Description2012 has been a fantastic year for the label with an acclaimed serie of releases by Marlow, Matt Flores, Nowakowski & label guru Dairmount. We chosed to close the year with a very special project and we are very excited to share it with you. Everything started during an early summer afternoon in San Francisco. Two friends were playing around in a messy studio full of analog gear. The first hours didnt lead to any inspiration till they decided to take advantage of the old CV-Gate Technology to make drum machines & synths talk between each others. The creative sparkle came out of the magic happening between the beloved TR606 and the SH101 and SH09. The 2 friends entered the zone for long hours & let their complicity & the randomness factor do the rest. And if you know that the 2 studio freaks we are talking about are none others than the Canadian house legend Fred Everything & Spanish wonderboy Al Velilla, you start to get a fantasy about the monster you are invited to listen today.Dairmount was one of the very first pair of ears to discover it and it didnt take long to become one of these instant signings of the RWAV history.
The randomness factor was really important to create this piece, explained Fred. By sending the Gate out to the SH09, we were able to randomize the pattern of the bassline by choosing the notes on the spot while the rhythm of the sequence was kept tight by the 606. The SH101 Sequence (the main sequence) was also randomized live switching the octaves up and down to give it some natural yet unexpected life. By going in these different avenues of creation and adding more layers of synths to the final result, we ended up with a truly original piece To celebrate this nice piece, the pair decided to call the track Blue Fish as a little tribute to the code name of Freds rescued Husky dog who became his new studio member.
This release will find a place of choice in both guys discography. After 20 years of production & djing and more than 100 releases & remixes on prestigious labels such as 20:20 Vision, Drumpoet, Freerange, Large, Seasons & his own Lazy Days imprint, founded 5 years ago, Fred is still on top of the game & touring the world intensely. Al Velilla is one of these crazy music outsiders whose music life took many turns : Al has been the A&R of OM Records, remixed Radioslave, Crazy P & Wamdue Kids and founded recently Pulselocker, an amazing digital dj service.
We are extremely happy & proud to welcome these 2 long time friends on the label, united for this timeless piece of music.
WHAT DJs & MEDIA SAY
great banger! will give this a spin fa sho! GERD aka Geeeman / 4Lux / Netherlands Lovely bassline and synth workout DEETRON / Music Man / Switzerland Dope! NICK HOLDER / Dnh / Canada Lovely floating tracks MANUEL TUR / Mildpitch, Freerange / Germany Loving this one! Very cool forward moving tune! ROBERTO RODRIGUEZ / Serenades / Finland Really like the vibe here ALEX BARCK / Sonar Kollektiv / Germany Cool EP to finish 2012 DC SALAS / Composite, Dr Vinyl / Belgium Great tune !! will defo play that one, big fan of the label CATZN'DOGZ / Pets, Get Physical / Polland One word MONSTER ! SASSE / Moodmusic / Finland Very well put together! ATJAZZ / Arc, Defected / UK Love Blue Fish nicely driving with the SH09 bassline despite the chords floating in never becomes too mellow but pushes along very nicely. Looking forward to playing it! EWAN PEARSON / Kompakt / UK The dub mix is the pick for us here VIADRINA / Pets / Poland nice peace of hyper disco MATHIAS VOGT / MotorcitySoul / Germany Wicked release guys loving it SHUR-I-KAN / Dark Energy / UK Beautiful and playful melodies on the original, I really love the drop on the dub and kinda like the outro for its beatlessness, great release from the label that always delivers the goods! CHRISTO / Superficially Deep / UK love the bounce! Super nice sounding release LARS BEHRENROTH / Deeper Shades of House / USA Another deep houser for the late night sessions that will go down perfectly RAOUL BELMANS / Swirled, We Play House / Belgium this music is vital as many RWAV releases.Blue Fish makes you dreaming when listening, which means this music is touching something in your soul and heart. and this is what real music should do BOGDAN TARAN / Dance Box / Latvia Alvaro and Fred! A nice couple Nice track, on between of nu disco and deep house. I like after the breakdown. Nice beats, with a addictive baseline NACHO VELASCO / Garito Café / Spain Harmonic, melodic & also a mindtrip. Realy a great ep once again from my favourite label. Pure quality BETA BOY / the Freaks Show / Greece Excellent release, cool groove and solid beat! Feeling the dub one Looking forward to spinning this in my xmas set with Santa! CARLO / Neovinyl / Spain Liking this EP. Track 2 does it for me and the outro is a useful DJ tool too MATT MASTERS / Freerange / UK Liking these SLAM / Soma / Scotland