Dan Curtin finds success doing things from unconventional angles. Beginning his career in Cleveland, Ohio during the early 90's, Curtin has since kept the music pumping. Only difference between then and now is his far-from-Midwestern-reach home base in Berlin. With notable releases on labels such as Peacefrog, Buzz, Sublime and his own Metamorphic imprint, he's now readying for his next EP on Neil Harker's Turquoise Blue Recordings.
Selfish is made up of 3 smooth and house-magnetic original tracks with an added remix from Restoration Records founders, Analogue Cops. The a-side carries the cream of this release. Beginning with title track, "Selfish" engulfs a late 80's/ early 90's house reminiscent vibe that is just as smooth in sound arrangement as it is in vocal range. Next is "Groove 1", and its here where Curtin's wistful chord work shines. Staying true to Turquoise Blue's mission statement for housing "deep and groovy" house tracks, "Groove 1" completes a more than adequate a-side.
On the flip is where this record roughens up around the edges. As tag team Lucretio & Marieu bring out their machines for the rework, "Selfish" gets that added thump the original was missing. With a chopping of Habida's vocal work, there's an added feeling of excitement to Analogue Cops' rendition here. Reaching "Undeniable Force" is where the descend occurs. Steady with an added element of downcast synths, it closes this experience effectively.
In preparation for Selfish's May 11th release, EARMILK's hosting the exclusive stream of Analogue Cops' "Selfish" remix. Listen to it below and be sure to pre-order your 12-inch copy (link below).
- Turquoise Blue Recordings
- May 11 2015