Jun 02 2014
«So they spoke, sending forth their beautiful voice, and my heart desired to listen, and I commanded my comrades to free me…» But they didn’t. Still, even Odysseus, Homer’s epic hero, could not resist the tempting chant of the two sirens that sat on the island he and his fellows had to pass by. In this way, Homer’s Apologue warns us about the irresistible and therefore dangerous power of music. Believe it or not, Sirens Of Lesbos’ first release «Long Days, Hot Nights» makes Homer’s warning come true.
Timeless, pitched down vocals and a warm, lush, lulling and satisfied piano tell the tale of a place where the boundaries between reality and fantasy become blurred and where space and time lose their purpose – a place to get lost in. Maybe Homer was right and music is a dangerous thing. Be that as it may, Sirens Of Lesbos’ «Long Days, Hot Nights» makes danger feel pretty awesome.
Out very soon!
May 29 2014
The saying „All good things come in pairs” couldn’t be more true in this case. Kyodai, two highly talented and driven brothers, are back more powerful than ever with this „Sound Of The Falls” EP. While their musical sound is quite elaborate, Kyodai always brings an amazing energy and emotion that the duo also brings to their fabulous live sets.
For this EP on Exploited it becomes immediately clear that they’ve taken a deeper and slightly darker path than their previous work „Music Rises Up”. The title track „Sound Of The Falls” is without any doubt a true club banger. It immediately hits the spot with its intense bass and keeps on growing in an almost hypnotic way to a floating house track.
„Streamflow” is a bit more techy but pretty similar to „Sound Of The Falls” as it’s evenly catchy and „well-groomed”. For both the title track as for „Streamflow” they’ve carefully woven in their Spanish origins without following a typical pattern.
Published by Edition Exploited / Highscore Publishing.
May 15 2014
Compuphonic is now a fine addition to the Exploited Records roster. After releasing his megahit Sunset he brings his spontaneous, positive and accessible sound to the label with "Radio Atlantis". The overall atmosphere of the release is filled with the good kind of melancholia everyone likes to feel once in a while.
Or listen to his 60 min Podcast here.
Apr 24 2014
Eploited Records gives you an exclusive download of "Let Go" by Isis Salam feat. Kruse & Nuernberg, remixed by Alixander II, known from Azari & III. This remix is unreleased so far and availalable for free here.
Click here if you haven't see yet Isis' hip house video of the original song.
"Let Go" is published by Edition Exploited / Highscore Publishing.
Mar 15 2014
The 2013 release of the debut EP of the student percussion ensemble Banda Westfalica from the German city of Bünde, North-Rhine-Westphalia, was an unusual release for Man Recordings. Here were some musicians that would play tropical music exclusively acoustically, focussing on unearthing the rhythmic and melodic structure of originally electronically produced songs from the Man Recordings catalogue which originally would tear clubs apart.
Banda Westfalica layed bare the soul of tracks such as “Carimbo” or “Tulum” by Schlachthofbronx, “K Le Pasa” by El Dusty, “El Toro” by Beware + Motorpitch, “Hands Up” by Daniel Haaksman or “Cartagenera” by Dutch Rhythm Combo. The versions on Banda Westfalica´s EP displayed a musicality that was buried deep inside those club bangers – and surprised many. “Versions Remixes” now brings the acoustic versions back to the club.
Teased with the rhythm tracks and dope stems of Banda Westfalica´s 2m-sized Marimba, we asked a handful of hot and upcoming remixers such as Castro, Criolina, Chong-X, Danilo, Alma Negra, Doblhoff & Wiesflecker, Motin and Johnny 500 (a.k.a. Gijs Scheeringa) to re-work the Banda Westfalica versions.
The results are stunning, from zouk bass (Danilo) to trap (Johnny 500) to Afro beat inspirations (Doblhoff & Wiessflecker, Alma Negra) to tropical bass (Motin) to finally electronica tuned vibes (Castro UK and Criolina) there´s a vast sonic range in the set of remixes. Many of the remixers are new names on the block, but all proved their skills masterfully. So here´s Banda Westfalica´s “Versions Remixes”.
Free Download of "K Le Pasa (Motin Remix)" here
Mar 13 2014
"Let Go" is co-published by Edition Exploited/Highscore Publishing.