We Play House Recordings – 10 Years

We Play House Recordings 10 Years
We Play House Recordings 10 Years

Belgium’s favourite underground house DJ Red D celebrates the 10 year anniversary of his @Weplayhouserecordings label with a triple CD containing 34 tracks and a digital compilation containing all 34 tracks from the CD and no less than 11 bonus tracks. Including highlights from the label catalogue, many of which never before available digitally with new and unreleased material from San Soda, Locked Groove, Fabrice Lig, FCL (featuring Lady Linn), Kai Alcé, Kiani & His Legion, Maxim Lany, Tyree Cooper, Krewcial, Reggie Dokes, Ante Perry, label boss Red D himself and many more.

We Play House Recordings – WPH – is the work of Belgian DJ & producer Red D. Started 10 years ago to release the music of his friend san Soda, the label had (and has) the aim to release house music in all its shapes and forms. WPH’s house ethics date back to the days where house was just a name for music that was played in clubs. There is no such thing as tech house, no such thing as deep house or minimal, there is simply (house) music, good or bad.

We Play House Recordings is lovingly led by Red D (real name Bart Van Neste), one of Belgium’s leading underground music figures. Be it in his role as DJ, A&R, promoter, music panel host or general nitelife instigator, Red D does things with passion, humor and a healthy dose of keeping-both-feet-firmly-on-the-ground…with a twist…

WPH was started in 2007, so it takes no math genius to know that in 2017 the label is celebrating its 10 years anniversary. Running from the spring till winter 2017 this anniversary will be celebrated with special vinyl releases, a triple CD, a digital compilation, a Spotify playlist and a series of label nights all over Belgium and beyond. True to form the compilation will have WPH classics but also a BIG bunch of new material from core artists of the label like Locked Groove, San Soda, Kiani & His Legion, Fabrice Lig and many more.

WPH 10 Years Facts

– A triple CD, a digital compilation, a Spotify playlist & 6 vinyl samplers
– 45 tracks: 26 from the back catalogue (many of which vinyl only until now) and 19 brand new ones
– Label nights & stages throughout 2017 at Ampere (2nd June), Fuse (fall ’17), Tomorrowland (28th July), Charlatan (14th July), Forty Five (14th October & 9th December) and many more.

listen to more tracks from this great backcatalogue @ WPH Soundcloud

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Suol Summer Daze 2017 Pt. 2

Suol Summer Daze 2017 Pt. 2
Suol Summer Daze 2017 Pt. 2

We told you there is a part 2 after the phenomenal Part 1 we brought to you in April

This second part EP takes off with Fred Everything & Hollis P Monroe’s “Jessie’s Couch”, which brings back a two step groove with this classic Detroit atmosphere that cannot help but pull you in. This future classic’s warm bass and moody pads guarantee the track a long life still to come.
Next up we have our very own Larse’s “Haunted” with a deep, dark, sexy and forward drive. This 90’s inspired jam reminds us why we love Larse so much. With a powerful bassline and great female vocal sample this tune will not leave our record case for a while!
Then we have TrueSelf’s “Next Chapter” featuring Atjazz. This track is a perfect example to the talk of breaks and UK garage infused house music having a comeback – if this tune is anything to go by they are right! TrueSelf even dives back into broken beats to bring us this beauty.
Till Von Sein is back doing, what he does so well. “Venao Jam” is another deep repetitive beauty. Till’s expertise with percussions and groove makes this track ready for the summer.
Black Loops’ “Climax” with its killer bassline drives this track forward, driven by a 90s-hiphopish sample and bright summer chords. We can’t wait to hear this at festivals and open airs around the globe.
Jacob Korn’s playful ravish track „On The Move“ is a testament to his unique and diverse styles. It’s a journey into the producers mind.
release date: May 26th, 2017


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Portable Sunsets – Order

Portable Sunsets - Order
Portable Sunsets – Order

Portable Sunsets is the project of artist and electronic music producer Peter Segerstrom based in Brooklyn, US. He previously released his full-length album ‘Bless’ on Atomnation, an LP as ‘Surfing’ on 1080p and another Portable Sunsets LP on Deadelus’ Magical Property label. ‘Order’ is the follow up of these records and is a dreamy, somewhat lo-fi experimental techno LP.

Combined with an ancient ambient undertone, ‘Order’ is not loosing its club ready vibe. This record floats somewhere between laid-back warehouse techno and the electronica genres – very much representing a unique style: Peter often uses his own voice in his productions, programmed through self-created synths in MAX/MSP. Vocals have become textures and are used as a synth, pad or soundscape. The combination of genres makes ‘Order’ a perfect record to dream away on at home, as well as to dance to in clubs.

Out May 19th on a 2LP vinyl – order ‘Order’ at AtomNation

a1 Trust Fall
a2 Hyperstability
a3 Vega

b1 Cruise Control
b2 Tract
b3 Spree

c1 Time Freaks
c2 What Wave
c3 Native

d1 Semiformal
d2 Millionth
d3 Believe

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Suol Summer Daze 2017 Pt. 1

 Suol - Suol Summer Daze 2017 Pt. 1
Suol Summer Daze 2017 Pt. 1

A new year a new Suol Summer Daze. Suol Records gathers artists from their Suol family to put together tracks with that special sunbeams and summer atmosphere – soulful deep house music.

After some years of the compilation being released in the familiar format of an album with a tight tour de force of tracks, Soul-Team decided to try with a new form – this issue will be a series of 3 compilation EPs. Now you have to buy 3 pieces instead of one. Business call this upscaling. Each EP will therefore consist of 6 previously unreleased tracks from both Suol and the extended family.

This EP takes off with Atjazz’ “Programme Sunlight”, which is a trippy deep summer groove. Chopstick & Johnjon’s “Last Night” with a solid bassline and atmospheric build up. Then there is Matthias Vogt’s “Chanterelle” with fancy Jazz background and precise attention to details. M.ono’s “Wanna Give” serves a driving african groove, classic House piano riffs and vocal samples, a dancefloor pleaser. Carlo’s “Got Ya”, is Disco Funk is some infused House tune. In the blend of the crispy House music you’ll also find tracks of a more R&B like sound, with vocals and catchy hooks. As in the sixth and last track (for this part), Meggy & Tigerskin’s “Bygone Eras” show some groove and vocals to modern dance music.

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Trentemøller – Redefine

Trentemøller goes Popmusic.
‘Redefine’ is the second single taken from Trentemøller‘s new album ‘Fixion’ and features Marie Fisker on vocals. Marie Fisker, a mainstay of the Trentemøller live constellation, has also been a long-time studio collaborator of Anders and her four songs on ‘Fixion’ mark their third musical partnership.
We must say, we miss the old psychedlic and deep Trentemøller. However ‘Redefine’ might be a good one.

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Kompakt – TOTAL 16

With their TOTAL Series the Cologne/Germany based label Kompakt regularly sets a landmark on the German electronic music map. As always the créme de la créme of German electronic music collaborated in the sampler. A Must-Have for all of you music connoisseurs.

What they say:

Our TOTAL compilation series hardly needs an introduction: we rummage through the Kompakt releases to select our favorites from the past year that reflect our best and unsaid tracks, compiled and packaged as a cohesive whole. For TOTAL 16, the 2xCD and digital track listing features 25 prominent cuts from artists such as THE FIELD, WEVAL, REX THE DOG, TERRANOVA, HUNTER/GAME, FRANKEY & SANDRINO, JOHN TEJADA, BLOND:ISH or PATRICE BÄUMEL. On top, TOTAL 16 includes eight exclusive tracks which happen to make up the 2xLP vinyl track listing. What you have is a dynamic assortment and comprehensive profile of Kompakt’s current label portfolio, including both newcomers and veteran producers in peak form.

Keeping up a good old TOTAL tradition, we also planted brandnew material from core artists and friends – check out exclusive tracks such as MICHAEL MAYER’s aptly named ACTION, an absolutely rinsing acid cracker, or MATIAS AGUAYO’s stellar KOMM, sitting comfortably among his best and most stirring work to date. Meanwhile, JÜRGEN PAAPE drops silky, atmospheric synth pads on EDEN and THE MODERNIST teams up with Hot Chip’s JOE GODDARD for the pop-infused THE PRICE OF LOVE. Another highlight is the debut release from exciting newcomer LAKE TURNER: BEACON FIELDS is a misty- eyed, melancholic piece focussing on exquisite electronic textures and sweeping melodies.

As with previous TOTAL installments, we collect these exclusives on a separate 2xLP edition, but like to add a handful of cuts that can only be found on the vinyl version – for TOTAL 16, these include ALEX UNDER’s LLAMAN A LA PUERTA, a densely layered, slow-paced synth jam that makes for a inspired detour from the propulsive, lean beats the Spanish producer has become known for. SWEET 100 present a masterfully crafted study in hypnotic minimalism on SIX, while VOIGT & VOIGT hark back to the pounding, sensual abrasiveness of early Auftrieb releases on DENKEN SIE LAUT, crossbred with the tongue-in-cheek gloom of the brothers’ later, more psychedelic offerings.

•The Kompakt favorites from the past year, compiled and packaged as a cohesive whole, with cuts from THE FIELD, THE ORB, COMA, BLOND:ISH, HUNTER/GAME, JOHN TEJADA, REX THE DOG, TERRANOVA and many more

01. The Field – Reflecting Lights (Kaytlin Aurelia Smith Mix)
02. Weval – I Don’t Need It
03. The Orb – Moonbuilding 2703AD (Teebs Moon Grotto Mix)
04. A2. Lake Turner – Beacon Fields
05. Blond:ish – Endless Games (Patrice Bäumel Mix)
06. Coma – Lora (Robag’s Fandara Qualv NB Mix)
07. Komon & Will Saul feat. Ben Westbeech – Lost In Time
08. B2. Jürgen Paape – Eden
09. B1. The Modernist feat. Joe Goddard – The Price Of Love
10. Sonns – Teacher
11. Wassermann – Die Schallplatte (Video Mix)
12. The Silent Ones – Magical Party (Jonas Bering Mix)
13. Dave DK – Kronsee (Ulrich Schnauss Mix)

01. Alex Under – Lolog
02. Frankey & Sandrino – Hydrae
03. John Tejada – Integrator
04. Hunter/Game – Silver (Redshape Mix)
05. C2. Matias Aguayo – Komm
06. C1. Michael Mayer – Action
07. Clarian – Space Noir
08. Rex The Dog – Teufelsberg
09. Maceo Plex feat. C.A.R. – Mirror Me (Dark Dub)
10. Patrice Bäumel – Surge
11. Reinhard Voigt – Reisen & Speisen
12. Terranova – Kepler186F (DJ Hell Mix)

Exclusive Vinyl Tracks
A1. Alex Under – Llaman a la Puerta
D1. Sweet 100 – Six
D2. Voigt & Voigt – Denken Sie Laut

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Dessous Recordings – Dessous Summer Grooves 4

One of the better compilations this year: Dessous Summer Grooves 4!
This collection of the latest Deep House gems is compiled by labelhead Steve Bug himself. Artists like Ivan Latyshev, Jamie Anderson & Owain K, Langenberg and more are featured along with remixes by Atjazz and James Dexter. Without a doubt, you have to feel the warmth and summer vibes coming right out your speakers.


01. Ivan Latyshev – To My Youth
02. Jamie Anderson & Owain K – Edge Of Infinity
03. Timmy P – Bosh (James Dexter Remix)
04. Lockwood – Let’s Talk
05. Vincenzo feat. Mic Newman – Melbs
06. Langenberg – Shadows feat. Blakkat (Atjazz Remix)
07. Timmy P – Grim Fandango
08. James Dexter – Get To This
09. Jamie Anderson & Owain K – Just A Groove
10. Ivan Latyshev – Can’t Go Away
11. Langenberg – Shadows feat. Blakkat
12. Vincenzo – Great Heights

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Henrik Schwarz – Instruments

“What’s left of my music if I have it played by Classical musicians and omit the most important element, the beats?”, fragt Henrik Schwarz. Wir meinen, ziemlich viel. Haben wir uns doch schön öfter aus der Deckung gewagt und großartige Stücke elektronischer Tanzmusik in ihrer Arrangementtiefe ganz frech in die Nähe toller klassischer Musikwerke gerückt. Und jetzt zäumt der Henrik zusammen mit dem Tokyo Secret Orchestra auf sieben Stücken das Pferd von Hinten auf. Chapeau Henne!
Wer ihn mit der Nummer live erwischen sollte, unbedingt angucken, dass ist noch ein wenig mehr, als Stimming (oder wars Solomun) geliefert hat.

Release ist am 27.02.2015

Als wäre das nicht genug ist Henrik Schwarz auch noch Jazzer. In seinem Projekt Wesseltoft/Schwarz gibts noch eine weitere Seite von ihm zu entdecken.

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Kabale und Liebe – REALITIVITY LP

Kabale und Liebe - Realitivity
Kabale und Liebe – Realitivity
















Als anheimelnde Feuillton-Durchblättere die wir gerne zu sein pflegen, darf natürlich eine Sympathie für das elektronische Konzeptalbum attestiert werden. Und das gibt es in der Tat noch. Abseits des dramaturgischen Dreiklangs von Alk, MDMA und Keta, bieten 4 Takte auch noch Platz zum Ausruhen und Zuhören. Kabale und Liebe traut sich auf das Spielfeld derer, die auch mal den Staub auf ihren Midi-Keyboards wegwischen und nicht gleich das nächste YouTube-Video wegliken. Auf der Realitivity LP wird dem Detroit Sound mit derart saftig platzierten Kicks die Ehre erwiesen, dass das Immergleiche wie runderneuert klingt. Breaks, Hihats die von weich auf hart auf weich schalten und die Nähe zum Acid Sound machen die Platte zum Durchhörer. Achtung: Konzeptplatte also nicht mal eben an die Bar und den nächsten Track abwarten.

Release ist am 31. Mai aber ein paar snippets hat der Herr Liron van Daalen schon mal gucken lassen. Leider nicht einbindbar, aber hier anhörbar

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Todd Terje – It’s Album Time

Todd Terje wird ja gerade kritikermäßig abgefeiert wie sonst was. Jedes Indie-Soundcloud-Afterhour Girl was etwas auf sich hält, shared seinen Sound und schickt likes und Herzen durch die sozialen Kanäle, als würde sie mit Todd seit Jahren per Du im Yogakurs sein. Zugegeben, uns war sein Sound dann doch eine lange Zeit zu cheesy. Gerade nach dem Essential Mix verstanden wir die Welt nicht mehr. Was feiern die nur an dem?
Langsam glauben wir es verstanden zu haben. Mit seinem Album “It’s Album time” klimpert sich der Norweger irgendwo zwischen Loveboat und Acapulco hin und her. Da hat die Fahrstuhlnummer genauso ihre Daseinsberechtigung wie der ztternde 80s Sound – verrückt die Skandinavier.
Und wir verstehen langsam. Todd Terje macht sein Ding, macht das auf was er Lust hat oder er verarscht uns am Ende einfach alle.

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