Desert Gully Revisited

by Marcel Lune

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Earlier this year with Studio Rockers, Marcel Lune released his debut LP 'Sounds of the Desert Gully', an otherworldly 12 - track fusion of jazz, funk, hip hop and electronic dance music.

Refusing to slow down, he returns with 'Temples', an infectious, jazzy house track that is simply tailor-made for the dance floor. Lush piano chords are at its center, while funky synths melodies and vocal samples take the lead, backed by heavy kicks and jazzy percussion.

PNFA is the creative outlet of Frankfurt-based composer and producer Wolfram Gruss. Gruss gained the attention of Studio Rockers with the beautiful, masterful sound quality of his "Push it Again" EP.

Most of PNFA's tracks are danceable, often technoid, house-ish instrumental music; deep and detailed, they tell stories without words. This is exactly what he's done on this EP, adding his own chapter to Marcel Lune's 'Gully State', remixing its distinct, whistling lead into an equally exotic yet subversive 'four to the floor' track.

PNFA distinctive sound shines in this remix. His polished, airy and detailed production contrasts the standard synth stabs of garage with the deep, full kicks and crunching synths of trance. What's more, his creative detailing with small vocal chops and beat breaks throughout the track keep the listener consistently invested from start to finish.

This remix marks PNFA's musical arrival to the UK. Look out for his breakout solo EP, exclusively on the Studio Rockers record label.

Hi-Ryze was first formed in 1990 by Dave Campbell and Viv Beeton as a name that they could use separately from monster Techno Act "Ubik" in order to release music on the Brainiak label. A number of classic releases then followed including Cyberia, Hybrid EP and the Ride the Rhythm EP.

In 1992 Hi-Ryze then moved to the famous GPR label, home of Artists like Plaid, The Black dog, Luke Slater and Beaumont Hannant. In this time Viv Beeton left in order to pursue other interests and the name was continued by Dave Campbell on his own. What followed was the Progress EP a four tracker, The "Last Rite of the Prox EP" and the highly acclaimed 1995 "Sodium" album plus remixes for another GPR artist "Lagowski".

Things went quiet for Hi-Ryze after the demise of GPR records in 1996, with Dave Campbell making drum and bass under the alias Phume with Tom Withers a.k.a. Klute. Nothing was heard from Hi-Ryze until 1999 when Certificate 18 records released an EP called Polaris and a Hi-Ryze remix of one of their artists "Third Shock".

This Marcel Lune Remix represents the first return of Hi-Ryze since 1999 and shows how a classic sound never dies, sculpting the broken beat groove of 'Nookula' into a experimental, futuristic yet club-ready remix. Dirty 'four to the floor' techno drums and tribal elements drive an unorthodox melody formed from chopped samples of the original composition.

Bunny On Acid (Izik Finley) is a DJ/Producer from Jerusalem. He started his musical path at the age of 15, playing bass guitar in several local acts, and later stinting as a computer games music producer. Though he was already playing around with a bit of D’n'B productions for a while, it was only a after a revelatory visit to DMZ at Brixton’s Mass, that Izik created the Bunny On Acid moniker, influenced by the dubstep movement and the FlyLo-like fringes of the hip-hop world.

Bunny's remix to Marcel Lune's 'Voyager' is a relaxed, mellow, yet fast-paced, trancey fusion of airy synths and vocals with experimental, rugged techno drum patterns and sounds.

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released December 11, 2015

Marcel Lune, Bunny On Acid, PNFA, Hi-Ryze

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