Sun of God, which pays homage to the salvation and rare appearance that the sun brings during a long, wicked, brutally-cold Chicago Winter

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Chris Gray / Moonchildren – Go Away (You’ve Got To) [DOWNBEAT006]

Juju & Jordash / Downbeat – Solar Oasis EP [BL001]

First release of Downbeat Black label, the sublabel of Downbeat dedicated to slow 4×4 electronics. Juju & Jordash provide Avian Oasis, an exquisite and delicate 4×4 piece with a special guest: an old Hohner Melodica that envelopes the track in mystery. On the other side, Solaris. A complex sci-fi soundtrack full of field recordings in continuous movement made by Downbeat illness.

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Juju & Jordash / Downbeat – Solar Oasis EP [BL001]

Jose Rico / Mike Huckaby – Downbeat 03 [DOWNBEAT003]

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In the 3rd Downbeat release, the main star is the Waldorf Sound. This release means the debut of one of the heads of the label, Jose Rico. His two tracks (“Restructure again” and “About it”) are obsessive, direct and forceful and define clearly his tastes and influences. Detroit and above all, Detroit. On side B, (the essential) Mike Huckaby gives us a bright pearl with a piano solo reminding us of his works on Deep Transportation.

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Jose Rico / Mike Huckaby – Downbeat 03 [DOWNBEAT003]