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Subb-an

What I do remixes

The British Subb-an is one of the most respected deep house artists today. 2011 has been a great year for him, his material is released by labels such as Crosstown Rebels2020 VisionGet PhysicalTsuba and Noir Music. He has been strongly supported by top international artists like Seth Troxler and Jamie Jones. He has also made it into the top 100 famous and respected DJs on the Resident Advisor website. In late 2010, Culprit, one of the hallmarks of the moment, published What I Do, and now we are going to hear his remixes by 3 admired talents: Tom TragoKonrad Black and Burnski.

Tom Trago, regular at Rush Hour, is carving out a great reputation with his unique sound: a peculiar version of house that always reminds analogue. In his Revanche Remix are impeccable drum works and sequencing.  Good Hands Remix is a more personal work. We found a mix of deep techno rhythms accompanied by a strong bass line and a touch of acid. Tom Trago shows once again that his work is heavily influenced by acid house and techno, creating two completely timeless and classic tracks that also relate to the contemporary.

Todd Shillington aka Konrad Black remix presents a much more electronic version with a sharper punch. The Canadian plays with a haunting melody, vocal pieces and a strong bass line, which raises the curiosity of the listener, as the structure unpredictably oscillates up and down.

James Burnski is at the front of a new generation of talented producers in the UK among many others such as Subb-an, Matt Tolfrey or Inxec. They are all good mates and are involved with Culprit. Such was Burnski’s love for the original Subb-an’s track, that he approached the label with the ready-made interpretation, simply too good to turn down. His remix is definitely the most upbeat version on this EP, as the London based producer takes the issue to the top with a lot of class. Deep with lots of rhythm and melodies that make this anthology an excellent piece, which could be designed to terraces and roofs of the best electronic parties. Take a look at the Culprit Sessions and see why it is one of the hottest parties in recent years.

Tracklist

  • What I Do Tom Trago Revanche Remix

  • What I Do Tom Trago's In Good Hands Remix

  • What I Do Konrad Black What I Did to You Remix

  • What I Do Burnski's Tulum Remix

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