East Recordings kick off the new year with their 10th release being Pablo del Monte’s Emotional Con. The EP is nicely balanced with the lead track, Emotional Con, being aimed at mainroom deep house floors and supported by a future techno remix by Thallulah, William Medagli and Jose Maria Ramon. Keep On Repeating is tight tech-house number and, finally, Anytime is a contemporary deep house cut.
With huge DJ support for the EP and East Recordings’s last two releases charting top twenty we expect great things for Emotional Con, which is out on 22nd January 2016.
We’ve been at the Amsterdam Dance Event all week soaking up the latest in all things dance music. One of the highlights was the Beatport Q&A session with Marshall Jefferson. The “Godfather of House” spoke about everything from his early days in Chicago to the current rise in EDM; and all delivered with is trademark sense of humour.
It’s now nearly 30 years since Move Your Body was released and this landmark found Marshall in reflective mood: when asked about what’s the main difference between the scene now and back in the day he commented on how “crowded” dance music is today…apparently there are now 35,000 releases per week on Beatport compared to the twenty or so dance records released when Marshall started in the 80s.
The rise in popularity of EDM has trickled through to house music, however, and Marshall has had his busiest three years as a DJ. This has not impacted on his studio time though and fans of Ten City will be delighted to hear that the act are re-forming and will be releasing an album next year.