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Dodge & Fuski Remixed EP from Disciple Recordings

Founded by Rob Talbott (Dodge & Fuski) and Ross Burr (Mediks/Astronaut) Disciple Recordings launches on 27 May 2013 with the ‘Dodge & Fuski Remixed EP’ from Disciple Recordings w/ Interview. The EP overflows with remix styles across the board ranging from uplifting house to dancefloor-tearing drum & bass. Xilent, 501, Flinch and Astronaut all bring their talents to the table in a release that has something for everyone. I had a quick Q&A with the founders of the label to get the lowdown on what it’s all about.

New ventures are always an exciting prospect, are you nervous?
A little, although excited is more an appropriate term – we have so much lined up already that we can’t wait to see where everything leads.

How come you’ve decided to take the direction of setting up your own label when you’ve probably got a score of choices to pick from such as NSD, Audioporn, Black Butter or OWSLA to unleash your material?
It was never a choice of either/or, we wanted the challenge and experience that running a label provides. We see this as another project, not a replacement – it’s possible that Dodge & Fuski tracks will still come out on NSD and other labels depending on the tracks.

The first release is a Dodge & Fuski Remixes EP with of course Astronaut having a turn but you’ve also got Flinch, 501 and Xilent on remixing duties. How come you’ve got these guys on board?
It was really a collection of the pick of people we knew personally that could do a good job across a broad spectrum. It actually came together very smoothly all things considered!

It is a diverse EP, I find. The Flinch remix has a sound totally unlike Xilent’s remix. Can you pick out a favourite from the release?
I (Dodge) would have to go with the Xilent remix, he smashed it.

As a label, how are you going to set yourself apart from the rest of the bass driven music labels out there?
To be honest we’re going to be taking a lot of leaves out of NSD’s book. It’s all about quality control, and one way to do this is not focus too much on one genre but go for things that genuinely grab us that we would play ourselves. Unfortunately we can’t really tell you too much about what we have lined up in the early stages, but people are probably going to be quite surprised with what we have lined up in the early days for a totally (currently) unknown label.

With your various individual commitments, are you going to be able to manage it all? Have some sacrifices had to be made yet?
Everyone on board is a full-on 24/7 workaholic. We’re sure we are going to be in for a bit of a surprise with how much time this is going to consume but we welcome the challenge. We want to grow fast so that can only be a good thing as far as we’re concerned 🙂

How has the feedback been so far, have you some big supporters already?
We haven’t sent any DJ feedback promos out yet and everything is still relatively under wraps except for teasers of the first release online, so can’t really comment that much on that at this moment sorry!

On the Remixed EP, Astronaut is on remixing duties. Are we likely to see and hear a reversal in time with D&F doing the remixing of Astronaut or even Mediks?
That’s definitely not out of the question.

What, or rather, who else do we have to look forward to? I believe Pegboard Nerds from Scandinavia are on the cards, is that right? Anyone else that we are likely to be aware of or any who we should be?
Um, we can’t really comment on that right now sorry! Keep your eyes on the Disciple Recordings Facebook page for info 🙂

Have we any gigs to look forward to where you’re going to pushing these new tunes such as a launch party?
We have an exciting online launch party that we will be announcing in 2 weeks. Keep your eyes on our pages for info!

It is a very strong release for a fresh imprint even though it is cheekily just a remix collection but it is some remix collection nevertheless. The package is a mix of euphoric vibes, grooves and basslines. With a trap version of ‘Bad’ by Flinch which has an eerie resemblance to Baauer’s current global smash, it is likely to win positive appraisal from the regular chart listeners. ‘Call Me Name’ is a delight for the bass lovers who appreciate some euphoric trance vibes. This remix by co-label owner Astronaut has brought in a progressive dubstep flavour and it is one for the fans of rising legend, Seven Lions. Sweet, delicate and then superbly crazy. A fantastic record! But saying that, so is the 501 Glitch remix of ‘Got 2 Come Together’. Full of energy right from the off, this track certainly takes the roof of anywhere. Glitchy, techy and vibrant. Love it! And if that wasn’t enough, DnB producer Xilent has brought implemented an aggressive, big beat into ‘Turn It Up’. A punchy stomper with plenty of depth. It is a monsterous DnB tune.

With a package such as this it isn’t not a bad start for Disciple Recordings at all. If this is a template which is likely to be the foundation of their forthcoming releases then this is definitely a label to follow.

‘Dodge & Fuski Remixed EP’ from Disciple Recordings is released on 27th May 2013

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Dodge & Fuski Remixed EP from Disciple Recordings


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