With SXSW and WMC almost upon us, one label making its debut this season is sure to take heads by storm. Slow Roast Records is the brainchild of DMC champion, world class party DJ, Miami native, and all around nice guy, DJ Craze and superstar DJ/producer Kill The Noise whom you might also know of Evol Intent affiliation and Ludachrist fame. This label is going to be an unavoidable presence with its music and branding in your face and being caned by top DJs around the world. We caught up with Craze to talk about what the label is all about and what’s in store.
Slow Roast is a label that me and Jake (Kill The Noise) have been working on for almost a year. It started out as just a way for me to help Jake put out his music because I’m a big fan of his work and I didn’t want him to just sign to any label. He was very good at marketing the brand “Kill The Noise” so I thought he would be a perfect partner in starting a label.
At first we were gonna start from the ground up but one day A-trak showed some interest in “Roots” (a Kill The Noise tune). He asked me what we were planning on doing with it and I told him about Slow Roast and how we wanted to start a label. I guess A-trak saw the potential in the the label and in us and offered us a subsidiary deal on Fool’s Gold. Of course we were stoked on the idea because of how much we respect Fools Gold as a taste making label and honestly, A-trak’s the homie and, he’s like a brother to me.
These are all artists that we believe have amazing talent and we want to make sure they get presented to the world correctly. We want Slow Roast to be a label were talent comes first.
Leading the release schedule as Slow Roast 001 will be the long awaited Roots EP from Kill The Noise.
This title track has been murdering dancefloors all over the world and will include three new tracks, one of which is the rave monster “Jokes On You”. We are very excited to have Kill The Noise lead the way to set the standard for Slow Roast.
To follow will be SeĆ±or Stereo’s “Unintentional” E.P.
I’m very excited about this project because it’s gonna show the diversity of the label. I’m 100% sure that “Unintentional” is gonna be a radio smash …. (it’s the perfect “sorry I fucked up babe” tune). Another smash hit on that E.P. is gonna be a tune called “Hot Damn” which I think is gonna be big at WMC this year.
From what we’ve had a chance to hear and check out from Craze, Kill The Noise, and the rest of this crew relating to this label, I don’t think anyone has a proper idea of how massive this collective can be.
After those 2 releases we’re gonna focus on Klever’s project, 12th Planet’s project and my project …. with all these releases we’re gonna make sure the quality control is correct, I’m not gonna put out my music or anybody’s music unless we feel it’s the shit! You smell me????
So Craze, you got anything else you want to add?
Make sure you keep your ears and eyes open for Slow Roast. You bout to smell what we got cooking!!! —– shout out to Louie aka Ludwig Von Pig aka Pig Shit!!
Below you will find the debut Podcast from the label that we were lucky enough to get in here. Featuring a mix from both Craze and Kill The Noise, I present HOGCAST 01. Subscribe to it here.
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01 Donaeo – Riot Music (Shy FX Radio Mix)
02 Kill The Noise – Roots
03 Pase Rock – Nights (Nadastrom RMX)
04 Sub Focus – Move Higher
05 Kid Kenobi – Move That Body (Destroy Disco RMX)
06 Congorock – Babylon
07 Twizzle – Skydiving (Greenmoney “In Da Sky” RMX)
08 Little Dragon – Runabout (Craze’s Caribbean Refix)
09 Delphic – Halcyon (L-Vis 1990 RMX)
Kill The Noise Mix
01 Kill The Noise – My World
02 Klever – Jack Me Off
03 Sidney Sampson ft. Lady Bee – Shut Up and Let it go (DJ Chuckie RMX)
04 Oliver Twizt – Gangsterdam
05 Tiga – What You Need (A-Trak RMX)
06 Malente and Dex – Bangkok feat. Bonde do Role (Malente and Dex RMX)
07 Kill The Noise – Jokes on You / 08 Doctor P – Sweetshop
09 SeĆ±or Stereo – I Am The Beat (Salva RMX)
10 Drumma – Convict
11 Wolfgang Gartner – Undertaker
12 Feed Me – Chain Smoker
13 Crookers ft. Kardinal Offishal – Put Your Hands On Me (Sticky K RMX)
14 SeĆ±or Stereo – Unintentional (U-Tern RMX)
15 DJ Craze – Drop To The Flo
16 Drop The Lime – Doomsday Device
17 Klever – It Gets Hott
18 Buraka Sound Systema – Skank (Foamo RMX)
19 Mighty Fools – Clean It
If you are attending WMC this year, make sure to check out the Slow Roast event alongside Digital Soundboy on Wednesday, March 24.