DID YOU EVER (REMIXES BY CINTHIE, DANA RUH, VIRGO FOUR)
12" Vinyl D06.08.18
parallel berlin head daniela la luz returns to her home away from home, housewax with a few friends to rework her modern classic, -did you ever-. originally released in 2014 -did you ever- was an instant classic amongst decerning house heads, but it was when detroit legend, moodymann dropped it as closing track on his dj kicks compilation the year later. the light well and truly spun onto la luz and her sublime approach of house and techno. now to kick off 2018 housewax have invited virgo 4, dah ruh and cinthie to offer their spin on -did you ever-. together they each offer 3 unique takes from house to deep techno, yet managing to stay true to the soulful flavor of the original.
cinthie is best known for her imprint beste modus. for ground service cinthie delivers two strong floor bangers that will fulfill your needs on setting your crowd on fire. zky of cab drivers remixed both of the tracks. his interpretations with additional sounds and basslines give them a more jacidish twist.
our new muna musik 007 sounds like if all 4 artists were sitting on a table checking together sounds and how they can create a journey together. never before we had soundwise one direction of grooves with deep and surprising synths and spinning voices around the dancefloor like on this new various artist. cinthies hurt me, hector coutos ciroco, christian burkhardts hola & luca donzellis not ordinary are made for dancefloor lovers with a smile in their faces and enough energy to dance the whole night.
it’s been quite a while since we’ve last seen our next artist on watergate records. it was 2014 when he dropped his watergate mix and ep so it is with great pleasure that we welcome back the legendary kerri chandler. ‘checkmate’ is the epitome of a kerri chandler classic and has all the makings of a timeless future classic. with bold, soulful keys and massive analog drums ‘checkmate’ elevates any dance floor’s intensity to meteoric levels. to give an extra perspective to the single we invited another icon, steve rachmad to remix the original and he delivers an incredibly soulful techno revision while watergate mainstay cinthie hands over a expertly crafted modern twist with classic appeal. no matter what your searching for, there is a gem for you here. welcome back kerri!
brightons boutique house label black key recordskicks off 2017 with a fantastic ep from label newcomer cinthie. cinthie is a well established force in berlin: as well as being a resident at key spots ipse and humboldthain club-where she spins heady vinyl only sets-she runs three much loved labels and collectives in beste modus, unison wax and beste freunde. as such, she is a true leader of the underground house scene who also runs a studio complex in berlin, and so is very much at the heart of the house conversation. kicking things off is the excellent house rhythms , a rugged, bass driven, deep house cut with flabby drums and snares and icy hi hats all sounding informed by classic deep house greats like ron trent. warm, soul infused pads emanate from the core and the whole unhurried affair really sucks you in with its cosy and romantic atmosphere. the second splendid offering is liberty, a much rawerand direct cut designed for peak time sets. again it is riddled with jazzy chords that have real soul, but the drums are exposed and banging and the whole thing barrels along at a sweat inducing pace. this is a typically classy offering from both artist and label that kicks off 2017 in real style.
cinthie s berlin based imprint beste modus return this may with a new ep entitled bestemodus 07 featuring tracks from cinthie and label co-founder stevn.aint.leavn. fresh from a strong january release, thebeste modus crew lookset to take 2017 by storm, this time with a versatile record that yet again raises the bar within the contemporary house scene.
house party has already received great feedback from dance floors across the world. the release now comes with an added remix from the girl who is everywhere right now, berlin based cinthie. cynthia is djing all over the world, she is also a radio host and behind labels such as beste modus, wer house, unison wax and second base.
WATERGATE XV (15 YEARS WATERGATE ) (LTD BOX SET 5X12 INCH,2 CD, BOOK, 2FREE ENTRY)
box set D03.11.17
the box set contains: 5x12 inch, 2xcd, book * sound travels* by linus deckesser, illustration by frank höhne, 2 tickets for watergate club, high quality linen packaging. all tracks are new, unreleased and exclusively produced for watergate xv. the box set is limited and numbered to 1000 units.
vinyl only! beste modus is a young, berlin based label which is focused on house music. the first release has a lot to offer. 6 different artists created 5 excellent tracks and formed a very diversified ep. the beste modus 1 ep is a limited edition of 300 hand stamped copies.