Dave Aju

“Black Frames, Rmxs By Henrik Schwarz, Aw” | “Remixed By Freaksnuthreadsspeakeasy”

CCS092 scanZoom inLabelCircus Company
Cat. No.CCS092
FormatEXCL12"G
Orders fromFri, 14 Nov 2014
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Review

Barcode: 827170553064 Release : 15.12.14 Tracklist: A1 - Dave Aju - Psylica feat. Qzen (Henrik Schwarz remix) A2 - Dave Aju - Nu Threads (Freaksnuthreadsspeakeasy remix) B1 - Dave Aju - Vins Noirs (Awanto3 remix)- ISRC: FR-2T0-14-00045 Short info: The rugged, noirish soul of Dave Aju’s third album Black Frames is still lingering in our minds months after it dropped, and as you well know by now we at Circus Company can never get enough of the San Francisco man’s honey-coated voice. As such, we once again reached out to dear friends and like-minded souls within the house and techno community to deliver three reinterpretations of the man’s distinctive sound for a fresh dancefloor perspective. Henrik Schwarz is a force to be reckoned with in the world of rich, emotive and masterfully produced house music, and his reputation as a remixer and editor extraordinaire is well founded. His approach to the romantic sway of “Psylica” is nothing short of astounding, underpinning the sizzling chemistry of Dave and Qzen’s vocals with playful bassline throb, plucked string elegance and just the right amount of freakiness. In the world of leftfield grooves we inhabit, Freaks have been vital figures all the way back to the early days of Classic, and so the input of Justin Harris and Luke Solomon makes perfect sense on this reworking of “Nu Threads". With a rock-solid rhythm section given the necessary kink by a playful low-end and some tuba-like blasts, the mischievous pair whip up an upbeat party-starter that sets the original elements simmering amongst a delightfully modern confection of prime-time house music. The B-side is given over to a thirteen-minute epic by the rapidly-rising Rush Hour mainstay Awanto3, and he seizes the opportunity to pile on the tension with a machine-driven reworking of “Vins Noirs” that builds fervently towards total rave-fuelled abandon. The rhythmic pressure may stay high throughout, but there’s plenty of dusty soul rubbed into the joints to ke

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