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Arttu – Just This One Time (Preview Clips)

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

Turquoise Blue Recordings follow up their highly rated previous two releases with Finnish producer Arttu and his ‘Just This One Time’ EP. The title track opens with some chunky French-inspired strutting house, while ‘Soul Monk Funkker’ and ‘Stretch Yo Mind’ add some main room tech house moods and acidic touches to the EP.

Remixes come courtesy of Alex Arnout who brings a mellower, late-night feel to his remix of ‘Just This One Time’. Tom Ellis’s successful debut EP for the Newcastle based label earns him a remix spot here with a tribal tech workout, making this a package sure to continue the big name support Turquoise Blue had already garnered from DJ’s such as Clive Henry, Moodymanc, Motorcitysoul, Shur-I-Kan, Florian Kruse and more.

Finnish producer Arttu (now based in Portugal) is the new name being used by Lump.  2011 has seen Arttu remix for 4Lux and release original material on Philpot.  As Lump, he has worked with a range of labels including Contexterior, Morris Audio and Rrygular.

From DJ’ing in bars in Spain to releases alongside Bugz In The Attic and then onto establishing the Dogmatik imprint which launched the career of Maya Jane Coles, Alex Arnout (aka Ceramix, Da Lunartiktz, Dread Poets, Output) is a name many will know all about from his releases on his own label as well as Hot Waves, One, Vitalik and Fear Of Flying.

Tom Ellis returns to Turquoise Blue following his ‘You Shaped’ EP that kicked off the labels catalogue back in September.  The Welsh producer has been making a name for himself lately with music on Moon Harbour, Archipel, Minordust, Floppy Funk, 22 Digit and Logistic Records as well as his own Trimsound imprint.

Turquoise Blue hails from near to Newcastle upon Tyne and has been founded by Neil Harker.  The label is inspired by underground house stalwarts such as Freak ‘n’ Chic, Crosstown Rebels and Leftroom, and more recently Supplement Facts, Culprit, Visionquest and Hot Creations – labels who have managed to grow while maintaining an underground spirit.  The label’s debut release featured Tom Ellis, Kris Wadsworth, Arttu and Nick Turner, soon followed by Ruthit, MANIK and Boris Horel.
Artist: Arttu
Title: Just This One Time
Label: Turquoise Blue
Release date: 04-11-11

1: Just This One Time
2: Just This One Time (Alex Arnout Nightdrive Mix)
3: Soul Monk Funkker (Tom Ellis Remix)
4: Stretch Yo Mind (Stretched Mix)
5: Soul Monk Funkker

Ruthit- Deep Blue EP (Preview)

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

Turquoise Blue Recordings swiftly follow up their debut release by Tom Ellis with another rapidly rising star of the UK deep and tech house scene: Ruthit.  The Manchester based producer adds to an impressive roster of labels, including murmur, Four:Twenty, Neurotraxx Deluxe, Fresh Meat and Baker Street, with three original tracks that explore deep bubbling acid, chunky heads down grooves and spaced-out trippy vibes. M A N I K, named DJ Mag’s ‘Hot To Watch 2011’ provides a trademark head nodding remix and French producer Boris Horel goes warm and blissful with grainy undertones.

Artist: Ruthit
Title: Deep Blue EP
Label: Turquoise Blue Recordings (UK)
Cat No: TQR002
Style: Deep House
Release Date: 30th September 2011
The Tracks
1. Deep Blue
2. Deep Blue (M A N I K Remix)
3. Disturb The Comfortable (Boris Horel ‘Broadway’ Mix)
4. So Special
5. Disturb The Comfortable

 
Ruthit aka Carl Handley was born the North East of England but now resides in Manchester.  He learnt his DJ craft in Ibiza hosting intimate parties before attracting the attention of the Zoo Project who offered him a residency back in 2008. Appearances on a range of top house labels and collaborations with Carlos Sanchez & DJ Ray (8bit/Supernature), Kabuto & Kojo (Supernature/Get Physical/Area Remote), Dualton (Viva/Bedrock) and a remix for Darren Emerson’s artist album alongside X-Press 2 are establishing Ruthit as one to watch.

New Yorker M A N I K is one of the hottest names in deep and tech house right now, incorporating a wide range of style in his music stretching from disco and funk to acid and electronica.  His discography is a ‘who’s who’ of leading labels including Hot Creations, Culprit, Ovum (for whom he has released an album), Poker Flat, Dark Energy and Fresh Meat.

Originally from Royan in France, Boris Horel now calls London his home and has become a well known player on the city’s music scene with residencies at ‘Foreign Muck’ (at the Key Club) and ‘Lets’ (at T Bar).  His music can be found on labels such as Adult Only (a collaboration with Dyed Soundorom), Supernature (a remix of Audiofly and original tracks remixed by Dan Ghenacia and Bearweasel), Time Has Changed and Eklo.

Turquoise Blue operates from near to Newcastle upon Tyne and has been founded by Neil Harker.  The label is inspired by underground house stalwarts like Freak ‘n’ Chic, Crosstown Rebels and Leftroom, and more recently Supplement Facts, Culprit , Visionquest and Hot Creations – labels who have managed to grow while maintaining an underground spirit.  The label’s debut release featured Tom Ellis, Kris Wadsworth, Arttu and Nick Turner, while artists coming soon on Turquoise Blue include Laura Jones, Alex Arnout, Djebali and Basic Soul Unit.

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