Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Louie Vega Vs DJ Pierre 'Da Jungle' (Afro Acid)

Louie Vega Vs DJ Pierre
‘Da Jungle’
Afro Acid
Released May

Vinyl version:
A1. DJ Pierre's Afro Acid Mix
A2. Gene Farris After Monday Mix
B1. Pierre Deutschmann Remix
B2. The Yes We Did Mix - The Klientele (AKA Angel Alanis & Lady Foursquare)

• Digital version track-list at bottom of press release.

Two legends of that thing we call House Music come together for the first time to create ‘Da Jungle’. Louie Vega and DJ Pierre – absolute forefathers of the scene - deliver ‘Da Jungle’, coming on DJ Pierre’s own Afro Acid imprint. With four versions available on the vinyl package and a massive nine on the digital, this is one release not to miss.

A hugely influential figure to DJ Pierre since the start (Louie Vega was the reason Pierre’s ‘Horn Song’ came about on Strictly Rhythm, after his strong support at the WMC), ‘Da Jungle’ was born via Pierre sending Louie ideas for a track. Together they worked and the end result pleased Vega so much, he put out a more soulful version on his own Vega imprint, entitled ‘Que Viva Chango’.

‘Da Jungle’ (DJ Pierre’s Afro Acid mix) is pure tribal confusion waiting for an explosion that inevitably comes, when the mid-way break hits… Gene Farris, gives up a jabbing west coast groove… The Pierre Deutschmann remix hits a harder, angular angle and where it’s supposed to... And The Klientele remix is designed for the big, big speakers.

Impossible to pigeonhole and irreplaceable to the scene which he has helped build over more than 20 years, Louie Vega is the quintessential music professional. He’s the ‘DJ’s DJ’ - the name constantly thanked on an artist’s album copy, the one who has influenced and defined countless other DJ-producers, from today’s brightest stars to those still beat-matching in their bedrooms. Whether it be under his own moniker or under his critically acclaimed Masters At Work moniker (alongside Kenny Dope Gonzalez) –working countless productions (‘work’ being only one and remixes, including remixes for the likes of Madonna, Donna Summer, Nina Simone, Janet Jackson, Jamiroquai, Earth Wind & Fire and many more.

Back in the day when acid was just a tab, DJ Pierre was holed up in his Chicago bedroom inventing a sound that would impact the music scene forever… In 1986, the infancy of ‘acid house’ was spawned when DJ Pierre picked up a Roland 303 and created ‘Acid Trax’, released on Trax Records under his Phuture moniker: Acid. He went on to record many of the early Acid House releases on Trax Records under the names Phuture, Phuture Pfantasy Club, Pierre's Pfantasy Club (with Felix Da Housecat) and Phortune, including the release ‘Your Only Friend’ - still a key player today. DJ Pierre has also released on labels including Strictly Rhythm (where he was also A&R for a time), Jive, Emotive, Nervous, Twisted, Ovum, King Street (including his debut mix CD ‘The Afro Acid Project’) his own Afro Acid Plastik imprint, and most recently on DJ Hell’s Gigolo imprint.

‘Da jungle’ is released on vinyl and digital in May 2009.

Digital only package:
1) DJ Pierre's Afro Acid Mix: By DJ Pierre
2) Pierre Deutschmann Remix: By Pierre Deutschmann
3) Gene Farris After monday Mix: By Gene Pharris
4) Timo Garcia's Wild Picth Mix: By Timo Garcia
5) The Yes_We_Did_ Mix: By The Klientele (AKA Angel Alanis and Lady Foursquare)
6) Dirty Jungle Remix: By Rudichi & Alex Pi
7) Sergio Mega Remix: By Sergio Mega
8) DJ M-TRAXXX Rio Piedra Tribal Dub: By DJ M-TRAXXX
9) The Klientele’s Italienisch Workout Mix: By The Klientele (AKA Angel Alanis and Lady Foursquare)

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