SAM SMITH – LAY ME DOWN [POMO REMIX]

  It’s fair to say that the UK’s Sam Smith absolutely cleaned up at this year’s Grammys, and rightly so.  He picked up four awards including Best New Artist, Record of the Year and Song of the Year for his hit ‘Stay with Me’ and Best Pop Vocal Album for ‘In the Lonely Hour’.  Before he…

SAM GELLAITRY – SHORT STORIES EP

‘Short Stories’ is Sam Gellaitry’s first release on Soulection, and the EP couldn’t make for a better introduction.  Right from first track ‘Temple‘, the Scottish producer successively slaps you round the face with genre after genre, moving effortlessly between uptempo House, Deep Bass vibes, Hip Hop and Soul.  While firmly routed in Electronica, the EP is packed with…

LOCAL NATIVES – BLACK BALLOONS [ROCKET SURGEON REMIX]

Bristol producer Rocket Surgeon taps LA Indie outfit Local Natives for his latest remix.  His version of the band’s ‘Black Balloons’ blends the mellow guitars and vocals of the original with some seriously smooth House.  Local Natives uploaded the stems from their 2013 album ‘Hummingbird’ as part of a remix competition, and of the version we’ve heard…

MERCI JITTER – MOVEMENTS VOL. 1

UK beat label Merci Jitter present their ‘Movements Vol. 1’ compilation.  For the project, nine different producers were asked to compose a track based around the word ‘jitter’, resulting in a variety of different styles and interpretations of Instrumental Hip Hop that take cues from Techno, Future Bass, House and even Grime.  The stunning artwork for…

MIKE SKINNER – YOU BETTER BE

It’s been a while since we’ve heard an official release from Mike Skinner, who now spends that majority of his time DJ-ing and film-making.  New track ‘You Better Be’ is a simple, uplifting, Garage-influenced instrumental which comes with footage from a week in the life of Mr Skinner.  If there’s one thing we’ve always loved about…

SAM GELLAITRY – TEMPLE

18 year old Sam Gellaitry is the latest edition to the Soulection roster, and yesterday he announced the release of his upcoming EP ‘Short Stories’ [February 17] with new track ‘Temple’.  The track has the kind of synths and horns you might expect from fellow Scot Hudson Mohawke, before dropping into some smooth House, and then back…

DREWXHILL – BULLETS

Scandinavian/German duo DREWXHILL [Michelle Drew & Philipp Hill] announce their upcoming ‘Bullets’ EP with the release of its title track. The pair have moved away slightly from the Housey Electronica of their ‘Solitude’ EP, and towards a kind of post-R&B number that still has that Burial-esque Dance edge. Stream below via SoundCloud.