“When I started ALOLA back in 1993 with £500 I’d borrowed from my dad, it was an outlet to release my own music and slowly, music by like-minded artists whom I admired… After 20 years it’s time for the past, present and future to fall in sync.” – Omid 16B
The re-mastered back catalogue will be available for the first time at all digital stores, alongside the label’s latest releases. This is a process that started two years ago when the first two instalments of Alola’s past, present and future were carefully handpicked and mixed to perfection by Omid 16B and Demi. Now, Mr C (who was the honoured guest at the first 20 Years Of Alola party in London recently) presents his favourite label selections.
“Alola was a seminal deep house label that broke down the divisions between house & techno with a depth that was and still is extremely hard to parallel.” – Mr C
“Mr C was one of my mentors who introduced me to Ibiza back in in ‘99, we did the first DJ Mag ‘Face Off’ CD together, where we played a DJ set back-to-back and since then we’ve been of best friends. I signed Mr C to both Alola and SexOnWax, which led to some great singles and EPs together. I’ve always loved the fact that he has such a wide musical range and is totally from the old school but keeps pushing fresh new music with his unique vinyl only style mixing. That’s why it was an honour for us to have such a master select and mix his favourite tracks from Alola’s history on vinyl and he did it all LIVE to captures the true vibe.” – Omid 16B
Various Artists – Sounds Like Alola – Volume 3
Mixed By Mr C
Digital Release: 27th May 2013 (Mix & Individual Tracks)
01. Omid 16B – Secrets (Original Mix)
02. Omid 16B – Home (Original Mix)
03. Omid 16B – As We Sleep (Original Mix)
04. NAV – Space Chase (House Mix)
05. Eli Nissan – Uplifting Blues (House Mix)
06. YMC – Endless Road (Original Mix)
07. House Of 909 – The Blandford Superfly (Original Mix)
08. OTC – The Dragon Lady (Original Mix)
09. YMC – Jazzmatic (Original Mix)
10. 16B – Why? (Original Mix)
11. Pete Moss – Right On (Original Mix)
12. Mr C – Dizzy Spell (Original Mix)
13. Mr C – Dizzy Spell (Reprise)
14. Mr C – Time Design The Dragon (Original Mix)
15. Vince Watson – Mystical Rhythm (Mr C Mix)
16. Mr C – Click (Original Mix)
17. YMC – Tears (Original Mix)
At a carefully considered, steady rate, the precious Alola 12” vinyl back catalogue is in the process of being re-mastered and introduced to the digital world, alongside new material from the label. It would be pointless to just throw it all out at once – this is music to be savoured! In a disposable world this is timeless music to be treasured for a long, long time.
Omid’s desire to present so many years of music in a coherent way led to the decision to release a series of mix compilations, combining forgotten back catalogue classics with unreleased material by Alola artists, to add something fresh to the whole concept. Omid has approached some of his favourite DJs who have had some affiliation with the label and some who were part of the label, to contribute. Now, Mr C provides the next in a series of glimpses into the label’s historic brilliance.
Bubbling artists such as Soul Clap’s newest signing Nightplane, German based trio Chasing Kurt, new Scottish talent DFRNT, and James Welsh, J.Wiltshire, Last Magpie sit alongside inaugural figures such as Axel Bomanand many more all hitting the radar in this essential accessory to soundtrack the coming months.
Catch the sounds of Future Disco at their regular global events such as the London showcase on 1st June with Benoit & Sergio, Juan Maclean and more at Corsica Studios or their summer series at Space Ibiza on the Sunset Terrace returns from 9th July to 24th September on Tuesdays 21.00 – midnight and they make their debut at Croatia’s Unknown this September as a club partner.
Cat no: Needcd012
Distribution: Above Board
Released: Monday June 24th, 2013
- DFRNT – Nobody Stop Me (Feat. Caye Slaymaker)
- Kiwi – Mayfly Feat Amy Skippings
- James Welsh – The Way
- J.Wiltshire – Take It Off My Mind
- Last Magpie – Who Knows Where Love Goes
- Bonar Bradberry – 3two5
- Man Tear – Outside Amore
- Softwar – This Time Around
- Axel Boman – Cubic Mouth
- Nightplane – Gates Of Dawn
- Cleov – Crush On You (Chasing Kurt Remix)
- Locked Groove – Do It Anyway
- Paolo Rocco – Move Body, Move Forward
- Romanthony – Bring You Up (PBR Streetgang remix)
- Antonio Olivieri – Tiny Nut
- Artful & Ridney – Missing You Feat Terri Walker (Future Disco Odyssey Edit)
- Panama – It’s Not Over (Dave DK Dub)
9th July: Maxxi Soundsystem, Sean Brosnan at Space Ibiza
21st July – Lovebox Festival, london takeover
23rd July: Huxley, Sean Brosnan at Space Ibiza
26th July – Air Amsterdam, Azari & lll Dj Set
6th August: The Mekanism, Sean Brosnan at Space Ibiza
20th August: The Revenge, Sean Brosnan at Space Ibiza
27th August: Ben Pearce, Sean Brosnan at Space Ibiza
3rd September: Mario Basanov, Sean Brosnan at Space Ibiza
17th September: Kink (live), Sean Brosnan at Space Ibiza
24th September: Tom Trago, Sean Brosnan at Space Ibiza
L-System is proud to announce it’s third release Nice View by DJ, producer and all around ladies man, Chris Gavin! Chris hails from Marseille, France and is often supported by DJs such as Laurent Garnier, Nick Warren, Hernan Cattaneo and more. This release kicks off with Nice View; a cross genre hard to pin gem that you can drop peak time or early night with killer results. Chris follows up with a B-Side track called The Present M. We fell in love with this deep quirky house track at first listen. A truly unique journey that takes you far away while still being dance floor ready.
We’re extremely excited to have to two accomplished and amazing producers on remix duties.
To start things off we have Omid 16b who has reworked Nice View into two absolute masterpieces. Over at L-System we’re a huge fan of Omid 16b’s sound and sought him out for the unique sound he’s famous for world over. Omid’s first mix is filled with upbeat melodic synths mixed in with driving classic drum machine sounds that mix with any house genre. His remix reprise is the ultimate set starter that takes a turn to the dark side halfway through.
Next we have Martin Roth remixing Nice View into a deep house track that strongly carries his signature sound. Slow driving synths and pads drive this unique dance track that keeps the vibe up while still delivering the underground smoothness that Martin knows best.
Chris Gavin – Omid 16B – Martin Roth
Nice View EP
Release Date: May 28 2013
1 Chris Gavin – Nice View
2 Chris Gavin – The Present M
3 Chris Gavin – Nice View (Martin Roth Rmx)
4 Chris Gavin – Nice View (Omd 16B Rmx)
5 Chris Gavin – Nice View (Omid 16B Rmx Reprise)
An amazing package from beginning to end and just the start for this brand new house music label, L-System.