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Premiere: CJ Jeff Remix of Eddie Amador’s “6AM” Out On Yoshitoshi September 26th

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The Yoshitoshi journey back in time to revisit some of its best classics continues, this time going back ten years to 2006 for a remix of Eddie Amador’s aptly titled “6AM.”

In charge of revisiting the track and giving it a brand-new twist is none other than Greek producer and DJ maestro CJ Jeff. As the title may suggest, the original is an ideal late night/early morning tune packed with the essential groove that makes it an ideal weapon for any after-hours arsenal. CJ Jeff’s signature is clearly audible throughout his new rework, beginning with an imposing 808 kick that carries the mix forward and continuing with the smooth melodies and contagious vocals that saturate the track throughout.

The result is exemplary Yoshitoshi material – the type of strong release that has elevated Sharam’s imprint into one of the most eclectic and sought-out labels in today’s electronica industry.

The remix is part of a double A sided package that also contains an Ardalan remix of Eddie Amador’s “Psycho X Girlfriend.” Scheduled for vinyl and Beatport release on Monday September 26th, the digital package will also contain both remastered original mixes.

Enjoy an exclusive preview of CJ Jeff’s Remix of “6AM” by Eddie Amador below.

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Listen to “Starboy” – Daft Punk’s Latest Track Collab with The Weeknd

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The rumors of a collaboration in the studio between electronica giants Daft Punk and The Weeknd were not unfounded.

Despite some skepticism and the fear that the joint work wouldn’t see the light of day, it is now confirmed that the title track of The Weeknd’s upcoming new album Starboy was indeed produced in collaboration between the French electronic duo and Canadian singer, songwriter Abęl Makkonen Tesfaye, known professionally as The Weeknd.

Naturally “Starboy” features Tefasye’s spectacular vocals, although Daft Punk’s presence in the overall sound of the track is unmistakable.

The Weeknd’s Starboy will be released November 26.

You can purchase the entire album and listen to the track via iTunes or Spotify below.

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Lupe Fuentes Readies to Release “Full Jacking” and “Can’t Go On” in October

Lupe Fuentes

LA-based producer and DJ Lupe Fuentes is scheduled to release not one but two tracks in October, continuing on a hot streak that has seen her churn out several releases in the last few months alone.

The prolific period begins on October 7th with “Cant Go On”, out on Madtech Records and also due to be featured on the label’s Amsterdam Dance Event sampler album this coming fall. The track begins with a hammering and broody bass line that immediately captivates the listener before launching into an energetic groove of infectious chords and sexy keyboards – the perfect combination of disco house that makes this an instant dance floor pleaser.

Then on October 17th it’s the turn of “Full Jacking” – a track that does what its title aptly promises. The fiery, raw tune is set to be released on In The Loops Recordings and is filled with rolling drums and a pronounced kick so catchy it’s bound to get any crowd moving. A well-balanced house track, “Full Jacking” is a testament to Fuentes’ skills as a producer, showcasing her ability to churn out tunes across a broad spectrum of genres.

Preview “Full Jacking” below:

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Anthont Attalla

FREE DOWNLOAD: Anthony Attalla – “What Happened”

Anthont Attalla

In 2004 Harry “Choo Choo” Romero released What Happened, an EP on that came armed with a strong, dance floor-ready Dub remix of the same-title track by none other than Erick Morillo.

Featuring Jessica Eve on vocals, the same-title track “What Happened” was undeniably one of the hits of that year. Catchy and fast-packed, the minimal looped chunky track  was part of that signature sound that characterized the rising career of the one they called Choo Choo and his remixer for the occasion, Subliminal boss Erick Morillo.

Now, Incorrect Music chief Anthony Attalla has taken the track and given it a complete rework, the finished product already receiving major play by big-name DJs throughout the summer. While the catchy acapella remains,  Attalla’s power lays in the unmistakable and signature step and bounce he has added, as well as the sensual dreamlike melody that permeates the track before kicking back into full groove mode. The tech-heavy result is nothing short of fantastic: a dance floor-ready anthem that has been making people groove throughout summer in dance floors throughout the world.

You can now stream and download Anthony Attalla’s “What Happened” via the SoundCloud link below:

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Exclusive: Listen To Weska’s “Say To Me” EP, Out Today On Octopus Recordings

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The fast-rising Canadian DJ and producer Weska releases his four-track EP Say To Me through Octopus Recordings today. Say To Me delivers heavy hitting beats and gliding chords — the style of warehouse-friendly techno that has made Octopus Recordings one of the most respected label in its genre throughout the world.

As a testament to the power of this latest release, Weska has received support from the likes of Sasha who labeled it as “big stuff,” James Zabiela who commented saying, “Say To Me is massive. Pushover is probably my favorite here though,” as well as Monika Kruse and Karotte who both gave their full thumbs up.

Weska, known to family and friends as Cody Hull, rose from the Toronto underground and has become an international touring player with support from the likes of Nicole Moudaber, Marco Carola, Adam Beyer, Pan-Pot, Eric Prydz and Dosem. His tooled-up studio is to blame for his hybrid-style of productions, enabling Weska to remain at the forefront of the ever-changing electronic soundscape as a producer.

Say To Me is Weska’s third release on Octopus Recordings and is currently exclusively available to purchase on Beatport.

Listen to the four-track EP exclusively for 6AM below:

Track List:
01. Say to Me
02. Conscious
03. Pushover
04. Social Ritual

Connect with Weska/Octopus Recordings: Soundcloud | Facebook | Beatport | Octopus Recordings

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Audion, Seth Troxler and Phil Moffa Remix Luciano’s “The Great Amael,” Out on Cadenza Music

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Luciano’s “The Great Amael” was originally released in 2014, immediately sending listeners on a captivating and mesmerizing journey in true Cadenza fashion. Filled with a bewitching groove, Hammong organs and the characteristic percussion elements that have been a part of the signature Luciano sound for the better part of the last three decades.

Fast forward to two years later, and the Chilean-Swiss producer’s label own has brought on three of the most esteemed remixers for a tandem of original and stand-alone versions of this timeless piece from Luciano’s extensive discography.

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808 State

Bicep Remixes 808 State’s “In Yer Face” 25 Years After Original Release

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Originally released in 1991 via ZTT on the group’s third studio album Ex:El, “In Yer Face” by 808 State is receiving the Bicep treatment with two special remixes set to be released on the 29th of September.

The duo composed of Andy Ferguson and Matt McBriar have been working on the track 25 years after it reached the #9 spot on the UK singles chart. They have assured their fans that both of the remixes will be distinct interpretations of the original in their own right, a remix that the world was first introduced to during a Boiler Room session at last year’s AVA Festival in Belfast and an “Acid Dub.” Both will come out on vinyl and digital through their very own imprint Feel My Bicep.

Listen to the Bicep remix of “In Yer Face” via SoundCloud below:

12″ pre-orders are available through Juno and Phonica.

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Download KiNK’s Latest EP for FREE!

Red Bull Studios Paris Session with KiNK

Red Bull Studios Paris Session with KiNK

Who doesn’t like free music? Fans of Bulgarian producer KiNK can now enjoy his latest EP, recorded in Paris’s Red Bull Studios, for free.

The artist, known for his impressive live performances, is now the eight artist to put out a free EP produced at the Red Bull Studios, on the footsteps of producers such as Pépé Bradock, Tom Trago, Svengalisghost and Feadz.

“I made a conscious decision to limit myself,” he confides, “and to use only what I could find in the studio to compose and record. I only brought two of my very favorite machines with me: an Acidlab Drumatix to make beats with and a Leploop – which I always bring on tour with me anyway – to make all these weird noises. Among the many instruments that were on-site, I picked a Rhodes MK 1 piano, a Moog Voyager, an acoustic drum kit and a clutch of vintage analogue effects, like the Mu-Tron Bi-Phase.

The goal was simple: to compose, record and mix three track in five days. It was a very intense experience, the clock was ticking and I had to learn how to play instruments that were new to me. So in short I had to quickly bound out of my comfort zone, which did me a world of good. None of this would have been possible without Rachel Row, who sang and played a couple of piano chords, and the studio’s sound engineer Jérome Caron, who gave me quite a bit of help with the arrangements.”

The EP is some brilliant KiNK work, the ultimate result of a true and long improv session rather than strict programming. With “Naive” listeners experience jazz-tinged electro-pop nugget carried by Rachel Row’s voice, a regular collaborator of the Bulgarian artist. On the other hand, “French Affair” is a more club-ready and instrumental-filled house track, both combining for a strong EP that is pure KiNK classic.

The whole EP has been made available as a free download via SoundCloud below:

H/T: Red Bull Studios

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Ricardo Villalobos Featured on New Oren Ambarchi’s Hubris Album

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Out on November 11th, Oren Ambarchi’s next album, Hubris, is being released on Editions Mego with a large supporting cast of top-tier collaborators.

Included in the lengthy list of credits are Crys Cole, Mark Fell, Will Guthrie, Arto Lindsay, Jim O’Rourke, Konrad Sprenger, Joe Talia, Keith Fullerton Whitman and Ricardo Villalobos, all of whom are involved musically with the project.

The imprint says Hubris “continues the exploration of relentless, driving rhythms” of both Ambarchi’s 2012 Sagittarian Domain album as well as Quixotism from 2014.

You can listen to an excerpt of “Hubris Part 3,” featuring Ricardo providing electronic rhythms, below.

Frankie Knuckles

Frankie Knuckle’s First Ever Remix To Receive a Reissue on Dark Entries

Frankie Knuckles

Thirty years after Frankie Knuckles, the Godfather of House Music, churned out his first ever official remix, that very same work is receiving a reissue courtesy of San Francisco imprint Dark Entries.

The original track entitled “I’m Going To Go” was produced by Michele Violante for his Jago project, and released in 1983 by Full Time Records. It received notoriety in the dance music scene thanks to repeated plays at the infamous Paradise Garage by the one and only Larry Levan.

It wasn’t until 1985 that Full Time Records reached out to Levan’s good friend and colleague, Chicago house master Frankie Knuckles, to remix the track. Although it may appear odd to some that the remix is officially called the “Plant Mix” and Knuckles name is misspelled as  “Frankye Knuckles” in the credits, it remains his first ever official remix.

Set to be released on the 20th of August, the reissue will include remastered pressings of the original vocal version, instrumental, and of course the Frankie Knuckles remix.

You can listen to the Frankie Knuckles remix of “I’m Going To Go” below.