Nerdy Frames

NZs Electronic/Indie Mouthpiece


by Alana Schulz
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Journeyman – Crash Reel

Today sees the next release from Anjunadeep, the deep house sub label of Anjunabeats. They have brought back Journeyman, a UK pairing who first appeared on the imprint last year with their EP “Spend It All.” “Crash Reel” is a lilting, and technically brilliant track, and has also been released as part of the “Anjuna 06″ compilation that arrived just a matter of weeks ago.

Blending together rippling bass lines with ambient melodies and a classy vocal, all the ingredients are there to make this an addictive listen. We’re looking forward to hearing more from Journeyman – for now, you can grab “Crash Reel” here. 


Oct 21st, 2014

by Alana Schulz
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KDrew – Signals (Free Download)

Effortlesly weaving radio friendly, pop style melodies, hooks and vocals into the body of some body shifting electro house seems to have worked wonders for KDrew. The producer and remixer, fresh off the back of remixing Lady Gaga and Iggy Azalea, amongst others, drops the opening track from his new EP out now on Good Game Records.

“Signals” is the lead track from the three track EP of the same name, the rest will also be available for free every fortnight after that. Get a copy of “Signals” here. 

Oct 16th, 2014

by Alana Schulz
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Garmiani – Zaza

Dropping today is brand new music from Garmiani, the Swedish dance producer who is making some serious waves with his brand of club electro. The track, “Zaza”, is the second release he’s had on Steve Aoki’s Dim Mak, and it’s well worth a listen.

It almost makes a parody of the EDM sound, starting in fairly typical fashion with a pumping intro, before descending into a brass-based drop, with addictive hook to raise energy levels even higher.

This is an impressive offering from Garmiani, and “Zaza” is bound to head straight to the top of the dance charts. Pick up a copy here.

Oct 11th, 2014

by Alana Schulz
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Dimaro ft. Alicia Madison – Under The Stars

Belgian producer Dimaro has teamed up with singer/songwriter Alicia Madison to create a spectacularly fresh sounding spin on electro house, “Under The Stars”.  With vocals from Alicia providing a solid backbone throughout the breakdown sections, Dimaro displays his eye for creating beautiful melodies, of which perfectly complement the texture and tone of Alicia’s voice.

Once the tension all becomes too much, that filthy drop breaks out –  hosting triplet rhythms, clever melodic patterns and cracking snares. Dimaro has brought contrasting elements together well, forming a moving journey through an uplifting theme. If this one catches your attention, you can grab it here. 


Oct 10th, 2014

by Alana Schulz
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Whyel – Party Don’t Stop

Released today on Panda Funk Records is the new single from American DJ/Producer Whyel,  Following up from his previous release on the same label, “Party Don’t Stop” is, as you would expect from Whyel, a huge and heavy electronic smash.

The name says it all really, a through and through party anthem. With a quirky vocal sample helping create tension through the build up, along side rolling snares the song explodes with a catchy, bounce ridden melodic top line. The artist also throws in a welcomed Moombah twist, changing it up with a solid groove, set on keeping a whole dance floor hooked.

Taking you through an array of musical influences, “Party Don’t Stop” is set to bring some serious heat – grab it here. 

Oct 8th, 2014

by Alana Schulz
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MUST DIE! – Death & Magic LP

Dubstep is about to get itself another poster boy in the guise of Atlanta native Lee Bates, aka MUST DIE! Teaming up with Skrillex’s label OWSLA after noteworthy releases for SKisM’s Never Say Die (ironic for an artist with such a moniker to do so with an imprint named as such, surely?) and Diplo’s Mad Decent, MUST DIE! has come up with the goods on his 10 track debut album “Death & Magic”.

Featured players include Mantis (“Pay Me”), rapper Tkay Maidza (on the hip-hop inspired “Imprint”) and Datsik & The Ragga Twins on the standout “Zipper”. Traversing styles and genres with ease (check out forthcoming single “Hellcat” for his stab at a big room house sound), “Death & Magic” heralds the arrival of a brand new bass music force sure to be around for quite a while. You can grab the album here. 

Oct 3rd, 2014

by Alana Schulz
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Kid Arkade – Iceberg

Dropping on 17th October is the second single from Kid Arkade - an electro act who have seemingly emerged out of nowhere and were picked up by Ultra Music for their debut release a couple of months back. This track is titled “Iceberg” and is both innovative and fun to listen to. Based around a game-style melody, the tune is made up of bleeps and glitches and remains almost constant. A suitably atmospheric breakdown then comes into play, providing some contrast.

Not only is “Iceberg” dynamic, it also highlights some real production creativity from this mysterious group.  It’s well worth a listen – be sure to grab a copy in a couple of months time.

Oct 2nd, 2014

by Alana Schulz
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Modul Kollektiv – Farbenfroh

Not much is known about German electronic outfit Modul Kollectiv. Yet for what they may appear to lack in online presence, they make up for in production quality. Their track ‘Farbenfroh’ (which stands for “colourful” in German) is a stark and progressive cut of bassy deep house. Out now on Dirty Soul Records, the subsidiary of renowned imprint Be Yourself Music, “Farbenfroh” takes you on a melodic yet dark journey, minimal riffs and double down bass. Get yourself a copy of Modul Kollektiv’s stunning new track right here.

Sep 24th, 2014