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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.

20 Years of Nite Grooves [Beatport Edition]

September 24, 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, Mia Tuttavilla, 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 [Beatport Edition]
Artist: Various Artists
Release Date: September 22, 2014
Label: Nite Grooves
Cat#: KSD 265

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 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 [Traxsource Edition]

September 24, 2014 in Ananda Project, Blaze, Danny Krivit, David Harness Project, David Morales, Dennis Ferrer, Dimitri From Paris, DJ Romain, Frankie Feliciano, Jon Cutler, 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 [Traxsource Edition]
Artist: Various Artists
Release Date: September 22, 2014
Label: Nite Grooves
Cat#: KSD 266

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 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!

Kings On King Street Vol. 2

August 20, 2014 in Ananda Project, Basil, Bassmental, Benedetto & Farina, Big Moses, Cevin Fisher, Chris Brann, Claude Monnet, Dennis Ferrer, Diamond Temple, Dima Studitsky, Dinky, DJ Roland Clark presents Urban Soul, dj spen, Domscott, Groove Assassin, Hubert Street, Jalley, Jihad Muhammed, jOHNNYDANGEROUs, Josh Milan, Kenny McNeil, Kerri Chandler, King Street Sounds, Kruse and Nuernberg, Mark Di Meo, Mind Street, N'dinga Gaba, Namy, Nick Jones Experience, Peven Everett, Quentin Harris, Sascha Dive, Scott Wozniak, Soundealers, Studio Apartment, Sunshine Jones, Terrance Downs, Tony Loreto

Title: Kings On King Street Vol. 2
Artist: Various Artists
Release Date: August 18, 2014
Label: King Street Sounds
Cat#: KSD 262

Available at Beatport & Traxsource

The Hype:

How can we name legends of clubland like Basil, Big Moses, Cevin Fisher, Kerri Chandler, DJ Roland Clark presents Urban Soul, Scott Wozniak, Quentin Harris, Nick Jones Experience feat. Colonel Abrams, and put them together with their contemporaries Terrence Downs, Dennis Ferrer, Sunshine Jones, Pasta Boys, Soundealers, Kruse & Nuernberg, Hubert Street, Claude Monnet and Benedetto & Farina? Simply put, all of these amazing artists have at one point or another walked through the doors of the King Street offices, and delivered a masterful future classic piece of musical craftsmanship. Presenting the second volume of Kings on King St; the male version of the Divas on King St collection. With this all male superstar vocalist compilation, showcasing the legendary talent in its two decade-plus long existence, the King St brand has been tearing up floors with styles of varying House Music. The consistency and high quality of producers who’ve contributed to the catalog have stood the test of time. Songs like “Blue Skies,” “Change The World,” “Only Yourself,” and “Lift Him Up” have all put these producers on the map. With this assemblage, the roots of past House will bring into the present what will be heard for future generations of heads to appreciate. Listen and see.

Mix The Vibe: Lord G – Tribal Journey

August 6, 2014 in Ananda Project, Cevin Fisher, Chris Brann, Danny Tenaglia, David Morales, Divas of Color, DJ Roland Clark presents Urban Soul, Jason Nevins, Johnny Vicious, Kimara Lovelace, King Street Classics, Level 9, Lord G, Mike Ski, Pump Friction, Ralphi Rosario, Satoshi Tomiie, Shunji Moriwaki, Ultra Nate

Title: Mix The Vibe: Lord G – Tribal Journey
Artist: Various Artists
Release Date: August 4, 2014
Label: King Street Classics
Cat#: KSD 261

Available at Beatport & Traxsource

The Hype:

Mix The Vibe: Lord GTribal Journey” is the latest full-length, continuously mixed CD from Nite GroovesLord G spins weekly on New York radio station WKTU 103.5Lord G is a member of the prestigious production group Def Mix which has two Grammy Award winning producer / remixers in the form of Frankie Knuckles and David Morales.  “Tribal Journey” features 18 cutting edge dance songs from top dance producers Masters At Work, Cevin Fisher, Ralphie Rosario, Danny Teaglia and many more.  Lord G magically blends the latin, tribal sounds of New York and the energy of a night’s club journey into one power-packed CD.  Mix The Vibe: Lord GTribal Journey” is by far one of the hottest full length dance CD’s around.  Don’t miss out, be apart of it, pick it up today.

Abstract Latin Vibes (Nite Grooves 20 Years Essentials)

July 30, 2014 in Alessandro Bacci, Alex Kenji, Ananda Project, Chris Brann, Dennis Ferrer, Frankie Feliciano, Hanna Hais, Harry Choo Choo Romero, Jihad Muhammed, Jopas, Julius Papp, Kerri Chandler, Kiko Navarro, Louie Vega, Malena, Mateo and Matos, Meaux, Nacho Marco, Nick Jones Experience, Nite Grooves, Paul Hardcastle Jr., Second Floor Collective, Shakima Moore, Soulstar Syndicate, Stephanie Cooke, Supernova, Tier-Ra-Nichi, Tiger Stripes, Tuccillo

Title: Abstract Latin Vibes (Nite Grooves 20 Years Essentials)
Artist: Various Artists
Release Date: July 28, 2014
Label: Nite Grooves
Cat#: KSD 260

Available at Beatport & Traxsource

The Hype:

It’s been 20 years since we have been compiling incredible music for our “Abstract Latin Vibes” series here on Nite Grooves. After that copious amount of time, this year will be no different as we are happy to showcase our new collection of Latin infused dance music in “Abstract Latin Vibes (Nite Grooves 20 Years Essentials)”! In the mood for some funky latin rhythms with just the right amount of smoothness around the edges? Make sure to check out Nacho Marco & Paul Hardcastle Jr. – “Callisto (Original Mix)“, Tiger Stripes feat. Hanna Haïs  – “Consecration (Original Mix)“, Kerri Chandler – “The Sun’s Coming Up“, and Dennis Ferrer – “Reach 4 Freedom (DF’s Vocal Mix)” amongst others! Needing your jazz fix but yearn for that jumpy tech house feel? Make sure to check out Supernova – “Maraná (Original Mix)“, Soulstar Syndicate and Meaux – “It’s My Time (Jopas Instrumental Mix)“, and Mateo & Matos – “That Latin Rhythm“. Finally, the end of the night has come and peak time is upon us! Make sure to turn to these bangers to take it to the next level, Malena – “Amame“, Harry “Choo-Choo” Romero – “Mongobonix (Damien J. Carter Remix)“, and Tuccillo & Kiko Navarro – “Auris (Canto a Obatala)“.