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Jim Henderson – Dreamcatcher EP – Play Label Records

Born into a family of musicians, he is lulled by jazz, soul and funk since his early childhood. Growing up, he fastly learned the piano, and had his first gigs in several classical music and jazz projects. This path has allowed him to develop a rich universe of tones. With his Dreamcatcher EP, Jim Henderson illustrated perfectly his open-mindedness and his ability to mix styles and genres.

This 4-track release finds its structure in a Techno mood embellished with a deep and melodic touch. The artist embarks the listener into a journey in an ethereal country of dreams with subtle and enigmatic melody. However, Jim Henderson didn’t forget the clubbers with the powerful and dynamic title track Dreamcatcher that will transform the dancefloor into a strong spaceship to dreamland. The EP ends on the dreamy Broken Souls where the bewitching voice of Kayla Galland that sublimates the energetic melody and vigorous bassline.

Tracklist

  • Glory – Original Mix
  • Fairies Light – Original Mix
  • Dreamcatcher – Original Mix
  • Broken Souls [feat. Kayla Galland] – Original Mix

Release date

Digital: November 7th, 2014
Streaming: November 21st, 2014

Boss Axis – Continental – Play Label Records

After two strong releases produced by Exon Bacon and Red’Out, Play Label Records welcomes its first international guest Boss Axis on its imprint. Regular headliner of Parquet Recordings, this German duo completes the artistic direction of Play Label Records and consolidates a feeling that oscillates between a real dancefloor approach and a strong party spirit with an emotional summertime touch. The feel good original mix of Continental opens the release and embarks the listeners into a summer deep house journey with dynamic punchy bassline on a highly heady melody. It is clearly the perfect track for all the beach or open air parties of this summer.

This one gets three great remixes from Marquez Ill, DkA and O.D.Math. This latter revisits the track in a more rhythmic way with a complete new arrangement of the percussions and a darker spirit and more electro touch on the melody. For its part, the Belgian artist DkA increase the rhythm while doing a great work on the synths that becomes a bit more hypnotic, bewitching and floating. The well-known Berlin-based artist Marquez Ill closes this release with a remix faithful to his musical universe oscillating between German Deep House and powerful Tech House.

With three strong releases, Play Label has proved that it is a label on which we must definitively keep an eye.

Tracklist

  • Boss Axis – Continental (Original Mix)
  • Boss Axis – Continental (DkA Remix)
  • Boss Axis – Continental (O.D.Math Remix)
  • Boss Axis – Continental (Marquez Ill Remix)

Release date

Digital: September 20th, 2014
Streaming: October 10th, 2014 (Exclusively on Deezer: September 26th, 2014)

Red’Out – Butss & Pulp EP – Play Label Records

After a first strong release by Exon Bacon including three great remixes from Villanova, Yooj and DC Salas, Play Label Records presents another Brussels-based talent from its team, Red’Out. The label continues to develop its artistic direction that oscillates between a real dancefloor approach and a strong party spirit.

The release is opened by the powerful and dynamically groovy Tangerine. Exploring the world between efficiency and minimalism, the Deep House atmosphere of the track will embark any dancefloor in an infinite journey. For his part, the Italian producer and DJ Stefano Ritteri revisits Tangerine and offers a Minimal Techno approach in a brilliant darkness spirit. The second Red’Out’s original Smoke deploys a more lascivious style and takes the time to get across the soul and to awaken the parts of a body one by one. Lastly, the French duo Jules & Moss remixes Smoke in a strong melodic Techno dancefloor anthem!

With this second release, Play Label solidifies strongly his label and becomes definitively a label to keep an eye on.

Tracklist

  • Red’Out – Tangerine (Original Mix)
  • Red’Out – Tangerine (Stefano Ritteri Remix)
  • Red’Out – Smoke (Original Mix)
  • Red’Out – Smoke (Jules & Moss Remix)

Release date

Digital: June 20th, 2014
Streaming: July 18th, 2014

Exon Bacon – Watching Dogs EP – Play Label Records

After two strong releases on Electronical Reeds, the Brussels-based artist Exon Bacon inaugurates Play Label Records with his latest EP, Watching Dogs. Play Label Records is the extension of the collective Play Label that has become a key player in the music scene of Brussels with more than hundreds of events to its credit. This first release sets up the artistic direction of this label that seeks to develop a real dancefloor approach and a strong party spirit.

The release is opened by the original mix that could be summarize with the expression “powerful bassline, persistent heady voice and burning dancefloor”. The Parisian duo Villanova embarks us into a spin with a darker atmosphere, a deep foreground voice and a strong and repetitive gimmick. This remix reminds us why this Parisian duo knows such rapid ascent on the worldwide electronic scene. The Berlin-based and San Francisco born artist Yooj takes the opposite course to two first tracks with a deeper approach and a lighter atmosphere to offer a sunny and tasty deep house track that will delight all the dancefloor. Lastly, DC Salas, another Belgian talent, filters the voice, redefines the percussion and opens the horizon to take the direction of Tech House track.

This Exon Bacon’s EP acts as the foundation stone of a future label to keep an eye on and to follow with a great attention.
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