Source: Mixmag

PREMIERES
APOLLONIA

We’ve got a full EP stream of remixes that you’re going to go wild for
FUNSTER 30 MARCH 2016

As far as DJ trios go, Apollonia are up there as some of the best in the business. There hasn’t been a time we’ve seen them play where they haven’t delivered absolute gold and that’s evident in their mixing ability and track selection.

The French three, consisting of Dyed Soundorom, Dan Ghenacia and Shonky, graced our cover back in 2014 for a blazing summer issue where we documented their catastrophic rise as some of the most lauded house DJs on the circuit. Since then, we’ve teamed up with them a lot to bring some of the best streams we’ve ever done.

There was the amazing 100% Vinyl session they brought us from their favourite Parisian record store Synchrophone and also their recent Lab LDN set just before Christmas last year. Naturally both streams are lessons in smooth transitions and even smoother tunes and they even dressed up in some mighty festive Christmas jumpers for the December Lab.

At the end of 2014, the trio released their debut album ‘Tour á Tour’ and it showed off their varied and diverse production talents across thirteen tracks of dancefloor-focused and lounge-aimed house. In the time since the LP, they’ve been touring non-stop, not only as Apollonia, but under their separate aliases.

This year however, ‘Tour á Tour’ makes its return with three new remix EPs featuring some of the biggest names in the game. To celebrate the release of the second EP in the series, we’ve not got just one premiere for you, oh no, we’ve secured the whole thing for your listening pleasure.

Enter Terence:Terry, Edward and The Martinez Brothers.

Check out the remixes below and preorder the EP ahead of its release on April 1 here


‘SONA’ (TERENCE:TERRY REMIX)

Fellow Parisian Terence Terry is somewhat of a legend in his own right, having established his own La Vie En Rose, he’s a purveyor of groove-fuelled house and his remix of ‘Sona’ is an excursion through bumping basslines, slick melodies and expert percussion. It’s the most formulaic of the three edits but that doesn’t detract from the quality, far from it. We can see the Apollonia boys throwing this one down to a serious amount of cheers.

 


‘EL SENOR VADOR’ (THE MARTINEZ BROTHERS LEAP FROG MIX)

Those brothers from the Bronx sure know how to build a monster and they’ve crafted a distinctive house style over the years that beautifully blends big rhythms with rolling beats. Their gnarly edit of ‘El Senor Vador’ is brimming with pace and clocks in over the 130bpm mark but don’t let that put you off, it’s got wriggling basslines and prolonged builds that are so good, even Apollonia will be pulling a screwface.


‘HAIGHT STREET’ (EDWARD REMIX)

Giegling has fast become one of the most talked-about labels in underground dance music and its ethereal, ambience-flecked output has won dancers over worldwide. Edward is one of the artists at the forefront of the imprint’s takeover and his remix of ‘Haight Street’ is everything we imagined it would be. Cosmic, washed-out synths and stabby kicks run riot throughout the track, transporting you to the place every Giegling track does; The stars.