May 18 2015

Joyce Muniz "You Always Get Me High"

Brazilian-born Joyce Muniz immersed herself in the world of electronic music after moving to Austria at the age of 12. By the age of 16, she purchased her first 1212s and became one of Vienna’s youngest DJs. When the raw and pulsating sounds of Brazilian dance music baile funk infiltrated European house and techno, Muniz connected with her origins by providing vocals for Viennese producer Stereotyp.
Solidifying her stance as a multitalented artist and MC, Jocye Muniz satisfied her craving to produce by diving deep into house music, carving out her own niche through a smooth-yet-funky sound often complimented by sultry vocals and thumping basslines.

’An early coup for Exploited was 2011's 'Morning Love', Muniz's collaboration with Louie Austen. An old school Viennese crooner who'd worked alongside the rat pack in Las Vegas, he'd risen to prominence again after the turn of the millennium, alongside the likes of Peaches and Gonzalez, on the crest of electroclash. With his lived-in vocals riding a spacey house groove punctuated by snippets of breakbeats, Austen was so impressed with Muniz that he asked her to produce his next album.

This mutual respect was to arise again in the shape of Maya Jane Coles, who helped get Muniz's music into the hands of 20:20 Vision, so far resulting in two EP's. Then Richie Hawtin got hold of an unreleased track and played it on his Ibiza Boiler Room. “I really was wondering how Richie Hawtin got it!” Joyce said. Still, got it he had, leaving just the clearance of its Kraftwerk sample from 'It's More Fun to Compute' and the addition of a vocal by ex-Jungle Brother Bam, for the modern day hip-house of 'Back in the Days' to
become a hit for Exploited last year.’ (DJMag)

Not to forget her collaboration track ’Warriors’ with Bpitch longstay Kiki or her recent remix of Traffic Signs aka Steve Bug and Jake the Rapper’s ’Cookie Jar’.

Published by Edition Exploited / Highscore Publishing.

Apr 30 2015

Sirens Of Lesbos "Ecstasy"

«New Age Disco» act Sirens Of Lesbos made their debut with the summer ode «Long Days, Hot Nights». An instant summer Ibiza champion featuring the poetic and catchy lyric «You are the summer of my life», the song has been favoured by radio stations and DJs all around the globe. Bearing a mystical, sun-drenched video – directed by Camilla and Marc (Pet Shop Boys, Battles, El Guincho) and featuring the gender-bending top-model Tamy Glauser (Givenchy, Kenzo) – to further support the track’s message, «Long Days, Hot Nights» was an absolute must listen in 2014 and still is about to unfold it’s mainstream potential.

Now the Aegean super group delivers their follow-up single: «Ecstasy». And no, it’s not an homage to the infamous 90s drug. The song that, according to Sirens Of Lesbos, sounds like a «rainbow coloured waterfall in the forested mountains of Tahiti», reminds us of those rare moments, where we feel one with the universe and tells us, where to find Shangri-La.
The release comes with a "b-side" containing a slow mo'ish caricature of an 80s pop anthem that never existed. It goes by the title of «Flowers».

About Sirens Of Lesbos:
The six piece collective claims to have its Kibbutz somewhere in the Aegean Sea. Sirens Of Lesbos aka SOL (Sun in Spanish) have a serious, noble goal: They want to spread mantras – musically uplifting and spiritually meaningful songs that inspire you to embrace life in all its forms; that make you dance in your fantasy or in the real world. Buy on Beatport here

Co-Published by Edition Exploited / Highscore Publishing and Sony/ATV EMI Music.

Apr 13 2015

Luminodisco "Understory"

Italian born Federico Costantini is now a close member of the Hell Yeah family having released a number of EPs and a couple of little classics on the label before now. Here, for the first time, he steps out with a full-length album project that really showcases his style across nine great tracks.

As a regular spinner in Rome best parties, Luminodisco knows how to work a dancefloor in style and does so again with the tracks here, which will appeal to fans of everything from house to disco to feel good beats. He's also half of Studio22 with Francisco (Jolly Music) releases on Edizioni Mondo and generally always impresses with his unhinged sense of sound.

This album has many tricks up its sleeve but always manages to sound like nothing else as well as making you feel good in its presence. It’s moving both physically and emotionally and really takes you on a unique trip.

Published by Expanded Music / Highscore Publishing.

Mar 03 2015

Daniel Haaksman "Sabado feat. Bulldozer"

What´s a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon? One option is to drive out of town to the beach and hang out with your friends. Crank up the volume of your car stereo and enjoy your own music selection while sipping beers and puffing joints. Now imagine this scenario in a sub-saharan African metropolis of today. Add a bit of a traffic jam before you reach the beach, think of car stereos that blast out selections of Afro House, Kuduro, Kizomba and African Rap. And soon you are close to the vibe that Daniel Haaksman´s new single “Sabado” is all about.

“Sabado” is a laid back uptempo track that puts the listener to an imaginary car park party on an African city beach front. It features the mighty guitar licks of Colombia´s Bulldozer, but has an allover South-African feel to it. Yes, Paul Simon´s “Graceland” is an influence here, but also all the hot new house track that comes out of South Africa and the Portuguese speaking African countries such as Angola and Moçambique. Consequently, the tune is called “Sabado”, Portuguese for “Saturday”.

Early DJ support by Crookers, Poirier, Toy Selectah, Round Table Knights, So Shifty, Samim, DJ Sabo, Shir Khan (Exploited) and many more!

Published by Highscore Publishing.

Nov 25 2014

Bert On Beats "High On Cuica"

Carramba, Bert On Beats is back! After his last release on Man Rec featuring the might baile funk queen Deize Tigrona (“Pa Pa Pa”) Bert toured Europe and collaborated with Branko of Enchufada on “Control” ft. Yadi. Now he returns to Man Recordings with a club ready burner that wacks out any Jumpstyle tune the Latin way.


Bert´s big new tune is called “High On Cuica” and it truly lifts everyone up. Who needs formulaic EDM drumrolls when the whip of a plain ol´Cuica can create the same buzz? Fed by a 3Ball reminicing percussion frenzy and an irresistible melody, “High On Cuica” makes clear that triplet grooves are here to stay and can rock any party any-other-way.

The original track gets remixed by a transnational crew of hot remixers. Milangeles spice up the melody with an Italian ghetto twist, Happy Colors remade “High On Cuica” into a hi-speed Merenge mix which at 192bpm is the fastest remix ever released on Man Rec, there´s French-Portuguese bass mechanic Mala Noche, who made a very individualist, arabic-melody-led downtempo version, and then there´s Brasils Pesadão Tropical which lays the Cuica down low in their trap remix.


Four crazy remixes and a banging original – this tune is made for every twisted Latin party and freestyle dancefloors! Early DJ support from Munchi, Schlachthofbronx, So Shifty, Dave Nada, JStar and many more.

Published by Highscore Publishing.




Nov 17 2014

A Road Trip to Colombia’s Caribbean Coast with Cero39

Explore the vibrant culture of the contemporary Caribbean music scene with Cero39. In this Native Instruments original documentary, producer Mauricio Alvarez takes us on a trip from Bogotá to the Colombian coast in an attempt to understand the spirit of Caribbean groove, highlighting the soundsystems, the artwork, and a generation of musicians and producers creating a new music all their own. Directed by Luis Antonio Delgado and produced by Native Instruments. Have a listen to Cero39's last release on Chusma here

Cero39 is published by Edition Chusma / Highscore Publishing.

Sept 23 2014

Sirens Of Lesbos "Long Days, Hot Nights" Video

Internationally acclaimed cinematographer Marc Gomez de Moral and director Camilla Mantovani have created a video for up and coming group Sirens Of Lesbos' debut single «Long Days, Hot Nights» (Exploited). The video, a mystic lesbian love affair, features Swiss model Tamy Glauser, who was the highlight of the Givenchy menswear show last year in Paris.

Sirens Of Lesbos is an anonymous six piece collective claiming to have its Kibbutz somewhere in the Aegean Sea off Greece. SOL's debut single «Long Days, Hot Nights» originally came out on Berlin House label Exploited in May 2014 and shortly after got signed and re-released by Sony Music International. The song, a belearic ode to the spirit of summer, got picked by American men's fashion magazine GQ as one of the best 25 songs of the summer.


Beatport Chart-breaking Claptone and French House pioneer Fred Falke have provided remixes that will be previously released through Beatport.

Early feedback:

Annie Mac: "This is so summery and sunshiny. You'll be wishing summer never ends."

A-Trak: "Lovely."

The Magician: "Claptone Remix is great."
Arthur Baker: "Another killer Claptone Remix for a great song."


Buy it on Beatport here and soon everywhere.

Co-Published by Edition Exploited / Highscore Publishing and Sony/ATV EMI Music.




Sept 5 2014

Sirens Of Lesbos "Long Days, Long Nights Remixes"

American Men’s Fashion Magazine GQ recently picked 'Long Days, Hot Nights' by Sirens of Lesbos as one of the best 25 songs of the summer 2014. From Ibiza to beyond – it is an amazing start for this unknown act from Greece who call their sound “Fantasy Music” and dedicate this record to DJ Alfredo – master of the Balearic Beat.


Watch out for these 2 new remixes by Claptone & Fred Falke and the outstanding official music video directed by Camilla Mantovani and shot by acclaimed cinematographer Marc Gomez de Moral who has photographed videos for Pet Shop Boys, El Guincho, Sonàr festival, Two Door Cinema Club and The Battles and for the latter work was nominated for best cinematography in a video at the UK Music Video Awards 2011.


Early Support by A-Trak, The Magician, Arthur Baker, Purple Disco Machine and many more! Stay tuned for the video premiere on the Ultra Music Youtube channel.


Co-Published by Edition Exploited / Highscore Publishing and Sony/ATV EMI Music.