plasDKMA presents Andrastea – On Ya Andrastea

Growing up in Roxbury Massachusetts, in a single parent household, Dana Kelley’s musical influence started with his mother. Ophelia played numerous R&B hits that are considered classics by today’s house folk. Ophelia enrolled her children into the Elma Lewis School of Performing Arts, where he excelled as a classical violinist. Music is not the only passion, art as a whole was exposed to Dana Kelley aka DKMA. At the age of 16, Dana demonstrated a flair for fashion illustration, and won a 2 year scholarship to the Museum School of Fine Arts. In 1994, Dana approached DJ Bruno at Boston Beat with a cheesy demo of tracks he was working on. Bruno called Dana and told him to stop sitting on the music, and recommended house labels to send a demo to. Kult, Strictly Rhythm and Eightball received demos, and 3 days later Gladys Pizzarro called with an offer Dana could not refuse. This was the beginning of something truly special. After the great success of the releases “Rhino Horn” and “Listen” in the second half of 2008, Dana Kelley comes around with his first album called “The Ascent”. To get the first impression of the “DKMA-Sound” you can just listen to the track “On Ya Andrastea”.

Free Download: DKMA presents Andrastea – On Ya Andrastea.

 

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The year 2008 was very successful for Martin Stosch. He entered the official German Media Control Charts four times with the singles “Zeit meines Lebens”, “Geh nicht einfach weg!”, “Have You Found” (together with Lisa Bund) and his debut album “7Teen”. Together with the Munich based Producer Team “Beatpower Music” he managed to create his own unique Identity. Instantaneous he is working on his second album which will be released end of summer 2009. In two weeks the video for his brand new single will be shot in Los Angeles.

So it’s time to say “thank you” to all fans who supported Martin Stosch so much!

And here it is: Martin Stosch recorded a new version of his album track “Verrückt” and give it away for free. Just follow the link to get your Free Download Coupon.

For more information please visit:
Martin Stosch Homepage

Dana Kelley aka DKMA presents Andrastea Audio Interview Dana Kelley’s sound and music has made a major impact on the House scene since 1995. He has worked on such labels as Strictly Rhythm, Guidance, Subliminal, and a Whole lot more. DJ’s worldwide have played a remix of DKMA or an original track of Dana’s from Louis Vega to Chris Fortier , evidence that Dana’s influence has cross genre appeal. Growing up in Roxbury Massachusetts, in a single parent household, Dana’s musical influence started with his mother. Ophelia played numerous R&B hits that are considered classics by today’s house folk. George Benson, MFSB, O’Jays, and Herbie Hancock. Ophelia enrolled her children into the Elma Lewis School of Performing Arts, where he excelled as a classical violinist, selected as a Suzuki violinist, was chosen with 5 other students to play for Chinese embassy. Dana received accolades from Louis Vega, Frankie Feliciano, Armand Van Helden and DJ Sneak for the different sound he brought to Strictly Rhythm – rough gritty tech-house. Beside a lot of 12″ releases on labels like Strictly Rhythm, Contrast Records, 4th Floor Recordings, Chug Recordings and Subliminal Records he released his first album “The Ascent” on Plastic City.

Link: Dana Kelley Audio Interview.

Free Download: Dadamnphreaknoizphunk – Wating (Original Instrumental)

As Hardfloor they worked out their own place in music history by releasing great electronic music. As Dadamnphreaknoizphunk, Oliver Bondzio und Ramon Zenker present sounds and moods between Trip Hop, Downbeat, Soul, Funk, Acid and Electro in a mixture that brings high comfort to the listener but furthermore the possibility to explore great music with wonderful quotations and a relaxed music experience. Apart from working as producers they are very requested remixers for International pop acts like Depeche Mode, Mike Oldfield, New Order, Yello, Human League, Mory Kante and Anne Clark. To get the first impression of the new album “The Cheerleaders Are Smilin’ At You” you can just listen to the Original Instrumental Version of the track “Waiting”. By the way: This mix is different from the album version. Free Download Link: Wating (Original Instrumental).

Ronin – PlackTown Sounds Vol.2 (mp3-album) – Plastic City. Play

Ronin aka Jonathan Axelsson was born in Sweden, and got in touch with music very early in life since both his father and grandfather were musicians. As a young boy he started playing drums, and then continued with piano lessons. In the mid 90’s he discovered a new type of music that would change his life forever. The music he heard was calld deephouse, and struck Jonathans heart immediately. He now started to produce music in a more serious matter and in 1997 he got in touch with Johan Bacto, which later formed the label PlackTown Sounds. Jonathan was now known as Ronin, and made alot of releases on the PlackTown Sounds imprint. With alot of great feedback from radiostations, magazines, DJ’s and even television, Ronin continued on the path of sensual, moody deep-house. His music was reaching out to the world, and in the year of 2001 he released a mini LP on Chris Grays label, Deep4Life in Chicago. Chris gave Jonathan his second artist name J. Axel, and he was now focusing on vocal deep-house, and he started working with the talanted vocalist Astrid Suryanto. He still produced instrumental deephouse as Ronin, and in 2002 he made a release on The Timewriter and Terry Lee Brown Junior’s label Driftwood. In late 2004 Jonathan completed his album, “J. Axel – Deepness Is Served”, which was released 31st of July 2006 on the German recordlabel Bohéme. Later, this album was re-released by Plastic City. Since today, Jonathan has released on various labels, contributed with music to many compilations, as well as DJ’ing in alot of clubs over the years. His releases and DJ-sets have always been criticaly acclaimd, and its a fact that he will keep on delivering music with precence and luxury, which touches mind, body and soul. Now you can find Ronin’s selected works on two releases “PlackTown Sounds Vol.1″ (released: december 2008) and “PlackTown Sounds Vol.2″ (released: march 2009) on Plastic City.

Available Formats: mp3 (Vol.1), mp3 (Vol.2).

Dadamnphreaknoizphunk Audio Interview (Mole Listening Pearls) On the album “The Cheerleaders Are Smilin’ At You” Dadamnphreaknoizphunk presents sounds and moods between Trip Hop, Downbeat, Soul, Funk, Acid and Electro in a mixture that brings high comfort to the listener but furthermore the possibility to explore great music with wonderful quotations and a relaxed music experience. For the fourth album Dadamnphreaknoizphunk (also known as Hardfloor) engaged the fabulous upcoming female Jazz and Soul singer Bella Wagner from Vienna who gave her warm soulful voice of high contrast, the 24 old DJ, turntablist and producer DJ Rafik, the female American artist JEN, the Iran born and London based MC Blade (who also supported Eminem in the past) and the Hungarian female singer Virág.

Audio Interview:
Interview with Oliver Bondzio and Ramon Zenker” (English);
Eine Gespräch mit Oliver Bondzio und Ramon Zenker” (German).

We Welcome TopTrax Records to our Digital Distribution Service digedo. From Tiesto to Westbam, from Bob Sinclar to Commander Tom and Nature One Inc, everybody knows them – the big names and their hits. All of this hits are regularly collected together, again and again! But where?

toptrax At Toptrax! – who?? That’s just what insiders seem to know: A Little group of highly efficient guys, regularly entering the top five of the German compilation charts with their compilations! But that’s not enough: Besides the big CD-Releases and Compilations like „Sunshine Live“, „Mayday“, “Nature One” or “House Edition” they broadcast the Radio Programme “House Edition” on Germany’s No.1 Electronic Music Radio “sunshine live”, belonging to the correspondent House Edition-CD! Furthermore, besides from the big commercial success, Toptrax also releases many high quality products of famous DJs and musicians like Lemongrass (Mole Listening Pearls), Jeff Bennett, Attic Tree or Naoki Kenji (Elektrolux). Versatileness is very important and characteristic for Toptrax: Being a specialist for Hard Techno Music, Toptrax also pleases the hard-guys’ pleasures with Compilations like “Syndicate”, the “Schranz Total”-Series or “Essential Hardtechno”.But it’s not only the world of compilations Toptrax seems to rule: The offcial anthems by “Nature One Inc.” and “Members Of Mayday”, the main acts of Germany’s biggest Rave-Parties were released at Toptrax and also other House & Electro-DJs like Falko Richtberg and Jewelz are releasing their Hit Singles here – so watch out! Success has a name you should remember: Toptrax!For more information: TopTrax

E.B.E. – Yesterday (mp3 EP) – Plastic City History

Of Lucas Rodenbush incorporates various impacts. Therefore himself called E.B.E. released on many imprints named Soma, Plastic City, Yoshitoshi – to name a few important platforms for his own distinctive style. Some call his sound electronic house sliding towards techno music. Always accurately choosing a journey between forward-pushing electronics and wide warm atmospheres the listeners are always swayed between comfortable listening and dancing their heads off. International DJs Danny Tenaglia, Danny Howells, Anthony Pappa, Donald Glaude, Chris Fortier or Carl Cox put E.B.E. into their cases for first choice as well as working on many compilations with his tracks. Constantly amplifying knowledge and inquisitiveness let him take the level of production more superior everyday. Lately studying for his MFAin Experimental Sound Practices and Integrated Media at the distinguished California Institute of the Arts means gaining under the surface and redistributing his influences.

Available Format: mp3.

We´re proud to announce, that Kasia Nova – Did you ever know (UCA) entered the pool position @ the iMusic 1 TV Music Charts.

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With great energy, freshness and beauty a new pop star- KASIA NOVA is entering the polish dance scene! This young girl has not only irresistible sex appeal but also an incredible voice, something between Heather Small from M People and Kylie Minogue. ULI FISHER and HARALD REITINGER known as BEATPOWER MUSIC, who are responsible for her first album, are one of the best dance and r’n’b producers all over Europe. They have cooperated with such great stars as EMINEM, LAURYN HILL from THE FUGGES, RUN DMC, ICE T, WARREN G, KOOL AND THE GANG, BONNIE TYLER, BANANARAMA and KAREL GOTT. The music by KASIA NOVA is filled with pulsating energy and great tunes. Her hits make all club music lovers dance. “I admire Kylie Minogue, I love the way she moves and sings, she is amazingly sexy and a classy person at the same time. And Madonna is for me the ideal of tone and professionalism”- says Kasia about her own fascinations and musical inspirations.

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The sound of her fist album “Nova” is not behind world’s dance music trends. This album contains something from KYLIE, MADONNA, PUSSYCAT DOLLS and European performers such as CASCADA and GLOBAL DEEJAYS. It’s a desirable album for the collectors of club tunes. The premiere song is called DID YOU EVER KNOW and thanks to it Kasia has become the icon of one of polish radio stations! This great dynamic hit is easily memorized from the first seconds. On the video clip Kasia is accompanied by LUKASZ PLOSZAJSKI, one of the most handsome young actors, known from the serial The first love, which is broadcast by Polsat Television and watched by 5 million people every day. This is not the first time these two have met. They know each other from the FILM SCHOOL in LODZ. Actually they can’t part from each other, which we can see in the video clip. Kasia Nova was also a contestant of polish edition of BIG BROTHER VIP in March 2008. Kasia Nova took part with great succes in this years SOPOT HIT FESTIVAL hosted by TVP2 and Radio ESKA. Now, the video “DID YOU EVER KNOW” entered the German iMusic Video Charts at position #1 as well. The single is available via iTunes and all other digital donwnloadstores aroud the world. For more information about Kasia Nova: Artist Homepage More Information about new German Music TV canal: iMusic 1 TV Homepage

Direct Downloadlinks: Single: Kasia Nova – Did you ever know Album: Kasia Nova – Kasia

Ocean Gaya – Deliverance (mp3 EP) – Plastic City. Play

Of German and French extract, Ocean Gaya’s first contact with music was through listening to a wide range of 70’s psychedelic jazz rock and black music in his childhood. When living in London in the 90’s he discovers the acid jazz wave and later the UK’s underground instrumental house. This sound that was bringing small club crowds together into a unique energy left him indelible memories. Ocean Gaya started producing tracks after a couple of years spent sailing across the oceans as a free-lance skipper. His collection of outstanding voyage memories had to be expressed in a concrete form. With some precious friends around, like Christoph Kardek (Fiat lux/ Distance), he slowly finds his color, an instinctive and smooth approach of deep house, bringing together old and contemporary sounds into expressive soundscapes. Today he produces an elegant, deep, techno-flavoured house, attracting an ever-increasing audience.

Available Format: mp3.