Pawas - Rain Rain EP
Today she welcomes Indian producer, Pawas for his debut release with the label. Born into a musical family, Pawas' first taste of performing, was playing the 'Tabla' alongside his classical musician father. With the flame ignited, he went on to teach himself the arts of Percussion, Keyboard and Bass Guitar.
Drawn to electronic music, and DJ'ing in India at the age of 17, it was a 2004 move to Europe that was to be the turning point in his life and career. Having soon gained recognition for his DJ'ing, production was the next logical step. 2007's 'Katang', alongside his great friend Daso immediately caused a stir, and since that time, he has gone on to release and remix for a host of superb labels, including Connaisseur, Fear Of Flying, Spectral Sound, Suol, Flash and many more.
Renowned for his wonderfully deep and exotic productions, Pawas is a perfect match for Mina, and his 'Rain Rain' EP is without doubt, one of the labels finest releases to date. 'Rain Rain' original is a gloriously enigmatic number. Its melancholic vocal flows effortlessly, over its warm, swinging bassline, wrapped in a swathe of synth, piano stabs and guitar licks. Beautiful.
'It's Working' with its expansive atmosphere, is driven by its open hats and bouncy bassline which, in the second half of the track, increases in intensity. Deep, moody and delightful.
Mina have looked to Germany for their remix artists. Connaisseur and Curle man Franklin De Costa gives 'Rain Rain' a completely new and most powerful reworking, whilst Sonar Kollektiv & Suol duo Trickski, enhance the bounce in 'It's Working', in their true party-starting style.
Release date: December 2010
Sasse - "It¥s Working is working - nice deep vibes!"
Lee Curtiss - "Rain Rain is nice! Cool tracks!"
Kabale und Liebe - "Originals and Tricksi remix for me thanks! Not sure if they fit in my sets, but love the music."
Kiki - "Killer release! Loved it since i first heard Masaya play it at D! In Lausanne! And the franklin da costa remix is pretty amazing too! Very good label indeed!"
Jona - "Rain Rain is beautiful!"
Marco Resmann - "The Trickski mix is cool!"
John Selway - "Franklin's mix is great. Also into It's Working, both versions. Very nice release."
Michel de Hey - "I played Its Working already a few times excellent track!"
Diversions - (CHRY 105.5FM Toronto, Canada) - "Franklin De Costa remix for me!"
Diesel - (X-Press 2) - "Really into this FDC remix. Will play on Xpress 2 radio show on Ministry this week!!!!!"
Varoslav - "It's Working is workin for me! I like both original and rmx nice ones!"
Laurent Garnier - "Very cool ep - will play FDC remix."
Miss Jools - "Another very nice release from Mina,,thanks J"
Miss Kittin - "Super sweet track for my soft nights."
Estroe - "Really like It's working original a lot, will definately play this."
John Digweed - "Rain Rain is great"
Hector Romero - "What a great sounding EP - Rain Rain is lush and the wicked groove Tricski delviers is right up my alley J"
Danny Howells - "Rain Rain (original) is Superb, full support."
Rainer Trueby - "Super Trickski mix!!"
Brett Johnson - "WHOA! This is great.... Love the originals but Franklin and Trickski remixes are ace bizness...
Peter Kruder - "Really dig Rain Rain Original. Great Vibe. The De Costa Remix is really trippy. I love this. Its Working is great as well, with the really cool Trickski remix. Great 12" Will play this."
KiNK - "Nice release, deep, warm and dirty. I’m totally in love with Franklin De Costa’s version, but I’m his biggest fan anyway."
Michel Cleis - "Nice ep! Rain rain (original) and trickski "it s working" remix are my fav."
Sarah Main – (Pacha Ibiza) - "Rain Rain....sweet sounds...beautiful track ..full support."
M A N I K - "Rain Rain is dope! I like it...."
Alex Picone - "I like Rain Rain...very deep."
PrinsJan – (Dance Dept. Radio 538 Holland) - "WOW!! 6 stars for the Original!!!!"
Roual Galloway - (Faith Fanzine/Radio) - "Trickski-rolls!"
De:Bug Magazine Germany - "Considering for Review."
Osunlade - "Rain Rain is fantastic!!"
Feygin - "All the work from Pawas is gold, this is no exception!.. killer originals.. stellar remixes.. 10/10!"
Hernan Cattaneo - "Very nice, Rain Rain for me."
Ptoile - "Trickski one of my favourite producers at the moment.."
Axel Boman - "It's working! Very much! Thank you, great remix by Trickski too!"
Agnes - "Onto the Trickski remix here, lovely stuff!!! Rest is cool as well."
Dekay - "It's Working is definitely working for me J"
Nhar - "Nice release!"
Jimpster - "Ace stuff from Trickski! Gonna be playing."
James Zabiela - "Really nice stuff here. Thank you!"
Ripperton - "Really strong release! Love them all! Mina is like good wines, better release after release."
Franck Roger - "Da Costa Mix for me!!"
Seth Troxler - "Great ep! Love Trickski remix."
Matthias Vogt (Motorcitysoul) - "Very nice release for Mina! Remixes are good, but the originals are just dope! Will play everywhere!”
Martin Landsky - "Nice ep, i like all tracks...Trickski is my favourite here though..."
Nuno dos Santos - "Solid stuff! Like both originals! Nice one!"
Lee Burridge - "Great release! Liking Rain Rain."
Mathias Kaden - "Both tracks + both remixes are great!!! Maybe i¥ll play Franklin¥s remix....amazing synths.....wow!"
Jody Wisternoff - "Top notch material, will support!"
dOP - "Very good job by Franklin!"
Alex Attias - "Lovely package. Its working is the one for me here. Support for sure."
Orde Meikle - (Slam) - "Nice EP - strong remixes too - playing!"
Milton Jackson - "Trickski remix is nice for me!”
Ralf - "I like Rain Rain (FDC remix) very atmospheric..."
Chris Lattner - "Rain Rain original and Trickski remix is great! Full support...."
Joris Voorn - "Trickski as always!!"
Marco Carola - "It's Working is a nice track."
AFFKT - "Really nice Ep, Full support!"
Phonique - "Very pretty originals! The Trickski remix is doing the job for me!"
Nick Curly - "It¥s def Working!"
Brothers' Vibe - "ALL mixes are good here - Full support."
Ryan Crosson - "Make it Raaaaaain!"
Nick Warren - "Fantastic work, all mixes are strong with the original of It's Working coming out on top."
Lele Sacchi (Boogie Drama / Floor Radio Italy) - "Great release: Rain Rain original is perfect for the radio, the fdc remix for deep sets."
Jose Maria Ramon - (Ibiza Global Radio) - "Deep and sweet!!! I love all tracks but Trickski Remiz is fav sounds perfect for my radio shows on Ibiza Global Radio full support from here!"
Karlos Sense - (Ibiza Sonica) - "Perfect, Cool and Elegance Music.. Full support to Pawas.. For me It's Working. Good Work."
Kiko MartÌnez - (DocePulgadas RadioShow) - "Very good ep. Love it!!"
Stuart Patterson - (Faith Fanzine/Radio) - "Great ep, particularly enjoying original of Rain Rain and Trickski mix of it's working."
Russ - (i-DJ magazine) - "Quality deepness, will support!"
Scan Mode - (ClubbingSpain/DJMag Spain) - "Trickski remix is superb!"
Tsugi Magazine France - "Good mixes."
Ibiza-voice - "To be reviewed."