MINISTRY OF SOUND CLUB
STYLE OF EYE
RELEASED 26 APRIL
Following a widely-acclaimed debut from SOS, this is the second in Ministry of Sound’s new compilation series, Ministry of Sound Club, a collection of DJ mix albums that encapsulates what you’ll find at the world’s most famous nightclub on a Saturday night. The concept for the albums is simple: one disc represents a full-blown DJ set; the other is a mixed disc of the artist’s own productions and remixes.
The right big names continue to make Ministry Of Sound their London home, and as 2010 gathers pace, a new wave of ascendant DJs are making the Box their own. Swedish electronica whiz, Linus Eklow, aka Style Of Eye, is one of them.
As beloved by blogs as he is by Radio 1’s specialist shows, the Swedish producer and DJ doesn’t trade in Scandinavian ‘kookiness’ neither does he harbour a frustrated inner popstar. His early releases on Classic, Dirtybird, and Pickadoll, and current tracks such as ‘Grounded’ and ‘Puss Puss’, have earned him wide appeal, from Annie Mac, Erol Alkan, Crookers, Tiga, and Pete Tong, to Laurent Garnier, Kissy Sellout, and beyond.
Recent remixes for Lily Allen, Miike Snow, Little Boots, Fake Blood, VV Brown, Riton and Primary 1, and Empire Of The Sun, have reiterated that his is a unique talent. At the time of writing his Kid Sister reworking is laying waste to dancefloors worldwide.
CD 1 includes ‘You’, Sissy Nobby’s ‘Lay Me Down’, KiNK’s ‘Elevator’, French Fries’ ‘Senta’, Kissy’s edit of SonicC, A1 Bassline’s ‘8oh8’, Crooker’s feat. Miike Snow’s ‘Remedy’, and many more.
CD 2 begins with ‘Grounded’, the uniquely psychotic, playful rave-up that combines answer machine messages with a Middle Eastern vocal steal. Next up are seven of Style Of Eye’s remixes, Miike Snow, Moby, Little Boots, and Deepgroove amongst them.New single ‘Puss Puss’ (just released on Ingrosso’s Refune imprint) precedes Kid Sister (‘Daydreaming’), and Fake Blood’s ‘Mars’. To finish, he unleashes the staccato attack that is his own take on VV Brown’s ‘Leave!’, the vocal weaved into an echoing, sinister mantra; it’s a set-closer so sharp it could draw blood.
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