Featured Artists: Jonny Cruz, Avatism, Jeremy P Caulfield, Fur Coat, Cali Lanauze
Toronto’s My Favorite Robot Records team up once again with the excellent Jonny Cruz for a new EP featuring remixes from Avatism & Jeremy P Caulfield and Fur Coat…
My Favorite Robot Records can do little wrong at the moment: whether it be their foray into album releases with Jori Hulkkonen (to be followed by Fairmont), their string of stellar singles this summer or their much hyped label showcase parties all eyes are certainly on this consistently excellent Canadian based label. Now the MFRR team look to join forces once again with Berlin based Puerto Rican producer Jonny Cruz, the man who provided the superb ‘Street Disco EP’ for the label last year.
Cruz has a history with My Favorite Robot Records that includes not only last year’s stunning EP but also a highly acclaimed collaborative release with Emerson Todd. He has also released music on labels such as Cocoon, Geno and Poker Flat records building an enviable reputation for quality electronic music.
The ‘Devil’s Hex EP’ kicks off with the original version of the title track, a deep and brooding slice of underground electronica with a dark tech edged house feel to it. Heavily effected vocal parts play up against menacing synth lines and haunting FX to create a supremely atmospheric record, quality stuff. The original is backed with a remix from Avatism & Jeremy P Caulfield who take time out from the Dumb Unit family stable to craft an ethereal and emotive remix of ‘Devil’s Hex’ that is a perfect accompaniment to the original.
The second of the original tracks see Cruz team up with Cali Lanuaze for a synth driven retro vocal workout that really hits the mark. Mid tempo bass and drum tracks provide the basis for intricately weaved dark melodies and vocals that have you locked in from the off. The original is followed with a superb remix from Crosstown Rebels artist Fur Coat who picks up the pace and moves things towards the dancefloor with a hypnotic mix with some intense top lines.
It’s another winner from My Favorite Robot Records!
Jennifer Cardini – “Nice release!!”
Ewan Pearson – “Really like the Fur Coat remix of Sex Rocket”
Nitin – “Nice stuff J Cruz…the Devil’s Hex remix and the original of Sex Rocket are doing the business for me”
Maxxi Soundsystem – “Release got grizzle – Fur Coat mix can’t be ignored”
Ivan Smagghe – “Great release as ever!”
Justin (Droog) – Jonny Cruz making hit. Dope shit here”
Hector Romero – “Really feeling this EP. Proper grooves that are gonna do well for me. Nice one!!”
Sam Russo (Leftroom) – “Devils Hex original and the Avatism & Jeremy P Caulfield remix for me here!!”
Alex Niggemann – “Jonny ‘Sex Rocket’ Cruz himself. Sounds good!”
Clive Henry – “Been canin the Fur Coat remix all summer…wicked”
Alex Flitsch – “That Avatism & Jeremy Caulfield remix sounds wicked”
Nikko Gibler (Leftroom/Culprit) – “Devil’s Hex original is dope! Great stuff!”
Chris Fortier – “Never miss”
Scott (Wildkats) – “Sex Rocket original is wicked! Cool package”
Halo – “Amazing remix from Avatism & JPC”
Chloe – “Love the Devil’s Hex and the Fur Coat remix of Sex Rocket…other mixes are very nice too. Very good release!”
Martin Landsky – “Nice EP. All tracks are good…The Fur Coat remix is still outstanding here for me…That’s my fave”
Tim Paris – “Really into both remixes here”
Maceo Plex – “Cool. Will try these out”
Sid LeRock – “Nice one, lads!”
Nhar – “Nice release. Really like the Fur Coat remix”
Sexy Lazer – “Fantastic – Spot ON! Sexy likes”
Nathan Barato – “Devil’s Hex and the Fur Coat remix are dope!”
Luca C (Infinity Ink) – “Really good EP..really like both originals and remixes…thank you”
Chris Gruber – “Sex Rocket is really…..sexy! Like this tune a lot”
Bozzwell – “Love the post punk feel of Sex Rocket, like discoey Depeche Mode. Cool stuff as always from out of Toronto and Miami buddies!”
Diskjokke – “Loving the Fur Coat remix”
Noah Pred – “Nice EP – especially feeling Thomas & Jeremy’s mix.”
Slam – “Cool package of mixes – thanks guys”
Raymundo Rodriguez (Jaded) – “Great release”