Our next digital release is 'Dead Flame Rising', a track by Yorkshire folk band The Steals, which features dance floor-storming remixes from the UK's Uschi Classen, Shur-i-kan and Chicago's Abicah Soul.
What does 'folk house' suggest to you? Perhaps a country cottage with a thatched roof and roses round the door.... We're not seriously suggesting kick-starting a whole new music genre here, but 'Dead Flame Rising' certainly is a unique remix package, taking a hauntingly-beautiful folk song by The Steals and reimagining it for global dance floors with a selection of brilliant house mixes.
DJ reactions: Tony Humphries 5/5 Serious underground tune! Quentin Harris 5/5Great song, vocals, arrangements, mixes. An excellent package. Manoo nice release ....shur i khan remix is dope Black Motion Shur-he-killed it!!! Sean McCabe Really like the Shur I Khan Remix, very different! Marques Wyatt Venue: This tune flows so smoothly, def a hot pick Marlon D 5/5 great release, feeling abicah souls mix Nick Holder: 5/5 Im diggin this! Groove Assassin 5/5 tight remix package !! Grant Nelson Venue: Sublime Djeff Afrozila All versions are great for different sets. Great EP. Full support from Luanda, Angola Tyrone Francis 5/5 dope as always Lars Behrenroth5/5 HELL YEAH .. Uschi Classen and Abicah Soul remix ROCKS! what a trip // both of them GREAT PACKAGE thank you Will REELSOUL I Like the vibe of Abicahs mix! Justin Imperiale Abicah Soul Remix KILLIN IT!!!!! Danny Krivit - cool :) StanZeff - One of the best tracks out right now. Lovin the Dub Louie Lou Gorbea Tribe does it again....a must track for the summer.....loving all Greg Gauthier: great song and production ! love it !versions...vocals are wicked Ashley Beedle Feeling the Uschi Classen mixes. Beautiful music. Big support. Ruben Toro GREAT PACKAGE!! SOLID REMIXES QUALITY AT IT'S BEST Sarah favouritizm Stunning!!! Both Tom and Abicah have rocked their mixes, on trend! :) Offering Recordings 5/5 Nice package! Adam Gibbons Venue: Another amazing release from Tribe! All the mixes are amazing but Shur I Kahn and Uschi Classen Piano Dub are really speaking to me! Fabio Genito Shur I Khan mix is dope DJ ALA :Loving this "folk house" groove. Smooth and addictive. Shur-I-Khan solidifies it for me. Dr Bob Jones Wow this different, but nice and FRESH. Love it! Great vibe on all mixes. You have my full support no problem..THANK U and Blessings
London-based musician, producer and writer Uschi Classen knew the track as she was with The Steals singer, Jayn Hanna, when it was recorded in San Francisco in 2008, but she didn't consider reworking it until Hanna suggested that she remix one of the tracks on their acclaimed 'Static Kingdom' album.
The original is in 6/8 time, a very floaty rhythm, 'she says,'which posed some interesting problems for a 4/4 house tune, but I really like the psychedelic, trippy feel the track has and Jayn's lyrics speak to my relationship with music.'
She brought it to Tribe Records as she had known label boss Dean Zepherin for many years. "He inspired me to make electronic music when I was playing bass in a funk band, and the Tribe club nights drew me back into enjoying house music again.'That's very apparent on her Vocal Mix, which layers full-fat tribal bass lines and playful acidic loops around Hanna's soaring, breathy vocals, and an electric guitar played with an E-bow 'which gives it interesting, evocative harmonics, and as it doesn't have a strong rhythm it floats nicely along with the top of the mix.'
As well as being an established electronic producer, DJ, broadcaster and record label head honcho at Dark Energy Recordings, Tom Szites, aka Shur-I-Kan, who's signed to Jimpsters' Freerange Records imprint, is also an accomplished keyboard player in improvisational dance band The Bays, among others. He drops piano riffs and wistful, minor-key melody lines into his rich Vocal Mix, so it's perfect for a 4am appearance when the crowd are ready to go deeper.
DJ Stax (aka Abicah Soul Project) grew up in Chicago during the heyday of the Warehouse and the Muzic Box (that's the mid-80's, if you weren't paying attention in House History class) and he delivers an expansive, techy, echo-laden, dubby and deep mix that'll go down very well in Berlin's Panorama Bar, on the terrace at DC-10, as well as countless all night-dives and high-end dancefloors. It really is that good. He's had releases on Classic, Rush Hour, Jellybean and produced a He's one of the best-kept secrets in deep house, but some secrets are meant for sharing. Don't just take our word for it: listen for yourself.
Tracks 1,2,3 remixed by Uschi Classen Tracks 4,5 remixed by Shur I khan Tracks 6,7,8 remixed by Abicah Soul
Publishing: Copyright Control Writer: Jayn Hanna / John Hogg Taken from the album 'Static Kingdom' http://faunrecords.com
Executive producer and A&R Dean Zepherin P&C 2012 Tribe Records