The full story for “It’s You” began in the height of Chicago house in 1985. Tommy Thumbs teamed up with Daniel Ellington as E.S.P. (also a reference to the Essential Sound Productions soundsystem) and penned the original track. E.S.P. never shot to house music stardom, but the track remained a cult favorite for decades. When Bart Van Neste, the producer known as Red D who had been playing the track in his sets for more than ten years, finally teamed up with San Soda (together known as FCL) in the studio for a remake with Lady Linn on vocals.
Zoo Brazil has long been one of Sweden’s more eclectic house forces. Aligned with Defected Records off the back of consecutive compilation duties for Raveline and Deeperfect earlier this year, the long serving producer drops a taste of things to come with “You Don’t Know Me.” Flowing grooves and sparing instrumental leads are the weapon of choice, employing the hypnotic wordplay of Ursula Rucker to forge a mesmerising high-point of versatile club fuel away from the deep house paradigm. Accompanied by a more ominous remodel courtesy of Santè, Defected Records adds to a considerably abundant playbook enroute to the summer clubbing season.
Only days after The New York Times profiled some of the big changes going on in Ibiza this summer (particularly Pacha’s resistance to skyrocketing superstar DJ fees), the Cipriani hospitality group is announcing some exciting new additions to the nightlife landscape on the Balearic Islands this summer. Giuseppe Cipriani, along with former Pacha programming directors Danny Whittle and Mark Netto, will be opening Bomba Ibiza during the week of the International Music Summit on May 22nd.
When news surfaced that the classic house anthem FCL’s “It’s You” was getting a remix package, purists everywhere were struck with unease. For whatever reason, many people argue that some tracks should be left untouched; but leave it to the people of Defected Records to call upon the best of the best to re-imagine the track just ahead of the summer Ibiza season. Legendary electronic music act MK adds his own touch to the rework, looping the soulful vocal over a re-crafted bassline, with just the perfect amount of drive and bounce to set off any dance floor. The track is set to release May 20th on Defected.Posted by
For the last three years, No Sugar Added has been the go-to alternative for Miami Beach revelers looking for sanctuary outside of the crowded streets of Biscayne Blvd and wood-chipped arenas of Bayfront Park. This year, in addition to appearances from Defected, Ministry of Sound, Tiësto’s Musical Freedom, and your very own Dancing Astronaut. No Sugar Added played host to Marco Carola‘s infant Music On label. Carola himself commanded an ever-impressive six hour set, and fans of the Italian techno king’s label were also delighted by Silvie Loto, Marco Antona, Joseph Capriati, and others.
Every year on his road from Miami to Ibiza, Pete Tong delivers a compilation of what is, in his mind, a aural record of that particular moment in time. The All Gone series has and will continue to be an important indicator of the current musical landscape, and there is no better man to orchestrate such a thing than Tong. For this year’s Miami mix, Pete has recruited the multi-talented and hugely successful Skream. Mixing out for an All Gone piece is an understandable move for him at this point — many of the originals we’ve seen out of the Skream camp in more recent months have steered away from his roots in bass and dubstep and towards harder house, disco, and garage sounds.
Defected Records returns with its 8th annual release of their compilation in preparation for the opening of the summer season in Miami. In addition to hosting a stage at No Sugar Added, Defected is treating fans with three mixes by Italian powerhouses Flashmob, Pirupa, and Supernova. Although the three mixes take turns down different underground house avenues, they all feature some big hits, some deep cuts, and some new originals to round out a well-thought-out compilation from the Defected camp.
Daley Padley, the producer and DJ known as Hot Since 82, shows no signs of slowing his 2012 streak with the release of his latest EP Hot Jams Volume 2 on Noir Music. He’s planted his deep seed on labels ranging from Get Physical and Moda Black to Warung Recordings and Defected with a smattering of top notch originals and remixes. If there’s one thing that makes for a lasting impression these days, it’s a producer’s ability to develop a distinctive sound and Hot Since 82 has certainly done that. His low ends are about as deep as they come and tend to dominate the melodic force of the song, making for music that is both eerie and infectious. Check out the his four new originals below.
No Sugar Added announces stage sponsors featuring Music On, Defected, Ministry of Sound, Musical Freedom and Dancing Astronaut
The No Sugar Added beach festival at Nikki Beach during Miami Music Week has been THE South Beach day-event destination since its inception 3 years ago. Spanning 2 days and 6 stages, the festival will boast over 40 DJs with sets starting at noon and continuing throughout the day and night until 5am. Dancing Astronaut is pleased to announce our very own stage at the iconic event, alongside legendary brands like Ministry of Sound, Musical Freedom, Defected and Music On. We can’t divulge our plans for talent just yet, but we’ve already got some Dancing Astronaut favorites lined up – including a couple surprises.
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Hot Since 82‘s highly anticipated remix of Yousef’s “Beg,” a track we’ve been hearing in numerous live sets and podcasts in recent months, is finally upon us. The track is centered around a groove-induced bassline with sets of kicks and snares that build to a cataclysmic drop. Flipping from timid builds to heavy breakdowns, the finished product is a masterful deep house work through and through. We have seen a trend from the Defected imprint as they continue to favor the deeper end of house music, and as releases like these mount up, we defiantly encourage more of it.
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