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Artist: Various Artists
Title: Family Affair Vol.04
Cat. No: SYYK030
Artwork: Stella Gelesh
Digital Release Date: March 2nd, 2015
01. Aki Bergen - First Glimpse (Soul Button Remix)
02. Soul Button & Talul - Chasing Thoughts (Aaryon Remix)
03. Animal Picnic & Aaryon - Hydra (Nick Devon Remix)
04. Aki Bergen - Helix (Dahu Remix)
05. Soul Button - 7th Heaven (Ran Salman Remix)
01. Soul Button - Swift Minds feat. Kara Square (Aki Bergen Remix)
02. Ran Salman - Fractured Memories (Animal Picnic Remix)
03. Animal Picnic & Aaryon - Kymera (MPathy Remix)
04. Aki Bergen - Serpentine (BLANCAh Remix)
2014 saw Steyoyoke Recordings put the finishing touches to their artist roster and the label is now experiencing an ongoing creative continuum, bringing Steyoyoke to its current state of musical solidarity. ‘Family Affair Vol.04’ is a testament to this, as it provokes new inspiring ways for the artists to inspire and influence each other. Split across two separate releases, Part 1 and Part 2, “Family Affair Vol.04’ comprises of 9 remixes, which sees all the Steyoyoke artists adding their own personal flavours to some of 2014’s biggest tracks.
Soul Button’s remix of ‘First Glimpse’ by Aki Bergen is the curtain raiser. Possessing a little more energy than the original, this remix boasts an alluring new intensity and vibe. It is captivating and uplifting.
Next up, is Aaryon’s remix of Soul Button & Talul’s ‘Chasing Thoughts’. Building upon the intricate layers already existing within the original, Aaryon intertwines edgier synth flurries and a more sinister bass line.
‘Hydra’ by Animal Picnic is remixed by Nick Devon, who chooses to focus on the originals unyielding drive. Nick really draws out the true ruthlessness of this track, with techno influences infiltrating this remix from start to finish.
Dahu takes on the remix of Aki Bergen’s ‘Helix’ and he customises it with some menacing elements. He does however maintain the originals “raw minimal techno groove” and garnishes this with industrial style accents.
The final track on Part 1 is Ran Salman’s version of ‘7th Heaven’ by Soul Button. Opting for a slightly punchier sound, Ran enlivens his remix by incorporating a few extra synth riffs and a bouncer bass line.
Aki Bergen extends his skills to bring you the first track of Part 2. He remixes Soul Button’s ‘Swift Minds’ and delivers a rigorous yet minimal interpretation, that is unwavering and carries a strong hypnotic undertone.
Track 2 is from Animal Picnic, with their remix of Ran Salman’s ‘Fractured Memories’. The duo embellished it with stunning key changes and a haunting breakdown, indulging you with great passion and warmth.
MPathy puts his spin on things with a remix of Animal Picnic & Aaryon’s ‘Kymera’. He keeps things simple and stripes it back, emphasising the tracks more percussive components. MPathy also elects to remove the vocals present in the original.
The final track is from BLANCAh, with her rendition of Aki Bergen’s ‘Serpentine’. Sticking to the originals essence and vibe, this remix is infatuating and intoxicating. It amplifies elegant beauty and coaxes plenty of good vibes.
Thomas Schumacher (Electric Ballroom)
“Super dope release!”
Adana Twins (Exploited / JEUDI Records)
“Nice one! Will support. Thanks for sending.”
Eelke Kleijn (Suara)
“Soul Button remix”
NiCe7 (Noir Music / D-Floor)
“Soul Button Remix ..thanks!”
Dave Seaman (Selador)
“great stuff guys, good release thanks”
Marco Carola (Music On)
“Thanks. Great Nick Devon remix”
Falscher Hase (Hörverlesen)
“Beautiful EP! Soul Button’s remix of “First Glimpse” is my fav.”
Marc Poppcke (Crossfrontier Audio)
“Great release like always from Steyoyoke. Full support!”
Vanilla Ace (Nurvous / OFF Rec.)
“Nice collection of tunes.”
Richie Hawtin (Minus)
“Soul Button remix is cool”
Stacey Pullen (Blackflag)
Favourite Track: Aki Bergen – First Glimpse (Soul Button Remix)
Paco Osuna (Paco)
“Will try thanks ;)”
Erik Christiansen (NastyFunk Records)
Werner Niedermeier (n/a)
“THE Dahu remix is my favorite here. Also like the Mpathy remix. Good work”
Mario Aureo (Ritter Butzke Studio)
“Dahu and Soul Button never disappoint me – Both remixes of them are great!”
Marc DePulse (Noir Music)
“Oh wow Soul Button … what a nice remix. Big fan of it after the first time listening yet :-)”
Djuma Soundsystem (Audiomatique)
“Off the hook!”
UGLH (Get Physical / Noir / 8Bit / Suara)
“Cool tracks thx”
Lane 8 (Anjunadeep)
“Loving the Dahu as usual, Soul Button strong as well thanks much!!”
Boss Axis (Parquet Recordings)
“Great Package! Soulful emotional tracks. Ran Salman is outstanding here.”
Hollis P Monroe / The Black 80s (Noir)
“Dahu, Animal Picnic and MPathy all did some sweet remixing here!”
Rashid Ajami (Anjunadeep / Kittball)
“love these all. moody, dark and deep how i like it !”
Sammy W & Alex E (Tobus Limited)
“Nice work, thanks”
Chris Fortier (Fade)
Stefan Obermaier (Drift Rec.)
“Very nice package – thanx!”
Just Her (Him_Self_Her) (Crosstown Rebels / Serkal Music)
“Absolutely stunning package of remixes. Hard to pick a favourite – on first listen Nick Devon just steals it. Really like the MPathy remix of Kymera too. Top stuff.”
Notize (Kittball, Armada, Nervous)
“Creme de la creme.. always! Full support here.”
Miguel Puente (Miguel)
“Nice work, thanks”
Mirco Niemeier (Style Rockets / Sunset Handjob)
“Great stuff. thx”