Featured Artists: Michael J Collins, James Teej, Paul Loraine, My Favorite Robot
Canada’s red hot My Favorite Robot Records follows up a string of blistering summer singles with a release from the awesome Michael J Collins…..
The summer of 2010 has most definitely been an exciting time for Toronto’s electronic music scene; whilst Jonny White and Kenny Glasgow have been breaking down doors with their massive Art Department release on Crosstown Rebels and James Teej has been conquering Europe with Rekids, their close friends at My Favorite Robot have released a string of outstanding singles, signed a deal with Kompakt and struck a key license deal with one of their recent singles.
My Favorite Robot Records has been an interesting and open minded label since its inception in late 2008, but the recent incredible music from the likes of Sasse & Phonogenic, James Teej, Kenny Glasgow, The Model and My Favorite Robot themselves has made people sit up and pay attention to this relatively young label.
For the latest release, MFR have recruited sometime Wolf & Lamb artist and hot producer of the moment Michael J Collins.
The single kicks off with Collins’ original of ‘All Alone (even by your side)’, a superb slo-mo house cut with old school analog synth lines and rich chords providing the soundbed for the emotive and subtle vocal line. This is simple, understated electronic music at its best, delivered by a producer who is clearly at the top of his game.
The remixes for ‘All Alone (even by your side)’ come from My Favorite Robot, who deliver a beautifully warm electro inspired deep house reworking and Paul Loraine, who strips things back for a brilliantheads down hypnotic workout.
The second original track comes in the form of ‘Transistor’, a delicious low-slung techy piece whose laid back tempo, ethereal vocal snippets and heavily effected stabs make for an incredible deep and dubby atmosphere, wonderful stuff.
Finally the much lauded James Teej takes control and uses ‘Transistor’ to give an incredible Chicago inspired house music masterclass.
My Favorite Robot Records are releasing some of the most exciting electronic music around and are at the heart of the new rising sound of Canada’s finest, this is another chapter from this superb label that cannot be missed…..
Anthony Collins – “Super Bomb EP”
Jazzanova – “I love this guy! A nice package as always. My favorite, Favorite Robot! Thanks”
Alexkid – “Nice package, the remixes bring a nice touch. I love the dirt in the Transistor beat”
Ripperton – “Dig the Teej and Paul Loraine mixes, thanx!”
Yannick Labbe (Trickski/Innervisions) – “Originals are huuuuuuge! MJC is one of my fave producers. Will play both trax, Transistor being my favorite”
Kris Wadsworth (NRK/Poker Flat) – “Love this label and I love Canada. Cheers ”
Jody Wisternoff (Way Out West) – “Loraine’s mix is the one, tripped and dubbed out!”
Jori Hulkkonen – “Great stuff yet again. Trasistor original is my pick here”
MANIK (Ovum/Fresh Meat) – “Transistor is the one for me! Awesome stuff from Michael and My Fav Robot continues to get support from my NYC ass! ;D”
Justin (Droog) – “Both My Favorite Robot and Michael J Collins have been delivering some incredible music of late. No letdown here, both original tracks are right in my wheelhouse: sleazy funk for the slowburn. Teej’s remix of Transistor takes you to the deep end of the dancefloor to keep the ladies around late night. One of my favorite MFR releases yet!”
Lee Jones (MyMy/Playhouse) – “Original is nice and chilled”
DiskJokke – “Liked Paul Loraine’s remix. Good groove”
Sasse – “This is rock solid shit, I like it – A LOT! Full play, support, and love! MFR mix is my pick – dark and juicy..but all round great package!”
Kabuto and Koji – “Paul Loraine remix is outstanding….will chart and play…big tune….10/10”
Till Von Sein – “Dig James Teej mix and the original of Transistor”
Varoslav – “Good music again from MFRR. I like the vibe, good grooves”
Daniel (Trickski) – “Solid 12”…all versions of All Alone have their moments. Transistor is also great in both mixes. Best MFR release for me so far! Thanks a lot!”
DJ Yellow – “Already playlisted the All Alone original in my September RA….the full Ep is unbelievable…once again, MFR show the way…Full Support!”
The Model – “I absolutely love the All Alone original, and remixes by MFR & Teej! Great job!!”
Matt Walsh (Turbo) – “Nice pack as ever, lead track is the best for me I think, but I really like the Paul Lorraine mix, I always play his stuff.”
Chris Woodward (Buzzin’ Fly) – “MFR remix, proper slow electro jam”
Alex Flitsch – “Lovely release!”
The Revenge – “Great stuff – love it. JT’s remix is my fave but All Alone is hot too.”
D’Julz – “Sexy Tracks”
Patrice Baumel – “Charming release with lots of personality. Paul Loraines mix is my favorite – sauve!”
Meat (Get Physical) – “All Alone is killllaaa”
Dairmont (Room With A View) – “Nice EP with different slomo flavours”
Siskid (Meant Records) – “Great stuff again, thanks guys. I love My Favorite Robot’s version of All Alone”
Crowdpleaser – “The SloMo master is back! Awesome tracks. Keep on really liking his productions.”
Maetrik/Maceo Plex – “Really diggin the paul loraine mix. Cool track!”