Friday, 28 August 2009

Spencer Parker debuts new EP for NRK

Following on from his huge remix of Foremost Poet's "Moonraker", berlin based Spencer Parker debuts a couple of original productions on NRK this Autumn, with the release of a two track EP. "Do You, Do You", and "You Got Me" will be released in October, with a remix from Alexkid.

"You Got Me" is no nonsense trackhead material; nagging sleaze vocal, beefy old skool bass and bouncing percussion. On the remix duties, NRK are pleased to enlist F Comm old timer, Alexkid, who delivers a gritty and raw remake. Alexid has also just released an album for Cadenza's (Luciano) offshoot label, Split Compilation, and we expect to hear lots more great music from him over the coming months.

"Do You, Do You" gets Spencer is jacktronic mode, delivering a hyped up, jackin sax trak, reminiscent of those old Chicago records on the liles of Dance Mania and Relief. Definately an EP for the trackheads!

Spencer has risen up the ranks over the last couple of years, and is currently enjoying a blinding run of killer releases, remixes, and global DJ gigs. His tracks for Buzzin Fly, Rekids, Liebe, Saved and Tsuba have become firm favourites with many peeps out there, and his remixes for the likes of Skint and Om Records have catapulted his sounds far and wide.

"Do You, Do You", and "You Got Me" will be released on 12" vinyl and digital download in October.

"You Got Me"

"Do You, Do You"
"You Got Me" (Alexkid Defmix)

Monday, 24 August 2009

Kruse & Nuernberg on the remix of Scope's "This Rhythm"

After a year long hiatus from single releases, Bristol (UK) based veteran house imprint NRK Music return with “This Rhythm” from Ric McClelland aka Scope.

With previous releases for Urban Torque and Plastic City, McClelland has established himself as one of the new breed of deep house producers, fusing the warmth and musicality of classic house sounds with modern production and arrangement.

“This Rhythm” is a shining example of McClellands approach to house, with percussion loops, Detroit string stabs and filtered chords all vying for attention while a subtle spoken vocal threads itself throughout.

Florian Kruse and Nils Nurenberg handle remix number one and turn in the sort of peak time mix the pair are known for. Firmly in the neo-Chicago realms of house, the mix builds with fluidity and uses simple but effective drops to make the most of the original’s chords and stabs. Already being played by Richie Hawtin, Doc Martin, Jimpster and Loco Dice, it's looking like this K&N remix will seriously kickstart the duo's production plans for this year!

Finally, long standing NRK A&R Nick Harris serves up an all too rare remix. Having been responsible for the development of many a big name in house music, Harris is about as safe a pair of hands as it gets and his mix more than proves that. Simple and effective is a suitable cliché begging to be employed here as Harris strips things back to drums and bass yet manages to retain the originals vibe through well placed flourishes.

This is a welcome return to singles for a label which has been synonymous with the word “house” for over ten years, and there’s more to come…

"This Rhythm" is releases on digital and 12" vinyl on 28th September. Check out the audio clips below....

Original Mix

Kruse & Nuernberg Mix

Nick Harris Mix

Steve Bug - The Lab 02 - coming soon

Respected German producer/DJ/label entrepreneur, Steve Bug, follows in the footsteps of Loco Dice, in compiling and mixing a double CD mix for NRK Music’s “The Lab” series. Committed to showcasing the house scene’s most innovative and technologically advanced DJs, “The Lab” is shaping up to be a series worth keeping your ears to the ground for.

Starting his career, quite aptly on the party isle of Ibiza, back in 1991, Steve Bug AKA Stefan Brugesch, broke into production in the early 90s, recording for the now legendary Hamburg based Superstition Recordings. A string of early releases (including one for Felix Da Housecat’s fledgling Radikal Fear label), shaped the ‘Steve Bug’ sound of minimal techno house aimed squarely at the dancefloor. By 1998, Bug had set up two record labels to reflect the wealth of talent in his musical circles, namely Poker Flat Recordings and Dessous.

And so it has been the past 10 years, since the inception of his record labels, that Steve Bug has gone from strength to strength, creating both an uber-cool brand in the Poker Flat label and parties, becoming a skilled producer of sleek, seductive house music, and a world renowned DJ with a annual party schedule that takes him to all four corners of the globe.

And so to The Lab, a double disc treat from Bug that does not disappoint. Over the two discs, Steve shows his depth of DJ style, encompassing more deeper house sounds on disc one, and heady “tech” flavoured grooves on disc two. Showcasing many “leaders of the new school”, from the likes of Motor City Drum Ensemble (MCDE), DJ Koze, Ben Klock, Audiofly, Markus Worgull and Chateau Flight, alongside established artists such as Peace Division, Cobblestone Jazz and Trentmoller, Bug dedicates this Lab mix to those house music producers with an edge and flair for innovative and futuristic sounds. Bug’s “The Lab” mix perhaps sets the trend away from the minimal-by-numbers music from the last couple of years, and pushes the sound to more interesting and deeper territories. The mixes are the sound of now, from the terraces of Ibiza to the beach parties of Croatia, from the underground clubs of Berlin to the sweat soaked warehouses of London and beyond.

Steve Bug - The Lab 02 - is out on September 28th, on mixed 2CD, unmixed 2CD, digital album, and three seperate 12" samplers.


01. Nick Höeppner - Makeover

02. Kevin Griffiths – Cantona Kung Fu

03. Kai Alce feat. Azulu Phantom – Power Thru Pt 3 (Mush Remix)

04. Alex Flitsch & Audiofly – Long Way To Go

05. Rocco – Da Men (Dub)

06. Dplay – Huub Sand

07. Claire Ripley - Kismet

08. Henry L – The Other Day At The Basement (Marcus Worgull's Flugskompensator Dub)

09. David Durango – Perfect Day

10. Sideshow ft. Paul St. Hilaire – If Alone (Chateau Flight Remix)

11. Dan Berkson & James What - Cycles

12. Jay Tripwire – Save Each Other

13. Stl – Silent State

14. Nick Solé – Simple Things

15. Kiki – Good Voodoo


01. Craig Smith & The Revenge - The Soul Part 2

02. Outmode - The Examiner (Tom Taylor Remix)

03. Blagger - Strange Behaviour (DJ Koze AKA Swahimi Remix)

04. Channel X - Ticket

05. Jay Tripwire presents 8 Channels - Control

06. Andrade - Fingers (Dirk Lamprecht Remix)

07. Ben Klock - Subzero

08. H.O.S.H. - Better And Sweet (Audiofly Remix)

09. Steve Bug - Swallowed Too Much Bass (feat. Paris The Black Fu) (Joris Voorn Remix)

10. Art Of Tones feat. Jaw - Call The Shots (Motor City Drum Ensemble Remix)

11. DOP - 36500 Days

12. Cobblestone Jazz - Traffic Jam

13. Peace Division - Eh Oh Um

14. Trentemøller Vs DJ Lab – Rauta (Girls Mix)

15. Re-Up - Inside Us

16. Newworldaquarium - Trespassers (Redshape Remix)

Nick Harris - August 09 Mix

NRK label boss, Nick Harris, spreads some musical love this month, with a brand new 60 minute DJ mix. Including some of his favourite cuts doing the rounds right now from the likes of DJ Koze, Tedd patterson, DJ Sneak, Peace Division and Ripperton, Nick's mix also includes two brand new cuts forthcoming on NRK Music, from Spencer Parker (remixed by Alexkid) and Kris Wadsworth. Nick also showcases a track he has just completed called "Shangri-la", a hypnotic and spaced out deep houser..... You can download the mix from Nick's Soundcloud page.

Huxley & Ethyl - If The Pope Shits In The Wood And
No One Is There To Hear It (Cecille Numbers)

Peace Division – Gotta Have You “Rozzo Mix” (Tsuba)

Tedd Patterson – Hubble “Hubba Hubba Dub Mix” (Conaisseur Superior)

Spencer Parker – You Got Me “Alekid Remix” (NRK Music)

DJ Sneak – Bongosonic (Magnetic)

Metro & Sebo K – Saxtrack “Reboot Twisted Fist Rmx” (Cecille)

Precious System – The Voice From Planet Love “Marcus Worgull Rmx” (Running Back)

Blagger - Strange Behaviour (DJ Koze AKA Swahimi Remix) (Perspective)

Kris Wadsworth – Direct (NRK Music)

Nick Harris – Shangri-la (unsigned)

Ripperton – Prends-Moi Avec Toi “Isolee Rmx” (Perspective)

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