A1 Confusion [Freerange] snippet by Kito Jempere published on 2013/08/24 11:47:04 +0000 http://www.juno.co.uk/ppps/products/503921-01.htm Description: Kito Jempere will be a new name to many with only a handful of productions and remixes under his belt but that’s the way we like to do it here and we’re proud to play a small part in helping introduce his production prowess to a wider audience. The St. Petersburg native came to our attention following an invite for Jimpster to play at one of his legendary outdoor summer parties in his home town. A friendship was born and when the brilliant demos arrived in the mail, it wasn’t a hard decision to agree to release them. Confusion kicks off the EP in a blaze of rattling percussion, layers of cowbells building the groove whilst the glitchy pads shift in unison with the thick moogy bass. Extra splashes of crash and live snare rolls add a sample-heavy energy and enhance the live feel laying down the foundation for the vocal sample. This one is the perfect moodsetter with the constantly moving chord progression keeping your interest and the fat, analogue production adding extra warmth to the sound. I Get This Feeling follows, treading a similar sonic path with hints of live breaks and percussion loops injecting movement into the loping house groove. Dubbed out vocals and horn samples add a definite mid-nineties feel to this one with a nod to Guidance or UK labels DIY and Paper shining through. Flipping over we have a whopper of a remix from Jacob Korn who has been on our remixer hitlist ever since his She release blew us away in 2011. The German producer has been killing it with every remix and original production since then so we were over the moon when we heard he loved the original track and would be happy to get involved. As it turned out we got not one but two absolute beauties from him. The vinyl version bounces along perfectly over it’s nine and a half minutes remaining deeper than deep yet keeping maximum energy flowing with the Wild Pitch-esque vocal stabs and dramatic build ups and breakdowns. The digital bonus version offers a completely different vibe with Jacob opting for a straighter groove, an intense repeating bass note and layers of stabs all making for complete dancefloor ecstacy. Tried and tested by Jimpster on his Boiler Room set and recent live gigs and looking set to becaome the secret weapon of many in the coming months. Give ya love! Show ya love! Resident Advisor review: Confusion is the first fruits of an alliance forged following Jimpster's appearance at a St Petersburg party run by Kito Jempere, who also trades under the magnificent moniker of St Petersburg Disco Spin Club. The EP displays an ear for soulful, velveteen deep house and snappy percussion. A thick, fatty kick stomps through "Confusion," backed up Chandler-esque cowbells and harps. It gives it a solid rhythmic base for Jempere to layer quivering, soulful chords and a stirring high-pitched vocal sample (culled from soul standard "What Becomes Of The Brokenhearted," no less). "I Get This Feeling" folds out into a slow disco jam, punctuated by blasts of muted horn and mewing analogue synths. But as neat and tidy as the originals are, it's Jacob Korn's remixes that that lifts this package beyond the norm. After last year's delightfully druggy and dirty album for his hometown label, Uncanny Valley, Dresden's Korn pours a trippy house elixir into "Confusion." The first remix sprawls over nine minutes of vigorous 4/4 magic, with a tantalizing mass of chimes and swollen synths—it has something of the Tom Middleton about it. Korn's second pass of "Confusion" is digital only, but it's far from just a bonus. A feature of Jimpster's recent Boiler Room set, it keeps key facets of the other remix in place, but lets it loose to gallop through a muddy field of titanic bass and spitting hi-hats. It's stupendously good peaktime business. 4 out of 5 http://www.residentadvisor.net/review-view.aspx?id=13699 Juno Records review: Freerange serve up another delectable slice of deep house, this time turning to new Russian producer Kito Jempere to deliver the goods. "Confusion" is a decidedly confident start to a career in releasing music, combining finely teased soul and studio punch with fluttering textures that dart around just beneath the surface. "I Get This Feeling", while distinct from its predecessor, plies the same trade in diverse sound palette and full-bodied delivery. Jacob Korn strays from the Uncanny Valley for a "Deep" mix of "Confusion" that pares the bold elements of the original down to delicate slices of synth and drums that fold in on each other with elegance and poise.