Alexander East - weAkcanbEstrong (3345 Music)

Alexander East returns to 3345 Music with a magical new release evocatively titled “weAkcanbEstrong.” Alexander’s distinguished career and unique style qualify him for legend status, gaining notoriety though both his vocals on collaborative efforts and remixes with producers like Jimpster, JT Donaldson, and Atnarko. “weAkcanbEstrong” challenges the barriers between electronic and soul, house and broken beat, while moving the dance floor forward. The Original Strength version is classic Alexander East, highlighting his signature vocals under a stripped-down funky house rhythm and a helping of moody, late night deepness. Prime stuff. San Francisco DJ/producer Lurob tackles the first remix with a full-on attack of the senses. Lurob’s been on the rise with releases through Mark Farina’s Great Lakes Audio and Dufflebag, and this remix shows further evidence of his talent. A solid low end rattles the speakers as distant keys and dubby, effected vocals make way for a bubbling, unmissable acid line. There’s loads of floor fuel in this jam, for sure. Following this, another up-and-coming producer, Portland’s Hecca, provides his Future Garage Mix. Based around a tricky half-time beat and pulsating synths, Hecca’s version brings out the emotion in Alexander’s vocal, creating a most distinctive tale on “weAkcanbEstrong.” Finally, Alexander presents his own House Anthem Mix which lays down a slinky four-on-the-floor, some funky keys, and a good dose of warehouse atmosphere for an uplifting cut sure to find its place in many nightclub sets.

Mark Farina - “Sweet!”
Quentin Harris - “Lurob Remix is the one for me.”
Phil Weeks - “The original is dope. The Lurob remix will get some plays, also.”
Tyree Cooper - “This is hot!”
Inland Knights - ” Great EP! all tracks but always a sukka for a 303, therefore Lurob gets the vote. Original Strength mix is cool, also!”
Marques Wyatt - “Nice flow.”
Tommy Largo - “Lurob remix for me. Nice deep groove.”
Joey Silvero (Distant People) - “Rocking vibe, rolling sound.”
Michael Fossati (Spirit Of House) - “A slice of ingenious house from the minds of Alexander East not to be missed.”

Also supported by Grant Nelson, Robert Owens, Benji Candelario, Groove Junkies, Doc Link, Manuel Sahagun, Nick Holder, DJ Lady D, Ralf GUM, and Merlyn Martin.

Available now from Juno Download and Beatport