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Appointed the official anthem for this year’s Global Gathering festival, Diffused Music regulars Paul Thomas and Andrew Bennett return hand-in-hand to the record label of Michael Woods for the release of a new original track titled ‘Datfunk’.

In a tough yet melodic production of light, high-pitched synth work and swift, festival friendly Electro, ‘Datfunk’ hits a perfect middle-ground between Thomas and Bennett’s respective signature sounds.

Out today on Beatport.

One half of The Knife turned Swedish songstress Fever Ray’s ‘When I Grow Up’ receives a sturdy British takeover from two of the country’s best loved Progressive House forces Funkagenda and Paul Thomas. First premiered by the former at Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas last year, the duo unleashes the mysterious set favourite as a gesture to Funkagenda’s now 100k+ following on Facebook.

In a storm of atypical Progressive leads and infectious melodic builds, this double-Brit charge of extensive studio skill lays down a euphoric number that positively excels the original edit in terms of style and consistency for this proud calendar mark for British Dance music.

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New York’s melodic tune monger Serge Devant receives a sturdy British takeover from promising UK Progressive warriors Paul Thomas and Luke Marsh for an on the mark remix of his single ‘True Faith’. Where Thomas needs little introduction to the realms of middle-end club fuel, his Midlands peer Marsh extends his underground energy for this high-profile take on Devant’s emotive original edit.

In a storm of atypical Progressive leads and ferocious melodic builds, this double-Brit charge of extensive studio skill lays down a formatively euphoric number, positively excelling the more predictable original edit in terms of style and consistency for this proud calendar mark for British Dance music.

Serge Devant – True Faith (Paul Thomas & Luke Marsh Remix) [Ultra Records] – Beatport Link
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Words by Dan Carter

Paul Thomas, once the British undergrounds best kept secret, has led the way for his country’s stronghold on all things big room. As a firm favourite amid the likes of Funk Farm and Toolroom Records, the Birmingham based producer has laced the industry with his finely tailored take on the bigger picture of club worthy bangers. In a time of generic poses and predictable playlists, Thomas remains resourceful reverie to floor aficionados across the globe.

But his follow up to the latest collaboration with Israeli duo Weekend Heroes, entitled ‘V.A.M.P’, deals in the same positive progressives as we have come to expect from the boisterous Brit. Layered with resonating vocals and a stern backbone of well-groomed beats, the apex of ‘Morena’ encapsulates the semi-euphoric melodic big room triumph that has encapsulated their respective international rise. There is little to indicate that the rising Progressive bomber isn’t enroute to a global explosion and with an undeniably powerful return to Spinnin Records, 2012 looks to be a truly British and Israeli revolution in Electronic Dance Music.

Paul Thomas & Weekend Heroes – Morena [Spinnin Records] – Beatport Link

Words by Dan Carter

After the return from his recent tour across the undiscovered House music territories of Indonesia, Paul Thomas is out with his first release of 2012, being his second ever appearance on Funk Farm. Featuring his well-known mixture of rolling sounds and chunky tech-house beats to later break down into an interlude of a set of catchy, high-pitched synth lines and solid kicks, Buzz Killington validates this Birmingham-bred producer further as a key player within the acknowledged progressive/tech fusion. Out now alongside the original mix is also a quite distinctive interpretation from head honcho Funkagenda himself, who preserves the enchanting synth-filled lead while switching the thick tech beats for a soft injection of dubstep to give this else beefy track a more relaxing appeal.

Paul Thomas – Buzz Killington (Incl. Funkagenda Remix) [Funk Farm] – Beatport Link

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Paul Thomas, once the British undergrounds best kept secret, has led the way for his country’s stronghold on all things big room. As a firm favourite amid the likes of Funk Farm and Toolroom Records, the Birmingham based producer has laced the industry with his finely tailored take on the bigger picture of club worthy bangers. In a time of generic poses and predictable playlists, Thomas remains resourceful reverie to floor aficionados across the globe.

But his follow up to the latest collaboration with Israeli duo Weekend Heroes, entitled ‘V.A.M.P’, deals in the same positive progressives as we have come to expect from the boisterous Brit. Layered with resonating vocals and a stern backbone of well-groomed beats, the apex of ‘Morena’ encapsulates the semi-euphoric melodic big room triumph that has established Paul Thomas and Weekend Heroes as beacons not only for genuinely advanced productions, but energy that trounces the vast majority of his European peers. There is little to indicate that the rising Progressive bomber isn’t enroute to a global explosion and with an undeniably powerful return to Spinnin Records, 2012 looks to be a truly British and Israeli revolution in Electronic Dance Music.

‘Morena’ is released February 27th via Spinnin Records.

Words by Dan Carter

After the return from his recent tour across the undiscovered House music territories of Indonesia, Paul Thomas is out with a taster of his first release of 2012 and the second ever appearance on Funk Farm. Featuring his well-known mixture of rolling sounds and chunky tech-house beats to later break down into an interlude of a set of catchy, high-pitched synth lines and solid kicks, Buzz Killington validates this Birmingham-bred producer as a key piece within the acknowledged progressive/tech fusion. Set to release soon alongside the original mix is also a quite distinctive interpretation from head honcho Funkagenda himself, who preserves the enchanting synth-filled lead while trading the thick tech beats for a soft injection of dubstep to give this else beefy track a more relaxing appeal.

‘Buzz Killington’ is released January 30th.

/Anton

With countless installments on the record label of Mark Knight under their belt, Toolroom artists Pete Griffiths and Paul Thomas combine forces for Pandora. Consisting of a spiffy merge in between a softer take on their else genuine tech sounds, powerful synths and a harmonically gorgeous progression and consistency, Pandora is arguably one of the stronger contenders of the progressive outlet of Toolroom Records this year. As far as Toolroom’s progressive synth-driven outputs in 2011 go, the Fedde Le Grand remix on Paradise, Matt Samuels’ Love BeginsDrift and Beautiful World being the hottest thus far, Pandora is one worthy a firm plant on the top shelf. With its soothing yet hip-shaking appeal supported by an enchanting and transcendent melody sure to cause body shivers, Pandora works as well in a club or festival as it does on a luxuriating Summer day on the beach.

Pete Griffiths & Paul Thomas – Pandora [Toolroom Records] – Beatport Link

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With countless installments on the record label of Mark Knight under their belt, Toolroom artists Pete Griffiths and Paul Thomas combine forces for Pandora. Consisting of a spiffy merge in between a softer take on their else genuine tech sounds, powerful synths and a harmonically gorgeous progression and consistency, Pandora is arguably one of the stronger contenders of the progressive outlet of Toolroom Records this year. As far as Toolroom’s progressive synth-driven outputs in 2011 go, the Fedde Le Grand remix on Paradise, Matt Samuels’ Love BeginsDrift and Beautiful World being the hottest thus far, Pandora is one worthy a firm plant on top shelf. With its soothing yet hip-shaking appeal supported by an enchanting and transcendent melody sure to cause body shivers, Pandora works as well in a club or festival as it does on a luxuriating Summer day on the beach. It’s set for release on December 5th.

/Anton

Last time Paul Thomas‘ exceptional awareness for a dynamic tech offering made an appearance on the widely known label concern that is Spinnin Records in shape of Circle Of Life, as co-produced with tech-house veteran Manuel De La Mare, a steady climb on the charts was a given. Now, half a year later, the Birmingham producer teams up with the Israel-stationed Eli Baltsan and Felix Nagorsky, who combined make up Weekend Heroes, for V.A.M.P, to yet again gun for pole position on the charts on behalf of the Dutch Spinnin label.

Being a highly-rated producer within tech-house across the globe, the name of Paul Thomas is instantly reminiscent of class, chunkiness and an expert of blending floor-shaking tech beats with high-pitched yet sensual trance chords in the break-down into a playful twist. And V.A.M.P is surely no different. With help from the Israel duo, the newest release out from Spinnin is destined to set your body in swing.

Weekend Heroes & Paul Thomas – V.A.M.P [Spinnin Records] – Beatport Link

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