Break Through Artists

deelaIf there were a Surgeon General's Warning stickers on records, it'd most probably go something like this for Deela: This music can cause sore feet and an ear-to-ear smile.  "Observed long-term effects include mildly melancholic to wildly euphoric states of mind."

Deela has been one of the more productive brainchildren of Ingo Moell for about a decade now. A musician to the core, Moell works from his own studio located in the mellow heart of the lower Rhine area of Germany. But Deela is not an aseptic studio effort: As in most of his other projects ñ Moell also works under the Kabanjak moniker and is one half of the recently ESL Music-signed duo Ancient Astronauts  he works with a multitude of instruments and musicians for a distinct live feel that gets refined with modern studio trickery.

Deela's sound is the organic groove of a real live band, incorporating styles like Funk, HipHop, Jazz, Afrobeat or Latin. This makes for a culturally diverse Ñworld music" that covers a range from downtempo excursions to dancefloor-directed scorchers. After all, Moell is also an experienced DJ who knows what works for the soul as well as for the legs.

In the past, Deela have collaborated with renowned and diverse acts such as The Jungle Brothers, Diesler, Issa Bagayogo or Mo.. Horizons. Releases by Deela include several EPs and the full-length album "Mano Mano" on Switchstance Recordings. Tracks by Deela have been remixed by Kid Loco and Radio Citizen so far.

Don't fear the highly addictive qualities of this man, his many associates and combined efforts ñ this Deela offers only the healthiest dope known to mankind: Music!
model500Model 500 and Model 600 are aliases of Juan Atkins.

After releasing several Cybotron records, Atkins began recording as “Model 500” in 1985 and founded the Metroplex label. His friends Eddie Fowlkes, Derrick May, and Kevin Saunderson all recorded singles on the label.

Atkins’ first single as Model 500, “No UFOs,” was a hit in Detroit and Chicago. He followed it with a series of landmark techno tracks, earning him the nickname “the godfather of techno.” Within a few years, Atkins’ work was rereleased in Europe, influencing another generation of producers.

kasperbjorkeDanish electro DJ and producer Kasper Bjørke is a man with a mission. To make beautiful music that comes from the dancefloor but is also great to listen to in your living room or riding your bicycle. Titled ‘In Gumbo’ to demonstrate the versatility of sound and the mix of people involved, the album is destined to become and electronic classic.

Kasper is also one half of Copenhagen’s Filur (V2 Scandinavia) with partner Tomas Barfod (Tomboy/Who Made Who) but this is his first solo album. Borrowing from synth fuelled club music, New York Punk Funk and intelligent pop music he has crafted a subtle, outstanding album. Vocals come courtesy of Icelanders FM Belfast and Blake (Gus Gus) as well as New York angelic sisters

The Pierces (Lizard King). Kasper also enrolled the services of Liquid Liquid’s Dennis Young whose classic percussion brings a great live feel to ‘Liquid Propagnosia’.

photo credit:  Karen Rosetzsky, 2007 - www.rosetzsky.com

heiki8DPromo is pleased to present something a bit different than your usual four-on-the-floor fare, a choice sampler of adventurous electronic sounds. Heiki (Hey-Key) is a celebrated veteran of the Toronto electronic music scene. Since 1987, Heiki Sillaste has been a part of an impressive catalogue of well over 45 synthesizer-based records including a stint as member of famed group Digital Poodle and Kinder Atom.

Heiki’s brand new 12 track album Paper+Sound is his first album as a solo artist. Incorporating elements of techno, ambient, dub, and jazz, the album is stylistically divided into two halves.

The Twin Peaks-style jazz of "The Shuffler" caught Below Zero's attention as Heiki has a nice soft downbeat flare with a love for the old Kraftwerk sound all blended together.
jamielynnnoonMulti-talented singer-songwriter Jamie Lynn Noon is a California Bay Area native, who cannot recall a time when music was not a part of her life.  She has released her debut EP, 'A Moment to Break' which showcases the best of her vast catalogue of hook-laden, irresistibly catchy songs.

Co-produced by Jamie and film/television music veteran and producer Kevin Harris and mastered by Grammy Award-winning engineer Brian Gardner (No Doubt/Christina Aguilera/Avril Lavigne), A Moment to Break showcases six songs spanning the best of Jamie’s already-vast catalogue.

The EP features the uptempo track such as "Second of a Spark" and then moves into “Blind” which was written as a waltz, testimony to Jamie’s ability to write in unusual time signatures.  The title track of A Moment to Break, is both Jamie’s most recent and most personal composition (“It’s completely me,” offers the songwriter).

Jamie is also releasing a separate single, “Til Ya Make It,” produced by Grammy and Oscar-nominated producer/songwriter, Jud Friedman (Whitney Houston/James Ingram/Kenny Loggins), the song which led her to form the ‘Til Ya Make It Organization (www.tilyamakeit.com) – a website in development which will advocate charitable causes and provide a forum for her fans to come together and share their own stories about overcoming hardships. The single has also been featured in the hit television series, Saints and Sinners.

With A Moment to Break, singer-songwriter Jamie Lynn Noon has announced her arrival, “Life’s too short to make believe/You’ve got to start to live your dreams.” Jamie Lynn Noon has started living hers...

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