Hello – again!

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We are happy to introduce some new artists to our roster – and to welcome some old friends back! Cheers to Smokey Joe & The Kid, The Sweet Life Society, Basement Freaks, and Funkanomics!

Smokey Joe & The Kid
The sound of these guys takes us from 1920’s Swing to today’s Hip Hop and Electro. Percussion solos played with scratches, beats and melodies banged out on the MPC – everything is performed live. Together with VJ Miss Chemar, they deliver a unique, dynamic A/V Show!

The Sweet Life Society
The creaking sound of old school vinyl is not enough for the eccentric band “Sweet Life Society”; the talented group that mix contemporary tunes with old school “Cotton Club”, re-styling the “Swing Music Culture” into a mix of electronic sounds, while also adding the performance of live instruments from the best “Torinese” Jazz scene.

Basement Freaks
Basement Freaks is the brainchild of George Fotiadis, a major force in the scene for well over ten years. After more than 14 successful vinyl releases, 2 full albums, over 15 remixes and countless digital EPs, George has been called “The hardest working man in Funk”. His music has been praised by MixMag,iDJ Mag and even the Godfather of Nu-Skool Breaks – Rennie Pilgrem. In fact, every respectable funk DJ on the planet includes a Basement Freaks tune in their set.

Funkanomics (Ghetto Funk)
4 turntables and that phenomenal funky-sexy-party sound perfectly designed for the dance floor: that’s Funkanomics!
Juwee, Fx Farmer and Bobby Kudlicz from southern Germany formed the team in 2006 and toured clubs and festivals worldwide ever since. Beautiful crunchy bass lines funked up with pumping grooves: listen to it once and you won’t get it out of your head. And feet…

 

We look forward to great shows with those guys!

Bureau, Boca, Smoove – In 2015, it’s all about 45!

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This year is all about small vinyl making a huge impact on dance and club culture once again. As usual, the epidemic starts in the UK, thanks to DJ Smoove’s and Boca 45’s crazy-amazing 7-inch vinyl parties. Now the virus is going to sweep the party people on the continent off their feet!

Boca 45 – Bristol’s most eclectic producer just announced his new album, to be released end of March. He’ll present “Dig, Eat, Beats, Repeat” as well as all the 7-inches that shaped his unique sound! From soul, funk, hip-hop to disco, rock, and beats!

Listen to Boca’s new single “Mr Big Sun” featuring Stephanie McKay.

Do we really need to introduce DJ Smoove once more? He’s the musical mastermind behind Smoove & Turrel’s hugely successful 2014 album “Broken Toys”. Now he rediscovered his love for the 7-inch format and amazes the dance crowds with a massive fun experience.

Check out Smoove’s new strictly 45 vinyl mix!

And there is also more to come from bureau45, now in their 10th year in the music business. Be prepared and be sure to be part of the 45 movement!

Contact frank@bureau45.com for details and bookings!

Hip Hop At It’s Best: De La Soul’s DJ Maseo

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Quality hip hop has always been close to the heart and soul of bureau45. So we’re particularly proud to welcome DJ Maseo to our artist pool!

When De La Soul’s “3 Feet High & Rising” hit the scene in 1989, the album set the standards for an entire generation of hip hop artists. Open-mindedness towards new genres, innovative collaborations and a fine sense of humor paved the path for a universe of new ideas and sounds. De La Soul and Maseo maintained their credibility, curiosity and their innovative minds. Most recently they toured with Gorillaz worldwide, with entire stadiums chanting Maseo’s name to prompt his now infamous demented laugh to start off the performance of “Feel Good Inc”. Maseo is currently working on his “DJ-Conductor” concept album and can be seen in the award-winning “Beats Rhymes & Life” A Tribe Called Quest Documentary.

DJ Maseo is available for DJ sets in clubs and for festivals. Please contact frank@bureau45.com for details and conditions.

 

More information and music here:

Maseo / De La Soul & Gorillaz – Feel Good Inc

Maseo at Redbull Music Academy

Cee-Lo, Mos Def, Q-Tip, Public Enemy, Estelle, EPMD pay tribute to De La Soul

 

“All The Roads” From L.A. To Europe

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Hip-hop meets pop meets electro – Pigeon John’s new album is another bomb for the dancefloor – and we proudly welcome him to our artist roster!

When in 2010 Pigeon John’s “The Bomb” blasted the clubs, festivals and – through the amazing Volkswagen commercial – tv screens, it meant a turning point in his 10 years career that began in L.A.’s open-mic scene in the late 90s. The according album “Dragon Slayer” used samples of original instrumentation to blend hip-hop, pop music and electro to an uplifting sound experience.

With his new album “All The Roads” he continues and refines this work, re-adding some of his spoken-word roots with the lyrics. Energetic, charming, innovative, uplifting, deep, personal but never too serious – the new release has everything you need for great entertainment.

Pigeon John will be touring Europe in March 2015 to promote “All The Roads” and we are happy to offer available dates for the tour as well as for festivals in summer.

Please contact frank@bureau45.com for details.

 

More information on Pigeon John and the new album here:

Official website

Soundcloud

YouTube

Bites, Scratches and Rock’n’Roll for 2015!

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Loo & Placido kick off the New Year with their new ‘[SDM] Smashing Dance Music’ A / V show.

Watch the amazing trailer on YouTube!

Our French masterminds Loo & Placido spent the last months to work out some amazing new ideas, stage designs, visuals and of course incredible mash-ups and bootlegs for their fans. Geek art, pop culture and the most popular dance music genres are blended into a high-energy entertainment experience. From small clubs to big festival stages – Loo & Placido’s SDM show will get the crowds on their dancing feet!

A free SDM bootleg pack is available for download HERE.

Please contact frank@bureau45.com for availability and booking options!