Being in love is rad. When you’re deep in it, all you want to do is share that feeling with the world. That’s exactly what Orthy has done on the E.M.I.L.Y. EP, his second musical missive and testament to his wife. The four songs on E.M.I.L.Y. are the resulting work of months of writing and recording at the couple’s home in Austin, TX. Drawing on their mutual love of all things house music, power pop, and new wave, E.M.I.L.Y. plays out as the soundtrack to the couple’s history. Continuing with the message of his debut EP Sueños, the songs on E.M.I.L.Y. are steeped in the timeless tableaux of youth, life, and the carefree confidence love allows.
Released on NYC imprint Dither Down, E.M.I.L.Y. also boasts a remix by Greco Roman’s own Baio, aka Chris Baio of Vampire Weekend.
DITHER DOWN returns with the new EP from Travmatic & Marosy that evokes a classic house sound and updates it with a unique twist. “BODY MOVE” is a jacking, peak tune that centers around an infectious vocal sample, while “GOT TO WORK” recalls early STRICTLY RHYTHM. BOXWORK and TOUGH LOVE remix.
Got To Work (Tough Love Remix) - Travmatic & Marosy
Travmatic & Marosy - Body Work EP
Vinyl out August 5th
Digital August 12
For their upcoming EP, Body Move (Dither Down), Travmatic and Marosy sought out to create something that immediately evokes a classic house sound but updates it with their own fresh take on the genre. Their recent foray into music production was the next, logical step for a couple of kids who grew up obsessing over all shades of dance music and have recently been drawing inspiration from a variety of labels such as Henry Street Music, Dust Traxx, Dirtybird, and Get Physical. They have put on shows and DJed together for many years and have recently been heard around town at the roaming Kaviar Disco Club parties, which have been notable for bringing likeminded artists such as Claptone, Club Cheval, and Homework to NYC for the first time.
Their latest release, on Dither Down, showcases two original productions, along with remixes courtesy of Boxwork and Tough Love. “Body Move” is a jacking, peak time tune that centres around an infectious vocal sample, while “Got To Work” features classic sounding piano stabs that recalls some of the finer moments from the Strictly Rhythm back catalog. Catch Travmatic and Marosy in NYC, DJing everywhere from late night gigs in sweaty clubs to airy rooftops on sunny summer afternoons.
"Run, but don’t run away" opens the chorus of this new single, a unique collaboration between South African musician Gazelle, Dither Down mainstay Jogyo and vocalist Devi Mambouka. 3 NYC-based transplants of African descent who have come together to create an invocation to "Change your perspective" and "Face your fears." The result is "R.U.N", an acronym of sorts that Jogyo says means "Remember Union Now."
Also included on the single is a spaced out vocal remix from Sao Paulo via NYC dub legend Strikkly Vikkly aka Victor Rice. The single concludes with the Strikkly Vikkly Dub version that strips the track back down to its African core.
Taking Jogyo’s RUDE BOY to the refreshing land of funky nu disco house, is Whatever/Whatever, a new production DJ collaboration from veteran NYC DJ’s Justin Strauss and Bryan Mette.
Along with being the resident DJ at the Mudd Club, The Ritz, Area, Tunnel and Limelight, among many others, Strauss has remixed artists ranging from Depeche Mode to Luther Vandross to 808 State & Beyonce and in 1974, his band Milk n’ Cookies was signed to Island Records. The man is legendary.
Mette, has previously released records and mixes under the name Carlton Banks. Their recent projects have included remixes for 2 Door Cinema Club, Jacques Green, Chinese Flash Mob, Yacht, Lenny Kravitz, and Foster The People.