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Monday, 22 August 2016

VA - Sonic Sounds Vol. 2

After the success of Sonic Sounds 1 we decided to continue this as a mini-series with each release featuring a few select tracks from exceptional artists in the underground deep house music scene.

This volume opens up with 'That Dirt', a deep and ambient track from Phasen. Haunting chords, well placed percussion, and deep vocals combine to create the perfect warm up track for any set.

Up next is 'Solitude' from Tony S. In his typical style this tracks gets the funky groove going with a warm and uplifting baseline along with deep vocals, sassy stabs and piano chords throughout. A great track to get the energy moving a bit faster.

The third track 'Something That You' comes from the Polish due Tidy Daps. This is track that overflows with deep vibes, emotional vocals and chords, and a understated baseline.

'Nobody Else' from Gurhan is a powerful and uplifting psychedelic deep house groover that is perfect for peak time. The beautiful arpeggios, pads and vocals, are typical of Gurhan's unique style which is very easily recognisable.

Moodymanc - Black Paint

Release Date: 26th August 2016 

Format: Digital 

Well Cut Records is a label from Danny Ward who along with being a major part of 2020 Soundsystem is best known to many for his productions and DJ sets under the alias of 'Dubble D' and 'Moodymanc'. 

The track titled “Black Paint” became a worldwide hit for Danny Ward under his Moodymanc moniker when released on the iconic Tsuba records in 2011. Arguably a modern classic, the original release that also featured Larry Heard on remix duty remains one of Tsuba’s most popular and best known tracks. 

Licensed from Tsuba, this official 2016 reworking of Black Paint comes from Lenny Middles', a native New Yorker who boasted a string of Disco hits in the early 1980s. Lenny was at one point the toast of New York’s club scene, but his DJ career hit difficulties due to his taste in fashion and insistence on wearing lycra at gigs. 

Ward and Lenny had a chance meet in the early 2000’s when Danny was booked to play a gig in Philadelphia. Lenny was at the time working as a taxi driver and whilst driving Danny to his gig the pair got talking. 

Years later, Lenny was granted refugee status in the UK and out of desperation contacted Danny looking for a place to stay. Recognising his distress, Danny took pity on the now aging DJ and ever since Lenny has been living in a cupboard space underneath the Ward household staircase. 

Claiming the confinement helps him focus, Lenny now manages Ward’s social media accounts, downloads his promos and occasionally assists in the studio, it was one of these joint studio sessions where Lenny got his hands on the Black Paint session file. 

During a quick toilet break Lenny was left alone and Danny returned 10 or 15 minutes later to discover that in a single take Lenny had reworked Black Paint. Recognising a hit, Danny quickly rendered the new version now titled “Acid Reprise” and immediately contacted Tsuba. 

Tsuba realised it was a work of genius and agreed to let Danny licence the track and once again Lenny and his lycra are set to be unleashed on the world. 

Keeping all of the original's charm, Lenny's rework focuses on the instantly recognisable and iconic vocal sample. Now built from the ground up, it sits on a brand new backing track. Replacing the saxophone parts with energetic clap rhythms, the updated version is lead by the dark and twisting tones of a driving acid bassline. 

Poignant and raw, this techy version is a slice of timeless House both jacking and dancefloor focused.

Climbers - Give You Something More & Always There EP

We think everyone knows Climbers and outstanding production by them. Jay Blakk and Kiko Deal, with their debut release on our label called 'Give You Something More & Always There' it's all about summer vibes and deep house in general, two vocal tracks will perfectly close this summer, we love it, and we think you will too. Enjoy!

Dedicated to our friend Kiko Deal. Rest in peace, brother!

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Random Soul - What It Is EP

Live duo/DJ’s and production team RANDOM SOUL (Yogi & Husky) make their VICIOUS BLACK debut with "What It Is” EP.

The title track “What It Is” showcases the true sound of RANDOM SOUL boasting crisp percussive loops, a deep brooding bassline, melodic appregiated breakdowns and slick soulful vocals to boot. On the flip, “Can’t Feel Me” is led by a classic organ and packed full with plenty of chopped up vox. Solid supports already from Copyright, Oscar L, Vanilla Ace and Golf Clap to name a few.

In an already huge 2016 with releases on DEFECTED, D-VINE SOUNDS and SIMMA BLACK, Netherlands own house-head MAN WITHOUT A CLUE puts his unique tech twist pitching down the vocal sample and nailing a rolling bassline that’ll work a charm on a packed club floor. Finishing off this excellent EP we enlisted Brisbane based CLUB SWEAT (Sweat It Out) legend LYNDON KIDD who churns out a bass-heavy tech cut that’s simply divine.

With a stack of annual tours across Asia, Europe and the USA plus a string of releases on stalwart labels STRICTLY RHYTHM, GUESTHOUSE and SALTED to name a few, the latest instalment from RANDOM SOUL is up front quality house music at it’s finest; so get around it early!

Rory Cochrane feat Sanna Hartfield - Focus RMXS (Part Two)

Second part of the Focus release by Rory Cochrane and Sanna Hartfield will be the release number 28 on the label. Part One included remixes by Dee Mac, Addex and Forteba, Part Two will be featured remixes from the characters like Ray Saul, BDTom and Marco Grandi. Ray Saul work will be his debut on the label. Being a classically trained musician as well as a studio wizz, Ray is a seasoned artist with high standards in music and production skills to match; attention to detail and insistence on high-quality sound are qualities that set him apart in this huge, saturated mess of wishful thinking and talent-related blind spots, so prevalent on the contemporary scene. BDTom previous ep to the label was Electrosmog, but will be his first remix work, with his own dub sound. His true love is Deep House and everything related to it. Soulful, Detroit, Chichago, Tech. His works are highly inspired by old favourites such as Atjazz, Terry Lee Brown Jr., Ian Pooley, The Timewriter, Kerri Chandler, Jimpster, Sven Vath or Fred Everything. Like BDTom, Marco Grandi's remix will be his first remix for the label. Since his childhood he has lived under the spell of the music. At the beginning of his DJ career, 1999, he was inspired by Danny Rampling, Erick Morillo and Harry ‘Choo Choo' Romero.

Exclusive Release date: 01/09/2016 (beatport)

Global Release date: 15/09/2016

Push 92 - Time Perspective EP

Artists: Push 92
Title: Time Perspective EP
Remixes by: Jakobin & Domino, Titan Road
Cat #: CIM021

Push 92 brings his first release to Colour In Music. 
The opening track 'Time' is a delicately driving house track that interweaves rich organic instruments with an array of synthetic pads and arpeggios. 
Jakobin & Domino deliver a more laid back remix version of 'Time', concentrating on bringing out the atmosphere and depth of the original in a timely fashion. 
'Perspective' is a more straight forward house shuffler, with dreamy rhodes and classic chords, making for a proper dance floor piece. 
Titan Road remix uses the bare essence of the original and takes it to a new level of wonkyness, with a percussion heavy groove, playful bloops and detuned synth stabs.

Content Writer: Samuel Fedy
Artwork: El Ciganito
Videos: Enzo Avanzato

Release date: October 17th, 2016

Monday, 15 August 2016

Bystander & Give In - Echo Beach West EP

Feeling For The Edges
Stay Down
Feeling For The Edges (Instrumental)
Stay Down (Instrumental)

Rock It Science Labs continues to showcase its strengths with the Echo Beach West EP, a collaborative effort from two of the young label’s flagship members: Los Angeles-based artists Bystander and Give In. Since taking on the Bystander moniker, Sean Patrick has applied his veteran DJ and producer background for Hallucienda, Adjunct, and Shaboom – labels all headed by established workhorses in electronic music. In 2013 Sean came on board with RIS Labs and this is the first of many musical contributions from him in addition to his work behind the scenes. Give In is a DJ, producer, singer-songwriter, and engineer who applies his trade to many sides of the industry outside of his artistry. He initially made a mark as Origami in San Francisco’s early–2000s underground scene through releases on labels like Drop Music and Fabric London. His project Give In has seen massive support including a release on Dirtybird Records which followed his RIS Labs debut. 

The Echo Beach West EP epitomizes the idea that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts – albeit they are clearly some well-oiled ones. Intricate, deep, dark, driving soundscapes are developed with an extraordinary attention to detail. “Feeling For The Edges” sees Bystander make his vocal debut with a somber ode to things left unsaid, done atop a rich bed of minimalist percussion, warm bass, analog arpeggios, twisted chords, and haunting tones. “Stay Down” opens with big kick drums and droning chords that lead to a conversation between bass line and melody, eventually making way for Give In’s poignant lyrical embellishment. Instrumental mixes of each track wrap up this stellar release. 

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Demarkus Lewis - Self Is Steam

Self Is Steam (Main Mix)
Self Is Steam (Deez UGT Rinse Mix)
Self Is Steam (Stripped Dub Mix)

With a multi-page discography of releases dating back over 15 years, Demarkus Lewis is one of the hardest working men in house music, regularly adding to his diverse string of underground floor fillers. Mastering many house styles, Demarkus has released tech-house bombs on Nervous Records, soulful nuggets on Kingstreet Soundz, hypnotizing afro-rhythms on Slip n Slide, and everything in-between on his own Grin Music imprint. Now Viva Recordings is pleased to bring Demarkus to the label family with his latest top notch groover: “Self Is Steam”. 

On “Self Is Steam” Demarkus showcases his ability to keep things deep while simultaneously transmitting peak time energy. This cut has all the essential elements … swinging drums that tilt towards the jackin’ side, tough, repetitive organ chords, an evocative spoken sample, and a pensive yet stimulating vibe. Demarkus also provides the Stripped Dub Mix which plays with the original’s textures and vocal drops, and the Deez UGT Rinse Mix, adding a low, bouncing bass line and a more pronounced forward motion drive. Demarkus Lewis, always on point. 

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Felix Harreus - Nobody Wants This

ReBoot White returns in the company of one of our most favourable up & coming production heads, Felix Harreus. Whilst ‘Nobody Wants This’ maintains many of the young artist’s signature features, this is, an all together more playful offering than it’s predecessor, Isopach. The EP lays down healthy atmospheric foundations & builds from the ground up. Soft kicks allow for a more cushioned basis to build upon with creamy basslines providing much of the fluidity. Whilst the producer from Ludwigshafen stays true to his classic 606, 808 & 909 influences, we’re treated to a more flowing & ,all together, uplifting experience than his previous outings.


Label: ReBoot White

Release date: August 29th (Beatport Exclusive)// Full release September 12th **Digital**

Written By: Felix Harrues

Produced By: Felix Harreus

Copyright : Reboot Prague


Aney F. - New System

After amazing releases on Moan, Serkal, Zoo Lab and his own Innoncent Music, Aney F. lands on Cellaa Music with a smashing EP titled “New System”. All tracks are designed to cause maximum damage on the dancefloor that is set to take the world by storm. 
 He blend warm house flavours with sharp techno beats and creating harmonic coherence from elements that seem to be contrary. 4 killer dance floor workouts, big enough for the main rooms, groovy for the back rooms which let‘s everybody start dancing - anytime, anywhere! It‘s for sure that you have to take this trip through sound - better now than later. 

Release Oct. 3, 2016