Joel Alter is now officially a Bass Culture Records MVP. Already a firm favourite with label boss D’Julz, the Swedish producer bookended 2011 with a brace of releases that are still proving to be some of the labels most popular to date. The DJ Qu remixed ‘Rules Of Love‘ was described by Resident Advisor as a “snug slice of deep house shrouded in a warming, edge softening mistiness.” No Way, the lead track from his new Third Strike EP strikes a similarly deep and hazy chord. A warm bubbling drum pattern and delicate keys work together with a ghostly atmospheric synth and vocal, to create another Alter gem. On a2 and gently upping the ante are the hypnotic tribal beats and spoken vocal of, The Drum. Giving his very own techno take on No Way is Berlin based producer Ed Davenport who, having enjoyed a stellar 2012 that included the release of his debut artist album Counterchange (NRK), kicks off a new campaign by turning up the temperature of Joel’s original with his pulsing bass synths and scything hi-hats. Rounding off the package and delivering a real taste of spring is the third of Alter’s originals, the sweet and lively, Jitterbug.
BCR030 : Joel Alter – Third Strike EP (incl Ed Davenport remix)
01 : No Way
02 : The Drum
03 : No Way (Ed Davenport remix)
04 : Jitterbug
Out on vinyl & Beatport March 4th 2013. All digital shop on March 18th.
DJS & MEDIA
Ben Sims – “Yes! Thats the one i’ve been waiting for, Ed’s mix is great, love it. thx!” – Josh Wink – “I like the raw tribal feel of The Drum. Will work well for me I’m sure!” – Ryan Elliott – “Its all about Jitterbug here for me! I’m bugging out!! ” – Gummihz – “Very nice package all round here guys. I’ll be supporting all of this!” – Mosca – “Gotta be The Drum! Thanks D’Julz, keep ‘em coming!!” – Franck Roger – “The Drum sounds kind of weirdy tribalism .. will make a try to this hallucinogenik trip lololol Houbahhhhhhh!” – Gerd – “Joel is a mighty fine producer. Great ep. All tracks are dope and the remix is very nice as well. Great package well done to all!” – Molly – “Excellent release again!! Ed Davenport remix is a BOMB!!!” – Franco Cinelli – “No Way Remix and Jitterbug tracks for me!! Great Release, as always on BC” – Julietta – “Exactly the kinda beats I like!! Will playing these out!” – John Dimas – “Great music as always from Bass Culture! No way is my favorite to play I think! ” – Ali (Tiefschwarz) – “I LOVE IT!! Another great release from Bass Culture!” – Anthony Collins – “No Way is absolutely perfect!! Great for me!” – Luca Bacchetti – “One of the best expression of the underground, Joel and Bass Culture do it again! Excellent plus an remix by Ed Davenport !! (I’m singing “Flowerz” on Jitterbug!! ) it will be fun to play these tracks!” – Christopher Rau – “A VERY good release from Joel!!! 5/5!” – Jay Tripwire – “Lovin’ No Way and the Drum. Those are the kind of jams that rock a dancefloor or muffle the sounds of strangling a Thai hooker in your hotel room..” – Joris Voorn – “Nice and deep grooves from Joel here! Something different.. I like it!” – Anja Schneider – “The Drum is a super cool record!! 5/5!! ” – Sebo K – “Another Bass Culture BOMB!! So hard to choose a favourite here.” – Zoe Xenia – “Lovin’ the deepness of The Drum and warm uplifting sounds of Jitterbug, nice work!” – Shlomi Aber – “The next great Bass Culture release!! Excellent!” – Dan Curtin – “Great production, vibe, and energy, Joel Alter plus Ed Davenport is a winning combination for sure! Full support on all of these and some of them been rockin for a while” – Ralph Lawson – “Its Ed Davenports remix all the way for me here. Very nice!” – Paul Woolford – “Ed Davenport’s mix pricked my ears up here, great job!!” – Arnaud Le Texier – “No way original & remix for me! Been playing both and they rock…” – Michel de Hey – (Fresh FM, Holland) – “Great producer on a great label! The Drum is the standout!” – Diesel (X-Press 2/MoS Radio) – “Class written all over it!!! Will hammer this. Big in the club.” – Juan – (Defected Radio) – “Quality!! No Way is ACE! Lovely EP.” – Sebastien – (Paris One Radio, France) – “Bomb Ep! Full support from Paris One Radio.” – Elie – (Sweatlodge Radio) – “Joel is one of the big talents out there! Great mix from Ed as well.” – Golden River – (East Village Radio NYC, USA) – “Yeah I’m feeling the Davenport remix here!” – Karlos – (Sonica Radio, Ibiza) – “Very nice ep!!! Big support!’ – Christillization Radio, Serbia – “Proper beats from Alter, ‘The Drum’ have something hypnotic inside. Playing on radio, yes!” – Makossa – (FM4 Vienna, Austria) – “Great deep vibes on this one. Davenport mix my pick.” – Tsugi Magazine, France – “Its all about The Drum for us!!” – Martin – (Raveline Magazine, Germany) – “Davenport remix for me… Considering for review!” – DeBug Magazine, Germany – “Considering for a review!” – Scan Mode – (DJ Magazine, Spain) – “Amazing tracks from Mr. Alter! All tracks work just right!” – Diversions – (CHRY Toronto, Canada) – “Well crafted numbers – these are real gems – inviting flow and deep atmosphere abound!” – Steve Parry – (Juice FM, UK) – “Such a wicked label. No Way is effortlessly cool!” – Paul C – (Resident Advisor) – “Will be considering this one.” – Victor – (DJ Magazine, Spain) – “Superb release, all tracks are real beasts. Hard choice between The Drum and Ed’s remix.” – Andrew Ryce – (Resident Advisor) – “Oh man, this is killer. So much fluidity and grace. “No Way” is just beautiful, and I love the jacking Davenport remix. While the vocal samples are a little cheesy, the percussion on “The Drum” is excellent, and “Jitterbug” is nice and smooth.”