Koala T – Feel The Power

Review: Koala T – Feel The Power

Zulu Records.

Ranking 8/10

Continuing their release onslaught with what they say is “probably one of our favourite tracks of this year,” Brighton – based Zulu Records are taking things up a notch with this next one

A hands in the air party – starter from DJ and producer Koala T. MDE’s (My Digital Enemy) Zulu Records has the unique ability to bring some of the freshest house sounds around week – in – week – out, and now on their 165th package, they’re introducing another debutant to the mix.

Already accumulating some heavy support from the likes of Amine Edge, Sam Divine and Thomas Gold, it’s clear that this record will do the business on the dancefloor.

Heavily influenced from 90s sounds with the clanging piano hooks and driving backbeat, “Feel The Power” is infused with era – defining genres. With solid floor – filling bass, addictive vocal stabs and intricate euphoric melodies, it ticks just about every box there is to tick.

Zulu Records have delivered yet again and they want you to get involved. Will you ‘Feel The Power’ with them?

Feel the Power is out Monday 17th June exclusive to Beatport.com, grab your copy here.

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Better Faster

Review: Luca Debonaire & Lukas Newbert – Better Faster

Zulu Records.

Rating: 7/10.

Following a solid first half of 2019, the next offering from Brighton based label, Zulu Records., comes from Dutch DJ and Producer, Luca Debonaire and versatile German Producer Lukas Newbert.

Showing no signs of slowing down, ‘Better Faster’ is a shining example of the distinctive, original flavour that Zulu Records is all about.

This exceptional outing follows a huge year of releases from artists such as Block & Crown, label owners MDE, Boris Roodbwoy, Spendogg and many more. All of which have received heavy praises and support from Thomas Gold, Kryder, Mark Stent, Judge Jules, House Of Virus and many more all year long.

Dedicated to delivering the finest eccentric house tunes, the return of Amsterdam based Luca Debonaire to the label is very fitting indeed.

With previous releases on the likes of PornoStar Records, Next Gen Records and Armada Music, Luca certainly isn’t short of success on the production front. It was only in April of last year that he released ‘Reach Out To Me’, Zulu Records’ biggest selling track on Beatport today. Now with the support of Lukas Newbert, ‘Better Faster’ was only ever going to have one outcome.

Locked and loaded full of funk and groove, ‘Better Faster’ demonstrates a sense of chaos that Luca Debonaire has mastered time and time again. Fusing together hypnotic synths with a rumbling backbeat creates one of the most driving productions you’ll hear this year.

Better Faster will be released, 20th May 2019 on Zulu Records.

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Strings of Life

Review: Ben Rainey & Carl Hanaghan – Strings Of Life

Zulu Records.

Rating: 7/10.

Coming up to the end of a huge 2018 as well as almost reaching the landmark of their 150th release, Zulu Records are ending another big year of music doing what they do best, releasing some of the freshest underground house music around.

The Brighton-based imprint are continuing their onslaught of new tunes, and up next is the rework of a classic. Carl Hanaghan has teamed up with Ben Rainey to revamp his version of ‘Strings Of Life.’

Carls’ 2014 version received support from Danny Howard and Zane Lowe and it’s easy to hear why this version has already gained plays from industry heavyweights such as Mark Knight, Kryder, Tough Love, MDE and many more.

Featuring the unmistakeable and iconic strings, this one will have you feeling both nostalgic and futuristic within an instant.

Putting their own deep tech-house roller stint on a classic melody was only ever going to have one outcome – this is a must have for both the club and the radio. Get ready to hear ‘Strings Of Life’ a lot more in the near future.

‘Strings Of Life’ is released 10th December 2018 on Zulu Records.

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Shevtsov & Krasavin – Greece 2k19

Premiere: Shevtsov & Krasavin – Greece 2k19 (Original Mix)

Released on Zulu Records.

Zulu Records are about to unveil their next release, it’s a label debut from Shevtsov & Krasavin, who have reworked a trance classic.

Zulu are currently celebrating an incredible year of new EP releases, huge support and the relaunch of their sister label Vudu Records.

As we come to the end of 2018, they’re looking into the future with this new future-house record that is aptly titled Greece 2k19.ZULU146_GREECE_2K19Big early support on this from Judge  Jules, Futuristic Pola Bears, Man On Fire, No Requests and Don Diablo, and it’s easy to hear why.

Both nostalgic and futuristic, Shevtsov & Krasavin have delivered a track that features elements of the original, whilst also adding their own futuristic stint. The euphoric, hands in the air moments are all intact, with huge build ups and big room drops from the get-go.

Again, both articulate and melodic in its melody, whilst maintaining a fierce thumping backbeat, there’s no doubt that this will get the dancefloor going in no time.

Zulu deliver another record that gets people reminiscing and looking forward at the same time. There’s no doubt that you will have this one in your collection soon. Listen exclusively here.

Shevtsov  &  Krasavin  –  Greece  2k19 
Label:  Zulu  Records
Release  Date:  12/11/2018 
Beatport: https://bit.ly/2Pi1sAa

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REVIEW: Zero B – Lock Up (Sonny Wharton Remix)

Zulu Records.

Rating: 8/10.

Ex Manumission resident and Whartone Records boss Sonny Wharton delivers a slice of peak time, main room house with his remix of Zero B’s classic ‘Lock Up’.

The nostalgic, old school sampling reminds us of less serious, more carefree time in club-land, while the heavy rolling bass brings us bang up to date and drops us in the middle of the dance floor. Sonny’s years of DJ experience and obvious production skill make this one of the stand out remixes of Lock Up. 

Rave heroes Zero B are enjoying a well deserved wave of appreciation, not only from recent remixes of Lock Up, but also from a string of well received new releases, including ‘Never Enough’ feat. Rowetta of Happy Mondays fame, while My Digital Enemy’s Zulu Records continues to go from strength to strength celebrating it’s 5 year anniversary this year.

Put on your Reebok Classics, grab a glow stick and buy this track. Available now on Trackitdown.