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The SUOL Mix compilation "Suol Mates" is born and Fritz Kalkbrenner starts this series in
2012 with the first edition. This 12" Includes the two exclusive tracks featured on the mix ...
On A1 we find "Ruby Lee" by Fritz Kalkbrenner. A cover version of the all time classic from Bill Withers. Inspired by the original version Fritz replayed the rhodes, strings, bassline and of course re-recorded the vocals. Fritz managed to give the old soul vibe of the '74 version a modern feel, turning it into something for the floor as well as home listening.
On B1 we have SUOL head honchos Chopstick & Johnjon with an edit of the Henrik Schwarz Remix for "Right In The Dark". Fritz wanted Henriks remix on the compilation since day one, but it never really fit ... so he asked Chopstick & Johnjon to sit down with the stems and do an exclusive edit. Satisfying not only Fritz but also enthusing Henrik this one made it into a lot of crates around the world already.
AFFKT - "Loving both tracks here! Always high quality music from these guys!"
Jimpster - "Both tracks are seriously good! Loving Ruby Lee and will be trying it out tonight. SUOL doing the damage once again."
ptoile - "Nice production.... I’m going for the Chopstick & Johnjon Edit though on this release."
UNER - "Fritz + Henrik + Suol = PERFECT BOMB!!!"
DJ Friction - "Thank you for sending this guys. I am liking the Chopstick & Johnjon Edit so so much!!"
Laurent Garnier - "Superb as always from Mr Kalkbrenner. Will present Ruby Lee on the radio."
jozif - "Ruby Lee, smoooooth as you like… YUM."
Lee Curtiss - "The Chopstick & Johnjon Edit is really cool and great for me!!"
Sebo K - "Chopstick & Johnjon Edit is such a nice track! Getting my full support!"
Ellen Allien - "Fritz, Ruby Lee is my fav song you have made to date..."
Aeroplane - "Both amazing tracks! Love the vocals from Fritz on Ruby Lee!! SUPPORT!"
Kasper Bjorke - "Lovely cover version. Will definitely have this in my playlist for the more
chilled out sessions..."
Joris Voorn - "Lovely lovely music! 2 major musical tracks!!"
Basti - (Tiefschwarz) - "YES!! Ruby Lee ist sauber!!!!!"
Jef K - "MAGNIFIQUE RUBY LEEEEE !! Love it and will play for sure ... danke schon!"
Andy Baxter - (Pacha / We Love… / Café Mambo Ibiza) - "Can't wait to play both tracks over the weekend. Superb!! Thank You."
Rocky - (X-Press 2 / MoS Radio) - "Oh my! Henrik!!! Great Edit guys and Love Ruby Lee too."
Till von Sein - "Oh, this Chopstick & Johnjon edit is kinda cool I guess... thx."
Fritz Zander - "Chopstick & Johnjon Edit is DOPE of course!"
Max Reynolds - "Ruby Lee makes the snow melt back in Montreal! HOT!"
Daniel - (Trickski) - "Yes! Ruby Lee is probably my favourtie Fritz tune so far. Well done! Chops & JJ also did a very good job on the edit! Dope ep!"
Master-H - "Beautiful cover version from Fritz .....Great edit of the Henrik rmx too from the guys.. will play"
Terence:Terry – “This is a really quality release. I’m not so into the voices myself, but the two mixes are DOPE!”
Quentin Harris – “Hey Suol… I LOVE both mixes!!”
Lele Sacchi (Boogie Drama / Radio 2 Italy) - "Like both tunes, Ruby Lee is a warmer for a
great soul fan like myself and the Right in the dark version is an involving piece of deepness. Support on the radio."
Charles Webster - "Henrik Schwarz re-edit from Chopstick & Johnjon is a winner. Support from me!”
Luke Solomon - "Ruby Lee is simply wonderful… love it!!"
Christian Prommer - "Wicked edit of the remix. Luv it!! Henrik never disappoints. Thank you for this."
Alland Byallo - "Fatty cuts! You know this! Chopstick & Johnjon Edit getting my support!”
Ashley Beedle - "Thrilling stuff! The remake of Ruby Lee is beautiful and the Right In The Dark edit is essential for me. Massive support!"
Dairmount - "Super stuff as always form Fritz and Suol! Love the edit... "
Karizma - "The Henrik/Chopstick & Johnjon Edit is a real Killa!! ‘K’"
Nico Lahs - "Really really Nice tracks here! The edit of Henrik Schwarz’ mix is dope!"
Nick Chacona - "Nice one guys! Both groovy for sure. Would love a dub of Ruby Lee. That
Feygin - "Love Fritz, love Suol, love Henrik, love the edit.. Quality!"
Lee Burridge - "I really love Right In The Dark, so mix that up with a remix from one of my favorite producers and BAM!!! Winning combo. Ruby Lee is pretty damn good too."
DJ Ralf - "Suol never fails me…. Pure class!!”
PRESS & RADIO SUPPORT
Tsugi Magazine France - "Coool ep!!!"
Jose Maria Ramon - (Ibiza Global Radio) - "Cool! another great Morning track for my radio shows on Ibiza Global Radio, thanks to music like this i win the award to best radio show in Spain always playing Fritz Tracks here!"
Scan Mode - (DJ Magazine Spain) - "The Chopstick & Johnjon Edit is just amazing!"
Tobi Kirsch - (De:Bug/satt.org) - "Henrik did a great work on this and the edit is excellent!"
Stuart Patterson - (Faith Fanzine / Radio) - "2 great tracks.. loving the musicality of it all .."
Makossa - (Radio fm4 Vienna) - "Great edit guys!!"
Diversions - (CHRY 105.5FM Toronto, Canada) - "Feelin' Ruby Lee - edgy & soulful!"
Kiko Martínez - (DocePulgadas Radio Show Spain) - "Love Kalkbrenner!! Ruby Lee gets my full support."
Wollion – (Faze Magazine Germany) - "Lovely remix! Support Chopstick & Johnjon Edit for
Sergio B - (deejay.es) - "FIVE STARS! No discussion! Fritz has done it again. Delicious music.
Tim Sweeney – (Beats In Space) – “The Edit of Henrik’s remix all day!”
Jimmy Posters - (Pulse Radio) - "Typically Dope! Both tracks killing it!"
DEAS (Program Manager Sceen.fm) - "Ruby Lee, nice one. sceen.fm support."
Bradley - (In The Deep End Australia) - "Love Fritz' production, his bass always sounds so "in the moment". Definitely prefer the original Withers vocals but hey, what can you do?
Kalkbrenner does an excellent job imitating a classic. This Edit of a Remix is awesome too.
Chords are little too stabby for me at the end but I'm sure in the right context both of these tracks would be huge."
Kev O – (DataTranmission/Ibiza-Voice) – “Love Chops & Jon's re-edit of Henrik's remix..
beautiful as ever!”
Sven – (Faze Magazine Germany) – “Such a great composition…”
De:Bug Magazine Germany - "Considering for review."
Only For DJ's Magazine France - "Henrik's remix of Right In The Dark was already one of my last year favourites. RESPECT!"
Edu – (Deejay.es) – “Another awesome Suol release Fritz Kalkbrenner did it again!”
Mike B - (Datatransmission.co.uk) - "This guy's fucking immense! Love these. Absolutely love them."
Soundwall.it - "Great ep! Original and remix!"
Jan - (Dance Dept/Radio 538 Holland) - "Nice Chopstick & Johnjon Edit."
ABarth - (Phonanza FM) - "Great vibe on "Ruby Lee" - beat and atmosphere fit perfectly with Fritz' voice. Once again: a stunning prduction and a superb SUOL release! Thank you for being out there, making music..."
Ignacio - (mixside.com) - "Love Henrik Schwarz remix! Amazing stuff as always from this man! Top quality!"
Release/catalogue number: Suol034
Release date: Mar 2, 2012