Juan Hoerni - Unlimited Capacities (Cha Cha Project Recordings)

Los Angeles house music maestro Juan Hoerni strides into 2019 with a terrific new single for his Cha Cha Project Recordings imprint, “Unlimited Capacities.” The original is a bonafide groover, with sterling production and disco elements accompanying spare jazz-infused instrumentation. Sexy hints of vocals pepper the track as Scott Wozniak provides top notch keyboard work. It’s the sound of a sleek night ride through club land, no doubt.

Juan continues his history of legendary collaborations by enlisting none other than DJ Spinna on the remix. Spinna applies his down-and-dirty dance floor approach, bringing out some of the subtle Italo influences within the disco thump. An insistent rhythm is propelled by swirling organ, a bouncing bass line, and clav-like key stabs. This one’s blazing hot, and just in time for summer sessions.

Craig Stewart (Montana & Stewart) – “Superb, we love it!”
Tyler Stadius (Deepsite) – “Wow! Can’t pick a favorite here just yet. Both mixes are fantastic.”
DJ Harri (Sub Club) – “Digging these. Will play and support.”
Pete Williams (Natural Rhythm) – “Sweet groover here! DJ Spinna’s remix is the one.”
Jaymz Nylon (Nylon Recordings) – “Simply great music with a nice classic feel.”
Dutchican Soul (Strictly Rhythm) – “Dope track and remix. I will play this out.”
Michael Fossati (Spirit of House Web Zine) – “What an incredible rework by DJ Spinna.”
Deli G (Future Sound of House Radio Shows) – “Both mixes are on point.”
Ricky Inch (Ossom Records) – “Awesome stuff. Scott is off the hook on keys as usual.”
Edground (Brazilian Soul Crew) – “What an amazing release. Loving both mixes, they are perfect for my DJ sets.”

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Juan Hoerni feat. Terry Dexter - Calling (Cha Cha Project Recordings)

Juan Hoerni, Los Angeles’s rising soulful house maestro, closes out 2018 with “Calling,” a spirited new single in collaboration with house music vocal legend Terry Dexter. Released on Juan’s Cha Cha Project Recordings imprint, “Calling” features Terry’s amazing voice floating over a cruising synth arpeggiation and rhythm track. The production not only recalls highlights of an ‘80s DJ’s underground playlists, but also sounds quintessentially Los Angeles. “Calling” is cool, driving, and sleek as night. An instrumental and dub mix are also included.

The incomparable Roy Davis Jr., who is no stranger to working with Terry Dexter, takes the reins on a passion-filled remix. Roy’s impeccable drum programming creates instant impact, riding over a funky, liquid bass line, swirling string pads, and Terry’s soulful voice. It’s a pure treat for the after hours. Juan and Terry complete the package with the bonus track “Wildness of the Heart,” taking on a classic house music feel with sparkling piano chords, skippy club beats, rousing horn riffs, and disco-flavored string swells. On top of all this is Terry Dexter, giving her all. It’s another feather-in-the-cap for Juan Hoerni and Cha Cha Project Recordings.

Doc Link (Liberate Recordings) – “Always fire when these two connect.”
Craig Stewart (Montana & Stewart) – “Stunning dance music. Great work!”
Nick Power (Soul Kandi) – “Wildness of the Heart is an absolutely beautiful track. Full support.”
Michael Fossati (Spirit Of House Web Zine) – “A truly inspiring slice of piano infused house music.”
Mark Devlin (The Sound Of Now) – “This package covers all the bases. Great stuff.”
Andrew Emil (Broadway & Wilson) – “Very nice release from Juan. Loving the whole vibe of this joint.”
Master Kev (Underground Collective) – “Roy Davis Jr. remix is bangin!”
Deli G (The Touch) – “Juan is back with a bang, and Roy Davis Jr. has delivered a HOT mix.”
Dean Serafini (Frisky Rhythms) – “Wildness of the Heart is my favorite. Beautiful vocals and infectious keys are really doing it for me.”
Crate Invader (Point Blank FM, London) – “The Calling dub is amazing. Hitting like an Italo-Disco joint, so good! The Roy Davis mix is killer too.”

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

Juan Hoerni - Caviar Et Vin (Cha Cha Project Recordings)

A buoyant new single hits just in time for summer from Juan Hoerni, Los Angeles’s rising soulful house maestro, and his Cha Cha Project Recordings imprint. The Caviar Et Vin EP features three stunning deep vocal house cuts pulling from influences across R&B, disco, classic house, and Italo. Juan’s crystalline production and the gorgeous vocal delivery from Irantzu and Chezere make these tracks instantly stand out on the dance floor.

Caviar Et Vin”, the first of two songs sung by Irantzu, imagines a lost ‘80s club classic pulled from the soundtrack of a hip French film. A bouncing synth bass line, swirling pads, and a cooler-than-cool saxophone solo make this one perfect for night cruising. Irantzu continues with sexy French vocals on “Computer Love,” a song that deftly combines Rhodes piano, a vocoder hook, and the sound of a familiar robot friend into an after hours gem. On the third track, vocalist Chezere makes her appearance on “Unlimited Capacities”. Somewhat funkier with a groovy bass line and plucky guitar hits, the cut nicely builds, providing a satisfying treat for the house heads on the floor.

Greg Dowling (Fish Go Deep) – “I’m feeling the real deep vibe of ‘Unlimited Capacities’.
Tyler Stadius (Deepsite) – “I dig the retro sound of ‘Computer Love’.
Jeannie Hopper (WBAI FM, NYC) – “Fabulous and welcoming … the more tunes from Juan the better!”
Michael Fossati (Spirit of House Web Zine) – “A truly ingenious release.”
Simon Kirk (Stag Beetle Radio Show) – “Brilliant Stuff. I love ‘Unlimited Capacities’, such a groove.”
Billy Butler (D3EP Radio Network) – “Lovely release! I’m liking all of the tunes here, amazing job.”
Jaymz Nylon (Nylon Recordings) – “I pick both the sexy and groovy ‘Computer Love’ and ‘Unlimited Capacities’.”
Stefan Popovic (DiscoTone Radio Show) – “This is so in the box. Hoerni doesn’t miss.”
Jon Wesley (Music Goes On Radio Show) – “I like all 3 tracks, but I love the 80’s vibe of ‘Caviar Et Vin’. Nice work as usual by Juan.”
DJ Nova (Rodon FM 95) – “Juan Hoerni continues to make his own unique sound. This fusion of Italo disco, French disco and deep house is more than attractive. Soulful, pop and funk attitude follows each track which all of them have wrenching programmed synth work. You simply don’t know which track to play first.”

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Various Artists - The Lost Tracks (Cha Cha Project Recordings)

Los Angeles soulful house label Cha Cha Project Recordings has been going from strength-to-strength, now spotlighting three of the label’s core producers and a trio of vital Lost Tracks.

The EP launches with label don Juan Hoerni in collaboration with the amazing vocalist Chezere. With a discography of over thirty cuts for the likes of Vega Records, Large Music, and WAX, as well as his acclaimed albums Love On High and Move Mountains on his Cha Cha Project label, Juan continues to make waves in the soulful house universe. “Eternally Free” shows Juan’s acumen for deep, melodic music complimenting beautiful vocals, as well as his sharp production aesthetic. This sexy sound will create late night dance floor action for years to come.

Steve Graeber is an accomplished studio saxophonist-turned-producer, known for his work with Chicago house legend Roy Davis Jr. as well as contributions to the records of Glenn Underground, Boo Williams, and many others. With vocalist Julia Prudence, Steve has uncovered “Filthiest Disco,” a deep and emotive cut that fuses the Chicago sound through its drum programming with the polished, soulful Cha Cha vibe. Funky bass, guitars, clav keys, and Steve’s trademark sax riffs make this a DJ’s choice.

Also part of the Cha Cha Project family is Zachary Mouton, an audio engineer who has been collaborating closely with Juan Hoerni at his Route 2 Recording Studios. While working with Juan on the Love On High album, the two recorded the funky, acid-jazz flavored track “Dirty”, which includes keyboard work from Scott Wozniak. This cut is dance floor fire, complete with a potent breakbeat, a jazzy stand-up bass line, catchy sax riffs, and a wild guitar breakdown from Zachary. Cha Cha comes correct!

Craig Stewart (Montana & Stewart) – “Superb dance music, great work.”
KJ (Integrity Recordings) – “Nice vocals. Tight!”
Joey Silvero / Distant People (Soul Elements Radio Show) – “Filthiest Disco is a quality track with so much funk it’s hard not to smile.”
Ricky Inch (King Street Sounds) – “Thank you! Beautiful soul vibes.”
Stefan Popovic (DiscoTone Radio Show) – “This label simply can’t fail. Full support and recommendation.”
Tyree Cooper (Chicago Vinyl Records) – “Eternally Free is the business!”
Edground (Grooveland Music) – “Filthiest Disco is a great tune, very nice release.”
Alexander East (Planet East) – “Great vocals with the funk.”
Jonny Layton (The Saturday Soulmine) – “Awesome! Full on love.”
DJ Osric (Black and Blue Show – Australia) – “Absolute funky arse fire! What have I just been listening to? Eternally Free has got me in a tailspin, it’s beautiful. So is the whole release!”

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