“Up all night … can’t get no sleep … and the beat, is goin’ through my head …” We’ve all been there, home from the club and into bed … only to lay there for hours with that beat going round n’ round …
Originally released on Amfibius Recordings back in 2006, DJs Sulli & 5657 have brought the stellar premise of “Up All Night,” featuring the globally respected vocalist Alexander East, back to life and are serving it up with a smorgasbord of five star remixes from some of the the underground’s finest.
Veteran Reno-based house head duo DJ Sulli & 5657 start things off with three new versions all based around the underground dance floor. Their Deeper Mix has already received some acclaim and features haunting strings layered over deeper drum elements and a quality vocal treatment. The Original Mix picks up the pace a bit with electrified synth riffs and screaming chords. If the big rig is your schtick, look no further than the Main Room Mix for rattling bass and a big rise.
This release shines the brightest with its deep renditions. In that department, the label has recruited the brightest stars of the true school movement. First up, Pezzner … one of the hottest producers right now and this mix shows why; tech-inflected rhythms reveal a deep house vibe broken up by filtered synth snips and intelligent vocal placements. Take one step deeper and you’ll come across the sublime remix by Q-Burns Abstract Message. Recognized as a true master of the genre, Q-BAM pulls no punches with his thoughtful take. Understated breaks create a foundation for a genius rethink of the main version’s synth lines. Seattle’s quiet storm Jeromy Nail sets the mood with his classy rendition, As always clean production empowers Jeromy’s version with well-placed synths and a logical progression throughout. Closing out the set, rising LA star and positive force in the underground Nonfiction drops a tech-house monster that will bang the late night darkroom. A gritty repetitious synth rolls over techy drums and spacey underpinnings. A mild vocal treatment unleashes the spoil.
Peter Kruder (Kruder & Dorfmeister) - “The Pezzner mix is amazing … I love the wicked breakdown. The Q-Burns Abstract Message remix is great as well.”
Jay West - “Pezzner and Alexander East … nothing can go wrong here.”
Anthony Pappa - “Cool single. My favorite is the Q-Burns Abstract Message remix.”
CJ Mackintosh - “Nice!”
Eric Kupper - “I’m definitely feeling the Pezzner remix.”
Orde Meikle (Slam / Soma) - “Strong release.”
Giom - “The Pezzner remix for me … wicked!”
Motorcitysoul - “Pezzner at it again … love it! Q-Burns Abstract Message is doing it right, too.”
Nick Warren - “Q-Burns Abstract Message rules the roost for me here. Great mix.”
Kruse & Nuernberg - “Pezzner mix for us.”
DJ Schwa (Shades of Gray) - “That Pezzner remix is huge!”
Fabrice Lig (Motech / Fine Art) - “The Nonfiction remix is cool and funky.”
Chris Todd (Crazy P / Hot Toddy) - “I’m liking this Pezzner remix a lot.”
Sumsuch (Colour and Pitch / DeepWit) - “Wowzers! What a wonderful package. Pezzner, Q Burns Abstract Message, and Sulli & 5657 all doing it for me. Support is a sure thing.”
Jesus Pablo (Something Different) - “Pezzner’s remix is on the money!”
Al Bradley (3am Recordings) - “Q-Burns Abstract Message nails it for me here … really excellent percussive workout and subby bass flow.”
Craig Stewart (DCSTrax / Montana & Stewart) - “Pezzner proves here yet again he’s not of this Earth … quite clearly he’s different to all us mere mortals. Absolute next generation sound here … breathtaking.”