Here’s something a bit special from Finnish artist Jesse Oliver of, one of our favourite production duos, Jay Lamar & Jesse Oliver, fame. Just released on On The Fruit Records is his solo Purified EP. This is a release that’s a little more personal, a little more experimental in it’s approach, and a little more conceptual that what we might expect from this guy, but the results speak for themselves.
The three tracks on the Purified EP haven’t been near a computer in their production. this is all analog or hardware synths, hardware sequenced and recorded to tape these tracks haven;t even been through modern mastering techniques. This is something Jesse has been wanting to try for a long time now and the results are meticulously crafted little gems. The EP kicks off with Red Door, a driving slice of Italo with a tiny Balearic sunrise flavour. Quite SynthWave in it’s angle, all urgent arpeggios and big tom rolls, yet also folding in Oliver’s big room know-how, 2211 mixes up dark future synths and B-boy beats to create a growling synth backing for some seriously nostalgic 80s hook and chimes to dance around the track. With a lush breakdown and and emotional resonance, this might just be the EP’s highlight. Which leaves the title track, a cosmic synth epic that 50% night drive and 50% galactic voyage that leaves you wanting more. Could these tracks have done with a little mastering. Possibly, but that doesn’t really detract for a collection of badass synthesizer workouts. How they’d sound in a club we can’t comment on, but they sounded pretty good in our speakers.
We’ve been rocking Ready To Go, the new single from our Finnish faves Jay Lamar & Jesse Oliver, round these parts for a few weeks now, just waiting for the time when we could post a track or two. We’ll now the single is out that time has come as the two original tunes and the storming reMix from Belgian Disco tinged House master A.N.D.Y. and fellow Belgian DJ Vicente are available for your listening pleasure.
And a pleasure it is too. Ready To Go is as massive a tune as we’d expect from these two. Mixing up a little Disco, a little big room House and a little stomping Electro, Lamar & Oliver deliver a total crowd-pleaser with anthemic robo vocals. There’s just no way this tune wouldn’t whip up a dancefloor into a frenzy. The B-side, Sins & Secrets, is a more dreamy affair. Adding a piano led Tropical vibe and a touch of Indie to their already bursting mix Lamar & Oliver show a different side to their work. Sins & Secrets’ Indie structure make it the perfect compliment to the banging lead track. After the reMix brings the buzzsaw riffs and pounding drums for the tracks intro, A.N.D.Y. & Vicente soon slip into a relentless House groove with a spiky, almost EBM bassline, and a rousing organ lead line. Popping electro hooks, just the right amount of vocals, nicely twisted, and bringing those grinding synths back in for the build, all perfectly executed in this tune. And when things kick back in after the breakdown, it’s got such punch. that organ gives the track a Halloween feel too, maybe, just sayin’.
♫ Jay Lamar & Jesse Oliver – Ready to Go
♫ Jay Lamar & Jesse Oliver – Ready to Go (A.N.D.Y. & Vicente reMix)
♫ Jay Lamar & Jesse Oliver – Sins & Secrets
Jay Lamar & Jesse Oliver’s Ready to Go was out this week on La Valigetta.
It’s that time again! Today ‘the ever-awesome Holographic People’ are putting out their next release, the long awaited collection of reMixes from the Swiss SynthWave producer Worship’s Horizon EP, and man have they brought together some serious talent for this package.
The reMix release kicks off with electronic wizard Steve Moore’s version of the original EP’s lead track Spiral End, which features the vocals of Ricco Vitali from Cavaliers Of Fun. Moore takes the bares bones from the vocal track and whips them up into a deep warehouse groove. A hypnotic synth pulse that you could get totally lost in on the dancefloor. Freak You also tackles Spiral End, the Frenchman’s take on the track travels a different road. Freak You builds the tune into a powerful, driving SynthWave tune with piano House overtones and a creamy ElectroPop topping. The king of ‘80’s electronica, Mitch Murder, delivers his version of Horizon, taking his time with the track and working his synthesizer magic. He brings a smooth retro soundtrack vibe to the EP with shimmering melodies and roomy drum fills, layering the track with dramatic tones until bursting into a solo fuelled finale. Elsewhere on the EP you’ll find Finnish big room masters Jay Lamar & Jesse Oliver get funky with Miles Inside, combining a low down House groove with lush emotive piano and abrasive, Acidic, synth lines for full on dancefloor intoxication. The EP also comes equipped with Tanz/Tanz’s dark club take on Spiral End. Another amazing release from both Worship and Holographic People.
♫ Worship (Feat. Ricco Vitali ) – Spiral End (Steve Moore reMix)
♫ Worship (Feat. Ricco Vitali ) – Spiral End (Freak You reMix)
♫ Worship – Horizon (Mitch Murder reMix)
♫ Worship – Miles Inside (Jay Lamar & Jesse Oliver reMix)
Justin Faust has been a long time staple here at electronic rumors, while Finnish Jay Lamar & Jesse Oliver have been featured a few time but are relatively new favourites of ours. Put them together and you have one hell of a Discotexas dream team.
Jay Lamar & Jesse Oliver’s reMix of Justin Faust’s ‘High Hopes’ was released today for free in celebration of both parties recent, very well received, EPs. JL & JO’s mix of Mr. Faust’s ‘High Hopes’, originally featured on his ‘Girl Talk’ EP of last year, is a shockingly good exercise in fresh Nu-Disco built on retro sounds. It’s got a massive lead line, a serious Disco bassline, popping electro Toms and a wicked little guitar riff to keep things on the up. Pure gold. As we mentioned a couple of days ago, Discotexas are one of the few labels that so consistently release awesome material that you can always bank on the name to deliver the goods.
From them moment the lead track kicks off your ears are treated to some massive sounding ‘80’s influenced Dreamwave awesomeness. ‘Diamonda’ is a full on driving synth track that walks the pumping line between Nu-Disco and Outrun Electro. this tune is so exciting it makes the hairs on the back of your neck stand up. It’s partnered with ‘Opal’, more Dreamwave excellence with slightly more of a hazy summer city nights vibe to it and some lush soaring synths. reMixes come correct from Justin Faust who’s Nu-Disco groove is a bit of a stand out track, Xinobi and Bright Shades. As an extra treat here’s also the EP’s closing track ‘22’ to download, it makes a nice retro comedown for the EP.
♫ Jay Lamar & Jesse Oliver – Diamonda (Original Mix)
♫ Jay Lamar & Jesse Oliver – Opal (Original Mix)
♫ Jay Lamar & Jesse Oliver – Diamonda (Justin Faust Remix)