Callisto – Need Ur Love (Repress)

  • Label : ApolloniaApo_09
  • Artist : Callisto
  • Title : Need Ur Love  (EP)
  • Cat. : APO09
  • Release Vinyl :  September 2013
  • Release Digital : NO
  • Tracklist :
    A- Need Ur LOve (Stalagmite Mix)

Apollonia announces its second repress on the label, Callisto’s ‘97 classic ‘Need Ur Love’.

“He showed us that there is a difference between the commonplace and the truly sublime, the everyday house track and the next tier of exceptional dance music” – Paul Nickerson, Dope Jams / Slow To Speak (FACT Magazine, Feb 2013)

In January of this year, the tragic and unexpected news broke that Callisto AKA Dana Kelley had sadly passed away. The Boston producer known for his numerous house-defining works throughout the ‘90s, had left a long-standing impact on many from his home scene, as well as house heads and record collectors far and wide, including Shonky, Dan & Dyed of Apollonia.

Following a stint as a Strictly Rhythm favourite with a string of lauded EP’s circa ‘95, Dan Kelley really came into his own after a move to release on famed Chicago imprint, Guidance Recordings. Releasing under the monikers Krimp and DKMA, the alias Callisto quickly found home at Guidance and ‘Need Ur Love’ became his outstanding debut EP, shaping the early identity of the label in the process.

Vocal-driven, hypnotic and winding, a dark melody layered with deep spoken echoes…it was the underlying funk, groove and swing which caught the ears of Apollonia back when the track was first released. A favourite of the trio during the Batofar days in Paris, they experienced on many an occasion how when mixed in at the right time, it could bring about that Kwality afterhours magic of a dancefloor utterly hooked in. Remaining one of the backbones of the Apollonia sound today and reaffirming their musical ethos of combining white music with black soul, Apollonia thought it only fitting to pay tribute to the late Callisto by including the track in their recent fabric 70 compilation, and in the form of a celebrated repress.

Callisto’s influence went beyond the record stores, beyond the clubs, as Paul & Francis of Dope Jams/Slow Too Speak put it; “he was a mentor to us and so many other kids growing up in Boston, enraptured with the promise of underground club culture.” Today in 2013, his mission lives on via the Apollonia revival of ‘Need Ur Love’, inspiring a whole new generation of underground youths worldwide.





Subb-an “Really nice release guys !”

Sebo K “dope ! As always !”

Agoria “thanks”

Reboot “Great one ! Full support !”

Alex “re released ! Merci”

Stacey Pullen “cool thanks”

tINI “love for apollonia !”

Robert Dietz “almost forgotten classic. great to have it back… would you please send wav? thanks.”

Steve Lawler “nice release. Thanks x”

Rocco “Wouaw wouaw wouaw Thats Dope ! the bass killing me , what a track !! Gonna kill it on my gigs this is stompin’ thank you Rocco.”

Jona “This is a superb track! Apollonia always delivers !”

Jay Tripwire “hehe, I did a re edit of this recorded off the vinyl a few years ago, DK was such a great deep house producer and really nice human.”

Brett Johnson “Classic track, beautifully deep and hypnotic vibe and sounds. R.I.P. Dana”

Nick V “Great to see this back out !”

DJ Sneak “played it in the past, good to hear it again.”

Danny Tenaglia “thanks !!!!!”

Catz’N Dogz “FANTASTIC !!!!”

Jimpster “Just pure class from the outset. Don’t know this from first time around so I’m a happy man! wonderful music”

Kate Simko “I grew up on Guidance in Chicago and this track was a highlight moment of my teenage rave days : ) So great you guys repressed this <3”

DJ Okain “Merci mortel ce track je connaissais pas !”

Jef K “mais oui les potos c cool de resortir cette bombe je l ai jouée un milliard de fois a l’epoque ;) big hugz”

Larsson “Great Tune! Support! Thanks !!!”

Steve rachmad “missed this one back in da days :)”

Tiefschawarz “great as always !”

Orde Meikle “cool trax – will try out – thanx guys”

Kabale und Liebe “Dopenessss!! Great tune, will get all my love !”

Michel Cleis “nice 1”

Willie Graff “Excellent track from an amazing producer.Thanks for bringing it back.”

Tripmastaz “DKMA 4 life !”

DJ Mosca “ »Truly sublime » almost sums this up… Incredibly restrained but wild at the same time… Love this vibe in a club, respect to D, D & S for bringing this to my ears”

Till Von Sein “JAM! This one is pure gold”

Satoshi Otsuki “Thank you for the music. I must drop soon !”

Anthony Collins “Dope classic”

DJ Julieatta “Loving this track already for a long time! Good choice to re-release it again!! :)”

Oliver Hafenbauer “Wonderful idea to give it a repress. Thanks !”

Franco Cinelli “killer track !!!”

Lee Foss “downloading, thanks”

Alix Alvarez “Krimp in the house. Thx”

Mark E Quark “Nice to see this one re-issued. I forgot how great this has held up over time. Thank you!”

Laura Jones, “Love this :) thx”

Shlomi Aber “cool vibe, good production, thanks”

Kid Hops “I am so thrilled to see this Callisto classic get re-issued on Apollonia – thrilled!!! Lionel, did this come about through Ivan? Stoked to see this tune on the Fabric Mix, and thrilled to see it get a proper reissue, too. Congrats!”

Shaun Reeves “thanks for bringing this back !”

Fred P “Proper tune will be getting rocked form here out…”

Rozzo “well, we have dropped this many times. only caveat is the slightly insufficient sound quality. hope this has been remastered, will give it a try for sure!”

Leon “im a big fan of this label…house music will never die ;)”

Claude Monnet “Nice vibe and Nice Groove, goes straight up in my box.”

Huxley “right up my strasse! thanks. every release has been killer!”

Cesar Merveille “great re-release! Thank you”

Nick Curly “excellent, thanks”

Sasha “deep and moody”

Loco Dice “WAV please thanks D”

DJ Sasha “Cool vibes! Can you please send WAV’s to

Raresh “super ! Merci beaucoup ! Rest in Peace Dana Kelley !”

Damian Lazarus “Listening now. Thanks x”

Doc Martin “Dana you are definitely missed !!!”

Dubfire “Bomb! Thank You !”

Richie Hawtin “downloaded for r hawtin”

Dubfire “Downloaded for Dudfire by Ronald”



My Beat Fix Apollonia Represses Callisto’s Need Ur Love