2011 has seen a string of stellar releases from the dynamic force giving house music a new accessible heartbeat, Mario & Vidis. Now, ahead of their album set for release in January, the ‘Changed Album Sampler’ lands featuring a dub version of Future Classic anthem ‘Changed’ and three additional choice cuts.
An apt advocate to the new age slow house sound they are making their own, Mario & Vidis will fully unveil their masterful debut album ‘Changed’ this coming winter but here lies a taste of both proceeding discs. A prelude to the wide musical terrain these Lithuanian scene pioneers are striding through, the album sampler captures a glimpse of the epic soundscapes, hypnotic pop melodies and ghostly soul that ultimately leads into raw house on disc two.
The record for which Mario & Vidis made their name, ‘Changed’, was co-written by Ernesto after the duo admired his earlier inspiring releases. Here you can experience the track stripped of vocals and get to the bare bones and bleeps of its dreamy electronic pop trajectory, while final sampler track ‘When Nobody Listens’ explores a deep jazz sensibility akin to a spaced-out Fat Freddy’s Drop ensemble, uplifting and reflective all at once.
Lithuanian homegrown talent features heavily on the album and one of the contributing vocalists, Giedre, is introduced on ‘Suspend The Feeling’ and ‘Slow’. An Illustration of the diverse spectrum of electronic voices emerging out of Eastern Europe, Giedre first lends her luxe Roisin Murphy-esque vocals to the atmospheric chimes and swirling electronic melody of ‘Suspend The Feeling’. In the mischievously sexy ‘Slow’, heavy beats and spooky vibrations prevail beside her feisty tones.
Anthony Collins: killer tracks
Tiefschwarz: just beautiful
Dirt Crew (Peter/ Break 3000): Very Happy to be able to play out these amazing tracks for the past months! for me the upcoming Album its the best of the year! full points and massive support :)
Soul Clap: love the range here. suspend the feeling has gotta be a big party jam and when nobody listens is on some greg paulus shit. dope!
Julio Bashmore: Changed is dope
No Regular Play (Nick Debruyn): nice!
Kiki: sounds like perfect mood setter for the beginning tonite!
Luca C. (Double Drop/Southern Fried): wicked e.p..all good
Adultnapper: very nice release.
Tiefschwarz (Basti): great music - great tracks - i ll play all of them...thanxx *
Motor City Soul: already received this... super elegant, love it!
Lexx (Drumpoet): suspend the feeling is my fave. might be nice in the early morning hours..
MANDY: downloaded. thank you for good music!
Catz n Dogz: really cool deep stuff will play it this weekend!
Groove Armada (Tom Findlay): Slow 12" edit is great, nice musical references without being retro. Nice release
Sasse: ace - will play and support ! thx
jozif: wow - suspend the.. is beautiful..and When nobody.. is utterly sublime! Thanx jozifx
Bonar Bradberry (PBR Streetgang): Changed was was probably my track of the summer and this album sampler is of the same high standard ... I can not wait to hear the whole album Real Talents , Real Music Massive Respect !
Ewan Pearson: Changed is such a great track - great to have the dub here. All accomplished - Suspend the Feeling probably my favorite of the other tracks.
Lee Curtiss: Super solid!! Danny Howells: Great release, and loving the downtempo tunes too. Thanks!!
Crazy P (Chris Todd): Really magical sounding sampler, can ́t wait to hear the album. Like all the tracks. will give full support
Ted Paterson: Ace! Changed is the one for sure. Also diggin Slow. Im all over it.
Mark E: really like Changed feat. Ernesto (12 ́ ́ Dub), excellently mysterious. x
Tensnake: "when Nobody Listens" is very beautiful.
Ralph Lawson: Thanks - Changed has been a huge track for me this year. Especially in the summer where it rocked Croatia, Ibiza and London continually. Very good producers indeed. Maybe you can make a remix for me on 2020Vision ?
Danny Tenaglia: thanks!!!