OUT 26TH OCTOBER - 'Freak It' - HELL & CHRISTIAN PROMMER
At the closing party of We Love, Space, Ibiza 2008, Buzzin' Fly's head honcho Ben Watt shared the terrace stage with Gigolo's DJ Hell. In spite of being born in the same year back in the early sixties, it occurred to Ben how different their long trajectories had been through music in the interim, and yet there they were rocking the same crowd from the same stage. Not only that but Hell dropped an hour of the most gorgeous deep house before turning on the electro fireworks.
When Hell subsequently worked extensively with jazz-electronica experimentalist and previous Buzzin' Fly collaborator and remixer, Christian Prommer (Fauna Flash, Compost, Sonar Kollektiv) on his expansive recent solo album 'Teufelswerk' it all added up to one thing in Ben's mind - a possible Hell/Prommer collaboration for Buzzin' Fly. Could the mainspring behind German techno and electro-clash merge with an electronica-jazz pioneer and create a new deep house sound?
The answer is here - 'Freak It' - a track that operates on the fault-line of all genres; part brutal, part contemplative, a journey of twisted jazz trumpets, distorted voices and pulsating deep techno loops.
On the flip, Spencer Parker distills the essence of the mood and builds a superbly subtle slow-burn sub-bass dub.
Enjoy. Buzz buzz.
JOHN DIGWEED 'Original rocked on Zouk's soundsystem tonight.'
DAMIAN LAZARUS 'What a trip this release is!! Twists and turns at every corner. Lovely. And the Spencer Parker remix is the business!'
MICHEL CLEIS 'Love the hypnotic Spencer mix! Will play it.'
DIXON 'Love the Original'
NIC FANCIULLI 'This is a great record with a superstar combo!!!'
LUKE SOLOMON 'I really like the original. The arrangement is wild and adventurous and over all it's kind of nuts.'
DANNY HOWELLS 'I'm so into this, it's a monster!!'
PAUL WOOLFORD 'Yes, indeed ... Mmmmmm!'
FUNK D'VOID 'Will definitely hit Spencer's mix.'
KING BRITT 'My kinda track. KILLER TRACK!'
HERNAN CATTANEO 'Excellent. Will play both.'
ERNESTO FERREYRA (CADENZA) 'Really like the original. That bubbling bass line is a complete hook! I will play it and chart it :)'
ORDE MEIKLE (SLAM) 'Loved both mixes. Prommer's is twisted but the Spencer Parker mix just has that nagging trippy appeal for me. A very strong release from a great label.'
AFFKT 'Sounds great. Love the evolution of the track.'
KRIS WADSWORTH 'Excellent! Really like the twists in the original. Spencer really adds a great touch to it as well.'
SATOSHI TOMIIE 'Feeling both mixes, will be in my set for a while for sure.'
CRAIG MORRISON (SILICONE SOUL) 'Seriously big release - love it! The Spencer Parker remix is great too. Stripped, deep and housey.'
TEDD PATTERSON 'Both mixes rock! These guys always deliver the best from the deep.'
JIMPSTER 'Liking Spencer's more bouncey stripped back version.'
DJ RAVIN 'Great track. Love the Spencer Parker remix.'
SAEED YOUNAN 'Great tune!'
SASSE 'Original is mad fun! Me likey!'
ALEXANDER MAIER 'Uhhhhhhh, what a peak time bomb. Will hammer the original a lot. 9/10'