News from Defected Records

  • Wax Wars compilation series
  • Reel People signed to Defected
  • Danny Rampling to release "Break for love"
  • Kings of Tomorrow to release remixes of  "6pm"

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WMC + M3 Summit dates for 2006 announced

Both the Winter Music Conference (WMC) and the M3 Summit announced the dates for their 2006 events:

  • March 22 to March 26 for the M3 Summit
  • March 24 to March 28 for the WMC

Check the corresponding websites to find out all the details. And as always, Michael Fossati will be representing Spirit of House in Miami.

UDM Show features exclusive "Spirit of House" mixset

The UDM Show (Underground Dance Music Show) is a weekly two hour radio show featuring resident DJs Mark Stone and Armando Gomez in the first hour and a guest DJ in the second hour. This week, they feature an exclusive Spirit of House mixshow in the second hour - don't miss it.

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News October 9, 2005

On September 24, Sabrynaah Pope, a very talented sing, passed away. She has been the featured vocalist on many timeless house classics, such as "It works for me", "Hold on", "I need shelter" and just recently on "In love again". May she rest in peace and condolences to his loved ones.

Watch out for a review of "Remixed - Sampler Part 3" by Roy Ayers on BBE Records 2x12" Promo. It features mixes by Mr. V, Pepe Bradock and more. Another hot taster for the forthcoming Roy Ayers remix longplayer.

R2 Records released a 12" with so far unreleased Louie Vega dub mixes of "The heart is a lonely hunter" by Thievery Corporation featuring David Byrne.

Welcome to the new "Spirit of House" website

Welcome to the new Spirit of House website. This is not just a redesign, in fact the whole website is now based on a Content Management System (CMS) - so it could also be described as the rebirth of Spirit of House. Most importantly, the design is now separated from the content, allowing much easier updating of the look of the site.

There are some important changes that should make the content easier accessible:

  • the Latest News box on the frontpage will give you direct access to the last added articles and news
  • the Picks of the Week, 12" Reviews, Album Reviews and Classic Tips are now combined into Music Reviews
  • only content from 2005 has been added to the CMS - the content from 1996 to 2004 is available through the Archive link in the top menu

I hope you like the new look - enjoy your stay.

Regards,
Michael Fossati

Welcome to the new "Spirit of House" website

Welcome to the new Spirit of House website. This is not just a redesign, in fact the whole website is now based on a Content Management System (CMS) - so it could also be described as the rebirth of Spirit of House. Most importantly, the design is now separated from the content, allowing much easier updating of the look of the site.

There are some important changes that should make the content easier accessible:

  • the Latest News box on the frontpage will give you direct access to the last added articles and news
  • the Picks of the Week, 12" Reviews, Album Reviews and Classic Tips are now combined into Music Reviews
  • only content from 2005 has been added to the CMS - the content from 1996 to 2004 is available through the Archive link in the top menu

I hope you like the new look - enjoy your stay.

Regards,
Michael Fossati

News January 9, 2005

The upcoming release "Voodoo ray 2004" by DJ Spen & Thommy Davis has been bootlegged by RotGut Records. Wait for the official release on CodeRed Recordings coming this january and don't buy the bootlegg (unless you need the original A Guy Called Gerald version and the Frankie Knuckles remix which are included on the bootleg).

It's not a problem that I can't fix, coz' I can do it… IN DA MIX ISSUE≠79

Here we are all going for another round with the usual hopes of a better tomorrow. Quite hard indeed not to think about all of those of us who've lost their lives or relatives in Asia, but as one time sung by Queen, show must go on. First Single of the Week and Album of The Month for 2005 are respectively the works of Paolo Fedreghini & Marco Bianchi and Louie Vega's Elements Of Life. Meanwhile, we provide you with a preview of the year to come instead of our usual weekly interview. Last but not least, expect a new version of IDMW.Com to appear one week or another as we're on our way to have a bigger server and welcome new editorialists…

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News January 16, 2005

The new year kicks off strong with lots of fresh new music. Watch out for these next week:

  • Seawind Project featuring Emily McEwan "Free" (Part 2)(Knee Deep USA Records)
  • Deborah Bond "This is me" / Julius Papp featuring D'Layna "Dame mas" (Remix)(NeoDisco Records)
  • First Choice "Smarty pants" (RedSoul Remixes)(Philly Groove Records)
  • Pepe Link "Kalakuta" (MoreHouse Records)
  • Queen Latifah "Hard times"
  • Stacey Mallory "What is house music..."
  • ...more to be added

It's not a problem that I can't fix, coz' I can do it… IN DA MIX ISSUE≠80

We're firmly back in action this week welcoming people ready to take the beginning of this new year by storm. Stateside, with Louie Vega (see Interview section) ready to grace us with a couple of big gigs as a support to the much awaited Elements Of Life Extensions album release. Regarding our current Single Of The Week, our full props go to another hot NYC producer - Marlon D - with "Affection", the first cut to be taken from his debut-LP due to hit the streets in 2 months. As for what concerns IDMW.Com, we're currently putting shapes to our 2.0 version, ready to welcome you on a much powerful server within a few days, meanwhile MFSB drops the latest instalment of his In Da Mix column…

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News January 23, 2005

Swiss label Purple Music now offers you the choice to buy their releases either as vinyl or as MP3. They also announced the release of "Purple Music: The Master Collection Vol. 2" on double-CD by the end of feburary on Purple Music/Clubstar Records.

B-KING is a brand new Booking & Promotion agency recently opened by Ralf Gum and Roberto De Carlo. It already represents lots of international artists with more to come.

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