Weird Sounding Dude's "Arcade" EP on Juicebox Music, released earlier this year, received high acclaim and praises by his industry peers, thanks to the unique and versatile sounds that he's cemented as his new signature. The ongoing success subsequently lead to his music being released on Toronto's Deep House imprint - Dream Culture, Montreal based - Strange Town Recordings and Norman H's fantastic - Stripped Recordings, with more on it's way. We revisited the "Arcade" EP and gave it a sonically wide-range remix treatment from - Subandrio, Terje Saether, Esensides, Nomad In The Dark, Pro4ound and an alternate mix from Weird Sounding Dude himself.
From the gorgeous island of Sri Lanka comes 'Subandrio', who makes another return to the label after his own "Lost in Sigirya" EP and his collaborative "The Basement" EP with Nishan Lee. His latest string of releases (ranging from his remixes on J00F Recordings, Proton Music and Balkan Connection as well as his massive EP on Sudbeat Music) has been a testament to his much sought-after demand. Subandrio picks up "Blue In Grey" and gives it his dark (yet momentarily light), heavy and driving touch that we all know and love. Next, we head up to the Scandinavian territory and bring in 'Terje Saether' from Oslo (Norway) to remix "Boundless", whilst making his debut on Juicebox Music. An underdog in many ways, but no stranger to fan-folk, Terje's music has appeared on Nick Warren's - Hope Recordings, John Digweed's - Bedrock Records and even Silicone Soul's - Darkroom Dubs, to name a few. His monstrous ten and a half minute remix of "Boundless" transcends the conventionally modern styles and arrangement, paying homage to the classic progressive-house era, with bits of acid for kicks. The 'Esensides' duo from Greece, Vasilis Alexiou aka Billy Alex and Vaggelis Tasoudis, also returns back to the imprint after 2 years. Within that timespan, they've put music out on Antrim's - Or Two Strangers, John Johnson's - ICONYC and DJ Zombi's - Beat Boutique. The Esensides interpretation of "Spectral Sculpt" delves into the deeper, darker yet edgier space with a few ear-worm surprises in between. To remix the title track "Arcade", we invited someone special and one we've always been a fan of - Ephraim Dean, aka 'Nomad In The Dark'. Noted and picked as Sasha's Breakthrough Producer/DJ back in 2009 (DJ MAG), his music has also been donned by John Digweed, Pete Tong, Nick Warren and Hernan Cattaneo as well. Currently based in Asheville (North Carolina), but having lived in South Asia and Africa, his style is a collage of his influences - minimal, bold and fresh. He approaches "Arcade" with that motto, adding a hint of vintage-tonality as an underlying bed as the original lead shines through. Amongst the heavy-weights, we introduce and welcome a fairly fresher name. Hailing from a town called Boksitogorsk in Russia is - Dmitry Maiorov, better known as 'Pro4ound'. In a short span of time, his music's been released on some well established labels like Alexey Sonar's - Intricate, Julian Rodriguez's - Massive Harmony Records and B-Max's - BOX4JOY. Pro4ound takes a crack at "Boundless", turning it into a crisp late-summer groover. To close the pack, and for the sole rendition of "Under The Moon", we asked Weird Sounding Dude himself to rework it in a completely different mindset, turning the original techno-groover into a more melodic and deeper number.