Artist: Ivan-I & Jason Howell
Release Title: Once Wounded EP
Remixes by: Amit Shoham, Luke Mandala
Label: Tarantic Records
Catalog #: TAR-036
1. In Memory Of
2. In Memory Of (Amit Shoham Remix)
3. Once Wounded
4. Once Wounded (Luke Mandala Remix)
To listen to previews of Ivan-I & Jason Howell’s Once Wounded EP please click HERE
Dub house heavyweights Ivan-I & Jason Howell are back with another solid EP on San Francisco's Tarantic label. The Once Wounded EP focuses on the techy end of the house music spectrum with two percussion-driven original tracks and remixes from Amit Shoham and Luke Mandala (Activated Recordings).
Starting things off, the original mix of “In Memory Of” grooves to a bigger-than-life chugging beat, nicely spiced with echo-laden chords and effects that maintain Ivan and Jason’s inimitable dubby vibe. Amit Shoham remixes the track with a syncopated beat for a tech-funky feel, keeping the excitement high on the dance floor with bold drum fills.
The title track is warmer, fitting easily into a deep or techy set. The track’s crisp percussion and organic tones interweave beautifully into a powerful groove. Luke Mandala takes an ethereal approach with his remix of “Once Wounded,” adding reverb-heavy electronic tones for a more progressive sound.
It's another deep, tech-house winner from Tarantic Records.
Sandy Rivera (Kings Of Tomorrow, UK) - "Nice, deep tunes. I like it"
Tom Findlay (Groove Armada) - "The Luke Mandala remix is my favorite here."
Richard McClelland (Scope) - "I really like the original of 'In Memory Of'. Sick groove and quite hypnotic. I will play this for sure!"
DJ Meri (Rulers Of The Deep) - "Absolutely Fantastic release! Quality. interesting sounds!"
Carlos Francisco (SP Recordings, UK) - "This is what I call 'Proper House'. Solid beats, bouncy bass lines, and plenty of drive."
Louis Osbourne (RTE FM, Ireland) - "Really liking the deep, trippy vibes of the Luke Mandala Remix. The whole EP is great though."
Ray Colclough (Beat FM, Ireland) - "Amit's remix is filthy, i love it."
Paddy Freeform (Universal Vibes, UK) - "Deep and tough with very nice production."
Tom Solo (Progressivehouse.com) - "Shimmering atmospheric synths, heady echoes, and chunky tech beats. Cool remixes, solid!"
Sean-Michael Yoder (vinyljunkierecords.blogspot.com) - "Stellar! I miss the old Jah Love label specifically for tracks like this. Original and Luke Mandala remix are killer!"
Checkpoint Charlie (mycuppat.com web zine) - "I was definitely feeling the big, tech house sound of the original - warm pads, big bassline, quality track... and then I hear Amit's remix. WOW - taken it to the next level for me. Simple, but brilliantly effective with swirling sounds, heavy bass and a sure-fire kick line. Big tune!"
Tomas Palermo (forwardever.blogspot.com) - "Awesome dubby vibes. I really like both originals. Smooth build-ups, great minimal arrangements, spacious and evocative."
Additional DJ support from Hernan Cattaneo, Dubfire, Inland Knights, Sebastian Davidson, The Revenge, Presslaboys, Replika, Tedd Patterson, Moodymanc, Atnarko, Nacho Macro, Nikola Baytala, Eric Davenport, Jevne, Dave Mothersole, Pedro Goya, Murray Richardson, Jay West, and Tommy Largo.
Ivan-I & Jason Howell's Once Wounded EP is now available from these digital stores:
Beatport / Stompy / Traxsource
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