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Ron Carroll aka R.O.N.N is back at SRUR with another gem of a track “1-2-3-4″ which is backed up with quality remixes. Ron is a Chicago based writer, producer, singer and well respected DJ. He is known on the global music circuit and has collaborated with many of the world’s top DJ’s and producers such as Erick Morillo, Roger Sanchez, Bob Sinclair, David Guetta, and Axwell to name a few. Since singing in his church choir at a young age Ron was destined to make a mark on the music industry. He started to spin in Chicago’s Southside in the Eighties and found himself opening for DJ’s like Lil Louis, Mike Dunn and Ron Hardy. Ron was introduced to the European house music scene in 2000 when he was asked to write something for the band Super Funk and the result was “Lucky Star” which went global with over 3 Million sales. Ron has been producing, remixing, and contributing vocals on a wide variety of projects notably co-writing “When Love Takes Over” with David Guetta and Kelly Rowland. When Ron is not working in the studio he’s performing at some of the biggest electronic dance music events in the world including Loveland Festival in Amsterdam, Sensation Events (South America), Ibiza and top Clubs throughout Europe, Asia, Australia and Middle East. Ron is also launching his production & events company One Entertainment Group and his record company Electricity.
The original EDP mix intros with classic kick and offset percussion combo with a bassline teasing its way up through the frequencies and blasting into a full on electronic techno fuelled monster. Sharp slicing synths come through and on the break we get treated to an absolute massive build up before pounding back into a solid groove, the 1-2-3-4 vocal adds a fresh approach with a few other nifty vocal samples in the background and for those of you who would like no vocal then there is an Instrumental Mix for your pleasure, top stuff!
First up on remix duty is SRUR competition winner Aaron Kwiatek and his Winning Remix. Aaron hails from Ron’s own backyard, Chicago, Illinois and has seen a release on JQM Recordings. A hotly contested competition took place with the best being whittled down to just a few and Aaron take top spot, the winning prize was your remix being released on the label and here we are. This remix takes on a darker approach with a heavier kick and lots more synth work with expert modulations and a deep deep bass. Minimal use of the vocal sits very well here and only enhances the darker edge. This is one of those techno tracks that give and endless feeling and one that will be on a lot of playlists, well done to Aaron.
Fresh from his SRUR debut “Words With Enemies” is Vancouver based DJ and producer James Hopkins with his remix. The track intros with a thick, chunky, pounding kick and bass combo with subtle percussion waiting in the wings. Fantastic reverbs on the vocals add depth to this and the percs create a strong steady rhythm. An enduring track full of energy with the odd break to come up for air, absolute stomper!
Based in Germany and regular at SRUR Harun Karabulut delivers a solid full on high octane techno remix. Sharp hats, chunky kicks and a never ending synth pad make up for a quality intro with a throbbing bass making an appearance soon after. On the break we are treated to very nifty synth play with the vocal samples coming through. Another banging tune for any floor in any part of the world.
Head honcho at SRUR and the king of energetic techno Oz Romita joins forces with one of the most sought after DJ’s/producers on the scene, Lyle Quach, to bring in another round of high quality techno pressings. Lyle started his career in Montreal, Canada where he played many big parties which also led him to play across the USA. He is much sought after and has had collaborations with many artists all over the world and released on lots of labels during this time. Today with Oz we see the latest SRUR slice entitled “Piece Of Cake” and backed up with a couple of brilliant remixes.
The original mix is a cool blend of techno that hits maximum groove form the off with a subtle kick and a shake-that-ass percussion combo. A hypnotic bassline is prominent throughout with plenty of FX to fill up the spectrum. Simple and stylish techno with a lot of punch!
Spain based DJ/producer AngelLopez takes to the mixing desk on the first remix. Angel is another highly respected figure in the techno/house scene with an impressive list of tracks and remixes to his name. Here he takes the original theme and adds a more deep house twist while retaining that tech element. Real solid steady grooves are carved out through the kicks and percussions with a superb bassline adding the deep house touch that locks you into its grip for the duration, top notch stuff.
SRUR regular Roderick Fox is up next with his remix and he does what he does best, crafting fantastic beats and adding sublime techno flavours to everything he touches. Another solid groover with a more upbeat approach and a clever rework of the original hook. Roderick adds in quality percussions and some classic little one shot vocal samples, perfect for any floor.
Amsterdam native Ozan started as a DJ back in the late 90’s playing many Dam clubs and bringing something different to the crowds than the average DJ was doing. Now after a break we see him return with a couple of releases though various labels and this track “Enough”, backed up with two remixes, which is his debut on SRU.
The original mix is top quality, strong, solid deep tech house groove with a heart pounding drone of a bassline. Cool crisp hats are a contrast to the bass and we get a wonderful vocal sample throughout that has the power to hypnotise the mind. Very cool FX work adds weight on the break, very cool track.
D-Formation aka Dimos Carbajo is a Spanish DJ, producer and very popular remixer. With a huge amount of releases under his belt and having worked with some of the top names in house and techno, Dimos has built up the respect of many all over the world. Today he adds his midas touch with a superb take on the original. Pure pumping tech house at its best, high quality beats and percs with expert arrangements. The sounds just draw you in with a constant synth note being the main focus, on the break things heat up and crescendo with huge impact. This track will be a main component for many jocks all over.
USA based Gabriel Ben steps up to the mixing desk with a high octane stab of house goodness. Gabriel has a very impressive list of releases through many labels over the years and he has been complimented by none other than Carl Cox as “have a really good ear for music”. His career has spanned over two decades when he started as a DJ, he has travelled the world doing gigs and continues to deliver quality productions to this day. Here Gabriel turns up the energy levels, taking the deep bass and making it roll even more over some arm pumping beats. Great use of the vocal sample that rounds up this track perfectly, big big sound here!
Sounds R Us comes back with a follow up the Muzika EP.
Turkish producer Ozan Kanik makes his debut on SRUR and hits the EP with a kinda old skoolish techno slammer.
Our wonder boy Roderick Fox does what he does best, making proper techno!
Also new on SRU is the Spanish Victor Vera. He adds his flavor to the EP with a pounding tech house groove specially made for the dance floor.
Muzika EP Vol. 2 is the next thing you need in your collection.
Vancouvers finest, James Hopkins delivers two high-energy original tracks. Words With Enemies EP is the name of the new Sounds R Us release and it brings us two great tracks in techno style and one great tech house remix from Philly based Recycled Beats! This pack will definitely blow your speakers! Get ready for some grown up muzika!
Oz Romita & W&DY join forces once again to deliver brand new hot cuts to you! A touch of old school class feeling for the crowd! Dope bassline, tight drums and smooth vocals are all you need to have a solid track. On top of that, we added a Roderick Fox remix to wrap up the pack. Solid!!!