Alex Q - Mejis
A day without music is a wasted day'.... The slogan that i'm sure the vast majority of us agree with, and a statement followed to the letter by today's artist Alex Q. Mina Records the Swiss label of DJ Masaya has with their first two releases made a bold statement of intent. To deliver only the finest deep house and techno from some of the most exciting production talents from all over europe. A wonderfully fresh label with exciting releases. We have already seen Nhar's 'Afterburner EP' backed with a beautiful mix from Ripperton & Masaya, and Mastafaktor's 'There The Wind Blows' which was accompanied by excellent mixes from Agnes, Dave DK and Drei Farben House.
So to today's release, the stunning label debut from Alex Q... 'Mejis'. From an early age, 25 year old Alex has been playing musical instruments and reading music, and this lead him into the world of electronic musical production. Not one to be pigeon-holed into a certain sound, Alex constructs his music from a variety of 'life' influences. So you may elements of rock, melancholic melodies and floor ripping bass lines.
Release date: 24 november 2008
Alex Q - Mejis - original mix
Mejis, is a thing of true beauty. Deep, lush and with a wonderful euphoric feel, it really is an outrageously good production. Its beautiful melody is wrapped in exquisite synths that envelope you in their warmth. This will be huge for so many of you!
For the remixes, Masaya has again picked well. Not one for treading the obvious path, here again she picks some exciting, fresh talent.
Alex Q - Mejis - Chaton remix
First up is the Czech head of Plak Records 'Chaton'. His releases already firm favourites with the likes of Vath, Hawtin and Loco Dice, here he takes us on wild and crazy ride. His remix is all about the horns. Stripped down to horns, drums and percussion, it really is something to behold!!
Alex Q - Mejis - Dana Ruh remix
Next up is German 'Dana Ruh', who takes the original even deeper. Stripping it down, in places to bare synths and bass, she delivers a beautiful deep house excursion for us.
Alex Q - Mejis - Estroe remix
To round of the package with have Holland's finest 'Estroe'. Keeping true to the original, she adds her touch, with some sultry percussion, dreamy efx, and little cinematic drama.
Joris Voorn - "Nice funky mix by Chaton."
Matthew Dekay - "Original and the Estroe remix are doing it for me."
Laurent Garnier - "I like the Estroe party. Will play."
Tedd patterson - "I'm feeling the Original and Estroe remix. Very sweet tune."
Monika Kruse - "Love the Chaton remix."
Jimpster - "Bonkers mix from Chaton. love it! Beats are swinging and the fx are twisted. Gonna be banging this one out."
Nils Nurnberg - "I really into the Dana Ruh remix. Very nice groove and good production. Will give it a spin for sure."
Sian - "Estroe mix is spot on, bad ass remix!"
Philipp Jung - (M.A.N.D.Y.) - "Chaton remix is great!"
Hernan Cattaneo - "Estroe, Original and Dana for me."
John Digweed - "Estroe mix for me."
Lauhaus - "Nice EP. Dana's remix is my pick."
Liapin - (Afrilounge) - "Nice Estroe Remix!"
Eduard Hartter - (Afrilounge) - "Nice and sexy, will play original for sure."
Gregor Tresher - "Great release. The original track is really cool! I also like the Estroe remix. Probably charting in November."
Danny Tenaglia - "Chaton remix is nice."
Seuil - (Moon Harbour) - "Love the Chaton remix."
Eric Borgo - "Looooooooove the chaton rmx will chart it and obviously play it ...great track can't wait to play it out like the deep frmx from dana Ruh too great for really early/late hours..."
Karotte - (Cocoon) - "The mix from Estroe is very nice, warm and deep. It works perfect for me."
Dave DK - "Wow, what a pack! Like all remixes, though my fave is definitely the Chaton remix."
Agnes - "Great release, all four mix are really great and span on all hours of the night... really dig the Chaton & Dana Ruh mixes!!"
Nick Warren - "Estroe remix for me!"
Orde Meikle - (Slam) - "Original is a bit trancey for me, i like the Chaton remix though."
Troy Pierce - (m-nus) - "Chaton remix is really cool, nice groove!"
Funk D'Void/Francois Dubois - "Beautiful EP, deep as fuck, i'm in love with it!"
Satoshi Tomiie - "Really cool package, all mixes are great."
Voitek - (Catz n Dogz/3 Channels) - "Chaton remix is my fave! Will play it!"
Sasse - "Estroe mix for me, wicked tune, love those strings!"
Matthias Vogt - (Motorcity Soul) - "Estroe mix and Dana Ruh's version are very very nice."
Kiki - "The people from the mountains doing it again! there must be something special in the water in switzerland... will try out the original & chaton remix..."
Craig Morrison - (Silicone Soul) - "Cool stuff again from Mina, the original Alex Q and Chaton are really tickling my fancy! PROPER DEEPNESS will play for sure..."
Chris Fortier - "All cool, but i will play the Chaton mix most."
Christian Prommer - "Cool track, will play."
Sebbo - "This is house! Full support!"
Nhar - "Nice third release from Mina, love the original and especially the Estroe remix."
Alex Flitsch - (Connaisseur) - "Really nice release. Chaton's remix is my fav for playing... and Estroe's remix for listening... what a beauty!"
Jose Maria Ramon - (Ibiza Global Radio) - "Perfect sound to play on my radio show and gigs! Excellente!"
Paul Hamill - (BBC Radio Ulster) - "Mejis, beautifully melodic. Lovely!"
Dave Mothersole - (Ministry Radio) - "Great release. mejis and the dana rush mix are both strong and i really like estroe's mix - i'm a big fan of her production. wil be playing ths out and on the radio."
Andy - (Raveline) - "Review coming."
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