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Kruse & Nuernberg release their debut artist album through Lazy Days Recordingsin October. ‘Let’s Call It A Day’ sees the Hamburg based pair – who have previously released on labels such as Noir Music, Liebe*Detail and their own Save Room Recordings – step outside their boundaries to present an eclectic journey through their musical influences, including Indie luminariesLittle Dragon, Metronomy and Pheonix. Live pianos and guitars meet their electronic world with finesse through 11 songs, moving through genres and tempos seamlessly in what Lazy Days’ boss Fred Everything has called “a classic dance album in the making”.
The album features singer Stee Downes, who collaborated on last year’s #1 ‘Want You In My Soul’ from Lovebirds, Nathalie Claude, who featured on Andre Lodemann’s ‘Searching’ and Japanese singer Miwaki. They also co-produced a piece with Florian Kruse’s brother, and deep house legend, Vincenzo (Dessous, Poker Flat).
Kruse & Nuernberg have been on the forefront of the revival of the Deep House scene in the past few years. As remixers, they have put their magic touch to artists like Dennis Ferrer and Groove Armada as well as being remixed by legendary producers such as Tom Middleton and DJ Sneak. They are also part of the successful outfit ‘Wiretappeur’, who released on John Digweed’s Bedrock label.
The links between Kruse & Nuernberg and Fred Everything stretch back several years with each being a fan of the other’s work. Their first release on Lazy Days came in May 2010 and they have now recorded three EPs for the label, including a recent collaboration with Fred.
1. Kruse & Nuernberg – Let’s Call It A Day (3:57)
2. Kruse & Nuernberg – For My Life feat. Stee Downes (4:29)
3. Kruse & Nuernberg – Elsewhere feat. Nathalie Claude (5:41)
4. Kruse & Nuernberg – Music Does The Talking feat. Vincenzo (7:16)
5. Kruse & Nuernberg – People Like Us (3:56)
6. Kruse & Nuernberg – Last Chance feat. Stee Downes (7:34)
7. Kruse & Nuernberg – Interacid (Interlude) (3:45)
8. Kruse & Nuernberg – Love Can’t Break You Down feat. Stee Downes (6:54)
9. Kruse & Nuernberg – Float feat. Nathalie Claude (5:40)
10. Kruse & Nuernberg – Leaves Falling feat. Nathalie Claude (5:19)
11. Kruse & Nuernberg – White Smoke feat. Miwaki (3:28)
Robsoul Announce ‘Best Of’ Compilation Series
Robsoul Recordings, the house record label expertly run by Phil Weeks since 2000, is set to release a series of six mini-albums showcasing the producers who have helped shape its sound. Simply named ‘Best Of Robsoul’ the series will feature a selection of stand out tracks in each installment from DJ Sneak, DJ W!LD, Chris Carrier, Joss Moog, Fries & Bridges and Phil Weeks. The first release comes from Chris Carrier on 10th August and will be followed by a new installment each week,finalised by Fries & Bridges on 14th September.
Speaking on his selections for the series, Phil Weeks commented, “These artists have delivered the label’s highlights and helped Robsoul be so successful and consistent for 13 years now. They are the true sound of the label, part of my family and I can always rely on them to provide dope beats and tracks every time.”
Since 2000 Robsoul has been at the forefront of underground house music, resolutely sticking to a sound rooted in Chicago and influenced by the classic house music sounds of New York, Detroit, Paris and Manchester.
Full release schedule
10th August 2012: Best Of Robsoul: Chris Carrier
17th August 2012: Best Of Robsoul: DJ Sneak
24th August 2012: Best Of Robsoul: Phil Weeks
31st August 2012: Best Of Robsoul: Joss Moog
7th September 2012: Best Of Robsoul: DJ W!LD
14th September 2012: Best Of Robsoul: Fries & Bridges
DJ W!LD is the French music maestro infamous for his DC10 residency and tireless work ethic that keeps the dancefloor brimming with infectious weapons. Now he delivers his first album for Cabin Fever.
A year after his debut artist album, Guillaume Duchastel de Montrouge, aka DJ W!LDreintroduces the world to his raw and groovy sound for his second album, ‘Dirty’. A more straight up honest affair, this concoction of late night jacking cuts hypnotise with clever use of sampling – a nod to his penchant for hip hop – vintage feel and well carved beats.
‘Dirty’ is true to its namesake, a sensual journey that explores desires and primal instincts and finely balances female and male vocals that weave like serpents in the mix. The album opens quietly with the haunting echoes‘W Train’ and ‘Apres La Plage’, saturating the senses in vivid sound. But it’s not until ‘Voyage’ that we feel the real elusive, unpredictable, and truly underground nature of the album. Frequently returning to quiet interludes and unexpected snapshots of mysterious scenes, ‘Dirty’ is cleverly fashioned for indulging in again and again.
With titles such as ‘All I Want Is U’ and ‘In Love’ its easy to see how inspired W!LD is by the power of emotions and female forces in his life. This can be felt in every moment of ‘Dirty’ along with a deep nostalgia capturing a long lost energy of underground dance music in its current.
‘Dirty’ seethes with vigour and isn’t afraid to push buttons. An album created to be played loud (try title track ‘Dirty’ and the sassy ‘Dream Of Me’ for full effect), it is the perfect warm up for late night adventures or early morning carry-ons. Packing more than a punch, W!LD opens the ears to his journeys across dancefloors over the past few years and cements his reputation as a true body mover.
Label: Cabin Fever
Cat no: RKSCD002
Released: Monday May 14th, 2012
- W Train (intro)
- W Train
- Apres La Plage
- Dream Of Me
- All I Want Is U
- In Love
- Ça Scotche
- Ficou Loco
- En Route
- Ballade A Asnieres
- M!am! W!ce (outro)
DJ W!LD became resident at Circo Loco in 2010 and has since travelled the globe with the brand and spent many lost Mondays at the infamous home in DC10 Ibiza. A fixture on Cocoon bookings, W!LD is renowned in the global electronic network after years spent honing his skills.
Born in the French town Dijon, he was immersed in a world of funk, disco, and groovy beats in the early 90´s and heavily inspired by his hero Laurent Garnier through his residency at L´Enfer. There was no turning back from this point as he immersed himself in this new coming revolution from Detroit techno and Chicago house.
W!LD relocated to Paris in 1996 and became one of the renowned ‘disc-jockeys’ of the emerging scene. He could be seen at The Palace, the Queen and the Rex and was invited to the famous New York club Twilo. After a brief stint living in Brazil, W!ld became one of the leading DJs in the underground gay scene in Europe, providing soundtracks for fashion shows for Thierry Mugler ,Christian Lacroix, and Vivienne Westwood.
In 2005 he created his own label, Catwash with fellow Parisien Chris Carrier and last year he launched his own personal project, W, which saw the launch of his debut album. W!LD has been remixed by many great talents from the burgeoning music scene such as DJ Sneak, Kerri Chandler, Chris Carrier, Hector Morales, Phil Weeks, Chez Damiez and SIS.
Released on Cabin Fever, a label that is famed for tough and upfront dancefloor classics, ‘Dirty’ was the perfect fit to its sound. This special vinyl only re-edit label has previously released a CD compilation but W!LD delivers its first full artist album.
Originally released in 2010, ‘Forever This’ by Fries & Bridges (Phil Weeks & Hector Moralez) was a monster underground hit due to it’s infectious sample and vocal, and went on to be included byNorman Jay (MBE) on his Good Times 30th Anniversarycompilation.
Just in time for Miami 2012 come the remixes and what a line up it is! Taking in legends DJ Sneak and Doc Martin, current hot properties DJ W!LD and David Glass, and future stars Chemars andAskander, the remixes of ‘Forever This’ see six completely different yet equally playable new versions that should get any self respecting house fan hot under the collar.
Fries & Bridges is the long-standing collaboration between Robsoulboss Phil Weeks and The Factory/Minority Music boss Hector Moralez. The name originates from their original French (Fries) and San Francisco (Bridges) bases, although Hector’s recent European move means they are both now based in Paris. Alongside their own labels Fries & Bridges have graced Vista, Nightshift, Music For Freaks and The W Label amongst others.
Phil Weeks – Love Affair LP (DJ Sneak vs The French Gangsters Remixes) (Robsoul, ROBSOUL104)(preview)Posted in News with tags DJ Sneak, Electronic, EMN Promo, House, Listen, Love Affair, Phil Weeks, Press Release, Preview, Promo, Robsoul Recordings, ROBSOUL104, Stream, Tech House on November 23, 2011 by E.N.
The start of 2011 saw Phil Weeks release his ‘Love Affair’ LP, exploring funk and soul samples and turning them into dance floor bombs in his inimitable style. Over the course of the year Phil has invited an all-star cast of remixers to rework the tracks across 4 vinyl releases and this final instalment might well be the best yet as DJ Sneak goes up against Phil’s hand picked “French Gangsters” – namely D’Julz, Chris Carrier and DJ W!LD.
All four remixers can be considered house music legends and they show why on remixes of ‘Can’t Get Enough’, ‘Mind Game’, Luv U Need U’ and ‘Slow Dance (U Cry)’ - covering the full scope of Chicago, deep and tech house every version will undoubtedly rock dance floors the world over.
The vinyl will feature four remixes while a bumper digital package will include additional versions from DJ W!LD and D’Julz as well as Phil’s four original album mixes.
Artist: Phil Weeks
Title: Love Affair LP (DJ Sneak vs The French Gangsters Remixes)
Label: Robsoul Recordings (France)
Cat No: ROBSOUL104
Release Date: 9th December 2011
1. Can’t Get Enough (DJ Sneak Remix)
2. Mind Game (D’julz Dub)
3. Luv U Need U (Chris Carrier Remix)
4. Slow Dance (U Cry) (DJ W!LD Remix)
5. Mind Game (D’julz Remix)
6. Slow Dance (U Cry) (DJ W!LD Dub)
What’s it all about?
Two of house music’s biggest hitters – DJ Sneak and Phil Weeks – get together for a highly anticipated three-track collaboration. Under the alias of Bubba Beats and Kid Piston (we’ll let you decide which is which!) the 102nd release on Robsoul has a distinct acid theme as the two masters take things back to basics, working it out on original hardware.
What does it sound like?
As the title’s suggest, ‘Breakdown Acid’ and ‘Acid Disko’ bring acidic 303 flavours to complement the typical punishing beats and jacking grooves that Sneak and Phil are so well known for. ‘Class In Session’ treads a lighter, funkier path but the hypnotic and devastating end result proves just as effective.
Artist: DJ Sneak & Phil Weeks pres.
Title: Bubba Beats & Kid Piston
Label: Robsoul Recordings (France)
Cat No: ROBSOUL102
Release Date: 18th November 2011
1. Breakdown Acid
2. Acid Disko
3. Class In Session 1
Watch Sneak & Phil making Breakdown Acid at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TgyMEG4tmAQ
What can be said about DJ Sneak that hasn’t been said before! As one of the second wave of influential house producers coming out of Chicago in the early 1990’s (he was born in Puerto Rico and moved to the Windy City in the early 80’s) he has released hundreds of records and remixes and is a true A-list DJ on the worldwide circuit. Innovator to many, Sneak’s love for music inspired others like Daft Punk, Basement Jaxx and Armand Van Helden.
Since 2000 Phil Weeks has released his own unique brand of house music on some of the world’s leading underground labels including 2020 Vision, Music For Freaks, Brique Rouge, Detour, Adult Only and his own Robsoul, which is responsible for the majority of his original output. He has also graced more mainstream imprints along the way such as Cr2 and Toolroom.
Watch the behind the scenes video with Sneak & Phil at the Sunwaves Festival in Romania: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MSZ26tZFWhU