uptown xos album colour de grey will only add layers of depth and nuance to his hardbody sound. introspective, stylish and gritty, xo is a reflection of his dc environment. colour de grey straddles commericial appeal and underground grit, utilizing street smart lyrical content with an ear to the political, along with infectious soul stirring, head-nodding production. get down if you know whats up!
limited edition pressing on grey coloured vinyl.
toolroom trax completes a phenomenal year with their fourth installment of winter samplers packed with toolroom treats from leading artists mark knight, manuel de la mare, copyright, prok & fitch, pete griffiths and more!
yet again another more for your money vinyl sampler that is packed full of club anthems!
keep up! records unveils brand new signing bestboygrip complete with his debut ep fonck. those with their ears to the ground will be aware that the germany-based bestboy is well-known within the drum n bass world under a different moniker. but this is the bestboy cutting loose for a minute and kicking out some modern disco jams with one foot in the past and the other in the future. this is the sound of an 80s boogie, synthesizer, library music and b-movie obsessive. fonck is the slow-paced opener with heavy-hitting synth drums but reflective keyboard narrative. one of keep up! recordsfavourite producers architeq provides a dubby, spacey remix sounding like something luke vibert might have included on his nuggets library compilations. on the flipside the pace quickens with the flexible bassline but tight groove of copyright. the ep closes with the house-tinged cross my mind, which builds on the strong melody-lead theme of the other tracks even further with the aid of catchy synth lead and vocal hooks. the fonck ep sits comfortably next to artists such as faze action, lcd soundsystem and ilija rudman. just the way keep up! likes its modern disco. bestboygrip is aiming to expand his sound even further, this time onto the stage with a full live band. keep an eye out for roland and his crack team of musicians visiting your town.
michel cleiss simply superb la mezcla, an epic, rambling masterpiece based on the colombian folk sounds of totó la momposina y sus tambores. originally supported by djs as diverse as luciano (whose cadenza label first released the track), ricardo villalobos, laidback luke, louie vega and erick morillo, la mezcla is the authentic, real deal and now the proud recipient of the prestigious ibiza track of the season at the pacha dj awards 2009. and with impeccable timing, copyright tear the roof off as they deliver the first of a long, carefully selected and much awaited remix package ! btw our favourite is charles webster club mix on b2 !! excellent !
defected goes miami 2007 with a chic collection of global rhythms & dancefloor grooves the exclusive sound of south beach miami this is part 1 of 3 feat stacy kidd, lisa millet, copyright, hanna hais, dennis ferrer, momo, jada and wookie a must have, , ltd repress
well known and classic acapella tools. feat acapellas by todd terry all stars feat tara mcdonald, pete doyle, copyright, lisa millett, djd feat phillipa alexander, johnny corporate, kings of tomorrow, osunlade feat divine essence, quentin harris feat margaret grace and lenny fontana
if you want to know what the big club tunes are going to be on the white island this summer, then theres just one album you need, and thats eivissa 07, the latest in defecteds annual series of ibiza compilations. as ever, its packed with all the big tunes that will be soundtracking countless thousands of dedicated clubbers summer holidays this year