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Following the album’s opening single ‘Home Sick’ backed by a remix from MGUN earlier this spring, LA based UR/ICAN artist Esteban Adame delivers his first album for EPM in the shape of ‘Day Labor’. The album stirs into life with the gentle shimmering and ethereal chords of ‘Rise and Shine’ (already a favourite with BBC Radio 6 DJ Tom Ravenscroft and aired on Marcel Dettman’s recent BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix) before the rousing blast of ‘Out to Get It’ sonically engulfs the dancefloor with its building swirls and chimes. Album tracks such as ‘The Grind’ turn up the techno element with its hypnotic groove and clattering claps and ‘Paraphernalia’ maintains the dancefloor momentum with Esteban’s Motor City influences coming to the fore. By combining West Coast tech-funk with Esteban's musical guidance at the hands of Underground Resistance we find glorious strings, burning funked-up house and of course plenty of peak time techno imbued with pulsating drive and rhythm. A bold statement of intent.
NI TRAKTOR DJ SETS – Native Instruments DJ sets series are featuring Esteban with stems from the album in a remix package from 23 June. Will be sent out to NI’s 1 million plus social media.
PHONOGRAPHIE (FR) feature and podcast:
DJ MAG (UK) – 7.5/10
IRISH DAILY STAR (IE)
DIARIO DEL ALTO D’ARAGON (ES)
FAZE (DE) – 7/10
THE CLUBBER (SE)
TEXTURA (CA) http://www.textura.org/reviews/adame_daylabor.htm
TIMELINE (BR) http://theelectricunderground.net/eltel/wordpress/?p=12466
DJ / RADIO FEEDBACK
It includes Marcel Dettmann’s Essential Mix on Radio 1 (which has been posted on numerous press sites like RA, XLR8R & Clubbing Spain) and Tom Ravenscroft’s BBC 6 Music play. Skream called it “stunning” so we should get a Radio 1 play from him too. There’s also some other good plays on FM shows below.
MARCEL DETTMANN - BERGHAIN / OSTGUT TON / MDR
Radio play ‘Rise & Shine’ in his Essential Mix for BBC Radio 1 (national FM – UK) 19/4/14
SKREAM - BBC RADIO 1 (NATIONAL FM - UK)
TOM RAVENSCROFT - BBC 6 MUSIC (DIGITAL & INTERNET - UK)
Radio play ‘Rise & Shine’ on 6 Recommends show 23/4/14
PAUL MAC - STIMULUS / FOKUS GROUP / JORGE ZAMACONA - TARDIS RECORDS / INGOMA
Some really nice deepness here, liking ‘Out To Get It’ the most on first listen but definitely a good few standouts on this pack. Good stuff.
ANGEL MOLINA - LOFT / TRESOR / SONAR (BARCELONA, SPAIN)
Though the galactic 'Rise And Shine' is my fave track on this release, 'Handed Down' is a nice timeless jazz-tech track. I’ll also test 'What I Really Think'.
COLIN DALE - ABSTRAKT DANCE
Class package… all killer, no filler. Esteban knows how to do it properly. Full rotation, chart & support.
DARREN RICE - HEAVY REEL / BEAT AT WORK / SATURDAY SELECTION - BEAT 102-103FM (WATERFORD, IRELAND)
‘Home Sick’, ‘The Grind’ & ‘Paraphernalia’ all solid tracks… proper techno, need more like this out there!
DJ DEX - NOMADICO - UNDERGROUND RESISTANCE / ICAN (USA)
Fantastic work by Esteban. My picks are ‘Home Sick’, ‘The Reason’ and the future classic ‘Handed Down’.
DJ SHIVA - SUBTERROR RADIO - MIXLR / FNOOB (INTERNET - USA) / TRANSLUCENT (INDIANAPOLIS, USA)
‘The Grind’, ‘Paraphernalia’, ‘Home Sick’ and ‘What I Really Think’ are currently doing my head in, but everything here is quality.
WOW, amazing, thank you.
DONNELL KNOX - D-KNOX / SONIC MIND
Love it, Esteban - keep doing your thing bro!
Excellent album! Love all the tracks! Soulful piece of music! ‘Out To Get It’ and ‘Paraphernalia’ are my favourites, but all the tracks are great and it makes a nice package together.
GREG GOW - RESTRUCTURED / TRANSMAT
Great atmospheric tracks, will try out.
PÄR GRINDVIK - DRUMCODE / SPECTRAL SOUND
Love it!! Looking forward to play this one! Great, thanks.
DETROIT GRAND PUBAHS
Charting at no.1 in March Top 10 on
Big Shot Mag
SANTIAGO SALAZAR - ICAN / UNDERGROUND RESISTANCE
‘Search For Resolution’ is one of my favourite tracks from Esteban. I've been playing that track for about a year at gigs. This whole EP is dope! MGUN does ‘Home Sick’ some proper justice!
THE ELECTRIC UNDERGROUND - TIMELINE MUSIC (RADIO / BLOG - UK / BRAZIL)
Lovely, lovely!! Full support, radio and review!!
THE BLACK DOG
DUST SCIENCE (UK) / RADIO DOGMA (INTERNET - UK)
Charting ‘Home Sick’ at no.3 in February Top 10 on Clubbing Spain
Radio play ‘Home Sick’ on Radio Dogma#06
DAMON VALLERO / SERVENT - DOWNSTREAM / ELECTRACOM / DARK HOUSE MUSIC
Nice, deep and jazzy grooves on here. ‘Friday Night DUI’ is the standout for me.
BM SOHO / LEFTROOM / HIGH IN A BASEMENT
Wow!! One of the finest albums I’ve heard in a while. Lots of excellent trax on here. Fave is the ‘The Grind’, however will be playing several more. Thanks.
BULLETDODGE / THE PLAYERS CLUB / BULLETDODGE RADIO SHOW -BOOST FM (INTERNET - AUSTRALIA) / FNOOB (INTERNET - UK) / GROOVE CITY RADIO / PARTY95 (INTERNET - ORLANDO) / XLTRAX (INTERNET - CANADA)
Radio play ‘Out To Get It’ 4/4/14
JOACHIM KILLENBERG - RADIO UMLAND 92.5MHZ (BREMEN, GERMANY)
Radio play ‘Rise & Shine’ 14/4/14
Radio play ‘Out To Get It’ 14/4/14
STROBOSCOPIC ARTEFACTS / BLUEPRINT / KILLEKILL / LOVE LOVE / CANDELA RISING
Tasty sounds on first listen, really nice tracks.