OFF Recordings celebrated a milestone today with their 100th release. The label has become one of the go-to sources of house music, having grown a family of talented core artists to carry their sound dance music aficionados around the world. For this very special release the label, founded by ANDRE CROM, asked half of its core artists to create an original track, while other members of the OFF roster brought in their magical touch remixing them. The result is a comp that’s deep and techy, punchy and smooth.
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I distinctly remember the first time I heard JOSH BUTLER. You remember that collaboration he did with Darius Syrossian on OFF Recordings almost two years ago? Yeah, that one. “Bass Play” went in too many playlists to count. The first time I heard BONTAN, was his remix of Butler’s “Got A Feeling” and like many who heard the track, I put Bontan on a list of producers who I need to pay attention to.
Butler and Bontan collaborated again, with another release on MTA Records, resulting in a jacking cut, topped with some lush vocals from JOSH BARRY, and smooth key stabs. It’s hard to pass this one up. The original and dub versions are available exclusively on beatport for a couple weeks, after which point you can find it everywhere.
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JUST KIDDIN have cemented themselves as pillars of quality house music with releases on Nurvous, Black Butter, and FFRR. The pair’s latest effort secures their position as two of the most exciting producers of deep, lush tunes. After spending the first part of 2014 locked away in the studio, “Thinking About It” is the first in a series of releases that expertly illustrate Just Kiddin’s honed-to-perfection production techniques. With a focus on emotive melody and rich sonics their latest is yet another exclamation point in their catalogue.
Pre-order the single or watch for the single to drop on November 2 on FFRR and Eton Messy, with remixes from Bearcubs and more to be announced.
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The Glaswegian duo ILLYUS & BARRIENTOS have something magical going on. In a very short time span their brand of house music has found love from some heavy hitters and with their production prowess, it’s not easy to see why.
Their latest, released September 15 on the relatively new imprint Love & Other, showcases the pair’s penchant for bass-driven, house music. The two-track EP works in some garage-tinged flavours that’s both uplifting (Stranded) and murky (Guided Light). Either way, your feet won’t stand still when these drop. Grab both cuts from beatport.
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Growing, I was obsessed with INXS. Their breakthrough album, Kick, never left my side for years. I hold this record deep in my heart so I don’t listen to remixes from it lightly. It’s with great pleasure then, that KEEPERS gives us a track that my 10 year old self would have gotten down to.
The Denver duo’s first release in over a year, brims with an expansive low end punch, that not only compliments “Need You Tonight,” but amplifies the sense of urgent emotional demands. Keepers caps off the punch laden kick with an intoxicating bass line, interlaced with the original guitar riff. “One Of My Kind” is a true testament that quality is always preferred over quantity. As with every Night Supply release, this one will be given away for free digitally.
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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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I 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