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Shir Khan is leader of Berlin’s deephouse label Exploited. He keeps a residency at Berlin’s Watergate, hosts a weekly radioshow at Radio Fritz since 8 years, keeps playing all major european cities such as London, Paris, Amsterdam, Zuerich, Barcelona, Istanbul, continues to release disco edits on Black Jukebox (his disco imprint) as well as eclectic and diverse music on his Secret Gold Series and just launched a new sublabel: Exploited Ghetto.

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.’

DJMAG: ‘Berlin-based Shir Khan has been wowing us via his wide-reaching DJ sets and excellent Exploited label since 2007. Currently occupying the groove between deep disco, old school house and hip-hop flavoured re-edits, his roster includes the likes of Claptone, Adana Twins, Doctor Dru and Joyce Muniz.‘

WONDERLAND MAG: ‘In a sea of identikit imprints, Berlin born label Exploited continues to surprise and impress us with their unique and varied output.‘

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.’

Exploited label founder, internationally renowed DJ, remixer, promoter, radiohost, world-traveller and new talent spotter, Berlin resident Shir Khan is truly a jack-of-all-trades and might be one of the city’s hottest names. Having grown the label since 2007, Exploited has played host to some of the most innovative, cutting-edge electronic talent and has been on a quest for high quality, diverse and forward-thinking releases. In 2012 Shir Khan pushed the career of newcomers like Claptone, Adana Twins, Doctor Dru,Homework or Joyce Muniz and managed to establish plenty of Number 1 Beatport Deephouse Hits with his label.
With the launch of BLACK JUKEBOX, Shir Khan dipped his toes into the world of disco edits:
Slo-mo housed up boogie-soul, presented in a nicely recut fashion reminiscent of the great Tiger & Woods. The Black Jukebox Series has become a secret weapon for many big DJs such as Soul Clap, Solomun, Axel Boman and even A-Trak.
Until now, Shir Khan has released 15 chapters of Black Jukebox. The first Vinyl editions became heavy collector items with prices going up to 350€ at Discogs.
Shir Khan also launched SECRET GOLD which features extended family members and a new sublabel called Exploited Ghetto. Furthermore, Shir Khan will be also presenting DANCING&ROMANCING, a Double-CD that features music for home listening and clubbing.

RELEASE DATE: 19 / 09 / 2016
ARTIST: VARIOUS
TITLE: SHIR KHAN PRESENTS DANCING & ROMANCING
CAT. NO.: EXPDR01
BARCODE: 4050486963777
LABEL: EXPLOITED
LC: 15799
FORMAT: D-CD (DELUXE BOX + DOWNLOAD CARD)
DISTRIBUTION: KOMPAKT (D-CD + VINYL + DIGITAL)
ORDERS: distribution@kompakt.fm

GENRE: ELECTRONIC / HOUSE / DISCO

OVERVIEW:

Shir Khan’s Exploited Recordings has always stood out as a label with serious ambitions. From the consistent quality of its prolific output to its early championing of many a dance music star to its diverse array of sounds, it has felt like a highly accomplished offering even since its earliest days. Now one of house music’s biggest labels, it has come a long way since its humble beginnings in Berlin. Dancing & Romancing gives a snapshot of the imprint’s last five years, charting its story from contender to heavyweight in stunning fashion.

Label boss Shir Khan’s excellent A&R skills proceed him by this point, but taking stock of just a fraction of what he’s signed along the way in these 30 tracks really drives his reputation home. From breaking Claptone as an unknown artist to helping him become one of the biggest-selling names in dance music to introducing the world to other major players like Adana Twins, Doctor Dru and Joyce Muniz, he has unearthed a staggering amount of talent in such a short space of time.

Browse through the label’s 150+ releases and you’ll also see an impressive plethora of acclaimed names from across the house, techno and disco sphere: Metronomy, Modeselektor, Siriusmo, Munk, Julio Bashmore, Michael Mayer, Fort Romeau, Untold, John Tejada, Phil Weeks, Riva Starr, Cosmin TRG, Freeform Five, DJ Sneak, Locked Groove, HNNY, Deetron, Detroit Swindle, Acid Pauli, Ralph Lawson, Fred Falke… the list goes on and on.

Dancing & Romancing showcases some of the label’s high points from the last half decade, attempting to provide a summary of what Exploited is all about. From resolute club bangers to tracks that sound as good on your home stereo as they do on the dancefloor, it’s a compilation that reminds us that dance music is no longer simply the preserve of the clubs but something bigger and further-reaching than it’s ever been.

Big vocal anthems like Claptone feat. Jaw’s No Eyes and Murphy Jax feat. Mike Dunn’s Let’s Get To It sit alongside charismatic instrumentals such as dreamy Cocolores’ Vox and Urulu’s rolling 1991. Sample-heavy classics like Adana Twins’ Strange and Doctor Dru’s Voice Of Dru contrast with the cutting-edge freshness of Light Year’s Never Know and Sirens Of Lesbos’ 7 Years In Tibet. We’re reminded of the the number of excellent new vocalists who have graced the label, from Anabel Englund’s seductive tones alongside Human Life on El Diablo to Daudi Matsiko’s haunting delivery with Kyodai on Houston In The Blind.

From nu disco to acid to melodic techno to fist-pumping house, the breadth of the label’s output is neatly encapsulated in these 30 enduring tracks. Released as a double CD and triple vinyl (including label classics appearing for the first time on wax) as well as in a deluxe box set edition, Dancing & Romancing is out on September 19th.

Pre-Order D-CD (Downloadcard included) here:

JUNO 

AMAZON 

DECKS 

MEDIAMARKT 

SOUNDMEDIA 

CITY DISC 

GODBRAIN CH 

AMAZON JAPAN 

HMV JAPAN 

TOWER RECORDS JAPAN 

HONTO JAPAN 

FORCED EXPOSURE USA 

BANDCAMP 

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JUNO 

AMAZON 

PICADILLY RECORDS 

UNEARTHED SOUNDS 

REDEYE 

DEEJAY 

DECKS 

HHV

 

Pre-Order Vinyl 2 here:

JUNO 

AMAZON 

FORCED EXPOSURE 

Pre-Order Vinyl 3 here:

AMAZON 

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