croatian producer ilija rudman returns to classic with his funk-drenched ‘lovers change minds’. well-known for his distinctive analogue-disco sound, the record’s delivery on 12” vinyl comes as a perfect pairing. he remains reverent to his well-rounded retro style with heavily filtered soft vocals complimented by a deep 70s-centric bassline. hot toddy’s bass-focused mixes come laden with electric guitar riffs and synth flares for an even slicker groove on ilija’s smoothly minimalist masterpiece.
ilija rudman is certainly a prolific artist, regularly appearing on labels like is it balearic? and running his own imogen label to ensure he s always got an outlet for the classically informed grooves he does so well. paradigma is his third studio album, and it finds the croatian producer exploring all manner of moods both day time and nocturnal. at one moment you might be wistfully cruising down the sultry boulevards of temptations trial, only to cosy up with the comely tones of creamfields or the vibrant chords ofelastica. by and large it s a downtempo affair for private reflection, steeped in 80s glamour and produced with a crystalline perfection to add that all-important glint to your life.
ilija rudman returns to iib with a new track motions feat the vocasl of andre espeut. a chuggy balearic house groover set to get us believing summer is just round the corner. the legend that is don carlos also returns to iib to deliver two stunning remixes. the full on club vocal remix and the sublime deeper take on the ambient mix.
ilija rudman presents andre espeut tears to sound featuring ron trent mix over the last decade and a half, ilija rudman has been responsible for many high quality releases, delivering distinctly warm, sun-kissed, analogue-rich material on labels including bearfunk, instruments of rapture, compost , 20/20 vision, electric minds, is it balearic recordings, rong music , classic music company and of course, his own red music imprint.
most of the releases on imogen recordings to date have been from label boss ilija rudman, but this time around the disco house operation is turning to a relatively fresh proposition ourra. the alias of one simon tappenden, this time is the first dedicated release for ourra and he comes out swinging with the sultry slap-bass inflected title track boosted by a classic vocal turn from robert owens. rudman meanwhile weighs in heavy with no less than three remixes of the track on the b side, with the radiophonic mix standing out thanks to its stripped down effectiveness.
ranging from up-tempo to balearic beat, these remixes are sure to hit the mood. pete herbert brings an 80 s dance floor flavor with massive stabs to perk up any situation. a vision of panorama mix is a beautiful mellow, sexy anthemic tune, perfect for the sun beaming down on the islands of your mind. greeen linez has the ultra lounge, 90 s jazz groove covered here perfectly.
stripped down to the bone, nothing else in this room but you and the analog sounds of smooth guitar and funky boogie bass lines. mesmerizing with a touch of class, this ep highlights uplifting choral stabs and ever changing rhythmic moments. the louder you turn these songs up the more you gain subtle changes in the driving force known as the pagoda.
ilija rudman struts out once again on his own turf with this latest slab of sizzling discoid delectability, shaping out all manner of warm and fuzzy grooves across varying tempos and intensities. metronomia is a laid back workout, but its the bombastic funk of so much that steals the show on the a-side with its crafty construction and killer bass hooks. hibiscus theatre meanwhile ploughs deeper into the soil with its swirling pads and shimmering percussion lines, and then if you change your mind- rounds the ep off with some exemplary deep house for the more reflective souls to get down to.
arnold jarvis take some time out was first released in 1987, the year that fourth floor records was born, and it stands the test of time as a seminal release for the label. the track perfectly characterises the stand out productions that keep the house music world returning again and again to its catalogue for inspiration. this official vinyl re-issue includes the club and dub that made up the original release, plus a reconstruction mix by ilija rudman. ilija delighted classic music company earlier this year with his minimal take on disco in track in her eyes. his approach to the take some time out re-work has the same deconstructed vibe the loose percussion and punchy melodic bass gives a pleasing spaciousness to the track, giving the record fresh life and re-imagining it for 2016
the latest release on antonio zuza and ilija rudman s imogen label once again features the latter, celebrated croatian producer and also introduces andre espeut. a performer, songwriter and arranger born in london with west indian, african, french and spanish heritage, espeut was raised on a diet of musical goodness. house, rare groove, latin and disco among the musical styles that sunk into espeuts dna in his formative years, making him the perfect foil for rudman on this 12inch, in her eyes. alongside the slowed down vibe of the original version, uk house royalty charles webster gets the call to turn in a superb remix for the djs!
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.
a side brings rudman s finest house sounds for this heavy dancefloor produced track, but in the same time moody and balearic with a strong synth bassline that easely took control of the vibe and transformed it to a strong dance effect. for the b side imogen meets nunorthern soul artist dos palos with a slower tempo track with ilija rudman s instrumental stripped down mix of the lady of the west way. this remix sounds and could easily be integrated in any motion picture end having that powerful vibe of goodbye.
ilija rudman returns to ism record s with his third ep for yam who?s label & without doubt his strongest to date. 2 killer hard analogue originals full of his trademark future retro studio sounds & then on the remix controls, everyones man of the moment hot toddy from crazy p & our nu deadly secret weapon, ourra.
dj support: horse meat disco, ashley beedle, greg wilson, rahaan & alfos
surprisingly, it s been some four years since croat producer ilija rudman dropped his much-played debut album, the reveal, on bear funk. happily, true colours - his first outing on is it balearic - sees him in fine form, joining the dots between kaleidoscopic synth-funk, rubbery dub-disco, spaced-out boogie and glassy-eyed downtempo jams
next up on electric minds is croatias ilija rudman with two-tracker >cinematic behaviour<. coming from one of the leading players in the disco-boogie movement, both weapons here certainly have the showering of cosmic dust that gives the sound such rapturous dancefloor appeal.
croatians finest purveyor of disco and boogie returns with a delish four track ep on yam whos ism imprint. the four tracks have all the delicious trappings of rudman, dramatic strings, ample helpings of cowbell and vintage synth stabs. the a-side consists of the sleazy squelch of “crazy with you” in both original and remixed by yam who form, with the latter, more uptempo version just shading it. the flipside consists of the sultry boogie bap of “let this dream be real , with the original bringing to mind a glacially paced version of rockers revenge classic “walking on sunshine , while the disco dirtbox tweak bumps and grinds in all the right places - totally primed for club play!
here at bearfunk hq we firmly believe in perseverance. we keep asking questions until we get the right answer and with 6ft bear by our side the answer is usually yes. we kept asking ilija rudman to get in the studio and write us a killer lp but being the busy bee that he is it was hard for him to take the time out. we kept asking until he eventually caved in and went underground to record his first lp, >the reveal<. ilija is a devoted and passionate man when it comes to music. one of his prerequisites for recording an lp was that the recordings had to be made with the same techniques and equipment that inspired him to make music in the first place. so ilija hooked up with one of his studio mentors and got his dream line-up of synthesizers, roland jupiter 4 & 8, minimoog, roland sh2, juno 60 and his dream drum machines linn and oberheim dmx. these analogue machines fire up to create a warm and authentic vibe across the whole lp. we are reminded here that machines do have soul if used properly. we start proceedings with the wigged out boogie of >inspectors drive< which might be a little nod in the direction of wally badarous classic chief in< have all the ingredients of dj friendly hits. the lp reveals all the influences that ilija has experienced and it shows the talent that runs inside him as he is able to make such an amazingly retro lp sound like something from the future. we are sure in years to come this lp could become as important as the influences that inspired mr. rudman to make it.
croatian nu-disco/funk/boogie overlord ilija rudman has swung by around here. once more he is spinning his audio gems on the legendary bearfunk label. this time is the ever so funky new release soul embrace . ilija gets his niles rogers hat on and peppers this sparkler with chingy-funk guitar. add in some big rolling, dx-style, chugger bass and lashes of darting percussion and there you have it...floor-filler dynamite. the original mix and the spectacularly 80 s styled extended mix make an appearance. our man also goes straight for the beat jugular with his drum, beat and percussion heavy bonus beats mix. to round things off, label head bear, stevie kotey, takes on the remix duties. he brings some real bass along to the party and new layers of slick keys. turning down the floor quotient just a notch, this one is pure slow-burn disco done well, very well.
ilija rudman shouldnt need an introduction as for the last few years he has been releasing a constant stream of dance music under different guises. an analogue and vinyl purist his productions are always to the highest standard and electric minds is pleased to be working with the croatian producer once again. ilija delivers two bumper tracks for the a side of this release, most definitely a nod to the 80s boogie sound with both productions thumping with bass throughout. for the b side we welcome michael j collins who recently released his ep through electric minds alongside ly sander. since working with electric minds, michael has been extremely busy remixing for the likes of swayzak, moodymanc as well as releasing an ep for hypercolour and working on many more releases for several berlin based labels. michael brings his signature 4/4 house beats to the remix, a raw dubby and psychedelic house take on the original. all in all a great package that is sure to appeal to house and disco heads alike.
cutters records returns in 2010 with their phasers set to stun on all night/q.e.2., the debut release by voltage. the latest and greatest project, a collaboration between joel dickson, aka nile delta, formerly one half of riot in belgium, and cut copy frontman and producer, dan whitford. all night is a dazzling cut of future disco with the haunted house vocals of sydney band ghouls ivan vizintin. the flip, q.e.2, is the kind of late night low-slung disco-not-disco groove that exists purely for the freak folk after the 4am mark. remixes include azari & iii delivering the kind of jacking house theyre fast gaining a reputation for. ilija rudman slows turns the ohms waaaay doooooown and takes the party to a hazy beach disco right around 3am. voltage is here and now, powering your station
a slo mo - disco stormer, late night rider, or even an early starter...there really is a track for anyone!! on the remix duties, graeme clark, better known to wider audiences as the revenge, delivers a slo mo - disco stormer, late night rider, or even an early starter... this really is a track for anyone.
fantastic, versatile package with an oldschool-house style piano jam by ilija rudman, an atmospheric, slightly acidic remix by mark e and an uptempo take by pete herbert powered by a nasty euro-disco bassline
prolific croatian, ilija rudman steps up to bat for the 4th instalment in the instruments of rapture series. night people is a faithful nod to those early extended house versions that we all cherish so much. all vintage drum sounds, dubbed out vocals and classic warehouse piano. remixes come from the revenge who gets deep and dubby for his spaced out midnight mix and 6th borough project who get heavy on the rinse for their tracked out, jacked up love rub.
the feel of late period chic and early 80s new york boogie is a rare thing in these soulless digital days, but this little nugget actually beams in from croatia. this is a sublime piece of music with nile rodgers guitar, lush piano and cool vocals all aboard big boogie bassline, accentuated in the dub and ultra cool instrumental.
your know you are doing something right when greg wilson comes knocking at your door for some disco edit action. such is the life now for croation nu disco gem ilija rudmen. after a series of releases on labels rong, infant and deep freeze, bearfunk were quick to grab dance disorder and wasted no time in asking their studio neighbours faze action to step up. their synth bass, low slung and sleazy remix, with a dose of their trademark strings hits the spot. this sits snuggly with ilijas original which mixes in real bass and guitar with his analog heavy funk laden grooves.
the second release on the spanish label rare wiri bring us again two quality club tracks. on a side wanting you. ilija rudman feat. show b on a nudisco killer tune filled with awesome basslines and cool synths that should make everybody move. on the flip rayko & f.pineda hit the floor with an edit of 80s classic walk the nightto complete a really good double header.
electric minds are proud to have ilija rudman for their 8th release. ilijas repertoire is already extensive having had his productions released on labels such as rong music, infant/2020 vision, compost, love is war,deep freeze, bear funk and of course his own label red music which he runs from his base in croatia. his work has been recognised by industry greats such has greg wilson who commissioned his remix skills for his >after midnight< track as well as rave reviews in magazines such as idj, dj mag & mixmag.after that ilija and greg decided to do an original track under alter-ego , yolanta sy , the garden ep. ilija delivers two deep house disco tracks for electric minds. the a side >ocean colour< is reminiscent of metro areas early work and delivers a driving bass line with added synths to keep the track moving along nicely. for the b side ilija thurns out his remix skills on chaz jankels >youre too funky<. after hearing yam who?s original version ilija asked to remix this track to this package a double a side release. the remix brings a deep house
incl. phonogenic rmx !! support by sasse, burnski, j.hulkonnen…!! with boogie farm 01 still rockin, here s the next fat piece of boogie wax courtesy of ilija rudmann and edvard kofner! ilija is one of the hottest guys around doing a disco techno house sound. besides running his own label red music (his recent 12inch features a spirit catcher remix), he just released a much acclaimed 12inch on the 2020 vision sublabel infant records. >using your guns< is a hot vocal track with sharp beats and a rockin bassline! remixer phonogenic has a long list of releases and remixes, including labels like 2020 vision, mood music, poker flat, get physical music, dance electric and guidance
his sound is best described as warm stripped down deep-techy-electro house and see is not any exception. an uber cool funky vocal together with sublime acid elements makes this track a bubbling piece of art. noirs alter ego black magik transform the original to a minimal affair with lots of twisting effects that builds and builds. its pure class 4 a.m. music. for both sides is miximum volume recommended!! noir recently had a huge hit on swing wyze with his all about house music. previous releases of ilija been supported by ewan pearson, david duriez, mazi and mike monday to name a couple..
ilija is based in zagreb and well known within the house community, running his own label red musicand releasing stuff for grab records. this is a very nice deep and versatile production, with lush vocals on the a side and a more electronic b-line track on the flip. actually we think its a summer tune! usual exun quality!!
croatian dj ilija rudman is one of the nu disco scenes most prolific, yet underrated producers. with releases on bear funk, rong music and deep freeze he manages to cascade the electronic disco sound with his own unique production style. counting the likes of luminaries such as greg wilson, darshan jesrani and steve kotey as fans, the ever prolific rudman drops two fine examples of quality nu disco. in motion is metro area esque electronic workout while definition is a more incessant peaktime groove.
synthetic is a track from iib debutant kimopots. sythetic is a deep grooving house cut. eastern elements and soft arps melting with subtle technoy acid vibes. dreamy. ilija rudman brings out the analogue hardware and adds a boogieesque bassline keeping the deepness. finally robot 84 pumps it up a touch with a nod towards italian house sounds of the early 90s. 3 great versions
following the stunning album that (finally) surfaced on tirk records last year, seventeen-piece live disco band escort arrive on sister label nang via red music by popular demand with two of the most prevalent cuts from the album, cameleon chameleon & starlight, remixed by anglo-japanese powerhouse max essa, and red records label boss and ilija rudman. ilijas cut of cameleon chameleon is as funky as they come, enveloping strains of the originalin his silken synth work and driving dance-floor percussion. edits of adeline micheles vocal hook are teased in throughout, beautifully done but never deriving from the fact that this is strict dancefloor stuff. next up, max essa delivers a stomping rendition of long time favourite, starlight. his cut stays true to the original, retaining vibe, funk and feeling, but giving it that subtle injection of house that is just made for peak time at the dance. if you like your disco live, the escort collective has a couple of uk dates penned in for march / april 2012, so keep em peeled!
deeply rooted in underground house disco & soul, wolf music have forged an identity for themselves as one of the hottest labels to keep your eye on in 2010. next up is the back from the future ep - again the wolf music boys give us 4 killer tracks from some of the hottest names around including croatian super producer ilija rudman (greg wilson is a big fan), up & coming talent from the north of england cottam, wolfs very own greymatter & detroits krl rounds things off in style...
in todays digitally obsessed world it is a cause for celebration when a record label reaches its 10th vinyl release. a year old, electric minds reaches this mile stone and in doing so presents one of its most exciting releases to date.
incl ilija rudman, marcus j knight & eon remixes !! with its deep new disco, metro area vibe, their follow up, >pinero<, on liwm will not disappoint their italo disco fans and avid new disco / boogie collectors alike