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Random Soul – Live For The Moment(album preview)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 24, 2013 by dk

Random Soul - Live For The Moment‘Live For The Moment’ is the debut album from Random Soul, the Australian house duo of Yogi & Husky. The pair have made a big impression in recent years with releases for labels including Strictly Rhythm, Bargrooves, Salted and Large.  The album, released on their own label Random Soul Recordings, presents an effortless journey through 15 tracks that cement their position amongst the most established names in Deep and Soulful House circles, while also showcasing their talent in creating Soul, Jazz and Funk gems.

‘Live For The Moment’ incorporates everything from floating vocals and laidback soulful grooves riddled with live instrumentation, through to bumping, funky club tracks.  The album also highlights Random Soul’s talent as songwriters with a string of captivating vocals featuring strong hooks, often performed by Yogi. Six vocal collaborators include well-known West Coast USA artists Chuck Love and Joshua Heath, as well as Kristen Pearson, Kyla Sexton, Natalie Conway and Louis Hale.  All are close friends of Yogi & Husky, and the chemistry of the relationships shines through: “Working with friends always makes the job seem more fun too, so doing tracks with people like Joshua Heath and Chuck Love, usually meant more jokes and laughing than “work” per say. We enjoy getting other people in the studio as it creates such a different dynamic.”

Listening to these collaborations and the album in full it’s clear to hear where many of Random Soul’s influences lie, with the house sounds of Miguel Migs, Joey Negro, Grant Nelson and Groove Armada providing a strong focus, alongside funk and soul artists such as Rae & Christian and Smoove & Turrell.

The first single taken from the album is ‘Mysterious’ and will feature a Richard Earnshaw remix to be released late January / early February 2013.

Release Date:
4th Mar 2013

http://randomsoulmusic.com/

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Rob Clarke Gravity EP(preview)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 16, 2011 by dk

Rob Clarke releases his second EP with Boston label Headtunes, this time showing a deeper, tech-tinged side to his sound.  Two original tracks on the ‘Gravity EP’ are remixed by Mike Jules (Greenhouse, Kinjo, Guesthouse) – one an old school house rendition of ‘Gravity’ and the other a leftfield/down-tempo version of ‘The Haunting’. UK dance music stalwart DeepShizzol rounds off the EP with a remix that brings a more driving dancefloor focus and added vocal to the title track.

Rob Clarke’s recent 4 track ‘Depth Charge EP’ and remix of Dirtyworx, both on Headtunes, received praise from DJs including Laurent Garnier, Q-Burns Abstract Message, Luke Solomon, Nacho Marco and Nick Holder.  Rob is also known for hosting the bi-weekly Serious Sounds Radio Show on popular net radio station/community Chicago House FM and can also be found spinning at Chicaboom events around the South of England.

Mike Jules originally hails from Australia but now resides in London.  He has had a variety or releases and remixes on labels such as Greenhouse, Kinjo, Dustpan and Guesthouse, with his quirky beats and funk-flavoured productions finding favour with the likes of Mark Farina, DJ Sneak, Joshua Heath, Justin Harris and Da Sunlounge. He also produces a deeper/tech style under the Julson moniker.

Spencer T, alias DeepShizzol, was always going to be involved in music – his father was a welder who made cow bells for 70’s African funk band Osibisa and the sound of beating drums was never far away.  Over the past 20 years he has DJ’d with some of dance music’s premier names including Carl Cox, Kevin Saunderson and Fabio & Grooverider.  A former record store owner and respected name along the UK’s south coast, Spencer has more recently turned to promoting events at clubs including Ministry of Sound and a return to music production has yielded appearances on Cross Section and Save You Records.

 
Artist: Rob Clarke
Title: Gravity EP
Label: Headtunes Recordings (USA)
Cat No: HTD017
Style: House
Release Date: 18th October 2011


The Tracks
1. Gravity
2. Gravity (Mike Jules Mid 90s Basement Mix)
3. Gravity (DeepShizzol Remix)
4. The Haunting
5. The Haunting (MJ’s Lo-Fi Beats Version)

Since 2005 Boston based Headtunes Recordings have released music by respected underground producers including Audio Soul Project, Joshua Iz, Pete Dafeet, Dexter and Sleazy McQueen alongside up and coming talents such as Rob Clarke, Brenden Wesley, Markus Mehta, Matt Prehn and Bass Experiment. The labels diverse sound covers everything from nu disco through house and techno. Look out for upcoming projects that will include Jota Wagner, Maelstrom, Jeff Keenan, Homero Espionosa and more.

 

Links
Get the preview clips from SoundCloud
Headtunes Recordings Website
Rob Clarke on SoundCloud

Mark Farina -Mushroom Jazz 7

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 6, 2010 by dk

DJ MARK FARINA returns with
Mushroom Jazz 7

North American tour dates throughout 2010
+ World Tour beginning January 2011

On November 9, Mark Farina releases Mushroom Jazz 7 – the latest installment in the groundbreaking compilation series.

Mushroom Jazz 7 features Farina’s signature hip-hop, jazz-infused, downtempo, dance floor friendly beats. This time around, he deftly mixes and arranges tracks by some of the world’s most dynamic artists including Andy Caldwell, Billa Qause, Colossus, Dave Allison, Derek Dunbar, The Hue, Giano & Michael Knight, Jazz Spastiks, Joshua Heath, Lurob, Slakah the Beatchild, Tommy Largo and Uneaq. The result; a seamless, crisp, hypnotic and sublime journey – true to the easygoing essence that is Mushroom Jazz.

Mark Farina developed his musical tastes in Chicago listening to house music on the radio while living in one of the country’s most primordial breeding grounds for the genre. Farina first started wandering from his passion for the purist forms of House, which grew into his trademark down tempo style – Mushroom Jazz, when he was DJing in both the main and the side rooms at Chicago nightclubs in the same night. Mark experimented with a slower style, dropping De La Soul, Herbie Hancock, funk classics and other stuff that wasn’t being played in the main room. This resulted in a small run of mix tapes entitled “Mushroom Jazz” which Mark released featuring his jazzy down tempo style. The Mushroom Jazz tapes grew from the first run of 50 copies to the next run at 500 copies. Today, these early releases are highly sought after items around the globe.

In 1992, Mark Farina, along with Patty Ryan, created the legendary weekly Jazid Up club night in San Francisco. There, Mark honed his signature style and established a fanatical, cult-like following for himself and the “Mushroom Jazz” sound. Finally, after five years, the club closed its doors and Mark and Patty teamed up with Om Records to release the Mushroom Jazz CD series…And the rest is history. Now, after six volumes and extensive worldwide tours, Mark Farina brings you MJ7 – Farina’s most ambitious release to date, showcasing the evolution of decades of mastery in defining the genre he’s credited with creating. Make sure you check out Mark Farina on the road this fall when the Mushroom Jazz World Tour hits a city near you.

(Mushroom Jazz 7 is available through a special pre-order in several different formats: Collector’s Edition, CD + Digital Download Package and CD Package only. Free music is delivered immediately upon Pre-Order. Those interested in purchasing the Limited Edition Collector’s Edition from djmarkfarina.net will receive: Autographed six panel digipak CD of Mushroom Jazz 7, Mark Farina iPhone App (powered by Mix.dj), Digital download of Mushroom Jazz 7, CD Digital download of all (19) Mushroom Jazz 7 tracks (full length), Digital download of “Mushroom” acapellas & samples (DJ Tool), Digital download of track “Something Cool” by Mark Farina, Digital download of Five (5) unreleased “Mushroom Jazz” mixes by DJ Mark Farina, Digital download of track “Get Me There” by Combined (Bonus Track), Digital download of “Stressin’” (Music Video) and Digital download of Key Art, Electronic PDF and Youtube & Twitter Background artwork. )

Mark Farina
Mushroom Jazz 7
Mushroom Jazz Recordings
Release Date: November 9, 2010

Tracklisting
01. Lurob – “Down The Road”
02. Slakah the Beatchild – “Macheeto”
03. Nathan G – “Colorblind”
04. Andy Caldwell feat. Rico de Largo – “Southern Plumperz”
05. Joshua Heath – “More”
06. Tommy Largo – “It’s The Beat”
07. King Kooba – “Bad Back”
08. Colossus – “Introduce (SLAP Mix)”
09. Uneaq – “Just Move”
10. Jazz Spastiks – “(Never Been To) California”
11. Live Forever – “Mark Oakland”
12. Tommy Largo – “Night Time”
13. Derek Dunbar – “Please Be Mine”
14. Giano & Michael Knight – “Walking The Dog”
15. Jazz Spastiks – “Amber Leaf “
16. The Hue feat. Kissey Asplund – “Stressin’”
17. Slakah the Beatchild – Living For The Rush”
18. Billa Qause – “All Night”
19. Dave Allison – “Brooklyn’s Groove”
Pre order link

Tour Dates
10/09/10 – Ottawa, ON – Ritual Nightclub
10/10/10 – Montreal, PQ – Stereo Afterhours
10/13/10 – San Diego, CA – Stingaree
10/16/10 – Modesto, CA – Clayton’s
10/21/10 – Lihue, HI – Rob’s
10/22/10 – Oahu, HI – Pipeline
10/23/10 – Lahaina, HI – Timba
10/29/10 – Washington, DC – U Street Music Hall
10/30/10 – San Francisco, CA – SF City Hall
11/03/10 – Las Vegas, NV – Eve
11/05/10 – Raleigh, NC – Solas
11/06/10 – Chicago, IL – Smart Bar
11/27/10 – Los Angeles, CA – Supperclub

Mark Farina Homepage