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Amsterdam 2014

October 8, 2014 in Adam Banks, Alex Font, Andrea Bruno (Italy), Atilla Cetin, Chronophone, CJ Jeff, Claes Rosen, Craig Stewart, Dempsey Massy, Dennis Ferrer, diephuis, Dimi Stuff, DJ Roland Clark presents Urban Soul, DJ Vivona, Eat More Cake, Giorgio Bassetti, Groove Assassin, Jacek Janiki, James Silk, Julian, Kamila Rose, Kathy Brown, Kulintronica, Landmark, Lars Moston, Lisa Shaw, Lydia Scarfo, M.ono, Manouchka Dongen, Marco Tegui, Melohman, Mihalis Safras, Milf & Deaf, OniWax, Oscar Barila, Pete Oak, Re Dupre, Rikha, Rishi K., Rod B., Stan Garac, Street King, The Deepshakerz, Tony Loreto, Tsalikee, Vexus T, Vincenzo Ciotoli, Yellow Page, Zuckre

Title: Amsterdam 2014
Artist: Various Artists
Release Date: October 6, 2014
Label: Street King
Cat#: KSD 268

Available at Traxsource & Beatport

The Hype:

As one of Europe‘s most highly-regarded Dance Music conferences gets ramped up for another year of showcasing the hottest djs, producers, and singers on the planet, so Street King / King Street brings a hefty comp in its honor. We’ve scoured the land for some truly blazing talent to bring the second installment of Amsterdam 2014. On this slammin’ collection we hear the deepest of the Deep House like James Silk‘s “Heard It All,” Re Dupre, Rod B.‘s “3 O’Clock High,” Adam Banks‘ “Green Light,” Rikha, Andrea Bruno (Italy), Milf & DeafAuz,” Rishi K.‘s “Tranceform,” Landmark‘s “WRWSND,” Chronophone‘s “Silver,” Oniwax‘s “Play On,” DJ Vivona‘s Dimi Stuff & Mcastaway Feat. Lydia ScarfoTake Me To The Top,” and many more! A few sexy midtempo “heady” tunes like Mihalis Safras & CJ JeffWork,” JulianWake From Your Sleep,” and Eat More CakeTake Me On,” Jacek Janicki feat Kamila Rose‘s “Perfect Day,” and a hot deep Hip House tune called “Turn That Bass Up” by Atilla Cetin are here. A nice Disco-looped M.onoLike To Be Loved” (The Deepshakerz Remix), and a few good re:rubs are thrown in for some great measure like Yellow Page‘s Remix of Dennis FerrerHow Do I Let Go,” Tony Loreto‘s much talked about remix of Urban Soul‘s “What Do I Gotta Do,” and the funky Jared Gallo Dub of From P60 with Lisa Shaw‘s “Magic.” There’s even a very Latin-breaks Groove Assassin‘s remix of a diva vocal Tsalikee & Kathy Brown mix of “Something About You” that will take you back to MAW‘s heyday. Fans of Kolombo are surely going to enjoy Zuckre‘s “My Replacement,” and for something a little more offbeat, definitely wrap your ears around Pete Oak‘s “Blonde.” Last but certainly not least, Lars Moston feat. Erica Dee‘s amazingly funky deep “Do U Want To” rounds this comp off perfectly. Thirty-five (35!) in all are sure to get your gears movin’, head noddin’ and the feet groovin!

House Legends: DJ Pierre

September 10, 2014 in Alex Kenji, Champagne, Danell Dixon, DJ Pierre, DJ Roland Clark presents Urban Soul, Groove Assassin, King Street Sounds, Satoshi Fumi, Spank Spank, Supernova, X-Fade

Title: House Legends: DJ Pierre
Artist: Various Artists
Release Date: September 8, 2014
Label: King Street Classics
Cat#: KSD 264

Available at Beatport & Traxsource

The Hype:

Acid House pioneer and inventor of “The Wild Pitch” style, DJ Pierre comes on board to grace the latest installment of King Street‘s House Legends series. Ninth in line, he joins other greats, who’ve been massive contributors to this thing we call House Music, including Eric Kupper, Kerri Chandler, DJ Roland Clark presents Urban Soul, Frankie Feliciano, Mateo & Matos, Cevin Fisher, Mood II Swing, and Blaze on previous comps. From his foray into House in the late 80′s until today, DJ Pierre remains one of the most consistent performers and visible producers out in the dance world. Never the man to be pinned down for doing just one thing, he’s had his hands in many musical pies, constantly re-inventing himself with such monikers as Audio Clash, Darkman, Disco Fuhrer, DJ Pierre, DJ Pierre‘s Afro Acid Project, Doomsday, M & M, Nathaniel Pierre Jones, One Screaming Idiot, P-Ditty, Pfantasia, Photon Inc., Phugitive, Phuture Scope, Pierre‘s Pfantasy Club, Raving Lunatics, the Don, Time Warp, X Fade, and Yvette. He also formed the group Phuture with his friends Spanky. For King Street he’s certainly had his share of original productions in various guises and remixes over the years; all those you’ll find on this comp, with a few given some hot contemporary re-rubs. From arguably one of his most well known tunes “Switch 2001” and massive follow up with singer Licia and “R U Ready?” and “Come Together (What Is House?)” remixed by Supernova, to the deep-in-the-well 1994 classics “Hallelluja” and “Dance Dance” with the legendary Danell Dixon as well as X Fade feat. LavetteGood & Plenty Love” remixed by the legendary Roy Davis Jr. are included. Moving up to ’97 & ’98 we hear the memorable One Screaming IdiotScreaming For Daddy(DJ Pierre‘s Scream Pitch), Spank SpankYour Inspiration” (DJ Pierre‘s Da Bomb), and a couple from the early 2000′s like the pure House Music of Dennis Ferrer‘s Between Da Sheets Mix of “Good Luv” with singer Queen Mary, Pierre‘s remix of Roy Davis‘ Deep House side project Infinity feat. MalikBack 2 Chicago” and many more. A great blend of styles and eras shows that DJ Pierre remains one of the truest House Legends out in the world today.

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, Pasta Boys, 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.

Tsalikee & Kathy Brown – Something About You

August 13, 2014 in Groove Assassin, Kathy Brown, King Street Sounds, Tsalikee

Title: Something About You
Artist: Tsalikee & Kathy Brown
Release Date: August 11, 2014
Label: King Street Sounds
Cat#: KSS 1475

Available at Traxsource

The Hype:

Greek DJ/Producer Tsalikee joins forces with house diva Kathy Brown for their newest single on King Street Sounds, “Something About You“. Kicking things off, Sheffield UK based house music legend Groove Assassin takes the remix reigns and delivers both incredibly soulful vocal and instrumental remixes sure to get the dance floor pumping! Following up, Tsalikee showcases his original mix of “Something About You“, chalked full of incredibly programmed percussion, a latin infused bass line, and the gorgeous vocals of Kathy Brown. Closing the EP, Tsalikee drops his incredibly funky, 70s slap bass infused dub version of “Something About You“!

King Street Sounds Instrumental Collection Vol. 5

April 23, 2014 in 9west, Adam Rios, Agora Rhythm, Ak, Alex Kenji, Bah Samba, Brooklyn Friends, Cat, Chieko Kinbara, David Morales, Dennis Ferrer, DJ Pierre, dj spen, Eric Kupper, Felicia, Franceso Tarantini, Greenfish, Groove Assassin, Jephte Guillaume, Josh Milan, Jovonn, K-Scope, Kerri Chandler, King Street Sounds, Kruse and Nuernberg, KT Brooks, Lips, Marc Evans, Monday Michiru, Mood II Swing, Namy, P'Taah, Sean McCabe, Supernova, The MuthaFunkaz, Tiger Stripes, Timmy Regisford, Treasa "Diva" Fennie, Vincent aka Synth Project

Title: King Street Sounds Instrumental Collection Vol. 5
Artist: Various Artists
Release Date: April 21, 2014
Label: King Street Sounds
Cat#: KSD 251

Available at Beatport

The Hype:

In an age where many house djs are playing less vocals and more melodies, this comp will definitely come to great use. Fifth in line in the series, these handy DJ instrumentals are the perfect bed for samples and accapelas to lay on or a good source of melody to keep the dance floor flowing. Twenty-one tracks to follow King St’s 21st birthday, produced by some of the greatest in the biz, are contained within. From the lush & lovely Bah Samba Feat. Anna CavazosLost Without You” (Sean McCabe Classic Instrumental), Dennis Ferrer feat. K.T. BrooksHow Do I Let Go,” 9west feat. CatHear The Sound,” Mood ll SwingChicago Blues,” and Chieko Kinbara feat. Josh MilanJust Like Love” (Timmy Regisford & Adam Rios Instrumental), to the pumpy-er Jephte Guillaume presents AKShining Your Way” (MuthaFunkaz Remix Instrumental), Agora RhythmNew Hope” (Deep Inspired Mix), and Brooklyn FriendsGloria’s Groove” (Dub), to the all out bangin’ Namy feat. Marc EvansReset” (Alex Kenji Instrumental Mix), DJ Pierre feat. FeliciaCome Together” (Supernova Deep 2013 Instrumental), and Tiger StripesSpirited Away,” there’s enough here to satisfy a multitude of dance floors worldwide. Always hot and always welcomed!

King Street Sounds Vocal Anthems

April 8, 2014 in Alex Ander, Alex Roque, Ananda Project, Barbara Tucker, Carol Sylvan, Chieko Kinbara, Chris Brann, 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.

Abstract Jazz Journey: Mixed & Selected by Kyoto Jazz Massive

April 2, 2014 in Aaron Ross, Bah Samba, Barbara Tucker, Blaze, Carolyn Harding, Ceybil Jefferies, Cookie Monsterz, diephuis, Ezel, Fanatix, Groove Assassin, Han Litz, Jennifer Morrison, Josh Milan, Kenny Bobien, Kerri Chandler, KT Brooks, Kyoto Jazz Massive, Lady Alma Project, Michelle Weeks, Namy, Neil Pierce, Reelsoul, Richard Earnshaw, Roland Clark, Sean McCabe, Steal Vybe, Stephanie Cooke, Terry Hunter, Troyetta Knox, UDAUFL, Ultra Nate, Urban Soul

Title: Abstract Jazz Journey: Mixed & Selected by Kyoto Jazz Massive
Artist: Various Artists
Release Date: March 31, 2014
Label: Nite Grooves
Cat#: KSD 249

Available at Beatport

The Hype:

Okino brothers Shuya & Yoshihiro, started out as DJs in the 80′s, then began producing in the 90′s and in the early 2000′s their careers took off when hailed by noted DJ & renowned BBC Radio 1 on-air personality Giles Peterson. Meet Kyoto Jazz Massive. They’ve seen works signed to Composte, Yellow Productions, Toshiba EMI, and many others, with over 84 remixes under their belt, appearing on over 64 compilations, and lending their name to even more production credits. For Nite Groves they were most known for their exceptionally eccentric and esoteric remix of Ananda Project‘s “Bahia” 10″ single off their acclaimed Morning Light album. Here they come back to King Street / Nite Grooves and show a deeper side on the latest Abstract Jazz Journey compilation. Jazzy House Master Rainer Truby (of Truby Trio) compiled and mixed the first one back in 2005 and we felt it was time to bring it back to feature some more great talent, namely KJM. Eighteen House-based songs with sprinkles of Jazz, Afro, Latin and Deep flavors are all thrown in the mix. It starts off with a beautiful exclusive version of Lady Alma Project‘s “Dreams,” and the lovely melodies don’t stop. It continues on with tunes like their own Shuya Okino feat. N’Dea Davenport‘s “Look Ahead” (Kyoto Jazz Massive Recreated Mix), Bah Samba feat. Anna Cavazos‘ “Lost Without  You,” Namy feat. Josh MilanFrom Now On,” Groove AssassinAfrik Bounce,” Kerri Chandler feat. Jennifer MorrisonLet Him In,” and many more. It also includes the Terry Hunter Bang Jazz Main Mix of the recent  Top 10 Billboard Club Hit Namy & Barbara TuckerI Can’t Wait.” All of these and more are here for you to get your mixed bag of grooves on.  Buy the whole comp and get the 76+ minute continuous mix as a free bonus!

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, 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!).

House Legends: DJ Roland Clark presents Urban Soul

August 6, 2013 in Alessandro Bacci, Alex Kenji, Blaze, Daishi Dance, Danny Tenaglia, Dave Lee, David Morales, Dirty Funkers, DJ Kemit, DJ Pierre, DJ Roland Clark presents Urban Soul, Eric Kupper, Groove Assassin, Hott 22, King Street Sounds, Matthias Heilbronn, Maurice Joshua, Monkey Safari, Mr.V, Nick Moss, Nicola Fasano, Reelsoul, Ron Trent, Sean McCabe, Shawnee Taylor, Silver City, Stefano Noferini, Supernova, Tiger Stripes, Todd Gardner, Tom De Neef, Tomo Inoue, USG, Walker & Royce, Will Monotone

Title: House Legends: DJ Roland Clark presents Urban Soul
Artist: Various Artists
Release Date: August 5, 2013
Label: King Street Sounds
Cat#: KSD 227

Available at Beatport

The Hype:

House Legends: DJ Roland Clark presents Urban Soul One of the most relevant, multi-talented, multi faceted artists in house music today is DJ Roland Clark. From producer to dj, to genius spoken word artist to singer, he’s had a lion’s share of releases on King Street over the years. Spawning two #1 Billboard Dance Hits with “Show Me” and “My Urban Soul,” he’s gone on to sign over 2 dozen or so more songs with the label, many of which are included on this 5th edition of King St‘s latest series, House Legends. Following previous House Legends comps dedicated to Kerri Chandler, Cevin Fisher, and Mateo & Matos, this one includes 34 of his biggest and best works remixed by some of the most well known producers in the House biz. Here you’ll find originals as well as the Timmy Regisford DJ Shelter Mix of “Happy,” Maurice Joshua‘s Body ‘N Soul Mix and Nicola Fasano & Steve Forest‘s Fish & Chips UK Mixes of “Jump Into The Water, Joey Negro Club Mix of “Before You Reach For Love,” Franck Roger‘s Main Mix of “We Alive,” DJ Pierre‘s Wild Pitch Mix of “Sex On My Mind,” Eric Kupper Club Mix of “What Do I Gotta Do” Alex Kenji‘s Main Mix of “Brown James” and so many more all under one great comp. Here’s to some great tunes by a great artist!

House of Ibiza 2013

July 16, 2013 in A Lister, Ananda Project, Bah Samba, Benjamin Shock, Bubba, Bunte Bummler, Chris Brann, Conga Squad, Danny Cohiba, Delgado, Dino Lenny, DJ Le Roi, DJ Mes, dj spen, Doomwork, DZeta N' Basil, Eric Powa B., Fabian Argomedo, Gary Hudgins, Gastek, Groove Assassin, Gussy, Inaya Day, James Dexter, James Silk, Jerome Robins, Joeski, L.D.F., La Pheena, Madmotormiquel, Mat.Joe, Metodi Hristov, Micah Sherman, Mr. Terrible, Namy, Nimphidia, Nopopstar, Oliver Schmitz, Oscar Barila, Richard Malcoh, Rocho, Sean McCabe, Soro Sori, Souldynamic, Squcciarini, Stephanie Cooke, Street King, Sunshine Jones, Technique, Terrance Downs, The WIG, Vexus T, Yass

Title: House of Ibiza 2013
Artist: Various Artists
Release Date: July 8, 2013
Label: Street King
Cat#: KSD 224

Available at Beatport

The Hype:

The weather is getting warmer, the days are getting longer, and the dance music world is prepping once again for the summer of dance in Ibiza! In celebration of a “soon to be” incredible summer of music on the world renowned party island, Street King is proud to present just under 34 of the hottest new dance music that will soon be infiltrating the dance charts and dance floors worldwide! Various styles from soulful, to soul-tech, to tech-house, to deep house and disco-tech come shining right through the stacks and raining down onto the crowd. Joeski brings the groove and deepness with “Say What?” Benjamin Shock will literally “shock” the dancefloor with his tech house anthem “Party Starter”. The Cotton Club has a great deal of history here in NYC and Dany Cohiba‘s “Cotton Club” pays a funky tribute! Street King “up and comer” Mr. Terrible keeps the energy high and aggressive with “Booly”. Vexus T‘s “LondonBoutique” and Alfonso Ares‘s “Lamuye” dig into the deeper side or house and tech house.  Nopopstar‘s “This Is a Tribal”and Oliver Schmitz & Mica Sherman‘s “Funky Chicken” are guaranteed to move any crowd. Tech house reigns supreme with Squicciarini & Alexbi‘s “Roxanne” while Adapter‘s “In Your Face” goes dark and deep for the late night rage. Finally, remix master Jerome Robins puts his deep tech spin on “The Life I Choose”. Soro Sori keeps it soulful and cool with “First Encounter”. These are but a taste of tunes on the massive comp that also include works by Sunshine Jones, Ananda Project ft. Terrance Downs, and many others. Doing the work for you, NYC up’n'comer, The WIG, rounds off the comp with his pristine two continuous mixes that will keep any event rocking! It’s time to get down!