King Street Sounds Debuts Remix Series: ‘King Street: Beat Match’

New York City, NY – April 12, 2024 – Following the recent announcement of its relaunch, King Street Sounds, one of the oldest and most respected independent house music labels in New York City, today unveiled the debut installment of its brand-new remix series: ‘King Street: Beat Match’. The series kicks off with Kasango, Demi Riquísimo and Demuja issuing diverse takes on classic tracks from Dennis Ferrer, Barbara Tucker & Tuccillo and Mood II Swing, ranging from Afro house to garage.


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London-based Demi Riquísimo, celebrated for his distinctive acid and Italo house influences, brings his signature touch to Barbara Tucker & Tuccillo's 'One Desire'. Meanwhile, DJ and producer Kasango offers a vibrant Afro house rendition of Dennis Ferrer and Danil Wright’s gospel house classic Church Lady. Rounding off the EP, Demuja infuses a garage vibe into Mood II Swing's timeless track 'Closer', featuring Carole Sylvan, adding his own flair to the classic.

"I was hugely honoured and so excited to have the opportunity to rework some original Barbara Tucker & Tuccillo stems," said Demi Riquísimo. "I wanted to use new elements and hooks within some of the ad libs section to create this new track, alongside sounds that can be found in my other productions."


“House music is my first love, so saying yes to the offer of remixing a track by the legendary Dennis Ferrer wasn’t something I had to think twice about,” added Kasango. It’s an honor and a pleasure to put my stamp on ‘Church Lady’. It’s amazing to see King Street having another moment.”


Demuja said: "Putting my spin on a track for such a legendary house act was truly a pleasure; Mood II Swing's music has been a part of my life since I was very young. With numerous versions of 'Closer' already out there, I aimed to offer a unique twist, which ultimately led to the creation of this UK garage interpretation."


‘King Street: Beat Match’ is available now on King Street Sounds via Armada Music.


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About King Street Sounds

The story of King Street Sounds starts at the Paradise Garage in New York City, the iconic nightclub that birthed the soulful house music movement. Once home to the late DJ Larry Levan, the Paradise Garage has had a major influence on the career choice and artistic style of house royalty such as David Morales, Louie Vega and Junior Vasquez, and was a keystone for the region's LGBT culture, particularly for Black and Latin American men. This spirit, along with the iconic music the Garage cultivated, inspired the foundation of King Street Sounds in 1993. 


Japanese founder Hisa Ishioka continues to spearhead the label’s output, maintaining King Street Sounds’ position at the forefront of dance culture. Predominantly focusing on its roots in house music whilst also pushing the sonic boundaries of the label to include Afro, Latin, jazz and tech-infused records, King Street Sounds has a global repertoire with a worldwide following. Household names such as Blaze, Barbara Tucker and Ultra Naté released exceedingly successful records such as ‘Most Precious Love’ and ‘Party Girl’ on the label, while house legends Kerri Chandler and Dennis Ferrer signed their seminal albums ‘Trionisphere’ and ‘The World As I See It’ to King Street Sounds. 


Fast forward to today, King Street Sounds continues to honor the legacy of the past thirty years, weaving its music into the modern ecosystem to educate and entertain new ears and existing fans. Through the continued work of label founder Hisa and a dedicated team of dance music experts, a new wave of talent pumps the beating heart of this legendary label.

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Armada Music is the biggest independent dance music label in the world. Founded by Armin van Buuren, Maykel Piron (CEO) and David Lewis, the label manages an ever-growing catalog of over 40,000 tracks, built up across twenty-plus years of specialized dance music exploitation.

Representing artists such as Armin van Buuren, ARTY, D.O.D, Eelke Kleijn, Jan Blomqvist, Loud Luxury, Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano, Tensnake, THEMBA and Yulia Niko, Armada Music amasses more than one billion streams per month, airplay on leading radio outlets such as BBC Radio 1 and Sirius XM, and top positions in the world’s most notable charts. The label also takes great pride in major achievements such as Armin van Buuren’s GRAMMY nomination for ‘This Is What It Feels Like’, Loud Luxury and Brando’s ‘Body’ surpassing one billion streams on Spotify and breaking artists such as Lost Frequencies into global stardom.

Across offices in Amsterdam (HQ), New York, London and Laren (NL), Armada Music offers a truly global appeal to its growing roster. The label has its own club, radio studio and multiple production studios, and hosts various live formats. Producer platform Armada University, which offers educational products and opportunities, shows the label’s sustained effort to nurture the next wave of talent.

In 2023, Armada Music launched BEAT Music Fund, the world’s first dance music investment company, that acquires catalogs with the mission of honoring, representing and reinvigorating them. BEAT’s portfolio will continue to grow; in the first six months following its launch, BEAT acquired the catalogs of, among others, electronic music star ARTY, house and techno pioneer Kevin Saunderson’s KMS Records, legendary NYC-based house label King Street Sounds and chart-topping producers Chocolate Puma.

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