Chésus aka Earl Jeffers – Decisions [4LUX1307]

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Cardiff’s best kept secret Chesus debuts on 4lux with a release of his own. 4 strong deep house tracks. Cleverly combining the old with the new, Chesus shows his amazing production skills once again. The single features collaborations with fellow Cardiff producers Kofi Tarris and, of course, The Organ Grinder with whom he previously released the club banger Steam Roller.

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Chésus aka Earl Jeffers – Decisions [4LUX1307]

The Organ Grinder – The Dancing Angel EP [4LUX1304]

The Organ Grinder returns to top form and delivers a smashing second EP for 4lux. On title track Steam Roller the Grinder joins forces with fellow Cardiff producer Chesus to bring you true dance floor heat! Deep Undercover is built around an infectious disco loop while The Driver and Order In The House display the Grinder’s love for joyful House grooves.

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The Organ Grinder – The Dancing Angel EP [4LUX1304]

Nicholas – Things Of The Past [4LUX1301]

4lux’s first offering in 2013 comes from the mind of Italian wonderboy Nicholas. Here he hooks up with singer Stee Downes. Things Of The Past is a mesmerizing deep house track with laid back vox and moody instrumentation. The NYC Club Mix has a great Jersey vibe and makes a great alternate version of this beautiful song. Forever Feel It is built around a great string sample taken from a famous funk and soul album from the 70’s. On this track the bassline nicely develops along the way and Nicholas cleverly added loose drums, vocal bits and funky stabs making this a smooth floor burner.

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Nicholas – Things Of The Past [4LUX1301]

The Organ Grinder – Enoonmai EP [4LUX1207]

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New release from The Organ Grinder. His unique and raw blend of deep House and uncompromising beats perfectly fits 4lux catalogue so, here the Grinder serves you with 4 mighty dancefloor bombs. Smiley Face is a tough ravey club track with catchy vocals and blunt stabs. Project features a collab with Jessy Allen resulting in a mesmerizing tune. Universe is another pumping track reminiscent of early Belgium rave music but then in a true Organ Grinder club-vibe. Heaven is a smooth nugget with delicate strings, simple organ notes and atmospherical vocals.

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The Organ Grinder – Enoonmai EP [4LUX1207]

Joe Drive – Junopolis EP [4LUX1206]

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Italian producer Joe Drive serves you his first EP for 4lux. Deep house tracks with a true analogue feel. ‘Rain Dance’ is an exquisite deep house bomb with smart TR707 drum programming, deep driving bassline and disco-ish vibes. Title song ‘Junopolis’ is dedicated to the legendary Juno synths and shows you capabilities of these machines in clever fashion. Alden Tyrell brings you the extremely deep remix for ‘Tefnut’: steady drum programming with spaced out synth filtering and dubby tape delays. This is one for the heads for sure. Joe Drives’ original is included too.

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Joe Drive – Junopolis EP [4LUX1206]

Ka§par – Cruising Andromeda [4LUX1205]

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Preceding a full length album on 4lux, Ka§par showcases his amazing talents on this second EP for 4lux. The Portuguese producer comes with some of the most interesting dance music around. Got Good Love is a tough Deep House groover that comes as both original and with a Nicholas remix. Cruising Andromeda is a futuristic techno tune for forward thinking deejay’s. On Hyphen Ka§par slows down the pace and tosses in some 707 action: a crazy ride with rough synths and spaced out effects.

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Ka§par – Cruising Andromeda [4LUX1205]

Arttu – Set You Free [4LUX1204]

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Arttu returns on 4lux and he returns on form with two new cuts. Summin Bout Drums is a dirty and sleazy house affair. The Finnish producer now residing in Berlin comes with two fat versions of his own while Basic Soul Unit provides for a frantic remix with a crazy acid vibe. Set You Free is a bumping track with hard hitting drums cut up vocals and harsh synth elements.

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Arttu – Set You Free [4LUX1204]

Iron Curtis – Thoughts On [4LUX1202]

Iron Curtis debut single for 4lux. Proper House and Disco tracks! The original mix of Thoughts On is a banging Deep House joint with haunting melodies and cut up vocals. The 2012 version provides for a more jumping bassline and hard hitting straight forward beats. Iron Curtis goes mental on Oh Come On with his cut up and vibe-heavy jazz samples and heavy pounding 808 beats. Relentless! On Interlude In The Park the lights are dimmed and the tempo drops. A slow disco burner for those who love slow jams.

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Iron Curtis – Thoughts On [4LUX1202]

Arttu – Soul Stream [4LUX1201]

Arttu comes with his first single for 4lux. “Attic House” is a filthy club banger with heavy bassline and cut up vocal bits. Gerd re-arranges the track and adds more drama to the strings coming in halfway throughout the track. “Soul Stream” is a deeper Detroit-ish nugget with nostalgic feel. Yet again Arttu’s trademark of slamming beats & bass combined with cut-up vocals snippets profide for an insane jackin’ track. Last but not least Snuff Crew comes with a heavy re-work on “Attic House”.

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Arttu – Soul Stream [4LUX1201]

Nicholas – Free To Be [4LUX1105]

The second single from his forthcoming flux album, Still Playing House, is a beast. “Free To Be” is a house-submerged affair, as low-slung as they come and in a classic Murk vibe. Berliner Hunee delivers a spot on remix on the title track and brings it into deeper territory. He is transforming the original mix into something fuller, warmer and almost epic. “Down To Nothing” is another slow pumping house nugget. With its soothing and soaring synths, ebb-and-flow arrangement, inviting melody and vocals, this is another bomb fitting every house set. Things get even slower with “Why Don’t You”. A great house tune with a sensuous vibe.

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Nicholas – Free To Be [4LUX1105]

Gerd & Elbee Bad – H.O.U.S.E. [4LUX1104]

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Gerd is delivering a massive chicago influenced track called H.O.U.S.E. featuring the voice of L.B. Bad, The Prince Of Dance Music. This track was originally penned in 1994 when Gerd had Elbee over to tour the Benelux. The track was released on an obscure limited edition white label only back then, but here a new rework of these old recordings. 2011 sees the track remixed by Gerd himself and he takes the tune into rough & uncompromising analogue territory with filthy synth bassline and relentless TR808 action. Jakob Korn, Arttu and Neville Watson are on remix duty and deliver some fresh remix that complete this record.

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Gerd & Elbee Bad – H.O.U.S.E. [4LUX1104]

Nicholas – All Night Long [4LUX1103]

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Nicholas makes his debut on 4lux. “All Night Long” is an old school 90’s piano house nugget that also gets the remix touch by 4lux head honcho Gerd: early 90’s house influenced vibes. The flip contains “All I Need” and the slow paced house cut “Stay Together”.

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Nicholas – All Night Long [4LUX1103]

Native Rush – Permanent Departure EP [4LUX005B]

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The German duo, Native Rush, get picked by Dutch types 4Lux to release their ‘Permanent Departure’ EP. Introducing six tracks of quality deepness, with opening gambit “Stargazer” a promising start, characterized by an ever swirling central melody of soulful keys, it’s deep house at it’s most sultry. The tone is set here and carried on through the release, with “Covered Blanket” delighting thanks to swinging syncopation, light key stabs and heavy melodic phasing. Elements of techno slickness seep through the gaps of the warm piano refrain that dominates the title track and is more evident in “What We Do”, with crisp hits offsetting the heavily phased spectral vocals and dramatic strings. A glacial rush hits on “First Glance”, the highlight of this release with heavy Detroit synth washes and spoken word samples complementing the subtle pads and barely audible hi-hats.

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Native Rush – Permanent Departure EP [4LUX005B]