Between them, John Digweed and Nick Muir, producers of the finest electronic dance music, have been involved in many pivotal moments in the world of club music over the years and have in many ways helped to define genres & push the boundaries further. Their partnership has been one of electronic music’s most fruitful pairings, creating a body of work that’s seen them become one of the world’s most highly regarded production duos.
“Track For Life” is another mission statement, showing that they are not resting on past laurels, but always developing their sound in an exciting direction. The low-slung, hypno-throb groove with expanding melodic flourishes is totally masterful as the track’s beguiling energy builds subtly throughout.
Remix duties fall to Argy and Yousef, two exceptional driving forces within the modern electronic dance scene, and the perfect candidates to take “Track For Life” in distinctly different and eminently exciting directions and provide fitting alternatives to the Original.
Argyris Theofilis aka Argy has a rare talent for taking audiences on musical journeys they might never have imagined, weaving sonic tapestries that defy easy categorization of genre or era. His Argy Remix ups the pace and develops “Track For Life” into an unmistakably heavyweight, pulsating, peak-time monster.
Meanwhile, Yousef’s Circus Rework, locked down by a highly distinctive, tight, clanking, hip-swinging groove, is loaded with wonderful, bubbling energetic abandon.
Two great remix versions of one great track, means yet another exceptional release from Bedrock. Released: 28th September 2015.
After last year’s highly successful inaugural “Underground Sound of Ibiza” album, Bedrock is back with the second instalment of this summer series. The format for this latest edition has been expanded to fill 3xCDs, themed around the different hours of a night’s partying, featuring 30 exclusive new tracks from some of the world’s most exciting artists, selected and mixed to perfection by John Digweed.
The “2am” and “4am” discs are designed to reflect the best club-based sounds and feature, amongst others, the likes of Carlo Lio, Ramon Tapia, Guy J, Omid 16B, Whyt Noyz, jozif, Nick Muir, The Japanese Popstars, Dave Angel and Jimmy Van M. The truly global nature of new, forward-thinking electronic music sees Mexico’s Leo Leal joining forces with Italy’s Cosmic Cowboys; and Lebanon’s G-Mohris, Ireland’s Confute and R.E.C., Turkish/Dutch producer Philogresz and Romania’s BOg, amongst others, all contributing stunning tracks.
Winding down proceedings, the “8am” disc takes its cue from last year’s “Poolside” mix, showcasing a more downtempo, chilled selection that features some beautiful exclusive new music from artists such as Robert Babicz, Charlie May, Omid 16B, Stelios Vassiloudis and Eagles & Butterflies; introduces talented label debutants C-Jay from Holland, and London’s Brad Wilder; alongside exclusive alternative reworks of some of the label’s huge club tracks: “Sad Robot” by Nick Warren & Guy Mantzur, Marc Romboy’s “Counting Comets”, and “Takin’ Over” by Quivver.
Preview below. Pre-order here.
1. Omid 16B – Heart of Silence
2. Leo Leal & Cosmic Cowboys – Quarzo
3. G-Mohris – Empty Space
4. Charlie May – Puschkah
5. Confute and R.E.C. – 2002
6. Jimmy Van M, Luxor T & Maxim Lany – ESS
7. Philogresz – Needless To Say
8. Brad Wilder – Sizzles
9. jozif – Tell Me, Sell Me
10. Charlie May – Wake Up Late
1. Charlie May – MM
2. Ramon Tapia & Stavroz – Havana – Guy J Remix
3. Elio Riso & D-URRS – Identity Reserved
4. Dave Angel – Nightwalker
5. Nick Muir – The Bridge
6. Whyt Noyz – Routes
7. Robert Babicz – Astral Glider
8. BOg – Rakuten
9. Carlo Lio – Rebellion
10. The Japanese Popstars – Sample Whore – Confute 2015 Remix
1. Stelios Vassiloudis – First Light
2. Quivver – Takin’ Over – Reprise
3. Marc Romboy – Counting Comets – Part 2
4. Nick Warren & Guy Mantzur – Sad Robot – Beatless Version
5. C-Jay – BackSlider Part 1
6. Charlie May – Wake Up Later
7. Brad Wilder – Sizzles – Downtempo Version
8. Eagles & Butterflies – Life In Reverse
9. Omid 16B – Heart of Silence – Omid Underwater Mix
10. Robert Babicz – Just Waiting
Bedrock launches into 2015 with a highly creative double-header from two respected artists from the revolution that is currently happening in the Romanian electronic scene – Atapy & BOg. Whether it’s the deeply delicious uplifting melodies and dramatic strings of “Strung”, or the more intense melancholic journey of “Despair”, there can be no denying that this duo are one’s to watch this year. Their distinctive collaborative style and attention to detail marks them out as having unique creative talent.
For Romania’s Arpi Takacs (aka Atapy), addiction to electronic music started early, first as a regular freak in club corners and then behind the decks, developing his DJ skills. Since 2010, his career has been firmly on the rise with likes of M.A.N.D.Y., Ritchie Hawtin, Laurent Garnier, Dubfire, Tom Budden, Djuma Soundsystem and many more, championing his highly desirous productions. It’s all about quality and not quantity for Atapy, with previous key releases on his own Cimelde label and Get Physical, alongside his collaborations with (amongst others): Noir, Digitaria and Cari Golden; and reworking The XX and the legendary “Knight Rider” theme, here is an artist with both style and passion.
BOg is a Romanian electronic music composer and DJ, based in Paris. Also deeply passionate about music since childhood, he has risen to his current prominence through releases on Crosstown Rebels, Fumakilla, Akbal Music, and (not forgetting) a recent superb remix of “Gridlock” by none other than John Digweed & Nick Muir on Bedrock. With talent and releases like this on the agenda it looks like 2015 is going to be an amazing year!
‘Live In Toronto’ is the sixth and latest installment of John Digweed’s legendary Live In… mix series, following the critically acclaimed release of ‘Live in Miami’ back in May 2014. With the release date set for 8th December 2014, ‘Live In Toronto’ is now available for pre-order, exclusively from Bedrock Records’ official store.
Capturing the electric energy of John’s last ever gig at Toronto’s iconic The Guvernment Nightclub on October 11th 2014, ‘Live in Toronto’ features 3 CDs and 43 tracks of the very best and freshest underground house and techno music. To promote this latest triple disc package, John has put together an exclusive 20-minute minimix of CD 1 that was featured on Transitions—John’s world famous radio show—which you can listen to now:
Featuring some of the biggest names in the industry, from German techno master Sven Väth, Iranian house/techno DJ Dubfire, to US based DJ/producer Matthew Dear stage name Audion and many more, this 4 hour compilation encompasses some of the finest tracks and remixes, meticulously hand selected by John Digweed himself.
‘Live in Toronto’ will be released through Bedrock Records on December 8th 2014, in digital format, as a 3x CD, or a limited edition 4x Vinyl package. Head to the Bedrock online store to grab your copy now.
Miss Melera – Faith – Einmusik Remix
Stephan Bodzin – Sungam
Guy J – Once In A Blue Moon
Thodoris Triantafillou & CJ Jeff – Verona – Dario D’Attis Dubstrip Mix
Nicolas Masseyeff – Vero
Franck Roger – Wanderlust – Jordan Peak Remix
Adnon Olivier aka Olivier Berger – Casa Bulga
Kerb Staller – Four Fingers – Thugfucker’s Lio’s Wide Shut Rework
Quenum & Cesare vs Disorder – Fatty Boy
Hyenah – The Chase
Hugo Featuring Comadisco – Blue Days
Azimute – Where is The Magic
S.K.A.M. – Mystery
Sunshine Jones – The Sun
Marc Romboy – Hypernova
Wareika – The New Beat Generation
Just Be – The Early Years
The Tweaker – Easy Tiger
Gorge & Nick Curly – Lost Together
Sebastian Kommos – Understanding – Frank Mauer Remix
Livio & Roby – Ananda – Luca Bachetti Endless Remix
Nick Warren – Alta
John Digweed & Nick Muir – Gigawave – Fairmont Remix
Shlomi Aber – Tel Aviv Garden – Nic Fanciulli Remix
Pan-Pot & Vincenzo – Fiction Inc
Constar & Stefny Winter – Finding Yusef – Selway Feedback Dub Remix
Just Be – The Magic Rock
Guy J – Candyland – King Unique Remix
Quivver – Paper Lunch
B’utiza – Baphuma Ezulwini – Christian Pommer Remix
Ryan Crosson – Close To Danger
Sven Väth – L’Esperanza – Âme Reinterpretation
Alex Niggemann – Tarkus
D’julz – Remember
Francsico Allendes – Human Design
Breccia and Sebastian Markiewicz – Myth
Audion – Motormouth – Carlo Lio Remix
Dubfire & Oliver Huntemann – Agua feat. Xenia Beliayeva
Adam Beyer – People Understand
Patrice Bäumel – Mile High Gang
October – Homo Sapiens
Odessa – Donna
Audion – Dem Howl Feat. Troels Abrahamsen – Michael Mayer Instrumental Mix
Guy J returns to Bedrock with what is probably one of the most eagerly awaited releases of the year. Having been an outstanding highlight in his sets for many months, and been the subject to endless discussion across social media, “Candyland” is set to take things to another level.
For many people around the world, Guy J’s music is uniquely joyous, uplifting, intelligent and beautiful, and there can be no doubt that he is one of the standout electronic artists today. His work is always touched with a magic and emotion that few rival, and “Candyland” is a perfect example of why his productions are quite simply – so special. Its restrained, euphoric, sensual beauty flows effortlessly into an ever-blossoming journey as it weaves its slow-build seductive spell – this is a tune that will surely become a future timeless classic?
But that’s not all, Bedrock has sandwiched “Candyland” between two further treats from Guy J – a recent live favourite, the supreme, smile inducing “Once In A Blue Moon”; along with “Lonely Color” and its deeply delicious throbbing core, laced with enticing, subtle melodic flourishes. Significantly, each track shows Guy J has the ability to turn up the pressure until emotion is literally pouring out of the speakers. He is an artist that everyone should, most definitely, always keep on their music radar.
Almost a year after their iconic collaborative album ‘VERSUS’ first saw the light of day—a project for which the pair teamed up with no less than 12 of their favorite producers resulting in an extra special triple-disc package—John Digweed & Nick Muir continue to revitalize the critically acclaimed release by unveiling the latest in a slew of remixes from the inimitable album.
Now joining Extended Play and King Unique, both of whom released their unique interpretations back in August, comes Canadian techno kingpin Fairmont, who delivers his own exquisite contribution and provides the third installment in what is shaping up to be a seriously hard-hitting remix series.
‘BEDVSRMX03’ sees the talented Fairmont bring his own distinctive signature blend to one of the standout tracks from Versus—‘Gigawave’. Taking on an already pristine piece of work, the bold remix master introduces a warm and subtle yet persuasive bass line that transforms the original mix’s ambient textures into a mellow, uplifting dance floor revision. John Digweed & Nick Muir – Gigawave (Fairmont Remix) is out now on Bedrock. Catch the preview here.
The first installment from the recent remix series came courtesy of Texas-based duo Extended Play, who delivered their fizzing, up-tempo interpretation of ‘Morphism’—Digweed & Muir’s previous collaborative effort with Bedrock favorites Pig&Dan. The original’s vast, expansive breaks are bridged and brimming with the brooding beats of these hugely talented rising stars. Check it out here.
Just weeks later, the second release saw ‘Dawnbreaker’ (their collaboration with Ian O’Donovan) receive the Midas touch from UK star King Unique, who gives the fizzing melodic techno soundscapes of the outstanding original version a taste of his highly original trademark combination of delicious underground house and tripped-out cosmic techno.
To purchase all of these and more head to Bedrock Records on Beatport. To keep up to date with all future releases and Bedrock News stay tuned to their official Facebook and Twitter pages. Listen to John Digweed’s Bedrock 16 Chart here.
After the highly successful Miami releases and with all three CDs of the series completely selling out, Bedrock are extremely proud to present their first ever Underground Sound of Ibiza album release.
The double CD features a poolside/daytime vibe on Disc 1, full of laidback Balearic beats, perfect for those summer days, featuring exclusive new music from the likes of Pig&Dan, Charlie May and King Unique, alongside some special new versions and takes on some of the label’s recent releases from The Japanese Popstars, Jimmy Van M, Oniris and, of course, the ambient version of Jemmy’s “Waterloo Blues”, a track that caused a huge stir when it was broadcast from the Transitions 500 Miami Boat Party.
Disc 2 takes a more up-tempo, clubbier/night-time journey and takes in 10 exclusive new tracks from the likes of Marco Bailey, Sasha Carassi, Misstress Barbara and Marc Marzenit, amongst others. There is also a bonus remix of the classic Guy J single ‘Lamur’ courtesy of Sebastien Léger.
“We’re really happy with how this album came together and I’m very proud of the down-tempo disc as I think musically it’s one of the best we’ve done so far on the label” – John Digweed
Released July 7th 2014. Preview CD1 below. Pre-order here.
CD1. Poolside / Daytime
1. King Unique – Brakes Pads
2. Charlie May – Barely Audible
3. The Japanese Popstars – Out Of Nowhere – Reprise
4. Jemmy – Waterloo Blues – Ambient Version
5. Charlie May – We Control Everything
6. Oniris feat. Pat Brooks – The Rebirth – Blissed Out Mix
7. Ramon Tapia & Stavroz – Havana – Downtempo Mix
8. Jimmy Van M & Affkt feat Luxor T – Dreams – Ibiza Summer Balearic Remix
9. Mantis – Stargazing
10. Pig & Dan – Sahara
11. Mantis – Roots
12. Pig & Dan – On The Rocks
13. King Unique – Brakes feat. Packard Ghost
CD2. Clubside / Night time
1. Marc Marzenit – Fictional Crossover
2. Marco Bailey – Cataleya
3. Sasha Carassi – Tale of Memories
4. Ramon Tapia & Stavroz – Havana – Dub
5. Eagles & Butterflies – Hypernova
6. Ian O’Donovan – Atoll
7. Richie G – Puzzle Love
8. Misstress Barbara – Tenno 5
9. Dave Angel – Tomahawk Dub
10. Guy J – Lamur – Sebastien Léger Remix
One of Holland’s most influential techno DJ/producer’s, Bedrock‘s Michel de Hey has sent us his Top 10 Chart for June 2014. Check it out below. Don’t miss “Julienzzz & Gibsome “, his collaborative EP with Amsterdam’s highly original Rauwkost, out next week on Bedrock.
01. michel de hey + rauwkost – julienz = bedrock
02. dillon – a matter of time – monokle remix = bpitch
03. ferreck dawn – mine = hey!
04. detroit swindle + mayor hawtorn – 64 wats – all remixes = dirtcrew
05. four tet – textures 29
06. vin sol – spoiled exile = white label
07. leon vynehall – clone = white label
08. michel de hey + mulder – trieb = defected digital
09. dop – close – catz n dogs remix = circus company
10. mosca – suckle = delsin
Julienzzz & Gibsome is a collaboration between one of Holland’s most influential techno DJ/producer’s – Michel de Hey – and Amsterdam’s highly original Rauwkost, is an incredibly exciting meeting of creative minds. The end results – “Julienzzz” flying high on a deep throbbing techno backbone overlaid with hypnotic melody flourishes, and the counterbalancing “Gibsome” taking on a more laidback, deeply groovy warmness and heartfelt, soulful, spiritual vibe – are nothing short of extraordinarily superb.
The creator of some of the freshest sounds in techno music in recent years, fellow Dutchman, Ramon Tapia, is also on fire here. For his remix of “Julienzzz”, a teasing percussive intro leads into a monstrous, infectious, booming groove that is sure to cause chaos all summer long. Italy is also strongly represented here by the super-hot production duo – Paolo Martini & Paul C, who never fail to impress. Their catchy and bouncy techno remix style rides high on a rhythm that has the groove and swing factor turned up to the max.
If you like what you hear here, then don’t miss Ramon Tapia’s next monster release, also coming on Bedrock on June 23rd 2014, in the form of a collaborative project with Stavroz, called “Havana”.
‘Hypnoteric’ is the long-awaited debut album from Russian-born DJ and producer Denis A, set for worldwide release on DAR / Bedrock Digital on June 16th 2014. Featuring 9 tracks of twisted, dark and brooding house and techno, Hypnoteric perfectly showcases Denis’s prowess and versatility as a producer, and wholly encapsulates his current trademark sound and musical direction. Listen to a ‘Hypnoteric’ minimix preview below.
Based in Moscow and with numerous releases on his own DAR label – one which has seen his productions remixed by the likes of Pig&Dan, Robert Babicz and Wally Lopez – Denis A’s music has fast been gaining support all over the globe.
A rapidly rising name on the underground DJ circuit, Denis is regularly joined behind the decks by the cream of international talent at his DAR Sessions. Having already been joined by guests such as Danny Tenaglia, John Digweed, Sasha, Hernan Cattaneo, Timo Maas and Nick Warren just to name just a few, Denis regularly travels the length and breadth of the globe playing at some of the world’s most distinguished clubs and events.