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.




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.