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Releasing Manil Cacique's works was one of the main reasons we started Death Proof Recordings. This young French globe-trotter has a fresh yet strong personality in his productions that will quickly find a vast audience.
For his first EP, he hits us with three beautifully, dark and powerful tracks. Mixing together heart wrenching melodies, face-melting deep basses and awkward-yet-extremely tight beats in a rich blend of what could have been the bastard child of an awkward 'ménage a trois' between Stephan Bodzin, Oliver Huntemann and Boys Noize.
First up on the remix duties we have Gella (Fat!, Sub Slayers, U&A). Highly regarded as a master of the broken beat, this time he's taken 'Lukas' back to the early days of Detroit techno and made an intricate, intelligent, deep and rolling broken remix. Distant, reverbed synths and haunting vocals aplenty with a bassline to die for.
Australia's Butter Party (Trickery Collective, U&A, Lot49) goes whole hearted into his remix of 'Lukas', providing an electro-techno stomper, bass heavy with a twitchy drumline, this will damage any rig!
Then it's the tale of 2 label mates. Label owner Benjamin Vial (Circuit Freq, Plasmapool) finally gets his hands on some Death Proof material, and turns out a masterful dark, tech house effort. Wobbly bass, with edgy, glitched up sit over rasping synths, and never being one to trend... he's flipped the lid on the breakdown... bring on the dirty jazz!
And last but by no means least, Frankie Ferrell (Death Proof, 953) who is truly in a rich vein of form, hits home with a moshpit-enducing tech house effort, off-kilter drums and hats sit amongst a typically tight bassline with yet again, another eye-watering breakdown.
Some DJ Feedback:
DJ Mag ''Original really dark and twisted, vial remix some wonderful unexpected turns.''
Meat Katie ''Too many cool mixes to choose from..... CRACKING RELEASE!!!
Dylan Rhymes ''Another killer release from DPR. Very Eclectic and deeper than usual but quality remains high and keeps this label at the front of my mind for superior productions.
Circuit Freq ''Played some DP tracks over the weekend! Mad support from the US of A! Nice to see something new from the Butter Party Great package guys!''
Aquasky/Blacknoise ''Ben's remix is dope , progresses thru really well and builds butter party mix is nice too doooope!''
Lee Mortimer ''I like the rolling Frankie Ferrell remix. Got some funk.''
Vandal ''It's between Butter and Benj for the standout mix. Really like the Casper original. Some quality sounds in action on this package lads.''
Hexadecimal ''If I am honest some of these are a little minimal for my tastes. The Benjamin Vial mix is definitely the closest to my sound. Should get some plays from me!''
Lex (Ben & Lex/APE) ''This is one of my fave Death Proof releases so far man! Ben Vial & Gella mixes are awesome but none of them fail to hit the mark.. Top dollar release fo sheeeeezy!!''
Flore ''These 2 original tunes are sick!! well done guys''
Peo de Pitte ''Love the Gella remix, nice1... Cheers!!!!
General Midi ''Quality package here! Gella's mix is pushing the boundaries- fresh and original''
Mr No Hands ''High fives all round, good works and all that... your doing a mighty fine job on this label...''
Far Too Loud ''Great music, although not what I would use in a DJ set I'm afraid''
Prosper ''that's an excellent & deep package, I love Butter party & Benjmain Vial remixes, one more time you got my full support on this release. well done guys!''
Costello ''Some great stuff in this package. Favourites are Benjamin Vial's and Gella's remixes. Definitely gonna play them out!''
Stephen Cole ''Solid solid package of tunes here. Really impressed with the originals. All of the Lukas tunes are rockin, love Butter Party's rendition! Very interesting change up in the breakdown on Mr. Vial's remix. Sick stuff as usual''
Sweet Cheat ''BUTTER PARTY RMX IS FOOKIN BIG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Vlad Sokolov ''Great tunes, Benjamin Vial leads the way for me, will support''
Doc Trashz ''All tracks are great! butter party my fav, thanks!''
Ettica ''Booom ! This is one BIG release. . absolute highlight has to be Lukas (butter party remix).''
Acid Jacks ''really like all the original a lot! great remixes too"
Anthony James ''Gella's remix of Lukas for me..... Lovely synth work! Good set opening/ closing business! Top all round release again''
Carol Campos ''Another excellent release! Lukas is a very Vitaliesque bomb! Very powerful synths and unusual beats. Benj's remix is a GEM! Love it to death, the jazzy stuff is so cool. Also like Früshtück, both original and Ferrell's mix. Keep on bringing the good stuff. My next mix will be almost a Death proof showcase.''
Guido van Santen ''dunno which one is my fav. top quality release.''
Matthew McCurry ''I always support and throw down trax from Butter Party and Benjamin Vial, can't wait to get these in the ipod and zone out during my run today... 1UP! Great work fellas!''
Label Website: http://www.deathproofrecordings.com/