SAN FRANCISCO, August 17, 2011 – Up-and-coming San Francisco DJ and producer, Tall Sasha, today released the new dance music single “In My Heart” on Curvve Records, along with three club remixes by D:FUSE, Jamaster A and Sir Thomas. A hypnotic track featuring sexy female vocals by San Francisco’s own Janice Bailon, “In My Heart” keeps the dance floor moving with a pulsing groove and driving bass line. The single and remixes are now available on Beatport.
The original version is 6:30 minutes in length and kicks off with a hypnotic journey of electronic piano and a driving beat. Janice’s vocals begin a wavy, dreamy voice, which continues to drive the rhythm and melody throughout. The D:FUSE remix infuses his uniquely energetic sound, reworking the vocal, bringing the bass line to the forefront and keeping the groove pulsing. Sir Thomas creates a deep and dark version of the song, while Jamaster A brings out the most energetic remix with a Euro dance sound.
Tall Sasha has risen to one of the most popular DJs in San Francisco in a relatively short amount of time. Just in the last year alone he has been picked to share the decks in legendary Ruby Skye, San Francisco with the world’s most respected DJs from David Guetta, Roger Sanchez, Axwell, Swedish House Mafia, Mark Knight, Avicii, Ferry Corsten and many more. When he’s not touring internationally, Tall Sasha is often seen spinning in his top three San Francisco venues Ruby Skye, Supperclub and Vessel.
“I’ve wanted to create a sound that just flows nicely and it’s not too energetic and not too mellow,” says Tall Sasha. “The vocals and melody have always been the most important to me in electronic music, and I wanted to make a song that adjusts to your own listening mood.”
“My idea on the remix was to chop the vocal up a bit and rearrange the verses just a bit to focus on the hook,” said D:FUSE on his remix. “Then it was about bringing some funk with the bass line. It’s honestly the type of track I’m always searching for and it has been tearing up my floors. Very happy with my remix and love the original as well!”
“This track can reach a very broad audience as its a mixture of genres, and my remix could suit many different tier one DJs as it is deep, dark and full of bass with sexy vocal to back it up,” said Sir Thomas.
To preview and purchase the “In My Heart” original track and remixes today, visit: http://www.beatport.com/artist/tall-sasha/206775. For a limited time, if you download any of the 4 versions, and send a receipt to email@example.com, you will get a link to download a special edition, free one-hour podcast from D:FUSE and Tall Sasha.
Fine Taste has once again waved their magic wand to and delivered a stunning remix of D:Fuse and Hiratzka’s “Breathe In”. Originally released on their “Skyline Lounge” album, D:Fuse and Hiratzka’s version was mellow, downtempo, and most of all, sexy. Fine Taste was selected by Curvve to remix the project because of their unique production perspective on progressive and electro house music. If anyone could completely re-design a 100bpm track, Fine Taste would be the one to do it. So it comes as no surprise that their remix has been making its debut on several high profile radio shows including Matt Darey’s “Nocturnal Radio” and Paul Van Dyk’s “Vonyc Sessions”.
During our interview with Freek Geuze (one half of the Fine Taste duo), we asked him his secret to producing such a massive remix. “80 pushups before each studio session … and I always wear my Van Basten ’88 shirt”. He was also quick to mention that he prefers a PC to Mac, but “KFC any day of the week”. A man after my own heart!
Led by his artistic edge, Freek also creates astounding music under the guise of “Smartminds”. He adds that it contains, “some summerish proggy happy tra-la-la tunes like ‘Glitter Glamour’, but also banging techy stuff like ‘Tissues For Your Issues’. I just have a broad (and Fine) Taste.”
The other half of this exceptional talent is Johan Vermeulen, who lends the duo a darker side to their music. His productions have been signed to labels Baroque, Anjuna, and Little Mountain.
Whether Freek is eating his favorite food of shrimp baked in garlic or listening to hilarious jokes during production, he, along with Johan, delivered what has already been deemed their finest production to date.
One of the things we found most interesting about Freek was his devotion as a Chuck Norris fan, and ability to quickly recite random Chuck Norris facts. He also claims to have a secret obsession with Polar Bears, claiming that his remix of “Breathe In” reminds him of “a polar bear in the middle of Tunesia”. Since the conversation took such an interesting turn, we couldn’t help but enquire about his name. “Freek is actually a common Dutch name”, he replied, “ The ‘ee’ is pronounced as the ‘a’ in Cake”.
For more information, please check out Freek’s myspace project at www.myspace.com/smartmindsmusic
Click here for audio samples or to purchase the release.
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