Alcatraz – Giv Me Luv (REMIXES)
It takes a lot to achieve the status of ‘legendary’ or ‘era-defining’ in dance music, it’s sands shift so quickly artists, genres and labels have often come and gone before you realize. So it’s with some pride and deserved justification that Yoshitoshi marks its 20th anniversary with celebratory remix packages of its most iconic tracks. Already riding high in the Beatport charts with the success of the Uto Karem and Robosonic mixes of Eddie Amador’s ‘House Music’, the latter of which has spent the past month in the overall top 5, the label now plans a one, two punch with the follow-up: Alcatraz’ seminal ‘Giv Me Luv’
“We thought long and hard about how we scheduled this 20th anniversary project,” says label boss Sharam, “little point launching big and then following up with a whimper so we deliberately chose Alcatraz for this difficult task. But the challenge didn’t end there; a massive record still deserves a massive remix and I think it’s safe to say we found the per-fect woman for the job…”
Step forward undisputed techno titan Nicole Moudaber who leapt at the opportunity to remix the track. “I’ve got so many fond memories of ‘Giv Me Luv’, it was one of my favorite tunes from my formative clubbing days,” recalls Nicole happily, “so, when Yoshi men-tioned the idea of me remixing it I just couldn’t say no. In fact I was so familiar with Alca-traz I was already awash with ideas of what I could, or should, do with it. As I got into the mix one of those ideas just grew and grew, namely an extended breakdown that constant-ly builds; layering the memorable vocal to an intense pay-off and (hopeful) moment of re-al dance floor drama.”
Nicole’s humble description doesn’t quite do the end result justice, which is a modern, masterful take on the classic. Her iconic techno beats, dark twisted stabs and arrange-ment of ‘that’ bassline drive toward the mentioned break, which will undoubtedly rival the fireworks of any impending NYE celebrations. In fact, expect this track to be THE sound-track to many a dance floor come the all-important hand-over to 2015.
And, just in case that weren’t enough, Yoshi has also secured the skills of Trent Cantrelle to deliver the perfect deep house foil to Nicole’s techno ferocity as Sharam concludes, “We wanted a real slice of contemporary funk from the companion mix. Yoshi is synony-mous with exploring the line between deep house and techno, perhaps no more so than during its formative years, so this remix completes the package perfectly.”
After a hugely successful 2014, Nicole Moudaber is excited to see in the New Year in style with two extra-special shows. For New Years Eve Nicole will be closing out the Awakenings & Carl Cox presents party at the formidable Gashoulder in Amsterdam alongside a heavyweight line-up that includes, Carl Cox and Pan-Pot. Shortly after the finishing up on the decks at Gashoulder, Nicole will jet over to Ibiza for Circo Loco’s infa-mous New Years Day party at DC10. The New Years Day party is one not to be missed, and with such a star-studded line-up including Carl Cox, Tania Vulcano, Cassy, Jackmaster and many more, you can guarantee they will deliver the perfect soundtrack for party-goer’s first dance in the New Year.