Britalian Dee J ‎– The E.P. - Volume One

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BDJ Records ‎– BDJ01
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Vinyl, 12"
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Credits

  • Artwork By – DJ Fantazia
  • ProducerDJ Britalian* (tracks: The Britishitalian)

Notes

Limited DJ Only Promotional release of 500 records.
Old skool vocal samples (circa 1991) have been used in a more modern style similar to music of 2003 like Flip & Fill.
Created in 2003 and mapping a track layout and style similar to Flip & Fill you would be forgiven for thinking Do You Feel Me is more a 1997 Zone tune than a trance tune from 2003, featuring a sample from X - In Your Heart but with a pre 'donk' off beat bass drum. Certainly using a more modern (as of 2003) beat and bass sample its fair to say Do You Want Me bears more resemblance to DJ Karma ft Nikki X - Slip and Slide than Flip & Fill, an unavoidable consequence of the Producer being an avid enthusiast of the Old Skool Piano / 90s Euro house genre; and it shows to his credit.
The b-side track, All I've Got, is a modern Piano track which has a haunting synth hook and a building piano not un-reminiscent of N-Trance - Set You Free which then seems to morph into The Nightwriters - Let The Music Use You.
Created in cubase in a home studio using the Virus Keyboard.
DJ Britalian / Dee Jay Britalian / Gareth Burke / The Britishitalian used the term hard piano trance on the record in place of old skool / new skool / zone as this had fallen out of favour in this period; Trance was en-vogue at the time and therefore seemed more appropriate.
The mastering / 'cut' is a little loud and the producer was disappointed with this and was going to remaster it; however no other releases were made.
This was the producers first pressing of his works to 12" vinyl; previously only CD promos had been created and handed out in and around pubs / clubs in Warrington, Cheshire.
DJ Fantazia (his friend, who although not involved in production, initially assisted with promotion) was a huge fan of the 2 tracks but they were only ever released as a single run promo and no master plates were kept.
A number of these records were destroyed some when the producer moved house. There may there for be as few as 50 copies in existence. [Citation required from the producer on the amount].
In hindsight the producer and assistant looked back on the run and realising the demand for good quality northern (UK) piano led house music could not help thinking if they had distributed it as an undated white label it might have been more successful, knowing the demand for good quality rare vinyl containing pleasant Euro / Piano House style music in the north of England.
The track is dedicated to an ex-girlfriend of the producer.
Thanks and respect goes to immediate friends (Dave aka DJ Fantazia & Mark) of the producer, Pianoman [James Salmon] (who at the time was offering advice to the producer) and a jokey reference to the sovereign massive (as there was a prevalence of the producer and friends wearing Sovereign rings at this point in time).
The producer created a plethora of music that fits into genres of NEW Old Skool, Italian House , Zone and Piano Trance / Hard Piano House, but as of May 2012 this remains the only release pressed to vinyl.
The producer would be happy to consider futute pressings if he could generate interest in other tracks.

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  • Barcode: None (PROMO)

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DjBritalian

DjBritalian

June 23, 2012
There may there for be as few as 50 copies in existence

I believe there to be about 100, i put about 400 of the vinyl into the skip i had hired at the time because i felt the mastering was awful. The reason for the jokey reference to the Sovereign Massive was because i worked at Sovereign Finance in Manchester at the time & wanted to show my appreciation to them for helping me through the break up of my ex girlfriend who i had been with for 5 years, to which i dedicated 'All Ive Got'. I actually posted her a copy of the vinyl a few weeks after having it pressed up, at that point i had not spoke to her for 4 months.

Dave you were a massive help at the time of doing this, helping on the production & more so the distribution of the record.

I felt the mix of Piano / Synth sounds was the closest i could get to the mix of old skool mixed with the sound of the time which was your Flip & fill / early cascada etc.