Hermannstadt Collective

“Connected, Mr. Statik Rmx”

IMM039 scanZoom inLabelImmigrant
Cat. No.IMM039
FormatEXCL12"C
Orders fromThu, 16 Oct 2008
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Review

Immigrant’s 39th vinyl EP comes from the mighty Hermannstadt Collective (aka Jay Bliss, Mihai Popoviciu and ToyGUN), four nice slices of energetic tech house. They’re already making waves in their home country of Romania with regular appearances between them at Chill Out Club, Studio Martin and Kristal Club, as well as recent releases from Mihai on Berlin’s renowned HIGHGRADE label. Connected has already found fame via fellow countrymen A:RPIA:R, having licensed the track to MOON HARBOUR’s Circoloco 10 Year Anniversary compilation. Offering a fruity re-work is Grecian Mr.Statik of IMMIGRANT, KARLOFF and STOCK5. With Eastern Europe frequently said to hold the freshest new electronic music scene, these will be exciting days for the boys from Sibiu. A1 - Connected (Original Mix). A constant bass sets the tempo here whilst a variety of tech-house sounds and stabs build swing and groove and with a slightly edgy feel. Pads slip-slide into relapses of pace, demonstrating Hermannstadt Collective at their finest and most typical - loved at Circoloco this summer, Connected is a proven hit to begin a tasty EP. A2 -Raw Fruit (Original Mix) This second offering is bouncy, tracky and fun. A solid bassline underpins lashings of shuffle, hi-hat and an omnipresent drum, with warm chords to keep the track sweet. Various sounds zoom in and out of the mix creating space, interest and peaks-a-plenty. Raw indeed. B1 - Raw Fruit (Mr.Statik Mix). Mr.Statik’s rework takes the chords of the original and introduces them from the off, meaning more subtlety and less bounce than the original. As much of a builder, tension drips from every bar as the track teases in and out of its climaxes; its narrative twists and changes with the addition of muted claps and a barely there vocal sample to the point of a dizzying climax where all sounds collide but never lose their cool. Uber.

IMM039 in the media

karotte: “die nächste großartige immigrant. raw fruit im original bounct schön und der mr. statik rmx ist ein klasse housemix. ist in meinen november charts.”

Agaric (We Are): “Yes been playing these tracks, funky fresh :) ”

Alland Byallo (Nightlight / Le: “It's so nice to hear people enjoying House music again. I love this new -- or maybe revisitede -- side of Immigrant, and I love this entire EP. I think my favorite is Flash Gordon, though Connected comes in a close second. There's some old DBX derivative sounds in the latter that really grab me! I'll be playing these tracks, and quite often! ”

Burnski (Infant / Dessous / Mo: “really like rawfruit. wkd break and solid groove. will be playing ”

Dave Mothersole (MOS Radio): “i really like the mix these guys did of 'fiesta hotel'. this is good too, especially the raw fruit statik mix and 'flash gordon'. will play out and on radio. ”

Dave Twomey (Tokyo, Samurai FM: “CONNECTED IS A FUNKY LITTLE MOTHER ISNT SHE... TOP 3 CUTS ALL ARE AND FLASH GORDON WELL ALL I CAN THINK IS FRENCH KISS 2008. SICK REALLY REALLY SICK... ”

Dave Twomey (Tokyo, Samurai FM: “CONNECTED IS A FUNKY LITTLE MOTHER ISNT SHE... TOP 3 CUTS ALL ARE AND FLASH GORDON WELL ALL I CAN THINK IS FRENCH KISS 2008. SICK REALLY REALLY SICK... ”

Drumcell (Droid LA): “REALLY dig this EP .. exited to play it out ..gonna give it a run this weekend at a few gigs. more feedback soon ”

Gower Ramsay (Tbar London): “I first heard Raw Fruit a couple of months a go when Robin was playing at T Bar, I immediately had to go up to him and write the name down, it was definitely the stand out track in the set. Flash Gordon I heard the next time he played there and again I had to get the track name, Great tracks!!! ”

Kreon (Resopal / Cécille): “Super Dooper extra funky shit!Playin it everywhere ”

Mr C (Superfreq/ The End): “ A1: This is a nice bleepy groove track & great for in the mix. On rotation. 7/10 A2: This is a nice groove track too. I like the bass line which makes it a little more party. On rotation. 7/10 B: & another decent groove track, I like the delays on the synths. Good for in the mix also. On rotation. 7/10”

Murray Richardson (Rebel Waltz: “this is top stuff im loving it, well into the connected cut! - charting and supporting! ”

Nick Höppner (Panorama Bar / M: “Excellent EP. Connected and Raw Fruit are my favourites. Will definitely play them out! ”

Pheek (Archipel): “Will play Raw fruit and its remix. I like those 2! ”

Simon Baker (Infant / Playhous: “been playing track 2 all weekend. solid release. good stuff as usual from Immigrant. have charted. ”

Tyler Stadius (Fabric): “Wow! "Raw Fruit"and "Flash Gordon" are great! This is the second really good release I've heard coming from Romania this week. What's in the water? I want some. :) ”

Tyler Stadius (Fabric): “ Wow! "Raw Fruit"and "Flash Gordon" are great! This is the second really good release I've heard coming from Romania this week. What's in the water? I want some. :) ”

Xpansul (Ovum / Soma): “Wow, this is amazing really, the 3 originals are just the bomb. ”

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