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TNCL012D | 2012-07-23  
Tone Control return with house music vocal legend, Robert Owens for a steppin’, bass led mantra for the dance floor. Tone Control bring in soulful house star, Sean McCabe on Moog, Rhodes and Organ to complete "Starting With Me". Working the analogue delays, "Stuck On Loop" is a dark and serious dubbed out excursion. Glaswegian producer, James Johnston has been making big waves for vinyl loving, deep house heads recently - he turns in a heavy chorded, bumpin’ dub remix to complete this new single, the 12th release on Tone Control Music.

Tone Control are Marcus Harris and Simon Finnegan. The British production duo have been progressively releasing their own brand of electronic soul for over 6 years appealing to house music and leftfield DJ’s alike. Following the release of their critically acclaimed "Illusion" single, much lauded by Theo Parrish and Kerri Chandler, the duo have gone on to find wider appeal with their smash "Take Me Away" ft. Adeola Ranson and "Without Your Love" ft. James B. Coleman - remixed by DJ Spinna and played by DJs globally including 'Lil Louis and Kenny Dope.

Robert Owens has played an instrumental part in defining House Music history. Robert was already DJing in Chicago when he met Larry Heard to form Fingers Inc. with Ron Wilson in 1985. Their output included "Bring Down the Walls", and the monumental “Can You Feel It”. Robert’s subsequent solo releases, led to the classic “Tears” with Frankie Knuckles & Satoshi Tomiie in 1989. Worldwide chart success followed in the 90’s with “I’ll Be Your Friend”. Robert was cited as “The voice of house music” by Mixmag. Since then Robert has worked with an incredible list of influential artists including Photek, London Elektricity, Sandy Rivera, Coldcut, Quentin Harris, and recently Tevo Howard and Kai Alce to name a few. His recent LP’s for Compost Records demonstrate his continued inspiration and artistic longevity, maintaining his reputation as the man who breathed life and soul into House Music.

James Johnston shot to No.1 in Soundcloud’s ‘Most Popular Deep House Tracks Of All Time’ chart with his first house production in 2009, “She’s Gone”. Since then he’s released music on 4Lux, Dikso, City Fly, Boogie Originals, Fine Art, Under the Shade, Quentessentials and his own label with Berlin’s Alex Agore, No Matter What. With an increasingly busy DJ schedule and a plethora of remixes and productions to come there is no doubt you’ll be hearing more from James Johnston.

Written by Robert Owens published by Westbury Music, Marcus Harris and Simon Finnegan published by Tone Control Music, administered by Haripa Music UK. Produced by Marcus Harris and Simon Finnegan. All Instruments by Marcus Harris, except Moog, Rhodes and Organ on "Starting With Me" by Sean McCabe. Vocals by Robert Owens. Mixed by Matthew Bandy. B2 remixed by James Johnston. Mastered digitally by Atjazz. Vinyl mastering by Finyl Tweek. Illustration by Maxwell Paternoster, design by Haydn Davies. (P) & (C) 2012 Tone Control Music.

Check out this early feedback:

"Love it, supporting, thanks mate."
X-Press 2 - Ministry Of Sound Radio (GB)

"James johnston dub is dope" 8/10
Ben Westbeech (GB)

"Really feeling the Stuck on Loop Version. Will support." 10/10
Boddhi Satva - Offering (BE)

"Harkens back to the days of Fingers Inc! That gets my support! Love the original." 8/10
DJ Cosmo (GB)

"Good Package" 8/10
Oscar P (US)

"Loving the dub mix!"
DJ Pioneer - Kiss FM (GB)

"It's very Hot!!!! I see myself on the dancefloor jammin to this !! I will play." 10/10
Edground - Grooveland (BR)

"Another great Tone Control production! heat!!!" 9/10
Enrico Crivellaro - Volcov/Isoul8 (IT)

"DUB DUB DUB!! Love it" 9/10
Ezel (ES)

"Dope release! Will definitely play the James Johnston Dub!" 8/10
MCDE (DE)

"My man James Johnston on a roll..quality" 8/10
Fabio Genito (IT)

"Nice stuff yet again from Tone Control ...hott package !" 9/10
Groove Assasin (GB)

"The original and James johnson dub for me ... full support !" 8/10
Neil Pierce - Fanatix (GB)

"Dope." 10/10
Nick Holder - DNH (CA)

"really feeling the James Johnston Dub...."
Rainer Trueby - Root Down (DE)

"Quality track from these guys which features on this week's show. Mr Owens has never lost his magic!" 8/10
Simon Harrison - Basic Soul (GB)

"Wicked track brotha!! can't wait to play at Southport!full support as always! Robert rocks! Thanks again!! " 10/10
Souldynamic (IT)

"One of my favorite LABELS teaming up with the BEST VOICE in House (that belonging to Mr Robert Owens)... Love both mixes of the STARTING WITH ME SIMPLY AMAZING!!!" 10/10
Vinny Da Vinci - Urban Beat (SA)

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