Various Artists Impossible EP #3 Rebus Records (RR06) –

RR06_PACKSHOTThe Impossible series of EPs is a place for artists and producers in the Proceed Records family to stretch out a bit and try some new sounds. If a track doesn’t quite sonically fit on an artist’s EP on Proceed but still has the quality and dance floor appeal that demands to be heard then this is the place for it. Thus the third in a series, the Impossible EP #3, gathers five tracks from some of Proceed’s shining Italian producers, this time showcasing them on the Rebus Records sub-label.

Proceed’s proprietor, DJ / producer Haldo, who has also released cuts through Transport Recordings, Conya, and Adaptation Music, is represented by his pure and joyous house Deepfunkmix of “Rebus’funk.” A sure-shot bass line is guided by wonderfully atmospheric pads, key stabs, and synth accents with reverberating disco strings cutting through the layers. Haldo’s touch can also be heard in his additional keyboards on the EP’s contribution from Fabio Mazzei, a talented new deep house producer from Catanzaro. “Just Me Again Down Here” is a hypnotic trip with growling bass and a vocal drop that asks the listener, “what is your sound?.” Having participated on the second edition of the Impossible EP projects, Fuscobeat & Magrini are welcomed back with “Green Afrika.” The track is a tribal floor-filler with flavorful, deep chords by Haldo once again. Tuscany-based Tony Barbato first started DJ’ing throughout Italy in the late ’90s enjoying production success and gigs at venues like the Parisian Djoon club. His work on “Love Is Endless” gives retro inspirations from past decades new life in a modern, big room context. Finally, Odo Makes A Smile compliments the package with his vision, commanding deep house vibes out of otherwise minimal techno elements in “Not Too Bad.” – See more at: http://8dpromo.net/campaign/show/622/0a754bd3-23b5-11e3-98cc-b53b066f182e#sthash.ncRGGD9s.dpuf

t0rne Another Day Deep House Aficionado (DHA04)

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For their fourth release, Australia’s Deep House Aficionado springs forward with a new name from Brisbane: t0rne. With previous releases on Spring Tube and Groove Life Records, t0rne is becoming known for his deep house work. “Another Day” is a blossoming house tune with playful Rhodes keys, hopeful vocals, and percussive claps adding an extra touch of rhythm. Also fresh to the label and hailing from Brisbane, Rimo takes his remix in a heads down direction, chopping and revolving the original’s elements to peak reactions. Label operator and Sydney resident Jason Mitchell marries the melodic stabs with the low end frequencies in his remix, adding a tense, building techno loop at times. Another day, another dance floor.

Label and Artist Links:
www.soundcloud.com/deephouseaficionado
www.soundcloud.com/t0rne – See more at: http://8dpromo.net/campaign/show/620/cdf2f90f-23b4-11e3-98cc-b53b066f182e#sthash.1cxytlET.dpuf

SEAN SMITH feat CARLA PRATHER SO GONE smooth agent (SAR1062)

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Smooth Agent is proud to present the highly anticipated single “So Gone.” Label head Sean Smith comes correct with vocals from the one and only Carla Prather. Smith’s production highlights include his classic edits, a remix for Brandy’s “Talk About Our Love” on Atlantic Records, and a recent release on Smooth Agent called “The Revival” with Roy Davis Jr. Carla Prather’a voice has been in demand by artists like Jellybean Benitez, Lenny Fontana, and the Mr. A.L.I. project on Nite Life Collective, amongst others.

Together, the singer and producer craft “So Gone” into a soulful vocal mover flavored with latin percussion. Additional classic-sounding piano and synth arrangements are provided by Niles Bess. Carla lays down her exceptional, soulful vocals to lyrics telling a tale of being done with a relationship and ready to move on to a better, brighter day. On remix duties, French dance music legend Greg Gauthier pairs up with fellow Parisian Djoon resident Alex Finkin. Greg and Alex’s mix is another stellar performance with smooth, fluid keys and classic organ arrangements. Next, Denz Deverez, an LA transplant and Amsterdam native, adds contrast to the release with a remix of his own. More heads down in nature, Denz’s Dub Mix is soulful deep house with a distinct electronic edge for a contemporary club sound. Complete with instrumentals, this is a strong package that should not be missed by DJs with a love for real soulful and classic house music.

Label and Artist Links:
www.soundcloud.com/smoothagentrecords101
www.djseansmith.com – See more at: http://8dpromo.net/campaign/show/631/0a754bd3-23b5-11e3-98cc-b53b066f182e#sthash.fW4uCMAz.dpuf

RiCHARD.GEAR Strange Magick bodytalk (body002)

RiCHARD.GEAR steps up to the plate for the bodytalk label’s second release with his new “Strange Magick” / “Be Free” single. RiCHARD.GEAR is the moniker of Austin born-and- bred DJ / producer Davey Schacherl. He is a longtime staple of the city’s underground club scene, having been active at many residencies and parties throughout the last ten years, most recently as a member of the Machine Discotheque DJ crew and party collective. Davey is also the manager for Whiskey Pickle, a label created at the onset of 2009 which has seen much success with their eclectic catalog of releases.

The release kicks off with the banging track “Strange Magick.” A feel-good floor filler with a house party vibe, it features a swinging beat, energetic vocal stabs, and sirens that are sure to stir up a mean ruckus. The punchy bass line sets the tone for the track with classic layered chord hits and a lush synth lead that ties it all together with both style and grace.

The second track, “Be Free,” takes on a more club-oriented atmosphere, employing creeping chord stabs and a headstrong bass line that eventually make way for the synth- laden breakdown. A pitched-down vocal reminds the listener that being yourself is the way to absolute freedom.

The mighty George Horn (Acryl Music, DeepWit) is tagged with remix duties for “Strange Magick.” George takes the original to a deeper realm of class and sophistication, where detailed chord work and precise production turn the track into an enchanting and melodic voyage.

Last, but not least, is the remix of “Be Free,” marking the debut of the mysterious production DJ duo M.I.J.A.S.. The track is reinterpreted into a raw, stripped-down techno jam with a massive kick drum and a morphing acid bass line that couple to form a dirty, jacking groove. Deep, reverberating chords complement the other pieces throughout, giving the track an extra element of unrestrained energy.

Label and Artist Links:
http://www.bodytalkus.net
http://www.soundcloud.com/richardgearbody002_PACKSHOT

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Fraction Collective released on the 15th April 2014

Fraction House bring their seventh release FH007 “Another World” and “Holding On” two big tracks by

and supported by DJ Dappa (Rinse FM) DJ Absurd (Rinse FM France) and many others. The Fraction House label have released quality music every month since launching in September 2013 and these two tracks are no exception.

BASHY FT JARETH ‘Bring The Lights

Released: 4th May 2014
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Independent music artist, actor and entrepreneur Ashley ‘Bashy’ Thomas, one of the UK’s most seminal urban talents is set to release his new single, ‘Bring The Lights Down’ on 4th May 2014, the second cut from his much anticipated forthcoming EP. Premiered by MistaJam on 1xtra as his Inbox Fresh – he comments this is “future retro”. Supported by Kiss Fresh, Reprezent, Bang Radio, 1xtra, Capital Xtra + more!!!