Sheldon ‘So’ Goode bringing us the his rendition of a Marvin Gaye classic ‘I Want U’! William ‘Reelsoul’ Rodriguez on the remix duties.
Already a form favourite with DJs in Ibiza this summer and graced the Traxsource Top Ten chart in it’s first week!
This release is a must have for your collection!
Ezel feat. Tamara Welllons ‘Girl From Ipanema’ (includes remixes from Justin Imperiale & Trinidadiandeep)
Makin’ Moves (UK)
In the 60’s Antiono Carlos Jobin and Vinius de Moraes created the Brasilian gem “Girl From Ipanema.” Sweet and breezy, the bossa-nova tune was catapulted into immortality by Stan Getz and a very young Astrud Gilberto, turning the track into a Grammy-winning modern standard, heard in café’s and commercials and inspiring folks to make the pilgrimage to the canonized Brasilian beach.
Fast-forward to 2013 and renowned Dominican dance scientist Ezel has taken to re-imagining the standard. Ezel took a break from working as a DJ, producer and songwriter to re-connect with his formal musical studies. After a year in Spain studying, he found himself with newly developed senses and inspired to challenge himself. Ezel gravitated towards one particular standard he encountered in training, “Girl From Ipanema.”
Ezel’s version updates the classic, straying from the traditional notion of what dance and jazz can be. Through a deceitfully simple arrangement, Ezel infuses his rhythm with a jazz sensibility, adding a bit of a twist to the timelessness of the original. Tamara Wellons adds strong, sweet vocals to complete the circle. The single is bolstered by two remixes. Justin Imperiale takes it to the club for his DUBstrumental rendition, putting the song in a stronger dance context while still keeping key melodic and harmonic elements present. Trinidadian Deep Future Vision mix completely strips the song down and rebuilds it with a bugged-out, astral perspective.
“Girl From Ipanema” showcases Ezel’s experimentation and growth. You can practically feel the breeze blowing from the opening notes. This is just the beginning, be on the lookout for more innovation and surprise from Ezel and Makin’ Moves.
Exclusive promos will be available via www.traxsource.com from 15th July. Full release 12th August.
1. Original Mix
2. Justin Imperiale Remix
3. Justin Imperiale Dubstrumental
4. Trinidadiandeep Future Vision Remix
Peven Everett ‘Taking Me Back / When I Want Someone It’s You’
Makin’ Moves (UK)
Following the first double single release from the King of Hearts album release which was very well received. Peven Everett returns with his second double single Taking Me Back / When I Want Someone It’s You, taken from his much anticipated new album King Of Hearts out on Makin’ Moves Records next month.
Peven Everett was born and raised in Harvey – Chicago, Illinois. A talented writer, arranger, producer and performer who plays countless instruments proficiently including drums, guitar, bass, flute, piano, trombone, and trumpet across all genres of music. Peven started out in a Jazz band, a first grade music student at school. Recruited to NYC at 17 where he played Carnegie Hall, he worked with Jazz greats such as Betty Carter, Wynton Marsalis, and Branford Marsalis. Soon after came his own record label Studio Confession Entertainment with his first foray into solo artistry, smashed the charts with classics such as Studio Confessions his critically acclaimed album and single, Gabriel which Peven collaborated on with Roy Davis Jnr. Also, performed by Peven Everett at The Evidence Grace in Winter Silver Ball at the Plaza featuring Jennifer Holliday of Dream Girls fame.
Often copied but never replicated Peven has written and controls the rights to over 500 original timeless songs in his vault spanning genres from Dance, Jazz, Rock, R&B, Hip Hop, Pop, Drum and Bass, as well as having created his own genre he calls Power Soul. Often likened but never compared to artists such as Miles Davis, Stevie Wonder, Prince and Marvin Gaye. Peven brings a special element of soul and spirit to everything he touches with emphasis on a special blending of retro and future music making an original sound.
Taking Me Back is a beautifully crafted song with ecohos of Peven’s classic ‘Put Your Back In It’ which went onto be a hit amongest soulful house fans.
When I Want Someone It’s You is another dance floor stormer which has so much energy that it will have main rooms going wild.
Taking Me Back / When I Want Someone It’s You will be released on all other digital sites on 18th June 2013.
All production, writing and instruments performed by Peven Everett, Studio Confession Ent.
1. Taking You Back
2. When I Want Someone It’s You
Peven Everett, Chicago soul legend returns with his first single release of 2013. One Way Ticket / I Just Wanna Make You Happy is the first double single, taken from his much anticipated new album “King Of Hearts” out on Makin’ Moves Records.
‘One Way Ticket’ is a storming piece of soulful house music which is sure to catapulted all over the radio this summer from London to Ibiza. ‘I Just Want To Make You Happy’ is a different piece of music, trademark musicianship by Peven himself, presenting and performing all the instruments with a salute to the golden soul era and Donny Hathaway.
Peven Everett was born and raised in Harvey – Chicago, Illinois. A talented writer, arranger, producer and performer who plays countless instruments proficiently including drums, guitar, bass, flute, piano, trombone, and trumpet across all genres of music. Peven started out in a Jazz band, a first grade music student at school. Recruited to NYC at 17 where he played Carnegie Hall, he worked with Jazz greats such as Betty Carter, Wynton Marsalis, and Branford Marsalis. Soon after came his own record label Studio Confession Entertainment with his first foray into solo artistry, smashed the charts with classics such as Studio Confessions his critically acclaimed album and single, Gabriel which Peven collaborated on with Roy Davis Jnr. Also, performed by Peven Everett at The Evidence Grace in Winter Silver Ball at the Plaza featuring Jennifer Holliday of Dream Girls fame. Collaborations have included dance music legends such as Quentin Harris, Timmy Regisford, Phil Asher.
Often copied but never replicated Peven has written and controls the rights to over 500 original timeless songs in his vault spanning genres from Dance, Jazz, Rock, R&B, Hip Hop, Pop, Drum and Bass, as well as having created his own genre he calls Power Soul. Also likened but never compared to artists such as Miles Davis, Stevie Wonder, Prince and Marvin Gaye. Peven brings a special element of soul and spirit to everything he touches with emphasis on a special blending of retro and future music making an original sound.
One Way Ticket / I Just Wanna Make You Happy is the first A and B single release featured on King of Hearts album. Promos available on www.traxsource.com from 23 April, with the official release on all other digital sites on 20th May.
NOTES TO EDITOR:-
Makin’ Moves is a new music and events company launched in Summer 2012, the brain child of Matt Langrish-Smith and Jamesey, a business collective set up to nurture rising talent aswell as collaborating with established names. Matt has a wealth of experience under his belt from working with dance independents like Papa Records and Tribe Records UK, an internationally acclaimed label and events company with club residencies in Paris, Miami and London. Whilst, Jamesey established his name on House FM radio in 2004, he resides at the Ditch bar with Euphoric House Collective Randy J & Floyd Patterson, headlined BBE Records’ parties, Soulogic and Kinki Malinki. Jamesy was soon jetting around the world guesting at parties in Sardinia, Barcelona, New York, Paris, Russia, Georgia and Dubai. In 2008 a chance meeting between Jamesy and Matt Langrish-Smith at Offthemeters.com , lead to many late nights debating about the soulful house scene which proved to be a meeting of musical minds and the start of a perfect business partnership.
The last 12 months has seen Makin’ Moves host parties at Brixton Club House, Bedroom Bar and their first major event at The Winter Music Conference in Miami last month, all proved to be a roaring success. This Summer will see a selection of Makin’ Moves parties, showcases and releases to celebrate their 1st anniversary including The Light Bar, Shoreditch on Sunday 16th June, their first ever party in New York City, a very much anticipated live concert from Peven Everett to coincide with his album release in August. Aswell as hot new material from Makin’ Moves’ rising stars presenting Ezel, Tamara Wellons and hot UK talent Chenai.
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Hot off the heels of their debut release from SMI feat Shea Soul with ‘Just Fine’, Makin’ Moves continue their house-work with a fantastic new single plucked from rhythmic shores of South Africa. ‘Don’t Go’ is a beautiful and deep afrocentric song from Jo-burg producer star DJ Qness and features the soothingly soulful tones of Xoli M. Two top class remixes come from NYC’s Quentin Harris who delivers his signature soulful heat, pinned together by a massively infectious synth bass hook. He then pulls out all the stops and arrives full armed with a menacing dub mix, cleverly toying with the vocal to a haunting soundtrack of punchy synth stabs and innovative tech-beats, ripe for the small hours!
Hailing from the dance-cultured streets of Johannesburg in South Africa, Qness first entered the musical scene as an RnB singer in a boy band at school. He moved on to hip hop in upper grade where he was also produced a high school band with friends, before being catapulted into dance music. Qness began to experiment with dance music at home, while analysing the scene, which at the time was mostly dominated by international renowned DJ’s and producers such as Louie Vega, Nick Holder, Masters at Work and many other House greats. With his PC at home and a healthy party scene to explore in both Johannesburg and Pretoria, he began his musical journey. By 2008, Qness had already acquainted himself with some of South Africa’s most influential DJs and producers and industry players . His first single ‘Fugama Unamathe’ featured some indigenous African vocals and percussion and the amazing vocalist Oluhle. It went on to become a critically acclaimed crossover dance hit in South Africa and beyond when Belgian based Boddhi Satva signed it to his Offering Records label. Qness has already remixed work for greats such as M.I.A with ‘XXXO’, along with hip hop mogul Jay Z, as well as Kele from Bloc Party, among others. The success of ‘Fugama Unamathe’ in South Africa was immediately followed up by his single ‘Uzongilinda’ featuring Malehloka (SoWHAT Records) which then lead on to his debut album ‘DJ Qness – On Cue Vol.1′. The album spawned singles including ‘Time’, ‘Believing’ (originally a collaboration by UPZ and Kafele) and ‘Bambelela’. Qness is also South Africa’s very first celebrity, face of, spokesperson and brand ambassador for the fashionable and very stylish Beats by Dr. Dre headphones, manufactured by the super power, Monster Cable Company.
Singer/songwriter Xoli M was born in KZN and grew up in Pretoria, Soshanguve. She Started her journey of in music in 2010 when she recorded her first hit track ‘Set Me Free’ alongside Blackmotion and recently signed wth Strongroots Entertainment. Ixoli has worked with a host of talented music extraodinares and producers including DjQness, Mckenzie (Rhythmic elements), SirJavas, Afrikaroots , DjSylivi and DjMalvado.
In the hermetically sealed world of dance music, where genres split tangentially with regular and bewildering regularity, there are a few whose music is expansive enough to cross barriers, ignore micro-idioms and appeal to many. Of course, there are a few exceptions to the rule and one such exception is DJ/Producer/Remixer, Quentin Harris. Quentin has remixed a plethora of stars from Justin Timberlake and Mariah Carey to Femi Kuti to Toni Braxton to Rihanna. In addition to ‘Don’t You Forget About Us’ from Mariah and ‘Not Like Crazy’ by Jill Scott, one of his benchmark rubs was a sneaky re-production of Leela James’ ‘My Joy’ transforming her dynamite blues jam into classic deep house. Aside of his massive singles including ‘Let’s Be Young’, ‘Give It 2 U’ with Ultra Nate and ‘Poor People’ with Monique Bingham, Quentin has penned 2 fantastic albums ‘No Politics’ and ‘Sac•ri•five’. He continues to rock the dance floors of the world with his unique energy and divine sounds.
1 Original Mix
4 Quentin Harris Re-Production
5 Quentin Harris Instrumental
6 Quentin Harris Dub
You can catch the Makin’ Moves Radio Show every Saturday on www.housefm.net from 6-8pm (GMT) with Matt, Jamesy and Jihad on rotation.
‘Don’t Go’ will be released on Traxsource Promo 12th November / Full release 10th December 2012 2012 on Makin’ Moves (UK)
MAKIN002 – DJ Qness – Don’t Go Instrumental Mix
MAKIN002 – Don’t Go Quentin Harris Reproduction
MAKIN002 – Don’t Go Original Mix
MAKIN002 – DjQness feat. Xoli – Don’t Go Quentin Harris Dub
***BRAND NEW LABEL***
SMI featuring Shea Soul
(incl. David Harness & Jihad Muhammad ‘Bang The Drum’ Remixes)
Makin Moves (UK)
www.makin-moves.co.uk :: @makinmovesuk
Summer 2012 saw the birth of a brand new events promotion company in London, ‘Makin’ Moves’. With already a host of successful parties under their belt, head honcho Matt Langrish-Smith and wing-man Jamesey make the next move and launch their exciting new record label for the brand. The first single to rumble out of their studios is a gorgeous soulful outing from North London producer SMI featuring the unmistakable voice of Shea Soul titled ‘Just Fine’. Shea’s heartfelt voice glides through the song like a hot knife to ice cream over SMI’s soundtrack of afrocentric beats and emotional melancholic piano. Also appearing on the release are San Francisco top dog DJ/producer, David Harness, who works up a hypnotic groove for the floor; and New Jersey soulful maestro, Jihad Muhammad, delivers a four to the floor ‘Bang The Drum Mix’ adding in some fancy key work and lush sweeping strings.
A relatively new kid on the block, Leon Vandol, aka SMI has his heart first and foremost in his music. Based in North London this young talent has already worked with Donaeo and G Frsh (signed to Tiny Tempah’s label), as well as developing some new fresh soulful talent himself. A big fan of Shea Soul, Leon approached her on Facebook and they went on to link in the studio to record their first collaboration ‘Just Fine’.
Shea Soul is the exciting new future-soul-jazz singer from Croydon, UK. The Brit School graduate has gained a reputation within the scene with her distinctive voice and ability to pen strong hooks and melodies. A chance hook-up led to her being asked to vocal a track with legendary dance producer Matt ‘MJ’ Cole. Her first official foray into songwriting resulted in the dance floor smash, ‘Never Say Never’. Now firmly established on the UK underground, Shea Soul was well and truly in demand as a songwriter and featured artist, working with a slew of the UK’s most credible underground producers, from Toddla T, Joey Negro, Shy FX, Donaeo, Swindle, Phil Asher, Zed Bias and Simbad. A session with Attacca Pesante spawned the biggest underground hit: ’Make it Funky’, written and performed by Shea, became one of the founding hits of the UK Funky scene. Her track ‘Perfectly’ with The Layabouts was also a huge club smash. As well as top line writing for dance producers, Shea is currently working on her debut solo album which is due for release in 2013. Her debut solo single ‘Where Did You Go’ is a uniquely British sounding slice of jazz-infused street-soul -the perfect tease for her album.
“Makin’ Moves isn’t just any old record label and events company. We’re looking to do a lot of unique events this year including all day terrace parties, a monthly club residency party and exciting co-promoted events, both here and abroad. We’re looking to use our events to build and expose a fantastic repertoire of new artists on the label.” - Matt L-S
1. Original Mix
2. David Harness Youself Remix
3. David Harness Youself Instrumental
4. David Harness Youself Alternative Remix
5. David Harness Youself Alternative Instrumental
6. David Harness Radio Edit
7. Bang The Drum Remix
8. Bang The Drum Instrumental
You can catch the Makin’ Moves Radio Show every Saturday on www.housefm.net from 6-8pm (GMT) with Matt, Jamesey and Jihad on rotation.
‘Just Fine’ will be released on Traxsource Promo October 8th / Full release on all other digital stores on November 2nd 2012 on Makin Moves (UK)
MAKIN001 – SMI ft Shea Soul (Original Mix)
MAKIN001 – SMI ft Shea Soul – Just Fine (David Harness Yoself Remix)
MAKIN001 – Just Fine (Jihad Muhammad Bang The Drum Remix)