Book-ending a successful 2011 for Bass Culture Records, the label return to Swedish producer Joel Alter, who’s January release the “Silence Is Golden” ep, remains one of the most popular and successful releases to date for D’Julz’ impressively strong imprint. Having spent a vast amount of 2011 collaborating on new music with Henrik Jonsson, including their debut long player, “Mod” released in October on Kontra-Musik, Joel flies solo again on BCR020, his “Rules Of Love” ep. Featuring the silky yet questioning tones of Erik D Clark on vocals, the title track ploughs a deeper path than some of Bass Cultures recent releases. The production is very much ‘less is more’ as Erik flows effortlessly from speech to song and Joel sweeps us along with his popping bassline and open hats. DJ Qu has been on the remix target list of BC boss D’Julz for some time now and to have him lend his talents to reworking “Rules Of Love” was always going to be a perfect match. The New Jersey native and Strength Music chief leads the original into sleazier territory. This is a darker place, where the ceilings are low and drip with sweat. Where the strobe is the only light and the walls throb with Qu’s gut wrenching bassline.
When Franck Roger received the promo of Bass Culture new release by Joel Alter “Rules Of Love EP“, he fell in love so much with the original that he contacted D’julz straight to get the parts of the track and turned the dark & deep original into an ecstatic house monster. The track will be added as a digital exclusive upon the release of the EP on Beatport.
BCR020 : Joel Alter – Rules Of Love EP
1 – Rules Of Love feat Eric D Clark
2 – Rules of Love feat Eric D Clark (Dj Qu remix)
3 – Rules of Love feat Eric D Clark (Dj Qu All Ova The Floor retouch)
4 – Rules of Love feat Eric D Clark (Franck Roger remix) digital exclusive
5 – Closer 2 Me digital exclusive
Out vinyl & Beatport December 7th 2011 / Out all digital December 21st
DJS & MEDIA
Gilb’R – “I really like the whole EP and will definitely be supporting!” – Ripperton – “I love the originals from Joel on this new EP. Quality from Bass Culture.” – Nic Fanciulli – “Interesting vocal on the A-Side, but its Closer To Me on the flip that is standing out for me. Will play.” – Ben Sims – “This is quality deepness!! Great release from Joel and good remixes.” – Terry Francis – “Totally wicked EP again from Bass Culture and Joel!! Support!” – Will Saul – “Wow! The Qu remixes are superb!! Big support!” – Tiefschwarz – (Ali) – “This is GREAT, and its very nice to hear Eric again…!” – Nikola Baytala – “DJ Qu’s All OVA The Floor Retouch delivers a fresh approach on the QUALITY Bass Culture label.” – Luca Bacchetti – “One of the best Bass Culture releases EVER!! Love all mixes.” – Seuil – “Thanx!! I really like the DJ Qu remixes, with my favourite being the All Ova’ The Floor mix. Great!” – Tobi Neumann – “Brilliant release! Need a special atmosphere to play the Qu remixes but its winter and it should be possible to find the right moment for it. Great music!” – Joris Voorn – “Great originals from Joel and superb mixes from Qu. Really nice release!!” – Konrad Black – “Woah!!!! All of the mixes on this release are GREAT!! Really tough to pick a fav from these..” – Tiefschwarz – (Basti) – “This is another really nice Bass Culture release… Hi Eric! Good to hear your voice J” – Ralph Lawson – “Ohhh this is fresh guys!!! Really feelin’ this release. J” – Larsson – “Wooow! Big One again on BC!!! All tracks & mixes Killaaa!!! Thanks!” – The Revenge – “Love LOVE this release!! Playing!!” – Michel de Hey – “Joel alter strikes again, super b original! and to have a Qu remix.. well… aint life a bitch J 5 star! Merci beaucoup Julien!” – Jackmate – “The Original Of Rules Of Love is fantastic!! Support for sure!” – Sascha Dive – “Wow! The DJ Qu remix is the BOMB!!!!!” – Jimpster – “All sounding spot on to me! Think the orig is just pipping it though. Nice release once again from Bass Culture.” – Martinez – “Always a BIG fan of Bass Culture J Like every track here.” – Le Loup – “All of the mixes on this release are DOPE! Full support from me.” – Marcin Czubala – “Wow super cool ep!! One of my fav on Bass Culture, DJ Qu remixes are sick, love this man!” – Ryan Elliott – “Really nice EP. I’m a fan of all the artists involved in this project, so nice to see them all together.” – Robert Dietz – “Such a great release, and Qu back on track… YEAH!!” – jozif – “Really like the vibe of this release – early on its a bit weird, bit dark, bit twisted…then… Closer 2 me! WOW, what a lovely record! Defo support from me. Thanks.” – Franco Cinelli – “Wow, the Dj Qu remixes are GREAT!! Thanks so much J” – Danny Howells – “I LOVE this label .. possibly the second Qu mix for me on this one but all great, cheers!” – Anthony Collins – “This DJ Qu Remix is MASSIVE!! Big support from me!” – Brendon Moeller – “Quality deep house here and Qu leading the way! J” – Willie Graff – (Pacha Ibiza / Cielo NYC) – “Great release!!! I’ll be playing DJ Qu’s mixes of “Rules of Love”. He really made the vocal work over his hypnotic sound. Just keeps going and going… and “Closer 2 Me” is nice for the dancefloor. Will play these with love. Another great year for Bass Culture. Thanks for sharing.” – Daniel – (Trickski) – “Joel Alter is on fire! Dope records right there. Both of the originals are superb but Rules Of Love is my fave! Thx a lot for this one!” – Marco Resmann – (Luna City Express) – “Rules Of Love original and DJ Q remix are VERY cool. Closer 2 Me is nice as well. Supporting!” – tINI – (desolat) – “This is a really great release! All versions of Rules of Love for me please!!!” – Manuel Tur – “Great DJ Qu Mixes here, lovely deepness.” – Emeline – (Rex) – “Excellent release, original and remixes are just awesome!!!” – Barem – “Wow! Really! Trully amazing! 4 out of 4 but I think first DJ Qu remix is just incredible!” – Osunlade – “Quite an interesting release here… love the sound of Qu!” – M A N I K – “I like the original of Rules of Love a LOT! Nice one!” – Nick Curly – “Now this is a wicked release…..full support from me for sure! Qu remixes are sick!” – Daniel Stefanik – “These remixes from Qu are GREAT!!! Playing!!” – Pezzner – “DJ Qu’s “All Over The Floor Retouch” sets the mood very nicely. Love the percussion work too! Full support.” – Lee Curtiss – “A really great ep from Joel! Dj Qu Remix is great!” – Len Faki – “Moody and crispy operation on the original mix of Rules Of Love! J” – Diesel – (X-Press 2 / MoS Radio) – “Awesome release! The original is so good!” – Tim Sweeney – (Beats In Space) – “Yes. DJ Qu remix is great.” – “Cool mixes!!” – Axel Boman – “Great originals and the remixes are amazing! Great combo of people involved in this release. Joel is on fire!!!” – Paul Woolford – “The original’s mood and atmosphere is superb. Low-slung late night house music devoid of cheap tricks. Bravo.” – dOP – “This is such a great ep!! Totally our my mood on the dancefloor.” – Mr. G – “Joel…… getting all sleazy on it…….. really feelin’ this release.” – Ryan Crosson – “Wow! A great release from Bass Culture! Qu all ova’!!” – Raresh – “Yes yes yes… DJ Qu all the way! J Playing the Retouch. Thanks.” – Deetron – “Absolutely great original, great vocals! DJ Q’s All Ova The Floor Retouch is a killer as well!” – Alex Celler – “Really cool EP from Joel, although DJ Qu mixes are the ones to be played by me here, excellent!” – Laurent Garnier – “Deeeep Waaarm and Funnnnkyyyyyyy… Yes yes yesssss!” – Kiki – “Originals are deeeeep! Only for the dark & sweaty basements! DJ QU´s all over the floor remix is bad ass too!” – Martinez Brothers – “This is such a DOPE release from Joel… full support on all of the mixes from us guys!!” – Arnaud Le Texier – “Closer to Me is super good! Love the Dj Qu Retouch! C’est de la bombe babe…” – Agoria – “Dj QU is one of my favorite producers, this one doesn’t fail to make me happy J” – Ian Pooley – “Oh wow, I LOVE the Original from Joel!!! Will be playing this!” – Ewan Pearson – “The DJ Qu Remix is awesome! Dark warehouse bassline business.” – Sebo K – “Another fantastic release on Bass Culture! Both original and Qu remixes are the BOMB!” – Dan Curtin – “Deep and driving, love the interesting production, gonna work in both tracks.” – Sven VT – (De:Bug Magazine) – “Like those twisted Qu reworks. Originals are also doing the trick. Good package!” – Thilo – (Groove Magazine) – “Review in our January issue.” – De:Bug Magazine Germany – “Considering for review.” – Ji-Hun – (De:Bug Magazine Germany) – “Rules Of Love is epic!” – Jose Maria Ramon – (Ibiza Global Radio) – “Wow! Original is very good! Perfect for my shows on Ibiza Global Radio support from the Island.” – Soundwall.it – “This is a really nice ep!” – Mixside.com – “DJ Qu made it again! Both remixes are superb!” – Scan Mode – (DJ Magazine Spain) – “DJ Qu remixes are absolutely BIG!!!”