Innerflight Music has rounded up an excellent crew to remix Tomas Jirku’s acclaimed March 2014 release, The Event Horizon EP. In its original form the four-tracker marked the Canadian’s foray into electro the way it should be: expansive, but subdued. Tomas has extensive history with styles that require this – from minimal and glitchy techno to ambient, from dub to hip-hop, and then back again with this genre-defying balancing act. Aiming for brain and body connections coaxed by complex circuitry, he operates in holistic experiences that have found their way onto innumerable labels around the globe.
Kafka, 214, Phil Western, and Deepchild assemble to compliment the originals each in their own twisted ways. First up is Kafka, the techno side project of Vancouver electro artist Urceus Exit –AKA Richard Duggen – who downplays the funkiness of “Power Block", instead favoring techno grit. His remix runs the track through industrial warehouse machinery, with exposed wiring sending sparks flying along the way. At its breakdown, the factory seems less and less human, becoming alien in nature. 214 is the alias of Seattle producer Chris Roman who has built a sound shaded in Miami Bass origins but with his own electro touch. His Crunch n Munch Mix of “Digitally Dextrous” swallows the frequencies whole and churns them about in a stomach full of gravel. Another Vancouver artist, Phil Western, whose unique techno excursions are heavily rooted in psychedelia, drones, and space rock, all of which he taps into in his remix of “Event Horizon.” Phil deviates the most from the norm, turning what was a two-step shuffle into a more linear exploration of a future-retro, sci-fi theme full of whirling synths. Deepchild is a class act Australian by way of Berlin with a career that has aligned him with premier gigs, artist remixes, and label releases. Calling his treatment the Bad Tape Dub, Deepchild pumps rumbling lows into the original “Deep Space House” groove, at times reversed for a sucking effect. DJs with a penchant for blurring the lines will be pleased with the Event Horizon Remixes.
Bryan Zentz - M_nus
"Great remix package here. everyone brings something awesome and unique to the table. Thanks"
Let's Go Outside - Soma /
"Quality on all four mixes. Hard to pick a favorite."
Jamie Kidd - Thoughtless Music
"Enjoyed the 214 and Deepchild mixes. thanks!"
Sone - From 0-1
"Solid release! My pick is Kafkas deep remix, great stuff. Also really like Deepchilds remix. Stellar job!"
Jon Lee - West Side Legacy
"Phil Western and Deepchild mixes are wicked!"
The Automatic Message - Monsieur Musique/ Kalamari Musique
"Kafka remix for us!!!"
Noah Pred - Thoughtless Music
"Deepchild brings the goods, as per usual!"
Revy - Bleepsequence
"Really digging the remixes from Kafka and 214"
Jak - Subsensory Recordings
"Digging Deepchild's mix. Quality grooves. Thanks!"
Gregory D'Elia - Variations (91.3 KBCS)
"Big fan of 214 so love that remix and love Deepchild remix too! Always producing great stuff!!"
released July 8, 2014
Written and produced by: Tomas Jirku
Photo / layout / design: Tomas Jirku
Copyright: Innerflight Music
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