Sunday, 17 April 2022

Sleepy & Boo - Kind / Generous

'Kind / Generous' is the second release from New York duo Sleepy & Boo on Colour and Pitch, following their 2020 debut 'Decoding Reality'. 

New York's veteran production and DJ duo Sleepy & Boo have steadily emerged as producers of note in the underground realm. From their home base in the heart of the Big Apple's dynamic dance music scene, the duo have left their mark on countless dancefloors around the world. 

 Geared towards the dancefloor, these two cuts are representative of the duo's studio output, featuring crisp drums, moody stabs, and smooth chords and pads that envelop the listener. These are sophisticated late-night tracks for discerning DJs and music lovers, and highlight the continued progression of Sleepy & Boo's style. 

 Sleepy & Boo have been honoured to work with an array of international labels to showcase their sounds, which covers a wide range from hypnotic, dub-inspired techno to more uplifting, melodic house grooves. These include releases on Boris' Transmit Recordings, Barbuto's Mavic Music, Japan's Hypnotic Room, San Diego's Techniche label, Ukraine's Aletheia Recordings, Australia's Translucent, Italy's Syncopate and more. 

Support for their releases have come from artists including Maya Jane Coles, Oscar G, Roger Sanchez, Pablo Ceballos, Karotte, Drunken Kong and many more.

Beatport Exclusive - May 13th 2022
All Stores - May 27th.

Sunday, 27 March 2022

Sumsuch & Will Brock - There Comes a Time Remixes

Colour and Pitch revisits Sumsuch & Will Brock's 2021 slice of deep house magic 'There Comes a Time' with brand new remixes by Kanedo and Jean Jacques Smoothie. 

 Finding its way into the hearts of lovers of soulful and deep house all over the globe since its 2021 release, 'There Comes A Time' is a smooth and understated cut, with lyrical guitar from Sumsuch and heart-stopping vocals by Will Brock. 

 Talented young Spanish producer Kanedo delivers a typically languid and melodic rework of 'There Comes a Time, taking the song even further into sunset beach terrace territory. 

Welsh DJ Jean Jacques Smoothie turns in a delightfully groovy, somewhat breaksy, undeniably bouncy remix, built for the dancefloor.

Release Date: April 29th 2022 (Beatport Promo April 15th).


Friday, 4 March 2022

Glass Slipper - Love is Feeling

Texas duo Glass Slipper return to Colour and Pitch, with a special House remake of the 1977 Eloise Laws classic 'Love Is Feeling', with a remix from Sumsuch. 

"Eloise, Ronny and the Laws Family were musical royalty in Houston, where I grew up" says vocalist Lisa Cork-Twiss. "This was one of my favorite songs from her album "Eloise". Brad sent me an instrumental track he was working on and I immediately started humming "Love is Feeling" to it... I'm paying tribute to my roots with this adaptation." 

 The other half of Glass Slipper, producer Brad Eller, provides a crisp, clean, acid-tinged House music backdrop for 'Love Is Feeling', as well as turning in a hypnotic Dub version and an instrumental. 

 Colour and Pitch founder Sumsuch steps up to deliver a raw, atmospheric and spacious Deep House version of 'Love Is Feeling', putting Lisa's powerful vocal up front and adding just a touch of jazz in the breakdown.


Out April 1st 2022 (Beatport Exclusive March 18th).

Wednesday, 19 January 2022

Sumsuch & Will Brock - You Could Fly

Will Brock and Sumsuch return to Colour and Pitch with uplifting, soulful gem, 'You Could Fly', presented with remixes from Gavin Boyce and Glass Slipper. 

Also releasing together on BBE Music as Mega Jawns, the Philly / UK duo of Will Brock and Sumsuch have been releasing music together ever since 'Simpatico', the first ever single on Colour and Pitch back in 2013. 'You Could Fly' is typical of the duo's warm, human, song-based brand of electronic music, with soaring vocals and sparkling piano from Brock, matched with lyrical guitars and smooth production from Sumsuch. 

Hot on the heels of his landmark 2021 album 'Anywhere Here' on Nordic Trax, Irish producer Gavin Boyce turns in a typically deep, understated yet intricate revision of 'You Could Fly', slowing the tempo and squeezing even more emotion from Brock's vocals. 

Fresh from releases on Reel People Music and Foliage to name but two, and being remixed by the great Atjazz, Austin TX pair Glass Slipper return to Colour and Pitch with a super-soulful re-imagining of 'You Could Fly'. Turning the song into a duet with additional powerhouse vocals from Lisa Cork-Twiss, Glass Slipper's remake takes the song up, up, and away!

Available on Beatport and Spotify, February 11th 2022.
All stores February 25th.

Wednesday, 22 December 2021

Finest Wear - The Terminal EP

A regular feature on Colour and Pitch since the label's inception in 2013, Finest Wear returns with new three track EP, The Terminal.

With new events brand and label Sonder going from strength to strength and a new fortnightly show on Grant Nelson's D3EP Radio Network, we are delighted to welcome Finest Wear back to C&P for this trio of deep cuts.

Opening salvo 'Go Deeper' combines Finest Wear's unmistakable rolling groove with an important message in its spoken word breakdown. 'Pump The Rhythm' delivers a classic raw sound reminiscent of golden era Chicago and Detroit productions. Finally, title track 'The Terminal' conjures up a light, airy feeling with its skippy drums and crystalline stabs.

Buy or stream: https://li.sten.to/theterminal

Friday, 5 November 2021

Alex Kentucky - My Book

Stalwart of Ibiza's vibrant beach and club scenes, Alex Kentucky makes his Colour and Pitch debut with new single 'My Book', presented with a remix from label founder Sumsuch.

Founder of Be Adult Music and regular at Nassau Beach Club, Cotton Club and many other great venues on the White Isle, Alex Kentucky's Deep Fusion mix-show has been going from strength to strength in the past few years.

'My Book' represents Alex's smooth and classy musical character perfectly, with warm synths and evocative melodies riding a deep groove.

Colour and Pitch founder Sumsuch embraces the original's subtle synths and languid atmosphere, adding live piano and guitar chords, a filtered 808 line and analogue drum sounds galore.

BUY OR STREAM THE SINGLE.

Beatport: November 26th 2021
All Stores: December 10th 2021

Tuesday, 10 August 2021

Sumsuch & Will Brock - Humanity

UK / Philadelphia duo Sumsuch and Will Brock return to Colour and Pitch with soulful new Deep House track, Humanity.

Releasing on BBE Music as Mega Jawns, Will Sumsuch and Will Brock have been making music together since 2013, when they joined forces for the first ever release on Colour and Pitch, 'Simpatico'.

'Humanity' is perhaps their most heartfelt and accomplished work yet. Framed by Sumsuch's warm production and lyrical lead guitar, Will Brock's words and powerful delivery are a clarion cry for forgiveness, tenderness and togetherness in these times of great division.

The song came together quickly after a conversation between the two friends, discussing racial and political divisions in both the USA and UK. "So many of us cling to ideas and identities handed to us by whichever society we happen to be born into" says Sumsuch. "Will and I were talking about how people have become so attached to stances and beliefs that hurt themselves and others. I'd been feeling a lot of sadness about this when I was composing the instrumental, which I'd sent him just before our call. About two hours after we spoke, he sent back the finished song. My jaw hit the floor when I heard the words he'd written."

"Feel the beat of every human soul" sings Brock. "Love with all your heart and then some more".

Heed the call. Don't let hate use you. Use your Humanity.

BandcampTraxsource / Spotify / Beatport / Apple Music

Saturday, 10 July 2021

DJ Joma - Divinity

 

Colour and Pitch presents 'Divinity', the soul-stirring new single from DJ Joma & Moon Aton, featuring a stunning remix from Kanedo.

For the 70th release on Colour and Pitch, we welcome back Belfast's DJ Joma and German spoken word artist Moon Aton for 'Divinity', a truly breathtaking melodic deep house cut.

Founder of the Personal Belongings label and regular on Alex Kentucky's Be Adult Music, Kanedo introduces warm chords and smooth percussion for his subtle rework of 'Divinity'.

"We humans all have a divine spark within us. That is what connects us all, regardless of our different religions. If we look inside ourselves, we can discover it, connect with it and make it shine.

The time is ripe for all people on this planet, regardless of colour, religion or sexual orientation, to come together as united brothers and sisters. We are all divine beings." - DJ Joma & Moon Aton

Available on Traxsource | Spotify
All Stores: August 13th


Monday, 21 June 2021

Tim Tonal - Light My Way


Tim Tonal returns to Colour and Pitch with new Deep House cut ‘Light My Way', featuring remixes from Jean Jacques Smoothie, Dadhaus, PJ Principle and Second City Firsts

One half of Tonal Fusion and Alpha Dogs, Nottingham producer Tim Tonal has been a regular on Colour and Pitch since 2017. New single ‘Light My Way' showcases Tim's deeper side, with hypnotic arpeggios, smooth chords and a rock-steady groove.

We're delighted to welcome UK crossover hero Jean Jacques Smoothie to Colour and Pitch for a lithe and supple House rework of ‘Light My Way', a great reminder of why his remixes are in constant demand from artists across the musical spectrum, from Kylie Minogue to Goldie Lookin Chain.

Comprising producers Rod Devonshire and Anthony Leonard (Lenodd), Dadhaus deliver a beautifully poised post-rave reworking of the track, featuring vocoders and warm synth lines galore.

PJ Principle returns with a sparse and crisp version of ‘Light My Way', allowing plenty of space for each part to breathe, while introducing shimmering synth strings and a melodious new bass-line.

Last but not least, Steve Griffo Griffiths returns in Second City Firsts guise with a mid-tempo workout that combines his love of both dub reggae and the San Francisco Hardkiss label's early 90's vibe, with a nod towards Gary Numan in the track's synth breakdown. 

Pre-order via Traxsource | Bandcamp | Beatport | Apple Music | Spotify | Juno Download

Saturday, 1 May 2021

The Self Help Group - Temple OS

Brighton alt-folk band The Self Help Group's touching and unique song ‘Temple OS' gets the remix treatment from Gavin Boyce, Grottoes, Rosko & Sumsuch and Eric Shans.

The original song, written by Brighton musician Mark Bruce, founder of The Self Help Group, is inspired by the strange and tragic story of Terry A. Davis. Davis began programming the ‘Temple OS' computer operating system in 2005 after a series of visions in which he claimed God had instructed him to build ‘the Third Temple', as prophesied in the Bible.

Reunited for the first time since their 2009 low-key underground hit ‘Latenite Bypass' on Urban Torque, Rosko & Sumsuch turn in an acid-tinged, string-laden, extended rework of the song, putting Mark's powerful vocal out front and dubbing the song out in the second half.

Off-kilter electronic music hero Q-Burns Abstract Message unveils his brand new Grottoes alias for a meditative, ambient ‘Reversion' of ‘Temple OS', layering guitars over airy synths to build up a densely textured soundscape.

With an album coming soon on Nordic Trax, Irish producer Gavin Boyce delivers a potent and haunting House ‘2MB Distro Mix' of Temple OS, sure to provide many a transcendental dance-floor moment when the clubs finally re-open.

Colour and Pitch regular and 3Bridge Records co-owner Eric Shans stays true to the original version, adding subtle electronic melodies and shimmering chords to delightful effect.

Finally, The Self Group provide an alternate rendition of ‘Temple OS', transforming the song into a languid and warm synth-pop gem.

Available on Traxsource | Beatport | Bandcamp | Spotify | Apple Music | Juno