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  • Release Date 2013-03-13
  • Label Apollonia
  • Catalog APOCD01
Inviting you on an imaginary journey in their Lotus Seven a road trip back to 90s San Francisco takes Chris Carrier and Hector Moralez on a musical mission stopping for hip hop style smokes disco jams and soulwarming joints on the beach this is an exploration through their colourful inspirations and rhythmatic upbringing. A collaboration between two of house musics finest producers the expectation for such an album will be a timeless piece. Yet go beyond expectation as the duo attack more than the tight beats they are known and praised for. House meets hip hop infused with everything that comes in between the pairs versatile approach is sewn together with old skool samples and reminiscent vocals. Cuts like Astronomers Dream demonstrate perfectly their hip hop roots given a house twist intertwining breakbeat with a 4/4 kick while Keep On Moving stays true to the San Francisco sound they have taken much inspiration from when creating classic deep house. Along a similar warm tone but given a soulful groove with an uplifting vocal sample is Island Breeze likewise its the vocal on Disco Remodel that makes the track with a diva melody over a funky bassline. Not limiting themselves to sampling Moralez experiments with his own voice to full effect on 5000 Watts becoming a humorous storyteller on the dance cut. Woven together with substantial interludes the individual tracks piece together a journey through the pairs extensive musical tastes and styles. The duo first met in 2002 through a partiality for fine herbs and an avid love of 90s San Francisco house producing their first EP together shortly afterwards the hit The Acid on Robsoul Recordings. Theres no doubt that Chris Carrier is one of the most consistent and certainly driven producers on the underground house scene today producing more than 500 tracks over the past 18 years whilst running his label Adult Only releasing the likes of Phil Weeks Dan Ghenacia DJ W!LD and Dyed Soundorom. On the other side of the ocean Moralez rapidly carved out a reputation of his own starting off at the infamous Primal Records before partnering up with Phil Weeks under the moniker Fries and Bridges as well as managing his own imprints Minority Music and The Factory. A move to Paris for Moralez in 2010 meant the pair finally had the time to produce an LP together and so the indulgent smoky sessions in Carriers studio could commence. Lotus Seven is the inaugural album release on Apollonia the house label launched earlier this year by Parisian friends Shonky Dan Ghenacia and Dyed Soundorom. Citing Chris Carrier as a long term favourite artist top beat maker and playing a part in the ignition of his own producing career Ghenacia felt very in tune with the project and had the tracks on repeat from the first listen. There is everything on this album; jazz hip hop techno acid dancefloor tracks to slow interludes. They have managed to achieve all of this importantly in the right balance and as an electronic album it really works because it is something you can easily listen to at home as well as being loaded with dancefloor weapons.

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