Tuesday Tunes: Syke n’ SugarstarrDavid Akermanis | Tuesday, May 18th, 2010 | 4 Comments »
Syke n’ Sugarstarr – the name is synonymous with pure house music. Since the late 1990s the duo has crafted a whole series of worldwide club hits, firmly establishing them as top producers and DJs. In the dance scene they are renowned for their knack of setting new trends.
As well as a host of their own tracks, S’n'S have produced or remixed songs for numerous local and international acts over the past decade. They were behind the Disco Boys” megahit “For You” (which attained gold status) whilst Mousse T, Armand Van Helden, Incognito, Michael Gray and Barbara Tucker are among the many artists to have called upon the services of Syke n’ Sugarstarr.
S’n'S have certainly left their mark on the music industry – as a look at the list of labels they have worked with clearly demonstrates: Ministry Of Sound, Universal Music, Subliminal, Soulfuric, Swingcity, Southern Fried, Peppermint Jam and ,last but most definitely not least, Kontor Records. Germany`s leading dance label has signed an exclusive deal with Syke”n”Sugarstarr.
At the time of writing, “Danz” was setting the world`s dancefloors alight. Previewed at the Miami Winter Music Conference “07 the tune went on to be one of the Ibiza anthems for the summer. With their side project SE:SA the pair stormed into the UK Buzz Chart at #3 with “Like This Like That (Bonstair), enjoying support from the likes of Pete Tong. Syke”n”Sugarstarr were responsible for one of the biggest house tracks of 2006 – “Are You Watching Me, Watching You” (feat Alexandra Prince). Their first album was released as long ago as 2004 – “Best Of Syke”n”Sugarstarr”, a compilation of their finest productions and remixes. The tracklisting featured smash S”n”S hits like “Ticket 2 Ride” (Tikke Tikke, Ride Ride), “Release Your Mind” as well as Gadjo`s success “So Many Times”, which Serhat (aka SE:SA) co-produced.
The most appealing aspect of Syke’n'Sugarstarr is just how fresh they sound, both in their productions and their DJ’ing, which, as anyone who has seen them on the decks will know, is as diverse and experimental as their studio work. The best way to describe them would probably be as musical pioneers, which, in this age of copyists and covers merchants, is exactly what the world needs right now.
01. John Dahlback feat. Elodie “Bing0” (Original Syke’n'Sugarstarr Radio-Edit)
02. Funkerman feat. Ida Corr “Unconditional Love” (House For All Mix)
03. Hardsoul “NRG” (David Penn Remix)
04. Kings Of Tomorrow “Finally 2010” (Fox’n'Feel 2010 Bootleg)
05. Interactive “Who Is Elvis” (David Amo & Julio Navas Remix)
06. Pirupa “Blu”
07. Ron May “No Jazzz” (David Jones & Neuroxyde Remix / S’n'S Edit)
08. Lena Meyer-Landrut “Satellite” (Inpetto Remix)
09. Moby “Wait For Me” (Laidback Luke Remix)
10. James Talk & Ridney “Forever” (Syke’n'Sugarstarr Radio Edit)
11. The Prodigy “Omen” (Simmons & Machiavelli Bootleg)
12. Afrojack “Pacha On Acid”
13. Tim Berg “Bromance” (Avicii’s Aren@ Mix)
14. Syke’n'Sugarstarr & Alexandra Prince „So Alive“ (Michael Brun Remix)
15. Paul Kalkbrenner “Bengang“
Hat tip to our resident photo man @Smuncky for sending me this weeek’s Tuesday Tunes.