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CLOSE ‘Beam Me Up’ Feat Charlene Soraia & Scuba(Stream)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , on March 30, 2013 by dk

CLOSE 'Beam Me Up' Feat Charlene Soraia & Scuba!K7 are proud to announce the forthcoming release of the debut album from Will Saul under his new CLOSE alias. Entitled ‘Getting Closer’, it will land in June 2013 and is preceded by lead single ‘Beam Me Up’ due for release on April 22nd.

‘Beam Me Up’ features the vocals of Charlene Soraia and production assistance from Berlin based producer Scuba. It is a clear statement of intent that, in Saul’s ideal world, would be exactly how pop music sounds. Having immersed himself in the world of house and techno for the last ten years, the production on ‘Beam Me Up’ inevitably echoes Saul’s sentiments on the genre. However, with the addition of soaring, shimmering melodies and Soraia’s vocals – that are as heart swelling as they are crystal clear, as catchy as they are cerebral – CLOSE has taken Saul in a remarkable new direction.

The single gets a range of floor facing remixes from George FitzGerald, Hercules & Love Affair and Scuba.

Look out for Will’s Radio 1 Essential mix that will be airing on the 27th April. /


4 Play: Charlene Soraia

Posted in News with tags on January 4, 2012 by dk

Charlene Soraia “Bike”/”When We Were Five”(stream)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , on January 2, 2012 by dk

Taken from Charlene’s debut album ‘Moonchild’.

Charlene Soraia “When We Were Five”

Will Saul & Tam Cooper -Hi-Lo//Room In Your Heart’ double EP

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 16, 2010 by dk

artist: Will Saul & Tam Cooper (remixed by Art Department | Sideshow | Wolf+Lamb & Slow Hands)
title: ‘Hi-Lo//Room In Your Heart’ double EP
label: Simple Records, UK. (Distributed by Word & Sound, DE.)
date: 07.02.11

SIMPLE 1149:
A1: Hi-Lo
A2: Moving On
B1: Hi-Lo (Art Department Remix)
B2: Hi-Lo (Sideshow Remix)
SIMPLE 1150:
A1: Room In Your Heart
A2: Getting Closer
B1: Room In Your Heart (Wolf + Lamb & Slow Hands Remix)
B2: Room In Your Heart (Rhodesless Dub) – Digital Only

Simple celebrates it’s 50th single release in the new year (and each one of those 50 have been released on that wonderful black stuff known to old people as vinyl). A release that will see the founder, A&R, label manager and tea boy Will Saul and his long term production partner Tam Cooper team up for a limited edition gatefold vinyl double pack EP (yep, they’ll loose loads of money but not many people get to 50 vinyl releases without loosing their house, car and mind… so we think its worth celebrating). The release will feature 4 new tracks from Will & Tam with remixes from Wolf + Lamb & Slow Hands, Sideshow and Art Department (Jonny White & Kenny Glasgow).

Since its birth in 2003, Simple Records has been fueling dancefloors the world over with deep, dynamic house, compelling techno and flashes of many other genres. Totally unconcerned with the transient constraints of genre and entirely fixated on uncovering music that is both timeless and forward-thinking Simple has never fallen into one particular genre trap and under Will’s A&R’ing has won a reputation for delivering simply great electronic music with a focus on soul and irresistible melody. Over the years the label has worked with many of electronic music’s finest artists, including Motorcitysoul, Fink, James Priestley & Dan Berkson, Jesse Rose, Mathew Jonson, I:Cube, Gui Borrato, Mike Monday, Ian Pooley, Steve Bug, Deetron, Sebo K, Adultnapper, Adam Marshall and many many more.

Saul’s approach to DJing sees him tread the moving waters between techno, dub, house, disco, dubstep and far beyond. His 3 disc Balance compilation last year enabled him to showcase his wide range of musical loves. His albums for the label includes ‘Simple One’, the first label compilation that elegantly encapsulated the sound of Simple, his critically acclaimed debut album ‘Space Between’, a journey geared towards home listening rather than the dancefloor and ‘Simple Sounds’ where he attempted to blur the distinction between the traditional artist LP and DJ mix. Will’s next artist album is fast approaching completion and will see the light of day in spring 2011 and will feature collaborations with Fink, Joe Dukie (Fat Freddie’s Drop), Charlene Soraia (new signing to Peacefrog), Detachments and Paul St.Hilaire. As well as being one of Will’s oldest and closest friends Tam Cooper is a studio engineer par excellence, who over the years has worked with a range of artists from Bushwacka! and Terry Francis to Grooverider and Mr.C. He is also the man behind the now legendary live breaks act Precision Cuts.

First up on remix duties are Art Department, hot on the heels of their monster debut hit ‘Without You’ (voted No.1 single of 2010 in Groove) on Crosstown Rebels, who turn the tempo down and the sleaze up. Another Simple mainstay the dub master, Sideshow, toughs out his version with a driving bassline and some cheeky dub-wise rhythm changes. NYC based juggernauts Wolf+Lamb, and their protégé Slow Hands, bring their magic wonky disco touch to the more upbeat title track.

All the artwork for this project (there will also be a limited edition A2 poster and T-Shirt) has been lovingly created by Michael Place of Build who is behind the visual identity of Simple (and sister label Aus Music). Place was also one of the founders of Designers Republic who have produced all the Warp artwork from day one. The double pack will be available in a very limited run of 500 so best to get in quick for a piece of this label’s history! The digital album version also comes with a select mix of some of Will originals from over the years.

Will Saul & Mike Monday“Sequence 1 Ep, +Scuba Rmx” out 20 September

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Label Aus Music
Cat. No. AUS1029
Format EXCL12″C

Will Saul present the ‘Sequence 1’ EP, the product of the two artists limiting themselves to a Roland 909, a Korg Kaos Pad, a Dave Smith Polyevolver and recording their jamming on the fly.

“We wanted to inject some excitement, energy and randomness into this release, so decided to play the tracks live with Mike on the 909 and keys and Will on filters and effects. We had a broad idea of where we were going before we pressed record, and recorded a few takes of each track, then took the best moments from each. The big challenge was reining in the slightly chaotic recordings, but after some tweaking we found a balance between old school rawness and modern production values.”

Having previously released together on Buzzin’ Fly, remixed for DFA (The Juan Maclean’s legendary ‘Happy House’) and Applepips (Appleblim & Ramadanman), the duo present two exclusive tracks that explore the cutting-edge leftfield sounds of house music in typical Aus form. Future collaborative efforts will see a remix for Scuba (whose high octane remix of Sequence 1 features as the B-side on this EP) on Hot Flush which will be out in September.

In addition to their work together, both artists are currently in the process of completing their forthcoming solo artist albums. Mike Monday’s album is a project that will see him write and release a new track for free on his website every Monday for 10 weeks. A new means of creating and distributing musical material, the final 10 tracks will make up the content of the album. With a release set for Spring 2011, Will’s second full artist album will feature collaborations with Joe Dukie (Fat Freddy’s Drop), Paul St. Hilaire, Charlene Soraia, and Detachments amongst others.

Aus Music’s sister label Simple celebrates it’s 50th single release in November 2010 – a release that will see Will and his long term production partner Tam Cooper team up for a limited edition vinyl double pack EP. Featuring 4 new original tracks, the EP will also feature remixes from Wolf + Lamb, Nicolas Jaar and Jonny White & Kenny Glasgow (Art Department).

you can listen/preorder at simple records