“Playing On My Mind [Cloud/Maelstrom Remixes]” – Oblong (Exceptional) [SINGLE] September 3, 2009Posted by rocketsciencemedia in Press Releases.
1. Playing On My Mind (Album Version)
2. Playing On My Mind (Cloud Mix)
3. Playing On My Mind (Maelstrom Mix)
Keeping up with their diverse musical ethos, Exceptional (home to Plej, Rouge Element, Cluprit 1, and many more) are happy to introduce Oblong. ‘Playing On My Mind’ is a well crafted song with shades of Erland Oye, Pet Shop Boys and even a little New Order, it features the vocal talents of Adam Parker.
Nu-balearica don Maelstrom first came to prominence late last year with a now infamous reworking of Metro Area’s seminal Miura – quickly gaining support from the likes of Todd Terje and LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy. Determined not to be a flash-in-the-pan producer, he was quickly signed up by the revered Belgian imprint Eskimo Recordings and built up an enviable DJ reputation across Europe, including dates at the legendary Horse Meat Disco. His knack for cleverly crafting edits (our favourite is his take on The Pointer Sisters) has also grown with releases on Mindless Boogie, Beard Science and his own Solardisco label. With a joint release planned with the uber-hip DFA Records and a single on Prins Thomas’ Internasjonal imprint also coming this Summer, we’re glad to have Maelstrom on board for this journey! His rework is a slice of immaculate, blissed-out Scandinavian nu-disco, perfect for after-hours.
Labelmate Cloud goes for an equally cool, yet more minimal approach for his ‘Dreamin at the Disco’ mix, as befits his Swedish background, putting the emphasis more on the guitars to deliver a heavily atmospheric mix. Cloud’s productions effortlessly join the dots between soul, techno and house – his previous outings for exceptional including the Hokarangen Space Project EP and Innocence have attracted acclaim from the likes of Tom Middleton, Ben Watt (Buzzin Fly) and Jimpster (Freerange).
Our resident vocalist Adam Parker has recently gained attention in glorious style by hooking up with the biggest name in progressive house music: Sasha. The singer-songwriter’s track ‘Highlife’ became the basis for ‘Lowlife’, undoubtedly the finest moment from the ‘Invol2ver’ album. Adam and Sasha have recently reunited for a new version of the track, which has been met with applause since it’s release on the Renaissance label, providing the soundtrack across of clubland’s more discerning nightclubs…
If you would like some more information or you want to preview or review this release and would like to receive a promo copy, please contact email@example.com