Upcoming London producer James Dexter joins the Lost My Dog ranks with a four tracker taking in slow-burning deep groovers through to bumping, funked-up cuts. His ‘System Check EP’ is a perfect representation of the sound LMD has pushed over the past eight years and another example of the label not being afraid to work with talented producers in the early stages of their careers.
At 25 years old Dex has already amassed a number of noteworthy releases including tracks and remixes on Om Records, Salted Music, Nervous Records, Beatdown Music and Static Audio. His remix of Miguel Migs’ single ‘Tonight’ reached the number three spot in the Traxsource Top 100, with his own single ‘Give Me Something’ on Migs’ Salted Music not far behind. He has also recently released a track on Shades Of Gray’s Beef Records and has something in the works for Large, alongside remixes for Solid Ground and Bump Trax.
Already Dex can count a number of high profile DJs as fans – Fred Everything, Moodymanc, Karol XVII & MB Valence, Evren Ulusoy, Giom, CJ Mackintosh, Dale Howard and several more are all supporters of his music.
Artist: James Dexter
Title: System Check EP
Label: Lost My Dog
Upcoming London producer James Dexter joins the Lost My Dog ranks with a four tracker taking in slow-burning deep groovers through to bumping, funked-up cuts. His‘System Check EP’ is a perfect representation of the sound LMD has pushed over the past eight years. James has released music on labels including Om Records, Salted Music, Nervous Records, Beef Records, Beatdown Music andStatic Audio.
Shades Of Gray – the duo of Czech national Michal ‘Schwa’ Ruzickaand Aussie Nick West – have been turning many heads recently with their debut album ‘Soul Machine’ and the consistent quality of theirBeef Records imprint. They certainly turned our heads here at Lost My Dog so we got them firmly onto our leash! Their ‘All About The Drums EP’ contains four tracks of trademark deep and funky heads-down house including 3 collaborations, with Rodney O, Pavel ORM and Antsmif.
As the EP title suggests it’s all about the drums, and boy do they thump, snap, crackle and pop! But its also very much about the bass which growls and drives when it needs to, and bounces along when it needs to. The collaborators add guitar, synth and organ top lines to an EP that ranges from light and funky to dark and moody, while always deep and warm.
Artist: Shades Of Gray
Title: All About The Drums EP
Label: Lost My Dog (UK)
Cat No: LMD057
Style: Deep House
Release Date: 16th April 2012
1. The Drums Go Like This
2. Do This feat. Rodney O
3. Father’s Guitar feat. Pavel ORM
4. Shades Of Gray & Antsmif – Sometimes
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After 18 months of intense work in the studio Shades of Grayemerge with their debut album ‘Soul Machine’. The duo of Michal Schwa and Nick West have progressively established themselves over the years producing consistently solid tracks and remixes for labels such as Neurotraxx Deluxe, Om Records, Salted Music, Dark Energy, Tronicsole and of course their home label Beef Records on which ‘Soul Machine’ is released.
Released as a 2 CD set, vinyl and digital download, ‘Soul Machine’includes 11 original tracks and 11 remixes from an all-star cast including veterans The Timewriter, Jef K & Gwen Maze, Soul Minority, Fiord and Lexy (Lexy & K-Paul) as well as some of the hottest emerging producers such as Peter Horrevorts, Steve Ward, Uone, LuRob and Londonground.
Shades Of Gray was born following Czech national Schwa’s move to Australia in 2005. He soon teamed up with local Nick West both in the studio and as a partner in Beef Records. They quickly gained a reputation as one of the hottest acts on the Sydney underground scene and it wasn’t long until they were touring internationally performing from Tokyo to Moscow and Paris to Prague. With support from the likes of Shur-I-Kan, Miss Kittin, Jimpster, Pezzner, Laurent Garnier and Miguel Migs, SOG have clocked up over 50 releases including the sales chart topping ‘Moog in the House’.
The album is a definite progression for SOG, heading deeper into sampling territory and drawing on what’s come before to define their vision of the future sound of house music. Reinterpreting influences from soul to disco through the sharpened lens of 2012 production, SOG have delivered a stunning collection of tunes that have that instant classic feel that will remain relevant for years to come.
‘Close Your Eyes’ featuring the vocals of Meshell Ndegeocello was one of the standout tracks from Miguel Migs’ new album ‘Outside The Skyline’. Here it gets the remix treatment from an all-star cast featuring Deetron, Osunlade, Uner, Shades Of Gray, Dutchican Soul & Dave Mayer, Alex Gomez & Oriol Calvo, Woolfy and Salva.
Just one of several high profile collaborators on ‘Outside The Skyline’, Meshell Ndegeocello has an illustrious career including 10 Grammy nominations, countless film score appearances, a no. 1 record covering Bill Withers and collaborations with the likes of Basement Jaxx, Indigo Girls and The Blind Boys of Alabama. She even played bass on albums recorded by The Rolling Stones and Alanis Morissette.
Miguel Migs has emerged from San Francisco’s deep house scene as an artist who transcends the stylistic limitations of genre in a way so very few have managed. In his own words, “I take inspiration from everything around me. Its not about trends or what’s fashionable, its about creative expression, quality, emotion and artistic integrity.”
Artist: Miguel Migs
Title: Close Your Eyes feat. Meshell Ndegelcello
Label: Om Records/Salted Music (USA)
Cat No: OM518
Style: Deep/Soulful/Tech House
Release Date: 8th November 2011
1: Album Version
2: Deetron Dub
3: Osunlade’s Yoruba Soul Mix
4: Alex Gomez & Oriol Calvo Remix
5: Shades Of Gray Vocal Mix
6: Dutchican Soul & Dave Mayer Remix
7: Uner Remix
8: Deetron Remix
9: Shades Of Gray Dub
10: Woolfy’s Outback Mix
11: Salva Remix
Miguel Migs – Feelin Kinda Moody – DJ Promo Mix
Promo Mix Track List
1. Dennis Jr. – Are You The One
2. Ante Perry – Ad Eed
3. BTK feat. Dyanna Fearon – Ahora (Ananda Project Dub) [Migs Edit]
4. No To Mash – Wanderer [Migs Edit]
5. Christian Malloni – Hell Yeah (Original Mix)
6. Thor – GDWJ [Salted Unreleased]
7. The Funk Ensemble – Dario D’Attis Ayaya Drums
8. Aqua Bassino – Luv’Inside
9. Homework – I’m Into This (Andre Crom & Martin Dawson Remix) [Migs Love & Happiness Edit]
10. Mario Basanov – Just Think About (Mario Basanov Dub Edit)
11. Evren Ulusoy & Sezer Uysal – Singing In The Bathtub (Soul Minority Remix)
12. The Rapture – How Deep Is Your Love (Lapse Dub)
13. Franco de Mulero – I Can See Why (Dub) Miguel Migs website Om Records website
Featuring stunning collaborations with original disco diva Evelyn ‘Champagne’ King, reggae legends Capleton, Half-Pint and Freddie McGregor, first lady of musicianship Meshell Ndegeocello, Berlin based singer Georg Levin and bossa nova phenomenon Bebel Gilberto.
FREE MP3 DOWNLOAD Everybody feat. Evelyn “Champagne” King (Kid Who Italo Dub)
Title:Outside The Skyline
Release date: September 20th 2011
Format: CD album / digital download / vinyl
Tracks: Intro – Life / Tonight / Breakdown / Everybody / Life / Close Your Eyes / They Don’t Know / The System / Zuzu / Changin’ / Lose Control
Adding an eclectic and collaborative edge to the current class of electronic music productions, one of San Francisco’s finest, Miguel Migs is set to release his much anticipated third album ‘Outside the Skyline’ on Om Records in partnership with Salted Music this September.
Migs has emerged from San Francisco’s deep house scene as an artist who transcends the stylistic limitations of genre in a way so very few have managed. In his own words, “I take inspiration from everything around me. Its not about trends or what’s fashionable, its about creative expression, quality, emotion and artistic integrity.”
Having released a clutch of highly acclaimed productions, including the well-received 2002 debut album ‘Colourful You’, which came out on the legendary Astralwerks label Migs’ latest effort, ‘Outside the Skyline’ is an intelligent, stunningly accomplished album that showcases not just a passion for quality, soulful melodies and intricate productions, but also a lush set of influences that stretch from early soul, dub and funk to house and Italo disco. This melting pot provides the backdrop to Miguel Migs’ 21st century take on house music.
Showcasing an extraordinary line up of creative and internationally renowned artists – Migs’ reputation is such that, when it came to recording ‘Outside The Skyline’, he was able to pull together come impressive collaborators including original disco diva Evelyn ‘Champagne’ King, reggae legends Capleton, Half-Pint and Freddie McGregor, first lady of musicianship Meshell Ndegeocello, Berlin based singer Georg Levin and bossa nova phenomenon Bebel Gilberto.
The result is an album that’s trademark Migs. Informed by house but no slave to metronomic dance floor rhythms and tempos. It takes influences from jazz, reggae, soul and more, with a heavy emphasis on high-quality song writing and equally high production values.
Outside the Skyline, promises to take you on a first class, round-trip journey inspired by a variety of musical genres and deeper electronic sounds.
A globetrotting A-List DJ, Miguel Migs will be taking his signature sound all over the world this summer. Stay posted for tour dates.