Darko Esser’s debutalbum ‘Balans’ received overwhelming feedback & reviews from DJ’s, magazines and most importantly from the listeners: people who took the time to listen to the album via various means and send heartwarming comments back to us.
We have scheduled a series of 4 remixsingles to accompany the albumrelease. All the remixers are personal friends of the label and are artists we admire. For part 2 we are happy to announce the following heavyweights to our roster: Claro Intelecto, Benny Rodrigues and Stephen Brown. We are extremely happy with the addition of Manchester based underground Cultfigure Claro Intelecto. He’s one of our alltime favorite electronic producers and his interpretation of clubhit ‘The Return’ will definitely be causing waves on the dancefloor. More house orientated then ever, Claro’s squarebass extravaganza is aiming for the hips this time, with shocking results. Darko’s close friend and long time studiopartner Benny Rodrigues choose his favorite track ‘The Goodbye Song’ to re-rub and did a fantastic job at it. Using almost every element of the original in a different context, this slow, hypnotic builder has been causing mayhem ever since the guys started roadtesting it.
On the flip there’s two, yes 2, remixes from Scottish legend Stephen Brown, who is well known for his classic releases on Djax, Tresor and Transmat. Mix 1 is a jacking Chicago dancefloor tool, whereas mix 2 goes deep into the Detroit realms for some proper emo techno. Two down, two to go!
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SIS - "The Return remix is really nice."
Lee Curtiss – “Carlo Intelecto’s mix is on point, will play!”
Joel Mull - "Fixed Stephen Brown mix 1 It has a playful approach and works for breaking it down and get the floor in a wiggle i think. Chicago stomper!"
Mugwump - "The Benny Rodriguez mix is the one for me. Great atmosphere/trip...Claro Intelecto mix is good but kinda more obvious than their amazing original output. stephen brown's mixes are not for me."
Gregor Tresher - "Good package."
Carlo Lio - "Stephen Brown Mix 2 is cool stuff!"
Gel Abril - "Claros mix is great!"
Stephan Hinz - "I like Claro's mix."
Daniele Papini - "Will play Stephen Brown remix 1, support!"
Rolando - "Stephen Brown remix 1 and 2 for me. will play."
Mark Henning - "Claro intelecto ?"
Technasia - "Excellent EP. Love all tracks. Full support and play."
Michel de hey - "Claro intelecto always cool!"
Len Faki - "Nice mixture of modern tech sounds and chicago jackin' influences. cool!"
Pig & Dan - "Fucking brilliant. Goodbye Song is just up my street all the way!"
Pär Grindvik - "I go for Claro!"
Matthew Dekay - "I think the Claro Intelecto is the one!"
Lele Sacchi (FLOOR Radio Italy) - "Claro Intelecto remix is groovy and dirty!"
Karlos Sense - (Ibiza Sonica) - "I like The Return (Claro Intelecto) Full Support. Thanks!"
The Phonic Express - (RTE Pulse, Dublin) - "Darko Esser material is really strong and his remixers are usually on the ball too. Good selections on his front. Im totally into Stephen Browns remix 2. Its spacey/dreamy with lots pfpunch. A perfect sunrise tune!"
Diversions - (CHRY 105.5FM Toronto, Canada) - "Tight mixes - Feelin' em all - especially like the CLARO INTELECTO remix!"
Ibiza-voice.com - "Claro Intelecto is excellent!"
Giorgio Valletta - (DJ Mag Italia) - "Will review for DJ Mag Italia - May 2010
Thilo - (Groove Magazine Germany) - "Good remix package."
Ed Karney - (Mixmag) - "A solid release!"
Steve Bug - "Always been a fan of the Claro Intelecto stuff, again no disappointment here, the remix to the cool original is great! Will play!"
Orde Meikle - (Slam) - "Excellent mixes - strong release - top marks!"
Martin Eyerer - "Claro Intelecto is strong, interesting package!"
Samuel L Session - "The Intacto mix made me shake!"
Perc - "Claro Intelecto mix all the way for me. Will use in my podcast for Colony and take to WMC."
Joseph Capriati - "Claro Intelecto very nice release!"
Tedd Patterson - "Very interesting mix from Mr Intelectro."
Alan Fitzpatrick - "Loving the Claro remix!"
Mihalis Safras - "The Return remix is dope!"
John Selway - "In for the Claro Intelecto remix!"
John Digweed - "Stephen Brown Mix 2 is for me."
Cirillo - "Claro Intelecto is a deepness masterpiece!"
Norman Nodge – (Berghain) - "All four remixes are good and have their special flavour."
Arnaud Le Texier - "Claro & Benny's remixes are fat!!!!!"
Laurent Garnier - "Another great release - Great remixes."
Seth Troxler - "I really liked the Stephen Brown mixes but that hook noise really killed me. Have to do an edit. The Benny Rodrigues is cool!"
Tania Vulcano - "I love Claro Intelecto remix, his personal sound....great!!!"
Rolando - "Stephen Brown Mix 1 is hot!!!! I'm diggin all tracks."
Anja Schneider - "I like the Claro Intelecto remix!!"
Okain - "Really cool remixes I think my favorite is the Stephen Brown remix 2 & the Claro Intelecto but I like them all!"
Adultnapper - "Benny's remix is a major bomb. Love it."
Luca Bacchetti - "Claro Intellecto remix!!!"
Sian - "Benny Rodriguez mix is a knockout!!!"
Nick Warren - "Claro mix is on the money, fabulous!"
Karotte - "I like the Claro Intelecto rmx."
Jona - "Fantastic Claro Intelecto remix!"
Adam Beyer - "I Like the Claro remix!"
DJ Ralf - "Stephen Brown remixes."
Marc Marzenit - "Claro Intelecto made a great remix!! Great for my sets"
Stefano Fontana – (Computer Musik Italy) - "Wow!! Stephen Brown on the mix?? Pure class man!! Play for sure! Much respect!!"
Barry Redsetta – (Filter, Spin 1038 Dublin) - "Excellent Claro remix, looking forward to playing this weekend. Really like the Stephen Brown remix 2. Nice package."
Club Madnezz Holland - "Claro Intelecto mix is nice techno!"
Christopher Çolak - (Dinamo.FM/Acik Radio Istanbul) - "Have great tratments such as Claro Intelecto andyoung talent Benny from Rotterdam. This is serious techno attack on the second series. Love it."
Roual Galloway - (Faith Fanzine/Radio) - "If it aint fixed don't break it - this must have been broken - glorious Stephen Brown remix!"
Jez - (i-DJ Magazine) - "Have reviewed in iDJ. Good stuff, esp Rodrigues and Brown 1."
Tsugi Magazine (France) - "Cool pack!"
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