|Posted: 09 Aug 2012 05:16 Post subject: ICR - She Leaves : new from nice+smooth ultramedia
Release Title: She Leaves
Remixed By: Bal5000
Label: nice+smooth ultramedia
Available Now From: Beatport
/ iTunes /
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She Leaves click
Toronto label nice+smooth ultramedia are pleased to introduce
their second single for forward-motion electronic artist ICR.
Zoltn Gl is ICR, a Budapest-based producer who made his mark over a decade ago in the drum
n' bass scene, even founding Hungary's famed online hub for the genre ImpulseCreator. With
a background as a music journalist, ICR's own music always displayed musical variety and
an uncompromising creativity spread out over a number of well-respected labels. The
formation of his own Misspent Music label gave ICR the freedom to branch out sonically,
experimenting with different genres and tempos, dipping his toes in house music, techno,
and downtempo breaks. Recent releases on Chi Recordings, Orson, Glack Audio, and Sonorous
Music sealed the deal, joined by the release of his album To Make Right
What's Left on Fokuz Recordings and a high-profile remix for production
legend Howie B. His release earlier this year, "The Moments I Ruined" [NICE0045] was a top
techno track for adventurous DJ's around the world; a solid slice of musicality and
originality. The trademark deep and cinematic ICR sound remains the same, but in new
This new record brings the tempo back a bit as the mood softens with the uptempo stabs and
glistening keys of ''Do You Remember." A subtle breakbeat
feel nearly betrays its four-on-the-floor rhythm, and melodic cascades of bright synth
layers lift the track into sonic sunshine. It's a gorgeous and brainy episode of musical
drive. There's also a Repriseversion of ''Do You Remember"
which strips away most of the drum track leaving tones, notes, and captivating swells
behind. This is followed by the laid back prose of "She
Leaves," accompanied by a quirky deep house shuffle that recalls some of
Matthew Herbert's work. Plinked piano and a female spoken vocal are sampled, manipulated,
and woven into the groove of this potent and imaginative after-hours cut. Finally, fellow
Budapest producer Bal5000 tries his hand a "She Leaves,"
offering a more floor-focused remix that pulses and gyrates with buzz and electricity.
These four tracks certainly help lay out ICR's electronic manifesto, and nice+smooth is
more than happy to help spread the word.
Nick Warren - "Brilliant release. 'Do You Remember' is ace
and 'She Leaves' is pure gold. A very impressive producer, indeed."
Justin Harris (Freaks) - "'Do You Remember' is strange and
Three (Hallucination Limited) - "This is some pretty fresh,
unique stuff. I'm really feeling 'Do You Remember.' I look forward to working this out."
Severino (Horse Meat Disco) - "Pretty cool vibe the Bal5000
Remix of 'She Leaves' is definitely my favorite."
diskJokke - "Smooth and delicious."
Brett Johnson (Bang The Box) - "Nice, deep cuts here. Will
Jota Wagner (Colors Sound System) - "This is nice, this is
smooth, and this is lovely."
Ulysses (Neurotic Drum Band) - "There's a nice pop sheen to
everything that doesn't detract from the groove."
Stereo 77 - "Fantastic simply fantastic! 'Do You Remember' &
'She Leaves' will be a part of my sets for many days to come."
TJ Norris (Resident Advisor) - "ICR has created a four track
EP that is part hazy day laid-back fusion with a sincere dramatic bent."
Jarle Brthen (Full Pupp) - "Nice feel on the whole release."
Marc Lacasse (Urbnet) - "The evolving, somewhat romantic
journey is a great vision, good for radio and floors for sure."
Bobi (Global Movement) - "I just love the two original tracks
here - sounds like a proper and great deep house."
Derek Jones (Soular Grooves Radio) - "How beautiful. I love
this female vocal spoken word electronic track listening pearls. Very unique production,
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