September 26, 2011

Q-Burns Abstract Message – Innocent (Presslaboys Remixes)

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After the release of Cole Medina’s well-received remixes of “Innocent,” Eighth Dimension and Q-Burns Abstract Message believed all versions of this classic tune had been tapped. Suddenly, out of nowhere, Italian DJ duo Presslaboys have taken everyone by surprise with a new pair of stunning “Innocent” versions. It seems that Presslaboys had prodded the remix parts from the hands of Q-Burns Abstract Message in an unguarded moment, stealthily concocting their version over a few months in their secret Presslab Records studio. Fellow Italian DJ Gianluca Peruzzi joined Presslaboys on the main mix which fuses the gorgeous vocals of Lisa Shaw to a wholly original music accompaniment. The music swells and rises above notably solid club rhythms delivering a house music potion suitable for consuming in big rooms and late, late nights. The dub pares down Lisa’s vocal and accentuates the shimmering music-scape as some seriously tough house beats point the way to the dance floor. All of this adds up to a nice surprise from Eighth Dimension, Q-Burns Abstract Message, and Presslaboys to close out the summer while warming up select DJ sets.

Q-Burns Abstract Message ft. Lisa Shaw – Innocent (Presslaboys Remixes) (Eighth Dimension – 8TH037D) by Eighth Dimension

Graeme Park – “This has brightened up my day no end! Wonderful.
DJ Chus (Chus & Ceballos) – “Presslaboys main mix for me. I love it!
Scott Hardkiss (God Within) – “Fantastic! Beautiful! Brilliant! These remixes should really tear it up in both big fancy clubs and radical underground parties. Lisa Shaw’s voice is as unique as ever. Q-Burns Abstract Message is officially now on a major roll!
Kenneth Thomas (Perfecto) – “Nice!
Redanka (Tarrentella & Redanka) – “Good mixes! Love the dub.

Available now from Traxsource and Beatport

August 28, 2011

Q-Burns Abstract Message – Balearic Chainsaw

Filed under: releases — Tags: , , , — buckaroo @ 4:57 pm

True story: Q-Burns Abstract Message once DJ’ed underneath a weighty chainsaw covered in disco ball mirror squares, rotating roundly with silver beams flying off its blade. Imagine such a devious device honed for dancefloor devastation, its rumble tuned to bassbin frequencies as its saw cuts through beats and melody. But we’re talking about a chainsaw wielded by beardy types, waving its mirror ball excess over sunrise-stroked beach sand. We blissfully believe this could be the sound of the “Balearic Chainsaw.”

The original “Balearic Chainsaw” is an extended, beefier version of what was previously found on the “Chainsaw” single, released spring 2011 on EIGHT-TRACKS. The piano-fueled, flamenco guitar-kissed version was hidden as the last song in the single. To our surprise, friends and foes alike asked for a longer version to send resonating over the waterfront. The requests have been answered, and this new version features an added groove coda that should send your neighbors dancing into the moon beams.

Who else could be more perfect for such flights of fancy than our long-time chum Scott Hardkiss? Coming off the brilliantTechnicolor Dreamer album on his own God Within label, Scott tackled “Balearic Chainsaw” with a combination of gusto and happenstance. His mix is a rising force, solid rhythms and huggable bass lines anchoring a building swarm of piano, guitar, and cosmic, acid atmosphere. Not content with such mere musical coolness, Scott enlisted the gorgeous vocal contribution of Stevvi Alexander to further the “Balearic Chainsaw” message. Uplifting ain’t the half of it

Then there’s Scott’s remarkable Dub variation. Wild swirls of sound take control of this special version, aided by the unexpected contribution of DJ Afro from Los Amigos Invisibles, supplying his own dueling flamenco guitar strums and riffs. Euphoric motion for the most summery of dancefloors … it’s a classic Hardkiss maneuver.

A party like this needs a proper come-down, and for our back-to-mine moment we’ve enlisted the reputable chops of Gazeebo, mainstay of Denver’s Community Recordings. Working out an Italo/nu-disco throb, Gazeebo’s slinky rendition hits all the tingle buttons, giving us a slow motion refuge that still packs a low-end punch. It’s fitting and superb power-down for this “Balearic Chainsaw.”

Q-Burns Abstract Message – Balearic Chainsaw (Eighth Dimension Records – 8TH036D) by Eighth Dimension

Kaskade – “This is really nice, beautiful vocal and perfect summer vibe. Dig it.”
Nick Warren – “Great mixes by Scott and the Gazeebo reprise is ace.”
Anthony Pappa – “My favourite is “Gazeebo’s Reprise” and l will play this out.”
diskJokke – “Lovely tracks, full support.”
Ric McClelland (Scope) – “A very nice package.. I’m digging the original, Hardkiss dub, and the Gazeboo Reprise.”
Gavin Hardkiss (Hawke) – “F**king stellar … these mixes will be played all summer.”
Justin Harris (Freaks) – “I love Scott’s dub, and the original works, too, in the right place.”
Ulysses (Neurotic Drum Band) – “The Gazeebo Reprise is my favorite, but the extended original is nice, too. Spacey!”
Greg Fenton (DMC Update) – “Great set of mixes, hard to choose a favorite.”
Ray Mang – “Gazeebo’s got some depth! Quite like the Hardkiss Dub, too.”
Will SumSuch (UrbanTorque) – “Nice package with a real sense of fun. I like it a lot. The Hardkiss dub is the one for me.”
Marco Fullone (Radio Monte Carlo) – “A Balearic sound masterpiece!”
Kosmas Epsilon (Proton Radio) – “Original and Gazeebo mixes are pure bliss! Amazing songs.”
Dj Nova (Rodon FM Greece) – “This is the absolute Balearic release of 2011! Es Vedra found its soundtrack this year.”
Harry Avers (NOICE!) – “F**king amazing Dub by Scott…. love the guitars.”
DJ Naz (Buddha Bar) – “Ah, balearic classic! Absolutely superb. I see this working super well at the beach parties this year in Ibiza.”

Available now from Beatport / Juno Download / Stompy / Traxsource / iTunes


December 15, 2010

Pimp Daddy Nash featuring Nica Brooke – It Doesn’t Have To Snow (To Be Christmas)

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As a gift from Eighth Dimension Records here’s something cool and seasonal as a free download. It’s not ‘house’ or even really ‘dance music,’ but instead a jazzy, trip-hop tinged Christmas tune from a member of Eighth Dimension’s original band of merry-men, Pimp Daddy Nash. Enjoy and happy holidays!

1. It Doesn’t Have To Snow (To Be Christmas)
2. It Doesn’t Have To Snow (To Be Christmas) – Nica’s Jazzy Standard Mix
3. It Doesn’t Have To Snow (To Be Christmas) – Asinine Demix
4. It Doesn’t Have To Snow (To Be Christmas) – Instrumental

Pimp Daddy Nash, the brainchild of eclectic Orlando producer Jon Curtis, has been spreading beats across a jazzy backdrop since his 1996 debut on Mephisto Records. Pimp Daddy Nash’s story developed with two artist albums (The New Jazz Science and Private Leftfield Downtempo Fuzz), a major label offer from Germany, and numerous remixes and alter-ego experiments. The Pimp Daddy Nash alias had been put aside in favor of other disparate projects until the idea of a Christmas song suddenly materialized. Its familiar jazz sensibility mixed with smooth electronic rhythms made one thing clear to Curtis: Pimp Daddy Nash had returned.

The result is “It Doesn’t Have To Snow (To Be Christmas),” a sly take on holiday musical fare that, while utilizing sounds and technology of modern electronica, has a decidedly classic flavor. Adding to this was the inspired choice of featured vocalist for the track. Label-mate Q-Burns Abstract Message suggested that Curtis contact Nica Brooke, a California-based singer known both for her sublime jazz-based originals as well as her contribution to house music records from the likes of Atnarko and Da Sunlounge. The pairing created instant magic. The song’s stand-up bass and emotive piano blended perfectly with Brooke’s sultry delivery. It’s a wonderful late night Christmas tune, suitable for retro lounges, fire-lit cabanas, and space age bachelor pads alike.

Nica Brooke was inspired by the song to create a rework using her own arrangement, the Jazzy Standard Version. This stripped-down treatment focuses on her impeccable vocal as accompanied by a more traditional jazz trio. On the other hand, mysterious electro-pop group Asinine provides a remix accentuating the electronic elements, adding synthesized chimes and sleigh bells for Nica’s voice to float over.

Whether your holiday is in traditional climes or found somewhere on the moon, there is a version of “It Doesn’t Have To Snow (To Be Christmas)” for you.