Artist: Minus 8
Cat No: CPT 085-2
Quotes: Swiss DJ Robert Jan Meyer emerges from the hills with a charming, beautiful album… (Essential album in 7 Magazine) / …’Snowblind’ a cut which Peterson, Trüby and Kruder will no doubt be hammering for a long time to come. (Straight no Chaser #11, Summer 2000) / …an album that is full of superb material. Not to be missed!!! (Discoid, July / August 2000)
Info: The first track “Badman & Throbin” on this maxi-CD is taken from the album “Elysian Fields”. In the opinion of many underground DJs, this is the track of the album, which works best on the dancefloor.
DJ Simone Serritella aka Big Bang grew up in northern Italy’s industrial heartland. A vinyl fanatic, he started his collection with European jazz records. In 1999 Serritella made the move to London, his current hometown. His first single (Dribbling/Colours) was heavily played in the Nu-Jazz Electronic scene.
Recently Serritella formed the Solaria label, a label geared towards the club scene but with a progressive jazz attitude. Big Bang’s excellent handling of Minus 8’s “Nonhuman” is a chilled out production, which delivers exotic beats and steady grooves. Ever busy, Serritella is currently working on several projects. Despite his busy schedule, he still finds time to creep around dusty records shops in search of undiscovered vinyl gems
The instrumental version of Tiny Trendie’s remix:
Tiny Trendies, aka Adam Goldstone from New York, delivers a superb house version of the original. Adam’s last single (as Cultural Mambo) “Docking In Outer Space” got t praises from the likes of Rainer Trüby, Jazzanova and Daniel Krivit (the man behind Body & Soul). Adam is currently recording his debut album for Nuphonic Records.
Mathew Herbert, delivers a remix under his highly regarded Alter-Ego of Doctor Rockit, and so his version includes all the typical Doctor Rockit trademarks, which is a pure compliment. A real grower! The last Doctor Rockit LP is only a few weeks old, and so far the reaction from the music scene has been overwhelming.
Another take on “Snowblind” by two guys from Augsburg, Marc Frank and Jochen Helfert, better known as Les Gammas. The release of their debut album a few weeks ago brought them praises from all over the planet. Their version delivers a very up-front, edgy cut of the original, perfect for the progressive dancefloor. Watch out for their third single release with a brand new track later this year.