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Soulful House Journey: Mixed & Selected By Yass

February 20, 2015 in Ananda Project, Angelo Ferreri, Barbara Tucker, Benjamin Shock, Blaze, Carolyn Harding, Chris Brann, ChrisB, Danny Clark, Danny O, Dennis Ferrer, dj spen, Fabio Aurea, Francesco Aquilanti, Giom, Groove Assassin, Guy Gerber, Heather Johnson, Hurlee, Inaya Day, jOHNNYDANGEROUs, Kaje Trackheadz, Kenny Bobien, Kerri Chandler, Kiko Navarro, King Street Sounds, Mia Tuttavilla, Mind Street, Oliver $, Sean McCabe, Soundealers, Technique, The MuthaFunkaz, Tikki Tembo, UDAUFL, Yass, Yogi

Title: Soulful House Journey: Mixed & Selected by Yass
Artist: Various Artists
Release Date: February 16, 2015
Label: King Street Sounds
Cat#: KSD 282

Available at Beatport & Traxsource

The Hype:

DJing and producing for about as long as the King Street label has been putting out records, Parisian Deep House master DJ Yass has seen more than his fair share of great releases on Defected, D:vision, Purple Music, Kerri Chandler‘s Grei Matter label, DJ Spen‘s Quantize Recordings, and many others. He has indeed also done a couple of originals and remixes for us here, which you’ll find on this 18-song Soulful House Journey comp. Sixth to compile and mix this quality series, Yass follows such greats as Hector Romero, Frankie Feliciano, WilliamReelsoulRodriguez, Groove Assassin, and Sean McCabe. Here we hear Yass‘ remix of the #1 worldwide Blaze & Barbara Tucker smash hit “Most Precious Love,” Dennis Ferrer feat. Mia Tuttavilla‘s “Touched The Sky,” his Reloaded Deep Mix of Francesco Aquilanti feat. Sandra St. Victor‘s “Light In My Window,” and jOHNNYDANGEROUs feat. Kenny Bobien‘s “Callin You Lord.” His truly superb original tune Yass feat. Inaya DayBring It Up” sees his special 2015 Classic super soulful Re-Edit and he also includes a nice Tech House production with Fabio Aurea, “Popovka Morning.” You’ll enjoy a healthy combo of other classic catalog and new releases like Mind Street‘s “Inside” (Groove Assassin Classic Remix), SoundealersThe Other Lane” (Giom Remix), Kerri Chandler‘s classic “Coro,” Carolyn HardingPick It Up” (Sean McCabe Club Vocal), and others. Six more bonus tracks are included as well like, Benjamin Shock‘s “Live For The Funk,” Ananda ProjectMoments Before Dreaming” (Dj Vivona Un-Released Remix) and others. Buy the whole album and get Yass‘ kick-ass nonstop mix for free!

Valentine’s Day Collection 2015

January 28, 2015 in Ananda Project, Anton Ishutin, Antonello Ferrari, Apollo 84, Chieko Kinbara, Chris Brann, Dawn Tallman, DJ Roland Clark presents Urban Soul, dj spen, DJ Vivona, Eric Kupper, Gary Hudgins, Groove Assassin, Haze-M, Heather Johnson, Jamico, Joi Cardwell, Josh Milan, Kathy Brown, Kerri Chandler, King Street Sounds, Lisa Rudolph, Lou Van, Maxine Hardcastle, Melohman, Rancido, Rescobar, Sean McCabe, Souldynamic, Stephanie Cooke, Studio Apartment, Terrance Downs, Terry Hunter, Tonbe, Tsalikee

Title: Valentine’s Day Collection 2015
Artist: Various Artists
Release Date: January 26, 2015
Label: King Street Sounds
Cat#: KSD 280

Available at Beatport & Traxsource

The Hype:

Love & Music are forms of addiction that no drug in existence could ever replace. Put them together and you have the makings of a beautiful compilation. Throw in some House beats and you have the latest Valentine’s Day Collection from King Street Sounds! Representing the new school of dance music talent make sure to check out Melohman – “Two Hearts (Haze-M Remix)”, Anton Ishutin feat. Tiana – “Forever After (Lou Van Remix)”, Apollo 84 feat. Maxine Hardcastle – “Words That You Say“, and Tonbe & Rescobar – “Keep Us Warm.” Dipping back to the old school with those perfect soulful warm vibes we have Tsalikee & Kathy Brown – “Something About You (Groove Assassin Remix)”, Kerri Chandler – “Lovin’ You (Kaoz Club Mix)”, Ananda Project feat. Terrence Downs – “Where Do You Come From (DJ Spen & Gary Hudgins Main Vocal Remix)”, Stephanie Cooke – “Holding On To Your Love (Grant‘s Summer Vocal Mix)”, and Eric Kupper presents K-Scope – “Electrikiss.” With so many gorgeous tracks what are you waiting for? Share this music with only the most special of partners!

Winter 2015

January 20, 2015 in Ananda Project, Axel Eilers, Ben Weber, Chris Brann, Dennis Ferrer, DJ Able, DJ Spinna, DJ Vivona, Ego Valente, Eric Costa, Fabio Ricciuti, Groove Addix, Kerri Chandler, Lars Van Dalen, Mike Moorish, Mind Street, Nikos Diamantopoulos, No Rabbitz, O&A, Pavel Petrov, Phunk Division, Qubiko, Rishi K., Roter & Lewis, Samuel Dan, Sante Sansone, Soledrifter, Soneec, Street King, Vincenzo Ciotoli, Volkoder, Vynal K, WD2N

Title: Winter 2015
Artist: Various Artists
Release Date: January 19, 2015
Label: Street King
Cat#: KSD 279

Available at Beatport & Traxsource

The Hype:

It’s winter here in NYC and Street King is bringing you 25 of the hottest tracks to warm up those cold nights with our “Winter 2015” various artists compilation! Looking for the perfect amount of house with a touch of deepness? Make sure to check out Kerri ChandlerBar A Thym (O&A Vocal Dub), Pavel Petrov – “You Are Equal To Me“, Dennis Ferrer – “How Do I Let Go (WD2N Remix)”, Ananda Project – “Where The Music Takes You (Volkoder Remix)”, and Sante Sansone – “This Is My House.” Looking for something a little deeper and prime for the after hours? Make sure to check out Ben Weber & Axel Eilers – “Walhalla (Alternate Mix)”, Groove Addix – “Black Paw“, Vincenzo Ciotoli – “Over The Horizon“, Rishi K. – “Pure Black“, and Lars Van Dalen & Mike Moorish – “Daydreaming (Original Mix).” If funkiness and groove seem to be your thing, make sure to check out Samuel Dan – “More Than Anything“, City Soul Project – “Codes & Symbols“, Ego Valente – “31 Amazing Street“, Roter & Lewis – “Ready (Original Mix)”, and DJ Vivona feat. Kobi Rain – “Move In Time With Me (Soneec Big Room Vox).” This comp has something for everyone, so what are you waiting for? Explore it yourself!

No. 213 EP

January 15, 2015 in Ananda Project, Chris Brann, Joi Cardwell, Namy, Nightrhymes, Street King

Title: No. 213 EP
Artist: Various Artists
Release Date: January 12, 2014
Label: Street King
Cat#: SK 313

Available at Beatport

The Hype:

Street King delivers the next edition in our various artist compilations with the “No. 213 EP.” Kicking things off, Italian DJ/Production trio Nightrhymes drop their uber deep and sexy dub rework of the classic Ananda Project tune “Shouldn’t Have Left Me.” Next up Greek house / techno king Lex delivers a bumping tech original titled “Europa.” James Benitez steps up next with his synth driven indie-dance bomb “Love Supreme.” Foreign Affair & Dabinett feat. Bini don’t disappoint with a huge vocal house original titled “Unleashed.” Finally, Eric Erikson remixes Japanese DJ/Producer Namy and Joi Cardwell‘s vocal anthem “Bright Eyes.”

Ananda Project – Moment Before Dreaming / Shouldn’t Have Left Me

December 24, 2014 in Ananda Project, Chris Brann, DJ Vivona, Nightrhymes, Nite Grooves

Title: Moment Before Dreaming / Shouldn’t Have Left Me
Artist: Ananda Project
Release Date: December 22, 2014
Label: Nite Grooves
Cat#: KNG 543

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The Hype:

Classic Ananda Project hits “Moment Before Dreaming / Shouldn’t Have Left Me” get a fresh rework in this new Nite Grooves re-rub! Kicking things off, Italian super trio Nightrhymes kick off the release with their disco infused deep house remix of “Shouldn’t Have Left Me.” Next up, DJ Vivona takes you into the subconscious with the gorgeous vocals of Marta Gazman in his “Dream Remix” of “Moment Before Dreaming.” Finally, Vivona drops the dark and dubby for his final remix of “Moment Before Dreaming.”

Abstract Jazz Vibes (Nite Grooves 20 Years Essentials)

December 9, 2014 in Ananda Project, Chris Brann, Dimitri From Paris, Frankie Feliciano, Harry Choo Choo Romero, Jihad Muhammed, Kenny Dope, Kerri Chandler, Lenny Fontana, Louie Vega, Mateo and Matos, Monique Bingham, Nick Jones Experience, Nite Grooves, P'Taah, Romatt Project, Studio Apartment, Tom Ellis

Title: Abstract Jazz Vibes
Artist: Various Artists
Release Date: December 8, 2014
Label: Nite Grooves
Cat#: KSD 274

Available at Beatport & Traxsource

The Hype:

Get ready for a good one! A sweet blend of styles here, specially formulated for Nite Grooves 20th Anniversary, it’s got quite the House-y edge. Announcing Abstract Jazz Vibes (Nite Grooves 20 Years Essentials). Twenty groovers that tickle the sense with piano riffs, flute solos, sweet melodies, and all with wicked basslines can be found here. Jam after jam, whether they be the original classics or ramped up modern version, from DJ Smash‘s “Re-Connected” (Abstract Jazz Lounge Mix) to Ananda Project‘s “Horizons“, Dimitri From Paris‘ “Ca Chauffe” (Cosmic Dub), Rain, a Lil Louis Painting‘s “Give It Up” (MAW Flute Inst.), Frankie Feliciano “Wonderland” (Winterland Mix), and many more will remind you Nite Grooves is still on top of its game after all these years. A well put together package of tunes new and classic house tunes accented with sweet and left of center jazzy elements.

King Street Sounds Reformed Classics 2014

November 18, 2014 in A Lister, Alex Kenji, Ananda Project, Barbara Tucker, Cevin Fisher, Chris Brann, Danny Clark, Dazzle Drums, DJ Roland Clark presents Urban Soul, dj spen, Dominic Dawson, Doomwork, Fanatix, Forteba, Fred Everything, Gary Caos, Heather Johnson, Hector Romero, James Silk, Joeski, jOHNNYDANGEROUs, Kenny Bobien, Kerri Chandler, Kimara Lovelace, Leon (Italy), M.in, Mood II Swing, Nick Jones Experience, O&A, Oliver Desmet, P'Taah, Rancido, Reelsoul, Sacha DIve, Silver City, Sky Hy, Stephanie Cooke, Street King, Supernova, Tiger Stripes, Tuccillo, ZDS

Title: King Street Sounds Reformed Classics 2014
Artist: Various Artists
Release Date: November 17, 2014
Label: Street King
Cat#: KSD 273

Available at Beatport & Traxsource

The Hype:

For over 2 decades and counting King Street Sounds has worked with some of the world’s most respected producers, releasing some of the most historic Dance Music jams to ever come out of headphones and speakers. On this 4th volume of the Reformed Classics 2014 collection, we’ve taken many of those classics and soon-to-be-classics and re-worked, re-tweeked and re-rubbed them onto one cohesive comp. Twenty-four smokin’ tunes like the classic house-y Stephanie Cooke & Kenny BobienLove’s Been Right Here” (DJ Spen & Gary Hudgins Harlem River Drive Mix), Malena‘s “No Me Digas Nada” (Franco De Mulero & Hector Romero Vocal Mix), Kimara Lovelace‘s “How Much I Love You” (Reelsoul Remix). Kerri Chandler feat. TreasaDivaFennieHeal My Heart” (Fanatix Main Mix), Barbara Tucker & Tuccillo‘s “One Desire” (Alix Alvarez F1 series Vox) and Stephanie Cooke‘s “Holding On To Your Love” (Mood II Swing Dub). Powerful rerubs by some of EU‘s finest also are found here like DJ Roland Clark presents Urban Soul‘s “Brown James” (Alex Kenji Vocal Dub) and jOHNNYDANGEROUs‘ “Emerald City” (Supernova Club Mix). More tech house by EU producer Metodi Hristov of Dennis Ferrer‘s massive “P 2 Da J,” Ananda Project feat. Gaelle Adisson‘s “Cascades Of Colour” with remix up and comer Leon, and some neo-disco mixes by UK‘s Silver CIty of P’taah‘s “Fade Away,” ZDS (Zombie Disco System)’s Remix of jOHNNYDANGEROUs‘ classic “Beat That Bitch” (Problem #13) alongside many more will have you grooving in your time traveling journey. A great throwback to future sounds.

20 Years Of Nite Grooves Part 2

October 29, 2014 in Alan Carter, Ananda Project, Cevin Fisher, Chris Brann, DJ Romain, Dominic Dawson, G.IL.V., Grace Ashaye, Groove Box, Guy Gerber, Harry Choo Choo Romero, jOHNNYDANGEROUs, Kerri Chandler, Kruse and Nuernberg, Larry Levan, Less Hate, Louie Vega, Luigi Rocca, Mat.Joe, Mood II Swing, Nathan Barato, Nite Grooves, Seb Zito, Solumun, Sunshine Jones, The WIG, Tiger Stripes, Whim-ee, YMC

Title: 20 Years of Nite Grooves Part 2
Artist: Various Artists
Release Date: October 27, 2014
Label: Nite Grooves
Cat#: KNG 265

Available at Traxsource

The Hype:

The year was 1994. Brand new House Music label King Street Sounds had just been born the year before and just like NYC‘s club scene, it was truly thriving. King Street had been built on relative traditional House sounds, being named after the street location of the legendary Paradise Garage. Founder and Owner Hisa Ishioka wanted to create yet another offshoot label, one that was more cutting edge, consisting of non-conforming musical compositions, and thus Nite Grooves Recordings was born. It dipped into a different well of talent and appealed to an audience that craved more underground tracks. We like to say its the darker, offbeat Yin to the Vocal House Yang. Early releases by producers now considered legends like Mood II Swing, Cevin Fisher, Louie Vega, and Kenny Dope (MAW), jOHNNYDANGEROUs, DJ Pierre, Ron TrentRalphi Rosario, Kerri Chandler, Joe Claussell, Francois K, Roy Davis, Jr., and many many more were among the first to be included. In the year 2000, Nite Grooves launched the acclaimed Release album by Ananda Project which at the time had demonstrated a burgeoning new direction in Dance Music. A full 2 decades later the label is still flourishing, despite the trials and tribulations the music industry has faced in recent times. To commemorate, we’ve dug deep into the catalog to bring you a very special collection. On this whopping 20-tune commemorative 20 Years of Nite Grooves comp, we see many producers of yesteryear like some of the mentioned above including Solomun, Nathan Barato, Seb Zito, Tiger Stripes, Mat & Joe, Guy Gerber, Less Hate, Idjut Boys, Kruse & Nuernberg, Luigi Rocca and more! To top it off, one of NYC’s hottest upcoming DJ/Producers, The WIG, blends the compilation together into one continuous historical mixNite Grooves continues on its quest to bring you some of the best home-bred talent as well as discover the hottest up & comers from around the globe… and many more are on their way. Here’s to another 20 Groovy years!

20 Years of Nite Grooves Part 2

October 29, 2014 in Ananda Project, Blaze, Chris Brann, Danny Krivit, David Harness Project, David Morales, Dennis Ferrer, Dimitri From Paris, DJ Romain, Frankie Feliciano, Groove Box, Jeannie Hopper, Jon Cutler, Jovonn, Kerri Chandler, Kiko Navarro, Lenny Fontana, Louie Vega, Mateo and Matos, Mr.V, Nite Grooves, Quentin Harris, Rancido, Sunshine Jones, Supernova, The WIG, Tiger Stripes

Title: 20 Years of Nite Grooves Part 2
Artist: Various Artists
Release Date: October 27, 2014
Label: Nite Grooves
Cat#: KNG 266

Available at Beatport

The Hype:

The year was 1994. Brand new House Music label King Street Sounds had just been born the year before and just like NYC’s club scene, it was truly thriving. King Street had been built on relative traditional House sounds, being named after the street location of the legendary Paradise Garage. Founder and Owner Hisa Ishioka wanted to create yet another offshoot label, one that was more cutting edge, consisting of non-conforming musical compositions, and thus Nite Grooves Recordings was born. It dipped into a different well of talent and appealed to an audience that craved more underground tracks. We like to say its the darker, offbeat Yin to the Vocal House Yang. Early releases by producers now considered legends like Mood II Swing, Cevin Fisher, Louie Vega, and Kenny Dope (MAW), jOHNNYDANGEROUs, DJ Pierre, Ron Trent,  Ralphi Rosario, Kerri Chandler, Joe Claussell, Francois K, Roy Davis, Jr., and many many more were among the first to be included. In the year 2000, Nite Grooves launched the acclaimed Release album by Ananda Project which at the time had demonstrated a burgeoning new direction in Dance Music. A full 2 decades later the label is still flourishing, despite the trials and tribulations the music industry has faced in recent times. To commemorate, we’ve dug deep into the catalog to bring you a very special collection. On this whopping 20-tune commemorative 20 Years of Nite Grooves comp, we see many producers of yesteryear like some of the mentioned above including  Denis Ferrer, Groove Box (Louie Vega), 95 North, Sunshine Jones (of DubTribe Sound System), Brooklyn Friends (David Morales), Dimitri From Paris, Mateo & Matos, Quentin Harris and more! To top it off, one of NYC’s hottest upcoming DJ/Producers, The WIG, blends the compilation together into one continuous historical mix!  Nite Grooves continues on its quest to bring you some of the best home-bred talent as well as discover the hottest up & comers from around the globe… and many more are on their way. Here’s to another 20 Groovy years!

Mix The Vibe: DJ Spinna Eclectic Mindset

October 15, 2014 in Ananda Project, Blaze, Chris Brann, DJ Spinna, Heather Johnson, jOHNNYDANGEROUs, Kenny Dope, King Street Classics, Louie Vega, Mood II Swing, Ron Trent, Stephanie Cooke, YMC

Title: Mix The Vibe: DJ Spinna Eclectic Mindset
Artist: Various Artists
Release Date: October 13, 2014
Label: King Street Classics
Cat#: KSD 269

Available at Beatport

The Hype:

Much has been written and said about King Street Sounds but the highest praise must be reserved for their catalogue, which reveals the label’s intense commitment to an enormous plexus of creative music in New York. This is the eleventh release in King Street’s successful and popular MIX THE VIBE series. Varied and deep enough so that almost a dozen talented DJs have been able to re-interpret it without sounding the same. For this special excursion we have a DJ (Spinna) who is known more for his work as a hip-hop producer / DJ / beat maker than he is forhouse music. Naturally his take is different to those established house DJs. Spinna works to this highpoint on the mix in different way. In his soulful selecting process he reveals the connections between house music and R&B like Stephanie Cooke’s “Everything“. He also shows us audibly that the beats in house and hip-hop aren’t that far away, such as King Britt’s Scuba mix of Ananda Project’s “Expand Your Mind“; and being an adventurous individual Spinna’s not afraid to take a mad yet inspired side-route, i.e., the Isolee remix of Snooze. As if all these highlights weren’t enough, we’re also treated to a special intro cut and Spinna exploring his own infectious infatuation with the music of Fela Kuti on his previously released 12″ cut for King StreetDeep Rooted“. This mix shows once again hip-hop and house aren’t that far away from each other. With mixes like this I think not. Hip-hop and house co-exist organically in NYC, their worlds connecting through genuine headz like Spinna. It’s by understanding how music relates to our historical evolution that we understand how our lives connect and how important these connections are. We all need to start valuing creative music like this more. Stay connected. Feel the vibe.