Asheville’s ambitious tech-house label Release Musiq showcase their current roster and some new collaborators with their Miami WMC Sampler 2013. Twelve tracks are included, encompassing the different textures in the club-ready Release Musiq oeuvre, featuring many unheard cuts amongst a few recent ‘best of’ moments. Cuban-born Luis Armando, whose tribal-tinged Futuro EP is presently making waves, leads with three tracks, including the tough, swirling “Peaks,” a remix of “Globatron” by Mitch Major (Adapt Recordings, Suka), and Dathan and Kri‘s Stripped Out Bass rework of “Nico’s Dream,” Luis’ collaboration with Nicodemus Roth. Amir Abbasi, the prolific Atlanta-based producer, DJ, and video artist, is represented by “Bipolar Robot, which gets a superb, floor-filling remix from Medway (Hooj Choons). Release Musiq’s J-Hecht is on board for the slinky and spacey deep tech-house track ”Nothing in this World,“ and a chuggy remix from Piltdown Sound (Bleepsequence, Subsensory Recordings) of Astervoid’s ”Moral Inheratives” rounds out this impressive package. These are just the highlights … dig in and have a listen to what Release Musiq has in store for global dance floors.
Tyler Stadius - “Great package of late night goods.”
Chris Udoh (Tigerhook) - “Impressive release … chock full of cuts.”
Will SumSuch (DeepWit / Etoka) - “Some nice bits here … tasty!”
Brent Nicholls (Matinee London) - “Fantastic collection of tech-flavoured deep house tunes. Medway’s mix of ‘Bipolar Robot’ really stands out while the ‘pump up the volume’ inspired ‘Nico’s Dream’ is a real peak timer.”
Summer (Tulipa Recordings) - “This sounds great.”
DJ Style (Knob Records) - “‘Globatron (Mitch Major Remix)’ … hot tune.”
DJ Aldrin (Zouk Club) - “The Medway remix is on point!”
Velanche (Urban Landscapes) - “Some of these tracks must have banged the floors in Miami! Good stuff.”
Merlyn Martin (Subdivisions Global Radio Show) - “I’m digging the Detroit-vibed ‘Moral Inheratives.’”
DJ Phil T (DJ Times) - “The J-Hecht and Astervoid tracks are my definite picks … love ’em.”
DJ Deep Index (BOP FM, New Zealand) - “Amazing bunch of tracks, just up my alley!”
QuestionmarQ (Red FM, Ireland) - “Great music here, from the body shaking bass of ‘Nothing in this World’ to the twisted brilliance of Medway’s mix of ‘Bipolar Robot’ … but my favorite is the techno-influenced ‘Moral Inheratives (Piltdown Sound Remix).’”
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