AM Version - For Our Love (Roam Recordings)

Roam Recordings is bringing another heavy dose of west coast vibes, this time from San Francisco’s Eric Kozak, recording under the name AM Version, with a remix by Black Catalog’s Monty Luke. The For Our Love EP is dirty and moody, crafted in an analog studio with the classic MPC–60 being the center of it all. The title track is reminiscent of a ’90s era basement love song featuring the in-demand and sultry voice of Alona as the object of desire. Monty Luke, a bay area transient and Detroit transplant, provides his Westcoastluvmix which adds bounce to the original with its ‘less is more’ approach and a seductively slinky after-hours feel. The curiously titled “I Called, Isn’t That Enough?” follows … it ebbs and flows, highlighted by a striking bass line and moments of infectious claps and some evocative elements carved straight out of the San Francisco fog. Completing the EP is “Labyrinths And Canals”, a Berlin-inspired piece that starts with a strange interlude before taking a gritty spiral into a synth abyss. The For Our Love EP, issued on vinyl as well as digital formats, has a distinctive range and timeless feel that makes it a release well-suited for DJs of many stripes.

Lars Behrenroth (Deeper Shades of House) - “Nice release … I’m feeling it!”
Alland Byallo - “All about Monty’s remix for me … that cat knows what’s up! Always quality and class.”
Colin Dale (Abstrakt Dance) - “Very cool EP. The track that is touching me the most is ‘I Called, Isn’t That Enough?’ Great sound.”
Robert Owens - “The Monty Luke remix … great track.”
Tensnake - “I like ‘Labyrinths And Canals’.”
Brett Johnson (Bang The Box / Cynosure) - “Oh my God … ‘I Called, Isn’t That Enough?’ is brilliant!”
Adam Shelton (One Records / Visionquest) - “Top release! Very classy. I love the Monty Luke remix and the original of ‘For Our Love’ is great, too!”
Adam Collins (Euphoria / Omni A.M.) - “‘Labyrinths And Canals’ is dreamy with sparkles and flashing lights.”
Giom - “I really like the Monty Luke mix … nicely done.”
Ant Plate (Rhythm Plate / YSE) - “Deep and subby. I like each track equally … all have their own time, style, and qualities, proving diversity works.”
Chris Fortier - “Monty Luke is the man … I’m loving all that he’s touching.”
Hippie Torrales - “Nice, deep groove.”
Kev Obrien (Stranjjur) - “It’s hard to pick a favorite here … a solid EP through and through. Nice one!”
Danny Howells - “I’m loving Monty Luke’s mix.”
Stacey Pullen - “This is cool.”
Al Bradley (3am Recordings) - “Simply sensational! This is such a brilliant EP, it seems unfair to pick a favorite track. The three originals are all excellent and Monty Luke drops a stellar remix. Just brilliant, simple as that!”
Daz-I-Kue - “Cool stuff. I’m loving the ethereal broken beat styling of ‘I Called, Isn’t That Enough?’”
Christos Kedras (Beat Philosophy / Kapa Music) - “‘For Our Love’ is nice … I’m feeling the old school analog sound.”
Spettro - “I’m loving the Monty Luke remix. Dope beats and the vocal is just right. Full support.”
Sumsuch (Colour and Pitch) - “A moody beauty here from AM Version. I’m loving ‘Labyrinths And Canals.’ Stunning.”
Andrew Duke (In The Mix) - “Deep business that is right up my alley.”
DJ Nova (Rodon FM, Greece) - “This has a hypnotic funk and power, offering something something mysterious and exceptional.”
Michael Fossati (Spirit of House) - “The title track is an amazing old school-infused late night gem bringing memories from back in the day.”
Simon Caldwell (Mad Racket) - “Really cool late night soul bumps.”
Jeannie Hopper (Liquid Sound Lounge) - “An ode to the Man Friday vibe … sweet.”

Available now from Beatport and Juno Download.