Graphics - Mama Grizzlies

Posted by Laura Dambuleff on Jan 23, 2012

First of all, happy new year! We all hope that 2012 has started with a bang for all our friends and fans.

We're certainly excited about our first release of the year - ‘Mamma Grizzlies’ is the debut single on Made To Play by the up'n'coming Graphics - if you haven't heard of him thus far, you certainly will do in 2012.

The title track is undoubtedly a beast, a mournful opening lyric is soon over taken by heavy rhythms and darker vocals. It’s a massive party track but underpinned by an emo sensibility. The second original entitled ‘Colour Her Hair, is all driving tribal drums and a repetitive almost dismissive vocal, that whilst perhaps at odds with the persistent rhythm, underpins it with some much needed emotive resonance.

The first of three remixes comes from Roska who almost entirely dispenses with any of the sombreness of the original unloading a UK funky laden call to arms. The second remix comes from MTP stalwarts Prince Club who pull the blinds on Roska’s sunshine and climb into Mamma Grizzlie’s winter hibernation den. The final remix comes from Switzerland’s David Keno who manipulates ‘Mamma Grizzlies’ fusing his trademark melodic sound with the jump up rhythms of the original to transform the track into a minimalist, almost ‘90s house flavoured jam.


Switch -  Da Cut! xx   5/5

Diplo - Space Man!  4/5

Nick Catchdubs - Just in time for the presidential race! great stuff and ace remix package, loving roska roska roska in particular.  4/5

Ali (Tiefschwarz) - Great reease. I love the 2 original mixes the most  5/5

Catz 'n' Dogz - Fantastic release !! Colour Her Hair is a great track!  4/5

Christian Martin - The whole EP is dope! Love the deepness of Color Her Hair.  4/5



Nat Self - Mr Monkey

Posted by Laura Dambuleff on Dec 20, 2011

It's the festive season and we thought it was about time we gave you people the latest release from Made To Play: Nat Self's 'Mr Monkey'. Nat Self, the man that forms exactly one half of hip-house, party starting upstarts, Zombie Disco Squad is branching out on his own –  releasing his debut solo project on Made To Play. This track is almost Brazilian in influence, a party on Copacabana and a Carnival banger all rolled into one. With remixes coming from Luca Lozano and Rafael Kakudo this EP covers all bases and is sure to be a success! The EP is available for download now on Beatport

Switch - 5/5 SAFE!

Nick Catchdubs - 4/5 Big tune! will be dropping for sure

Brodinski - 5/5 WOW Great EP! Love the vibe congrats!

James, MOS/Solid Steel - 3/5 Booom! Loving this! - 5/5 Rafael Kakudo is the big winner here! love his old school house style! this time he made a special remix wow! love it!

Jamie Anderson - 5/5 Nat is rocking it right now!! Huge:)

Prince Club - Love Strong - Video

Posted by Laura Dambuleff on Dec 12, 2011

Here we have it! Prince Club's latest release 'Love Strong' has been available on Beatport for almost a week now so we thought it was about time to let you check out the video. Enjoy. 



This vidoe was created by Skunch. To see more of Skunch's work be sure to check out  the following vimeo & facebook pages!

Love Strong EP

Posted by Laura Dambuleff on Dec 05, 2011

The wait is over with the newest release from the Canadian duo 'Prince Club'  out today. The 'Love Strong' track is something of an ode to the sound of '90's house music with its sunken basslines, skipping hi-hats and eq'd loved up vocals whilst 'Venice Groove' is much more forward thinking, a looped and slowed down affair. With this newest release 2012 is set to be another big year for the Montreal pair. The release is available now on Beatport.

Mark Farina – Nineties for sure in a good way!

Nick Catchdubs - Venice Groove lives up to its name!

Chris (Round Table knights) – I love the ‘love Strong’ song so strong

Nat Self – Boom

Steve Aoki - Support!

Timo Garcia - Nice old skool vibe on this one.



Made For The Night

Posted by Laura Dambuleff on Nov 28, 2011

Here's something to ease those monday blues - 'Made for the Night', Jesse Rose's first compilation since his Body Language mix on Get Physical back in 2007, is out today.

The concept behind Made For The Night is to provide insight to the listener to both sides of an artist; what they play in the club (CD1 Mixed For The Night) and what they produce outside of the club (CD2 Produced For The Night).

Accompanying the release is the Made For The Night documentary (directed by Tyler & Jack) which allows us to take a look into the hectic life that Jesse leads as a DJ, producer and A'nR of his labels, Made To Play, PIay It Down and Front Room Recordings.

Enjoy people!

Made For The Night is out now on Beatport and itunes.

For those who want to view the video via vimeo, please click here.


With special thanks to Jules Audry of Tyler & Jack and to Palmer + Pawel.

POD012 - Zombie Disco Squad

Posted by Laura Dambuleff on Nov 14, 2011

Alongside their end of summer smash Piano Man which just dropped on Made to Play. The Zombies have turned in a fine mix of upfront house music for the next Made to Play Podcast. You can download direct from SoundCloud or subscribe to the Made to Play podcast on iTunes.

Track listing and preview available below. Piano Man is available now on Beatport.



POD012 - Zombie Disco Squad

B-Ju - Free Sco [Dirtybird]
Noir - Are1 [Noir Music]
Dixie Yure - By Defection [Nordik Net Records]
Pillowtalk - The Come Back [Life And Death]
Huxley and Russo - Reality Check [Leftroom Limited]
Green Velvet - Millie Vanillie (Quentin Harris Dub) [Cajual US]
Samuel Deep - Street Movement (Olene Kadar Tool Edit) [Off Recordings]
Phil Weeks - In the Mood [Robsoul Recordings]
Tuccillo - Pump it Feel it [Anhura Records]
Zakes Bantwini - Wasting my Time (Rocco Remix) [Real Tone Records]
Butch - Drummers Delight [Rekids]
Vaggio - U Ready [Ovum Recordings]

Made to Play - POD012 - Zombie Disco Squad by Made to Play

Zombie Disco Squad - Piano Man

Posted by Laura Dambuleff on Oct 24, 2011

The Zombie's are back in fine style, this time with a Jazz & Be-Bop influenced banger 'Piano Man', it's been in Jesse's and ZDS's bag for a while and doing damage on dance floors worldwide.

Piano Man is available now on Beatport.





Annie Mac Love all ZDS stuff. This is great. Will definitely support.

Diplo Love Made to Play and ZDS always bring it

Round Table Knights Love it!!! Piano Man was the biggest track last week @ Club Bonsoir!

Yolanda Be Cool Sweeeet. This is unreal. Love ZDS forever

Magik Johnson Heavy! So good.. Summer down under this will be huge.

Jamie Anderson Another great production from ZDS!

RIVA STARR Stomper indeed!


MTP044 - Zombie Disco Squad - Piano Man EP by Made to Play

Mix it up monday!

Posted by Laura Dambuleff on Sep 12, 2011

Happy monday!  The good news is, Made 'n' Mixed EP is out today on Beatport.  Featuring remixes of Round Table Knights, Zombie Disco Squad and Homework by Alias Jonez, Oliver $, Monkey Safari and Paolo Rocco,you can close your eyes and imagine you're living saturday all over again. 



Brodinski: Super cool remix EP!  All of them have the vibe.  Bigup.

Nick Catchdubs: Say What remix is perfect.

David Squillace: Awesome stuff.

Justin Martin: Feeling the vibe on the Rally Racquet remix

Samim: Nice!  I like.

Luke Solomon:  Me likey loads!

MTP043 - Various Artists - Made 'n' Mixed by Made to Play

Zombie Disco Squad

Zombie Disco Squad

Brains Remix EP

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