The release opened at #44 on Beatport’s Top 100 Deep House Releases on June 4th 2012.
The release climbed to #19 on Beatport’s Top 100 Deep House Releases on June 5th 2012.
The release climbed to #14 on Beatport’s Top 100 Deep House Releases on June 6th 2012.
The release appears at #59 on Beatport’s (General) Top 100 Release Chart on June 6th 2012.
CAPITALFM/TILLATE – “As you know I am a huge Matt Tolfrey fan and this doesn’t disappoint! LAX is a great house track. Globe is a bit of off kilter genius. Metronomy is good warm up track. Nice ep.” Will play.
BEAT 100.9 FM (MEXICO D.F.) – “Metronomy! Nice groove on this one!” Will play.
DJ TIMES (DEEPHOUSE REVIEWS) – “This one rocks!” Might review.
IBIZA SONICA 92.5FM (MUSIC CONTENT MANAGER) – “Full support always.. I love Culprit Music. Thanks a lot.”
REPUBLIC RADIO/NON SESSIONS 100.3FM(GREECE) – “Nice tunes here! LAX is my favourite.” Will play.
MIX104.4 FM (LEBANON) – “Very nice EP!! Globe is monster.. Thank you xx.” Will play.
RAIDIO NA LIVE 106.4FM (DUBLIN, IRELAND) – “Futuristic music with otherworldly flourishes, esp. on ´Globe´. I really like this ep!” Will play.
So here’s the story. This was a particularly fun EP to work on! Many times when I collaborate with people… By the time I get sent a file or a bounce or we finally end up going into the studio; I usually have little space for overall harmonic content because I usually come in at the end of the creative process 😉 (easier for me lol) But… On the whole LAX EP I was sent these MASSIVE stripped-down grooves by Matt and Laz from the get-go so I had a great opportunity to layer and stack things up quite nicely… Vocals, synths, harmonies, melodies etc… There was room for everything. I was in wonderland.
At the end of it all, weeks to months has passed, and finally, all of the parts were mixed down beautifully by Matt and Laz; and there I was… sitting on a couch listening to the master. I was completely blown away and totally stoked because it was finally coming out. Since I received the master 8-9 weeks ago… I’ve been playing all 3 jams on my live & dj sets consistently and they’ve always seemed to integrate themselves beautifully into whatever song was playing before them. Hopefully you will enjoy listening to this EP as much as I enjoyed writing, recording and singing on it.
Be sure to grab your copy on VINYL or AIF/WAV format when it comes out. Beats the hell out of frequency shaved, mushy sounding, over-compressed MP3s… Right? No? Oh right, most people can’t hear the difference you say. That’s correct. They can’t. But….But….But that doesn’t mean they can’t FEEL the difference. They can feel it and THAT makes all the difference in the world. Think about that.
Culprit LA "Above The City" - CP0VA001 - Out October 10th 2011
OUT OCTOBER 10th 2011
(Los Angeles) As announced last week, one of my tracks has been selected for Culprit’s upcoming various artist compilation “Above The City”. Originally scheduled for release on Sept. 21st. I have been informed that the OFFICIAL release date will be October 10th 2011. The compilation features tracks by Clovis, Lula Circus, Death On The Balcony, Mark Chambers & Soho, Nico Lahs, Seth Troxler & Lee Curtiss, Anthony Collins and myself.
The compilation has been named “Above The City” in reference to Culprit’s notorious Standard Rooftop parties. Which by the way will be coming to an end (FOR THE SEASON) on October 2nd 2011. On decks and gear will be none others than Martin Buttrich (Desolat/Cocoon), Jozif (Wolf+Lamb/Compost) and label-heads Droog (Culprit/Crosstown Rebels).
It will be epic. The last one with Curtiss and Tolfrey was insane… I blacked out…. I did not pass out…. I blacked out.
That’s what you get when you have more fun than you really should. That’s how good it was! lol =) So I hope to see everyone there again so we can get wwwwrrrrrrrrrrrraaaaaaaaaaccccccccccckkkkkkkkkkkeeeeeeeeeeeeedddddddddddddd!
For more info about these amazing parties and all future releases, please visit Culprit LA‘s Facebook page by clicking HERE.
Culprit’s first Various Artists compilation has had a two-year genesis. “Above The City” is a meticulously assembled collection providing a sonic blueprint to a maturing label realizing its musical identity. Joined by the same idea and feeling are some of the most promising young producers around – from Los Angeles’ own Clovis and Nikko Gibler, Londoners Marc Chambers & Soho, Leeds’ rising stars Death on The Balcony through to the Italian contingent of Lula Circus and Nico Lahs, anchored by the experience of label old friends Lee Curtiss & Seth Troxler and Anthony Collins.
Deliberately released at the tail-end of the label’s summer rooftop party season, Culprit Sessions, this collection embodies the atmosphere of the imprint’s revered Sunday afternoon rooftop parties. A few golden hours of revelry, betwixt day and night, where friends, lovers and music take on ethereal warmth. The release of “Above The City” is a poignant conclusion to and celebration of Culprit’s most exciting party season to date.
“Above The City’s” track order is sequenced to provide a snapshot of an imagined Culprit Sessions soundtrack. A musical guide to the progression of a Sunday afternoon party, which starts out eclectic and jazzy, moves through to deep and dubby, before picking up energy as the dancefloor fills.
Culprit’s vibe is one that has resonated with producers around the world. Some are new to Culprit and have never traveled to LA, others have played Culprit’s parties and been frequent guests of the label. But all have taken inspiration from Culprit and channeled this in their own unique ways. The result is a compilation of tracks flush with individuality, that collectively evoke the close of a California summer.
Wareika "ALL LITTLE THING" Remix EP on Visionquest (VQ037) is coming out in early December, including remixes by Visionquest & Nikko Gibler and Fred P aka Black Jazz Consortium.
"Ricoshëi" Nikko Gibler's duo with Jake Patrick, will be releasing their debut track, "Perfect Like You" on Dj Koze's acclaimed Pampa Records. Expect this release on vinyl in early 2014.
I'll Wait For You by Maher Daniel and Nikko Gibler included in John Digweed's yearly iconic compilations "Live in London 2013" and "Bedrock 14". Both compilations reach number one positions across the board on Beatport.com.
Remix for Pan/Tone's "Stay" out NOW on Vancouver, BC's "We Have Friends" EP includes remixes by Hrdvision, Nikko Gibler and Danny Benedettini. You can download the digital file from WhatPeoplePlay or you can pre-order the vinyl record from Decks.de
3-Track-EP with Lula Circus (Resopal/Ostwind/Stranjjur) on Marcin Czubala's, "Your Mama's Friend" OUT NOW! Supported by Lee Curtiss, Manik, Ramon Tapia, Monika Kruse, Martin Landsky, Groove Armada and AFFKT.
Buy it HERE
3-Track-EP with Matt Tolfrey (Leftroom/Saved/Cocoon) and Lazaro Casanova (Petfood/Incorrect Music/DFA). Out on Culprit NOW!
Buy it HERE