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Joshua Iz – The Figure (Dream In Audio, DIA001) (Preview Clips)

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

Joshua Iz, the seminal deep house producer of Iz & Diz fame (amongst many other things) drops the inaugural release for San Francisco’s Dream In Audio imprint. An ode to his Chicago roots and San Francisco influence, the title track ‘The Figure’ is a hard hitting cut that is all Chitown, while ‘What U Like’ has a melodic edge that is reminiscent of SF circa 1998. This is deep house at its finest, from a master of the craft.

Joshua Iz is a DJ, music producer, designer and slightly better-than- average tennis player. He likes trainers, good design, dub reggae and vodka. Joshua has been DJing since 1986 and has played on 5 continents and been to 6. His music productions have graced labels such as Classic, NRK, Om Records, Nordic Trax and Seasons. He runs his own record label called Vizual which launched in 2010. He currently has DJ residencies in Chicago, San Francisco and London. Joshua also sometimes DJs and makes music with Diz as Iz & Dizand they are currently working on their upcoming debut album. Joshua also makes a killer salsa and is generally fun to be around.

Dream In Audio is a deep house label inspired by late the late 90s sounds of Chicago and San Francisco.

Artist: Joshua Iz
Title: The Figure
Label: Dream In Audio (USA)
Cat No: DIA001
Style: Deep/Tech House
Release Date: 23rd March 2012 (Vinyl) / 13th April 2012 (Digital)

1. The Figure
2. What U Like

 

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

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