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STURDY002 – DJ Melee & Shuman – Ionic – Out Now!

This month we see the next release on Sturdy Recordings that has been receiving some amazing feedback from all across the globe, with support from artists such as Richie Hawtin, SLAM, Noah Pred, Vandal, John Selway and much more. The release features outstanding remixes by DOPAMINE, MO7S and C DUBS.

You can check out samples of the original and remixes on our SOUNDCLOUD page and purchase today at BEATPORT, ITUNES, AMAZON, JUNODOWNLOAD and all fine digital retail outlets.

DJ Melee & Shuman – Ionic – STURDY002 – 128 by sturdyrecordings

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Vandal – “Tonight We Riot” – Release!

This is the debut album from pioneering Tech Funk producer Sam Evans AKA Vandal, a man who has established himself as a musical force over the past decade with his searing electro breaks releases, roof raising DJ sets and punk rock attitude to the music and scene. ‘Tonight we Riot’ has been ten years in the making and draws on material and experiences that have made Evans one of the most highly respected DJ/Producers in his field. From humble beginnings he has developed a following for his Vandal project that borders on the fanatical, his music has been widely used for adverts, TV syncs and computer games, he has had regular support from Radio 1 (achieving a ‘hottest record in the World’ from Zane Lowe for ‘Mad as Hell’) and has travelled the globe, taking up residencies in Berlin and regular spots at Fabric, London. The album is built around 14 tracks and includes classic cuts from the past alongside brand new material, each giving an insight into the intense and evolving sound of Vandal. From the opening bars of ‘Lose It’ it’s clear that this is going to be a full blooded affair, brimming with energy and seismic attitude, previous hits such as ‘Idiots’ , ‘Obey’ and ‘Mad as Hell’ still sound as fresh and rousing as the day they were released and are augmented with some superb new recordings. ‘Life’ featuring vocalist Malcolm Carson comes on like a twisted modern update on Soft Cell, ‘What Cha Got’ is an electro fuelled, dark roller coaster of a track whilst ‘Rave Safe’ and ‘The Wolf’ journey into the realms of rolling techno. Vandal’s ‘Tonight we RiotÕ perfectly captures the sound and feel of the emerging Tech Funk genre, championed by the like of Meat Katie & Elite Force. It is a wonderful fusion of electro, techno, house and breaks, melded into a uniquely intense soundscape that has real depth and serious attitude. Evans’ debut album may have been a decade in the making but it has certainly been worth the wait, this is a superb inaugural long player from an artist who is definitely going to be around for a long time to come….

Tonight We Riot by Vandal


Armin Van Buuren NICE!

Dave Seaman ‘Lose it’ is solid, ‘Smell the glove’ is Nuts

Freqnasty Kool Vibes!!

Bloody Beetroots 4/5

Judge Jules 5/5

Donald Glaude ‘They’er Here & What cha got’ are brilliant!!

CTZL Z ‘Best Breakbeat i have heard in a while’ 5/5

Marco Bailey 4/5

Far Too Loud ‘An album full of thumping goodness’ 5/5

Circuit Freq ‘Im Digging this’ 5/5

Presslaboys Solid!!!

Elite Force ‘Happy Days’ 4/5

Switchbox ‘What a phat package’ 4/5

Nick Thayer ‘Vandal is at the forefront’ 5/5

Lee Coombs ‘Sounds phat’ 5/5

Bryan Cox ‘The Wolf is dope!” 5/5

Peo De Pitte ‘What a corker of an album’ 5/5

Ways & Means ‘Absolutely excellent’ 5/5

Matteo Murphy ‘A great Album’ 5/


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Sturdy Podcast 002 – Brian Thomas – Future Funk

Brian Thomas has been busy in the last few years making his mark as a DJ and producer in the Orange County area. He has been throwing events for years now with a goal of bringing a fresh perspective to the local EDM scene. In the last year Brian has booked and played alongside such acts as Uberzone, Kid Blue, Frankie Bones and Barry Weaver, to name a few.  Brian has also been busy in the studio first with his EP “The Drop” (which had a heavy remix from Kid Blue), and also pumped out a remix for Simply Jeff’s label Beyond Zilla.  Brian Has another EP due out in August with remix duties from the State-Side-Tech-Funk duo Sifter and Adan, and also has a few more up his sleeve due out before the end of the year.  Brian is full throttle with the progression of the “Anti-Genre” (as Elite Force would put it) Tech-Funk in the US, and for this reason he is proud to become a part of the Sturdy Family.


DJ Dan, Uberzone, Miles Dyson “Operator feat. Blake Lewis” (Miles Dyson Remix) Nettwerk
The Soulbrothers, Miles Dyson “21st Century Disco Shit” (Miles Dyson Remix) Plasmapool
Dylan Rhymes, Tom Real, Atomic Drop “Godzilla” (Atomic Drop Remix) LOT49
Hiroki Esashika, Disco Of Doom “Kazane” (Disco Of Doom Remix) Taste/d Music
Hatiras, Vandal, JELO, Stanton Warriors, Elite Force “M.A.D.” (Elite Force Mix) U&A Recordings
Rektchordz “Speaker Bump” U&A Recordings
Emanuel Kosh, Zodiac Cartel “Make My Music” (Zodiac Cartel Remix) Electric Sushi
Olivier Giacomotto “Does It Taste Better” Definitive Recordings
Santiago & Bushido, Hijack “Puttin It Down” Potty Mouth Music
Mike Hulme, Stupid Fresh “100mg” (Stupid Fresh Remix ) U&A Recordings
Gigi Barocco, Calvertron “Gomma Gomma” (Calvertrons Remix) Jack Knife Records
Lutzenkirchen “Stealth Run” BluFin
NDKj, Marshall (aka Luigi Rocca) “Funkest Star” (Marshall Remix) Heatflow
DJ Dan “I Don’t Care” (Hot Mouth Remix) InStereo Recordings
Calvin Harris “Stars Come Out” Rektchordz Re-Fix 


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Lot49′s latest sonic adventure sees label stalwart Vandal return to the fore with this monstrous Thrasher EP. Vandal’s previous releases such as ‘Mad as Hell’, ‘Obey’, ‘Idiots’ and last year’s ‘Captain Magic’ have gained him a reputation for producing no nonsense, energy fueled floorfillers and this EP is no exception.

Here Vandal has crafted 3 genre transcending club bangers that have been part of our armory for the last 6 months, tearing up floors around the globe from Berlin to Istanbul, Moscow to Sheffield.


Vandal “Thrasher EP” by LOT49

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