Artists & Title: Alexander Amir / City 2 City / Immer / Mr J / St. Sene / Janeret Label: Courtesy Of Balance Catalogue#: COB03 Date:2013 Format: 12″ Vinyl Country: UK
A1. Amir Alexander – “Dragon Fly!”
A2. City 2 City – True People 88 89 90
B1. Immer & Mr J – Delta 23
B2. St Sene & Janeret – Nightshifter
Another arm of Chez Damier’s multi-limbed Balance Alliance, Courtesy of Balance inaugurate a new series of 12″ compilation releases with COB 3, arriving on limited edition transparent vinyl. Amir Alexander kicks things off following a crop of killer releases for Vanguard Sound and Hype LTD with “Dragon Fly!” featuring the subtly undulating bassline and fresh take on the deep house template he’s known for, while City 2 City’s “True People 88 89 90” comes true on the promise of its title, with a piece of vintage house that goes beyond the usual hollow revivalism. On the flip, Immer’s “Delta 23” offers a thick piece of mid-tempo house, with a piercing kick drum, offbeat dub chords and contained acid madness, while St Sene & Janeret’s “Nightshifter” takes things down a notch with a late-night house track filled with swirling pads and diva vocals swelling on the midnight horizon.
We are very proud to present you one of our very favorite rising artist for our second episode; Dasha Redkina delivers a beautiful vinyl selection straight from Arma17, Moscow. She represents perfectly this new vibe that brought freshness in the edm scene associating all we seek for, from very old school deep house to the most avant-gardist microhouse. Arma17 has been one the most inspiring scene for us and we’re glad to catch some essence of that mysterious Russian wave. As well as being truly devoted to collecting rare black disks she also brings forward a visual identity forging the style of Yokjik ConCon among others (http://vredkinahda.wordpress.com/). True precursor who opens dance music to new horizons, Dasha has been a real inspiration for us to explore this plurality of dimensions existing in house music but yet lacking of a true ambassador in the scene.
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