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Surkin to release debut artist album “USA” – a fantasy eighties soundscape(Preview)

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

Surkin to release debut artist album “USA” – a fantasy eighties soundscape

Marble is proud to announce the November 7th release of Surkin’s debut artist album, “USA.”

Originally designed to be out on Institubes, Marble was the logical choice to release “USA” after the demise of the influential French label. It features 16 tracks, with guest vocals by Detroit’s Ann Saunderson (Inner City) and Chicago’s Kevin Irving (the voice of house blueprint “Move Your Body” by Marshall Jefferson); and two collaborations with friend and label mate Bobmo, whom with Surkin works as High Powered Boys.

It’s a joyous, juvenile, body-moving record, based on the idea of a radio station called Fireworks FM, set up in Silver Springs. The whole vibe exhales a fantasized eighties soundscape, infused with dance subgenres from that era but dramatically edited by Surkin’s own imaginary memories.

Club tracks galore, but also expect more melodic emotional mid-tempo cuts, but definitely not in a filler way. Mastery all over the place yet infused with a tremendous feeling of exuberance and freedom. Needless to say it’s an instant classic.
November 7, 2011

Surkin – “USA”

1. Let’s Ride
2. Lose Yourself (ft. Ann Saunderson)
3. Love Shot
4. I.N.Y.N
5. Fireworks Hotmix
6. Silver Island
7. White Knight Two
8. Rock It
9. Harry (ft. Bobmo)
10. Never Let Go (ft. Kevin Irving)
11. Fan Out
12. Gold Island
13. Ultra Light
14. Quattro (ft. Bobmo)
15. Silver Springs Anthem
16. UK Morning

First single “Ultra Light” was recently selected Essential New Tune by BBC Radio One

Check out the full album teaser

Surkin US Tour Dates
December 2 – Webster Hall – New York, NY
December 10 – Voyeur – San Diego, CA!/Surkin85


Legendary Chicago House Music Label Trax Records Celebrates 25 years w/ CD and DVD release

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

Legendary Chicago House Music Label Trax Records Celebrates 25 years with brand new Musical Collection and DVD Documentary
Trax is the Motown of house music and original home of legends including Adonis, Farley “Jackmaster” Funk, Mr. Fingers, Frankie Knuckles, Marshall Jefferson, Ralphi Rosario, and Screamin’ Rachael


Various Artists
Trax Records: The 25th Anniversary Collection
Trax Records
October 18, 2011
Two-disc package Includes
The Trax Records 25th Anniversary Album + The House That Trax Built DVD Documentary
Before there were jet-setting superstar DJs, multi-day dance festivals, Ableton Live, laptops and CDs, there was Trax Records. Before there was trance, techno, drum n’ bass, dubstep and every other dance music sub genre you can think of, there was pure house music and the label that started it all was Trax Records.
To celebrate 25 years in the business, on October 18, Trax Records will release a special two-disc collection showcasing some of the label’s more underground and avant-garde tracks and a future full of promise. In addition to a musical collection, the package includes a special DVD documentary entitled The House That Trax Built, which tells the story of Trax Records and explores the relationship (and growth) between house music, the city of Chicago, and the international music community and fans.
One of house music’s pivotal moments can be traced to the year 1977, when legendary DJ Larry Levan was preparing to open The Paradise Garage in New York City, a club that would go on to be one of the most influential of all time. Busy with details for the Garage, Levan had turned down an offer he received to open a new club in Chicago. He suggested to his friend Frankie Knuckles that he take the offer and move to Chicago to become resident DJ of The Warehouse. Knuckles’ style of DJing wasn’t about merely playing records consecutively; he brought New York’s beat mixing style to Chicago for the first time and made older soul tracks danceable by adding percussion into the mix from a separate turntable. Some say that the term “house music” was coined at the Warehouse to describe the unique style of music that Frankie Knuckles played at the club. And so it was written… house music was born in Chicago.
As house music grew in popularity and young artists started producing tracks, there was a need for a label to cater to this new and exciting sound. Enter Trax Records. Launched in December 1984 by Larry Sherman with Rachael Cain (a.k.a Screamin’ Rachael), Jesse Saunders, and Vince Lawrence, when they convinced Sherman to press their vinyl records on credit, and quickly returned with stacks of cash. Sherman was flabbergasted; he knew these kids were onto something.
Chicago’s Trax Records is the mother of all house music labels. It was on Trax that the first house and acid house records were pressed and it was the influence of these very records that changed the course of music history. Since its inception Trax Records has released over 2,000 titles (and counting), and first put iconic names such as Frankie Knuckles; Marshall Jefferson; Mr. Fingers; Farley “Jackmaster” Funk; Adonis; Ralphie Rosario and Screamin’ Rachael on the map. The label has also released tracks from a who’s who of the industry including DJ Rush, Armando, Joey Beltram, Ron Hardy, Robert Owens, Maurice Joshua, Fast Eddie and many more.     
Trax’s President and lifeblood is Rachael Cain, under her guidance the label continues to churn out exciting releases from the originators, and the next generation of house music producers. This collection functions both as a document of the past but also as a celebration of Trax’s very exciting future. It’s great fun to discover just how much the music has changed over the years while staying true to the originating house roots. Album curator and designer Jorge Cruz unearthed great cuts that had never previously been exposed. The recent success of Virgo (who’s “Do You Know Who You Are?” which is also included on this CD) is a testament to the treasure trove of gems yet to be heard by the public. There is also a remix of Ralphi Rosario’s “You Used To Hold Me”. The stunning group of tracks is capped by a killer duet between George Clinton & Screamin’ Rachael on “Our House Is Funkdafied.” The accompanying DVD documentary The House That Trax Built offers a glimpse into what life was like in Chicago when The Warehouse was at its peak and when Trax launched the business of house music. It’s a candid look into kids coming together, making music, pressing records and having the times of their lives.
In 2011, with the resurgence of the hip-house sound, Screamin’ Rachael who first coined the term with her mentor Afrika Bambaataa, and the Trax crew have reclaimed their title. Hip-Hop royalty including legendary talent scout and manager John Monopoly has brought artist Malik Yusef, who happens to be on Kanye West’s label G.O.O.D Music, aboard to remake “Time Marches On”. With eyes set on the future Rachel Cain is working with emerging artists DJ Fade, MFTD feat DJ Swank & vocalist Alyze, Professor Kliq & Ramova, and Tomiko Dixon, granddaughter of Blues legend Willie Dixon, which are all leading up to Screamin’ Rachael’s retrospective album. With the help of Jorge Cruz, Trax is set to also release two upcoming singles with the Top Billin’ family. Including “The Flow” by Nic Sarno and also a single by Herra Nennis, “Freaks”.  One of the most ambitious projects on the Trax plate is the pre-production of the first ever house music feature film also titled “The House That Trax Built”. “We are extremely excited to be making this film independently in Chicago, with a local cast and crew” says Rachael. “Our intent is to finally take the house movement to a new level by exposing the lifestyle and producing the ‘Saturday Night Fever’ of the genre’s generation”. The screenplay has already been written by Screamin’ Rachael and all names have been changed to protect the guilty!   
“Our place in history can be summed up by saying that we changed pop music forever and set the whole world dancing. Now the sound is everywhere, and it’s been assimilated into the beat that moves this generation. It’s important that we remember our roots, after all literally and figuratively, a house must have a strong foundation to last, and we will go on forever.”  – Rachel Cain, August 2011


1. Chuck Roberts – “In the Beginning”
2. Two Of A Kind – “Happiness”
3. Jamie Principle & Frankie Knuckles – “It’s A Cold World”
4. Mr. Lee – “I Can’t Forget”
5. Jungle Wonz – “Time Marches On”
6. Housemaster Boyz – “Trax You Lost”
7. Virgo – “Do You Know Who You Are?”
8. Hula – “Hot Hands”
9. Hercules – “Lost In The Groove”
10. DJ Rush – “Help”
11. Ralphi Rosario – “You Used to Hold Me 2011”
 vocal by Screamin’ Rachael, Remix by DJ Gem
Bonus Tracks:
12. George Clinton & Screamin’ Rachael – “Our House Is Funkatified”
13. ‘Hip That House’ featuring Bloodties

For more information
Trax Records Online

Download: Marcellus Pittman – FACT mix 201

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 12, 2010 by dk

 Marcellus Pittman, in the driving seat for FACT mix 201.

Download:    HERE

Scott Grooves – ?
Larry Heard – Washing Machine
KC Flight- Planet E(loop)
Marcellus Pittman – Loneliness Leave Me Alone
An-2 – Lazy Sun
Louie Vega ft. Arnold Jarvis – Life Goes On
Daniel Wang – Like Some Dream I Can’t Stop Dreaming
Chez & Trent – KMS054
Marcellus Pittman – Razz 09
ESG – Moody
John Consemulder ft. Lex Express (Piranhahead remix)
Marshall Jefferson- Step By Step (Ron Trent remix)
Lil Louis – ?
Theo Parrish – Space Station

Night Drive Promo – K-Bana – Chemistry EP 
(incl. Scope, Alex V Remixes)(Free Download Scope remix)

Posted in Promotions with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 15, 2010 by dk

Artist: K-Bana
Release: Chemistry EP
Catnr: NDMnetEP077
Tracks: 3
Release date: April 2010

Free Download
SCOPE REMIX (Listen Below 2 more)

Download DJ Mix

Deep in 90’s in the South of England in a small city on the coast called Chichester, K-Bana was raised to the sounds of Deep Underground House from legends such as Marshall Jefferson and Kevin Saunderson, who used to frequent the only night club in a 40 mile radius. This upbringing bought out a sound that resembled nothing but true house music. Using classic Analogue and Digital methods of production to create this Old School infused sound, he has over 50 releases on labels such as Guess, Deepology, Ready Mixed And Brown Eyed Boyz.

Chemistry is just one of those tracks that started off in the studio with an idea to create something deep yet organic, with life and digital combined. With the chord pads being aimed at being very 90s and the main life of the track. Along with this the classic Analogue Bass which
moves with the chords to create a groove. The sounds of life in the breakdown just cement the emotion and glue the digital elements together….

Laurent Garnier
Another super release on the label — Looove it Many thanks

This is the best thing Chris has done in my eyes. It rolls along nicely and the pads and piano add nice emotion….original mix does the most for met, thanks a lot!!!!!

5/5 stars! downloading

Satoshi Tomiie
Huge. Downloading now!

Tom Novy
Like the Scope mix of this!
Extra Music New
Deep Beautiful Vibes



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