Unlock The Rhythm by Shades Of Gray is out now!

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Second LP by Shades Of Gray is now out digitally as well. You can get Unlock The Rhythm on iTunes, Beatport, Traxsource and other digital stores. Vinyl and CD is also available on Juno, Decks, Phonica, Oye, Red Eye etc.
To coincide with the album release we present video for a song called Disappear With You. The video is shot and edited by amazing Serbian artist Slavisa Starcev.

 

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ARTTU (Clone) interview

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To coincide with ARTTU’s debut performance in Prague at the Beef records showcase we present a short interview. Make sure not to miss his show this Friday 4th of April.
Hi Arttu, thanks a lot for coming over to Prague for the Beef showcase night. Have you even been to Prague or Czech Republic? What are you expecting from Prague?
Sunshine, charming people and lovely old buildings. Did I mention beer?
We know that you travel a lot. You were born in a countryside of Finland. Later you moved to Helsinki, then you moved to London and after that to Lisbon. However you ticket to get to Prague was booked from Berlin. Where do you actually live now and what does the word ‘home’ means for you?
Me and my lovely little family have ended up in Berlin now. Like one famous song put it so well : ” whereever he laid his head was his home”
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‘Unlock The Rhythm’ CD and Vinyl is out

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Three years since their critically acclaimed debut LP Soul Machine, which was included in DJ Mag’s top 50 albums of the year, Shades of Gray return with their follow up full length, ‘Unlock The Rhythm’.
Shades of Gray are Czech national Michal Ruzicka and Aussie Nick West and together they have been producing since 2005. As well as releasing on labels like Tonkind, Om and Lost My Dog, and of course their very own Beef Records. They are known for their uniquely emotive and sensual take on deep house sounds, both as producers and as DJs, playing everywhere from Barcelona, to Prague, Berlin to Sydney. There is already a lot to enjoy because Unlock The Rhythm is that rare type album that captures you on first listen but has that distinctive SOG nuance and depth to draw you back in again and again.
Get the CD (and/or vinyl) on juno, decks or directly via contact@beefrecords.net .
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Shades Of Gray – Unlock The Rhythm (vinyl sampler)

Shades Of Gray’s second longplayer ‘Unlock The Rhythm’ will be out in April. To get you excited we present a four track vinyl sampler. Both original tracks are disco infused house groovers suitable for late night sessions. On the flip we have remix by Kuba Sojka from Dogmatic. Rather acid infused techno interpretation. To complete the package there is also Mic Mills (Untzz) remix… loopy house monster, tribute to the classic funk. Vinyl comes with download voucher. Get it now in all good record stores (Phonica, Oye, Melting Point) and online stores (juno.co.ukdecks.de, deejay.de).
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Interview with La Fleur (Watergate)

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Swedish artists Sanna La Fleur will perform at Chapeau Rouge this Friday 7th of February at our BE AT: party. La Fleur is known for her dynamic sets oscillating between underground house music and melodic techno. Last year she started a residency at the most respected Berlin club Watergate and she also regularly performs at the Berghain. To coincide with her debut show in Prague we are happy to present a little interview with her. Full info about the party can be found here.
Hi Sanna, can you tell me something about all the different connections to flowers (La Fleur, Flowerhead, Power Plant)? 
La Fleur is my real name, my middle name, it’s an old family name from my mothers side, so the connection to flowers came natural ;)
We know you are a hard working person. What projects are you working on at the moment? 
I’m finishing mixes for the Cadenza podcast and a remix for Kerri Chandler that will be out on Watergate Records in March. Also having other exciting projects in pipeline that I’m looking forward to share with you in the near future.
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Late & Deep EP

Sean Roman & Dick Diamonds are a pair of Toronto natives who DJ and Produce music together. As a duo as well as solo artists they have an impressive string of releases under their belt. Lets name just a few labels: Hot Waves (Jamie Jones & Lee Foss), Extended Play (T-Bone), Strictly Rhythm and My Favorite Robot. This list already implies that these guys are nothing short of underground quality. We are happy to present great two tracks from Dick and Sean – Heatstrokes and Late & Deep. There is also a great moody number called Sandy Drawer, which was co-produced with their Swiss mate – Krizzli. Reblok on the remix duties. Enjoy
Buy the whole EP via Beatport.
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Late & Deep is excellent.Loving it.Full support. Thanks  The Timewriter (REfINE music)
Heatstrokes is cool. nice one bruv! J.Phlip (dirtybird)
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BE AT: Smash TV

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Smash TV from Bpitch Control/Get Physical will perform alongside Dj Schwa, Oli_n and Ark at Chapeau Rouge Prague on Friday 27th December. Our parties at Chapeau always rock and because it’s Christmas time we are giving away discounted tickets for only 50CZK as well as some other great gifts from our generous sponsors. To get on the list all you have to do is email your full names to contact@beefrecords.net. More info is here.
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VA Neo Violence (by Dmitry & Schwa)

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Beef records in collaboration with respected blog site Neo Violence present a 10 track compilation reflecting the latest sound of underground. Expect no neat deep house groovers! Dmit.ry and Dj Schwa selected tracks that have flavours of underground bass music, darker electro, synthy raw and analog techno music. From the better known artists featured on this VA we would like to mention NY based producer Policy from Rush Hour, Daniel Klauser from Diamante records, Reblok from Suara, Kid Mark from Skylax and ANS from Krmelec recordings.
Get a free track download via XLR8R. Buy the whole comp via Traxsource and Beatport.
 
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Track Puff Dat by JTRP got featured on T. Williams show In New Djs We Trust on BBC Radio 1!

 

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Interview with Kuba Sojka

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Few days ahead of Kuba Sojka debut Prague gig we bring you a very interesting interview. Discover Kuba’s background, productions secrets and musical knowledge and of course don’t miss his live show and workshop at Chapeau Rouge on Saturday 30th November. Enjoy the interview and see you on Sunday.
You are a musician from Poland, following American 80’s electronic club sound. You are using modern technology and musical instruments to explore new possibilities of such sound. 
KS: As a producer or a live performer your selections spans from downtempo vubes to minimal techno rollers, from jazzy stuff to deep chord moods. You set yourself a goal to release a track on Matrix records, an oldschool Detroit label – and you did it! Another success for you was winning Laurent Garnier’s remix context with an original rework in 2010.

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Beef showcase: Kuba Sojka live

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For our next Prague based label party we welcome Kuba Sojka from Poland. Kuba releases on the legendary Detroit label, Matrix Records. Kuba often works with Minimalsoul Recordings as well as London based Souliner Records! He will be playing a proper live show for us at Chapeau Rouge. For all music enthusiasts and producers we are organising a special workshop from 7pm with Kuba Sojka and Tom Holic. RSVP yourself at contact@beefrecords.net. Big thanks goes to Polish Institut Prague and Club Mate for the support! More info and full lineup is here.
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