Nick Holder

“Erotic Illusions / Bug & Landsky Rmx”

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Cat. No.PFR75
Orders fromMon, 21 Aug 2006
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Nick Holder, owner of Toronto‘s acclaimed DNH and Treehouse Records, has been producing underground house music for more than ten years. Alongside releases on his own DNH label, Holder has also produced respected EPs on John Acquaviva‘s Definitive label, Stickman Records, Hi Bias, Strobe Records, NRK (two albums: “From Within“ and “Underground Alternatives“) and Germany‘s K7 label (two albums:„One Night In The Disco“ and „Back On Track“). Nick‘s work spans from disco loops to minimal Chicago style and many of his records have become timeless classics. You can add „Erotic Illusions“ to that category - a timeless hit that has been in not only both Steve Bug‘s and Martin Landsky‘s boxes for a long time now and finally the two Poker Flat producers put their heads together for two amazing remixes. The party gets started on the a-side with Steve and Martin’s „TTR remix“. They add some twisted synths and and keep things minimal but unerring. A kind of oldschool-newschool adventure. On B1 we have the original version from 1991, sounding absolutely up-to-date and “now”. Dope.The „Triple T OV Mix“ on B2 features an oldschool bassline and spoken word by Gentle Aura, paired with newschool synths and an exciting arrangement - another extraordinary rework of this classic tune for a fresh Poker Flat release, whch by the way is our 75th release!

PFR75 in the media

DJ MAG (UK): “4/5 Nick Holder’s ‘Illusions’ is fifteen years old, but as soon as the needle drops again, its tracky, acid rhythms emit a sense of timelessness. It explains why it has been in Steve Bug’s record box for years, and why his label has chosen to reissue it. Bug gets together with Martin Landsky to give it a contemporary flavour - and the twisted synth sounds and wild, layered acid finale could yield Poker Flat one of its biggest crossover releases this year. Richard Brophy”

Groove Mag (GER): “Das Original ist nach wie vor hervorragend, und somit ist es ja schwer, da beim Remixen nichts „falsch zu machen“. Steve Bug und Martin Landsky lassen in ihrem „TTR-Mix“ eigentlich auch nur das „To the rhythm“-Vocal übrig und schaffen eine gediegene Clubnummer. Der „Triple T OV-Mix“ transportiert sehr schön das entrückt-verträumte Grundgefühl des Originals, der neue Lead-Sound ist, wenn man das Original liebt, beim ersten Hören zwar etwas schwer verdaulich, funktioniert dann aber doch. Wer da nicht tanzen will, will sowieso nicht tanzen. ”

I-DJ Magazin (UK): “Nick Holder never quite achieved the wider recognition of some of his contemporaries, despite being revered the world over. One such fan is Steve Bug, who teams up here with Martin Landsky to remix Holder’s 1991 classic ‘Erotic Illusions’ in his trademarked ‘old skool ideas with nu skool plug-ins’ style. Functional, straight-up, and a guaranteed club hit.”

Trax Mag (ES): “reviewed”

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