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Karizma – The Power EP Reissued!

Originally released by the legendary UK House label Black Vinyl in 1999, “The Power EP” quickly became Karizma’s breakthrough anthem, showcasing his trademark balance of infectious beats and deeply soulful melodies.

This first time re-issue finally gives those that missed out the chance to experience Karizma at his raw best. Alongside the anthemic “The Power”, (all 8 minutes 84 beautiful seconds of it), it’s the B-Side that has the hidden jems.

“The Sea” is a classic Karizma house workout, flipping beats and groove and giving you that lift of spirit you get when you take in that fresh sea air on a sunny day.

“K II S” is simply Karizma going all out to make sure anyone in the vicinity is irresistibly drawn to the ambient melodies giving way to the body booming, neck-snapping beats. Rough, rugged and raw.

This will be the first time “The Sea” and “K II S”, alongside exclusive bonus “Atjazz Floor Dub” will be available digitally.

Limited 12″ available 1st December 2017

Alton Miller in London – Free Party

Detroit’s very own Alton Miller plays Trapeze alongside 4 to the Floor, Makin’ Moves and R2 for a night of soulful deepness, and the best part it’s free to get in!

Just get your names on the list by RSVP here and we’ll see you on the floor.

Don’t sleep, spaces limited!

Check out Alton’s “Knowledge of the Pygmies” taken from his album “Souls Like Mine” on R2 Records.

Twolegs – Perspectives E.P. Out Now

Twolegs (Torben Hansen) is a producer, remixer and sound designer from Denmark. He started making music at the age of 15 on his Commodore 64 and for many years was part of the underground demo scene on both Commodore 64, Commodore Amiga and the early mid 90’s PC tracker-scene.

Perspectives EP, his first for R2 Records showcases Twolegs distinct fusion of deep house, jazz and funk in three different ways: The title track echoes the deep soulful early house sounds of Chicago almost wistfully longing for those days to return. Worth It takes us into the electronic side of soul, and Love you (Summer Love) is pure flute drenched good vibes.

Karizma adds a firing Kaytronik Worth It Dub to complete the package.

Get it here: https://r2.lnk.to/Perspectives

Dance For Dominica

We’re playing at a fundraiser this Saturday for those affected by Hurricane Maria on the island of Dominica.

If you’ve seen or read reports about the devastation caused you’ll know the assistance needed.

Will be joining long-time DJ partner Chris Philips (Jazz FM) for a soul, funk, boogie session. Tickets are £10, spaces limited.

Please email: kyri@r2records.com for tickets.

rkls feat. White Nite – Fourth Tune

London’s D-Malice and Johannesburg’s Kid Fonque team up as rkls once again and the duo follow up their first single ‘Hours Go By ft Sio’ with a little club banger before their highly anticipated debut album drops in 2018.

Sticking to the sample theme of the rkls sound, the 2 lads team up with Cape Town’s very own White Nite to create a deep mid-tempo jam heavily influenced by early DJ Shadow.

Two remixes take the track in very different directions – Soweto’s FKA Mash takes things into a deeper more afro terrain while Australia’s Stan Forebee reconstructs the track and comes out with a wonky Garage belter.

Release Date: 29th September 2017

Tracklist:

1. Fourth Tune

2. Fourth Tune (Fka Mash Glitch Dub)

3. Fourth Tune (Stan Forebee Remix)

Loftsoul x Miruga – Michigan Nights – Out Now

DJ Uchikawa has been playing Detroit’s Movement festival and various Chicago parties for the last few years, gaining an appreciative following and reputation for his soulful yet energetic sets.

Once again Uchi, (under his Loftsoul moniker) joins Miruga to pay tribute to the region with the Chicago / Detroit inspired Michigan Nights, the influences of the city permeating this driving deep soulful track.