black loops teams up with seven davis jr. and nikoss for a killer ep of deep soulful house tracks. often times, spontaneity in the studio can lead to moments of pure creative flow, and if these tracks are any indicator, that was certainly the case here.
the ever-prolific seven davis jr has been thoroughly generous in sharing out his smoky, sensual strain of deep house in recent years, with the dust still settling from his last album. now he s back with a full tilt five track ep that hints at a new direction to come, embracing the momentum and minimalism of techno without losing the distinctive bump that his music just can t do without. -no mercy- is a dark, kinetic affair while -lipstick- gets tougher, funkier and rawer. -super model- is a sleazy jam that revolves around a strutting beat and a nasty bassline, with some of davis jr s cool and deadly vocals rolling over the top. -on the catwalk- has a rugged dance mania feel to the groove, and then -to be continued- spells out that this new, ruffneck direction for seven davis jr has got a future
LFTOS: THE REMIXES (FEAT CASA MENA, MARCEL VOGEL, MR MENDEL, TEFLON DONS, COFLO, EVEREST REMIXES)
12" Vinyl UK26.06.18
seven davis jr proved once again he s one of the brightest lights in authentic soul-soaked deep house with attitude when he released love from the other side back in 2016. now he s pulled together a strong cast of cats to offer up remixes of key album tracks, with scintillating results. davis jr s heady atmosphere is maintained in all of the versions, from marcel vogel s funky broken beat treatment on -99 candles- to the woozy bump of the teflon dons version of -this weekend-. watch out for the tracky heat of coflo s remix of -me like you- as well - just the kind of lean, mean, sexy jam that will get bodies heaving in the right party spot.
norwegian duo ost & kjex make a welcomed return to crosstown rebels with a heady club cover of princes dirty mind, with a stella remix by seven davis jr. on the flip. after label boss damian lazarus asked why they hadnt sent any new music lately, talented pair ost & kjex made it their mission to make a new release for crosstown after 8 years. delivering the goods, dirty mind is a minimalistic bomb with pulsating beats and soaring synths that lead you deep into the night. ost & kjex are responsible for the huge crosstown releases how not to be a biscuit and anthem summertime with jamie jones. the duo has been releasing music for over a decade with two albums under their belt and notable releases on solomun’s diynamic amongst others. best known for his releases on classic and ninja tune, seven davis jr. is s huge prince fan and is a fitting remixer for this cover, he delivers a sleazy take on the original with a killer bassline.
singer, producer and dj seven davis jr returns to his underground soulful and house roots while fusing flavors from various eras in this uptempo sophomore album. live from the other side, plays like the soundtrack to a lovely weekend with visual designs inspired by underground festival culture and contemporary art. dedicated to his fans, sev hopes this album will conjure up good vibes and enhance sessions, from living room to club, for generations.
sänger, produzent und allround talent seven davis jr setzt seine intergalaktische reise dort fort, wo er mit seinem debüt-album -universes- begann und veröffentlicht mit -dancing on the sun- eine neue 4-track ep auf ninja tune. -church- ist eine symbiose aus rave-synths, donnernden drums und gospel gesang - geradewegs an den dancefloor adressiert. der titeltrack und sein dazugehöriger remix-partner -see the light- sind perfekte beispiele für seven davis jrs eklektischen house, der mal rough und mal herzlich klingt. um die ep abzurunden, verlangsamt -spliffs- das tempo zu einem fetten, benebelten hip hop-flow. aufgenommen in l.a., kollaborierte seven mit seinen freunden silver tiger und atari josh an drums und bass, um den funk der tracks auf ein neues level zu heben.
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houston born, la based producer, singer, and songwriter seven davis jr. brings his unique blend of smooth vocals, rough beats, and funky attitude to jay simons must have records for his debut solo ep. featuring the instant summer anthem one, sdjr gives you 5 cuts of modern,lo-fi, soulful dance music for the fellas, the ladies, the jeeps and the clubs.
seven davis jr.s rougher mix aus (dirty) chicago house, r&b, detroit und p-funk begeisterte bereits auf seinem debütalbum * universes*, welches im mai diesen jahres erschienen ist. nun gibt es zwei tracks aus dem album in brandneuen reworks von den house music titanen karizma und osunlade alias yoruba soul!
BEAUTIFUL FRIENDS (INCL. DETROIT SWINDLE & KRYSTAL KLEAR REMIXES)
12" Vinyl UK31.08.15
sometimes you wait and things fall into place, this is an a&r man s dream. you can spend hours banging your head, waiting for lightening to strike, trying to find the perfect pairing, it s there floating around in your head but the answer is not clear. the record needs a remix, but who would be perfect?
von zeit zu zeit kommt ein dj, sänger oder produzent daher, der zwischen den unterschiedlichen szenen wandelt, der die brücke zwischen den einzelnen bewegungen schlägt und deren musikfans vereint. seven davis jr hat diese qualität. seine produktionen haben eine rohheit, einen losen, hoppelnden groove, der selbst die hartnäckigsten hüften in bewegung bringt
wir sind hocherfreut zu hören, dass ninja tune den aus la operierenden künstler seven davis jr gesigned hat! nach fantastischen vÖs auf classic, must have records oder ten thousand yen erscheint anfang februar seine erste single *wild hearts* auf dem englischen traditionslabel. sein rougher mix aus (dirty) chicago house, r&b, detroit und p-funk wird 2015 für aufsehen sorgen! sein langerwartetes debütalbum ist ebenfalls für dieses jahr geplant. watch out!
repress alert. the second release on kutmahs izwid imprint is a rare collection of bugged out electronic soul from the los angeles-based vocalist, producer and poet, seven davis jr. the lost tapes vol. 1 spans 12 years of experimental, cosmic out-of-body-and-mind music, of mostly four and eight track recordings once lost in storage via a lengthly hiatus due to drug addiction and depression
in the lead up to his debut solo album the ten thousand yen label boss returns home with four essential cuts, with two vocal features from la s seven davis jr. the ep is led by what s it gonna be? which is already picking up early love in the clubs and on radio by the likes of annie mac & skream. from the disco-charged drive of together to house/acid/techno morph ghost text to the r&b lean of i promise , the from mine to mistress ep is a diverse collection of tunes that really show off daneeka s varied production style.
following komon & appleblims pensive motion blur on will sauls aus imprint is a collaborative effort from the label boss himself under his close moniker and al tourettes latest incarnation second story featuring vocals from kid a.
classic is incredibly pleased to announce that a certain man of the moment has joined the classic family. *one* was brought to the attention of classic when it featured on vinyl only release late last year. ears pricked up and more information was sought. who was this man from nowhere - producing music that was modern yet soulful, funky - and best of all coupled with his own vocal talents. luke solomon then championed not only *one*, but the general excitement surrounding something that ticked all of his boxes. reminiscent of the old classic sound that reminded him of iz and diz, losoul and the like… seven was approached and not only offered classic *one* to re-release, but two brand new cuts featured exclusively here. an ep aptly entitled *friends* is the freshest thing that has been around for some time - and classic are proud to welcome seven into their ever expanding family.
von zeit zu zeit kommt ein dj, sänger oder produzent daher, der zwischen den unterschiedlichen szenen wandelt, der die brücke zwischen den einzelnen bewegungen schlägt und deren musikfans vereint. seven davis jr hat diese qualität. seine produktionen haben eine rohheit - einen losen, hoppelnden groove, der selbst die hartnäckigsten hüften in bewegung bringt. von mos def über four tet bis hin zu julio bashmore hat er sich damit bereits unterstützer erspielt. jetzt wird es zeit sich ihm auf seiner reise durch den kosmos anzuschließen, bevor er sich aufmacht zu einem anderen raum und in eine andere zeit. aufgewachsen im nördlichen kalifornien, wurde seven davis jr mit gospel und jazz sozialisiert, während er sich gesanglich an künstlern wie prince, aretha franklin, stevie wonder oder michael jackson orientiert. andere einflüsse kommen von klassikern wie nat king cole, frank sinatra, sammy davis jr., burt bacharach, aber auch jimi hendrix bis zu den fugees. nach diversen 12inches für labels wie must have records, apron oder classic ist ninja tune seit 2014 seine neue label-heimat, und nun sein langerwartetes debütalbum -universes-. aufgenommen wurde in la, san francisco, amsterdam und london. -universes- ist eine erkundung seiner futuristischen, musikalischen landschaft geworden - mit unterschiedlichen tempi, seinem ganz eigenen, unkonventionellen flair, ehrlichkeit und humor, immer in soul und funk eingebettet.
SHES SO UNTOUCHABLE (PSYCHEMAGIK / SEVEN DAVID JNR / MOSCOMAN REMIXES)
12" Vinyl UK15.12.17
a bitter-sweet, feel good song for late summer, shes so untouchable is the new track from tel-avis garden city movement, backed with remixes by psychemagik, seven davis jr, moscoman and a 12inch edit by the band themselves. the garden city movement trio of joe, roi and johnny produce a blend of sounds drawn from their diverse cultural worlds, ranging from sweet hypnotic beats to bass heavy tracks to horizontally aligned vibes. when we were asked to tag the new song we placed it under emotional balerica, is this even a thing? it is now. as a band who tours around the world all the time it s quite hard to find time to sit in the studio and work like we used to. we try to keep it up through our journey around the world, so if its lakes in estonia, markets from india or a cabin in the middle of nowhere - we re there sampling and recording the vibe. we can make you feel again. - garden city movement since surfacing at the close of 2013 with their breakout track move on, garden city movement have released their entertainment and bengali cinema eps, the modern west 12inch in collaboration with the vinyl factory, climbed the hype machine popular chart with multiple singles, opened for bonobo, caribou, alt-j and played live all over the world. the band s music video for single move on received a nomination for best music video at the la film festival and won best video of the year at the mtv israel music awards. they are currently recording their debut album, set for release in 2017.
SOUNDS OF THE UNIVERSE: ART + SOUND PT. 2 (2X12 LP)
2x12" Vinyl lp UK29.06.15
soul jazz records new sounds of the universe: art + sound 2012-15 is a new double album cd (and two separate volumes of double-vinyl) featuring a line-up of some of the most forward-thinking and progressive artists and producers working with electronic music around the world today. the limited edition double vinyl comes in gatefold sleeve with full artwork.
incl dl code, detroit swindle present ‘high life, their second studio album due on the 28th may on the duos own heist recordings. the heart of the album was recorded over a three week period at their amsterdam studio in march 2017, and the release will coincide with the fifth anniversary of the label. since forming in 2011, the dutch duo have carved a unique place for themselves in the scene. their sound - which merges references from multiple decades into one smooth aesthetic - quickly rose to popularity for its careful blend of soul and rhythm, taking cues from their passion for obscure records, with influences ranging from house and funk to afrobeat and soul. dynamic live shows and dj sets afford them a packed touring schedule across the globe, whilst their label heist recordings is credited with consistently breaking new artists. the album explores the intersection of live and electronic music, with much of the improvised material left largely untouched to maintain its organic sensibilities. detroit swindle describe the album as an electronic album with a live approach, combining our love for house, ambient and jazzy harmonics, making it a record interesting for the club, as well as a pleasant album to put on at home.
FLAVOURISM EP (LTD. 180 G VINYL, FEAT. PEPE BRADOCK)
12" Vinyl, 180 g+mp3 D23.04.18
vinyl 12inch (180 g vinyl, limited full cover) 1st single of the long awaited new album high life featuring pepe bradock mix + pepes >urgent spookapella<, john barera & will martin boomerang dub, original mix
-you da shit girl- appears to be the first release from dave + sam, a collaboration between producer sam o.b (aka luckyme regular sam obey) and vocalist dave gilles ii. the latter s half-sleazy, half-sensual vocals - partly rapped and partly sung - natura
vinyl obsessive, renowned dj and leading light of the global edit scene, kon knows a thing or two about good music. his latest project, kon & the gang, introduces a selection of tracks, remixes and edits that the boston native has lent his golden touch to over the years. featuring artists à la mode truccy (compost s rainer trueby & corrado bucci), eli escobar, seven davis jr, medlar and thatmanmonkz, the album gives newcomers to the scene a fantastic taste of the diy disco / throwback house revival which is currently taking the underground by storm.
for fans of: opolopo, joey negro, sadar bahar, dimitri from paris
charles e. dickerson, better known by his stage name mono/poly, is an electronic music producer from bakersfield, california, and now residing in los angeles. mono/poly joined flying lotus’ record label brainfeeder in 2011 and released his debut ep “manifestations”, plus the glorious “golden skies” lp in summer 2014. the much anticipated follow-up is mono/poly’s 2016 musical offering, “cryptic” hnr58, a nine-track ep of sterling sound design. the dense yet dynamic 30-minute album is predominated by mono/poly’s striking instrumental productions, with exception of the stunner “nocturne”, which features the haunting vocals of seven davis jr. (and guest bass by thundercat). mono/poly “cryptic” will be available monday january 4th, 2016 through los angeles-based imprint hit+run, on limited-edition marbled green 12” vinyl (in two distinct color ways - only 200 qty of each pressed!) and housed in a hand-screenprinted cardboard jacket
der dj/produzent kutmah entstammt der experimentellen electronic/hip hop-szene von los angeles um die labels brainfeeder, low end theory und stones throw. mit *our mannequin* veröffentlicht er seine erste ep auf technicolour. check it out!
following on from the massive tlb002 which featured some of the most played tracks of last summer including ossies fela kuti rubdown and ph0tomachines dusty rnb workout of musiqs h.e.r, the love below has returned with yet another slice of limited edition wax, packed with an eclectic array of soulful sex appeal just in time for summer. first up one of the most exciting uk producers, eliphino, turns out a killer rerub of a vintage slice off will.i.am. the results are stunning with a slow burning groove and a killer vocal hook working it to the bone. next up the hottest name in house music - seven davis jr covers a rate prince jam and as you can imagine the outcome is pure purple perfection. rounding off the package in style is a housed up summer edit from rekchampa, which is destined for some heavy rotation on club terraces this summer.
the album explores the intersection of live and electronic music, with much of the improvised material left largely untouched to maintain its organic sensibilities. detroit swindle describe the album as an electronic album with a live approach, combining our love for house, ambient and jazzy harmonics, making it a record interesting for the club, as well as a pleasant album to put on at home.
house music has enjoyed an incredible year and 2018 looks set to continue to provide yet more outstanding additions to the genre. defected presents most rated 2018 celebrates the wealth and variety of house created, played and enjoyed on dancefloors worldwide, showcasing the records doing the business in clubs right now, previewing the hits of the year ahead, and reflecting on the big tracks from the past twelve months that are destined to become tomorrows classics. most rated is the series that consolidates the dj essentials and biggest records of the moment and the future, presenting them in an unmissable package of full length, unedited, unmixed tracks. with tracks and remixes from the biggest artists in house music, including jamie jones, kink, kölsch and mk featuring alongside defected friends and family melé, amine edge & dance and luke solomon. most rated 2018 features standout tracks taken from some of the biggest albums of the year by artists like folamour and honey dijon. folamours devoted to u and honeys state of confusion featuring joi cardwell are reflective of a fantastic year for both. feel-good tracks like bwi-bwis insight and dario dattis sunshine people stand alongside chart-topping hits like amine edge & dance vs blaze (kevin hedge) lovelee dae, which reached the 1 spot on the beatport house chart. the album reflects the recent resurge of disco with cuts like the shapeshifters ‘when love breaks down and mousse t.s remix of camelpha
jesse rose, globetrotter-dj aus london, betreiber der labels a-sided und play it down, kollaborator von acts wie switch, claude vonstroke oder hot chip und nicht zuletzt mentor solch talentierter newcomer wie christian nielsen und oliver $ however, liefert mit seinen formidablen dj-skills ein makelloses house-set in der fabric-reihe ab, das mit seiner feinen selektion aus besten good-times-grooves schon nahezu perfekt klingt.
in seinem tadellosen fabric-set führt uns der schweizer maestro deetron durch unterschiedlichste sounds, styles & szenen. chicago- & detroit-klassiker, moderne tunes von jungen shootingstars, straighter techno und eine serie an leftfield-diversionen machen dieses kaleidoskopische mixset zu einem puren vergnügen, dem der deep-digger-dj von anfang bis ende seinen unverwechselbaren stempel aufdrückt.