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Red D - Moan The Mania EP
Red D
Moan The Mania EP
12" | 2017 | EU | Original (Freerange)
9,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
inc. Eli Escobar RemixRed D is back for a follow up to his brilliant Chez EP which dropped last year and this time he’s going for the jugular! The man responsible for some of the finest house music of the last decade as FCL (with San Soda) and FCL vs VFB (with Motor City Drum Ensemble) knows a thing or two about what makes the dancefloor lose its s**t, with tracks such as Let’s Go Seven, It’s You and Can We Try all testament to this.When he’s not DJing at the likes of Panorama Bar or hosting his own stage at Tomorrowland, Red D can be found running his own mighty fine We Play House label from his Ghent HQ.Moan The Mania opens this release in suitably back to the raw fashion! A minimal drum machine groove and clipped bassline lay the foundations of this tribute to all things jacking with a sprinkling of porno groans to help you on your way. This is sleazy machine funk at it’s very best. Next up we have a remix from Eli Escobar, the native New Yorker who has recently been making major waves following the release of his LP Happiness on Classic.As someone who has remixed the likes of Lana Del Rey, Kim Ann Foxman, Honey Dijon and Holy Ghost we knew he’d be the man to take Red D’s baton and run with it.Keeping the overall vibe of the original intactEli cranks the energy further with additional in your face percussion parts and a couple of perfectly placed build ups. Flipping over we have Chase The Cat which takes a similarly stripped-back and minimal approach as Moan The Mania but goes heavier on the 707 beats. Finally we have Dusk Or Dawn closing the release with a deeper mood.Simple FM synth stabs and glassy chimes provide a tender and naive-sounding counterpoint to the basic beats.Red D proving once again that limiting your tools and not over-complicating things can often have so much more impact when it comes to house music.
Red D - Chez EP
Red D
Chez EP
12" | 2016 | EU | Original (Freerange)
10,99 €*
Release:2016 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
incl. Jacob Korn RemixesIntroducing Red D, the Belgian DJ and producer, one half of FCL (alongside San Soda), long standing club promoter (since 1992), owner of We Play House and general all round good guy. With releases on Ferrispark and Delusions Of Grandeur (with MCDE), remixes on Eskimo, regular sets at the likes of Panorama Bar and anRA Mix under his belt you could say things are falling into place nicely. On topof all this his FCL project continues to go from strength to strength with a new EP dropping soon on Kai ‘KZR’ Alce’s highly regarded NDATL label.When he sent over two originals for Freerange it was love at first listen as the simple, warm beats and emotive chord stabs of title track Chez oozed from thespeakers. This sounded to me like house music in it’s purest form, from the dayswhen the focus was on a feeling rather than complex sounds or technologicaltrickery. And the proof is in the pudding with this one as you can feel the dance floor go into some kind of collective bubble of love whenever you play it.The second original follows drawing you into a false sense of security withfamiliar 707 beats and gentle pads before taking a left turn. Appropriatelytitled Into Darkness the blissful vibes of the intro begin to fall away as thetrack reaches a breakdown and we’re treated to the rudest of Chi-Town basslines taking us down a somewhat less wholesome path.Flipping over we’re treated to two Jacob Korn remixes, one of each of theoriginals and if the A side is the good cop, we can trust the Uncanny Valleyregular to deliver some pure badness on the flip. His Remix of Chez is clearlyinspired by his studio hardware as you can hear the improvised and ‘live‘ sounding arrangement, the machines taking on a life of their own as things twist and turn in a spontaneous and unpredictable way. A rattling white noise pulse drives the rhythm whilst bubbling synths add some lightness to the pummelingkick.Into Darkness gets the Korn treatment next and here he puts it right through the sonic mangler, tape saturation distorting the mix to within an inch of it’s life. Jacob puts the focus on the bassline of the original, keeping things simple atfirst before winding in layers of Juno chords and the bleepiest of synth lines resulting in the finest of raw, bassment house jams.
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