emilie nana kehrt mit einem großartigen remix paket der new yorker dj- und producer legende françois k zu ihrer empowerment-hymne “i rise” auf compost records zurück. uplifting, überwältigend und über einem hypnotisch deepen groove schwebend zieht uns emilie nana mit „i rise“ in ihren bann und nachdem im frühling schon danny krivit zwei erstklassige edits zum original mix beigesteuert hat, ist es nun sein new yorker, freund, dj-kollege und body & soul kompagnon françois kevorkian, der mit seinen remixen noch einmal eine schippe drauflegt und den tune auf seine unnachahmliche weise auf ein anderes, nächstes level hebt. ob journey vocal, dub oder bonus beats - jede dieser drei versionen ist ein meisterwerk für sich und eröffnet djs mannigfaltige möglichkeiten das stück individuell und auf den kontext abgestimmt zu spielen. must have!! emilie nana’s “i rise” – basiert auf dem gedicht “still i rise” der amerikanischen bürgerrechtlerin und autorin maya angelou.
ON A MISSION (FRANCOIS K AND MICHAEL MAYER REMIXES) (2X12)
2x12" Vinyl UK15.06.18
on a mission is exactly that, a mission of love, a mission of peace . the positive vocals hark back to those of early 90s house tracks, which created unity through music and clubbing. the rhythmic beat of the drum is determined, as percussive layers build and the vocals bleed into the synths. francois k provides two variations of the track. his remix features more prominent drumbeats driven by a growling bassline. on his rockers dub version, francois goes all out and dubs us into the stratosphere. up next is the michael mayer remix, with a more electronic take on the original with driving synths and a whirring, throbbing bass-line.
barrott: in 2016 i released cascades. francois k got in touch with some very kind words about the track and offered to remix it, initially in surround for his 2016 show at the ministry of sound and later on in stereo. here it is. its deep & luscious. enveloping and all encompassing. a melted chocolate fountain of warmth & joy minus augustus gloop.
LEARN 2 LOVE (PEARSON SOUND / FRANCOIS K REMIX) / MUST GET THIS (ORIGINAL MIX)
12" Vinyl UK22.12.16
seminal mood ii swing production remixed by uk cutting edge producer pearson sound for nervous records. one of the most memorable house music anthems from nycs golden era of house has been given the 2016 treatment by pearson sound. learn 2 luv features lead vocals by one of house music’s greatest voices, kim english. originally produced by mood ii swing in 1997, it quickly became a favourite of legendary producer francois k, who subsequently added his atmospheric mood mix to the package.
since their highly anticipated and widely acclaimed 2008 debut album >silent movie<, quiet village, aka matt edwards and joel martin have been exploring other music avenues under their maxxi & zeus moniker. now they are back, with >too high to move< a compilation of their most inspiring and sought after remixes to date, stitched together with love by maxxi & zeus. quiet village is the infamous duo comprising of matt edwards aka radio slave and joel martin (velvet season & the hearts of gold). their debut album on !k7 was a balearic masterpiece proving one of the quintessential albums of 2008. this new compilation comprises of a selection of their finest and most sought after remixes to date. both tracks on this sampler are unreleased remixes which will only ever be available on this exclusive vinyl!
ltd backstock !!! label chief and king of nyc late night mythology, francois k returns with a bit of his patented deep space madness. starting with a tempo reminiscent of a 45 played at 33 1/3, a delicate plucked bell-synth bathed in a medium hall reverb leaves ethereal impressions and late night energy. as the melody drops a minor third, another enchanting counter melody joins the mix and adds a rather divine legato styling. after the lead fades out, a percussive interlude full of syncopated noise hits develops: leaving room for a break that reintroduces the main vibe and instills a sense of resolution. the flip carries a remix from quiet village, who has been starting deep space nights with positively solid performances. taking a more club-hyped approach, this rework pounds forward with a massive rumbling kick drum and an underlying noise wash. the main lead gets some serious filter and delay treatment making for a more progressive drive and a versatile dancefloor hook. tweaking things a bit at the break, the melody morphs into a sort of latin-minded groove with portamento glides, edited accents and sharper hits. still keeping the passion and charm alive, the new demise accents francoiss tasteful tune while boasting contemporary excitement
françois k. finally unleashes the official 11:00 min long version of moov originally recorded and mixed in 1995. moov offers a deep hypnotic ride and combines unique electronic sounds with warm, lush live keys and driving percussion. its complimented & backed with two mind bending tracks that jocks will drool for, looking at the stars may truly have been inspired by kubricks 2001 a space odyssey. vortex will undoubtedly work for those who work with tools and effects.
die liste seiner remixtaetigkeiten ließe sich noch endlos fortführen, zweifelsohne zaehlt francois kevorkian zu den pionieren der elektronischen musik, von disco, boogie, rare grooves und new wave zu house, techno, acid, dub und garage. für das britische renaissance label stellt uns die new yorker dj-ikone einen spannenden mix seiner aktuellen favourites zusammen. mit von der partie sind u.a. tracks und remixe von jazzanova, tuff city kids, mike huckaby, marcus worgull & peter padeike, alden tyrell, michel de hey, technasia und natuerlich eigenem material!check it out
STARS OF SALSOUL (INC. LARRY LEVAN, TOM MOULTON, FRANÇOIS KEVORKIAN, SHEP PETTIBONE & JOHN MORALES) 2X 12 INCH
2x12" Vinyl UK08.05.18
phillys instant funk are one of salsouls most well-known and respected groups. appearing on the legendary tsop label in 1976 the outfit was renowned for their ultra-tight musicianship and for backing disco icon bunny sigler as his group. the late 1970s saw them sign to nycs salsoul label and this is the point where this compilation comes to life. i got my mind made up was the groups opening shot on salsoul and was a huge hit for them, helped in part by a super long, stripped back and funked out remix by paradise garage jock larry levan. this track and a whole host of others feature on this amazing compilation and snapshot of one of disco s toughest rhythm sections, boasting all their hits and some stellar mixes from levan, tom moulton, john morales, francois kevorkian, shep pettibone and more! this whole selection features the mixes in their 12inch glory, unedited, end to end, as intended. a truly essential package for the die-hard disco aficionado or for those who are exploring this most important movement in dance music for the first time. curated with the full input and backing of salsoul records and carefully selected to reflect the truly timeless nature of the music contained within. for listening, for dancing, for turning on a party! remastered by optimum mastering. artwork & design by million dollar disco. fully authorised and approved by salsoul records.
salsoul records present a crate digging anthology of the more electronic, early 80s leaning side of their catalogue an essential collection of early 80 s post disco electronic grooves from the salsoul vaults. primarily a salsa label on it s inception, salsoul delved into numerous styles throughout its existence but this killer selection focuses on the period of time where music entered the 1980 s and studio technology changed. a plethora of funked out, dubbed out electronic funk across 2 discs is what salsoul boogie offers - choice cuts from the likes of skyy, aurra, leroy burgess, civil attack and many more! featured are the full 12inch dance mixes for unlimited dance-floor pleasure. mixes by larry levan, shep pettibone and francois k feature. one cannot underestimate the importance of these tracks on contemporary dance music, but the funk is the most important thing here, important tracks yes but also amazing records to dance to that capture a time in nyc when clubs were place to be, sanctuaries of escapism, hedonism and expression. essential listening right here boogies gonna get ya! curated with the full input and backing of salsoul records and carefully selected to reflect the truly timeless nature of the music contained within. for listening, for dancing, for turning on a party! remastered by optimum mastering. artwork & design by million dollar disco.
nyc s disco powerhouse west end records should need no intro. the home of too-numerous-to-list club classics for over 30+ years is still impacting today on what we know to be club culture. the label started by one mel cheren (rip) with assistance from larry levan and more way back in 1976 is still held in such high regard today with it s catalogue constantly being played, rediscovered, reinterpreted and loved by waves and waves of new fans and admirers. the west end story vol. 4 is an essential overview of this most iconic of labels and some of it s more under the radar output, following on it s from it s predecessor the quality bar is obviously set extremely high, one only has to look over the tracklist to see the names and titles that are included! rare and overlooked cuts from taana gardner, sparque, forrrce, inez brooks and more make up 4 joyous sides of essential forward looking post disco classics - we re talking late 70 s, early 80 s, synths, mega overdubs, left-field arrangements and anything and everything in-between. a truly golden era of dance music history, names like tom moulton, francois k, tee scott and more make up some of the talent featured on this flawless selection of goodies. oh, and for the record (no pun intended) these are all the extended mixes, 12- versions and special cuts, all killer - no filler! all tracks featured re-mastered, re-pressed and re-released with the permission of and in conjunction with west end records, new york city / bmg.
2017 reissue , salsoul boogie essentials vol. 1 launches a new series from the seminal nyc label. specialising in all things boogie! kicking off with 4 beautifully re mastered boogie gems from creme de coco (boogie strut), o.r.s. (body to body boogie), aura (such a feeling) and rafael cameron (boogies gonna get ya francois kevorkian 12inch instrumental mix). released in conjunction with salsoul records/verse 2015.
though classically trained, arthur russells major contributions to the music world is in the dance genre. despite the fact that his pioneering work in the late 70s and on through the 80s was only quietly acknowledged at the time, his long-term impact is best described as formidable. russell died in 1992, but his art lives on and his influence is still felt in the world of dance music and beyond. his innovative, leftfield dance records flew way ahead of what people were used to hearing at the time, due in part to his involvement in new yorks downtown avant-garde music scene.
soul jazz records are re-releasing their seminal retrospective on arthur russell.
since the initial groundbreaking release of >the world of arthur russell< five years ago, russell has become the subject of intense media interest. with the recent release of a film about his life (>a portrait of arthur russell<), as well as a new album of unreleased recordings, (>love is overtaking me<), arthur russells stature as a great artist has grown to is current height. (>one of the great songwriters of the 20th century< the wire).
this is the second of 2 specially re cut remix 12inchs from the bent archives, leading up to the release of the hotly anticipated bent...the best of album hitting the shelves in the summer. on the second instalment of the remix series x press 2 legend ashley beedle steps again with his sublime remix of always following on from that there is pilooskis very current sounding edit of leavin me. on the flip legendary dj and producer francois k lends his talents to swollen and finishing of the ep serge santago does his business on comin back... what more do you need?
b side includes two great unreleased dm mixes by techno prince alex smoke & unkle! a side comes up with a very very rare francois k mix of david gimours blue light (from pink floyd fame), revitalising it with the paradise garage disco feel.
an incredible full album from dinosaur l the legendary new york dancefloor project of arthur russell! the groups a punky, funky, chunky amalgam of bass thumping, guitar riffing, keyboard filling, and sax honking all very much in the spirit of russells best quirky club work of the time, but with the added sound here of a more expanded approach one that takes the tunes in a whole new territory than the more famous 12 inch singles! the tracks on the set are simply numbered 1, 2, 3, and so on and come across almost as free jamming instrumentals! totally great stuff as experimental as it is funky!
since their highly anticipated and widely acclaimed 2008 debut album silent movie, quiet village, aka matt edwards and joel martin have been exploring other music avenues under their maxxi & zeus moniker. now they are back, with too high to move a compilation of their most inspiring and sought after remixes to date, stitched together with love by maxxi & zeus.
km5 is a beautiful bedouin style oasis nestled in the hills about 5 kilometres outside of ibiza town on the road to san jose. km5 is an enchanting garden and a totally balearic experience with arabic-style tapestry tents, sofas, candles and colourfull pillows sprawled about for the lounging pleasure of our guests. km5 the perfect escape from the crazyness of ibiza s pounding club culture. a taste of a night out at km5, can be found on this lovely, delicious, high-class mixed double cd-digipack. includes music from moloko, lcd soundsystem, tony lionni, steffi, audiojack, glimpse, manuel sahagun, pete le freq and many many more!
this monster double cd is a lightning journey through dub featuring jamaican originators such as king tubby, lee perry, prince jammy and bunny lee, alongside electronic futurists and dubstep artists such as kode9, harmonic 313 (warp) and lv (hyperdub), as well as hip hop pioneer roots manuva and original junglist congo natty. musical worlds collide as francois kervorkian meets jamaican dj legend u-roy, and german techno giants rhythm & sound meet cornell campbell.
final song goes to the very heart of musics spiritual dimension by asking a number of musicians to select their ideal last song, either to serenade their final moments or to memorialize them after the fact. the participating artists deserve to be commended for their openness: theyre responding to one of the most personal questions one could ask. (several of those approached declined to take part- taboos are taboos, after all.)