Lovebirds

Lovebirds

Real Name:
Sebastian Döring
Profile:
Lovebirds is the solo project of Hamburg resident Sebastian ‘Basti’ Doering. Following 3 excellent singles on the much-respected Winding Road Records label, Lovebirds is big news right now. Labels such as Freerange and Buzzin Fly are hot on his heels, eager to sign his tracks.

The first Lovebirds release appeared on Trax of Interest in [year]. In 2006, having built up a repertoire of unsigned material, he sent a CD to John Buckby, label owner of Winding Road Records and a mutual friend of Vincenzo.

The Lovebirds sound is like a blast from the past with house steroids packing serious production muscle. Listening to Lovebirds is like taking trip back to the 70s and 80s - but riding in a gleaming futuristic spaceship.

The first Lovebirds single on Winding Road was the ‘Modern Stalking’ EP, which came out in 2007. The EP contained tracks of mid-tempo house, each coming from a different musical angle and giving the world a taste of what he was capable of. It was received by the deep house and neo-disco community with open arms. Top-flight DJ’s such as Prins Thomas, Ashley Beedle and Jimpster went wild for it. Bill Brewster made the EP the Single Of The Month in iDJ magazine. Lovebirds had landed.

His second single for Winding Road was slamming vocal track ‘Love On My Hands’, which featured the voice of Holly Backler. As with the first EP, this release drew much praise from the deep house cognoscenti and put Basti ever more firmly on the map. Most recently, July 2008 sees the release of third single for Winding Road, ‘In The Shadows’. Once again, an extremely classy offering received by the tastemakers to great acclaim.

Although the Lovebirds name has burst onto the scene relatively recently, Basti is no beginner in the production game. Basti formed Knee Deep, together with old friend Toddie Freese in 1998. Knee Deep became a household name in the dance scene, leading to international DJ gigs and mountains of remix work. As Knee Deep, Basti has remixed Jamiroquai 3 times, as well as Bob Sinclair, David Morales, Brandy, and many others, even winning the prestigious “best remixer” category in the 2002 German Dance Awards in the process (beating Timo Maas along the way).

A few years on, Basti had achieved all he wanted to with Knee Deep, and was ready to move into more deeper, melancholy musical avenues. And so Lovebirds was born, which is now his main project. His production experience means that he is able to finish well-rounded tracks off in a matter of days, constantly building a repertoire of classy dancefloor and mellow sounds all destined to wow the world.

The process is well on its way already. The cream of the dance world has its eyes on Lovebirds. Tom Middleton is a big fan. Jimpster has signed up some tracks for a first EP on Freerange. Ben Watt is in regular contact and has signed a track for one of his recent compilations. Basti is involved in fruitful collaborations with Holly Backler, Vincenzo, and other artists. As if all this wasn’t enough, Basti is gathering a collection of songs for release on his and Vincenzo’s new label Teardrop Records, which is destined to become an essential new addition to the house library.
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Lovebirds Discography

Singles & EPs

Lovebirds Lovebirds / The Limit Trax Of Interest Germany 2000 Sell This Version
Lovebirds Feel The Bird Trax Of Interest Germany 2001 Sell This Version
KDR 11 Lovebirds Ethek(12") Kneedeep Recordings KDR 11 Germany 2006 Sell This Version
ROAD018 Lovebirds Modern Stalking EP(12", EP) Winding Road Records ROAD018 UK 2007 Sell This Version
Lovebirds Louder! E.P. (EP) Winding Road Records UK 2008 Sell This Version
TD 001 Lovebirds Gentle EP(12", EP) Teardrop TD 001 Germany 2008 Sell This Version
FR113 Lovebirds The Rat(12") Freerange Records FR113 UK 2008 Sell This Version
ROAD024 Lovebirds In The Shadows(12") Winding Road Records ROAD024 UK 2008 Sell This Version
ROAD 021 Lovebirds Love On My Hands(12") Winding Road Records ROAD 021 UK 2008 Sell This Version
OM-353 SV Lovebirds West Coast EP(3xFile, WAV, EP) OM Records OM-353 SV US 2009
TD 003 Lovebirds & Vincenzo Lovebirds & Vincenzo - M.U.S.I.C.(12", EP) Teardrop TD 003 Germany 2009 Sell This Version
LZD-014 Lovebirds N2Deep(12") Lazy Days Recordings LZD-014 Canada 2009 Sell This Version
Lovebirds Best Before 2008 EP (EP) Kneedeep Recordings Germany 2010 Sell This Version
Lovebirds Deep, Down & Discofied EP (EP) Kneedeep Recordings Germany 2010 Sell This Version
Lovebirds My Man Freerange Records UK 2010 Sell This Version
TD 004 Lovebirds Love & Happiness(12") Teardrop TD 004 Germany 2010 Sell This Version
Lovebirds Feat. Stee Downes Lovebirds Feat. Stee Downes - Want You In My Soul Winding Road Records UK 2011 Sell This Version
Lovebirds / Leif Lovebirds / Leif - The Beast / Almost Invisible liebe*detail Germany 2011 Sell This Version
Lovebirds Honeybadger EP (EP) Teardrop, Teardrop Germany 2011 Sell This Version
FRD157 Lovebirds Keep Coming EP(4xFile, MP3, EP, 320) Freerange Records FRD157 UK 2011
RNT007 Lovebirds Lovebirds Edits(12", W/Lbl) Razor N Tape RNT007 US 2014 Sell This Version
TD015 Lovebirds & Stee Downes Lovebirds & Stee Downes - Love's Like Dancin(4xFile, MP3, Single, 320) Teardrop TD015 Germany 2016
RNT45-004 Lovebirds Featuring Galliano (3) Lovebirds Featuring Galliano (3) - Icarus(2x7") Razor N Tape RNT45-004 US 2017 Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

Lovebirds Feat. Lisa Shaw Lovebirds Feat. Lisa Shaw - Holdin On Defected UK 2014
3610159348525 Lovebirds Feat. Holly Backler Lovebirds Feat. Holly Backler - Give Me A Sign(6xFile, MP3, 320) Teardrop 3610159348525 US 2014

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DeBroeze

DeBroeze

October 18, 2016
Excellent producer with his own unique touch to the house/deep-house sound, funky, eclectic and soulful at times. Been around for a few years yet but already made some landmark releases which'll eventually turn into classics. His livesets are a bliss and joy to listen to. Essential stuff.

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