Artist: Various Artists
Release: Freshly Squeezed: The Best of Electro Swing, Vol. 1
Label: Freshly Squeezed
Genre: Dance

First ever label retrospective of Electro Swing from world-leader in this sound. Freshly Squeezed is the label behind White Mink, a phenomena of a compilation series and speakeasy night described by dance music bible Mixmag as “Electro Swing’s first landmark moment”. It also founded the world’s first Electro Swing club in 2009 (subsequently a global club brand). This sampler brings together a diverse collection of the label’s various Swing strands. From cutting edge foray’s into Minimal and Dubstep, to more mainstream Pop covers. The 1920s never sounded so good.

 

 

Artist: Fred V & Grafix
Release: Goggles
Label: Hospital Records
Genre: Dance – Breakbeat / Drum & Bass

Fred V & Grafix, the dynamic duo from Devon, present their debut solo single on Hospital. ‘Goggles’ is a four-track EP featuring the full spectrum of their sound; it’s fresh, fun and jam-packed with exciting, dancefloor-driven beats that should excite and unite D&B fans for 2013. With its unassuming bleep intro, ‘Goggles’ will no doubt take some by surprise with its subterranean sounds, bubbling bass and intricate arpeggios. ‘Games People Play’ ups the ante with a more recognisable Fred V & Grafix aesthetic, followed by ‘Denmark Road’ with its shimmering soundscape and Calibre-esque sweeps.

 

 

 

Artist: Romanthony
Release: Let Me Show You Love
Label: Glasgow Underground
Genre: Dance – House

Following on from the much hyped (plays on Tong/Mosca/Todda T shows) and big selling (Beatport Deep House Top 10) re-works of ‘Bring U Up’, Glasgow Underground dust off ‘Let Me Show You Love’, arguably Romanthony’s biggest club hit (outside of ‘One More Time’), and hand it over to Gerd, Oliver $, Gavin Herlihy & Laura Jones, Mia Dora and label owner Kevin McKay for some 2013 touches.

 

 

 

Artist: Honey Larochelle
Release: The Yes Feeling
Label: ButterFly Soul Records
Genre: R&B – Funk & Soul

Funky like Chaka, Soulful like Alicia and Edgy like Lauryn, Honey Larochelle, has been all over the world with the Brand New Heavies (lead vocalist), Joss Stone and Macy Gray. As an accomplished vocalist, producer, arranger and songwriter she has worked with the likes of John Legend and Amy Winehouse. Finally, after many twists and turns in her story, Roberta Flack Protege discovered her very own warm yet edgy mash-up of classic soul, R&B, hip-hop and reggae. Honey found her “sound” on the fun & sexy side of soul. Now Butter Fly Soul Records is pleased to announce ‘The Yes Feeling’.