On the occasion of the Amsterdam Dance Event, some of our most interesting labels are releasing their ADE-Samplers these days. We picked Tronic, Circle Music and Seveneves Records for a closer look
TRONIC ADE (Oct 26th, Tronic)
We are excited to present you our ‘exclusive tracks’ compilation in support of Tronic’s official ADE event this year Oct 16th @ Q Factory. This compilation features 7 strong tracks handpicked by Christian Smith from Tronic household names as well as newcomers. Everything from jacking to musical techno is covered. Please have a close listen as each one of these tracks has been road tested many times and always deliver the goods. Play out LOUD!
Incl. Tracks by Harry Romero, Christian Smith & John Selway, Eric Sneo, Whebba & more!
Circle Music ADE Sampler 2015 (Oct 16th, Circle Music)
Just like every year, also in 2015 all players from the electronic music business gather in Amsterdam in autumn. For those who can not be there, or if you want to treat yourself to the sound of Circle Music at home, Alex Flatner and his team put together a compilation that has it all. The “Circle Music ADE Sampler 2015″ is 20 tracks strong and shows with pieces from Hermanez, Erhan Kesen, Julian Ganzer and Matthew Art, which musical direction the label points the finger to. But also tracks from George Morel, Patrick Podage and David Jach demonstrate the wide range of the imprint. In addition, e.g. the cooperation between label boss Alex Flatner and Lopazz and the recently released track “Nobody” by Junior Pappa & Antonio feat. Mehrklang come around. Wrapping it up, two remixes have been exclusively signed for this sampler: Alex Flatner & Blue Amazon – See You Next Saturday (Urrs & Nuclius Remix) and IOAKIM SAYZ – Joker (Smilla Remix).
ADE 2015 Seveneves Sampler (Oct 16th, Seveneves Records)
The Amsterdam Dance Event is part of the largest “Get-Together” of the European music scene, where artists meet labels, music managers and thousands of party people from all genre of electronic music scene.
This versatility reflects the ADE 2015 Seveneves Sampler again. Whether it’s House, Future House, Club Music, Tech House, Newcomer or Headliner – Hofmann & Weigold have put together the hottest tracks for this Seveneves Sampler. Tracks from Laidback Luke*, Moska, USB Players, David Puentez, Sultan & Shepard*, Patrick Hofmann, Jake Dile, D-Wax, Tom Glombik, Sergio Veros, Ton Don, Johnny Pana, Steve Norton, Soundplayerzz, Back Wall & Jerry Rekonius and Matthias Weise can be found on this compilation.
As a special bonus Hofmann & Weigold exclusively present their cover single “Spread Love” on the Compilation and DJ Mix.
Lee Burton – Concrete Waves EP (Amam)
Lee Burton returns to the Amam imprint late July with the ‘Concrete Waves’ EP, featuring three original tracks and remixes from Paul Mad and The Magnecian.Greek producer Lefteris Kalabaks aka Lee Burton has been releasing material since 2010 via the likes of Athens based imprint Klik Records, Plastic City and of course Amam where he returns to here following a string of original productions for the label over the past few years. Across the ‘Concrete Waves’ EP Burton delivers his signature striking production style with finesse and an inherently understated quality throughout, kicking things off is ‘Le Coq’ which lays its focus on weighty, low-slung rhythms, swirling dub echoes and wreathing subs. Up next is ‘Kepler’ which tips the focus over a deeper, more refined palette of sound with soft ethereal textures, shuffling drums and pulsating bass tones, Hungarian producer Paul Mad’s take on ‘Kepler’ follows and reshapes the original number into a raw, stripped-back cut solely focused on modulating percussion
Archie Hamilton – Works On Sunday EP (Fuse London)
Archie Hamilton unleashes the ‘Works On Sunday EP’ on Fuse London, kicking off with ‘Mind Blank’ – a kinetic slice of pure peak time goodness, the track kicks into a high gear right from the start with rolling percussion leading to the bass line which serves as the grooves motif. The EPs vinyl only track ‘Works On Sunday’ switches gear, delving into deeper, headier territory with a more melodic leaning, an ethereal vocal snippet imbuing proceedings with a blissful feel whilst label staples Enzo Siragusa and Seb Zito take ‘Works on Sunday’ into a techier direction, toughening up the drums and roughing up the percussion on their remix.
Luca Bacchetti – Amazon (Endless)
Continually pushing back the boundaries of his comfort zone, Luca Bacchetti has always encouraged us to expect changes of direction and scene. Following last year’s acclaimed OVO EP he now releases AMAZON, his new single, once more full of surprises. Taking its cue from a memorable gig at the Lost Beach in Montañita, Equador it stands as an iconic symbol and, in this case, a tribute to the South American Continent. An incredible musical voyage spanning mystical, electronic and dreamlike dimensions which, like so much of his output, are inspired by and rooted in nature.
Crazy Sonic – Cuts / Assassin (Tronic)
Next up on Tronic release number 183 is a double tracker from Crazy Sonic consisting of two powerful groovers. First track “Cuts” is a euphoric one, solid drum work, steel pipe hits and a feeling of bohemia which blends in with metallic stabs and a airy melody to complete it and the second track “Assassin” is a burner with a hypnotic glacial melodic game to keep your mind locked till the end. Truly honest and into the point release!
KDB Vibes Vol. 3 (Release on Beatport: 2014-12-15, Overall: 2015-01-12)
From KDB With Love: Come around and take a look! KDB Records have a sweet Christmas gingerbread for you, this is the last release in 2014 from the#kdbmafia: Newcomers and old mafioso acts compiled together! The tracks are already featured by Nadja Lind, Betoko, Dousk, Sean Ray, Larry Cadge, Denite, Vanilla Ace, Denite, Martin Kremser, Animal Picnic, Eddy Romero and many others.
Tronic 2015 Part.2 (Release date 2015-01-12)
As they unfold the second instalment of their annual compilation of exclusive gems, they couldn’t be more excited to have Mr. Eric Sneo kick things off with the aptly titled -yet grinding- “Beauty Of The Sky”, followed closely by the rocksteady groove and haunting electronics of Arjun Vagale. Rafa Barrios picks up from there, strips things down to a bare minimum and adds a cheeky sample which everyone will recognize. Paride Saraceni graces us with a heads-down number, complete with house strings and meaty chords, while Matt Sassari and Reinier Zonneveld give us the claustrophobic “Gas”. Closing up, Raffaele Rizzi’s “Rebus” constantly evolves and builds over a rubber-band bassline and commading vocals.
Fast Lane. Highway Records Remixed (Release on Beatport: 2015-01-12, Overall: 2015-01-26)
Fast Lane is a collection of the brand new remixes of Highway Records tracks released in 2008-2014. The label’s essential tunes remixed by some of the best Russian producers – such as Anton Kubikov, Sergey Sanchez & Thierry Tomas, Nikitin, Asaga, Andrey Burtaev, BarBQ, Monkey Fish and Dave Pad.