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Ali Berger ‘Serious’

Artist: Ali Berger
Title: Serious
Label: Scissor And Thread
Cat. #: sat065
Format: Digital, vinyl
Release Date: 31.05.2024
Tracklist:
A1. Rhythm & Simplicity
A2. A New World To Forget
A3. Tape Jam Pt. 2
B1. 0221 (Serious Mix)
B2. Motion Anthem

Pre order link: https://aliberger.bandcamp.com/album/serious

Next on Scissors And Thread a brand new EP signed by Ali Berger, a dj and producer from the U.S.A., mostly known for his releases made under Spectral Sound and Sequencias labels. This brand new ‘Serious’ features five smooth and dreamy productions, which recall the 90s styles, when the first house music categorizations were born. Even if these tracks lack in terms of innovation or avant garde contaminations, as overall them appear interesting and minimalistic, arousing a tempting and laid back mood.

“This record collects tracks from the last three years, plus 0221 (Serious Mix) which is from 2018. There’s a full cross-section of production techniques represented here, from one-take jams to multi-tracked compositions, but through it all there’s a deep melancholy which (I hope) is tempered by enough groove to be uplifting. Maintaining emotional balance takes constant, caring attention; music is a part of that process for me and these tracks reflect that.”

More info:
https://soundcloud.com/aliberger
https://soundcloud.com/scissorandthread

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Various ‘The Replacements’

Artist: Various
Title: The Replacements
Label: (MS)
Cat. #: MS08
Format: Digital, vinyl
Release Date: 24.05.2024
Tracklist:
01. Gonzalo MD – Aura Nova
02. Philippe Petit – Strange Luck
03. Myles Sergé – The Replacements
04. Mike Derer – Pecatonica

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Buy link: https://mylesserge.bandcamp.com/album/ms08-v-a-the-replacements

Hailing from Michigan, USA, vinyl and techno label (MS) is the creation of Myles Sergé that usually focuses on his own original cuts, but has also featured quality remixes from Lee Holman and Rennie Foster.

‘The Replacements’ is a new VA release with four tracks by four different artists from Argentina, France, and America.

Gonzalo MD is from Buenos Aires and has well over 10 years of releases that includes Philippe Petit’s Knotweed and Decision Making Theory (DMT), Marco Lenzi’s Molecular, Bruno Ledesma’s Concepto Hipnotico and Retórica Records. “Aura Nova” has a stomping groove at its core, while combining with sweeping, spacey textures and rubbery stabs he creates a mesmerising slice of contemporary techno.

Philippe Petit calls Chamonix home, and the French maestro heads up Knotweed Records and Decision Making Theory (DMT) and has also appeared on Ben Sims’ Symbolism, Len Faki’s Figure, Slam’s Soma, Radio Slave’s RSPX amongst others. “Strange Luck” adds a deep and soulful take to the EP, using delicate delays on the lead and a warm, throbbing bassline to guide this classic Detroit-influenced jam.

(MS) label boss Myles Sergé arrives on the third track in style following appearances on labels like Zenker Brothers’ Ilian Tape, Dan Curtin’s Metamorphic, Dense & Pika’s Kneaded Pains, and Esther Duijn’s Another Earth, to name only a few. Title track “The Replacements” is a gritty, analogue-focused record full of jackin’ claps and lashing hi-hats that is instantly infectious.

Mike Derer is another exciting and experienced addition to the release’s roster, with over 20 years of industry knowhow from running an artist agency, hosting events and of course beat-making, his music can be found on his own Northern Parallels imprint and also remixing for the likes of A.Paul’s Naked Lunch. “Pecatonica” is a beautiful journey through sound design with round, modular notes and morphing textures surrounded by skittering percussion elements that demand attention.

More info:
https://soundcloud.com/myles-serge

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Mark Knight, Darius Syrossian, James Hurr ‘I Got All This Love’

Artist: Mark Knight, Darius Syrossian, James Hurr
Title: I Got All This Love
Label: Toolroom
Cat. #: TOOL1265
Format: Digital
Release Date: 17.05.2024
Tracklist:
I Got All This Love

Buy link: https://toolroom.lnk.to/IGotAllThisLoveTS

Joyful and sunny vibes are spread from another Toolroom single: here it is ‘I Got All This Love’, a floor filler production made by Mark Knight who joins Darius Syrossian and James Hurr. Basically that’s a heavy hitting house tune, from which Mr. Knight’s style pops out in all its glory. The main groove seems unstoppable and full of energy. a feature recognizable for all the track duration.

More info:
https://soundcloud.com/toolroomrecords

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Frankie Ferrara & Venessa Jackson ‘Raindrops’

Artist: Frankie Ferrara & Venessa Jackson
Title: Raindrops
Label: King Street Sounds
Cat. #: KSS1958
Format: Digital
Release Date: 10.05.2024
Tracklist:
Raindrops (Original Mix)
Raindrops (Qubiko Remix)

Buy link: https://kingstreetsounds.lnk.to/RaindropsWA

Just after the recent acquisition of its catalog done by Armada Music, the label King Street Sounds keeps going on with new releases. Frankie Ferrara meets Venessa Jackson for the creation of ‘Raindrops’, a genuine and classy house theme, inspired by deep house and soulful sounds. Qubiko makes an outstanding remix, it elevates the importance of the original vocal parts, while adjusting the instrumental to a strong and embracing tech house motif.

More info:
https://KingStreetSounds.lnk.to/Raindrops
https://www.armadamusic.com/music/raindrops-3

Lyrics:

Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, yeah
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, yeah
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, yeah
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, yeah
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, yeah
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, yeah
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, yeah
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, yeah

When the rain gives its gift of thunder, it keeps falling on every part of my life
To make sure there’s no tear that could be falling from your eyes
When the sun rays they think of shining, they keep shining back in every single corner of my life
To make sure there’s no trouble, to make sure there’s no strife

When the rain gives its gift of thunder, it keeps falling on every part of my life
To make sure there’s no worry that would hold on to your life
When the sun rays they think of shining, they keep shining back in every single corner of my life
That’s the reason I am here and it’s the reason I’m alive

Wash away my fears
Dry up all my tears
Wash away my fears
Dry up all my tears
Wash away my fears
Dry up all my tears
Wash away my fears
Dry up all my tears

The rain keeps me smiling, baby
The rain washes my pain away
The rain keeps me smiling, baby
The rain warms me from day to day

The rain keeps me smiling, baby
The rain washes my pain away
The rain keeps me smiling, baby
The rain warms me from day to day

I am favored babe, by the sun and the rain.
I am favored babe, no tears will fall down in vain
I am favored baby, don’t fear no harm or no pain
I am favored babe, by the sun and the rain.
I am favored babe, no tears will fall down in vain
I am favored baby, don’t fear no harm or no pain

I am favored baby
I am favored babe, for the words that I say
You give me words, I deserve
I am favored baby
I am favored babe

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Ben Miller & Emmanuel Jal ‘Wanene’

Artist: Ben Miller & Emmanuel Jal
Title: Wanene
Label: Armada Music
Cat. #: ARMAS2776
Format: Digital
Release Date: 10.05.2024
Tracklist:
Wanene

Last on Armada Music a captivating and vibrating production made by Ben Miller, who teams up with Emmanuel Jal. Their ‘Wanene’ song shows a club inspired instrumental with afro vocal chants, creating an outstanding result: the sub bassline is embracing and plays as glue, melting genuinely all the track elements.

More info:
https://armada.lnk.to/Wanene

Lyrics:
Gueye maande batakdah latlo batakdah latlo
Look at the beauty I am going create my life
I am going to create my life
Wanene batakdah latlo batakdah latlo
Am going see I am going to create my life
I am going to create my life
Gueye maande batakdah latlo batakdah latlo
Look at the beauty I am going create my life
I am going to create my life
Wanene batakdah latlo batakdah latlo
Wanene
Wanene
Wanene
Wanene
Wanene
Wanene
Wanene
Gueye maande batakdah latlo batakdah latlo
Wanene batakdah latlo batakdah latlo
Am going see I am going to create my life
Gueye maande batakdah latlo batakdah latlo
Wanene batakdah latlo batakdah latlo
Chegoa shia bood hey love gura
Shadah ngeinyl lorah gura
Sha de boorth peace gura
You will be shock tahdah farah
Wa guadah bah take ba riang
Shia jah marnaath bah tak riang
Smiley face bah take bah riang
Got my phase bah take bah riang
Wa guadah bah take ba riang
Shia jah marnaath bah tak riang
Smiley face bah take bah riang
Got my phase bah take bah riang
Bah take bah riang
Bah take bah riang
Bah take bah riang
Bah take bah riang
Bah take bah riang
Bah take bah riang
Bah take bah riang
Bah take bah riang
Bah take bah riang
Bah take bah riang
Bah take bah riang
Bah take bah riang
Bah take bah riang
Bah take bah riang
Bah take bah riang
Bah take bah riang
Gueye maande batakdah latlo batakdah latlo
Wanene batakdah latlo batakdah latlo
Gueye maande batakdah latlo batakdah latlo
Wanene batakdah latlo batakdah latlo
Wanene
Wanene
Wanene
Wanene
Wanene
Wanene
Wanene
Gueye maande batakdah latlo batakdah latlo
Wanene batakdah latlo batakdah latlo
Am going see I am going to create my life
Gueye maande batakdah latlo batakdah latlo
Wanene batakdah latlo batakdah latlo

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Tal Fussman ‘Definition EP’

Artist: Tal Fussman
Title: Definition EP
Label: Rekids
Cat. #: REKIDS242
Format: Digital, vinyl
Release Date: 10.05.2024
Tracklist:
A1. Freedom Defines House
A2. The Royal
B1. Pace
B2. Even Rome Wasn’t Built In A Day

After getting released on relevant imprints such as Innervisions, Diynamic, COD3QR and Drumpoet, the dj and producer Tal Fussman debuts on Rekids with ‘Definition EP’. This interesting four tracker is totally inspired by house and techno music with Detroit influences. In all the productions the drum loops are stripped to the essentials, which recall to the usage of basic drum machine sounds and patterns; anyway synth melodies and chords talk with the instrumentals, a communication which is eased by the usage of vocal samples.

More info:
https://orcd.co/rekids242

Mairee & jezza - Deep Inside

Mairee & jezza ‘Deep Inside’

Artist: Mairee & jezza
Title: Deep Inside
Label: Hysteria
Format: Digital
Release Date: 03.05.2024
Tracklist:
Deep Inside

Mairee meets a newcomer producer called Jezza for the creation of ‘Deep Inside’. That’s the second appearance of Mairee on Hysteria (fyi the Bingo Player’s label): the first time was in March 2023 with the single ‘Sweet Chili Hot’, featuring the voice of Tania Foster. Anyway, this brand new track totally reflects the modern style followed by the artists, which spans into the future house / mainstage genre.

More info:
https://spinninrecords.com/releases/deep-inside-1/details

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Bailey Ibbs & JKS ‘Shake EP’

Artist: Bailey Ibbs & JKS
Title: Shake EP
Label: Smile Sessions
Cat. #: SMILE006
Format: Digital, vinyl
Release Date: 31.05.2024
Tracklist:
A1. JKS – It’s A Vibe
A2. Bailey Ibbs – Tempo
B1. Bailey Ibbs & JKS – Shake
B2. Bailey Ibbs & JKS – Rituals

Pre order link: https://jksmusic.bandcamp.com/album/smile-sessions-006-bailey-ibbs-jks-shake-ep

JKS returns to his Smile Sessions label collaborating with Bailey Ibbs. Both the artists are emerging in the techno panorama, showing off a fresh and catchy style. ‘Shake EP’ opens with the JKS’ solo track, which is titled ‘It’s A Vibe’: the production is built with a clean sounding instrumental, an important feature that adds vitality and endurance to the whole sound. Next to that all the other tracks made with four hands; ‘Tempo’ reveals a solid vibe, once again the sound detail is high and fulfilling. On the B side ‘Shake’ and ‘Rituals’ call for appreciation too. These jams have an easygoing nature and don’t blast the listener during the playback, anyway them keep going the groove and recall a particular party sensation.

More info:
https://soundcloud.com/jksmusic
https://soundcloud.com/bailey-ibbs

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Memo Rex ‘Vulcan’

Artist: Memo Rex
Title: Vulcan
Label: Sol Selectas
Cat. #: SOL113
Format: Digital
Release Date: 03.05.2024
Tracklist:
01. Memo Rex – Vulcan
02. Memo Rex, PALOMA. – Muladhara
03. Memo Rex – Vesta
04. Memo Rex – Resonance

Buy link: https://www.beatport.com/release/vulcan/4517532

Sabo’s record label, Sol Selectas welcomes a dynamic release from Memo Rex which ranges from dramatic Afro house to sensual organic house.

Memo Rex is an American artist from San Diego in California, and he is a Sol Selectas regular who has featured on four of the record label’s compilation releases. This is his first solo Sol Selectas EP, and it features four original tracks, one of which is a collaboration with PALOMA. who’s known for her music on Lee Burridge’s TRYBESof.

Alongside his music on Sol Selectas, Memo Rex has featured on other imprints such as Music Is 4 Lovers, Desert Hearts, Superfreq and SNOE. This release combines powerful drum rhythms with organic atmospherics and enchanting melodies, to create tracks that transport the listener to exotic locations.

“Vulcan” has tense atmospherics layered over jackin’ drum rhythms that give the track a stomping groove with tribal influences. Latin vocals and trippy melodies create a hallucinatory vibe underpinned by a swelling bass synth.

“Muladhara” is a track made in collaboration with PALOMA. and it combines jungle sounds with heavy percussion. The chirping birds combine with vocal chants to give this track the feeling of a joyous aboriginal ceremony.

“Vesta” is the third track on this release, and it moves away from the upbeat Afro house energy of its predecessors, to instead present a light and breezy organic house sound. Its soothing piano melodies, uplifting pads and inspirational vocals are layered over invigorating drum patterns.

“Resonance” is a majestic track which closes out the release with its floating melodies and soaring pads. It’s a light and breezy track with an angelic vibe that is truly spine-tingling, and the flamenco guitar strum that reintroduces the percussion is a magical moment.

The artwork by Helia Jamali takes us to the deepest transcendental volcanic landscape upon which the mind travels.

More info:
https://go.protonradio.com/r/rltFgT2DSK2VA

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Different Stage ‘The Game’

Artist: Different Stage
Title: The Game
Label: CONTROVERSIA
Format: Digital
Release Date: 3.05.2024
Tracklist:
The Game

Vinícius daLuz is a young producer from Brazil, who gets released under the DIfferent Stage alias; most of his productions have been signed by Enhanced Recordings, Controversia and Braslive Records, showing off an interesting progressive house style. His latest single ‘The Game’ is out now on Controversia, it mixes contemporary blends of progressive, electro and melodic house, creating a luscious and dreamy sound.

More info:
https://controversiarecords.ffm.to/thegame