Win Tickets to See Kaskade in London!

Now for those of you who are fans of Kaskade, we would like to offer you the opportunity for you and a friend to see
the Electronic superstar and house music pioneer arrive in the capital as part of his extensive 2016 European tour for his only UK show of the year. Taking place at London’s favourite auditorium Electric Brixton on Saturday 12th November, this special one-off date will see the US sensation showcase his trademark brilliance in ways we’ve never seen before.

This follows Kaskade’s previous London visit back in December which resulted in a spectacular sold out date at The Steelyard. With anticipation growing for his return ever since that unforgettable night, we’re extremely excited to bring him back to the capital city for another non-stop session of his incredible sounds. Kaskade will also be joined on the night by some very special guests yet to be announced.

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ATFC – Turok

Now when it comes to ATFC, his tracks have been in my record box since the ‘vinyl days’! As Seamus Haji States “ATFC is not a football team, in fact it’s one man who stands alone in his quest for keeping the funk alive & kickin and he’s been doing so for over a decade. He is Aydin The Funki Chile! Big Love”

So it is very exciting to see the release of ‘Turok’. A little jackin, a touch hip house, a wee bit Techy and most certainly floor friendly. The track also includes a chanting vocal sample i think everyone will be trying to remember & then track i.d on the dance floor!

‘Turok’ is now already sitting nicely at number 10 on the Traxsource top 10, as did his previous release ‘Git Yo Hands Up’ out on Defected.

The release’s predictions suggest it will make quite the imprint on Ibiza this year, I agree. With Support already from Bob Sinclar, Mark Knight, The Shapeshifters, Seamus Haji.

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Roger Sanchez – Morning Prayer (Franky Rizardo Remix)

So, Franky’s recent release out on Defected ‘Keep My Cool’ Im not only jammin out over the summer, I’m also having sneaky listens at home, work… It is one of those tracks you don’t get bored of. I think also from a producer perspective the progression & teasing of the bass throughout is artwork. I think the cut off is automated very nicely throughout and accompanies the vocals.

Now it’s a pleasure to have come across his new remix for Roger Sanchez titled ‘Morning Prayer’Once again, he creates a simple, clean and effective groove with the nicely crafted vocal.

Sometimes we only process the main vocal as a raver on the dance floor, buzzing for the drop.. we forget to tune in to the intricate effected vocals that keep the tune’s momentum in flow, fun and interesting.

Frankly Franky, all I can say is.. Keep them tune coming mate!

Dennis Ferrer & Ben Westbeech – Right Thing

Well where do I start. Dennis Ferrer, a passionate DJ & Producer plus all-round fun and likeable chap! With a deep knowledge of the past and a constant push for the future, Ferrer remains one of the true greats of house music – a leader and innovator whose enjoying the buzz around him but keeping on pushing the limits.

This time Ferrer is teaming up with another artist I have a lot of time for… Ben Westbeech (aka Breach). Ben was responsible for two top-ten hits in 2013, the iconic bassline track ‘Jack’ followed by ‘Everything You Never Had (We Had It All)’, of which I and many other DJ’s have jammed out a lot.

This track with Dennis is a departure from the jacked-up style of those records, with more of a laidback, steadily building, main-room vibe. A catchy, silky-smooth vocal compliments Dennis’ customarily watertight production, making for an expansive, symphonic track that is sure to get hands raised on the dancefloor. For Dennis Ferrer fans this makes for an extraordinary return to Defected, and an indication of plenty more sensational new music coming right up.

The hugely successful partnership between Dennis Ferrer and Defected has a remarkable and prolific history. Some of Defected’s largest crossover hits have been delivered courtesy of Dennis’ incredibly intuitive production skills and when the two names are associated, the music is guaranteed to be ground-breaking. To everyone’s delight Dennis has an equally huge year coming up – this track with Ben being the first taste of what you can expect from his forthcoming album.

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Exclusive Interview :: SIMEON BELLE

Here is the latest interview from our writer; Dmarco, as he meets Simeon Belle..

So it was around early 2015 I started hearing the name ‘Simeon Belle’ bopping about, rumour had it he was rising up and would be one to watch, the rumours were right. I wondered how I could meet this fashionable chap, rocking the cool garms, afro and snazzy beard. Turns out he’s a quite the socialite, so all I had to do was get out of the studio more, socialise and I’d be sure to catch him in a club, so I did… and we had a good chat!

Marcus: When did you start DJing, and what or who were your early passions and influences?

Simeon: I started DJing about 12 years ago. I started to learn after I had started producing tracks and thought it would be a good way to get my stuff heard. I was influenced by the garage scene – Karl ‘tuff enuff’ Brown, DJ EZ just to name a couple.

Marcus: What do you personally consider to be the incisive moments in your artistic career?

Simeon: The signing of my first EP was real special moment, it gave me the belief and confidence to go forward with things.

Marcus: What are currently your main challenges as a DJ? What is it about DJing, compared to, say, producing your own music, that makes it interesting for you?

Simeon: The main challenge is to stand out from everyone else, playing a lot of my own productions helps me to do this.

Marcus: What do you usually start with when preparing for a set?

Simeon: I like to have an idea of what I’m going to play first and through the set, but I’m not too firm with this as you have to see how the crowd react so usually I put a list together.

Marcus: What makes you decide to play a particular record during one of your sets? Is there a criteria other than pure subjectivity, for selecting what to play at a gig?

Simeon: I like to have an idea of what I’m going to play first and through the set, but I’m not too firm with this as you have to see how the crowd react so usually I put a list together.

Marcus: So we have all been hearing the word’s ‘Huarache Hoes’ being sung amongst a few dance floors & over a few airwaves with Lorelle on Reprezent & also Jess Bays on Kiss 100. Tell us a bit about this track and how it came about…?

Simeon: Hahaha…. I came up with the concept quite a while back and was waiting for the right track to go with for it, so I had the backing track and I was going to perform the vocals myself like I did on my track differently, but SJ happened to be there when I wanted to lay vocals on it and he killed it, and made it as catchy as I hoped it would be. The actual concept came through me seeing a lot of people wearing huaraches everywhere and although the word hoe is used, I wasn’t meant in a derogatory way I just wanted to create a fun track!

“I was influenced by the garage scene; Karl ‘Tuff Enuff’ Brown & DJ EZ to name a couple”

simeonbelle2Marcus: Now then, we’re looking forward to your next release ‘The Drop’ out with Arcko Digital on the 6th of June. What other tracks have your got in the pipeline & are you collaborating, remixing or continuing with some more of your own Jams?

Simeon: I have some remixes that I’m working on and some collaborations too. I will have a track coming out on Happy Records (Spain) called ‘What do you want’ soon, and remix a did for Louie Anderson called ‘Warning’.

Marcus: As we continue to keep up to date with your social media around the globe, tell us more about your recent trips to Bali & the Gilli Island, & what else you have in store for us to catch you in the summer?

Simeon: My trip was great, I played a few really cool parties and got to work in the W Sound Suite. I have a residency with Locker Room Records over the summer, we take over Cargo (Shoreditch, London) for a series of day parties, plus we also have the 1st birthday of the label coming up on the 2nd of July not to be missed!

Marcus: Now before we depart, could you share with our readers one interesting fact about Simeon Belle that they don’t know….?

Simeon: I have always been artistic and have painted shop signs, graffiti and designed clothing!

Catch Simeon at Locker Room Sunday’s on June 12th 2016 at Cargo. To see the full lineup.. CLICK HERE

– Marcus Ali (Dmarco), Public House UK.

Here you can listen to Simeon’s forthcoming release ‘The Drop’ on Arcko Digital, out Monday 6th of June…

Moonwalk – Eclipse

Kittball latest release for 2016 brings us the Italian duo Moonwalk aka Mauro Morabello Morabito and Dario Vizioli from Naples.

Their music has been released on: Diynamic “Free from your love”, Mexa rec. with the charting Girl for you, playlisted by many DJs including Solomun and Tiesto, Lo:Rise, a sister label of Defected Records.

The Eclipse EP consists of three intense tracks packed with very progressive melodic synths and emotive sample work, connecting the soul of modern House and Deep House with the vintage appeal of European Electronica as an overall package.

Personally out the three I am feeling Eclipse, I think this will sound epic on a good system in a main room!
Kitball’s releases throughout 2015 were all top releases, so we cant wait to see whats in store for of 2016!

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Barry Obzee & Lawrence Friend – Going On

These two have certainly chosen a superb release to get their year started. Out now on Vamos Music which started back in 2012 by Rio Dela Duna within the Housesession label group. Becoming quickly an undisputed label in the house scene, the label is supported by Roger Sanchez, Richie Hawtin, Bob Sinclar, Erick Morillo, David Herrero..

Initially you can tell it’s Barry & Lawrence’s groove from the get go. They have really started to create a signature sound from their grooving drums & rolling percussion..

With effective timing that builds anticipation they introduce “We got a beat going on” sample, teased in then building into the main drop. Nice low cut drums and trippy spacey atmospheric pads and stabs that fills the room before rolling nicely out into that deep rolling bass.

With other recent popular releases out on Jango, Rezonation & Jungle Funk, these two have plenty more dancefloors tricks up their sleeve! I Will be grooving this one into the next Arcko Digital Podcast!

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Rene Amesz – Clan Nancy

Here is Toolroom’s last release of 2015 from Rene Amesz. Rene has had an absolutely incredible year over the Summer, Like It Deep was rooted firmly at the number 1 spot on the tech house genre page for 27 days and spent over 4 Months in the overall top 100.

Big then followed and mirrored previous successes before underground giants Suara played host to Running Out Of Black, which once again was a huge success. Clan Nancy epitomises Renes sound and reflects where he stands musically.

Those unmistakable tough drums, low-slung bass line and seductive, chopped vocals, this is pure gold from Amesz and a perfect way for Toolroom to close the door on what has been an incredible 2015.

A passionate producer who loves what he does, check out his Facebook for up to date videos live from the studio and follow the magic behind the scenes! Watch out for Rene’s future releases in in 2016! There will be more weapon’s for the dance floor!

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Stefano Noferini & Jesus Galan – Guarana

Deeperfect demonstrates once again how even a two tracker release can contain all the elements that made it one of the world’s leading electronic music labels, and who is better than the label’s head himself, Stefano Noferini.

His current release together with Jesus Galan, “Guarana”, begins with their own original creation: distant voices, Brazilian beats, the world famous Guarana vocals, and incredible percussions that send us into the drops, waiting anxiously for the powerful kick to return.

Certainly a tune I know will be warming up many dance floors into 2016! Out now Exclusively to Beatport.

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Sidney Charles – I Need You

Out today – Sidney Charles is back and kickstarting the year with a banger out on TrueSoul. I Think most people can hold there hands up and say they’ve stomped too a few Sidney Charles tracks on the dance floor.. On this occasion, you will be doing the same again!

With solid industrial drums and a low end that work’s nicely rolling with the percussion, a ‘computer game’ like digital synth sound arpeggiates as the drums get low cut filtered out and the Vocals discreetly filter in.

There is great anticipation in the drop with rides pitching out to the main Vocal, rolling out into the grooving drop.

As Sidney’s bag’s are packed and ready to depart on his 2 month tour & your out to watch a line up he’ll be involved in, you’ll be raving to this one!

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James the Cat – Love Affair

The Cat’s bringing the funk back, here with ‘Love Affair’ signed to Soulful Legends. Here is a track that will get pretty much anyone & everyone on the dance floor!

With a gentle disco groove and nice percussion, the nicely crafted vocal the Cat has got grooving with the funky bass and strings. Teasing us with vocal loops, fx and vox shots, it keeps us moving throughout!

To Catch this ledge in the mix sometime, checkout Supernature in Manchester!

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