Evren Furtuna – My Miracle Baby (Plastic City. Play)

Born and raised in Turkey, Evren Furtuna has grown largely familiar to the city of Istanbul and Ankara, playing from large clubs to small and exclusive parties. He understands that success requires versatility but also acknowledges the importance of preservation. The keen balance of versatility and preservation astoundingly differentiate him from others. His versatility can be seen anywhere from exposing music lovers to new and locally-unheard sounds to pushing himself creatively in the studio. On the other hand, the preservation he presents can be seen in his character – his passion for the music is something that will never change.

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Oscar Barila & Maiki – Behind The Line (Plastic City. Play)

Oscar Barila hails from Valencia in Spain and has become one of the most notable producers to come out of the country in recent years. He has been behind over 40 releases for labels such as Kling Klong, Acker, Parquet and Plastic City to name just a few and has DJ’ed across the globe. His musical partner Maiki is from Milan, Italy and at the tender age of 21 has already achieved much with records released through the likes of Viva, Acker & Stranjjur and widespread A-list DJ support. The pair began working together in 2011, saw a couple of well received collaborative singles released and got their heads down for the writing of this their debut album, the appropriately titled ‘Parallel Minds’, which will be released on Plastic City in April 2012. The LP is a collection of 11 tracks that are rooted in the pair’s love of house music; from the jazzy musicality of title track ‘Parallel Minds’ to the uplifting vocal stylings of ‘Forgive The Drama’ and on to the groove led sounds of ‘Convexions’ there is rich variety yet cohesions throughout.

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Here are two special “Tech-House Highlights” for April 2012 from the German artists Marc O´Tool (Circle Music) and Lukas Greenberg (Plastic City):Marc O´Tool – Serious (Circle Music)When it comes to clear-cut, highly effective House music, there’s almost no chance you haven’t heard of German prolific artist Marc O’Tool yet or at least danced your socks off to various of his productions. Born and raised in Essen, Marco became an active part of the electronic music scene at a time, when demos still have been sent out on tape. Running one of North Rhine-Westfalia’s first Techno venues, the “Passarella Club” bringing early legends such as Laurent Garnier, Daniel Bell or Jeff Mills to his hometown, and his first signing with a record label went almost hand-in-hand. The course of his life was set. Surviving far more than one musical craze by constantly reinventing his artistic roots, Marco has grown from a club dj and producer to a versatile musician and business man, running his own record label Mauritius Music, producing various acts, composing jingles / commercials and being equipped and outfitted by diverse industry brands. „Allow me to be“ is Marc O’Tool’s third artist album to date and the debut long player on Alex Flatner’s imprint Circle Music after several already foregone EPs. In 11 songs this album pays tribute to sounds, riffs and grooves that have not only significantly influenced Marco since his first contact with electronic music, but made a major impact on dance music since its birth. Expect vintage sounds and chords in the veign of Inner City, Marshall Jefferson and Dave Clarke, refined and brought into a modern outfit and combined with Marco’s composing and songwriting skills as well as production support from close friends such as Criss Source, Stu Patrics or Marc Vision. An album, that does not claim to re-invent the House wheel, but rather wants to be understood as a tailor-made party suit: personal, cultivated and precisely sound-designed with premium material to make you feel and look good while dancing. Listen: Marc O´Tool – SeriousLukas Greenberg – Essence of Me (Plastic City)Plastic City looks towards the release of Lukas Greenberg’s latest artist album ‘Essence Of Me’ featuring his genre defying mix of quality electronic music. Lukas Greenberg is definitely no newcomer to the electronic music scene. He started his career in the early nineties as a hip hop dj before shifting to house and techno to play at famous venues like Tresor, 90Grad and KitCat. He launched his own Synphon Records label in the early noughties but it is his work with the legendary Plastic City imprint during the last five that has really brought him to prominence. His previous artist albums ‘Rhode’Stories’ and ‘Prisoner with a Key’ were critically acclaimed and gave an insight into Greenberg’s broad musical tastes and expansive production repertoire. For his latest long player Lukas Greenberg draws on his rich musical history and delivers a diverse and engaging album that features hypnotic house, downtempo melodic gems, uplifting anthems and a cover of an R&B classic. The album opens and closes and with the seductive vocal tones of the appropriately named Cari Golden who delivers both an atmospheric intro and a diva house final opus. Greenberg’s interpretation of the Timmy Thomas classic ‘Why Can’t We Live Together’ sees the original vocals and Hammond keys woven into an excellent floorfilling version. Other highlights include the Satie inspired title track ‘Essence of Life’ and the downbeat ‘Broken’ featuring the lyrical stylings of Idiophonic who has worked with Greenberg on previous albums. This may not be an album for purist house/techno fans but for anyone whose heart and ears are open to the rich variety of electronic music ‘Essence of Life’ is a great listen. Listen: Lukas Greenberg – Essence of Me

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Because of our intention to be a full digital technical service company for music, movies, apps and books, we now start to work with Apple Inc. and it´s bookstore called “iBooks” as well. iBooks with its iBookstore is an e-book application, which was announced in conjunction with the iPad in 2010 and works on the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. It is also capable of displaying e-books that incorporate multimedia. In january 2012 Apple Inc. announced the free release of an update of iBooks, which can operate in landscape mode and allows for interactive reading. This announcement was done on an education-focused special event in New York City. In addition the iBookstore was expanded with a textbook category.For more information about the program and the bookstore, please visit: iBooks
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We´re proud to announce, that the new “Sunshine live, Vol. 41″ compilation, which was digitally released on the 16th of March 2012, already reached top-positions in the top downloadstores in Germany, for example:Sunshine live, Vol. 41 @ iTunes:# 21: Album Charts# 04: Dance Album ChartsSunshine live, Vol. 41 @ Musicload:# 05: Musicload Album Charts# 02: Musicload Dance ChartsSunshine live, Vol. 41 @ amazon.mp3:# 14: Top 100 mp3 Album Charts# 02: 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.
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Morris Jones is a DJ and producer based in Frankfurt. He works primarily in Chicago and Frankfurt. His tracks are known for punchy beats and perfectly produced house sounds with analog synths. He recently climbed up several times successfully in the German Dance Charts. In German-speaking countries you heard tracks from him f. e. at YouFM and Sunshine live. His new single “This club is a nightmare” is a crisp track. The vocals are from Matthew Tasa from the environment by Xavier Naidoo. The work was mixed and mastered by Dominik de Leon, who also worked together with Fedde le Grand. The original track and the best remixes will be released on the label Proton Records (which also released the track “Eichensohn & Davenstedt – FFF” in autumn 2011).For more information about the Community and the Remix Contest, please visit: Uptrax – The New Dimension

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We´re proud to announce the new Uptrax Release (Version 5.0 – The New Dimension) today. The Community Portal Uptrax provides a platform for musicians, producers, labels and fans. Unknown newcomers have here the chance to publish their tracks and introduce them to a large audience. By voting titles into the charts, you have a direct influence on the music of the future and the trends of tomorrow. Your favorite tracks are available to download as MP3s. The producers among you have the chance to receive a recording contract or airplay on a “real” radio outlet. Membership is free of charge. Registration is easy. Membership benefits: You can upload tracks, vote, and participate in board discussions, etc. Uptrax 5.0. provides a lot of new features. Beside better quality and a new video section, we renew the partnership with sunshine live and welcome CO2-Promotion as a new partner. From now on, every weekly top 1 producer win a digital release worldwide @ portals like iTunes, amazon and others. Each monthly winner will get a professional DJ promotion in Germany, Austria and Switzerland via CO2-Promotion. And if you win the quarterly pool position you will be invited to Sunshine live for an interview. On top of this you can find on all new Sunshine live compilations one track from Uptrax-artists.

A special feature of “uptrax” is the radio chart show on radio “Sunshine live”. Every Sunday afternoon, the top titles of Electronica uptrax charts are introduced and thus broadcast in entire Germany and Europe (satellite). Which tracks this charts contain is up to you, the uptrax member. You decide the chart ranking by voting and downloading and thus the radio play. Radio Sunshine live is Germany’s largest and best known radio outlet for electronic music. The uptrax show is broadcast every Sunday between the hours of 3 pm and 4 pm (MEZ).

Uptrax Remix Contest in cooperation with Proton Records

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Morris Jones is a DJ and producer based in Frankfurt. He works primarily in Chicago and Frankfurt. His tracks are known for punchy beats and perfectly produced house sounds with analog synths. He recently climbed up several times successfully in the German Dance Charts. In German-speaking countries you heard tracks from him f. e. at YouFM and Sunshine live. His new single “This club is a nightmare” is a crisp track. The vocals are from Matthew Tasa from the environment by Xavier Naidoo. The work was mixed and mastered by Dominik de Leon, who also worked together with Fedde le Grand. The original track and the best remixes will be released on the label Proton Records (which also released the track “Eichensohn & Davenstedt – FFF” in autumn 2011).

For more information about the Community and the Remix Contest, please visit: Uptrax – The New Dimension

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Up to date the label Mole Listening Pearls reach the goal to´ve position # 1 and # 3 at the iTunes Electronic charts in Hungary with the current album from Yonderboi (Passive Control) and the new single from Zagar (Never The same). The album from Yonderboi defends this position since end of September 2011!

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Yonderboi – Passive Control (Mole Listening Pearls)
Like every Yonderboi record “Passive Control” is as well a diverse, story-like collection of songs, with a strong personal background. Even though the eleven songs are spread on a large-scale of styles, compared to the earlier works it is a bit less eclectic. Yonder produced and mixed the entire record alone in his Budapest home studio, the aim was to develop a more electronic and skeletonized version of his sound. The whole album has an elusive feel of utopia, which can be explained easily by Yonder’s love for science fiction ever since he was a kid. Jean Gireaud Moebius the legendary French comics artist, Russian sci-fi movie “Kin-Dza-Dza”, or Hungarian cult-film “Meteo” are just a few examples that inspired him during the making of “Passive Control”. More information: Yonderboi – Passive Control

Zagar – Never The Same (Mole Listening Pearls)
From the heart of the thriving Eastern European electronica scene, prolific Hungarian five-piece Zagar present an EP of exclusive remixes courtesy of cutting-edge artists Cottonmouth, Miami Kidz, Demon Superior, AMB and Yesman. It is the latest innovative flourish from a band that has built a reputation for combining powerful hit-driven tracks with cinematic moods- a recipe for deliciously atmospheric records and astonishing live shows. This latest EP is something of an evolution of creativity, with each collaborator taking the anthemic sound of ‘Never The Same’ and moulding it into new, exciting shapes each step of the way. Whether it’s the irresistible dubstep breaks introduced by Cottonmouth, the summery pop vibe of Demon Superior’s re-working or the spacey wonky beat track by AMB, it really is a fine demonstration of the incredible scope of musical possibility. Beside this, Zagar have become one of the most sought out acts at festivals and clubs across Europe. Performing since 2001, they have performed in ten different countries which has also seen them sharing a stage with Depeche Mode on their Tour of the Universe in 2009. More information: Zagar – Never The Same

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Beside this success, there are also 4 tracks in the top 10 of the Hungarian “iTunes Electronic Songs” charts from the artists Zagar (2x), Robert M. and Yonderboi:Hungarian iTunes Electronic Songs Charts: # 1 Zagar – Never The Same (Mole Listening Pearls) # 3 Zagar feat. Underground Divas – Wings Of Love (Mole Listening Pearls) # 4 Robert M. – Muzak (Proton Records) # 10 Yonderboi – Come On Progency (Mole Listening Pearls)

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Up to date the label Mole Listening Pearls reach the goal to´ve position # 1 and # 3 at the iTunes Electronic charts in Hungary with the current album from Yonderboi (Passive Control) and the new single from Zagar (Never The Same). The album from Yonderboi defends this position since end of September 2011!

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Yonderboi – Passive Control (Mole Listening Pearls)
Like every Yonderboi record “Passive Control” is as well a diverse, story-like collection of songs, with a strong personal background. Even though the eleven songs are spread on a large-scale of styles, compared to the earlier works it is a bit less eclectic. Yonder produced and mixed the entire record alone in his Budapest home studio, the aim was to develop a more electronic and skeletonized version of his sound. The whole album has an elusive feel of utopia, which can be explained easily by Yonder’s love for science fiction ever since he was a kid. Jean Gireaud Moebius the legendary French comics artist, Russian sci-fi movie “Kin-Dza-Dza”, or Hungarian cult-film “Meteo” are just a few examples that inspired him during the making of “Passive Control”. More information: Yonderboi – Passive Control

Zagar – Never The Same (Mole Listening Pearls)
From the heart of the thriving Eastern European electronica scene, prolific Hungarian five-piece Zagar present an EP of exclusive remixes courtesy of cutting-edge artists Cottonmouth, Miami Kidz, Demon Superior, AMB and Yesman. It is the latest innovative flourish from a band that has built a reputation for combining powerful hit-driven tracks with cinematic moods- a recipe for deliciously atmospheric records and astonishing live shows. This latest EP is something of an evolution of creativity, with each collaborator taking the anthemic sound of ‘Never The Same’ and moulding it into new, exciting shapes each step of the way. Whether it’s the irresistible dubstep breaks introduced by Cottonmouth, the summery pop vibe of Demon Superior’s re-working or the spacey wonky beat track by AMB, it really is a fine demonstration of the incredible scope of musical possibility. Beside this, Zagar have become one of the most sought out acts at festivals and clubs across Europe. Performing since 2001, they have performed in ten different countries which has also seen them sharing a stage with Depeche Mode on their Tour of the Universe in 2009. More information: Zagar – Never The Same

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Beside this success, there are also 4 tracks in the top 10 of the Hungarian “iTunes Electronic Songs” charts from the artists Zagar (2x), Robert M. and Yonderboi:

Hungarian iTunes Electronic Songs Charts:
# 1 Zagar – Never The Same (Mole Listening Pearls)
# 3 Zagar feat. Underground Divas – Wings Of Love (Mole Listening Pearls)
# 4 Robert M. – Muzak (Proton Records)
# 10 Yonderboi – Come On Progency (Mole Listening Pearls)

From the heart of the thriving Eastern European electronica scene, prolific Hungarian five-piece Zagar present an EP of exclusive remixes courtesy of cutting-edge artists Cottonmouth, Miami Kidz, Demon Superior, AMB and Yesman. It is the latest innovative flourish from a band that has built a reputation for combining powerful hit-driven tracks with cinematic moods- a recipe for deliciously atmospheric records and astonishing live shows. This latest EP is something of an evolution of creativity, with each collaborator taking the anthemic sound of ‘Never The Same’ and moulding it into new, exciting shapes each step of the way. Whether it’s the irresistible dubstep breaks introduced by Cottonmouth, the summery pop vibe of Demon Superior’s re-working or the spacey wonky beat track by AMB, it really is a fine demonstration of the incredible scope of musical possibility. Of course, that’s not to overlook the song itself. The original cut’s vibrant soul was captured perfectly in an ambitious single-take video that was left unedited. Being joined by the official fire brigade band with a sumptuous brass section, this performance sums up the sense of mood and drama that Zagar so freely evoke. In fact, their sound is so uniquely affecting that they have also seen their music being incorporated into short feature films and theatre- as well as featuring on American TV series, CSI.Their runaway success has meant that Zagar have become one of the most sought out acts at festivals and clubs across Europe. Performing since 2001, they have performed in ten different countries which has also seen them sharing a stage with Depeche Mode on their Tour of the Universe in 2009. With plans for the next studio album already underway, 2012 is set to be another flourishing year for Zagar.

A hit with the press, their live performances have left quite an impression:

“Genius electronic band from Eastern Europe. Zsager is a cool guy, but on stage he becomes fucking nuts!”
Alan McGee (Creation Records/ Poptones UK)

“These guys rock!”
Pedro Winter aka Busy P (Ed Banger)

“Really like the freshness of their tracks. One of the regular plays on my iPod. Clever innovative pop…me likey!”
Daz-I-Kue (Bugz in the Attic/ The Goodness US)

“A breath of fresh air coming from East Side”
Ed2000 (Bln.fm Berlin)

“At the moment they are the coolest band in Budapest – whatever that is supposed to mean..”
HVG Magazine

Taken from the single: Zagar – Never The Same