[Ex] Da Bass & Ian Brearley – Riga Nights

Finally Latvian musicians also started to create world class dance music which can be played on dancefloors all around the world.

This time, the high end material for clubbers was provided by one of the most notorious representatives of Latvian club culture – the leader of Illegal DJ Team Riga and the host of the Party Service show on European Hit Radio [Ex] Da Bass in collaboration with the new, perspective talent from England, Ian Brearley. The title of what is possibly the hottest club hit of the year – “Riga Nights“.

The song was written by Ilze Kalve, but production was done by [Ex] da Bass (born as Marex Dainis in 1984) and the “golden couple” of Latvian producers – Lotars Lodzins from Boyza II and Janis Kalve from Basic Instinct. Lotars Lodzins has produced such artists as Ella, Ladybird, Linda Leen and BTH, while Janis Kalve has remixed such internationally renowned artists as Vanessa Mae and Brainstorm. The cover of the single as well as video was produced by Sergey Prishvin from Pervert Media Entertainment studio.

Riga Nights” was released on February 13th of 2009 on German label Midway Records. You will find seven different versions of the “Riga Nights”: Radio Edit, Tomcraft Remix, Robert L-Mayer Remix, Illegal Club Mix, Marc Van Linden Remix, Rulers Of The Deep Remix un DJ Whirl Remix. The Robert L-Mayer Remix and Illegal Club Mix have been done here in Latvia. A wonderful versions of the song has been produced by Estonian DJ Whirl and famous house music duo Rulers Of The Deep. But the most notable remixes are the Tomcraft Remix, made by world famous electro house DJ and producer Tomcraft from Germany in collaboration with Lutzenkirchen, and the Marc Van Linden Remix . It is worth mentioning that this is the first time when stars of such caliber are working with Latvia originated music. Two of the remixes will be released on February 18th on another German record label – Farbenfroh Records.

Following the current trend, this single was released digitally for purchase in the world’s largest online stores such as Beatport, Juno, Trackitdown, DJShop, Musicload etc., with the Cd and Vinyl releases following soon after.

Currently “Riga Nights” has created a great resonance throughout Europe. The single’s material is being actively played with great success on various Baltic and European radio stations, establishing solid positions on different charts. It is also played by many international caliber DJ’s during their sets on many dance floors throughout the world. Hopefully it is just the beginning and an even greater success is still ahead!

You can watch another [Ex] Da Bass videos on his Youtube channel, but here you can watch videos from Sergey Prishvin and his Pervert Media Entertainment studio.

La Roux

La Roux (French for “the Red-Haired One”) is a collaboration between 20-years-old singer and keyboardist Elly Jackson, whose ginger bob inspired the name, and co-writer and co-producer Ben Langmaid.

Their first successful single “Quicksand” was released in November 2008 on French label Kitsune with remixes from Autokratz, Beni and Chateau Marmont. Things have moved fast since its release and apart from being featured on many ones to watch lists for 2009, they gained fifth spot in the BBC sound of 2009 poll. Having also been snapped up by Polydor Records their debut album is due to be released later in the year.

In For The Kill“, the duo’s second single, is a snaking electro-pop fancy that matches Jackson’s emotional vocals with insistent drums and addictive keyboard line. “In For The Kill ” is to be released on March 16th on Polydor Records and even now you can find “That Doesnt Sound Like Skream’s” remix from dubstep don Skream.

You can watch videos on “Quicksand” and “In For The Kill” further.

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Larry Tee – Licky (Feat Princess Superstar)

New York nightclub legend Larry Tee returned with new album “Club Badd” and first single from this album is “Licky“, collaboration with Princess Superstar. Single will be released on April 28th with slamming mixes from Hervé, Vandalism, Sébastian Léger, Lutzenkirchen, Kris Menace, Product.01 and Act Yo Age. “Club Badd”, which is to be released this summer, features collaborations with Perez Hilton, Amanda LePore, Herve, Sébastien Léger, Tomboy, Princess Julia, Christopher Just, Mel Merio, Jeffree Star and 7-year-old video star Amanita.

Larry Tee – Licky (Feat Princess Superstar)

Larry Tee – Licky (Feat Princess Superstar) (Herve Goes Low Remix)

Larry Tee – Licky (Feat Princess Superstar)

Midfield General – Disco Sirens

Damien Harris aka Midfield General Midfield General is the DJ/Production alter-ego of Damian Harris, original founder of the Skint Records label.

His second album “General Disarray” will be released in April, 8 years after the release of his debut album “Generalisation” in 2000.

Disco Sirens“, the first single from the album, features vocals from Vila from The Bumblebeez and production and mix help from Xavier De Rosnay from Justice and Soulwax. Single will be released on 14th of April with remixes by D.I.M, Boy 8Bit, & Chicken Lips on Skint.

mp3: Midfield General – Disco Sirens

Little Boots – Stuck On Repeat

Victoria Hesketh from Little BootsLittle Boots is new project of Victoria Hesketh, formerly the lead singer of hip electro-pop indie rockers Dead Disco.

Her new track “Stuck on Repeat” was produced by Joe Goddard of Hot Chip and recently released on 679 Recordings. A full LP is to follow, produced by Greg Kurstin of L.A. indie rock outfit The Bird & The Bee and jazzy alternative rocker outfit Geggy Tah.

More information about Little Boots and Dead Disco you can find in this post on Missing Toof. And you can find some videos of Little Boots on YouTube such as acoustic version of “Stuck On Repeat”.

mp3: Little Boots – Stuck On Repeat

Single: Little Boots – Arecibo (via 0daymusic.org)

Little Boots – Stuck On Repeat (Live at Fader Fort, 25.10.2008)