Deep House

SLF – Tunnel Vision E.P.

SLF, otherwise known as Stephane Lefrancois started his musical career in the early 90’s playing drums for various ensembles in Paris, his home city. Since moving to London, via Canada, he has released music on various labels including Compost, !K7 and BBE, and runs his own Secret Music imprint.

The “Tunnel Vision EP” contains four tracks that typify Stephane’s fascination with dense, evolving synth textures and effects units.

Maze Runner is an electronic exploration of dreamy, tortured textures weaving through multi-layered and complex percussion. Going Down is a deep tech burner, slowly building on a persistent and wonderfully moody groove that lends itself to repeated listening as new details and ear candy creep out. Tunnel Vision is a subterranean journey through the deepest sonic tunnels. Hypnotic and infectious the deeper you delve. Sideways sees SLF flex his electronic house side with this driving almost afro-tinged groove.

Karizma – Beats & Bobs Vol. FR33

The third installment of Karizma’s “Beats & Bobs” series of raw beats and basement edits continues with a special free edition!!!

Beats & Bobs Vol. FR33 is a gift to his fans and supporters on his birthday and contains 3 more heavy hitters to keep any dance floor shaking.

“Kno Honey” is a straight up pulsating electronic exploration of nasty groove, weaving layers of sonics through the clicks, booms and snaps of a signature Karizma beat.

“La La Break” takes a familiar melodious vocal refrain and laces it with a teasing rugged percussive thump – the sweet and the hot in perfect balance.

Finally, “The Jerk” sees Karizma return to soulful jazzy club stomper territory with this devastating Hammond work-out over the customary irresistible Karizma house groove.

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Look out for Karizma’s Beats & Bobs Record Store Day Vinyl Edition 10” featuring 2 exclusive vinyl only cuts. Only 500 pressed. Out on April 18th

Karizma “Beats & Bobs” Record Store Day Edition 10″

Karizma’s “Beats & Bobs” series of raw beats and basement edits continues with a vinyl only edition for Record Store Day 2015.

First up Karizma reworks “Nuffin Else” into a soulful, melodic and heartfelt House cut, transporting you to a beautifully emotive place and time. Just kick back and let the feeling cloak you in the glow.

On the flip Karizma gets back to the dirt, running a rude boy groove that builds and recedes, teasing the dance floor into delirium. Straight heat!

These tracks will only be available on this 10”. Limited to 500.

Release Date: 16th APRIL 2015

Karizma presents Beats & Bobs Vol.2 – Coming Soon


Karizma’s “Beats & Bobs” series of raw beats and basement edits continues with 2 more killah kuts from the Karizma vaults.

Klearkut has the trademark steady yet infectious build up of groove that Karizma works so well, overlaid with multi-textured percussive and melodic stabs and flows. Part house, electronic, afro, tech – it’s essentially impossible to categorize.

Earth These Beats sees Karizma return to beat-workout-tool territory with this 10 minute exploration of the many ways to flip a beat. Hypnotic bliss.

Available at all good digital platforms from 27th October 2014.

Sy Sez feat. Phoenix Pearle “Send Me High”


Sy Sez has been steadily building his reputation as a DJ, producer and radio presenter on the soul and house scene for the last few years.

“Send Me High” sees Sy step back from the four to the floor house style to provide a delicious mid-tempo soul burner featuring Phoenix Pearle on vocals and hotly tipped newcomer Henry Wu on keys. The result is modern UK soul at it’s best.

Sy’s Dub strips away the vocal and let’s Henry loose on the keys for the full dubbed out London vibe.

If that wasn’t enough, Karizma slips into his Kaytronik mode on the Hydro Mix to provide a full electronic workout, complete with signature rugged beats and funked-up groove that will burn a hole in any dance-floor. The Hydromental Mix is also included for those that want to keep riding that groove.

Finally, we also include the Original Demo mix – highlighting the song’s original dub-soul-house feeling to complete the package.

Available from 13th October 2014 on all good digital platforms.

Check it out here…

Karizma feat. Osunlade “Hear and Now” 12″


One of the stand out tracks from Karizma’s “Wall Of Sound” album, “Hear And Now” features the inimitable vocals of the mighty Osunlade over a sweet Karizma groove; future sounding, yet reminiscent of days gone by. For this very special 12” release Osunlade has created his own edit of the track, taking the parts and extending the arrangement for his own “Disco Mix”.

Continuing the Yoruba connection, Osunlade has also blessed us with a full on Yoruba Soul Remix of “One Note Jam” taking this club banger to explosive new territory as only he knows how.

Finally, “Nuffin Else” gets its first appearance on vinyl after becoming many people’s favourite off the album to complete this essential package.

Limited Edition Clear Vinyl (500) / Digital available for limited period.

Artist: Karizma
Title: “Hear And Now” feat. Osunlade
R2 Records
Formats: 12” (Ltd Clear Vinyl 500) / Digital
12″ Release Date: 27th January 2014
Digital: 17th February 2014 (for 1 month only)
Cat No.: R2029

Side A:
1.   “Hear And Now” feat. Osunlade (Osunlade Official Edit)
2.    “One Note Jam” (Yoruba Soul Remix Redux)
Side B:
1.   “Nuffin Else”

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R2 News March 2013




M.U.D is a new monthly night, formed by a new collective with old values. Not to say we don’t believe in new music, we just don’t think it needs labeling so much.

We remember a time before dance music was segregated. When specialist dance music stores displayed Jamie Principle next to Eric B & Rakim. When the most important factor was the quality, not the genre.

The key is in the title – Makes Us Dance. It unlocks our passion for music and allows us to throw inhibition to the wall and get down & dirty.

The musical stylings on the night will cross genres with our residents having played at plethora of places and spaces and bring all their diverse influences under one roof. From hip-hop to house expect quality across the dance spectrum.

Come with your dancing shoes and social hat… Drink, dance and delight in this thing we call music…


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