Thursday, 12 April 2012
Ed Davenport launches his recent 'Counterchange' album with a special party in the city of Berlin, where the album was recorded.
Panorama Bar will host a set from Ed Davenport on Saturday 21st April, and will be joined by NRK's Nick Harris, the Hold Tight DJs, Stefan Goldmann and a live set from Henrick Schwarz. The famed venue opens it's doors at midnight and rolls on through the Sunday. With Davenport playing fairly frequently at Panorama Bar and the Berghain, it's the perfect venue for the album to be celebrated with this special event.
'Counterchange' is Ed's debut album, featuring new versions of the singles 'More Red Lights' and 'New Yorkshire' and 10 other brand new compositions. Straddling the lines between classic house and techno sounds, ambient soundscapes and the forward thinking bass music edge, 'Counterchange' has picked up a raft of great reviews in Mixmag, DJ Magazine, Groove and many more.
Wednesday, 11 April 2012
Nick Harris has exclusively mixed a new 60 minute mix for the legendary dance publication, Mixmag. Non stop house pressure from NRK's headhoncho!
Kerri Chandler - So It Begins Again (Dark Mix) (Madhouse)
The Martinez Brothers - The Causeway (Objektivity)
Ethyl & Flori - Shelter (Rolando Remix) (Secretsundaze)
Reelsoul & Alix Alvarez - BOM! (Alix Alvarez Dub) (Sole Channel)
Levon Vincent - Air Raid (Ovum)
BT - Remember (Mood II Swing Dub Mix) (Warner Music)
Re-UP - Wanna Get (Safari Electronique)
Terrence Dixon - Return Of The Speaker People (Kautso's Sudden Aphasia Mix) (Shanti)
Lil Tony - Checkpoint Charlie (Moodmusic)
Shonky & Jennifer Cardini - Tuesday Paranoia (Dub Mix) (Crosstown Rebels)
DBX - Losing Control (Peacefrog)
Nick Harris - Surfing With Kilgore (Stoned Immaculate)
KINK - Don't Stop (Ponton)
Nick Harris - Bucket Bong (Stoned Immaculate)
Saturday, 7 April 2012
Bristol’s Leviathan Sounds returns with a superb new single from scene stalwart Dan Curtin who offers up two new slabs of dark, twisted & funky grooves...
Leviathan Sounds is a brand new label for 2012 hailing from the musical hotbed of Bristol in the west of England. The first two EP’s from Admiral & Lewis Boardman have already garnered support from some of the globe’s leading DJs, including Sasha, Ripperton, Laurent Garnier & Anja Schneider and the label is being looked to as a possible leading light for the year ahead.
For the third release, due early April, the imprint has hooked up with US techno heavyweight Dan Curtin, a man who’s musical history runs parallel with the story of modern dance music. Hailing from Cleveland, Ohio, Curtin has a catalogue of releases spanning almost 20 years and includes music on labels such as Peacefrog, Tuning Spork, Strictly Rhythm & Mobilee to name a just a few.
For his latest release Curtin has teamed up with vocalist The Blacknile for the wonderfully raw ‘Stolen’, a twisted, dark and funky slice of rough house that uses distorted drums, intense synths and rolling bass to underpin the outstanding spoken word vocals. The original mix is simply sublime and instantly conjures up that 7am warehouse feeling, offered alongside this is the ‘Postharmonix mix’ where Mr Curtin takes things down a bleeping and jackin route and provides an alternative that stands tall again the brilliant original.
To close the package we have the wonderfully titled ‘The Night Will Set You Free’ which blends raw drums, hypnotic piano lines and twisted percussion to create and old school workout with a 2012 twist.
Dan Curtin's "Stolen" EP will be out exclusively on Beatport on 8th April, with all other digital sites to follow two weeks later.
Not many record labels can lay claim to a 15 year stretch, but NRK Music has been a consistent and trusted source of the finest deep house and tech house for the last decade and a half. Set up in 1996 in Bristol, UK, NRK Music quickly delivered a hefty slew of releases from the off from artists like Ian Pooley, François K, Dimitri From Paris and Nick Holder, and have never looked back since. Now with over 170 single releases and 45 albums, plus the mix compilation series Back In The Box, The Lab, nite:life and Deep Sensations, NRK prepare to celebrate 15 years in the business with “Forever Underground”.
A 3CD package, “Forever Underground” collects some of the finest moments from the label’s career to date, and showcases the variety of sounds and trends within the house music scene over the last 15 years. CD1 features such hi-lights as Quentin Harris’ epic “Let’s Be Young”, the sensationally deep Charles Webster mix of Shara Nelson’s “Go That Deep”, Blackjoy’s awesome disco jam “Moustache” and Foremost Poet’s legendary call to the dancefloor “Moonraker”, plus truly memorable deep house cuts from Nick Holder, Sirus and Twisted Pair.
CD2 continues the delve into the NRK catalogue, opening up with perhaps one of the defining deep house records of our time, François K’s “Time & Space”, swiftly plucking another bomb from the vaults in Tom Middleton’s remix of Kerri Chandler’s “Bar A Thym”. The underground vibes continue with the luscious King Britt remix of “Innocent”, Nick Holder’s classic “Summer Daze” and DJ Q’s pounding and hypnotic “Superclique”. Throughout it’s 15 year tenure, NRK have always reflected the evolving sounds of electronic dance, and the trio of tracks that round off CD2 are some classic, analogue techno sounds from Paul Woolford, Ed Davenport and the legend that is Carl Craig, confirming that NRK has been a label that stands by quality underground music, regardless of the many sub genres out there.
CD3 is a bonus mix CD from NRK founder, DJ and producer, Nick Harris. With not an easy task to pick out a CDs worth of 170 releases and upwards to 700 tracks & remixes, Harris deftly programs and mixes some of the standout tracks from over the years along with various Dub Mixes, Bonus Beats and underground goodies from the vaults. And so, along with many of the catalogue favorites, Harris pulls out tracks and remixes from Spencer Parker, Pete Heller, Kings Of Tomorrow, Trackheadz, Joey Negro and Chris Lattner, creating the perfect mix to encapsulate NRK’s forward thinking music policy and ear for an underground dancefloor bomb!
The 3CD of Forever Underground will be released on 7th May, with an extended digital album bundle available as from 21st May
01. SIRUS – AN EYE FOR AN EYE (ORIGINAL MIX)
02. NUFREQUENCY FT. SHARA NELSON – GO THAT DEEP (CHARLES WEBSTER REMIX)
03. QUENTIN HARRIS – LET’S BE YOUNG (ORIGINAL MIX)
04. NICK HOLDER – PARADISE (SALT CITY MIX)
05. TERRA DEVA – FRESH START (JOSHUA’S HOUSE MIX)
06. BLACKJOY – MOUSTACHE (LA STACHE)
07. FOREMOST POETS – MOONRAKER (ORIGINAL MIX)
08. TWISTED PAIR – HORNY HUSTLE
09. TRACKHEADZ – OUR MUSIC
10. ROCKET – PEOPLE (JENO’S STORMY WEATHER MIX)
01. FRANÇOIS K – TIME & SPACE
02. KERRI CHANDLER – BAR A THYM (TOM MIDDLETON’S COSMOS MIX)
03. AKABU FT. LINDA CLIFFORD – RIDE THE STORM (JOEY NEGRO DUB STORM)
04. Q-BURNS ABSTRACT MESSAGE – INNOCENT (KING BRITT’S SCUBA MIX)
05. NICK HOLDER – SUMMER DAZE (RADIO EDIT)
06. DJ Q – SUPERCLIQUE
07. ED DAVENPORT – NEW YORKSHIRE (CLUB MIX)
08. PAUL WOOLFORD – 313 (PART ONE)
09. HOT LIZARD – THE THEME (CARL CRAIG REMIX)
CD03 (MIXED BY NICK HARRIS)
01. AUDIO SOUL PROJECT – COMMUNITY
02. TRACKHEADZ – FEEL (INSTRUMENTAL MIX)
03. KINGS OF TOMORROW – THE SWAY
04. QUENTIN HARRIS – LET’S BE YOUNG (JULIEN JABRE REMIX)
05. TWISTED PAIR – HORNY HUSTLE
06. KERRI CHANDLER – BAR A THYM (ORIGINAL MIX)
07. AKABU FT. LINDA CLIFFORD – RIDE THE STORM (JOEY NEGRO DUB STORM)
08. FRANÇOIS K – TIME & SPACE
09. MATTHIAS HEILBRONN – BROOKLYN SUB (SOULFLOWER DUB BEATS)
10. CHYMERA – WISH (PETER DILDO RAWJUICE RESHAPE)
11. FOREMOST POETS – MOONRAKER (SPENCER PARKER’S A GUN FOR HIRE REMIX)
12. NICK HOLDER FT. SACHA – TIME (SIX SERIES DUBSTRUMENTAL)
13. SIRUS – AN EYE FOR AN EYE (PETE HELLER EDIT)
14. HIPP-E – BROVAS DARKNESS
15. LEWIS BOARDMAN – MIST (CHRIS LATTNER REMIX)
16. BLACKJOY – MOUSTACHE (LA STACHE)
17. ROCKET – PEOPLE (JENO’S STORMY WEATHER MIX)