Southbound Hangers ft. Scratchmaster Techno – Look Better / Marchmellow Remix [LUVSIC003]

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Big up fam’.

The third installment of the Love Sick Records catalog dropped today, featuring Southbound Hangers ft. Scratchmaster Techno and a remix from Marchmellow.  The original is the real gem off this release – it’s an absolute dance-smasher!  No surprise to me that it has received widespread support in the DJ sets of Skream & Benga, Dismantle, and even Funtcase and Walsh.

The notorious vocals of Scratchmaster Techno on ‘Look Better’ flow flawlessly over the bouncing beat structure as it flaunts influence from the early 90’s era of house music (clearly a favorite of the Love Sick crew!).  The kick drums on this beat will send anybody’s person into an unavoidable state of controlled movement, beautifully constructed and EQ’d.  There are some very subtle atmospheres that provide the beat with a quite an analog aesthetic, it’s really refreshing!

Marchmellow slows the tempo down with his take, adding a very dance-able set of chords progressing in a sea of reverb.  Again, this track takes on a heavy influence of early house music with the big room kick drums and chopped up, dubbed-out vocals.  Another refreshing track that embodies the Love Sick ethos of “music that’s at home in the club or the bedroom.”  Hold tight for the second drop!


You can pick up the release from all major retailers, I’ve provided a couple links below:


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That’s the word for today!  I hope you’re all feeling the sounds.  Send any complaints to your mom.

One love.

– Kinman


[LUVSIC002] Riskotheque & Marchmellow: Truth – Don’t Explain (Remix)/1-800-LOVE

Bless fam!

Hope all is well with ya’ bad selves. I wanted to take time out today to highlight the forthcoming release from Love Sick Recordings. These badmen were the first crew/artist to give us an interview last year after we got the site up and running so, aside from the fact that they write amazing music, they will always have a deep respect in my heart for the love they showed us back then. If you don’t know about the Love Sick then I strongly suggest that you acquaint yourself with their sound. On an individual level, Love Sick is composed of Riskotheque, Screen Age, Marchmellow, and Max Mudie. Four amazing producers that encompass a vast array of styles. They teamed up to create Love Sick with the mission to bring the sounds of love, funk, soul, and timelessness to the table. Late last year marked the debut release for the imprint with tracks from Riskotheque & Marchmellow alongside Southbound Hangers(Screen Age & Max Mudie). It was a top-notch debut release and if you haven’t snagged that one up do so, it’s a must have! The crew is back again, with LUVSIC002 showcasing an AMAZING remix of Truth’s ‘Don’t Explain’ and ‘1-800-LOVE’ done by Riskotheque & Marchmellow. I first heard the Don’t Explain remix back in October /November of last year and I literally went mental, and have been anticipating this release ever since. Needless to say, I’m quite excited to see if finally get a release onto wax.

The original of ‘Don’t Explain’ was already an absolutely massive track. If you haven’t heard this one it was released back in 2010 on Aquatic Lab on the Puppet’s album. This is one of my many all-time favorite tracks ever written. Usually I’m a snob about remixing tracks that are already of the highest quality but, I must say, Riskotheque & Marchmellow were not fucking around when they built this remix. The interpretation takes on a completely different persona and turns into one of the most dance-friendly tracks that I’ve heard in my life. Hold tight for the second drop. The boys infuse elements from the classic 90’s house era into the present day production quality, creating feel-good vibes that can rival almost any tune written on the late. The energy is kept constant with a 4×4 kick pattern, rolling high hats, and rave stabs that incite orgasms in your ears. Like I said, hold tight for the second drop, it’s absolutely MENTAL. You will skank like no badman has ever skanked before!

Truth – Don’t Explain (Riskotheque & Marchmellow Remix)


The AA side is ‘1-800-LOVE’. This track slows down on the tempo side of things ending up in the 120-ish arena. This tune progresses with rising pads and chopped up vocals into a rolling house track with an extremely funky bassline and chords that fill the air with “sunrise at the rave” vibes. A truly beautiful track this one is. Between the claps, high hats, and the shakers this beat is laced up with rhythms and grooves that force footwork upon the people dem’. Another perfect fit for the Love Sick imprint. Have a listen:

Riskotheque & Marchmellow – 1-800-LOVE


Make sure to keep your eyes out on your favorite record store for this one! Due for release on July 2nd in all good shops. This is definitely going to be one of the better releases for the year, in my opinion.

Catch you next time.

-To the gods.