Thursday, April 23, 2009

GrooveSource Cycle 149

GrooveSource Cycle 149
Pre-Release Date 4/21/2009
General Release Date 5/12/2009

JEL043 – Dave Angel “Dogspray” Jericho Records – TECHNO
Jericho Records goes from strength to strength after its recent wave of releases from the likes of Smith and Selway and Anderson Noise which were massively well received by DJs and buyers alike. Next up is a Jericho Records regular - Dave Angel - who should need no introduction being one of the greatest exponents of techno ever to walk the earth. His original is a driving fat club bomb that bubbles away and builds neatly for maximum dancefloor impact. On the flipside Mark Broom delivers a monumental remix adding more suspense and drama with huge builds and drops and cleverly using the stabs to maximum effect. Another winner from this solid label.

Richie Hawtin - 4/5
Carl Cox - "Dave Angel is back with two very good mixes but Mark Broom has made his mark on this housier version. Great." 4/5
Luke Slater - "Good to hear Dave back.Like both mixes" 4/5
Christian Smith - "sounds like carl craig with massive energy :) full support! glad to see that dave is back! the mark broom is fantastic! just my cup of tea! will play both mixes! :)" 5/5
Umek - "nice!like both mixes" 4/5
Monika Kruse - "dave is back!!! yeah!!! cool track will play it and as well dubby marks remix :)))))" 4/5
Ashley Beedle - "Nice to see Dave back in action. The Mark Broom remix does the business for me. Wicked!" 5/5
Orde Meikle - "Great to have the Master back - nice one" 4/5
Marco Bailey - "Mark Broom mix reminds me on a great track from years ago , but slammin funky from the beggiining ! GREAT !! will play both dave his as well great !" 4/5
Tom Hades - "Favorite one: Dave's original mix !! Good stuff !!" - 4/5
James Talk - "mark broom remix is huge!" 4/5
Stephan Bodzin - "One of the best broom mixes ever!!!! absolutely BIG tune!!!! will hammer it the rest of the year :-)" 5/5
Len Faki - "chords can never grow old! nice mix of mark!" 5/5
Ramon Tapia - "Broom mix is fukkin wicked" 4/5
Eddie Halliwell - "Eddie supported last Dave Angel Jericho release so hopefully more of the same" 4/5
Steve Parry - Both mixes are good and playable – original wins for me though” 4/5
Nihad Tule - "hard to pick a favourite. one of them is going to damage the dancefloor this weekend anyway. support." 4/5
Bart Skils - "Like the detroit-ish vibe in it!" 4/5
Dave Robertson - "both are wicked. thanks!!" 3/5
Karotte - "wow. dave is back with a nice techno track and the remix from mark is also fantastic. i will play booth." 4/5
Alan Fitzpatrick - "Massive!!! full support! wil play everywhere!" 5/5
Steve Mac - "broom is the mix for me, he is on top form at the mo, good work" 4/5
Xpansul - "YEAH! Loving the original. Will play both for sure." 4/5
Jim Rivers - "man, Mark does it again! cant get enough of his stuff right now, fantastic remix" 4/5
Justin Robertson - "top stuff from a legend" 4/5
Kyle Geiger - "I had to really think which one I liked the most...but coming into the summer season...I think Mark Broom's remix is the one for me...will be playing both tracks though! Good to see an old favorite label of mine come back strong with so many good releases!" 4/5
Marc Romboy - "Mark Broom mix is a solid tool, thanx!" 4/5
Markantonio - "mark remix is great!! love it thanks full support" 4/5
Claudio Mate - "claudio mate" 4/5
Valentino Kanzyani - "Cool remix from Mark.. Will use it... Thanks, Val" 4/5

PDD001 – Slumdogz “Pushin Sound presents Jai Ho” Prime Direct – PROGRESSIVE HOUSE
The Slumdogz version of "Jai Ho" from the Slumdog Millionaire soundtrack is the first release on new UK label Pushin' Sound. The Wez Clarke mix is a juggernaut of a rework. Already firmly in the pocket of Pete Tong after receiving no less than 5 consecutive weekly plays on his influential Radio One show, and making constant appearances in his worldwide club sets (notably on his recent Brazil tour alongside Angello & Ingrosso). Not content with support on Tong's show, 'Jai Ho' has also taken over the airwaves via high profile support from the likes of Annie Mac (Radio One), Nihal (Radio One) and Des Paul (Capital Radio).

*Due to the high profile of this release it was not promoted. It was only given to a very few select jocks including Pete Tong, Annie Mac, Nihal from Radio 1 and Des Paul from Capital Radio.

3/27/2009 Pete Tong Radio 1 Track list!

SC001 – Paul Anthony, ZXX & Dust N Haze “This Is What I Do” Supa Cutz – ELECTRO HOUSE
The debut release on Charles Feelgood's new label Supacutz Recordings. Featuring an original track by Paul Anthony, ZXX and Dust N Haze and remixes by Charles Feelgood and TJR. This release features a diverse selection of electro house tracks. From jackin to funky to fidget house this debut release has something to offer any electro house dj. An excellent representation of how stateside producers do electro.

First up is the Paul Anthony, ZXXand Dust N Haze original mix. A jackin, dirty electro house tune that will get the floors jumpin. Dope vocals, dirty beats and razor sharp edits make this one definite peaktime gear. Next up is TJR on the remix, with previous releases on In Stereo, Eden, Wearhouse Music and Promo Records just to name a few, TJR has been killing it at the moment and with this remix he slows no signs of slowing down. Any fan of fidget will be into this track. Great reworking of the vocal and tons of wobble on the bassline. This track has a crazy energy to it....Serious peaktime tunage. Last is the Charles Feelgood Remix. A bumpin, funk drenched electro house affair that will create havoc on any dancefloor. Full of twists and turns, breaks and builds this one will definitely keep em guessing. Another one for the peak hour.

*Receiving support from DJs: 1200 Warriors, Allister Whitehead, Crystal Method, DJ Dan, Honey Dijon, Andy Moor, Peter Hook (New Order), Valentin Café del Mar, Bryan Jones, Ken ECB, Scott K., DJ Bam Bam, Nigel Richards, Special Interest, Noah Levine (XLR8R, Urb), W. Jeremy (House of Stank), Bill Weber (Billboard), Twisted Dee (Billboard), Lenny Vega

Crystal Method – 5 out of 5
Allister Whitehead – Loving the Charles Feelgood mix on this. Many thanks! 5 out of 5
1200 Warriors – HELL YEAH!! 5 out of 5
Honey Dijon – love the aretha franklin sample! 5 out of 5
Bryan Jones – 5 out of 5
Peter Hook (New Order) – top! great! 5 out of 5
Ken ECB – jesus christ, this is what i need in my life. Looooove this!!!!5 out of 5
DJ Bam Bam – Dope! 5 out of 5
W. Jeremy (House of Stank) – 4 out of 5
Bill Weber (Billboard) – Excellent! 5 out of 5

SPEC0903 – Marco Bailey & Tom Hades “Spektral” Spectrum Recordings – TECH HOUSE
Spectrum continues to move full steam ahead into 2009, and follows with another solid release this time courtesy of Marco Bailey with his track 'Spektral'. This deep and dubby groover is sure to keep the progressive heads happy but still carries enough weight to keep the all techno tots smiling too; A seriously good track from the Belgian techno don.

Remix duties come courtesy of Matt Nordstrom & Orland Villegas. Matt is already well known as dubfire's engineer but is making waves as a producer in his own right, and rapidly rising through the ranks of the techno fraternity after fantastic records on labels such as Nick Fancuilli's Saved Recordings.

Matt & Orlando take a deeper, more eerie spin on the original - definitely one for the early hours and those who like it stripped down, trippy and hypnotic. All in all, this completes another great release on this relatively new label which is rapidly growing in stature. Our one to watch for 2009 and beyond.

Look out for forthcoming music on Spectrum from fantastic artists such as: Joel Mull, Jerome Sydenham, Petar Dundov, Nihad Tule, Spektre and Andre Sobota...

Laurent Garnier - “Really like the original, will play this a lot” 4/5
John Digweed - "Good stuff" 4/5
Cisco (Advent) - "Prefer the original 9/10” 4/5
Christian Smith - "Will play the Matt Nordstrom remix @ Matter tonight!!!" 4/5
Luca Bacchetti (Wagon Repair) - "Nordstrom remix is my fav! Great work" 4/5
Joey Beltram - "I really like Marco's Original version. Very nice. I'll definately play this." 5/5
Danny Howells - "Great stuff as always from Marco!!" 4/5
Hernan Cattaneo - ‘more excellent music from spectrum’ 4/5
Tiger Stripes - "Love both mixes” 4/5
Alan Fitzpatrick - "Wicked stuff again from spectrum! Love the original." 5/5
Technasia - "Great remix!" 5/5
Ashley Beedle - "Spektral (Original) is the one. Quality." 4/5
Nuno dos Santos - "Cool ep! Hypnotic track! Also really like the dubby remix!" 5/5
Steve Mac - "Matts mix is the one, very nice indeed" 4/5
Paul Hamill (Psycatron) - "Liking this release. Full support thanks" 5/5
James Zabiela - "Wicked deepness, I like both tracks. Thank you :)" 4/5
Harri - "Nice dark feel" 4/5
Ivan Smagghe - "Serious techno. This is great..." 4/5
Len Faki - "Both mixes are smoking" 5/5
Kazell - "Love the original Mix!" - 4/5
Gennaro Le Fosse - "Very different sound for Mr. Bailey, Trippy riff with a nice bassline. Im really feeling the Matt Nordstrom & Orlando Villegas mix! Nice Work! Support!" 4/5
Perc - "Matt & Orlando mix is good for my warm-up sets. Great remix. Cheers." 4/5
Gabriel Ananda - "Nice record! Gonna play it! Thanks" 4/5
Gregor Tresher - "Excellent release, both Original and Remix are great. Full support.” 5/5
Dave Seaman - "Marco’s original is great” - 4/5
Dustin Zahn - I prefer the remix, it’s more my style. The original isn’t bad, and it’s a lot less ravey / commercial I have heard from Marco lately” - 4/5
Steve Parry - Both mixes are good and playable – original wins for me though” 4/5
James Talk - "The original mix is good, and I like the deep groove on the Matt Nordstrom Remix." 4/5
Ida Engberg - "Very nice release! I like the funky vibe in the original but also the darker version from Matt and Orlando. I'll probably play both." 4/5

GET020 – Demarkus Lewis “Retrofusion” Getaway Recordings – DEEP HOUSE
Coming off their 19th release 'Just for the Music EP', Getaway Recordings comes back at you with another solid release. Taking you on this audio journey is deep house legend Demarkus Lewis of Grin Music. Known for his soulful take on deep house, this release remains true to it's form. The next stop during your travels is one of Salted Music's finest, Joe Pompeo. Joe's remix comes at you with a funky take of Demarkus' 'Retrofusion'. This is sure to keep the dance floor hyped and to become a dj staple. Finishing the journey is Anthony Molina of Getaway Recordings. As he spins off a deep and sexy soulful remix of 'Retrofusion', you are sure to reach deeper destinations with this mix.

*Receiving support from DJs: Josh Wink, Laurent Garnier, Onionz, Brett Johnson, DJ Misjah, Chris Simmonds, Ken ECB, Lawnchair Generals, Valentin (Café del Mar), Fer Ferrari, Jazzy Eyewear, Ibiza Global Radio, Ibiza Sonica, Ale Castro, City Walkers, Da Funk, Carson Carr, Spettro, DK Watts, Special Interest, Umber, Celebrity Records, Demarco Electronic Project, Ruben Roher, Mr. Jones, DJ Sebastian Arevalo

Chris SImmonds – I'm a big fan of Demarkus Lewis’ music excellent cut. 4 out of 5
Ken ECB – love this track, D is on point, Deep, mean bassline, and light contrasting synths. this is the shit! 5 out of 5
Valentin (Café del Mar) – perfect for the beach! 4 out of 5
Ibiza Global Radio – Full support! 5 out of 5
Ibiza Sonica Radio – Ibiza Style. Love it! Beautiful. Full support on Ibiza Sonica. 5 out of 5
Fer Ferrari – good elements and very deep groove. 5 out of 5
City Walkers – 5 out of 5
Special Interest – 4 out of 5
Sebastian Arevalo – Very elegant! 5 out of 5
Demarco Electronic Project – Deepest sounds that generate a deepest abstraction of our little minds. The vocals helps the track to generate the perfect atmosphere of this finest house. Congratulations. 5 out of 5
DK Watts – nice deep house jam! 4 out of 5
Ale Castro – 5 out of 5
Da Funk – Demarkus' original here fro me. nice! will play! 5 out of 5
Mr. Jones – absolute winner. love demarkus, love this. thanks. 5 out of 5

SSR025 – Christian Malloni “Las Palmas” So Sound Recordings – HOUSE
Christian Malloni brings the heat with "Las Palmas" based on a classic 90's latin anthem: "La Lambada". This is another awesome producer who is getting many plays from big Jocks and includes a remix by Marcos Rodriguez

*Receiving support from DJs: Laurent Garnier, DJ Misjah, Onionz, Chris Simmonds, Ken ECB, Lawnchair Generals, Valentin (Café del Mar), Ibiza Global Radio, Ibiza Sonica, Spettro, Fer Ferrari, Ale Castro, Carson Carr, Pablo Varela, Demarco Electronic Project, Celebrity Records, DK Watts, Da Funk, Mr. Jones, City Walkers, Ruben Roher, Special Interest, Sebastian Arevalo

Ibiza Global Radio – 5 out of 5
Valentin (Café del Mar) – yeahh! 5 out of 5
Spettro – this release is smoking hot. will be playing all versions, a lot. 5 out of 5
Celebrity Records – Feelin it! 4 out of 5
DK Watts – nice change up from the original. solid release overall. 4 out of 5
Ale Castro – 5 out of 5
Sebastian Arevalo – thanks! 5 out of 5
Demarco Electronic Project – Nice! The CHARANGO'S sound is the best!!! 5 out of 5
Pablo Varela – 4 out of 5
Mr. Jones – more percussive and tribally remix, thanks. gypsy house music. cool groove. 5 out of 5

UNION014 – Groove Federation “Move On EP” Union Recordings – HOUSE
For this Union release we're coming on STRONG with some of the best material from Jackin' Deep House artists: The Groove Federation! When I first got these tracks, I couldn't believe what was coming out of my speakers; a little bit of soul, a little bit of shuffle, and a whole lot of funk. I thought to myself: "I have got to get some remixes together for this!" Who did I call? None other than Union veteran, Chris Quadrant of the "Dreamin' About You" EP. Not only did he do a slamming remix for us, but we also enlisted the help of Union newcomer, Luke Ladgroove (we'll be seeing more of him in upcoming Union releases. He's going to be a name worth remembering). With Chris and Luke on the remix we had 3 soul-packed jams, which would be enough for a great digital EP, but we didn't stop there. We're also including 2 more original tracks from the Groove Federation as a top off! You know when you walk into a brewery and not only do they have your favorite beer, but they also have about 10 other beers that you haven't tried? Sometimes you can get a little shot glass of every beer they have to offer. Well this is your chance to sample a little of what Union has to offer. We present an amazing 5 track EP from the Groove Federation with remixes from Chris Quadrant and Luke Ladgroove. Move ON!

*Receiving support from DJs: Laurent Garnier, Mark Farina, Onionz, DJ Misjah, Valentin (Café del Mar), Chris Simmonds, Ken ECB, Lawnchair Generals, Fer Ferrari, Ibiza Global Radio, Ibiza Sonica, Jazzy Eyewear, Spettro, City Walkers, Celebrity Records, Demarco Electronic Project, Ale Castro, Da Funk, DK Watts, Special Interest, Mr. Jones, Ruben Roher, Carson Carr, Sebastian Arevalo

Chris Simmonds – good funky house 4 out of 5
Ibiza Global Radio – 5 out of 5
Ibiza Sonica – Yeah. Love this sounds. So smooth. Love it 5 out of 5
Demarco Electronic Project – Excellent Release. 5 out of 5
DK Watts – solid ep. The Groove Federation original is the track I will support. 4 out of 5
Special Interest – 4 out of 5
Da Funk – lovely grooves up here! will play 4 out of 5
City Walkers – 5 out of 5
Celebrity Records – Great warm up material....slick production...Dig. 5 out of 5
Ale Castro – 5 out of 5
Mr. Jones – nice deep groove here. 5 out of 5
Sebastian Arevalo – very good deep house of the federation. 4 out of 5

Also this week:
S029 – V/A “The Source Volume 29” The Source – HOUSE

AnD Press Releases:
OBDIG016 – David E Sugar “Tolerance” Oblio Recordings
NMD006 – James Fitch “Wide Awake” Noir Music
PUNKS015 – Stanton Warriors “Get Wild feat. Big Daddy Kane” Punks

Nice Coverage for Rising Music in the DJ Tunes Newsletter!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

GrooveSource Cycle 148

GrooveSource Cycle 148
Pre-Release Date 4/14/2009
General Release Date 5/5/2009

HW036 – Hoxton Whores “Le Voie Le Soleil 2009” Hoxton Whores – HOUSE

After the strong success of there last release "Devil Toy" Hoxton Whores get back in the studio and roll out an enormous re-work of one of the all time classics "Le Voie Le Soleil". A good 10 years after this monster anthem stormed clubland and known as one of the biggest Summer Anthems ever the boys deliver their fanatstic updated version just in time for the summer of 2009. The Whores explained...."Being one of their all time favouritess, we simply had to do the track justice and feel we have stepped our version up a notch by adding the perfect latino edged flavoured soft synth riff" which complements the famous original piano riff 100% and with the fresh firing beats, electro tinged bassline and a sheer moment of summer flavoured breakdown bliss ...the release is set to storm the summer of 2009!!

*Receiving support from DJs: Derrick May, Danny Tenaglia, Armand Van Helden, Erick Morillo, Dubfire, Roger Sanchez, Tall Paul, Kaskade, Bad Boy Bill, Dimitri from Paris, Dave Spoon, Behrouz, Tom Novy, Harry “Choo Choo’ Romero, Jose Nunez, Ian Pooley, Beni Benassi, Cassius, Mastiksoul, Eddie Amador, Olav Basoski, Benji Candelario, Johnny Fiasco, D. Ramirez, Antoine Clamaran, Onionz, DJ Misjah, Trent Cantrelle, Jason Jinx, DJ Mannix

Roger Sanchez – will test it. 4 out of 5
Dubfire – 5 out of 5
Erick Morillo – 4 out of 5
Tall Paul – 4 out of 5
Bad Boy Bill – 4 out of 5
Behrouz – Thanks for this. I’ll use it this coming weekend! 5 out of 5
Tom Novy – not so bad at all!;-) Thanks!!! 5 out of 5
Jose Nunez – 5 out of 5
Kaskade – This will come in handy. Thanks! 5 out of 5
Eddie Amador – 4 out of 5
Ian Pooley – I like this. 5 out of 5
DJ Mannix – Nice 1!!! 5 out of 5

DTDM004 – V/A “Techno Anthems” Dance 2 Dance Music
The fourth release on compilation label Dance 2 Dance Music is highlighting the top techno jams of today. This one is 12 tracks and you can expect to see productions and remixes from the likes of Chris Lake, Steve Angello, Sebastian Ingrosso, Adam Shaw, Noir, Rene Amesz and several others.

LMZ013 – OD Muzique & Mark Holmes “Disco Electronica Allstars EP part 1” Love Minus Zero
Tom Neville's fantastic 'Love Minus Zero' label returns with another classic tech house remix EP from Sankeys residents OD Muzique & Mark Holmes. Three top notch artists have been brought in on remix duties. You've got Zoo Brazil, H2 and Bigger Than Jesus all on board to cover a wide spectrum of all that is good in underground music - essential!

MTR014 – Blackstone “Blackstone EP2” Mono-Type Recordings
Blackstone is a brand new project and this is EP2. What you can expect to hear from him is all brand new. Blackstone has not made house records for anybody else. Blackstone is fresh. Mono-Type knows what's up!

NMB011 – Muzzaik “Therapy” Noir Music
Muzzaik, the project means two Hungarian House DJ-s whose style is mixed from all sub-genres of house music with their own tribal sound. Their same house style made them to learn each other. They formed their project in order to create something long-term and enduring in house music and spread their sound to more and more people out there…

OBDIG015 – David E Sugar “Medicine” Oblio Recordings

David E Sugar has been a popular face on the UK, and European Chip Music scene since early 2004. He uses 'tracker' software on a Gameboy to create sequences, which he then builds over with other instruments. After being selected to take part in the Desiel U Music tour in the UK during 2006, his profile has risen, and he will now accompany top ten star Calvin Harris on his UK jaunt in June and July 2007.
He regularly plays to large crowds all across Europe, including Germany and Switzerland, now it appears that the rest of the world is catching onto his unique and quirky, but damn fine pop music.

PUNKS014 – Stanton Warriors “Stantons Remixed” Punks
Stantons get remix action from the mighty Bass Kleph and What What What! Stanton Warriors are the breakbeat duo Dominic Butler and Mark Yardley. They are a DJ and producer team of Nu skool breaks, a style of electronic dance music. Originally from the West Country, the pair now play high-profile sets at internationally-renowned clubs such as Fabric and Sankeys Soap in the UK, and travel the globe extensively, with international acclaim in Europe, Canada, America and Australia. Their style is sometimes described as a fusion of electro, breakbeat and 2-step UK garage. Their name was taken from a hexagonal shaped manhole cover, made by Stanton Ironworks, based in Ilkeston, Derbyshire which seemed fitting with their style of underground, cutting edge style of music. Its also a reference to Stanton DJ products. The name was originally conceived from one of the warriors tripping over a "Stanton Warrior" draincover on Tower Bridge.

DCREC032 – Agent Matteo “Get Up” DeepClass Records – DEEP HOUSE
Matthew Gillespie aka Agent Matteo, british dj and producer, with a powerful deep sound with touches of tech house, brings us this solid "Get Up" Ep, characterized by a well defined bass line and sticky rhtyms. This young producer, at his 22 years of age has received great feedback and support from artists such as Laurent Garnier, Roger Sanchez, Miguel Miggs, Miles Maeda, Russ Gabriel and more.

*Receiving support from DJs: Roger Sanchez, Sandy Rivera, Mark Farina, Miles Maeda, Brett Johnson, Jamie Anderson, Onionz, Toka Project, Pete Moss, Alex Gopher, Troydon, DJ Misjah, Spettro, Valentin Café del Mar, TJ Kong, Shur I Khan, Russell Deeks (iDJ), Ibiza Global Radio, Raoul Belmans, Slater Hogan, Ken ECB, Jazzy Eyewear, The Littlemen, Pablo Varela, City Walkers, Demarco Electronic Project, Ruben Roher, Da Funk, Mr. Jones, DJ Cooccer, Bluntafari, DJ Sebastian Arevalo

Brett Johnson – Really nice deep house, will play! 5 out of 5
Onionz – 5 out of 5
DJ Misjah – rocks! Nice and smooth. 5 out of 5
Spettro – proper deeeep! Excellent deep-techy jam. Will play for sure! 5 out of 5
Ken ECB – thick, love this one! 5 out of 5
Ibiza Global Radio – Full support! 5 out of 5
Jazzy Eyewear – I love this EP. Can’t Wait to play every track on it. It’s right up my alley! 5 out of 5
Russell Deeks @ iDJ – Yeah! Liking this a lot. Jus’ mellow vibes seen? - 5 out of 5
Da Funk – great e.p. All tracks very playable and bad factor my fave. full support coming from me! 5 out of 5
DJ Cooccer – yes !!! bullseye ;) that´s my cup of tea. 5 out of 5

DFDIGI020 – Paul Anthony & ZXX “House Music featuring Harrison Crump” Dirty Fabric Digital – HOUSE
Mega release alert!!!! Paul Anthony and ZXX have teamed up with the mighty Harrison Crump for this sure fire classic hit "House Music". Along with the original and acapella, you have a total of 13 mixes here and if you can't find something to suit your needs maybe you just need to give it all up. Expect to remixes from the likes of Sharooz, 10,000 Watts, Sean Biddle, Jon Kennedy, Dust N Haze, Groove Man, Alternative Reality and Lost Daze. DO NOT SLEEP ON THIS RELEASE!!!

DFDIGIMIX001 – Paul Anthony & ZXX “Dirty Fabric Sessions Vol. 1” Dirty Fabric Digital – ELECTRO HOUSE
To coincide with the release of “House Music featuring Harrison Crump” here is the first in a series of DJ mixes from Paul Anthony & ZXX highlighting some of the sickest tunes from their Dirty Fabric label.

MIZ024 – DJ Thee-O and Merlyn Martin “Smack Attack” Mizumo Music – TECH HOUSE
Los Angeles musicians Thee-O and Merlyn Martin (Biohazard Productions) drop Smack Attack, a high-energy tech house number featuring a syncopated bassline with matching synth lines. Chicago's Angel Alanis (Klientele, A-Squared Musik) adds his own bouncy techno remix to the release, along with remixers Moog Conspiracy (Berlin), Brian Knarfield (San Francisco), Art of Hot (San Francisco), and Mizumo resident Schwab (Miami, Florida).

Also this week:
MR006C – Exit 59 “Here We Go Again” Mecha Recordings – HOUSE
RCP018 – Beta Project “Black Psi Op” Racecar Productions – DOWN TEMPO

Monday, April 6, 2009

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GrooveSource Cycle 147

GrooveSource Cycle 147
Pre-Release Date 4/7/2009
Live 4/27/2009-4/29/2009

IRD006 – Life Recorder & Ben Businovski “Process EP” Itinerant Records – TECHNO
Itinerant Records keeps up the momentum with a special release featuring the rising star of French techno, Life Recorder. Stunning Detroit techno is the only way to describe his two tracks on this release. The EP also features two tracks by Ben Businovski, brooding, understated dub techno tracks to complete what is most definitely an EP to keep on your play list.

*Receiving support from DJs: Derrick May, Laurent Garnier, Danny Tenaglia, Dubfire, Chris Liebing, Ken Ishii, Fedde Le Grand, Orlando Voorn, Jim Masters, Technasia, Xpansul, Jooris Voorn, Len Faki, DJ Misjah, Jori Hulkkonen, Lee Holman, Lance Desardi, Terry Mullan, Noah Levine (XLR8R, Urb), Rob Warner, Ken ECB, Ibiza Global Radio, Tim Thaler (Sonett77 Radio), Ibiza Sonica, Naveen G., Chris Udoh, Aubrey, Fernanda Diaz,

Laurent Garnier – Really love the whole EP. Great stuff. Full support. 5 out of 5
Derrick May – Thanks. Will try it out. 4 out of 5
Dubfire – 5 out of 5
Ken Ishii – All tracks are cool on this EP. 5 out of 5
Technasia - 5 out of 5
Jim Masters – gorgeous track. Lovely lush pads carry this on. 4 out of 5
Xpansul – Nice deep techno. 4 out of 5
Lee Holman – Great music as you’d expect. 5 out of 5
Noah Levine (XLR8R, Urb) – 4 out of 5
Aubrey – Yeah! Great nice sounds. 5 out of 5
Ibiza Global Radio – 5 out of 5
Rob Warner – 5 out of 5
Ken ECB – Heat, will play out. vox on top and the game is over! wmc secret for sure. 5 out of 5
Ibiza Sonica – What a great EP. Full support on Ibiza Sonica! 5 out of 5
Chris Udoh – This is lovely and inspiring. Keep it up! 5 out of 5
Naveen G. – 5 out of 5

NMW013 – James Talk “The Beginning” Noir Music
Noir Music gives you a rather uplifting tune with this new James Talk tech-basher. Oldschool piano and well-planted vocals sit tight with the techy feel on this sunstroke from the UK. Already championed by Pete Tong on the Essential Selection and expect a lot of Djs to follow with this cool remix package.

8Bit's golden boy and headhoncho Gorge takes the track deeper, more organic and gives the whole package soul. For those of you who already love the sound of 8Bit and Gorge..... you will love this one.... For the rest of you..... start your Gorge journey here and fall in love.

Oliver Dahl has already gained huge success with his tracks Rien, Villo & Joa on Noir Music and his productions are simply phat and full-on. Mr. Dahl once again delievers a 100% full on techno effort destined to please the primetime and late night heads.

OBDIG014 – David E Sugar “Housemate” Oblio Recordings
David E Sugar has been a popular face on the UK, and European Chip Music scene since early 2004. He uses 'tracker' software on a Gameboy to create sequences, which he then builds over with other instruments. After being selected to take part in the Desiel U Music tour in the UK during 2006, his profile has risen, and he will now accompany top ten star Clavin Harris on his UK jaunt in June and July 2007.
He regularly plays to large crowds all across Europe, including Germany and Switzerland, now it appears that the rest of the world is catching onto his unique and quirky, but damn fine pop music. Here's The 14th release on Oblio Recordings from David E. Sugar. This one is called Housemate.

PUNKS007 – Stanton Warriors “Hope Time/Prisoner” Punks – BREAKS

Stanton Warriors 'Hope Time'/'Hope Time' (The Rogue Element Remix) - Punks007

The Stanton Warriors may have been away touring the hotter reaches of the globe at the moment, but that hasn't stopped them from dropping the next album sampler on their flourishing Punks imprint. 'Hope Time' is probably one of the biggest records the boys have ever made. Really. Tipping its hat to the Stantons' garage roots while simultaneously showing how breakbeat grooves really should be done, the track also boasts none other than the Rev. Jesse Jackson on vocals, imploring us to 'Give peace a chance.' - while the tune itself does anything but. On the flip, The Rogue Element takes care of the first ever remix on Punks in spectacular fashion. This man is destined for huge things in 2006 and here demonstrates why, turning Hope Time's rolling groove into a screeching, live-drum-rolling big-room monster. Dom & Mark dropped this at their recent Stanton Sessions night at Fabric to a reaction so loud you could hear it from room 2!

TVZ004 – Sour Grapes “Kharma/Mantra” Televizion
Dave Spoon's Televizion label returns with this awesome EP from Sour Grapes. Sour Grapes was created in Stockholm, Sweden in late 2008 with focus on producing the trio's interpretation of modern electronic dance music. Driven and inspired by nature, life and humanity, the main focus of Sour Grapes music is to keep people together in a friendly world, where people care for one another and the environment.

Lead track Kharma is an Eastern inspired techno workout with heavy rolling beats and bass with an authentic Indian leadline. Already receiving Radio 1 airplay and being supported by a who's who of the worlds biggest DJs. Mantra keeps things rolling with more snappy rhythms and rolling bass.

XFER005 – WTF? “Redic/CEABA55555” Xfer Records – ELECTRO HOUSE
WTF, the dream team line up of deadmau5, Tommy Lee, DJ Areo and Steve Duda return to XFER Records with the huge bombs 'Redic' and 'Seaba5555'. Redic's foundations of stripped-back beats and low, throbbing bassline set the tone. Cool stabs and bleeps are used to amazing effect and create a funky yet dark track. Seba5555 is a real heady affair. A bubbling bassline and breakbeat esc beats give this track a real upbeat rhythm. Delayed pads help build the tension whilst the bassline continues to pulsate from deep. Out of this world zaps and squeaks take your head and spins it round and round - an amazingly constructed track that deserves some serious rotation!

SHR004 – Ivan Enot “Spring Panda” Support House Records – DEEP HOUSE
Support House Records presents: Ivan Enot - Spring Panda (004)
If you close your eyes and listen to the track 'Spring Panda', you will fly away in your dreams and forget about the gravitation and rational thinking for a long time. The Russian electronic music has always been filled with a spirit and this release is no exception. The original track was created in an old-school style, expressively and tunefully. So, what about the remixes?

The outstanding work by shaman Seva K from Novgorod (who is well-known in Europe as a producer of vivid and melodic works) added an unbelievable dancing character to this release. Dj Primat introduces a classic deep house sound into the mix, and Ksky completed the project with his very cool tech sound. The 'Spring Panda' is 100% good work and 100% Russian Underground Family.

*Receiving support from DJs: Derrick May, Laurent Garnier, Danny Tenaglia, Roger Sanchez, John Selway, Jimpster, Dimitri from Paris, George Morel, DJ Misjah, Noah Levine (XLR8R, Urb), David Harness (Billboard), Raoul Belmans, Rick Preston, Jake Childs, Daniel Kyo, Mark Picchiotti (Billboard), Lawnchair Generals, Ken ECB, Chris Udoh, Fer Ferarri, Lady D, Dave Cannalte (Billboard), Ibiza Global Radio, Anthony Molina, Fernanda Diaz, Da Funk, Ruben Roher, Bluntafari, Sebastian Davidson, Mr. Jones

Roger Sanchez – Thanks! Will test out. 4 out of 5
DJ Misjah – cool mix. Nice and smooth! 5 out of 5
Chris Udoh – Another Great release loving the Seva K Mix best. 5 out of 5
Ibiza Global Radio – Full support! 5 out of 5
Dave Cannalte (Billboard, Promo Only) – Sexy and sultry, cool for very early or very late.! 5 out of 5
Mark Picchiotti (Billboard) – seva K is my fav mix! 5 out of 5
Fer Ferarri – all tracks are realy good, put now into my playlist. good job! 5 out of 5
Fernanda Diaz - 4 out of 5
Bluntafari - This whole EP is nice! This synth on original mix stabs me right through my heart. Good job! 4 out of 5
Da Funk – huuuge! love the basslinje. another killer from seva! full support! 5 out of 5
Sebastian Davidson – 5 out of 5
Mr. Jones – 5 out of 5

SCREC012 – Woody McBride “Smoke Signals From Outer Space EP” Solar Cathedral Recordings – TECHNO
Finalizing a stream of Minneapolis releases was a task that the boys over at Solar Cathedral felt could only handled by none other than Midwest Techno King himself... Mr. Woody McBride. 'Smoke Signals From Outer Space' is set to knock you out of the park. This EP is armed to the teeth with wicked hats, droning bass lines, evil synths and a movement that is somewhat reminiscent of 'The Old Days', feeling like it's being fueled by sounds of the future. Whether you like your groove's pace to be deep & slow or you prefer to have the floor rocking in high gear, this release has something for everyone's selection without loosing that harder edge that DJ ESP is known so well for. With support & frequent plays by some of the industries heaviest hitters, these tunes are hammering their way across dance floors the world over.

*Receiving support from DJs: Derrick May, Chris Liebing, Laurent Garnier, Danny Tenaglia, Dubfire, Ken Ishii, Technasia, Jim Masters, Steve Stoll, Xpansul, George Morel, Tim Xavier, Jooris Voorn, DJ Misjah, Jori Hulkkonen, Len Faki, Terry Mullan, Lance Desardi, Submerge 101

Laurent Garnier – Stuck In The Mud (Crushed Cathedral Techno Mix), that's the track for me. 5 out of 5
Derrick May – Thanks. Will try. 4 out of 5
Chris Liebing – like the @120 track! 4 out of 5
Dubfire – 5 out of 5
Steve Stoll – woody is a master and proves he can go beyond the little silver box. big ups! 5 out of 5
Tim Xavier – 4 out of 5
Xpansul – Loving those jacky grooves!!! 5 out of 5
Len Faki – “obviously” is smoking - gonna rock this at berghain for sure!. 5 out of 5

AMR007 – Julius Beat “Loft62” Atmosfera Recordings – TECH-HOUSE
Brand new one on Atmosfera Recordings is from a hot young artist named Julius Beat out of Antioquia, Colombia. This one here is some proper upfront Tech-House with that spice only a true South American can provide. Check it out

Receiving support from DJs: Derrick May, Laurent Garnier, Dubfire, Danny Tenaglia, Jay J, Miles Maeda, DJ Misjah, Xpansul, Jori Hulkkonen, Valentin (Cafe del Mar), Noah Levine (XLR8R, Urb), Punisher (Detroit), Chris Santiago, Chris SImmonds, Dave from Dallas, Ibiza Global Radio, Ibiza Sonica Radio, Chris Udoh, Fer Ferarri, Figueroa, Da Funk, Fernanda Diaz, Ruben Roher, Mr. Jones, Facu Carri, Demarco Electronic Project, Martin eNe, DJ Cooccer

Dubfire – 5 out of 5
Jay J – 4 out of 5
Chris Simmonds – 4 out of 5
Chris Santiago – 4 out of 5
Ibiza Global Radio – 4 out of 5
Ibiza Sonica - Love it! Will support!! 4 out of 5
Valentin (Cafe del Mar) – Good track to make dance! 5 out of 5
Dave From Dallas – 5 out of 5
Chris Udoh - This joint mos def has vibe! 5 out of 5
Facu Carri – Thanks, excellent builder, very solid groove! 4 out of 5
Da Funk – Like these chord stabs up here! 4 out of 5
DJ Cooccer – Nice track. 4 out of 5
Figueroa – 5 out of 5
Ruben Roher – 4 out of 5
DJ Martin eNe – Sonido perfecto. 4 out of 5

OAED030 – Vernon & DaCosta “As Darkness Falls feat. Apple Rochez: The OAE Mixes” Odds & Ends Music – DEEP HOUSE
Belgium's Vernon and Dacosta's classic "As Darkness Falls" is considered by many as one of the best deep house releases in ages. With great vocals from Odds and Ends artist/founder Apple Rochez who keeps singing about the records in her record bag, this one has been played the world over. Now Odds & Ends has picked it up and gone the remix route with some of todays top producers. With remixes from the likes of Pablo J, Aligning Minds and the mighty All Good Funk Alliance you know this one is destined to do the rounds once again.

Receiving support from DJs: Derrick May, Laurent Garnier, Danny Tenaglia, Mark Farina, Roger Sanchez, Dimitri from Paris, John Selway, George Morel, Honey Dijon, DJ Misjah, Noa Levine (XLR8R, Urb), Raoul Belmans, Rick Preston, Jake Childs, Lawnchair Generals, Ken ECB, Lady D, Jazzy Eyewear, Fer Ferarri, Anthony Molina, Mark Picchiotti (Bilboard), David Harness (Billboard), Chris Udoh, Dave Cannalte (Billboard), Ibiza Global Radio, Ruben Roher, Mr. Jones, Nacho Marco, Da Funk, Bluntafari

Roger Sanchez – Will support. 4 out of 5
Mark Farina – Thanks! 4 out of 5
Dave Cannalte (Billboard) – Great funky tune!! Sticks in your head. 4 out of 5
Ibiza Global Radio – 5 out of 5
Ken ECB – my old label, so weird to hear it on here like this. But yes, this is good! 4 out of 5
Chris Udoh – This is most def hot rocking grooves! 5 out of 5
Bluntafari – 4 out of 5
Da Funk – Lovely! Will Play! 5 out of 5
Mr. Jones - 5 out of 5

DIFD032 – Eduardo Rossell & Twilk “Fire Ants” Difusion Records – TECHNO
Fire Ants: the creation of the collaboration between Eduardo Rossell and the duo Twilk both from Mexico City ; Years of production and live acts behind them show the ability on their studio skills to create this track full of algorithmic patterns when listening to the original track we find the elaboration on the percussive element thru the entire track during the first minutes and eventually after a break we encounter the climax of the track follow by acid bass lines and extensive hit hats making echo during end of if . Silentcorp remix is blend bouncy techno and at the same time discovers the dark side of it and decides to elongate it making it a very unique track whit the use of rhythmical compositions and short cuts creating tension to elevate the surprise factor during the track a very well executed subjective Remix .Kid Perra 's remix is about the most deepest melodic techno ever publish on our label while evaluating and mastering it we came to the conclusion that had a lot of trance influence on it but it also has that little hint of techno kicks and bass lines behind it like I fthey where infused inside the Dna on the track making this track a very hybrid version of original mix, and Finally We have once again Zarbeat opening the track whit deep kicks and long echoes that lead to the beginning of the song incorporating acoustic synts and the classic Tabla noise to it making this remix version a high Techno content track .

*Receiving support from DJs: Anne Savage (BBC), Derrick May, Laurent Garnier, Luke Slater, Dubfire, Danny Tenaglia, Jim Masters, Ken Ishii, Xpansul, DJ Misjah, Chris Simmonds, Lee Holman, Chris Udoh, Aubrey, Jazzy Eyewear

Aubrey – 100% cool... love it! 4 out of 5
Dubfire – 5 out of 5
Chris Simmonds – Nice roller. 4 out of 5
Lee Holman – 4 out of 5

IM035 – Kaufmann und Ferdinand “Lautstarke ist essenziell” Impact Mechanics – TECH-HOUSE
Producers Kaufmann and Ferdinand Drop this hot EP for Impact Mechanics. "Lautstarke ist essenziell" is the tune that is working for me, with minimal tech house rhythms and sizzling, chunky analog house instrumentation. On the flip, subtle grooves, lush undertones and silky laid back vibe rock this truly amazing track. Take a pinch of Angel Alanis, a dash of Par Grindvik, and a teaspoon of The Submerge, and this is what you would come up with. Quality Tech House.

*Receiving support from DJs: Derrick May, Laurent Garnier, Danny Tenaglia, Dubfire, Ken Ishii, Tehcnasia, Jim Masters, Jori Hulkkonen, DJ Misjah, Len Faki, DJ Hyperactive,

Laurent Garnier – definitely right down my street! 4 out of 5
Dubfire – 5 out of 5
Technasia - 4 out of 5

RELDZ026 – Various Artists “Tribal Mania EP” RELDZ Recordings – TECHNO
Reldz is back with a massive five track various artists compilation dedicated to the worldwide techno tribe!! Each track primed for main room devastation, carefully selected to turn heads and get the floor packed!!! Hristian Stojanowski's "Groove Machine" delivers a driving groove and an energy that just won't stop, with its pumping bass line and wicked effects.. Millau's "Break This Shit", CJ's "Water Head" and Chris Chamber's "Hibrid" deliver hardgroove intensity at its hardest and most intense level.. Super jacking with attitude, all are belters!!! To round off the VA perfectly comes Greek's newest export Eimmot who really throws the party into overdrive so get your techno trousers on for this one..funked up..cut up...with its huge build up... its sooo on!! Check these bad boys out!!!

*Receiving support from DJs: Derrick May, Laurent Garnier, Danny Tenaglia, Dubfire, Ken Ishii, Technasia, DJ Misjah, Jori Hulkkonen, Jim Masters, Jooris Voorn, Aubrey

Dubfire – 5 out of 5
Ken Ishii – Great hard & funky techno EP! 4 out of 5
Technasia – 4 out of 5
Aubrey – Hard & tight! 4 out of 5

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