Vince Watson – Every Soul Needs A Guide [Everysoul]
It’s been a long time since it was announced that Vince Watson was working on a new album called, "Every Soul Needs A Guide", but the wait was worth it.
The new album features a range of gorgeous downbeat and more upbeat organic efforts that charm on various levels. It is a proper album as opposed to a collection of club tracks and the level of musicality lends Every Soul Needs A Guide to home listening.
This album is yet another impressive addition to his discography and a reminder that he doesn’t make Detroit music, he just makes music.
London-based Sect Records create technoid grooves for the mind, body and feet. They draft in like-minded souls from elsewhere to help them out where necessary. The collective go darker and deeper than most, creating the sort of brilliant deep and techy grooves that resonate with your very soul. Disc one is the synthier of the two and features winners such as Jolka’s blissful "Two (Going On)" and D-Knox’s intense "I’m Sorry Remix". Disc 2 is a little less melodious and slightly more hard-hitting, where peaks include Casual Violence’s bewitching "Acceptance Of The Fact At Hand" and Fanon Flowers’ hypnotic "Invisible Life". It’s All For You is a winning technoid collection.
Sect will release It’s All For You on September 16th, 2011.
It doesn’t sound like too long ago, but the electronic music industry has come a long way since the nineties. Today, August 1st, 2011, marks twenty years of Soma Records. It’s hard to believe, isn’t it ?
On the 1st of August, 1991, Soma Records released its first record, "Eterna" by Slam / "I.B.O." by Rejuvination, a great track and great split release with some Detroit and/or Chicago-rooted dance music. Nowadays, Soma is, as they describe themselves, one of the world’s leading electronic dance music labels.
Slam – Eterna
Rejuvination – I.B.O.
So far, the label has managed to release more than 80 albums and over 300 singles, from the likes of Slam, Funk D’Void, Alex Smoke, and The Black Dog, to name just a few. The Glasgow-based label continues to wow the electronic music world with their music, without a doubt.
Happy Birthday !
Here’s our list of twenty of our favourite Soma tracks:
Terrence Parker is scheduled to hit the road this summer for a short tour of Japan. The tour will begin on July 11th with a beach party in Enoshima, and moves on to Tokyo before arriving at Kyoto on July 16th. August will see a duo of venues taking in Tokyo and Hamamatsu. Parker then plays some dates across the States and Singapore before heading back to Tokyo, and then off to Hamamatsu for his final show on August 15th. Check out the dates below for further information:
After the entire "For Whom The Bells Toll", Luka Baumann is back on Sect Records with his new project and moniker, Jolka. Baumann gets deep as fuck on "The Jolka Experience". The whole record is definitely great – I love the warm and lush chords, the deep vibes. This is the most beautiful and deep sort of techno record I’ve heard in a while. Hurrah !
Japan’s Itokim releases his debut on Nice & Nasty – a sublime 3 track EP full of melody and depth. Itokim like many of his Japanese peers pays hamge to the innovators of Detroit; the European Techno Soul renaissance; and pure good ol synth sound. This is techno. It is melodic, it is deep, it is also groovy. Itokim is fast becoming of force on the global techno scene after a solid upbringing in the world of human and technological wonder that is Tokyo, Japan.
Here’s some feedback:
Very Nice Production! – Orlando Voorn (NightVision)
"two and one" and "we’ve had it all" are awesome! thanks – Russ Gabriel (Ferox)
Killer release. – Rennie Foster (Dirty Works)
Amazing Ep, I can not choose my fav, love all tracks … Nice & Tasty!! Full support from me!! – Tony Blunt (Dpress Industries / Thump Elektroniks)
Digging ‘We’ve Had it All’, love the strings! – Franco Cangelli (Mowar)
Nice deep and funky release. I dig two&one and between visible and invisible. Great mover. Big thanks for the promo. Full support! – André Kronert (Neurotron)
My partner in crime, Itokim has launched his new website, which I designed / updated btw. The online home is now a good resource for fans, containing news, biography, discography, reviews and online downloads.
For 2009, quite a few releases, for example on Fabrice Lig’s Melodika Recordings, are planned. For further infomation and for audio clips please visit the website: itokim.net