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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.

Buy "Every Soul Needs A Guide" from Juno Download.

Written by Kazuumi

March 12th, 2012 at 10:00 pm

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sect says it’s all for you

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It's All For You

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.

17/09/2011 Updated: There’s been a slight delay on the CD, but now it’s coming out on 10th October.

Tracklist:

  • CD1
    • Sect Intro 1
    • Ben Gibson – Clamour
    • Jeroen Search – Section A
    • D Knox – Dknox @ Dj Bomi
    • Voidloss – In The Void Is Virtue And No Evil
    • Jolka – Two (Going Up)
    • D Knox – On My Way (J&T Re-Edit)
    • Jolka – Life Is Changing
    • D Knox – I’m Sorry Remix
  • CD2
    • Sect Intro 2
    • AnD – Granular
    • Och – Tears
    • Casual Violence – Acceptance Of The Fact At Hand
    • Victor Martinez – Dav To Dub
    • Fanon Flowers – Invisible Life
    • Grovskopa – 56-04
    • Casual Violence – Word And Form (Version II)
    • Grovskopa – Atopic (Lag Remix)
    • Grovskopa – 69-02
    • Sect Outro 1

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Written by Kazuumi

September 2nd, 2011 at 10:00 pm

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happy birthday soma – 20 years, 20 favourite records

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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:

  • 01. Dove – Fallen from Soma 2
  • 02. Slam – Positive Education from Soma 8
  • 03. Desert Storm – Scoraig 93 from Soma 13
  • 04. Daft Punk – Da Funk from Soma 25
  • 05. Skintrade – Andomraxess from Soma 27
  • 06. Funk D’Void – Jack Me Off from Soma 29
  • 07. Chaser – Sides of Iron from Soma 33
  • 08. Maas – Look At Me Now, Falling (I:Cube Simple mix) from Soma 54
  • 09. Envoy – Emotional from Soma 59
  • 10. Funk D’Void – Herbie On Rhodes from Soma 66
  • 11. Scott Grooves feat. Parliament/Funkadelic – MotherShip ReConnection (Daft Punk remix) from Soma 71
  • 12. Silicone Soul – Right On 4 Tha Darkness from Soma 83
  • 13. Master-H – Magic K from Soma 101
  • 14. Slam feat. Tyrone Palmer – Lifetimes from Soma 107
  • 15. Funk D’Void – Diabla (Funk D’Void’s Heavenly mix) from Soma 112
  • 16. Schatrax – Mispent Years (Silicone Soul dub) from Soma 128
  • 17. Alex Smoke – Don’t See The Point from Soma 165
  • 18. Funk D’Void – Nineteen Ninety-Two from Soma CD23
  • 19. Slam – Stepback (Christian Smith & John Selway remix) from Soma LP29
  • 20. The Black Dog – Sleep Deprivation 2 from Soma CD83

Written by Kazuumi

August 1st, 2011 at 8:30 pm

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r.i.p. aaron-carl

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A true musical legend, Aaron-Carl, has passed away. AC, we miss you but you will always be with us, in our hearts. Rest in Peace.

RA News: Aaron-Carl dies of cancer

Written by Kazuumi

October 1st, 2010 at 1:00 am

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los hermanos tv launches

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Los Hermanos’ main man Gerald Mitchell launches Los Hermanos TV.

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Written by Kazuumi

June 28th, 2010 at 3:00 am

terrence parker tours japan

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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:

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Written by Kazuumi

June 23rd, 2010 at 2:30 pm

subject detroit store sale now on

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The Subject Detroit Store Sale is now on ! Just enter Discount Code "SD2010" and receive 50% OFF your order (including 320kbp MP3 downloads). Bargain ! http://www.subjectdetroit.com/loudbabycartx/home.php

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January 7th, 2010 at 11:45 pm

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definitely a name to watch

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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 !

Preview clips of all tracks here [The Jolka Experience by Jolka]:

Sect Records will release The Jolka Experience in September 2009.

Written by Kazuumi

September 3rd, 2009 at 12:45 am

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no one else ep now available

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I just wanted to draw your attention to my partner in crime Itokim first release for 2009. "No One Else EP" is now available to buy from Beatport, Juno Download, iTunes Store.

[ NANO 54 ]

Release Information

Artist
Itokim
Title
No One Else EP
Label
Nice & Nasty
Release date
23rd March 2009
Format
Digital
Catalogue number
NANO 54
Tracklisting (Click track name for a free sample)
Description
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! thanksRuss 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)

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March 23rd, 2009 at 7:30 pm

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itokim launches new site

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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

You can also have a sneak preview of the new material here: http://soundcloud.com/itokimproductions

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January 26th, 2009 at 11:30 am

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