To celebrate the first sunny days of spring, up-and-coming German electronic music producer Nicolas Janco, aka Parra for Cuva, is releasing a brand new EP featuring collaborations with fellow producer Mr Gramo and vocalist Anna Naklab. The 3-track EP, titled Fading Nights, strikes a perfect balance between pop, deep house, ambient and minimal. Naklab’s beautiful heartfelt vocals sound mellow and soothing against the backdrop of hypnotizing beats, soaring melodies and ethereal synths.
Equally influenced by Italian avant-garde pianist Ludovico Einaudi and British musician/DJ Bonobo, Parra for Cuva started his musical training with two years of piano improvisation lessons, but quickly moved on to electronic music. After relocating to Berlin, he bought his first digital audio workstation and recorded his a few piano compositions. Now backed by French hip label Délicieuse Records he is ready to share his tunes with the world , so give yourself a treat and check it out!
A remix EP is in the works and should be out soon. To stay in the loop, follow Parra for Cuva on Facebook. Buy his music on Beatport or
Originally hailing from London, Woolfy started hitting the clubs in Los Angeles as a teenager and by the time he turned 19 he already knew DJing was his destiny. So he bought a couple of turntables and before you know he was playing his first gigs around LA!
The rest is history: he founded the deep house & funk club Pressure, became a resident DJ at the legendary Café-Club Fais Do Do and started the duo Projections with Danny Hastie in 2000, as well as the underground band Sounds From The Ward. If the latter remained dormant, Projections went on to sign with Guidance Recordings and subsequently released the album Between Here & Now in 2002 and a handful of singles, giving Woolfy some well deserved exposure on the club circuit and amongst electronica enthusiasts.
While in New York around 2004, Woolfy met DJ Spun of Rong Records playing at his local. A few bottles of rum later, a deal was struck to release Woolfy’s first solo single “Oh Missy”, as a split single with Projections. Fast forward to 2009 and the release of the album If You Know What’s Good For Ya!! including standout tracks “Odyssey”, “Looking Glass” and “Two Far Gone”…
Woolfy - Odyssey
With influences ranging from dirty disco and 80s music to English punk, pub funk, Woolfy’s sound is polished and mature but also full of emotions. You can sample more of his music, as well as a few Projections tracks, on Woolfy’s MySpace. Buy the music on
If you love electronic tunes that think outside the box, then look no further than Gui Boratto. After teasing us for two years with a string of singles and remixes, this Brazilian DJ/producer is presenting us with his second full-length release, Take My Breath Away, which really sets a new standard for minimal-tech/house music. Boratto’s blend of electronic beats, soaring melodies and haunting synths is sure to keep you hooked all through this record, which is destined both for the dancefloors and your home stereos.
Gui Boratto - No Turning Back
Between deep techno tracks and electro pop gems, Take My Breath Away is a carefully crafted collection of subtle electronica numbers, flowing along gently but never forgetting its mission, which is to make us throw our hands up in the air. Unlike most other dance releases though, Boratto’s album is not a collection of stand alone hits compiled together, but rather a fully cohesive whole. You can purchase Take My Breath Away on
Let’s not forget Boratto’s work as a remixer. His collaborations with Guy J, Adam Freeland and Bomb The Bass, amongst others, have earned him international recognition. Just below, you can listen to his remix of Ada’s “Lovestoned”, which simply cannot be described with words…
Ada - Lovestoned (Gui Boratto Remix)
Gui’s recent remix of Massive Attack’s “Paradise Circus” is yet another master stroke. This melody oriented remix combines melancholic piano keys, Hope Sandoval’s haunting vocals and a killer beat. The result is a track that only adds to the haunting beauty of the original.
Massive Attack - Paradise Circus (Gui Boratto Remix)
Show Gui Boratto some love on his official site or on MySpace.