Leviathan Sounds is a brand new label for 2012 hailing from the musical hotbed of Bristol in the west of England. The first two EPs from Admiral & Lewis Boardman have already garnered support from some of the globes leading DJs, including Sasha, Ripperton, Laurent Garnier & Anja Schneider and the label is being looked to as a possible leading light for the year ahead.
For the third release, the imprint has hooked up with US techno heavyweight Dan Curtin, a man whos musical history runs parallel with the story of modern dance music. Hailing from Clevveland, Ohio, Curtin has a catalogue of releases spanning almost 20 years and includes music on labels such as Peacefrog, Tuning Spork, Strictly Rhythm & Mobilee to name a just a few.
For his latest release Curtin has teamed up with vocalist The Blacknile for the wonderfully raw Stolen, a twisted, dark and funky slice of rough house that uses distorted drums, intense synths and rolling bass to underpin the outstanding spoken word vocals. The original mix is simply sublime and instantly conjures up that 7am warehouse feeling, offered alongside this is the Postharmonix mix where Mr Curtin takes things down a bleeping and jackin route and provides an alternative that stands tall again the brilliant original.
To close the package we have the wonderfully titled The Night Will Set You Free which blends raw drums, hypnotic piano lines and twisted percussion to create and old school workout with a 2012 twist.
Quality, quality, quality!
Selected DJ comments;
Laurent Garnier (F Comm) F**K! This is so damn good, Dan as strong as ever, this is gonna be a big one for me Paul Woolford (Planet E) The Night is bringing to mind UR releases, feeling this one for sure, Dan is always someone I pay attention to Vince Watson (Tresor) Feeling this! Stolen Original is awesome Rodriguez Jr (Mobilee) Wow, Dan brings the magic again, pure grooviness! Kink (Rush Hour) Im a big fan of Dan Curtin and this record sounds as great as I can expect, the melodies on The Night are crazy and I love both versions of Stolen Maceo Plex (Crosstown Rebels) Stolen Original; stands out for me, full support Danny Howells (Dig Deeper) Love this, thanks! Kate Simko (Spectral Sound) nice, nice, thanks for sending Funk DVoid (Soma) loving The Night, classic Dan Curtin Waifs & Strays (Futureboogie) Bristol heat! Really like the loose classic vibe on The Night Ed Davenport (NRK) More proper grooves from Dan, love the lead track, really stand out hypnotism Huxley (Hypercolour) Postharmonix Mix is the one for me, ace!