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New & Notable Releases for 27 September-3 October 2004


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The following titles have been received by American wholesalers over the past week and should be readily available from retailers this week.

Samples for the following tracks may be found at our website www.rezrec.com

Bootlegs & Acapellas

Blondie “Rapture 2004†White ENG 12 – circulating as ADDV07, house reworking of the classic Blondie track.

Chic “Good Times 2004†White ENG 12 – circulating as ADDV08, house reworking of the Disco Era classic, the b-side is a house reworking of a Marvin Gaye track.

Phil Collins “Easy Lover 2004†White USA 12 – circulating as ROS002, this takes the original synth and the chorus of the vocal and puts it over an upper-120s BPM house beat with added disco-tinged house synths added to thicken the production.

Dr Alban “Sing Hallelujah 2004†White ENG 12 – circulating as Clubvibes003, this takes the “Sing Hallelujah†chorus from the Dr Alban classic and integrates it into solid house productions, with one mix being on the discohouse side and the other more energetic tech-tinged house. Does not use any of the original rap vocal.

Everything But The Girl “Five Fathoms 2004†White USA 12 – From the X-Series bootleg series, two reworkings of this EBTG track with one side mixes by Steve Porter in a solid dark progressive style with hooks of the chorus worked into the brooding, chugging production. On the flip Osuma M provides a second progressive take that is a bit lighter and ethereal in sound.

Future Sound Of London “Papua New Guinea 2004†White ENG 12 – dark chugging progressive reworking of this classic mid-90s production with additional vocal samples worked into the production. Circulates as RANSOM014

Mory Kante “Yeke Yeke 2004†White ENG 12 – energetic progressive breaks reworking with the original vocal looped into the chunky production. Circulates as DIFF001.

Lenny Kravitz “Believe In Me 2004†White USA 12 – Bootleg mix by Blackwatch in a smooth, seductive progressive house orientation with the full original vocal. RR series of bootlegs, circulates as RR1013.

Amanda Lear “Queen Of Chinatown 2004†White ITA 12 – bootleg reworking in an energetic discohouse interpretation with loops of the chorus from Amanda Lear’s track worked into the production. Circulates as HK “Go Downâ€, catalog number NW015.

Maxwell “At The Party 2004†White ENG 12 – circulates as CZAR001, Miguel Migs house remix with his remix of Syleena Johnston “At The Party†on the flip.

My Mine “Hypnotic Tango 2004†White FRA – circulating as COP1, Mr Caine and Mr Case on the mix of this disco classic with an updated disco house sound. Also includes a repress of the original version of the track. On the flip is a smooth mid-tempo reworking of the dicso era classic “Nightbirds†by Shakatak.

Quivver “Twist & Shout 2004†White USA 12 – melodic progressive house reworking by Marc Mitchell of this older Quivver track. On the flip is a repressing of the dub of Quivver’s mix of Culture Club “Do You Really Want To Hurt Me.â€

Sasha “Fundamental 2004†White ENG 12 – circulating as Peroxide “Metropolisâ€, this is a bootleg 4/4 reworking of Sasha’s ambient production in a deep, ethereal progressive style.

Jill Scott “Golden†White ENG 12 – bootleg house remixes of Jill Scott here in a funky deeper house style with one side featuring the full vocal while the flipside is a dub interpretation. Circulates as GOLDEN.


Olav Basoski “Waterman†Oxyd ITA 12 – Basoski on Italy’s Oxyd with this hooky, toe-tapping Latin house production with energetic rhythms, funky live trumpet flourishes and a catchy female vocal chant worked into the production. On the flip Flower Power reduce the Latin element in favor of a smoother, slightly disco-flavoued production.

Bellanova “Stairway To Heaven†Absolutely ITA 12 –Deeper vocal house cover of Led Zepplin’s classic track, with a seductive female vocal over a smooth melodic synth orchestral interpretation of the original instrumental lines. Perfect for a loungier room or early nite play.

Dark Globe “Feed†Island ENG 12 –Shapeshifters with the 4/4 house reworking of the latest single from Dark Globe. In its original form this is a dark, funky progressive breaks cut with a hooky female vocal which Shapeshifters reworks into a mid-tempo house production that fits the mood of the vocal nicely.

Deep Dish “Flashdance†Positiva ENG 12 – New UK-only remixes for this track that is one of the Anthems of Ibiza 2004. On this edition Raul Rincon provides a solid, slightly techy house reworking, while Skylark add a progressive touch to their interpretation but the star remix is by David Guetta and David Garraud, who give the track a huge French tech house refitting, solidifying the anthemic status of this release from the Deep Dish dons. All mixes feature that seductive female vocal.

DJ Rhythm p/Soul Theory “Drama†Defected ENG 12 - Warren Clarke on the mix for the latest Defeced vocal house anthem. Classic disco-flavoured house with an emotional female vocal, energetic rhythm lines and hooky synth orchestrations, this is Defected at its absolute best.

Eric Entrena & Rick Pier O’Neil “House Music Is Freedom†RPO Trax FRA 12 – Bigroom French tribal house with massive conga lines, dark brooding synth accents and hooky female vocal stabs to keep the floor moving.

JJ Flores & Steve Smooth “Freak You†IHR USA 12 – Chunky bigroom tech house with acidic synth lines supoorted by a driving rhythm line and a hooky rapped male vocal worked into the production. Includes an instrumental version on the flip.

Gadjo “So Many Times†Ambassade FRA 12 – Massive French disco-meets-tech house anthem in the making with mixes from Antoine Clamaran in his trademark production style and a darker, griiter reworking by Steve Angello, both of which effectively integrate the hooky female vocal sample of the title into the production.

Danny Howells “Dusk Til Dawn†D:Vision ITA 12 and C2 ENG 12 Part 1 and Part 2 – European release of this production that first debuted on the US Yoshitoshi lable earlier this year. The UK edition features on part 1 the original mix and a solid reworking by Shapeshifters that blends the solid male vocal perfectly with their disco-influenced sound. UK Disc 2 features a massive reworking by the Hoxton Whores and a conga-based reworking by MYNC. On the Italian 12â€, Gambafreaks provides a driving tech-tinged reworking in their classic production style in both full vocal and dub versions.

Holly James “Touch It†Tommy Boy USA 12 and C5 – Originally released last spring on Free2Air UK, this US edition features a new remix by Anthony Acid perfect for the American bigrooms with Holly’s catchy vocals supported by dark, driving synthlines. Also included are the remixes by Lee Cabrera and Wally Lopez from the original UK pressing.

Kimara Lovelace “Only You†King Street USA 12 – One of the legendary voices of American house returns with this new single for King Street that features remixes by Dirty Harry in a funky deeper house style and another legend, Danny Tenaglia, who provides a festive disco-flavored full vocal mix and a darker, griiter dub version. Kimara’s vocal is stellar in all mixes.

Milk & Sugar “Shut Up†Milk & Sugar GER 12 – Follow-up to the massive “Let The Sunshine In†find Milk & Sugar with a Latin-tinged disco house production with hooky female vocals supported by a house orchestration that features trumpet flourishes and conga samples. Nice late summer house production. Includes a dub on the flip.

Phony MCs “Raw†ChooChoo ENG 12 – samples of the Big Daddy Kane classic are worked into this dark, driving tech house monster from the Choo Choo label with energetic rhythm lines, aggressive synth orchestrations and hooky special effects are blended into this production. Includes both vocal and dub versions. One for rooms that like their music gritty and tough.

Planet Funk “The Switch 2004†Bustin Loose ITA 12 – One of the bigger house tracks from 2003 getting a new lease on life as King Unique creates a funky, slightly techy new house platform for the punky male vocal to rest upon. Very solid reworking of a solid track, with a dub version on the flip.

Martin Solveig “Electro-Disco Destiny†Mixture FRA 12 Promo – Promo copies of the track that will be the followup to the massive “Rockin Music†with a similar approach based on a tech-tinged discohouse instrumentation to support a funky, soulful male vocal. Commerical release not scheduled until the end of the year.

Sonique On Tomcraft “Another World†Kosmo GER 12 – Sonique pairs up with German tech master Tomcraft once again (Tomcraft has remixes some of Sonique’s previous singles) for this new single that features solid female vocals supported by an energetic, tech tinged instrumentation akin to “Lonelinessâ€. Remix by Mashtronic on the flip is a more purely electrohouse interpretation.

Trance & Progressive

Above & Beyond “Surrender†Anjunabeats ENG 12 – One of the UK’s best anthemic trance producers return with this gorgeous new production that illustrates their incredible orchestral abilities perfectly, caressing a seductive female vocal sample around waves of melodic beauty. On the flip, Filterbeatz preserve the beauty while deepening the feel with a mix that is a touch more progressive in sound.

BPM “Angel†Tommy Boy USA 12 and C5 – Following on the success of Origene “Sancutary†Tommy Boy have licensed another dark vocal progressive cut with this edition featuring a solid USA-only remix by Gomi & Escape that blends the haunting female vocal with deep, seductive synth orchestrations and solid rhythms. Release also includes the excellent anthemic trance interpretation from Matt Bradshaw that was on the import edition back in the spring.

Cascada “Bad Boy†Andorfine GER 12 Part 1 and Part 2 – for fans of bouncy Teutonic lager trance this release features a fun female vocal worked into driving bigroom orchestrations. Disc One features the original and an energetic reworking by Pulsedriver while disc two features a solid reowkring by Central Seven and a harder reworking by Alex Megane.

Cor Fijneman f/Romy “Don’t Break My Heart†In Trance We Trust BNX 12 – In Trance We Trust moving away from its more customary instrumental focus for this massive new production from Cor Fijneman featuring an emotional female vocal over an intricately-orchestrated anthemic production. Two mixes by Fijneman provided.

Steve Lawler “Out At Night†Subversive ENG 12 – A fusion of deep, spacious melodic progressive synth lines and Lawler’s dark, brooding rhythms is the basis for this latest release. On the flip Nathan Fake gives the track an electro edge with additional synth lines and less emphasis on the spacious melodic component.

Mr Groove & Vergas “Spaceout†Subversive ENG 12 – Second of the Subversive releases for this week, this track feature a deep, dark orchestration that is balanced with a slight female vocal accentuation. On the flip the “Spaced Out†mix dubs out the vocal and toughens the rhythm line to give the track a more mainstream floor appeal.

The Rebels “Jeanny†Mental Madness GER 12 – Falco’s classic ballad provides the basis for this bigroom instrumental trance production from Germany. Waves of melodic synth and driving rhythm lines feature in all four of the mixes on this vinyl. Excellent reinterpretation of a classic track, this release does not have any vocal used.

Scooter “Shake That†Sheffield Tunes ENG 12 – KC & The Sunshine Band provide the unlikely inspiration for the latest release from Germany’s hard dance veteran. The original version is a chunky tech house production with vocal samples from KC worked into the track and Scooter’s trademark rap worked in. Remixes come from Steve Murano in his trademark acidic tech house style and a massive anthemic trance interpretation from CJ Stone that ditches the rap.

Thrillseekers “Synaesthesia 2004†Adjusted ENG 12 Part 1 and Part 2 – One of the classic productions of late-90s anthemic trance getting the update for the new millennium here. On disc 1 Ferry Corsten and En-Motion offer their new interpretations of this classic, while disc two features heavier, more energetic reworkings from Pulser and Martin Roth. Excellent reworkings of a classic instrumental production.

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