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City For Sale (The Remixes)
By: Floppy Sounds
Label: Wave Music
Release ID: WM-50216
Released: 2010-08-09

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City For Sale Pete Heller Vocal  Click to Listen!  
City For Sale Pete Heller Dubstrumental  Click to Listen!  
City For Sale Tedd Patterson Jackie 60 Revival Mix  Click to Listen!  
City For Sale Roberto Rodriguez The Place We Love Mix  Click to Listen!  
City For Sale Roberto Rodriguez The Place We Love Dub  Click to Listen!  
 
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It has been fifteen years since Rob Rives signed his Floppy Sounds project with New York’s Wave Music and after a string of critically acclaimed singles and two brilliant albums his music is still sounding as fresh now as it ever was. Rives has been a key proponent of New York’s house music scene, exploring the darker, tech fuelled side of electronic music as a producer, DJ, remixer and engineer. He has worked alongside musical luminaries such as Danny Tenaglia and Francois K. and put his unique sound to remixes for artists such as Kraftwerk, Green Velvet, Yoko Ono, Luke Slater and X-press 2 but it is his own solo productions that have really fired the imagination of music lovers everywhere with his explorative approach to electro fuelled tech house.

‘City for Sale’ was a critically acclaimed success on its release in 2009, now Wave Music have compiled a set of remixes from a group of artists who all share Rives' passion for house music and bring their own distinct style to bear.

First up we have two mixes from acid house hero Pete Heller, a DJ and producer whose roots can be traced back to the heady days of Danny Rampling’s seminal Shoom night and whose productions were a key part of the success of the Junior Boys Own label. Here, Heller turns out a tough and uncompromising version that provides a perfect soundbed to the distinctly NYC orientated vocals whilst also offering up a stripped and chunky dub mix that is perfect for those who like things a little less lyrical, quality stuff.

Next up New York music legend Tedd Patterson turns his years of experience to bear, with a deep and percussive mix that taps straight into the sound of the underground. Spacious, hypnotic and beautifully mixed this is a gem of a remix that adds Patteron’s own character to this stunning remix package.

To complete the collection Scandinavian DJ/Producer Roberto Rodriguez, a man who has been a mainstay with labels such as Compost, Freerange and Plastic City, turns his hand to conjuring up two epic mixes in the form of a vocal mix and dub. Both mixes provide a journey into rolling melodic house with strings, pads and keys riding the rich sub bass and perfectly layered percussion. Two great mixes from one exceptional producer.

Wave Music’s output is always an eclectic experience drawing as it does from a wide spectrum of sounds and genres. One thing that is a constant however is their commitment to quality and on this occasion they show that their understanding of what makes truly great house music is unimpeachable....

FEEDBACK

Seth Troxler
Awesome, love the dubs

D'Julz
Roberto dub in the box

Tony Rodriguez
All mixes work - nice one...

Ralph Lawson
Its great to have Floppy Sounds back and even greater to have Pete back :)

Alessandro Russo/Slok
Pete Heller Vocal Mix is my favorite Mix here! Then Roberto Rodriguez mixes and Tedd Patterson... great release! really! I will play it a lot!

Carsten Schuchmann
Good Wave with their typical NYC vein! Like it!

Nils Nürnberg
Both Rodriguez mixes for me.

Audiofly
Love ANything Pete Heller's touches....

Christian C-Rock (Motorcitysoul)
Wow, another classic already!

Desyn Masielo
Rodriguez dub suits me the best for a warm up vibe... Tedd Patterson mix is fresh too.

Craig Smith
Nice package, all mixes cool with the Roberto Rodriguez mixes edging it.

Hernan Cattaneo
Excellent! Peter Heller mixes are great, and all others work too

James Teej
Liking the Heller dub, the Rodriguez mixes are fantastic

Nick Harris
Big sounds from Rob Rives. Nice phat Pete Heller versions, and I love the playfullness of Tedd's mix, which is he one I will be playing. Top stuff from a class label.

Kevin Griffiths
I like the Tedd Patterson mix the best.... Wicked groove as always

Danny Ward
I'm diggin the Roberto mixes... Nice tough drummy action from TP too!! Cheers!

Till Von Sein
Dope RR rework again... Wicked dub mix!

Melon
Roberto Rodriguez!!!

Jamie Odell
Roberto's dub sounds heavy!

Wally Lopez
Love it... Pete Heller and Roberto Rodriguez are great

Yousef
RR dub stands out for me

Christopher MANIK
Tedd Patterson and Roberto's Dub for me. Cool stuff! support from NYC

Osunlade
Dope!! Love Roberto's mix best

Quentin Harris
Was excited to hear these, since I love the original mixes from last year. Well this is another excellent set of mixes from Tedd Patterson's jackin' retro mix to Roberto Rodiguez's deep turn.
 
 
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