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Aug 28, 2015

Seven Davis Jr. - Beautiful Friends (inc. mixes from Detroit Swindle + Krystal Klear)

SEVEN DAVIS JR
‘BEAUTIFUL FRIENDS’
[CLASSIC MUSIC COMPANY]


Label: Classic Music Company
Format(s): Vinyl / Digital 
Release date: 24 August / 07 September 2015

Sometimes you wait and things fall into place, things like this: an A&R man’s dream.
You can spend hours banging your head, waiting for lightening to strike, trying to find the perfect pairing: it’s there floating around in your head, but the answer is not clear. The record needs a remix, but who would be perfect?
So sometimes you have leave the music for a moment. Give it a life of its own and allow the musical landscape to adapt to it. Luke had been mulling over remixes for Seven David Jr’s ‘Friends EP’ for quite some time. The Krystal Klear mix was perfect, that happened early on, so Classic just needed something to compliment it and round off the remix package.
Detroit Swindle are notorious for being very selective, but armed with a Classic calling card Luke got ready to approach them, but before he could they emailed and asked if they could remix the record. The stars had aligned and it all made sense.
The two remixes complement each other perfectly - and this feels like a complete single coming from the heart… remixed with love.

Amtrac uses cleared Marvin Gaye sample in 'Hold On' [Toolroom]



Amtrac releases new track ‘Hold On’ on Toolroom Records, 21st of August.

Following his hit ‘Those Days’, the multi-talented Caleb Cornett aka Amtrac returns to release his second track on Toolroom with a new anthem in the making: ‘Hold On’.

Sticking to his successful concoction of chopped up vocals and clean-cut basslines, ‘Hold On’ features an infectious sample from Marvin Gaye’s Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing, which drives the track, maintaining a vivid energy throughout. With remnants of early 90’s house vibes, Amtrac introduces a throbbing groove that gives this funked-up tune a fresh and contemporary context.

Amtrac has been striving to bring the rhythm and soul back to house music since beginning his dynamic career in 2008. A DJ, producer and sometimes-vocalist, Amtrac has become synonymous with the renaissance of feel-good house music, producing fresh sounds and delivering funk-filled DJ sets to the masses. He has impressed his peers with his original productions and highly coveted remixes. Having remixed for major artists including Alesso, Axwell, Ingrosso, Kaskade, Ellie Goulding, Two Door Cinema Club and more, Amtrac has now signed on to mix the Toolroom Live 03 compilation album (out September 18) alongside Mendo and Filterheadz, solidifying his part in the flourishing Toolroom family.

Releasing “Hold on” is the Internationally renowned label Toolroom, who have spent over a decade at the forefront of the house music scene developing a spectacular roster of artists and a string of impressive releases. Brothers Stuart & Mark Knight have created a brand that is a force to be reckoned with, diversifying the Toolroom label beyond the usual mold, expanding into events, radio and TV and cementing themselves an influential spot in the ever-changing electronic music world.

Amtrac - tour dates:

8/08 - Moonrise Festival - Baltimore
8/09 - Salmo River Ranch - Salmo, Canada
8/13 - BETA - Denver
8/21 - Skybar - Buffalo, NY
8/22 - Secret Location - Brooklyn, NY
8/28 - Basement - Miami Beach, FL

Defected promo: Copyright - Be Together EP

COPYRIGHT
‘BE TOGETHER EP’
[DEFECTED]


Label: Defected Records
Format(s): Digital 
Release date: 07 September 2015

Acclaimed house duo Copyright release the two track ‘Be Together EP’ on Defected this September, their first release on the label in 2015 and one that’s well worth the wait.
Title track ‘Be Together’ features vocals from Andre Espeut and sit somewhere between canny sampling and exquisite, melodic production, highlighting that there are few acts who do soulful, engaging house music better than Copyright. ‘Miss My Love’ completes the EP and is a more stripped back, club forward, record that has an unremitting stamina destined for dancefloors all over the globe.

DEFECTED AND GET PHYSICAL ANNOUNCE COLLABORATIVE CLUB SHOWS IN BERLIN, LONDON AND IBIZA

RIVA STARR AND FOR THE LOVE OF HOUSE DJS
NOW ADDED TO THE LONDON DATE

DEFECTED GETS PHYSICAL TOURTICKETS: HTTP://DEFECTED.COM/EVENTS/ 
 
Saturday 12 September at Fire, London
M.A.N.D.Y. / DJ T. / EDDIE FOWLKES / RIVA STARR / SIMON DUNMORE
LUKE SOLOMON / TIM GREEN / PAOLO ROCCO
FOR THE LOVE OF HOUSE DJS (GREG SAWYER + SIMON DAWSON)
 
Tuesday 15 September at Amnesia, Ibiza
GROOVE ARMADA / M.A.N.D.Y. / DJ T. / EDDIE FOWLKES / SIMON DUNMORE
JUAN MACLEAN / LUKE SOLOMON / TIM GREEN
 
Saturday 19 September at Chalet, Berlin
M.A.N.D.Y. / DJ T. / EDDIE FOWLKES / SIMON DUNMORE
LUKE SOLOMON / TIM GREEN / PAOLO ROCCO
 
This September Defected Records and Get Physical join forces on a series of collaborative live events, taking place in London, Ibiza and Berlin and featuring some of the biggest names in house and techno.
 
The Defected Get Physical Tour takes place over two weekends this September, with parties at Fire, London (12), Amnesia, Ibiza (15) and Chalet, Berlin (19).
 
Defected and Get Physical are giants in the world of electronic music. As two of the longest-standing and most celebrated labels they set the standard by which other record companies are measured, their respective catalogues including countless seminal, genre-defining records, while their parties are regularly cited as setting house music standards worldwide.  
 
The three parties are being held in the undisputed epicentres of the electronic music world, with performances from seminal artists from both the Defected and Get Physical camps.
 
Representing Defected, founder Simon Dunmore leads Juan MacLean, Riva Starr, Eddie Fowlkes and Luke Solomon, while Get Physical’s founders M.A.N.D.Y. and DJ T. appear along with Groove Armada, Tim Green and Paolo Rocco, all of whom have built strong affiliations with the label over the years. The For The Love Of House DJs Greg Sawyer + Simon Dawson will also host a room at Fire 12 September, playing classic house all night long.
 
The collaborative spirit of the events are encapsulated in the forthcoming Defected Gets Physical mixed by DJ T. and Luke Solomon mix album, which sees Get Physical co-founder DJ T. compiling and mixing his CD from Defected’s vaults, while Classic Music Company and Defected A&R Luke Solomon gets to grips with Get Physical’s vast collection. In addition to selecting and mixing their respective sides, both DJ T. and Luke Solomon have contributed a number of exclusive re-edits to this pioneering new project.
 
Ahead of the Berlin show, on Friday 18 September DJ T. and Luke Solomon will be performing for Beatport Live, which will be streamed from 20.00 CET. 
 
With over 15 years’ experience in championing the very finest artists and music from around the globe, Defected Records’ place in house history is already assured. The recipe for success has been simple and effective; a good helping of adaptability and sprinklings of young talent together with a slice of established names, coupled with a firm belief in the quality of music and artists they represent.
 
Founded just three years after Defected in 2002 by DJ. T and M.A.N.D.Y, Get Physical fast became one of the most reputable and reliable dance labels on the international club scene. Having released music by a staggeringly impressive roster of artists, the label now sits proudly atop electronic music authority Resident Advisor’s all-time most charted labels, a position it doesn’t look like giving up any time soon.
 
For full line-ups and tickets for the Defected Gets Physical Tour, head to: http://defected.com/events/ 

Jul 16, 2015

EDX unveils Miami Sunset Remix of Spada's Catchfire (Sun Sun Sun)


Out Now: 

EDX's "Miami Sunset" remix of Spada’s “Catchfire (Sun Sun Sun)” dis now available to buy via Ego Music.  With his remix of Sam Feldt’s “Show Me Love” still riding high on the Beatport charts, and garnering even more support as the fifth most Shazam-ed track of this Ibiza season, EDX returns with some serious wind behind his sails for his Ego Music debut.

EDX is a multi-faceted artist, and his numerous production styles shine through in his newest effort. By layering together a piano-driven melody with a deep bass line and uplifting synth arrangements, EDX manages to create a remix of “Catchfire” that walks a fine line between punchy club construction and summertime anthem, finding a perfect middle ground.

Coming off of performances at EDC Las Vegas and Paradiso, EDX looks to continue his steady rise to the top of the totem pole with quality release after quality release, and a rigorous touring schedule that has him playing high profile nightclubs, and major festivals around the globe on his ongoing “Want You” tour. In the past six months alone, EDX has a Beatport chart-topper to his name with his remix of Sons of Maria and Nora en Pure’s “Uruguay,” and he isn’t showing any signs of slowing down. With a highly anticipated single on the way, the future is bright for EDX.


Pleasurekraft & Tiger Stripes present 'Primed' [Kraftek]



Release Date:  

20th July

Having collaborated on a string of releases and remixes including Cajmere's 'Satisfy', as well most recently featuring on Kraftek's '3x3' EP, label owners Pleasurekraft have once again teamed up with Swedish producer and DJ Tiger Stripes for their latest collaborative release, 'Primed'. 

Scheduled for release on July 20th via Kraftek, 'Primed' continues a solid working relationship between the two parties and brings together their distinct tastes for techno-driven rollers and warped vocal samples. Built around a solid, pulsating groove, the track builds amidst a deft percussive backdrop, amplified by abstract bass sounds and twisted vocoder samples.
Pefectly balanced, it exudes a classy, robust energy for the dance floor and taps into a sound that both artists have undeniably made their own.