Traxsource Presents New Music Tuesday (February 25th, 2014)
Whats Hot This Week
1. Jamie Principle – Baby Wants To Ride (S&S Remixes) Volume 1 of 2 (S&S Records)
S&S Records, Inc. (and S&S Chicago, Inc.) was established in 2005 by 4-time Grammy nominated producer Steve “Silk” Hurley and global DJ/Producer Shannon “DJ Skip” Syas. Silk and Skip merged Hurley’s worldwide commercial success and Syas’ strong global following to form S&S Records. S&S Records has accumulated a catalog of over 500 records and album projects from artists such as: Syleena Johnson, CeCe Peniston, Ann Nesby, DJ Skip, Paul Johnson, Kym Sims, Chantay Savage, J.M Silk, Jamie Principle & Steve “Silk” Hurley, just to name a few. As House Music’s FIRST ARTIST, Jamie Principle is truly an “Unsung” hero of Chicago House Music. Jamie’s “Bedroom Demos” such as the classic “Your Love” were created in 1982, and by 1983, they were floating around the city on reel to reel and low-quality “cassette dubs,” passed on from DJ to DJ. This was due to the high demand created by the legendary Frankie Knuckles. By 1983, Frankie had introduced Jamie to the underground by playing his songs in the “Powerplant”, the successor to “The Warehouse,“Frankie’s legendary club in Chicago. That created a groundswell that grew from underground to the mainstream club scene and Radio Mixshows. While many DJ’s were creating “Re-Edits” and “Re-Makes” of Classic Disco music, Jamie was creating ORIGINAL SONGS in his bedroom. Jamie’s demos helped change the culture of Chicago DJs to one of playing not only those re-edits and remakes, to playing Jamie’s “UNRELEASED EXCLUSIVES,” which lead to many Chicago DJs such as Jesse Saunders, Farley “Jackmaster” Funk & Steve “Silk” Hurley (JM Silk) creating their own Original Song Demos.” As other Artists such as Marshall Jefferson, Larry Heard & Robert Owens (Fingers Inc), Lil’ Louis, Chip E., and Adonis (just to name a few) exposed their demos to the DJ’s, these “demos” all became records, and “HOUSE MUSIC was born to the world!Jamie went on to become a huge figure in Chicago House Music, but often was misunderstood. Although his talent is that of a huge mainstream artist, it turned out that he never really wanted that. Steve “Silk” Hurley and his ID Records saw the potential in Jamie and wanted to take him to that level, but now everyone realizes that’s not what Jamie really wanted as an artist. He just wants to do it for the “love of the music”, and whatever comes of that is fine with him. So “Silk” and Jamie came together to get his original vision out there. And if it goes mainstream, so be it! The Original 1984 Demo of “Baby Wants To Ride” was produced by Jamie and Steve “Silk” Hurley, and recaptures all of the elements of Jamie’s “Bedroom Mix,” without the hiss of the Cassettes that were in such high demand in 1984.S&S Records is proud to present a stellar package of remixes from today’s brightest stars in the dance world, such as: Alfred Azzetto, Jez Pereira, Paul Hawkins, Mauritzio, Rubb Sound System, Broadway & WilsonDistributed by Label Engine – www.label-engine.com
2. Kenny Dope, Raheem DeVaughn, Rhymefest – Final Call House Mixes (Kay-Dee)
THE DYNAMIC DUO DOES IT AGAIN
WHEN YOU TAKE TWO ARTISTS, BOTH STUDENTS OF MUSIC, PUT THEM IN A STUDIO READY TO CREATE AND INSPIRE THIS IS WHAT YOU GET FINAL CALL
STAYING TRUE TO MUSIC, KENNY DOPE AND RAHEEM DEVAUGHN CHEMISTRY IS PROVEN UNSTOPPABLE.
ORIGINATING IN THE STUDIO. KENNY DOPE WITH A DESIRE TO CREATE A COOL, FUNKY, MINIMAL BEAT OF JUST DRUMS,KEYS,AND A LITTLE AND RAHEEM DEVAUGHN HOPING TO COME ACROSS WITH LYRICS THAT ARE SOCIALALLY CONSCIOUS AND MAKE PEOPLE THINK, THE TWO HAVE CREATED THIS AMAZING TRACK.
THEY BROUGHT IN JARARD SNELL ON DRUMS AND JAMES PRESTON ON KEYS ALONG WITH RAHEEMS SOULFUL VOICE THIS TRACK CAME TO LIFE IN 2 SHORT DAYS. IT WASN’T UNTIL ALMOST 6 MONTHS LATER IT WAS DECIDED TO BRING IN RHYMEFEST AS A FEATURE TO SEGWAY WHAT WAS ONCE TWO SEPARATE SONGS AND MAKE IT ONE EXTENDED VERSION INSTEAD. IT WAS AS IF THE TWO SONGS JUST BELONGED TOGETHER.
EVOLVING OVER A TWO-YEAR TIME FRAME,FINAL CALL IS A POLITICALLY CORRECT TAKES ON THE SOCIAL AND ECONOMICAL STREESES THIS COUNTRY AND THE WORLD IS FACING. IT COVERS ALL THE CURRENT STRUGGLES WE FIND OURSELVES IN. IT IS A TRIBUTE, AN ANTHEM, TO ALL THE ICONIC BLACK FIGURES IN HISTORY WHO HAVE HAD POSITVE MESSAGES TO SEND THROUGH THEIR MUSIC NOT ONLY FOR BLACK PEOPLE BUT FOR ALL PEOPLE. WITH THE HELP OF RHYMEFEST AND HIS AMAZING HEARTFELT WRITING HIS FEATURE BRINGS IT ALL TOGETHER AND THE MESSAGE IS CLEARLY PORTRAYED.
FINAL CALL IS A POWERFUL SONG WITH A DEEP MESSAGE. IT IS OBVIOUS THEY WERE ISPIRED TO USE MUSIC AS A WEAPON.
3. Various Artists – OneOffs #4 (OneOffs)
The fourth installment of Local Talks series OneOffs crosses as usuall all genres of house. The opening track from Combo loops a killer Stevie sample over some midtempo electronic house beats…its pure Shuga! Tim Vita, Oliver Gehrmann and Xavier Hirsch does a similar thing using a big voiced Motown legend together with dark but jazzy house rhythms. Finnish house legend Sasse (Mood Music) delivers a classic deep but electronic jam that definitely sets a deep mode. We finish off with a classic US garage track from Argentinian producer Tom Noir, a real club filler with some serious breakdowns.The fourth installment of Local Talks series OneOffs crosses all genres of house and have been delivered by producers from Sweden, Argentina, Germany and Finland. Its a wide and complete mix of deep and thumping 4/4s. The opening track from Combo loops a killer Stevie sample over some midtempo electronic house beats…its pure Shuga! Tim Vita, Oliver Gehrmann and Xavier Hirsch does a similar thing using a big voiced Motown legend together with dark but jazzy house rhythms. Finnish house legend Sasse (Mood Music) delivers a classic deep but electronic jam that definitely sets a deep mode. We finish off with a classic US garage track from Argentinian producer Tom Noir, a real club filler with some serious breakdowns.
4. Klevakeys – Journey To The Sun E.P (unquantize)
Unquantize brings you with great pleasure, KlevaKeys’ smoking 4 track EP. KlevaKeys masters the sounds of Deep, House, and Tech House with this release. The EP is compilation of grooving and pulsating tracks that go from minimal to sophistication. “Journey Into the Sun” has 2 mixes for your delight with sax solos on both and intoxicating rhythms that are both soulful and Deep. “Powerline” , with its tech house groove, wanes and flows to peak heights and drive, while “Bring It Back” houses you with snappy drums and keys that and vocal stabs that layer into classic production of house and groove. Each of the tracks on this package will drive your ears and dance floor with intensity, house delivery and production. We welcome Kleva to the Unquantize family and you will welcome these tracks to your playlist.
House fam…Unquantize brings you Kleva Keys!
5. Chasing Kurt – From The Inside (Defected)
Originally released in the latter half of last year, Chasing Kurt’s poignantly crafted track titled ‘From The Inside’ quickly became regarded as one of the most anthemic house tracks of 2013. The track combines soulful piano chords with powerfully emotive vocals to create an innovative modern day deep house classic which possesses such originality it comes as a breath of fresh air. Made up of Pascal Blanché, Wojtek Kutschke and vocalist Lukas Polocze, the Polish house group originally released the track on their album of the same name, but this year the number is being released once more alongside remixes from some of world’s most credible producers.
First up is legendary German artist Henrik Schwarz, who has a knack for making every one of his productions as exciting as the next. His rendition of ‘From The Inside’ is no anomaly as he demonstrates his sublime approach to music making by using analogue bass stabs and violin bowing before floating atmospheric synths emerge to take centre stage. Konstantin Sibold’s mix is a completely different beast altogether, using denser kick drums and haunting claps as the bed for reverberating vocals and a bouncy hook. Hamburg producer Lovebirds provides his signature classic house angle with his Forte Piano Mix, a remix using gentle bongo percussion and soulful piano to emulate a Balearic vibe that magically transforms the original from serene and heartfelt to funky and upbeat. Tying up the release is an energetic remix from Copyright who make use of busy percussion and a catchy lead hook to forge a track capable of setting fire to any dancefloor it’s dropped on.
6. Various Artists – Miami 2014 Sampler EP (King Street)
As the month of March approaches, the international dance music communitysets its sights on the sun, sand, and flavor of Miami, Florida. In celebration of what will surely be another epic week of beats in the Magic City, King Street Sounds presents our Miami 2014 Sampler EP [Traxsource Edition]. Compiled from some of the hottest DJ and Producers on the planet, we want to give you a heads up on the music that will be shaping this year’s Winter Music Conference! Kicking things off right, 2 Good Souls drop their ecstatic deep house “Twisted My Mind”. Pulling from the traditions of Chicago House, Spanish duo Jazzman Wax & Iban Montoro showcase their “Dance 4 Our” original mix packed full of original TR-909 and 808 goodness! . Japanese dance music phenom Namy joins forces with Josh Milan on their original mix that is taking over clubs from Tokyo to Toronto, “From Now On”! Next, Finally, London based Nat Wendell fuses his love of soulful and deep house in his original and late night dub mixes “Know Where It’s At”.
7. Alex Herrera – Can’t Stop The Music (Fogbank)
8. Various Artists – LUX Remixes 1 (Manuel Tur, Trickski, Sevensol & Bender, Henry L & Ingo Sänger Remixes) (Sonar Kollektiv)
9. The Layabouts, Shea Soul – Let Me Go (Limestone Recordings)
Up next on Limestone is a classic slice of soul drenched house from The Layabouts & Shea Soul. No introduction is needed here, press play and enjoy. Matthew Bandy supports the release with a synth driven remix, one for the floor.
10. Oscar G, Stryke – Hypnotized – (Peter Bailey Remix) (Nervous)
11. DJ Fudge – Pedogbepa (label)
Early Feedback :
.ATJAZZ “Super Killer Song! WOW”
.KIKO NAVARRO “This is an essential tune for all the Afro lovers. Another bombs from my friend and partner Fudge,This is going to be played a lot during the next months and specially during the summer, timeless track.”