Morricone visiting the Balkan on acid!? The press was falling backwards hand in hand with the audience when celebrating the groundbreaking album “My rocky mountain” by Hungary-based Erik Sumo. Now, “groundbreaking” is a term used far too often lately to still be taken seriously, but this album certainly broke something. It had heads of reviewers and record shop owners smoking over finding the right spot to sort this album at. Elektro Jazz, World Breaks, Eastern House? Taking up the cudgels for at least a dozen genres, indeed, Erik Sumo was all over the place with that album when filling bars and lounges as well as dance floors from Budapest to the Rocky Mountains. And of course the newspapers and magazines. Raving and ranting folks out there, without a question there were remixes of these fabulous tracks to be made. And not wanting to hold back with any, we decided to bring you two EPs packed with exciting new interpretations of the new born eastern star.
Vinyl #2 starts of with Kid Locos “Real Moustache” coming right over to kill a packed dance floor house-wise, bringing in the electro claps, Afro percussion and finally going loco the Italo way. The Fine Cut Bodies then slow down the pace into a quirky, acid driven downtempo flight right over the authentic beard. Flipped over, the quite industrial Big Beard Remix proves this release and the dance floor are mutually obligatory. With “Friday in France”, a huge hit quite beyond any Francophile boundaries, the Flowriders push you back, deep into your sofa cushions again, loosening up the track into some more light-headedness. And finally Tokyo Tower are lowering the center of gravity of “Left my heart at the saloon” down just over the ground, overruling the lively atmosphere of the original by putting the emphasis onto the dubbed out vocal.