Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Dan Berkson - Anything For You (Original Mix)



Info:

New release from Dan Berkson on Crosstown Rebels. Infectous 303 line drowned in soft pads and emotional vocal hooks, gentle driving deep house hypnotics, Dan Berkson style ...

Traclklist:

A) Anything for you
B) Secrets

Links:

Dan Berkson & James What Official Web
Dan Berkson on Discogs

Friday, April 15, 2011

Ray Mang - Cereal Lover



Ray Mang is the disco dance party DJ alter ego of writer/producer Raj Gupta. The moniker was introduced as a vehicle for creating, releasing and spinning anything goes disco-centric party music for collectors, dancers, enthusiasts and Jocks alike. Taking inspiration from the extended disco mixes, dub versions and edits of such luminaries as Larry Levan, Walter Gibbons, Tee Scott, Daniele Baldelli, Began Cekic and Tom Moulton, and the open minded music policies of some of the pioneering early clubs such as the Paradise Garage, the Loft and the Italian Cosmic parties, Ray Mang set out to help keep the glitter ball shimmering and the disco flame burning into the new millennium!

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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Jolka - Dreamful



Jolka, real name Luka Bauman. From Ekstrakt crew based in Zagreb, Croatia.

Links:

Discogs
The Jolka Experience
Ekstrakt

Koop - Summer Sun (2002) (OFFICIAL VIDEO HQ)



Koop is Oscar Simonsson & Magnus Zingmark.
When listening to Koops music it's somehow easy to believe that it's played by a small orchestra, but in fact the music is based on samples. Thousands of small clips from records puzzled together into new songs. All the drums, strings, horn sections and choires are actually sampled! This is a very time consuming way to make music (it's one of the reasons it takes such long time to make a koop album), but it's the only way to create the surreal Koop sound. One thing though, that for sure aren't sampled, is the vocals. Many singers has blessed the Koop albums with their talent, and on Koop Islands the singers are : Ane Brun, Yukimi Nagano, Hilde Louise Asbjornsen, Rob Gallagher and Mikael Sundin. Summer Sun is sung by Yukimi Nagano and is taken from the album "Waltz for Koop" (2002).

Monday, April 11, 2011

Bugge Wesseltoft - Lone



Jens Christian Bugge Wesseltoft (born 1 February 1964 in Porsgrunn) is a Norwegian jazz musician, pianist, composer and producer. He has his own label named Jazzland Records. In the 1990s, Bugge has made a transition from Nordic jazz traditions exemplified by the ECM record label to a style sometimes referred to as "future jazz" or nu jazz. He has played with Jan Garbarek.

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Marbert Rocel - Love me (Sevensol and Bender halloween remix)



Marbert Rocel - Black Label #68 Remix EP
Label: Compost Records
Catalog#: CPT 359-3
Format: 9 × File, MP3, EP, 320 kbps
Country: Germany
Released: 01 Oct 2010
Genre: Electronic
Style: Deep House, Tech House


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Jazzanova - Coffee Talk [ Yukihiro Fukutomi Remix ]



Jazzanova is a German Berlin-based DJ/producer collective consisting of Alexander Barck, Claas Brieler, Jürgen von Knoblauch, Roskow Kretschmann, Stefan Leisering, and Axel Reinemer. Formed in 1995,[2] the group is one of the foremost proponents of the nu-jazz, chillout and jazz house styles of music associated with record labels such as Compost Records and Sonar Kollektiv. They have also experimented with Latin jazz, which can be heard on the song "Tres Bien".

Links:

Official Website

Pitch Black - Lost In Translation (International Observer meets Horace ...



Info:

Frequencies Fall is a collection of remixes of tracks from Pitch Black’s Ape To Angel album, which, reflecting the duo’s wide ranging tastes and styles, encompasses nearly every genre of electronica and dance music. Ape to Angel was released last summer to much critical acclaim, and many a rave review.

Carefully sequenced to flow freely from beginning to end, this collection is both a smoker’s delight and a serious dose of audiophilia.

Release:

Title: Frequencies Fall
Label: Dubmission Records
Catalog#: CDDUBM005
Format: CD
Country: UK
Released: 25 Sep 2006
Genre: Electronic, Reggae
Style: Dub, Downtempo, Ambient

Tracklist:

1. Lost in Translation – International Observer meets Horace
2. Freefall – Friends Electric
3. Elements Turn – Switch & pZ
4. Freefall – Minuit
5. Flex – son.sine
6. Big Trouble Upstairs – Hummel
7. Freefall – Ithz
8. The Random Smiler – DJ Flix vs Red Star
9. Lost in Translation – Youth
10. Empty Spaces Missing Units – Module
11. Ape to Angel – Bluetech
12. Flex – Peak_Shift
13. Freefall – Alucidnation

Links:

Release on Discogs
Pitch Black official web
Pitch Black on Discogs

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Dubbyman - Sunday Manifesto



Dubbyman Feat. Jus Ed* - Strange Days EP
Label:
Deep Explorer

Catalog#:
deep explorer 014

Format:
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM, EP

Country:
Spain

Released:
Dec 2008

Genre:
Electronic

Style:
Downtempo, Deep House

Tracklist
A1 Sunday Manifesto Featuring, Performer [Vocals] - Jus Ed*
A2 Les Vampires Bakalas
B1 Sunday Manifesto (Rick Wade Sunday Fear Mix) Featuring, Performer [Vocals] - Jus Ed*
Remix - Rick Wade
B2 Today, Brother

Credits
Mastered By - Christa Brüggemann (2)
Producer [Additional], Mastered By - Above Smoke
Producer, Written-By - Dubbyman

Notes
Recorded at the Hole Of The Dub Studio.
Mastered at Schallplatten Schneid-Technik Brüggemann GmbH.
Pressed at MPO Averton.
Dedicated to Francis for his amazing work and support.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Martyn & Mike Slott - All Nights



Info:

Dublin-based All City start the new year with another concept series. While past ideas (7x7 and LA 10x10 for example) have thrown together predominantly beats producers, the Collab Series delivers the tantalizing prospect of Martyn's dance floor-ready arrangements with the smoky sophistication of Mike Slott's instrumental beat creations. In line with the early '90s renaissance, Collab Series #1 takes it back to a format synonymous with that era—a club banger A-side and laidback early morning joint on the flip.

"All Night" sets a tone of intent from the start: probing strings and cowbells lead into a Martyn-laden groove of bass and Detroit stabs. The beatless break more clearly introduces Mike Slott's subtle layers of intricate sounds. As with most Martyn tracks, "All Night" seems to gracefully have the ability to work any number of dance floors—house, techno or dubstep. If the A-side was perhaps a 60/40 Martyn/Mike Slott production, the B-side is emphatically led by Mike Slott. From the smoky bristled intro to the lush cosmic keys and organic layers of sound, Slott has his unique ethereal jazz orchestration on tap from start to finish. "All Night" may get more use in the short term, but the flip will have you going back again and again.

Release:

Title: Martyn / Mike Slott - All Nights / Pointing Fingers
Label: All City Records (3)
Catalog#: ACC12X12X1
Format: Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: Jan 2011
Genre: Electronic
Style: House, Techno

Tracklist:

A All Nights
B Pointing Fingers

Links:

Release on Discogs
Release Review on RA

Erdbeerschnitzel - Cotton



We love talented producers and ofcourse good music!

3rd Strike Records - Feb 2010


Links:

RA
Discogs

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Marbert Rocel - Mischa (Mathias Kaden Mischa Goes Deep Remix)



Release:

Title: Compost Black Label #68 - Marbert Rocel Remixes

Compost Black Label
Catalog#: #68
Format: Vinyl, 12", EP
Country: Germany
Released: 01 Oct 2010
Genre: Electronic
Style: Deep House, Tech House

Tracklist:

A1 Mischa (Mathias Kaden Mischa Goes Deep Remix)
A2 Love Me (Sevensol & Bender Halloween Remix)

AA1 Goya (Juju & Jordash Remix)
AA2 Your Bed (Penner & Muder Remix)

Links:

Release on Discogs

Alex Agore - Yesterday Is Dead & Gone (UT007)




Various - Raw Is The Truth

Label: Undertones
Format: Vinyl, 12"
Country: US
Style: Deep House

Tracklist:

A1 Alex Agore – Yesterday Is Dead & Gone
A2 Nicholas (14) – Many Shades Of The Blues
B1 Iron Curtis – Rawls
B2 Marcello Napoletano – House Is Freedom


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Discogs

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Herb Alpert - Manhattan Melody



Herbert "Herb" Alpert (born March 31, 1935) is an American musician most associated with the group variously known as Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass, Herb Alpert's Tijuana Brass or TJB. He is also a recording industry executive — he is the "A" of A&M Records (a recording label he and business partner Jerry Moss founded and eventually sold).
Alpert's musical accomplishments include five number one hits, twenty-eight albums on the Billboard charts, eight Grammy Awards, fourteen Platinum albums and fifteen Gold albums.[1] As of 1996, Alpert had sold 72 million albums worldwide.

Alton McClain & Destiny - It Must Be Love



Alton McClain and Destiny was an American disco group from Los Angeles, California. Formed in 1978, the trio was composed of McClain, D'Marie (Delores) Warren, and Robyrda Stiger. They signed to Polydor Records in the year of their formation, and Frank Wilson produced their debut set, which was released as a self-titled album early in 1979 but then was repackaged under the title It Must Be Love several months later. The title track was released as a single and charted well, but the second album did not sell well, and the group was dropped less than a year after its release. They split in 1981.
McClain later married producer Skip Scarborough and continued working in the music industry; Warren died in a car crash in 1985 at age 32. Alton McClain continued recording as a gospel singer, releasing albums God's Woman in 1995 and Renaissance in 2005.

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Theo Parrish, Osunlade, Rick Wilhite - Blame It On The Boogie



Given Wilhite's staggering credentials, it's a bit surprising to see him just now releasing his first album; the Detroit native has been active since the early '90s, putting out classic records like The Godson EP and collaborating with the likes of Theo Parrish, Marcellus Pittman and Kenny Dixon Jr. as 3 Chairs. For nearly two decades he's also run Vibes New & Rare Music, a shop that served the basis for a compilation and 12-inch series on Rush Hour last year. Despite all this productivity, Analog Aquarium marks the first time Wilhite has put together a collection of new productions and released them all at once.

Analog features mostly new productions from Wilhite, plus "Cosmic Jungle," which appeared on 2005 compilation In the Dark (The Soul of Detroit). The album features guest appearances by some of Wilhite's usual collaborators, including Parrish, Pittman and Osunlade, plus Detroit-based vocalist Billy Love

Release:

Title: Rick Wilhite - Analog Aquarium
Label: Music 4 Your Legs
Catalog#: MFYL-004
Format: CD, Album
Country: Japan
Released: 2011
Genre: Electronic, Funk / Soul
Style: Deep House, Neo Soul

Tracklist:

01. Blame It on the Boogie
02. Dark Walking
03. Muzic Gonna Save the World Pt. 1
04. Sunshine Pt. 2
05. City Bar Dancing (Basement Mix)
06. Deep Horizons
07. In the Rain
08. Cosmic Jungle
09. Cosmic Soup
10. Muzic Gonna Save the World Pt. 2

Links:

Release on Discogs

Friday, April 1, 2011

Laurent Garnier - Man With The Red Face (Live Recording With Bugge Wesse...



Info:

Manchester made and Parisian based label head, DJ, producer, artist and re-mixer Laurent Garnier unleashes a double disc celebration of his work twelve years on from Shot in the Dark and the advent of F Communications. The French former embassy worker holds legendary status. He's renowned for cross continental and multi-generic influence when DJ'ing at the Hacienda and having a prolific and eclectic discography. Packed with a myriad of styles and favourites and rarities, Retrospective is an intriguing mixed bag.

"Crispy Bacon" practically drips with ash and sweat amidst its Space Invaders techno charm. The previously vinyl only "6 Months Earlier" exudes Balearic ambience and aims for the stratosphere. There are interpretations of others too. The edit of Carl Craig's "Demented" is suitably rabid and made for a crowd, while DJ Marky's "Butterfly" is worthy of Pork records in the deep warm house stakes before embarking on an MJ Cole shudder.

The live collaborative tracks with Norwegian Jazz keyboardist Bugge Wesseltoft are incredible. There's so much energy wrapped in an impeccable structure. These versions of "Man with the Red Face" and "Acid Eiffel" are ominous, exhilarative and vital. "Barbiturik Blues" wanders darkened trip-hop alleys after DJ Krush and Portishead. "For Max" has Rae and Christian's nicotine verve. I'm overwhelmed by the number of different sounds and styles on offer. A remix of Elegia's "Basic" is widescreen and floor filling friendly techno, while the playful chaos of "Astral Dreams" could fit onto a Soma compilation unnoticed. The closing "Le Voyage de Sunshine" has tranquil unease to rival anything by UNKLE, and perhaps a touch of the Angelo Badalamenti's in the murk.

This collection covers large chunks of the dance spectrum, and the quality is constant. This is a superior best of. A cohesive, enjoyable listen, indicating to the listener that it offers only a surface scratch. For those in thrall to the electronic, Retrospective is a welcome treat.

Release:

Title: Laurent Garnier - Retrospective
Label: F Communications, Play It Again Sam [PIAS]
Catalog#: F255DCD
Format: 2 x CD, Compilation, Digipak
Country: France
Released: 28 Aug 2006
Genre: Electronic
Style: House, Techno

Links:

Release on Discogs

The Trammps - Disco Inferno



The Trammps was an American disco band, who were based in Philadelphia and were one of the first disco bands. The band's first major success was with their 1972 cover version of "Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart". The first disco track they released was "Love Epidemic" in 1973. However, they are best known for their 1976 Grammy winning song, "Disco Inferno". The music journalist, Ron Wynn, noted "the Trammps' prowess can't be measured by chart popularity; Ellis' booming, joyous vocals brilliantly championed the celebratory fervor and atmosphere that made disco both loved and hated among music fans.

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Biography

Kool And The Gang - Jungle Boogie



Kool & The Gang are an American jazz, R&B, soul, funk and disco group, originally formed in Jersey City, New Jersey in 1964.[1]
They went through several musical phases during the course of their recording career, starting out with a purist jazz sound, then becoming practitioners of R&B and funk, progressing to a smooth pop-funk ensemble, and in the post-millennium creating music with a modern, electro-pop sound.

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Biography