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I-Robots – Dirty Talk feat. Donna McGhee (European Connection EP)

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The next project on Opilec Music is a fine EP produced by label boss I-Robots together with the legendary Piatto brothers, Alessandro and Davide, and comes with an unreleased dub as well as a remix by Rekids boss Radio Slave.

Davide Piatto is a member of N.O.I.A. who co-produced the original ‘Dirty Talk’ single and seminal De-Ja-Vù album of legendary proto-house outfit Klein & M.B.O. in 1982 while Donna McGhee exclusively agreed to provide the vocals for the I-Robots remake released by Opilec earlier this year.

The new version of this track presented on this great new EP uses exactly the same vintage equipment and as such the “Unreleased Dub” is six minutes of dubbed out bliss with pixelated chords, soaring synth lines and slick grooves that come laced with arpeggiated disco dazzle. A rugged bassline underpins the whole thing and it is easy to see why this one is already in such hot demand.

The “Original Acapella”, without any beats, is also included for DJs who like to do their own tricks, and then there is the incredible “Radio Slave Magnetic Feel Remix” already played by Dixon and thus one of the most sought after tunes of Sonar 2015.

Radio Slave is a big Italo Disco fan who wanted to remix this classic for Opilec Music and already Felix Da Housecat is playing it, whilst DJ Hell, youANDme and Rocky Jones from D.J. International Chicago all personally requested it. And no wonder because it is eleven minutes of seriously steaming, slow building and long burning house pleasure with massive rubbery kicks, cleverly filtered vocals and a slowed down bass line from the original that adds serious weight. This is a standout track that cannot fail to get the whole floors attention, and a bonus “Radio Slave Magnetic Feel Acapella” version is also included on the digital release.

After the label put out the original of this track earlier in the year (see the video below), there has been much demand for these remixes, and now they are here no one can be disappointed.

Tracklist:
A. Dirty Talk ft. Donna McGhee (Radio Slave Magnetic Feel Remix)
B1. Dirty Talk ft. Donna McGhee (Unreleased Dub)
B2. Dirty Talk ft. Donna McGhee (Original Acapella)
Digital only. Dirty Talk ft. Donna McGhee (Radio Slave Magnetic Feel Acapella)

Ellen Allien – Allien RMXS EP

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ELLEN ALLIEN put her particularly multifaceted side on display once again in mid-summer 2014: Her last EP „Freak“ contained three tracks with three moving emotional states, each spreading uniquely positive vibes. Especially the track „Freak The Night“ – with its warm bass, 303 acid dabs, Roland piano sounds and Ellen Allien sending out rave signals with her insistent vocals – turned out to be a hit.

Now the Berlin artist has invited some friends to remix the playfully crea- tive track, alongside another track from the last EP, „Butterfly“. The latter opens the varied vinyl edition of the EP in a revised edition by the legendary Detroit Electro-Techno duo AUX 88. The two veterans have transformed the original into a magically dark rave monster, merging Techno with a deepness that gets right under your skin, charmingly connecting the 1990s with the here and now.

The Irish-born, UK-based producer EJECA, who recently debuted on BPitch with his EP „Space & Time“, then takes „Freak The Night“ and transforms the track into a futuristic Acid mons- ter whose twisted wizardry ensures absolute magic in the club.

Matt Edwards aka RADIO SLAVE, also had packed dance floors in mind when he reshaped „Freak The Night“ into a wild 14-minute House sensation, in the middle of which ELLEN ALLIEN‘s anthemic vocals swarm and scatter the senses.

For the digital release of the remix EP, RADIO SLAVE also delivers an a cappella version of „Freak The Night“ as a tool for creative DJs that contains all the right ingredients for an extra special mix. The digital edition is rounded off with a revision by another House, Acid House and Techno veteran: L.A. WILLIAMS. The version by the producer from Chicago is filled with nervous claps, fiery hi-hats and springy bass, adeptly bringing Acid-laden Electro into the picture without the forgoing the irresistible pressure of Techno. Here are four remixes, each of which encom- passes an original dance universe, all of which approach the original material in a manner that is anything but formulaic. And as a link there is also a bewitched a capella version, which can be used to seamlessly combine all four remixes into an epic version of „Freak The Night“.

Out on March 23rd 2015 on BPitch Control.