versatile records are proud to present a 12 inch vinyl sampler of selected tracks form the forthcoming physical and digital anniversary compilation spanning 20 years of the labels output 1996/2016. the compilation will feature exclusive and unreleased music carefully chosen from the versatile records vaults. the sampler features the return of the mighty i:cube with his early house influenced cut vvv, inspired by the masters with that unique cubic touch.
this track has been in my computer since a little while when dj sotofett joined me here in amsterdam, to play an epic back to back at the school (amazing new club here). when i am doing a track, it could go to a lot of different directions as im jamming them for hours in my pipe studio. i sometimes could get lost. so i asked sotofett to join me in the studio to help to finish it. then we ended with those 2 versions of cham, which are, as often when i work with the sextags man, the result of live takes almost unedited. we also add some percussions from shadi khries and we recorded two versions of the same track within hours. one being bass driven with a lot of psychedelic noises and the other one more space-techno. our adventures continues, here is another slice of spaced out music.hope you ll enjoy.
king ghazi is shadi khries and gilbert cohen. recorded in amman / may 2014. all the music presented here is original, and has been recorded in jordan in may 2014. this project was born when i met shadi in paris, at the percussion recording sessions for acid arab. from these sessions came the idea of​,,,,,exploring local music styles on the verge of disappearing, in jordan and elsewhere in the middle east. it was also an opportunity for me to meet exceptional people and wonderful artists. for 15 days, we travelled through jordan, recording local musicians. here we hear osama al khairat aka abu sayah, an exiled syrian musician who plays the yarghoul (two flutes linked together by beeswax. one plays a drone, the other the corresponding range, all while blowing continuously). i want to specially thank shermine sawalha for allowing us to record in the living room of her parents house, as well as for coordinating the whole project. without her energy and patience, this record would not be in your hands today.
after the success of their first ep, gilbr and dj sotofett joined forces again for an impromptu jam in the versatile studio. while one was recording, the other arranged it on the fly, creating the impression of a live band playing: organs, live bassline, percussions, live delay feedback and so on ... the result? two tracks of jungle hypnosia.
we booked dj sotofett a few months ago for a versatile party at rex club. he decided to stay in paris a bit more, to work with gilb-r in the versatile studio. and here is the result! they jammed with zombie zombie, recording the infamous bongos of cosmic neman and the modular synths and saxophone of etienne jaumet. then each of them took the parts and did a version on his own. its the beginning of a collaboration, another 12 inch is planned and already recorded... peace
hot package from madrid resident dj bee, limited copies which includes remix by abel ramos & matt correa, mastercris, gilbert le funk and dj bee. abel and matt follow up their fantastic remix for brian cross paradise on juicy music with another vocal workout for the dancefloors. keeping the electro minimal feel from monimonster on doorn with a great soulful vocal hook. mastercris takes us on the retro tip with some huge piano lines that will surprise many. gilbert le funk follows up his remixes for dj disciple, work it out and la girls with a great master at work influenced remix for bee, and finally dj bee who got this fantastic package together takes down a soulful root for the heads.
a collection of long out of print recordings by artists from tanzania (biashara jazz band), democratic republic of congo (baba ilunga wa ilunga, orch. bana ekanga and orch. moja one band) and western kenya (victoria chomeka and international de nelly) recorded in nairobi between 1976 and 1996.
previously released on labels such as doromy, jojo, ochimbo ja-yon go and editions dokan, with the exception of “nakuomba”, which is seeing the light of day here for the first time.
no wahala sounds take great pleasure in bringing you this second volume of lost gems from east africa.
this october, the compilation disco sympathy will be released on versatile. it’s author is vidal benjamin, an outstanding dj / digger, considered by his pals as one of the most brilliant in his category. and that says a lot! here he makes us rediscover the sound that was so characteristic of a certain early eighties french scene: wacky, happy, dancing and at times even poetic. one begins to travel through an era during which the french producers were not afraid to tackle disco, american boogie, british and german synth wave, to present us their version: french, poppy and above all... fun!as a prelude, before releasing the compilation, versatile will come with limited 33 rpm and 45 rpm maxis, on which every track has undergone an editing treatment by mysterious french producers: jean-marc misère (last sighted somewhere near london), dj ringardos (who, since his last versatile release in 2008, chose roman exile), alt (already spotted on the edits du golem and on the us label black disco), and of course vidal benjamin himself, accompanied by gilbert cohen - the boss. on the 45 rpm you ll find no-one less than jeff lasson, of the get a room! duo, who came through with flying colors. and as a bonus beat: misère on the b-side.
the acid arabic wind has not finished blowing. after the warm welcome of our collections ep01, versatile proudly present four new tracks for eclectic and demanding dance rooms. once again, guido, hervé and sex schön from acid arab deliver one track and have asked producers from all over the world to contribute to the project. as you can see, some of the best musicians of our era have answered positively.
the groundbreaking verve remixed series is back with verve remixed: the first ladies, set for release july 16th on verve records. the all female compilation features 13 classic jazz tracks remixed by some of todays most acclaimed djs and producers. billboard has called verve remixed “one of the most successful brands in dance/electronic music” and it is considered by many to be the best remixed series of all time.
3 cd compilation!fedde le grand & nicky romero feat. matthew koma, deniz koyu feat.wynter gordon, bob sinclar feat. sophie ellis bextor & gilbert forte tommy trash, chuckie & promised land feat.amanda wilson