Friday, September 26, 2014

Tuccillo "Lunes" EP – Out NOW on Ovum Recordings

Ovum’s 20th birthday celebrations continues with the debut of Tuccillo

Tuccillo has been a producer/DJ for longer than 15 years being a self-taught virtuoso of the electronic sound. Originally from Italy, he established himself in Ibiza a few years ago. He stood out with his open format sound, playing House, Techno, Deep House, Down tempo and Balearic. He blended electronic and analog, which became his own and unmistakable sound. Outside of his legendary DJ sets, he has also made a name for himself as a talented producer, recording for labels like 2020Vision , 8bit , Holic Traxx , unblock and now Ovum.

Tuccillo’s Ovum debut displays his incredible diversity. There is no way to label it other than to say it is pure Tuccillo. Title track “Lunes” delivers snappy NY house beats around proper techno rhythm’s and a haunting vocal. You can imagine yourself getting lost in this music. For “Take My Joy”, the approach is pure funked out goodness. You can once again feel the influence of NY house but with a tech twist. Infectious grooves along with perfectly placed vocal samples make for a track that will have the dance floor rolling!

Final cut, “Triphouse”, is a hypnotic journey. The haunting vocal and modulating stabs make for an absolute gem. The twists and turns will keep the floor moving. Three diverse tracks that should find their way into everyone's sets!
1. Lunes
2. Take My Joy
3. Take My Joy (Dub)
4. Triphouse
5. Triphoues (Dub)


Order your VINYL AT JUNO, DECKS, PHONICA, REDEYERECORDS or your favorite record shop.

Soundcloud Samples: soundcloud/ovumrecordings

HUGE SUPPORT FROM: Josh Wink, Joris Voorn, Ryan Crosson,Hot Since 82, Soul Clap, Doc Martin, D'julz, Martinez Brothers, Richy Ahmed, Davide Squillace and many more!

Joris Voorn – “Take My Joy is a timeless house cut. Love it! The release is awesome overall!”
Ryan Crosson – “Big fan Tucillo. I like everything on here and will be playing them all. Take My Joy mixes are dancefloor gold. Hands up baby!”
Hot Since 82 – “I LOVE every track on this new Ovum release... As always from Tucci J Trip House my fav.”
Davide Squillace – “A great 5 tracks selection from Tuccillo, each one of them totally on point!!!”
Doc Martin – “Can never go wrong with Tuccillo!! Take My Joy is my pick..”
Martinez Brothers – “The Dub of Take My Joy is a dope tool for our sets!!”
D’Julz – “Another super strong EP from Tucci. All of the tracks are good for me, Lunes being my favourite.”

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Friday, September 5, 2014

Apollonia release their debut artist album 'Tour à Tour' in October

Press Release
'Tour à Tour'
Released: 20th October
Label: Apollonia
Pre-order album link: HERE ('The Benshee' avail. now) 
Apollonia, the French trio of Dan Ghenacia, Dyed Soundorom and Shonky, are set to release their debut artist album 'Tour à Tour' in October.

"'Tour à Tour' (meaning to take turns, or 'alternate') represents the idea of a continuous motion of music between us; a never-ending circle that flows and becomes hypnotic... Our album represents the way we approach our DJ performance - there is a
unity between us and we work like one artist; the music we play holds no boundaries of time, respecting music old and new." - Apollonia   

Vibe brothers in the studio, DJ booth and life, Apollonia have cultivated a creative synergy that sees them connect and work as one artist. The three originally met in the Parisian after-party scene of the late 90s, where Ghenacia was a resident at the infamous underground after-hour, Batofar. After over ten years of music and friendship, in 2012 the three decided the natural progression was to collaborate and form the DJ outfit and label, Apollonia. What they describe as a meeting of "black music and white soul", they have showcased their electric back2back2back sessions in the best clubs and festivals the world over.

Created in a six-month studio lock down in Berlin in early 2014, and mixed down by Philippe Zdar (Cassius) and Alexkid, 'Tour à Tour' opens with the sounds of Apollonia's roots in house music: 'Intro' holds a French spoken-word answering to a Rasta man as sirens play throughout, laying over gentle pads; sparking tension and an invitation of the journey yet to come... The album's first track, 'June', is a deep, heady tension holder; a female vocal softly weaves in and out, creating an energy that locks you in from the start, a staple track for Apollonia to begin and end their sets. 'Mouche Tsé Tsé' is a mix of grooviness and freakiness, named after an African fly that chases you...   

'Sona' is a rhythmic, percussive mover, built around a freaky vocal that steps in and out... 'Piano' is a melodic groove. 'Chez Michel', the most tech track on the album, retains the groove with a rolling bassline and pads. 'Mercato' is a hypnotic Caribbean tunnel to get lost in... 'Un Vrai Portugais' rides on a groove that bounces through the speakers, whilst a vocal-with-attitude and serious synth notes trip on top; designed for Apollonia peak-time DJ set. 'Boomerang' is a heady, rhythmic groove.  'The Benshee' is a journey that works through different sounds, levels and textures, searching for the Benshee... Check the video here:

Apollonia - The Benshee

Next up, 'El Senor Vador' is a warm, techy groover, perfect for late night dancing. The album finishes with 'Height Street', sirens again pervade and in the words of Apollonia it is, "A proper break-beat track from our California roots, for us it is a good way to end the album, as we say in French "La boucle est bouclee (the loop is looped)".

"'Tour à Tour' is an album that flows with rhythms and grooves, from the deep and early moments, to the peak time and after moments, it is made firstly for the dancefloor, but also for your pleasure of home listening." - Apollonia

Apollonia 'Tour à Tour' is released: 20th October on Apollonia

'Tour à Tour' - tracklisting
01: Intro  
02: June  
03: Mouche tsé tsé  
04: Sona 
05: Piano 
06: Chez Michel 
07: Mercato 
08: Interlude 
09: Un Vrai Portugais  
10: Boomerang 
11: The Benshee 
12: El senor vador 
13: Haight Street