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  • Release Date 2012-11-05
  • Label Gruuv
  • Catalog GRU019
Freak On opens the release, and with a nod to funk and soul incorporated through wah-wah guitar licks, bright piano chords and a modulating electro bass its safe to say when combined with a contemporary house-beat the result in something rather unique. Bitter Sweat is up next, employing a grittier more modern mold with a hooky electronic bass, an amalgamation of vocal chops, and disco house chords driving the track. Nolans formation of the track relies on a simple yet effective movement of stripping back the groove to an atmospheric breakdown, followed by the introduction of new elements precipitously.

Kyodais remix of Freak On follows and the Berlin based Spanish duo deliver yet another enthralling piece of music, the drums take on the form of swing jazz rhythms with rattling ride rolls and a naturally swung pattern occurring throughout on the toms and snares. More organic splendor is introduced to the arrangement through jazzy sax and piano riffs and the originals scat vocals. Its not often heard in this day and age but Kyodai have managed to give a nod to the 40s musical era with style and precision, here in modern-day house music.

Electronic music veteran John Tejada closes the release with a stellar rework of Bitter Sweat gleaming with analogue sparkles, the mix kicks off with a dubbed out house feel with background delays and reverb tails building a deep-set atmosphere, shuffling hats and claps meander throughout the groove consistently changing velocity in true analogue style while the main synth lines envelope is constantly tweaked and octave alterations create an ever-evolving progressive feel.

Words by Jordan Bruce @ Dispersion PR

Feedback and Support from...

John Wink (Ovum)
Good record. Original mixes and remixes are funky, fun and will rock the floor for sure.

Laurent Garnier
Great remix by Kyodai

Dyed Soundorom (Crosstown Rebels)
Excellent release, Freak On Original and John Tejada's Remix are my favs, will give them a proper play!

Tim Green (Cocoon / Get Physical)
JT's remix is great!!

Jesse Rose (Made To Play)
John Tejada wins the day!

Tiefschwarz (Souvenir)
Very nice release. Thanks

Luke Solomon (Classic / Little Creatures)
Oh yeah!!!! Totally up my street

Till Von Sein (Suol)
Oh john...cant go wrong with Mr Tejada can u? those chords again...;)

Waifs & Strays (Leftroom)
Bitter Sweat (Original and remix) are both excellent straight up house!

Noir (Noir)
John Tejada steals the picture again. Love his productions.

Homework (2020Vision)
Originals are nice and that Kyodai remix is from another world, wow!

Dusky (Dogmatik / Simple)
John Tejada remix is cool, thanks!

Maya Jane Coles (Hypercolour / Mobilee)
Liking Freak on original and Bitter Sweet John Tejada remix is pretty cool

Anja Schneider (Mobilee)
John Tejada Mix for me!!!!!

Alex Niggemann (Soulfooled / Poker Flat)
Both Remixes for me!

Huxley (2020Vision / Tsuba)
Loving the John Tejada remix!

Detroit Swindle (Freerange)
Crazy Kyodai guys... :)

Andre Crom (OFF)
Cool stuff! I like all trax, but Kyodais remix stands out for me.

Pig & Dan (Cocoon)
Wow Kyodai remix and John Tejada mixes are fantastic

Kruse & Nuernberg (Lazy Days / Liebe*Detail)
Freak On Original is my pick here. Nice package all over quality. John is also doing it again.

Robert Owens
Great, love it, both tracks but the Kyodai remix is outstanding

Dubfire (Cocoon)
nice tracks, thanks!

DJ Rolando
John Tejada rmx is dope!!!!

Coyu (Suara)
John Tejada all the way. Magnifique as usual.

Tiger Stripes (Get Physical)
Great work from Nolan. Lovin' the John Tejada remix!!!
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