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 Post subject: [LRD059] Karol XVII & MB Valence - Vintage Box Remixes EP
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[LRD059] Karol XVII & MB Valence - Vintage Box Remixes EP (incl. Aki Bergen, Pezzner, Shur-i-kan Remixes)

Loco Records proudly presents the brand-new release from the duo Karol XVII & MB Valence. "Vintage Box Remixes EP" is a compilation composed of newly-edited versions of formerly released tracks included on the successful "Vintage Box EP" series. Now, we stand a chance to admire remixes of "Tribute", "Crowded House" and "The Rusty Piano" made by Aki Bergen, Pezzner and Shur-i-kan respectively. We may definitely admire a dope dose of deep house of the highest quality on the EP.

Aki Bergen has definitely found his way in the world of deep house, producing some of the most frequently played records of the last months. We can find his name in the first position of the Deep House Beatport chart for three times, and in the first position of Beatport General chart with the smashing hit "Jazzy Stuff". His sudden fame provided him big collaborations with such artists as Dannii Minogue, Ralphi Rosario, Milton Jackson, Pezzner, and his remixes are between the most requested and loved.

Pezzner is the name Dave Pezzner has been using since 2008, when he decided to become a solo artist. It wasn't long before he found his initial offerings signed by the hugely well-respected London-based deep house label Freerange. And so, an exciting new phase in his career began; one that has exhibited no signs slowing down. The latter half of 2011 saw Pezzner's singles for European buzz labels, 8 Bit and the Crosstown Rebels offshoot label RebelLION receive a massive response, garnering such praise as "future classics made for dancefloors in the here and now." from 5 Magazine. Sought-after as remixer, he has been called upon to reinterpret the works of Josh Wink, Groove Armada, and Underworld just to name a few.

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 a 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 worlds 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.
The release is now available on Beatport.com: http://www.beatport.com/release/vintage ... xes/870861
Loco Records You Tube channel: http://youtu.be/AzrBOFjXTII


Early reactions:

Funk D'Void - best promo package I've had in months!! Heart u!

Eelke Kleijn - Wicked stuff. The Shur-I-Kan Dub and Pezzner remix are in my bag :)

Neil Quigley - The Shur-I-Kan remixes are killers, going to be giving them some serious game time over the next few weeks.

Tom Budden - Really dig your stuff :) Will check these out tomorrow!

Noir /Noir Music/ - Aki Bergen Remix is really cool :)

Ralf Kollmann /Mobilee Records/ - The Aki Bergen version is my favourite. Pezzner and Shur-I-Kan are usually always on top,
but maybe a bit under their potential here. Definitely caught my attention and will try the Aki Bergen mix for sure! Refreshing.

Mark Knight /Toolroom Records/ - Can we have the Shur I kan mix as a World Exclusive for Marks 100th show next week???

Mousse T. - thx, love it!!!

Leigh Morgan /Urban Torque/ - Really nice release across all mixes, I will support on the show for sure. Excellent work!

Bas Amro - What a nice pack of remixes, especially loving the Pezzner remix, great vibe. The Shur-I-Kan unreleased dub will
also be played.... :-)

Jon Cutler - Very strong package. All mixes are tight. Will support on my podcasts and gigs . J

Soul Minority - Awesome collection of remixes from top producers, will play and support !

Darin Epsilon - Huge pack here, I'm a fan of all these remixers. Congrats to you and your label.

Anna Wall /Defected/ - Aki Bergen’s take on ‘Tribute’ is absolutely superb, love the direction he’s taking on his recent releases
and the quality of his production. I am a fan of both Shur-I-Kan and Pezzner, but I think Shur-I-Kan’s remix of ‘Rusty Piano’
shines through here as the stronger of the 3 other mixes.

Robert Owens - the pezzner mix stand out on first listen for me, great vibes....

Greg Fenton /www.magazinesixty.com/ - Three tracks featured in the Vintage Box series for Loco now receive the remix
treatment and feel all the more vital for it. First up is Aki Bergen’s Future Jazz Band Remix of Tribute and I couldn’t have put it better myself. Jazz tones clash with contemporary electronica care of fuzzy bass notes while smooth electric piano chords play off more tense improvised sequences and are all joined together by ‘You got to move’ vocals. The Pezzner Remix of Crowded House gets darker in a House vein that splendidly warps together keys and exploding Toms into a heightened climax. This only leaves a flawless Shur-i-kan to rework Rusty Piano and steal the show with killer ivory and moody undercurrents that leave you no choice… 9

Daniel Czarnecki /Muno.pl/ - Tradycyjnie już podsumowaniem serii EP-ek Karola XVII & MB Valence'a jest zestaw remiksów. Tradycyjnie też remiksy przygotowuje śmietanka deepowej sceny, zatem nie mogło być inaczej w przypadku 'Vintage Box', z kompozycjami której zmierzyli się Aki Bergen, Pezzner oraz Shur-I-Kan! Aki Bergen biorąc na warsztat 'Tribute' postanowił kontynuować swój projekt Future Jazz Band, którego zadaniem jest nadanie remiksom nowoczesnego, jazzowego feelingu. W efekcie otrzymaliśmy 'żywy' i odprężający numer stanowiący idealne tło do wieczornego relaksu przy lampce dobrego wina. Jedyny minus - house'owy wokal słabo komponuje się z pełną gracji muzyką. Jeden z najbardziej pozytywnych i optymistycznych numerów z 'Vintage Box' - 'Crowded House' - doczekał sie interpretacji Pezznera, która niemal całkowicie odmieniła jego oblicze. Najbardziej charakterystyczne elementy oryginału zeszły tu na dalszy plan, eksponując dość schematycznie brzmiące akordy. Wyszło nieźle, ale mogło być nieco lepiej. Od samego początku ciekawił mnie remix Shur-I-Kana, gdyż artystę tego darzę ogromnym szacunkiem od wielu lat. Nazwisko Toma przy nazwie utworu stanowi wręcz gwarancję jakości i dobrego smaku. Shur-I-Kan doskonale zrozumiał ideę przyświecającą serii 'Vintage Box', gdyż 'The Rusty Piano' w jego wydaniu brzmi bardzo klasycznie, zabierając nas w podróż po undergroundowych chicagowskich klubach z lat 90-tych. Artysta przygotował też głębszą i równie dobrą wersję Dub. Dobre nazwiska, dobra muzyka, więc wszystko jest w najlepszym porządku i z czystym sumieniem mogę uznać, iż seria 'Vintage Box' doczekała się godnego podsumowania. Kolejny sukces Loco Records? Z całą pewnością.


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