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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
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Headtunes Recordings Website
Rob Clarke on SoundCloud

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Justin Harris – Music’s My Religion EP ( BSD028) (Preview )

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 27, 2011 by dk

Half of Freaks (with Luke Solomon) Justin Harris returns to Baker Street Recordings for his second EP.  The first came in 2007 and Harris has also remixed Matt Prehn and Jacob in the interim period.  Demarkus Lewis also makes a return to the Leeds label having remixed Bang Bang back in 2009.

Artist: Justin Harris
Title: Music’s My Religion EP
Label: Baker Street Recordings (UK)
Cat No: BSD028
Style: House
Release Date: 26th September 2011 	
The Tracks
1: Music’s My Religion
2: Music’s My Religion (Deez Preach 2 Teach Mix) [Demarkus Lewis]
3: People 2011



It’s deep, driving peak-time underground house music in the trademark Baker Street style, with the odd recognisable vocal. May evoke thoughts of big warehouse spaces complete with yellow and black striped pillars.  Demarkus Lewis adds some squelch and ups the preacher factor.


Justin Harris has been active as a DJ business since 1987 and has been producing since 1994 in collaboration with Luke Solomon and under the names Robotic Movement, Free soul (with Diesel) and Oliloqui for labels like Classic, Phono, 20/20 Vision, and SSR. Harris is probably best known as half of the duo Freaks (again a collaboration with Luke Solomon) and their acclaimed Music For Freaks label – both for diehard deephouse fans as for adventurous electronic music lovers.

In a little over a decade Demarkus Lewis has released over 100 singles and remixes, staying true to his roots in the underground sound whether it be deep soulful house or the heaviest of techno/tech-house outings. Known for his ability to go deep while maintaining the energy to keep the dance floors moving, he has proven to be diverse artist, with releases for Bluem, Aesoteric, Flat & Round, Black Vinyl, Slip ‘n’ Slide and several others alongside his own Grin imprint.

Since it’s launch in 2006 Baker Street has grown into one of the UK’s leading deep and tech house labels appearing consistently in the sets of DJs like Laurent Garnier, Inland Knights, Dirt Crew and Luke McKeehan and on the pages of the dance music press. The label has previously released EPs featuring music by Jay Tripwire, Moodymanc, Sei A, Matt Prehn, Murray Richardson and many more.

 
Links
Baker Street on Facebook
Baker Street Website