Circle Of Funk Ft. Lifford Shillingford & Natasha Watts presents ‘Double Trouble’

Circle Of Funk Ft. Lifford Shillingford & Natasha Watts presents 'Double Trouble'Circle Of Funk join forces with 2 heavyweights from the UK Soul scene for a giant slab of soulful house titled ‘Double Trouble’ for Slapped Up Soul. Bubbling bass and punchy beats laced with seductive string stabs provide the musical backdrop to a call and answer duet from a couple who just can’t seem to agree! Also on the package Circle OF Funk ramp up the boogie with their ‘More Trouble Mix’ armed with a oopping baseline and fizzing synths; and house duo Wipe The Needle magic up a sublime deep flavour for the floor with a remix and dub to keep the dance floors well oiled this Winter!

Circle of Funk have their roots firmly in Bristol, the music capital of the UK’s South West – all four members, Lee Robinson, Paul Stephenson, Andy Caulfield and Daniel Ankrah all hail from there. Lee and Paul met at College and formed “The Cutz”, which soon became one of Bristol’s most prestigious Hip Hop shows, featuring as guests on Radio One’s Tim Westwood show. In 1998 they formed a DJ duo called Culture Shock, making a name for themselves in South London gaining a strong following. In 2000, Andy Caulfield joined them, then later connecting with Daniel Ankrah a.k.a. Blackjack and Circle Of Funk was born. They set up their own label Slapped Up Soul label in 2010 with the first single ‘Games’ ft Mandy Senior. They have worked with artists including Natasha Watts, Lifford Shillingford, Dawn Tallman, Frances Mary and Charlene Samms, among many, and recently with their collaboration with Robert Owens on ‘Invisible’. Circle of Funk continue to cement their reputation and are currently receiving great support from the world’s house music fraternity, including Josh Milan, Phil Asher, Jon Cutler, Boddhi Satva, Andy Ward and CJ Mackintosh to name a few.

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Circle Of Funk Ft. Lifford Shillingford & Natasha Watts presents ‘Double Trouble’

Circle Of Funk Ft. Lifford Shillingford & Natasha Watts presents 'Double Trouble'Circle Of Funk join forces with 2 heavyweights from the UK Soul scene for a giant slab of soulful house titled ‘Double Trouble’ for Slapped Up Soul. Bubbling bass and punchy beats laced with seductive string stabs provide the musical backdrop to a call and answer duet from a couple who just can’t seem to agree! Also on the package Circle OF Funk ramp up the boogie with their ‘More Trouble Mix’ armed with a oopping baseline and fizzing synths; and house duo Wipe The Needle magic up a sublime deep flavour for the floor with a remix and dub to keep the dance floors well oiled this Winter!

Circle of Funk have their roots firmly in Bristol, the music capital of the UK’s South West – all four members, Lee Robinson, Paul Stephenson, Andy Caulfield and Daniel Ankrah all hail from there. Lee and Paul met at College and formed “The Cutz”, which soon became one of Bristol’s most prestigious Hip Hop shows, featuring as guests on Radio One’s Tim Westwood show. In 1998 they formed a DJ duo called Culture Shock, making a name for themselves in South London gaining a strong following. In 2000, Andy Caulfield joined them, then later connecting with Daniel Ankrah a.k.a. Blackjack and Circle Of Funk was born. They set up their own label Slapped Up Soul label in 2010 with the first single ‘Games’ ft Mandy Senior. They have worked with artists including Natasha Watts, Lifford Shillingford, Dawn Tallman, Frances Mary and Charlene Samms, among many, and recently with their collaboration with Robert Owens on ‘Invisible’. Circle of Funk continue to cement their reputation and are currently receiving great support from the world’s house music fraternity, including Josh Milan, Phil Asher, Jon Cutler, Boddhi Satva, Andy Ward and CJ Mackintosh to name a few.

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Over 50 new acts for Eurosonic Noorderslag

Added to the line up of Eurosonic, the stepping stone for European talent:

Eurosonic Noorderslag is the key exchange and networking platform for European music, with a proven track record for helping new acts break into the international music scene. By day an international music conference takes place and by night musical talent has the chance to present itself to an international audience of music lovers and professionals. Eurosonic is the stepping stone for European artists and takes place from 15 until 18 January 2014, in 30 different venues in the city centre of Groningen. Noorderslag presents the best Dutch music and takes place in concert venue De Oosterpoort in Groningen. More info here   www.eurosonic-noorderslag.n

Eurosonic Noorderslag has been responsible for kick-starting the careers of European artists such as; Ásgeir, James Blake, Jake Bugg, Bastille, Ben L’Oncle Soul, Caro Emerald, Chvrches, C2C, De Staat, Ewert and the Two Dragons, James Vincent McMorrow, Kodaline, Lykke Li, Agnes Obel, Rudimental, Selah Sue, Triggerfinger and The XX.

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Over 50 new acts for Eurosonic Noorderslag

Added to the line up of Eurosonic, the stepping stone for European talent:

Eurosonic Noorderslag is the key exchange and networking platform for European music, with a proven track record for helping new acts break into the international music scene. By day an international music conference takes place and by night musical talent has the chance to present itself to an international audience of music lovers and professionals. Eurosonic is the stepping stone for European artists and takes place from 15 until 18 January 2014, in 30 different venues in the city centre of Groningen. Noorderslag presents the best Dutch music and takes place in concert venue De Oosterpoort in Groningen. More info here   www.eurosonic-noorderslag.n

Eurosonic Noorderslag has been responsible for kick-starting the careers of European artists such as; Ásgeir, James Blake, Jake Bugg, Bastille, Ben L’Oncle Soul, Caro Emerald, Chvrches, C2C, De Staat, Ewert and the Two Dragons, James Vincent McMorrow, Kodaline, Lykke Li, Agnes Obel, Rudimental, Selah Sue, Triggerfinger and The XX.

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Alex M.O.R.P.H. presents Corti Organ – MAGNUM

Alex M.O.R.P.H. presents Corti Organ - MAGNUMAs one of the most illustrious and respected producers on the global dance music scene, Alex M.O.R.P.H. has already collaborated with some of its biggest names. His former collaborations includes work with Paul van Dyk (on the legendary ‘In Between’) and numerous other collaborations with artists including Armin van Buuren, Rank 1, Protoculture and most recently Jerome Isma-Ae on ‘Bang’.

Now Mr. M.O.R.P.H. is himself delighted to present a rising star act to the scene. Influenced by electronic music of the mid to late 90’s, the half German/half Croatian DJ duo Corti Organ started to release their very own interpretation of Trance music just a year ago. The results were immediate. The residents of Alex & Woody van Eyden’s HeavensGate radio show started to draw air and club play from international DJ heavyweights including Paul van Dyk, Paul Oakenfold and Armin van Buuren

With ‘Magnum’ – their first collaboration together- Alex M.O.R.P.H. and Corti Organ have fired an instant-catch trance anthem at dancefloors. Precision built by the trio to make those hands go up, this track is coming fully equipped!

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Alex M.O.R.P.H. presents Corti Organ – MAGNUM

Alex M.O.R.P.H. presents Corti Organ - MAGNUMAs one of the most illustrious and respected producers on the global dance music scene, Alex M.O.R.P.H. has already collaborated with some of its biggest names. His former collaborations includes work with Paul van Dyk (on the legendary ‘In Between’) and numerous other collaborations with artists including Armin van Buuren, Rank 1, Protoculture and most recently Jerome Isma-Ae on ‘Bang’.

Now Mr. M.O.R.P.H. is himself delighted to present a rising star act to the scene. Influenced by electronic music of the mid to late 90’s, the half German/half Croatian DJ duo Corti Organ started to release their very own interpretation of Trance music just a year ago. The results were immediate. The residents of Alex & Woody van Eyden’s HeavensGate radio show started to draw air and club play from international DJ heavyweights including Paul van Dyk, Paul Oakenfold and Armin van Buuren

With ‘Magnum’ – their first collaboration together- Alex M.O.R.P.H. and Corti Organ have fired an instant-catch trance anthem at dancefloors. Precision built by the trio to make those hands go up, this track is coming fully equipped!

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Ferry Corsten: Once Upon a Night vol. 4

Ferry Corsten: Once Upon a Night vol. 4Maven electronic music master Ferry Corsten opens the book for a fourth spellbinding volume in his fabled ‘Once Upon A Night’ series. Over two exactingly structured, seamlessly crafted mix chapters, he chronicles his and Flashover Recordings’ latest clubland adventures. In addition to his own musical stock, the fourth edition features a wealth of new material from some of Holland’s most established label houses – Black Hole Recordings, Spinnin’ Records and Armada Music among them.

With this new edition Ferry has shifted the style sights – audibly travelling far beyond the exclusive province of trance. Expanding the ‘Night’s remit, he’s opened it up to embrace a wide span of electronic music, from which he draws on audio from both its best-known proponents and brightest young talent.

„Once Upon A Night’s pages have been reopened and Ferry’s again ready to let the music tell the story.

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Ferry Corsten: Once Upon a Night vol. 4

Ferry Corsten: Once Upon a Night vol. 4Maven electronic music master Ferry Corsten opens the book for a fourth spellbinding volume in his fabled ‘Once Upon A Night’ series. Over two exactingly structured, seamlessly crafted mix chapters, he chronicles his and Flashover Recordings’ latest clubland adventures. In addition to his own musical stock, the fourth edition features a wealth of new material from some of Holland’s most established label houses – Black Hole Recordings, Spinnin’ Records and Armada Music among them.

With this new edition Ferry has shifted the style sights – audibly travelling far beyond the exclusive province of trance. Expanding the ‘Night’s remit, he’s opened it up to embrace a wide span of electronic music, from which he draws on audio from both its best-known proponents and brightest young talent.

„Once Upon A Night’s pages have been reopened and Ferry’s again ready to let the music tell the story.

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RANK 1 – 13.11.11

RANK 1 - 13.11.11Rank 1 singles are gems every bit as much through their scarcity as their ability to send floors supernova. When the Dutch pairing of Benno de Goeij & Piet Bervoets have something to say studio-side though, it’s always worth listening to. 2013 has already brought the thrilling sonic compulsion of M.I.K.E. collaboration ‘Elements of Life’ and the big-room-boom/title-says-it-all ‘Floorlifter’.

Now though prepare for one of the most extraordinary, atypical, riveting, downright brilliant recordings you’ll hear this year. ‘13.11.11’ is its name… it’s BPM, runtime and its release date, all rolled into one. High concept, huh!?

Maverick as much by design as intent, ‘13.11.11’ rolls out with prog-trance force and tempo (131.111 bpms on the nose!), with its deep, sonorous bass-building atmosphere. Don’t think it’s going to hang around there too long though…

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RANK 1 – 13.11.11

RANK 1 - 13.11.11Rank 1 singles are gems every bit as much through their scarcity as their ability to send floors supernova. When the Dutch pairing of Benno de Goeij & Piet Bervoets have something to say studio-side though, it’s always worth listening to. 2013 has already brought the thrilling sonic compulsion of M.I.K.E. collaboration ‘Elements of Life’ and the big-room-boom/title-says-it-all ‘Floorlifter’.

Now though prepare for one of the most extraordinary, atypical, riveting, downright brilliant recordings you’ll hear this year. ‘13.11.11’ is its name… it’s BPM, runtime and its release date, all rolled into one. High concept, huh!?

Maverick as much by design as intent, ‘13.11.11’ rolls out with prog-trance force and tempo (131.111 bpms on the nose!), with its deep, sonorous bass-building atmosphere. Don’t think it’s going to hang around there too long though…

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