a defining moment in dance music history was the day that roy davis jr. teamed with vocalist and writer peven everett in 1997 to create this deep, ethereal, soul-music gem that helped launch an entire musical movement known affectionately as speed garage. the live garage mix is the most popular but the other mixes have grown in popularity over time. it is hard to believe that this record is almost 20 years old yet it still sounds as fresh today as it did so long ago. truly a classic that deserves to be celebrated by a new generation of dance music lovers. gabriel play!
large music continues its historic return to vinyl with a new edition of the wax weapons series. four unique cuts here all curated from the label s current roster of up-front & youthful producers. austrian duo jakobin & domino get things started with the supremely groovy underground jam entitled suki, followed by the sublime disco tinged blast from chris stussy called heat. side b goes even deeper with the talented duo studioheist and bristol-based artist jordan o regan bringing forth two classic large-style cuts. essential!
another fine reissue of a chicago classic from jeff craven and his large music imprint focusing again on the dynamic artistic team of black ice productions. first released in 1992 on velvet city records, the black ice ep treads more into a deeper and jazzier vibes than their other outings at that time (such as the union camp release). a few listens and one can easily recognize the influence that all four tracks had on future labels and artists throughout the mid and late 1990 s. this is timeless, pioneering chicago deep house at its finest and a must have for all collectors.
large music begins another chapter in it s celebrated history with the flagship release of a new vinyl series entitled wax weapons. we have seen many re-issues of classic releases over the last 12 months from the large camp–but this time owner and founder jeff craven focuses on the new artists and fresh sounds that continue to elevate the labels stellar reputation. four tracks to choose from here that all possess a unique chicago flavor and are aimed squarely at the dance floor.
one of the defining releases on large music gets a special re-issue after a 16 year wait. considered by many to be one of the top 3 packages in the early large catalog, this ep set the trajectory for what would quickly become known as the west coast sound of american house. the main vocal on side a also became a venerable classic at the shelter in nyc and was played consistently by timmy regisford throughout his tenure there. the darker, more disco filtered tones on the flip side were also highly praised and played at the time by french djs such as daft punk, phil weeks, cassius and many others. rasoul is often overlooked as one of the chief architects of modern deep house, yet this release certainly secures his elite standing in the annals of house music history. essential!
released in 1997, this stunning ep from kerri chandler is considered by many to be the best of his raw grooves series and maybe even his best work of the late 1990 s. ladbroke grove and what about us are the classics here while dub music and can t you see tread into darker minimal chandler territory. out of print since 2001, this is another slab of large music essential wax for every serious collector.
large music continues to showcase the brilliant and creative work of early 90s artists black ice with a re-issue of one of the most sought after early chicago house releases- the union camp ep. originally released in 1993 on the historic night club records, large music has now licensed the tracks exclusively for a worldwide vinyl-only release. while all four tracks possess that classic raw chi-town soul vibe, it is track 1, men on drums, that has garnered the most attention. championed the last few years by respected berlin-based dj zip, many of the elite vinyl-only djs across the globe have sough out a clean copy of this very rare wax masterpiece.
the brilliant initial outing from kerri chandler on large music gets a re-issue and sounds just as fresh and influential as it did in 1995. darker and more minimal than kerri s output at the time on labels such as king street and freetown, this four track ep set the tone and sound of large for most of the late 1990s. all four tracks feature the trademark chandler bassline, jazzed-out trippy chords, and chopped up vocals. this is a timeless classic and a must have for any serious house vinyl connoisseur.
another classic, out of print large release sees an exclusive repress in 2015. originally released in 1994, this is the 8th vinyl outing from the early catalog of one of house music s most celebrated labels. fans of early large and black ice know what to expect- tough, minimal chicago house grooves laced with tinges of jazz and soul. a terrific addition for collectors and fans of lables such as dance mania, gherkin, emotive and more.
two of house music s finest and most respected artists, kiko navarro & dj fudge, join up for a magnificent debut outing on large music. created over a period of two days in the hong kong studio of dj fudge, each track showcases sublime chords, elegant grooves and classic summer vibes. the b side cut limbo even edges into more minimalist territory while still preserving the emotive elements. as a bonus we enlist large artists purple velvet for a deep house rework of anyway i want in their trademark chunky style.
iconic deep house label large music returns to the vinyl market with a limited repress of the classic kerri chandler release return 2 acid. first pressed in 2005, this was the 100th release on large and has been out of print for 10 years. the a side features kerri s powerhouse tribute to the glorious days of acid house laced with driving beats and an incessant 808 acid line. on the flip side kerri goes old-school, this time with an electro afrika bambaataa influenced jam entitled planet sonic. also included for this special reissue is the unreleased acapella of return 2 acid solidifying this as a true collectors item
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uk based producer and dj jules dickens (aka abstract source) teams up with soul singer and songwriter elliot chapman for a blissful slice of modern deep house entitled day to night. we first were tipped off to this future classic by our good friend russ gabriel, who graciously provides two powerful remixes here in his trademark analog minimalist style. to add additional quality to the release, we have asked large artist deep future to give his take on the song.
legendary label large music returns with the 6th installment of their vinyl series showcasing a quality four track pack. side a dives into the deeper side of house with exclusive tracks from james dexter and talented duo purple velvet. side b goes straight into thumping house territory with a killer remix from montel on matthias vogts wobble track and finished off with a 4/4 stomper from legendary artist steve mill. get large!
hot fire! large music strikes again with large wax 5 highlighting four terrific tracks all drenched in groove and soul. uk based artist leigh d oliver gets things started with a sparkling remix from max graef and is followed up by roland nights with the bluesy feel of the shake. side b features a heavy peak time workout from steve mill and closes with pure melodic deepness from irelands deep future.
large music returns to the show with the 4th edition of large wax! four fresh deep house cuts designed to rattle the bins and steady the needle. side a features londons james dexter dropping a nu garage bomb and jakobin & domino from luv shack records with a deep detroit-style workout. side b continues with a slow burner from rising star sek and finishes off with matt prehn from oh so coy recordings and his warm chords and vocal stabs on love u back. hot!
lars vegas is one half of the duo detroit swindle! what a massive release from large! stepping out on his own for his debut large music release, lars proves that he indeed has a flair for the dramatic with two stellar tracks that push the movement forward while paying tribute to where it all began. as if this package wasnt strong enough already based on the two defining tracks, large music and lars have also enlisted the fine talents of underground heroes homework to remix break me down! this is top shelf deep house for those who love it and for those who will love it soon enough.
another slab of wax from the large music crew and this one is a beast! four fresh delectable cuts all with the classic deep large music house vibe. side a stars berlins nathan g with a garage workout and evan iff with a nod to classic vintage styles. side b features james dexter working out a chicago jack track and denmarks jacob bech with a sweaty nu school workout. get large 2013!
vinyl only! after the runaway success of large wax 1, we have decided to unleash a second installment of this vinyl only series. 4 killer cuts from peak action artists dale howard, edmund, nathan g and newcomers jakobin & domino from luv shack records. the chicago deep house and jackin sound is represented fully here!
vinyl only! wow, 2012 brings a new era in large music vinyl releases! we present the first edition of our ongoing series entitled large wax 1. four brilliant tracks all in one package from fred everything, giom, random soul, matthias vogt, ian pooley and alex neivel with dj schwa. always remember the nr1. large music rule: play these loud!
large music chicago! bastions of quality house, large music have joined forces with belfast based producer ric mcclelland aka scope for the release of his outstanding debut lp. as a special gift to sound purveyors everywhere, large music has released a vinyl only sampler featuring 4 of the stand out tracks from the album. laidback grooves such as i dont and the breakbeat fueled workout of >wont be long< bring a certain diversity to the mix, giving the album real depth. ric also stretches his musical muscles with the downtempo charmer >myles groove< and the 80s flavored >the drop<. seven reasons displays a breadth of sounds that make for an engaging and genuinely interesting listening experience.
already support from roberto rodriguez, scope, nathan g, fish go deep, giom, joshua heath, grant nelson... slamming deep house ep from sonny on large! fresh off of his debut at this years get large miami wmc party, the assurgent sonny fodera releases his first ep with large music. whether you are a deep house loyalist or firmly committed to straight jackin house, if you are a dj then your cd wallet holds at least one of sonnys tunes. he has been breathlessly at work establishing his production credentials with top tier labels such as salted, guest house, drop music, and amenti. at the same time, sonny has been honing his dj skills at top clubs across the world as well as in his native australia. we are thrilled to welcome sonny to the large family. the cold cuts ep consists of 4 choice tracks...each one possessing a unique flavor and vibe. desire is a positive house vocal while keep me going is a peak-time energy blast. work and all for love showcase sonnys more underground deep house colors while retaining his trademark energy and beats. enjoy!
deep house and tribal beats with remixes from jt donaldson. jt donaldson and adam pickrell (white lotus society) team up with zimbabwean artist hati monetsi to create a unique work entitled >ceremony<. spoken in her native tongue of shona, hati pens a passionate tribute to loved ones who have passed while jt and adam frame her words with their elegant, deep musical production.the original mix features driving tribal beats while the techno mix is presented in a vintage detroit style. jt also provides two key bonus remixes: a straightforward house mix and a lovely early 90s deep house mix that pays homage to the early beginnings of the beloved music we all have come to love. timeless. support from fish go deep, scope, oliver desmet, jask, nathan g, groove assassin, marques wyatt, deron delgado, soul minority, john hawley
veteran sf deep house dude julius papp ventures over to africa for his new release on the classy large label. >bole bantu< is a full-on percussive afro-house jam thats big on percussion, guitars, and native vocals from collaborator samba ngo. full mix, dub and bonus beats included here. if you are into the africanism vibe or papps recent tribal productions, you will be feeling this release big time!
large music is honored to present rics second project for the label: a thrilling new ep entitled magic. as already pointed out by many who have heard the project, magic is a retro-influenced deep house gem that has the trademark large sound. two dubs are included for the tek house massive. classic large goodness! dj support: tom middleton, shur i kan, fish go deep, motorcity soul
large music is thrilled to join together two stalwarts of the deep house and soul music scene for a thrilling new release. ethan white from tortured soul and beloved vocalist marie tweek of the rurals unite to bring us the beautifully crafted song dont tell me you re sorry. ethans crisp, elegant production frames maries lead vocals perfectly as she laments about lost love and the new hope of moving on!
jt donaldson and fred everything have been consistent stars in modern electronic music for several years, large music is thrilled to announce the release of their latest endeavor entitled read my mind. featuring the vocal talents of memphis based singer mr. white, this electrifying release pushes the boundaries of modern dance music by offering a unique sound that is both retro influenced and yet forward focused.
already supported the likes of richard earnshaw, andre harris, jevne and jask. share it now gets a total re work from dance maestro jay j. he kicks his mixes into overdrive, creating a set of jumpy, bass driven floor killers that pack a relentless groove.
scope (aka ric mccelland) is a belfast based dj and producer who is having a breakout year. scopes arrival on the global house scene was marked early in 2007 with his debut strung out ep on urbantorque, which received massive support across the board with plays from fish go deep to sander kleinenberg, jimpster to deep dish. ric makes his large music debut with city sounds ep. this is a classic deep tech outing: lush melodic keys trimmed with tight electro basslines. “,tama lounge”, and “,city sounds”, are both inspiring and yet groovy musical journeys making the city sounds ep a perfect collection for the summer and fall of 2008.
our beloved music maestro chuck love teams up with spur and vocalist jennifer grimm for a fantastic new single entitled share it. chucks trademark beats and bass are interwoven with sensual vocals and sharp, intelligent lyrics on this classic large tune. pool side mix is perfect for sipping mojitos and going deep, afromatic vocal and share this dub are more peak time club tools... guaranteed to move even the most intense deep tech crowd. this is a fantastic and fresh anthem for the summer of 2008. stand by for hot remixes coming soon...
scott wozniak gets large again with his follow up ep to breathe. stand up is the title track, and has all of the trademark sounds and pads that have made woz the man of the moment. a spoken word is featured here, along with a mr v inspired chorus and fantastic bassline and beats. time and a red sky is the 2nd cut and is gritty and techy, perfect for harder dance floors.
andre harris returns to large music with another slice of his trademark chicago deep house sound entitled >what i feel inside<. retro keys and tight percussion frame the lead vocals and live guitar in the >vocal mix< and >vocal dub< while andre gets deeper and techier with the >dub mix< and >dub instrumental<. a stellar package from one of chicago s rising stars!
huge collaboration here between sweden s top duo tiger strips and the red-hot kerri chandler. >rain song< is an absolutely stirring vocal cut with some heavy duty afro-latin percussion and powerful brass moving things along. top peak hour track right here. on the flip you ve got two tiger stripes mixes - a hot dub and an instrumental - that take a more techier approach. very similar vibe on these to kerri s massive >bar a thym<
roy steps up again and produces a future classic. retro keys, soulful sax licks and crisp beats merge with an electro inspired bass line to create this timely tune that reminds us all why we love house to begin with. an instant crowd pleaser already being played by demarkus lewis, chuck love and jask. dont miss the b side chicago remix by andre harris
the mirage ep is a perfect example of the hybrid blend of jersey soul and chicago house that large music has exposed over the last 12 years the title track is a deep techy spoken word tribute to the first perfect underground experience umba dae follows with filtered beats and a dirty driving bass line born in aruba completes the set with lush keys and tropical rhythms
lassy deep house thing on this slamming new three-tracker for large. the big cut here is like jazz, which flips the sample from 95 norths classic jazz ascension and pumps up the snappy, swinging drums, vocal samples and jazzy horn blasts. definitely a big farina and miguel migs styled cut here