Tokyo’s thriving music scene has proven to make one of the most sought-after cities in the world for performers. Especially house music devotees who are the true connoisseurs of the genre as we’ve experienced first hand, many artist from the US will come back time and time again gleaming from the sheer outpouring of love and support they get from the fans with every performance. King Street has been on the forefront of East meeting West dance music collaborations and nowhere has it been more evident than on the Tokyo Calling compilations. Four have been issued so far since the first in 2001 and this year’s we’re proud to release the 25 Years Essentials collection in honor of the anniversary. Twenty-five choise cuts from artists such as Fuminori Kagajo, Stephanie Cooke, JuJu, Bliss, Calm, Chieko Kinbara, Souldynamic, Dj Emma & Taro Kawauchi p.k.a.Malawi Rocks, Monday Michiru, Roland Clark, Satoshi Tomiie, Blaze, DJ Pierre, Satoshi Fumi, Ralphi Rosario, Shinichi Osawa p.k.a. Mondo Grosso, P’taah, Miho Hatori, DJ Hiro,Masabumi Kikuchi, Joe Claussell, Orienta-Rhythm, Dazzle Drums, Tomo Inoue, Hundred Birds, Guri Guri Boys,Dj Spen, Namy, and Frankie Knuckles & Eric Kupper p.k.a.Director’s Cut. Come and join us in this milestone cross-cultural dance music celebration!
Italian DJ/producer Mauri Fly combines musically with vocalist Liz Cirelli for their standout vocal single on King Street titled “Take My Hand.” Kicking things off is the original mix of “Take My Hand,” a bass infused vocal house classic perfect for peak time performance. Italian compatriot Fabio Tosti slides in next on remix duty with both his funky and fresh club & dub mixes of the original. Finally the release is concluded by the accappella DJ tool of “Take My Hand.”
House music heroes and King Street favorites Antonello Ferrari and Aldo Bergamasco join forces with vocalist Sara Bright for their standout soulful house single “Don’t Make Me Wait.” Sara’s sultry and smooth vocals combine perfectly with funky and soulful chord changes to make both the original and dub mixes of “Don’t’ Make Me Wait” perfect for dance floor destruction!
London based DJ/producer Urmet K joins musical forces with vocalist Billie Fountain for their standout single on King Street titled “Sunshine.” Kicking things off are the “2018 Revision” and “2018 Instrumental” of “Sunshine.” Billie’s smooth and sultry vocals mix perfectly with a melodic and moody bass line to make this an instant club classic. Closing out the release is the original mix of “Sunshine,” a deep and sexy early morning jam perfect for the sunrise or sunset.
Mexico based house music hero and King Street mainstay B-Liv returns to the label with his newest soulful vocal single “Goddess Of The Moon.” Literally delivering a mix for any type of dance floor, B-Liv opens with his ‘Main,’ ‘Deep Down,’ and ‘Club’ mixes of the gorgeous single “Goddess Of The Moo.” Mexican compatriot Mijangos closes out the release with his smooth and sexy remix of the original.
Italian DJ/producer Federico d’Alessio joins musical forces with vocalist Laureen for their standout vocal single on King Street titled “Don’t Wanna Stop.” Kicking things off is the original ‘Funky Soul Mix’ of “Don’t Wanna Stop,” an immediate vocal club favorite perfectly crafted for international dance floors. Next up, Federico joins musical forces with Italian compatriot Giulio Bonaccio for their Afro house and jazz infused remix of the original. Italian DJ/producer Corvino Traxx slides in next with his funky bass infused soulful house remix of “Don’t Wanna Stop.” Japan based Masaki Morii doesn’t disappoint as he concludes the release with his funky and fresh remix of the original!
A whopping twenty-five of the most well known and never-before-offered acapellas of some of the hottest tunes from the King Street Sounds / Nite Grooves / Street King vault are presented in this special 25 Years Essential edtion of voices only. A great DJ tool, imagine throwing such voxes of classics like “Only Yourself” from jOHNNYDANGEROUs, “President House” from DJ Roland Clark presents Urban Soul, “Awareness” by Ananda Project feat. Mia Tuttavilla, “Oh My” by Palamino, and “Back To My Love” from Andre Le Phunk feat. Maiya Sykes. Super classic and unforgettable voxes include “Cascades Of Colour” from Ananda Project feat. Gaelle Adisson, “Heal My Heart” by Kerri Chandler feat. Treasa, “I Luve You More” by Kimara Lovelace, and “I Thank You” from the iconic Stephanie Cooke.
Street King delivers six brand new dance floor crushing original mixes with the “No. 380 Max Marinacci joins forces with both vocalists Fatimah Provillon and Joydiel as they drop their newest release on King Street Sounds titled “Muestrame / Friend.” Kicking things off is the original mix of “Friend,” a high-energy organ and vocal driven soulful house weapon perfect for dance floor destruction! Following suit is the alternate ‘3am Mix” of the standout vocal single “Friend.” Next up vocalist Joydiel takes center stage with the deep and driving late night original vocal mix “Muestrame.” Finally, Marinacci closes out the release with the alternate ‘Afro Dub Mix’ of “Muestrame.”
King Street revisits iconic single from Blaze presents UDAUFL feat. Joi Carwell “Be Yourself” for 2018! Kicking things off, Italian DJ/producer Peppe Citarella delivers his brand new deep, soulful, Afro, and gorgeous “Organ,” “Dub Organ,” and “Instrumental” mixes of the original. Next up we revisit Japanese DJ/producer Satoshi Fumi’s popular past deep tech remix of “Be Yourself.” Finally the original 2007 Blaze mix of “Be Yourself” concludes the release.
Purveyors of soul and funk Allovers join forces with vocalist Secret Atelier for their standout vocal single on King Street titled “Prove Me Wrong.” Kicking things off is the original mix of “Prove Me A Wrong,” a sexy and smooth vocal club favorite sure to move dance floors internationally. The deeper side of Allovers, I Gemin, slides in next with a deeper yet fresh remix of the original. Finally, Pozdnikin concludes the release with an incredible funky new take on the original mix “Prove Me Wrong.”