Archive for November, 2011

Track Of The Day:Jean Wells – I’ve Been Along This Way Before (John Morales Mix )

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 30, 2011 by E.N.


Like always something different at EMN.
Today we have one of the best tracks from Jean Wells deluxe album Soul on Soul.
Jean Wells’ story is not an extraordinary one in the world of soul, although her voice certainly was.
Exclusive Stream thanx 2 BBE Records.
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You can preorder album now HERE

BBE pres.Best of Disco Demands compiled by Al Kent

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , on November 30, 2011 by E.N.


Released: January 2012
The Disco Demands series started sometime in the early 2000s – I couldn’t give you an exact year because it didn’t feel like a big deal, so I never noted it. I simply wanted to put out a compilation of some records I really liked and maybe make a little of the money back I was spending on them. Buy some food and stuff.
There’s always been Disco comps around of course but there was rarely anything that strayed too far from the standards.. the same songs kept appearing over and over again, or the comps would feature records you could pick up anywhere for little money. I’ve never seen the point in that. I gave up judging a record on its value or rarity a long time ago but surely there’s more to disco than Exodus, Martin Circus, Mass Production and all those Salsoul, West End and bloody Prelude records. So it was a nice surprise to find that there were other people out there who thought the same way.
Volume 1 was pretty straightforward – just some nice records, with ! the only edit being an instrumental of Disco Socks; a strange, thinly veiled reference to the disco sucks movement. Then on Volume 2 I included a few of my edits and introduced the cover up concept to the disco world. That caused a bit of controversy, which of course I loved. And so it continued for five volumes.
What we have here then is the full series, give or take one or two cuts, all remastered, many re-re-edited, with lots of nice naked pictures to boot. For those who’ve asked since day one “will there be vinyl” I can finally say yes, you’re holding it!

Track listings:
CD1
1. Cheryl Berdell – Giving It All To You
2. Executive Suite – Why In The World Do They Keep On (Funk’in With Me)
3. Disco Warriors – Cumbaya Disco
4. Sandpebbles of Barbados – Suntan
5. The Fans – Ballad of Dr J
6. TC & Company – Let’s Go Disco
7. Chocolate + Joy – Dog It
8. Omni – Disco Socks
9. Curtis -! How Can I Tell Her

CD2
1. Silver, Platinu! m & Gold – Just Friends *
2. The Peoples’ Workshop – Funkathone
3. Chocolate City Connection – Take The Music To The Party
4. Universal Robot Band – Disco Boogie Woman
5. Stringfield Family – Sound of Disco Rock
6. The Firebolts – Everybody Party (Get Down)
7. Living Proof – Theme From Living Proof
8. Puff – In The Mood
9. Cordial – Wave

CD3
1. Don Renaldo Strings – Fiddlin’ Around *
2. Jimmy Sabater – To Be With You
3. Crosstown Traffic – Party People
4. Alex And His Soul Messengers – Hail To Guyana
5. Harold Butler & The Connection – Gold Connection
6. Ike Noble – Dance, Dance, Dance To The Music (Y’all)
7. The Legal Defense – The Disco Stomp
8. Panaché – Sweet Jazz Music
9. Allan Harris & Perpetual Motion – Get Ready *

CD4
1. Arts & Craft – I’ve Been Searching
2. Hot Ice – Dancing Free
3. Volstarr! – Dancin’
4. Superbs – Party Together
5. Gordon’s War – The Rock Is Gonna Get You
6. Alice Street Gang – Bahia
7. Althea Forrest & Togetherness – Hey Mister
8. Mirror – Give It Up
9. The Live Experience – Disco Joint

CD5
1. Bobby Sanders & Magic – Strung Out *
2. The Good Life Ltd – I Got It
3. Al Tanner – Doing Our Own Thang
4. Arthur King – Fear
5. Sylvano Santorio – We’ve Got It
6. Mr Q – Party Party
7. Power of Attorney – You Got Over On Me
8. Sizzle – Love Is All Around
9. Brooklyn Express – Back In Time *

All tracks edited by Al Kent except *(original studio version)

Don’t miss the chance to see and hear Al Kent live:
Dec 10 – Amsterdam – Canvas: http://www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?310828
Dec 31 – Chicago – A Love Supreme

Avicii – Levels(Video Premiere)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , on November 30, 2011 by E.N.


Avicii, born Tim Bergling in Stockholm, releases his new video for current single “Le7els”directed by Petro and shot in Los Angeles. “Le7els” has already conquered club charts worldwide, climbing to No. 1 on the international Beatport chart, as well as on the club charts in Germany and Australia, while the success of prior singles “Seek Bromance,” “Street Dancer” and “Fade Into Darkness” have also propelled him into the ranks of superstar DJs who are able to perform to massive crowds. Avicii has headlined such colossal events as Tomorrowland, Ultra Music Festival, Dance Valley, Street Parade, and IDentity festival, and performed on the mainstage at the this year’s Electric Daisy Carnival.

Released by LE7ELS Records/Atom Empire/Interscope, the single is available digitally now

AVICII NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES CONFIRMED

12/27 Flames Central Calgary, Canada
12/28 Events Centre Edmonton, Canada
12/29 The Warfield San Francisco, CA.
12/31 Pier 94 New York, NY

Paper Diamond at Webster Hall this Thursday, December 1

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , on November 29, 2011 by E.N.

Paper Diamond (Pretty Lights Music, Elm & Oak) announces new tour dates, continuing his progression across the great expanse of America, bringing beats to every state. Paper Diamond will be stopping by New York City, Philadelphia, Chicago, and Memphis, as well as many others in between. Paper Diamond joins Tiesto Benny Benassi, Laidback Luke, and Diplo for Lights all Night a pre New years Eve gala on December 30th at Dallas’s Convention Center. Then kicking the New Year off to a fab start Paper Diamond will be joined by Pretty Lights, Thievery Corporation, The Glitch Mob, Bassnectar, and Theophilus London for Snowglobe Music Festival in Lake Tahoe for a festive NYE celebration! Following that Alex B will also be performing on the Jam Cruise, which passes through Ft. Lauderdale, Haiti, and Jamaica, and features a comprehensive line-up of artists across many different genres.

Paper Diamond has been consistently touring during the fall with his musical cohorts from both Pretty Lights Music and Elm and Oak. These artists have included Michael Menert, Sorry For Partying, Minnesota, and Raw Russ. Expect to see more outstanding musical talent featured in the new leg of his tour, furthering the reputation of Pretty Lights Music and Elm and Oak for housing some of the best up and coming talent in the US. M Machine who is signed to Skrillex’s label OWSLA joins on dates January 18-28.

Grab your free mp3 download “Can We Go Up” from the forthcoming EP “Paragon” here

WINTER TOUR DATES

12/01/11 Webster Hall, New York, NY
12/02/11 Union Transfer, Philadelphia, PA
12/03/11 The Filmore, Silver Spring, MD
12/16/11 Three20South, Breckenridge, CO
12/30/11 Dallas Convention Center, Dallas, TX
12/31/11 Snowglobe Festival, Lake Tahoe, NV
01/07/12 Belly Up Aspen, Aspen, CO
01/09/12 – 1/14/12 Jam Cruise 10, Ft. Lauderdale, Haiti, Jamaica
01/18/12 The Venue at the Hub, Fargo, ND
01/19/12 Varsity Theater, Minneapolis, MN
01/20/12 Winter Warmer Fest, Oconomowoc, WI
01/21/12 Clutch Cargo’s Pontiac, MI
01/25/12 Bluebird Theater, Bloomington, IN
01/26/12 Majestic Live, Madison, WI
01/27/12 Bottom Lounge, Chicago, IL
01/28/12 Laird Room, University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point, WI
02/01/12 Awful Arthur’s, Blacksburg, VA
02/04/12 The Orange Peel, Asheville, NC
02/08/12 The Engine Room, Tallahassee, FL
02/09/12 Bourbon Street Bar, Auburn, AL
02/10/12 Newby’s, Memphis, TN
02/11/12 Cam’s Ballroom, Tulsa, OK

Download: Africa Hitech – XLR8R Podcast 226

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , on November 29, 2011 by E.N.


Download: Africa Hitech – XLR8R Podcast 226

01 Traxman “Footworkin’ on Air”
02 DJ Tre “Ping Pong Trak”
03 Jlin “Erotic Heat” (Planet Mu)
04 Hudson Mohawke “Cbat” (Warp)
05 Cadenza “The Darkest Hype (Philip D. Kick Remix)” (Dummy)
06 Africa Hitech “Out in the Streets” (Warp)
07 Africa Hitech “Out in the Streets (VIP)” (Warp)
08 Krampfhaft “Perfect Gain Structure” (Saturate)
09 DJ Rashad “Welcome to the Chi”
10 DJ Earl “Dragged” (Booty Call)
11 DJ Rashad & DJ Rome “Dat Shit Huff” (Planet Mu)
12 Dillinja and Berti B “Lion Heart” (Bert 1)
13 LTJ Bukem “Horizons (Phillip D. Kick Remix)”
14 Ballistic Brothers “I’ll Fly Away” (Junior Boy’s Own)
15 Formula 7 “Soundboy” (Quayside)
16 Marvellous Cain “Roll Dat Shit” (R:IQ)
17 Ninjaman, Bounty Killer, Beenie Man, and Ninja Ford “Bad Boy Lick A New Shot (Jungle Bullet)” (Greensleeves)
18 Traxman “Lifeeeee Is For Ever” (Planet Mu)
19 Moondog “Viking 1″ (Honest Jon’s)

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Jessie Ware – Strangest Feeling(stream)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , on November 28, 2011 by E.N.

Jessie Ware’s debut single ‘Strangest Feeling’ is released on Special Limited Edition 10″ Vinyl and Digital formats on November 28th via PMR Records.

Emeli Sande – Daddy ft. Naughty Boy(Video)

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Nero – Reaching Out

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Daryl Hall and John Oates – Out Of Touch

Joker – On My Mind ft. William Cartwright(Video)

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FabricLive 61 – Pinch

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 27, 2011 by E.N.

Looking back on the myriad of ways that the genre now known quite loosely as ‘bass music’ has mutated, one of the key figures in its evolution would have to be Bristol’s Rob Ellis, better known simply as Pinch. His fascination with what the outer limits of the dub sound can achieve, has made him a distinct figure within the fluid group of like-minded dubstep musicians that defined the so-called Bristol sound. In 2003, a Kode9 set at London’s seminal FWD>> became the stepping-stone into dubstep that inspired him to start the first pure dubstep night outside of FWD>>, Subloaded, in his hometown. With the city’s love of dub and long musical lineage, plus Pinch’s dedication to the importance of the actual sound, it quickly formed a dedicated community and became a yardstick by which other nascent events were measured. This had all been driven by a key moment in his own musical evolution which as he explains, “I lost interest in D&B and started buying minimal Basic Channel style techno, garage, grime and electronica instead – trying to mix them up together,” pre-empting the dominant sound of 4/4 dub-techno embraced by today’s crop of young producers, like Hessle Audio, who regularly cite the Bristol sound as a big influence. This embrace of a starker, dubbier sound became the seed from where his Tectonic label grew, and by championing artists like 2562, led to his eventual release of work with dub legend and King Tubby apprentice, Scientist. His FABRICLIVE offering comes hot on the heels of mixes from Pearson Sound and an artist with whom he’s just recently released a collaborative album on Honest Jon’s, Shackleton. These are all producers who work in a similar vein, that is, impeccable attention to sound detail, continual experimentation with rhythm whilst always maintaining a definitive ‘sound’ which can be traced throughout all their productions.

The mix itself combines all of Pinch’s loves, a blend of both melodic mood-pieces, driving dub-techno and the odd mid-range bass wobble masterfully planted to maximum effect. This is all peppered through in post-production with little vocal samples, mostly supplied by Bristol MC Jakes, that fully form the mix, like the grain in wood, supplying body, making it more than just a sum of its constituent parts. Pinch kicks things off somewhere through a Distal production, a screwed hip-hop vocal making it sound like a paranoiac’s reimagining of ghetto-tech. This quickly sets the tone – managing to juggle the ominous with the upfront, like the Lynchian strings of ‘In Dreams’ which phase seamlessly into the manic energy of Boddika and Joy O’s recent smash ‘Swims’. The mix really clips along, testament to Pinch’s skill behind the decks, most tracks only playing out for a couple of minutes at most. There’s a nod to the pure dub-techno of Basic Channel, with a cut from Shed’s side-project EQD, mastered at that other altar to all things bass, Berlin’s Hard Wax. This drives into another major influence, with Pinch’s own remix adding some rolling sine-waves to the guttural vocals of Prince Green on Henry & Louis& neo-dub. A sledgehammer wobble both heralds, and ends, the central section of the mix, with Pinch’s collaborative effort with Photek, and Chestplate boss Distance’s weighty ‘Blue Meanie’. This central nub almost functions as a showcase, Pinch demonstrating some of contemporary dubstep’s many flavours: the industrial sounds of Emika, Roska’s clattering drums, Addison Groove’s use of repeating vocals as a rhythmic weapon and the shimmering techy keys of Goth Trad. The final two tracks are supplied by a couple of the most promising young producers to emerge in the past few years, Londoner OM Unit and Tectonic’s own Illum Sphere. ‘Pressure’ certainly doesn’t let up, presenting us with a relentless squiggling synth-line awash in a storm of feedback then changing tack considerably into a steady pulsing beat. Pinch often talks of psychedelic dub, and here Illum Sphere demonstrates it wonderfully, toeing the line between instrumental breakbeats and even deep house, with its ethnic drums, distorted strings and a pitched down warble. This isn’t the true end as the mix is bookended with the rest of Distal’s track in order to achieve a perfect circularity as Pinch explains.

I am a supporter of the sound of vinyl and the cultural associations I make with this format so it was important to me – even if I do ultimately end up abandoning my beloved format one day – to stick by my guns and record the mix like this. I also made the whole mix start and finish in the same spot – meaning that the entire DJ mix can work as a loop if you put it on repeat. I really like the idea of certain kinds of music existing in its own infinite context and setting up the mix to loop like that was playing entirely into that idea.” – Pinch 2011

Release date: Jan 16, 2012

FabricLive 61 – Pinch
Tracklist
01. Distal – Venom (Part 2) [Tectonic]
02. F – Slow Down [7even]
03. EQD – Equalized #005B [Equalized]
04. Henry & Louis feat. Prince Green – Love Like (Pinch Remix) [2 Kings]
05. Pinch & Shackleton – Rooms Within A Room [Honest Jon’s]
06. Deleted Scenes – Natural Law [Deleted Scenes]
07. Pinch & Quest – In Dreams [Tectonic]
08. Boddika & Joy Orbison – Swims [Swamp81]
09. DJ G – Uncertain [Tectonic]
10. Roly Porter – Hessra [Subtext]
11. Photek & Pinch – Acid Reign (Pinch’s Dubplate Version) [Photek Productions]
12. Pinch & Loefah – Broken [Tectonic]
13. Emika – Double Edge (Pinch Remix) [Ninja Tune]
14. Roska – 480 BC [Tectonic]
15. Addison Groove – This Is It VIP [Tectonic]
16. Goth Trad – Mach [Tectonic]
17. Distance – Blue Meanie [Chestplate]
18. Jakes – Get Serious [H.E.N.C.H.]
19. Jakes – A Case Of The Bleeps [H.E.N.C.H.]
20. OM Unit – Pressure [Tectonic]
21. Illum Sphere – Promise A Secret [Tectonic]
22. Distal – Venom (Part 1) [Tectonic]

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