R2P002 – Varoslav – 100 (EP)

1. 100

2. 100 (CHAIM MIX)

3. 100 (JEF K & GWEN MAZE MIX)

4. YOU

5. 100 (CHAIM VOX EDIT) Digi Bonus

Having been seduced by the enigmatic sounds of David K ft Opium on R2P001, Varoslav’s fledgling imprint has impressed from its first note. Rue de Plaisance has been established to allow the label chief the freedom to pursue sounds from the the most experimental and eclectic to seriously funk-fuelled techno.

With each release seeing an exclusive 300 vinyl press featuring unique and personal artwork, its hardly a surprise to find out that attention detail and emotional attachment are also the most vital components of the label’s music. R2P002 sees Varoslav taking the lead with possibly his most creative production to date, « 100. »

The rawness of its opening beats finds Varoslav reaching back to the classic hip-hop influences of his early years. Its relaxed yet purposeful swing is accentuated by the wonderfully crisp percussive sounds, whilst its wistful vocal floats effortlessly throughout. If the original looks to an urban past, then the remix by Chaim transports us to the early days of House. So many classic elements are in evidence yet this is never dusty. Its electro bassline and blistering acid line are paired brilliantly whilst the drum-machines fire and the chopped vocal add a warm coating. Stunning!

On the flip we are presented with our second original, « You. » A beautifully deep trip that sees the innocence of its vocal swept along on a wave of pulsing synth bass. Warm and inviting yet with a subdued sinister undercurrent, « You » is absolute perfection. Creating their vision of the title track « 100 » are the ever on point Jef K & Gwen Maze. Matching their straight up beats with scything synth stabs and having reworked the mighty bassline, we treated to ‘sole’ destroying groove.

Welcome to the Rue de Plaisance!


What They said..

Guy Gerber – “A nice package again from Rue de Plaisance.”

Lee Burridge – « The bonus track Dub from Chaim is really cool! I’ll be playing that for sure! Thanx guys. »

Kiki – « Chaim´s remix is jackin´ happening (i think i prefer the vox edit) as is Jef K & Gwen Maze remix as well! Full support from me! »

Luke Solomon – « Lovely jubbly, this is right up my street. Chaim possibly the fav, will try them all. »

Jona – « Excellent release on this new exciting label! Chaim my pick. »

Till von Sein – “DOPE ep.. The title theme by Varoslav is really cool!! My fave here! Playing!”

Ralph Lawson – “Jef K remix sounding great… as always!! J I’ll be playing!”

Luca Bacchetti – “This is a GREAT release! I love all of the mixes!!!! Playing!”

Silicone Soul – (Craig) – “TASTY – Great ep, love the Chaim mix the minute the bass dropped and Jef & Gwen serve up another lovely house number. Thx for these!”

Ray Okpara – “Chaim’s remix is the winner on this release. I know because I’ve been playing it already.”

Trickski – « Great package! I like the Original and the Chaim remix the most, although though all of tracks are good! Will play! »

Melon – “Really nice remixes on this release.. With the Jef K & Gwen Maze just taking it, just.”

Danny Howells – « Superb and eclectic package, just the way I like it! »

And.id – “Nice one. Interesting originals and remixes too. Jef K and Gwen Maze bassline grab my attention. I also like the acid points in Chaim’s mix!”

Nico Purman – “I really like Varoslav’s “100” and “You” too. Really cool stuff, gonna play!

David K – « For sure i loooooove this ep, can’t choose my favorite, vive Rue De Plaisance!!!!! »

Ellen Allien – « Chaim Remix is great!! YEAH!! »

Ali – (Tiefschwarz) – « I LOVE it!! The original of Varoslav’s “100” is my pick. »

Deetron – « Really nice Remix from Chaim! Love the oldschool feel he’s bringing! »

Voitek – (Catz n Dogz) – « I love what Chaim is doing right now and he’s nailed it again here!!”

Joris Voorn – « Really nice and deep release from Varoslav! Loving the Jef K & Gwen Maze mix! Will play. »

Martinez Brothers – « Jef K & Gwen Maze Remix immediately stands out for us. Gonna spin it! »

Diesel – (X-Press 2 / MoS Radio) – « You is growing on me… gonna live with it. »

Rocky – (X-Press 2 / MoS Radio) – « Some lovely dark deepness here from Varoslav. All mixes are great. »

Ryan Crosson – « I’m liking the Jef K & Gwen Maze remix the most from this release. Support! »

Axel Boman – « Love the original but the Chaim remix really takes off!! Will dance for sure!! »

Reboot – « For me it’s all about the Jef K remix. He does it best here! J »

Lee Curtiss – « This is another great release! Love it all! Will be playing for sure! »

Ripperton – “Think its all about the original here. Thank you Varoslav for the slow soul movement.”

Jeremy P. Caulfield – “This release is great .. Like super hot, like hot diggity damn! Like ouch sister! Nice one!”

Club Madnezz Radio Hollland – « Chaim Remix… lovely little underground cut. »

Sébastien B – (Paris One Radio) – « Like Jef K & Gwen Maze Remix. Good EP! »

Diversions – (CHRY 105.5FM Toronto, Canada) – « Chaim remix rocks! »

Roual Galloway – (Faith Fanzine / Radio) – « 100 is great and the two remixes turn the tables in a good way. »

Sergio B – (deejay.es) – « Chaim like always! Big tune! So sexy, so deep and so grooving! I love it. »

Scan Mode – (DJ Magazine Spain) – « Nice remixes here! »

Tsugi Magazine France – « Another cool ep. »

Ben A – (DJ Magazine) – « Yessss. Now this is interesting. Love the original. Chaim mix isn’t too shabby either. »

De:Bug Magazine Germany – « Considering for review. »

Jose Maria Ramon – (Ibiza Global Radio) – « Sounds great! Sweet music for airplay on Ibiza Global Radio respect. »

Chris Ç – (Dinamo.fm / Acik Radio – Istanbul) – « Lots of good tracks. Radio plays! »

Karlos Sense – (Ibiza Sonica) – « You for me… Eclectic Sounds.. Fantastic.. »

David Y – (MagneticMag USA) – « Punchy, swoopy scary, future sol. I like the edge to it. »

Kev O – (datatransmission.co.uk) – « What a slow slow burn.. very nice. Chaim remix takes things up properly.. superb EP all-around. Very difficult to pick a favorite based on previews, where’s the « Love All » button? »

Giorgio – (DJ Mag Italia) – « Considering for review. »

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