Rej032 – Dark Science – Rain
Joris Voorn’s alter ego ‘Dark Science’ has been hiding away in the depths of Voorn’s inspiring musical mind, waiting years for the perfect moment to unleash fresh ammunition.
Eager fans wait no longer, for he now returns with “Rain”. A 2-piece package on Rejected, kicking off the labels 2014 Debut. “Rain” fronts that retrospective robust sound with a finely refined tip, laden dubby bass & atmospheric sax whilst “Rust” delivers an upbeat number structured with a moody brisk rhythm and tightly layered patterns.
Rej031 – Michelle Owen, Kruse & Nuernberg Feat. Isis Salam – We Find Deep
Rejected warmly welcomes back well established duo Kruse & Nuernberg for the embossing labels next installment. This time armed with Michelle Owen’s stimulating soulful imprint and Isis Salam’s shuck & jive vocals REJ031 delivers the uplifting elements of house. We Find Deep is a 3-piece stomper packed full of attitude, flavour and a hint of nostalgic disposition which the duo outsets with a trip down memory lane. The Original Mix fronts a sweeping drum pattern and an addictive hook. Stabbing kick-drums and groove-layered cowbells provide a platform for that all so familiar “Hands in the air” piano riff inviting you back to those 90′s dance-floor rave days. For the rebound the pair cleverly craft a Main Room Version that’s thrown up a notch with lyrical attitude and an uptempo drive skillfully widening We Find Deep’s dance-floor appeal. To polish off Michelle Owen stamps her tender touch with an instrumental remix of the original, a solid structured piece laden with funky rhythmic vibes
Out Now Rejected 030 – Wouter de Moor ‘Nymphi’
Voorn and Oosterwal’s Amsterdam based Imprint ‘Rejected’ has delivered a versatile concoction of dexterous house and techno since it started back in 2006 and on this occasion it’s Wouter de Moor whose turn it is to produce the goods.
The title track ‘Nymphi’ is an upbeat number that relies on a funky organ, bouncy bassline and well crafted percussion with splashy hats. Wouter de Moor closes the EP with ‘B.L.T’: crafted on a stripped back tip, with driving hats and a snappy clap, it fronts a sporadic bassline with an intermittent moody synth that’s ready and waiting for any fuel-filled set.
The Amsterdam based producers inaugural outing for Rejected follows on from what’s already a catalogue of fine creative releases.
Out Now Rejected 029 : Anton Pieete – Loner
Anton Pieete is welcomed back by Rejected with yet another premium release. Once again we witness Pieete’s well respected contempo techno style with the versatile 2 track EP Loner. “Loner” fronts a straight-forward deep ambiance that’s cleverly fused with a classic synth and retro vocals, a definite nostalgic vibe ready for a modern dancefloor. Whilst Flipside’s “I Hold From You” brings us a break from the generic with Pieete focusing on a progressive chill-out roller; setting the mood for any performance.
Green 15 Joris Voorn – Ringo – Out Now
Joris Voorn returns with yet another masterpiece to Rejected’s sister imprint Green. Not one to shy from experimenting Joris turns it up a notch yet again with his latest release Ringo. Circulating on the internet for almost a year as the mystery track it finally sees it official release. The B side includes an upbeat reworked version of the original with an added play on vocals.
Rejected back at Studio 80!
Rejected 028 – Anton Pieete “Culture” out now
Arriving firmly on time for the approaching summer, Rejected welcomes back Dutch techno music maestro Anton Pieete for another killer double track EP fresh out of Amsterdam.
Known for his straight forward contemporary take on techno Pieete once again fuses together experimental synths, high-octane rhythms and rigorous patterns to bring us the next installment “Culture” & “Cotton”
Culture & Cotton both focus on solid groove-layered four to the floor percussion. Culture showcases a futuristic twist with a digital pattern lead, electric synth & a warping bassline, whilst Cotton throws up classical elements of house with its airy synth lead & warm bass both bouncing off a solid tech pulse.
Rejected 027 – Ross Evans – “Tamarind” out now
Entering fresh into 2013, Rejected’s first release is from highly respected DJ and producer Ross Evans aka Ross Evana. No stranger to the scene with his diverse selection of back catalogue releases on highly acclaimed labels, Ross’ consistent and versatile ability at providing solid funky 4×4 grooves shows us yet again he’s on top form with the heavy 2 track EP “Tamarind” which serves as his debut for the label.
From the off we see A side “Tamarind” deliver a powerfully patterned loop built from refined percussion, giving the track a firmly grounded groove throughout. Evans works this with a stuttered synth and a light sample of reverbed vocals, all neatly polished and built up to a sleek & subtle drop making Tamarind a functional addition in any collection. B Sides “Off The Chain” sees Ross concentrate more on synth and bass as a main attraction to the rhythm whilst cleverly adding foreign percussive elements against obscure steamy vocal samples. Evans use of unique and experimental sounds gives “Off The Chain” a curious edge yet keeping it sleek and groovy throughout.
Rejected 026 – Anton Pieete – “It’s A Plucker”
After the release of the mega sultry remix of “Lets Go Juno” with Fellow District One Partner Bart Skills, it’s no surprise Rejected had to have Dutchman Anton Pieete back for REJ026. Pieete certainly shows his consistency at producing driving patterns and original grooves and “It’s A Plucker” EP is no exception.
Straight from the cue “It’s A Plucker” has a clean and crispy percussive loop that’s perfectly patterned, flowing throughout this highly addictive percussive ride. Combined with the balance of a nitty-gritty jazzinfused hook and a trademark deep and dubby bass.
Over on the B side “Ambidancer” drives in full power into a bouncy, groove-ridden bassline. Pieete seamlessly introduces an eerie sounding synth combined with siren elements that work effortlessly together, giving the track a mysterious touch. Perfect for those late night dark dance floors.
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