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Maybe you had an affecting and great year like us. We wish you all a merry Christmas and a happy and successful new year 2011. Also we want to say “thank you” to all of you for the support and the help and for the interest in our artists and music, to intergroove and digedo for the great distribution job, to our international partners for the great support, the strong partnership and the close collaboration and specifically to our artists which provide us with great new tracks and songs.
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The interface between Satellite and deeep was programmed in autumn 2010, but finally the store opens in the beginning of 2011. Satellite has a long history in the electronic music scene in New York City. Satellite Productions was founded by Jonathan Kadish and Scott Richmond in 1992. Over the years, the iconic company produced such events as Sputnik and Voyager in venues like the Brooklyn Bridge Anchorage, Roseland, The Manhattan Center, Mid-Hudson Civic Center, Asbury Park Convention Center and more. This paved the way for them to found Satellite Records the following year with locations opening in NYC, Boston, Atlanta and, of course, satelliterecords.com online. Scott served as CEO and main music buyer. Satellite helped set the standard for dance music retail with their innovations in classification, listening stations, selection and sound samples.

In conjunction with the store, Scott also co-founded Central Park Recordings in 1999. At Central Park, Scott helped discover and break such talents as Tortured Soul, Alix Alvarez and Osunlade. Many house classics over the past few years have originated from the label including Tortured Soul’s “I Might Do Something Wrong.” Additionally, Scott was the co-A&R behind Pitch Black and Pipeline Records, which released many progressive classics and discovered and featured such artists as Blackwatch, Moshic, John Creamer & Stephane K and several others.

Plastic City. Revised

When the inventors of Plastic Plastic Citys sub-label “Play“ looked back, they realised, that the imprint has just reached the mark of the 100 releases! Time for them to come up with something special. A wealth of beautiful and amazing remixes were released here in recent years on various singles. Almost all of them found their place on playlists known compilations or DJ’s, but as always, some of the tracks doesn´t come into the right spotlight, as they deserve. So the team selected the best remixes from the last few years to present a nice overview of remix works. It does not matter whether the Swayzack remix of Terry Lee Brown Junior’s “Across the Ocean,” the playful Greenskeeper remix of Soda Inc’s “Full Moon”, the dreamy DJ Yellow remix of Nacho Marcos “Estefania” or the funky Terry Lee Brown Junior version of Gui Boratto’s “It’s Majik” listens – the very special high-quality sound from Plastic City and its artists is really obvious remarkable. Don´t you think so?

Available formats: CD, mp3.

Written in both Paris and New York City, his third album “In the Mood for Life”, which also include the song “Dragon Chasers”, is an organic landscape with orchestral accents. Taking its cues from Soul, Funk, Hip-Hop or 60s Pop Music, this is one eagerly awaited 52 minute journey. Who else than this necromancer of forgotten melodies can assemble such a wide array of influences and make them coexist with such ease? On Wax Tailor album melancholic melodies reminiscent of The Cocteau Twins strike a delicate balance with a brand of Hip-Hop seldom seen since the days of Jurassic 5. Wax Tailor also masters the art of reinventing oneself, and although his signature sound is immediately identifiable, this new album establishes a true evolution both in terms of production and song writing. Sting instruments, which were once just extras, now assume a more prominent role (Dry Your Eyes, Go Without Me). Where genres once crossed path from one track to another, they now collide within a track (This Train, Fireflies). The resulting sound is denser, more organic as well (Leave It, I Own You, Dragon Chasers) and the song writing more finely chiseled.

Taken from the album: In The Mood For Life
More information about the artist: Wax Tailor @ Mole Listening Pearls

Tojami Sessions talks about “The Next Ten Years” Tojami Sessions is a collaboration project of Tom Bucher, Michel Niepenberg and Jacek Darnowski and represents the diversity of house music. Michel and Jacek have been producing together since about 1992. As a duo, their first release was in 1997 on G.E.M. sub label Hey Babe!, followed by productions for Frankfurt’s Raum…Musik using the pseudonym „Skiebäck“. Tom joined the crew in 1999 as a professional drum player – the Tojami Sessions trio was born and released on “In Between Entertainment”, “Raum…Musik” and “Separe’ Rec.” until Steve Bug signed Tojami Sessions in the mid of 2001 for Dessous Recordings. 2010 Tojami Sessions will start their comeback – this time on Plastic City. With their new album “The Next Ten Years” Frankfurt based trio Tojami Sessions represent the latest house and tech house music at its best with a lot of references to classic house music. The project, consisting of Michel Niepenberg, Jacek Darnowski and Tom Bucher, was founded by Michel and Jacek in 1992. They always tried to combine all the characteristics of house music. With their releases on raum…musik, Separé, In Between Entertainment and Dessous and as well on Plastic City, they released in the beginning of 2010 the digital EP “Jazzbox” and the digital release “Backup” in spring, they proved their instinct for pure and intelligent tracks.Link: Tojami Sessions talks about “The Next Ten Years”.

One of the most successful Dj’s and producers of the nineties presents his new album on Harthouse: Miro Pajic. As ‘Miro’ he played at the biggest international raves, under aliases like ‘Hypnotizer’ he characterized rave and hardcore and released on labels like Kiddaz.FM, ToraToraTora, Tic Tac Toe, Proper N.Y.C., Things To Come and his own imprint Laserzlut, of course. With his new album he is blowing up the boundaries of minimal techno. The architecture of his ten tracks is as manyfold as the philosophic interpretations of room and time in general like the physicists are speculating about a multiverse. Every sample, every little designed sound is at its place and could never be somewhere else. Thus Miro Pajic creates moods between reading romantic poems, floating in weightnessless and exploring new worlds of perception. Thus the intro of the first track ‘(Welcome) Bubblehead’ reminds to the first scene of the movie ‘Alien’ where a nearly poetic and romantic music supports the pictures of the awakening crew. Then he sets a highlight with the very sexy ‘Do It’ (feat. Joody). Concentrating on beats basses and science fiction sounds he gives the vocals enough room to unfold their atmospheric effects. Miro Pajic has the ability to give his tracks a certain tightness by giving them a little kick in the ass at the right moments. So the synth line in ‘Evacuate The Equator’, the dry beats in ‘Collide’, the melody in ‘Octopusm’ or the razorsharp percussions in ‘Dusty Star’ are surprising elements. Furthermore Miro gives his tracks a deepness that seems to be bottomles. This album really is a little treasure of minmal techno music where you will explore new things everytime you listen to it.Free Download: Do It (Alt Mix)

Ever felt that life is a long and steep road, a neverending fist fight against an invincible opponent, a romance against all odds? Well, so does the hero in the video for Dragon Tree, the brilliantly catchy new single by Berlin synth-pop outfit NAOMI. No, make that two heroes – Bernd Lechler and Nico Tobias have a habit of doing everything together, so for the first time in pop video history all members of a band are taking turns playing the main character. And what a day the guy has to survive, involving getting fired, beaten, wet, lost, and knocked out. And when he attempts to regain his pride by trying to get drunk, stoned and laid (in no particular order) at night, the results are mixed, if foreseeable. Quite unlike the place he comes to in the morning, which is higher than he thought he might get. At least he’s not alone. Or is he? It’s never been easy to climb the Dragon Tree.

Taken from the album: The Big Shapes
Pictures from the video shooting: Dragon Tree
More information about the band: Naomi @ Mole Listening Pearls

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Currently, you can finde fourteen digedo releases from the labels Plastic City, Memento Records, Playhouse, 4In4Out Music, Circle Music and Tronic Soundz in the top 100 Beatport Tech-House and Deep House Charts:Tech-House Charts:# 38: Terry Lee Brown Junior – Bohemian Life (Plastic City)# 39: The Timewriter – Pasadoble (Junior Gee Remix) (Plastic City)# 53: The Timewriter – Pasadoble (Kruse & Nuernberg Remix) (Plastic City)# 66: Terry Lee Brown Junior with Greg Parker – Ego Expedition (Plastic City)# 75: Brett Jacobs & Sully – Take Time (4In4Out Music)# 89: Aki Bergen – Do It Up (Plastic City)# 93: Gorge & Andre Hommen – Hakunyo (Ray Okpara) (Tronic Soundz)# 98: Terry Lee Brown Junior – Neutral – Plastic City (Plastic City)Deep House Charts:# 25: Marco Effe – Sexgas (Paco Osuna & Andrea Introvigne Remix) (Memento Records)# 33: Marco Effe – Sexgas (Original Mix) (Memento Records)# 73: Terry Lee Brown Junior – Tribe (Plastic City)# 92: LoSoul – btw (Plein Soleil Remix) (Playhouse)# 95: Daniel Bortz – I Am Looking (LoSoul Remix) (Circle Music)# 97: Terry Lee Brown Junior with The Timewriter – It Startet Right Here (Plastic City)

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We´re proud to announce, that the new “Sunshine live, Vol. 36″ compilation, which was released on the 26th of november 2010, already reached top-positions in the top downloadstores in Germany, for example:Sunshine live, Vol. 36 @ Musicload:# 38: Musicload Album ChartsSunshine live, Vol. 36 @ amazon.mp3:# 76 Top 100 mp3 Album Charts# 06 Top 100 mp3 Dance Electronic Album ChartsRadio Sunshine live is the biggest electronic music radio station in Germany. Electronic music, 24 hours a day, which makes the program of Radio sunshine live unmistakable. You can listen to Radio Sunshine live viw FM in Germany (Baden-Württemberg and parts of Hessen and Rheinland-Pfalz), in Berlin (Germany) also via DVB-T, in the German cable network, via satellite in Europe and worldwide via the Internet. Because of this, Radio Sunshine live is also one of the most important interfaces in the communication between producers, DJs, promoters and between the advertising industry.Together with the compilation “BigFM Tronic Love, Vol. 3″, digedo currently has two compilations in the official Media Control Charts in Germany:BigFM Tronic Love, Vol. 3 @ amazon.mp3:# 96 Top 100 mp3 Album Charts# 09 Top 100 mp3 Dance Electronic Album Charts
Rome Session, mixed by Aki Bergen
The Rome based Italian DJ and producer Aki Bergen, who started his career under the alias Neuroxyde had his debut on Plastic City in early 2010 with his MP3 release “Daftastic World” that was chosen by Terry Lee Brown Junior for his latest “Terry’s Café” compilation episode and was followed by another great MP3 EP named “Something Like This”. Generally Aki Bergen’s deep and tech house releases, who released his first production in 1997 are extremely successful. Wether in the sales charts of Europe, in the Deep House Beatport Chart or the Beatport General Chart – you will find the name Aki Bergen always at the top. So Plastic City asked Aki Bergen to continue its “Session” compilation series with the “Rome Session” after the “Paris Session” mixed by DJ Yellow and the “Zurich Session” mixed by DJ Miguel. The entire mix convinces with its playfulness. Aki Bergen is a master in combining exhilerating and light melodies combined with sexy grooves and unconcerned light atmospheres. Aki, who collaborated with artists like 2000 And One, Milton Jackson or Pezzner so far creates a warm emulsion consisting of the best ingredients only. It enfolds its effect immediately and causes boundless possibilities to move the body. Aki, who is furthermore the founder of the Neurotraxx imprint and whose biggest hit was the track “Jazzy Stuff” proves taste by choosing tracks of Lukas Greenberg, Babak Shayan, The Timewriter, Instant Pleasure, Brother’s Vibe, Terry Grant, Milton Jackson, Wollion, Doomwork and others. He created a mix that is perfect to prepare an unbelievable night. Available Formats: CD, mp3.Paris Session, mixed by DJ Yellow
The next electronic City Guide takes us into the magic spirit from Paris. Each compilation from the new “City Session” series shows us a place which is known for its vibrant nightlife. In the case of the second episode, Plastic City has decided to take a look at the French capital Paris, compiled by the French DJ Yellow. Because of his brilliant album “Ending Of Time”, which was released in autumn 2009, and because of he is one of the leading DJs and producers in France for years, he is the perfect choice. DJ Yellow purchased his first slabs of vinyl at the tender age of 13, in the year of 1979. With a pair of turntables that he acquired from his older brother, the sounds of James Brown, Barry White and more obscure contemporaries inspired him to pursue his dream to become a DJ, his chance to rise from a life in poverty in the Parisian ghetto. When he met Bob Sinclar in the early 90’s during a night out, things took a turn. As young Alain was not satisfied with local fame alone, they jointly set out to explore new means to bring the music he loved so much to a larger audience. With this philosophy in mind, they started their label Yellow Productions in 1993, to critical acclaim. An underground label at first, it was perhaps Yellow’s search for personality and his ear for quality that opened the door to a colourful palette of signings, that included artists as diverse as Dimitri From Paris, Kid Loco, Bang Bang, Joe Claussell, Salome de Bahia and of course Bob Sinclar himself, all of which have helped to shape the French sound, as it is today. The very balanced and bright deep and melodic “Paris Session” mix includes tracks from The Timewriter, DJ Yellow Presents Mindz Kontrol Ultra, Alain Ho & Daniel Kyo, Roberto Rodriguez and many more. The mix changes between funky, groovy, atmospheric, and very flowery tracks and creates an oppressive sound. Available Formats: CD, mp3.

Zurich Session, mixed by DJ Miguel (Smalltown Collective)
Plastic City takes off with a new compilation series to allow you an overview of european deep and tech house culture. Every compilation will take a country and a city that is well known for its pulsating nightlife. In case of the first episode Plastic City decided to take a look into the scene of Switzerland and asked DJ Miguel to create the compilation. He is one of Switzerland’s leading Djs and producers and founder of the labels east2zurich and “Out of Ordinary”, part of the Smalltown Collective and owner of the Mig Projects agency and the “smoove group GmbH”. Furthermore he signed up at Circle Music and for new projects on Plastic City. With Get Physical’s Lopazz he produced tracks for Bacteria Records Switzerland and Eyerer’s & Romboy’s Session Deluxe at the beginning of the year. The very balanced and bright mix includes deep and melodic tracks from The Timewriter, Rene Breithbarth, Nacho Marco, Gorge, Franksen & Tom Wax, Nicole Moudaber, Andry Nalin, Smalltown Collective, Greg Parker, Nick Curly and DJ Yellow presentz Mindz Kontrol Ultra. Between funky, groovy, atmospheric and very flowery tracks Miguel creates a pushing and kind of dark dancefloor atmosphere that characterizes the sound of DJ Miguel and the catalogue of Plastic City. So keep your eyes open for the Plastic City Night at Supermarket in Zurich with Terry Lee Brown Junior at the beginning of september 2009 and the second Plastic City Night with Gorge at Zurich’s Mascotte in november. Available Formats: CD, mp3.