For our 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.
“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)