Mirko Loko Vs Stacey Pullen

“Deux Eléments”

CADENZA65 scanZoom inLabelCadenza
Cat. No.CADENZA65
FormatEXCL12"G
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For Cadenza’s latest output, the imprint serve up something a little different from usual with a versus Ep from two astonishingly contrasting yet equally prominent artists within electronic music. No remixes or reinterpretations are to be seen but instead, a meeting of minds between Mirko Loko and Stacey Pullen with ‘Deux Élements’. Titled in fitting reflection of the combination of Swiss born Mirko Loko and Detroit innovator Stacey Pullen, this two track cut is as its name projects in all musical and conceptual aspects. Whilst Mirko Loko is by no means new to Cadenza after releasing his highly praised ‘Seventynine’ Album on the label in 2009, Stacey Pullen is a fresh Cadenza artist that the label couldn’t be more excited to have aboard…This is ‘Deux Elements’ The Ep’s first piece is “Formulaic Mode’, a twisted combination of chaotic clicks merged with underlying melodies and a serene ambience of calm. At first glance “Formulaic Mode” coaxes into techno territory as tinny high’s and hazy kicks dominate the bubbling and electronically sparked vocal snippets. Progressing further into a solid techno realm, drums crash and the stomp evolves; there’s no doubt at this stage, “Formulaic Mode” is techno in the truest sense. Subtley though, mystical string arrangements invade the march and envelope it so gently that as our feet continue to, our hearts are tugged by crying violin strings and our minds melt from within. A unique layering of conflicting themes, “Formulaic Mode” works magically. Flipping over to the B-side, Mirko and Stacey present ‚Tronic Illusion’ next, working with the same intelligent concept of tones and scenes as “Formulaic Mode", our flitting journey starts all over again. Fuelled by an underlying groove and percussive wooden rhythm sections, “Tonic Illusion” flirts with thundering house vibes and subdued drawn out choral chants. Constantly unfolding, “Tonic Illusions” long shimmering hats and stabbing crunchy elements weave in and out, ensuring we a

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DJ Feedback: “Raresh (Arpiar) - "Comments: tronic illusions for me . thanks" Sascha Dive (Deep Vibes Recordings) - "TOP! NEED VINYL!!!!" Tiefschwarz (Souvenir Music) - "Great release!" Bushwacka! - "Nice. Will listen properly b4 the weekend" Anthony Collins (Circoloco) - "Tronic Illusion is nice" Paco Osuna - "Very nice tracks ,will play full support" Glimpse - "Great tracks...XX" John Tejada (Palette Recordings) - "Nice EP. Thanks very much." Felipe Venegas (Cadenza) - "Round package from mirko and stacey. Love it!" Radio Slave (Rekids) - "Stacey and Mirko....love it ! will be dropping both this weekend for sure...wavs please ? thanks, Mattx" Seth Troxler (Visionquest) - "Strong, two of dance music biggest names do the damn thing, baller!" Ernesto Ferreyra (Cadenza) - "Very interesting tracks and colaboration. Tronic Illusion has that hypnotic feeling that i always enjoy. thanks!" Dani Casarano (Cadenza) - "Awesome music" Robert Dietz (Cadenza) - "Grande Mirko..." Joris Voorn (Rejected) - "Love this!! Both sides are great!" Laps Digitaline (Cadenza) - "Good good good :)" Frank Roger - "nice combination of producers.tronice ilusion is the most interesting musically for me.. will take a journey with it thxxxx" Alex Picone (Cadenza) - "super ep...love formulaic mode, amazing also tronic illusion...RESPECT AND SUPER SUPPORT!!! WILL PLAY NOW." Anja Schneider (Mobilee) - "Nice one, will play" Markus Fix (Cocoon/Cecille) - "nice work, love it...." Deetron - "Formulaic Mode is a very nice tool!" Konrad Black (Wagon Repair) - "Been looking forward to hearing this one ever since I found out about the project. I love it!" Seuil - "Great combo with Mirko & Stacey, 2 great deep & groove cuts !! thx" Kiki (Bpitch) - "Formulaic Mode has very hectic vibe to get into, but once youre in and the strings come in it could turn out to be very special! Very different approach on "Tronic Illusion" though (my pick) and it´s the one to hypnotize even big floors!" Chris Baratt (DJ Mag UK) - "OH MY... Formulaic is massive" ”

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