Tuesday, 10 August 2021

Sumsuch & Will Brock - Humanity

UK / Philadelphia duo Sumsuch and Will Brock return to Colour and Pitch with soulful new Deep House track, Humanity.

Releasing on BBE Music as Mega Jawns, Will Sumsuch and Will Brock have been making music together since 2013, when they joined forces for the first ever release on Colour and Pitch, 'Simpatico'.

'Humanity' is perhaps their most heartfelt and accomplished work yet. Framed by Sumsuch's warm production and lyrical lead guitar, Will Brock's words and powerful delivery are a clarion cry for forgiveness, tenderness and togetherness in these times of great division.

The song came together quickly after a conversation between the two friends, discussing racial and political divisions in both the USA and UK. "So many of us cling to ideas and identities handed to us by whichever society we happen to be born into" says Sumsuch. "Will and I were talking about how people have become so attached to stances and beliefs that hurt themselves and others. I'd been feeling a lot of sadness about this when I was composing the instrumental, which I'd sent him just before our call. About two hours after we spoke, he sent back the finished song. My jaw hit the floor when I heard the words he'd written."

"Feel the beat of every human soul" sings Brock. "Love with all your heart and then some more".

Heed the call. Don't let hate use you. Use your Humanity.

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Saturday, 10 July 2021

DJ Joma - Divinity

 

Colour and Pitch presents 'Divinity', the soul-stirring new single from DJ Joma & Moon Aton, featuring a stunning remix from Kanedo.

For the 70th release on Colour and Pitch, we welcome back Belfast's DJ Joma and German spoken word artist Moon Aton for 'Divinity', a truly breathtaking melodic deep house cut.

Founder of the Personal Belongings label and regular on Alex Kentucky's Be Adult Music, Kanedo introduces warm chords and smooth percussion for his subtle rework of 'Divinity'.

"We humans all have a divine spark within us. That is what connects us all, regardless of our different religions. If we look inside ourselves, we can discover it, connect with it and make it shine.

The time is ripe for all people on this planet, regardless of colour, religion or sexual orientation, to come together as united brothers and sisters. We are all divine beings." - DJ Joma & Moon Aton

Available on Traxsource | Spotify
All Stores: August 13th


Monday, 21 June 2021

Tim Tonal - Light My Way


Tim Tonal returns to Colour and Pitch with new Deep House cut ‘Light My Way', featuring remixes from Jean Jacques Smoothie, Dadhaus, PJ Principle and Second City Firsts

One half of Tonal Fusion and Alpha Dogs, Nottingham producer Tim Tonal has been a regular on Colour and Pitch since 2017. New single ‘Light My Way' showcases Tim's deeper side, with hypnotic arpeggios, smooth chords and a rock-steady groove.

We're delighted to welcome UK crossover hero Jean Jacques Smoothie to Colour and Pitch for a lithe and supple House rework of ‘Light My Way', a great reminder of why his remixes are in constant demand from artists across the musical spectrum, from Kylie Minogue to Goldie Lookin Chain.

Comprising producers Rod Devonshire and Anthony Leonard (Lenodd), Dadhaus deliver a beautifully poised post-rave reworking of the track, featuring vocoders and warm synth lines galore.

PJ Principle returns with a sparse and crisp version of ‘Light My Way', allowing plenty of space for each part to breathe, while introducing shimmering synth strings and a melodious new bass-line.

Last but not least, Steve Griffo Griffiths returns in Second City Firsts guise with a mid-tempo workout that combines his love of both dub reggae and the San Francisco Hardkiss label's early 90's vibe, with a nod towards Gary Numan in the track's synth breakdown. 

Pre-order via Traxsource | Bandcamp | Beatport | Apple Music | Spotify | Juno Download

Saturday, 1 May 2021

The Self Help Group - Temple OS

Brighton alt-folk band The Self Help Group's touching and unique song ‘Temple OS' gets the remix treatment from Gavin Boyce, Grottoes, Rosko & Sumsuch and Eric Shans.

The original song, written by Brighton musician Mark Bruce, founder of The Self Help Group, is inspired by the strange and tragic story of Terry A. Davis. Davis began programming the ‘Temple OS' computer operating system in 2005 after a series of visions in which he claimed God had instructed him to build ‘the Third Temple', as prophesied in the Bible.

Reunited for the first time since their 2009 low-key underground hit ‘Latenite Bypass' on Urban Torque, Rosko & Sumsuch turn in an acid-tinged, string-laden, extended rework of the song, putting Mark's powerful vocal out front and dubbing the song out in the second half.

Off-kilter electronic music hero Q-Burns Abstract Message unveils his brand new Grottoes alias for a meditative, ambient ‘Reversion' of ‘Temple OS', layering guitars over airy synths to build up a densely textured soundscape.

With an album coming soon on Nordic Trax, Irish producer Gavin Boyce delivers a potent and haunting House ‘2MB Distro Mix' of Temple OS, sure to provide many a transcendental dance-floor moment when the clubs finally re-open.

Colour and Pitch regular and 3Bridge Records co-owner Eric Shans stays true to the original version, adding subtle electronic melodies and shimmering chords to delightful effect.

Finally, The Self Group provide an alternate rendition of ‘Temple OS', transforming the song into a languid and warm synth-pop gem.

Available on Traxsource | Beatport | Bandcamp | Spotify | Apple Music | Juno

Saturday, 10 April 2021

Sumsuch & Will Brock - There Comes A Time

'We declare, that you no longer have the right to steal our joy!' That's the message, as Will Brock and Sumsuch return to Colour and Pitch with new single 'There Comes a Time'.

Will Brock and Sumsuch have been making music together since 2014, releasing two successful albums on iconic UK label BBE Music under their alias 'Mega Jawns'.

In the grand tradition of Soul music, the instrumentation of 'There Comes a Time' is warm, lush and comforting, the lyrics filled with equal measures of pain and hope. Gospel-tinged contemporary deep house might be the best way to describe this mercurial and powerful song.

Whether politics, relationships, poverty or discrimination, there is so much in the World designed to steal our joy. 'There Comes a Time' is a signpost toward an imagined, but entirely possible, promised land- a future where we can all come together with love and compassion for one another.

Available on SpotifyTraxsourceBandcamp | Apple Music | Beatport

Sunday, 14 March 2021

Latch Remixed


Colour and Pitch is delighted to present brand new versions of the first three singles by Brighton duo Latch, lovingly remixed by Sumsuch, Daniel Allen and BiGZ. 

Comprising DJ Lee Garrett and musician James Morpeth, Latch have been making warm, intricate and melodic electronic music together for a little while now, arriving in the top ten of Traxsource's Deep Essentials chart with 'The Suspect' in 2019. 

Colour and Pitch founder Sumsuch reworks Latch's lush and deeply touching debut 'Frida' with his typical languid musicality, adding classic analogue drum machines, strings and live keys to create a dreamy, sun-drenched groove for lazy, hazy days. 

Texas DJ, producer and founder of Denied Music Daniel Allen turns in a pristine, blunted electro version of 'The Suspect', making the original's modular synths swirl over clean, energetic drums. 

Finally, Ready Mix Records founder and Middle Eastern pioneer BiGz (aka BiG AL) delivers a subtle twist on 'Platinum', pinning the original's dense atmospheres onto a singularly silky arrangement.



Monday, 25 January 2021

Eric Shans - In Memoriam

Brooklyn producer Eric Shans returns to Colour and Pitch with his new EP 'In Memoriam', comprising three typically sweeping, melodic cuts. 

 Eric's great ability to communicate emotion through his music is displayed in full effect on title track 'In Memoriam', which blends mournful guitar licks with cinematic chords and a hypnotic, floaty groove. 

'Spectres' shows a slighter darker, more insistent edge, with tougher drums and delightfully lo-fi, glassy pads. Finally, 'Tomorrow Will Never Come' reminds us to concentrate on the here and now, a message delivered with a distinct nod to classic synth-pop from yesteryear.

Tracklist:
1. In Memoriam
2. Spectres
3. Tomorrow Will Never Come

Available March 12th 2021 on all digital stores and streaming services.
Available now via Traxsource | Spotify | Beatport | Apple Music

 

Sunday, 24 January 2021

Glass Slipper - Brighter Days

Austin duo Glass Slipper kick the New Year off with their timely cover of an early 90's House classic: Cajmere & Dajae's 'Brighter Days'. 

 Brad Eller's crystal clear production sound and Lisa Cork-Twiss's distinctive, soulful vocal tones are bolstered by live piano from Ezel Feliz on Glass Slipper's version of 'Brighter Days', which doesn't try to outdo or mimic the iconic original, instead paying loving tribute to this life-changing song. 

Let's be honest, we all need Brighter Days to dream of right now! 

Now available on Traxsource | Spotify.

 

Friday, 15 January 2021

DJ Joma - Rhia (Beauty) feat. Moon Aton


Talented Belfast DJ Joma makes his production debut on Colour and Pitch with melodic deep house cut 'Rhia', featuring spoken word vocals from German artist Moon Aton. 

Host of the brilliant "Thru The Looking Glass" podcast, DJ Joma also regularly plays on Data Transmissions Radio, Ibiza Global Radio and Pure Ibiza Radio. Before the pandemic he was a regular fixture on terraces and venues in Eastern Europe, where his melodic, spine-tingling selections brought a distinctly Balearic vibe to the terraces and beaches of the Adriatic coast. 

His first ever production, 'Rhia' caught our ears thanks to its dreamy, wistful atmosphere, perfectly reflected by Moon Aton's beautiful musings on Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's words: "the soul that sees beauty may sometimes walk alone." Second track 'Sasha' opens with mournful piano chords, before gradually unfolding into something subtly uplifting. An instrumental version of 'Rhia' is also included in the package for good measure. 

There will be more to come from Joma on Colour and Pitch this year, so standby for more melodic, evocative goodness in the very near future.




Monday, 9 November 2020

Sleepy & Boo - Decoding Reality

Colour and Pitch welcomes Sleepy & Boo, longtime stalwarts of New York's underground music scene, with three finely crafted deep and contemplative house cuts that comprise the 'Decoding Reality' EP.

The duo have been a constant presence on the dancefloors of the Big Apple for years now, holding down residencies and making appearances at some of New York's most iconic nightclubs and events. 

In 2015, they began their production journey, and have since released a wide array of tracks on esteemed labels including Toolroom, Yoshitoshi, Transmit, Nervous, Deeperfect, 3Bridge Records and many more. 

The 'Decoding Reality' EP marks their Colour and Pitch debut: three beautifully realised, imaginative and atmospheric deep house cuts, full of dreamy melodies and rock-solid grooves. 

These tracks convey both uplifting and introspective moods that engage and inspire the listener.