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Sonus Festival, Croatia 2013

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 20, 2013 by E.N.

SONUSWebPosterCosmopop and Sonus d.o.o. launch New Festival Brand “SONUS“ in Croatia – The same people who brought the world Time Warp and Love Family Park start up multi-day festival on the island of Pag.
Event agency Cosmopop GmbH, based in Mannheim Germany, sweetens the summer for fans of electronic music by launching a new festival brand alongside their Croatian partner Sonus d.o.o. From August 21st to August 25th, the SONUS festival will take place on the Croatian island of Pag. The venue, located at the famous Zrce Beach, already hosts two renowned clubs, Papaya and Kalypso. Aside from the impressive line-up, there is also the added benefit of its low price. For just 69€, festivalgoers can purchase limited Early-Bird tickets, valid for each day of the festival.
Turquoise blue water and warm beaches in paradise– Zrce Beach is a place to indulge in one’s dreams. The beach is also one of the most widely known festival spots in Croatia, and has become an established setting for electronic music events over the years. With Papaya and Kalypso also nearby, two representations of Europe’s top 20 listed clubs add to the area’s glowing reputation.
Right in the heart of Pag, on August 21st 2013, a kick-off event for SONUS will take place, hosted by event agencies Cosmopop and Sonus d.o.o. Five days and four nights, several boat parties and several pre and after parties make for an impressive start to this new festival brand.. The SONUS team is already working to bring some of the most well known artists, including Sven Väths’ Cocoon Heroes parties.. Loco Dice’s Desolat Crew is ready to play on the magical island, as well as the popular “Club der Visionäre” out of Berlin. From England, SONUS is happy to announce the addition of Fuse London and the famous Circuslabels SONUS’ journey. Further guests include the Next Wave Team out of Ibiza and many more yet to be announced. Simply put: the who-is-who of the electronic music industry will be partying with SONUS on Pag in August. The same is true of the acts. Ricardo Villalobos, Loco Dice, Seth Troxler, Magda, DJ Sneak and several others have confirmed their appearances; and many other key players will follow in their tracks in the coming weeks.
The starting price for Early-Bird tickets is only 69€. These passes include access to all five days of the festival, plus pre-parties and after parties. For an easy travel experience, book one of the island’s enticing all-inclusive travel packages from official festival partner Collegium, starting at 254€ p. P. from Germany on www.travel2sonus.com. Depending on the type of package, benefits can include full travel accommodations, a shuttle service between the hotel and the festival and the general admission ticket to the festival. For the greatest travel accommodations, plan your trip by visiting the travel section of the SONUS website at www.sonus-festival.com/travel. Here you will find helpful travel information `from Germany, the UK, France and many other areas.
With the Sonus Festival, Cosmopop expands its portfolio in the international market to Southern Europe. The agency has just recently established itself in Belgium with the Fade In Festival in Brussels.
SONUS FESTIVAL 2013
21ST – 25TH OF AUGUST 2013
ZRCE BEACH, PAG ISLAND, CROATIA
www.sonus-festival.com
Line-Up:
Ricardo Villalobos, Loco Dice, Seth Troxler, Magda, DJ Sneak, Zip, Cassy, Davide Squillace, Valentino Kanzyani, Joseph Capriati, Margaret Dygas, Matthias Tanzmann, Karotte, Pan-Pot, tINI, Mathias Kaden, Onur Özer, Guti live, Sonja Moonear, Nick Curly, Dan Andrei, Premiesku live, Andrea Oliva, Enzo Siragusa, Dorian Paic, Binh, Yaya, Reas, Meat, Bunte Bummler live and more to be announced

Kruse & Nuernberg – Let’s Call It A Day

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 14, 2012 by E.N.

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.

Tracklist
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)

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http://www.kruse-nuernberg.de/

Robsoul Announce ‘Best Of’ Compilation Series

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 1, 2012 by E.N.

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

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DJ W!ld -Dirty on Cabin Fever May 14th

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 26, 2012 by E.N.

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
Web:http://aboveboarddist.co.uk/label/cabinfever
Released: Monday May 14th, 2012

Tracklist

  1. W Train (intro)
  2. W Train
  3. Apres La Plage
  4. Voyage
  5. Dream Of Me
  6. All I Want Is U
  7. In Love
  8. Dirty
  9. Ça Scotche
  10. Beats
  11. Ficou Loco
  12. En Route
  13. Remember
  14. Ballade A Asnieres
  15. 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.

www.facebook.com/pages/DJ-WLD/7169901833

Fries & Bridges – Forever This (The Remixes) (The Factory, TF016)(Preview)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 9, 2012 by E.N.

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 , , , , , , , , , , , , , 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
Style: House
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)

DJ Sneak & Phil Weeks pres. Bubba Beats & Kid Piston(preview)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 12, 2011 by E.N.

 

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
Style: House
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

Who’s involved?
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

Links
DJ Sneak on Facebook
Phil Weeks on Facebook
Robsoul Recordings website

Rob Clarke Gravity EP(preview)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 16, 2011 by E.N.

Rob Clarke releases his second EP with Boston label Headtunes, this time showing a deeper, tech-tinged side to his sound.  Two original tracks on the ‘Gravity EP’ are remixed by Mike Jules (Greenhouse, Kinjo, Guesthouse) – one an old school house rendition of ‘Gravity’ and the other a leftfield/down-tempo version of ‘The Haunting’. UK dance music stalwart DeepShizzol rounds off the EP with a remix that brings a more driving dancefloor focus and added vocal to the title track.

Rob Clarke’s recent 4 track ‘Depth Charge EP’ and remix of Dirtyworx, both on Headtunes, received praise from DJs including Laurent Garnier, Q-Burns Abstract Message, Luke Solomon, Nacho Marco and Nick Holder.  Rob is also known for hosting the bi-weekly Serious Sounds Radio Show on popular net radio station/community Chicago House FM and can also be found spinning at Chicaboom events around the South of England.

Mike Jules originally hails from Australia but now resides in London.  He has had a variety or releases and remixes on labels such as Greenhouse, Kinjo, Dustpan and Guesthouse, with his quirky beats and funk-flavoured productions finding favour with the likes of Mark Farina, DJ Sneak, Joshua Heath, Justin Harris and Da Sunlounge. He also produces a deeper/tech style under the Julson moniker.

Spencer T, alias DeepShizzol, was always going to be involved in music – his father was a welder who made cow bells for 70’s African funk band Osibisa and the sound of beating drums was never far away.  Over the past 20 years he has DJ’d with some of dance music’s premier names including Carl Cox, Kevin Saunderson and Fabio & Grooverider.  A former record store owner and respected name along the UK’s south coast, Spencer has more recently turned to promoting events at clubs including Ministry of Sound and a return to music production has yielded appearances on Cross Section and Save You Records.

 
Artist: Rob Clarke
Title: Gravity EP
Label: Headtunes Recordings (USA)
Cat No: HTD017
Style: House
Release Date: 18th October 2011


The Tracks
1. Gravity
2. Gravity (Mike Jules Mid 90s Basement Mix)
3. Gravity (DeepShizzol Remix)
4. The Haunting
5. The Haunting (MJ’s Lo-Fi Beats Version)

Since 2005 Boston based Headtunes Recordings have released music by respected underground producers including Audio Soul Project, Joshua Iz, Pete Dafeet, Dexter and Sleazy McQueen alongside up and coming talents such as Rob Clarke, Brenden Wesley, Markus Mehta, Matt Prehn and Bass Experiment. The labels diverse sound covers everything from nu disco through house and techno. Look out for upcoming projects that will include Jota Wagner, Maelstrom, Jeff Keenan, Homero Espionosa and more.

 

Links
Get the preview clips from SoundCloud
Headtunes Recordings Website
Rob Clarke on SoundCloud

Anhanguera feat. Alex d’Oliveira ‘Mrs. Don’t – The 2011 Remixes'(preview)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 5, 2011 by E.N.


Anhanguera feat. Alex d’Oliveira ‘Mrs. Don’t – The 2011 Remixes’
Maracuja Recordings
Brazilian duo Anhanguera return to Maracuja Recordings with one of their all time classics, ‘Mrs Don’t’ featuring unforgettable vocals by Alex d’Oliveira and lyrics by Matcholas. Originally one of the standout funky, jacking tracks of Miami WMC 2008, ‘Mrs. Don’t’ now is back with fresh 2011 remixes by DJ Sneak, Gramophonedzie, Luca Marano and Busy from Real Time Hand Motion.

Artist: Anhanguera ft. Alex d’Oliviera
Title: Mrs. Don’t – The 2011 Remixes
Label: Maracuja Recordings (Brazil)
Cat No: MJ024
Style: House
Release Date: 7th October 2011

Mrs. Don’t (DJ Sneak Gangster Bitch 2011 Mix)
Mrs. Don’t (Gramophonedzie Melodic Bitch 2011 Mix)
Mrs. Don’t (Gramophonedzie Du Bitch 2011 Mix)
Mrs. Don’t (Luca Marano Slowly Bitch 2011 Mix)
Mrs. Don’t (Busy from RTHM Move Her Things 2011 Mix)
Mrs. Don’t (Original 2008 Mix)
What could you expect from the union of a rap-loving Brazilian English teacher, a Brazilian songwriter that had just been left by his girlfriend and two funk addicted Brazilian DJs? Definitely not a run of the mill house track! The original combination of irreverent spoken words with strong funky beats and a heavy bass provides the basis for the remixes. Sneak adds his Chicago Ghetto style to the track, Gramophonedzie brings his big room jackin’ energy, Busy recalls great part time moments and Luca Marano’s techy remix lays down after-hours vibes.



Artists BIO

DJ SNEAK is one of the most important names in the house scene. His music takes dance floors around the world to levels of climactic frenzy with his trademark booty-shakin, bass-heavy beats and rhythms. The disco filtered house grooves became Sneak’s signature sound. Innovator to many, Sneak’s love for music inspired others like Daft Punk, Basement Jaxx and Armand Van Helden.

GRAMOPHONEDZIE is best known for his smash hit release ‘Why Don’t You’ which entered the UK Singles Chart on 7 March 2010 at number 12, establishing him on the international House circuit and leading to his signing with Virgin/Positiva Records. His jackin jazzy style also appears on many other labels such as Yakuza, Guesthouse, DiskoZoo and Maracuja.

LUCA MARANO is one of the most prominent Italian producers with his releases on Pauls Boutique, Question Mark, Off and Tenax Recordings being supported by DJs like Richie Hawtin, Carl Cox, Josh Wink and Reboot.

BUSY is one half of the American duo Real Time Hand Motion. His releases on many labels such as Ministry of Sound, Spatula City, Flapjack, Control, Oomph, Guesthouse and Maracuja have pollinated dance floors around the world via Mark Farina, DJ Heather and countless others at the top of the House Music food chain.

fabric 56: Derrick Carter(Video)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , on February 21, 2011 by E.N.

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