June 08 2010
We just got airmail from the UK and it feels like Christmas! Ministry of Sound UK dropped a shipment of all their hot new titles including Ministry of Sound Club: Style Of Eye, The Sound of Dubstep, Addicted to Bass 2010, Hed Kandi: Twisted Disco, Hed Kandi: Nu Disco, World Series: Tokyo, Mash Up Mix 90's and more are just some of what you'll be seeing in your local JB Hifi store at a sexy new price!
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Below is a listing of some of what we just got in:
Following a widely-acclaimed debut from SOS, this is the second in Ministry of Sound’s new compilation series, Ministry of Sound Club, a collection of DJ mix albums that encapsulates what you’ll find at the world’s most famous nightclub on a Saturday night. The concept for the albums is simple: one disc represents a full-blown DJ set; the other is a mixed disc of the artist’s own productions and remixes.
The right big names continue to make Ministry Of Sound their London home, and as 2010 gathers pace, a new wave of ascendant DJs are making the Box their own. Swedish electronica whiz, Linus Eklow, aka Style Of Eye, is one of them.
As beloved by blogs as he is by Radio 1’s specialist shows, the Swedish producer and DJ doesn’t trade in Scandinavian ‘kookiness’ neither does he harbour a frustrated inner popstar. His early releases on Classic, Dirtybird, and Pickadoll, and current tracks such as ‘Grounded’ and ‘Puss Puss’, have earned him wide appeal, from Annie Mac, Erol Alkan, Crookers, Tiga, and Pete Tong, to Laurent Garnier, Kissy Sellout, and beyond.
Recent remixes for Lily Allen, Miike Snow, Little Boots, Fake Blood, VV Brown, Riton and Primary 1, and Empire Of The Sun, have reiterated that his is a unique talent. At the time of writing his Kid Sister reworking is laying waste to dancefloors worldwide.
Ministry of Sound brings you the latest buzz genre to emerge from the underground club scene. Over the last couple of years Dubstep has risen to prominence with mass exposure across national radio, being championed by the likes of Annie Mac & Zane Lowe on Radio 1 as well as massive club nights surfacing all over the world.
Having been the first to bring out a collection of Bassline as it hit its peak, with both albums having combined sales of over ¼ million copies, The Sound of Dubstep is now the freshest sound in dance music and makes this an essential purchase for all people that like their raw bass.
Following on from the epic Skream remix of La Roux’s ‘In For The Kill’, a dubstep remix is a now standard for all the major music labels. Dubstep artists consistently appear at the sell out under 18’s events ‘Under The Radar’ as well as prominently featuring at major festivals up and down the country.
The Sound of Dubstep is the first TV album to bring together all the biggest tunes, allowing you to experience the low bass frequencies bought to you by the pioneers of the scene including Skream, Benga, Caspa, Rusko & Doorly. With massive remixes of The Prodigy, MJ Cole, Dizzee Rascal, Calvin Harris and loads more.
This is the ultimate collection of over 40 classic and exclusive heavy hitting tracks that is destined cause some serious damage!
Addicted To Bass returns for 2010 with the biggest selection of bass fuelled bangers! The hugely successful series continues to provide an unbeatable blend of Electro, Drum ‘n’ Bass, Dubstep, UK Funky and Bassline.
Get ready for a serious assault on your speaker systems with over 60 tracks of bass heavy weapons including exclusive remixes and upfront material from Dizzee Rascal, Wiley, Sidney Samson, Example and Steve Aoki. Also featured are heavy hitters The Prodigy, Pendulum, Danny Byrd and Chase & Status, in addition to epic anthems from Double 99, MJ Cole and loads more!
Review by Oli West: "Boom! Wack! Ka-Pow! If Addicted To Bass were featured in a Batman comic these are surely the sounds it would be dishing out to a crazed baddie trying to make everyone’s life a misery. Fortunately, the only misery endured here will be that of your neighbours after you’ve turned your speakers up to eleven!
Kicking things off are some seriously big tunes; Steve Aoki’s smash hit I’m In The House sets the tone while Example, Chuckie & LMFAO, Sub Focus, and Deadmau5 take things to the next level. CD1 is an intense journey across the jagged-edged land of electro peaking at all the right moments. Laidback Luke and Lee Mortimer’s Blau! sits atop the highest peak dishing out all the dirt and filth you could possibly want. In fact, Blau! surely deserves to be its own Batman sound!
CD2 shifts up a gear taking us away from the four-to-the-floor massiveness of our opening chapter and into the realms of hardcore drum & bass and dubstep. Legends such as The Prodigy, Pendulum, Sub Focus, Noisia, and Caspa join forces to stimulate which ever part of our brain it is that digs super low frequencies and pulsating basslines. Tunes like SL2’s On A Ragga Trip and Joy Orbison’s Hyph Mngo do provide some much-needed breathing space. Just enough to get through CD3...
Garage and urban is the name of the game as the third and final disk spins into life. Fun and bouncy melodies make this a perfect companion for journeys in the car while Wiley, Chipmunk, Kano, and Fugative are our heroes that ensure boredom never strikes!
Life doesn’t have to be loud and bassy, but as Addicted To Bass proves, it helps!"
Beware! The schizophrenic sister of the Hed Kandi family has returned. Welcome to our annual journey into the darker side of Hed Kandi’s musical offering as we open Pandora’s record box and unleashes an electrifying dose of Twisted Disco into your nervous system.
Twisted Disco is a stark contrast to our two opening themes of 2010. The retro-futurism sounds of Nu Disco and the upfront tracks of Kandi’s worldwide underground in World Series: Tokyo seem a distant and docile memory as we explore and expose you to the music your mother warned you about!
With beastly sounds amassed from the hellfires here at Kandi HQ and ready to torment the dancefloors of Sodom and Gomorrah, this 2CD releases features heavyweight producers and artists such as the Audio Bullys, Mason featuring DMC & Sam Sparrow, TV Rock vs Axwell, Gramophonedzie, The Black Project, DJ Gregory & Sidney Samson and John Dahlback to name but a few.
The most rebellious Hed Kandi album in the calendar also allows us to explore the extremes and this instalment sees Jason Brooks serve our most seductive artwork to date as tension, eroticism and malice wrestle their way into the iconic collection of Twisted sleeve art.
Science may have found a cure for most evils; but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all – Twisted Disco
To launch both a brand nu year and a nu decade, Hed Kandi introduces its second NU DISCO release on 25th January 2010, featuring a myriad of modern day disco gems taken from a dance music phenomenon that has taken over Hed Kandi headquarters and every enlightened dancefloor across the globe.
Since Nu Disco was introduced to the illustrious Hed Kandi series last year, there’s not only been a hugely successful album release, but this genre also spread its sequin-coated, synthesized wings across to Hed Kandi’s famous Ibiza residency in Space. There it took over the entire back room with a plethora of the genre’s finest proponents including Crazy P, Aeroplane and Greg Wilson, all of which feature on this magnificent nu chapter of Nu Disco, alongside nu recruits including Fred Falke, Lindstrom and Christabelle and Phonat.
CD1 shimmies into action with a Greg Wilson re-edit of track of the moment Simian Mobile Disco’s ‘Cruel Intentions’ featuring Gossip Girl Beth Ditto, closely followed by a step back in disco time with a 21st century remake of Junior’s enormous 80s track ‘Mama Used To Say’ by Jupiter. Cosmic connoisseurs Fred Falke and Chromeo, supply original tracks respectively with ‘Back to Stay’ and ‘Night by Night’, whilst indie heroes Editors get the disco treatment from Tom Neville on ‘Papillion’. Stand out tracks on this disc, that we’re not allowed to tell you about, come from the up-tempo Likelike mix of The Private’s ‘Secret Lover’, and Felix Da Housecat’s version of Passion Pit’s ‘Secrets’.
CD2 brings together two 21st century disco pioneers as Aeroplane remix Lindstrom and Christabelle’s ‘Baby Can’t Stop’. Crazy P, quite rightly so, make an appearance with a mix of ‘Stop Space Return’ from Ron Basejam. Phonat’s ‘Love Hits The Fan’ is an example of the power of the sound with its vocally distorted and synth-heavy sci-fi style production. Fred Falke takes on two tracks from this disc with remixes of Grizzly Bear’s ‘Two Weeks’ and Shena’s ‘Nasty Little Rumour’, and Hed Kandi’s finest John Jones’ awesome ‘Be Together’ is remixed by Christian Hoff making this track perfect nu disco fodder, whilst Vitalic rocks the end of this disc with his killer ‘Poison Lips’.
Nu Disco is Hed Kandi’s perspective on the natural evolution of our beloved disco as it is transformed into the pioneering distant futuristic sound of the 21st century. This is disco’s budding romance with science fiction!
Konnichiwa and welcome to World Series: Tokyo
This release is the latest addition to our location-led roster of the most glamorous, stylish and cultural destinations of the world. Featuring the best upfront house from Kandi’s worldwide underground, we’re taking you now on a journey to a cyber-fuelled yet ancient and mystifying city that constantly outdoes the imagination - the neon metropolis of Tokyo. Hed Kandi DJs, Dean Rigg and Carl Hanaghan, lay down the mixes over 2 CDs, each selecting tracks that define the mood and tone of our Tokyo parties at the renowned Warehouse702 club. We asked both DJs to discuss their music selection and here’s what they had to say...
Dean Rigg (CD1) - I thought I’d open with one of my favourite classic house records ‘Deep Inside’ as I often use it to warm up my sets. This brand new remix keeps all the flavour from the original but brings it up-to-date nicely meaning it would be rude not to use it on this mix! Dennis Ferrer’s ‘Hey Hey’ was an easy choice to follow with its deep house groove and quirky vocal, courtesy of Shingai Shoniwa from the Noisettes. It’s deep and hypnotic but still has that crossover appeal which works on the dancefloor. DJ Pierre’s remix of Simian Mobile Disco’s ‘Cruel Intentions’ with its little acid bleeps and noises has been on my iPod non-stop since I got it so I had to bring it into this mix. The vocal sticks in your head and DJ Pierre’s production brings a juggernaut groove to the whole affair. Later in the disc I’ve included my remix of The One Hundred’s ‘Break Me Down’. From the moment I heard the vocal I wanted to not only to sign it to Hed Kandi (watch this space!) but to remix it. The result is track eight on my mix, I hope you like it! I finished with the E.P.I.C mix of Example after hearing it blasted around our office for about a week after it was finalised. It really grew on me and I thought it was an apt epic finale to the CD.
Carl Hanaghan (CD2) – Working out my running order was a difficult affair with so many great records to choose from, however last year’s ADE Conference saw one track in particular get its moment in the spotlight, the Big Room Mix of ‘Step By Step’ from the Dutch wizards Laidback Luke & Gregor Salto featuring a luscious top line from Mavis Acquah. It’s been a favourite in my CD wallet for some time now and truly sets the tone for the mix to come. There has been a resurgence in remixing classic records of late and there is no better example than Harry ‘Choo Choo’ Romero’s, Night @ The Black. Mr. Romero steps up to re-cut his greatest piece of work to date and gives it his trademark Bombossa stamp of approval. Towards the middle part of my mix a true Ibiza classic in the making surfaces, ‘La Mezcla’ from Switzerland’s deep house producer Michel Cleis was named the undisputed track of Ibiza 2009, and the 2010 remix from Ant Brooks is an essential DJ weapon! Next up I thought I would touch on my own production which is collaboration with My Digital Enemy, ‘Subida’ (in Spanish means ‘Rise)’ and we wanted to achieve the ultimate uplifting feel good moments for the dancefloor through this record. I truly hope you enjoy it. Brighton-based Prok & Fitch, two of the scenes hottest up and coming producers, wrap up my mix with their track ‘Walk With Me’. It is simply infectious; the charm is in the melody, and it’s the perfect track to wrap up the compilation.
From the land that brought you true Japanese icons such as Hello Kitty, Pokémon and Nintendo (to name a few), we have decided to create an icon of our very own, World Series: Tokyo.
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