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。