Thursday, September 30, 2010

Reference - Best Day In Detroit



Detroit Techno was formed as an escape from the mainstream. Similarly, The Detroit duo known as Reference focuses on the soul of electronic music, not the hype.

Reference consists of the Detroit-based artists Luke Hess & Brian Kage. The group was created for the expression of underground music and dance culture. Luke Hess is a name synonymous with the ‘dub techno’ sound but his roots go deeper than that. His continued hard work as a musician and his talent as a DJ has allowed him to release music on some of the most respected labels, and play some of the most prestigious clubs in the world. Brian Kage is the founder of the record label, Beretta music. Along with a countless number of successful releases, Brian’s experience as a producer, DJ, and label head has helped catapult the careers of some of today's brightest and best artists in the dance music community.

Like any pure artistic or avant-garde entity, they have no concern for following trends. Hess & Kage have come together to create music in it's truest form; Experimentation, soul, sweat, live instrumentation, and organic sounds all welded together to form deep and timeless music. The main concern of Reference is to stand diligently behind the foundation of underground culture and against the commercialism that longs to destroy the freedom of our senses.

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Small World Disco - Depth Of My Soul



Genre:
THEY CALL IT EDIT

Members:
LTJ,
ONE MAN EDIT,
NICHOLAS,
THE IVORY BOY,
MEMORYMAN,
ALIEN TRICK

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Soul Minority - Get Together



Soul Minority is a Producer and DJ based in Barcelona.

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Thursday, September 23, 2010

Roni Nachum - Half Way There



Genre:House, Techno, Electronica

Hometown: Jerusalem

Record label: Fine Art, Future Classic

Current Location: Jerusalem

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Maceo Parker - Children's World (live)



Maceo Parker''s name is synonymous with Funky Music.Parker got his start with the legendary James Brown and over the years his career has seen him an integral part of such luminary Funk icons as Bootsy Collins & Goerge Clinton. Maceo is often remembered by aficionados of funk music as a sideman; appreciated mainly by those in the know. More than a decade and a half after starting a solo career in 1991 Maceo Parker has been enjoying a successful run as a headlining musician. For the past sixteen years Maceo has been building a new funk empire, fresh and stylistically diverse. He navigates deftly between James Brown''s 1960''s soul and George Clinton''s 1970''s freaky funk while exploring mellower jazz and the grooves of hip-hop. After joining james Brown''s band in the 1960s, Maceo grew to become the lynch-pin of the enclave for the best part of two decades. - his signature style helped define James'' brand of funk. Maceo is a living part of Funk History; he''s the subject of the famous line coined by James Brown, he solo summoning signature, “ Maceo, I want you to Blow!”

His collaborations over the years performing or recording or both have included Ray Charles, Ani Difranco, James Taylor, De La Soul, Dave Matthews Band and the Red Hot Chilli Peppers to name a few. From the breathtaking shows of James Brown to the landing of the Mothership, Maceo has been there - as close as it gets to some of the most exciting moments in musical history, contributing his sound as a constant point of reference.

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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Mr. Fingers - Let's Dance All Night 1988



His musical influence can be heard in the songs of countless artists.
For those who appreciate warm and passionate compositions and lyrics, Larry´s music is pure magic. Larry has been blessed with a unique gift that sends listeners into a blissful euphoric state. One of his first releases in 1986 was a collaboration with singer Robert Owens, released under the group name "Fingers Inc.". The song "Mystery of Love" instantly became a classic hit, rising to ..10 on the Billboard Dance charts. 1988 saw the release of the beautiful & groundbreaking double album entitled "Another Side", showcasing the unstoppable talents of Larry, Robert, and vocalist Ron Wilson. Since then, he has released several dance/r&b/ambient albums that have kept fans satisfied while gaining waves of new listeners.

Recent releases like "Loosefingers" are a stunning testament to his artistic integrity. Never one to sacrifice expression for economic awards, Larry continues to retain his unique and inviting sound. For us who have heard his voice and music, we wouldn´t have it any other way!

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Yunus - Nefes



Label: Fire

Format: Vinyl, 12"

Country: UK

Released: 31 Jul 2001

Real Name: Yunus G├╝venen
Country: Turkey

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Monday, September 20, 2010

Deep House Music: Osunlade - Pride



Producer is from Greece, his life changed more than a decade ago when he began to work for himself. It will change once again later this year when he releases his first acoustic-based album. We catch up to take stock with perhaps the most spiritual man in deep house.


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Leipzig by Matthew Herbert



Matthew Herbert is a musician and producer working predominantly in the field of electronic music. Known for ignoring the boundaries and mangling the conventions traditionally associated with the genre, he is one of the few independently-minded artists to have made a considerable impact on both media and public while striving to be innovative and experimental.

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Carl Craig - Landcruising (Landcruising, 1995)



Classic album from Carl Craig. Obvious sounding chords and melodies, without losing the Detroit feel, and a strong nod to Kraftwerk (especially the names of the tracks!). The record sounds beautifully simple, yet as with most Carl Craig releases there's more than meets the eye (ear), and even includes two guitar solos! Timeless.

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