Muskox Records label boss Alistair Albrecht has impressively stepped up to the plate with the imprint's newest single, "Late Night". Alistair's impressive discography and experience 'in the trenches' show through in this impeccable deep house production, lovingly crafted with layers of melody and emotion. Featuring a smooth, jazzy interplay between piano and trumpet, the track's deep bass bounce and crisp rhythms guide the dance floor on a distinctive, musical journey. The cut has already made its debut on Nicky Romero's radio show, been re-edited by Bob Sinclair, and supported by Nick Warren, Mousse T, Goldfish, Mastiksoul, and Sonny Fodera. Now the chance has arrived to hear what the hype is about.
For the remixes, Alistair has first enlisted his good friend and Dutch DJ legend Dennis Christopher (Spinnin' Records) who delivers a lush and dubby treatment that is both ready for the beach as well as an after-hours underground affair. Sleek and sophisticated, Dennis's remix features a subtle female vocal and flowing synths, and effectively highlights repeated riffs from the original's trumpet. The second rework comes from new Muskox signings Svenson Music & To.ne who use more of the original's elements, but in a gorgeous 'chill out' context. A galloping hi-hat pattern guides the rhythm while building layers of electronic textures envelope the piano and horn parts. All in all, these tracks make for a brilliant, well-rounded single and another 'feather in the cap' for Muskox Records and Alistair Albrecht.
Nick Holder - "I'm digging this!"
Glenn Underground - "Nice grooves here."
Abicah Soul - "This is hot."
Gene Farris - "Good stuff!"
Robert Owens - "Nice tracks!"
Marques Wyatt - "I'm feeling this!"
Aki Bergen & Richter - "Nice remix by Dennis Christopher."
Claudio Coccoluto - "Great music."
Kai Alcé - "The Svenson & TO.NE mix is hot!"
Booker T. (Kings Of Soul / Liquid Sessions) - "Wicked vibes … full support."
Craig Whitfield (The HHA / Restless Soul) - "I really like this joint … very slick! I bet it sounds great on a big system at about 5 AM."
DJ Pope (Poji Records) - "The original mix is the one!"
Al Bradley (3am Recordings) - "All three are very nice here. I think the slightly deeper feel of the Dennis Christopher remix is the one which stands out, but to be fair all are great."
Simon Kirk (Stag Beetle Radio Show) - "Hands down one of the best records I have had the pleasure of receiving this year. The Jazz elements are brilliantly executed, matched with a standard of production that leaves you staggered. Damn good!"
Jon Manley (hOUSEwORX Radio Show) - "I'm liking the sultry, jazzy grooves on the Svenson Music & To.ne remix."
Michael Fossati (Spirit of House) - "A truly refreshing and eclectic deep house production."