Sunday, December 27, 2015

19BOX104


HOT STATION / PLASTIC ELASTIC BODY
1.ORIGINAL MIX
2.GENUINE FAKES FABULOUS REMIX
3.TONY KOSA REMIX
RELEASE DATE : Jan. 25th, 2016(beatport) / Feb. 22nd, 2016(other)

19BOX RECORDINGS resident Hot Station packs a punch with 'Plastic Elastic Body'. In keeping with tradition, the lads have brewed up another 80s-laden affair with just the right tinge of nu-disco leanings. The collaboration in between DJ 19 and Hideout known as Hot Station should be familiar to long-time fans of our label. The boys have continued their long running output with 'Plastic Elastic Body' as the follow-up single from their forthcoming second album, after previously releasing a cover of Modjo's 'Lady (Hear Me Tonight)'.

As always, remixes come courtesy of several fantastic artists.  First up is the sexy ass remix by Sota S.'s lounge project Genuine Fakes that turns this into a disco house affair with a female vocal lead. Tony Kosa keeps the disco vibes, throws in a groovy bassline, and goes for a more Ibizan Balaeric house vibe that would fit right beside Sueño Latino's 'Sueño Latino'. 

These tracks are well suited for clubs, lounges and cafés alike. We hope you enjoy this release as much as we do here at 19BOX Headquarters!

 エレクトリック・ヒップ・ファンクを標榜するHOT STATION(DJ 19 + HIDEOUT)が、約4年振りとなる2ndアルバム『Hot 4 U』からの先行カットとして「Plastic Elastic Body」をドロップ。MODJO「Lady(Hear Me Tonight)」のカヴァーに続くシングルで、HOT STATION的80s要素を加味したNU-DISCOサウンドを展開。リミキサーには、GENUINE FAKES(aka SOTA S.)とTONY KOSAをフィーチュア。オーガナイザーやデザイナーとしても活躍するGENUINE FAKESは、新たにヴォーカルを追加し、珍しい4つ打ちを披露。イタリアのTONY KOSAは、グルーヴィなバレアリック・スタイルのハウスに再構築。

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

19BOX103


DJ 19 / WORK THAT BODY
1.ORIGINAL MIX
2.TAMANDUA TWIST REMIX
3.SOTA S. REMIX
RELEASE DATE : Dec. 21st, 2015(beatport) / Jan. 18th, 2016(other)

DJ 19 is back again on 19BOX RECORDINGS for yet another killer original production and remix package. This time around, 19BOX label head honcho has delivered 'Work That Body', which is a pounding and tough tech-house workout that's outfitted with his trademark Phuturefunk style. Taking elements of Chicago house of days past, the piano and vocal samples drive the track home and go straight for the jugular whilst remaining new and fresh. 

Included in the package are dope remixes by Tamandua Twist and Sota S.. Tamandua Twist hails from Israel and has already made an appearance on the label through his remixes of Bryan Cox & DJ 19's 'Impossible' and Hot Station's 'Lady (Hear Me Tonight) '.  He's taken the original and taken a dive right into the deep end of house, adding some straight up acid action that is exclusive to his remix. Last, but not least, Tokyo-based Sota  S. (AKA Genuine Fakes) goes in exactly the opposite direction of the other remix. Instead of going deep, he takes a jackhammer to the rhythm and adds a hard house groove with techy elements that's sure to drill home his point! 

It's time to throw some shapes and work that body while on the dancefloor!

サイド・プロジェクトでも八面六臂の活躍をする19BOX RECORDINGS総帥DJ 19が、シカゴ・ハウスのエッセンスを散りばめながら得意のPHUTUREFUNKスタイルに昇華した作品「Work That Body」をドロップ。特徴的なピアノとヴォイス・サンプル、タイトなリズムが走るオリジナルに対し、TAMANDUA TWISTとSOTA S.が異なる味付けにて調理。イスラエルのディープ・ハウサー、TAMANDUA TWISTは、アシッドを加味した新しいスタイルにて。ラウンジ・プロジェクトであるGENUINE FAKESで大忙しのSOTA S.は、本来の名義にて久々にハード・スタイルを披露。全ヴァージョン、ジャンルを交差した仕上がりで、フロアで効力を発揮すること間違いなし。

Monday, November 23, 2015

19BOXAL023


V.A. / HOKKAIDO SNOW LOUNGE
01.DJ 19 / DID I FALL ASLEEP?(LAZY MIX)
02.HOT STATION / MOMENTS IN(ORIGINAL MIX)
03.GENUINE FAKES / SHADOW(ORIGINAL MIX)
04.OSCAR GS & ALBERT BALLART / GIVE ME(ALLAN ZAX REMIX)
05.DIGITAL DEPARTMENT / DISCONNECTION(CHILLOUT MIX)
06.VALID EVIDENCE / EUGINA(ORIGINAL MIX)
07.P2H19 / XTC(MOUSSA CLARKE REMIX)
08.ROMAN S. / PLEASURE ME(CHILLER TWIST DOKO REMIX)
09.DJ MOTIVE / SURF’S END(ORIGINAL MIX)
10.TONY KOSA / BIT(GENUINE FAKES OFFSHORE MIX)
11.VALID EVIDENCE / IN THE AIR(AUTOCHARM EDIT)
12.DJ 19 / SUPERNOVA(GENUINE FAKES REMIX)
13.MARINO BERARDI / CLEAR THE SKIES(MOMU REMIX) 
RELEASE DATE : Jan. 11th, 2016

"Hokkaido Snow Lounge" is the third installment of 19BOX RECORDINGS' lounge series that focuses on geographical places in Japan. The first in the series was "Kyoto Sakura Lounge", the second was "Tokyo Night Lounge". We continue that tradition with "Hokkaido Snow Lounge".  Hokkaido is the second largest, northernmost and least developed of Japan's four main islands. Its weather is harsh in the winter months with lots of snowfall, below zero temperatures and frozen seas. During the summer it does not get as hot and humid as in the other parts of the country. It's very famous to residents of Asia as a popular destination for skiing. We have compiled this compilation to faithfully soundtrack the geography that surrounds the island of Hokkaido.

We have also upheld the tradition of including several unreleased tracks with these compilations. The first track is new mix of DJ 19's 'Did I Fall Asleep?'. The second is by long time 19BOX collaborators Hot Station's (DJ 19 + Hideout) 'Moments In' which is from their forthcoming sophomore album. Last, but certainly not least is an unreleased version of Valid Evidence's (DJ 19 + Yu-Ta) 'In The Air' remixed by up and coming producers AutoCharm. 

Grab a cup of your favourite warm beverage and take in the beautiful sounds and scenery of Japan's famous 'winter island', Hokkaido!

『Kyoto Sakura Lounge』『Tokyo Night Lounge』に続く、日本の地名を冠したラウンジ・コンピ・シリーズ第3弾は『Hokkaido Snow Lounge』。19BOX(JUKEBOX) RECORDINGS主要アーティストの楽曲を網羅し、未発表曲/ヴァージョンも収録。まず、DJ 19の「Did I Fall Asleep?」はビートを排除し、シンプル・アレンジとなったLAZY MIXにて。HOT STATION(DJ 19 + HIDEOUT)は、2ndアルバムから先行して「Moments In」を提供。VALID EVIDENCE(DJ 19 + YU-TA)の「In The Air」は、AUTOCHARMによるシングルとは異なるミックスを収録。温かい飲み物を用意し、情景を思い浮かべ、美しいサウンドに耳を傾けてみては。

Friday, November 13, 2015

19BOX102


VALID EVIDENCE / BALEACRIC EP
1.EUGINA(YURIY FROM RUSSIA REMIX)
2.EUGINA(ORIGINAL MIX)
3.IN THE AIR(AUTOCHARM REMIX)
4.IN THE AIR(ORIGINAL MIX)
RELEASE DATE : Dec. 7th, 2015(beatport) / Jan. 4th, 2016(other)

We welcome back Valid Evidence aka DJ 19 & Yu-Ta to 19BOX RECORDINGS. The Balearic outfit from Japan have delivered two tracks that appeal to 1990s music fans, after releasing their cover version of the Vangelis-penned 'Love Theme' from the movie "Blade Runner". For those of you who are familiar with 1990s progressive house, 'Eugina' is an epic Salt Tank track that was a dance hit in '96.  Valid Evidence have covered it in a similar vein to Chicane, where they use their trade marked piano sound to powerful effect. 'In The Air' uses lyrical and sweeping pad sounds that tie into the early 90s Balaeric vibe of Ibiza and tracks like 'Floatation' by The Grid. As a result of this influence from the past and their continued effort toward the art of chilling, the EP has been aptly titled 'Balearic EP'.

Yuriy From Russia and AutoCharm have been hired on to attend to remix duties. Yuriy is a good friend of the label who has remixed Genuine Fakes' 'This Way I Like It' on 19BOX. He's also been staying busy releasing proggy tracks and remixes on labels such as BAROQUE, BONZAI, BALKAN CONNECTIONS, and SYSTEM RECORDINGS - just to name a few. AutoCharm from Glasgow, Scotland are the men of the moment for 19BOX. Together they've remixed Paul2Paul's 'Everything Is Down', DJ Motive's 'Find A Way' and P2H19's 'XTC'. Each remix have their own merits that we're sure you will appreciate!

前作では、映画『ブレードランナー』から「Love Theme」をカヴァーしたVALID EVIDENCE(DJ 19 + Yu-Ta)が、80年代から90年代に移行し、今度は’96年にヒットしたSALT TANKのプログレッシヴ・ハウス古典「Eugina」をカヴァー。VALID EVIDENCEの原点ともいえるCHICANE風にアレンジ。またリミキサーには、ロシアからアメリカに拠点を移し活動するYURIY FROM RUSSIAを迎え、壮大なプロッグ・スタイルに。それだけでなく、90年代初頭イビサのバレアリックな質感を彷彿させる「In The Air」も制作。こちらには、19BOXのニュー・スクールであるグラスゴーのトリオ=AUTOCHARMが、浮遊感のあるアレンジを施してくれた。

Saturday, October 31, 2015

19BOX101


GENUINE FAKES / DAYBREAK EP
1.B4 THE DAYBREAK(EDDIE CUESTA REMIX)
2.B4 THE DAYBREAK(ORIGINAL MIX)
3.SHADOW(ORIGINAL MIX)
4.WE HAVE TO HOLD ON(ORIGINAL MIX)
RELEASE DATE : Nov. 16th, 2015(beatport) / Dec. 14th, 2015(other)

One of our most dedicated 19BOX artists, Genuine Fakes AKA Sota S., graces us with his presence once again with three loungey tracks. Along with his original work, he remixed artists such as DJ 19, Oscar Gs & Albert Ballart and Tony Kosa recently. 'B4 The Daybreak' delivers a smooth female vocals mixed together with Asian elements. 'Shadow' takes a cue from Japanese pop, using emotional vocals to great effect while backed by a nice and simple tribal groove. 'We Have To Hold On' is a little bit different from other tracks, insomuch that it takes influences from the B-52's and the big beat sound that was popular with Fatboy Slim in the late 1990s. This is a new direction for Genuine Fakes.  He's been actively seeking different types of genres of music to combine with his well-known downtempo sound.

As always, we've got you primed for the dancefloor from raising star Eddie Cuesta from New York City. As a result of his Dominican roots, he was influenced by hip-hop, house, Latin, reggae, freestyle and reggeaton during the 1990s. That soon evolved into a love for house music from NYC-based DJ/producers like David Morales, Danny Tenaglia, Erick Morillo, Armand Van Heldan and so on. His style is deeply based on the NYC tribal sound, which in turn has seen him release tracks on labels such as STEREO PRODUCTIONS, IBERICAN ENCODINGS, NERVOUS RECORDS, JUNGLE FUNK and many more.

前作「This Way Like I Like It」以降、リミキサーとしてDJ 19、OSCAR GS & ALBERT BALLART、TONY KOSAを手掛けるなど多忙なGENUINE FAKES(SOTA S.のラウンジ/チルアウト系プロジェクト)が、約1年振りとなるシングル「Daybreak EP」をドロップ。女性ヴォーカルとアジア的要素をミックスした表題曲「B4 The Daybreak」は、STEREO PRODUCTIONSやNERVOUS RECORDSからのリリースで注目を浴びるNYのEDDIE CUESTAによるトライバルなリミックス・ヴァージョンで援護射撃。さらにポップス寄りなエモーショナル・チューン「Shadow」、B-52’s的異色サウンドの「We Have To Hold On」を収録。

Thursday, September 10, 2015

19BOX100


P2H19 / XTC
1.ORIGINAL MIX
2.MOUSSA CLARKE REMIX
3.AUTOCHARM REMIX
RELEASE DATE : Nov. 2nd, 2015(beatport) / Nov. 30th, 2015(other)

19BOX RECORDINGS is celebrating its 100th release with an absolutely massive package! Under the control of label founder and head honcho DJ 19, 19BOX RECORDINGS has been releasing various genres of upfront quality dance music since the label's founding in Tokyo, Japan in 1999. Since then, the label and its boss DJ 19 have gone on to become one of the most respected labels and DJs in Asia. 

"19" is pronounced "Juku" in Japanese, so this is where the name 19BOX(JUKEBOX) stems from. The concept in the name other than witty word-play was to allow us to keep supplying music on an endless cycle - much like that of a traditional jukebox! As a result of our striving to provide nothing but pedigree tracks to the world of dance music, 19BOX releases have been featured on many of the world's best electronic music compilations like Bedrock, Global Underground, Renaissance and many others. 

This superb single does what 19BOX has done so well for so many years - mix up and coming talent with established artists all in pursuit of its mission of entertaining people with the freshest sounding electronic music. 'XTC' is a cornucopia of DJ 19's musical influences, favourite genres and his preferred styles of music. While the title may be a tad deceiving due to DJ 19 being completely drug free for his entire life, it reflects how ecstatic music makes him feel. "Ecstasy is the result of the drug of music and not the other way around."  

DJ 19 AKA Hiro Tanaka to his mum, has collaborated with the help of fellow producer Paul2Paul. P2H19 means Paul2Hiro19. Of course, with this being a celebration of 100 releases on the label over 16 (!) years, we had to bring in the right people to remix this special release. They have been there from the get-go or have been an influence of the label's sound in more recent years. Moussa Clarke is an old friend to us here at 19BOX towers. AutoCharm represents the 'new school' of the label. They're part of the direction in which we're heading. All three of these stellar producers make up package that we're very proud of calling our 100th release! We have never stopped our passion for music and our willingness to share that love with the public. Here's to another 100 releases and another 16 years, because we don't plan on stopping until the fat lady has sung, keeled over and has been buried after her funeral!

ジュークボックスで永遠に鳴り続けるようにをコンセプトにした19BOX(JUKEBOX) RECORDINGSが、1999年の設立から16年の歳月を費やし100番に到達。記念すべきタイトルは、レーベル・オーナーであるDJ 19がPAUL2PAULと組んだP2H19による「XTC」。ノー・ドラッグ派のDJ 19にして「エクスタシー」とは意外なタイトルだが、そこには"Ecstasy is the result of the drug of music and not the other way around"という意味が込められている。ヒプノティックなオリジナルに対し、長年19BOXを支えてきたMOUSSA CLARKEと、19BOXのニュー・スクールであるAUTOCHARMがエモーショナルでメロウなリミックスを提供してくれた。