Sunday, 10 September 2017

Movin' Records Launches Digitally

As someone who's old enough to remember the early days of the house scene, Movin' Records is a label I was already familiar with having purchased a few of their releases on vinyl back in the day. It's great to see their catalogue of music which includes some absolute gems finally getting a digital release. No doubt it will help expose some of those tunes to a new, younger audience who weren't lucky enough to experience the music first hand. For the uninitiated, the label's discography includes tracks and mixes from leading lights such as Kerri Chandler, Tony Humphries Boyd Jarvis and Blaze amongst many others and became synonymous with the distinctive New Jersey Garage sound. Check out a few of the many great releases below:

Monday, 4 September 2017

Blast From The Past - Jetlag

It's difficult to believe that it's been fifteen years since this surfaced on vinyl on the prolific (at the time) Soulfuric Trax. The weapon of choice for me was always the Axwell & BT Essence Dub which also featured recently on the Jazz'n'Groove Housemasters release on Defected.

Sir LSG Long Player Review

Sir LSG - Moving Circles [GoGo Music]

The latest release from Ralf GUM's GoGo Music is the eagerly anticipated long player from South Africa's Sir LSG. There's an emphasis on musicianship and artistry that doesn't rely on any gimmicks or clich├ęd sounds. High on the originality stakes, the music makes no attempt to sound like anything you've heard from anyone else nor does it make reference to specific influences. You can expect a soulful journey tinged with jazzy vibes and underpinned with gentle but gnawing African rhythms. Every single one of the vocalists deliver performances that sit beautifully into the productions, oozing with soul and emotion while the rhythms persuade you to move your hips and tap your toes (at the very least). As a project, the album has taken four years to reach fruition an trust me it's worth great value for every single minute that's been spent lovingly crafting each of the tracks.

Moving Circles is out now and available to buy now through Traxsource and selected other digital music stores. Check out samples of each of the tracks in the embedded player below.

Reviewed by Dean Serafini

Frisky Rhythms Episode 17-19

This episode was first broadcast on Saturday 26th August and features a blend of classic and upfront house grooves. The show contains tunes and mixes from Groove Junkies, Puzique, Timmy Regisford, Lynn Lockamy, Marco Valery, Sharleen Hector, SuSu Bobien, Papik, Danny Losito, DJ Romain, Emory, Jonny Montana, Craig Stewart, Lenny Fontana, Jetlag, Urban Blues Project, Michele Chiavarini, DJ Spen, Axwell, Brian Tappert, Sean McCabe, Earl Tutu, John Khan & Richard Earnshaw.

The show goes out every Saturday on Housebeat Radio between 6pm and 7pm UK time. You can listen at or via the Tune In App on most smart devices.

Frisky Rhythms Episode 17-18

This episode was first aired on Saturday 19th August and features a blend of new and classic house grooves. The show features tracks and mixes from Word Of Mouth, Redsoul, Katrina Vaughn, Gladys Knight & The Pips, Loleatta Holloway, David Anthony (UK), Lisa Millett, Sean McCable, Pete Simpson, Risk Assessment, KE, Aspire Sound, Johan S, Massimo Paramour, Polina Griffith, Jazz'n'Groove, Lem Springsteen, Richard Earnshaw & Clemens Rumpf.

The show goes out every Saturday on Housebeat Radio between 6pm and 7pm UK time. You can listen at or via the Tune In App on most smart devices.

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Frisky Rhythms Episode 17-17

This episode was broadcast on 12th August and features a blend of deep and soulful house grooves that should get your toes tapping at the very least. The show contains music and mixes from Pablo Fierro, Groove Assassin, Johan S, Andy Caldwell, Risk Assessment, Rhemi, Miguel Migs, Master Mello, Angelo Fererri, KE, Coco Bonne, Lynn Lockamy, Anna Marie Johnson, Yakka, Jaidene Veda, Enoo Napa, Micky More, Andy Tee & Kafele Bandele.

The show goes out every Saturday on Housebeat Radio between 6pm and 7pm UK time. You can listen at or via the Tune In App on most smart devices.

Enjoy the tunes!

Frisky Rhythms Episode 17-16

This episode was originally broadcast on 24th June, and like the other recently uploaded podcast, it's a wee bit late finding its way onto Mixcloud. You can expect a blend of soulful, deep and disco infused house grooves. Artists and producers featured include U-Ness & Jedset, Ridney, Julie McKnight, Paul Lock, Bruno Kauffmann, One 51 & Peter Mawanga, Thomas Blondet, Keith Thompson, RK Jackson, Brandon Michael, Alex Mills, Joey Negro, Desi, Michelle Rivera, Vangela Crowe, Reelsoul, Jazz'n'Groove & a cheeky wee edit that's causing a stir from Favouritizm's Sarah Foote.

The show goes out every Saturday on Housebeat Radio at 6pm - listen at or via the Tune In Radio app.

Hope you enjoy the tunes!