Thursday, March 10, 2011

Unique 3 releases 'Shades of Grey' on 28th May

I received this in my mail bag!! Remember Unique 3?

Unique 3 ˆ ŒShades of Grey‚ (MATE017)

Unique 3‚s seminal ŒThe Theme‚ was the starting point for thousands of House tracks, record labels and club nights, in fact, possibly the whole damn House Music Industry that followed! ŒRhythm Takes Control‚ and ŒWeight For The Bass‚ changed the whole soundscape and pushed the barriers, not only for club sound systems but mastering plants and record pressing houses, who had to quickly learn and adapt to deal with a totally new sound, levels and frequencies which Unique 3 were demanding, others would soon follow and imitate... 

Edzy aka Unique 3 returns on his own label, Mutate Records with ŒShades of Grey‚.   This package is a taster of the remixed version of Unique 3‚s last studio album ŒInvasive Signals‚ which is currently being re worked by a plethora of dance music greats and will be released on Mutate Records, forthcoming later this year.

SHADES OF GREY Tracklisting:

 1. Original Mix

Edzy avoids modern soft synths & electric trickery and heads down into his cellar to dust down some of the original hardware, dusty drum machines & classic synths used on early Unique 3 tracks, to re-create a sound forged back in the day. ŒShades Of Grey‚ alludes to a dark time recollected from the producer‚s recent past & this recording has captured all the dark emotion that period generated.

2. Akiri Kiteshi Remix
Those Kiteshi peep‚s certainly know how to smack their glitch up! from the haunting intro into organically sequenced beats Œn‚ bleeps, smothered with some serious squelchin‚ bass. Truly awesome!

3. Socco Chico Remix

Jacked up, subtle and bass driven all at once... a four to the floor reworking of synth rich techno, beautifully panned around your headspace.

4. Travino Remix

Canada‚s prodigal son Travino sets the scene with pounding kicks, and filtered synth licks before rudely hoofing your front door clean off its hinges, without knocking. More electro orientated with a rough but satisfying bassline moving in and out of squelchy acid lines, and jackin hard clap beats. One for the dancefloor!

5. Alison Marks Remix

The lovely Ms Marks switches the pace into a chilled 4/4 downtempo house affair,  prominent hi hat sequences and popping synths echo all around the mix carried along by a moody organ line and bassline grooves ˆ pure class.

6. TZR Remix

One for the dubsteppers! Seriously deep & moody from the outset, drum heavy beats lead you into a vast space before immersing your whole self into heavy heavy swelling basslines

7. Mad EP Remix

Downsampled drum sequences and lush pads rule the day within Mad Ep‚s mix, real attention to detail through the drum edits. Far too clever for his own good this fella!

Unique 3 releases 'Shades of Grey' (MATE017) on 28th May through Mutate Records.


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