reworking a big tune is never a simple task, especially if after 7 years the tune in question is still one of the highlights in shows of one of the worlds most beloved live act performers, kink. that s only half of the story though, as the tune got a lot of love from so many dj s all over the globe. however, for the 17th burek release, we wanted to do something really special and what could be better than giving new life to a piece of music which literally gave life to our label. and we gathered some very interesting people for the job.
deepartsound, perpetual rhythms, osunlade s -yoruba-, and many others – -about u- is trinidadian deep s first release for croatian label burek.
born and raised on the island of trinidad and tobago, today a place this producer calls -home- is found on various locations scattered all over the globe and a variety of influences is what is immediately evident by rich sounds and textures engraved onto this piece of vinyl.
a side, -i want- is the most laid-back moment, in lack of a better term. warm-sounding tribal percussions supporting the interaction of deep chords and wonderfully lush synths running thought the whole track only to get enriched with a beautiful piano line in the 2nd half. if there is track fitting to represent the sunset, that transition from day to night moment – -i would- is the one.
b1 -ghost- is the track on the record with the most forward-momentum. deep tribal rhythms and lush synth lines are a sort-of a leitmotif on this record and are present here as well, with an occasional vocal snippet that only deepens the magic.
b2 -abourisha- makes good use of those leitmotifs in a similarly effective but overall quite different manner. broken rhythm gives it a slightly different energy, making it an ideal track for those 5 am moments when a track like this marks the night.
elizabeth merrick-jefferson is one of those artists who seem low-key. theres not a lot of information about her, if any, except for the existence of the first two records and a lone interview. one released in 2013 and the other in 2014. listening to either record tells you her music might be a lot of things, but low-key isnt one of them. powerful and colourful, direct, and with 313 references embedded in its dna, she pulls it off with style. elizabeths third record is no exception. it has found its home on our mothership label, burek. three happiness is tailor-made for the dance floor. it wont leave anyone with a pulse standing. playful synths, wonderful strings, and infectious groove make it impossible to ignore. knowledge revolution is layered and paced, painting a somewhat different picture. melancholy and a sense of mystery envelop this track, whose leitmotif vocal appears just frequently enough to provide insight into the title. the last track of this ep is fittingly titled noctilucent clouds. its a drumless track with a rhythmic main synth counterpointed by sounds which give off the impression of clouds shining through the darkness of winter nights. another amazing release from burek.
californiabased producer damon bell could not find a more suitable home for his new 12inch than croatian label burek. its his first one since blues for the libyan lp released in 2015. for deepblak, and it sounds as if the time off was well spent. two words that perfectly describe this record are rich and colourful, and the description is equally applicable to all three cuts. stand by me is a synthheavy piece built around the interplay between tracks rougher sounds and big lush pads. on the flipside, life is slightly faster and more direct, with a wonderful guitar part that circles around the main theme throughout the most of the track. similarly mannered, but slightly more intense transatlantic journey? we been here! is the last piece and features an infectious groove with lead synth piercing through layers of delicate arpeggios playing in the background. all in all, it feels good to have damon in the team. we hope youll enjoy this record
were so excited to be the guys that get to deliver you this guys debut release. luca murgia has a sound all his own he really like tom toms, he likes spacey flourishes, and overall he likes to deliver tracks with mobile electroy grooves married to the stability of house. the thing that really makes him special to us is the naturalness of feeling he achieves in his productions he has a neatness to his grooves everything lines up so the body can move freely and the dancer be in a state of flow. all four tracks on this ep have real singularity of intent in their sounds and rhythms but vary dramatically in intensity.
after nearly a year has passed by - and kitted out with heavy hitting drum timbres, hook laden nuances and a textured palette of unique effects - south african born esa makes a welcome return to the burek family fold with another ep that skirts the boundaries of the dance-floor and soaks up the sights and sounds of those on the peripheral edges. a family thats consisted of many strays and deviants being welcomed in, esas ep is another mellifluous fit for the croatian based house label that prides itself on beats that drip with greasy flavour and a fine follow on from his killer ‘serenity in a forbidden place ep for the label in july of 2013.
marco bernardi, a british producer with quite a flamboyant personality is no stranger to the burek family. having already released an excellent 2-part 12 series titled laffer ep for barba last year, it couldve been expected that hed appear on the mothership at some point. as on those two records, theres plenty of synth action going on, although with a little bit more restraint and less roughness.
ilija rudman is quite a unique character. a fact reinforced by listening to some of the records from his vast catalogue, taking a walk through his next level studio or simply talking to him. preferably, all three at once, as it is often the case. authenticity is the word that comes to mind when describing the work of this leading croatian artist or while listening to the material we are proud to put out on 12th burek release. the record features three cuts.
after the well received success of our last release by esa, croatias finest bovine inspired label is excited to announce our next moo-sical offering. this time weve cast our a&r net eastwards and have snared russian producer denis korsunskiy, aka information ghetto.
MISSING YOU (ALL THE TIME) EP (JUJU & JORDASH, KIKUMOTO ALLSTARS RMXS)
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for its fifth offering, croatias burek label is proud to present the first ever solo ep by snuffo, one half of the snuff crew duo and the a&r mind behind snuff trax. the 2 slices of stripped down, dusty old school chicago house are almost bipolar in nature.
constantly providing quality over quantity toby tobias finally releases its debut on burek. and as his biography states: >tobys music is truly unique - in a genre now saturated with generic, formulaic music, toby is one of the few who can claim to have his own sound< so toby brings to burek its unique view on house music - tracks running away i tres mal.
after quite some time now, and after super successful kinks debut, weve got burek number two. this time, burek is excited to present a young japanese musician takaaki shibuya humandrone. takaaki says hes obsessed with hardware and old school sounds, citing blake baxter, mantronix and carl craig as his main influences stating he finds his own music to sound like science-fictional street music, and on his first edition on burek we have a treat of four stylistically different house tracks common in their characteristic acid sound from which he draws his inspiration. stay raw with us and dance!
the new burek release, yako/leko, finds kink trying to step away from common club-oriented production and present himself in a totally different light. yako is a dance mutant somewhere between speed garage, house, rave and dubstep that rips the dancefloor apart with its bassline and sends the crowd into a dancing delirium!