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lisashawLisa Shaw has one of the best warm and sexy voices in the world of House music.  She first graced the house heads with her release back in 1995 and has become one of the top "Divas" in her field.  Shaw is nearly ubiquitous in the house music scene. She's collaborated with many famous producers, and has appeared on countless compilations. And finally, in 2001, she began to make tentative steps toward the spotlight.'

It all started in New York City, almost by accident. The Toronto native came to New York on vacation...and never went home. Growing up in Canada, the last of six children and with parents of Jamaican heritage she had many genres of music that influenced her.  Her father and brother were both djs and at a very young age she had the opportunity to see acts like "Sister Sledge, "Chic" and "Kool and the Gang".  Lisa grew up in a house filled with reggae, funk soul, jazz, folk, rock, disco, and new wave. "There wasn't anything she didn't listen to or wasn't open to when it came to music, and it shows in her work to date."

Being in New York, Lisa received a warm welcome from the underground electronic community, and released her first single, written by DJ Smash and titled "Makin' Love Makin' Music," in 1995. Many other records followed and independent labels like Ubiquity, Sirkus UK, Grand Central and New Breed Records were the first to release Shaw's music, but soon, larger labels including RCA and Astralwerks began to take notice. Her Naked Music release  "You are Love" & "Always" earned global acclaim and eventually convinced the label to sign her as a solo artist.  In 2002, even Madonna noted her song "Always" as being "so Cool" in Rolling Stone Magazine.  She then teamed up with writing partners Dave Warrin, Jay Denes and Eric Stamile to produce her debut album "Cherry" which was released in 2005.  During that time and even now she has collaborated and toured with producers such as Miguel Migs, and Petal Pusher Live, Fred Everything, Andy Caldwell, Q-Burns Abstract Message, Tim K, Julius Papp and JT Donaldson.

2009, Lisa brings you her second album "Free" being released on Salted Music.  "FREE" showcases Lisa's illustrious voice through a well-crafted journey of soulful vibes and bouncy gems, with producers Dave Warrin, Miguel Migs, and Tim K keeping it moving.  New House-Classics "Feel" and "All Night High" are supported by chill-inducing down-tempo beauties like "Better Days", "Honey", and new Dance-Floor stompers "Music In You" and "Like I Want To."

naturalbornchillers2Our friends from Aleph Zero return with another one of their amazing releases...  if you dig the world sounds and the psychedelic flavors like Below Zero does then the second chapter of the Natural Born Chillers series, Natural Born Chillers 2.

It took a long time to construct, DJ Shahar & Shulman carefully picked the best tracks in order to bring you again a musical genre-breaking story that journeys through different musical landscapes and geographical territories. Expect hypnotic rhythms, dubby moves, psychedelic adventures and refreshing sounds with ventures into different corners of our globe and into other dimensions.

Once again we invite you to come and give your mind the chance to chill out, relax, and project itself to other realms and mental soundscapes with deep powerful emotions and cutting edge sounds.  Come chill with us - Be a Natural!

majikerMaJiKer is an English producer and songwriter who resides in Paris, France.  He has produced with French singer/songwriter Camille with the album "Le Fil" and "Music Hole".  He has also collaborated with Sacha Bernardson and Melissa Laveaux.  Now it is time for his debut with the album "Body-Piano-Machine" coming soon on Gaymonkey Records.

The album is unique in the sense that all the sounds you hear come from the body in regards to percussion, human beatbox and vocals.  The Piano/Machine is specific to the Yamaha keyboard (PSS 270).  "...it's pop music with a concept... check it out." comments MaJiKer.

The first track "Flesh & Bone" is an amazing piece of music and the first release or glimpse into the world of MaJiKer who's music is very captivating.  He has already completed a video for the song and we have it for you to view here on the BZ website.

mergeofequalsAs one of the active figures on Zürichs vital producer scene, Flavio Maspoli now steps forward to show the spectrum of his musical understanding.

A wide range of emotions and atmospheric density that showcases his deep love for intense groovy downtempo excursions as well as his sense for spicy unexpected arrangements.  Prince, The Meters, and Roy Ayers were the sounds that shaped his beginnings. "As a keyboarder and drummer I played in several party and hip hop bands opeing for Massive Attack and Goldie, which awoke a further passion for more electronic journeys and I became fully infected." comments Flavio.

With urban scenes swiss producer Flavio Maspoli offers a cool showcase connecting ambient and chillout sounds to create an outstanding, urban sounding listening cocktail. He is taking a loan from electronica, funk and cinematic music to create a breathtaking groovy hybrid beyond the usual styles of lounge discretionary.

Merge of Equals also has released their track "As One", on Cosmic Chill Lounge Volume 3.  Following the overwhelming success of the compilation “Cosmic Chill Lounge Vol.2“, Sine Music is proud to announce the completion of the long-awaited sequel.

The Chillout/Lounge compilation “Cosmic Chill Lounge Vol.3“ is due to be released on the 1st of May and will be available on CD or as digital download from all well-known internet download stores.  The CD, with its 80 minutes playing time, will carry the listener on ocean waves into the sunset.  Music to let thoughts run free, to relax, escape from the day‘s stress and to just drift in chilldreamscapes.

As with its predecessors, “Cosmic Chill Lounge Vol.3“ has been created with the emphasis on top quality productions with high recognition value. A total of 15 exclusive tracks by renowned producers of the scene, with silken vocals, mesmerizing beats, warming pads and beautiful instrumental solos make the compilation perfect.  Music you can drift off to on ocean waves, wherever you are, and even after awakening the sea still sparkles on the horizon…

OmLounge15yrOM Lounge 15 Year Edition - Various Artists featuring Samantha James, J-Boogie's Dubtronic Science, Rithma, Home & Garden, PC Synergy, Rocket Empire, and Rob G Om Lounge returns to set the record straight!

“Om once again redefines the boundaries of contemporary lounge with a gamut-running collection of sassy soul and dream-inducing downtempo on the spliffy, cooled out cocktail tip.” – THE EXAMINER

Om Records is proud to bring back a fan-favorite series in celebration of 15 years of forward thinking music. This edition introduces a new batch of burgeoning international downtempo artists making waves in the sea of underground chilled beats. Featuring nine exclusive tracks, including a new one from Om’s most downloaded artist artist, Samantha James.

We also feature recently-signed Rocket Empire, making their world premiere as North America’s answer to Kruder & Dorfmeister. Om family members, J-Boogie’s Dubtronic Science, Home & Garden, and Rithma are also showcased. Not to mention hot new tunes from Woolfy vs. Projections, Lisa Shaw, Kissey Asplund, and UK indie rockers Bombay Bicycle Club.

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