Title: Stuck With You EP
Label: Desert Hearts Records
Cat. #: DH126
Release Date: February 10th 2023
Stuck With You
If You Only Knew
Pre order link: https://www.beatport.com/release/stuck-with-you/3991273
DJ and producer Sorley will get released soon on Desert Heart with the three tracker ‘Stuck With You EP’, delivering some hot and juicy house stuff as he already did on labels such as Cuttin’ Headz, Untidy, Moon Harbour and Knee Deep In Sound.
The title track opens the game featuring a distinctive vocal and an arousing mood, the 909 drums sound very well and add warmth to the whole song. Follows ‘Rip It’ that cools down the atmosphere with a well packed electro inspired instrumental but keeps high the attention through the main synth melody, finally ‘If You Only Knew’ repristinates the dancefloor attitude of the whole EP.
Artist: Valeria Croft
Label: Suleiman Records
Cat. #: SUL013
Release Date: January 27th 2023
02. Thankful (The Mekanism Remix)
Valeria Croft drops a spellbinding deep tech release on Canadian record label Suleiman Records and alongside her two originals the EP also features a remix by The Mekanism.
Based in Finland, Valeria Croft is a talented DJ and skilled producer who is a core member of the club scene in Helsinki. She plays regularly at some of her home city’s best underground events and her productions have been released on labels such as Meatbean Germany, RA+RE France, Kanja and Render Obedience. She has previously featured a remix on Suleiman Records, but this is Valeria Croft’s first time releasing original material via the record label.
On remix duty, The Mekanism is a French artist from Paris who is known globally for his deep and stripped back style with groovy basslines and techy percussion. Along with being in constant demand as a DJ, he is also an accomplished producer who has released on labels ranging from Robsoul Recordings to Moan.
“Thankful” opens the release with trippy vocals nestled between the flowing rhythms of crisp percussion and ambient pads. Bleeping textures and dubby chords add to the track’s psychedelic vibe and it unfolds with a steady momentum that will captivate any dance floor.
The Mekanism’s remix of Thankful sequences the percussion into jackin’ groove with chunked up percussion and a funky bassline. Keeping the original’s stripped back vibe, he makes more prominent use of the vocal sample and adds dramatic strings that crank up the tension.
“Affectionate” is a deep and sensual track with liquid textures and bubbling synths that intermingle with the fizzing hi-hats and soothing pads. The acid-tinged bassline grounds the track with a hypnotic groove the ripples with modulation.
Artist: Sound Quelle
Label: Colorize [Enhanced Music]
Cat. #: ENCOLOR403E
Release Date: February 10th 2023
Pre order link: https://colorizemusic.enhncd.co/tarazed
Sound Quelle is an artist who made his path mostly into the progressive house field, getting recognized since 2010 for his dreamy and trance inspired productions. He had the opportunity to get released on notorious labels such as Black Hole, Monster Tunes and Freegrant, anyway we can find most of his artistic expression under Monstercat Silk and Enhanced Progressive / Colorize: thanks to these two labels he made two albums, ‘Iridescent’ in 2019 and ‘Trait’ in 2020. This year starts straight for him setting another milestone, Colorize will host this week his third album titled ‘Tarazed’, featuring a delightful selection of 17 songs that span into deep, progressive and organic house. In this alluvion of emotions the artist has been capable to sculpt graceful instrumentals and tender melodies, accompanied by mild and fascinating vocals. Some 80s inspired vibes can be traced in ‘Ehho’ and ‘Space Has No End’, representing the artist’s effort to introduce some cohesive elements into the whole album concept.
Artist: Kito Kempere, Adam Evald, Аhtoxa МС
Title: Let’s Hold Our Hands Together Remixes
Label: System One Hundred And Eight (108)
Cat. #: S108-011R
Format: Digital, vinyl
Release Date: Janaury 27th 2023
Lipelis Disco Mix
Eden Burns Remix
Eden Burns Dub
Original Disco Mix
Oldschool inspired theme ‘Let’s Hold Our Hands Together’ receives a well made remix treatment by Lipelis and Eden Burns. Disco and phat house sounds get revisited genuinely without smasching the original, while the bpm speed keeps moderate the playback goes smooth and contagious, spreading a carefree vibe and an easy listening approach to the music. The original was released in November 2022 by the international collaboration risen between Kito Kempere, the vocalist Adam Evald and Аhtoxa МС on the trumpet; the remixes are already available on digital format and the vinyl version will see the light in the next months (just have a look on the Bandcamp link above for further updates).
Title: Winter Sampler V
Label: All Day I Dream
Cat. #: ADID093
Release Date: January 27th 2023
A1: Limara & Dimitri Nakov – Nocturne (feat. Natacha Atlas)
A2: Camelõt – Moon In The Desert
B1: Fulltone – Nowhere To Go
B2: Vandelor – Happy Man
C1: Somelee – Sacramental Song
C2: Valdovinos – Extremely In Green
D1: Double Touch – The Promises ft. Reigan
D2: BAI – Kalevala
E1: Kamilo Sanclemente – Go Home
E2: Atsushi Asada & Hiroyuki Kajino – Utopia
F1: Ramiro Drisdale – Pound Away
F2: Arina Mur & Fluida – I Saw A Cat
All Day I Dream shares the fifth episode of the annual compilation ‘A Winter Sampler’, selecting 12 fine and tasty productions that readily represent the vibe and the sound coming from the Lee Burridge’s label imprint. Smoothness and sensitivity prevail in all these songs over roughness and harshness, elevating the potential of organic house and progressive. It doesn’t matter that the tracklist doesn’t features big names in the scene, that means the music itself has been the whole focus of this track selection.
Artist: Stephan Jolk
Title: Sleeping Beauty EP
Cat. #: WGDIG018
Release Date: February 3rd 2023
1. Sleeping Beauty
2. Keep Going
Pre order link: https://lnk.to/SLEEPINGBEAUTY
After the most recent apparison on the Watergates’ ‘Twenty Years’ compilation, Stephan Jolk makes it right again with the two tracker ‘Sleeping Beauty EP’. Both the originals share a wonderful vibe, which is identifiable of this notorious German label/party imprint. As outcome warm and tribal inspired motifs interface with mellow synths, creating an overall mood that arouses carefree and happiness.
Title: New Horizonte
Cat. #: ATRACT075
Release Date: February 24th
It’s another pillar of the A-TRACTION records label that invites us to travel at the beginning of this year, after his dancefloor anthem Bamboo, the producer from the south of France P-BEN comes back with 4 tracks.
The hyperactive P-BEN takes us to new horizons, always a little detroit.
We find the efficient rhythms of the Frenchman, accompanied by bewitching melodies, which are an ode to cosmic travel on the dancefloor. Let the audience raise their arms to the sky!
Artist: Speedy & Steve
Title: Speedy & Steve
Cat. #: MOTE065
Format: Vinyl / Digital
Release Date: 3rd February 2023
A2 Dabler Nine
B1 Right Well And Clean
Speedy J and Steve Rachmad join forces as Speedy & Steve for a four-track techno EP on Luke Slater’s Mote-Evolver this February.
Dutch artists Speedy J and Steve Rachmad have long been defining the techno underground with seminal tunes on a range of influential labels. For their new release, the duo jammed in Speedy’s studio for their new release, working the live results into four fresh and powerful new tracks, kicking off a new series of live collaborations on Luke Slater’s Mote-Evolver.
The intense and textural ‘Reddo’ kicks off with industrial synth lines designed for maximum warehouse impact before ‘Dabler Nine’ brings its deep rolling drums and mind-melting synth lines late into the night. ‘Right Well and Clean’ has fresh, airy kick drums rolling beneath harsh and icy hi-hats before ‘Rotor’ closes the release in cosmic fashion with spiralling pads and intensely layered synths and drums.
This new series will see artists collaborating in person, with each EP capturing the creative moment as it happens, with results aimed squarely at the dance floor. Each release in the series has artwork in a specific style that combines one item from each artist, which means something to them, into one new image.
Tite: Sunshine EP
Label: Constant Sound
Cat. #: CS035
Release Date: 30.01.2023
Anonymous duo EB_Flow make their debut on Burnski’s Constant Sound.
Producer duo EB_Flow launched London institute FUSE’s ‘X Series’ earlier this year with the ‘Transmission’ EP, kicking off a run of records on the label centred around collaboration. Now, the mysterious pair join forces once again for the ‘Sunshine’ EP, this time picked up by Burnski’s Constant Sound. Known for releasing house, garage, bass and electro via its Constant Black, Instinct and Infiltration branches, the imprint has become a respected and eclectic powerhouse within the scene, dropping material from Kepler, Chris Stussy,Interplanetary Criminal, Borai and many more.
The A-side establishes itself with organic drums, sweeping synths and boundless energy. ‘Running’ introduces a dusty breakbeat, infectious bass and an irresistible topline, setting the tone for a multi-purpose, classy dancefloor affair.
Flipping it over to the B-side, garage cut ‘Before’ has a stripped-back beat, sizzling hi-hats and quirky, warped samples ducking in and out of the mix. ‘Searching’ closes things out with unmatched style, poolside party music of the highest calibre, marked by a catchy groove and alluring vocals.