Title: Cr2 Records presents Elrow Vol.1
Release: Out Now
The vibrancy of Elrow is reflected throughout the underground. The super label, derived from De La Swings imaginative and engaging parties, drops a mind blowing mix which really reflects what the label is all about on UK based mammoth label Cr2. The mix has been meticulously crafted by Elrow residents Toni Varga, Marc Maya, George Privatti, and label chief himself De La Swing.
There is no doubting the impact this great label has had on the underground. The outgoing and expressive nature of Elrow has really rubbed off on all who have ventured near. It is a source of inspiration for many, from producers, DJ’s, artists and music fans in general, everyone who knows of the special vibe Elrow conjures follow them with devout passion.
De La Swing and Toni Varga take up the task of mixing CD1, which starts with that recognisable swinging Latin percussion from Mele’s Snatch release ‘Sunshowers’. It’s really a perfect vibe to get things going and to get us pumped. DJ Dep’s ‘Desalojado’ comes in to lift the tempo and get us ready for a trip to orbit before we are taken on a funky turn with Bontan’s amazing record ‘Control’.
Things get dark and full of huge saturated synths in Sidney Charles’ stomping track ‘Make Me Move’. We are involuntarily moving at a rapid pace. We are halfway through and Supernova’s previous Elrow release ‘Get Hot’ slams in, keeping the cogs turning on this industrial mix of epicness. The crisp drums of Route 94’s ‘House & Pressure’ are unmistakable. The simplistic, but superb record has the ability to engross us all with pleasure.
The aggressive, thumping low end of Caal’s remix of Alexis Raphael’s ‘Loaded Up’ keeps the throttle at full, whilst injecting a dose of pure energy into the atmosphere. We finish up CD1 with Ki Creighton & Makanan’s summer anthem ‘Trivial’. The trippy bassline and fresh vocal come together to make one of the best releases of the year to finish off an incredible mix.
Marc Maya and George Privatti take up the reigns for CD 2, which starts a lot deeper and darker than the first mix with Coyu & Bastian Bux’s ‘Satara’. Marc Maya’s bouncing track ‘Alac’ makes an appearance and absolutely takes the roof off. The whomping bassline has the impact of a wrecking ball!
Dennis Cruz’ Stereo Productions release ‘Mad’ gets a spin and raises the tone before ‘They Play It Safe’ with Scurrilous’ record. It goes off every time! George drops his track with Eddy M ‘Basille’ and we are taken on a journey through the musical underworld that Spain offers in abundance.
Superstar Bontan makes his second appearance on the album with his top notch Hot Creations release ‘The First Time’. We are well into our adventure and absolutely loving it! Things slow down towards the end and we are taken on a trip through our own subconscious in James Campbell’s ‘Sonar’ to finish up.
This is a mix that will stick in people’s minds and will be the soundtrack to many weekends for a long time to come. We are really taken on a journey through time and space into the realms of the unknown, the realm of thought and creativity. Elrow has delivered something special yet again in collaboration with Cr2 and it is a mix that will stand the test of time.