Wednesday, 22 October 2008

Nic Fanciulli - October '08 Hotmix

Nic Fanciulli have kindly rustled up a fab 60 minute Hotmix especially for the NRK site. Fanciulli has to be one of the busiest DJs on the circuit right now, clocking up ridiculous amounts of miles a month in order to take his sounds to the farthest reaches of the globe. On this brand new Hotmix, we get to hear some of the recent grooves that have been floating Nic's boat, and rocking crowds and festivals of late.

Nic is also one half of Skylark. Along with Andy Chatterley, the guys have recently released their debut album on NRK Music/Saved Music, and a belter of a project it is too. "i-Panik" contains 11 brand new Skylark productions, touching all areas of modern electronic dance from deep Detroit influences to driving European beats and beyond. "i-Panik" is cleverly accompanied by a bonus remix disc; Fanciulli & Chatterley drew up a wish list of remixers to tackle tracks from the album, and each remixer in turn delivered outstanding versions. The roll call includes Funk D'Void, Manuel Tur, Joris Voorn, UNKLE, Davide Squillace and Joe Mull, and the remix disc provides some amazing re-interpretations of Skylark's originals.

Skylark - i-Panik CD
Nic Fanciulli October '08 Hotmix

Ron Trent "Tribute" Mix

Created in March 2007 to co-incide with the release of Ron Trent's Coast2Coast mix on NRK, this "Tribute" Mix, by NRK label boss Nick Harris, features some classic RT productions and remixes, as well as collaborations with Chez Damier, who partnered Trent in so many classic productions over the years.

1. Inner City - Do Me Right (Ron Trent & Chez Damier Urban Sound Gallery Vocal Mix)
2. Patrick Green feat. Ebony - Flor Del Mar (Trinadian Deep Remix)
3. Ron & Chez - Hip To Be Disillusioned Vol. 1
4. Chez & Ron - Warfare (Chez D Underground Mix)
5. Chez N Trent - The Choice (Windy City Club Mix)
6. Naomi Daniel - Feel The Fire (Chez N Trent Dub)
7. Batidos - Tengo Sed (Ron Trent Mix)
8. Ron Trent - Love To The World
9. Dajae - Day By Day (Chez N Trent Dub)
10. Ron T & Chez D - The Meaning
11. Kreem ft. Jennifer Kendall (Chez N Trent Club Mix)
12. Ron Trent - Altered States

Info on Ron Trent's Coast2Coast

Monday, 6 October 2008

Diggin The Vaults: Brigade Honchos - Mixed by Mazi

Honchos Music, NRK's sub label that ran from 2000-2006, released just shy of 50 releases, including underground goodies from the likes of Ian Pooley & Magik J, DJ Dan, D'Julz, AJ Scent, Noel Nanton, Jamie Anderson and George T. Presenting a more trackier and tribal sound to NRK's polished deep house sound, Honchos Music was a firm favourite with a lot of tech-house and tribal DJs of the day.

Honchos one and only label comp, "Brigade Honchos" was released in 2003, and compiled and mixed by Mazi, AKA Audio Soul Project. A veritable romp through the label's catalogue up til '03, CD01 started the ride on a deeper and diskofied tip, taking in tracks from Tony Thomas, Dirty Gringo, Ian Pooley and Mood II Swing. CD02 went darker and more percussive, with remixes from Peace Division, Dano, Piliavin & Zimbardo and more cranking up the tempos.

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Christian Prommer's remixes of Hot Lizard available exclusively on Beatport

German electronic artist, Christian Prommer, has remixed the classic Hot Lizard production, “The Theme”. Prommer is well known for his output on the labels Compost and Sonar Kollectiv, his highly percussive Drumlesson project as well as his involvement in the groups Fauna Flash, Truby Trio and Voom:Voom. On “The Theme” however, Prommer goes solo for a smooth and pulsating remix; utilising elements of the original mix and the classic 1995 Carl Craig remix with some dramatic strings and shimmering hi-hats.

Prommer's remixes of "The Theme" are available now exclusively on Beatport alongside the Original 1995 Carl Craig remix. A 12" release, featuring Prommer's mixes, and the 19965 Love From San Francisco remix, is available now from the NRK webshop.

Christian Prommer Remix

New Audio Soul Project EP coming soon with remixes from Vincenzo & Scope

Audio Soul Project, AKA Mazi Namvar, makes a welcome return back to NRK this month with a brand new production, "Don't Sleep". Featuring Nathan Drew Larsen on vocal duties, Mazi carves out a great jackin analogue house track that works great with Nathan's deadpan vocal delivery. On the remix duties, Vincenzo from Berlin weighs in with a fabulously deep house working, very atmospheric, floaty and warm. Vincenzo should be no stranger to house heads, with lots of great productions and remixes on labels like Poker Flat, Dessous, Liebe Detail and Naked Music. Also supplying a fantastic remix is Belfast's Scope, AKA Ric McCelland, a producer who is creating some great deep music right now, and has recently had his "Omoplata" track released on NRK.

Don't Sleep gets an exclusive release on Beatport in November. Check out the audio clips below.

Don't Sleep (Original Mix)
Don't Sleep (Vincenzo Remix)

Deep Sensation II - Mixed by Nick Harris - out now

Deep Sensation II collects the varied deep and techy sounds of one of the UKs longest running record labels. Mixed by head honcho, Nick Harris, and accompanied by a bonus DJ friendly unmixed disc, Deep Sensation 2 is crisp and cool romp through the labels recent catalogue, with a couple of older classics thrown in for revival pressure! Available now from the NRK webshop

Cutting edge talent is represented by artists such as Will Saul, Chymera, Wahoo (AKA Innervision’s Dixon) and Scope, who rub shoulders with established producers and long time NRK affiliates, Joey Negro, Nick Holder, Miguel Migs and Foremost Poets. The various flavours of underground house are represented here, but presented with a consistent flow and energy.

Hi-light tracks include Magik J’s recent rub of Foremost Poets (a remix that sat at the top of the Beatport download charts for many weeks), Matthias Heilbron’s techy garage cut “Brooklyn Sub”, Charles Webster’s beautiful deep “Acid Mix” of Shara Nelson’s vocal track “Go That Deep” and Will Saul’s deep, minimal soul sound in his remix of Chymera’s massive “Wish” cut.

Diggin The Vaults: Jon Marsh - nite:life 01

NRK's nite:life mix CD series started in 2000, and we selected Jon Marsh to kick start the series, which ran up to 2004, and featured 20 mix compilations from some of the world's most popular deep house, techno and progressive DJs.

Long since deleted, we bring you Jon's mix in full to download. Featuring cuts from Nick Holder, DJ Spen, Aaron Carl, David Alvarado, Dano and Halo Varga, nite:life 01 captures the Beloved mainman in dancefloor mode, twisting and snaking the deep rhythms with vocals, deep keys and tribal undertones.