"The inspiration for this remix came to me while sitting on Ray's sofa. MY eyes were shut, and the mdma was working beautifully. Pattern Drama had written a beautiful track and the cello reached out to me. I instantly thought to elaborate on the classical side of this and engaged Afriqua & Hana to help me bring this idea to life. Each played to different versions of an early mix I had put together, with Afriqua and I working in my studio here in Berlin, whilst Hana (based in London) and i worked over Skype. A few days were spent gathering the recordings and making an arrangement layered with the Moog.
This was a very enjoyable moment for me and marks the beginning of many more.
Big love to Pattern Drama & Touch of Class for loving this remix and being supportive of it and to put it on the 12".
Dare to do different I suppose?
I hope you enjoy it too!
#5 track of the year 2013 from Pulse Radio read about this here:
- ERIC VOLTA
Touch of Class Records brings you a touch of magic, pulling the veil over the musical duo that is Pattern Drama. The duo comprises of Rami Abousabe, also known as Rami DeeJay and Corey Baker, one third of UK trio Wildkats. These two genuinely talented DJ/Producers have graced the underground dance music scene for over ten years, presently calling NYC their home. The duo’s debut EP “Sweet Romance” is TOCR’s third release and heralds the musical qualities that the imprint stays true to their sophisticated rhythms, laid down with infectious bass lines and of course, polished off with a touch of class.
“Sweet Romance” was recorded in Brooklyn, consisting of three original tracks: “Girar o Mundo,”& “Magic,” both with vocals by Brazilian born vocalist and classically trained pianist, Candida, and “Oceans Part”-- transmitting the voice of Faux, a NY-based vocalist whose voice you will be hearing more of in future productions with the guys. The finishing touch comes in form of a remix produced by none other than Eric Volta, who went above and beyond the call of duty delivering something entirely different and totally fresh--Using members of the London Philharmonic in a beautifully layed out masterpiece of music. The EP’s tracks exude exotic sounds of strings, keys and voices from distant lands, emitting emotion and deep tones fitting for pure listening pleasure, yet, suitable for any dance floor.
Resident DJ of NY’s Verboten and co-founder of Bespoke Musik, the gifted musician and producer, Rami Abousabe, began his musical career at a young age, playing guitar and bass in various bands and making the transition into electronic music after catching the DJ bug. Rami has exploded onto the NYC and international stage with pitch perfect, genre-defying sets. Corey Baker also began his musical path in NYC, though London is where he made his mark, helping to establish and produce for the house music trio Wildkats, who have seen major success internationally with their productions on imprints such as Hot Creations, Get Physical, Hot Waves and Off Recordings, amongst others. Corey’s return to NYC inspired the musical fusion that is Pattern Drama, a unique assemblage that unites the matured and contrastive musical styles of these seasoned artists.
Catalog Number: TOCR003
Artist: Pattern Drama
Title: Sweet Romance
Release Date: December 9th, 2013
A1. Girar O Mundo featuring Candida (Original)
A2. Magic featuring Candida (Original)
B1. Oceans Part featuring Faux (Original)
B2. Girar O Mundo (Eric Volta’s Introverted Melancholia Mix)