Mohear - Go Away (Electunes)

From Vienna, Austria comes the eclectic dance music label Electunes and the exciting debut release of live music combo Mohear. The band consists of instrumentalists, DJs, and the lovely vocals of Miss Sophie as well as DJ Enne, who one may recognize from his remix work for the likes of the Compost, Nang, and Permanent Vacation labels. Mohear formed in 2005 and cut their teeth on assorted live gigs and songwriting sessions before approaching Electunes with the disco-fied wonder that is “Go Away.” It’s a faithful electro-disco throwback with its live drums, Italo-synth bass line, funked out guitars, and pining female vocals, embellished with modern day cosmic elements and effect splashes. “Go Away” moves the feet and sticks in the head. A few worthy remixers tackle the track, led by the Spanish disco sensation that is Ilya Santana. Ilya’s been hard at work, remixing the likes of the Phenomenal Handclap Band, Lindstrom, and The Human League, and has just signed on to Eskimo Records for future productions. The tempo gets lowered a tad on Ilya’s version to increase the slink factor, while a prominent bass bump pushes spacey synth treatments gliding over the vocal line. Undeniably cool. DJ Rocca is another producer on the ascent through his collaborative projects Ajello, Crimea X, and his Erodiscotique releases with Dimitri From Paris. The Italian wunderkind gives his usual 110% on a piano-led, classic-sounding Erodiscomix revision that builds and builds towards a dance floor revelation. Bouncy and uplifting, Rocca’s version should appeal to die-hard house music maniacs of all stripes. Last but not least comes the MGX Remix from the Munich-based Migumatix (Pastamusik, Freaktown). This version layers synth upon synth for a densely concocted remix that sounds fresh while still drawing upon a retro Italo vibe. Migumatix certainly comes correct, closing out a brilliant and tasty quartet of tunes from Mohear and the Electunes label.

Sleazy McQueen - “Digging the DJ Rocca mix!”
Scott Hardkiss - “ I love the MGX mix … it’s got intense wild synth-driven energy mixed with groovy house vibes. The Ilya Santana Remix is happening, too!”
Ulysses (Neurotic Drum Band) - “DJ Rocca’s Erodiscomix is my favorite. It’s a bathhouse piano party.”
6th Borough Project - “DJ Rocca’s mix is cool.”
Q-Burns Abstract Message - “Nice bits here, most definitely. Rocca gets top marks for his starry roller rink soundtrack of a mix, and Ilya Santana comes in a close second with his 80’s Italo wonder. Swell!”
Severino (Horse Meat Disco) - “Bravo, DJ Rocca! Always in top form.”
Irregular Disco Workers - “Ilya Santana’s space addiction is always the right direction for dance floor. I also love the 90s house style of DJ Rocca!”
Flash Atkins (Paper Recordings) - “ Love it! Peak time disco action!”
Stereo 77 - “The MGX remix is the definitive heavy hitter of the collection. Truly a fantastic version.”
Marius Våreid (Full Pupp) - “DJ Rocca’s Erodiscomix is fantastic! Amazing mix, love that one … and, oh that piano!”
Lipstick Disco (music blog) - “Love the chuggy Italo vibe of the Ilya Santana Remix … superb!”
Deadbeat Disco Radio Show - “The original sounds like it came straight from the vaults! The remixers are really well chosen, too.”

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