Monday, December 30, 2013
We're going out with a bang as we're ending the year with a powerful Winter Sampler! See you on the other side!
Winter is here! As usual, we conclude the year with our Winter Sampler, filled with the best tracks of the second half of the last 365 days.
So, here they are, the very finest tracks from the 12-3 autumn catalogue in a big påse of godis. This is the coolest xmas gift you'll get this year kids, excellence all the way through.
These are all amazing pieces of music, from Arnheims silky househit Talk To Me to the deep sea, salty sweet vibes in the Leav-groover Keep On. From the sizable Orphans-stomper Fluids to the impeccable vibes in masterpiece The Flow from new guy Solid District. There's a bit of garage in there as well, to be found in both my solo production Give It and mine and Leav's lil chef d'ouvre Told You, together with a glowing remix from Kasptaden, and the analogue caramel When That Day Comes, this makes for a luscious mix.
I feel genuinely greatful to work with a group of talented individual like these, this second half of 2013 has been superb to us as a label. So with this Sampler, catch up on what you missed, and follow us in to 2014 - it's going to be majestic.
Posted by 12-3 Recordings at 18:33
Friday, December 27, 2013
Here it is - the 2013 roundup-mix - All tracks included are from the TwelveThree catalogue, released throughout the year. I've included the essentials, the biggest tracks and the sweetest productions.
I might have missed out on including one or two gems, but that's only because we've released such a ridicolous ammount of amazing music during this year.
Enjoy one hour of pure and proper 12-3 pleasure,
Posted by 12-3 Recordings at 08:05
Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Saturday, December 21, 2013
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
We released some brilliant and beefy house from Mexico's Solid District today!
Getting good, like really good demos is rare, getting these two tracks sent to me was a pleasant surprise however. Their quality and joyfulness just seemed impossible to ignore, to my great delight. So I signed Solid District (a super nice Mexican guy called Fernando Mendoza) right there on the digital spot.
L.U.V and The Flow are two splendid deep house tracks. The A-side is a playfull tune bursting with groove, while B-side The Flow is a heavier production, beefy and big. Both of them work like a charm when played out. Dancing is guaranteed.
Shortly put: You'll have a blast with these two.
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Monday, December 16, 2013
Saturday, December 14, 2013
Friday, December 13, 2013
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
And they are out! Peep the Arnheim-remixes right here!
About: I was overwhelmed with the recognition and appreciation people had for the two EPs we've released thus far by Arnheim, so the release of these remixes feels well legitimate. And it's only logical that the combined talents of a first-rate line-up like this, and the exceptional ground work laid out by Arnheim would end up in one exquisite ep.
Talk To Me comes in two new versions: J.Op shows off his brilliance once more, through a subtle, dandy remix. Me, I'm combining some handsome stabs with that bass you all know by know. Leav and Orphans goes to work on the latest bomb-track from Arnheim, Hypnotism. Jonas Isaksson gives us yet another house-anthem, and the Orphans adds a new dimension with their spaced out, top-notch remix.
Monday, December 9, 2013
We're releasing a pretty fantastic Remix-EP this week, as Arnheim gets reworked. Remixes coming from J.Op, Orphans, Leav and me!
Posted by 12-3 Recordings at 14:02
Saturday, December 7, 2013
Next week we're dropping a bunch of dope remixes of the Arnheim tracks Talk To Me and Hypnotism, but for now, enjoy a mix from the producer himself, and catch the Leav remix in there!
Posted by 12-3 Recordings at 06:38
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
The end of a great year is getting closer, and we're finishing off with a bang. The last three releases of 2013 are all great stuff.
The next week, we'll drop the long awaited remix ep of the Arnheim-tracks Talk To Me and Hypnotism, we have a big line up on remix duty, new versions coming from J.Op, Leav, Orphans STHLM and me.
Following, we're introducing a new face on the label, brilliant Mexican producer Solid District provides us with two fantastic tracks for the last Cuts of the year.
Finally, we'll wrap up the year in traditional style, with our Winter Sampler. Loads of goodies!
Posted by 12-3 Recordings at 19:39
Friday, November 29, 2013
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
We released a pretty fantastic EP from Leav today! Sincerely being one of the best tracks on 12-3 thus far!
Leav is back with his last release of the year, a powerful three-track ep, deep and packed with groove.
Infectious title track Sincerely is one of those magnum opus tracks, stainless, overfilled with warmth and drive, a dancefloor-gem and a headphone treasure. If 3:45 doesn't get your heart racing I'd deem you soulless. Harsh. But honestly one of the best tracks released on TwelveThree thus far.
Piana and Avade gives us the full spectra of Jonas Isakssons talent, we're talking range. Piana is a proper deep house groover, and Avade combines video game aesthetics and a pounding, big-bass house production in an impeccable way.
Shortly put, I'm extremely glad to be able to put yet another Leav-masterpiece out there!
Monday, November 25, 2013
Friday, November 22, 2013
Podcast of the week is out! Opening with a truly amazing, forthcoming track from Leav!
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
The infamous Orphans STHLM are back! New, dope Cuts out as of now!
Kasper and Andreas are back! This Cuts-release got made in a kind of organic, natural way. As our esteemed Orphans dug deeper working on the much awaited first album (!), they got stuck (as you sometimes do) tweaking synths and drawing intricate automations. These People and Drama 101 got made as a contrast to all that.
Handy and systematic, these tracks are two cut-to-the-chase productions, functionallity avant tout. A great way to blow off some steam, and, two tracks that'll get played often and alot by us, and you guys, probably.
Monday, November 18, 2013
Sunday, November 17, 2013
Friday, November 15, 2013
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
I'm returning with a deep-seated release as we go mid-autumn. More of that good!
Here's the walkthrough: Give It enchances the Garage side of thing, elements that I find emerging more often in my-productions as of lately, hooky bass-organ-combos and whipping hats, basically. Still remaining steadily in a foundation of deep, bouncy house though.
The A-side gets a twin-track through Blinded, last track of the EP. Reup and Mumbles are two prototypical house-prodcutions from me, you'll recognize them, the main focus is pattern, pulse and rhythm. Competent, direct and compelling. Ready to be played
Cherish these ones,
Posted by 12-3 Recordings at 18:06
Monday, November 11, 2013
Saturday, November 9, 2013
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Winter is coming, and I'm looking forward to one of the strongest batches of releases everrr on my humble label. Here's the walkthrough.
Next week, I'll start the party with a new four tracker, where the A-side, a longish, deepish, garage-influenced track might be one of the best ones I've made to date. It's called Give It, soon here enough.
Following, my dear, dear friends Kasper and Andy are back with a new Cuts-release, two dancefloor-gems on this one. B-side Drama 101 is set to blow your minds.
Finally, Leav is back in the game with beauty/bomb-track Sincerely on a fantastic ep. Taking it to the next level, basically.
Posted by 12-3 Recordings at 20:45
Friday, November 1, 2013
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
You know we had to put these remixes out there - Four new, brilliant versions of those magnificent Leav tracks from earlier this year! Enjoy!
We're going subterranean as Leav gets remixed again, with a truly thrilling line up on remix duty, this is one of those releases that'll demand your time and patience in a remorseless way. And, it will prove well worth it, it's a promise.
Kapstaden returns to the us with his second remix for TwelveThree, a blinded-by-the-lights, drive-slow, radiant peice of music. Stunning, a personal favourite. Albin 2000 is a new face to 12-3, I'm so lucky to have him join our ranks, his weighty remix adds something new, solid and safe. Me myself, I'm bringing a hard hitting remix, bass-focused and large.
Leav finishes the ep off with yet another dope variety in production, a new take on the wonderful original.
Posted by 12-3 Recordings at 11:05
Monday, October 28, 2013
Friday, October 25, 2013
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Yes, I'm back with a new Cuts-release! Check one!
As the Cuts-series reaches release part 11, I'm back with two ready-to-play house tracks. I produced Check One and Time Up looking to make something that was both capable and energetic, ripe and fit to throw in to a set, tools if you will. I'm more than happy with the end result.
So, a dazzling pad and a weighty bassline, one enduring and one evolving vocal cut. Both productions stay uncomplicated and forceful, foolfproof dancefloor-snacks, simple as that.
Play it out!
Posted by 12-3 Recordings at 10:30
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Spanish label Sincopat has been releasing dependable releases for the last three years now. And this is one of the better in a long time. Two deep originals complimented by three stellar releases. The ZDS remix of A-side "Word on the Lips" and Fiber Roots take on B-side "Know You" are the one's to watch.
Monday, October 21, 2013
I'm back with a new Cuts this week! All about efficiency on this one, both tracks have been carefully road tested. Check one!
Posted by 12-3 Recordings at 09:22
Friday, October 18, 2013
Friday is here! And so is our latest podcast - including a forthcoming track from, well, me! Enjoy!
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
We're more than happy to have Arnheim back on the label, with four new brilliant house tracks!
Arnheim returns to us at Twelve Three with his sophmore ep on the label, following the succes of the acclaimed Talk To Me EP released earlier this year, mid summer. I had absolutely no doubts about signing these tracks, as I asked for a contribution to our autumn catalogue pretty much instantly after the first release from this young talent.
The Woodwork supplies us with more quality house music, made with heart for the soul. Conscientious and ravishing, this a multifaceted release in every sense.
Right Samples takes us back, New York style, while Hypnotism is a trademarked, straight forward Arnheim-freight train. Lets Make Fun is a warm hearted piece of music, overwhelming and irresistible, and The Woodwoork takes off where Pariesia ended things on the last release - that powerful sax-and-rhodes-combo on a piercing percussion.
These tracks have been used frequently in my sets during this autumn, I'm sure you'll appriciate them as well,
Posted by 12-3 Recordings at 10:56
Monday, October 14, 2013
Friday, October 11, 2013
Monday, October 7, 2013
We have three nice weeks ahead of us on the label! Here's the round-up!
Next week, we're more than happy to welcome Arnheim back! His debut with us was one of our most popular releases to date, and his sophmore EP on Twelve-Three will not dissapoint, four deep gems that'll fit our catalogue perfectly!
Following, I have produced two brand new ones especially with the Cuts-series in mind, as we reach number 11, no fuss.
Finally, due in three weeks time, Leav gets remixed by Kapstaden, Albin 2000 and me on a new remix-ep (including a dope Vip by Leav himself as well).
There's alot to look forward to! To say the least!
// Ruben Brundell
Posted by 12-3 Recordings at 08:32
Saturday, October 5, 2013
Wednesday, October 2, 2013
We are glad to introduce a new face on the label! Say hi to Larry Jefferson!
Meticulous and warmhearted, Larry Jefferson makes his debut on 12-3 with three brilliant tracks carefully picked from his "Space Missions Are Lame Now Project", re-packaged in the EP format for our humble label.
We're unbelievably proud and extremely fortunate to be able to release music of this caliber. Deeply rooted in something most people would describe as old school, Larry Jefferson gives us productions that feel recognizable yet unique and inventive. Food for thought and soul.
Posted by 12-3 Recordings at 09:44
Monday, September 30, 2013
Saturday, September 28, 2013
Friday, September 27, 2013
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Leav is back with two powerful house tracks, as Cuts reaches part 10!
Buy the Smaragda / Drums EP on iTunes!
Leav supplies us with two ferocious tracks as he returns to the cuts-series: standout percussion, sturdy kicks and inventive synth-work.
Jonas is going back to basics with Smaragda and Drums, two tracks emblematic of what you would here in a big, clubby set from Leav. Straigh forward, mixable, indisputable house music. So we celebrate ten Cuts-releases, ten tasty little snackpacks, in the best possible way, with two stompers from our most productive prodcuer.
Posted by 12-3 Recordings at 16:06
Monday, September 23, 2013
Friday, September 20, 2013
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
The first time colab between Ruben Brundell and Leav is out! Fire!
Buy the Told You EP on iTunes!
The Told You Ep sees Leav and Ruben Brundell in a mighty combo for the first time, three pieces of splendid house music being the result of this powerful alliance.
This is what's up: The title track gets the job done, built round a lovely lead/vocal hook combo, this is the first track to come out of the project, the obvious A-side to the release.
Soundlike started out with a pristine bassline and edgy vocal cut, and ended up a jumbo-sized, dubby house affaire, sprinkled with some sweet-flavored Rhodes-stabs. Waves is the third brainchild of the Jonas/Ruben-fusion, a dreamy piece of music resting on a voluminous pad and those simple yet challenging stabs.
Finally, the extended mix of Told You ends the ep as a little DJ-treat. Enjoy this first release from the two, and expect more to come.
Posted by 12-3 Recordings at 09:40
Monday, September 16, 2013
Friday, September 13, 2013
Thursday, September 12, 2013
Great things are happning on Twelve Three as summer goes full autumn - ready, set here's the breakdown!
Me and Jonas (Leav) will drop our first colab project - a big three track EP we both feel so happy about having made. Crazy thing is, we did it in seven days time, road tested it, and now it's here in a week!
Following, the week after that, we'll drop a new Cuts-release from Jonas, two tracks that have been around for allmost a year - back to basics basically - you'll love this.
Finally, in three weeks time, we're introducing a new face on the label - Larry Jefferson makes his debut with a delicious three track-release. Yum!
Posted by 12-3 Recordings at 16:55
Friday, September 6, 2013
Friday! The podcast of the week is out! Including a forthcoming track from me and Leav!
// Ruben Brundell
Wednesday, September 4, 2013
Four fat tracks to kick start this autumn - out now!
Buy The Movement And Ambition EP on iTunes!
Efficiency is the keyword as summer turns in to autumn and Movement And Ambition is released.
Focused huse music with a deep twist in four neat productions, a tight package for the DJ looking to move that dancefloor, as all tacks have been carefully road tested in packed roof top clubs and steamy bars throughout the summer.
Edgy vocal cuts and rowdy samples share the space on this EP, juicy kick drums and whipped cream hats, atmosphere and ambiance of the most pleasant kind. Whopping basslines, gorgeous chords and inventive sample flips - All you can ask for in a release, really.
Ruben Brundell is back, rough!
Posted by 12-3 Recordings at 07:05
Monday, September 2, 2013
Friday, August 30, 2013
Thursday, August 29, 2013
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Cuts is back: two heavy brickwall-breakers from Trust Orchestra! Out now!
Buy the Movin / Frowns EP on iTunes!
Steady paced and merciless as Trust Orchestra returns with his/hers/their second Cuts-release this year. This is trustworthy house music, of the deepest, heaviest kind. Ready to use. Low pitched vocal cuts and fat pads, big basslines and brickwall-breaking grooves.
So let us leave it at that: short and sweet, sharp and quick, like the Cuts-series is supposed to be.
Enjoy the music!
Monday, August 26, 2013
Saturday, August 24, 2013
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
We've been looking forward to releasing this one, four new and amazing tracks from Leav - out today!
Buy The Jesper EP on iTunes!
Following the developement of Jonas Isaksson as a DJ, producer and musician has been thrilling. He's constantly reaching for something new, looking for that next creative burst. Sounds kliché-like, but it's more true for Jonas than anyone.
In his travels as Leav so far, he's been heading towards the deeper side of things mostly, sprinkling his productions with a lil extra dosage of bass here and there, however, this is is truly his new shape. Somewhere between deep house and timeless pop music, perfectly blending recognizable elements with a very personal, intimite feeling, we get Click and Spot On. Emmotive and creative, dancefloor ready and tight, most of all, it's impossible to not get mooved by these tracks.
The Yang to these excellent productions is Over and Dubs, modern day and age tech-house, deep and well heavy, packed with rhythm, ready to be played, obviously. Pure talent, great music.
Monday, August 19, 2013
Friday, August 16, 2013
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
This is happning on 12-3 the coming weeks, here's the breakdown.
Leav is dropping a new EP, including four amazing tracks, next week - this is mos def something special, safe to say. For now, stay sharp and get ready. Next level Jonas Isaksson is here, soon enough.
The next Cuts-installement comes from Trust Orchestra, two heavy tracks, rolling and deep, more of that good, since this is the second Cuts-release from TO this year.
Finally, I'll drop a new four track EP in three weeks time. This is with out any doubt my most ready-to-play-release this year, I've been road testing and using all four tracks alot in my sets this summer, getting great reactions each time.
Posted by 12-3 Recordings at 12:44
Friday, August 9, 2013
Wednesday, August 7, 2013
Arnheim makes his debut on the label with four brilliant deep house tracks!
Buy The Talk To Me EP on iTunes!
Vibes on vibes on vibes as we proudly present a new signing to the label - super structured, clever and productive, Arnheim combines some outstanding atmosphere with a genuine deep house-voyage on this first EP for 12-3.
Arnheim gives us four dancefloor-ready tracks, where the stand out A-Side Talk To Me will see radioplay, as well as being played in those late hour clubs, a lot. Hypnotic, vocal based, deep, heavy, packed with groove. Everything we're looking for in a house track.
Basically, this is a package of some serious quality music, bound to be found in crates all over. We're happy to have Arnheim with us!
Tuesday, August 6, 2013
Monday, August 5, 2013
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
A proper stomper from the Orphans! Out now!
Buy the Borealis / Fluids EP on iTunes!
Kasper Nowakowski and Andreas Lindman finally release their first Cuts-EP. It's rugged, raw and done did for the basement dancefloor. Two brilliant tech-house tracks in a tidy package, just like a Cuts-release should be.
"Stompers", might be the word that describes these productions best.
Straigh to the point DJ-value in this one, no fuss. The Orphans do know how to get people moving. Let's let the beat do the talking.
Posted by 12-3 Recordings at 08:04
Monday, July 29, 2013
Friday, July 26, 2013
Thursday, July 25, 2013
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
New heat from Ruben Brundell! Out today!
Buy the Cloud Rocket EP on iTunes!
Vivid vocals and those trademarked basslines in a nicely blended cocktail as a new four-tracker from Ruben Brundell drops: proper dancefloor value.
Here's the breakdown. Cloud Rocket lets the bassline roll, the builds demands your attention - a big tune indeed. Followed by anther one of those fresh fresh clean clean summer anthems on the label: Not Just. Garage-flavoured house with a shiny edge.
The Feel takes it to the old(er) school, a down to earth hands to the roof house-track aiming for the skies, if you will. And Get Down, Pull Up, Check Out finishes the EP off in the best of ways - manic claps and big toms.
Monday, July 22, 2013
Friday, July 19, 2013
Friday! And I'm back with a new 12-3-Podcast, including three unreleased tracks on the label, coming soon. Two from me, and one from new signing Arnheim - enjoy!
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
More dope dance music coming up as this summer peaks!
Next week, we'll be releasing a new four track ep from me, excited about this one since it features the track The Feel, which has proven to be a proper dancefloor bomb as I've road tested it plenty of times this summer.
Following, in two weeks, 12-3 Cuts is back with a merciless two-tracker from Andy and Kasper, stompers!
Finally, I'm extremely excited to release, in three weeks time, the first ep on the label from new signing, UK-producer Arnheim! Deep house at its very very best!
Friday, July 12, 2013
Thursday, July 11, 2013
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Our summer anthem got released today! Leav is back!
Buy The Keep On EP on iTunes!
July has never sounded better! Leav is back with the most definite summer anthem: steady paced beauty Keep On.
The new release from Jonas Isaksson comes with a lovely deep house sugarcube of a track on that mighty fine a-side, only to be followed up by the pounding Miranda, a proper jewel - A beach side banger of the very best kind. To be heard through many, many heated summer night dancefloors.
B-side bombs Dorado and Takt provides a delicious outtake. Dorado being the relentless housebanger, while the exquisite deep house-production Takt adds depth and variety to the release.
So, less copy and more house, as per usual, we'll let the music do the talking.
Posted by 12-3 Recordings at 08:33
Monday, July 8, 2013
Friday, July 5, 2013
Wednesday, July 3, 2013
New Cuts out, one amazing track from new signing Harkan!
Buy The Nights EP on iTunes!
12-3 Cuts is back! And with it, a brand new signing on the label. Safe to say, Harkan makes his debut with a proper blockbuster, filled over the edges with vibes, emmotion and groove.
Describing the track would something like this: Gem, jewel, shiny shiny piece of music. This is a timestopper - and it still feels amazing that we actually got to sign this track on Twelve-Three. Say hi to Harkan, and say hi to Nights - this is one of the best tracks you've heard in a long while.
Posted by 12-3 Recordings at 07:04