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After Hours: Miami 2015

April 14, 2015 in Ananda Project, Barbara Tucker, Blaze, CASSIMM, Chris Brann, DJ Vivona, Dry & Bolinger, Fabio Ricciuti, Leonardo GloVibes, Lessovsky, Level Groove, Man Without A Clue, Matt Fear, Miguel Reis, Nightrhymes, Qubiko, Saccao, Search DiP, Street King, UDAUFL, Vanilla Ace, Yakka

Title: After Hours: Miami 2015
Artist: Various Artists
Release Date: April 13, 2015
Label: Street King
Cat#: KSD 290

Available at Traxsource

The Hype:

Get ready. Street King is paying homage once again to the massive 10-day Springtime stretch where 10′s of thousands of dance music enthusiasts and aficionados converge in the tropical sun city for the Winter Music Conference and Ultra Music Festival to catch some great performances, showcase their own talent, network with the industry and party their asses off. Whether you’re attending Miami Music Week or choose to boogie right where you are, we have a whopping 29-tune comp ranging from wicked unreleased and revisited tunes on the catalog by some of the most well-known and upcoming producers in the game. Highlights include incredible classic re-works such as Blaze Presents UDAUFL feat. Barbara Tucker – “Most Precious Love (Vanilla Ace Remix)”, Ananda Project – “Shouldn’t Have Left Me (Nightrhymes Remix)”, and Chieko Kinbara feat. Josh Milan – “Just Like Love (Louie Vega Unreleased King Street Main).” Looking for the ultimate in underground after-hours vibes? Make sure to check out Matt Fear – “Acidic (Original Mix)”, SLOK – “Wild Test (Original Mix)”, Phatool – “Woman Takes Control (Original Mix)”, Miguel Reis – “Esperanca (Original Mix)”, and Lessovsky – “Sleepless Night (Original Mix).” Closing it all out is 2 very special continuous mixes by NYC based and King Street‘s very own DJ NoonStar. When the lights come on and the music stops, it’s time to hit the After Hours. This comp will get you there.

Mix The Vibe: Terrence Parker – Deeep Detroit Heat

March 24, 2015 in Apollo 84, Blaze, Groove Box, Jamie Antonelli, Jerome Robins, Kerri Chandler, Kiko Navarro, Man Without A Clue, Mark Di Meo, Masters At Work, Ralphi Rosario, Rasmus Faber, Robosonic, Studio Apartment, Supernova, Tamara Debor, Terrence Parker, Tiger Stripes, Tony Loreto, UDAUFL

Title: Mix The Vibe: Terrence Parker – Deeep Detroit Heat
Artist: Various Artists
Release Date: March 23, 2015
Label: King Street Sounds
Cat#: KSD 287

Available at Beatport & Traxsource

The Hype:

King Street‘s going to Motor City! To the land that spawned Detroit Techno and such greats as Derrick May, Carl Craig, Jeff Mills, Juan Atkins, and Kevin Saunderson, also came Pioneer DJ, Terrence Parker. From his humble beginnings doing on-air mixes for a local station in Michigan, he’s gone on to do some amazing original productions and remixing many indie and major artists alike, he’s been released on labels Planet E Communications, Defected, Nervous, King Street and many more. He’s also appeared on TV programs like the Love Parade Special (Germany) and AMP‘s DEMF Special 2001 MTV2 (USA), and was also featured in The Guinness Who’s Who of Rap, Dance & Techno, USA The Rough Guide To House Music and others. He’s also played at just about every club and festival on the planet. He now joins the family of House producer/DJs who have graced one of the longest-running series in House Music, Mix The Vibe. Now on the 20th Edition, Terrence joins David Morales, Louie Vega, Tony Humphries, Kerri Chandler, Shinichi Osawa, Danny Krivit, Joe Claussell, Frankie Feliciano, Cevin Fisher, Doc Martin, Osunlade, Dj Spinna, Mr. V, Ron Trent, Peter Rauhofer (Club 69), Lord G, Quentin Harris, DJ Spen & Teddy Douglas and Dj Pierre, and he’s quite the fitting choice. Culling 17 King Street tunes and a bonus continuous mix included in the purchase of the full album features tracks such as Rain / a Lil Louis PaintingGive It Up” (MAW Flute Instrumental), Blaze pres. UDAUFLWe Are One” (Kiko Navarro Viva UR Dub), and Groove Box‘s “Cassio’s Theme.” He also revamps tunes like Kerri Chandler ft. TreasaDiva” Fennie‘s “Heal My Heart” (TP Re-Edit), Tears of Velva‘s “The Way I Feel” (TP Deeep Detroit Heat Re-Edit), and Less Hate and Jerome Robins‘ “Empty” (TP Re-Edit). He also throws in a few newer titles for extra rump-shakin’ like Apollo 84 feat. Maxine Hardcastle‘s “Words That You Say” (Jamie Antonelli Remix) and Man Without A Clue‘s “I Got A Funky Vibe.” Game, skill and greatness; this man certainly has it all.

Blaze presents UDAUFL feat. Barbara Tucker – Most Precious Love

March 10, 2015 in Barbara Tucker, Blaze, Dennis Ferrer, Jerome Robins, King Street Sounds, Roter & Lewis, UDAUFL, Vanilla Ace, Yakka, Yass

Title: Most Precious Love
Artist: Blaze presents UDAUFL feat. Barbara Tucker
Release Date: March 9, 2015
Label: King Street Sounds
Cat#: KSS 1517

Available at Traxsource

The Hype:

When looking back at our past catalogue, Blaze presents UDAUFL feat. Barbara Tucker – “Most Precious Love” holds a very special spot in not only our hearts, but also our supporters! With this in mind, we’ve gathered ten of the grooviest and most dance floor worthy remixes from some of the best producers in world! Kicking things off, French DJ/Producers and soulful house savior Yass delivers both his 2015 Original & Dub remixes that will surely leave the dance floor in sweat! Germany‘s own Roter & Lewis slide in next with their percussion infused remix. Next up, Croatian DJ/Producer Yakka dives in with a bit more of a deeper pump. Indie Dance icon Vanilla Ace comes in next with his signature London sound. Toronto based Jerome Robins reps his tech house roots with an incredible remix of the original next! Both Copyright and Sergio Flores are feeling the Latin vibe with both their “Spiritual Club” and “Scientific Soul Afro Vox” remixes. Paris based Franck Roger is up next with his gorgeous jazz piano infused remix of “Most Precious Love.” Finally, the master himself Dennis Ferrer closes out the release with his incredible remix.

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!

Blaze presents UDAUFL feat. Barbara Tucker – Most Precious Love (10 Year Anniversary Remixes)

February 11, 2015 in Barbara Tucker, Blaze, Jerome Robins, King Street Sounds, Roter & Lewis, UDAUFL, Vanilla Ace, Yass

Title: Most Precious Love (10 Year Anniversary Remixes)
Artist: Blaze presents UDAUFL feat. Barbara Tucker
Release Date: February 9, 2015
Label: King Street Sounds
Cat#: KSS 1513

Available at Beatport

The Hype:

King Street Sounds brings you five of the hottest remixes possible of the iconic KSS anthemMost Precious Love” from Blaze presents UDAUFL feat. Barbara Tucker! Kicking things off, London based indie-dance hero Vanilla Ace reworks the original into a total dance floor destroyer ready for peak time performance! Toronto based tech house monster Jerome Robins gets down to funk with his fresh re-rub of the original. German duo Roter & Lewis take the vibe deep and bumping with their forward thinking dub mix. Finally, King Street favorite Yass delivers both dub and strip down remixes that will surely leave the dance floor in a frenzy!

Soulful House Journey: Yass Sampler EP

January 20, 2015 in Barbara Tucker, Benjamin Shock, Blaze, ChrisB, Inaya Day, jOHNNYDANGEROUs, Kenny Bobien, King Street Sounds, Yass

Title: Soulful House Journey: Yass Sampler EP
Artist: Various Artists
Release Date: January 19, 2015
Label: King Street Sounds
Cat#: KSS 1509

Available at 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. Sixth to compile and mix this quality series, Yass follows such greats as Hector Romero, Frankie Feliciano, WilliamReelsoulRodriguez, Groove Assassin, and Sean McCabe. King Street Sounds is proud to showcase “Soulful House Journey: Yass Sampler EP.” Kicking things off, the Parisian tackles the iconic KSS release “Most Precious Love” from Blaze & Barbara Tucker, reworking the original into a fresh dance floor bomb! Next, Francesco Aquilanti feat. Sandra St. Victor – “Light In My Window” gets the Yass treatment with his bass infused “Reloaded Deep Mix.” DJ/Producer ChrisB follows next with his catchy deep tech original “Bedbugz.” Slovenian DJ/Producer Benjamin Shock answers with his heavy hitting original mix “Live For The Funk.” Yass jumps back to remix duty next with his re-work of the classic jOHNNYDANGEROUs & Kenny Bobien release “Callin You Lord.” Finally, Yass teams up with vocalist Inaya Day for their original house favorite “Bring It Up” reworked especially for this sampler release!

Finest NY House 2014 [Traxsource Edition]

December 4, 2014 in 2 Good Souls, Abyss (Giuseppe Morabito), Adam Joseph, Adam Rios, Albert Marzinotto, Alex Font, Antonello Ferrari, Atilla Cetin, Berny, Blaze, Chieko Kinbara, CK Gospel Choir, Danny Clark, Dawn Tallman, Deeplomatik, Della Zouch, Dempsey Massy, Fabio Ricciuti, Gordon Chambers, Grant Boden, Iban Montoro, Jazzman Wax, Joi Cardwell, Josh Milan, Kai & Kyle, King Street Sounds, Level Groove, Marc Evans, Mark Di Meo, Max & Sims, Miss Autumn Leaves, Moreno (LDN), Mr.V, Namy, Neil Pierce, Nightrhymes, Noonstar, Qubiko, Rancido, Reelsoul, Rhemi, Richard Earnshaw, Roberto Carbonero, Roland Clark, S!LK, Sean McCabe, Sebb Aston, Souldynamic, Stephanie Cooke, Terrance Downs, The Checkup, Timmy Regisford, Tonbe, Tony Barbato, Tony Loreto, UDAUFL, Ziggy Funk, Zoo Brazil

Title: Finest NY House 2014 [Traxsource Edition]
Artist: Various Artists
Release Date: December 1, 2014
Label: King Street Sounds
Cat#: KSD 276

Available at Traxsource

The Hype:

King Street Sounds is now a mature and healthy legal 21, and it remains a strong, unwavering independent. With just over 2 decades worth of collaborations, remixes, and re-issues under the belt, the label’s sound has expanded from its modest Vocal House roots, spawning 2 sister labels (Nite Grooves and Street King), and digging well into the furthest reaches of Deep, Future, NeoDisco and Tech House, Soulful House ,just to name a few. This 2014 Edition of (the) Finest NY House is the 4th of the series and promises to bring you many more of those sounds with its biggest comp yet. Taken from the expanding catalog of varied styles by newcomers and legends alike, it’ll be tough to pick just one fave.

Here the ears are treated to some nice nuggets of mostly instrumentals, and 2 unreleased track never before heard! Many producers may be from outside the city, but King Street has happily adopted them and like any good parent (label), is sending them out into the world for everyone to trustingly adore. On the Funky Deep tip, you’ll hear 2toodrums‘ “Ride On Me,” and Qubiko, Fabio Ricciuti‘s “Temptation” (Berny Remix), On the more Heady House tip there’s Nightrhymes and Miss Autumn LeavesKeep It Up” (Club Mix), Spuma “Daydreaming (side B)”, Tony BarbatoGotta Let It Go”, Level GrooveShowcase”, and the good stuff keeps coming! For lovers of the Classic / NeoClassic Deep & Vocal you get some delicious bits like, Moreno (LDN) feat. Marshall‘s “Need It,” Deeplomatik feat. Adam Joseph & Nick Sinckler‘s “In The Back” (Seb‘s Dub Mix), Chieko Kinbara feat. Josh Milan‘s “Give Me Your Love” (Tony Loreto Vocal Mix) and “Just Like Love” (Timmy Regisford & Adam Rios Remix), Antonello Ferrari feat Dawn Tallman‘s “Read Between The Lines” (Richard Earnshaw Vocal Mix), KAI & KYLE feat. Gordon Chambers & CK Gospel Choir‘s “Higher Than High” (Sean McCabe Remix), Danny Clark & Carla Prather‘s “Joy” (Classic Mix), and former Steal Vybe frontman Chris Forman feat. Terrance DownsI Left It On Hi” (Danny Clark Vocal Mix).

For something a little more Alterna-Dance, be sure to check out Roberto Carbonero feat. La Rachel‘s “Slightly Nervous” (Original), and Zoo Brazil‘s “Nude Picture“. For just the pure Deep heads, check out, Sebb Aston‘s “Feel Better“(Original Mix), Max & Sims‘ “No More,” S!lk, Della Zouch‘s “Give It To Me,”. You’ll even find one tune that is apart from the rest, namely the mellow vibes of Super-FUNKAY, Tonbe‘s “Rare Groove” which is a must for any collector or fan of the genre. Bringing all these songs together, NYC-based and King Street‘s own DJ NoonStar delivers 2 continuous bonus mixes, available for free with the purchase of the compilation. If there’s ever been a comp to show Quality AND Quantity, look no further, ’cause the groovy Bus Stops here. But don’t take our word for it, listen in, try them out and let the dance floors decide! We’re sure they’ll agree.

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 [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!