ALEX KASSIAN Leave Your Life PINCHY & FRIENDS
For their fifth release, P&f Recordings is pleased to welcome Berlin-based musician, producer, and DJ, Alex Kassian.
Over the past few years, Kassian has made a name for himself in Berlin and beyond as a solo act, as well as with his project Opal Sunn, via a clutch of well received, dancefloor-focused 12s. But on our first release of 2021, Kassian swaps the techy pulse of the German capital for a sound that’s altogether more melodic and atmospheric.
Side A kicks off with ‘Leave Your Life (Lonely Hearts Mix)’ which began as a way for the producer to realize some of his early—and so far unrequited—dreams of playing in a rock band.
Next up he delivers ‘Leave Your Life (Dance Mix)’, which ups the energy and echoes some of the production that made the musician’s ‘Oolong Trance’ (Love on the Rocks) one of 2020’s best club tunes.
On the flip, the gorgeous ‘Spirit of Eden’ unfurls like a lost Lyle Mays classic, but with a mesmerizing loop that keeps the song’s feet placed firmly on the dancefloor.
Concluding the EP is a bass-heavy remix from none other than U.S. dub legend Bill Laswell. ‘Eden’s’ melodic focus is underpinned by a propulsive groove and filtered through Laswell’s trademark sonic dynamics.
The EP, comes packaged in a full-color jacket from Parisian artist Alexis Jamet with OBI strip.
Radio plays from Charlie Bones, Secretsundaze, Moxie, Bell Towers, Rhythm Connection, Bianca Lexis
“Impossible to pick a winner cause literally all the tracks are incredible, Alex Kassian is pure class, plus Bill Laswell! Then the artwork takes it to another dimension where I can’t decide what I love more, the music or the art. It’s a healthy dilemma. 10/10.”
– Danny McLewin (Psychemagik)
“Leave Your Life journeys on both mixes keep you on your toes waiting to hear what’s next. I know I’ll particularly reach for the Dance Mix since I’m so predictable but also because I want to mix it! Not that Spirit of Eden is any different. I’m addicted to the arrangement taking me to the high seas. Eager ears deserve to be treated with such magic.”
– Jacques Renault (Lets Play House)
-Paramida (Love on the Rocks)
“This is just wonderful music. I love all the tracks. And a Bill Laswell remix to boot! Wow!”
– Eddie C (Endless Flight / Red Motorbike)
“This couldn’t have timed itself better. I’ve been sitting here deliberating how to start a Dj mix that is becoming obscenely overdue. Here you come – hyping up my inbox with those 2 words i have come to notice and love side by side ‘ALEX…KASSIAN’ . Expectations thoroughly, yet expectantly pushed aside in joyous abandonment, and i’m only 2 minutes in to track 1. And my eyes tell my ears that this one can only end well with Dr Billy ‘Dub’ Laswell rounding out proceedings. You’ve restored my position as a steadfast disc-jockey and mix-magnate for the peoples. Expect to hear these being toted as my calling cards, beckoning in a bygone era of human contact on floors that dance.
– Gus (DREEMS) Gruzman (Multi Culti)
“It’s dreamy house with a balearic approach: That’s all I need right now.”
– Rocco Milano (Rollover Milano)
“Lonely Hearts Mix makes me want to slowly stabilize after a night of pulsing beats and watch sun come up on a beach back home in turkey where we use to do parties. Takes me tru ma rock roots via lefty corners. I am awake now and going for a swim.”
– Jonny Rock
– Budino (Cocktail D’Amore)
“A very strong release. Cheers!”
– Luigi Di Venere (Cocktail D’Amore)
“Really dig that A side, such a classic vocal.”
– Myles Mac (Melbourne Deepcast)
“I didn’t know i needed a new disco interpolation of YES, but this is slamming! Spirit of Eden is super classy, too.”
– Bell Towers (Public Possession)
“Such a solid release. That dub mix is next level.”
– Cooper Saver (Far Away, Los Angeles)
“Loving the Laswell version! Big hugs from Napoli!”
– Manny Whodamanny (Periodica, Napoli / Dangerboys, Normalmen, Mystic Jungle tribe)