if you want something done right, sometimes you just have to do it yourself. in a world filled with false gurus and misguided leaders, so goes the mantra of the new york duo walker & royce. after a swift rise in recent years during which time they pioneered a sound that is often imitated but never replicated sam walker and gavin royce have used this mantra as the impetus for their debut album self help, on their label home dirtybird. in order to grow, one often has to look inward, and the pair set out on a trail of self-discovery and advancement. their journey has resulted in a diverse album that evokes a range of emotion and fervor, one that can be appreciated both on the way to a club as well as feverishly dancing to it in one. walker & royces signature production is in exceptional form on their solo tracks, such as why tho, warkin it, best track ever and sunday. the way they contrast heavy, low-end bass and beats with pristine melodies arises from the first thing they ask themselves when they fire up their studio: will we play this? the pair has also continued to push the boundaries of their minted formula for a bigger purpose, enlisting several distinct vocalists and collaborators to captivating effect. the legendary green velvet lends his vocal talent to rub anotha dub, and longtime friend dances with white girls appear on two memorable tracks, including the hit single take me to your leader. other collaborators such as sophiegrophy, oncue, forrest and mr. jpatt each introduce their own individual elements to the album, rounding out the varied tones and feelings that comprise the self help masterpiece. the road to self-discovery is filled with many bumps and obstacles, but with self help, walker & royce have proven that theyve got the keys and in the driver’s seat
currently bubbling under the surface of brookylns house scene, walker & royce are about to break through with their addictive debut single youre not welcome on the mighty crosstown rebels imprint, complete with rising star francesca lombardo remix.
mario basanov is no stranger to the music community, having garnered producer of the year in 2011 in his home country of lithuania, and one of the biggest underground tracks of 2010 (mario &vidis - changed) - we are proud to announce a 2 track ep from him showing his versatility as a producer. walker & royce are on remix duties for side a, with eps and remixes on heavyweight labels such as crosstown rebels, glasgow underground, pets recordings and of course their home base at nurvous, they raise the bar with this remix.
when chrome canyon (stones throw) and saarid (throne of blood), formed duo soft touch in brooklyn in 2012, their intent was to make adventurous pop music. for them, adventures encompass an array of sounds including vintage disco, 90s r+b, golden era nyc hip hop and house music. their latest release on brooklyn based dither down records, is *swim in the night*. joining them this time around is norwegian vocal powerhouse, silya. her songs have been covered by vanessa hudgens and she has duetted with cee lo green and she has done everything from cabaret to rock n roll. and it is all topped off by a trio of great remixes from chrome canyon, mocean worker and walker & royce. the vinyl ep includes a download code.
demarzos sound is a meticulously crafted one. his toxic perfectionism and shrewd sense of rhythm lead him naturally to where he is today. his well-revised sets include anything from underground deep house to main room deep tech. after releases on hot creations, noir, glasgow underground or loulou records to name a few, arrives to sincopat with two secret weapons. holster is a cheeky but solid track which brings together groove and melody. analogue synths being added, it also presents changing voices all the way. for the remix, walker & royce take the deep way with a dry kick and sinister notes. pay attention to the astonishing breakdown. trigger is the second original track, in the same language than holster, and using some classic groovebox bullets. ramiro lopez, one of the sincopats golden boys, after his bedrock release, offers two fresh versions with different treatments.
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pets recordings are partying at the very forefront of house music right now… with each release stretching their consistent-yet-excitingly unpredictable remit further into unchartered territories, the latest in their well-established friends will carry you home series compounds their curatorial creativity like never before. now on its third outing, this is the labels largest in the album series so far, tethering its myriad wild talents for one giant audio class photo, label bosses catz n dogz have successfully represented their labels vast remit with clarity and harmony.
supported by: the revenge, dyed soundorom, butch, moonbootica, adana twins, ntro, russ yallop, dj t, doctor dru, daniel dexter, homework, round table knights, maxxi sounsystem, russ yallop, nhan solo.... mother recordings welcomes a new member to the family. youngster and new talent pammin fro...
die zehnte und letzte ausgabe der trendsetterserie future disco mit dem untertitel complete. repeat. a disco drama. bringt anhand 16 neuer dancefloor-smashes den glamour und glitzer legendärer studio 54-disco zeiten zurück. cd1 in the mix, cd 2 mit elf ausgespielten highlights. feat. tracks & mixes von dj koze, kraak & smaak, tensnake, marquis hawkes, tiger & woods, vimes, u.v.a.
2012 was another halcyon year for crosstown, releasing albums by jamie jones,amirali, acid pauli, fur coat and the day zero compilation. as a celebration of the year they release rebel rave 3 as a compendium to the prolific year to date. the album showcases highlights from the year over two discs and features a stunning dj mix on cd3 mixed by high flying uk based and dj magazine dj of the year subb-an
harmless continue their mixology series with this retrospective of one of discos most important labels, sam records. the double cd features remixes and re-edits of sam records tracks by the likes of soul clap, todd terje, 6th borough project, maxxi soundsystem, runaway, andy ash, bonar bradberry, volta and jacques renault, who also adds an hour long dj mix on cd 2.