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Reggie B – DNA(Preview)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 6, 2013 by dk

Reggie B - DNADNA strings of ancient and new dimensional funk interweave to reclaim the pyramids of our time. Travelling light years from Mars to Orion, new horizons of perception and vibration become clear, taking the listener on a quest for more funk and fantasy in their life.
This is Reggie B’s musical DNA, a personal testament of his unique funk straight from Khemit. Additional juggernauts featured on this 74 minute space odyssey include B. Bravo, DJ Spinna, Donald Hayes, Kevin Pierce, Onra, Salva and more.

http://www.tokyodawn.net/reggie_b-dna/

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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 dk

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/

DJ Format, Album out March (ft Edan, Nostalgia 77 & More), Stunning Video Trailer Now Online

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 17, 2012 by dk

Artist:DJ Format
Title: Statement of Intent
Label: Project Blue Book
Released:12th March 2012

After a lengthy hiatus DJ Format returns with ‘Statement of Intent’, his third and most original solo album to date. Featuring appearances from the likes of Edan, Sureshot La Rock, Phill Most Chill and Mr Lif, The Nostalgia 77 Quintet, and The Simonsound ‘Statement of Intent’ is a breath of fresh air and a timely reminder of just how good hip-hop both can and should be.

‘Statement of Intent’ sees Format back on top form, delivering an album that tips its hat to old school hip-hop, whilst continuing to push the boundaries of the original artform drawing upon a sound palette that stretches from jazz and blues, to psyche-rock and spaced out electronics.

Literally a statement of intent, this album is a call to arms for all those tired of hearing rappers lazily phone in performances over rehashed house beats. Bravura performances from Def Jux’s Mr Lif, Sureshot La Rock and Phill Most Chill all add to what is one of the freshest sounding album you’ll hear in 2012.

This spirit of invention shines through on tracks like ‘Spaceship’ where heavyweight drums collide with freaked out psychedelic guitars to create the perfect backdrop for the wholly unique vocals of Edan, within seconds of the track kicking into life you know you’re listening to something truly special.

Much more than just a hip-hop album though, ‘Statement of Intent’ takes that as it’s launch pad before blasting off into uncharted territories. The two collaborations with the Nostalgia 77 Quintet ‘Notes in Question’ and ‘The Long Goodbye’ sound like lost Axelrod classics, whilst ‘Battle of the Planets’, with The Simonsound, joins the dots between 60s retro futurism and the head spinning electro of Cybotron.

DJ Format burst onto the scene in 2003 with “Music For The Mature B-Boy”, an album of soulful, funk-fuelled Hip Hop packed with infectious beats and lyrical dexterity. Collaborations and a tour with Jurassic 5, his 2005 album “If You Can’t Join ‘Em… Beat ‘Em”, and acclaimed 2006 mix CD for Fabric cemented his reputation as one of the UK’s most respected DJs.

Over the past few years Format has been working with his close friend Simon James as The Simonsound and in 2010 their album “Reverse Engineering” found favour with everyone from Radio 1’s Gilles Peterson to the likes of DJ Spinna and Kenny Dope.

The Beat Generation 10th Anniversary Singles Collection presents Jay Dee – Pause aka J Dilla (BBE)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 24, 2011 by dk

Released: 2011-03-01
Over the course of nine albums in the 2000s for their producer-led Beat Generation series, BBE adopted an unusual stance. “Do what you want,” their artists were told for probably the first time in their careers. The label’s enormously liberal approach was the antithesis of stiff major record label A&R practices, their forward thinking rewarded handsomely by a truly diverse set of albums from some of the world’s most capable hip-hop architects. Among those picked to contribute were Golden Era greats (Marley Marl; Jazzy Jeff); acclaimed DJ/producers whose work habitually blurred genre lines (King Britt; DJ Spinna; Madlib); and those whose regular gigs didn’t afford them the creative freedom they craved (Will.i.am).

BBE pres. Strange Games & Funky Things Volume 5, CD Mix by DJ Spinna

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , on August 11, 2010 by dk

Released: 2010-09-28

The Strange Games… series which began in the summer of 1997, represents the blueprint for modern R&B and rap music. It joins the dots between 70s soul, 80s rare groove and 90s mass market hip hop. This compilation contains a wide variety of styles of tracks, from classic dance-floor fillers as well as lesser known delights. A more accessible diggers delight if you wish with an emphasis on quality track and not just songs worth having for a 2 second sample.
Featuring a much more worldly selection than its predecessors – tracks by the multi platinum selling War to Sylvia ( Founder of Sugarhill Records) sit side by side with world music underground icons like C.K. Mann and Francisco Aguabella.This volume is the 5th in a series of compilations that appears to have the widest
appeal of all BBEs compilations and proves to be even better by the fact that there is a bonus mixed CD by the one and only Dj Spinna!
Tracklisting:

CD 1 mixed by DJ Spinna

01. Ned Doheny – Get It Up for Love
02. Sylvia – Sweet Stuff
03. The Ambassadors – I Ain’t Got The Love (Of One Girl On My Mind)
04. Richard Evans feat. Linda Williams – Capricorn Rising
05. Starvue – Body Fusion
06. Sylvia St James – Motherland
07. The Soul Searchers – Ashley’s Roachclip
08. Willie Hale – Groove On
09. Eddy Senay – Cameo
10. SSO – Faded Lady
11. Cal Tjader – Morning
12. Francisco Aguabella – Ramon’s Desire
13. The Philly Armada Orchestra – For The Love Of Money
14. Family Tree feat. Sharon Brown – Family Tree
15. The Perfect Circle – The Hands Of Time
16. WAR – War Is Coming, War Is Coming
17. Hiroshi Fukumura – Hunt Up Wind
18. Wood Brass And Steel – Always There
19. C.K. Mann & His Carousel 7 – Asafo Beesuon / Obaa Yaa Aye Me Bone (Medley) Edit
2! 0. Merry Clayton – Gimme Shelter
21. Bill Summers – Bra! zilian S kies

CD 2 unmixed
01. Ned Doheny – Get It Up for Love
02. Sylvia – Sweet Stuff
03. The Ambassadors – I Ain’t Got The Love (Of One Girl On My Mind)
04. Richard Evans feat. Linda Williams – Capricorn Rising
05. Sylvia St James – Motherland
06. Eddy Senay – Cameo
07. Cal Tjader – Morning
08. Francisco Aguabella – Ramon’s Desire
09. The Philly Armada Orchestra – For The Love Of Money
10. Family Tree feat. Sharon Brown – Family Tree
11. The Perfect Circle – The Hands Of Time
12. WAR – War Is Coming, War Is Coming
13. Hiroshi Fukumura – Hunt Up Wind
14. Wood Brass And Steel – Always There
15. C.K. Mann & His Carousel 7 – Asafo Beesuon / Obaa Yaa Aye Me Bone (Medley) Edit
16. Bill Summers – Brazilian Skies
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