BCR018 : Alex Picone – En Pensant EP (incl Phil Weeks remix)



Italian born Alex Picone has been an integral member of the Bass Culture family since the label launch. His Thai EP, our second release, found critical acclaim from both DJ’s and Dance Press. Backed by its Chris Carrier remix, the Ep gathered strong support from the likes of Loco Dice, Luciano, Tiefschwarz, DJ Hell, Ame and more. Alex was soon following his Ep, with a remix for Arnaud Le Texier on Ivory Machine EP from BCR005. Again receiving huge praise and support from his peers. When he’s not at the helm of the Bass Culture express, Alex can be found releasing work on such highly acclaimed labels as Cadenza, Bosconi and Tenax. Whilst his output may not be as prolific as some, each and every release stands the test of time. This may be down to Alex’s unique and unnerving ability to cross genres, however we feel its simply down to the unrivalled quality of his productions. A quality that is once again in evidence on his, En Pensant EP. Four wonderfully varied original cuts and a summery Phil Weeks remix that range from the smooth as silk, vocal-lead title track, to the deep and elegantly twisted “Coco Verde.” All via the bass-marching wrath of  “Tuleto” and the broken beats and dub stylings of the brilliant “City Sound.” Yet another impressively complete release from both Alex Picone and Bass Culture.


BCR018 :  Alex Picone – En Pensant EP
1 – En Pensant
2 – En Pensant (Phil Weeks remix)
3 – Tuleto
4 – City Sound

Digital exclusive : Coco Verde

Out vinyl & Beatport July 8th 2011 / Out all digital July 22nd

LISTEN & BUY : Alex Picone – En Pensant EP (incl Phil Weeks remix)


Kenny Larkin – “Really like the original of En Pensant. Will support that in my sets.” – Kiki – “Feelin En Pensant in both versions, but it´s Tuleto that really rocks my dubbed up boat!” – Sebo K – “Another high quality Bass Culture release! Solid stuff! Tuleto is my favourite from the Ep.” – Larsson – “Cool Release! All trax special.. My fav City Sound.. amazing beats J!!!” –  Anja Schneider – “Full support. Alex Picone is outstanding at the moment. Love his groove.. its very special.” –  Dario Zenker – “Sweet record!! I love Tuleto, City Sound and Coco Verde!” –  Ryan Crosson – “Whooo. My favorite Bass Culture in a while. Both Pensant mixes are great. Much more well rounded than Alex’s release on Cadenza. Great job.” –  Boris Werner – “En Pensant, the original; as well as the rmx are very cool cuts, will play for shooo!!” –  Lee Burridge – “Phil Weeks remix is really cool… hey Alex! I’ll be playing it!” –  Shlomi Aber – “Very cool again from Alex ..Coco Verde is very cool!” –  Josh Wink – “Liking Tuleto the best on this ep. Swinging and muddy! Nice!” –  Danny Howells – “I think I’m going with Phil’s mix – proper legend!” –  Seth Troxler – “Cool beans, i like the release. Great tools! Weeks mix my fav on first listen.” –  Radio Slave – “Wow wow wow! Sick e.p…and Phil’s remix is super tough…love it.” –  Kabale und Liebe – “Great EP! Had En Pensant already for a long long time and played the shit out of it, still doesn’t get bored though. Loving all tracks + remix!!” –  Ali – (Tiefschwarz) – “Again, really super music from Bass Culture and Alex!” –  2000 and One – “Nice funky tracks from Alex. En Pensant is strongest for me. Support!” – Marc Romboy – “I like the jazzful vibe of this record! Top stuff once again!” –  Lee Curtiss – “Super super solid!!!! En Pensant is the favourite for me. Will play!” –  Craig – (Silicone Soul) – “Cracking li’l ep with a bucketful of funk! Loving the hypno vocals in “En Pensant” & Weeks turns in a beaut… merci pour la musique!” –  Brothers’ Vibe – “ALL good brother, great release again..will support!!” –  Michel de Hey – “Damn cool release again on BC! Alex knows where to get the mustard as we say in Dutch J solid remix from Mr Weeks as well.” –  System Of Survival – “Nice Ep! We really like Phil Week Remix! Will play it out!” –  Alexkid – “Tuleto is very Very cool! Will play it!” –  Diversions – (CHRY 105.5FM Toronto, Canada) – “Very good release – really like the range of sounds presented here with the wonderfully immersive and deep number Coco Verde winning me over.” –  Pau – (Clubbingspain.com) – “En pensant is really amazing. Great bassline!!!” –  Raveline Magazine Germany – “Phil Weeks Remix is great!!” –  Tsugi Magazine France – “Nice ep.” –  Karotte – “Phil Weeks remix is good and Tuleto is a great bass bomb!!! Love it.” –  Till von Sein – “Solid ep! Dig the raw City Sound jam. Title track and PW rmx will get some plays as well. Lovely!” –  Martinez – “Bass Culture are always delivering the bombs! We’re all over this!” –  Reboot – “Nothing to say. Another great release by Alex! With a strong mix by Phil Weeks!” –  Franco Cinelli – “Good Stuff!! I really like the Phil Weeks Remix on this release. Support!” –  Andy Baxter – (Pacha & Cafe Mambo Ibiza) – “Amazing in every way, boooooooom! Weeks mix my pick.” –  Varoslav – “Yeah really good vibe on this Ep! I like all of the tracks here! Support!” –  Willie Graff – (Pacha/Cielo/dc10) – “Alex makes great tracks! Will be playing ALL of  these for sure!” –  Arnaud Le Texier – “Like the groove of En Pensant! I will play that one in my sets!” –  Phonique – “En Pensant is sounding really nice. That’s my pick of the release. Full support!” –  Okain – “Amazing record! Will play all summer long. Well done Alex!” –  Alex Celler – “Tuleto is definitely the strongest of the Ep for me, nice one! Support!” –  Guillaume Paco – “Great Ep. I love En Pensant and Tuleto is fat! Full support.” –  Dubfire – “Another bomb coming from Bass Culture!! Great tracks throughout the Ep. thanks..” –  Mathias Kaden – “En Pensant is just great!!!! Plays from me!” –  Tobi Neumann – “En Pensant has everything. The lovely musical influence from Alex’s Cadenza family, rough 90ties house, excellent groove. Really a good one! The remix doesn‘t really bring it to another point. Tuleto also massive.. Again a tasteful Bass Culture release.. I think Julz is one of the few, witch I trust blind with his taste!” –  tINI – (desolat) – “Tuleto is my favourite here. Also nice grooves on City Sound. In my sets!” –  Ray Okpara – “Tuleto & The Phil Weeks remix are bang on for me!! Plays coming!” –  Ellen Allien – “Coco Verde is a really nice track. Will play it for sure.” –  Franck Roger – “Tuleto is the pick of the bunch here for me. Nice track. Support!” –  Frank (Ame) – “City Sound is sounding nice, good work Alex!” –  DJ Yellow – “Tuleto is F..CK…G deep .. love it! Strong cut for big room!” –  Laurent Garnier– “Yes yesss yessssss Encore de la bonne funkerie de chez funkerie.” –  Solomun – “Phil’s remix is doing it for me. Will def play that out! Thanx for sending.” –  Emeline – (Rex) – “Very good release, i really like all tracks. Very good job!” –  Maya Jane Coles – “I am loving En Pensant in its original mix. Will play it!” –  Joris Voorn – “LOVE the Phil Weeks remix!! Thanx for sending!” –  Jose Maria Ramon – (Ibiza Global Radio) – “Sounds fantastic! Cant wait for try it on Ibiza Global Radio. Full support from here Coco Verde is really good!” –  Paul Hamill – (Across The Line-BBC Ulster) – “Coool ep, love Tuleot the most, but they are all great.” –  Kiko Martínez – (DocePulgadas RadioShow) – “Nice from Picone!!” –  Roual Galloway – (Faith Fanzine/Radio) – “Coco Verde is tuff.” –  Scan Mode – (DJ Magazine Spain) – “Phil Weeks!!! What a bomb!!! Also like Tuleto J” –  Marco – (Soundwall.it) – “Phil Weeks Remix sounds good!” –  Joe – (DJ Magazine) – “City Sound is fearless 21st century house music. Heavy!!” –  Russ – (i-DJ Magazine) – “Quality as ever from Bass Culture!” –  De:bug Magazine Germany – “Considering for review.” – Alex Picone “En Pensant (Original Mix)” featured in Maya Jane Cole BBC Essential mix on July 8th

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