Thursday, March 29, 2012

RNDM - Hideaway (Shine Mix)

Rndm is alias for Oliver Kargl.

Around 1996 the austrian Oliver Kargl aka RNDM started djing in a small club in the western part of Austria called Stone Club. Having a reputation in electronic music for more than 20 years the sound of Stone Club was mainly Detroit and Chicago techno.

Coming from an indie and punk background he found his way into house and techno through the sound of Detroit and Chicago.

After his move to vienna in the late 90 s he was highly influenced by the sound of the city at that time. Labels like Cheap, Grow, Central and the rather weird and experimental sounds of Mego led him to a more abstract approach and later to minimal techno.

During this time he first studied with austrian sound artist Bernhard Leitner for three years to intensify his interest in sound art minimal music and later with contemporary sculptor Erwin Wurm.

2004 he started working together with Phillip Sollmann aka Efdemin. They stuck together into endless live recording sessions in the studio while always pushing the borders of their analog foccused live set which represents an contemporary approach to classical house and techno.

In 2007 he moved to berlin to work together with Efdemin in their new studio. Their collaboration is called Pigon.

Being one of the few to get on the tight knit Dial records roster he soon began to play with the likes of Lawrence, Carsten jost, Pantha du Prince and Efdemin all over Europe and since then produced several highly acclaimed house flavoured minimal techno Eps on Dial Record the Hamburg techno imprint.



Friday, March 23, 2012

Delano Smith - My Life

Delano Smith was one of the first ‘mobile DJs’ in a city that embraced DJ culture early on, before Music Stores sold more turntables than guitars. Emerging as one of the top progressive DJs in Detroit during the 80s, alongside the legendary Ken Collier (RIP), Smith mastered the art form while playing the underground and club parties that set the stage for today’s global party circuit.

After taking time off from Djing in the 90s to pursue personal interests, Smith began playing events again after receiving numerous requests from promoters. Smith began producing music in 2002 and released his first track, “Tribunal of Souls” on Psychostasia Recordings. Later that year, his successful contribution to the internationally recognized Detroit Beatdown Vol. 1 on Third Ear Recordings inspired him to launch his own label to bring his music, along with other artists, to the global house community.



Thursday, March 22, 2012

Guru feat. Dee C Lee - No time to play

Keith Edward Elam - Guru, was an American rapper/producer and a founding member of Gang Starr. He was of Trinidadian descent and was born on July 17, 1961 in Boston, Massachusetts. His stage name Guru is an acronym for "Gifted Unlimited Rhymes Universal."

On April 19th 2010 - Guru passed away at the age of 48.



Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Gamat 3000 - Radio moon

Gamat 3000 are :Daniel Scholz, Matthias Tanzmann.

Gamat 3000 are Daniel Scholz and Matthias Tanzmann. For a few years they produced various electronic tracks, published under different synonyms. In Daniel's early days he got a lot of publicity for his remix for the Swiss pop duo Yello.

For the last two years Gamat 3000 have been publishing sweet, deep and sensible house music and electronic tracks on the German record labels Freude Am Tanzen, Dessous Rec., Lo-Fi Stereo and FM Recordings. "Feeling Love" on Freude Am Tanzen got a real club hit and was licensed for various compilations like "Für Dich" on Kompakt (by Tobias Thomas). Don't forget the two electronic tracks on C-Rock's "Stereography" - Sampler (Lo-Fi) and the two erotic deep house tracks on Steve Bug's "Erotic Moments In House" - Compilation (Dessous).



Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Lucien See Why - It's Your Decision (Original Mix)

Genre: House / Tech House / Deep House
Hometown: Frankfurt Am Main
Record label: Baile Musik / Apparel / Escapism Musique

Lucien See Why was born in Split, Croatia 28.11.1986. At the age of 14 Luka starts to get interest in music, especially in electronic music. While he was listening his cds and dj sets on them Luka very quickly figures what kind of electronic music he likes and gives accent to techno and house music. By the years Luka explored Croatian electronic scene and figured that techouse and house style is his style. Few months later his first remixes are out and that fact gives him a big support. At the age of 18 Luka started with home djing and production learning. Then production was so complicated that he oriented on dj sets but after 2 years Luka gets more and more interest in production and he tried learning a lot. for more learning and production. As the time was passing Luka was so occupied with production and step by step he was going forward. After some time first EP is coming out than one of the biggest Croatian djs and promoters Pero Fullhouse puts his track on Aquarius Records "Muzika Na Struju" mix cd. From that time Luka just goes up and up with production and every ep was better.

In 2008 and 2009 See Why is going step forward in production but in djing by playing in lot of clubs in Croatia coast and in Germany. Also visiting Frankfurt scene and at most clubs like Robert Johnson, Cocoon Club and King Kamehameha had a big influence of See Why's music style and his production. In the summer of 2009 Mare Loco EP was out and one of remixes form that Ep was even played by Minus superstar Richie Hawtin. The end of summer 2009 was big for See Why. He signed his first vinyl 12" release for German DAMM RECORDS and tracks from that vinyl are supported by big names like Richie Hawtin, Oliver Ho, The Advent, Mihalis Safras, Chris Fortier and Hologi Star and also „Strange Discokeks EP“ was great rade by Raveline Magazine and DeBug Magazine. See Why also has opened digital and vinyl brand label called Baile Musik. In 2010 Luka goes few steps away and he is signing for big Apparel Music and Frankfurt based vinyl label Houseworx. Till now Luka get gigs in clubs like Airport Club (Würzburg), Mellow Club (Bad Kissingen), Tanzhaus West Club (Frankfurt), Gambrinus Club (Bad Homburg), Porat Club (with Richie Hawtin), Sirup Club (Zagreb), Masters Club (Split) etc...

Sirup Club (Zagreb) described See Why as : One of the most prominent Croatian stars on sky of world electronic music is See Why. Based in Split / Croatia he is part of electronic music industry from age of 14 and top of his success is the moment when Mr. Richie Hawtin includes See Why's tracks in his set in summer 2009. That summer brings See Why exclusive contract with German vinyl label Damm Records and in the same time running personal brand Baile Musik. See Why is producer and performer whose acts we'll definitly see only in big clubs and big festivals...

General manager


Baile Musik

Monday, March 19, 2012

Toby Tobias - The Feeling (Original mix)

Toby Tobias – Space Shuffle
Genre: Electronic
Style: Leftfield, Deep House, Tech House, Disco
Year: 2008

Toby Tobias has been with Rekids since its inception in 2006. His initial release on Rekids, 'A Close Shave', was a great hit and went some way in establishing the label as a fresh, eclectic musical venture in its early days. Prior to this, Toby had of course already been honing his production skills since the turn of the millennium. By the time he released on Rekids, Toby's work was already of a high calibre - seeing releases on Low Pressings, Bearfunk, Odori and Hi-Phen. After the tremendous success of 'A Close Shave', the remix requests started to flood in - this resulting in Toby releasing on labels such as Beat Freeze Records, Bent, Bloop Recordings and Dialect Recordings. Following this, Toby released his second single on Rekids, 'Dave's Sex Bits', remixed by Quiet Village. This cemented Toby's position as one of the pioneers of the modern disco renaissance .

2008 brought another milestone, with Toby releasing his debut album 'Space Shuffle' on Rekids, to wide critical acclaim - receiving 4.5/5 from Resident Advisor and 5/5 from iDJ. The album features 15 tracks of disco influenced gems with a truly contemporary edge. Discoid anthem 'The Feeling', featuring the silky smooth vocals of Kathy Diamond, was released as a single including remixes from John Daly and I:Cube. Again, this received massive praise and global support from DJ's across the board. Further remixes from Dave Ellesmere, Tensnake and James Teej helped propel the 'Space Shuffle' sound to the forefront of pioneering dance music at the time.

At present, Toby has been busier with his own labels ( Tracky Bottoms and LateNightAudio ) . 2010 saw the release of his Macasu EP, featuring the almost ubiquitous Motor City Drum Ensemble remix. Toby also remixed fellow Rekids pal James Teej for his 'Space Oddity' release on My Favorite Robot Records, garnering thumbs up from the likes of Robert Owens, Jamie Jones, Thomas Schumacher and Wolf & Lamb. Look out for forthcoming remixes of Phreek Plus Featuring Mr White and Toro Y Moi , plus an exciting new venture with a blue eyed soul singer .

Toby's most recent release on Rekids came last year, in the form of his 'You Know EP' - featuring 3 house -to -disco- to -detroit dance-floor hits with another guest appearance from Kathy Diamond. Toby's music is truly unique - in a genre now saturated with generic, formulaic music, Toby is one of the few who can claim to have his own sound. This year we look forward to more of the same, in the form of the long awaited second album for Rekids !



Friday, March 16, 2012

From P60 feat. Virag - Sinking With The Fall

Title: Sinking With The Fall EP
Artist: From P60
Label: Nite Grooves 
Catalog: KNG 270
Format: Vinyl, 12", EP
Country: US
Released: Apr 2007
Genre: Electronic
Style: House, Deep House 

In the begining of the 90th Z. met with electronic music in Simon Angel's Party Zone. From the first moment he felt in this music's heights and feelings. In 1999 he met with the Hungarian Le Garage band, who teached Z. the secrets of electronic music making. Next 2-3 years they went together to concerts, while Z. made his musics at home. The result of this work is the release at Rhythmic NYC in New York, that came out in 2004. 


Thursday, March 15, 2012

Dubbyman - Messages From The Dub (Mike Huckaby Remix)

Genre: Electronic
Style: Downtempo, Deep House
Year: 2007

Label: Deep Explorer
Profile: Deep House and beatdown label based in Spain owned by Dubbyman and his brother Above Smoke.
Sublabels: Deep Explorer Digital, Sybaris Rec



Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Carl Craig - Dreamland (Planet E)

Carl Craig was a key player in Detroit techno's second wave, following the futuristic lead of originators Derrick May and Juan Atkins, and eventually collaborating with May. He began recording at the turn of the 1990's, using a number of aliases to release innovative ambient, techno, breakbeat and future jazz sounds.

“My livelihood is making music that I can perform, whether I’m doing orchestral
production or modular strangeness or generating club music. I don’t restrict
myself,” said Craig. “I defined myself by being who I am. The ultimate self respect
is when you say you’re going to do something and you go and do it to the best of
your ability.”



Monday, March 12, 2012

Tevo Howard - Specificity


Tevo Howard, Tyrez, The Black Electro Orchestra, Flo Crew (For Lovers Only)

I started to DJ at roughly thirteen or fourteen years old, putting us back to about 1987. After a knee injury in a skateboard accident (I wiped out) in 1987, I found myself sitting at home, bored, and with little interests other than skateboarding and music. With skateboarding out of the picture, I could only gather to mess around with the turntables that sat in the room my brothers and I all shared. I remember thinking that being a DJ was a hobby that wasn’t either illegal, or dangerous, and that it would be fun to DJ my own music as opposed to my brother’s music. I walked down to Gramaphone Records, which was about 10 blocks away, and bought one record. I had no idea what was about to happen.

Needless to say, it became an addiction. At 14 I had the goal of one crate. My brother had already collected ten crates, and I was determined. I found myself at Gramaphone and Wax Trax picking up current day gems with my lunch money. It became one record a day. I am grateful to have Grown up in the Chicago record scene, because it provided a medium to apply my curious mind as a young musician.

Musicianship has always been something I’ve loved, or that is, I’ve been truly in love with instrumentation since the violin at age 7. Instrumentation, in fact, has never left my life. Today, my instrument is the bass guitar, because it is the instrument that I am most skilled at playing.

Although, I studied a total of ten years in college, only three and a half of those years were in music. Just out of high school in 1992, I studied at Columbia College in Chicago with the intention of getting a Bachelors in music, bass guitar studies. I usually don’t consider the year and a half that I studied at Columbia for two main reasons: first, I was just out of high school and, in my opinion, very uneducated about, even, the mere etiquette of college life (at the time Chicago educational facilities had been considered the worst circuit in the United States); and second, looking back I did not believe in Columbia’s teaching philosophies.

I transfered to the City Colleges of Chicago in 1994. It was then that I met two good teachers that taught based on two concepts: First, if you jump in, you’ll probably learn to swim; and second, if you try hard, you’ll probably swim well. Michael Holian, the dean of music at the time, informed me after my first couple of classes that I would be playing contra-bass (Upright Bass) in the college orchestra. Those were my favorite days as a student.

I took a break from all music application from 1997 through 2004. Circa 2004 and 2005, I entered Law School, and as well began to DJ on the turntables that I had never sold (They were then almost 20 years old). As I studied an array of subjects and pursued several degees before my full return to music (this includes a B.A. in International Studies at DePaul University), I found myself one day in 2006, headed to class to get the rest of my M.A. in Writing at DePaul, and yet, unable to get out of my car. I remember reaching for the latch several times, but ultimately deeming that I did not believe in the teaching philosophy of Depaul’s M.A. in Writing program. So, I started the car again, and went home. It was that day that I began to build my studio, Beautiful Granville Studios.”

Deep inside, I know well that I am only at the beginning of my career.


Friday, March 2, 2012

Archie Bell & The Drells - Tighten up (1968)

"Tighten Up" was a 1968 song by Houston, Texas based R&B vocal group Archie Bell & the Drells. It reached #1 on both the Billboard R&B and pop charts in the spring of 1968. It is ranked #265 on the Rolling Stone magazine's list of "the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time" and is one of the earliest funk hits in music history.
"Tighten Up" was written by Archie Bell and Billy Buttier. It was one of the first songs that Archie Bell & the Drells recorded, in a session in 1967, along with a number of songs including "She's My Woman". Soon afterwards Bell was drafted into the U.S. Army and began serving in Vietnam. The song became a hit in Houston, and was picked up by Atlantic Records for distribution in April 1968. By the summer it topped both the Billboard R&B and pop charts. It also sold a million copies by May 1968, gaining an R.I.A.A. gold disc. The line in "Tighten Up", "we dance just as good as we walk" was a little ironic, given that Bell had been shot in the leg and was consigned to a military hospital bed at the time.

The introduction features Bell introducing himself as being from Houston, Texas. According to the Billboard Book of Number One Hits by Fred Bronson, Bell heard a comment after the Kennedy assassination in Dallas, that "nothing good ever came out of Texas." Bell wanted his listeners to know "we were from Texas and we were good."

The song described an accompanying dance that the band had invented, also called the "Tighten Up"; this dance became popular concurrently with the song.

The phenomenal success of the single prompted the band to rush out an album, despite their incapacitated leader. In 1969 the group recorded their first full album with Gamble and Huff, I Can't Stop Dancing, which reached number 28 on the R&B chart.