A44M055 Fabio Macor - Ballet Dancer EP [27th April 2015]
Arch44 Music is excited to present this attention-grabbing EP from Italy's Fabio Macor. Dubbed a "musical kaleidoscope" (so apt), this seriously inspiring Producer skirts the fringes of many genres making him tough to pigeonhole or to know what to expect next. Fabio's extensive back catalogue spans labels as diverse as Natura Viva, Raise Recordings, BOOOST and TRXX.
Ballet Dancer EP is a fine cocktail of Tech House and Techno, with an Acid twist. The title track offers a nice juxtaposition of driving beats and 303 squelch with calming, ethnic melodies in the break. Very early podcast support comes from Germany's M.In.
Organic brings the sunshine vibes with a minor chord arrangement, warm but deep stabs and a lively horn section... and what about that tasty Amen break!
Make The Difference does just that. The outlier of the EP is Techno-coloured, but perhaps not as you know it. Moody and industrial tones, but invigorating nonetheless.
A44M051R Deepmilo - Up All Night (Addex Remixes) [20th April 2015]
Hotly tipped Romanian producer, Addex, offers a full remix and a dub mix (which is leaner on the vocals) of Deepmilo's Up All Night, with both mixes taking us a little deeper and losing us in a cleverly crafted soundscape.
A44M054 Vysotskiy - Powerful EP [13th April 2015]
Ukraine's hottest Tech House export, Vysotskiy, is back on Arch44 Music with a massive new EP; Powerful by name and powerful by nature. Two slices of peak-time action filled with rolling bass lines and jackin' beats. Sure fire dance floor bombs for your armoury.
A44M053 Sebastian Lomar - No Bottle Service EP [30th March 2015]
German Producer and Mad Music Recordings label boss, Sebastian Lomar, drops a massive bomb of an EP on Arch44 Music in the shape of No Bottle Service.
We open with the title track, a grimey and dubby Tech House joint destined for hot and sweaty dance floors and basement clubs with no Champagne bar! Breakthrough UK talent, Alex Maxwell, provides the remix; adding swag and a healthy dose of sub bass thump.
Grown Kids is a more bouncy, jackin' affair. Peak time madness to give the floor a real workout. Ukraine's hottest export, Vysotskiy, reworks the perc and maintains the energy level for an equally lively remix.
A44M052 Alex Maxwell - Moai EP [16th March 2015]
Alex Maxwell continues his assault on 2015 with a heavy-hitting follow up to his much acclaimed debut Feel It EP. Alex delivers another solid slab of Tech House business in the shape of Moai EP; an altogether darker journey this time out, but still packing plenty of groove to move your floors.
A44M048R Alex Maxwell - Feel It (Subk0de Remix) [2nd March 2015]
Arch44 Music is excited to present this massive remix of Alex Maxwell's Feel It, the title track from his debut EP (released 5th January 2015).
Subk0de has a great pedigree, with releases on Cubism and Freak Trix, and as one half of rising Deep House stars, Electronic Youth. Under the Subk0de guise, Techno is the weapon of choice and this remix brings bags of energy, rumbling bass and a seriously brutal synth stab, dubbed the "white laser swipe"! This is an essential tool for the Tech House/Techno transition.
A44M051 Deepmilo feat. Miss Savage - Up All Night [16th Feb 2015]
Deepmilo shows us his musicality with the deep and melodic Up All Night, once again enlisting the sultry tones of Miss Savage on vocals, to give the track real commercial cross-over potential. We also include an instrumental mix for the vocal agnostic.
Filter Bear has seen unprecedented success through 2014, hitting the Beatport Chillout Chart top 10 twice with original releases on Nuit Blanche. He now showcases those skills on a remix tip, with this intricate arrangement. The vocal processing adds a completely new dimension and the subby bass notes give this rework a home in both Deep and Tech mixes.
A44M050 Filter Bear - Butter EP [2nd February 2015]
Australian DJ and Producer, Filter Bear has seen unprecedented success through 2014, including two top 10 tracks in the Beatport Chillout Chart as part of a healthy catalogue of releases across the year.
As we head into 2015, Butter EP perfectly showcases Filter Bear's keen ear for deep, progressive soundscapes. The title track has beautifully understated drums, allowing the rich piano hook to take centre stage and to really set the mood for the whole release. Long term friend of the label, Simon Firth offers a more groove-led interpretation with chunkier drums. This clever rework switches up the core components; tucking in the hook and bringing the orchestral strings further forward in the mix to create greater intensity, especially in the breakdown.
Nine Eight is a Deep House/Chillout hybrid also with lush piano keys at it's core; this time a fuller melody in place of a hook. Some tasty percussion work helps carry the track and it's listener nicely along on a warm and fuzzy journey. Berlin-based Bin Okin turns in a stellar remix; rebuilding the orchestral arrangement on a Minimal Techno foundation, which presents a more dance floor friendly departure from the original.
A44M049 Ecco - Excuse Me [19th January 2015]
Arch44 Music is proud to welcome Ecco to the artist roster. This Belgian DJ and Producer has notched an impressive back-catalogue including releases on Wasabi Recordings, Locked Records and Kiss My Beat, plus inclusion on the recent Toolroom Live 01 compilation.
Excuse Me is a bouncy Tech House joint with a catchy vocal hook, pulsing bass and fat snare rolls. Alex Maxwell provides the remix; injecting a bit of laid-back swagger and trademark sub-heavy bass notes, giving you two choices of main room mayhem to kickstart the new year.
A44M048 Alex Maxwell - Feel It [5th January 2015]
New year and new beginnings for Arch44 Music. We kick off 2015 by introducing you to Alex Maxwell; the next major Tech House talent from the UK. The former Eivissa Soul main man brings a rich pedigree to the label, including a previous collaboration with Saytek, for Cubism.
Feel It EP is a no nonsense 3-tracker of abrasive beats and pulsing bass lines. The title track is a low-slung techy groover with real thump, guaranteed to make the dance floor shift; "Oh yeah baby, definitely feel it".
Vivid steps up the energy level, weaving tribal beats into a solid 909 base and cranking the sub bass up to 11. Then the pondering spoken vocal really brings this peak-timer home.
The Scene is another energetic Tech-Houser which is really all about that low-mid hook; this simply cannot fail to move your floor.
Look out for more new music from this exciting talent, including another EP and several remixes, coming later in the year on Arch44.
A44M044 AS I AM - Packet Line [22nd September 2014]
Label favourite, Francois Le Roy, teams up with fellow Italian, Icaro, and delivers a beautiful slice of groovy Tech House with The Atomic Age. The rap vocal sits perfectly atop this infectious little stomper; definitely one for the peak-time floors.
Hot on the heels of his Party One EP, Monstergetdown collaborates with label debutant, Kayocero, and the US west-coasters set about tipping the Tech/House balance in favour of the Tech, with some busy percussion and a wailing synth line. An indulgent snare roll builds anticipation for the drop and makes it tough to choose between these two mixes.
A44M044 AS I AM - Packet Line [22nd September 2014]
Arch44 Music serves up another dance floor destroyer from the in-form Londoner, AS I AM - Packet Line treads on Dubstep toes with tough sub bass and some seriously filthy synth. Look out for the teaser drops, which are sure to whip any peak-time floor into a frenzy.
Mike Mac & Mark Dickson fit mainstream and Progressive bodywork on a Tech House chassis. Reworking the main melody to great effect and injecting some low end groove, then finishing with a rather tasty build and drop.
Epic stuff. Enjoy responsibly.
A44M043 Mike Mac & Mark Dickson - The Obsession EP [22nd September 2014]
Hot on the heels of remixes for Anx & Iety and AS I AM, our Good & Plenty homeboys Mike Mac & Mark Dickson return to Arch44 Music with a brand new 2-tracker under their own names.
The Obsession EP opens with That Girl, an old school-influenced track with a spoken vocal telling a story that anyone who's ever been on a messy night out can relate to. The main key structure sits nicely over the bassline, while the jumpy hi-hat and tucked in clap gently pull you in to the groove. A smaller, relentless vox sample sits further back in the mix and gives the track just the right amount of momentum; perfect for those hazy warm up or wind down situations.
Long term friend of A44M, Deepmilo, takes the track in a more progressive direction, stabbing the synth bass to great effect and adding some ethereal pads and intricate synth patterns that are his calling card.
Feel picks up the pace but also retains the old school House vibe. Gospel-esque vocals run along the bottom of the mix, while the main vocal praises that most highest of highs, the 'Real Love'. Definitely a peak-time stormer for the House heads.
The Puffballs (Italy) inject their trademark tougher sound, beefing up the percussion and bringing that male gospel vocal right in to focus; chopping it up for tons of energy. Chunky low end drums combine with a beautiful selection of high riding hats to deliver a bigger cut that will have the more tech-oriented floors going crazy.
Another solid release from this UK-based duo who are continuing to stamp their mark on the scene.
A44M042 Monstergetdown - Party One EP [15th September 2014]
Monstergetdown drops 2 heavy slabs of rolling Tech House goodness; Party On (Back Again) and Area One.
The Original Mix of Party On sets the pace, laying down a bass-heavy groove and percussive arrangement with a familiar vocal in the breakdown that will definitely see some hands in the air. But if you prefer less chat in your tracks, head for the Vocal Dub Mix.
Rockwell & Landers, grab a hold of Party On and stamp their mark all over it. Going deeper and adding a touch more swagger, the much revered German duo stay light on the vocals, add some sombre chords and deliver an altogether moodier affair.
Area One has a more tribal vibe, with rhythmic congas and kalebass rolls carrying the groove and making this an equally dance floor friendly cut.
A44M041 Vysotskiy - Broken Piano EP [8th September 2014]
The highly acclaimed Vysotskiy serves up a brand new 2-tracker for Arch44 Music in the form of Broken Piano. Having remixed most of the major artists from the label, we are excited to unleash new original material from Ukraine's hottest producer.
The title track is aptly named, with a lead line hook which sounds like a plucked (and seriously detuned) piano string. Reminiscent of some classic Seb Leger material, yet unmistakably Vysotskiy, this up-tempo Tech House roller has some seriously subby bass and well constructed percussion, with a pretty epic drop to please any peak-time crowd.
Rene Beer returns the remix favour to Vysotskiy, and injects a bit of samba bringing an altogether happier vibe to the track. Stabbing the main hook and adding some tasty vocals, and with a beautifully bouncy bass line to underpin, this mix gives the original a serious run for its money.
On the 'flip-side', Outstanding Night goes much deeper and darker (like the vocal suggests). Trademark percs ever-present, we enjoy a pretty dreamy ride through melodic synth lines and chunky chords. Something for the late night heads-down crew.
A44M040 AS I AM - Where Brooklyn At? [25th August 2014]
AS I AM returns to Arch44 Music, after a huge Remix for Jesse James earlier this year and the unprecedented success of Saving Grace (Up-Tempo Records), which has seen BBC Radio 1 airplay from DJ Target and Kiss FM airplay from DJ EZ and Ray Foxx.
Where Brooklyn At? is a big, fat mainstream Houser which is destined for the dance floor; with a massive bass-lead groove, catchy vocal stabs and a Ten Walls-esque synth line in the breakdown. Without a doubt, this will become a peak-time staple for many.
First up on remix duties, US-based Paul Najera & Jr. Quijada, with a dirty and dubby rework. 808 beats tuck in nicely behind a chunky bassline which leads the charge. Sultry Rhodes layer the melody, but without heading too deep, this mix offers a peak-time alternative and no less.
The highly anticipated first remix from the Anx & Iety camp does NOT disappoint! With the bar set high from their smash hit Yeah Yeah, we expected big things and that is exactly what this London-based duo deliver. They may have gone looking for Brooklyn, but sure found inner city Detroit right here.
A44M039 Luka Sambe - Canopy EP [18th August 2014]
Luka Sambe returns to Arch44 Music with another energetic dance floor workout in the shape of progressive Tech House 2-tracker, Canopy EP.
The title track is a relentlessly percussive groover with real intensity. A peak-time track laced with vocal stabs and noodley keys which are panned to great effect. And that extended breakdown is sure to whip up a frenzy.
Vysotskiy (much acclaimed amongst his peers at A44M) turns in a bass-heavy and borderline Techno interpretation packed with abstract and well mixed percussion that he is admired for.
Curumba is an unusual blend; a big driving bass line underneath a cleverly restrained and hauntingly melodic arrangement, which builds in depth and fervor as the track unfolds.
A44M038 Francois Le Roy - Cover-Up [18th August 2014]
Arch44 Music is delighted to unveil this huge new track from rising star, Francois Le Roy. This Italian DJ/Producer has seen recent airplay from T.Williams on BBC Radio One and from Groove Armada on UMF Radio.
Cover-Up embraces the current scene's focus on Garage-inspired Deep House, sexy vocals and with commercial cross-over appeal. Francois has absolutely nailed it with this peak-time joint.
Paul Najera & Jr. Quijada are some of the most in-demand remix artists. Their classy rework opens on a Soulful House tip before tapping the 'de jour' Garage sound which compliments the minor chord arrangement perfectly. Another killer cut straight outta San Diego.
A44M037 Havisi - Back to Amygdala [11th August 2014]
Arch44 Music is excited to unveil this super hot release from talented producer and friend, Havisi. This Swiss-born Italian DJ is the main man behind the successful radio syndicate, Magma Global Groove, and is a familiar name on the Milan House circuit.
Back to Amygdala comes complete with two stunning remixes from fellow Italian, Nanni, and the Australia-based Cut Mood.
The whole release is an absolute masterclass in building intensity. Each mix follows this protocol, but offers something unique and special along the way.
The Original Mix is underpinned with a Garage-esque but traditional House beat and is flooded with deep and luscious synth goodness.
Nanni turns in a straight up Houser with a big and chunky kick, a nice hat/ride combination and filling out the mix beautifully with orchestral pads and choir-sung harmonies. Epic.
Label newcomers, Cut Mood, introduce some break beats and looped up vocal stabs to add a bit of swagger to proceedings. The uber deep breakdown carries a sub bass line that will shake any club system, before dropping some especially haunting keys that are sure to give the dance floor a shivver.
A44M036 K & K - Get Up EP [4th August 2014]
Time for a bit of 90s inspired House from London based duo K & K (Robin K and Danny K).
The title track has a tight 808 arrangement and unrelenting spoken vocal urging you to Get Up, which is exactly what that synth hook makes you want to do.
The ever reliable Deepmilo brings a bit of attitude to proceedings with a deeper, more melodic and slightly down-tempo rework. Keeping theme with some nice analogue drums and reprising the main hook.
XXL is a straight up bit of fun, something for the party floors and festival tents. The keen ears will identify the bass line as a nod to the old school Drum n Bass era.
A44M035 AS I AM - By My Side [28th July 2014]
Hot on the heels of his smash remix for Jesse James, AS I AM returns to Arch44 Music and launches the first in a series of slamming tracks for the label, kicking off with peak-time Houser By My Side. Raucous, dirty synth bass and catchy vocals make this a sure-fire hit for Summer.
A44M034 Rene Beer - Far Away From D EP [14th July 2014]
Rene Beer returns to Arch44 Music with a stellar new EP entitled Far Away From D; a cool Deep House 2-tracker filled with summertime vibes.
The title track is well constructed, bubbling along on a nice tight groove, progressively building the energy level with a range of synth lines and introducing a clean, simple vocal. This one is best enjoyed by sunlight.
The ever reliable Vysotskiy is on remix duties and immediately takes things up a notch with an altogether more Techy interpretation. Everything we have come to love and expect from the man is right here, including the trademark percussion and a solid bass line.
Those Moments rounds of the EP on an old school House tip. Electro-bass and typically 'Roland' sounding drums underpin another summery synth arrangement. Again, a nice subtle build is evident through the track with a fattened up kick from the final drop.
A44M033 Rockwell & Landers - Long Deep EP [7th July 2014]
The mighty Rockwell & Landers return to Arch44 Music with 2 fresh new Summer jams.
We open with monster groover Deep; a laid back Houser with bags of swagger and nicely constructed beats. Those who remember R&L's big Summer track from last year, Azul, are sure to love this.
Long Line feeds our craving for that Mannheim sound which is so unmistakably Rockwell & Landers. This techier affair bounces along nicely and features some well placed keys to make this a definite cut for the terraces.
This is a must have EP for those who like to bridge the Deep-Tech divide.
A44M032 Luka Sambe & Filter Bear - Arcadia EP [23rd June 2014]
Summer has landed, it's time to bring the sunshine vibes. Luka Sambe & Filter Bear serve up an energetic 2-tracker which does exactly that.
Title track Arcadia made an early promo appearance in Miami back in March and is absolutely one for the peak time floors. Built around a catchy hook and vocal stab, injected with some filtered Disco flavour and rounded off with a bit of carnival style brass section. What more do you need?
Sinamon has an edgier Tech House feel, with a tougher kick and deep bass line, and with plenty of attitiude in the mids. Another peak-timer with an exciting build/drop, this is certain to feature in many a festival set this Summer.
A44M031 Lauro Martins - Studio54 EP [7th June 2014]
Breakthrough talent and label favourite, Lauro Martins, drops his first EP for Arch44 Music with Studio54. Typically rolling Tech House basslines and percussive beats make the title track unmistakably Lauro and very dance floor friendly.
The Luka Sambe Remix is a completely different beast; altogether more deep and melodic with soft, reverb soaked drums, sultry synths and dubbed out vocals. Definitely one for the terrace at sunset.
Feels Good does exactly what it says on the tin. A thundering kick, chunky tribal percussion, some serious sub bass and a cheeky vocal sample from Biggie. Job done.
Lauro's west coast homie, Monstergetdown, makes his first appearance on Arch44 Music with a nicely laid back and groovy overhaul for the Summer sessions.
A44M030 Deepmilo - Snake Eyes EP [26th May 2014]
Long term friend of Arch44 Music, Deepmilo, serves up a brand new EP brimming with everything we have come to love and expect from the man; beautiful melodies, clean beats and good solid House vibes throughout.
Snake Eyes deals you two hands; the Original Mix with it's deep flavours and grooving bassline, and the jacked up Miami Version, which first went to promo in March for WMC season.
I Feel Like showcases a range of synths from Deepmilo's studio and is quite simply a six and a half minute soundtrack to Summer.
A44M029 The Puffballs - Jewel EP [12th May 2014]
Arch44 Music adds exciting new Tech House talent, The Puffballs, to its talent roster. The duo hails from Italy, where their presence on the DJ circuit is becoming ever more influential; with
major club appearances and a regular show on the Magma Global Radio syndicate.
This energetic 2-tracker EP opens with Jewel, a driving yet bouncy Tech House groover with clever synth stabs and percussion and a hefty sub bass line that was born for the big club systems.
Followers is a clever track. Built upon a solid electro bass stab, it pounds its way through, with moody chords creating real tension and layered synth lines which hark back to the Progressive House heyday.
This is intelligent production, carving its own niche away from 'that' formulaic Tech House sound.
A44M028 Luka Sambe - Higher Soul EP [28th April 2014]
Arch44 Music is excited to unveil the first in a series of Artist EPs from the very talented, Luka Sambe. Although hailing from Australia, we doubt this guy sees much of the sunshine as he racks
up countless hours in his studio producing a wide range of music, from energetic Tech House to the most sublimely melodic Deep House.
Opening the EP, Hello Echidna is a big and percussive workout for the dance floor. A stabbed up vocal chant carries the momentum of the track but there is loads of action from the back section too, including a chunky but funky bass line and plenty of rolling congas, before the epic breakdown and build up forces a bit of hands in the air time.
Rising star, Lauro Martins, from the US West Coast, eases off the BPM and injects a bit of swagger into his Remix; staying heavy on the percussion and adding a massive, pounding tribal bass drum that can only be inspired from his Brazilian roots. Another top drawer rework from a label favourite.
Dialing the energy up to 11, Higher Soul is a real peak time Electro-Houser come Progressive/EDM banger. Real frenetic stuff that would make for the perfect festival set closer.
Watch this space in the year ahead for more music from our man Luka, including a collaboration with Filter Bear and some solo deeper vibes.
A44M027 ECLM - The Scene EP [14th April 2014]
Introducing... ECLM. Live Musician meets Electronic music Producer; the collaboration project from Edward Castillon and Lauro Martins, with their debut EP The Scene.
The title track is a sweet blend of Deep House and Tech House, with chunky drums, reverb soaked key stabs, a hooky synth bass and with a subtle Electro edge.
It's Too Late paradoxically arrives right on time; a very current sounding Deep House track with live-played synth notes and brash hats to add a nice raw edge. Big vocals really make the track, this is sure to get heavy airplay this Summer.
Aussie duo Lo Tek (Aus) shift the pitch fader up a touch for their House/Garage hybrid of a Remix. Reworking the main melody and bringing some classic 909 drums to the party, their version offers something for the peak time floors.
A44M026 Rockwell & Landers - Get Lost EP [7th April 2014]
Rockwell & Landers continue their run of form with another superb EP for Arch44 Music. Returning to their trademark chunky and bass-heavy Tech House sound, Get Lost EP delivers three dance
floor destroyers for your Rekordbox.
The two originals tap into the popular Mannheim sound; especially Get Down, with its relentless groove and real laid back swagger. Luka Sambe provides a clever Remix of Lost It; staying true to the vibe of the original but stepping up the energy level a gear and adding a subtle acid bass line into the mix.
A44M025 Vysotskiy - Wolkenstein [24th March 2014]
Vysotskiy returns to Arch44 Music with another slamming Tech House EP. The Ukrainian DJ and Producer is in top form with Wolkenstein EP, a 2-tracker filled with trademark percussion and deep bass lines.
Lead track Wolkenstein is heavy and industrial, even in the relatively melodic breakdown, but with an infectious undercurrent of a groove. Long term friends of the label, Rockwell & Landers, turn up the heavy dial to 11 in their remix; stripping back the melody in favour of a bigger, more chugging beat and dropping a sub-bass note that will probably be made illegal in some parts of the world.
Intro is a complex beast with lots of percussive elements layered over eerie synth notes; pushing the envelope into Techno territory with a repetitious hook that simply snares your mind. 3CatsDeep supplies a real head-wrecker of a Remix which may or may not have been written under the influence of 'the Faeries' (we can neither confirm nor deny!), however this epic journey certainly begins and ends in Nimbin.
Healer EP landed back in November 2013, and here is a brand new Remix from Tektoys which takes the track in a totally new direction. Tribal percussion and soft melodies bring the chill-out vibes and round off this exciting EP nicely.