Friday, January 27, 2017

19BOX121


AMBROZIA / NEVER SURRENDER
1.ORIGINAL MIX
2.MENTALITY H DUB MIX
RELEASE DATE : Feb. 27th, 2017(beatport) / Mar. 20th, 2017(other)

DJ 19, Edison and Julianne aka Ambrozia are back with 'Never Surrender'. This time sees them covering Corey Hart's highest charting single in the United States, reaching No.3 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1985. This is the follow-up single to their previous effort, 'On My Own' with Ganga, and the reunion of the original Ambrozia line-up featuring Julianne. The production is massive, the cover is beautifully done in their unique style, and the vocals are superb.

On the remix tip we have enlisted the talent of Mentality H, who is from Kocaeli, Turkey, and has released Dub Techno tracks through labels such as SUPERORDINATE DUB WAVES, DATENBITS RECORDINGS and VYNKEL HOUSE. The original mix has an organic Chillout sound. But he flips that concept on its head and takes on a minimalistic approach with effected chopped vocals and atmosphere.

ヴォーカリストであるJULIANNEの妹が癌にかかり、日本とオーストラリアを行き来する生活になったため、クロストファー・クロス「ニューヨーク・シティ・セレナーデ」のカヴァーをコンピに提供した2010年を最後に、DJ 19 & EDISONのプロデューサー・ユニットとして稼働してきたAMBROZIA。残念ながら死という形を迎え、再びオリジナル・メンバーが再集結。AOL=アダルト・オリエンテッド・ラウンジを標榜するサウンドは健在で、COREY HART最大のヒットである1985年全米3位を記録した「Never Surrender」をカヴァー。また、注目のダブ・テクノ系プロデューサー、トルコ出身のMENTALITY Hが、原曲から大きく離脱した大胆な解釈でリミックス。

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

19BOXAL031


V.A. / ESSENCE – EMBRACE SESSIONS
01.ALEXANDER S. KARLOV / 11.40 DOLLARS(ORIGINAL MIX)
02.AVIAT / NOVA(ORIGINAL MIX)
03.JULIO LARGENTE / QUANTUM KIDS(ORIGINAL EDIT)
04.VALID EVIDENCE / NIGHT BIRDS(ALLAN ZAX REMIX)
05.DJ 19 / MOVIN’ N’ GROOVIN’(ORIGINAL MIX)
06.HIDEOUT / BECAUSE LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL(ORIGINAL MIX)
07.VALID EVIDENCE  / FLOW OVER ME(ORIGINAL MIX)
08.AMBROZIA  / PRIVATE INDULGENCE(ORIGINAL MIX)
09.VALID EVIDENCE / CONSTANT CRAVING(ORIGINAL MIX)
10.DJ 19 / THIS IS THE SOUND(HIDEOUT REMIX)
11.ALEXANDER S. KARLOV / OCEAN OF YOUR HEART(ORIGINAL MIX) 
RELEASE DATE : Feb. 17th, 2017(traxsource) / Mar. 6th, 2017(other)

As always, 19BOX RECORDINGS has saved the best till last and is finally ready to present "Essence - Embrace Sessions". It's almost been 3 years since we released our last "Essence" compilation. "Essence" is one of the most famous compilation series in Japan and is mixed by 19BOX head honcho, DJ 19. The "Essence" series has been focusing on chillout and downtempo music instead of stereotypical dancefloor-oriented mixes. This promises to ooze cool, fuzzy, lovely and thoroughly provocative electronica. 

There are 4 unreleased tracks by new and old artists known and unknown. We go by the music and not the name. Alexander S. Karlov from Russia makes his 19BOX debut with '11.40 Dollars' and 'Ocean Of Your Heart', which cross the borders of electronica with chillout and ambient. Aviat from Mumbai, India is a new artist too, and delivers sensual & emotional 'Nova'. Tokyo's DJ 19 & Edison aka Ambrozia jump back into the scene to craft classical chillout 'Private Indulgence'. We give you a glimpse at what we're cooking for the future.

DJ 19の名を轟かす契機となった1999年スタートの『Essence』シリーズは、MIX CDとしてとしての役目を終え、現在はチルアウトを中心としたコンピレーションとして稼働。約3年振りとなる『Essence - Embrace Sessions』は、エロクトロニカにもアプローチするセレクションを含め、19BOX RECORDINGSの今、そして未来を提示するショーケースとなっている。新たに19BOXに加わった2人、ロシアのALEXANDER S. KARLOVが「11.40 Dollars」と「Ocean Of Your Heart」を、インドのAVIATが「Nova」を提供。更にDJ 19 & EDISONによるAMBROZIAが得意のクラシカルな調べで「Private Indulgence」を初出展。

Monday, January 2, 2017

19BOX120


HIDEOUT / BECAUSE LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL
1.ORIGINAL MIX
2.MAYFORD FOX REMIX
RELEASE DATE : Jan. 23rd, 2017(beatport) / Feb. 20th, 2017(other)

Hideout, who is frequently collaborated with DJ 19 as Hot Station, modestly describes his offering on 19BOX RECORDINGS as "organic sound". It's his way of capturing the character that emerged from what he calls a blend of oriental sound and new ideas. 'Because Life Is Beautiful' follows up the single release of  'Songbird', which covered smooth jazz classic by Kenny G.

On remix duties, we're happy to welcome Mayford Fox to our ever growing family of artists. He was born in Italy in the remote village of Porto San Giorgio on the east coast in 1989. In 2011, he stayed in London where he attended the course of six months in electronic music production at SAE Institute, then moved back to Italy after couples of years around Europe. Mayford Fox uses some of the key work from the original, but against the intense backdrop he's staged, it's almost as if he's telling a completely different story with hypnotic grooves.

DJ 19とのHOT STATIONでもお馴染みHIDEOUTが、約2年振りとなるシングル「Because Life Is Beautiful」をドロップ。UKの配信サイトで1位を獲得するなど大ヒットしたKENNY Gのカヴァー「Songbird」に続く作品で、HIDEOUTの標榜するオーガニック・サウンドに磨きをかけている。メランコリックでオリエンタルなブレイクビート仕様のオリジナルに対し、ミニマリスティックでヒプノティックなフロア向けリミックスを施したのはイタリアのポルト・サン・ジョルジョ出身であるMAYFORD FOX。ロンドンでスタジオ・スキルを学び、SOULECTRIQUEなどでリリースを重ねる注目のプロデューサーは、ジャンルを交差した新たなストーリーを紡ぎ出した。