Here comes another classic track from producer Namy featuring the beautiful vocals from Stephanie Cooke. Namy is no stranger when it comes to making some of the best vocal driven tracks working with artists such as Barbara Tucker, Monday Michiru, and Josh Milan to name a few. DJ Meme recreates his own groovy version and dub mix of this track, that will also be featured on the soon to be released A Long Hot Summer: Mixed by DJ Meme. Groove Assassin remix is a more uptempo beat for the peak hours of the night. Whether your just cruising around town or dancing the night away, this track will give you that feel good moment.
As King Street Sounds celebrates its double decade-long love of House Music with one of its foremost heroes, Louie Vega, we see a special digital only version of Vega on King Street being released. Originally released on double cd, here we see a digital combo of songs Louie picked from the catalog mixed in with the wonderful works this master producer has contributed for the label. Twenty-one tunes like the MAW Club mix of “Give It Up” by A Lil Louis Painting and other Louie remixes such as Tuccillo & Kiko Navarro “Lovery,” 95north feat. Sabrynaah Pope‘s “Hold On,” Dennis Ferrer feat. Mia Tuttavilla‘s “Touched The Sky,” Ananda Project‘s “Breaking Down,” Mondo Grosso‘s “Souffles H,” the Groove Box classics “Latin Ritual,” “The More You Want,” “Cassio’s Theme,” and a few of his other personalized reworks will sure get your groove going. Tunes picked for this digital comp are DJ Vivona feat. Joi Cardwell‘s massive “Return to the Love” A Directors Cut Treatment, the Supernova Remix of Kerri Chandler‘s “Bar A Thym,” and other greats. Plus there’s the Continuous Mix of Louie Vega when all is said and done. Utterly essential.
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: King St Sounds Essentials for 2013. The third installment in the series, songs were hand-picked with the utmost care, in varying stages of energy from the sweet and sentimental “Washes Over Me” (Rasmus Faber Epic Vocal Mix), “Sweetest Thing” (Tomo Inoue King Street Remix) and “Kiss Kiss Kiss” (Alternate Mix Re-Edit) by Heather Johnson (Ananda Project), to the more upbeat feel-good tunes like DJ Pierre‘s “Good Luv” (Wild Pitch Vocal), Orienta-Rhythm feat. Joi Cardwell‘s “Happy,” and Studio Apartment feat. Ron Carroll “I’m In Love” to darker, more frenzied feel of “R U Feeling Me” (Alex Kenji Main) by Chris Perez & Louie Gorbea feat. Ms. Patty and so many more. Twenty songs in all are presented to represent the label’s twenty-year history, and they make for one long & romantic journey.
Japanese producer Tomo Inoue is back on King Street & spins some sweet sounds on his latest comp, Luxury Space. Known for his numerous mixes and contributions to the label, he picks 19 smashing tunes meticulously picked from the catalog and smoothly blended together for one deep, soulful and tech house-y journey. Renowned tunes like the Alix Alvarez New Vox Mix of Heather Johnson “Million Miles,” A Directors Cut Treatment of DJ Vivona & Joi Cardwell’s “Return To Love,” From P60 with Lisa Shaw’s “Magic,” Soneec’s Remix of Big Moses feat. Kenny Bobien “Brighter Days,” and his own King Street Mix of Tomo Inoue feat. Stephanie Cooke’s “Better” are put against more underground flavors of Cerux’s “This Is,” Franco De Mulero’s “Porroig,” and Eric Powa B’s “Cafe Mambo.” These and many, many more make for a well-rounded and booty bumpin’ collection, and needless to say, they all sound great together. Buy the comp and get the full-length mix!
The Hype: There are only a handful of folks in the Soulful/Deep House community who can claim legendary status and Brooklyn-based producer/remixer/dj Frankie Feliciano is certainly among the lot. With his own label Ricastruction producing releases and countless remixes in the double decade of musical tenure for so many different labels like Strictly Rhythm, Yoruba, Vega, MAW, Soundmen on Wax. Right here we find the TWENTY or so re-rubs he’s done for King Street alone in the first “best of’” comp series, namely, House Legends. Here we present some of the most stunning remixes with beautifully crafted sounds stemming from the mind of the master producer himself and flowing out of the stacks of some of the world’s best parties. Sweet songs like Rain / a Lil Louis Painting’s “Give it Up,” Ananda Project feat. Terrance Downs’ Into The Sunrise and Hanging On, Kiss Kiss Kiss and Love Alive” feat. Heather Johnson to the hailed Studio Apartment feat. Monique Bingham’s Flight, “Holding Onto Your Love” by Stephanie Cooke, and more recent “There She Stands” by Namy feat. Monday Michiru. Included are also other productions under his nom de plume such as Nulife (feat. Kenny Bobien) & Real Thing (III) whose Wonderland single had an incredible Dance Ritual Mix by Louie Vega that was heard booming out of retailers like Dancetracks and parties like Shelter, Dance Ritual, and Body & SOUL alike. Whether you’re reliving the underground days or discovering them for the first time, one thing’s for sure, Frankie’s superb production qualities have remained consistent throughout, acing the test of time.
The Hype: House Music Singer / Songwriter / Producer Stephanie Cooke has been on King Street Sounds’ artist roster since her debut single in September of 1995. In 2004, we released her debut full-length album “Everything” that was critically acclaimed receiving rave reviews by press, djs and tastemakers alike. Since then she’s collaborated with even more top producers in the game releasing such gems as “Beautiful Life,” (Jose Carretas Remix), “Sweetest Thing,” (Ezel Remix), “Just A Little Bit,” (Sean McCabe Remix), “Better” (Tomo Remix), “Excuses” (Groove Assassins Dub), and “Thinking I’m Beautiful” (Sean McCabe Remix). This new album opens the musical floodgates and down rains Stephanie in all her glory. Some brand new unreleased cuts with collabs such as “Sunshine” with Soul Dhamma and remixed by Cookie Monsterz, self-produced “It’s Like Nothing” remixed by Reelsoul and more. Included on this digital LP are also classic hits like “Rain” remixed by Soul Dhamma, Jay-J, and Romanthony. Other soulful jams like “Alright” remixed by Sir Piers, “Holding Onto Your Love” (Frankie Feliciano Remix, Big Moses Instrumental & Mood II Swing Dub), “Everything” remixed by Orienta-Rhythm, “One True Love” and “Don’t Take Your Love Away” both remixed by the legendary Eric Kupper, and “I Never Told You (You Could Stay),” remixed by Josh Collins, and many more. With a full 17 cuts including remixes by the most notable names in soulful House music, Stephanie Cooke’s new follow up album, Beautiful is simply that.
Release Date: February 27, 2012
Label: King Street Sounds
Cat#: KSS 1360
The Hype: Stemming from soulful House singer Stephanie Cooke’s upcoming follow up album “Beautiful,” come 4 dubs and a full remix from 3 distinctive producers, each with their own cool groove. The EP kicks off with the UK’s Groove Assassin Tek Dub & Dubstrumental of “Excuses,” a free-flowing funky Latin-esque looped out jam. A soothing jazzy affair by Eastern European producers URH is up next providing a light kick on the Weekend Dub of “If I Have To Change” and a slightly muffled clapped percussion on their URH Dub keeping all the sweet jazzy elements in place. Last up is King Street’s very own Hoshiko who’s full vocal Latin-jazzed up combo version of “Thinking I’m Beautiful” highlights Stephanie voice in true light with a remix perfect for any upscale cocktail party or a no-stress lounge by the pool.
Promo Release: January 16, 2012 Label: King Street Sounds Cat#: KSS 1357
The Hype: Stephanie Cooke is back to heal your soul with her god given voice..Her new EP is a box of her vocal house gems includes remixes by Reelsoul, Cookie Monsterz, and Soul Dhamma. Reelsoul’s remix of “It’s Like Nothing” is a beautifully soothing mix that brings warmth to your heart. Cookie Monsterz remix of “Sunshine” adds more bounce to the groove yet nostalgic with the spacy and heavenly riffs. Soul Dhamma’s deep flavor on “Sunshine,” complimented with its classy piano chords and intermittent orchestral sounds. This release is the one to caress your spirit and put you into a sea of soulful pleasure.