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  • Release Date 2013-04-18
  • Label Apollo
  • Catalog APOLLO1312
Romanian deep house phenomenon, Addex, has been at the forefront of the genre in recent times with over 300 Beatport productions to his name. Weaving his magic for such notable imprints as DeepWit and Manuscript, two full-length albums have also found their way on to Etoka label for the Bucharest resident. 2013 has already provided Addex with a bountiful supply of releases, most recently on the house inspired, Spring Tube Limited label.

Now, following the recent release of "Getting Away From This" - the first of a trio of releases from Addex's "Killing Krazy" EP - Apollo is ready to unleash the next instalment of the series including the title track and two further deep house gems from Edmund and Menson.

San Sebastian native, Diego Villar has seen a decade-long career in DJ residencies and production work concerned primarily with "a love of real house music". A penchant for "deep, funky and soulful" styles has seen an impressive array of work signed to DeepWit and Dutchie. Furthermore, the soul and funk infused "Someone Like You" EP, on LensMedia, has already provided a rich seam of work from the Spaniard in 2013 and almost 300 Beatport production credits mark Edmund out as no 'flash in the pan'. Taking on "Killing Krazy", Edmund immediately displays his reverence for the house genre with a skilful combination of rhythm and Hammond organ riffs that play out against a subtle, retro bass line vibe that generates a light and warm disposition. Echoes of the Addex original are clearly evident but this an intelligent reinterpretation.

Mads Jensen is an inhabitant of multiple personas. Working as Massimo, Jazz Menson or here, for Apollo, simply as Menson, the Dane's appetite for bringing his "deep and sexy sound to the clubs" is an axiom that drives his passion for house music and saw him release the "U" EP on Garterhaus at the end of 2012. This passion led him to form the StudieStrasse label in 2010 and saw him voted as "DJ of the Year" at the Danish Club awards. Under his Menson guise, Jensen's remix of "Killing Krazy" is full of the trademark deep sounds that underpin his work. Keeping Addex's original vocals in tact, a sense of rhythm is gradually built upon by a hypnotic deep house chord sequence and shuffling open hi-hats. As a consequence, Menson's remix is a fine illustration of the 'less is more' principle.

The second in a trio of releases with remixes from Edmund and Menson has proved that Addex's "Killing Krazy" is still dangerous to dance floors and very much at large.

Directed by Jay Epoch
AandR by Marina Gerardi
Mastered by Cid Inc.
Design by Ben Mautner
Text by James Warren