UK Electro

Curvve shows “Fine Taste” with their latest single, “Breathe In”

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”.

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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

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OMG! 'Don't Stop' with Lifelike, Kris Menace and Island9

Excerpt from URB Magazine

“Following their successful first release with Heartache, Emjae and Mashtronic, OMG! Recordings deliver another club banging EP. Don’t Stop has been coined “the most beach friendly EP since Fred Falke’s Music for My Friends.” Featuring artists Lifelike, Kris Menace, and Island9, this French Touch release is playing favorites with Surkin, Boys Noize, Don Diablo, Basement Jaxx, and Les Petits Pilous! “From front to back, OMG! has delivered the blog house anthem of the summer!”

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Mohawk to release "Celestia" with Noel Sanger and J-Soul

For release on May 28, 2008: Mohawk “Celestia” with remixes by Noel Sanger and J-Soul

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Hailing from the U.K., Mohawk, who’s already proven himself as an immensely skilled soundscape magician capable of conjuring up some of the hottest beats to grace clubs and dancefloors across the globe with an array of singles and remixes signed to the likes of Positiva/EMI, Cuurve, Somatic Sense, Baroque, etc., whips up an astoundingly tantalizing and jaw-dropping beatpumper that will leave listeners moving frantically in harmonic space.

Noel Sanger takes the remix up a notch by laying down a few amazingly catchy twists of his own, which will do more than enough to utterly tear any respectable dancefloor into pieces, with just enough scraps for residents to fight over, while Russian remixer J-Soul deftly delivers a deep, moody, and soulful interpretation that any true enthusiast of progressive house shouldn’t pass up.