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Various Artists - Deep Love 100

Sep 12, 2016 detroit Dirt Crew's 100th release falls on this year's Deep Love Compilation. Set to drop across a double vinyl on 12.09, with 11 all exclusive original tracks from new and old favourites including Detroit Swindle, Nachtbraker, The Revenge and Felix Leifur.
Take a sonic trip across deep and straight up house, infused with jazz, disco and funk. This diverse and plentiful outing includes work outs for your dance floor alongside intergalactic analogue synth laden voyages, originating from artists we've uncovered from Japan to Iceland and many places in between. A truly great way toRead the whole story

Molecule - 60grad 43 Nord - Deluxe

Sep 12, 2016 molecule BEC5156477One month after the release of 981 Mb RSD EP, we are glad to introduce you to the new Molecule’s album: 60° 43′ Nord (Deluxe Edition). Some would associate the sounds of the waves to heat and relaxation and rest assured, we’re part of them. That being so, some others visualize the sea as a wide playground from which they can pick up the echos to turn them into a deep sound. That is precisely the case of Molecule who decided to record the wild voices of the Atlantic Ocean aboard a 90 metres long fishing boat. The result is made of powerful and danceableRead the whole story

Wolfgang Tillmans - Device Control EP

Aug 23, 2016
Wolfgang Tillmans - Device Control EPThe title track Device Control opens with a stunning kaleidoscope of synths by Kyle Combs (New York) leading into the bouncing, hypnotic main body of this 134 bpm dance track, which Tillmans worked on with Tim Knapp at Trixx Studios Berlin. Additional live drums are by Rosie Slater of New York band, New Myths. The lyrics are made up of fauxsmartphone adverts about the supposed possibilities of streaming one’s life. The song was written and recorded in one take with an iPhone voice recorder followed by various stages of production in Berlin and New York. Angered Son borrows a single
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Carl Craig, Sonja Moonear In The Mix

Aug 23, 2016 Carl Craig, Sonja Moonear - Carl Craig / Sonja Moonear Cocoon Ibiza mixed by Carl Craig and Sonja MoonearWowser, what a stunning double feature we have here in our hands today! To all our ibiza amigos and chicas: Cocoon Recordings presents an unbelievable package just in time for the peak of this years Ibiza season. Please welcome Sonja Moonear and one of the greatest house and techno producers of all time, mister Carl Craig! And what a package this is… full of love, soul and electronic dance music highlights. Carl Craig is in charge for CD1 of our official 2016 Ibiza release. The Detroits 90s techno wunderkind and the mastermind behind some of the biggest house and technoRead the whole story

L.U.C.A. - I Semi Del Futuro

Aug 23, 2016 L.U.C.A. - I Semi Del FuturoL.u.c.a. is Francesco De Bellis aka Francisco. Years ago he started putting together some selections for a friend of his: Luca. The intention was to pick songs to be played during car rides, and like any other kind of ritual, this too would come with strict rules. You’d have to go throw the whole selection of 100 tracks without skipping, because every single one was important. Be it the sounds, the arrangement or its creativity, each track was there for a very specific reasons. It quickly became a monthly event which for several years evolved in a deep musical researchRead the whole story

Kornél Kovác - The Bells

Aug 23, 2016 Kornel Kovac - The BellsFor the past seven years Kornél Kovács has been busy rocking dancefloors and boomboxes worldwide as one third of Stockholm’s Studio Barnhus alongside Axel Boman and Petter Nordkvist. The label and DJ trio is spearheading a new era of fearless Swedish off-centre dance music, straddling the line between the cute and the menacing. Anticipation for Kovács’ debut album has been rocketing following stand out releases like 2014’s wistful Szikra, last year’s mad party anthem Pantalón on Glasgow’s Numbers imprint and the late night grooveRead the whole story


October 11th
  1. EXCLMER Studio Barnhus T-shirt — “Burgundy White Print On Front Size Xxl” STUDIO BARNHUS
December 31st
  1. EXCL1CD Apes & Horses — “Echo (mini Cd)” BECAUSE
December 16th
  1. EXCL12"K Clemens K. — “Reverie” MOODY RECORDS
December 9th
  1. EXCL12"K Gianmaria Coccoluto, Luca Vera — “Thedub109 ( Limited 180g Vinyl )” THE DUB
December 2nd
  1. EXCL12"J Kamran Sadeghi — “Astral Body (180g Vinyl)” MEANDER
  2. EXCL12"I Reno Wurzbacher — “Memories Ep” STEP RECORDING
  3. EXCLXLPA Holovr — “Anterior Space(180g , Deluxe Reverse Boa” FURTHER RECORDS
November 25th
  1. EXCL12"K Mb — “Eating Shells” BUREK
  2. EXCL12"L Marlon Hoffstadt & Paris Brightledge — “Shattered (vinyl Only)” RETROGRADE
  3. EXCL12"J La Fleur — “Floerhead Reprise, Rmxs By Dana Ruh, Cas” POWER PLANT RECORDS
  4. EXCL12"L André Galluzzi — “Alcatraz, Rmxs By Mike Shannon, Jacek Si” ARAS
  5. EXCL1CDA Octave One — “Love By Machine” 430 WEST RECORDS
  6. EXCL12"K Nemoy — “Homeless Soul Music, Sam Lrl Rmx” UKNOWY
  7. EXCL12"M Fantastic Man — “Galactic Ecstasy” KITJEN
  8. EXCL12"J Jay Haze (feat.robert Owens, Hoffmann En — “Recurring Melancholy Ep” CONTEXTERRIOR & TUNING SPORK

Media and DJ comments

Jorkes — “Mindemania, Nikkname Remix Coloured Viny” on PAULS MUSIQUE / FREERIDE MILLENIUM

DJ: “The Gemini Bros ´Really great EP! Dig a lot Nikkname Abyssi Mix! Defo support and playing around!' Neil Scott (El Diablo Social Club) ´nikkname remix is the one here for me. spacey!' Somerville & Wilson (Hell Yeah / ISM) ´Nice trippy dubby vibes here. Mindemania (Nikkname Abyssi Mix) is our fave pick. FULL support in OZ from Somerville & Wilson' James Teej (Rekids) ´diggin the nikkname abyssi mix on here. original is cool also' Arnaud Rebotini (Blackstrobe) ´I like the Orignal version. Thanks ' Duncan Gray (Tici Taci) ´This is a very pleasant and dreamy surprise. All versions are cool but I think the Nikkname mix may be the one for me. Thanks.' Eric Volta (Four Twenty / Lower East / Dirty Bird) 'i love this whole release :)' Gameboyz (Clouded Vision / Relish) 'Good vibes, Lovegasm remix for me! thx' Severino Panzetta (Horse Meat Disco) 'Lovegasm version is cute ' Billy Scurry (Dublin) 'Great production, lovegasm floating it!' Peza (Magic Feet / A&R edits) 'Really nice atmospheric stuff...like it!' ”

MAG: “FAZE MAG DEUTSCHLAND Drei sehr smoothe und schüchterne Tunes bringt uns das neue Freeride Millenium Release von Jorkes auf die Plattenteller. Das Original bringt noch Broken Beats und atmosphärisch dichte Synthies, wohingegen in der Lovegasm Version alles etwas heraus gedreht und weicher gezeichnet wird. Im „Nikkname Abyssi Mix“ kommen dann straightere Beats, die aber ebenfalls in einem Synthie durchfluteten Bett liegen und sich nur sehr schüchtern hervor wagen. Insgesamt also eine chillige Geschichte, die man gerne Sonntagmittags beim Aftergrillen hört. DJ MAG ITALY A distanza di un paio di mesi, ci ritroviamo nuovamente alle prese con il misterioso duo di Monaco che, nel tero singolo, persegue in „Mindemania“ una sorta di minimalismo elettronico disegnando una trama obliqua scandita dalla netta componente ritmica, che diviene predominante nelle curve ipnotiche e lussuriosedella „Lovegasm Version“. NellÉP che, secondo la descrizione dei due, rappresenta un viaggio nella notte, c´e spazio ancora per un remix che sposa in pieno le atmosfere del pacchetto. MIXMAG DEUTSCHLAND Frischer Wind auf schwarzen Vinyl - Zwischen Slow-House und Nu-Disco liegen die Koordinaten des Münchner Duo Jorkes. Ihre beiden kurz hintereinander erscheinenden EPs feiern die Zusammenarbeit ihres Labels mit dem Imprint Pauls Musique und sind zugleich die Renaissance des Stuttgarter Labels, das Mitte der 90er Vorreiter des kurz darauf explodierenden trippigen Lounge-Sounds war. Der Aufbruch zu neuen Ufern scheint gleich zu Beginn im Zentrum des zukünftigen Geschehens angekommen zu sein: „Thank You“ ist ein heimlicher Hit, den das Trio Menage a Trois aus Manchester in einer Soft-Rock-Reduktion präsentiert, die dem Stück das Odeur eines balearischen Klassikers verleiht, einmal mit und einmal ohne Vocals. „Mindemania“ ist ein Track, mit dem ein Set beginnen kann, später am Abend mit der Lovegasm Version einen Deep-House-höhepunkt erreicht und tief in der Nacht auf den ambient-techigen Nikkname-Remix abgeht. RANSOM NOTE UK The chaos which can occur within ones brain is wild, a mania of the mind so to speak. The disorientation was overwhelming as he lay on the wooden floor of the large hall. As he looked up to the ceiling he began to observe swirling patterns, dotted colours and figments of his imagination. A bird flew freely between the walls, its wings flapping loudly in the vast empty space. The walls began to bend and warp, they were rigid no more and suddenly the place was alive with the warwhoops of insanity. He had not ever imagined that life might exist in such a manner, but now he was under its spell there would be going back. Let the mania commence. Jorkes are a Munich based duo with a penchant for creating the odd. Their latest release on Freeride Millenium sees them create an enchanting groove with an erotic twist. ”

RADIO: “Bruzz FM Belgium: Beautiful ep, digging it all the way :) Full support !! FM4 / ORF Austria: Nikkname Abyssi Mix sounds good to me House Nation Radio France: Nice sounds here. & super Nikkname Abyssi Mix ! Will play & SUPPORT ! Proton Radio USA: fresh. love the cool new sounds Ibiza Sonica Spain: great stuff here! Coverage: Radio support confirmed ”

Cosmin Trg — “In Your Body, Kapotasana” on SPORTIV

DJ: “Dave Clarke: Kapotasana is dreamy yet complex. Kangding Ray: This one’s a serious banger Shlømo: In Your Body is incredible! Fred P: One of my favorites Shifted: Right up my strasse The Hacker: In your Body is a hit! Simian Mobile Disco: Kapotasana is the one Peder Mannerfelt: Massive! Laurent Garnier: Yes yes yessssssss - BOTH TRACKS Hunee: Namaste!”

Luciano — “The Great Amael, Audion Rmx” on CADENZA

DJ: “Len Faki (Ostgut Ton) – A great deep spirit on Audion’s remix DJ Deep (Tresor) – nice tracks Cosmin TRG – both mixes are really special Matt Tolfrey (Leftroom) – Moffa & Troxler remix for me Sasha – great remixes Anja Schneider (Mobilee) – Audion mix for me Adam Beyer (Drumcode) – Wow, some Audion A game going on here Jody Wisternoff (Way Out West) – Brilliant stuff, will play Ali Schwarz (Tiefschwarz) – Killer remixes Yousef (Circus) – both mixes are impressive Joris Voorn – great Audion mix Clive Henry (DC10) – liking the Moffa/Troxler mix Simeon Mobile Disco – Both of these are great Tim Green (Cocoon) – Nice set of remixes Cesar Merveille (Cadenza) – Great release Dense & Pika (Hotflush) – Decent! Nicole Moudaber – Digging it! Phil Kieran (Cocoon) – These are cool Danny Howells – wow, what a stunner remix from Audion, in fact both are amazing ”

ONLINE: “Resident Advisor (news) - https://www.residentadvisor.net/news.aspx?id=36220 Mixmag (stream) – http://mixmag.net/read/luciano-audion-remix-premieres Electronic Beats (stream) – http://www.electronicbeats.net/feed/seth-troxler-reworks-new-luciano-tune-phil-moffa/ iTunes - https://itunes.apple.com/us/post/idsa.52c84139-7a70-11e6-8eff-d5249d51bd55 6am-Group - http://bit.ly/2cLghX4 ”

RADIO: “Pete Tong (BBC Radio 1) - http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07tz3fk John Digweed (Transitions) - http://www.protonradio.com/show.php?showid=348 Seth Troxler (BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix) - http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07w9rzx ”

SOCIAL MEDIA: “Links & posts on Cadenza Music Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/CadenzaMusic) week of release to 128’913 followers Links & posts on Luciano Facebook https://www.facebook.com/lucianocadenza week of release to 1,069,174 followers Links & posts on Mathew Dear/Audion Facebook https://www.facebook.com/matthewdear/ week of release to 91’169 followers Links & posts on Seth Troxler Facebook https://www.facebook.com/sethtroxlerofficial week of release to 512’915 followers Links & posts on Phil Moffa Facebook https://www.facebook.com/phil.moffa week of release to 4’572 followers Links & posts on Cadenza Twitter week of release to 31.2K followers Links & posts on Luciano Twitter week of release to 80.6K followers Links & posts on www.cadenzamusic.net ”

Homeboy — “The Heart Is Where Homeboy Is” on HOUSE IS OK

DJ: “Jacques Renault “sounding nice man, will test em out” Axel Boman “Bombon!” Tensnake “bombon is great, thanks” Eli / Soul Clap “So diverse and musicaly dope! Love the label and this is a great next step.” Hot Toddy / Crazy P “Interesting and diverse ep” OOFT! “Digging the vibe on Bombon :)” severino panzetta / Horse Meat Disco “YES GOOD VIBE” Bill Brewster “Livada is very odd, strange rhythms all over the place, but it works. Like it.” Red Rack'em “I am totally digging the musicality of Livada - totally my bag - nice one! Kornati Sunsets is dope too. Great stuff big ups!” Craig Smith / 6th Borough Project “Fresh vibes. Whole Ep is nice.” shir khan “love homeboy.” Iron Curtis “bombon is so nice!! cheers johannes” Jose Padilla “thanks” Casino Times “Yeah this real gooood! Loving Bombon x””

Non-operational People — “Organic Transmission” on VAKANT

DJ: “„Really Like Octogonal Liberty :)“ Anja Schneider „really good Grooves here!!i´ll play the Octagonal Library!!-))“ Mathias Kaden „cool grooves thanx!“ Slam „nice going forward here. cool cuts!“ Adriatique „dope grooves!“ Baikal „sounds cool!“ Jamie Jones „"gerät"!!!!!!“ Marc Schneider „nice atmosphere on octogonal library. thx!“ Sonja Moonear „great release! full support!“ Sebo K „4/5 Thx“ Marcel Dettmann ”

MEDIA: “- Boiler Room Debut von ‚Octogonal Library‘ am 05.10.2016 - Reviews: RA, Watch The Hype, Data Tranmission, mehr TBC.”

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