Our intimate relationship with San Francisco and its labels continues with this latest release for veteran bay area deep house imprint Roam Recordings. Proprietor and DJ resident JP Soul takes the reigns for this single, revealing the enticingly slinky “You Want Her” and its deeply hypnotic remix by Glasgow’s The Revenge. As a bonus, JP collaborates with Hector Works impresario Anthony Mansfield on the melodic mid-tempo wonder that is “Everything Is Real”. Serious stuff … and it’s one of our latest 8DPromo projects.
Beatservice Records is long-running label out of Norway solely focusing on that country’s rich pool of talented producers and their distinctive Scandinavian takes on electronic music. The Oslo-based Syntax Erik has unveiled the imprint’s latest release, the four track I Can Feel You EP. There’s some melodic and expansive techno-tinged sounds within, peppered with just enough quirk and experimental flourish to keep things really interesting. Fellow Norwegians De Fantastiske To are also on hand for a groovy-ass remix. This release is one of our latest projects at 8DPromo … check it out:
We’ve taken on Lucky Sun Recordings, a relatively young label helmed by Londoner Tom Lown that promises a diverse set of forward-thinking electronic music. The releases do lean on the deeper, traditional house music side of things, and this single by the curiously named O.O.R.S. is a fine example. His two tracks here exhibit a keenness for the space between the sounds and a hypnotic use of rhythm and melody. The remix by Leeds-based producer Howard Sessions electrifies things just a bit, but remains as classy and refreshingly restrained as the rest of the single. Our 8DPromo campaign is currently in progress.
We’re now working with Ursula 1000, helping with his self-founded label Insect Queen Music. “Faded Denim Wash” is the first single off Ursula’s upcoming album Voyeur, and it’s fantastic … groovy disco and funk elements abound, with a touch of balearic spaciousness to make for a sophisticated sound. A diverse set of remixes come from a talented set of relative newcomers, including Abelard, Golf Channel’s Payfone, Robot 84, and (our personal favorite) Seahawks. We’ve launched an 8DPromo campaign today.
New Zealand’s Them On The Hill label has charted a path towards a top notch catalog of modern house music tracks in a classic style, often created by criminally unheralded veteran producers. This upcoming release, and our latest project at 8DPromo, continues this string by enlisting New Jersey’s Chris Forman, who has previously worked with renowned imprints like Nite Grooves, Vega Records, and King Street. The single features two terrific tracks, and there are definitely some nods to house music’s celebrated past, especially in the familiar vocal sample in the second.
8DPromo is presently working this 43rd release for NYC’s Get Up Recordings, the “Internal Waves” single from label co-proprietor Christy Love. Prime time house music elements abound in the original track, ready-made for an extended strobe light work-out. The remix by Londoners Severino & Hifi Sean lays down the swing and the funky 303, while MissB goes into more traditional territory, peppered with pleasingly spacious highlights.
Danish label DeepWit Recordings is one of our favorite deep house labels – and we mean ‘deep house’ very much in the traditional, non-diluted sense – so it’s always a pleasure to work with them. This forthcoming release showcases two fine tracks by Finnish producer Venntaur, backed with remixes from Tokyo’s Datakestra and Jason Mitchell, who is the proprietor of another of our client labels, Australia’s Deep House Aficionado. Lush and melodic stuff here, complete with beefy rhythms and dreamy textures throughout. It’s our latest promotions project at 8DPromo.
The Los Angeles-based Cold Busted label is another imprint I’ve been working with for a while, since its humble beginnings in Denver, Colorado. Cold Busted has been focused on the funkier, often downtempo, edge of breakbeat music, with a visionary ethos that has allowed it to branch out into cool releases such as this forthcoming single by Urian Hackney.
The Box is a meticulously recorded solo effort from Hackney, whose father and uncles were members of cult Detroit proto-punk band Death, as profiled in the acclaimed documentary A Band Called Death. With The Box – named after his studio in Burlington, Vermont – Urian Hackney presents two songs intended to send the listener back in time to the smooth, funky sonic realm of the ’70s. All instruments were played by Urian, multi-tracked one-by-one to a tape machine through microphones aimed at amplifier cones and drum heads. It comes together sounding like some rare 7” that might be found in DJ Shadow’s record bag.
We’ve been working with the New Delhi-based deep house label Wind Horse Records since the early days of 8DPromo and are excited to be involved in the continuing growth of this ambitious imprint. As Wind Horse moves into its twenty-fifth release, there is more of a global feel, with the Indian talent that label-founder Hamza works hard to expose rubbing shoulders with renowned producers outside of South Asia.
This latest single from Thakur Kartik AKA Kartech exhibits the exotic musicality and expressive range of dynamics that set Wind Horse apart from other house music labels. Indian producers Llewellyn Hilt and Aaryan are on hand to remix, as are Alvaro Hylander, a prolific DJ and label owner (DeepWit Recordings) from Denmark-via-Spain, and UK duo City Soul Project. It’s our latest promotions project here at 8DPromo … here’s a preview of the “Larrisa” single: