Monday, November 24, 2008

GrooveSource Cycle 134 deaturing Cassius and AC Slater!

GrooveSource Cycle 134
Pre-Release Date 12/2/2008
General Release Date 12/23/08

NS005 – Hostage “Shake It” Nightshifters – ELECTRO

***Includes remixes from AC Slater and Jackmaster (Acid Jacks)!!!
*Receiving support from DJs: Dave Clarke, Fedde Le Grand, Jim Masters, Tall Paul (BBC), Michel De Hey, Tommie Sunshine, Peter Hook (New Order), Meat Katie, Scumfrog, Reid Speed, Noah Levine (XLR8R, Urb), Ursula 1000, Heavy Grinder

Jim Masters – “Old School! 4 out of 5”
Peter Hook (New Order) – “4 out of 5”
Noah Levine (XLR8R, Urb) – “Whoa! 5 out of 5”
Heavy Grinder – “Great tracks! Thank you. 5 out of 5”

Nightshifters is proud to present the debut release by Edinburgh, Scotland's No.1 rave master - Hostage! Alan Parley has been around for a bunch of years, starting with Hardcore and Techno, but finding his true home in bass-heavy club music. He's been a darling of the electro blog scene for years and has racked up some serious mileage already, now he's ready for the prime time.

"Shake It" is the tour-de-force that you've been looking for this year, four prime-time club bangers: Leathered, Roll On, The Slave, and Shake It. Hostage proves he'll get the kids to stage dive in no time; glow sticks will be pumped, confetti thrown, fireworks exploded. Hostage is here and you better get ready.

"Shake It" also features remixes by Acid Jacks' Jackmaster (Melbourne) and AC Slater (New York City). Both these guys have been burning up their scenes and these remixes just prove why. AC Slater comes fresh off a UK tour and remixes for the likes of Moby and Drop The Lime. Jackmaster just released his debut Ep on Idiot House records.

SEEKD020 – Modfunk featuring Zdar “Showtime featuring Zdar (Cassius)” Seek Records – ELECTRO HOUSE
***Cassius’ Zdar on vocals for this one!!!
*Receiving support from DJs: Tiga, Fedde Le Grand, Crystal Method, Steve Aoki, Neil Aline, Alex Gopher, Peter Hook (New Order), FM 105.8 Paris, Noah Levine (XLR8R, Urb),

Following the massive success of "Emofunk" album, here is modfunk's second single - "Showtime". On this track Modfunk provides vocal collaboration with well respected Philippe Zdar from Cassius. The release features an excellent remix from one of the electronic music top players- dA frESh. It will be guaranteed hit for the dancefloors!

PMW021 – Terrence Parker “Obamalistic” Parker MusicWorks – HOUSE
*Receiving support from DJs: Danny Tenaglia, Derrick May, Dubfire, Dave Clarke, Joey Negro, Mousse T, Michael Gray (Full Intention), Alexi Delano, Par Grindvik, Jim Masters, Luke Solomon, Charles Webster, Dave Pezzner, Deli G., Peter Hook (New Order), Aaron-Carl, Eddie Matos, Ibiza Global Radio, Rob Paine, Tim Thaler (Sonett 77 Radio), Davidson Ospina, Abacus, Noah Levine (XLR8R, Urb), Chris Simmonds, DJ Pope, Lady D, Charles Spencer, DJ Minx, Anthony Molina,

Dubfire – “Obamatastic!!! 5 out of 5”
Aaron-Carl – “Definitely soulful.. those organs are killer! Keep up the greatness. 5 out of 5”
Tim Thaler (Sonett 77 Radio) – “Nice stuff. Full support on Berlin radio! 5 out of 5”
Rob Paine – “Terrence Parker is by far in my top 3 producers. his work has influenced mine tremendously. i love to hear and see he is still working it out. big ups to the legend and this new release. give thanks! 5 out of 5”

Parker MusicWorks presents the latest Terrence Parker release entitled, "Obamalistic". While this legendary DJ, Producer and Remixer from Detroit is known for his soulful and inspirational House vibes, this one is especially unique as it chronicles the historic election of the first African-American President of The United States of America. It is a wonderfully soulful production with a massive groovin' melody. There is also an instrumental version for those DJs who want to enjoy one of TP's finest and most inspiring musical productions.

4TRK016 – Bip Soup “Hangar E.P.” 4 Track Records – TECH-HOUSE
*Receiving support from DJs: Danny Tenaglia, Derrick May, Dave Clarke, Dubfire, Ken Ishii, Michel de Hey, Jori Hulkkonen, DJ Misjah, Jim Masters, Punisher (Detroit), Rob Warner, Lance Desardi, DJ Hyperactive, Droid Behavior, Matt Rissi

Dubfire – “5 out of 5”
Danny Tenaglia – “4 out of 5”
Jim Masters – “nice deep groove, chugs along and builds layer by layer. 5 out of 5”
Rob Warner – “Nice. Will be playing for sure. 4 out of 5”

Bip Soup is the Moscow-based electronic producer Petr Serkin (DJ Combinator). The main idea behind his project is real-time techno improvisation. In the studio Petr produces half-finished tracks, which can be controlled in real-time at gigs. So the answer to the question [what and where] appears in a matter of seconds, even before the realization of music and sound sculptures begin. Therefore each new live gig is it's own unique performance. Bip Soup offers two deep tech-house gems here with the title track "Hangar" having thick deep chord stabs complimenting the sparse bass line which eventually builds up to an eerie sci-fi break at just the right time. Having elements of both house and minimal techno working well together to be an instrumental track for DJ's to transition either direction in a set. The second track "Superhangar" is mechanical swinging tech-house floor filler. So many moving parts in the percussion all-playing off each other brilliantly with a ton of decay on the effects building into a juggernaut of a track that can see itself being played to the very end.

Also this week:

202D036 – Alan Mean “Influence” 202 Digital
BEATISM017 - INVENTUS “On The Phone” Beatism
JEL025 – Stanny Franssen “Component EP” Jericho
JEL027 – Jel Ford and Oscar Charlie “First of Many” Jericho
MIZ012 – DJ Denise “What’s That Sound?” Mizumo Music
UNION011 – Pete Le Freq “The Sexy Flaw EP” Union Recordings

AnD Press Releases:

MTR012 – Sucker DJs “Fresh/Killer” Mono-Type Recordings

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