VA: Argy – Chronographic
ARGY ANNOUNCES FORTHCOMING COMPILATION – ‘CHRONOGRAPHIC’ SET FOR RELEASE ON MAY 16TH.
Featuring collaborations and remixes from a host of dance musics most formidable names such as Luciano, Alan Fitzpatrick and Hot Since 82.
Dance music moves famously quickly. It means that sounds, scenes and selectors can all come and go in a matter of months. Although that is essential to the survival of the genre, it means only the truest artists remain relevant for more than one season. In no uncertain terms, Greek born, London based producer Argy is one of those. He has now been releasing music for more than a decade, yet remains as fresh and in focus as any over night, hyped up hero you can name.
This new retrospective compilation ‘Chronographic’ proves that, and will see Argy donate all proceeds to an LGBT shelter in New York City that offers help to the homeless, the mentally ill and anyone suffering prejudice because of their sexuality.
Argy comments: “Through the sales of my forthcoming retrospective album “Chronographic,” I plan to raise money for “The New Alternatives”, an organisation providing food and shelter for New York’s homeless and disenfranchised LGBT youths. Many have suffered the indignities of having been kicked out of their homes by homophobic families, forced to flee conservative communities, aged out of foster care, or come from families torn apart by poverty, AIDS, drug abuse or eviction. House Music has given me a voice, a platform for expression, and generally a “passport” to experience this world globally. I want to give something back to the very source of the music and culture, from which it sprang. Forty years ago, this same demographic was suffering from severe prejudice and violence”
Along with 3 new cuts, the release pulls together a wealth of legendary material from his vaults, including collaborations with and remixes by the likes of Agoria, Jerome Sydenham, Luciano, Timo Maas, DJ Gregory and others. It is a cannon of work that stands alone and demands your attention, much like Argy himself.
ABBY – Hush (Argy Chronographic Mix)
Argy – What time is it? (It’s 2016 Version)
Argy – Daze to come
Argy & The Martinez Brothers – Debbie Downer
Argy – I’m in
Z.A.M – Africa freedom (Argy remix)
Argy – Love Dose
Argy – Closer than most
Kerri Chandler – Fortran (Argy 6.23 mix)
Argy & Alex Picone – Eternal moment
Argy & MAMA – Kill for my treats (June remix)
Argy & MAMA – Recluse (Hot since 82 remix)
Agoria feat. Kid A – Heart beating (Argy tension remix)
Steve Lawler – Generation acid (Argy remix)
John Digweed & Nick Muir – Track for life (Argy remix)
Argy & Jerome Sydenham – In the mist
Argy & DJ Gregory – Our drums
Filsonik – Can U (Argy tool mix)
Stimming – Una pena (Argy nights of the deep tech)
Argy feat. Bajka – Upon Ourselves (Osunlade stripped mix)
Argy – Sometimes i’m blind
Timo Maas – Subtellite (Argy remix)
Argy & MAMA – Without me (Alan Fitzpatrick remix)
Jordan Peak – It’s time (Argy rude dub)
Argy – Unreliable virgin
Alix Alvarez – Fayall (Argy remix)
Argy feat. Ditto – Let me out
Argy – The storm
Argy – Love Dose (Luciano remix)
“Chronographic” will be released May 16th via These Days Records.
Jozef K & Winter Son – Smiling Through Wide Eyes EP
Jozef K & Winter Son are a formidable force. ‘Smiling Through Wide Eyes’ on Skint Records emphasises their capabilities. Remix duty has been handed to Swedish duo Mr Tophat & Art Alfie and Berlin-based Argy.
Jozef K & Winter Son explained of the EP, “[it’s an] old school record made in homage to UK rave culture. Expect drum breaks, rave pianos and bass,” accentuated by the lyric, ‘We make this prayer to you.”
‘Smiling Through Wide Eyes’ commences the release with an unstoppable energy that wouldn’t sound out of place in the bygone parties of The Haçienda, awash with loopy horns, piano and vocals. The heady ‘Starlight In Another World‘ is framed by a scattered female vocal, craving the magic of those early hours. Mr. Tophat & Art Aflie add a heavier edge with their remix of ‘Smiling Through Wide Eyes’, whilst Argy spirals the energy levels with his high-powered remix.
Manchester born Jozef K started his DJ career at the most established club of his home city, Sankeys at just 19 years old. Moving towards the present day, he is now one of the main artists of the global brand. Winter Son is famed for his love of analogue studio equipment, and as one half of electronica duo worriedaboutsatan he spends his daytimes composing for film & TV under his real name (Thomas Ragsdale). Between them they have released on Kim Ann Foxman’s Firehouse Recordings, Sasha’s label – Last Night On Earth, Chiwax, One Records, Rebirth and many more.
Mr Tophat & Art Alfie are both DJ’s and producers, whilst also co-founding Karlovak Recordings. Greek in origin, Argy first rose to fame with the 2005 anthem ‘Love Dose’, one of the biggest tracks of that year. Fast forward 16 years and he has released on Defected, Objektivity and Cocoon and set up the label These Days.
Smiling Through Wide Eyes (Original Mix)
Starlight In Another World (Original Mix)
Smiling Through Wide Eyes (Mr. Tophat & Art Aflie Remix)
Smiling Through Wide Eyes (Argy Remix)
John Digweed & Nick Muir – Track For Life EP
Between them, John Digweed and Nick Muir, producers of the finest electronic dance music, have been involved in many pivotal moments in the world of club music over the years and have in many ways helped to define genres & push the boundaries further. Their partnership has been one of electronic music’s most fruitful pairings, creating a body of work that’s seen them become one of the world’s most highly regarded production duos.
“Track For Life” is another mission statement, showing that they are not resting on past laurels, but always developing their sound in an exciting direction. The low-slung, hypno-throb groove with expanding melodic flourishes is totally masterful as the track’s beguiling energy builds subtly throughout.
Remix duties fall to Argy and Yousef, two exceptional driving forces within the modern electronic dance scene, and the perfect candidates to take “Track For Life” in distinctly different and eminently exciting directions and provide fitting alternatives to the Original.
Argyris Theofilis aka Argy has a rare talent for taking audiences on musical journeys they might never have imagined, weaving sonic tapestries that defy easy categorization of genre or era. His Argy Remix ups the pace and develops “Track For Life” into an unmistakably heavyweight, pulsating, peak-time monster.
Meanwhile, Yousef’s Circus Rework, locked down by a highly distinctive, tight, clanking, hip-swinging groove, is loaded with wonderful, bubbling energetic abandon.
Two great remix versions of one great track, means yet another exceptional release from Bedrock. Released: 28th September 2015.