Remixer: Barem, Simon Baker
Label: Rejekt Music
Cat. #: rJKT024
Release Date: December 31 2021
RJKT024.1 – Alex Nemec & Nik Feral – U Can’t Stop Me (Barem remix) – Rejekt Music
RJKT024.2 – Alex Nemec & Nik Feral – U Cant Stop Me (Iain Taylor’s I’m Horney Remix) – Rejekt Music
RJKT024.3 – Alex Nemec & Nik Feral – U Can’t Stop Me (Simon Baker Remix) – Rejekt Music
RJKT024.4 – Alex Nemec & Nik Feral – Ultra (rework) – Rejekt Music
RJKT024.5 – DIGI ONLY – Alex Nemec & Nik Feral – U Cant Stop Me (Iain Taylor’s Not Tonight Dub) – Rejekt Music
RJKT024.6 – DIGI ONLY – Alex Nemec & Nik Feral – U Can’t Stop Me – Kritikel Audio Techniques Remix 1 – Rejekt Music
RJKT024.7 – DIGI ONLY – Alex Nemec & Nik Feral – U Can’t Stop Me – Kritikel Audio Techniques Remix 2 – Rejekt Music
2019’s U Can’t Stop Me EP was one of our most popular to date, resonating with artists as diverse as Danny Tenaglia, Stacey Pullen, Davide Squillace, Luigi Madonna & Slam, as well as a broader spectrum including Cristian Varela, Moodymanc, Audiojack, Michel De Hey, Gregor Size & Anderson Noise.
During the pandemic we split our extra time between new studio endeavours and investing in the profile of the label with a plan to return as triumphant as possible, resulting in a raft of releases that we’re immensely proud to start presenting over the next 18 months, the first of which we see here.
In Barem we bring one of the original crop of artists that broke during the burgeoning days of Minus Records, his fresh sound bringing an organic House Music swing to the whole “Minimal Thing” with consistently tight, refined productions aimed firmly at the dancefloor, often utilising the “Less Is More” ethos, enhancing his grooves for the big systems while also keeping his tracks rich and interesting with subtle interweaving layers.
Simon Baker’s early productions displayed a discerning ear beguiling his fledgling status, so it certainly came as no great surprise to see his steady rise to prominence, leaving us reflecting upon a catalogue attributed to one of the most consistent House Music exports from the UK in recent years, with releases seeing light on leading underground labels including Get Physical, Pokerflat, Cocoon, Kompakt, 2020 Vision, Rekids and many, many more.
Label owner Iain Taylor helps round things off courtesy of a chunky, almost haunting main room melodic re-imagination before original release artists Alex Nemec & Nik Feral play us out with a deeper “heads down” rework of the 2019 track Ultra, stripping it back and accentuating the acidic elements to turn what was already a no nonsense deep Techno groove into a rolling hypnotic monster.
To complete the digital exclusives, we revert back to the continuing hunt for fresh, exciting producers and the new sounds they represent, taking us this time to the land of cheese & chocolate with Swiss crew Kritikel Audio Techniques (K.A.T) delivering 2 “bang on the money” mixes with absolutely no whiff of cheese. The smooth musical chocolate is the work of 3 producers hailing from Zurich, having grown up surrounded by the deep and dreamy House & Techno synonymous with “The Zurich Sound” they form part of a new wave of artists, drawing on inspirations from further afield to fuse with their rich musical heritage creating 2 very cool cuts that skirt the sounds of Micro House and Minimal Techno.