The unofficial King of Norway Ralph Myerz is back on Paper with a brand new project and his hallmark impeccable production. R.E.C. is his new collaboration with fellow Vikings Eddie Da Bass and Carina and they have turned out three original tracks plus a remix of big room house that will have people running to the booth demanding to know what it is.
Hercules & The Love Affair’s Nomi Ruiz is the Dirty Diva and lets it be known that there will be no prisoners. Originally titled “Peter Rauhofer Tribute Made With Love” it has all the hallmarks of his classic Sound Factory / Twilo sound and is best heard on a big warehouse rig with the smell of poppers in the air. There’s a nagging stab, bumping bass, ricocheting snares and the riff builds with reverbs and the X rated vocal. As the stabs filter and the drop beckons, best get prepared as carnage is round the corner.
Don’t Leave Me Now keeps the NYC vibe going with nailed on the one drums, a driving riff and moaned vocals from Leona Freiburg. The sub keeps things building before it breaks to some keys and it’s back in with added arp and heads down proper house music.
Michigan takes things deeper and pulls Man Without County’s Ryan James along for the ride. Mid 90s bass, Maurizio inspired drums and breathy vocals make it a head trip that keeps building in it’s intensity.
Finally, Ralph takes Dirty Diva and puts it through his psychedelic scandi-disco machine that tips a wink to Paper’s early days. There’s plenty of percussion and and FXed out synths and after the big room originals is more suited to a grotty basement long after it was going home time.
Overall a package that is going LARGE! Out via Paper Recordings.
Ralph Myerz presents R.E.C. feat Nomi Ruiz – Dirty Diva (Original Mix)
Ralph Myerz presents R.E.C. feat. Leona Freiburg – Don’t Leave Me Now (Original Mix)
Ralph Myerz presents R.E.C. feat. Ryan James & Superspaceproject – Michigan (Original Mix)
Ralph Myerz presents R.E.C. feat Nomi Ruiz – Dirty Diva (Ralph Myerz Remix)
Greek singer/songwriter/producer Olga Kouklaki has just unveiled the official video for her great new single, Love Is Gone, featuring Nomi Ruiz. Out today. Find “Love Is Gone” on iTunes: http://bit.ly/iTunesLoveIsGone.
Cheered by Les Inrockuptibles as the “Pythia of an electronica as incantatory as it is languid”, Olga’s music is described as a “dark pop electronica walking in the footsteps of Chloé or Jennifer Cardini”. Olga seduces and imposes a “deep and somber voice” behind which the press is surprised to discover “a little doll (the meaning of the Greek word Kouklaki), both shy and cheerful”.
The work titled, “Trilogy”, will aptly see a three part release across a series of LPs, ‘Chapter I’ commencing with a dreamy, welcoming collection of Triantafillou’s body of work.
A cosmic awakening driven by enticing guitar flecks and detailed synth lines welcomes us into the record and sets the scene for what is to follow. Flowing from one balearic riff to the next, “Trilogy” seduces the aural senses with intricate production, and works its way around alluring vocal guests. Like a sunset over water, the transition between titles on “Trilogy” is seemless with tracks flowing effortlessly into one another. The composition of vocal and instrumental work paints a musical framework of divine topography undoubtedly influenced by the picturesque surroundings of Triantafillou’s hometown.
The warmth of “Trilogy” heats as the record progresses, and Thodoris recruits his seasoned taste of stabbing kicks, and up-beat synth lines to move towards a disco driven elation during the mid-section of the record. Drawing in a familiar classic electronic sample, Thodoris breaks up the record and draws the listener back to a very human state of mind, washed with keys to move the hardiest and emote us through a selection of haunting synthesizers.
An artist committed to expressing passion and the inner being through music, ‘Chapter I’ of “Trilogy” stands testament to what has inspired the brains behind the creator. Though born and bred a Greek, this album draws in influences from much further afield with essences levered from far-east karma, soft balaeric freeze frames and of course captures the identity built through cultural surroundings.
With ‘Chapter II’ comingin the Spring of 2015, this collection hopefully leaves you utterly satisfied, whilst eager to further the “Trilogy” experience.
Stream “The Man Inside You” feat. Nomi Ruiz, below. Out on January 15th 2015.