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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 Kotelett & Zadak, Martin Waslewski, Christian Nielsen, Tigerskin, Mennie & Click Click plus various guest appearances.
Exploited Ghetto Trax Vol. 03 sums up 17 Exploited Ghetto Tracks from 2017.
Exploited Ghetto Releases have been played out by various big DJs auch 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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Born and raised in Spain, Javier Orduña has already released music on esteemed labels such as Visionquest, Culprit or Get Physical.
His musical spectrum ranges from Detroit techno, to house, Acid house, Deep-house, Jazz, Rock and Punk and his tracks have been widely supported by some of the biggest names in the dance game.
On his debut ’We Almost Drowned In The Sea’ for Exploited Ghetto he teams up with singer Mâhfoud.
Mâhfoud is a vocalist, instrumentalist, composer and producer from the Netherlands. His work is often referred to as melancholic, yet goosing. In his latest development he attempts to liaise science and sound into a honest fusion of traditional instruments and electronic driven compositions.
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Early support from DJ Hell, Simon Baker, Arthur Baker, Claptone, Booka Shade, Tensnake, Kevin Knapp, Purple Disco Machine, Waifs & Strays, Downtown Party Network, Jozif, Horse Meat Disco, Patrick Pulsinger, Liar/Tessiier-Ashpool, dOP, Roberto Rodriguez, Zoo Brazil, Joyce Muniz…
Bearface is obsessed with rhythm. Trained as a classical percussionist, specialising in Indian and Latin, he has always seen how drums can draw people together, underpin gatherings and lock people into a hypnotic groove. “I see Bearface as a site of rebellion against a rigid conception of House music” he says, explaining his vision. Always designed for the floor, the tracks are picking up recognition from artists as diverse as Mr. G, Skream and Tensnake, and regularly cause damage at underground clubs across London.
Plastic surgery for a flabby dance floor. ‘Moon’ comes with sharp percussion slices through surgical vocal clips, a body shaking bottom-end. Based around a feel-good disco structure, but with the playful sound design of imaginative, forward thinking house, this is guaranteed to bring energy and iron out those wrinkles.
A percussive techno workout with dub sensibilities and a strongly retro feel. Reaching across genres, ‘280’ references chattering handclaps from Chicago and dreamy, robotic vocals from Italo. Mixing them all together into a psychedelic funk for those dark corners where minds are lost.
A mid-tempo exploration of that fertile territory between house and techno. Lush, echoing chord-washes drift and build in intensity over a clean, repetitive drum structure. Reminiscent of Transmat offerings of late, this chord grooves to a deeper rhythm than most.
Bearface offers a Sub-aqueous rhythmic exploration with Troid. A Deeply structured, echo-laden bed track supports mysterious keys floating in and out of focus, offset by gnarled acid inflections that feel like insistent questions. More atmospheric and suggestive than his more club focused tracks of late, this feels like an opener or scene-setter for late night narratives, where the cinematic sweeps and sparkling acid lines jostle for supremacy.
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Premiered by B Traits at BBC Radio 1 / Soundcloud
Early love from Axel Boman, Superpitcher, Hot Since 82, Darius Syrossian, Audiojack, Dave Seaman, Sasha, The Drifter, Baikal, Till Von Sein…
Kotelett & Zadak are coming around the block with a magnum bottle full of french fries in their bag.
Where the two actually originate, nobody knows for sure. Rumors have it that they once had a common love for sprat fishing and point their fateful meeting to somewhere on the North German Coast.If you believe the various rumors, Zadak lost his pants in a raid by the Department of Fish and Game, while Kotelett, due to an overdose of moonshine, lost his Boating License. Both lost their Fishing Licenses and, whoops!, there went their livelihood…What was left for them to do but abscond to the interior, a bleary-eyed and shady escape to where no one knew them by name. “From now on ….” one of the two is said to have mumbled into his beard; which one is still not known. All in all it was a perfectly logical development, since the nights were rough anyway and the lamest things always ended up in the Net…if all catfish are gray.And so, control rod was quickly exchanged with controller, stroke side with backspin, and fog horn with fog machine. What was formerly filleted, is now being filtered, what was being caught, is now pitched. Since then they have never again scrubbed the decks, but instead record from them.Now, wherever they drop their anchor: there blows a strong bass-breeze, sound waves rise and no shot glass remains dry. Every Mermaid has exchanged her ingenue for a good pair of dance shoes and goes crazy from the unmistakable sound of the two self-acclaimed Club- Irish. Whosoever doesn’t hold tight to the bar will be swept away like the sprats in the net.Even after days-long sets and a potently boozy fee, a glance into the crowd of faces, tanned by the thick club air, reveals all: Kotelett and Zadak remain uncompromised and bring together that which belongs together – music and magic moments. (The Department of Fish and Game would like to add: “We are simply happy to be rid of them.”)