Mizt3r - Dancing To The Moonlight (Discobox Records)

Brazil’s Discobox Records unleashes the “Dancing to The Moonlight” EP by Mizt3r, a dancefloor-worthy groove monster anchored by a funky bassline with vocal cuts and a catchy synth loop. “Pressure Cooker” is a deep and driving rhythmic track punctuated by sharp drums and percussion. The DJ Daniel D remix breathes new life into the original with atmospheric pads, jazzy piano riffs, and synth solos. The melting pot of Brazil has left an indelible mark on both Mizt3r and DJ Daniel D’s production styles. No other country merges patchwork genre styles from diasporas of Africa and Europe, and it’s rare that musicians traverse influences with such ease within one release.

Mizt3r began DJing in 1992 and is now considered one of the most important names in the Brazilian house music scene. He had a residency at Spain’s Espaço Factory in Santo André beginning in 1995, and has since played Mermaid, Pacha, Garage, MOB Festival, Sónar and Free Jazz Festival events, among others. Remixer Daniel D hails from Belo Horizonte, Brazil, and references disco, nu-disco, Italo-disco, acid house and jazz in his productions and remixes. Give it a listen, and let’s disco!

Joey Silvero (Distant People) (Soul Elements Radio Show) – “Cool nod to the olds school but with a full modern feel. I love all the samples used here.”
Salvatore Logicfusion (Deepinradio) – “Hot Grooves!”
Simon Francis (The Visionaires) – “Some nice vibes on this EP.”
DJ SaF (Kaleydo Records) – “Another good release for my sets.”
Alien Tom (Native Alien) – “top tune.”
DJ Phil T (DJ Times) – “Very cool. I love Dancing To The Moonlight.”
Koma (Jacbri Radio Show) – “Cool Stuff here.”
Simon Kirk (Stag Beetle Radio Show) – “I love the originals. Pressure Cooker in particular is wicked!”
Different Grooves (Differentgrooves.com) – “Lovely oldschool flavor.”
DJ Alexia (KarmicPowerRecords) – “Fab tunes! Will definitely support on my radio shows and in clubs.”

Available Now From: Beatport, Traxsource, iTunes, And Spotify.

A Soulful House DJ Mix From Pretty Chief's Suff Sakoor

London-born Suff Sakoor, AKA DJ Suff, has delivered a stomping new DJ mix filled with top notch soulful house flavors. One half of Mange Le Funk and creator of Brighton's One Night Love Affair event, Suff has aligned with West Sussex label Pretty Chief Records for a series of releases. The first single in this sequence, "Rise Up", is out now and getting support from the likes of Lenny Fontana, Gene Hunt, and BBC Radio's Richie Roberts. The vocal mix from this single – featuring the wonderful singer Anna-Marie Johnson and lyrics by Pretty Chief owner Richard Whitworth – is included in this mix alongside other gems. The full track list is below … have a listen:

TRACK LIST

  1. Michele Chiavarini feat.Tai Malone - "When Will I Learn (Main Mix)" - Soulstice Music
  2. Aircut feat. Scarlette - "Forever In Love" - Soulful Evolution
  3. Robert Clivilles feat. Kimberly Davis - "Set Me Free (Jaegerossa SPW Better Days Remix)" - Hot Mix 5 Records
  4. Suff Sakoor feat. Anna-Marie Johnson - "Funk N Funk (SS Old Skool Ivory Mix)" - Pretty Chief Records
  5. A.O.S.O.O.N - "High Grade (Wookie Remix)" - Goon and Goblin
  6. AM2PM - "My Feelin' (Unique2Rhythm Remix)" - Unique2Rhythm
  7. Jay Vegas - "Can U Feel It" - Hot Stuff
  8. Suff Sakoor feat. Anna-Marie Johnson - "Rise Up (Vocal)" - Pretty Chief Records
  9. Timmy Vegas - "Call My Name" - Knee Deep
  10. Teddy Douglas feat. Louis Radio - "The Violin" - Basement Boys Records
  11. Risk Assessment - "Pumping It Up" - Guesthouse Music
  12. Sirkus Sirkuz - "Rave On (Don Rimini Remix)" - My Techno Weighs A Ton


Check out an audio preview of the full single "Rise" from Suff Sakoor feat. Anna-Marie Johnson:

Various Artists - Neon Grooves (Wind Horse Records)

Wind Horse Records is elated to announce a new EP - Neon Grooves. This is the 33rd EP by Wind Horse Records and the inspiration behind it has been taken from a label showcase that happened in Goa in December 2016. In an effort to spread quality house music across India, the label launched a party called the ‘The Wind Horse Experience’ and the ‘Neon Grooves’ edition in Goa was the first time they had organized an event such as this. The label’s party soon became the place for all house music lovers, especially those searching for a more groovy, funky, and ethnic vibe, complimented of course by Goan sunsets and starry nights. Wind Horse were were thrilled to see the reaction of people to their sound given that Goa is more known for a harder vibe. The line up consisted of DJs that have produced music for Wind Horse over the years and a couple of international guests. After the success of ‘Neon Grooves’ Wind Horse decided to make an EP around this party to remember the magical moment and keep the memory alive. The label invited the artists that performed at the party to borrow from the energy cultivated then and create a beautiful journey to embark on the now.


The EP opens with the dutch maestro Thee J Johanz and his remix of “Agama” by Umeme. A real intricate work of art here with its afro vocal vibe weaved into more raw analog elements that evolve and alternate in the midst of a drum-tastic, exotic, and tribal-influenced disco bomb. “Neon Afro” by Hamza goes deeper into the tropics with the thrilling combination of percussion and drums with a sprinkling of sweet melodic uplifting elements, teleporting the listener to a sunny beach. “Khawatta Ceremony” by Farhan Rehman (Mumbai) and Stalvart John (Bangalore) is a bit harder, a bit darker. This synth-track will have the dance floor grooving with its refreshing vocals and echoey chord progressions. “Antares” (also the name of the place Wind Horse hosted Neon Grooves in Goa) by Troja (Mumbai) is a change of tempo with a beautiful, ethereal sort of sound formed by warm Indian ethnic instruments and meditative melodies. Oma (Delhi) turns his track up with “One Shade Brighter”. A happy bouncy bass with solid vocals teleports the listener back to the beach party, but with a deeper edge. “Whisky Flask” by Nigel Perera (Sri Lanka) changes up the beat with a groovy number consisting of beautiful chords and twisted sounds, the perfect beach-side sunset tune. To end the journey, Priyesh Patil (Mumbai) brings “Vagabond” with smooth beats and beautiful sax samples and a deep bass to guide the floor right into the horizon.

Nick Warren (The Soundgarden) – “Cracking EP. Khawatta Ceremony is brilliant!”
Sebastian Voigt (Visionquest) – “Agama - Thee J Johanz Remix is dope!”
Eric Davenport (Guesthouse) – “Solid world house grooves. Neon Afro will sound great at pool and beach parties. Can't wait to drop it!”
Tyler Stadius (Dialtone Records) – “Too tough to choose a favorite. Wind Horse never fails to impress. These are real unique beauties!”
Simon Fknhndsm (Radio X 97.7 FM, Reykjavik) – “I really like Whisky Flask, it’s groovy.”
Joey Silvero / Distant People (Soul Elements Radio Show) – “I’m a sucker for a good track with strong percussion and this is wicked.”
DJ eMe (Tunnel FM – Stockholm) – “Outstanding compilation.”
DJ Firefly (Couch Dancing) – “Sweet blend of worldly sounds and irresistible beats.”
Steve 'Griffo' Griffiths aka F (Freak Da Funk radio show) – “Stand out track for me is the deep, grooving Vagabond.”
Bob Duskis (Six Degrees Records) – “As usual, the folks at Wind Horse have deftly mixed up quality grooves with global textures for a crowd-pleasing sound.”

Available Now From: Traxsource, Juno Download, iTunes, And Spotify.

Juan Hoerni - Love Rewind featuring Chezere & Maurice Smith (Cha Cha Project Recordings)

The premier Los Angeles soulful house imprint Cha Cha Project Recordings has delivered another top-notch single from flagship producer Juan Hoerni, “Love Rewind”. Coming off his acclaimed album Move Mountains and the recent Hot For You EP (his collaboration with Jimmy Dear), Juan has quickly established himself as one of the new leading lights in the west coast’s soulful house music scene. “Love Rewind” confirms this rise with its smooth, full production, delicious disco vibe, and immaculate vocal performances from Maurice Smith and Chezere. The two singers create a moving interplay that brings home the song’s positive message over jazzy keys, a rolling live bass line, and a tastefully driving drum section. This one’s got ‘future classic’ written all over it. Also, Chicago house music legend Terry Hunter provides a number of outstanding remixes that build on the rhythmic foundation of “Love Rewind” for maximum dance floor pleasure. The sparser arrangements on Terry’s mixes really bring out the vocals, too, making for exceptional versions that accentuate the strength of the song and its performers. Primed and ready for the summer … give in to “Love Rewind”.

CJ Mackintosh (Nervous / Ministry of Sound) – “Terry’s Main Club Mix for me. Very nice.”
Craig Stewart (Montana & Stewart) – “Terry Hunter has smashed this to pieces. Brilliant .”
Michael Fossati (Spirit Of House Web Zine) – “A stunning soulful gem coming complete with paramount remixes by legendary Terry Hunter.”
Groove Assassin (Pacha) – “Heavy!”
Master Kev (Underground Collective) – “Great song and killer remixes from Terry Hunter.”
Ollie Blackmore (Soul Heaven) – “So many great mixes to choose from here!”
DJ Craig C (Peace Bisquit) – “Hotness! A club track for sure.”
Black Mighty Wax (Irma Records) – “Amazing production. House music all night long!”
DJ Bee (Bee Live World radio show) – “Magnifique! Full support on radio and in sets. This is a very special track.”
Stefan Popovic (DiscoTone Radio Show) – “After the perfect Hot for You EP, Juan Hoerni delivers another magical soulful number that is bound to make a lot of noise this summer.”

Available Now From: Traxsource, iTunes, Google Play, And Spotify.