Italian house DJ/producer Riccio has waded in many musical waters over the years. His list of credits include running the Main Street Records shop in Bologna, helping to present the Main Street Festival in Southern Italy, and spinning his brand of soulful house vibes in clubs from Copenhagen to New York.
Having released EPs on Messalina, People Must Jam, and Editorial, Riccio makes his return to Bosconi Extra Virgin (where he released his Pretty Eyes EP in 2014) courtesy of his Here You Are EP.
We’re extremely pleased to world premiere “Tessie,” a vibey late-night instrumental brandishing funky drums, delicate synth melodies and urgent strings. Soak up the chill vibes below, and be sure to check the full release on August 3.
From 1985 to 1995 Sean Dickson served as the singer-guitarist for Scottish alt-dance band The Soup Dragons. The quartet blazed musical trails by traipsing along the border of dance and rock with infectious hits like “I’m Free” featuring Junior Reid and “Divine Thing.”
While the Dragons are no longer, Dickson is now producing music as HiFi Sean. His collaboration with US house legend Crystal Waters of “Gypsy Woman” fame spawned “Testify,” a gospel-house floor burner so big that it’s played in every set before each concert during U2’s Joshua Tree 2017 world tour.
Originally released in November 2016 on Sean’s own imprint Plastique Recordings, the track, along with a five remixes, will be released via Defected on July 21.
We’re thrilled to world premiere Sandy Rivera’s joyous re-rub. The New Jersey master behind Kings of Tomorrow, Soul Vision and Mysterious People bathes “Testify” with his signature soulful style and its energy simply can’t be denied. Hit the play button below and prepare to be lifted from your feet.
Spanish imprint Clockpoets, which maintains footholds in Ibiza, Barcelona and Mallorca, return with their second release by way of Døob, Armie and Javi Green’s Deaf Humans EP.
It’s a great release boasting three deep-house jams as well as a remix from Rico Casazza.
We’re extremely pleased to world premiere “Bushes,” a groovy slice of chugging deep house that’s guaranteed to get any party started right. If you’re looking for a track with a dramatic buildup and breakdown, well, we’ll politely advise you to look elsewhere because this one’s smooth sailing all the way.
“Bushes” is a sleek jam that effortlessly grooves along with the grace of a high-speed bullet train. The producers treat us to airy stabs, cracking beats and synthy squelches for maximum effect.
Hit the play button below and discover “Bushes.”
I Speak Machine is the musical union of vocalist/synth aficionado Tara Busch and filmmaker Maf Lewis. Their modus operandi mirrors the way Spaghetti Western cinema duo Ennio Morricone and Sergio Leone used to play with score ideas for scenes while scripts were being written.
Bush and Lewis have teamed up Benge from Wrangler/John Foxx & The Maths to work on their latest short film and album, Zombies 1985, starring Gary Numan’s three daughters as zombies and was screened with the live score performed by Tara Busch in the States and UK on a 21-date tour with Numan.
Ahead of the album’s release on September 8 we’re thrilled to world premiere the brooding synthtastic cut “Shame,” which was recorded strictly using ’80s gear.
“We only used 1985 period equipment,” says Benge. “And everything was mixed at my Memetune studios using only vintage mixers and effects units that would have been used in that time.”
When Zurich-based duo ME & her popped onto our radar two years ago, we were immediately impressed with their moxie on the decks and in the studio. Since then Swiss misses Phuong and Jen have worked hard to become an internally known act, producing tracks for a variety of top labels and DJing all over the world. Fortunately for us they documented their first tour of India for us where they got to play series of whirlwind gigs.
Always ones to embrace new creative challenges, Jen has launched her own label, Cyborgs in Love. It’s a platform for both her solo experimental techno project YENI and new talent.
Having already signed up releases by DJ Emerson, Rob Hes, Roland M. Dill, Wigbert, and Andres Campo, CIL’s first release by emerging Swiss DJ/producer John Haden arrives on July 17.
We’re thrilled to world premiere the might DJ Emerson’s apocolyptic remix of Haden’s brilliant “Different World.” The micro.fon and kiddaz founder lays down a caustic, razor-sharp soundscape fueled by a kick drum from hell.
Listen below and join us in wishing Jen (whose remix also appears on the EP) lots of luck in her new label venture!
Originally from Spain, Kyodai (which means “brothers” in Japanese) are a Berlin-based duo comprised of brothers Xabi and Luis. To date they’ve released high-quality ’90s house inspired productions for labels including Freerange, Pokerflat, Local Talk, and OFF Recordings. Along the way they’ve established a great relationship with Shir Khan’s Exploited Records, and they’ve pumped out a string of well-received tracks for his imprint.
The lads return to Exploited with their aptly titled new dance floor jam “Weekend” on July 17.
We’re extremely pleased to world premiere the electrifying track, which boasts a roaring sample from a house diva legend, blaring organs, and an uplifting vibe like no other.
Hit the play button below, and get ready to have your world rocked.