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Chaim – Nineties EP


Culprit’s midsummer release has a distinct Israeli flavor. The Los Angeles-based imprint is pleased to welcome the terrifically talented Chaim and, on remixes, Red Axes and Shahar & Motum. Together they have crafted a 4-track EP of distinct style and top-level artistry.

Tel Aviv-born, New York-based Chaim Avital aka Chaim, is a familiar name on the global dance music circuit. Spawned by the scene that also brought the likes of Guy Gerber, Gel Abril, Shlomi Aber and Guy prominence, Chaim has been a recording artist for nearly a decade. It was through his close friend and cohort Guy Gerber’s Supplement Facts label that Chaim first made his mark. Since then, the likes of BPitch Control, Visionquest and Rumors have all clamored for his music.

The title track deftly combines Chaim’s knack for bass-heavy, classic House-inspired grooves with a very modern production technique. The rolling analogue bassline hook truly sets the track apart. ‘Members’ is the deeper, hypnotic counterpart with a perfectly-selected vocal snippet and a low-slung sensuous groove.

Fellow Israelis, Red Axes, are one of the talked about acts right now. A string of hot releases for the likes of Crosstown Rebels, Hivern Discs and Permanent Vacation have made their patented tech-disco style hugely in-demand. Their slow-burn of a remix has an off-kilter leftfield charm and unique personality.

Remixing ‘Members’ are fresh-faced duo of young producers Motum and Shahar. The pair shares Chaim’s place of birth and their current base of New York City. They deliver a spare and moody version, with a subtle hint of melody and vocal – perfect for the early morning dancefloors.

Nineties (Red Axes Remix)
Members (Shahar & Motum Remix)