Danish deep house/nu-disco producer talent Pete Oak releases his first solo EP via Sleazy Deep. The "Slow Groove Sex Moves" EP is out November 5th.
After the superb second volume of the Future Sleaze series which has been dominating the deep house and nu disco charts, and the extreme hotness of Future Sleaze stars Havens & Harts debut EP for us it's time for the big boss man Rob Made's "The Way I See" to get it's own official release with some seriously HOT remixes! Robs been very busy, Mixmag's been keeping an eye on him with their latest feature for the magazine and is testament to the labels growth In our relatively short time being on the scene. The Way I See was originally released on Future Sleaze Vol1 back in June and has had several licensing requests and will be out on 12" through our German friends Arms and Legs in November so watch out for that speciality. The original is a dancefloor bomb featuring the house don Pete Simpson on vocals, this is deep peaktime nu disco that just keeps on giving. With the original being so sort after we knew the remixes had to come in different shapes and sizes for all and have enlisted some seriously on the money talent to deliver! Havens & Hart bring the vibe down with futuristic funkin' deepness, Noir's rude boy Atapy slams it into nu skool G'ness, that intro just kills it boy... Sleazy's newest rising star Pete Oak delivers a beautiful grooving sexy-time reworking which is so on point right now and definitely one of the labels favourites. Future Sleaze's Nu Skool Northerner Jonny Hopkinson turns in a superb remake with his signature sound and deep house veteran Da Sunlounge brings it back for the more classic deep house heads out there! Spoilt for choice? you lucky, lucky sleazers.
Spanish John Talabot and Pional have made a brilliant track called "Braves", which is actually the official theme song for this years Valencia's Marathon. John Talabot says: "We wanted to do something epic like "The eye of the Tiger" to help a bit the runners on his daily training, but at the end the result is this one"...
Jakobin & Domino's "Lately" leads the flip and is in keeping with the Luv Shack philosophy of aesthetics. That continuum cosmic boogie groove rolls on forever, always infectious and quite possible contagious at the same time. Something that Luv Shack do really well, is “the groove”. It’s always extremely cooperative and considerate to what is around it.
Burnin Tears Revice brings a few more components and elements thrown into the mix but still keeping the track assertive and with a nice subtle authority to it. Again, from the Shack, good honest House music…from good honest people. Enjoy!
I have previously described this release, but the release date keeps moving. It is now set to the 5th of November and it is also possible to hear a remix from Matthew Herbert.
Maxxi Soundsystem – "Regrets We Have No Use For" is double A side from Maxxi Soundsystem Featuring Name One on vocal duties and legendary sonic inventor Matthew Herbert in the remix role. Brighton based beatsmith Maxxi Soundsystem has risen to the top of the pile in recent months with heartfelt jams for Needwant and Futureboogie all fusing uplifting melodies with melancholic beats.
And it’s a similar MO on this unassumingly anthemic new track, ‘Regrets We Have No Use For.’ Characterised by a wavy, frayed synth line that grows louder then quieter in the mix, soft shakers bring some wiggle whilst the breathy voice of Name One floats up above. It’s charming and sultry, slowly working its way under your skin at the same time as making you dance all under pinned by a monstrous, all consuming and grumbling bass line that makes your chest throb and head bob.
Found sound innovator and general all round music chief Matthew Herbert goes for a much less soupy sound on his remix. The beats here are less smooth and more splintered, propping up the now distant, filtered vocal that drifts in and out of focus. Of course, the background synth are now much more unhinged and trippy in Herbert’s hands, with the resulting effect one suited to darkened back rooms in the dead of night.
The New Jersey producer Chris Malinchak just keeps delivering absolutely beautifuly downtempo tunes. Big thanks to his label French Express for giveng "So Good To Me" away free.
Four yaers after his big breakthrough "Sky and Sand" (with his infamous brother Paul Kalkbrenner) and two years after his stunning debut "Here Today Gone Tomorrow“, Fritz Kalkbrenner takes the next huge step in his career with his second album "Sick Travellin“. Coming hot on the heels of his "Suol Mates“ compilation in March, a mixtape infused with an eclectic variety of genres – from Soul to Funk, from Hip Hop to House, Fritz now takes all these influences and ideas, fusing them together to a sound that is ever so powerful and distinctively his own.
The thirteen tracks on the new LP, produced in the only recently finished Suol-Studios in Berlin-Kreuzberg, have a more organic, mature sound than those on the debut. More vocals, more live instruments like Rhodes, Bass and Guitar, recorded by some of the best studio musicians around, and Fritz‘s trademark grainy, "breathing“ samples. Basically, a whole lot of Suol! Pardon me: Soul.
"Sick Travellin“ playfully guides the listener from bittersweet melancholy and classical songwriting to loose, dreamy dancefloor moments. Vocal tracks like "Get A Life“, "Little By Little“, "No Peace Of Mind“ and last but definitely not least, his cover version of Gil Scott-Heron‘s „Willing“ (recorded in the same session as Fritz‘s Bill Withers-Cover „Ruby Lee“ for the Suol Mates compilation) once again showcase Fritz Kalkbrenner‘s extraordinary talent as a vocalist and his incredible gift for embedding Pop songs into beautifully crafted House music frames. But that‘s not all: the albums more forward tunes like "Square Heart“, "Monte Rosa“ or the club anthem „Hummin‘ Hills“ will trigger waves of euphoria on the dancefloors all around the globe.
After the well received Label start-off Release by French Producer "Kool Vibe", Traxx Underground is proud to present you with the second Release coming by young talented House Producer Wil Maddams from the UK.
The Brazilian label Warung Recordings is ready to present to the world its first ever EP, "Get So Hot" by Belgium producer Kolombo, with two tracks on his author and an exclusive remix by Brazilian upcoming talent Ricardo Albuquerque.
Hamburg duo The Adana Twins have been in the limelight of every chart over the past year, topping the poles of Beatport and Resident Advisor respectfully. Their "Juicy Fruit" hit last year took the deep house faithfull by storm picking up huge support across the board from DJs of all genres.
The unexpected success of their "Everday EP" in February 2012 resulted in a huge tour schedule, a bunch of new remixes and masses of press attention for The Adana Twins. Aside from their hectic worldwide touring schedule, the guys were recently being hosted on Pete Tong's Radio One and have just remixed tracks for Tiger Stripes, Ilves & Migiva, Viadrina and Kasper Bjoerke.
Adana Twins are playing in sold-out venues now and are causing sit downs during their sets when they pull out their anthems "Everyday" and "Strange". Amine Edge & DANCE, NTFO, La Fleur and Andre Crom & Martin Dawson delivered new mixes for them.
01: Adana Twins - Everyday (Amine Edge & DANCE Remix)
02: Adana Twins - Strange (NTFO Remix)
03: Adana Twins - Strange (La Fleur Remix)
04: Adana Twins - Everyday (Andre Crom & Martin Dawson Remix)
You can’t deny how infectious Disclosure and Sam Smith's "Latch" is, but UK producer T. Williams definitely takes a very good approach with his edit. It’s called the Club Edit because it’s much more prone to be played in a club than the original by Disclosure. You will surrender yourself with his massive house touch, which doesn’t take the essence of the original.
Miguel Campbell is a burgeoning young star that shot to notoriety in 2011 after "Something Special", his debut release on Hot Creations became one of the biggest tracks of the year.
This was a big intro for a young guy from the north of England but one year on and he proves that was just the tip of the iceberg as his debut album, the superbly crafted and pop infused ‘Back In Flight School’ reignites even more cross genre potential as Campbell explores where the highs of house meets the depths of soulful funk and disco nostalgia.
Set to put Miguel back in the end of year charts for a second year running, ‘Back In Flight School’ is a smooth and addictive ride that’s rich in harmonies and contagious bass-lines. This thoughtfully executed and consistent combination from the opening title track to the closing moments leaves you feeling warm inside.
“The aviation theme was inspired by the old 'in Flight' ethos of Funk,” explains Miguel, ”along with the amount of time I have spent on airplanes over the last year.” Despite his rapid rise to success Miguel has not forgotten his roots. Within his music you can feel the romanticism of French touch, cheekiness of P-Funk and the energy of 80s pop idols Michael Jackson culminating in a sound that is as appealing if you’re a man or woman.
Campbell’s dextrous use of vocals add an extra dimension, from the vocoder Daft Punk style rapping of ‘Rockin Beats’ to the warm feminine touch of ‘Not That Kind Of Girl’, an anthemic addition, his tracks are full bodied and set to lead a long shelf life.
The filtered disco intros of the album are hypnotic and twinkle with disco nostalgia. Taking the best effect in the seductive ‘Night Mode’ and equally charming ‘Sky Mode’, these final tracks relax in pace but are perhaps the strongest of the collection. As with all great producers, the seeds he plants early taste best as they bloom.
“My main goal was to create a musical tale for the listener to enjoy, with a start middle and end which would encompass the various styles of house and funk I have produced over the years and display the various types of instrumentation that I use.” If there’s one word to sum up Miguel Campbell it’s authentic. He never compromised on his style, spending years practising all day, every day to sculpt his own fresh take on a sound heavy in nostalgia. His patience paid off at WMC 2010 when Jamie Jones heard ‘Something Special’. His release came in the year that Jones’ label Hot Creations were on top for championing a sound that Miguel was already a master of.
Up to that point Miguel had been building his own Outcross Records out of his Leeds base. Together with Matt Hughes he also forms MAM who have released a series of endearing edits on the likes of Wolf + Lamb’s Black edits label and FINA, the offshoot from 2020 Recordings. Hughes also produced the album that features vocals from Campbell’s friends and local talent Becks Lott, Naroe, Olly Smith, Alex Mills and Ninjitsu.
Label de jour Hot Creations are entering a new chapter as they launch the first in a line of albums on the imprint, with follow ups planned from Hot Natured and Lee Foss in 2013.
Inspired by a family of record collectors, Miguel’s passion for music was ignited early. His earliest affairs were with hip-hop through Cypress Hill and Digital Underground and his earliest memory is a visiting a record shop with his parents to purchase a 7-inch from Musical Youth.
“My family have really supported my movement and I feel so proud to be able to fulfill my promise of paying them back for all they have done for me. My mum now realises that the "BANG - Bang - BANG " sound is actually a viable career path and not just some whacky dream that I have. I also find peace in the fact that my father can now look down on me and feel proud of where I have taken this music game we used to play.”
The soft and steady approach Miguel Campbell took is a clear message to the younger generation to stay true to what you believe in. His dedication and commitment have shaped him into a genuine role model from the future. Release Date: 29 October.
Up next on 1trax Swiss maestro DJ Le Roi delivers "Want Me". Fresh off the back of his summer smash ‘21st Try’ the Basel based DJ/Producer turns in a funk-laced deep houser complete with an infectious vocal refrain. De-tuned synth strings wash in and out of the mix whilst a deep, funky bassline drives the groove.
Italian duo DZeta N’ Basile take "Want Me" to deeper hypnotic territory whilst 1trax head honcho Dodha provides a tough, brooding, spiralling re-work complete with tribal-tinged drums and heady synths.
One of the fastest rising underground stars of our generation, disco-house sensation Miguel Campbell makes a momentous come back on the Hot Creations imprint with two original tracks from his highly anticipated album with impressive remixes from Shadow Child and MAM.
Now one of the most sought after DJs and producers in the industry, it was Jamie
Jones and Lee Foss who first spotted the Leeds based Miguel Campbell and snapped him up with "Baby I Got It," which was released on the label in 2011. The release featured the astronomic ‘Something Special’, which became the biggest selling track on Beatport that year, now clocking over 4 million views on Youtube! Since then, Miguel has won a DJ Mag Best of British Award and has been releasing and remixing on other labels such as Wolf + Lamb and Outcross.
First up for this release, title track ‘Rockin’ Beats’ featuring Naroe on vocals is a funk fuelled odyssey , filled with spacey electronic madness and showcasing Campbell’s dexterous use of vocals adding extra dimensions as the vocoder Daft Punk style rapping rolls through the zappy synths and warm beats. Dirtybird favourite Shadow Dancer makes his first appearance on the imprint with his remix of ‘Rockin’ Beats’– bass-led and groovy with shuffling percussions, the track soon progresses into a perfect dose of nu-school house on a garage tip. The melodic keys and bouncing percussions are highly intoxicating and prove why the skillful producer has become a favourite amongst heavyweights including Eats Everything and Claude Von Stroke.
On the flip "Not That Kind Of Girl" featuring Becks Lott on vocals, is reminiscent of the monumental ‘Something Special’, with a warm feminine touch, oozing with heaps of funk and groove and boasting crossover pop appeal. For the remix, Miguel teams up with Matt Hughes under their MAM moniker, taking it deeper and utilizing the grumbling undertones, with less focus on the vocal and more on the music.
If these are anything to go by Miguel’s forthcoming album ‘Back In Flight School’ is going to be a something to relish!
Hot Natured are set to release one of the most hotly anticipated singles of the year, "Benediction" on 29th October through Hot Creations.
Hot Natured’s last single ‘Forward Motion’ was the seductive summer anthem of 2011. Since then the founding members of Hot Natured, Jamie Jones and Lee Foss, have been joined by Ali Love and Luca C (from the duo Infinity Ink). The quartet have been locked away in writing sessions in Los Angeles, London and Ibiza, with an album planned for spring 2013.
"Benediction" is the first track to emerge from this album but the seeds were sown almost 10 year ago when Ali first created the main chords and concept. Today that idea has germinated into Hot Natured’s lead single. It features vocalist Ali Love’s trademark smooth and infectious tones, driven by melodic keys and that trademark deep, haunting bounce. ‘Benediction’ showcases Hot Natured’s collective songwriting and top-of-their-game production skills to full, potent effect.
First heard on Jamie and Seth Troxler’s recent takeover for Pete Tong on Radio 1 and played at Hot Creations’ night Paradise at DC10 in Ibiza all summer, ‘Benediction’ is an irresistible and infectious crossover hit. It demonstrates exactly why Hot Natured and their Hot Creations label have become the go-to names for unrivalled disco-tinged, addictive house music with ‘quality’ stamped all over it.
After massively popular releases on his own Bunny Tiger label, Sharam Jey presents his OFF Recordings debut."Like Nobody Does" is a bomb of a nudisco-track; catchy vocals on a massive bassline completed by a tight groove and disco hook will create major dancefloor destruction. Andre Crom presents a stripped-back interpretation which is perfect for lovers of deeper sounds.
The parisian duo The Mekanism adding a new raw edgy vibe to Finnebassen’s hit "If You Only Knew". The remix is out the 29th of October on Beatport and vinyl will follow..
The duo of, J.D. Havens and Aaron Hart known as Havens + Hart just released their latest EP off of Sleazy Deep recordings. The EP titled Glow is an alluring blend of disco and deep house. With their musical foundations set in Minneapolis house Havens + Hart have been hard at work putting their modern interpretation on this beloved re-emerging genre.
The first track off of the EP "Upper Level" is a retro sounding tune driven by its deep stabbing bass and down pitched vocals. The track sets the mood for the rest of the EP with it’s deep sleazy beat and disco accents. "Shoot’cha Down" also comes with a similar approach, the track is highlighted by its 808 drum beats deep bass and sexy vocal samples of Brandy’s - "I Wanna Be Down". The other two tracks of the EP are remixes of Upper Level by Cristoff and Sleazy Deep’s Rob Made. Each of the remixes add’s it character and a bit of a different approach to the EP.
Freebie from Danilo Plessow aka Motor City Drum Ensemble, courtesy of K7! who are celebrating their 27th anniversary this fall with some free weekly EPs. On the more chill side from Danilo, but where production value is concerned still on a higher level than most. Shout him on his FB if you dig it.
After the huge success of the Jeudi Records Friends EP with Monte’s "True" the 5th release of Jeudi Records is welcoming yet another young gun from Hamburg House City. Sidney Charles is deep into the drivin, energetic jackin’ house style. His two originals come with strong vocals, dominant basses and a dash of old school flavour. This diversified release is supported by two stylish remixes from Re.You and label crew member Doctor Dru. Re.You captures the Berlin deep technoish vibe with a heavy tombass and a rare hypnotic groove. Doctor Dru’s remix is showing the melancholic and soulful feel of the vocals. Perfect for the late summer nights.
Romanian disco influenced producer Heion gets some treatment Monsoon Season. The remix of "Silk" will be released pretty soon as part of interesting compilation including sounds from Andrew Clarke, Rocco Raimundo, JKriv (Deep & Disco), Virgin Magnetic and many more.
Ben Pearce's "What I Might Do" is already a solid DJ weapon around the dancefloors and it is still growing. Now it has got even more gunpowder in the form of a few tremendous remixes
Harry Wolfman injects a bit of the old school into the original with a more jackin´, housed up version characterised by lazy sub bass, shuffly highs and a postmodern organ line which has become so synonymous within the new house sound prevalent in the UK scene at present.
Bonar Bradberry rounds things off with a cut aimed straight for the dancefloor with its driving low end and distorted tom-line. Creative use of the vocal and an ever evolving acid line work wonderfully together and give the track real drive and purpose.