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J'ai Essayé (No Comprende)

La Torre on January 04, 2011 19:51

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    'J'ai Essayé' has a long and complicated history, and even though it finally got released at the start of 2013 I had made the record about two and a half years earlier. Had it not been for certain circumstances occuring way back in 2010 though, I may have had to wait a lot longer for my first full release of any sort so it is definitely the track that sparked it all for me.

    The original plan was to release in the summer of 2010 but through no fault of my own this never happened... at the time the task of finding it a label was out of my hands and I was waiting on an opportunity that never materialised. In the meantime I sent it to a couple of people I knew through work who happened to be fairly well known DJs.... shortly after I found out that one - Sandy Rivera (Kings Of Tomorrow) had played it in Bulgaria to huge reactions, and shortly after that I also found out that Sasha had played it at Warehouse Project in Manchester, and Ministry of Sound in London across the same weekend... in fact the MOS set was posted on his Soundcloud and eventually hit over 70,000 listens!

    Off the back of that mix being posted, not only did I receive a huge amount of support from listeners around the world, but I also managed to hook up with Stripped Recordings who went on to release my debut single 'Power'. When I was finally able to take back control of 'J'ai Essayé' Stripped released it as a single a year later and it finally saw the light of day with remixes by ThermalBear and Richie Hawtin's 2012 breakthrough DJ Dexter Ford (DJ Mag).

    Support from Sasha, Maceo Plex, John Digweed, Richie Hawtin, Hernan Cattaneo, Terry Francis, Sandy Rivera, Nick Muir and many more

    You can hear Sasha himself dropping 'J'ai Essayé (No Comprende)' at Ministry Of Sound on the link below.

    Sasha @ Ministry Of Sound 4/12/10 by Sashaofficial

    And you can PREVIEW all mixes here:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zeCSKcR0RsU&feature=youtube_gdata_player

    La Torre ‘J'ai Essayé (No Comprende)’
    Written by Tom La Torre & Carl Hanaghan
    Produced & Arranged by La Torre for Love Story Productions & La Torre Music
    Drum Programming by La Torre
    Published by Copyright Control

    Released by: strippedmuzikclub
    Release/catalogue number: 113-SR
    Release date: Jan 31, 2013

    41 Comments

    18 timed comments and 23 regular comments

    • Saboar
    • djmarcatkins
      djmarcatkins at 0.52 on February 02, 2011 20:43

      Like the moody intro and the eerie pianos later! good work!

    • strippedmuzikclub
    • k0lpaz
      k0lpaz on January 29, 2011 21:30

      congrats, amazing track mate

    • Troy Davis
      Troy Davis on January 20, 2011 22:32

      Let me tell you something my friend. This is one sick ass track. You better get some treatment before it's too late.

    • alphahour
      alphahour on January 15, 2011 00:47

      this is absolutely insane! incredible! congratulations La Torre!

    • Gridzheh9
    • Nick Rodger
      Nick Rodger at 5.23 on January 08, 2011 13:05

      Loving this-heard it on Sasha's MOS set. Really cool, I'll be looking out for this :)

    • La Torre
      La Torre on January 05, 2011 00:11

      Thanks guys! Had word from the Sasha camp that he is playing 'Power' quite a lot at the moment too! All being well both will be released by Spring! :)

    • Jesus@1
      Jesus@1 on January 04, 2011 23:53

      GREAT TRACK...if it's not getting an official release, enable the d/l ;)

    • Head_in_the_crowds
      Head_in_the_crowds at 3.01 on January 04, 2011 21:36

      Really cool track, love the building Piano.. gets quite eerie later on too!

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