Kirk Degiorgio presents SAMBATEK - Album promo mix
Exclusive to Juno for a week from September 16
Available in all other stores from September 23
ON THE ALBUM AND REMIX 12"s:
“Great quality techno, will play out for sure, Kirk’s music always sounds great on the dancefloor” - Laurent Garnier
"Love it. Kirk made a great record there.” - Peter Kruder (Kruder & Dorfmeister/G-Stone/Compost)
“Really enjoying Rocinha. thanks very much” - John Tejada (Soma/Poker Flat)
“Excellent! Full support” - Sebo K (Get Physical/Tsuba)
“Great music” - M.A.N.D.Y. (Renaissance/Fabric/Get Physical)
“Lovin' this!” - Osunlade (Yoruba/BBE/Strictly Rhythm)
“Killer package!! - Jordan Peak (Robsoul / One Records / Bass Culture / Tsuba)
“New Kirk Degiorgio ‘Sambatek’ project is what we all need this summer” - Gilles Peterson (BBCR 6)
“I'm diggin Rick Wilhite remix & NX1 remix. Gonna play these out for sure!!!!!” DJ Rolando (Underground Resistance / NRK / Delsin)
“Quality stuff and great to hear a remix package with some balance and thought behind it” - Ben Sims
“A beautiful marriage between techno and samba rhythms.” - The Brazilian Post
“A W E S O M E! Will play and support this!” - Nunos Dos Santos (Kollektiv)
“Love it! Will support. ” Toshio Matsuura (UFO, Japan)
“Great Great album here by Kirk. Top quality stuff and the remixes are the icing on the cake!” - Lee Holman (Ferox, Nightvision, Mowar, Kawl)
“Super solid release...as always with Kirk!!!” - Enrico Crivellaro (Neroli)
“Will play the Spatial mix in my DJ History podcast” - Bill Brewster (DJ History / Last night a DJ saved...)
“It sounds awesome!” - DJ DEEP (Deeply Rooted House, France)
“Really like the Spatial mix, will support” - Robert Luis (Tru Thoughts)
“Jonas Kopp is head and shoulders here! Love it! Full support Jonas and thanks from LDN” - Mosca (BBCR1 / Night Slugs / Numbers)
“Spatial Remix is my favourite, amazing production! The guy has a gift.” – Jean Claude (If Music / NTS)
“Felling those remixes! Taking them for a spin tonight.” - Opolopo (Tokyo Dawn)
From legendary techno don, veteran producer and long time Far Out contributor Kirk Degiorgio, comes ‘Sambatek’. Sourced from classic samba drum breaks and organic percussive elements, this album transposes the essence of ‘ritmos do Brasil’ into the late night peak time techno soundscape Kirk has enriched for over 20 years. A collection of pulsating, evolving and unrelenting techno stormers, ‘Sambatek’ is accompanied by remixes from a worldwide cast of established and up & coming producers appearing on the Far Out imprint for the first time.
As ever Kirk Degiorgio brings his A game to this release for the Far Out family. From the dark, ethereal, Berlin-esque sonics of the album opener, to the housey Detroit-infused stabs of ‘Vidigal’ and the booming warehouse rave ethic of ‘Borel’, this album showcases Kirk’s passion for these two traditionally disparate musical genres coalescing into the symbiotic rhythmic experience of ‘Sambatek’.
With a career spanning over two decades Kirk has come far from his upbringing in East London. Creator of the label ART (Applied Rhythmic Technology) in the 80’s, Kirk released the early works and productions from B12, Carl Craig, Aphex Twin, The Black Dog, Photek, Stasis amongst others. Kirk’s own productions and remixes throughout these past two decades have been also released by such labels as Mo Wax, Planet E, Ubiquity, Versatile, Peacefrog and many more.
Keeping intact his soul boy roots Kirk reflects a Detroit sound incorporated with funk, jazz and soul influences which has resulted in a series of projects working under such aliases: As One (which made the Muzik top 30 in 1994/95), Offworld (Full LP on Far Out), Esoterik, Elegy and Super-A-Loof. Remixing artists as varied as Azymuth, Coldcut, 4 Hero, Innerzone Orchestra, Papo Vasquez and many more proving his musical spectrum has no boundaries.
This project is accompanied by remixes from BNJMN, Rick Wilhite, Jonas Kopp, NX-1 and Spatial, all of whom are new and welcome to the label’s roster. Kirk Degiorgio’s project will be showcased during his world tour in the summer of 2013, where he will be performing the tracks on various stages across the globe, accompanied by female percussionists.
“SambaTek was another wonderful opportunity for me to work with Far Out Recordings and explore the label’s deep Brazilian connections. Whilst my Offworld project was a collaboration with the legendary Azymuth band, SambaTek is a collision of traditional Brazilian percussion tracks and state-of-the-art techno. I've always loved Brazilian rhythms - from heavy batucada breakdowns to gentle melancholy sambas. Inacio is a splendid percussionist from the escola do samba of Padre Miguel and it was a real treat to work with his talented percussion band. The rhythms used are traditional and we both wanted to keep them that way. My task was to interpret the language, the shifting patterns and grooves of Brazilian music and translate these into a modernist form, creating unique combinations with the four-to-the-floor beats of classic techno. These superb musicians did a great job and it was truly a pleasure to work on this project for Far Out. Many thanks to the Far Out Percussion All-Stars, staff and remixers.” Kirk Degiorgio July ‘13
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