Q & A

Label Spotlight #014 - emby music

Maggs Bruchez’s ‘emby’ is an independent dance label straight out of Philadelphia that focuses on quality, underground house tunes and known for releasing groovy records with a real Jackin’ flavour from the likes of HapKido, Stranger Danger & Wattie Green. We caught up with Maggs to delve a little more into the history of the label in this week’s label spotlight..

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Get to know: Si Firmin aka Genetic Funk

Genetic Funk aka Si Firmin teams up with the legendary MR V for the stunning Deep House number ‘The Believe’, out on Firmin’s own Grounded records. For those not in the know, Firmin’s been producing House music for over 20 years across a number of names, outfits and aliases, producing and remixing for the likes of Colonel Abrams, Michael Watford, Brian Chambers, Michelle Weeks to name a few. His Genetic Funk venture sees Firmin evolve into much-needed, exciting new name for our scene, so we caught up with the man himself to find out more..

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Label Spotlight #013 - Houstrike

Our label spotlight this week focuses on Dosem’s exciting label project – Houstrike. A passion project and predominantly an outlet for his own productions, Houstrike represents a source of unrestricted creativity, not confined by traditional label constraints and a new well of forward-thinking electronic music. In his own words, Marc Dosem describes Houstrike as being all about “creative freedom, breaking rules, and inner revolution”. Read on to find out what it’s all about..

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Introducing Southern Italian talent: Atove

At the tender age of just 23 years old, exciting young Southern Italian talent Arturo Silvestre aka Atove is already a force to be reckoned with. His musical journey began, age 11, listening to his father’s old dance records and in just 12 years has led to a career as a DJ and artist, touring the globe and spinning his brand of deep and tech-house. We had a chat to Arturo to find out a little bit more about the man behind the music…

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Label Spotlight #012 - Global Diplomacy Productions

Global Diplomacy Productions receives our label spotlight this week! Global Diplomacy is Baltimore-based DJ / producer N’Dinga Gaba’s own imprint and plays host to some of the freshest Afro talent around, including Janice B, Groove Cartell and Kerri Chandler-approved Troy Denari.

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Dosem: Recent Activity, 2016 in Review

For close to a decade, Dosem has been shaking the dance floors of the globe with his infectious, weighty club tracks, with his name a staple on the likes of Suara, Carl Cox’s Intec Recordings, Tronic, Bedrock and Toolroom. The end of 2016 sees Dosem drop the massive ‘Recent Activity’ on his own label Houstrike. We celebrated the release by catching up wth the Spaniard to run through his 2016…

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Celebrating 5 Years with Berlin based duo: Kyodai

Over the past five years, elusive Berlin production duo Kyodai have gained support from some of the most respected players in the game, from Laurent Garnier and Masters At Work to Jimpster and Gilles Peterson. We caught up with the guys to celebrate their milestone…

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Get to know Belgian producer: Fabrice Lig

This month, our machine-loving friend KiNK teams up with Fabrice Lig for the exciting “Charleroi DC” EP. Those in the know will remember Lig’s discography currently boasts releases on pioneering Techno imprints KMS, Planet-e, Submerge, R&S, Third Ear, 7th City Records and Garnier’s F-Communications. In celebration of the new release, we went to find out a bit more about Fabrice Lig..

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Doorly launches Reptile Dysfunction

Dubbed a ‘future star’ by Pete Tong way back when, Martin Doorly kicked things off running parties in Huddersfield in the North of England, booking the likes of Annie Mac, Armand Van Helden and Erol Alkan. This year also marks the start of something exciting for Doorly, as he launches his new label and party series – ‘Reptile Dysfunction’. We caught up with the man himself to chat about the label and it’s inspiration.

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Label Spotlight #010 - Vega records

‘Little Louie’ Vega is a man who needs no introduction to the dance music community. A godfather of our scene, one half of Masters At Work, a Grammy winner and as of recent – a Grammy nominee once again, it’s indisputable that Vega’s presence can be felt across the world. His own imprint Vega Records, features releases from Mr. V, Sara Devine, Anané, Victor Davies, Cerrone and Vega himself and we’re delighted to be able to chat with Louie about the imprint this week as part of our Label Spotlight series…

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We take a closer look Inside the Comp: Suprematism, Vol. 1

Giom’s Supremus records pull out all the stops on their new VA – Suprematism Vol. 1. A collection of fine, Deep House action with unreleased tunes from Tale Cooper, Giom, Pete Dafeet, Lessovsky and more. We ran through the comp, track by track with Giom..

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It's time for a 'Switch': Catching up with Flashmob

Alessandro Magani aka Flashmob has made quite a mark on the scene over the past few years, pushing out his productions on influential labels including Get Physical, Defected, Upon You, Gruuv and 8bit and garnering support on his Flashmob Records / Flashmob LTD’s productions from the likes of the BBC Radio 1 Dance crew, Skream and Eats Everything. We caught up with Alessandro to discuss his latest release on Gruuv and looking forward to 2017…

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Label Spotlight #009 - Moulton music

For this week’s label spotlight, we focus in on Moulton Music. Over the years, the imprint has been responsible for a quality musical output, spanning soulful, deep and Jackin’ productions that reflect the old sensibilities of House as a genre, yet encourage and nourish a new era of producers and DJs. He had a chance to talk with the label’s head Homero Espinosa about the past, present, and future of the label.

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Introducing New York based artist: Teknoize

Teknoize’s productions are already being supported by the likes of Carl Cox, Richie Hawtin, Dubfire, Chris Liebing, Umek, Stefano Noferini, Chus & Ceballos, Steve Mulder, Cristian Varela to name a few, but just who is Teknoize? We went to find out a little bit more about the NY-based underground Techno producer..

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Get To Know: Florian Busse & his Wolves EP

We’ve had our eyes (and ears) on Florian Busse’s blistering dance floor weapon ‘TATA’ for a while now and we’re pleased to say the rest of Busse’s Wolves EP [out now on Connected Frontline] doesn’t disappoint either! But just who is Florian Busse? We went to find out more…

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