Ahead of the release of his debut LP ‘Late Nite Beats’ in early June, Parisian Joss Moog drops a four track sampler of what we can expect from the album. As one of the unsung heroes of the Robsoul Recordings roster, Joss Moog has consistently delivered some of the finest quality music at the deeper end of the output found on Phil Weeks’ label.
The tracks on this sampler further cement Joss Moog’s skill at blending live instrumentation with soul-filled samples and house beats – deep and musical, but with more than enough bite to bump the dance floor. There’s also a departure into funk and soul territory with ‘Sweet Mary’, providing a teaser of the breadth of the forthcoming album.
Robsoul Announce ‘Best Of’ Compilation Series
Robsoul Recordings, the house record label expertly run by Phil Weeks since 2000, is set to release a series of six mini-albums showcasing the producers who have helped shape its sound. Simply named ‘Best Of Robsoul’ the series will feature a selection of stand out tracks in each installment from DJ Sneak, DJ W!LD, Chris Carrier, Joss Moog, Fries & Bridges and Phil Weeks. The first release comes from Chris Carrier on 10th August and will be followed by a new installment each week,finalised by Fries & Bridges on 14th September.
Speaking on his selections for the series, Phil Weeks commented, “These artists have delivered the label’s highlights and helped Robsoul be so successful and consistent for 13 years now. They are the true sound of the label, part of my family and I can always rely on them to provide dope beats and tracks every time.”
Since 2000 Robsoul has been at the forefront of underground house music, resolutely sticking to a sound rooted in Chicago and influenced by the classic house music sounds of New York, Detroit, Paris and Manchester. Full release schedule
10th August 2012: Best Of Robsoul: Chris Carrier
17th August 2012: Best Of Robsoul: DJ Sneak
24th August 2012: Best Of Robsoul: Phil Weeks
31st August 2012: Best Of Robsoul: Joss Moog
7th September 2012: Best Of Robsoul: DJ W!LD
14th September 2012: Best Of Robsoul: Fries & Bridges
Having appeared as a remixer on all of Good Voodoo Music’sreleases to date, Domineeky now takes the reigns for a 5 track EP. Domineeky’s approach explores more organic soundscapes, heavily influenced by African rhythms. Much of ‘Promise Me Love’was created while Domineeky recently visited South Africa to work with local jazz musicians, poets, opera singers and traditional vocalists to create new flavours of afro-house.
Domineeky’s recent remixes of Good Voodoo Society have received praise from an illustrious group of DJs including Josh from Blaze, Marques Wyatt, Nick Holder, Vincent Kwok and Joss Moog, helping to establish the label as one to keep a keen eye and ear on. His earlier music and productions have previously been heard onUniversal Records, Big Dada/Ninja Tune, Sky TV, BBC Radio andChannel 4.
Title: Promise Me Love
Label: Good Voodoo Music (UK)
Cat No: GVM004
Style: Deep / Soulful / Afro House
Release Date: 4th June 2012
1: Promise Me Love (South Africa Dub)
2: Promise Me Love (Brazilian Wax Dub)
4: Reflections On A Memory
5: Ode To Ra
Phil Weeks presents the third installment of remixes from his ‘Love Affair’ album. Taking the reigns on ‘By My Side’ are a trio of house music’s most respected names – Hector Moralez, Inland Knights and Gramophonedzie. The release also marks number 100 in Robsoul Recordings main catalogue.
The previous two ‘Love Affair’ remix installments featured Phil Asher, Joss Moog, Chris Simmonds and Sonny Fodera, while still to come are DJ Sneak, DK W!LD, D’Julz, Dan Ghenacia, Chris Carrier and Dyed Sooundorom.
Artist: Phil Weeks
Title: By My Side (Remixes)
Label: Robsoul Recordings (France)
Cat No: ROBSOUL100
Release Date: 7th October 2011
1. Original Mix
2. Hector Moralez ‘Ghetto’ Mix
3. Inland Knights’ ‘Lost ‘n’ Found Remix
4. Gramophonedzie Remix
Since 2000 Phil Weeks has released his unique brand of house music on some of the world’s leading underground labels including 2020 Vision, Music For Freaks, Brique Rouge, Detour, Adult Only and his own Robsoul, which is responsible for the majority of his original output. He has also graced more mainstream imprints along the way such as Cr2 and Toolroom.
Hector Moralez is a long time friend of Phil Weeks and his production partner under the ‘Fries & Bridges’ guise. Hector also runs two labels – Minority Music and The Factory.
Inland Knights are stalwarts of the UK underground house and sound system party scene, pioneering the deep, bumping sound that became known as known as ‘Midlands House’. The men behind Drop Music, they have also graced labels including NRK, Hooj, 2020 Vision and many more.
Gramophonedzie, aka Serbian DJ and Producer Marko Miličević shot to fame in 2010 when his single ‘Why Don’t You’ became an international club (and pop) hit. He has since collaborated with Joey Negro and remixed artists such as The Young Punx, K-Klass, Kraak & Smaak, The Muthafunkaz and Professor Green.
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