Tuesday, February 9, 2010

GrooveSource Cycle 189

Pre-Release Date 2/2/2010
General Release Date: 2/23/2010

UNION019 – Jeff Haze “Jeff Haze EP” Union Recordings – HOUSE
Does anybody read these? If you are, then get ready for some top QUALITY deep house music. Jeff Haze made his debut a couple of months ago on a label called Motion Music. Before that he was basically unheard of. When his tracks came across my desk, I knew he was destined to become the next artist on Union Recordings. His music is on par with many great producers.

I'm especially excited by this release not only because the music is top-notch, but because the quality is top notch. I vow to you, our faithful consumers, that from now on Union tracks will be mastered to the fullest extent of perfection! That means ears will be thanking us all over the world. Just check out the smooth quality of sound coming from these tracks and you'll see what I'm talking about!

With the success of J Caprice's EP Midnight in the Park, I've decided to ask him back for another round of production, this time with fellow comrade as: High Maintenance. The track Mojo is a searing Disco jammer that is sure to burn floors all around the globe. I have to applaud the guys from High Maintenance for taking this remix up a notch and adding a great vocal line. Mojave has an intoxicating sax vibe that will take you back to the haunting days of jazz! Last but not least, Tech Sergeant is an irresistible anthem that you CANNOT PASS UP ON. It reminds me of those good old days when I'd stay out all night partying, drinking, and doing all kinds of weird shenanigans with my friends. Oh wait, that was last weekend! DO NOT SLEEP ON THESE and grab a full copy of the Jeff Haze EP; it truly is a Union milestone. Stay tuned next time for another EP from Union by the artist Jagantha. Till then, ciao.

anthony shakir - this is a solid release
Chris Simmonds (Cross Section) - Very good realese really dggin Mojo, will support!!!
DJ 40oz. (Streetside & urb.com) - Smooth!!!
Doc Link (Liberate Recordings) - Really digging the vibes!! Ready for the bag tonight! Thanks for the promo! Peace DL
giom - tech sergeant is my favourite, will play!
Karl Almaria (Bunchlox, Hudd Traxx) - Smooth sounds! Will support multiple tracks on the EP. Thank you!
Ralphi Rosario - Great house!
rick preston - I love every track on this ep!!
Rob Warner (Our House Magazine) - Nicely done. Enjoying the funkiness of these, especially the High Maintenance remix of Mojo.
tedd patterson - original Mojo is sweet. I like it a lot. thank you.

A2R726 – Adam Jay “Restraint” A-Squared Muzik – TECHNO
Since 2002 Adam Jay has taken the global techno scene by the throat with continuous output on the most respected labels worldwide. He is, without a doubt, the most prolific and accomplished figure in electronic music to come out of Indianapolis. He has toured the world as a DJ and live performer on 5 continents and 18 countries.
His releases are among the favorites of Dave Clarke, Sven Vath, Adam Beyer, Carl Cox and other techno heavyweights. Best known for his releases on revered labels such as Monoid, Pornographic, Primate, Primevil, as well as Ben Sims' own Theory Recordings, Adam's sound can be best defined as soul infused techno with constant movement and motion. With more than 50 twelve-inch vinyl releases to his name, Adam's musical palette as a producer extends well into his selections as a DJ, earning him a bimonthly residency in 2008 at the renowned Tokyo club Studio Cube 326.
Starting off the year right with remixes by Angel Alanis, Johann Afterglow and John Larner Adam Jay delivers with a dancefloor friendly banger that works in any set.
Danny Tenaglia - thanx!!
technasia - Excellent release. All tracks are great. Full support and play
Eddie Amador - Go Angel! Will drop on next week's MIXXIMIZED
Damon Wild - Like Angels Alanis Mix the best..for me more techno than the others..
Someone Else - the angel alanis remix is really dope-ass. i wanna smoke whatever he was smoking that day.
Audio Soul Project - Angel and John's versions are both the kinda of thing I'd bang in peak time of my sets. Will bang on a system!
Deep Child ((Trapez / Resopal Schallware) - Great, driving material from an underrated talent. Original mix is a serious stripped-back tool.
Audio Injection - Really diggin the Angel Alanis remix, thanks!
Alex Young - Restraint Original Rocks!
nihil (frequenza rec) - wooohaaaa :) Angel's remix and original are MINE!!! crazy shiat rite here :-)
R-Play - Angel Alanis remix is the one for me

Also This Week:
DGCS003 - Chicago Crew - Magic EP - DG Label
PMW030 - Terrence Parker - Let Your Love Show - Parker MusicWorks
SSR033 - Christian Malloni - Elements EP - So Sound Recordings
SSR034 - Lurob - Lost City Sessions EP - So Sound Recordings

GrooveSource Cycle 188

Pre-Release Date: 1/26/2010
General Release Date: 2/16/2010

PP019 – Hans Bouffmyhre “Shock Trauma EP” Prosthetic Pressings – TECHNO/MINIMAL
2010 is quickly approaching and along with the start of a new decade, we here at Prosthetic Pressings have been hard at work making new connections to keep the flow of fresh new music coming your way. For the first release in the new year we have a bomb of an EP coming from none other than Hans Bouffmyhre (Sleaze). This young artist didn't start his production career until 2007 and in that short period of time he can already boast releases on many of today's top labels including Perc Trax, Viva Music, Autist, Malatoid, Stolen Moments, Kol Mojito, Bondage Music, Piso Records, Plus Tokyo, Monu Digital and Strike Recordings as well as his very successful Sleaze Records. Also included on this release is a remix from the mighty Heron; owner of Limikola and up and coming artist already receiving support from the likes of DJs like Laurent Garnier, Richie Hawtin, The Advent, Troy Pierce, Chris Liebing and many more.

Supported by: Resident Advisor (forthcoming review), XLR8R (forthcoming review), Urb.com (forthcoming review), Our House Magazine (forthcoming review), Proton Radio, Ibiza Sonica, Ibiza Global Radio, Nova Radio

Select Feedback:
Adam Beyer - great release, i will support
Richie Hawtin - Excellent. Ghost Ride & Heron remix are my picks.
Dubfire – I like the Heron rmx & Break the Cycle. Will play out.
Alexi Delano - Excellent...Support!
Speedy J - Good release and excellent new artists
Slam - Excellent release. good producer - nice and driving
Damon Wild - nice ep.!
Bryan Zentz - rockin stuff. my faves are break the cycle and herons rmx of shock trauma. love the artwork too!! sick!
Jamie Anderson (Artform) - Good techno tracks here - heavy!
Nikola Baytala - !!! nice
Todd Burns (Resident Advisor) - thanks! Break the Cycle is my pick, will cover on RA.
Benji Candelario - Good EP Dark and to the point as we like it
Bjorn Wolf (Flamingo) - will support this one mate !
Audio Injection (Droid) - Strong release, all good tracks! Thank you!
Robert Owens - thx, alll great tracks
Trevor Rockcliffe - Will be supporting
Francesco Farfa - EXCELLENT TECNO
Lampblack (Minibus) - Shock Trauma with its remix are just superb. Will play them for sure.
Naveen G (Proton Radio, Listed) - excellent heads down driving techno. will play out and chart.
Punisher - sick tunes for sure, keep them coming!
Aubrey - Thanks for a great twtisted ep...full of suprises... love it 10/10
Igor Marijuan (Ibiza Sonica) - Full suport!
Rob Warner (Our House Mag) - Wicked release - the whole lot of it.

HOG006 – Ascion “Black Clock” Hedgehog – TECHNO
Despite his young age , his productions are played and appreciated by artists like Dubfire, Adam Beyer, Paco Osuna, Stephan Bodzin, Ivan Smagghe and so on! He debuted in 2008 on the micro.fon label with a minimal and dark Ep, acclaimed by Alexi Delano, and in a few time he's known by the Swedish God Adam Beyer and at only 20 years old he releases on one of the best techno labels "Drumcode" with the strong track "Kick on", accompanied by an equally massive Ep on Kiddaz.Fm: "From unknown to vacuum". After these, a succession of remixes and Eps like "Shaved", a very cool and classy record from Spectrum recordings (UK) supported by Locodice, Chris Liebing, Radio Slave and so on. "Bad bass" a deep dark Ep includes two amazing remixes by Delano and Sanhaji (Smallroom music). Dubfire lately plays around the world "Muzik Live" and "Drop", two tracks of the next Ep on Sci+Tec by Ascion and D.Carbone... Other releases and remixes are coming soon and on some labels as: Dekadent, Eminor, Frappant, Lazerslut, AD.ltd, MB electronics etc..

Joey Beltram - very nice. will support.
adam beyer - great stuff! full support.
HELL - carbone remix is the one for me here !!!Chris Liebing - Original is the one for me..
Joel Mull - I like both mixes. Nice and dark winter techno.
Tim Xavier - Original is great! Will play.... Who is Ascion and what does he sprinkle on his corn flakes?
Slam - cool stuff - like both mixes - will play
Alan Fitzpatrick - Original mix is the bomb!
Tedd Patterson - Absolutely fuckin love this! nasty as hell...more more more please.
misstress barbara - Both mixes are good. will support
paco osuna - i like black clock alot
hernan cattaneo - very good
Tiger Stripes - Will play!
Tom Hades - thanks for the tracks ! will play them out !!
Markantonio - d.carbone remix is excellent

DCREC051 – Krummstoff “Pink Avenue EP” DeepClass Records – DEEP HOUSE
DeepClass Records 51st release is a beautifully deep groovy offering called the Pink Avenue EP by Krummstoff. The music of Krummstoff is a pure reflection of the whole spectrum of his musical experience and skills, which at this point are mostly concentrated around tech-house, deep house and deep-tech production. The 4 tracks on this release will surely make you feel like grooving. Also included are two incredibly strong remixes from Just Voya and Lorenzo Bartoletti, which are highly recommended for big room deepness. You really don't want to miss this.

Alland Byallo - I really like the Bartoletti remix. The whole release is nice, though. Solid deep tech house.
Benji Candelario - Good EP
Russell Deeks (iDJ magazine) - More quality stuff from DC! Did you see the Labels Of The Year bit on the blog? :-)
valentin (cafe del mar) - what a class! :)
Manuel Sahagun - Will test this out next weekend. Diggin "Sonique" and Lorenzo Bartoletti Remix
jay west - cool deep tools
igor marijuan (Ibiza Sonica) - Fantastic. Krummstoff is the one. Full support to all ep
miguel garji (ibiza global radio) - greate groove all my suport
Tovar (Sosound) - Great ep, Thanks!
Christian Hurley (So Sound) - love the loungy feel and groovy vibe, a definite play at one of my new venues. Really like all the mixes of Pink Ave
City Walkers - Love the whole EP...great deep tracks like always.full support
Demarco Electronic Project - Excellent release by Krummstoff!!! Deepest, sophisticated and groovy!!!. Full support.
Dino Michael (South Africa, Godfathers House Radio Show) - Difficult to say which is my favourite! All 4 tracks are kicking..Love Lorenzo Bartoletti Remix of Pink Avenue and Sonique!! Cant wait to play them this weekend! AWESOME !!!
Evans (Viva) - Nice ep! Deep sounds!

IM044 – Rene Walther & Mark Angel “Source Code DNA EP” Impact Mechanics – TECHNO
Source Code DNA is collaboration between Rene Walther and Mark Angel, who have been on fire over the past few months. This Four-track EP is no exception with thick rhythms and a ton of funked-up flavor. Uncomplicated, rocking, minimal tech-house with lush undertones, smooth percussion, thick bass, head-bobbing, hard-driving percussion. All the tracks are tight with jackin' stabs and a simply massive tension-building break down. Highly recommended!

orde meikle (slam) - hard and dark - big room techno
Bryan Zentz (Barada) - Like this alot! The Republic is great. Koncept has a cool acid vibe too. Thanks!
Technasia - The republic is the one for me. Thanks
Nicky Holloway - Good for after hours
Stanny Franssen (Genetic Recordings) - Nice dancefloortrack
Pedro Cali (Fine Art / Fcom / Elevation) - massive release here ! support
DJ 40oz. (Streetside & urb.com) - Nicely done minimal beats with movement.

Also This Week:
HJM007 - Marco Sapiens & Samuele Buselli - Zoo Beat Zoo – HJM Records
KR041 - ANDT - House Hit – Kitschy Records
MIND006 - Kinky Movement - Raided House EP – Mindtravel
REPLAY009 - Bonnie Wrongford, Mikkael & Kinky Movement - WRONGDEZVOUS? – Replay
RELDZ033 - Alexander Fat - Something Amazing EP – RELDZ Records

GrooveSource Cycle 187

Pre-Release Date: 1/12/2010
General Release Date: 2/2/2010

S032 - Various Artists - The Source Vol. 32 - The Source

1. Paul Anthony & ZXX "Let Me Bang - Stupid Fresh Remix"
2. Hostage "Valhalla"
3. Marcelo Tag "The Broken Harted - Gary Beck Remix"
4. Juan Atkins & Kimyon "Work For Money feat. Tricia - Alexi Delano Remix"
5. Lance DeSardi "Take Me - D-Unity Black Tunnel Remix"
6. Submerge 101 "Blackout"
7. Nima Gorji "Groove Control"
8. Aaron-Carl "Down - Resurrected Vocal Mix"
9. Trevor Rockcliffe "Move! - Original Mix"
10. Jon Pegnato vs. Matty Scoll "Basshole - Mike Balance Mix"

GrooveSource Cycle 186

Pre-Release Date: 1/5/2010
General Release Date: 1/26/2010

GET023 - Lucas Keizer "Soul Child" Getaway Recordings
Lucas Keizer's DJ sets and production stay forward thinking and un predictable. Lucas is originally from Jakarta Indonesia, where he grew up on smooth jazz and his parents hippie record collection of sounds ranging from Pink Floyd to Jerry Lee Lewis to Sinatra. From day one Lucas has had a very vast array of musical influences. He began Djing in clubs and warehouse parties in Houston Texas around 1999. Originally getting into house music while looking for somewhere to lay down the card board and start break dancing, later turned into a passion that fueled many events, releases, and dj gigs. Lucas has played alongside acts such as Julius Papp, Mark Farina, and Fred Everything, to name a few. After djing many clubs and venues in Texas, he started to gear his focus towards the studio. Jazz, funk, and soul, with hard hitting techy house beats is the sound that Lucas has become known for. Lucas appears on releases with artist such as JT Donaldson, Toka Project, and Natural Rhythm. Doing original work and remixes for heavy weight labels such as Tango, Kolour, and Guesthouse, he shows no sign of slowing down. Lucas' music ranges from deep, moody, techy sounds, to funky jazzy house. All of which incorporates a certain dance floor energy. After attending school for Audio Engineering, and production at Media Tech, Lucas started his own label in 2007 "Homesick Recordings". He is also the founder of H.U.H.M. Which stands for Houston's Underground House Movement. (H.U.H.M.) has had some truly amazing events in its infant stages of existence, and has a bright future ahead. Keep your ears to the ground!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

GrooveSource Cycle 185

Pre-Release Date: 12/29/2009
General Release Date: 1/19/2010

SCREC018 – Recon 22 “Crosshairs EP” Solar Cathedral – TECHNO
Solar Cathedral Recordings proudly debuts Minneapolis' Recon 22 by signing the Crosshairs EP for their imprint's 18th release. With a catalog of music that approaches the dance floor from a slew of different angles this American techno label has been keeping its supporter's on their toes by delivering tunes that sound absolutely nothing like anything they've previously released. Since their launch in 2007 SCREC has consistently maintained an unsuspecting formula & this 3 tracker is delivered with the same malicious intent.

"S & M" is a Huntemann'esque burner that's stripped down to the basics rendering itself as the perfect late night/early morning tool laced with sexy vocal stabs & drifting sounds that captivate & hypnotize while "Centipede" turns up the heat with a ripping bass heavy synth line that is guaranteed to set off even the most timid of rooms. "Bad Activity" seems to combine the energy & personality of both "S & M" & "Centipede" with a twist that's palatable for a broad audience of DJ's, producers & listeners from all walks of techno.

MIZ042 – Various Artists “ZumoBeatz: 2009 Review” Mizumo Music – ELECTRO HOUSE
With 40 releases and 100 artists & remixers, 2009 was a strong and comprehensive year for Mizumo Music. This compilation is a selection of both the label's top picks as well as the favorites of the artists, DJs and followers of Mizumo Music for 2009.

DFD021 – e:machinery “Against The World” Design Forms – TECHNO
Against the world is a hybrid of a thought produced by emachinery. It states there are only a few things that matter in this battle; it is you, the dance floor and the dj against the world..... With builds and synth tweaks that are sure to drop jaws ATW takes you on an adventure, you will sure not forget. Remixes by Anthony Steel, Phase and Jonra.

Also This Week:
HJM005 - Davide Loi - Life Is Good feat. Pryce Oliver – HJM Records

GrooveSource Cycle 184

Pre Release Date: 12/22/2009
General Release Date: 1/12/2010

PP018 – Gabriel Boni “Satisfaction” Prosthetic Pressings – TECHNO

At the tender age of 23, Brazilian born Gabriel Boni has been on a meteoric rise since stepping into the deep ocean of electronic music back in 1998. As head of the incredible iNminimax Records and with his skills as a DJ (recently voted one of the top DJs in Brazil) he shows no signs of slowing down. For this 18th release on Prosthetic, Gabriel has provided us with a peak time techno jam he likes to call Satisfaction and while the original can stand on it's own, we've enlisted the aid of two up and coming artists to provide their interpretations. First up is Droid Recording artist and Drumcell cohort Audio Injection who has taken the original, completely deconstructed it and rebuilt a MONSTER of a remix which just may knock some clubs off their foundations. Rounding out the package is Italy's own Tony Vallini whose skills in the production seat are clearly evident when you listen to his mix. This thing takes on a life of its own. Just make sure you have the strength to hold on for the ride.

DJ Support from: Laurent Garnier, Hernan Cattaneo, Noir

Danny Tenaglia - Excellent, Liking the Audio Injection Mix
John Selway - Audio Injection mix is kinda bonkers..and the Tony Vallini mix ain't no slouch either
Alex Bau - will definitiely play this out tonight at rave on snow festival (and beyond...)
Orde Meikle (Slam) - Excellent, all good - nice trax
Todd Burns (Resident Advisor) - thanks, we will cover on Resident Advisor!
Robert Owens - cool track. support!
Aaron-Carl - The Audio Injection Remix is killer... I will definitely support it.
chris fortier - audio injection and tony vallini remixes are cool and will be playing
Francesco Farfa - LOVE IT FULL SUPPORT
Rob Warner (Our House Magazine) - Top notch stuff from Gabriel Boni as always. The original is dance-floor madness.
Aubrey (Solid Groove) - This will get full play..great vibe thanks
antonio pocai (wagon repair/tenax) - Good Stuff !!!
DJ 40oz. (Urb) - Nice low key grooves

PMW029 – Coco Street “Latter Rain (House of Praise Remixes)” Parker Musicworks – DEEP HOUSE
Hailing from the city of Los Angeles, Coco Street exemplifies the future of vocal house with her original style and a knack for artistic flair in songwriting that captures the listener in the first moments of her tracks. As a multi-talented vocalist, percussionist and songwriter, Coco is also known for her contributions to theatre, including several outings at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. Currently, Coco is working with respected producer and DJ Terrence Parker as featured vocalist on several productions. Terrence and Coco have several new projects in the works and this is just one of many more to come.

CJ Mackintosh - Loving the vocal mix. Playing!
Eddie Amador - cool
Peter Gelderblom - great track!
Russ Gabriel - cool stuff. like it
DJ Dove - solid work.
DJ Pope - This mix I will test
charles feelgood - nice
Robert Owens - very nice track
Francesco Farfa - 90 HOUSE ATMOSPHERE HERE
Curtiis Zack (DJ Times) - Wicked wicked wicked - will be hammering this
Mannix (Tilllate Magazine) - very nice my man! Great oldskool feel to it!
miguel garji (ibiza global radio) - i love the instrumental verion
Niall Redmond (RTE Pulse Dance Radio) - I really like this...when the Piano kicks in!!! love it.Like the vocal alot too
Phil Turnipseed (DJ Times, Bigshot magazine) - A splashy groove with a great vocal hook..
Russell Deeks (iDJ) - Terrence Parkcer can do little wrong in my eyes :-)
Daniel Kyo - I love these days when I receive any Terrence stuff!!
Fabio Bacchini (Mindtravel) - love the 90s vibe on this....will play it!!!

RELDZ032 – V/A “Blackjack EP” RELDZ Records – TECHNO
New Various Artists release from Croatian imprint RELDZ Recordings, bringing this time two massive techno tracks together with 2 trendy tunes for all tastes. First Elton D, Brazilian DJ well know all around the world for his massive techno beats, and this time is not different at all, with classic arranges surrounded by a very housey feel! Trevor Rockliffe, a techno monster for more than a decade, comes now with some nasty funky techno beats that leads all the girls to shake and dance to the ground! Bad Ass!! Funky as hell and already receiving big support from the man Carl Cox!! The next two tracks are a bit darker and quite futuristic. First up is a track from Submerge 101, with lots of nice depth and a massive groove that is composed in a highly logical sequence to cause the most hypnotic effect on any floor, then we present Virgil Enzinger who creates masterpiece of serious beats and dark and groovy basses on a more low BPM, bit still heavy as a steel bar!! A huge EP that will be getting big support world-wide.

laurent garnier - will play "move" REALLY like that track!
jim masters - 4 great tracks, all useful
dj dan - rockin
Orde Meikle (Slam) - nice teck house
Phil Turnipseed (DJ Times/Bigshot mags) - LOve the discoey Move!
Rob Warner (Our House Magazine) - Wicked pumping beats. Will play all of these for sure!
Acid Circus (Droid Recordings) - feeling the submerge and rockliffe mixes. will play.
Manuel Sahagun - Trevor Rockliffe makes me Move!

A2R725 – Angel Alanis “Quierro” A-Squared Muzik – TECH HOUSE
Angel Alanis presents his first solo release in ages. A collage of new inspiration heavily fueling his creativity in the studio. Angel is quickly gaining momentum and is ready to re-establish himself as a name in the house and techno scene. 2010 will be a good year for this veteran so keep your ears open.

Paco Osuna - nice tunes
Gel Abril - life mix for me old school techno vibe…8/10
Monika Kruse - I prefer the housy mixes :). will play them!
Damon Wild - Great music..Nice groove and feel. up my alley! 9/10
Alex Young - Life Mixxxxx!!! Great Tune! 9/10
Jason Forrest (Nightshifters) - Will DEF be playing the Life Mix out and about! Angel nails it!!! 8/10

Also This Week:
19REC001 - Various Artists - Manchester Connection EP - 1999 Recordings (UK)
DCREC050 - Quarrel - Art of Desire - DeepClass Records
HJM006 - Jayspark - Rock It - HJM Records
MIZ043 - Andrey Sher - Broken World E.P: The Remixes - Mizumo Music
SHUSH018 - Yacek - Slut - Shush Music
WOW014 - DJ Minx - Just Make It Deep feat. Diviniti: The Remixes - Women on Wax