Lars Behrenroth's 'Ice On The Sun', originally released on Freerange Records in May 2008, is featured on Satoshi Tomiie's lastest mix compilation for Renaissance - The Master Series due out on November 3rd 2008.
Satoshi Tomiie is an artist who needs little introduction. From his first explosion onto the scene in the late eighties with the famed Frankie Knuckles collaboration, ‘Tears’, through to more recent work on his own esteemed SAW label, he has expertly walked the line, marrying deeper, more atmospheric sounds with his soulful roots.
The Japanese-by-way-of-New-York Don takes you on a sublime, deep tech-house excursion that draws on some of the brightest luminaries at work in the scene today, from Radio Slave to Layo & Bushwacka!, Jimpster, Motorcitysoul, Marc Romboy, Mlle Caro & Franck Garcia, Jeff Bennett and many more besides..
In his own words:
"My definition of house remains the same - 'an open minded, evolving form of dance music"
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Ice On The Sun EP (incl. Version Rmx)
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From the label, Freerange Records :
Time to introduce Lars Behrenroth to the Freerange fold with an impressive new EP entitled Ice On The Sun. Lars has an impressive track record of productions and remixes for a variety of labels including Chez Music, Deep4Life, Compost, Sonar Kollektiv and most recently Liebe*Detail.
With his Freerange debut he’s pulled out every deep stop in the book to produce two tracks of forward-thinking electronic club music which are complimented with an awesome remix by Version aka Charles Webster and Atjazz..
First up we have Ice On The Sun, a sublime slice of minimal deep house that retains understated energy whilst filters slowly open and close to build the arrangement. A real slow burner that’ll warm things up nicely or create a nice bit of space in your set wherever you choose to drop it.
Feel The Sunshine is up next and treads a similar path but with the addition of some nice vocal hooks and all-important detroitesque synth lines layering things up. The key to Lars's sound is his stripped-back approach to production where he keeps all the elements as dry as possible for maximum sonic impact. We feel he’s got a fresh and unique touch to his tracks at a time where so much stuff is sounding a bit on the generic side of things.
The legends that are Charles Webster and Atjazz get busy with their Version remix of Ice On the Sun, turning in a supremely confident belter of a track which we know is going to prove very popular indeed. This is a heads down groover that builds nicely and is loaded with attitude and dancefloor-pleasing sensibility.
Quentin Harris: Very Afterhours late feel (my favorite part of the night). Chart Place: 3
Funk D;Void: wow well done Lars, hey there's only room for one Lars in deep house!!! Nah mate, top banana, vive le deep. 10/10
Simbad: Lars comes in with the goods !!! All tracks are dope but the Version Mix is on anotha level, sounds AMAZING loud !!!! Playin' all , thank u!! Chart Place: 4
Manuel Tur: Brilliant EP!! Original and Version Remix of "Ice On The Sun" have to be two of the best house tunes I've heard so far this year! Simplistic but with a great atmosphere, this is some great work by Lars and the ever solid Version duo here.
Sebo K: another bomb on freerange! thanks. all versions are great.
Alex Dallas (Drumpoet): great 12" by lars, feeling all the tracks. the version rmx is also really good as usual! full support.
Shur-i-kan: Pure quality throughout
Kiko Navarro - Loca FM, Danza FM (Spain): This is a really serious work, Ice On The Sun is exactly what i like to play at peak time, i cant wait to play it tonite at level, im sure it will get the crowd crazy. Feel Ths sunshine is good too maybe more groovy and deepah, Version remix is a fantastic mix from 2 masters of deepness.
Agoria: again a killer ep. rx de ice on the sun is sure for me
Jamie Thinnes: what can i say....AMAZINIG! my man lars has come to play... and the masters martin and sir charles has taken this record to another place! congrats on this one guys , a huge fan here and cant wait to play this one in miami! Chart Place: 1
Johnny Fiasco: very impressed with my man Lars!! Chart Place: 3
Alex ( Jazzanova ): Like the versions stuff. Originals are good too. Thanx
Peter Kruder: Ice on the Sun is one killer tune. Straight into my sets. Thanks
Marc Romboy: Very very very very good!
Rocco (Rodamaal): Great Work from Lars !! Deep and Floor production. Congrat i love that Ep !! Chart Place: 4
Olaf Boswijk: Best EP on freerange in a while if you ask me! all productions sound amazing, great for dancefloor but nice and deep too. Version rmx nice and edgy! love it. Chart Place: 3
Paddy Freeform – Life FM: absolutely gorgeous tracks, shows that 'minimal' needn't sound like a game of ping pong....this is full of soul and deepness...i like! Chart Place: 3
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