PRCS120 - King Roc - Beautiful But Weird Out Now!

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25. Aug. 2009, 11:27

The majority of King Roc's critically acclaimed debut CD Chapters was aimed at the home listener. Which is why the next single is two sets of dancefloor remixes of Chapters' standout vocal track Beautiful But Weird, featuring the vocalist Barbara Alcindor. Part of French-German #1 pop group Family Affair, she also has a voice that led Phonica to call her last track Je Suis Differente "easily one of the sexiest pieces of deep house we've heard in a long time". (Je Suis, incidentally, was King Roc's sideproject with Giles Smith, Two Armadillos - and the followup to Two Armadillos's Beatport #1 deep house remix of the Discowboys).

Anyhow, two sets of remixes? The first set includes Finland's Sasse, Swedish duo Alex Caytas & Aleks Patz, Greece's Stel, and King Roc's own warm deep-house remix as Jericho Dub. The second set, out some weeks later, will include a Clouded Vision remix that's wonderfully unlike the original, and King Roc's own dancefloor-centric mix.

Sasse you will already know. The "benevolent dictator" of Finland's well-known moodmusic, he runs a label that has released DJ T., Henrik Schwarz, Dirt Crew, Ewan Pearson, Naughty, Kiki, Nick Chacona, Spirit Catcher, Dan Berkson, the wonderful Star You Star Me, and of course quite a number of his own productions. With Ewan Pearson and Darshan Jesrani, he was responsible for Tracey Thorn's solo track "It's All True" - one of our favourite major-label tracks of all time.

The other remixers, meanwhile, are newer producers King Roc specifically aimed to work with for the release. Alex Caytas and Aleks Patz are two thirds of the trio Sour Grapes, but their work together tends toward a far techier style. And Stel, meanwhile, has released on Renaissance, Moodmusic, Jesus Loved You, Toolroom, Audio Therapy and Dieb Audio, and remixed Digweed, Sander Kleinenberg, Nick Warren, Funkagenda, Gabriel and Dresden...

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