Hello, Clubbers! Yesterday Nic Fanciulli & Joris Voorn were playing in the Pool Party 2GTHR in the Surfcomber Hotel Miami, where at the moment the WMC – Winter Music Conference is being held. Listen to their live set on brandite.com!
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|Steve Lawer – Kalimba (Dub Mix)||2|
|Tim Green – Old Sunshine||3|
|Mulder (NL) – Natural High (Joris Voorn Edit)||4|
|Philip Bader – Getting Lost||5|
|ID – ID||6|
|Adam Port – Black Noise||7|
|Swedish House Mafia feat. John Martin – Don´t You Worry Child (Joris Voorn Remix)||8|
|Analog People In A Digital World (APDW) – Rose Rouge (Vocal Edit)||9|
|Kadoc – The Night Train||10|
|Nic Fanciulli – Movin´ On||11|
|ID – ID||12|
|Italoboyz – Hi-Fi||13|
|ID – ID||14|
|wAFF – Ibiza||15|
|Pan-Pot – Kepler (Julian Jeweil Remix)||16|
|Cuartero – Coco||17|
|Digitaline – Stuck Off The Realness||18|
|Gabriel Ananda – Doppelwhipper||19|
|ID – ID||20|
- ✪ Stafford Brothers & Gregori Klosman – Something Big #011 – 19-03-2013 (brandnite.org)
- ✪ Firebeatz – Firebeatz FM #001 – 14-03-2013 (brandnite.org)
- ✪ Above & Beyond Live @ Ultra Music Festival (Miami) 18-03-2013 (brandnite.org)
- ✪ brandnite Boutique | Tocadisco | Dubesque | Comon | powered by Pioneer DJ – 16|02|2013 (brandnite.org)
- ✪ Carl Cox & Jon Rundell – UMF Radio #206 01-03-2013 (brandnite.org)
Listen to Mark Knight rockin´ the Kool Beach in BPM Festival. Enjoy his live set recorded on the 10th of January!
01. Daft Punk – Teachers 2008 (Laidback Luke Acapella)
02. Mark Knight – Can´t get You out of my Head
03. Paolo Mojo – My Children
07. Will Gold – Everyone Everywhere
08. Anthony Attalla – Bump Dump Hump
09. Wehbba – Deliverance
10. ID – Raw Control (Pedro M Bootleg)
*w/ Leon – Body Monster (Acapella)
11. Nicole Moudaber – L´amour Tropique
w/ Laidback Luke & Swedish House Mafia – Get Dump
12. Mory Kante – Yeke Yeke (Pablo Ceballos Edit)
w/ Luciano – Rise of Angel
w/ Martin Luther King – I have a Dream
14. Tony Dee – The Queen
w/ The Police – Voices in my Head (Acapella)
17. Plateau Soul – Gold (Mendy & Danny Serrano mix)
18. Mark Knight – Together
19. DJ Le Roi feat. Roland Clark – I get Deep (Joris Voorn This is not a remix)
20. Trisco – Musak (Eddie Halliwell Remix)
21. Florence and The Machine – You´ve got the Love (Mark Knight Remix)
w/ Sharam feat. Diddy – Patt with Diddy (Acapella)
23. Stefano Noferini – Shout
24. Green Velvet & Harward Bass – Lazer Beams
25. John Roman – Petrified
26. Plastikman vs. Booka Shade vs. M.A.N.D.Y. vs. Sebastien Leger – Plastik Jaguar Language (Goodwill Extended Bootleg)
27. Phil Kieran – Skyhook (Green Velvet Remix)
28. Dustin Zahn – Stranger (To Stability) (Len Faki Podium Mix)
29. DJ PP & Gabriel Rocha – Old Class
30. Federico Scavo – House Music
31. Raul Mezcolanza – Growing up
w/ Everything but the Girl (Missing) (
32. Punky Blaster – Missin (The Cube Guys Remix)
33. Matty Menck & Social Phunk – Are You ready for Love (Federico Scavo Remix)
34. Julio Bashmore – Au Seve
35. Disclosure feat. Sam Smith – Latch
36. Mark Knight – Alright
37. Ant Brooks & Diavlo – Flex
38. Pirupa – Party Non Stop (Vocal Mix)
39. David Penn & Toni Bass pres. Deux – Party People
40. Alter Ego – Rocker (Prok & Fitch vs. My Digital Enemy Remix)
41. Donna Summer – I feel Love (Danny Howells Mix 2009 Re-Pub)
42. Stefano Noferini vs. Miguel Campbell – Something Special Fact (Pete Griffiths Booty)
43. Radio Slave feat. Danton Eeprom – Grindhouse (Nic Fanciulli Remix)
44. Juan Sanchez – Meanwhile
46. Superskank – Good Time (Olivier Giacomotto Remix)
47. Eurythmics – Sweet Dreams (JoeySuki Bootleg)
48. Mark Knight & Funkagenda – Man with the Red Face
w/ Jack´s House – Let there be House (Acapella)
49. Mark Knight & D.Ramirez vs. Underworld – Downpipe
50. Prince – I wanna be your Lover (Dimitri from Paris Edit)
51. Sister Sledge – We are family
52. McFadden & Whitehead – Ain´t no stoppin´ Us Now
*w/ = played together with
- ✪ Dyro presents Daftastic Radio # 002 – 12/01/13 (brandnite.org)
- ✪ Carl Cox # Live @ The BPM Festival (Blue Parrot, Playa Del Carmen) – 06.01.2013 (brandnite.org)
- ✪ The BPM Festival # 2013 in Mexico (brandnite.org)
Here it is – the last “Do the Hip Show” # 195 for the Year 2012 from Syke’n'Sugarstarr! With a lot of brand new Tracks - Syke’n'Sugarstarr wishes you all a Merry Christmas & and a Happy new Year! brandnite met Syke’n'Sugarstarr in Vienna a few days ago, for a really nice Interview for brandniteTV with Host Philipp van het Veld – Coming up soon on brandnite.com! Enjoy the Show!
Tracklist – Style: From Deep to Funky-Techhouse:
01. Sharam Jey & Tapesh – Over Me (Comon Edit)
02. Sandy Rivera & Virus J – Put Your Hands Up
03. Oscar L – Can You Feel It (Comon Edit)
04. Roland Clarke & DJ Le Roi – I Get Deep (Joris Voorn Edit)
05. Jay Lumen – Boomrush The Show
06. Cricco Castelli – 2 Days In Copacabana
07. The Cube Guys – Patanegra
08. Pleasurekraft ft. Green Velvet – Skeleton Key (Format B Remix)
09. COMON – Da Da Da (Original Mix)
10. Too Many Name – You’ve Got The Love & More (Bootleg)
11. Tujamo – Mombase (Sugarstarr Edit)
12. DJ Gregory & Gregor Salto ft. Serafina – Paris Luanda (Sunney James & Ryan Marciano Remix)
13. TJR – Ode To Oi
14. Sebastien Drums & Niles Mason – French Rules (Muzzaik Remix)
15. Jason Chance & Kevin Andrews – Crack House
16. Gypsymen vs Anthonmy Acid – Barbarabati And Throw (Booty)
17. SESA – Kick It
18. Skunk Anansie – I Hope You Get To Meet Your Hero (Gregor Salto Remix)
- ✪ brandniteTV EPISODE with JEAN CLAUDE ADES & Host – Philipp van het Veld (brandnite.org)
- ✪ Syke’n'Sugarstarr – Do The Hip Show #193 – incl. WORLD PREMIERE (brandnite.org)
- ✪ brandniteTV EPISODE with NICKY ROMERO & Presenter Philipp van het Veld (brandnite.org)
- ✪ COMON – Kizz Kizz Session # December 2012 – incl. Da Da Da (brandnite.org)
3, 2, 1 – The New Year´s Eve – you can come!
Counting down the days till the 31st of December and still having no clue what to do on this special Night? Let´s check together the hottest NYE spots around the globe.
I think for the great fireworks I would go to Sydney or to Dubai, for the most ´wow´ Djs line-ups to the USA, to South Africa to celebrate with Pete Tong…
Last time we wrote about the biggest US NYE 2013 Party Targets. Now it´s time to go through all the hottest Party Targets around the globe, including Europe, Dubai, South Africa, Mexico, Australia & Canada.
New year´s Eve in the Old Continent – Europe
Direction: AMSTERDAM – Gelukkig nieuwjaar!
Some of you Amsterdam would describe as a city of flowers, some – the city of bicycles, but we with the heart pulsing for house music , would point out that Amsterdam is first of all the city of great DJs! On the NYE you will not find many of them playing there though… What a paradox However, it doesn´t mean that the NYE will be celebrated boringly in here. No way! Check what we found for you guys!
Amsterdam’s Muziekgebouw will be filled with thick bass lines and booming beats during Loveland New Year 2012! The spot consisting of four halls featuring quality techno and house music from an impressive Djs line-up: Gregor Tresher [DE], Sébastien Léger [FR], Michel de Hey, Funkerman, Butch [DE], ATFC [GB] and many more. Good News for some younger guests – the entrance is for everyone aged 18+.
For more Information visit: http://loveland.nl/llnye2012
´Amsterdam United´ in Gashouder
In the northwest of Amsterdam existing Westergasfabriek (Gashouder) this New Year´s Eve will be with the united party atmosphere. Supported by Solomun, David August, Boris Werner, Pan Pot, Miss Melera, Some Chemistry & La Vondel & M.E.N.U LIVE!
Watch the short video for this year –>
More Information & tickets under http://www.amsterdam-united.nl/
The special event on the first day in the new year ´Awakenings` in Gashouder,starting already at 16:00pm till the 04:00. On the decks will roll Joris Voorn together with Speedy J, Tom Trago, Gaiser and the others. Wake up in the new year with the best club sounds
More Information you will find here
Finish 2012 in style at the Masquerade Midnight party at the Sunrise Beach Club and Restaurant in Eindhoven. The inclusive party features a swinging line-up including Chocolate Puma, Fire Beatz, the band Late Night Jam and many more to keep the party going all night! Party goers will also enjoy a colourful new years fireworks display!
Click here for more Information
Direction: LONDON – Happy New Year!
This year London had a lot to celebrate: the Queen´s Jubilee & London Olympic games were the highlights of 2012 that captivated not only the United Kingdom, but the whole humanity. For those who plan to stay or visit London brandnite would advise a few hot spots to experience the best NYE in the city that this special night will not sleep for sure!
´Defected in the House´
Defected In The House hits Electric Brixton, a smart music venue launched last year out of the ashes of legendary Brixton space The Fridge. London Defected celebrates a successful year and invites you to celebrate with them! It´s going to be a long party running for nearly 12 hours and will feature some of the finest names in underground house, ranging from New Jersey don Dennis Ferrer and big Swiss cheese Deetron to talented Dane Noir, Ibiza staple Sam Divine and, naturally, label owner Simon Dunmore.
Here is a video for you –>
For more Information click here
One more most talked event this year – Ministry of Sound´s 21st birthday. In the nature of BIG celebrations, Ministry of Sound has invited residents Toolroom Knights to host an unforgettable New Year’s Eve spectacular into the early hours of the morning, with unparalleled production and EPIC tunes to match! Put on your dancing shoes and join in the fun across all 4 rooms at the club as Toolroom Knights say hello to the dawn of 2013. Behind the decks your blood preasure will raise Mark Knight with Italian Trio of Manuel De La Mare, Alex Kenji and Luigi Rocca under their Forza guise.
Get your ticket here
`The Vegas Hotel` Hosted by Space in Pacha London and the Grovesnor Hotel
Blast the New Years Eve in one of the most beautiful and spectacular venues in London with the bright lights of Vegas! A place where the rich and beautiful rub shoulders with the outrageous and the bizarre, and perhaps even Elvis will make an appearance! In the main room the stellar Djs line-up will make you dance: Bodyrox, Bimbo Jones, Jack Eye Jones, Danni Murray & Ian Hadassi (Vegas Baby), Tobie Allen and many more! In the Global room: the Digitalsoulz, Dj Montoya and the others. Be there to become a legend together with `The Vegas Hotel`. The dress code is strict, but very creative: the fancy warderobes from the film stars, showgirls, cowboys, circus acts, gangsters, pin-ups, glitzy glam etc. Use your fantasy to get into the NYE ecstasy!
Get your tickets here
Direction: BARCELONA – Feliz año nuevo!
Barcelona was always a gorgeous city with its sea breeze in the air. Here you can find from the uproarious beach parties to street celebrations & clubbings. If you don´t prefer the crowded Plaza Catalunya, go for some special show to Torre Agbar (38-storey tower) – this futuristic building will be lit with a special light show welcoming 2013.
If you are looking for a mysterious New Year´s Eve, Masquerade NYE 2013 presented by Grey Goose Vodka is the best choise for you! Beautiful masks, beautiful faces hiding behind – for the special show 10 dancers from Stilettoettes will take care with their live performance. COMPLIMENTARY MASKS PROVIDED! Enjoy a selection of appetizers prepared by TERRACOTTA Modern Chinese.
For the party mood will take care Dj Physic & Dj Sid Smooth.
´ULTIMATE VIP NEW YEAR 2013´ au Club Haussmann
Club Haussmann contains 800 to 1000 people, who can in one place enjoy the dinner, cocktails or trample down the dancefloor. What contains the word ULTIMATE? Everything: from glitters, confetti, perfect sound quality, newest generation visual effects and a huge VIP LOUNGE. Join the 900 Parisian to count down the last seconds of the year 2012 and to party with a touch of glamour. The resident Dj P.BOY will mix the best of House, RnB, electro. After the wild party you can start here the New Year´s morning (5:00 am) with the special breakfast of fresh fruit juices, croissants, pains au chocolat… Mmmm!
Direction: VIENNA – ein gutes neues Jahr!
Vienna is a city rich in art, culture and wonderful historical buildings & architecture. The city has a picturesque center and the whole 1st district is like a beautiful picture. Schnitzel (the national dish) capital offers you wonderful parks like Stadtpark in the middle of Vienna, unforgetable time in Prater Rollercoaster Park, a relaxation day in one of the biggest Therme in Vienna – Oberlaa, the amazing “Kaiser” Franz Joseph Schönbrunn Castle and a Zoo next to it or the St. Stephen’s Cathedral in the heart of Vienna. Enjoy the Wiener Melange in one of Vienna´s old Coffee Houses, like Sacher. Here you must try the national sweet dish – Sacher Cake! After a good day, enjoy your glass of “Weisser Spritzer” (Austrian White Wine with Sparkling Water). Prost!
A beautiful & glamorous club in the center of Vienna with the best sound quality & lasers´ show. Here you will be treated like a star, like a V.I.P., especially if you will be in V.I.P. area! In New Year´s Eve Tiffany´s opens its gates at 22:00pm with the good house music. The dress code is strict here – look elegant and glamorous!
Get more Information here
`VANITY (Posh Club) in Passage Club`
The most insolent & sexy New Year´s Party in Vienna – VANITY invites you to celebrate with them and pop Champagner all night long…
They promise, it´s going to be an exclusive night you will never forget! On the decks will make you dance Dj Alex Armas, Dj Mosaken, Dj Shane and the others. Be there to be entertained!
`Volksgarten New Year´s Eve Party`
Vienna´s Legendary New Year´s Eve Party in a legendary Vienna´s Club – Volksgarten. This club was renewed lately to welcome the second clubber´s Generation in its unique party place with outdoor bar, pool and winter garden. Now in winter it´s not a big plus, but to visit this club is a must! For the good music will take care best Djs from town and around: SMOOVE, MIKELE DIO, CLAUDIO RICCI, DENNES DEEN, PAUL MESSING, ANDY CATANA, STEVE HOPE, FELIPÉ PALACIO, THOMAS VAVROVSKY with the others. Huge line- up for huge NYE party. Join the Legend!
Now we´re moving below the equator. It´s getting even hotter! Here you can celebrate even with glamorous bikini. No, that was a joke!
Direction: Dubai – Kul ‘am wa antum bikhair!
The City of Dreams – this is the best description for Dubai. Everything looks here like from a fairy-tale, a futuristic fairy-tale. A dessert Rose – an ultra-modern city in the middle of the dessert. The clublife here is as hot as the temperature: in the luxury clubs the best Djs from all over the world. In our article we have already mentioned many of them. So who is in Dubai to lead the year 2012?
`Sandance NYE 2013`
Sandance (supported by Toyota) celebrates the new year with a fantastic line-up on the big beach at Atlantis from 3pm-3am. Don’t miss out the exciting NYE acts featuring Ellie Goulding, Paul van Dyk, Roger Sanchez, Rita Ora and Zane Lowe. 12-hours-long party and wonderful fireworks are guaranteed! Shucram!
Direction: Cape Town & Ballito (South Africa) – Happy New Year!
The New Year´s Party with Pete Tong!
G&G Productions has put together something quite fantastic for the enjoyment of thousands of party ready clubbers! A double party for Ballito and Cape Town, linked by a live broadcast, headlined by Pete Tong. Come December 31st, Mr Tong (he deserves that much respect), will start the jol off at Ballito’s NYE street party at The Village Centre before hopping onto a private jet to Cape Town to rock the V&A Waterfront Rooftop Party - breaking in 2013 like only he can. The support Pete Tong will get from Chris Jack, Spindoctor (fresh from our MCBN party), Roger Goode, DJ Fresh, Coco-Loco, Nick Supply and Kyle Worde. It´s going to be Massive!
Direction: Playa del Carmen (Mexico) – Feliz año nuevo!
Actually, if you are celebrating the New Year´s Eve here, you should stay there for a bit longer, because this new year starts on the beautiful Playa del Carmen beach with BPM Festival with 200 great names and round 50 events (read more here) ! But now brandnite wants to represent you the NYE highlight here:
Flying Circus brings you in the new year with a stellar team of electronic music’s finest artists including Poker Flat master, Steve Bug, live shows from the young prodigy, Nicolas Jaar, and dance music’s pop stars Benoit & Sergio and Flying Circus headmen, Audiofly alongside an army of new talent. The Flying Circus in Blue Venado Beach Club, Playa del Carmen will be a nice NYE fairy-talewith live acts by DOP, LEE CURTIS. For the good vibrations on the dancefloor will take care M.A.N.D.Y, Audiofly, Blond:ish & Hot Since 82.
Click for more here
Lets move to the North of the Globe – to Canada!
Direction: Toronto – Happy New Year!
The City of Toronto is the cultural, entertainment and financial capital of Canada. The warmness of the people living here, makes the city look cosier as sometimes it might appear in the beginning. Toronto has one of the best nightlife and music scenes in the country. Its Entertainment District used to be known as a club district, where partiers would prowl at night. But what to do on New Year´s Eve here?
`STATIC New Year´s Eve 2013`
Celebrate the NYE with `STATIC` in Koolhaus Venue in Toronto! Kool Haus is a versatile, stylish, full-service space that on the New Year ´s Eve will give shelter not only for the Clubbers, but also for two big names in electronic music scene – Gareth Emery & Hard Rock Sofa!
Gareth Emery is one of dance music’s most influential and innovative DJ producers, voted no.7 in DJ Mag’s ‘Top 100 DJs’ poll making him the UK’s highest ranked DJ, and one of the youngest DJs ever to crack the top ten. Hard Rock Sofa is one of the top music producers and DJs in Russia. It´s going to be a hard party!
The door opens at 08:00 pm for clubbers under age 19+.
Check here for more
´Decadence´13 – The New Year´s Eve´
The New Year´s Party in Century Room offers you Experience like none other! Screw yourself in a gorgeous dress or a suit and enjoy the dazzling party atmosphere, club sounds by DJ SPECIAL K & DJ REDDY FOX and a Champagne Toast at Midnight. the door opens at 9pm and the show starts already at 10pm!
The Party of Sins – Wicked Wonderland in the Cinema Venue (presented by Uniq Lifestyle Entertainment group)- will let your fantasy flow on the NYE… For this will make sure Dj Undercover on the decks! The cinema open its gates at 10pm. Dress code – IN EFFECT!
Direction: Niagara Falls
The Golden New Year´s Eve with Deadmau5, held at the Scotiabank Convention Centre. Usher in a beautiful new year with a beautiful lineup: the hometown Hero from Niagara Falls – Deadmau5, the beat bandit from Scotland – Chris Lake, DJ Burns, DVBBS & Sour Djs. This event is walking distance from the Fireworks Show, Couples Concert, and other New Years Eve Events and is likely going to be the fastest paced high-energy event in Niagara Falls for New Years Eve.
´The Montreal Ball´
It´s a Montreal Tradition to celebrate the New Year´s Eve in the Muzique Nightclub - Montreal´s high end Destination. Picture a world where the champagne never stops flowing, the music never stops playing, the jewels never come off and the party never ends…
Now throw in gourmet hors d’oeuvres, Montreal’s nightlife elite, international glitterati, the thumping sounds of decadent modern house music, the sexy sounds of r&b and the guitar riffs of old time rock and roll.
Stir up the action with a star-studded guest list and you’re in for a night of absolute ecstasy as Montreal’s high end destination brings you the art of indulgence to start your new year. On December 31st, celebrities, seasoned jet setters and nightlife connoisseurs will walk through the doors of Montreal’s premiere entertainment complex for an experience in celebration of the high life.
Muzique will be transformed into a glittering paradise where the red carpet is laid out for an evening of non-stop over consumption, presenting the rare opportunity to see, hear, taste, smell and feel true luxury.
The Dress Code: High Fashion/ Semi-Formal
For more Information click here
Direction: Sydney – Happy New Year!
`Marquee NYE with Dirty South´
This Party brandnite would describe: ´Shines bright like a Diamond!`
Celebrate the New Years Eve (supported by Dom Pérignon) at Australia’s top nightclub Marquee with world renowned DJ Dirty South headlining. 2012 fot the club was a whaler year: Marquee Club won the Nightclub of the year and Best Club awards! Next to the good music, the special night will also entail NYE theme noise makers and party favours and a champage toast at midnight!
Here is a video below –>
Visit the their website for mor Information
- ✪ THE BIGGEST US NYE 2013 # Party Targets – PART ONE (brandnite.org)
LIVE SET – SASS CLUB VIENNA – 10. NOVEMBER
Albert Van Abbe – NCS 5600200512
Murat Uncuoglu Alican – Frans
Claudio Ricci & Megablast – Chiyedza
Ray Okpara – Chi This Wonder Up (Rodriguez Jr rx)
Pete Gooding & Jonathan Cowan – Limbo ft. Kelly Allen
Odd Parents & Maceo Plex – Get Enough
Loco Dice – Tight Laces
Moritz Ochsenbauer – Noizy Water (Hollen rx)
Bimas – Pain Of Our Life
Crowdkillers – Showers Afterhours
Felipe Venegas – Ritmical Baco
Martin Eyerer – Juicy Chew
Marcelo Demarco – Our Deepest Fear
Max Cooper – Spiral Inflections
Solomun & Juana Molina – Explicit Day (Teaia rx)
Wehbba – Jitterbug
Mulder – Natural High (Joris Voorn Edit)
Tiefschwarz ft. Jaw – Time & Space
Weisz2 – Vagabundo
ABOUT MAKOSSA & MEGABLAST:
From the primordial drum beat of Africa, we have come far. The earliest origin of rhythmic drum objects and talking drums of the motherland, to the brand new long player from Vienna’s finest electronic drum ensemble Makossa and Megablast. Welcome to ‘Soy Como Soy’. In 2007 the duo along with a host of talented singers and musicians created quite a stir with their debut album ‘Kunuaka’, on G-Stone recordings, receiving high praise from musical luminaries such as Gilles Peterson, Carl Craig and Laurent Garnier. Everybody mentioned that the production sounds were tight, precise and sharply exact. DJ’s couldn’t get enough of ‘Kunuaka’. Even more so, taking it to the stage on too many festivals to mention they cemented a formidable following and fan base. Along on the ride on these live tours came the very vocalists and percussionists that appeared on the album. It is one of the main sensations from the new album ‘Soy Como Soy’ and its predecessor ‘Kunuaka’ is the fact that ‘live’ means ‘live’, the flow, the origin from the primordial drumbeat and vocalists participating with the drum. It is like a heartbeat, quite unique.
That was then, this is now…
So the good times on the beach festivals and the worldly travelling has to come to a stop! Time to return to the Luv Lite studies in Vienna to get down to the ‘nitty gritty’ of classic retro analogue knob twiddling! Finding the freshest and most innovative musicians and vocalists, and ‘getting it down’ is a pain-staking venture at best. Those days and those travels of playing in front of 30,000 happy smiley people on a beach come into play though (thankfully). Experiences, states and situations, the emotions and the sensations of the last four years! Well, Makossa and Megablast do a fantastic job of applying them to ‘Soy Como Soy’. The guys have come home, and are better for it. Sounds are even tighter, more precise and exact. Vocalists illuminate the scenes and the songs.
From the massive anthem beat driven ‘Soy Como Soy’ picked up by the big dicks in just about every dance orientated genre to the beautiful tranquillity and quietude of ‘Love You’, the album indefinitely goes forth. You can definitely hear that the guys have done some serious travelling and met some fine folks along the way. Tracks like ‘If I U Me’ and ‘Release The Pressure’ ooze with layers of emotion and mood of reflection. The climate changes with the magnificent ex ‘Tower Of Power’ singer Hubert Tubbs on two stunning tracks ‘Coming Home’ and ‘Peace’. You feel his guts when he sings, seriously, his voice is imposing and beyond the norm. OG Spiritual Godess from Zimbabwe and Cleydys Villalon from Cuba make sure the girls get their say too with somewhat strikingly exotic vocals. ‘Imimi’ and ‘Bailalo’ two tracks for me that rouse and quicken the senses with much exhilaration and gladdening.
You can tell that Megablast works closely with the vocalists directly in the studio. The interaction of the human elements is firm and resolute and always convincing. These are not vocal parts sent over Internet, they are direct in the presence of the production team in the Luv Lite lounge and studios. Overseen too by Makossa’s more than keen ear, having the ability to recognize and draw the fine distinctions in sound, he is indeed the acute observer. Suspenseful trippy analog synths and other tinted sounds, the scrupulous drums, percussion and forceful basslines, all nicely inconspicuous from their travels and their tales. A real a fusion of organic Afro-Latin beats. Makossa and Megablast have come home finally, we missed them very much. We’re very happy to have them back. (Alan Brown, Soul Seduction, Vienna)