fun records fourth release signed by startling producer neik represents all that barem and alexis cabrera once expected when they settled their labels playground. because nicolas neiks debut can be considered definitely as unique: his three tracks are like three priceless tickets to explore an enhanced electronic music game based on a limitless creativity balanced with a strict self-demand
by his debut album alcatraz in january 2015, aras label head andré galluzzi thrilled with a concept album inspired by occult sounds and psychedelic vocals. alcatraz as a whole is a captivating piece of art, its the essence of a club night. now after received a wave of icredible feedback from alcatraz, the bird returns to aras with a bunch of remixes of the hypnotic track mathilda. time to welcome mike shannon and jacek sienkiewicz to the aras family.
a slip effort between mike shannon, hear & brain of cynosure and ohm hourani, the mind behind anoma, conform our second release. on this side, shannon immerses us into his unique world of underwater reverbered chords swimming in proper beats for fired up dance floors. on that- side, ohm hourani s mesmerizing journey of hypnotic percussions and shamanic female vox, sets our emotions for late night dancing. one record, two canadian friends and an amazing trip through a world of sounds is what castelar discos has to offer this time.
LESSIZMORE 10 YEARS - FOREVER NEVER MORE (180G VINYL)
12" Vinyl, 180 g UK02.09.16
when trends in music can come and go in the blink of an eye, ten years is a long time to stay relevant, passionate and real on the frontline. from its roots in the parisian club scene by way of its spiritual home at fuse in brussels and so on to the globe-trotting, multi-faceted entity that it is today, lessizmore is living proof of how to do a decade right.
jey kurmis needs little introduction after an amazing 2015. the hot creations and moon harbour favorite delivers a stomping underground ep with fellow producer shannon. two underground bass driven tech originals are complimented with remixes from man of the moment jacky, whilst apollo 84 shows us why he s in demand for remixes with his collab alongside konflicted soul.
continuing to refine the special marriage of smooth grooves and fat beats that has so quickly come to define them, dewalta & shannon have delivered eight distinct peeks into an electrifying creative process that run the gamut from deep and moody to minimal or, dare we say, jazzy. split into two vinyl releases and a third, comprehensive digital drop, residual appears first as a playful introduction to the lay of the land, complete with a mean-ass modular monster aptly named jugular dub that could belong to no one else but these two. the second installment brings us the old-school banger begging for a big room, miss wrench, followed by a deconstructed jam session on the moon and rounded out by the sonar-bleeping duality.
the 180 gram vinyl comes in deluxe printed colour sleeves.
brought to you by the berlin-based power duo known as dewalta & shannon, this one’s coming at you in three parts: a very special puzzle we’re excited to be putting together. continuing to refine the special marriage of smooth grooves and fat beats that has so quickly come to define them, dewalta & shannon have delivered eight distinct peeks into an electrifying creative process that run the gamut from deep and moody to minimal or, dare we say, jazzy. split into two vinyl releases and a third, comprehensive digital drop, residual appears first as a playful introduction to the lay of the land, complete with a mean-ass modular monster aptly named jugular dub that could belong to no one else but these two. the second installment brings us the old-school banger begging for a big room, miss wrench, followed by a deconstructed jam session on the moon and rounded out by the sonar-bleeping duality.
the 180 gram vinyl comes in deluxe printed colour sleeves.
nerolis quest for unique sounds this time leads to shannon harris of urbanicity. his rare previous releases being a favourite here at the neroli headquarter. the chicago artist delivers an spacey electric version of his classic kinetic energy, while on the other side he goes real spiritual with the incredible suite that is into the light. you will be entranced by charles stepneys grand daughter brandice manuels divine voice and then brought back to funk in a way that once again proves shannons originality.
half baked records proudly presents the sixth instalment of their sought after vinyl only series. after having being featured on the second release of the label, the canadian modular man of mystery, aka mike shannon, drops another swinging monster to his already extensive list of wax slabs.
finally abstract theory back with a new vinyl release after several months, for a good reason, in fact the original track comes from the amazing artist, singer and songwriter kaysand. the remix package features the legendary boo williams, the osgut tons artist tony lionni and the canadian but berlin based mike shannon (cynosure) early supported by ame, josh wink, mathias kaden, kabale und liebe, luciano, orlando voorn, raresh, dj wild, michel cleis, steve lawler, gel abril, franck roger & many more. let the music speaks.
limited 2014 repress !!
mike shannon literally kick(drumm)ing it oldskool and giving another example of his plain amazing production skills whilst thomas melchior is up for some reduced connaisseur house setup to kick in like bathing salts do (used externally, btw)
support von raresh, brothers vibe, john tejada, magda, richie hawtin, mihai popoviciu, chris carrier, rene breitbarth
alexander shulgins theory says that man has produced endogenous hallucinogens in prehistoric times. in order to ensure his survival this had to regress. what remains in our generation are receptors, modern man has only receptors. with the ep only receptors les points debut with their eponymous label. four tracks aligned to stimulate the receptors on the dance floor.
mike shannon throws another volley of no way back and only forward techno. gravitron is the monster a side named after a cheap amusement park ride that spins its passengers inside a wheel faster and faster until its passengers are all floating off the ground.
mike shannon has revived cynosure recordings after a two year hibernation, and its revenge has come with a focus on mikes solo productions and collaborations. reset, bleep puts the labels catalogue back at 000 and begins to count backwards to where its roots began
this vinyl is properly packed with four tracks. besides the title track and a remix by mike shannon theres tom bottom and pay gun - two pieces of frickelsound par excellence. the second one is a vinyl only bonus track!
the two part makers series is the result of a bourbon fueled studio jam involving four prolific producers, using an array of gear ranging from a modular synth to a farfisa organ. throw in a 6 part saxophone harmony, shake, stir, record and there you have it. makers.
nastic aka marco nastic has been around the scene for over a decade and for this soweso release this internationally acclaimed dj teams up with dutch underground newcomer rik woldring. on the a side they bring you our love, a driving melodic techhouse track with a warm, sexy and dreamy vibe to it. a2, just us takes it a little deeper. this detroit influenced track is a perfect track for late in the morning. flowy, deep, but with a solid low end are the key words to describe this gem. on the flipside this package also features two remixes by mike shannon and upcoming dutch artist prunk. hope you enjoy it as much as we do!
WHO ARE THE LUCKY ONES (MIKE SHANNON, COSMO & KRAMER RMX)
12" Vinyl D18.05.12
first only available via decks.de!!
7th release by hummingbird, supported by marco carola, seth troxler, m.a.n.d.y, tiefschwarz, paco osuna, dubfire, gabriel ananda, luciano, magda, marko nastic, tim green, tim xavier, audiofly, dj t
meander continues the killer project from mike shannon and dewalta with a superb record of pure analog synth-funk. the creative cooperation between these two inventive minds deliver a pretty unusual adventure. wandering via a deep forest of sounds saint jack de smoove guides you powerful and reverberating through the darker territories of time and space. mike, known for his outputs on respected labels like plus 8, force inc., wagon repair and cynosure already worked with dewalta for releases on haunt and their first record for the same project on cynosure. their second offering goes a huge step further into sounddesign and warm black grooves making it a perfect record for the house meander is. saint jack de smoove welcomes you to join him on his incredible voyage into altered states.
mike shannon steps up to the cityfox ltd plate and squeezes the jack juice on his latest offering for cityfox ltd entitled foxology. its a 3 track session of deep jazzy basslines and smooth cuts. we start things off with >foxology feat. flowing<, a twistedly deep smoothy of a house cut with shannons signature shuffle groove and warped dynamic basses featuring some wicked blues harp action from amsterdams flowing. foxologys b-side is home to >foxwell< and >zukunftstrasse<, the former being a rather hot number bubbling with bouncing bass, whereas >zukunftstrasse< is even more laid back and down tempo, while still playing your mind with it’s sonic insight to the distant future.
london-based thomas feriero, aka avatism, didnt buy his first vinyl when he was ten years old, nor was he born out of the love of two underground jazz musicians. he had an extremely dull and standard childhood and can barely play the drums. yet somehow, he is able to formulate techhouse tracks that are classy and artful while remaining dancefloor-functional.
supported by: ellen allien, dj wild, maceo plex / maetrik, tim green, butch, carlo lio, livio&roby, alex celler, kabale und liebe, daniel sanchez, beaner, chris tietjen, paco osuna, todd bodine, ray okpara, alexi delano, fabrizio maurizi, jonas kopp, gel abril, arnaud le texier and more ...
cynosure starts off 2011 with a killer collaboration project of label head mike shannon and one of berlins hottest young producers david dewalta. dewalta has been recording for years for the likes of vakant and meander records. no stranger to working with mike having already collaborated on the surrender ep on haunt music. the first effort together proved that the two producers make an excellent combination.
haunt music proud to present its second release entitled surrender. a berlin based jazz experiement that consists of producer mike shannon(cynosure/wagon repair), sax player and prolific young multi instrumentalist david dewalta(meander/kalk pets) and upright bass legend paul kleber. what started out to be the result of a simple jam (with the help remixing genius of guillaume & les coutu dumonts) turned into one of the finest jazz house singles to come around since blue note records first exploration in house with st.germain surrender delivers a cutting edge, twisted acid jazz meets house package that breaks down the genre norms and cafe walls of st.germain. bringing you right back to the underground where this sound started
sometimes a track is so hot it just has to come back around again. about ten years ago brett johnson and dave barker (stucco homes) wrote some unbelievably catching house tunes, one of them being temptation and lies. so it just seemed right to give this track yet another life. deadbeat and mike shannon dive deep into a stripped down techno groover, removing the constant use of the vocals and creating a rolling techno dub version. some seriously deep bass in the production that works the subs in all the right places. ernesto ferreyra and guillaume coutu dumont aka chic miniature give you a playful melodic version on the flip. full use of the original chord progressions, combined with the guys signature marimba/latin percussion leaving you with a lush, warm summer hit. then brett dives into the track again giving you the oohs and ahhs mix. a ten minutes work out with bjs patented groove focused on the vocal harmonies in the original. the result is a warped, spaced out, long player that is sure to twist a few heads. mental just about sums it up. of course we had to include the original masterpiece for those who didnt find it the first time round. a favorite of everyone involved on the remix project i think youll agree that the temptation and lies cynosure mixes do the original some justice.
dj deekline and ed solo with this super hot party breaks 3 tracker taking you on a trip from shannons let the music play through wu tang clans gravel pit to the legendary twist and shout by the beatles !! special repress
cynosure flag ship artist and label navigator mike shannon reaches into his archives and selects the much-anticipated “the box ep.” “the box is open” was always a highlight of many of mr.shannon’s dj sessions and live acts. this cut delivers nostalgic, old school of detroit, soulful, techno jack. a ton to digest there but there really is no other way to sum it up. adam marshall graces the ep with a stormer of a remix. taking things a step further, adam really explores a different use of the chords given to you in the original. a smooth kicking set of drums and ever elevating sequences of synth keep you on your toes never really knowing exactly when things will drop. definitely a production trait that adam is best known for and it never fails on the floor. howie mangel
das neue plus 8 album kommt von mike shannon. gewohnt funkige beats, detailverliebte arrangements, und matthew johnson und vincenzo haben auch noch mit geholfen.. musik hören und genießen wird hier groß geschrieben
killer modern house from depths of deep space. adam marshalls original mix takes swinging chicago drums and paints them a dark black, while chord stabs morph and evolve in a tough, organic style on this 11-minute journey. mike shannons impressive re-working tightens everything up and funks the hell out of the groove with sizzling dry hats, sub-bass ruminations, and one serious breakdown. one of his best remixes yet by far. both are serious club killers
nake sharco is not the name of a mean, dangerous bounty hunter with a big-ass mohawk and bizeps like ox thighs but stands for the unexpected collaboration of premium canadian techno auteur mike shannon ( cynorsure ) and spanish purveyor of elegant deephouse and loudeast label boss nacho marco, who are nevertheless out to nail down some punters and lock them on the floor with this powerful 3 tracker.
played by anja schneider , tiefschwarz ... voodeux is the deep techno moniker of tanner ross & kilowatts (from dirtybird.) on >the curse< ross & watts expand their catalog of sound beyond the funk and into the sublime. instead of swiggles and bounce, we get creeping basslines and chilling echoes. with >thriller< as a distant relative, side a1 makes for the graveyard, zombies in tow, and as the track matures, so do the chills on the back of your spine. >the spell< goes one step further, taking the sound of a distant train, shards of ghoulsound and an ancient wind under a pulsing beat and chiming melodies. its halloween on wax. mike shannon, founder of cynosure and master of all things trippy, puts his own well-crafted stamp on this dark sound. shannon has recorded for ~scape, force inc. and many more. and no ones gonna save you from the beats about strike
supported by: chez damier, jimpster, chris duckenfield, leandro gámez… from the hands of nacho marco, who recently had a big succes with his >sweetest ep< on freerange, various forthcoming releases on pacha recordings and with a bunch of releases during the last years on labels like odori, shinichi, mutes future groove, d.press industries, exun or hypnotic, comes this new label focused on house music in its most deep, electronic, tech and groovy side. based in valencia, spain, loudeast records will be bringing the most elegant, quality, moody tracks to your favourite dancefloors. for this first release own nacho wrote >sundays in love<, counting with the special remix collaboration of partners mike shannon (cynosure records, montreal) and garcynoise (justified cause recorthings, barcelona). on the a-side you will find nachos original mix letting the melody and bass persist amongst the rest of elements. a2 is the turn for our canadian man mike shannon, who with his >tuesdays in love< mix drives you to an uncertain techy point between montreal and detroit cooked with hot spicy percussions.
the 20th release on frankie records comes with original stuffs from frankie on the 1st record and eclectic hot remixes from mike shannon (cynosure, wagon repair), paco osuna (plus 8, mindshake), massi dl (frankie, leftroom, safari) and frankie himself.
dj support : jennifer cardini, shinedoe, tobi neumann!! 8bit rojo on side a is a hard dirty groover. starting off as a straight up jacker that over a three minute progression turns into a heavy peak time cut. with a low rez processing throughout the percussion and overdriven subs the name of the game of this track is dirtyness. bouncing underneath the dirt is a slick gliding bass line that slides down from 100hz to 40hz. sure to work the dancefloor from peak time to down time. the b side red tide is a deep headstrong slow builder that elevates like an induced acid frenzy. massive funky techno
so cynosures 2007 releases start off with a three part series from cynosures flagship artist mike shannon entitled tactile. tactile blue is the first part in the series that features some mikes kicking deep minimal techno that made his reputation what it is