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LF039 - MoodWarp, Quintin Christian and Vandermeer - Illusion (release date: Feb. 2013)

What better way to wish you a Merry Christmas/Happy New Year/Condolences On Your Mayan Apocalypse than to fire out a release that is more than smooth enough to soften the jagged edges of a hungover mind. (I should know, I’m writing this with one.)

Fresh from a release for the Lower East imprint, one that has been getting some positive critical traction, Quintin Christan and Vandermeer---an artist that has frequented the likes of My Favorite Robot in the past---team up with South African deep house man Moodwarp for this delicious little lucid package.

While I am hesitant to trot out the old “sounds like the calm break of waves up a beach shore” trope, Illusion really does have that aquatic blue and easy going atmosphere of calm and sunkissed vibes – something that a lot of us will be pining for in January. It is easily reminiscent of the output from classic deep house imprint Guidance Recordings, thoughtful and meaningful.

Heading up the remix party, Hatikvah, Florian Schirmacher and Lucidflow’s own Helmut Ebritsch, get even more horizontal, dubbing the elements into a sparser arrangement that has the audacity to have extended and trippy drops throughout the duration of the track.

Last, and no means least, is the rather legendary David Alvarado’s interpretation. Easily the most direct of the trio of tracks, the urgent low end tribal nature provides a solid backdrop for the fluid elements of the original to drift over. It’s less about sitting on the beach watching the waves lap up, more about being pulled through the expansive turquoise at speed by your fingertips.

So yes, Happy New Year you guys, we hope we are all still alive when this release hits, because 2013 is going to bring some fantastic Lucidflow times, with this only the start.

Other Feedback

Alexx Wolfe (): "hatikvah rmx for me !" (will play)

Roger Nedoma Sound Of Berlin Deep (Embassy One): "luv the original" (will play)

Mirus (Indigo Raw Recordings): "Hatikvah rmx is my fav on this one. thanks a lot!" (will play)

Edward Schmidtgal (Embassy Of Music): "" (will play)

Eddie Richards (): "Downloaded for Eddie Richards." (will chart) (will play)

Breiten (): " Illusion original and Hatikvah are both really nice.. Support for sure. Thank you!" (will chart) (will play)

Toni Rios: "great warm up stuff. thanx." (will play)

Deep Thinking (): "Good release, I will promote it on Deep Thinking: dtdtmusic.wordpress.com/" (will chart) (will play)

Andy Baxter (Pacha, Cafe Mambo/ Ibiza): "Always the best deepness" (will play)

riccicomoto (LUCIDFLOW / Ibiza Global Radio / Retrospective Zoology / double7music): "...thanx for sending... ...really great tunes with a marvelous mood... ...will play in my radioshow...!!!" (will play)

Seth Troxler: "love the hatikvah and alvarado mixs soo good" (will play)

Robert Owens (many labels): "great track and mixes" (will play)

Orde Slam (Soma/Paragraph): "cool grooves - thanx" (will play)

FAZE Magazin (fazemag.de): "great one!" (will play)

Joe Silva (Purespace): "Feeling all three mixes. Thanks!" (will chart) (will play)

Carlos Sanchez (Poker Flat/La Vie En Rose/Overall Music) (DJ Carlos Sanchez): "hatikvah remix sounds great!! thanks" (will play)

Monty Luke (Planet-E): "thx for this download!" (will play)

Vince Watson (): "Alverado remix is wicked....in the bag!" (will play)

Michel De Hey: "NICE VOCALS! hatikvah is the 1 4 me!" (will play)

SIS (): "Download for sis" (will play)

Nadja Lind / Klartraum (Lucidflow & many others): "MMMMMMHHHHH loving this to bits - Original is just pure love, Hatikvah dubs me into another dimension and Alvarado makes me wanna RRRRROCK! " (will chart) (will play)

Lewis Ryder (Bigger Deer Recordings): "Illusion (David Alvarado Rmx) is very nice!" (will play)

Franco Bianco (Multivitamins, Hypercolour, Dilek): "Huge one! Thanks for the music! :)" (will chart) (will play)

Different Grooves (differentgrooves.com): "very nice release! i like all the 3 tracks! release fully supported and featured on differentgrooves" (will chart) (will play)

Nosak (www.joinradio.gr) (Disclosure Project recordings): "amazing release guys!!! so deep, atmospheric, these are the sounds i like to play ...Thank u !!!!" (will chart) (will play)

Rasmus The Brave (): "the bomb" (will chart) (will play)

Alex Kaddour (8bit / Politics Of Dancing / Three Fingerz Musique)): "Top!! Loving the original and Hatikvah remix!! full support!. will play them in my next gigs. Thanks" (will chart) (will play)

Miguel Garij (Ibiza Global Radio): "Great e.p. 3 fantastic tracks. I will supporting in Deepfusion , sure. Gracias" (will play)

Steve Sculpher (www.groundworxsession.co.uk): "Hatikvah remix gets my vote great thanks" (will play)

Sergej Gorn (Embassy Of Music): "will download. thank you for good music! wish you merry christmas and happy and successful 2013!" (will play)

Shlomi Biton (Tunnel FM / 2B Continued / Electronique Digital): "Dope package! I like them all... Support. " (will chart) (will play)

Summer (Brendon Collins) (Tulipa Recordings): "Sounds good thanks" (will play)

Cristian Gandini (Sol Solar): "Great release! Thanks" (will play)

Marco Possum (Opossum Records): "Original + both remixes great. Hot stuff, fully diggin' it!! Thanks for sending" (will chart) (will play)

Quintin Christian (): "LOVE THE REMIXES, Great package and big love!" (will play)

Evren Ulusoy (I Records,Plastic City,Loco): "Hatikvah for me.thanks!"

Hervé Dias (): "I'M IN LOVE WITH THIS RELEASE !!!" (will play)

JP Chronic: "Downloaded for JP Chronic, thanks for sending!" (will play)

Flo Gold (-): "Illusion (Hatikvah Remix) - works perfect for me at warmup sessions!" (will play)

Andrea Ferlin (sleep is commercial, contexterrior): "Hatikvah Rmx for me thanks " (will chart)

Steve Parry (Selador): "David Alvarado mix is wicked" (will chart) (will play)

Onur Özman (Rebirth, Brown Eyed Boyz, Dutchie, Night Drive, Onethirty, Clubstar): "Nice remix from David Alvarado" (will chart)

Russell Deeks, This Is Why We Dance (n/a): "Beautiful! (as ever, for 'chart' read 'review'" (will chart) (will play)

Matteo Pitton (Eintakt / Diametral): "the whole sound is very clean and dreamy, also the remixes sounds interesting. support! " (will chart) (will play)

Jason Pepperell (DEEPSOUL MAISON (Juice 107.2fm) ): "I like the original and Hatikvah mix" (will chart)

Miroslav Digital FM (Digital FM): "Nice EP! Thx DFM" (will play)

John P. - Westradio.gr: "great release! full support! thanks" (will play)

Deepling (ReadyMixRecords, EmptyWhiskeyFlaskRecords, Electronical Reeds): "What a nice christmasholidaysurprize! Brilliant release. Thank you so much. stunning atmospheres!!!!!" (will chart) (will play)

Guerilla Sounds (): "Nice merge of deep tech and progy sounds" (will play)

Tim Benjamin (protonradio): "great release, def will play, thanks a lot!" (will chart) (will play)

Augusto Siles (Afterhours Radio Show 99.1): "Strong release, cant choose only one, the whole pack is amazing, congratulations" (will chart) (will play)

SHA Podcast (): "I like the Hatikvah remix, has a cool groove to it!" (will play)

Frequencies.eu (): "David Alvarado's mix is so elegant and deep!" (will play)

Severino Panzetta (horse meet disco): "David Alvarado mix is my fav " (will play)

Dj Laurent N. (): "Another Great release !!! Original track is beautiful with 2 Masseive remixes. Will play & FULL SUPPORT !!!" (will play)

Christopher Çolak (): "Very delicious release (: LOve the Hakitvah remix. Full support." (will chart) (will play)

Chris Rayner (Golden Needle Records // Whartone Records // Stained Music): "Cool track" (will play)

Terje Saether (Darkroom Dubs, Lucidflow, Hope Records, ConnaisseurParquet, Savoir Records): "Aaah, sweet! Love it! Perfect for Christmas!" (will play)

Lou Lamar (): "David Alvarado's Rmx is Superb.... Thank's alot" (will chart)

Jeff Fontaine (HouseRiders..., iRecords, Lucidflow, King Street, Nit Groove, MileEndRecords, DeepWit, Acryl Music...): "Original for me, very nice release. Thank you!" (will play)

Universal Language (Lucidflow, Etoka, Space Breaks, Abandon, AMH): "big fan of David Alvarado since the early days! He did not disappoint and delivered a nice spacious remix with amazing atmosphere. 5/5" (will play)

Ilias Katelanos (Lovezone ,200 Records , I Records Acryl ,Etoka,Pesto): "Excellent ep ! David Alvarado remix is from another planet ! thanx a lot :)" (will chart) (will play)

Funtom (Tom Krizic) (Dubwise, Giant, Alphahouse): "Brilliant release, really digging all tracks in this pack, full support" (will play)

Pele Corral (desperadoz): "nice, groovy with a good drive ;-)" (will play)

Hall North (Soma, Fade, Wiggle, Cubism, Tulipa): "WOW! Lovely deep sounds! It's all about the Hativkah Rmx for me!!" (will chart) (will play)

Calin (Deep & Deeper Radio Show / Tunnel FM): "Hatikvah version is a dacefloor killer! Full support for this package from Tunnel FM ;)" (will chart) (will play)

Nick Robson (Lucidflow): "liking the vibe on the hatikvah remix, ty"

Victoria (Shanti): "Will listen to it later, let me just download! =)) Very busy!" (will chart) (will play)

Simon Whight (Inverted Audio): "Loving and living the Alvarado one. Like sitting on a beach having the waves lap up and hit you on the feet. Except instead of the sea being made from water, it is made from percussive instruments." (will play)

MoodWarp (Lucidflow): "Very Nice work! Great remixes... Hatikvah Rmx :) :)" (will chart) (will play)

Giuliano Rodrigues (Flowing Movement Music): "Hatikvah Verison, i love :D " (will chart) (will play)


released February 22, 2013

Moodwarp, Quintin Christian, Vandermeer, Hatikvah, David Alvarado



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