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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)“.

Ananda Project – Cascades of Colour / Where the Music Takes You

July 9, 2014 in Ananda Project, Chris Brann, Leon (Italy), Nite Grooves, Volkoder

Title: Cascades of Colour / Where the Music Takes You
Artist: Ananda Project
Release Date: July 7, 2014
Label: Nite Grooves
Cat#: KNG 509

Available at Beatport

The Hype:

Ananda Project’s “Cascades of Colour / Where the Music Takes You” are two quintessential tracks that will live the test of time in the dance music world. We here at Nite Grooves would not only like to pay homage to these two pieces of music, but also offer up 3 brand new remixes from two of the very best in the dance music world of now! Kicking things off, with current releases on Viva Music and Cocoon, and support from DJs Steve Lawler, Ricardo Villalobos, and Tiefschwarz, Italian DJ/Producer Leon drops both his “Paradise Remix” and “Leon Mura Dub Mix” of “Cascades of Colour”. Both mixes are packed with an incredibly deep bass line complimented by airy synths and the gorgeous original snippets of Ananda Project. Finally, Brazilian deep house whiz Volkoder drops his super hip and groovy remix of “Where the Music Takes You”!

A Long Hot Summer: Mixed & Selected by Julius Papp

July 2, 2014 in Ak, Ananda Project, Blaze, Chieko Kinbara, Chris Brann, Danny Krivit, Dazzle Drums, Dennis Ferrer, Dominic Dawson, Frankie Feliciano, From P60, Josh Milan, Julius Papp, Kerri Chandler, Kiko Navarro, Kruse and Nuernberg, Kulintronica, linda clifford, Lisa Shaw, Mia Tuttavilla, Nite Grooves, Osunlade, Ralphi Rosario, Reformed, Roberto Palmero, Robosonic, Souldynamic, Tuccillo, UDAUFL

Title: A Long Hot Summer: Mixed & Selected by Julius Papp
Artist: Various Artists
Release Date: June 30, 2014
Label: Nite Grooves
Cat#: KSD 258

Available at Beatport & Traxsource

The Hype:

When you think of prolific producers to come out of San Francisco and the Bay Area, names like Miguel Migs, Mark Farina, Jay-J, Fred Everything come to mind. There’s one more that should be added to that list, namely DJ/Producer, Julius Papp. From his very first gig in 1987 to touring with Migs at the famed Salted parties, to countless releases on many labels including King Street and his own NeoDisco imprint, he now returns to us on this fourth installment of A Long Hot Summer. With the first being compiled and mixed by Balaeric producer Kiko Navarro and subsequent yearly comps by Chris Brann (Ananda Project, Wamdue Project, P’Taah) and Brazilian DJ Meme, Julius Papp comes on to seamlessly blend twenty of the most beautiful tunes in the catalog to create a lush and sensuously rhythmic journey for the long hot days ahead. Tunes like Frankie Feliciano presents Real Thing, “Stalker Track,” Dennis Ferrer feat. Bola BeloDem People Go!” (Kruse & Nuernberg Remix), From P60 with Lisa ShawMagic”(Jarred Gallo Remix), Chieko Kinbara feat. Josh MilanJust Like Love” (Charles Webster Main Remix) and “Higher Love” (Souldynamic Vocal Dub), Kerri ChandlerHallelujah” (Robosonic Remix), Tuccillo & Kiko Navarro feat. AmorLovery” (Yoruba Soul Mix), Ananda Project feat. AKHeaven Is Right Here” (Danny Krivit & Dazzle Drums Mix) and his own cuts, “Groove Asylum,” “Round In My Mind,” “Your Life 2013” and others will help get your summer groove on. As quoted in Resident Advisor Julius states, “When I DJ, I like to go on a ride. I don’t like to stay in one groove for too long. I like to be eclectic in my musical selection, incorporating various styles.” With this eclectic culmination in mind, he developed a smoother edge, a deep soulful style of House that continues to define the San Francisco sound.”… and he does that oh so well on this stunning new comp.

King Street Sounds Acappellas 4

June 25, 2014 in Aaron Ross, Alan Carter, Alex Ander, Ananda Project, Bad Zuke, Bunte Bummler, Carolyn Harding, Chieko Kinbara, Chris Brann, Chris Forman, Colonel Abrams, Dennis Ferrer, Dimi Stuff, DJ Roland Clark presents Urban Soul, Eppu, Grace Ashaye, Inaya Day, Josh Milan, King Street Sounds, Less Hate, Logistix, Lydia Scarfo, Marta Gazman, Max Noize, Monique Bingham, Nick Jones Experience, RaShaan Houston, Sexy Sound Ladies, Studio Apartment, Sunshine Jones, Terrance Downs, Vanilla Ace, Yass

Title: King Street Sounds Acappellas 4
Artist: Various Artists
Release Date: June 23, 2014
Label: King Street Sounds
Cat#: KSD 257

Available at Beatport

The Hype:

Twenty of the most well known and never-before-offered a cappellas of some of the hottest tunes from the King Street/Nite Grooves/Street King vault are presented in the 4th digital collection of voices only. A great DJ tool, imagine throwing such vocals of classics like Dennis Ferrer’s “Dem People Go”, Urban SoulMy Urban Soul”, Ananda Project feat. Marta GazmanBeautiful Searching”, Nick Jones Experience feat. Colonel AbramsAs I Take You Back”, and Sunshine JonesWhile You Were Sleeping” over your favorite track! For a touch of our newer catalogue make sure to check out, Vanilla AceYou’re Not Mine”, Bunte BummlerReal to Real”, Less Hate; Alan Carter; Grace AshayeI Feel Your Heart”, and Bad Zuke feat. RaShaan HoustonGet You Back”. The inventive possibilities are endless for creating sure-fire mash ups to make for quite a memorable evening!

House Legends: Eric Kupper

June 4, 2014 in Ananda Project, Directors Cut, DJ Roland Clark presents Urban Soul, DJ Vivona, Eric Kupper, Frankie Knuckles, Heather Johnson, Jackie Cohen, Jamico, Joi Cardwell, Kathy Brown, Namy, Orienta Rhythm, PRT Stacho, Stephanie Cooke, Studio Apartment, Terrance Downs, Underset

Title: House Legends: Eric Kupper
Artist: Various Artists
Release Date: June 2, 2014
Label: King Street Classics
Cat#: KSD 255

Available at Beatport

The Hype:

With over 25 years of House Music production, Eric Kupper joins the many producers that are classified as a true Legends. King Street pays homage to this man who has remixed 2 songs that have received the “Dance Record of the YearGrammy award as well as having worked on literally dozens of #1 Billboard Hot Dance Music Club Play dance records. On the King Street House Legends series, he finds himself in great company, with other greats such as Kerri Chandler, DJ Roland Clark presents Urban Soul, Mood II Swing, and Blaze on previous comps in the series. Eric Kupper wrote “The Whistle Song,” with former Director’s Cut partner and House King Frankie Knuckles‘ (RIP) most famous tune and it’s no wonder this master musical craftsman had been called on to remix Usher, Alicia Keyes, BT, Goldfrapp, Cher, Enrique Iglesias, Sheryl Crow, Korn, Moloko, Smash Mouth, New Order, Yoko Ono, Curtis Mayfield, Brand New Heavies, Afrika Bambaata & Soulsonic Force, Kate Bush, 808 State, Anastacia, Donna Summer, PM Dawn, and many others. His massive discography is derived from his work as a studio musician as well as a remixer. His work as a multi-instrumentalist and arranger has helped sell over 50 million records for artists such as Anastacia, Marc Anthony, Celine Dion, Jessica Simpson, and Jennifer Lopez. In the role of “additional production and keyboardsEric has worked with Madonna, Celine Dion, Destiny’s Child, Britney Spears, LCD Soundsystem, Coldplay, Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Jennifer Lopez, Mariah Carey, Anastacia, Seal, Christina Aguilera, Janet Jackson, Toni Braxton, Kelis, Jamiroquai, Depeche Mode, Eric Clapton, Everything But The Girl, Björk, and David Bowie. As his productions are already championed by DJ’s all over the world including Louie Vega, Andy Caldwell, Kaskade, among many others, this is further proof this master of sounds can turn anything he touches to pure dancefloor gold. On this 20-song comp we pull together remixes he’s done for King St, such as STUDIO APARTMENT feat. Stephanie CookeOne True Love,” Ananda Project feat. Heather Johnson & Terrance DownsKiss Kiss Kiss,” Jamico feat. Jackie CohenSometimes,” and Urban SoulWhat Do I Gotta Do.” We also see choice cuts from his revered Electrikiss album released in 2009 like “Star Light” and “Stargazer” as well as the renowned production styles he lent to remixes with Frankie Knuckles as Director’s Cut like Namy & Kathy BrownNot This Time” and DJ Vivona feat. Joi CardwellReturn to the Love.” One thing’s for sure, DJ sets and dancefloors worldwide have been made better because of men like Eric Kupper; forever a class act.

Street King Vol. 6 LIVE from RISE After-Hours Boston, USA | Mixed & Selected by Will Monotone

May 21, 2014 in Ananda Project, Chris Brann, Davide Vario, Dennis Ferrer, DJ Pierre, DJ Roland Clark presents Urban Soul, George Vala, jOHNNYDANGEROUs, Mikalogic, Nikos Toscani, Pavel Petrov, Redondo, Rob Mirage, Roozlee, Sebastian Manuel, Street King, Supernova, Will Monotone

Title: Street King Vol. 6 LIVE from RISE After-Hours Boston, USA | Mixed & Selected by Will Monotone
Artist: Various Artists
Release Date: May 19, 2014
Label: Street King
Cat#: KSD 254

Available at Beatport

The Hype:

Street King is back and better than ever with our newest “Street King Vol. 6”. Taking things up a notch, we’ve enlisted Boston based veteran DJ/Producer Will Monotone to not only mix and select this new compilation with both Street King favorites and original edits, but he did all of this LIVE at Boston’s premier after-hours venue RISE on January 25th 2014! With the crowd pumping and yelling in the background, there is no greater feeling than the live vibe of a bumping club with only the best of music! Make sure to check out Will’s original edits of some Street King classics such as jOHNNYDANGEROUs – “Beat That Bitch, Mikalogic – “Synchronizer”, Ananda Project – “Falling for You”, and Roland Clark presents Urban Soul – “President House”. Also make sure to check out some of Will’s personal favorites from our catalogue, DJ Pierre – “Come Together (Supernova 2013 Remix)”, Chiquito – “Hello Kittys”, Sebastian Manuel, Davide Vario – “Higher State of Mind”, and Dennis Ferrer – “Underground Is My Home (Rob Mirage Remix)”.

King Street Sounds Vocal Anthems

April 8, 2014 in Alex Ander, Alex Roque, Ananda Project, Barbara Tucker, Carol Sylvan, Chieko Kinbara, Chris Brann, Claudio Di Carlo, Crazibiza, Dennis Ferrer, Dimi Stuff, DJ Roland Clark presents Urban Soul, Grace Ashaye, Groove Assassin, Inaya Day, Jalley, jOHNNYDANGEROUs, Jon Flores, Josh Milan, Kenny Bobien, Kerri Chandler, Kimara Lovelace, King Street Sounds, Leon Cormack, Less Hate, Logistix, Louie Gorbea, Lydia Scarfo, Marc Evans, Marcelo Vak, Mentalinstrum, Mind Street, Miss Patty, Mousse T, Namy, Neil Pierce, Nicola Fasano, Pablo Fierro, Reelsoul, Rhemi, Sean McCabe, Sebastien Grand, Soulstar Syndicate and Meaux, Stephanie Cooke, The Moochers, Tiger Stripes, Tony Loreto, Tuccillo, Valentina Black, Yass, Ziggy Funk, Zuckre

Title: King Street Sounds Vocal Anthems
Artist: Various Artists
Release Date: April 7, 2014
Label: King Street Sounds
Cat#: KSD 250

Available at Beatport

The Hype:

If there’s ever a style of Dance Music that King Street has been known for after being in the business for 21 years, it’s Vocal House Music. We present to you now the highly-anticipated Vocal Anthems comp. Showcasing some of the best international vocal house tracks taken from the recent and classic King St / Nite Grooves / Street King catalog that have kept this 20+ Year label at the top of their game. New tunes like Italian duo The Moochers‘ deep house anthem “Forever Try” showcasing the gorgeous voice of Alisa Danelia. Hailing from the beautiful Playa del Carmen, Mexico, international sensation Zuckre brings us his deep and airy original mix “Feeling Love.” Athens, Greece is doing some housework via DJ/Producer Dimi StuffIf It’s Real” whose original mix is the perfect deep house club jam to set any dance floor on fire. Arise continues the vocal goodness with “Sunshine” boasting a beautiful vocal line coupled with incredible melodic synth and bass lines. On the more classic tip we’re reminded of the artists that have paved the way like Kerri Chandler ft Carole Sylvan, Barbara Tucker, Joi Cardwell, Big Moses ft Kenny Bobien and many more to make this comp a complete journey of styles and eras.

Valentine’s Day Collection 2014

January 30, 2014 in Alessandro Bacci, Alex Ander, Alex Kenji, Ananda Project, Cafe Negro, Chris Brann, Damon Bennett, Deep Grounder, diephuis, DJ Meme, DJ Pope, DJ Roland Clark presents Urban Soul, dj spen, Eric Kupper, G-Pal, Jackie Cohen, Jamico, Jennifer Cooke, Jerome Robins, Kerri Chandler, Kimara Lovelace, King Street Sounds, Linda Newman, Louie Gorbea, Lynette Smith, Matteo Marini, Namy, Nicola Hitchcock, P'Taah, Queen Aaminah, Reggie Hall, Rui Da Silva, Sean McCabe, Solee, Soneec, Steal Vybe, Stefano Noferini, Stephanie Cooke, Studio Apartment, Ten City, The MuthaFunkaz, Virag

Title: Valentine’s Day Collection 2014
Artist: Various Artists
Release Date: January 27, 2014
Label: King Street Sounds
Cat#: KSD 244

Available at Beatport

The Hype:

Love and Music fit together like chicken & waffles or kitties & catnip, and you’ll be hard-pressed to find anyone on this planet who can’t live without some form of either. On this fourth installment of King Street‘s Valentine’s Day Collection 2014, we venture into the many moods of the day, and explore some of the light and dark whims of both worlds. For those who like their love (& house music) a little tough, we got a few cuts that’ll please a few black hearts, while pumpy mid-moody remixes get tossed in and feel-good groovy gorgeous melodies give the listener the full spectrum of Love and House Music’s versatility. Soulful stunners like DJ Meme‘s remix of Namy ft Stephanie Cook‘s “Im Not Ashamed,” Sean McCabe‘s re-rub of Kimara Lovelace‘s classic “I Luv You More,” DJ Spen‘s AfterBirth Mix of Heather Johnson‘s “Under My Skin,” Chris Perez & Louie Gorbea feat. Queen AaMinah‘s “Somethings Gotta Give,” DJ Pope & Lynette Smith‘s “Addicted,” smooth you out, while deep and tech housey sounds by Jerome Robins feat. Linda NewmanReal Love” (Soneec Remix), Alex Ander & Deep Grounder feat. VirágTonight,” and Ananda ProjectFalling For You” (G-Pal‘s New York Vocal Mix) make the heart grow somber. More aggressive tracks like Rui Da Silva‘s Mix of Ananda Project feat. Nicola HitchcockCan You Find The Heart,” Alex Kenji‘s mix of MalenaAmame,” Noferini & Marini‘s mix of “This Luv Is Real” by  Jamico feat. Jackie Cohen, show the darker side of love on the dance floor. Eighteen tracks in all fit according to the many tempers of Love & Music. Nonetheless, we hope your Valentine’s Day is Happy and Beautiful!

Soulful House Journey: Mixed & Selected by Reelsoul

January 15, 2014 in Ananda Project, Blaze, Carolyn Harding, Chris Brann, Cookie Monsterz, Dawn Tallman, Dennis Ferrer, dj spen, Fabio Aurea, Frankie Feliciano, Groovebox, Joi Cardwell, Jovonn, Kerri Chandler, Kimara Lovelace, King Street Sounds, Louie Vega, Lukez, Michelle Weeks, Monique Bingham, Mood II Swing, Mr.V, Prosix, Reelsoul, Roland Clark, Sean McCabe, Souldynamic, Stephanie Cooke, Studio Apartment, Sydney, The MuthaFunkaz, UDAUFL, Urban Soul, Yass

Title: Soulful House Journey: Mixed & Selected by Reelsoul
Artist: Various Artists
Release Date: January 13, 2014
Label: King Street Sounds
Cat#: KSD 243

Available at Beatport

The Hype:

Part of the beloved Sole Channel music camp, spearheaded by the renowned Mr. V, West Coast House producer William “Reelsoul” Rodriguez has already seen a fair share of remixes for us at King Street. From Kimara Lovelace‘s “How Much I Love You,” to Urban Soul‘s “Love Is So Nice” to Ananda Project‘s “A Second,” to jams like Stephanie Cooke‘s “It’s Like Nothing,” and Cookie Monsters ft Michelle Weeks‘ “Spread Love” and more, his mixes have all hit the global soulful dance floors with great appeal. He now brings some of his sweet flavor to the East Coast with his first full length mixed comp. Now fifth in line following past compilers Frankie Feliciano, Hector Romero, Groove Assassin and Sean McCabe, Reelsoul seamlessly blends over 2 dozen cuts to bring you the latest installment of Soulful House Journey. On it you’ll hear the above-mentioned Bonus Cuts and deep-in-the-well tunes like Groove Box‘s “The More You Want,” Mood II Swing feat. Carol SylvanCloser,” LY‘s “Back 2 Zanzibar,” and Kimara Lovelace‘s “Misery,” to the more recent Prosix‘s “My Deep Dream,”Yass & Fabio Aurea‘s “Popovka Morning,” Sydney & Lukez‘s “The Only Thing We Are” and others. He caresses the hearing with melodic peaks and rhythmic valleys far and near on this deep and soulful 80 minute journey. Of course it wouldn’t be a King St comp if it didn’t include a track by Kerri Chandler, Dennis Ferrer, Blaze & Joi Cardwell, or Studio Apt ft Monique Bingham, but he does his due soulful diligence to include them all here. Mr Reelsoul weaves all of these eras and styles into his rich musical tapestry with ease, keeping an even flow and a beautiful energy throughout. Strap yourselves in but not too tight; You’ll need some room to wiggle.

Abstract Afro Vibes (Nite Grooves 20 Years Essentials)

January 8, 2014 in Ananda Project, Basil, Blaze, Chris Brann, Dennis Ferrer, DJ Hiro, DJ Oji, DJ Romain, Esteban, Groove Assassin, Jephte Guillaume, Joe Claussell, Kerri Chandler, Kiko Navarro, Lips, Masabumi Kikuchi, Mateo and Matos, Matt Keyz Echols, Matthias Heilbronn, New African Orchestra, Nite Grooves, Palmer Brown, Peven Everett, Romatt, Ron Trent, Samble Orchestra, Tet Kale Orkestra, Tettris, The II Deep Allstars, Tuccillo

Title: Abstract Afro Vibes (Nite Grooves 20 Years Essentials)
Artist: Various Artists
Release Date: January 6, 2014
Label: Nite Grooves
Cat#: KSD 242

Available at Beatport

The Hype:

Paying homage to the influences that sounds from mother Africa has had on Dance music, Nite Grooves is releasing a special 20-year essential volume of the Abstract Afro Vibes series. Twenty of the most hypnotic 4/4, melodic & conga-driven cuts culled from deep in the vault have come together with a purpose; to embark the listener on a native-beat-filled journey. From New African Orchestra‘s “Village Dance” (USG Village Dance Mix) to Romatt presents Afro Centric Vibe‘s “Deep In Africa” and “Let’s Be Free” to Blaze & Palmer BrownJump 4 Luv,” Mateo & Matos‘ “Deep Afro Roots,” Dennis Ferrer‘s “Dem People Go!Samble OrchestraInner Spirit” (Love Spirits Mix – Afro Lounge) Tet Kale Orkestra‘s “Kouzen” and many many more. Kupata tayari kwa jasho (that’s Swahili for Get ready to sweat!).