ITS KINDA JAZZY (DAN GHENACIA & CHRIS CARRIER REMIX)
12" Vinyl UK11.07.17
london star alexis raphael returns to hot creations with the dance floor killer it’s kinda jazzy, with fine french exports dan ghenacia and chris carrier teaming up to deliver the remix with electrifying results. title track it’s kinda jazzy is an ultimate peak time weapon. alexis explains how its a real melting pot of different musical influences that have inspired me over the years. there s everything from hip-hop to 90 s uk house and garage, jungle/drum and bass, upfront house and techno and, of course, jazz. on the flip dan ghenacia and chris carrier deliver a solid remix that keeps the pace, changing gear through trippy turns. last up, second original track strip off lays down the swing with sultry vocal slices. an influential player on the london scene, alexis raphael earned his stripes across the pirate radio stations of north and east london during the late 90s and early 00s and went on to hold residencies at legendary london clubs the cross and bagley’s. his first release spaceship was picked up by hot creations sub-label hot waves in 2011. since then, he’s had numerous releases and remixes on labels including jackathon jams, of unsound mind, avotre and get physical and not forgetting his anthem, i know. dan ghenacia is the undisputed kingpin of the paris underground scene, having founded and ran freak n’chic for seven years and now one of the three creative minds behind new label and b2b2b dj outfit apollonia. chris carrier is another heavy-weight from the french underground scene. together they have delivered some recent killer ep’s on appolonia, music for freaks and adult only.
rising british artist alexis raphael has come a long way over the past few years since initially stepping onto the scene via jamies jones hot creations in 2011, since then raphael s name has graced the catalogue of leftroom, culprit, lower east, moda black and of course madtech where he returns to here. with such an impressive list of affiliations and an already noteworthy back catalogue under his belt, alexis is undoubtedly a driving force in the world of contemporary house music out of the uk.
next up on hot creations local london hero alexis raphael comes to the fore with two original tracks that display the producers intricate and diverse underground house style. tried and tested on a multitude of dancefloors, >into the light< is now unleashed to the masses with a quality business remix from the label heads hot natured.
lower east are proud to introduce the highly anticipated second release from alexis raphael. club soundsystems far and wide are still resonating with the sound of his first release on jamie jones and lee foss critically acclaimed label: hot waves. spaceship was a huge deep house hit and received glowing reviews so what better time to introduce his next offering: kitchens and bedrooms. here at lower east we ve gone all out to make this a special package with remixes from, lee foss, richy ahmed and volante, russo and a deeper >sunset< mix from the man himself. encompassing elements of deep house, house, disco and electronica, each mix has its own bold identity but they all fit the lower east mould perfectly. although this is alexis first release on lower east, he is already a key member of its inner circle. alongside cozzy, alexis promotes the much talked about east london event creche. whatsmore, with regular gigs across the capital he is an established member of the london scene.
12 inch vinyl in full picture sleeve shrinkwrapped with sticker. the madtech imprint has been running since 2012 and can boast material from the likes of citizen, south london ordnance, applebottom and josh butler across its catalogue, here its a&r prowess is once again on radiant display as the label continues its compilation series following the success of madtech 01. this time round the imprint delivers a weighty collection of hard-hitting house cuts with madtech 02 - ibiza ahead of the impending ibiza season. the compilation welcomes some driving forces in house music at present with the likes of josh butler, alexis raphael, and features rising talents human life, bontan, fabricio pecanha and luvstuff