Make Music – Mista Nugget, Timmy Vegas


Make Music  –  Mista Nugget, Timmy Vegas

Mista Nugget hails from Birmingham, and now resides in London. His long pedigree includes a very varied music career. Starting out as a Hip Hop DJ, and progressing to an MC, producer, events promoter and a radio presenter, he has been referred to among his peers as the ‘renaissance man’.
Mista Nugget revived his DJ career in 2003, and successfully secured guest slots at top clubs across the UK and Asia, playing alongside world premier House and Hip Hop DJs, promoting his ‘Hot Yoga Music’ brand. He can also be found gracing the decks at celebrity event parties.
In 2008 he ventured into production, scoring major success with his first track “Free” featuring Brooke Bailey. He has since released further tracks with Natasha Watts, Pete Simpson and Amadar which have earned him respect from his peers in the House music industry.

Fellow Midlander Timmy Vegas is best known as one half of Soul Central, alongside Andy Ward, he produced the smash re-edit of Derrick May’s Strings of Life in 2005 with accomplished artist Kathy Brown on vocals. He has released several eclectic dance tracks with collaborations including Deepcitysoul, Demarkus Lewis, Groove Junkies, Tweek, Seamus Haji, Jennifer Wallace, and Joi Cardwell to name a few.

This is the first release on the new Chooon Music label, which is planning to showcase the best in electronic beats and breaks from contemporary artists in the UK.

Make Music has a mesmerising beat, and a ‘Percolator’ vibe of a bassline, with Mista Nugget’s commanding vocals giving it the hallmark of an old skool meets new skool classic. The Piano Mix adds a layer of luscious classic House style keys and both versions will have the dance floor bouncing. With plenty of cowbell and anthem-worthy keys to please the club faithful, this is a superb tune that will resonate with the crowd, and take them firmly to the House zone.

CM001 Make Music – Mista Nugget, Timmy Vegas – released on Chooon Music

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Love Warriors – Wipe The Needle, Gary Bardouille


Love Warriors  – Wipe the Needle ft Gary Bardouille

Wipe The Needle is the production brainchild of Lee Gomez and a name that keeps growing in stature in the dance music industry. Lee started the brand in 2005, and has gone from strength to strength over the years, combining quality vocalists with beautiful keys, mesmerising percussion and strong basslines to bring us the wonderful compositions that we have come to know and love. With more than fifty releases to his name, including touches of soulful, deep, dark and tech, every track brings a different Wipe the Needle vibe to the dance floor.

Wipe The Needle collaborations include vocalists Sheree Hicks, Dawn Tallman, Gregory Purnell, Xavier, Lifford, Alex Lattimore, and Taliwa to name a few. Also featuring on various labels including Defected, 4th Floor, Makin Moves, Chic Soul Music, Restless Soul, Deeply Rooted House, Raw Fusion, Groove Odyssey, Solid Ground, Broadcite, Slip n Slide, and Soundmen on Wax, it is clear that Wipe the Needle is an act that is very much in demand worldwide. Recent releases include Love and Experimental with Sheree Hicks, Kissing You with Lifford, and remixes of Come Over with Kelvin Sylvester and Al Copeland, and Raindance with Gershon Jackson and Rona Ray.

UK vocalist Gary Bardouille has been involved in the dance music scene with since 2000. This is his third collaboration with Wipe The Needle, previous releases include the Love Is EP on the Soundmen on Wax label and Love Again, also on Slapped Up Soul. Gary has created beautiful music with several talented artists including Luca Ricci, Tom Gianelli, the JTE Project, Leggz, Tommy Marcus and Villanova.

Love Warriors is released on Slapped Up Soul, a Bristol based label who are known for their quality diverse catalogue of innovative dance music. Always looking to showcase the best in vocal talent, previous Slapped Up Soul releases feature accomplished artists including Lifford Shillingford, Robert Owens, Dawn Tallman, Charlene Samms, Circle of Funk , Taliwa, Louise Golbey and Mr V, to name a few.

The lyrical storyboard of Love Warriors describes how the world could be a better place by everybody spreading love through friends and family, and by ‘raising an army of love warriors’. The beautiful concept of love being the ammunition to fight evil, and our hearts being the weapons to deliver love, this is a message that Gary conveys with real feeling, his warm, rich and soulful voice clearly perfect for this song.

Wipe The Needle’s funky bassline blended with gorgeous piano and a four to the floor beat, has a delightful carefree vibe. This is a song that you can play in the car with the top down on a balmy summer evening, and yet it is equally at home on a club dance floor. With quality emanating from every touch, Lee and Gary have created a wonderful tune that will touch the heart of listeners worldwide. This is the sweet anthem that can inspire all of us to be Love Warriors.

SUS029 Love Warriors – Wipe The Needle, Gary Bardouille – released on Slapped Up Soul – December 2017

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Brazilian House Music Label Grooveland is the innovative label formed in 2006 by producers eDeep, Edground and Wagner Dalcin. Grooveland is a brand that oozes quality, showcasing the best in Brazilian dance music, and bringing the unique Brazilian House sound globally to the masses. This compilation is a collection of 14 of the finest tracks that Grooveland has to offer. Originally released in 2012 exclusively for South Africa, this album is now available in digital format worldwide.

The tracks are mixed by Brazilian Soul Crew, a duo consisting of Edground and newcomer to the production scene, Leandro Santana aka Callvin. Callvin’s releases have already featured on Grooveland and the Plastik People Digital label, and he is fast becoming a name on the Brazilian House scene.

The first two tracks both have a heartwarming Latin samba vibe. The Anto Vitale remix of Jazelle  from Soulbasics features carefree organ melodies accompanied by lively percussion. Less Than from Brazilian Soul Crew is enriched by the poetry of Texan spoken word artist Rainy Payne interwoven with raindrop piano keys.

Track three brings in the sassy club beats with Alucinada De Prazer (Movement Soul Vox Mix) from Steven Stone featuring the emotional vocals of Elisangela, followed by the wonderful sounds of Tarek a track entitled Desabafo, skillfully remixed by Guy Robin who performs all of the drums and percussion and adds his own unique sparkle to the tune.

Brazilian Soul Crew bring us the fifth and sixth tracks, starting with an unreleased mix of Brazilian Soul, weaving delicate touches of electronica and strings, and followed up with Eu Soul remixed by Abicah Soul with Andre on vocals, which takes the listener on an ethereal dreamy afro journey through sound.

Next up is the hypnotic and mesmerising The Way I like (BSC Deep Mix) from talented Greek artist Johnny JM, feat. Amera Light and Chicago DJ/Producer Julius the Mad Thinker. This is followed by the deep and wonderful star track of the album, ancestral inspired Dema from Jay Tripwire and Boddhi Satva, the tribal infused pulsating beat resonating with the heartbeat of dancers and listeners everywhere.

Changing it up again, CitySounds! with Walkin brings a UK Garage and Brazilian House fusion to the mix, hotly pursued by more Garage/Soulful vibes from talented UK female producer Paris Cesvette with Come Back, a track featuring the unique voice of Robert Carvalho and remixed by underground Chicago duo South of Roosevelt.

Track Eleven is the magnificent classic Hernan Cronner Soulcom Remix of Going Nowhere from quality producer Matthew Bandy, and Johnathan Houston delivering shimmering honey toned vocals. Twelfth is the classic old skool sound of Deep´n SoulBR featuring Robert, a piano-infused track entitled Sweet Ebony with Deep City Soul on remix duties, a song that is guaranteed to have the dance floor bumping.

Thirteenth and definitely not unlucky, is US talent Stephen Rigmaiden featuring Sam7 with the dreamy and intoxicating bongo vibes of Rising Sun (Main Mix). This wonderful album is completed by the DJ Spinna Main Mix of Brazilian Soul Crew’s summertime groove You & Me which features the sexy sultry vocals of renowned chanteuse Jessi Colasante aka Jesante.

This album takes the listener on a Brazilian House adventure, showcasing a fusion of styles and flavours that complement each other perfectly. An absolute joy for the senses and the feet, this collection is a must for every summer party, and provides a go to selection for DJs worldwide who want to captivate their audiences with the quality Grooveland sound.

GMCD14 Released 27 October 2017 on Traxsource – click here to listen/buy

What Ya Gonna Do – Taliwa, Circle of Funk


What Ya Gonna Do  – Circle of Funk, Taliwa

Circle of Funk are a production team who are ever evolving, unafraid to try new sounds, and bringing new and interesting vibes to the fore with every release. Circle of Funk’s origins go back to the 90’s where Bristol based Lee and Paul formed a DJ Duo called Culture Shock. Andy joined the group in 2000 and the first ever Circle of Funk release came to fruition in 2006 – a track called Games with Mandy Senior. Lee and Paul have since moved to London where they are regulars on the London club circuit. Over the years they have teamed up with many great artists including Natasha Watts, Lifford, Mr V, Robert Owens, Dawn Tallman, and they have also been in great demand for their remixes. The Circle of Funk sound blends the best of old style disco, funk, soul and house genres with a touch of jazz, and melodic electronica, built on strong deep and soulful foundations.

Taliwa is a petite lady who has a huge vocal range, with a depth of maturity and richness that conveys the emotion of every lyric. Taliwa has performed at Beat Players and Deep Into Soul, and is in regular demand around the UK where she is always a favourite with the crowd. She has worked with Neil Pierce and Ziggy Funk (from Rhemi), Mangesto, Sy Sez, Sonny Fodera, Sean McCabe, Wipe The Needle and Souldynamic, and was the voice behind the much celebrated House classic ‘Music For My Sun’. This is her first collaboration with Circle of Funk.

This release is on Slapped Up Soul, Circle of Funk’s own label which supports a variety of artists from talented musicians on the soulful dance music scene. Past releases include contributions from Lifford Shillingford, Robert Owens, Dawn Tallman, Circle of Funk , Wipe The Needle, Gary Bardouille, True2Life, An-Tonic, Louise Golbey and Mr V, the label continues to gain momentum with every new track.

The lyrics of “What Ya Gonna Do” are about having the courage to embrace a relationship rather than holding back through fear of the unknown. Taliwa expresses the notion with passion, her rich sultry voice challenging and encouraging her admirer to take things to the next level. It’s a catchy tune, Circle of Funk’s production maintains a soulful quality while featuring lush piano, stylish percussion and gorgeous melodies over a four to the floor dance beat.

This superb release from Circle of Funk and Taliwa is a wonderful blend of alluring vocals teamed with quality production. An infectious sweet tune that will captivate the listener and instil them with the notion that anything is possible if they take the first step forward. What Ya Gonna Do with this tune in your selection, is warm the heart of the dancing crowd – it is a track that will have them singing and dancing along until the closing bars.

SUS028 What Ya Gonna Do – Circle of Funk, Taliwa – released on Slapped Up Soul 24 November 2017

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Like You Do – JC Unique

Like You Do

JC Unique, one of the many aliases of Chris Woods, is an accomplished producer, DJ, radio station owner, and label owner, having had many releases as James Unique and Unique2Rhythm. Producing tracks that are a blend of Classic House, Deep House, Tech House, Soulful House and UK Garage, he is a man who likes to make us dance, and his skilful touches ooze quality in every beat of his productions. Chris owns and runs ForTheLoveOfHouse Radio on bringing a wide network of DJs to the fore, and it is clear that he loves what he does, music being an obvious joy in his life. He can regularly be found on the decks in his local Suffolk area, and he runs the Unique 2 Rhythm label with Richard Kersey. Chris has worked with many talented musicians including Steve Silk Hurley, Gregory Gibbs, Jay Funk, Macca D, Oski DJ, Tommie Cotton, Soul Jacka, Steve Lucas, Timmy Thomas and Kym Sims to name a few.


Like You Do is a deep and luscious track with smooth vocals that will have your body moving from the opening bars. It has a sultry late night vibe that will keep the club dancers grooving until the sun comes up. Bristol based Richard Pring brings us the True2Life version with all of its glitz and live band feel – a classic soulful vibe, that will please the Soulful House die-hards. Amsterdam’s very own Lombard Street nails the brief with his groovy deep shuffle and thumping bassline, an alternative sexy night time flavour that will have the club bumping.

All three mixes complement each other to make this an outstanding package and must for every summer DJ set. Like You Do is a track where we definitely like what it does – it takes us on a deep soulful journey to a balmy heady place, where we can dance all of our cares away.

Like You Do – JC Unique released on Unique2Rhythm on 30 Jun 2017.

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Touch The Spirit – True2Life, An-Tonic


Touch The Spirit – True2Life, An-tonic

True2Life aka Richard Pring is a producer from Bristol, who has been around since 1999. Starting out as part of Triplicity and the Park Street team with Ceri Howe, John Revelle, and Kai Jolly, Richard was involved in several releases and worked with talented singers including Rainy Payne and Diana Waite. In recent years as True2Life he has been prolific, producing Classic House, Soulful House and UK Garage vibes, working with artists including Phillip Ramirez, Lady Bunny, Dennis Wonder and Pat Bedeau. He is also very much in demand for his bumping remixes, having had success with Circle of Funk’s Feelin It, featuring Lifford on vocals, and One House Plus with Jazzloungerz and An-tonic.

An-Tonic has been a huge fan of dance music since the age of seven when he got into Funkadelic, having had the good fortune to meet George Clinton and Bootsy Collins. Once he was old enough, he travelled the world featuring in various films as an extra, and was then recruited as a member of the New York Guardian Angels. Working through the night, he was able to pursue his love of music and featured in open jam sessions where he featured with the likes of Funkadelic, Bobby McFerrin, LL Cool J and Terminator X. Anton fell in love with House music and started to collaborate with various producers, his spoken word vocals adding richness to many releases. He has featured on several productions including Pleasuredome with Andy Holder, Freerider with Jamie Anderson and Owain-K, Sunshine Getdown with Shane D and Dean Saunders, and Televized! with Louis Ferrier.

This package is being released on the rapidly rising Slapped Up Soul label which features quality soulful artists from around the globe.

Touch the Spirit is a track which delivers a poetic message about the spiritual nature of House music that many lovers of the genre will relate to. Anton delivers the vocals with an authoritative and heartfelt passion that will resonate with the mindset of the audience.

The Original Mix is animated with elements of House, Soulful House, UK Garage and Techno, amongst a dazzling synth backdrop. Definitely a dance floor favourite, it is a track that skilfully mingles genres and will stimulate the senses of the club faithful. The Raw Mix crosses genres again with its blend of broken beat and UK garage vibes, the percussive rhythms, organ stabs and driving beat delivering an alternative mood. Bristol boys Circle of Funk deliver a mix that is a predominant blend of deep, ethereal and minimal, with enchanting keys and delicate percussion that weaves its way through a bouncing beat, while up and coming young UK producer Jordan Trove brings us a quality mesmerising and almost anthem-like flavour with a pulsating backbeat that keeps the momentum high throughout.

A worthy addition to DJ sets around the world, each version has a captivating quality, making this an exciting package that will lift and touch everybody’s spirit as the balmy summer rooftop evenings approach.

SUS027  ‘Touch The Spirit’ released on Slapped Up Soul June 2017

Touch The Sky – Chris Rob


Touch The Sky – Chris Rob

Chris Rob hails from Chicago and currently resides in New York. He is an accomplished musician and singer-songwriter who has been making quality sounds for more than a decade. He has been a fundamental contributor to the success of many major artists – a classically trained pianist, he featured on Kanye West’s “Can’t Tell Me Nothin’”, and for John Legend’s “Get Lifted” tour he took on the role as musical director in addition to performing keys and back up vocals. He performed at Barack Obama’s inauguration, and with DJ Spinna he co-wrote “Right On Brotha”, a gorgeous track which features Stevie Wonder and appears on Robert Glasper’s Miles Davis tribute album. The list of great artists that have worked with Chris is very impressive, he is certainly a well-respected performer, having supported the likes of Prince, Elton John, Common, Snoop Dogg, Alicia Keys, Jill Scott, Peven Everett, Roberta Flack, and Ashford & Simpson, to name a few. A very versatile man, he can work with any genre, and excels in a fusion of Funk, Soul, Hip hop and House. In the Soulful House world he has featured on many successful releases with Ian Friday including Found Myself, and a cover of Lionel Richie’s Love Will Find A Way, and he has recently toured worldwide with funk band the Nasty Delicious which features his elder brother Craig Robinson. Chris is one of those performers where music is at the very core of his existence, in every performance he is unassumingly superb, and with his long pedigree of world-class appearances, he has proved that he has the skills and passion to make any project stand out.

Darryl James, a Bronx native, is a man who has been on the scene for many years. A talented DJ, producer and remixer, he came to the fore in the booths of New York’s finest clubs including Bentley’s, The Silver Shadow and The Red Parrot.  He was soon in demand by radio stations who were keen to showcase his turntable skills, and he has become a valued presenter on Kiss FM and WBLS. Darryl’s collaborations are extensive – he has worked with Robin S, Kem, Janet Jackson, Heather Headley, Ugochi, Mousse T, Will Reelsoul Rodriquez, David Anthony and House legend Todd Terry. He released You Make Me Happy and Where Do We Go on Todd’s prestigious Freeze label.

With the late R&B superproducer Fred McFarlane, Darryl founded the Altra Music Inc label. Altra is a label which promotes quality dance music including R&B and Jazz, and it continues to gain momentum with great releases including Voices from Leroy Burgess, Life, So Amazing from Ugochi, and Swingin’ from Reelsoul.

Touch The Sky is co-written by Chris and Darryl, with Chris performing keys and vocals, and Darryl providing his first-class production skills. This package includes an extended and radio version of the Darryl James Vocal Mix as well as an Instrumental Mix.

It is an inspirational song with a positive vibe that stirs the heart and mind of the listener from the opening bars. The smooth and silky vocals are delivered by Chris with the emotion of a man who longs for a better world. The lyrical storyboard echoes the feelings of many who have encountered a life of inequality, conflict, and oppression, and yet foretells of a beautiful existence that can be attained by coming together as one and changing perceptions to demonstrate that we can all live happily and respectfully with peace, love and unity. The production reflects the hope in the song’s message with its upbeat feel, energetic percussion, exquisite keys and heart-warming strings. As one dances to this superb composition, it is easy to get entwined in its beauty, feeling the faith of every beat, and as we move and sway, and reach high with our hands, we know that anything is possible – we can touch each other’s lives, and we can really touch the sky.

AMI009 – Touch The Sky – Chris Rob release date 11 May 2017 on Altra Music Inc