Release date: 01/11/2019
Label: Four 40 Records
Heavy hitting dirteh business!!
“Well what a combination we have here, as we invite the legendary pairing of Vital Techniques and General Levy back to Four40 on remix duty, as the team return alongside some ferocious reworks and a bag of top notch guests for one our favourite ever producer-vocalist link ups.
First of all, we jump into the official vocal remix, for which we invite a host of the country’s highest ranking vocalists to get involved, including Dread MC, Devilman & Killa P, who all supply some major heat with their high energy appearances, chopping and changing rapid fire flows.
We are also lucky enough to grab a pair of very exciting remixes, as we first invite the ever-evolving sounds of 9TRANE jump into remix mode, refitting the grimey original with a set of heavy, darkened techy bass themes, followed up by DeadbeatUK’s super wonky bassline refurbishment. What a selection!“
A basement studio in southern Stockholm, October 1989. If anyone would have told BTECH label boss/producer Jan Ekholm and DJ team Quartz that the samples and drum loops they were playing around with this Sunday afternoon would become a house classic, they would have laughed.
But the result, ”Let’s Get Busy”, wasn’t only a huge club hit when released in early 1990 under the name Clubland (with a No 1 in the Billboard Club Chart as the biggest achievement). 30 years later, it is indeed a true house classic.
Clubland followed up ”Let’s Get Busy” with a string of even bigger hits, such as ”Hold On (Tighter To Love)”, ”Set Me Free” and ”(I’m Under) Love Strain”. But despite the success, ”Let’s Get Busy” is the track that has stood the test of time, and is still being played by DJs all over the world.
This fall, by public demand, we’re bringing you Clubland again with a selection of re-issues and new remixes. The obvious track to begin with is of course – ”Let’s Get Busy”.
For the second part of the ”Let’s Get Busy” 2019 package, UK garage legend Grant Nelson dusted off the 30 year old tape and came out with a chunky remix, taking the track into the next decade.
”I’m really happy with the result, it’s got the oldskool flavour in there for fans of the original and a nice switch up to some funky tribal beats for the nuskool”, says Grant Nelson.
Release Date: Out Now
Label: Lost On You Records
Lost on You is the first electronic record label and benefit program to donate all money raised from the album sales to help with the fight against malnutrition, better health, and sanitary problems in the poorest parts of Africa.
By offering you the chance to swap a piece of music for invaluable aid to those in the most troubling of circumstances, Lost On You are changing the way we consume electronic music and the effect it can have on spaces far bigger than the dancefloor. Join the revolution.
Release Date: 25 Oct 2019
Record Label: Dee Vu Records
26 Year Old DJ & Producer from Scotland. Resident DJ at the Woodpecker Lanark and performed UK wide including headlining 2 of the largest car festivals in Europe.
His productions have earned him over 2 million streams across all platforms and have had support from some of the largest Radio stations and DJ’s such as BBC RADIO, KISS FM, Mark Knight, MK, RTÉ 2FM, Futurism, DJ EZ, Joel Corry.
His latest track is his take on the club classic ‘Flowers’ which feature the vocals of Robbie Hutton.
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Release Date: 18 October 2019
Label: Kyla Reid
The sweetheart of the UK’s urban music scene, Kyla first broke into wider recognition with her single ‘Do You Mind’, a track that became synonymous with club culture and the break of homegrown Funky House into the mainstream. In fact, the track became that embedded in the rich tapestry of UK culture at the height of the genres reign, that almost 10 years later, Drake sampled the instantly recognisable lyrics for the number 1 smash record ‘One Dance’.
For her latest release, Kyla gets ‘Personal’, drawing on the elements that move her and run through her own ‘Personal’ fabric as an individual and an artist. Premiered with R&B King, DJ Ace on BBC Radio 1Xtra, the new, self-released record via her own label Reid & Wright, has an undercurrent of reggae cursing through the beat whilst the experienced, fluid delivery and songwriting melt together to create an impassioned, soulful, R&B, dance-inducing moment with another knock-our hook from the lovable star.
Working alongside some of the greatest producers, labels and artists across the globe, Kyla has seen her work released through Virgin Records, Sony (Ministry of Sound) and Universal as well as working with Popcaan, Wiley, Naughty Boy, Bashy and more. Her accolades include 3 Billboard awards, a place in the Guinness Book of Records and holding a number 1 record for 15 consecutive weeks in the UK.
Currently adding to her repertoire of music cuts and building her own independent label, Kyla explains: “I wanted to release something that I love and something I feel personally represents me rather than just ticking the boxes, ‘Personal’ does that”. Ironically Kyla is releasing ‘Personal’ at a very personal stage of her life and proves exactly why she embodies everything an empowering career woman is and why she has not only survived but blossomed with over a decade in the music industry. Not only is she preparing to welcome her second child to the world but she is also battling with a rare pregnancy complication called ‘Hyperemesis Gravidarum’, often resulting in hospital treatment and bedrest. However rather than succumb to its physical constraints Kyla has committed to continue building her career and label, and merely add in an awareness project surrounding the condition too.
The next release on OneFold DGTL comes in the form of a single from Jey Kurmis, with his undeniably unique and quirky tech-house sound. ‘Xandra’ also gets a remix from Daylight Robbery frontman, Jojo Angel.
‘Xandra’ oozes Jey’s signature chugging style throughout. Gritty, gloopy and twisted in every possible sense, the track offers an interesting palette and is a definite vibe setter. Punchy drums, dominant low-end make a solid adversary to the weird and wonderful world of Jey’s pitched, chopped and stretched production techniques. As always, an impossible to pigeonhole track, from one of the most unique guys in the business.
Jojo Angel follows up with a tribal-inspired high-energy remix. Piercing kicks and layers of shuffled rhythm sit on top of a rough bass synth, creative fills and hints of rave. A record with an ominous tinge to it, guaranteed to punch a hole through even the hardest of dancefloors – segmented by scene-setting bridges and blistering buildups, making it a statement track for those prime time sets.
Release Date: 18 October 2019
Ben Rainey returns to Deevu with another huge release! This time teaming up with Lewis Roper to bring you ‘I Surrender’.
Enlisting the vocals of Emmie Craft and Luke J West, and co-written by John McIntyre, this piano house banger with gripping riffs and catchy vocals is sure to be a success on any dancefloor.
Release Date: 1 November 2019
Lazy Starfish Records
Neslo and his gang of trusty Firebirds took some time off over the Australian Winter to study the art of Funk with some monks in Tibet. They are now back in action with some serious funk weapons…
“Movin On” is a Disco House weapon with plenty of groove. On the remix front, Olsen is back for a cameo with his mate Neslo. Toughening up the original and making it “after-dark” friendly. To package it all up, Skorpio adds some serious funk-break action, putting the icing on the funk-i-licious cake..