Genre: Nu-disco / Nu-funk /
Region: Athens, Heraklion and Thessaloniki, Greece / Bucharest, Romania / Tuscany, Italy
Label: Kraak Records
Release Date: December 3, 2012
Timewarp, aka Angelos Stoumpos, is undoubtedly an ambassador of all-funk /nu-disco / downtempo sounds in his home country, Greece. He is the originator of two labels Timewarp Music (est. 2004) and Kraak Records (est. 2009), both exhibiting extensive specialized catalogs, he has released four albums and manifold EPs, singles and remixes, he is a sound and mastering engineer while he has been performing internationally with renowned artists like Quantic.
This remix EP, which follows Diskocutz .2 (March 2012), is largely a Greek affair featuring the remixes of Mikael Fas from Heraklion, Crete and Alessandro Otiz from Thessaloniki. Mikael’s take on “Moments” is totally retro-futuristic drenched in mutli-layered synths incorporating the sound & vibes of Jean Michel Jarre. Alessandro’s remix of “What Ya Say” is groove-laden driven by funky guitar phrases and a deep bassline as mixed with dub and boogie elements – the percussive break is particularly enjoyable.
Gemini Bros from Bucharest, Romania offer their brand of uplifting funky house in their remix of “Grain Dreams”: four-on-the-flour, jazzy keys and a light atmosphere. Leo Almunia’s remix of “Disco Meters” demonstrates his characteristic Balearic beats mixed with his own guitar playing. Although deep house is certainly not in my music lexicon, I can still appreciate the atmospheric, laid back elements of the track like the vintage keys and guitar textures.
Diskocutz .2 Remixed, combines old and new sounds with an eclectic taste while some numbers will certainly feed DJ sets and shake dancefloors around the world. The overall positive vibes and the energetic yet relaxing feel will generally please any nu-disco, groove fans also at home.
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