Tag: freerange records

Premiere: Marco V – Simulated (Bas Amro Remix)

Dutch dance pioneer Marco V and his classic trance track ‘Simulated’ have been remixed by fellow countryman Bas Amro into a minimised arrangement. The track, and artist, who has influenced a slew of Europe’s new wave producers, celebrates its 15th birthday with the remix and release coming by way of Wolfskuil Records Here, the Freerange Records, Bla Bla Records, and Wolfskuil Ltd artist pulls listeners deeper amongst the sounds of playful synths wavering throughout, driven by a crowd-pleaser of a kick. Check out the exclusive premiere below and also catch Marco V and Bas Amro “In Conversation,” where the two ... Read more

In Conversation: Jimpster & Session Victim

The combined forces of Jimpster and Session Victim are very much intertwined these days with new releases and a history of mutual respect shining through. The former is a dance music veteran who handles the Freerange Records and Delusions of Grandeur imprints (as well as being a globe trotting DJ in his own right), while the latter are musicians with a penchant for soul, shining through on release after release, as well as their energetic live sets. Now, both artists are releasing new material, Jimpster with his seventh studio album – ‘Silent Stars’ (Out Now), and Session Victim with their ... Read more

Mix #215 By Kito Jempere

Providing a mixtape that’s filled with atmospheric instrumental house, deep chicago grooves, and a taste of idiosyncratic internet love is Russian producer and DJ Kito Jempere. Initiating his career on Jimpster’s Freerange Records, Kito Jempere has gone on releasing several EPs for labels such as Dirt Crew, Let’s Play House, an obscured edits EP on the mysterious Bahnsteig 23, Retrofit (a collaboration EP with Jay Shepheard), and his intimate EP on Room With A View. Despite his low interest in remix duties, Kito has delivered fresh cuts for Red Snapper (Lo Recordings) and Miskotom (Pleasure Unit). Since 2014, he started his own label Fata Morgana, which released his worldwide his ... Read more

Interview: Jimpster

Better known by his artist alias, Jimpster, Jamie Odell is a tastemaker, producer, and label-boss for esteemed labels Freerange and Delusions of Grandeur. Ever since hearing ‘Strings of Life’ in 1988, he has continued to push impressive acts such as Detroit Swindle, Tornado Wallace and Session Victim into the spotlight, becoming a custodian to the authentic house sound.  Acting as one of the key founders of the prolific label Freerange Records along with Tom Roberts, the label will celebrate 20 years of nuanced dance floor sensibility and genuine emotional impact. They are marking the occasion with the summer release of a carefully curated and lovingly assembled 20 track, five vinyl box set. Featured ... Read more

Premiere: Clavis – Cydalise (Original Mix)

Clavis is a collaboration from German producers Manuel Tur and Adrian, AKA Urban Absolutes of Paskal & Urban Absolutes. Today’s exclusive premiere comes from the duo off a special 20 year anniversary of Freerange Records. The label, run by Jamie ‘Jimpster’ Odell and Tom Roberts, has marking the occasion with the summer release of a carefully curated and lovingly assembled 20 track, five vinyl box set featuring exclusive new music from associates old and new, as well as with a worldwide events series. Few labels make it to twenty releases let alone twenty years strong. Often doing so without making ... Read more

Premiere: Dave Aju – Freeez (SoulPhiction’s Re-Dub)

German DJ and producer Michael Baumann aka SoulPhiction premieres with a track released by Music For Freaks, a British label with a roster that includes artists such as Thugfucker, Phil Weeks, Doc Martin, Derrick Carter, DJ Sneak, Mark Farina, Soul Clap, and others of a similar calibre. Emerging from the late 80s Hip-Hop/Boogie/Funk-Era, Soulphiction started his career by spinning as a hip-hop DJ at local jams in the Stuttgart area. In 1991, he infused Chicago and Detroit based House music into his own style, all the while working at a record store. In 1996 he put out his first two releases on Frankfurt’s stir15 label, followed ... Read more

Premiere: Hyenah – The Idea feat. Lazarusman (Frankey & Sandrino Remix)

The enigmatic Hyenah steps into the spotlight once again for its third Freerange release, with a remix by Frankey & Sandrino – that of which is premiering exclusively here on DHA. Hyenah has developed a distinctive sound which melds Afro-influenced rhythms with European deep and minimal house sensibilities, and can be tracked down throughout all the known clubs in Berlin hosting their regular party-series best known as Rise. Featuring on the track, The Idea, is SA’s Lazarusman who lays down his distinctive spoken-word vocals over powerful blasts of afro percussion-heavy beats on the very special remix from the German duo Frankey & Sandrino. Since their formation ... Read more

Top 10 Releases In January

It’s time to start wrapping up the first month of 2015. The start to this year has been very promising, with so many good EP’s and albums coming out. Keeping the list to just 10 releases was once again a very hard task. This is our run-down of the top 10 releases of January.  #10 Seba Lecompte – Love Connection EP  | What Happens | January 12 | Kicking off this month’s list we have the Belgian producer Seba Lecompte. His Love Connection EP is a solid release, with the title track as our favorite. The track has a punchy and warm kick, just the way ... Read more

Mix #128 By Shur-i-kan

Today we’re featuring UK talent Shur-i-kan in the mix series, an accomplished keyboard player who cut his teeth working in various bands in London and longtime contributor to improvisational dance super group The Bays. Shur-i-kan has been an important figure in the development of Jimpsters’ celebrated Freerange Records label – a relationship that stretches all the way back to 2001 and has left a legacy of two studio albums and a string of classic house EPs that include Living Inside, I Want It, Future Fantasy and One Night In Tokyo.Representing the deeper side of house, Tom’s acclaimed productions are consistently in heavy demand ... Read more

Exclusive Interview with Jimpster

“I think it’s fair to say the general club-goer’s perception of the art of DJing has been devalued somewhat and that it has become harder and harder to sort the great from the average” Jamie Odell, aka Jimpster, has been producing, remixing and DJing for the last 20 years and co-running esteemed UK deep house label Freerange Records (voted Best British Label 2007 in DJ Mag) for the last 17 of them. Born into a musical family, Jimpster was influenced and encouraged by his father Roger Odell who was a drummer in jazz-funk band Shakatak. It was in their studio ... Read more

Mix #102 by Jimpster

Jimpster can be called a veteran in the game at the very least. This UK phenomenon has a track record that will make many a DJ jealous and a level of productivity that’s equally staggering. It has been long-awaited by us, and now it’s finally here: Jimpster’s mixtape for Deep House Amsterdam.  Jamie Odell, aka Jimpster, has been producing, remixing and DJing for the last 20 years and co-running esteemed UK deep house label Freerange Records (voted Best British Label 2007 in DJ Mag) for the last 17 of them. More recently he set up Delusions Of Grandeur as an outlet ... Read more