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Friday, Feb 13 2015 | 06:25
Image: 1594074 Daniel Grau hits us with Volume 4 of his Reworks series featuring mixes from Mark E, Jacques Renault, Marcel Vogel & Fajra Fantasmo

A2 - Con El Cielo En Tus Ojos (Fajra Fantasmo Remikso)
B1 - Atlantis (Jacques Renault Edit)
B2 - Corre Caminos (Marcel Vogel Happy Edit)

„Reworks Vol. 4“ is the second last issue of a whole series of stunning edits for the
forgotten, Venezuelan producer and studio engineer Daniel Grau. DJs and
producers like Daniel Wang, Max Graef, Ray Mang and Debonair have all
completed their very own and personal interpretations of Grau's Tropical Cosmic
Disco world for Sonar Kollektiv. Now works by Mark E, Fajra Fantasmo, Marcel
Vogel and Jacques Renault succeed for this 4th issue.
It's not the first remix Mark E has done for Sonar Kollektiv. But with all due respect
to his previous achievements this edit of Grau's “Combination” (off the 1981
album „Por Que No Podemos Hacerlo?“) is probably one of the most astounding
things Mark Evett has perpetrated so far (by a hair's breadth behind his inofficial
edit of Birth Control's “Plastic People). Hynotic funk right on the bass drum with filter
effects applied so perfectly that the party will get going at the latest when this track
drops in.
The whistle-along tune „Con El Cielo En Tus Ojos“ (off Grau's LP „El Leon
Bailarin„) is morphed by Fajra Fantasmo into most peculiar techhouse. We're all
wound up to a high pitch to see how in the midst of a grimy DJ set this remix will set
a grin of all the dancers faces by its jauntiness. By contrast New York based
Jacques Renault opens up a jar of jam with his edit for “Atlantis” and sets the
mood right for a sugary sunset. And when it comes to unbridled funkyness who else
the Amsterdam based Marcel Vogel would do a better job by editing “Corre
Caminos” (also off Grau's “El Leon Bailarin” album)? His restoration work shines
with authenticity and accuracy for modern dance floors.
Daniel Grau can be quite proud of by who, and how his legacy has been worked
with. Let's hope this is inspiration for him to produce even more, fresh, fantastic
music. Available from 27.03.2015
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