CONTINENTAL RECORDS 005
KILL THE HERO FT. MAGGIE K DE MONDE - SURRENDER
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Continental returns with Japanese duo Kill The Hero and their single Surrender, featuring cult Eighties pop vocalist Maggie K de Monde (ScarletFantastic2011), and accompanied by a range of remixes spanning the musical spectrum from label artists REFLEX and proteges Mannequine, fellow Japanese export Note Factory (aka Jun from 80KIDZ OFFICIAL), Australians SHAZAM and LANCELOT, and France's Tulip aka the ubiquitous Play Paul.
Introducing Kill The Hero, Japan's latest electrodisco duo on the move, comprising Osaka's famed dj Taku Hero and sidekick Kila, who have both made their marks on this imposing city’s club scene over the past few years. Indeed, any notable dj booked in Osaka inevitably finds Taku on the bill, doing his thing, which usually means expert scratching, acapellas thrown in and most certainly the latest FX technology raring to go in the mix.
Enter Maggie K de Monde, formerly the vocalist of late 80s pop duo Scarlet Fantastic, whose hit 'No Memory' developed into a cult classic still revered today thanks to pushes by Andy Weatherall & co at Boys Own’s legendary acid house parties. The artistic collision between her legendary glammed-up vocalizations and this renowned Japanese duo’s big room approach has given rise to 'Surrender', a hymn to the energy that drives love through the darkness of the night until the dawn's early light.
On the release, Kill The Hero provide vocal & instrumental mixes and are joined by an impressive cast for a varied set of mixes. Continental's own stalwarts do the label proud, with pop duo Reflex delivering a straight-up club scorcher and new Swiss protégés Mannequine providing a superb rendition of their own. The Australians are back on board, Shazam amps up the bounce factor with his trademark groove whilst new hot property Lancelot goes a little twisted. Not forgetting another praised Japanese export, Jun from 80Kidz takes a radical direction under his Note Factory guise. Rounding out the package is none other than France’s Play Paul, kicking off his new wave project Tulip with an inspired alternative version.
He who finds no love finds nothing…
Some specific feedback provided below:
'The Shazam remix is the bomb - what a killer!!! Another quality release from Continental.'
- The Magician (Featured in Magic Tape 25)
'The Shazam remix’s doing the job for us, thanx for this one!'
'Great stuff, I’ll be spinning the Note Factory and Reflex remixes depending on the kind of night.'
'Great EP once again, played the Reflex remix a few times, works really well.'
'Another cool release on Continental, some great mixes in here, my pick is the Mannequine Remix, lot's of support from me. Love it.'
- Mighty Mouse
'Love the Shazam and Reflex mixes, definitely supporting.'
- Tronik Youth
'Great EP (as usual for Continental)! The original is great and for us Shazam's works best. Thanks for the music.'
- Acid Washed
'Lovin the Lancelot and Shazam remixes! Killer.'
'Enjoying the Shazam remix! Stomping :D”
- The C90s
'Love this package, Shazam and Lancelot mixes for us, thanks.'
'I really like the Lancelot remix best, followed by the Shazam version. Love all the continental stuff - keep em coming!!'
- Pharaoh Black Magic
And a selection of what some of the blogs have been saying:
'[Surrender] brings big retro flavour to a sweeping dancefloor tune that mixes in a little house, a lot of pop and an infectious hook...another mind-blowingly good release from Continental.'
- Electronic Rumors (http://electronicrumors.com/2012/09/13/kill-the-heros-surrender/)
'The real killer is Shazam’s remix of the track.'
- Last Gas Station (http://www.lagasta.com/kill-the-hero-feat-mk-de-monde-surrender-shazam-remix/)
'Continental Records is definitely on the right path. We have been following their past releases and there’s always a track or a remix that we’re fans [of].'
- Golden Scissors (http://goldenscissors.info/2012/09/11/kill-the-hero-ft-maggie-k-de-monde-surrender-mannequine-remix/)
'[Surrender] is a fantastic track with strong 80s inspirations...and we really love Shazam's remix that makes its mark with power and rhythmic madness.'
- Do You Want A Cup Of Tee? (http://www.doyouwantacupoftee.com/musique/kill-the-hero-ft-mk-de-monde-surrender-ep/)
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