Visky 003 - Schmoltz - Novy Svet EP (Snippets) by Visky Recordings published on 2012/05/29 20:04:45 +0000 The third EP on Visky Recordings will be brought to you by a fresh and talented upcoming producer, dj and music lover hailing from Grodno in Belarus. Alik Khomiak alias Schmoltz has had a long-term affair with music which got him to collecting records and fiddling with music making software and hardware. Growing up as a metalhead kid, he came the disco route and later to be mesmerized by the soulful powerful funky and electric sounds of Donna Summer, Gloria Gaynor, Stars on 45 and whatever else was to be found in the piles of soviet Melodiya records. "My taste in dance music was greatly influenced by the legends and myths of Larry Levan and Ron Hardy, which does not necessarily mean playing all their classic favorites, or god forbid their modern edits. I stick to my old-school guns, dj with vinyl only and occasionally a cd-r with my own tracks and edits. I favor a similar approach in production, analogue or digital dilemma does not bother me as much, as long as the tune has the groove" says Schmoltz who delivered three great jazzy, deep & soulful tracks for his debut 12inch on czech based Visky Recordings. On top of that the B side offers a remix from Ferrispark label head Scott Ferguson. Scott gave to Raindrops a totally different feel and energy in a way of his own.