- Release Date 2012-05-14
- Label Loco Records
- Catalog LRD060
As first, we have a remix of "Your Eyes" from Salvatore Agrosi in cooperation with an African poet and vocalist Lazarusman, delivered by Spieltape.
Salvatore Agrosi aka MindTech is one of the youngest DJ's and producers on the international music scene. He was born in Salento in the south of Italy in 1988. When he was 16, he started to love house music and at 17 he started to play for the best clubs in Salento. He's strongly influenced by: Osunlade, Masters At Work, Fudge, Yass, Jon Cutler, Boddhi Satva, Marlon D, DJ Deep, Rocco, Manoo, Karizma, C2, Larry Heard, Jimpster, Alix Alvarex, Mr.V, Patrick Green, Sammy Rock, Quincy Jones, Michael Jackson (when he was black), Kerri Chandler, Kim English, James Brown (RIP), MAW, L.L Vega, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Stephanie Cooke, Jill Scott, Blaze, Angie Stone, Patti La Belle, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Sting, Luther Vandross, Bah Samba, Anita Baker, Faith Evans, Prince, Sade, Marvin Gaye, Earth Wind & Fire, Quentin Harris, Roy Ayers, Sarah Devine, Kings Of Tomorrow, Larry Levan, Leroy Burgess, Marshall Jefferson, Moodymann, Nervous NY, Soul Straight No Chaser, Reel People, D. Ferrer, Ame Frank, Dixon, L. Behrenroth, DJ Spen, Liquid People, Dimitri from Paris, and many others. His career as a producer started in August 2008 when he turned 20. His first remix was released on Sofitone Rec. - Patrick Green's "Qua Tanka". This tune achieved a huge success and remained on Traxsource top20 for a few weeks. Right after that Salvatore presented his own productions through CyberJamz Records. The "Elsewhere EP" featured two tracks. In the same year he created a new project called MindTech Crew with his friend and collegue Marco Fracasso. They released their "Deep South EP" on Deeper Sounds of Raisani. Two original tracks by Salvatore Agrosi "I Can" and the title track "Spirit" and remixes by MindTech and label head Lars Behrenroth completed his debut EP on Deeper Shades Recordings. Lars Behrenroth himself made two remixes for Salvatore's project which turned out to be very successful for Deeper Shades Rec. "Spirit EP" got support from Jimpster, Yass, Lovebirds, Guy Robin, Scope, Boddhi Satva, Halo, Claude Monnet and others. Salvatore's sound passes from the most profound soul to the deep pure with a touch of Afro and deep tech elements. His productions have been released on Deeper Shades Recording, Soundmen On Wax, Offering, Season Limited, Progcity Deep, Sofitone Rec and Seed Recordings and many others.
Lazarusman is a Slam Poet and vocalist from Germiston in South Africa. Even though the artist got raised in the East Rand and was teased in school, he was not stopped from developing one hell of a vocal switch. We can admire Lazarusman's skills owing to lyrics he has performed for a German producer Martin Stimming, after the two gentlemen had a chance encounter in London. Tracks featured by Lazarusman have appeared on top 10 charts by Seth Troxler, Stephan Bodzin and Hernan Cattaneo, just to name a few. For Lazarusman, who has already been an established Poet attending Slam Poetry and Art festivals around the world, such a warm welcome into the electronic music industry was quite a surprise and made him so excited that he decided to get himself involved in more projects of this kind with obviously a great result.
On the remix we've got Alexander Malyutin, a talented Russian DJ and producer, who started his career in 2006. Under the alias "Spieltape", he released tracks and remixes on the leading European labels - Global Underground, Moodmusic, Darkroom Dubs, Time Has Changed, Parquet Recordings, Alive Recordings, SK Supreme, as well as Proton Music (USA) and Highway Records (Russia).
Alexander's tracks were supported by many famous DJs, whose reputation is beyond any doubt - you can find Spieltape's name in charts and playlists by Nick Warren, Hernan Cattaneo, Silicone Soul, Marc Romboy, Martin Eyerer, Sasse, Trickski, Karotte, Daniel Dubb, Dosem, Tom Budden, D-Nox & Beckers, Karol XVII & MB Valence, No Artificial Colours, to name a few. Even "his Majesty" Tiesto named Alexander "a talented producer from the North of Russia" and presented Spieltape's track in his Club Life radioshow.
Over the past few years Alexander has collaborated with Rodriguez Jr., Aki Bergen, Hermanez, Tapesh & Maximiljan, DZeta N' Basile, Nacho Marco, Evren Ulusoy, Moonbeam and many other well-known house producers. Spieltape's tracks and remixes were included in various compilations - Balance (Mixed by Nick Warren), Re:Cognition (Mixed by Solee), Global Underground Afterhours, Global Underground Mixed, Global Underground Digitized, etc.
In addition to his effective work in studio, Alexander doesn't forget about touring activity and plays not only in Russia but abroad as well. Spieltape performed at legendary Kazantip Festival and world's best clubs - such as Arma 17 (Moscow) and Volar (Hong Kong).
The second track belongs to the Polish duo of producers Karol XVII & MB Valence, who have already gained worldwide recognition for their work and popularization of their imprints: Loco Records and Loco Records Supreme. Their "The Rusty Piano" was newly edited by Shur-I-Kan and previously appeared on the vinyl of "Vintage Box Remixes EP".
Lush, deep and emotional are not words commonly used in dance music, but Tom Szirtes's (aka Shur-I-Kan) trademark blend of musical mastery and cutting edge production has generated a loyal following around the world. Best identified by his long relationship with Jimpsters' Freerange Records label - one that stretches all the way back to 2001 and has left a rich legacy of albums and classic EP's that include "Living Inside", "I Want It", "One Night In Tokyo and "Letting You Down". Shur-I-Kan has an impressive discography that has seen him rework the likes of Akabu, Robert Babibcz, Trackheadz, Miguel Migs and Fred Everything amongst many others on many of the world's most respected labels including Simple, NRK, Urban Torque and Defected. Tom's other activities include running his own record label Dark Energy with Milton Jackson and his popular monthly radio show which has gained a reputation as one the definitive guides to quality house music.