Mark Radford marks a milestone for the Audio Rehab brand and label with release No100. a full LP from the man himself which truly is a ‘Journey ‘
In Mark’s own words: this album is something that I have wanted to do for many years. As a producer, I think that we all fall into the trap at some point of making what we think people want to hear rather than just making what comes from the heart, so I went into this project with no limitations on what I was making. I wanted each track to represent a different era in my musical journey.
So sit back and prepare to take in 12 tracks that keep to the Audio Rehab blueprint of quality House music yet reach far out into new forms absorbing many a different era and sub-genre turning them into something new and unique. Herin is the sound of a veteran DJ, producer and tastemaker doing things their way and doing it right!!!
We catch up with Mark Radford’s Audio Rehab imprint and some of it’s latest and greatest releases….
Mark Radford ‘Collaboration
An EP of collabs between Audio Rehab bossman Mark Radford, Marcellus Wallace, Jakkin’ Rabbit, Nathan Dalton, & Stage Rockers. An excellent EP on the talent names alone. we especially like ‘Block Rockin’, a big low-slung bassy number with Hip Hop swagger aplenty
Dustin McCoi-Love Weapon EP
3 highly danceable and variety rich house cuts by Dustin McCoi, our fave being the acidic vocal house style ‘Better Love’
A fresh take on the UK Garage sound with elements of early rave, great addictive vocals. We get two contrasting mixes by RS4 & Vinyl Hutz. Big crossover appeal, equally big underground kudos
Fans of the top house music label Audio rehab can rejoice and revel in the third volume of their compilation series. Totalling 14 tracks, this album confidently touches all bases when it comes to accomplished underground beats. The mood shifts from pristine 90’s style house through to dark techno influenced sounds throughout the album. Featured artists include Jack N Danny, Apollo 84, and label boss Mark Radford all serving up solid outings on this comp.
Featured below is a playlist of tracks taken from 55 current releases in pretty much all fields of dance/bass music
Starting with the Breakbeat Disco funk of Discotron’s remix for Audio Jacker then moving into some bassy house beats from Black Girl/White Girl & Skapes. Next up is Sub Slayers new release by Rony Blue and produced by King Yoof, amazing voice and top class production on this infectious summery Reggae Bass tune.
Also in the playlist is Bobby Harvey’s new track for 18 099 Records remixed by RyKy, wait for the drop on this beaut!! The Detroit Project take us back to.. well Detroit of course with their new release on Sweep The Floor, ravey!!!
Sirmo’s ‘Take The Shot’ is a dark injection of bass taken from their new EP on Low Pitched Records. The very tasty Gawp Dub is next taken from Bang Tidy’s new one for Night6 Shift Sound. How about a bit of Techno courtesy of the Divide remix of Eddie Amador ‘Crazy’ out now on Freakin909
We’re a bit late posting this one but better late than never, we wouldn’t want you to miss out on sanXero’s retake of the classic ‘Rescue Me’ originally sang by Debbie Malone. Keeping on that classic tip how about this great remix of ‘Let The Music Play’ by Angelo Scalici (Free Download)
Somewhere between Speed Garage, House & Techno is Bodhi ‘Groove’ from their new EP on W&O Street Tracks. We move from House to Dark Jungle in Liquid Alliance ‘Hazme Sonar’ on Ravenoyz Recordings. We jump straight back into the uplifting party vibes after that with Tali Muss ‘Summer Vibes’ (Free Download)
Dots Per Inch Ft Bia want to ‘Fix You’ with some infectious vocal deep house. Gordon John joins Traxsource chart topping label Hedonistic with a tough funky chugger with 303 stabs ‘While It Spins’. Gray & AN;RO tell us to ‘Respect Your Girl’ with a great Nu Disco/Deep House crossover track as part of the new Sleazy Deep compilation.
Some firing snarling DnB from DJ Ransome next. ‘Creepy Crawlies’ packs in the atmosphere and intense basslines for an addictive roller. On the Jungle tip The Freestylers remix RDX ‘Pull Up Selecta’ for a tasty free download. Ground Mass unveils sister imprint Air Mass with a great EP of dark tribal experimental sounds at 160BPM from Beatnok. Future Wildstyle have a free 2 track EP of growling 130BPM Jungle Breaks you should snap up quick, it’s a free download too
We’re about halfway through now with an amazing track by Basic Forces, deep melodic DnB up for a free download. Osk Kosh remakes rave anthem ‘Rockin’ Down The House’ into a firing shot of Ragga Jungle/Breakcore as part of ‘The Brext Episode EP’ on Jigsore Digital. Moving back into House/Techno realms we have a thumper of a track by Hutchy on Articulate Sound. From thumpers to more soulful sounds thanks to Subsound & Strutter with a lovely free track.
Hard drums and bubblin’ angry bass. It can only be INKPHET’s new EP on Viral Mental full of crunching dark dark DnB beats. Need to cool down after that? Raphasosyk has the medicine for your ears Deep House style with ‘Broken Clock Melody’ on afrika motion. Matthias Leisegang follows with undoubtedly one of the best tracks of 2016. That’s right, you heard it, one of the best. ‘My Body’ comes with incredible remixes, it’s a underground anthem and out now on DRUM Records
More gorgeous House Music next via Muskox Records, Marco Colomba & Beth. ‘Slow Heart Beat’ is a scintillating track with guitar licks, deep bass and slapping beats not to mention stunning vocals. Time for some pianos now, Stuart Ojelay serves up the summer goodness with ‘Don’t Let Go’. Electrik Cat features next with ‘WTF’ from their new EP on In The Loop, a big slice of Ghetto House with heavy stabs, pounding beats and Hip Hop vox.
Next is 3 tracks currently out on the Future Follower imprint from Jubley, Skuvlow & Gribzy. As always it’s cutting edge bass music sounds the likes you will not hear anywhere else. House action again with the next track in the playlist. Roog ‘Buzzin’ taken from their new EP on Simma Black is a perfect speaker teaser. Hott Like Detroit ‘Paradise’ follows taken from their new release on Audio Rehab, A nice combo of tough drums and jazzy chords.
Vanilla Ace takes a famous sax lick and fashions it into a great club anthem called ‘Gee’. Luke Davidson drops some lushious deep and soulful house sounds with ‘Honey Come’ featuring vocals from Brooke davis out now on Myriad Black. Out now on Amplified Records is Martin Hellfritzsch’s new release of which featured is the deep dubby chugger ‘Hustle’
Kideko & George Kwali’s ‘Crank gets a vocal makeover which only adds to the instant appeal. Next up a trio of tracks from recent output on the Country Club Disco imprint. Garage House with a tropical vibe from MRJ’s new LP. The elegance of Chicago and toughness of detroit combined on a bouncey number from Cleary. And just all round trippy brilliance from Eyes Everywhere.
Kowton strips Dusky’s ‘Sort It Out Sharon’ to the bone but keeps the dark rave hazy intensity of the original. VEB takes us on a progressive romantic ride of DnB to kick back to on Viral Mental. From hazy keys at 174bpm to towering techno from Leo Lipolis on Konneqt with a commanding vocal. And from full on Techno to a slapping funky house track from Sakke taken from their new EP on motion recs.
Some Latin heat from Swindle precedes strong peaking tech house from Drift supported by the likes of Brandon Block and custom built for rocking the white isle. Bando & Jorgie revisit the true House sound with a rocking NuSkool house number with awesome spoken word vocals
Unified Audio’s Year 2 compilation is out now featuring deep musical visions of the minds of some of Bass music’s finest such as Provoke whose track features in the playlist. Punk meets Synthwave meets Electronica for the electrifying current single by Jaguar Ma. We finish with a flourish including a huge techno track from the pioneer himself Mr Kevin Saunderson then 3 tracks on the Simma Black/Red imprints by artists whose very names scream high quality beats, namely Wax Worx, Martin Ikin & Lowsteppa. Hope you enjoyed this round up. Give the blog a share on Twitter, Facebook and your socials of choice
We got Bass Music bangers galore from Jaded, ENGELHART, Two Rhodes, Craig Robinson and more!!
1.Tom Appl – Two Days
Tom Appl inspires our ears and hearts with deep melodic cuts of house music with a touch of the classic synth music of the 80’s. If you liked ‘Stranger Things’ on Netflix and you love deep house get this EP
2.Damon Hess & Emilie Cunliffe- Dancefloor
Sheffield’s rising house music star Damon Hess has a new track on Onefold Records. Featuring the vocals of Emilie Cunlife ‘Dancefloor’ is a club anthem bursting with rays of sunshine. Remixes come from Deep Matter & Kornastone who propel the original into deeper UK Garage/Soulful House/Bass parts. Also on the remix is Tempo Elektrik who takes us back to the late 90’s with a funky organ house take on the original. Super classy!!
3.ENGELHART- Back In Time EP
Over at Onefold Digital Dutch dynamos ENGELHART go ‘Back In Time’ with a bass fueled 2 track release. The title track features a nice thumping beat and minimal stabs perfect for rocking the club. ‘Identity’ is a nice roller with chugging beats and reverse bass effects, awesome!!!
4.Two Rhodes ‘Arche EP’
Two Rhodes are back on Audio Rehab with a top drawer 3 track release. Lush pianos aplenty on ‘You Got Me High’. ‘Touch Me’ is tough and bouncey taking it back to 95/96′. ‘All Over The World’ finishes things off with a dark ghetto/G House flourish.
5.Andrew Greatorex – Sunrise EP
Andrew Greatorex goes back to Chicago with the sunrise funk of ‘Sunrise’. Play this at sunrise or even sunset and soak up the feelgood vibes. The Basement Remix is perfect for getting sweaty in warehouses and ‘Underground Sound’ blends disco loops and pumpin’ techno for full effect.
5 tracks of Jump Up and JUmp Up Jungle brilliance and excitement from the insanely talented Brian Brainstorm. We don’t even know where to start, the basslines are merciless, the beats fatter than yo’ moma and the feels are off the scale. Just get it!!!
7.Marc Mysterio ft J Rice – Be The Truth
Marc Mysterio is a DJ/producer with an illustrious career. His latest track ‘Be The Truth’ has received support from some of the absolute biggest DJs across the globe. Here we feature the Judge Jules remix with all the signature party madness of the Judge’s productions in the days of Stix & Stoned
8.Lenny Fontana feat. D-Train – When You Feel What Love Has The Remixes
A set of quality remixes of the huge original as supported by Joey Negro. Our pick of the new remixes has to go to TWISM & BR3AO who knock it out of the park with a techy bassy house reworking of the disco/funk fueled original.
Funky pads, cowbells and groove laden fun makes up the awesome ‘4000hz’ by Jaded out now on Black Butter with a heap of massive remixes. another contender for that super catchy track of 2016
10.Craig Robinson ‘Grey Emotions’
Tough toe tapping beats and a monster bassline, that’s ‘Grey Emotion’ by the incredible Craig Robinson. A nice fusion of tribal house and club ready techno
New release on Just Move Records featuring stunning artwork and super chilled house music grooves supplied by Vandal M. A dope EP of Chicago style true Deep House and laid back electronica.
3.Galen & Shiny Objects – Purest Sound
2 blissful cuts of funky jackin house from Galen & Shiny Objects with a nice dubbed out feel. Think Vanilla Ace and the Bunny Tiger imprint, that’s the kind of sound going on here. Proper club filling beats
4.Kali G – Equinox EP
Moroccan DJ/Producer Kali G fuses together the hot desert vibes of his home country with some swirling and pumping Tech House. 3 cuts of quality house music with on a different tip.
5.Soul Divide ‘Chicago Nights EP
Soul Divide’s new 2 track EP on Freakin909 including the slammin’ Disco/Breakbeat House of ‘Dope Jam’ and the tough bouncey synths of ‘Giving Up’. Massive and essential house tunage
6.Peter Brown & Cache 22-I Can’t Quite Understand / It’s Like Dat
Peter Brown & Cache 22 join hands for am excellent 2 tracker out on Audio Rehab. Both tracks offer a fresh but nostalgic take on the original 80s house sound.
7.Lunioze. ‘8 Ball EP’
It’s all about the deep grooves and lots and lots of great drum programing on these two sweet as house heaters out now on Amplified Records
8.Cleary ‘New Chapters EP’
3 big House trax by Clearly new to Country Club Disco. The 3 tracks draw on different influences across the House spectrum. Our pick of the three has to be the aptly titled ‘Drum Solo’, a serious drum workout and a nice chunky groove of a track.
9.Dennis Quin ‘Come Back 2 U’
This man really is on fire! After a huge 2016 that included a full LP Dennis Quin isn’t done yet by any means. ‘Come Back 2 U’ just sucks you in with the Garage style vocals and fusion of house sub genres all rolled into one unmissable and expertly produced package. Only the nest remixers too, Scott Diaz & Luvstuff serve up two refixes that truly compliment the original.
10.Purple Future – Future Tapes
Good Street Records welcomes Purple Future on board with a solid contribution to the labels cutting edge release catalogue. The experimental blend of Grime, Trap, Footwork & Jungle wouldn’t sound out of place on a Cosmic Bridge release. Fans of Etch and Om Unit will love the tracks on offer here.
1. Groove Junkies ft. Solomon Henderson “Inside My Soul”
Re Released as a free download, Release No1 on MoreHouse Recs stretches back a decade yet still sounds fresh and in the now!!!
2. GRAY – Thinking Of You (Wayne Dudley Remix)
Wayne Dudley gives his unique infectious shine on a great deep house remix for Gray ‘Thinking Of You’, both the original and this remix can be downloaded gratis!!!
3. Two Rhodes- Arche EP
After a great track on the recent Audio Rehab compilation album, Two Rhodes share a new 3 track EP of underground Uk house feels, unmissable!!!
4. YAX.X , Delivio Reavon feat. Jennifer Cooke – Society
Another epic release from Freakin909 Recs, house the way it was, the way it should be and in the case of ‘YAX.X’ by Delivio Reavon the way it most certainly is!!!
5. TMSV – Over Out EP
Futuristic bass feels from TMSV, a sweet blend of jackin’ ghetto bass/footwork and jungle make for some pleasing 160BPm action on Cosmic Bridge
6. Luca Secco, DJOKO, Danilo Dumonte – Inpetto
BIG BIG house triple colab right here and it’s free to download via those awesome peeps over at Soundspace
7. Boney & Joel Edwards – Call Me (After Midnight)
This great colab between accomplished producer Boney and vocalist Joel Edwards is an infectious summer ready slice of dance music which comes with classy remixes including none other than Sonny Whartone. Something to please all moods and tastes right here
22 Tracks Of Upfront UndergroundHouse Audio Rehab Style, This Is ‘Future Focus Vol Two’
Audio Rehab presents vol two of their ‘Future Focus’ compilations. 22 tracks of bassy underground house fiyah featuring artists such as Emaskay, Morpei, Casey Spillman and more. while the whole album is an absolute must we will briefly run down 12 of our personal picks
Hot Like Detroit ‘Dizzy’
Dark, hard and banging. Makes great use of the classic ‘known as a half step’ vox
Longplay ‘Freedom Exists’
Club ready funky house roller with back to Chicago stabs and a nice trippy spoken vox
Carl St Pierre & Tollerance ‘Music Is The Answer’
One of the best tracks on this album. Taking it back to the old skool with bumpin’ beats and ravey pads
That Jimmy Person ‘Rowie D’
Nice tough snappy beats and fat chunky basslines and techy organ stabs, massive tune!!!
Two Rhodes ‘Turn The Music Up’
Dark energetic bass filled tech house with a huge breakbeat mid section
Mike Jones ‘Turn The Party Up’
Another one of the ebst tracks on ‘Future Focus Vol 2′, nice 91/92 style ravey synths and tough jackin beats
Double Drop ‘White 2.0′
Trippy techno influenced house with mind bending pads, so good, it simply has to be heard to truly understand
Del 30 ‘Be Reasonable’
Busy, atmospheric with big rolling beats and warped vox, a real club smasher
Morpei Ft Deus Eyeslow ‘All Angles’
Acid house for 2016, perfect for going nuts in a warehouse to
Jose Carlos ‘Get Naked’
Detroit/Chicago style jacker. Builds to a crescendo of big bassy stabs and pounding beats.
A.C.B ‘I Am’
On the techno tip with powerful synths and big stomping beats
Marcellus Wallace ‘Medina’
Bass/Tech House jacker with a nod to a certain Hip Hop classic
Future Focus Vol 2 is out now on Beatport and all good download stores