- Created: Friday, 21 October 2005 18:47
- Written by Mike Fossati
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…
Already the 3rd third of January and another couple of months before going for another round by the sunny shores of Florida where you may already expect some big thangz to happen as well as here on IDMW.Com as time goes. Starting with our Extended 2.0 version, synymous with the forthcoming launch of new services in the weeks to come incl. a record shop and a promo dept to name but a few. As for this week's concern, we're proud and honoured to welcome another giant, by the likes of Chicago DJ/producer Glenn Underground who happens to be amongst those who've produced the EOL's Extensions album released this week. Meanwhile, 12"wise, our Single Of The Week is the work of French pair Pascal Rioux of Rotax label alongside Mr Day dropping a bit of retro funk feel. The latest developments being both the works of JM Irie on our International Edition and DJ ADN on our French Version. C'mon baby, let the good times roll…
Looks like we're going quite Detroitish this week, judging more or less by what's on display on our various sections. Starting with our Album of the Month, courtesy of Dar K Com Edy aka Kenny Larkin, but also our Single of The Week by the likes of John Consemulder on Detroit label Moods & Grooves with remixes by Jon Tejada and Pirahna Head. And as if it wasn't enough, UK outfit Soul Central might well score the anthem of the year with their vocal revamp of Derrick May's classic "Strings Of Life"… January coming to its end, means it's now time for another selection of the best albums around with our 33RPM column…
Looks like we've pretty much spoilt you once more judging by what's on display this week. As a matter of fact we've secured to have a chat with none other than the one who've provided us with our current Album of the Month : Kenny Larkin ! On the 12" front, distinguished Italian stable Schema Records drop a fine appetizer of their Break'N'Bossa series # 7 of the likes with a 2 track sampler being our Single of the Week. As for our editorial's concern, back from Japan is Nik Weston with the latest developments concerning this much productive scene. Meanwhile Erik 'Waxgroove' Rug makes his long awaited debut on our French version with his very first monthly selection.
Nothing but house this time on IDMW.Com and what another week we have. Remember how we introduced you with Alix Alvarez a few weeks ago ? Well, we now have his partner in crime, Victor Font aka Mr V, author of the much currently sought after "Jus Dance" and "Somethin' Wit' Jazz' respectively on Vega Records and SOLE Channel (see Interview). As for our Single Of The Week's concern, we're going back to Parisian label Q-Tape and Crusho doin' it with the remixes of the already classic "Someone To Love".
Another 6 weeks before gathering in Miami and we've secured to provide you with the very first infos on what to expect over there (see Diary). Meanwhile MFSB and DJ ADN share the duties respectively on our International and French versions with the latest instalments of their In Da Mix and The Other Side columns. Welcome on board.
Bloody hell. What a fortnight we’ve had with our telephone line made unoperational by the action of some junk Internet provider, having our editorial team accordingly unaware to communicate both internally and externally. This having us unable to have (amongst others) our weekly chat published on time this Tuesday. Anyway, we’ve managed to have them though and what a shinny gift having us welcoming the much sought after Bah Samba crew.
Our deepest apologizes once again to you, our readers and the many of you whose messages have stayed unanswered for a while, having us in the uncapacity to update our sections the way we usually do… We go back in the daze this week having the Salsoul 30th Anniversary double CD as our Album Of The Month. On the 12’’ front 280 West’s’Fly’ gets a new life courtesy of Blaze at their highest providing Phuture Soul Recordings with their first Single Of The Week for 2K5. Meanwhile, as usual on this period of the month, we offer you another selection of some of the best albums around on our 33RPM monthly session.
Winter is still too cold all over this cold world… but the music is so hot so we can’t complain !
Another couple of daze B4 da big jump into the Florida gathering and its bunch of new (house) soundz ready to take the dancefloors by storm at the four corners of the globe. We talk about this B4 time this week and via its various aspects. Should it be MP3wise with a ride into traxsource.com, courtesy of its co-founder, Brian ‘Soulfuric’ Tappert. Via our Single Of The Week - the Blaze’s classic ‘My Beat’ revamped by S.U.M.O. - or via our editorials (The Other Side) and (In Da Mix) left respectively c/o DJ ADN and MFSB. We’ll house ya !
By the time you’re gonna read this, a part of the IDMW.Com team will be currently overseas trying to get the best out of Miami for you lucky fellas. We welcome this week one of the most promising emerging talents around by the likes of Detroit based DJ/artist/producer PirahNa Head (known for his contribution to Diviniti’s recognition), whose debut LP is finally due to hit the streets by the middle of April. Our Single Of The Week is provided by Steppah Huntah (another promising nu face hailing out of France that some of you may remember for a transient appearance last year on German label Compost Records) who, alongside Blue Smith, delivers a stunning package titled ‘So Alive’ with a serious house remix by the likes of Teddy G on Strasbourg label Soultronik. As for this week’s issue, they are the works of serious groove lovers from Nik Weston with his Japan Corner selection to Erik Rug delivering the 2nd installment of his Waxgroovin’ Rockin’ it page for our French reading visitors. Let’s get the f.nk out of it !
Miami has finally gone to an end with its bunch of surprises and revelations to keep us quite busy in the weeks to come, having us lookin’ further to the calendar with the forthcoming edition of the Southport Weekender due to happen at the beginning of May then the Detroit gathering formerly known as the DEMF at the end of the same month. As for what awaits us this week, we’ve got a chat with Japanese producer Jazztronik talking about his new offering on Pantone Recordings. The Single Of The Week being the work of Raheem Devaughn on a slow vein with a production courtesy of Kenny ‘Dope’ Gonzalez. Meanwhile, as the period of the month suggests, we have our attention focussed on the latest LP’s around, incl. Our Album Of The Month, courtesy of UK soul diva Verna Francis on Chillifunk. Groove is in the hearts (at least ours)…