The next release on Three Sixty Tunes our Dancefloor inspired label.
Featuring Remixes by: Chris Coco, Q-Burns Abstract Message and Darkhorse
1. So Simple
2. So Simple (Chris Coco Remix)
3. So Simple (Q-Burns Abstract Message Remix)
4. Reino De La Luna
5. Reino De La Luna (Darkhorse Remix)
Sr Mandril in the Studio
“Sr Mandril have a goal: merge electro elements with thoroughly live guitar, bass, keys and percussion. The payoff: a crossbreed of acid jazz, ambient, lounge, trip hop and house with latin rhythm and flair. This is the sound of Mexico right now.” – Festival International de Jazz de Montreal
Sr Mandril was born in 2000 when Germán González and Ramsés Ramírez decided to merge their musical ideas. The resulting sound was electronic undertones mixed with organic instruments creating a sonic image of colors, sounds and influences that go from indie-dance to acid jazz and ambient all with that Latin feel. Sr. Mandril spend a lot of time on the road playing live at various festivals and venues around South America. This release from Three Sixty Tunes, the new dance floor division of veteran San Francisco leftfield imprint Three Sixty Records, showcases a diverse set of remixes of tracks from this exciting Latin American electronic act.
Two exquisite original tunes are found in this set, both featuring the vocals of Isabelle Malchionni and the intricate multi-instrumentation of the band. The rollicking
“So Simple” opens with a carnival-like organ motif and a two-step breakbeat rhythm before falling head on into a flurry of wah-wah guitar, horn stabs, latin percussion, and Isabelle’s playful vocals.
“Reino De La Luna” is, as its title might hint, a dreamy, Balearic style track with a floating feel, lovely, emotive vocals, spacious guitar and saxophone riffs, and a powerful crescendo. This track has been masterfully remixed by Three Sixty’s in-house maestro
Chris Coco. In between his Melodica radio show and promoting his new Freedom Street album on Melodica Recordings, Chris found the time to assemble an expansive, cinematic downtempo re-work that throbs and glistens. Isabelle becomes a torch song chanteuse in Chris’ world, accompanied by muted trumpet and big, bold string pads. Lovely.
Q-Burns Abstract Message takes the reigns of “So Simple” for a rhythm-heavy remix that harks back to the breaky tunes from the 90’s he used to spin in the back room at the renowned Phat N’ Jazzy club night. It’s dance floor funk with a classic sound, complimenting Sr Mandril’s original with class and flair.
Darkhorse, who has an extensive discography on not only Three Sixty but also classic labels like Tummy Touch, Pussyfoot, and Ubiquity. His “Reino De La Luna” lovingly brings out the dubby aspects of the track, placing them on top of a groovy four-on-the-floor rhythm and adding a healthy dose of treatments and effects. This cut is Balearic bliss and is arriving just in time to close out the summer. Also in play are two remixes of the aforementioned “So Simple,” with the first courtesy of the legendary
Five eclectic, quality cuts and another brilliant package from Three Sixty … enjoy!
Some of the DJ Feedback
Tim “Love” Lee (Tummy Touch) – “Love it. Perfect for the summer.”
Kid Loco – “The Darkhorse Remix is my thing, and the Q-Burns Abstract Message remix is great, too.”
The Glimmers – “The Q-Burns Abstract Message mix is a nice groover … will try it out this weekend.”
Robbie Hardkiss – “The Darkhorse mix feels like I’m driving to the beachfront poolside lounge where the Q-Burns Abstract Message remix makes me want to order a fruity rum cocktail from a bar tending panda, while I splash and dance until the Chris Coco remix puts me in bed with a friend.”
Irregular Disco Workers – “Chris Coco’s remix is amazing!”
Djuma Soundsystem – “The Q-man’s still got it!”
Severino (Horse Meat Disco) – “The Darkhorse remix is my favorite.”
Phat Phil Cooper – “Chris Coco mix is nice… will play and say!”
Stereo 77 – “Both Darkhorse and Q-Burns Abstract Message deliver perfect summertime jams!”
Jota Wagner (Colors Sound System) – “Exquisite … let the sunshine in!”
Andy Wilson (Ibiza Sonica FM / Balearica) – “A nice packages. All the remixes are good, and the originals are strong as well.”
Al Bradley (3am Recordings) – “Cool sounds on this release and some lovely textures on the cuts. ‘Reino De La Luna’ is really gorgeous. Then Q-Burns Abstract Message again turns in a superb, percussive vibe. I’m really digging that.”
DJ Nelson (Power FM, Dublin) – “Cool release. The Darkhorse Remix of ‘Reino de la Luna’ is great. The track takes you on a cool journey with the guitar and dubbed style delay/echo effects. Great job.”
Matthias Kirsch (JazzRadio 106.8 FM, Berlin) – “Both remixes of ‘So Simple’ are a great mixture of laid-back lounge combined with some jazzy elements. Just brilliant.”
Jamie Topham (CDPool / Summer Soulstice) – “Eclectic fusion of the electronic and the balearic on this Sr Mandril release. Fairly strong productions throughout, with Chris Coco’s exquisite remix ‘So Simple’ and the Q-Burns Abstract Message funk/jazz-infused workout of the same track as the stand out moments here.”
Pepe Link (Insel Radio) – “The perfect soundtrack for a Balearic sundown.”
Nico De Ceglia (Radio 1 promos for Pete Tong) / Various Clubs): “Original is nice and so are the remixes”
Felix JR (Ibiza Global Radio, GrooveBox Recordings): “Fantastic Track”
Radio Arcadia (Radio Arcadia / Radio Relaxo): “In Rotation”
Carlitos Corcho (Chang) (Red Bull Music Academy, Chang Bang): “nice grooves”
Thomas Pudell (Black Alley) (In Control Radio Show (Push FM – weekly / DeepVibes – monthly)): “Q-Burns rocks!”