Thursday, September 29, 2011
From mountains and forests in Nagano, Hideo Kobayashi arrived on the San Francisco club scene and was inspired by west coast flavored deep house sounds; his name was cemented through his projects such as Children of the Drums on Chez Music and Nagano Kitchen with Jerome Sydenham on Ibadan Records.
HIDEO KOBAYASHI has been producing for 15 years. After inspired German techno and in his early age, After back in Japan, he has put out his first compiation, “SpiN:San Francisco” and “Nagano Kitchen” with his sworn friend, Jerome Sydenham a compilation “Reformation” and his 1st album “Zero”. These catalogues approved his produce skills and his diversity.
That led him into busy days for remixing works and releasing quality sounds on top dance music labels such as Ministry of Sound, Defected, King Street Sounds, Renaissance, Ibadan, OM, Avex and Hed Kandi. And his works has been supported by influential DJs such as Paul Van Dyk, X-PRESS 2, Francois Kevorkian, Richie Hawtin, Hernan Cattaneo, Laurent Garnie, Danny Kravit, Joe Claussel, Simon Dunmore and Tiesto.
Before release his 2nd album, “a Drama”, his demo has been
Like most globe-trotting DJs, he has been on tour in Europe every year and cement his reputation. His residency with Masanori Morita from STUDIO APARTMENT, “SEASONS” has been successful in Tokyo.
Title: Various – Moxa Vol. I - Follow The X
Label: Rebirth – REB059CD
Format: CD, Compilation, Mixed
Style: House, Deep House, Minimal
Release on Discogs
Sunday, September 25, 2011
When conversation turns to clubbing in Scotland, most would agree that Glasgow all too often has the upper hand over Edinburgh. Nonetheless, when it comes to deep house, the Firecracker collective are doing their utmost to score a few points back for the capital. Gavin Sutherland, AKA Fudge Fingas, has been on board with them since their inception in 2004, with the gorgeous soulful house of his 'Gettin' Together' helping to make the label's lavishly packaged debut 10-inch stand out from the crowd upon its release.
Sutherland's earlier productions on the now defunct Pohm Pohm and Hush Hush labels hinted at his keen ear for jazzy melodies and funky organic percussion, but certainly didn't prepare us for the rich and dusky quality of his Firecracker material. He's also proved to be a dab hand in creating more uptempo tracks for Trus'me's Prime Numbers imprint, with recent single About Time managing to flip between laid back robotic boogie and shuffling 3/4 time techno. Sutherland will follow in the footsteps of his Firecracker colleague Linkwood when he releases his debut album on the label later this year.
Posted by mi theaki at 18:35
Saturday, September 24, 2011
Real name: Andy Carthy.
Once Mr Scruff was plain Andy Carthy. And then he wasn’t… Sometime artist, DJ, Peak District wanderer, and Manchester’s very own very own, Mr Carthy started his musical career a mere six years ago.
Formerly a fine art student part-time at Sheffield University, Scruff decided to explore his strange passion both in rounded line drawings and music. An electro-ska-hip-hop kid and bedroom bod from what hip hop fellas call time, Carthy started making tapes in 1983 using the very finest in pause button technology. His passion for hearing music that he couldn’t hear out anywhere else led him into the world of DJing - first of all as a kid with one deck - then hearing electro albums and being determined to mix. The result was that by 1994 he was out DJing in clubs.
Despite DJing being his first and foremost love, Scruff had always messed about with the recording process; age 8 he started making up tapes of pretend radio shows (oh where are those tapes now?) and then faffing about on drum machines; by the age of 13 he was having a laugh with mates being in silly bands with silly names. The very end result of all this was a good few vinyl outings on Rob’s Records and Pleasure, including the now-legendary track, Chicken In A Box - simple maybe, but simply bloody barmy-good. “A happy accident,” he claims. “Well, more like an educated guess...” Whilst his total love of DJing informs his music-making ability, he doesn’t consciously try to make something that will work on the dancefloor; he’s more likely to want to know “Do you like it? Does it make you go wibbly. Does it frimble?” Questions we should all be asking ourselves.
Since his first vinyl excursion he has recorded for over 25 labels including Warp, Sirkus, Disorient, Blood & Fire, Cup Of Tea and, of course, Ninja Tune. He has remixed Nightmares On Wax and Bim Sherman and refused to remix Nigel Kennedy. He’s worked with Mark Rae and Grand Central. He has DJed all over the bloody shop, turning down more gigs than he takes on. If they won't let him have a long spot, he doesn't bother; a 'take-the-money-and-run' merchant he certainly is not. He has dug in crates and found obscure records with references to marine fauna. He’s done bloody loads, basically, all of it with more than a vague hint of humour. France Telecom (the French equivalent of BT) were suitably impressed and used his single Get A Move On as part of their national TV advertising campaign, as did Volvo in N. America - the Scruffy one didn't see it as something to get excited about. And he's got more fans. Most notably, Madonna recently said in Mixmag of music she was playing at home, "And Mr Scruff I love, that weird little album (Keep It Unreal) that's got so much personality". Mr Scruff was characteristically unimpressed.
Posted by mi theaki at 14:00
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Great track from Soulshare Label, The Sunshine Reworks Series #1 EP.
Dean Sunshine Smith Bio:
DJ & collector for over 20 years. He resides each summer at The Garden in Croatia for a number of hosted Festivals.
He hosts his own internet radio station - Soulshare Radio and he also run Soulshare Media - a Digital Distribution Company streaming specialist music to Bars and Restaurants.
He promotes several nights in the UK - STOP FOR THE DROP / A FAMILY AFFAIR / MOTHER NATURE / GOOD FOOT FRIDAY / THE HIP REPLACEMENT / GET DOWN KIND with selection of Soulful sounds from across the Music Spectrum from Northern / Modern soul to Deep / Classic House/ Garage, Funk Reggae, Balearic & Disco.
The Garden Festival
Posted by mi theaki at 23:38
Friday, September 9, 2011
Thursday, September 8, 2011
John Beltran – Kassem Mosse & Sven Weisemann Remixes
Label: Delsin – 87dsr/jbt1
Format: Vinyl, 12", EP
Released: 04 Jul 2011
Style: Downtempo, Deep House, Ambient
A) Brilliant Flood (Kassem Mosse & Mix Mup Remix)
AA) Nephila's Oneiric (Sven's Glorify Tribute To John Beltran)
Release on Discogs