Genre-defining Yoshitoshi has released its most exciting compilation to date from label boss Sharam. Recorded live at Warung Beach Club, Brazil’s most remarkable super-club, this three-hour mix stands as a testament to Sharam’s genre-bending sets and record-breaking appearance with a unique ability to rock the dance floor…
Recorded live at Warung, Brazil’s electronic ‘music temple’ this three-hour genre-bending set stands as a testament to Sharam’s dedication to educating while entertaining the masses without any musical limitations. When Warung booked Grammy award-winning producer and DJ, Sharam, for a 10-hour house music marathon set in April this year, he smashed all attendance records since the club opened, with 4,500 clubbers turning up to hear his set!
Three of the most perfect hours of this night have been selected and lovingly presented in this must-have compilation, Sharam explains:
“Warung is the number one club in my book so it’s a dream come true that I get to showcase to the world what went on musically last time I played there. Three hours of that magical 10 hour set is now engraved in eternity via this album. I could retire today and be a happy man, but nights like this make me want to go on forever doing what I love to do.”
Not only was this floor filling set a hit at Warung, it also impressed Radio 1 and in May 2011, they aired two hours as a prestigious Essential Mix, where Pete Tong described Sharam as: “In devastating form”. For Radio 1 to air a mix recorded elsewhere is practically unheard of, however rules were side-stepped to air Sharam’s blinding Warung set, which is no surprise when you consider Sharam (also part of the legendary Deep Dish) won Essential Mix of the Year for his debut mix in 2009.
With popularity sky high, and with such a good reaction to the Essential Mix, Sharam decided to turn his set into a proper mix compilation. The album is packed with an array of white labels, unreleased tunes, dance floor head turners and a selection of hot Yoshitoshi releases. It journeys from the hypnotic sounds of Paul Ritch, Slam and Pirupa into Joe T. Vanelli’s explosive ‘It’s Gotta Be Big’ and remixes and tracks by Adam Beyer, and Nic Fanciulli. Sharam’s anthemic track ‘Fun’ appears in the mix, alongside his remix of Pig & Dan’s WMC Stormer ‘Detonate’, as well as a smattering of upcoming releases from Yoshitoshi including Tom Middleton & El Mundo & Satori and Sharam’s own unreleased track ‘Que Cubano’, and so many more.