KMS RECORDS #BEATPORTDECADE COMPILATION

Several labels released their #beatportdecade last week, with varying focus. While some labels took this as an opportunity to focus on specific genres or recent releases, KMS selected a single compilation of 10 tracks which they’ve touted as their top tunes of the past ten years. These tracks represent both the old and new sound of the landmark label; they demonstrate how the sound of techno has evolved over time.

The compilation delivers with some top names kicking us off; the opening tune is Pig & Dan’s “less is more” rework of the classic Inner City tune Good Life, a beautiful update of a track that doesn’t seem to have aged despite the years that have passed.

It then moves on to tracks from New York underground legend Brandon de Carlo, and a Carl Craig remix of the beautiful Till We Meet Again by Inner City. The compilation then moves to focus on some of the newer artists, the next generation of KMS who have really shown their stuff in the past couple of years. Ian O’Donovan’s stellar “Firefly” as well as Bicep’s tune “Vision of Love” are great examples from more recent times, as well as Dantiez Saunderson’s “Red Confession”.

The compilation is rounded out with two excellent tunes, highlighting 3 of the most exciting new KMS artists. John Norman’s 313 sings an ode to the motor city, while P-Ben’s remix of Killed Kasette “You” brings the new Detroit sound.

Overall, a very well-rounded glimpse into where KMS comes from, and more importantly, where it is going.

AMTRAC: THOSE DAYS [TOOLROOM RECORDS]

amtrac - those days - toolroom records

After over a decade in the music industry, Toolroom Records is going back to their roots, re reigniting their passion for house music with their #RESET campaign. It’s about refocusing; it’s about credible House music.

The label has always held a strong musical vision and tight artist roster and Toolroom’s new album series and new events concept is sure to spark this new journey. The first single in the project comes from AMTRAC. “Those Days” may sound familar. The tune has been around since 2012 but now has an official release on a mighty label.

To compliment the #RESET project Toolroom unleashed a brand new website with interviews, new videos (more to come over the next week), events and more. Read more at toolroomrecords.com. The label’s founder, MARK KNIGHT, also explains the project in this video. Catch it below.

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JOHN NORMAN’S OBSESSION WITH IBIZA AUGUST CHART

313I had a fantastic time on the white isle this year, and with my August chart wanted to share some of my favourite tunes that were rocking the island’s many clubs. As always, the parties were a blast, and a special shout out to Bora Bora and Danny O for the great hospitality. Stay tuned, as I’ll be sharing my live set recorded at Bora Bora beach club, where I went B2B with Danny O for a special 2 hour set. Until then, enjoy these tunes!

Nathan Surreal – Binary Omania (Eversines Remix) – KMS Records

Rennie Foster – Perimeter Abstract (John Norman Remix) – Thoughtless Music

Sailor & I – Turn Around (Ame Remix) – Life And Death 

John Norman – Approaching Tiffany – Dynamo Recordings

Harvey McKay – Something Good – Intec

John Norman – 313 (Antwon Faulkner Remix) – KMS Records

&ME – After Dark – Keinemusik

Etai Tarazi – Ready Or Not – Octopus

Skober – Membrane – Drumcode

Dantiez Saunderson & John Norman – Resonance – CR2 // KMS Records

OASIS: WONDERWALL (SAVA & RAZZ REMIX) [FREE DOWNLOAD]

Oasis - Wonderwall (sava&razz remix)

Catching the end rays of summer, NYC-based duo SAVA & RAZZ, bring the beach vibes with their bootleg of the “Wonderwall.” Clearly the duo aren’t shy to introduce new friends either. Their shimmering twist on a classic Oasis tune brings together a little moombah shuffle, sax, and calypso rhythms.


Free download

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WOZ: CHERRY HILL (FEAT MAX MARSHALL) (ORIGINAL MIX) [BLACK BUTTER RECORDS]

woz - cherry hill - black butter records

Here is quite simply, the meanest and darkest track of 2014. The sonics are huge, while the track itself isn’t exactly. In his latest single for Black Butter Records, the Bristol producer, WOZ, hammers out a massively sinister, minimal, bass-saturated cut. When this one drops, it’s all serious business. Grab it from Beatport or order it from the label direct.

We posted the b-side, “Trust Meh” a few weeks back. It’s no walk in the park either.

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