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Robert Owens & Tone Control – Starting With Me (inc James Johnston remix)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 22, 2012 by E.N.

Tone Control return with house music vocal legend, Robert Owens for a steppin’, bass led mantra for the dance floor. Tone Control bring in soulful house star, Sean McCabe on Moog, Rhodes and Organ to complete “Starting With Me”. Working the analogue delays, “Stuck On Loop” is a dark and serious dubbed out excursion. Glaswegian producer, James Johnston has been making big waves for vinyl loving, deep house heads recently – he turns in a heavy chorded, bumpin’ dub remix to complete this new single, the 12th release on Tone Control Music.

Tone Control are Marcus Harris and Simon Finnegan. The British production duo have been progressively releasing their own brand of electronic soul for over 6 years appealing to house music and leftfield DJ’s alike. Following the release of their critically acclaimed “Illusion” single, much lauded by Theo Parrish and Kerri Chandler, the duo have gone on to find wider appeal with their smash “Take Me Away” ft. Adeola Ranson and “Without Your Love” ft. James B. Coleman – remixed by DJ Spinna and played by DJs globally including ‘Lil Louis and Kenny Dope.

Robert Owens has played an instrumental part in defining House Music history. Robert was already DJing in Chicago when he met Larry Heard to form Fingers Inc. with Ron Wilson in 1985. Their output included “Bring Down the Walls”, and the monumental “Can You Feel It”. Robert’s subsequent solo releases, led to the classic “Tears” with Frankie Knuckles & Satoshi Tomiie in 1989. Worldwide chart success followed in the 90’s with “I’ll Be Your Friend”. Robert was cited as “The voice of house music” by Mixmag. Since then Robert has worked with an incredible list of influential artists including Photek, London Elektricity, Sandy Rivera, Coldcut, Quentin Harris, and recently Tevo Howard and Kai Alce to name a few. His recent LP’s for Compost Records demonstrate his continued inspiration and artistic longevity, maintaining his reputation as the man who breathed life and soul into House Music.

Listen,check for links where to buy: HERE

Released 25th June as an Exclusive Traxsource Promo
Released 16th July 2012 on 12” Vinyl
Released 23rd July 2012 on Digital Download from all Major Stores and Dance Specialists

http://www.tonecontrolmusic.co.uk/

Lee Guthrie-Meltdown EP(preview)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 29, 2012 by E.N.

Click Therapy boss Lee Guthrie is back once again under his own name for the label’s twelfth installment.  His ‘Meltdown EP’ showcases four tracks rich in dark tech-house moods and underground attitude.

One year on from Click Therapy’s launch Lee’s productions have reached DJs around the globe. With releases under his own name and his Digital Dirt moniker Lee is rapidly establishing his name with discerning tech house followers, receiving support from some of house and techno’s elite including Richie Hawtin, Layo & Bushwacka, Paco Osuna, Slam, Stacey Pullen, Luciano, M.A.N.D.Y, X-Press 2, Terry Francis, Nathan Coles, Inland Knights, Silicone Soul and many more. His dark, moody and percussive sound, which has drawn comparisons to the US West Coast movement in the early 00′s, will also grace underground house labels including 3am Recordings, Midnight Social Recordings and Dizzy Funk Music in the next few months.

Artist: Lee Guthrie
Title: Meltdown EP
Label: Click Therapy Recordings
Release date: 11-05-12

1: Meltdown (Original Mix)
2: Dizzy Heights (Original Mix)
3: Room With A View (Original Mix)
4: Into The Light (Original Mix)

Lee Guthrie – Bad Navigation EP (Preview Clips)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 28, 2011 by E.N.

Click Therapy Recordings’ eighth release sees another EP from label boss Lee Guthrie, whose recent productions have been turning the heads of DJs including Richie Hawtin, Bushwacka, X-Press 2, Roger Sanchez, Stacey Pullen and Terry Francis.  The three-track ‘Bad Navigation EP’ has a distinct early 2000’s West Coast flavour – deep, dark and groovy with rolling percussion.

Lee reveals: “The West Coast sound was a massive influence to me in the late nineties/ early noughties with labels like Siesta, Tango, Moody, Doubledown and Electrik Soul laying down some of the foundations of the tech-house sound that we know today. Producers central to the scene like Halo, Hipp-E, Tony and Onionz were also massive influences, releasing music that appealed to both the deep house and tech house/techno audiences and championed at the Tyrant nights at The Bomb and Fabric.”

The sound’s ability to fuse house and techno, forged its way to become the main sound of the DUBDUP parties that Lee co-promoted in the noughties.

This record points heavily towards those influences whilst still holding a modern tech-house edge in ‘Bad Navigation’ and ‘That’s Debatable’. Lee always likes to keep one of the tracks deeper on each EP and ‘Soul On The Dole’ is the cut this time around. 

As Click Therapy continues to gain pace, there are plans in the pipeline for a series of remixes from some well established artists when the label celebrates its tenth release this winter.

Artist: Lee Guthrie
Title: Bad Navigation EP
Label: Click Therapy Recordings (UK)
Cat No: CT008
Style: Tech/Deep House
Release Date: 28th October 2011

1: Bad Navigation
2: That’s Debatable
3: Soul On The Dole

 

House Of X-PRESS 2 Presents:X-PRESS 2 v Tim Deluxe -‘Tone Head Chemistry / Siren Track’

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 30, 2010 by E.N.


House Of X-PRESS 2 Presents:
X-PRESS 2 v Tim Deluxe
‘Tone Head Chemistry / Siren Track’
29th November 2010

Welcome back X-Press 2.
It’s been some time coming, but it sure was worth the wait. After 12 months writing X-Press 2 are back at the helm of UK house once again. This is their first official single since the underground masterpieces ‘Down The Whole’ and ‘Playmates At The Supermarket’ (APDW & XP2) some 2.5 years ago. Both tracks see them team up with Tim Deluxe for the first collaboration that’s going to see Rocky and Diesel building a collection of dancefloor singles of significance in 2011. These 2 tracks are firmly aimed at the floor, and a great snippet of where the guys are taking things.
Ah, the drop. Rocky and Diesel need little introduction to anyone who’s had the pleasure of them taking them by the hand and subtly dragging them headlong through the dry ice to that special place in space and time they call ‘the drop’. Both ‘Tone Head Chemistry’ and ‘Siren Track’ are (much Like X-Press 2’s career) defined by brilliant drops. It’s all about big, chunky, warm house that’s going to work on terraces later this summer, and main floors this autumn.

Download X-Press 2’s Essential Mix from 1994!

Find & follow X-Press 2 online:
www.myspace.com/xpress2
http://twitter.com/xpre552
www.ministryofsound.com
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Promotional stuff arrived via email (extramusicnew(at)gmail.com ,
send your stuffs via e mail or soundcloud, promote yourself…!!!
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