Featured Artists: Jori Hulkkonen, Dance Disorder, Murphy Jax
My Favorite Robot Records team up with hot property Murphy Jax for a superb Ep of 80’s synth drenched electronica backed by remixes from Jori Hulkkonen and Dance Disorder…
Just when you think Canada’s My Favorite Robot Records can’t get any better they pull out another release that ups the ante on their already impressive musical output. This time the label steered by the My Favorite Robot duo and James Teej have joined forces with the hotly tipped Berlin based producer, Murphy Jax. Jax was behind one of last year’s big records, the superb ‘It’s the Music’ featuring vocals from the legendary Mike Dunn. Released on Clone, it instantly became an anthem and was voted by a leading German music magazine as being one of the top 20 records of 2010.
Murphy Jax has further material due out on Clone later in the year and is also set for a release on Turbo, but he has taken time out to join up with one of North America’s hottest labels, My Favorite Robot Records, for this superb EP of 80’s synth inspired disco and electronica.
The ‘Masters of Meta Space EP’ kicks off with three original recordings, the first of which is ‘Wings of a Galaxy Night’, a slo-mo journey into dubby disco with a warm analog bass line, arpeggiated synths, and understated old school drum patterns. This is followed by ‘Master of Meta Space’, which again gels deep retro synth work with 80’s inspired melodies, and comes on like a lost track from the ‘Warriors’ soundtrack. The final original is ‘The Astro Disco’ which turns up the cosmic elements, blending electronic pads, 80’s electro style vocals and layers of synths to create a brilliantly emotive piece.
Remix duties fall first to Finnish house and disco producer Jori Hulkkonen who takes ‘Wings of a Galaxy Night’ and creates a Moroder inspired masterpiece with a rich filmic quality to it and a tight relentless groove. The second and final remix comes from Germany’s Dance Disorder who rework ‘The Astro Disco’ into a dark and futuristic slice of techno fuelled electro that makes the most of the synth parts and delivers an intense musical workout.
The ‘Masters of Meta Space EP’ is a superb release; part disco, part electro, part edgy soundtrack, it is a record that is bound to find favour with all lovers of electronic music and is set to further cement the reputation of the brilliant My Favorite Robot Records.
Michael J Collins (W+L/MFR) – The whole package is next-level incredible. I’m bored with most ‘dance music’ these days, but this transcends the genre. Awesome”
Sasse (Moodmusic) – “Cosmic Galaxies Colliding here – Lovely stuff! My pick would be The Astro Disco and Jori’s heavy italo monster!”
Marco Bernardi (Clone/Crème Organization) – “I always love it when I see a My Favorite Robot promo come to my inbox…Very different italo sound this time but I absolutely love the whole release. A+++++++…thanks again MFR.”
Massimiliano Pagliara (Live at Robert Johnson) – “Nice package! Really digging the remixes!”
Luke Solomon (Rekids/Freaks) – “Wings Of A Galaxy Knight is absolutely killer”
Ripperton (Perspectiv) – “Great ep…thank you! Jori’s remix is EPIC!!!”
Matt Walsh (Turbo/Clouded Vision) – “Dope EP, disco with a bit of balls. Love the label and 2 great remixers/remixes as well!”
Patrice Baumel (Trouw) – “It doesn’t get more 80’s than this. The Dance Disorder remix is pure space.”
Konrad Black – “Cool original material….for me it’s the remixes that im feeling the most…both of them are killers! Thanks!”
Anthony Collins (Curle/Freak N Chic) – “Murphy Jax Legend!!!!!”
Hector Romero (Saw) – “Really feeling the mid tempo funky groove on Wings Of A Galaxy Knight and The Astro Disco’s hypnotic groove does it for me as well”
Mike Mind (Turbo) – “Nice one. Wasn’t expecting the cosmic vibes from Murphy Jax , but he pulls it off. Thanks!
Tim Sweeney (DFA) – “Jori Hulkkonen remix is the one for me. Thanks.”
Simon Baker (20:20 Vision) – “Really liking Wings Of A Galaxy Knight original mix. Will use for a podcast I am doing at the mo. Cheers!”
Zev (Wolf+Lamb) – “It seems space in the place [if you’re a robot]”
Andrew Grant (Barraca) – “This is some wicked shizzy”
Jody Wisternoff (Way Out West) – “Jori’s mix is the one for me, but I really like the Dance Disorder rmx too. Will support this defo”
James Blonde (Sweatlodge) – “Very nice!!! Support on Sweat Lodge Radio”
Dead Seal (MFR) – “WOW. Great release. A must have if your blood ever passed through the 80’s”
Maher Daniel (Get Physical/Souvenir) – “Hot hot disco infiltrator. Loving this release. Great stuff again from MFR”
Severino Panzetta (Horse Meat Disco) – “Wings Of A Galaxy Knight Jori Hulkkonen remix is the one”
Ewan Pearson (Soma) – “Wings Of A Galaxy Knight is great”
Roberto Rodriguez (Compost) – “Beautiful music here! Loving this release all the way!”