Scene veteran Kazell returns to Release Musiq for an electrifying new single titled “Temporary Bliss.” The U.K.-native, L.A.-transplanted producer is known for his DJ sets and productions comprised of an electric and refreshing fusion of dub, tribal, and breaks layered over a tech-house foundation. His tracks have made their way to labels like Bedrock, Audio Therapy, and Lost Language and have been featured on compilations from icons like Sander Kleinenberg and Nick Warren. This sound caught the attention of Sasha and John Digweed who had Kazell join them on the eighteen dates of their Spring Club Tour 2008.
“Temporary Bliss” is a spaced-out, tech-house cruiser with some light proggy touches and an aim to ignite the dance floor. The pulsating drive that is the center of the track rarely lets up, with a lush soundscape of scintillating synth pads and dubby electronic enhancements giving the cut loads of vibrancy. It’s an intricate nightclub journey, well-suited for placing within extended, after hours sets. A first remix comes courtesy of the production pair Dathan and Kri. The Release Musiq label founder and psychedelic festival DJ combine forces for the evocative Alien Tripster Mix, bringing a more electronic edge to Kazell’s original. An insistent, pounding rhythm signifies this peak time treatment with transformed effects, trippy embellishments, and a devilishly effective breakdown section that will take the club by surprise. Finally, the duo of Armando & Greggor, who last appeared on Release Musiq’s acclaimed Occupy The Gruv EP, remix “Temporary Bliss” into a bass heavy groover with dubbed-out keyboard elements, building white noise whooshes, and a very moody vibe. It’s somewhat stripped down feel and tribal-influenced rhythm could make this a favorite of some of the more discerning DJs out there. These three cuts effortlessly make up another winning, club-primed package from Release Musiq
Hernan Cattaneo - “Kazell rocks!”
Kenneth Thomas (Perfecto) - “Cool grooves. Nice to see new stuff from Kazel!”
Chris Fortier - “It’s the original mix all the way for me.”
Louk (Compulzion) - “I like all three, deep yet warm grooves. Original mix is my fave but love the huge kick of the Armando mix and the funkiness of Alien Tripster mix as well.”
Greg Eversoul - “Go Kazell! Quality. Beautiful stuff. Nice remixes, as well.”
Joey Silvero (Distant People) - “The Armando & Greggor mix is deep and hypnotic with a solid progressive vibe.”
DJ Liquid (Journees Music) - “I like the vocal effects and analog-style bass in the Alien Tripster mix. The Armando & Greggor Mix is the pick here though.” Alan Freed (ShoutDrive) - “Deep, dark, and mysterious. Just how I like it.”
DJ Bonehead (Sundada Radio Show) - “Heady techno! The Armando & Greggor mix spaced me out!”
DJ Nova (Rodon FM, Greece) - “Love the original’s build and open sky-dance-under-the-moon attitude.” David Cronin (RTE FM, Ireland) - “This is big!”
Additional support from Claude Von Stroke, Paul Van Dyk, Omid 16B, DJ Irene, Matt Star, Merlyn Martin, Dylan Drazen, Orde Meikle (Slam), and Aldrin (Zouk Club).