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  • Release Date 2016-06-03
  • Label Faya Combo
  • Catalog FAYAC015D
Founded in 2002 by DJ Gregory, Faya Combo gets a new lease of life with the re-issue of those classic records coupled with some previously unreleased, rare, and more obscure cuts have been sourced and compiled, highlighting this sublime catalogue of work, while bringing it to the attention of a wider and more diverse audience.

French born DJ Gregory began his explorations into house music in the early 90s when he was making pilgrimages to New York City to soak up the city's music scene, bringing back with him the freshest dance music from the nucleus of American house. He made a name for himself as a DJ influenced by these imported beats, appearing regularly on Radio FG in collaboration with DJ Deep. Following several successful records in his fledgling production career, including his project Africanism with Bob Sinclar on Yellow Productions, Gregory set up Faya Combo as an outlet for his unique productions. Many releases from Faya Combo have striking Afro and Latin flavours, influences sustained by DJ Gregory's travels to Brazil and Angola to work with local artists in those regions.

Soon after its release in 2003, 'Elle' became one of Faya Combo's most celebrated releases. Featuring prominent percussion characteristic of Gregory's iconic afro beat style, the 12 minute epic 'Elle' was supported heavily by then Ibiza residents Roger Sanchez, Erick Morillo, and 'Little' Louie Vega. This remix package includes five handpicked remixes, sourced and compiled to include the top re-works from leading global producers: Louie Vega (EOL Ritual & Criola Remix), Ame and UK's Copyright.

DJ Gregory 'Elle (Remixes)'

1. 'Elle' (ame piano mix)
2. 'Elle' (Criola Remix)
3. 'Elle' (EOL Ritual)
4. 'Elle' (Copyright Re-edit)
5. 'Elle' (Criola Accapella)

Written by Gregory Darsa
Produced by DJ Gregory 4 Faya Combo
Additional Keys by Michael T
Engineered by P. Weiss at Studio Davout, Paris
Mastered by Tom Coyne at Sterling Sound, NYC
Track 1 Additional Production by ame (Kristian Beyer & Frank Wiedemann)
Mixed by Andreas Schorpp, Karlsruhe
Tracks 2, 3 & 5 Remix Produced by Louie Vega for Small Wonders Inc.
Tracks 2 & 5 Cape Verdian Spoken Words by Anane
Tracks 2 & 3 Keyboards by Albert 'Sterling' Menendez
Tracks 2 & 3 Percussions by Luisito Quintero
Tracks 2, 3 & 5 Mix & Protools Engineer: Steve Barkan
Tracks 2, 3 & 5 Assistant Engineer: Niko Teneketzis
Tracks 2, 3 & 5 Recorded & Mixed at Pulse Studios, Staten Island
Track 4 Re-Edit by Gavin 'Face' Mills and Sam Holt for Copyright Productions
Published by Faya Editions
Track 1 P&C 2007 Defected Records Limited under exclusive license from Faya Combo
Track 2-5 P&C 2003 Defected Records Limited under exclusive license from Faya Combo

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