Seth Troxler & Patrick Russell

“Valt Trax”

CCS026 scanZoom inLabelCircus Company
Cat. No.CCS026
FormatEXCL12"G
Orders fromTue, 22 Jan 2008
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Review

Detroit artists Seth Troxler & Patrick Russell join forces for their first EP “Valt Trax” on Circus Company in what is obviously a successful piece of teamwork. Seth Troxler, now living in Berlin, has been attracting attention with his spacey, funky atmospheric releases on labels such as Spectral, Items & Things (as Thrill Cosby), Omar_S’s FXHE ( as Young Seth), Esperanza, Beretta Grey, Leftroom, and Dumb Unit, moving into more and more interesting territories with every one of his releases. Long time electronic music veteran and well known DJ, famous for his sets at some of the most notorious warehouse parties in Detroit, the name name Patrick Russel will ring a bell with anyone familiar with the Detroit electronic music scene since the early 90’s. The idea behind the EP was to recreate a vibe identical to that of the heyday of underground dance music and instant insanity of the early 90’s on a record that sounds like it was lost in a dusty vault for 20 years and just rediscovered. The A full side “Doctor Of Romance“ is dark, raw, dirty house with a serious mental twist repetitive hypnotic vocals. aereal techno funk with a vocal underlay keeping it minimal but funked up throughout the track. The B side opens up with „Last Date“, a melodramatic retro art house slow jam with vocals by Lavell Williams. B2 “Love Spray” takes us to their most industrial and beatdown version of underground house.. blunted house beats, broken beats, moaning voices, baked tribal rythms results in a beautifully produced slow motion but at the same time powerful track. Drums, hiss, and grit!

CCS026 in the media

Dan Foat (Phonica): “Love Spray is seriously industrial beatdown shit.. heavy. Strong EP.”

karotte: “tolle houseplatte mal wieder auf circus company. die a seite ist mein favorit und wird gespielt.”

CASSY (Perlon.PanoramaBar): “ I love the Seth Troxler & Patrick Russell !!!!”

Debug (GER): “Das Trax im Titel hat nicht nur was mit der oldschoolig pumpenden Bassdrum zu tun, sondern auch mit den Vocals im Track, die mal einfach Stimmung hauchen und mal sympathisches Understatement von Aussage treffen. Ach, ich wünschte ich hätte meinen CZ1 nie verkauft. Drei Tracks für Oldschoolliebhaber und selbst Minimalfreunde dürften das lieben, weil alles so kuschelig spartanisch daherkommt und auch die Freunde härterer Tracks werden mit dem letzten Track auf ihre Kosten kommen. Eine spartanische, aber dennoch sehr warme EP. bleed•••••”

D\'julz (Pokerflat): “another cc wicked release, charted #2”

Groove Mag (GER): “Eigentlich aus Detroit stammend, liefern die beiden hier drei oldschoolige, angejackte Chicago-Nummern ab, ohne dabei den Fehler zu begehen, zu sehr im Gestern stecken zu bleiben. Besonders „Doctor Of Romance“ schafft es, mit seinen zerschnipselten Vocals und Chords den perfekten Soundtrack für den frühmorgendlichen Wahnsinn zu liefern. Die beiden B-Seiten-Tracks graben sich dann noch weiter in die eh schon lädierte Hirnrinde und machen den Wahnsinn perfekt. MB”

Jimpster (Freerange): “Love this twisted old school business. Deffo be playing Doctor Of Romance. Quality stuff. ”

Laurent Garnier (F-Com): “awsome ....old school awsome monster Full support on A side as well as B2 BRILLIANT”

Layo: “really like”

Lee Smith IDJ Magazine (UK): “Murky moods from Troxler & Russell, showing that narco-minimal has a few tricks left up its sleeve yet.”

LoSoul (Playhouse): “ Seth and Patrick reinvent the wheel - but how they bring the roll! darkness comes back to house. beware, Detroit is everywhere.. ”

Matthew Dear (Spectral-Detroit: “An instant classic. With each swell, shuffled kick, and clap, Seth has reinvented house music on his own terms. His world seen through ancient eyes, he must have been conceived under the lights of the Paradise Garage. One late night, foreve”

Mike Shannon (Cynosure, Wagon: “Going back in time with some sick production from these guys. A special EP really designed for the dirty afterhour experience. "Love Spray" wins my award for best track here and most definitely wins best track Title of 2008! Ace! ”

NICK HÖPPNER (My My.Playhouse): “ CC is going from strength to strength at the moment. Still playing Guillaume & The Coutu Dumonts and Dop but will definitely play this one. Very classic stuff for Circus Company!”

Sebo K (Mobilee): “nice one! i prefer the a side. support!”

Shlom Aber (Be As One): “i like this record , good release”

SKAT (Karat/Paris): “ havin it.lovin it. playin it. sleepin with it ! Will play Doctor Of Romance for sure ! Sure shot !”

Tim Paris (Marketing-London): “ Circus Company is one my top label these days and such release like the Seth Troxler & Patrick Russell EP won't disappoint. Dropped it last week-end, went down like a storm. Brilliant !!!”

Vincent Lemieux (Musique Risqu: “ A real surprise from Seeth Troxler and Patrick Russel. A real slow house groover, reminder of some early Theo Parrish. Very hipnotic but still very funky. For very late mixing sessions in the early morning. Recommended for all good house fans!”

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