3LIAS, Ali Ajami - Bring It Back
What better time for an enchanting, smile-inducing end of summer treat from John Digweed’s Bedrock label? Two of Lebanon’s finest and most influential DJ/Producers have joined forces to create the deeply delicious ‘Bring It Back’, and the label has enlisted OC & Verde to create a distinctive big-room powerhouse remix to complete this excellent package.
Elias Merheb aka 3LIAS, perhaps best known as legendary resident at Beirut’s iconic B018 club, has found a creative soul brother in Ali Ajami, whose is currently a resident at überhaus (The Gärten), the city’s most exciting venue right now and recently featured here: http://mixmag.net/feature/the-belly-of-the-beast-clubbing-in-beirut. By channelling their unlimited combined creativity, ‘Bring It Back’ exhibits a highly accomplished musical vibe and live-jam attitude. This is hip-swinging, groove-tastic house music at its finest, strutting proudly in all its funked-up magnificence. Good times most certainly lie ahead for 3LIAS and Ali Ajami.
Beefing things up with a booming bottom end and upping the energy quotient significantly, Manchester’s OC & Verde (aka Ben O’Connor & Jon Verde) boldly take ‘Bring It Back’ into big room territory, spicing things up further with a monstrous drop to create a potential dancefloor destroyer for many months to come. This duo are hot property right now, regularly gaining support from key tastemakers such as John Digweed, Sasha, Steve Lawler, Solomun and Kolsch. Their recent ‘Maasai EP’ on Hot Since 82’s Knee Deep In Sound label was an ‘Essential New Tune’ on Pete Tong’s BBC Radio 1 show, and remixes for Kevin McKay (Glasgow Underground) and Dave Seaman (Selador), have seen them gain an ever growing army of fans worldwide.