So ok, a brand new label launched onto the world by Javi Bora. And it’s called Too Many Rules, which in my book sounds about the perfect estimation. The music, as the title indicates, provides sizzling, edgy House Music. The kind you want served up just at the right moment. The kind to get lost in. The excellent, Chicago begins by sequencing a Disco past, yet mangles it all up in the blend, with forceful drums plus chugging basslines informing a positive future. Huxley is on hand to reconstruct the intention, dropping much of the disco while adding a bit more tech, bar the drop which stabs right where it hurts. The title track, RAW then rolls out hot basslines alongside frisky, nervy drums which enviably climax out of all proportion. This time it’s Davina Moss who delivers a techier take and once again delivers a fevered set of rhythms to ignite the dancefloor.
Splendid release which causes instant impact as soon as the Kick and bass hits. Davina Moss’s smoking production lends both heavyweight flair to the occasion plus a sense of more playful melody in the shape of ShatZ’s lyrical rolls. Powered by the perfect bassline the whole thing seems to jump up and down with energy seeping from every groove. Joeski’s Frisko Disco Remix follows sounding inevitably excellent via pounding beats and bass plus punctuating electro Toms. Lauren Lane then adds a crunchier feel to the arrangment complimenting it all neatly to end this great release of funkiness.
Release: October 27
Hi ! Thank you for asking. The inspiration came from attending last summer’s Ibiza season. After listening to so many different styles of music and watching countless amazing artists perform, I decided to make something special for the upcoming season.
Can you talk us through how you produced the track, including any favourite things you like to use in production?
I made this track in my studio in Ibiza using lots of internal plugs and I recorded my friend Isabelle in there, using her vocals on top of a melody I had composed for her. I was really excited as I’d gotten a brand new microphone u87 from Neumann and was eager to use for the first time in my studio.
‘Oh Mama’ features the emotive vocals of Issa Elle. How did you get to know her and ask about doing the vocal?
I’ve known Isabelle from quite a long time. She sang on my first album back in the days, in 2003 precisely. We stayed friends throughout the years; and when she told me she was coming to Ibiza for a few days during the season I immediately felt the need to include her back in my music. I’ve always loved her vocals and magical ideas.
What importance would you place on vocals/ song writing in Dance music today?
Well it all depends on the kind of dance music you write. If it’s like a fully commercial song or a pop piece, where the vocals are the main instrument, then by definition they are totally necessary. In underground music, there aren’t usually so much vocals, though once more it all depends on your tastes and inspiration of the day. Maybe the vocals in underground tech house tracks could become the main instrument as well!
Can you tell us about your background and which DJ’s/ Clubs inspired you to become a DJ/ Producer?
I started to make music in 2000 and made about 11 albums and a bit more than 350 tracks under different names. It was a totally different genre of music back then. What I am making now is inspired by Ibiza and all the people you meet there throughout the year. Everybody is an artist here, almost everyone is a DJ, and we are lucky to have a huge range of top artists coming over here, and who inspire you to produce music. I can proudly say that Jamie Jones and the Paradise parties have had a big influence on me since day 1.
What inspires you outside of the world of House and Techno?
Everything inspires me. From a water drop falling into a river to the sound of the wind. I used to be a dance and sports teacher so any good rhythm actually does the job and makes me wanna dance and re-create the beautiful sounds I listen to all day thanks to Mother Earth.
Do politics and Dance Music mix? What do you feel are the politics of Club Culture at the moment?
Well for me they don’t …. In my opinion they are as starkly opposed as the Yin and The Yang .
I love it as well. It’s by Mikey Brain, the Hot Creations illustrator based in London. He listened to my music and offered a few ideas but the both of us fell in love with the actual cover. It was just obvious that it would perfectly fit.
Can you tell us about Hola Sundays! And how is life on Ibiza this year?
Hola Sundays is the weekly Sunday winter social party organized by the magazine Fiesta and Bullshit. It takes place every Sunday at Ocean Drive in Ibiza. It’s a really friendly environment where we play and live stream it for our friends around the world. Life in Ibiza … This year has so far been very much like last year, just truly amazing !
Oh Mama lends Hot Creations more than just a punch as this heavy fuelled, excitable production lands both fiery vocals and smoky grooves directly on your imagination. The melodic voice of Issa Elle adorns the rhythms as brutal kicks plus throbbing bass proceed to do pure damage to any remianing sensibilities. Cuartero’s choice After Remix follows that with probing electronics tuned into the heart of the matter, while shuffling splashes of percussion and chiming synths capture the rest. Like A Proper Star, suggests the question while returning to deeper notation to provide the perfect antidote to midnight excess.