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Jun 19, 2015

Sonny Wharton's Trident EP lands on X June 22nd

Sonny Wharton
‘Trident EP’
(X Records)


Release Date: June 22nd
(Beatport Exclusive)


The latest offering from Size’s sister label X is a two track EP from British DJ and producer Sonny Wharton. His new ‘Trident EP’ will be released exclusively on Beatport for two weeks from June 22nd 2015.

The title track is a powerful roller, driven by a pulsating bassline and filled with synths and tech bleeps. ‘Go Get It’ builds via percussion into a pumping record with heavy subs, topped by intermittent vocals accentuating the climatic drops.
A regular artist on Brighton-based Skint Records and with releases on the likes of SizeToolroomSpinnin’ and Material, Sonny also runs his own successful label Whartone Records, which recently celebrated its 5th birthday with an album of re-edits by Sonny himself of releases both past and present.
Having received support from the likes of Carl CoxFatboy Slim and Pete Tong via releases like 2013’s ‘Raindance’ and last years ‘Pandemonium’, Sonny is steadily growing in stature within house and techno. 2015 looks set to build on these strong foundations, starting with the Trident EP.

Jun 11, 2015

PETE TONG & HOT SINCE 82 JOIN FORCES TO SOUNDTRACK YOUR SUMMER


All Gone Pete Tong & Hot Since 82 Ibiza 2015Format(s): 2CD & digital
Release date: 17 July 2015
Label: ITH
 
The latest instalment in the acclaimed All Gone mix album series sees the definitive dance music tastemaker Pete Tong team up with Hot Since 82, one of the fiercest talents to emerge from the UK scene in the last few years.
 
All Gone Pete Tong & Hot Since 82 Ibiza 2015 features upfront electronic music from across the spectrum of house and techno, including cuts from the likes of Nick Curly, Azari & III, Disciples, Jaymo & Andy George x Sidney Charles, Deetron, Culoe De Song, Manta Ray and many more.
 
Also included are brand new and exclusive tracks from Pete Tong and Hot Since 82 themselves. Tong teams up with John Monkman on ‘Phoenix’ while Hot Since 82 showcases many of his Knee Deep in Sound label cuts alongside the box fresh ‘State” box fresh ‘State’ which concludes his mix on CD2.
 
Pete Tong continues to reign as the world’s leading dance music tastemaker. His shows on Radio 1 and Evolution in the UK and US respectively attract millions of listeners around the globe, and his All Gone parties have become the stuff of modern legend.
 
Hot Since 82’s rise to the top has been nothing short of incredible. Career highlights include 2013’s groundbreaking Little Black Book, ranking as a top 10 Beatport seller of all time with his ‘Bigger Than Prince’ remix and gracing the cover of Mixmag last year. Add to these notable achievements four Essential New Tunes and two Essential Mixes and you have an idea of just how talented this lad from Barnsley really is.
 
“Hot Since 82 is one of the most exciting underground electronic talents to emerge from the UK over the past 5 years” says Tong.  “First and foremost he’s a great DJ, who combines on-stage charisma with killer tune selection, and secondly he’s a potent force in the studio who has already delivered a rude amount of essential tunes and remixes in his relatively short career.
 
“I’m thrilled to be teaming up with him on this summer 2015 edition of the All Gone series.”
 
Pete Tong also embarks on an All Gone tour this summer, taking in destinations around the world including Amnesia Ibiza, Electric Zoo, USA and Creamfields. Full details are included below.
 
All Gone Pete Tong & Hot Since 82 Ibiza 2015 is out 17 July 2015 (2CD & digital) on Defected Records

Defected promo: Eddie Fowlkes - That's What I Think About (inc. Culoe De Song Remix)



Label: Defected Records
Format(s): Digital 
Release date: 22 June 2015
Preview stream: http://defct.de/twitaSC

A fundamental artist in the development of Detroit Techno, Eddie Fowlkes stands alongside other legends like Derrick May and Kevin Saunderson. From his first release on Juan Atkins’s Metroplex Records he has continued to create pioneering tracks over the past three decades.

His latest EP ‘That’s What I Think About’ is no exception, true to his roots you hear the heavy Detroit Techno influence in both ‘That’s What I Think About’ and ‘Something Special E’. South African producer Culoe De Song’s remix of ‘That’s What I Think About’ is less dancefloor-oriented, with atmospheric synths and percussion giving it a distinct and unusual sound.

Steve Angello & Laidback Luke - ‘Show Me Love' (2015 Remixes)





Steve Angello & Laidback Luke (Feat. Robin S) 
‘Show Me Love (2015 Remixes)’ 
(Mixmash) 

Release date:
23rd June


Delving into the realms of classic remixes - Mixmash Records is releasing a series of remixes for dance floor anthem ‘Show Me Love’ by Steve Angello & Laidback Luke, featuring vocals from Robin S. With a series of mixes from Anevo, Solidisco and Boeboe ‘Show Me Love (2015 Remixes)’ are out on 8th June via Spotify exclusive and then 23rd June on Beatport.

When one of the most iconic dance tracks of the 90’s was freshened up by dance music giants Steve Angello and Laidback Luke in 2009 the world went crazy for it again. Now a new selection of artists are giving it their stamp - taking the track into 2015. 

Anevo moulds the track into his own, with a deeper, melodic reworking of the track, while Boeboe takes it into heavier territory. Completing the set is Solidisco’s energetic an uplifting remix, closing out the trio of eclectic mixes that perfectly compliment the original.


Defected presents For The Love Of House Vol.8



Defected presents For The Love Of House Vol.8Format(s): DigitalRelease date: 14 June 2015Label: Defected Records

For The Love of House Vol.8 is the latest instalment in the series of classic house compilations selected by Defected’s Simon Dumore and Classic Music Company’s Luke Solomon.

For The Love of House is all about classic, soulful and genre-defining house, with this latest edition featuring tracks from influential artists and iconic labels alike, including seminal artists Roger Sanchez, Dennis Ferrer, Reel People, Arthur Baker and many more.As founders of Defected Records and Classic Music Company respectively, Simon Dunmore and Luke Solomon are behind two of the world’s most successful and respected house music labels. Their knowledge of and passion for house music is unparalleled, making them the perfect selectors for the series.Along with two exclusive DJ mixes, For The Love of House Vol.8 brings you bonafide classics in the shape ofBlack Magic  ‘Dance (Do That Thing)’ and Faze Action ‘In The Trees’, both of which are amongst the most evocative and timeless house records ever produced. More contemporary tracks of note include Osunlade presents Nadirah Shakoor ‘Pride’ and Dennis Ferrer ‘Sinfonia Della Notte’, which see these exemplary producers at the very top of their game. Continuing to set the standard for house music collections, the For The Love of House series isn’t just about unearthing and celebrating these classic tracks, it’s about demonstrating that truly great house music is timeless.

For The Love of House Vol.8 is out 14 June 2015 (digital) on Defected Records Tracklisting:01. Defected presents For The Love Of House Volume 8 Mix 102. Defected presents For The Love Of House Volume 8 Mix 203. Arthur Baker feat, Nona Hendrix & Ladonna - Tear Down The Walls (Riva Starr Remix)04. Solution - Feels So Right (Original Mix)05. Ms. Barbara Tucker feat. Darryl D'Bonneau - Stop Playing With My Mind (Whiplash And Turner Vocal Mix)06. Sex-O-Sonique - I Thought It Was You (12-Inch Mix)07. Bob Sinclar - I Feel For You (Original Club Mix)08. Roger S. - Get Hi (The Original Mix)09. Dennis Ferrer - Sinfonia Della Notte10. Moné Movin’ - (Fire Island Mix)11. Hysteric Ego - Want Love12. Richie Rich feat. Ralphi Rosario - You Used To Salsa13. Copyright feat. Imaani - Wizeman14. Happyhead - Digital Love Thing (Underground M.K. Mix)15. SuSu Bobien - You Don’t Know (MuthaFunkaz Tribute Mix)16. Faze Action - In The Trees17. Soul Vision - Don't Stop (Original Mix)18. LaTrece - I Want To Thank You (MK Dub)19. Johnny Corporate - In The Pocket20. Ben Westbeech                - Something For The Weekend (Joey Negro Z Mix)21. Reel People feat. Angela Johnson - Can’t Stop (Dennis F’s Falling 4 U Mix)22. Black Magic - Dance (Do That Thing) (Original Mix)23. Kim English - I Know A Place (E-Smoove Club Mix)24. Roland Clark - Resist (Jason Jinx's Soul Power Mix)25. ‘Little’ Louie Vega & Marc Anthony - Ride On The Rhythm (Kenlou Rhythm Mix)26. M & M - So Deep, So Good27. Osunlade presents Nadirah Shakoor - Pride (Main Mix)28. Johnny D & Nicky P - Reach 4 The Sky (Henry St. Mix)29. DJ Gregory - And (Kerri Chandler Remix)30. Phunkie Souls - Tha Music (Knee Deep Club Mix)31. KB - Feelin U (Yoruba Soul Mix)32. Kathy Brown - Get Another Love (Warren Clarke Club Mix)

Mar 29, 2015

DJ DIASS - RESET THE WORLD [303 Lovers]


DJ DIASS
RESET THE WORLD
AVAILABLE FROM 30th MARCH 2015 ON 303 LOVERS

DJ Diass has hit the electronic music world with ‘Reset The World’, a massive fourteen-track album, guaranteed to turn heads both for the quality of the productions and also for the remarkable effort he has put into completing such a project. A Sofia based DJ, producer, songwriter and singer, DJ Diass is a Deep and Tech House specialist, clearly showing his understanding of these two genres within this album. ‘Reset The World’ is a continuation on his album tradition, having already released ‘Party Beach’ and ‘Welcome To Bulgaria’ in 2011 and 2013 respectively.

His works have been signed to major labels including: 303 Lovers, Loulou Records, Smiley Fingers, Hotfingers, Stereophonics Records, Underground MJuzieek Digital, Crosstown Vintage, Slick Records, and HUSH Records amongst others. His industrious work ethic and unique style has also earned him two DJ Championships and the 2012 Best New DJ Award in Bulgaria. DJ Diass is renowned for his vast skills behind the decks, having played many international clubs in: Bulgaria, Russia, and Egypt amongst other countries.

Boasting collaborations with: Viara Atova, The New Citizen Kane, Diva Vocal, Michael Fleming, and 303 Lovers frontman Luigi Rocca, ‘Reset The World’ is a collection of skills, talents, diverse backgrounds, and unique sounds. The superb blend of both vocal and instrumental tracks displays DJ Diass’ ability to manipulate both elements as part of his musical skills repertoire. The Bulgarian talent has truly shown his full range of talents, displaying his period side in ‘Reset The World’ and ‘Prompted’ whilst going into a more futuristic and deep realm in ‘Lipstick Check’. Moreover, the lighter tones found in ‘The Chase’ offer a perfect contrast to the darker and harsher elements in ‘Sin’ and ‘Alegoria’ respectively. Apart from being able to work with so many different soundscapes, DJ Diass is also able to create different feels and textures, such as the ambient mode induced through ‘The Sub Track’ and the dreamy element infused within ‘Frustration’. You just cannot help but observe the distinct arrangement skills displayed in ‘Places Unknown’, providing a noteworthy foundation for Viara Atova’s vocals to flourish.


DJ Diass’ latest project ‘Reset The World’ is being released under the world famous 303 Lovers imprint. 303 Lovers is the brainchild of Manuel De La Mare, Alex Kenji, and Luigi Rocca and is a diverse roster House, Electro, and Techno specialists spanning some of the most notorious artists in the business and a carefully selected crew of emerging maestros. The Italian label seeks to appeal to the underground with an eclectic, multi-national roster including names such as: Wally Lopez, DJ Chus, Anil Chawla, Paolo Mojo, Pleasurekraft, Umek, Zoo Brazil, Kolombo, TrockenSaft, Newbie Nerdz, Will Gold, Alex Kenji, Mike Vale, and Tim Cullen amongst many more world-beating talents. DJ Diass has shown that he deserves an important spot amongst these heavyweight names and will surely thrive with the support from such a dedicated label.