just over a year on since he released his stunning lp happiness on classic music company, eli escobar returns to the label with an album which couldnt be further removed in sentiment. whereas happiness radiated sublime house/disco hybrid bliss throughout, shout is a heartfelt rage against americas developing political disasters.
HAPPY AGAIN (KON, SOULPHICTION & YAM WHO? REMIXES)
12" Vinyl UK09.05.17
when it was released in the summer of 2016, eli escobars happiness blew people away with its sophisticated house/disco hybrid sound and striking urban landscape. critics were falling over themselves to hyperbolise over elis exquisite synth stabs while the coveted double lp continues to sell through to this day. the quintessential new york dj, eli’s happiness stomped through the streets of his city, stopping off along the way at the jumping brooklyn basement clubs and dusty record shops that he frequents. some months later, developing on those themes seemed like the most natural thing to do, hands flew up across the board for remixing duties and assembling the extended classic family to contribute was an easy, nay joyful, task. happy again was born, giving the album a fresh new suit of clothes. re-works from kon, soulphiction and yam who? alongside bonus versions of tracks from the original album makes this the ultimate vinyl bumper pack
local nyc boy eli escobar makes better than good on his debut release for rnt with a 4-tracker of secret heat from his personal arsenal! the ep bursts out of the gate with bullfight of love, blazes through the percussion heavy everybody, hits full stride with the reworked paradise garage staple the music, then lets us down nice and easy with seven eleven. pay your fare and take a ride on the nyc underground!
its been a couple of years since classic released an original artist album, the last one being luke solomons critically praised timelines. this time round classic brings a relative newcomer into the fold. eli escobar has slowly been building a credible reputation out of his home in new york, releasing his first single back in the late nineties and moving more recently from hip hop into dance music. as a dj, he harks back to a golden era of disco and early house music, graduating through the 90s during which he was brought up on a diet of underground house including classics early output. in recent years classics head was turned by his wonderful album up all night that was released on night people, a label from new york that eli (pronounced el-ee) has a vested interest in. following up the album with a series of singles, the label swiftly became a cult dance classi
an energetic club jam featuring vocals by nomi ruiz (jessica 6, hercules & the love affair). red hot remixes from ian pooley, eli himself, dj sneak and cosmic kids. great feedback online for eli’s remix ( eli’s re-work ) with the other tracks unavailable until now.
eli escobar makes his wurst debut with former hercules & love affair diva nomi ruiz in tow... early dj support comes from the revenge, king britt, unabombers, slow hands (wolf+lamb), sinden, rob mello, mustang, and sasse
– special anniversary edition of our classic first release. – remastered with full artwork for the first time. – includes bonus 12- with remixes by kim ann foxman, purple disco machine & the carry nation. all on vinyl for the first time! – limited one time pressing.
smartbar resident & cool ranch boss chrissy is back with a pair of jackin, disco-infused house stormers with remixes from nyc dj eli escobar who delivers a tribal remix of “nothing” while duke slammer doubles down on “cant get me down-. support from the black madonna and paul johnson. related items
nyc underground hero s and proteges of david mancuso and johnny dynell (mudd club), the carry nation, debut their 12- ep on batty bass. eli escobar (classic music company) provides a sterling remix. previous releases by tcn have been on tribal, tracy, and nervous records. dj support: jason kendig ((honey sound system) dark entries, solardisco recordings, 3rd strike records)
vinyl obsessive, renowned dj and leading light of the global edit scene, kon knows a thing or two about good music. his latest project, kon & the gang, introduces a selection of tracks, remixes and edits that the boston native has lent his golden touch to over the years. featuring artists à la mode truccy (compost s rainer trueby & corrado bucci), eli escobar, seven davis jr, medlar and thatmanmonkz, the album gives newcomers to the scene a fantastic taste of the diy disco / throwback house revival which is currently taking the underground by storm.
for fans of: opolopo, joey negro, sadar bahar, dimitri from paris
the mix is influenced heavily by how i used to dj at the first party i ever promoted, named seismic, and another named monox which was a straight up techno night where i was a resident from the age of 17. and although it wasn’t my plan, it turned into a kind of tribute to the cities that really formulated me as a dj: detroit, chicago and glasgow.
an all-round classic family collaboration here. honey dijon and seven davis jr. working together and delivering outstanding results, backed up by new member to the crew eli escobar and long-time associate deetron. houze!
this is how it started focuses heavily on the early days of the chicago sound, especially in the formative years at ron hardy s music box. vinyl sampler 4 of a comprehensive journey in the essence of chicago house music is set too feature mach, robert owens, clandestino & eli escobar.
after a critically acclaimed first release kim ann foxman returns to her firehouse imprint, inspired by her new york home with three more original tracks and two remixes from fellow new yorker eli escobar.
double a side fools gold debut from the young toronto dj/production duo. everyone from mstrkrft to claude von stroke has been checking for their mixes and edits, creating huge buzz and anticipation for these original tunes, both of which put a fresh spin on classic chicago and detroit sounds. comes backed by innovative remixes from labelmates jokers of the scene and nyc club hero eli escobar.
sweet 16 is a perfectly judged slice of disco punk, producer grahmzilla hooking up a beat which sounds like the clash hanging out at studio 54 while isis tells of the joys and dangers of being sixteen and ruling the dancefloor. its not clear whether the natural stage genius (time out) is encouraging under age sex, cautioning against it or just suggesting engaging in some healthy exhibitionism. whatever the message she makes it sound great. cruise low is as low slung and bass heavy as you d expect from the title, isis whispering about popping the trunk with a mixture of enticement and threat. bonus track whateveruneed is an epic instrumental electro symphony from grahmzillas hard drive. ny mover and shaker eli escobar rounds out the package with a mix of sweet 16 which harks all the way back to planet rock...