Moon Harbour / MHR071
Now a firm part of the modern Moon Harbour make up, frequent label artist Sven Tasnadi is back with a new EP that comes complete with a fantastic remix by Marco Faraone. The German producer last offered up his essential wares back in late summer 2013 with his Stop Talking EP, and has also released on great stables like Smallville, Cocoon and Poker Flat. His sound is deep and rhythmic and across three tracks here he lays down yet more infectious grooves that will whole floors under their spell. 'On Your Mind' opens things in fine style with loopy drums and dusty hi hats rolling over rich and paddy kick drums. A whole ambiance of voices swirls about, adding plenty of charming atmosphere, and an indecipherable but party-starting male vocal coo shoots through the mix to bring a sense of energy and excitement to proceedings. The dub from Italian Marco Faraone - who runs his own Etruria Beat label and releases on places like Desolat and Drumcode - is a much darker and tougher thing driven by firm drums. Subtle dub chords peel off the groove, grainy texture fleshes it out and this one is a pure backroom bomb. Sven Tasnadi then serves up the standout 'Feel Good', an introverted bit of shuffling and heads down deep house with spacey atmospheres and a clean spoken word monologue. The ripping bassline is a fine thing that supercharges the track as the shining, sharp edged hi hats cut through the humid air. Seriously deep, it makes way for last cut 'Miss Understood', a silky, liquid and rolling bit of silvery tech house with curious synth lines, eerie, desolate soundscapes and yet another engaging baseline that really drives things on. Each track on this EP manages to be seductively deep at the same time as being perfectly driven for the dancefloor, meaning that once again Sven Tasnadi and Moon Harbour have struck gold.
RHYTHM & SOUL
SIlver Network France / SILVER038
oulful, gospel-inspired deep house is what Joaquin Diaz's Rhythm&Soul alias brings to Jef K's Kiss-inspired Silver Network - goin' strong since '99. It's his debut for the French label and he's given the royal treatment thanks to remixes from John Dimas and Freak 'n' Chic's Djebali, which includes a bonus dub mix. Dimas' rework is energetic and free flowing, highlighting his unique style best heard on releases for Bass Culture and Clapp. Meanwhile Djebali's contributions provide two alternatives; something light and cruisey, while the dub is reduced and a house DJ's ultimate tool ready for the working.
Get Physical Music / GPM272
'We dont really know if the young BRYAN KESSLER listened to Kraftwerk, but then again we didnt ask - who cares, anyway? What's certain, however, is that this punk renegade, songwriting wunderkind and all-around exceptional producer is a man of many faces, and all of them rock. Discovered on stage while spouting anarchist pop slogans and showcasing an impressive underage mohawk haircut, he never was to be a bottled genius sticking to only one gun - and soon set out to become the lead singer and guitarist for neo punk nutters THE POLLYWOGS, while embarking on an equally public career as prolific DJ and dance music producer. It's his mighty fine electronic swagger (and a hearty disrespect for genre norms) which already led to powerful solo releases on Get Physical and LIKE Records, with excitingly raunchy material to follow on Colognes fringe rave imprint Low Hanging Fruit which is distributed via Kompakt. While working with friends from Comeme he shows up his experimental red line in sound with a skillful easiness. This marks the earth-shattering first steps of a truly remarkable new voice in a traditionally complacent dance industry - little fishes, beware: theres a new shark in the pond.'
Secret Reels / SR001D
H.O.S.H. / ANDHIM
Diynamic / DIYNAMIC066D
The long awaited collaboration of H.O.S.H. & andhim - grand finale of H.O.S.H.'s "Forever Young" series. Look who's back, back again. It's one of the main men at Diynamic, the one and only Mr. H.O.S.H.! The dude is a key member of the Diynamic family, has been for years and always comes up with the floor filling goods. Now he brings his extra special 'Forever Young' project to a close with another fantastic EP featuring two more very special house tracks. The well received project has seen the artist release four limited edition EPs on 10" vinyl, with each track representing a character from a childhood dream, and one of these cuts was made in collaboration with German Get Physical duo andhim. Up first is the mighty 'Captain' - a suitable title considering H.O.S.H.'s DJ adventures on the high seas in Ibiza. It's a deep track driven along by rich drums and warm bass notes as rough metal percussion lashes about in the foreground, a little bit like a stormy sea breeze. On the flip, the brilliant 'Writer' is another lush bit of artistic and musical house music with woody percussive sounds, sombre downbeat chords and more ethereal pads.
TUBE & BERGER / MONKEY SAFARI / ADAM BEYER / COYU / RODRIGUEZ JR.
SUARA / SUARA141
So... Here we have one of the most hightly awaited EPs of the year. Since the transcendence "Imprint Of Pleasure" took being the most sold track on Beatport from 2013 and definetely one of the tracks of the year, we cannot miss the chance to release a remix pack. And then, the big question: ¿Which artists should remix this track?. After many discussions, we concluded that we needed four totally different point of views for such an amazing cut. That's why we choose: Monkey Safari, Adam Beyer, Rodriguez Jr. and of course our mastercat Coyu. Each artist gives a totally and unique point of view. Now it's your turn to decide who you think did the best job. We can't decide one. We love them all!
JOSH WINIBERG / RE-DRUM / FLORINSZ JANVIER / JASON BAY / SAES
Plus Plus / PLUS019
Josh Winiberg graces Plus Plus Records with the breathtaking Awakening EP. A journey to the depths, where the ethereal meets the emotive, a delight for the senses and for the dancefloor. The original tracks Weeping Willow and Awakening demonstrate Joshs razor sharp, understated production abilities, juxtaposed with his refined composers ear for melody. First to take Joshs bittersweet productions to a different corner is Toulouses The Shining-inspired Re-Drum, with a slowed-down deep industrial disco rework. Next up, permanent fixture on the Dutch underground electronic scene Florisz Janvier gives Weeping Willow a leftfield house treatment, skittering percussion interplaying with shimmering synths. Plus Plus Records boss Jason Bay takes the controls with an epic tech-infused journey deep into the night, that builds and builds into a joyous electronic disco crescendo... And finishing off the package with aplomb, SAES takes us to left-of-centre, downbeat electronic house territory. Joshs skills as a dj and dance producer are informed by his roots as a prodigious classical pianist and composer. Josh released his first album at the age of just sixteen, and played at events such as Italys prestigious Ravello Festival. Whilst still a music student, a university exchange to Berlin exposed Josh to the German house and techno scene, and upon completion of his degree Josh moved there and immersed himself in electronic music. During his four years living in Berlin Josh honed his djing and production skills, used to great effect on releases for Push Communications, Sublunary, and Plus Plus amongst others, finding support from the likes of Danny Tenaglia, Pig & Dan, Motorcitysoul, and many more.
THOMAS ROBERTS / JOHN ROYA / MIGUEL ORTEGA / EMMANUEL KASTA / KAE ALLEN / KILLIAN BARTOK / MAX MULLER / RICARDO DIIAZ / MAXIME LAFFON
Scander Music / SCMDS1
Scander Music release a collection of deep Music . Featuring tracks Thomas Roberts, Killian Bartok, Ricardo Diiaz, Max Muller, Maxime Laffon, John Roya, Miguel Ortega & Emmanuel Kasta and Kae Allen
BEN LA DESH
Dirt Crew Records / DIRT080
Ben La Desh drops his follow up to the very successful 'Midnight Rendez-Vous EP' from 2012. Back than this was his debut on Dirt Crew and it gave him great recognition in the Deep House scene. Since that first release he has done proper work on labels such as 'Sleazy Beats Black Ops', 'Outernational', 'Young Adults' and most recently on the great 'Delusions of Grandeur' with his remix for '6th Borough Project'. In this 4 track EP Ben La Desh digs even deeper in his universe of moody House. Taking the tempo down and making the grooves tight and driving. The pace is set with the first track of the EP 'Stellar Talk' that evolves around a great pumping bass line and wide atmospheric textures with hints to some Disco and even 80's sounds. The second track 'Whiplash' is a much darker affair, for us one of the most interesting tracks Ben La Desh has produced to date... it winds and twirls around a phased sound that places the whole mood of the track in a spacey almost sci-fi movie scenery. The third offering is the shiny 'Moon Swing' that picks up the tempo again and is a real dance floor joint much like 'Stellar Talk' it continues with great sampling and atmospheric 'Vangelis' like soundscapes. The last track of this EP is the ultra slow and sexy 'Call Her'. Absolutely the highlight for us on this great record. With it's slow beat and the Hip Hop style break beat and cowbell thing going on this is a real slow burner for those lazy summer afternoons... Chilin' on a groovy Tip.
Desolat / DESOLAT038
Traumer aka Romain Reynaud has been plugging away of late with a string of fresh material surfacing in 2014, much of which has seen the blossoming producer pick up support from the likes of Mr.G, Franck Roger, and Doc Martin to name but a few. Here we see Romain join the roster of Loco Dices Desolat imprint. Across the double pack we see Traumer skilfully explore a range of styles, opening cut Hoodlum eases us in nicely with a bass-driven, funk-infused groove fuelled by jazzy melodies and gritty drum sounds. Insola, which delves into darker territories, follows this with distorted rhythms, swirling vocal licks and a Detroit tinged stab sequence. Shuttering employs a similar aesthetic tipping the focus towards weighty percussive elements while the processed chord hits subtly drive the movement of the composition. B2 Static Run explores new territories as Traumer blends a hypnotic arpeggio with bubbling low-slung percussion and expansive atmospherics. Entering the second 12 we have Swish which sees Romain opt for a more refined and minimalistic drum groove and classic dub tactics to create a blossoming seven-minute cut. Wasp tips the vibe back to peak hours with a bumpy head-nodding rhythm construction, while a low-pitched vocal and evolving, resonant synth lines add a further mind-bending appeal to the record. The package is then rounded off with closing pieces Chord X and Mobius, the first of which, as the name would suggest is led by insistent chord sequences and rumbling low-end hits, while the latter well and truly polishes off the package in style with meandering synth lines and a tripped out, unfolding feel.
JADE COX / BENEDETTO & FARINA / RIKI INOCENTE / I.C.E
Beagle Traxx / BGT007
All Tracks Written and Produced by Jade Cox, Benedetto & Farina, Riki Inocente, I.C.E. Mastered By The Code Studio Berlin
Robsoul Recordings / RBDIGI13
Ander B part 2: El Monte "...tracks inspired by rural culture, like African religion..." http://www.facebook.com/ander1111 http://www.soundcloud.com/ndrb http://www.robsoulrecordings.com
PLAYIN 4 THE CITY
Plastik People / PPR03
Back in the day, there was one artist that stood out in the underground, this person was admired and respected worldwide, his cuts we're played from Paris, London, NYC to Chicago & back again, he was - Olivier Portal AKA Playin'4 The City.
This year, 2014 - Playin 4 The City is back, 3 brand new tracks released on the deeply respected US label - Plastik People.
Side A delivers two soulful edged tracks with a reprise at the start of A1 which keeps the roots of P4TC from back in the day - both tracks include live bass by Slikk Tim.
Side B "Good Groove" is a black & white track, It has the feel of the early tracks that came out on Olivier's Straight Up label, deep & groovy elements, 16 bit samples & keeping it four to the floor.
Good Groove is sure to be a classic, one for the true heads & the P4TC collective.
Sida A: Funk In NY (OP's Reprise)
Side B: Good Groove
Needwant / NEEDW033D
Needwant welcome Berlin duo Kim Brown into the fold with the stellar 'Batteries Not Included' EP comprised of three shimmering, deep cuts to sink into. Lead track 'Other People's Space' features warm strings, mellow keys, and plenty of atmosphere while the softly melodic bassline, raw percussion and shakers provide the groove. Next up 'Snow Measurement' combines an infectious wiggly bassline and ethereal minor keys while nudisco esque closing track 'Bladenhorst' is immersed in aquatic keys, soft rolling drums and more luscious strings. In short, this EP is your answer to summer sonic daydreaming... Kim Brown is JiHun Kim & Julian Braun, local heroes on the Berlin club scene andrising producers with previous releases on Just Another Beat, Retreat, Rivulet, Rimini, Freerange, Fauxpas Musik, Film and Permanent Vacation. Their debut album 'Somewhere Else It's Going To Be Good' was released in 2013 on Just Another Beat to wide critical acclaim with Groove Magazine declaring it "one of the best house albums made in the last decade."
FULL INTENTION / ROBERT OWENS / KEITHEN CARTER / ANDRE CROM / CHI THANH / CROM & THANH
If you have been following our label for a while, you should know by now that we have put together a great number of very exciting collaboration teams all in the sake of creativity and talent combinations. In this new offering, we are proud to bring back on board house music UK legends Full Intention, who not so long ago graced us with an outstanding EP that left us craving for more. Of course we more than amazed to learn that the title track had one of the most familiar and beloved voices in House Music, Robert Owens, the man behind so many hits that we would need a whole encyclopedia to list, who lends his vocal talent to "Let Me Be", a piano house killer with a swingy groove and an amazing flow to it, a true summer weapon. "Nobody Knows feat. Keithen Carter" works as b-side but its also an impressive dance floor track building over a great piano lick and a driving baseline, indeed another winner. Our local heroes Andre Crom and Chi-Thanh put their own acid touch to "Let Me Be" turning it into a late night monster keeping the vocal essence alive while adding another level of intensity to it... Grab it now, summer is here!
JORIS DELACROIX / ARNO GONZALEZ / EGGO / VAN DID
Timid Records / TIMIDUNREAL050
GARETH WHITEHEAD / TOM TAYLOR / MATTHIAS VOGT
Bulletdodge / BDRTB01
2014 will see the release of Gareth Whitehead's debut album on his own Bulletdodge label. The album will not be the usual 4/4 house and techno affair but rather a reflection on the history of these genres. These musical mediations will see Gareth pay homage to the industry pioneers who not only inspired him as a producer and DJ but have also shaped the musical direction of Bulletdodge. Each track involves collaboration, with Gareth working alongside the originator of techno, Juan Atkins; the godfather of house, Marshall Jefferson; the legendary house vocalist Robert Owens and Brooklyn innovators Lenny Dee and Frankie Bones. The album will also include appearances from long-term Bulletdodge collaborators Pig & Dan, X-Press 2, Darren Emerson, Detroit Grand Pubahs, Space DJz, Ben Long, Tom Taylor and Werner Niedermeier. To celebrate the album release, Bulletdodge will also deliver a series of singles, a remix album and a DJ mix containing a selection of tracks from the project. Making up the first single are two tracks by Gareth Whitehead and Tom Taylor: `The Beginning' with it's shimmering electronics, deep vocals and moving bassline, plus the shuffling groove and clean beats of `A Long Wait'. The tracks are accompanied by a first-rate remix from Motorcitysoul's Matthias Vogt, who takes `The Beginning' into tougher territory, adding his trademark skills to the mix....
Saved Records / SAVED106
Hot off the heels of his latest venture with Defected Records' DFTD offshoot, and his chart topping success with "I Wanna Feel", we're extremely excited to present Secondcity's debut on Saved. The Chicago-born Londoner continues to make a name for himself with the aptly titled Technique EP, which kicks off with the lead track Deep Down. Deep Down fuses chunky beats with an infectious vocal to create an A side that manages to be both deep and banging all at once. Moving onto the B side, Technique (And We Go), and it becomes clear why there is so much talk about this young producer. Technique (And We Go), is a medley of tribal drums and piercing basslines combined with a somewhat familiar vocal urging us to "feel it!", something that the record certainly achieves. Finally we get to the culmination of the EP, the third and final track, We Go Again is a totally different take on the b side, using the habitual drums to a different effect, and creating a record independent of itself. Secondcity's Technique EP may be something slightly different for his fans, but it's clear that this young, eclectic producer is making a name for himself, and the quality of the productions and the reactions on the floor speak for themselves!
HUNTER_GAME / NU TONE / RIPPERTON / FLOWERS AND SEA CREATURES / AERA
Innervisions / IV52
MARK FANCIULLI / ROD / NIKOLA GALA
Inmotion Music / INM055
Inmotion are proud to present Mark Fanciullis stunning debut on the label. With just 3 years of production under his belt, few producers are as creative, or know quite how to innovate as Mark Fanciulli does, and the 27-year old is constantly reinventing and challenging himself, with The Abyss being no exception. The EPs namesake The Abyss is up first, and Fanciulli challenges us right from the outset with this dark, pumping techno number. Piercing vocals and banging drums fuse in a culmination of rumbling bass that is sure to give the toughest of dancefloors a good run for their money. Of the two big-name remixers on the package, ROD comes first. The dutchman delivers an epic take on Marks track, utilising every element in his own way to create a true techno record imitating sounds of early Detroit, with grand breakdowns and uplifting basslines. The grand finale of the EP comes from Greek-born Nikola Gala, who creates the most timid of mixes on this package, but still manages to keep the core peak-time feel of the track. Nikolas remix features wandering basslines and some extremely well balanced drums to round off a peak-time package of dancefloor bombs that were all extremely proud of!
Get Physical Music / GPM275
Brett Johnson returns to Get Physical once again with an EP after having his work featured on both 'Full Body Workout Vol. 12' and the recent 'Get Physical In Miami 2014' compilations. This time Brett brings us 'Paper Love', a 3 track EP opening with the raw tech-house vibe of 'Do It Like This' before moving into the booty-shake-inducing 'Still Charged'. Rounding of the EP is 'Amnesia' with a deeper, late night feel to hypnotize you further.
Hot Creations / HOTC047
Jey Kurmis is set to be a name on the rise after the Lil Nic French EP drops on Hot Creations later this month. A four pronged attack of bumping summer jams flecked with infectious vocals - lead track Lil Nic French first appeared on Richy Ahmeds massive Rinse FM compilation and rightly sets the tone with its heavy bass beat and mind bending acid line. Next up, LA Shazz specialises in a chunky percussive groove and heavy low-end. On the flip, Lover is an irresistible al fresco affair centred on a super groovy cowbell that builds with tight kicks and a richly textured soundbed. Closing the package, Miss Raadi is another deadly groover laced with a dose of freakiness.
WOLLION / HARADA / JAYMO / ANDY GEORGE
KLING KLONG / KLING093
Once again we are very proud to present new artists on Kling Klong. This time our A&Rs Martin Eyerer & Rainer Weichhold were overwhelmed by the sheer power and sound quality of the 2 originals so they couldn't resist to sign these 2 buddies from Cologne. Being longtime fans from Moda Black Records we are very happy to have the labelowners Jaymo & Andy George on board with their fantastic rework of 'Thinking Less'.
ROLAND CLARK / LOUIE VEGA
Inhouse / INHR424
ROLAND CLARK & LOUIE VEGA
REMIX PRODUCED BY LOUIE VEGA
VOCALS BY ROLAND CLARK
ALL KEYBOARDS & OVERDUBS BY LOUIE VEGA
MIX & RECORDING ENGINEER: YAS INOUE
RECORDED & MIXED AT DADDY'S WORKSHOP, NJ
SPECIAL THANKS TO MY GOOD FRIEND TODD TERRY & ALL THE ROOTS NYC HEADS IN NEW YORK CITY WHO FIRST REACTED TO THIS MONSTER TRACK AND SONG!!! & BIG THANK YOU TO ROLAND CLARK FOR BEING ONE OF OUR TOP SONGWRITER/ ARTIST IN THIS THING WE CALL HOUSE!!!
Less Than Ten / It10-003
Writing and producing dance music in “Less Than Ten” running processes? Indeed this sounds a little out of the norm especially for modern Digital Audio Workstation abilities, but where have the ideas gone? Energy and ideas are strengths and not having limitless options of sound is key to strong character-full music.
FUNKWERKSTATT / PURPLE DISCO MACHINE / COYU / ANTHIK / KELLERKIND
Suara / SUARA139
Funkwerkstatt are for the first time in Suara with a remake from one of his anthems. The track "Windrose" is considered a classic nowadays. Released seven years ago, now has been changed, refreshed, rebuilt and redesigned so it can be released under the name of the cats! But it doesn't come alone, we have three remixes from different but very hot artists: Purple Disco Machine, co-producers of the Suara Summer Hit "The Path", and Kellerkind a well known artist on Suara. Last but not least we have a Coyu edit from an Anthik remix. Our mastercat loved the remix, but thought he could print his paw on it so it could have more potential. Damn he was right! Enjoy this "Windrose 3014 EP" Artwork by GaAs Mastering by www.pobla.es
TOLIS Q / AD.MARK / JEF K / GUS & BONSO
Quantized Music / QMD026
Tolis Q and Ad.Mark team up again for this aptly-titled EP and they have invited some of their friends along for the ride. Starting off with the title track, playful vocals and jazzy chords set the mood while strong stabs add the extra oomph. Jef K is in charge of the first remix and he goes for a more straightforward approach with the addition of original breakbeats and cheeky sampling. Next up is Athens' very own Gus & Bonso with their own rendition and the boys dub things out in style and add a nostalgic breakdown for extra pleasure. On "Every Day, Ever Hour" the atmosphere shifts through moody chords and a soulful vocal, and for the closer, "Deviants" goes forth with a crackling rhythm section, a juicy bassline and the jazzy influences still lingering in the air.
Flash / FLASH095
MONIKA KRUSE / MENDO / UNER / NICOLE MOUDABER
Terminal M / TERM113
Monika Kruse enjoys a very productive year so far with releases in collaboration with Gregor Tresher (as GTMK) and Pig&Dan but now it's time for her first solo single in 2014. With such an infectious and spherical melody her 'Summer Drops' original definitely demands for the big festival plays this summer. Mendo, Uner and Nicole Moudaber all deliver great new interpretations in their respective styles. A big release!!
RALF GUM / PORTIA MONIQUE
Gogo Music / GOGO061
REMAIN / CARRENO IS LB / JAVI REDONDO / MONOBLOCK / CLICK BOX
My Favorite Robote Robot Records / MFR103
There is no stopping the Canadian powerhouse that is My Favorite Robot in 2014, and here they serve up the goods once more in the form of a fantastic new EP from Remain who returns to the label for his second outing. Remixes come from Clickbox and Carreno is LB & Javi Redondo and bolster an already great package. Frenchman Remain is the co founder of Meant Records and has also released his idiosyncratic electronic wares on labels like Throne of Blood, Ideal Audio and My Favorite Robot Records. His ultramodern vision of house music and beyond has made him an international favourite as well as a staple on the French scene at clubs like Rex, Zig Zag and Showcase. Opening up this sterling EP is eBounty Hunting; a stripped back cut with stern no frills drums, stark synth melodies and plenty of abstract minimal lines. Dark, foreboding and barely decipherable vocals add to the apocalyptic vibe and make for truly tense and involved listening. Then eBounty Hunting gets remade by Carreno is LB & Javi Redondo into a whirring, malfunctioning affair that sounds like a robot disco in the sky. Remain then turns in eFilthy Stitches ft Monoblok, a sinewy, metallic affair with tight synth lines stretched over rubbery drums. Said synths swerve and twist about for the duration, with intergalactic melodies and robo vocals eventually bleeding in, but its a firmly taught and tense vibe from start to finish. The remix is by Brazilian duo and Items & Things associates Click Box, who transform the original into a loose, writhing cut of synthetic house with plenty of alien details and gurgling synth lines. This is evocatively futuristic music with plenty of inventive textures and tones all working together to make for a fascinating listen that also makes you move.
Turbo Recordings / TURBO164D1
GIRL COMES UP TO ME AND SAYS 'WHAT YOU DRIVING?' I SAY 'BUGATTI' It's my new single, from my next record, and baby wants to ride! With love from Ibiza, Tiga
ALI LOVE / HERCULES & LOVE AFFAIR / HACKMAN / SAMO DJ
Crosstown Rebels / CRM128
Maeve Records / MAEVE05
Maeve is a record label run by three close friends, Mano Le Tough, The Drifter and Baikal. With Maeve 05 we are delighted to welcome Matthew Dekay into the group. Matthew is a great fit, lining up nicely alongside his fellow Dutchman Baikal with his meticulously detailed hypnotic sound. The Amity EP is comprised of two wholly engrossing dance floor statements. A side Fangtango is an infectious summer moment, with a heartfelt string progression underpinned by rolling percussion and a big kick. B side Patience Please rolls a whole lot deeper, reeling the listener in and building tension with atmospheric vocals, bass throbs and organ stabs which fragment and resolve before a moment of epic release.
UNER / RYAN CROSSON / CESAR MERVEILLE
Visionquest / VQSE04
2020Vision / VIS2020B
DIMITRI FROM AMSTERDAM / REINOUD VAN TOLEDO / SAN PROPER / STEVE RACHMAD / NUNO DOS SANTOS
Planet E Communications / PLE653693
DAMIAN LAZARUS / THE ANCIENT MOONS / CARL CRAIG / WILLIE BURNS / SIS
Crosstown Rebels / CRM127
KEVIN OVER / OVERNITE / HOLLIS P MONROE
Noir Music / NMW050
Its been 1,5 years since his last and most succesful EP to date on Noir Music. We have been collecting, road-testing, adjusting and carefully picking out the tracks for the much in demand follow-up from the German talent and here it is....... Memorize is a collection of some fine house ranging from the full vocal track On My Way To You with Hollis P Monroe and Overnite to the instrumental Magik. Kevin Over has got his own signature sound and it shines through on all 4 tracks even though they are pretty diverse. We have been sitting on some of the tracks for months to make sure they were perfectly crafted and believe us when we tell you...... the reactions to these tracks are always great. Mr. Over's sound manage to stand out, be sexy, solid, bottom heavy and most importantly.... WOW! The dancefloors. Pick your favourite among the 4 tracks or even better....... Play them all.
NOIR / HAYZE / RIPPERTON / HOT SINCE 82
Noir Music / NMB055B
The original version of Angel needs no further introduction as its already been a big club smasher since released in mid March. The remixes are now about to hit the clubs and of course we got something special everyone. Ripperton is behind the haunting and techno driven remix which definitely up there with his best work to date and Hot Since 82 does his thing and delivers a phat driving tech house remix sure to pack the floors around the globe. To round the package of singer/songwriter Hayze has given us his wonderfull deephouse interpretation of the song and this will go down well for the early hours we reckon.
PIZETA / RAMON TAPIA / STAVROZ / NINETOES
Kling Klong / KLING092
Martin Eyerer and Rainer Weichhold are very proud of this beauty from Italian duo Pizeta. Can a house track be more timeless and sensual? Perfect for the summer season are also the bassheavy remix from the two Belgians Ramon Tapia & Stavroz and Ninetoes' techy interpretation of 'Remedios'. Kling Klong is ready for Ibiza!!
MATTHIAS TANZMANN / RAR
Moon Harbour Recordings / MHR070
STIMMING / PIPER DAVIS
Pampa Records / PAMPA022
Hamburg's Martin Stimming has defined a unique shade of deepness through years of association with Diynamic Music; melodic and meditative, quietly compelling and possessing a delicate strength. Stimming now enters the Pampa Records fold with two tracks of dancefloor material that magnify the opposing sides of his studio psyche. "China Tree" is a spiky affair that sacrifices melodic sweetness for primal bass and drums, with a raw edge and exaggerated percussion that intensifies into sharp angles. Whispers become ominous and arrive with a sense of foreboding, driving the track's inky sounds to the final dissolve of machine meltdown and mournful strings at its end. "Southern Sun" is its opposing force, building on whispered phrases and melodic shadows that appear and disappear between each beat. Micro sounds are layered and woven into a rich, undulating fabric that shifts and gleams like a kaleidoscope. As sun-drenched and dreamy as it is, the track's unwavering tempo, eventual female vocal, and closing piano solo define its clear melodic purpose.
AMADEUS / AMA014
Steve Huerta returns to Amadeus for a third release and only the label's fourth 12" since it expanded from the digital realm last year. The US producer recently joined the ranks of talent residing in Berlin and it's evident the European techno capital is having a subtle sway on his sound on the basis of this Apotheke EP, most notably the title track. There's a sense of driving momentum wedged deep in the sonic DNA of this track, complemented well by a low slung bassline and airy synth melodies. Elsewhere Huerta's sometime studio sparring partner Urulu adds some percussive flex to the pulsating "Swing Set", whilst "Kingsley's Groove" swerves the sound back towards deeper house and is apparently named in honour of a friend's cat. Glenn Astro of the Tartelet crew ends the release with a wonderfully bumping take on the track.
Watergate Records / WGVINYL018
Just after the release of her magnificent Watergate-Compilation we are glad to announce La Fleur's new EP. "Arms Around" and "Stella" already appeared as exclusive material on "Watergate 16" and will be available as stand-alone versions on our in-house label.
The eponymous track is reminiscent of the melodic early-noughties, arouses nostalgia and makes us want to dance barefooted in the sunlight. The dreamy, synth-driven break guarantees a proverbial "Arms Around"-effect on the floor, just before the euphoric bassline kicks in again, accompanied by rattling hi-hats.
On the contrary, "Stella" is a reduced deep-house track, carried by filtered pads, vocal shreds and a never ending groove.
"Arms Around" was remixed by nobody less than Carl Craig. His "Affected Rmx" keeps the originals' charm but increases its intensity with precise accents.
The EP will be released on June 23rd 2014 on vinyl and digital.
ZENDID / LOWRIS / ERIC
Body Parts / BP034
Perlon / PERLON100
Heist Recordings / HEIST05
Keinemusik / KM023
Catalognumber 23 what else is to say? While were feeling the spirit of William S. Burroughs blessing this very vinyl-enigma, &ME went particularly mysterious ways to transcend the category dance track for this one. The meditation through bass had been the major discipline of some of his latest cuts, but what youll find on this A-side, one could certainly call the perfection of somnambulistic peaktime-fever. The way hes kneading the lower frequencies, how hes channeling the expansion and decay of bass must inevitably lead to some aroused moaning. Good vocal-selection, for that matter! Then there are those tension building synths and a staccato-frenzy in the break that might be the ultimate ecstasy-trigger of the season.Locust on B comes in with some smoothly looped E-guitar-coolness, adding whispering hi-hats and a comparatively rich percussive architecture. But then again: rolling bass barrels like a signature and a defence breaking build up thats ensued by liberating pressure compensation in mighty breaks. Two demonstrations of understated and sophisticated peaktime-emphasis, so to say. Or differently put: a flawless double-A-side.