limited to 300 copies only.
neil tolliday aka nail, released the themis records on his own velocet imprint between 96 and 98. these three extremely rare 12 inches constitute a great and important part of tollidays work. for our eighth and ninth installments, aux-rec are glad to present the re-release in two episodes, of the long lost themis works - re-shuffled, re-packaged and re-mastered by matt colton.
aux-rec is back for its fourth project, following the >baker man< edit by soul clap (so good it became an official remix on laid backs label), first class remixes by franco cinelli and the >caught up< bootleg by le loup & funkalicious james aka childhood 87. we are feverish to bring you today two new bomb bootlegs by argentine top producers leonel castillo and lexdinamo. those in the know have been familiar with these names for over ten years now and know how rare their productions are. as a matter of fact, this is probably the first time you will be able to get your hands on such bootleg productions from these two cats. leonel castillos signature shuffly blend is unmistakably recognizable on this a-side, on which he pays his tribute to one of the most emotional soul masterpieces by the dells, the 74 released >i wish it was me you loved<, bringing it into full dancefloor effect. lexdinamo does what noone did before, jumbling even further one of bobby mcferrins most genius vocal medleys, >drive<. avid bootleg followers may have previously heard this version, but we just cant get enough of it! coming up! more works by aux-rec regulars franco cinelli, leonel castillo and soul clap! stay booted!
from franco cinellis main remix to his nyc bass line mix going through the hatapella tool, the man in charge takes all the glass original elements remodeling them to higher grounds. franco cinellis genius blend of dubby techno with original 90s nyc house synths and bass lines proves once again to be the perfect balance. this re-edition record follows up on two brilliant edits on aux-rec, baker man by soul clap and caught up by childhood 87. by aux-rec criterion, it will only come out on 12 inch vinyl. franco cinellis nyc bass line mix will be accessible as bonus to record-buyers only.
right on the heels of aux-records enthusiastically received 1st release featuring very contemporary revisits of the 1950s classic >fever< by franco cinelli and club rayo, this 2nd chapter of the aux-rec project travels to different eras, into different styles. and this is precisely what we had set to do: zig-zag through dance music history in search of personal favorites and classics to be revisited or refreshed. for the present release, we travel to two distinct dates: 1989 for the a-side, and 1979 for the b-side. two tracks that are 10 years apart, but that both share a fiercely upbeat and affirmative musical profile, as well as a certain ageless, core, compositional quality.
aux-rec is being launched by airdrop records as an offshoot label designed with a specific mission in mind: to look back and pay tribute. aux-rec surveys musical history looking for those inspiring pieces of music (famous or forgotten) that carry a very distinctive groove and identity, and that offer the potential to be revisited in an ingenious contemporary way. at airdrop, we love music of all ages and of many genres! we feel aux-rec is a way for our artists and for us to pay our due respects to the origins and the evolution of contemporary dance music.
the existing airdrop roster of artists will be invited to contribute to aux-rec, but different artists will also be uncovered specifically for this project. off to a fresh start, franco cinelli and club rayo (a duo composed by rafael sorol and pablo terreil) engrave their long-time friendship on this record. franco cinellis first productions were released on the duos imprint club rayo disquets at the beginning of the millenium. the club rayo collective has been extremely active in the local argentinean scene for more than twelve years now.
going back to one of music historys greatest classics, >fever<, franco cinelli and club rayo bring their own interpretations to a theme that has known as many versions than people taking a sing at it in the shower! using ella fitzgeralds and elvis presleys voices, club rayo create repsectively the fitzgerald mix - a rocking dancefloor jam looping ellas fantastic voice bringing it to a culmination - and the king dub - a 118 bpm groove punctuated by elvis low-pitched and resonant tone. cuerdas is a short guitar instrumantal rendition of the fever theme. on his remix, franco cinelli creates a 10 minutes drum symphony, especially designed for the post-climatic hours. both producers kept in mind ellas famous quote when undertaking this great enterprise: >i stole everything i ever heard, but mostly i stole from the horns.<
the following releases on aux-rec will also be in the form of bootlegs, edits, re-works or samples (you name it). they will bring back memories to your heads and mostly the groove to your feet. to be true to its mission of a vintage exploration, aux-rec will be releasing exclusively on vinyl, in the tradition of the essential music format of the 20th century. there will be no digital releases at aux-rec. in the pipeline are soul claps edit of laid backs >bakerman< as well as le loups version of sheila es >a love bizarre<, produced by prince.
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