[HD053] JV featuring Quinton Xavier – Every Time

Harmonious Discord 053 JV featuring Quinton Xavier – Every time

  1. Original Mix
  2. Dorian Remix
  3. Hands Free Remix
  4. Hands Free Instrumental


Everyday connections, moments in space and time.  When you have a piece of my heart, it’s every time.  Harmonious Discord is excited to welcome back to the imprint soul-specialist Jason Vasilas with a very special project featuring vocalist Quinton Xavier.  Quinton offers us a modern-day love song infected with passion and emotion that is set to the rhythm of a well-tempered tech house selection sure to be coined an instant classic.  Assisting in remix duties are the ever-versatile sounds of HD frequent Dorian and a new addition to the label that has quickly made a large impact on the industry with fantastic releases on Akbal, My Favorite Robot and Connoisseur Music.  David Bikowski, known as Hands Free charts waters deeper in this very special release.

The original gives us a dreamy vision of poetic passion balancing the vocals with thoughtfully constructed synthesizers and reversed effects.  Frequencies swirl and build as Quinton’s vocals reach their peak and dulcet tones culminate with periodic fills to propel the momentum onward.  Dorian’s remix wipes the dream-state away offering flavors of disco-era drums alongside classic house synths.  Quinton’s vocals are in the forefront with penetrating vocal modulation.  Musically rich and percussively precise, Dorian’s remix is often a defining moment for mixed sets.  Hand’s Free dives deep offering us two versions of his subversive interpretation.  Dissonant, unsettling sounds fill the cavernous space created by this slow burn.  Hypnotic and ritualistic the Hands Free mixes provide rumbling percussion and reverberated artifacts that cascade into pensive melodic harp accents and broad sweeping swells.  A mood for all occasions in this package and a very special release for us here at the label.

Nick Warren (The Soundgarden) – “Very cool mixes from Hands Free.”
Vanilla Ace (OFF Recordings / Bunny Tiger) – “Nice tracks for a bar / pool chill vibe.”
Craig Steward (Montana & Stewart) – “Feelin’ the Dorian remix. Very tasty.”
KJ (Integrity Recordings) – “Tight production. Infectious.”
Chris Udoh (Tigerhook) – “Very very nice!”
Laurent N. (House Nation Radio) – “The Dorian Remix is super!”
Simon Francis (The Visionaires) – “A grower. I felt the original particularly just seep into the consciousness.”
DJ Electric (Magapolis 89.5 – Russia) “Very nice single. I’ll be trying all of the versions.”
Sumsuch (Colour and Pitch) – “SUPERP! Full support on this beauty.”
Ivan Garci (Vlosfer Records) – “Very nice release. Hands Free is my favorite, but all of the tracks are great.”
Daryl Dee (The Chewb Radio) – “Really feeling this. Great vocal and wicked selection of mixes.”

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[HD052] Jeffrey Tice – Chromatic

Harmonious Discord 052 Jeffrey Tice – Chromatic EP

  1. Chromatic
  2. Haruspex
  3. Once Again, My Friend
  4. Once Again, My Friend (PointBender Remix)
  5. Last Dance for Dionysus



For many people, the rich tapestry we experience is a mixture of shades, hue’s, and palates that paint a vibrant and ever changing outlook of our world and it’s changes.  For San Francisco resident Jeffrey Tice much of that tapestry is undefined.  Born color blind, Jeffrey interprets art through a restricted lens.  That has never stopped him from loving and appreciating the diversity of the world he lives in.  Jeffrey’s music bursts with color, defying uniformity.  A mainstay on the HD imprint Jeffrey’s sound has evolved to encompass his many years of experience living in Texas and California in two of the most vibrant music communities in the country.  Chromatic is a five-selection project that weaves through complex shapes and colors with common uplifting themes and progressions.

The title Chromatic lifts spirits and moves feet with perfectly tempered, well-intentioned grooves.  Jeff decides to use a TB303 throughout most of the EP, carefully distinguishing its use in each selection.  In Chromatic, the 303 sits on top of perfectly placed melodies and collides with an ever-ascending energy.  Haruspex opens with dulcet synths and quickly drops into a proper dancefloor groove. Tones rumble and dance as the song builds.  Keeping the vibe light but the precision exact, Haruspex drives us deeper into the chromatic scape.  Once Again, My Friend changes the mood with a rough-edged acid creeper.  Packed with intensity and nostalgia-building vocal work Jeff offers us a driving rendition certain to spark foot movement.  Label front-man PointBender joins the project to offer a different take on the acid journey.  In normal bender fashion the remix offers similar acid roughness with a smooth interplay of bass and synthesizer construction.  The remix culminates in a melodic reprise of colliding synthesis amid blurred vocal abstraction and driving percussion.  We finish with “Last Dance for Dionysus”.  Percussion filled and west-coast inspired this selection brings the fresh waves of the bay to your ears.

Nick Warren (The Soundgarden / Hope Recordings) – “Chromatic is a wicked track, and I’m digging the PointBender remix as well.”
Taigo Onez (Bang Le’ Dex Radio Show) – “This is sooo nice! Haruspex is my favorite, although I love the full release. This is a beautiful body of work.”
Tyler Stadius (Deepsite) – “Love the acid!”
Matt Prehn (Oh So Coy) – “There’s something catchy about Chromatic, fresh take for sure.”
Miles Buckingham (Radioactive FM) – “Finely textured and propulsive.”
Sumsuch (Colour and Pitch) – “Last Dance For Dionysus is the cut!”
Simon Kirk (Stag Beetle Radio Show) – “Loving the sonic diversity of this release with Chromatic and the PointBender remix topping my chart.”
Jeannie Hopper – (WBAI FM) – “Excellent sonics on this release, Wow! I’m loving Chromatic and Haruspex.”
Jennifer Kyle (Radioactive FM, Wellington) – “Awesome bit of Acid, great release all around.”
Hober Mallow (Mighty Reel show) – “Beautiful EP, I love the flow and emotion of it, especially on Chromatic. Full support!”

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Dallas Observer Mixtape mixed by PointBender

Harmonious Discord has survived 17 years during the most turbulent times in the history of the music industry. Under the helm of Sean Anderson, also known as tech-house producer PointBender, the label has cranked out a sizable catalog of releases, mostly from Texas artists, and solidified a core audience of supporters at home and abroad. While riding that fine line between house and techno, the label has excelled at pushing definitions to the limit. The label bucks trends and stays consistent in its vision.

After a somewhat slow release year for the label in 2017, it has a stacked release schedule for 2018, including the new Vessel EP from Litex that dropped this week. For this week’s mixtape, Anderson explores some of the music of the artists of Harmonious Discord and discusses the high and lows of the label’s run.

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Harmonious Discord and Denied Showcase

Harmonious Discord and Denied Music team up to bring you a night of incredible underground Texas and beyond talent.

Join us at Shed Salon on March 16th, 2018 to hear artists showcasing the sound of two of the finest underground outlets of tech and weirdness… Harmonious Discord and Denied Music.

Free with RSVP. 21 and older only.


Pete Bones [Red Ant Records]
Brett Johnson [Classic, Tronic]
Dorian [Get Physical, Audiophile Deep, Harmonious Discord]
Jeffrey Tice [Fett, LB, Harmonious Discord, Denied]
Daniel Allen [Harmonious Discord/Denied]
Harmon and PointBender [Harmonious Discord/Denied]
Robert Roman [Motek/Denied]
Josiah Fontenot [Harmonious Discord/Denied]
Jeff Scroggin [Harmonious Discord/Denied]
Tobor Rellik [Harmonious Discord/Denied]

More info here: https://www.facebook.com/events/132514974229598/

Harmonious Discord Recordings has been the purveyor of offbeat melodies for DJ’s and producers “in-the-know” for over 17 years.



Denied Music goes against the current like determined salmon up the run. Instinctual, graceful, and rigorous describe both the sound and drive behind the label. It is curated exploration of the raw and elegant – a rebellious journey driven by a passion that moves the body and occupies the mind.