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In 2015 Exploited has expanded their name to include Exploited Ghetto, a sub-label that brings new acts into the scene and from people yet not in the Exploited roster. The current roster includes Mennie, Kotelett & Zadak, Click Click, Martin Waslewski, Jey Kurmis and SevenDoors. In 2016 Exploited Ghetto also saw guest appearances from the likes of Tigerskin and Ian O Donovan.
Exploited Ghetto Trax Vol. 02 sums up 8 Exploited Ghetto releases from 2016.
Exploited Ghetto Release have been played out by various big DJs such as Claude Von Stroke, Solomun, Koelsch, Tiga, Jamie Jones, DJ Hell, Jimmy Edgar, Dave Clark, Daniel Avery, John Digweed, Ewan Pearson, Catz N Dogs, Groove Armada, Audiojack, Loco Dice, DJ Sneak, The Revenge, Pete Tong, Heidi, B Traits, Dusky, Dave Aju, Claptone, MANIK, Jesse Rose, Richy Ahmed, Ashworth, Riva Starr, Waff, Pig & Dan, Adriatique, Gardens Of God, Maxxi Soundsystem, Laurent Garnier, Tensnake, Tim Green, Dusky, Ardalan, The Glimmers, Good Guy Mikesh, PBR Streetgang, Psychemagik, Horse Meat Disco, Kraak&Smaak, Matthias Tanzmann, Luke Solomon, Shadowchild, Martin Landsky, Mr. V, Arthur Baker, Breach, AME, Wolf&Lamb, Friendly Fires, Superflu, Shiba San, Steve Lawler, Dubfire, Hackman, SIS, Pedro Winter, Shit Robot, In Flagranti, DJ Feadz, XXXY, dOP, Danny Howard, Baikal, Iron Curtis, Kasper Bjoerke.
THUMP: ‘Back in 2007, the born and bred Berliner Shir Khan began Exploited, a hybrid record label boasting an impressive roster of artists, and a heavy, deep house sound. Eight years later, Exploited is a staple in the music libraries of underground house fans worldwide. It’s an exciting time for the creatives behind the brand, as their name has expanded to include Exploited Ghetto, a sub-label that promises the same bouncy club tunes the project was initially founded on.
DEEPHOUSE AMSTERDAM: ‘The German house label Exploited, which is known for great releases and great parties alike, has announced the release of a new sublabel, according to Mixmag. Exploited, the magnificent label from Berlin, can surely be called one of the leading labels of contemporary house music. With a string of excellent releases during the past few years, the label is now branching out into Exploited Ghetto. The new sublabel will focus on bringing new acts into the scene. Much of what the label does will be focused on one-off releases, from people yet not in the Exploited roster.’
FAZE MAG: ‘Exploited avancierte über die Jahre zu einer der ersten Adressen im Bereich zeitgenössischer House Musik und diente Künstlern wie Adana Twins, Claptone oder Doctor Dru als Sprungbrett zu einer steilen, internationalen Karriere. Aber auch Shir Khan selbst profitierte vom Hype um sein Label und wurde so im Zuge dessen zu einem global gefragten DJ. Wenn es um deutsche Houselabels geht, ist Exploited schon lange kein Geheimtip mehr. Mittlerweile hat sich das Berliner Imprint zu einer stetigen Erscheinung in Charts und Plattenkoffern avanciert. Nun steht mit Exploited Ghetto ein Sublabel an.
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World Premiered by Nemone on BBC 6 at Electric Ladyland and the Breakfast Show.
DANCING ASTRONAUT Premiere:
‘“My Love” begins with bright strings and jangling percussion while sweet vocal wisps and a gentle kick create a cozy vibe. The track ends up doing more with less, using sparse hand claps and a gentle whoosh of cymbals over soft pads to cinematically unravel a sentimental feeling. Autumn or not, Compuphonic’s midas touch for Exploited continues, as “My Love” will undoubtedly find its way into countless playlists across the seasons.’
RED BULL ELEKTROPEDIA PREMIERE.
Included in Top 5 of DMC UK BUZZCHARTS:
Nemone: “So I did play you the beautiful, hypnotic, melancholic new work from belgium DJ and producer Compuphonic. His ‘My Love’ EP comes out on Exploited in November and I just played you the gorgeous DOLCE but the whole record is amazing basically so listen.”
Compuphonic is back on Exploited.
When we heard the first skits of his new demos we immediately fell in love.
Compuphonic about MY LOVE: ’This track reminds me of a beautiful day in autumn when leaves start falling from trees and the landscape is filled with different colours. It’s a homage to all these great melodic house records I rediscovered when going through my record collection.’
Lately Compuphonic launched his fantastic mixtape series ’Compuphonic Tales’ – a touching mix of all things melodic. (Listen to his current mix here: https://soundcloud.com/compuphonic-1/compuphonic-tales-10)
He also had festival appearances at Pukkelpop and Tomorrowland among others.
His last Exploited releases – such as ’Radio Atlantis’ and ‘The Sun Does Rise’ (nearly 1 million plays on Majestic Casual) – have picked up great support by radio stations and bloggers worldwide.
We are happy Compuphonic took his time off to deliver this new masterpiece. More to follow.
Some background info on Compuphonic:
Born in 1983 in Liège, Belgium, Maxime Firket grew up surrounded by music. He studied music theory and classical music at the Academy and did not choose the easy route by opting to study the cello. “A demanding and monodic instrument which forces you to find the right sound and the right note to make yourself heard. My cello background is still useful to me today.” As an adolescent, he dreamt of playing in a rock group, but also discovered Kraftwerk, Depeche Mode, Front 242 and Detroit techno. After having created his own studio and put together a few mixes on a Roland Compuphonic synthesiser (yes, that’s where the name comes from…), Maxime soon found himself behind the decks at Dirty Dancing nights in Brussels and recorded his first tracks for Dirty Dancing Recordings. In 2006, his reputation exploded on the dance floor with the groovy “Emotion”, produced in collaboration with Tiga and released on his label ‘Turbo’.
Compuphonic’s Sunset (ft. Marques Toliver) reached over 10 000 000 views (and counting) on YouTube with support on BBC RADIO 1 by Annie Mac, Pete Tong & Rob Da Bank.
With releases on labels such as Get Physical, Tiga’s Turbo, 20:20 Vision, Systematic and Exploited, Compuphonic has long been regarded by those in the know as one of Europe’s top producers and DJs. He has played shows at Pukkelpop, Dour Festival, Eurosonic, SXSW, Sonar Festival, Monegros, & many more.
Compuphonic’s dedication and elaborateness delivers spontaneous productions of hedonistic house. Natural, open to large spaces, ambitious but always accessible. Handling music as the art form it is. Alternating complicated with simple pieces, electronic with organic, light with dark, ease with emotional, celebration with pondering. Telling a different, but in its way even more exciting new tale, time and time again.
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Props from Jamie Jones, Tim Green, Man Power, Horse Meat Disco, Karotte, Iron Curtis, Peter Kruder, Kaiserdisco, Stereo MCs, Russel Yallop, Kyodai among others.
Hotly tipped newcomers GHEIST are back on Exploited.
These 2 new tracks have been causing great reactions on the dancefloor and we are happy to get them finally released now.
GHEIST’s debut FIRST DAY directly hit the Top 5 Beatport Deephouse Album Spot within 1 week and was world premiered by Pete Tong on BBC Radio 1.
“Hailing from Berlin, Germany, GHEIST is a new live act and production project founded last year at Berlin’s Riverside Studio; the concept based on 10 years of friendship and studio works involves an electronica band and a DJ.” (Ibiza Voice)
Watch this little documentary about Exploited and GHEIST here.
Our fresh new act GHEIST live from the Crane Hotel on Be-AT TV for ADE 2016. Including their new EP.
A current DJ set of them can be found via Datatransmission.