Friday, 29 January 2010

Amir gets "Uneasy", with Justin Drake on the remix

Amir, AKA Rimah Khalouf, has been bubbling under on the house fraternity for a couple of years, and with a slew of stella releases for high profile labels such as Nick Curly’s 8Bit, Trapez, Great Stuff Recordings and bouq, he debuts for NRK next month with a cheeky 3 track EP entitled "Uneasy Listening EP".

“Narrativity” is a funky, bass driven workout with some frenetic percussion and shuffling groove, and is backed up on this release by a Justin Drake remix. “Drakey” is no stranger to the NRK label, being one half of house ‘legends’ Peace Division, who recorded for NRK many times over the years. Justin delivers a murky yet swinging remix, holding down some strings for a bit of drama. Great club tackle from a seasoned pro!

“Anekdote” on the flip is a stripped back percussive track, not too dissimilar to that old Derrick Carter style from back in the day, with assorted vox clips, heavy stabs and teasing FX easing the track along. Perfect deep, jackin house.

"Uneasy Listening EP" will be released on 12" vinyl on February 15th, with a digital release two weeks later on 1st march.

Preview "Narrativity" (Justin Drake Remix)
Preview "Anekdote"

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