track & free download "Electronic Disturbances" // PRESS*PLAY>>
"ELECTRONIC DISTURBANCES" by JOSE MARQUEZ // house
Los Angeles based producer/DJ Jose Marquez drops deep
track & free download "Electronic Disturbances" // PRESS*PLAY>>
HAPPY BIRTHDAY* LOUIE VEGA // house | latin grooves | dj | producer | remixer | icon
"Luis Fernando Vega (born June 12, 1965), better known as "Little" Louie Vega, is an American musician of Puerto Ricanancestry. He is one half of the Masters At Work musical production team. He was born to a musician family, as his father, Luis Vager, was a jazz saxophonist, and his uncle was singer Héctor Lavoe of the Fania All-Stars, and he started his DJcareer spinning records at the age of 13.
By 1985, Louie who is cousin to Eric Vega, popular event creator and promoter in New York City began playing house and block parties in his local Bronx neighborhood of New York, as well as engineering and mixing. (Erasure's The Two Ring Circus features his earliest dabblings in the studio.) His first nightclub residency was at the Devil's Nest, in the Bronx, and later he moved to Roseland, Studio 54 and the Palladium in Manhattan. During the 1990s, Vega was playing at one of the most influential nightclubs for house music, The Sound Factory Bar. By the mid 1990s, the Masters At Work team had Vega spending less time behind the turntables and more time in the studio as part of the team's remixers." ~ read full bio via wikipedia
WATCH LOUIE VEGA's DJ SET at the BOILER ROOM in LONDON // PRESS*PLAY>>
"HEARTBREAKER" (JULIUS ABEL REMIX) by ALICE RUSSELL // soul | house
Producer Julius Abel remixes Alice Russell's "Heartbreaker" into a soulful house experience. // PRESS*PLAY>>
"MOODYWOMAN" by ANHANGUERA // house | electronic
Artists: Anhanguera // Album: Time Machine EP // Date: March 23rd, 2015 // Label:Marakuja // PRESS*PLAY>>
"HOLDING SPACE" FT. SÓLÁS B LAGLEE
(DJEFF AFROZILA REMIX) by CECIL // afro house
Bay Area, California producer/DJ Cecil's newly released track on Ocha Records
"Holding Space" ft. Sólás B. Lalgee gets a soulful remix by Djeff // PRESS*PLAY>>
"LOYAL PEOPLE" by MIGOSY // afro house
A WORD via OFFERING RECORDS //
"Hailing from the Netherlands, Migosy has been releasing quality music for the past couple of years. Supported and musically influenced by the likes of Gregor Salto and Rancido to name a few he is indeed a fast rising star in the Afro/Underground House Music.
Migosy now graces Offering Recordings with "Loyal People". A release that is sure to transcend the listener and dancer to a dimension where not only the drums and synths are elevating the body and soul but the inner message touches the mind. Loyalty and commitment to people, craft and vision." // 'LOYAL PEOPLE' scheduled to release June 10th // PRESS*PLAY>>
"SUNDAY MORNING" from forthcoming album 'UNIVERSES'
by SEVEN DAVIS JR. // boogie | disco | electronic | funk | house | trip-hop | electronic
A WORD via SEVEN DAVIS JR. //
"From time to time a DJ or producer comes along who transcends a particular scene, bridges the gap between disparate movements and unites tribal music fans. Seven has that talismanic quality. His productions have a rawness… a loose-knit, lolloping groove that seduces even the most steadfastly stubborn of hips.
On 24th July 2015, Seven Davis Jr will release his debut album Universes via Ninja Tune – his most honest and heartfelt musical statement to date. Recorded in LA, San Francisco, Amsterdam and London, it’s a unique exploration of his musical landscape, traversing tempos and flipping styles with typical panache but always embedded in the bedrock of soul and funk. Deeply personal, the record brings a positive message rooted in freedom, integrity and self-improvement: “Finding your place. Knowing yourself. Being where you belong.”
Born in Houston, Texas, before relocating to Northern California, Seven Davis Jr was raised on the classics – from Michael Jackson and Prince to Stevie Wonder and Aretha Franklin. He studied gospel and jazz singing, channeling the spirit of heroes Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole and Burt Bacharach. During his teenage years he discovered dance music, specifically house and jungle, which coincided with a period of substance abuse and a downturn in his fortune and wellbeing. However, dragging himself up and out of this abyss, Seven emerged from these dark times stronger and more resilient than ever, determined to spread positivity through his music.
SDJR’s early Bandcamp output was more closely aligned to Los Angeles’ vibrant left-leaning electronic underground. Nurtured by the Hit+Run crew, he owes his first official release to Kutmah (who bagged ‘Thanks’ for his Worldwide Family Vol.2 compilation on Gilles Peterson’s Brownswood imprint in 2012). It was the only four-to-the-floor jam on an album curated by a DJ who is rarely drawn to that style and that fact alone is significant.
When he’s making straight ahead house music, the swing is reminiscent of classic Todd Edwards and the drums bump ‘n’ shuffle like Tuff Jam and Derrick Carter. And the vocals… well at times it’s like he’s channeling the spirit of George Clinton, offset with the sweet character of Peven Everett – the perfect balance of rough and smooth – it’s that undeniable funk that hooks in the hip-hop fans, the cats that don’t generally mess with “house” music. ‘Good Vibes’ (feat. Julio Bashmore) nails this dynamic in a whirlwind 3 mins 18 secs that recalls Daft Punk at their boisterous best – proof that sometimes all you need is a chopped-up disco loop and a hook.
Elsewhere on Universes Seven brings a similar soulful energy that Moodymann or Theo Parrish purvey. ‘Sunday Morning’ picks up where Seven’s Wild Hearts 12” left off, a mighty ditty with the cheeky mantra “I bet ya never had a love like this before?” sitting pretty upon bustling drums and bass punctuated with snatches of guitar. “It’s about having healthy confidence in yourself and what you can offer the world,” says Seven. There are more introspective moments on the record too – such as ‘Fighters’ and ‘Afterlife’ (feat. Kutmah) – that explore murkier downtempo depths. Seven refers to them as “ballads”.
Seven is a unifying force and the well of support for his endeavours runs deep, from Mos Def to Four Tet to Julio Bashmore and way beyond. As an intergalactic soul record Universes delivers on all fronts, admirably showcasing the breadth and depth of SDJR’s productions and the honesty and humour that makes his music so instantly recogniseable. Catch him in this cosmos before he jets off to another time and space." // PRESS*PLAY>>
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