We totally get it if you associate Portugal mainly with stunning nature, an incredible coastline and its warmhearted residents. Yet we would like to add another very worthwile aspect to your list: The Casino Royal. Familiar to many of our listeners already since we are proud to have released three albums of the Portuguese Band so far, The Casino Royal returns with a best of that sums up 10 years full of music and a unique sense of life. As the name implies James Bond fans will feel at home. Seductive and dreamy themes meet bold brass and an endless stream of groove and swing carries the audience. Always on board: Patricia Roque whose singing offers everything from awe-inspiring goosebumps to exulting emotions.But there’s more: Confirmed Bossa Nova fans will get their money’s worth just as all Lounge and hand-made music maniacs. Thrown from one mood into another by jumping from song to song this musical collection promises its listeners an unforgettable journey rich in variety and simply on point.
It’s finally available!!! Bjorn Torske’s take on everybody’s favourite Luminodisco tune ‘Oh Mary.’ It’s an impossibly adventurous 11 minute epic with buoyant chords dancing over trilling guitars. Lush, multi-layered and brimming with musicality, this is the sort of dubbed out yet percussively lively masterpiece that will mark the high point of any set as it washes over you time and time again. Epic Original Mix included. Hell Yeah!
Hell Yeah Recordings are pleased to announce they have been tempted into the reissue market. As such, the label starts a new off shoot, PERDIO (roughly meaning ‘lost’ in Portuguese) which will focus on putting out re-issues and new remixes of classic or forgotten gems. The fist one is a newly remastered instrumental version and new Francisco Dub of Giorgia Morandi’s ‘Children of the Sky’, a cover of the italo-classic “Figli delle Stelle” by Alan Sorrenti which just happened to be released 40 years ago. The brilliant , remastered, original is seven sizzling minutes of elastic Italo house with happy chords that reach for the skies. Naive melodies and keys add to the colourful effect and cannot help to sweep your heart and get your feet tapping, especially with the rugged bassline that probs it up and the big drums that help drive it along. The special Francisco Dub Edit then builds and builds leaving the main hook for the very end… when it arrives you will be sent into raptures of Italo joy.
Next up on Hell Yeah is another fine transmission from Russia in the form of a Uninc & Kolomensky EP. There must be something in the water over there right now because the country is producing plenty of red hot sounds and this new four tracker is no different. Up first is Bastard, a loose but body popping tune with 80s electro claps, prickly bass and all sorts of sirens, vocal samples and lasers adding detail to the prowling groove. Doormos is more smooth and balearic, with drifting trumpets bringing a beach vibe to the classic vocal samples while Into the Thing is a fantastic brew of synths, claps, 909 drums, boogie chords and general wonkiness that will liven up any set. Lastly, Svadba is a full on and busy party tune with stomping drums, wild xylophones and tribal chanting getting you up on your toes with your hands in the air. These are four tracks that are packed to the brim with crazy sounds, effects, samples and colour, and they are a lot of fun.
Balearic Gabba Sound System is proud to present the full collection of Enzo Elia edits. all officially licensed, check the edit master at work. Incl. Tracks from Psycho Team, Don Carlos, Ramirez, Lady Bird, Morenas and many more!
Acclaimed Russian producer, DJ and live musician Kito Jempere is back with a stunning second album, this time on Italian label Hell Yeah. Entitled Sea Monster, the seven track album is a fantastic fusion of live instrumentation and electronic production.