Cat No: YMF08
Artist: The Phantom / Medlar / Chaos in the CBD
Title: Piano Moods EP
Label: Your Mamas Friend
Release Date: 17th Jan 2013
The Phantom, aka Warsaw based Bartosz Kruczynski, readies his new release for Marcin Czubala's Your Mama's Friend imprint with The ‘Piano Moods EP’, a five-track deeply rooted in piano house and late, late night groove.
Moving away from the more bassy textures that chacterised his earlier releases, this five track selection sees him establish a real air of effortless house music cool, especially on the title track which meanders at a wonderfully seductive pace with its distinctive break and it’s hazy vocal making it near perfect after-hours material.
The second track, ‘Vogue Dub’, goes a long way to justifying the EPs title with a piano hook strongly reminiscent of many a classic house offering. This instantly addictive backbone of the track is given an intensely modern twist with some on-trend deep chords and further piano lines that build and shape it into a much more multi-faceted and layered affair. The result is a track that lures you in a repetitive mood and leaves at the other end with a more all-encompassing offering.
The EP is brought to an even more classic house conclusion on final track ‘I Found Out’, which adheres even further to the piano house staple with its addictive, melancholic vocal and piano breakdown. This track is a great example of the old and the new beautifully married together, and the trick is repeated again on the insatiably deep and groove locked remix of the same track by Medlar. The final remix of ‘I Found Out’ is given a brilliant two-step twist by Chaos In The CBD on the EPs final offering.
On the ‘Piano Moods EP’ The Phantom showcases his ability to marry classic textures with a contemporary makeover that will appeal to house music aficionados from across the spectrum. The diversity of the EP will go someway to justifying the hype surrounding his debut full-length later this year.
Selected DJ / Media Feedback:
Ben Pearce: "Smooth! Like everything on here a lot :)"
Jimpster: "Medlar nailing it down once again on his remix. Piano Moods is grooving nicely too. good stuff"
Tensnake: "A bit of disco, a bit of house, beatiful pianos, dirty baselines, almost every trck rocks. Will play it for sure"
Sasha - "Medlar mix is dope!"
Catz 'N Dogz: ""Another great ep really like what phantom is doing!"
Ben Westbeech - "Love love love... medlar remix for me but whole ep is quality"
Leon Vynehall: "Enjoyed this. Vouge and Medlar remix are my favorites"
Smash TV: "Chaos in the CBD remix is my fav! early morning afterhour pearl"
Chris Woodward: "Wicked, Chaos in the CBD remix is very cool"
DJ Caspa: "Really loving the vibe in Piano Moods and also When I Found Out Medlar remix , full full support and beautiful music with feelings and emotions, hairs on the back on my neck are standing up :))) Thanks"
Justin Martin - "Vogue dub all the way! beautiful and chunky"
Hot Since 92 - "Sick tracks"
Tim Green - "Love Medlar's remix!"
Daniel Bortz - "Nice ep !! I like the Medlar remix"
Shir Khan / Exploited - "Loving it"
Doctor Dru - "Nice, thanks for the music! support from Dru!"
Audiojack - "Great classy EP! Can you send us the wavs for the full thing please mate?"
Droog / Culprit LA - "Been really feeling Chaos in the CBD - this is a nice package"
Joe90 / Futureboogie - "Tidy bit of piano business this is - definite plays"
Wareika - "Nice release"
Hrdvsion - "House!!!!! :) thanks!"
Luke Solomon - "Bordering on cheesy... but in a good way, really like this a lot"
Shur-i-kan - "Nice ep - When I Found Out got a really nice vibe about it"
Anthony Collins - "Piano Moods is super good"
Groove Armada - "This is great. Piano Moods is brilliant and is When I Found Out"
Anderson Noise - "Great"
DJ ISON - "Very nice EP!!"
Doomwork - "Super nice stuff! thanks"
Ekkohaus - "Originals are really nice done, thanks..."
Joyce Muniz - "Chaos in the CBD remix big up"
Affkt - "Big fan of the label... this is another superb release!"
Harper / Boogie Mafia: "Wicked and super charming house productions from The Phantom, remixes are ace too. BIG EP!
Thristian bPM (Boiler Room): "Feel good bounce on these"
Joe Robert (DJ Mag UK): "At BPM but downloading with listening as love The Phantom.
Always comes with the next level future house/bass shit."
Ben Cardew (Music Week): "Piano Moods is OK but things really pick up with the piano riff on Vogue dub. but then I'm a sucker for a piano like that. When I Found Out is the real pick - just a great house tracl - upbeat and singlaong without somehow being shit.
Medlar remix is OK. Chaos in the CBD remix chops things up nicely.."
Black Anthena (Athens International Radio) - "Great house vibes - love Vogue and When I Found Out - airplay guaranteed from us"
Dom Servini (Echoes Mag/Wah Wah 45s) - "Huge Huge Huge !!!!!!"
Stephen Flynn (Ibiza Voice) - Brilliant as always from YMF - thanks guys"
Naomi Richmond (One from the Vaults) - "Great piano in Vogue and love the vocal in Piano Moods - really enjoyed this EP and looking forward to playing it out"
Michael Leuffen (Groove/Carhartt Wip)- "Medlar remix is ace"
Sam Hopkins (AccuRadio) - "Absolutely phenomenal! Chaos in the CBD remix is so choice. I will be playing this for ages!"
Mikey (Raised London) - "Nice ep loving Piano Moods original and Chaos in the CBD remix! Thanks for this will definitely be playing :)"
Wannabeats (Tel Aviv / Pop Lock) - "Sounding just right. Medlar remix hits the spot!"
Aninha (Warung Brasil / 24bit.com.br) - "Thank you! Good work"
Severino Panzetta (House Meat Disco) - "Very good release"
Alex Ruder (KEXP 90.3fm) - "Love every track on here! great energy, great vibes, gret dynamics. stoked to start spinning these ASAP :)"
Anthony (NTSlive) - "Sweet release. really textural and nicely arranged, subtle but very inviting"
Benwah (BaseFM / KFM New Zealand): "Medlar all the f&%$kin way!"
Andre Langenfeld (Fritz FM) - "Piano Moods and the Medlar mix are the ones - thanks"
Will Turner (Radio Galaxie FM France) - "Very interesting tracks inside this package. 2 or 3 are for e. looking forward my next tracklistings of SwitchHouse hosted by Galaxie 95.30FM"
George Oscar (Springstan Festival / Bristol) - "A top notch EP. Piano Moods indeed I love playing tracks like these out, tthey just destroy dance floors irresistible grooves and brilliant hooks, really hard to pick a favourite track, well done"