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Bedrock – Underground Sound Of Miami

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 23, 2012 by dk

BEDROCK_UNDERGROUND SOUND OF MIAMI features 10 exclusive tracks from some of Bedrock’s favourite artists and some exciting new names to the Bedrock roster, in a DJ-friendly unmixed format.
We’ve been wanting to do a Miami sampler for the last few years now, showcasing some of the great artists we work with on the label, but other projects and releases got in the way of letting us do this. However, this year we have been very fortunate to be in a position where we not only had some amazing music but also some time to get this organised, so we could do it properly. I’ve also been able to road-test all the tracks at gigs since the start of January and the reactions to the music has been amazing, so it seemed perfectly apt to put a release together that we can focus on around Miami and the Bedrock showcase parties there.” – John Digweed

VARIOUS ARTISTS
BEDROCK_UNDERGROUND SOUND OF MIAMI
(Bedrock) BEDMIAMICD1
Release: 19.03.12
CD & Digital
Preorder

01.Sirenize – Everybody
02.Stelios Vassiloudis – West
03.Robert Babicz – Echo From The Past
04.Sasse & Stelios Vassiloudis – Benedict
05.Guy J – Nightstalker
06.Maher Daniel & Casa (aka Mike Casa) – Music, Machines & Life
07.Wehbba – Motone
08.Pig&Dan, Mark Reeve and Dean Demanuele – Machines
09.Electric Rescue & Timid Boy – All Access
10.Dosem – How Do You Do It

Miami here we come!
Bedrock Showcase at Cameo
Thursday 22nd March
Featuring: John Digweed, Hernan Cattaneo, Guy J, Marco Bailey, Omid 16B, Henry Saiz, Denis A and Stelios Vassiloudis.
11th Annual Sunset Cruise – invite only event
Friday 23rd March
Featuring: John Digweed.
Bedrock and Creations Party at The Vagabond
Saturday 24th
Featuring: John Digweed extended set.
Ultra Music Festival
Sunday 25th
Featuring: John Digweed headlining the Space Ibiza Arena.

http://www.bedrock.uk.net
http://www.johndigweed.com

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Denis A -Das Auge / Sith remixes(preview)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on August 25, 2011 by dk


Denis A’s DAR label (and the DARDIGITAL offshoot) is on a creative roll in 2011, having already unleashed a series of stunning tracks they continue to make their mark around the globe with each new release. Now, in October 2011, the DAR label marks a landmark 25th release with the ‘Diamond Edition Remixes’ package featuring two stunning reworks of classic Denis A tracks by Bedrock’s legendary Nick Muir.
Denis A’s ‘Das Auge’ original (DAR017) was a delicious slice of deep dark groove creation, that showed exactly why his production skills are turning so many heads right now. Now that Nick Muir has worked his production magic on ‘Das Auge’, it has been transformed into a veritable monster!!! The big room vibes are most definitely flowing with this massive dancefloor destroyer from John Digweed’s Bedrock studio partner.
Das Auge (Nick Muir Remix) Video:
The original version of Denis A’s ‘Sith’ appeared on DAR016, as an intense percussion led throb monster with a superb breakdown, and was hailed as a superb adventure in new electronic dance music. For his new edition, Nick Muir piles on the pressure and builds the level of explosive intensity to the maximum, as a true master of his art should.
Sith (Nick Muir Edition) Video:
Nick Muir has been a producer of superb electronic dance music for many years now and has been involved in many pivotal moments in the world of club music. He has in many ways helped to define genres & push the boundaries further. Never one to rest on past laurels, Nick Muir is always developing his sound in an exciting direction as these two new remixes show.
On this sort of form, the prospect of the next 25 releases on this exciting Russian label is a very exciting one indeed!

DENIS A
DIAMOND EDITION REMIXES
1. Das Auge (Nick Muir Remix) 08.38
2. Sith (Nick Muir Edition) 06.41
(DAR) DAR025
Made in Russia
Mastered by Robert Babicz
12” Vinyl / Digital
Release: Ltd Vinyl 12/9/11 – Beatport Exclusive 03/10/11 – General Digital Release 31/10/11

www.djdenis.ru

Denis A – Sith Remixes

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , on July 12, 2011 by dk

Denis A’s DAR and DARDIGITAL labels are on a creative roll in 2011, having already unleashed a series of stunning tracks and making their mark around the globe with each new release. Now Denis A has commissioned this superb bumper package of remixes of his mighty ‘Sith’ (the original version, an intense percussion led throb monster with a superb breakdown, appeared on DAR016) to highlight the plethora of new talent coming through the DAR ranks. Here are 10 stunning adventures in new electronic dance music.
Denis A – Sith (Minitronix Remix)
In January, 2010 two DJ/producers from Omsk(Russia) – Andrey Labuzov (Andrey SeaMan) and Vladimir Samoylov (DJ Samoylov) combined their efforts in producing electronic music and created a new project – Minitronix – through which they are producing techno influenced music. Their interpretation of ‘Sith’ is a veritable powerhouse of brooding menace with a huge, swirling breakdown and masses of energy.
Denis A – Sith (Madeira Remix)
Madeira (aka German Shahnov) made his DAR debut with ‘Original Sun’ and ‘Radar’ (DARDIGITAL003) in March 2011. His style edges towards a more minimal stripped-back hypnotic take on electronica and this remix is bold and beautifully simple. German Shakhnov, DJ and sound producer, is another rising star of the new Russian electronic music scene. He is the presenter of his own radio show, ‘Mady Mady’, which is broadcast every Thursday on Garage FM based in Moscow.
Denis A – Sith (Dapple Apple Remix)
Dapple Apple is a young DJ and producer from Ukraine. He made his first steps onto the electronic stage in 2006, when his tastes were focused on trance music. But his strong desire for experimentation and love to deep sounding music made him change direction to a more esoteric style. As you can hear here, his music is full of emotion, uplifting harmonics, breathtaking atmospheres and sophisticated cinematic style.
Denis A – Sith (Fran Von Vie Remix)
Those with an ear for the underground will already be well aware of Fran Von Vie’s stunning remixes of Tech D’s ‘Subway’ (DARDIGITAL004) and Taboo’s ‘Epic Dream’ (DARDIGITAL005), and know that this is a producer who is tipped for great things.
He’s always looking for new sounds and structures, doesn’t believe too much in genres, just in making things from the heart, because music is supposed to be felt, not necessarily, to be understood. Here, he works his magic on ‘Sith’, stripping it back and giving it an uplifting intensity in the final third that lifts it to another level.
Denis A – Sith (Spartaque “In Concept” Remix)
Vitaliy Babiy (aka Spartaque) is a Ukrainian DJ/producer. His energy style is full of energy and bounce and his interpretation of ‘Sith’ exhibits a healthy knowledge of dancefloor dynamics, which is probably why he currently occupies third place in the Russian PROMO DJ ratings.
Denis A – Sith (Mango Remix)
Hailed as one of leaders of the modern progressive sound, “Mango” (a.k.a. Alex Golovanov from Russia) is making a name for himself blending emotive melodies with a unique combination of progressive, electro, and tech house sounds. His remix of ‘Sith’ is a perfect uplifting summer melodic beauty. Keep an eye on this guy.
Denis A – Sith (Tesla Remix)
Tesla is another rising star of the Russian electronic scene and his energetic attitude is winning many fans worldwide. Powerhouse progressive house music is the name of the game and Tesla adds vocal snippets and enough twists and turns to make his remix of ‘Sith’ one to remember.
Denis A – Sith (Igor Cold Remix)
Denis A selected Igor Cold’s ‘She’s So Spacey’ to launch the DARDIGITAL label at the start of the year, and this highly talented future star from the Russian scene has now returned with an outstanding remix of ‘Sith’, exhibiting a musical maturity way beyond his years. His grasp of the subtle layering of grooves and melodies shines through in a highly hypnotic way. This is a track that will find favour with all open-eared, electronic music lovers everywhere. Igor Cold is DJ/producer based in South Russia. His live performances embracing atmospheric and meditative techno / tech / progressive house, are gaining him much kudos on the rapidly growing Russian music scene. He also has his own show called “Somebody’s Story” on Proton Radio.
Denis A – Sith (Mays & Partique Remix)
Rusian Mays was born in 1981 in Odessa City, the most beautiful city in Ukraine, and realized from a young age that his destiny lay in DJing and producing electronic music. He has presented his own radio show “The Real Techno Mix” for the past 7 years, and it remains one of the most popular to this day and he is consistently voted at the top of national DJ polls. His techno-influenced music is a fusion of groovy, minimal, electro tech styles and his collaboration with fellow Ukrainian DJ/produver Vladimir Partique is a genre-blurring experiment that will impress.
Denis A – Sith (Salt’n’Sugar Remix)
Salt’n’Sugar is a Ukrainian electronic project founded by DJ/producer Stas Drive, who has linked up with Nikolay Cola. Together, they have made a great contribution to the development of their national progressive and techno scene and have now developed a live show to take their performances to the next level. Their melodic uplifting gently percussive remix of ‘Sith’ is a fitting finale to this bumper package of remixes from the rising stars of the future.

DENIS A
SITH REMIXES EP
(DAR) DAR024
Made in Russia
Mastered by Robert Babicz
12” Vinyl / Digital
Release: Vinyl 18/07/11 Beatport 01/08/11 General 29/08/11
12”Vinyl
01. Denis A – Sith (Minitronix Remix)
02. Denis A – Sith (Madeira Remix)
03. Denis A – Sith (Dapple Apple Remix)
04. Denis A – Sith (Fran Von Vie Remix)
Digital
01. Denis A – Sith (Minitronix Remix)
02. Denis A – Sith (Dapple Apple Remix)
03. Denis A – Sith (Madeira Remix)
04. Denis A – Sith (Fran Von Vie Remix)
05. Denis A – Sith (Spartaque “In Concept” Remix)
06. Denis A – Sith (Mango Remix)
07. Denis A – Sith (Tesla Remix)
08. Denis A – Sith (Igor Cold Remix)
09. Denis A – Sith (Mays & Partique Remix)
10. Denis A – Sith (Salt’n’Sugar Remix)

Further Information:
http://www.darlabel.com
http://www.djdenis.ru

Taboo – Epic Dream (incl. Fran Von Vie & Scotty.A Remixes) (DARDIGITAL005)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on May 6, 2011 by dk

Denis A’s offshoot DAR DIGITAL label continues its quest to bring the best new electronic producers to the notice of the world, following the highly rated brooding menace of Tech D’s ‘Subway’ (DARDIGITAL004), with the outstanding natural beauty of Taboo’s ‘Epic Dream’, complete with remixes from two of the most exciting young producers right now – Fran Von Vie and Scotty.A – who yet again deliver stunning interpretations.

With ‘Epic Dream’, Taboo (aka Matveev Gennadiy and Topalov Konstantin) continue the bold path first explored with their debut release – ‘The 10 Month Liar’ (DARDIGITAL002). They are searching to create something not restricted by the framework of modern music and ‘Epic Dream’ is part of that jigsaw. This is the bold end of the spectrum where darkness can be seen as enlightened. Only when studied intensely can the picture be fully appreciated.

Their collaboration is born from the desire to explore the possibilities of experimenting with the blueprint of sounds from the huge expanse of modern club music. This vision has united these two young sound producers from the city of Odessa in the Ukraine. Taboo is a creative experiment, originally a hobby, which in due course has become by obsession. Both Gennadiv and Konstantin are adamant that this project doesn’t pursue any strict commercial objectives and places emphasis on the process of creativity. ‘Epic Dream’ is a second glimpse of their rising potential.

Those with an ear for the underground will already be well aware of Fran Von Vie’s stunning remix of Tech D’s ‘Subway’ (DARDIGITAL004, out on Beatport now) and his remix of ‘Epic Dream’ is even more impressive!

Fran Von Vie is always looking for new sounds and structures. He doesn’t believe too much in genres, just in making things from the heart, because music is supposed to be felt, not necessarily, to be understood. Here, he works his magic on ‘Epic Dream’ giving it an urgent uplifting intensity that is hard to beat. He adds his trademark punch and power to the already superb original and lifts it to another level.

Since it was only in the summer of last year that Fran Von Vie started to take a serious interest in producing professional electronic tracks for the dancefloor, his progress shows he is yet another hot talent to watch out for in 2011. Listen up!

Scotty.A is another young producer making big waves right now. If you’ve heard his ‘Somewherelse’ / ‘Persistence’ (DAR021, out now on Beatport) you will not be disappointed with his remix of ‘Epic Dream’, as it is yet another stunning creation from this stellar talent. Its all about that slow build that is his trademark ability to inject an understated anthemic quality. Seductive in the extreme, this once again, unmissable!

Scotty.A first came to the attention of Denis A (and subsequently a lot of top DJs around the world) when his remix of ‘Heroin’ (released as DAR018) was the winning entry in the DAR Remix Competition on the excellent Dutch music site – http://www.laptoprockers.eu. Scotty.A has emerged in the last year as an outstanding producer, and his extraordinary passion for music and dedication to his craft is certain to see his career soar in 2011 and beyond.

Out Now:
DARDIGITAL001 – Igor Cold – She’s So Spacey / Gvozdini – Cosmic Breath
DARDIGITAL002 – Responz – Agnostic / Taboo – The 10 Month Liar
DARDIGITAL003 – Madeira – Original Sun / Original Sun (Tenderheart Remix) / Radar
DARDIGITAL004 – Tech D – Subway / Subway (Fran Von Vie Remix)

New DAR releases:
DAR018 – Denis A – Remixes Vol.3 – Beholder (Spooky Remix) / Heroin (Scotty.A Remix)
DAR019 – Denis A – Remixes Vol. 4 – Korriban (Nick Muir Remix) / Ahnenerbe (Nikitin Remix) / Ahnenerbe (Egor Boss Remix)
DAR020 – Denis A – Never (Original Mix) / Never (Boris The Spyder Old School For Ever Mix)
DAR021 – Scotty.A – Somewherelse / Persistence
DAR022 – Denis A – Universe Part 1 – Universe / Celestial Rhythm
DAR023 – Denis A – Universe Part 2 – Toliman / Celestial Rhythm (King Unique Rmx)

Further Information:
http://www.darlabel.com
http://www.djdenis.ru

Denis A -Universe part 2 incl.Celestial Rhythm (King Unique Remix)(preview)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 6, 2011 by dk


Denis A
UNIVERSE – PART 2
1. Toliman
2. Celestial Rhythm (King Unique Remix)
(DAR) DAR023
Made in Russia
Mastered by Robert Babicz
12” Vinyl / Digital
Release: Vinyl 30/05/11 Beatport 13/06/11 General 11/07/11

Because its hard to keep this one under wraps any longer, here’s your exclusive preview of the highly anticipated ‘Part 2’ of the ‘Universe’ series from Moscow’s Denis A and his DAR label, featuring the dark-edged uplifting, brand new track ‘Toliman’ and a big room monster remix of ‘Celestial Rhythm’ by none-other than the mighty King Unique.

The brooding menace juxtaposed with melodic flourishes on ‘Toliman’ once agin show that Denis A is a producer whose undoubted skills are growing with each and every track he creates. If you haven’t already checked out ‘Universe Part 1’ (DAR022) featuring the energetic percussive intro of ‘Universe’ that builds through lush layers of melody to a grand finale, you are missing out, Denis A’s ability to produce brooding, uplifting music is turning heads worldwide. Here, ‘Toliman’ is another piece in the creative jigsaw.

Bigger than big! Larger than large! King Unique has produced a massive remix of Denis A’s ‘Celestial Rhythm’ (the original version appears on DAR022) in true KU style. Matt Thomas (aka King Unique) returned to centre stage in 2010 with a ‘cosmic techno’ sound pressing all the right melodic & psychedelic buttons and some retro-techno goodness, which found its way into the record boxes and hard-drives of DJs across the board worldwide. He kicked off his tenth year at the forefront of the British house scene with a new direction, walking the fine line that prevails between techno, house and progressive. His mega big room interpretation of ‘Celestial Rhythm’ here is undoubtedly destined for greatness.

Denis A’s ‘Celestial Rhythm’ (which appears on DAR022) takes things deeper and introduces a more melancholy atmosphere with what is becoming an emotionally charged signature by this highly creative Russian producer. Make sure you check out all this magical music from Moscow now!

Check Universe Part 1

Further Information
http://www.djdenis.ru
http://www.darlabel.com

Denis A -Universe Part 1

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 6, 2011 by dk

There’s no stopping Moscow’s Denis A and his DAR label in 2011. Following on from Denis A’s highly impressive “Never” that marked the label’s 20th release, and the supremely talented Scotty.A (DAR021), here comes another stunning production from label boss and rising global star, Denis A.

Denis A is one of Russia’s most exciting DJ/Producer prospects for 2011. Already a regular at the best clubs in the world, resident at NEO (Dubai – Moscow), presenter of the very popular radio show “Diamonds Of Dance Music” aired on MGPS 89.5 FM (Moscow), he launched his own DAR label in 2008 (and recently the offshoot DAR DIGITAL). He is very much a man on the rise, having just completed a series of gigs in Miami with John Digweed and his Bedrock label.


Denis A
UNIVERSE – PART 1
1. Universe
2. Celestial Rhythm
(DAR) DAR022
Made in Russia
Mastered by Robert Babicz
12” Vinyl / Digital
Release: Vinyl 16/05/11 Beatport 30/05/11 General 27/06/11

Check the Miami Bedrock Boat Party footage here:

With more dates in London and his beloved Moscow forthcoming 2011 is proving to be a very big year for Denis A.

Right from the energetic percussive intro of “Universe” as it builds through lush layers of melody and hissing hi-hats, there can be no doubt that Denis A is a producer whose reputation is growing with each and every track he creates. His ability to produce brooding, uplifting music is turning heads worldwide. “Celestial Rhythm” takes things deeper and introduces a more melancholy atmosphere with what is becoming an emotionally charged signature by this highly creative Russian producer. Make sure you check out this magical music from Moscow!

Further Information
http://www.djdenis.ru
http://www.darlabel.com

Scotty.A – Somewherelse (DAR021)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , on March 23, 2011 by dk


SCOTTY.A – SOMEWHERELSE
A. Somewherelse 10:26
B. Persistence 7:12
(DAR) DAR021
Made in Russia
Mastered by Robert Babicz
Release: 12” Vinyl 18/4/11 – Beatport 25/4/11 – Download 23/5/11

Denis A’s DAR label goes from strength to strength with these two superb outstanding tracks from the emerging talent that is Scotty.A from the UK.
Its all about a mean and moody, low-slung, building intro that develops a potent, understated anthemic quality when ‘Somehwerelse’ unwinds its seductive style. Unmissable! If any more proof of Scotty.A’s undoubted talents is needed, then look no further than the stylish elegance of ‘Persistence’.
Scotty.A first came to the attention of Denis A (and subsequently a lot of top DJs around the world) when his remix of ‘Heroin’ (released as DAR018) was the winning entry in the DAR remix competition on the excellent Dutch music site – www.laptoprockers.eu. Scotty.A’s extraordinary passion for music and dedication to his craft is certain to see his career soar in 2011.
Scotty.A has emerged in the last year as an outstanding producer who is definitely a talent to be watched closely during 2011. His first few productions have already seen him recognised by the Global Underground label and sign to Denis A’s DAR.
Scotty began dj’ing in 1999 and over the following years started to gain local recognition appearing on line-ups for various events in his hometown whilst developing his own distinctive sound, which can be recognised in his dj sets and productions today. Originally driven by the strong trance released in the late 90’s, Scotty’s sound has evolved to include elements of house, techno, electronica and progressive – Scotty himself is keen to avoid being pinned down to only one genre, describing his sound as a hypnotic amalgamation of many different elements which take the listener on a unique journey. Scotty’s enthusiasm for the music is apparent in his dj sets which has lead him to play at the world famous clubs Turnmills, Ministry of Sound and Pacha alongside names such as Dave Seaman, Danny Howells, Jimmy Van M and many others. You can currently catch Scotty and long-time dj collaborator Jumby playing regular sets at the legendary Electronic Sessions boat parties on the Thames in London.
Scotty first started to take a serious interest in producing his own tracks in Spring 2009, the quality of his work seemed to jump forward meteorically with each new track and in September 2009 his track “Underestimated” was announced as the unanimous winner of a Global Underground bedroom producer competition sponsored by Mixmag & BoxFresh Clothing. Scotty has since had a production signed to Miami based label Aquasounds. Now Scotty has linked up with Moscow’s forward-thinking DAR label, he is set to become a prominent figure in the future of electronic music.

Check DENIS A’s latest promo mix here:
http://denis-a.podomatic.com/entry/2011-02-27T14_57_26-08_00
Forthcoming Events:
24th March – Bedrock Showcase, Cameo Theatre, Miami, USA
25th March – Bedrock Boat Party, Miami, USA
15th April – DAR Sessions with Hernan Cattaneo + Denis A @ Discoteque, Moscow
21st April – Bedrock Easter Special @ Arcadia, London – Room 3 Denis A + Nick Muir.

Further Information
http://www.djdenis.ru
http://www.darlabel.com
http://www.myspace.com/scottyamusic