T-Bet Records is back with some new tunage from longtime buddies Jay Haze (TuningSpork, Contexterrior) and Signor Andreoni (T-Bet co-pilot and half the duos Bunkers and Diamond Dog), showing off their stylistic diversity on a split EP titled Time for Some Action! What kind of action, you may ask - Hollywood blockbuster action? (Can't get no) girly action? Or some straight-up ass-moving dancefloor action?
Mr. Haze enters the scene with "Brief Ace", and perhaps his recent move from Berlin to Peru has inspired a sub-equatorial vibe in his production. This one's got jacking, hissing snares that jump out from the screen, over some low-frequency accents, synth drones and some sort of tribal hex chant. Then, with "Mighty Mighty" Jay takes his vintage hovercraft up to Detroit, to ask not how cold it is in the D, but how FUNKY it is, with frenetic percussion and a classic Haze buildup and breakdown. As well as plenty of car chases and some full-frontal nudity.
On the flip side, Signor Andreoni offers "Flip Side", and thankfully he spent more time on the music than on the track's title. Andre sexes it up with thick, vibrant bass that drips with electro nectar, seducing the acid bunnies and pizzicato kitties to join in on the mayhem. Finally, "Soul Burner" offers a chance to cool off, with a swinging, low-key vibe that will take you on a moon safari with just a pinch of saxophone.
Allien - "Like Brief Ace "
Josh Wink – “Some good tracks but Soul Burner claims my fav spot. Deep & sexy!”
Danny Tenaglia – “This whole release is good for me!”
Jose de Divina - "Full support Jay, nice ep."
Alex Celler - "Sweet sounding ep, cool work."
Tom Findlay - (Groove Armada) - "Love Flip side."
M A N I K - "Flip Side is my pick here. That is the one I would rock the hell out of. Def my style."
Varoslav - "Original music funky grooves, i like it. Soul Burner is my fav here."
Brothers' Vibe - "It's ALL good - Love the FLIP SIDE track - BOMB!"
Willie Graff - (Pacha Ibiza & Cielo NYC) - "Mighty Mighty has a nice energy!"
Andy Cato – (Groove Armada) - "Slamming tunes! Flip side and breif ace are my favs."
Paul Woolford - "'Brief Ace' is a groove, the right balance of tension and release and I love the way it comes in on the snare."
Tania Vulcano - "I like Brief Ace, support."
Layo - "Liking Brief Ace/ Soul Burner."
Matt Tolfrey - "Mighty Might is great and very different, this will get played..."
Orde Meikle - (Slam) - "Strong EP - will try out."
Luca Bacchetti - "One word... Jay Haze. Thanks!"
KiNK - "Strong release. Loving the big drums in Brief Ace!"
SEUIL - "Soul Burner...nice one"
Samuel L Session – “Yes, me like! Raw sexy n dirty. Plus it doesnt try to sound trendy which is a huge plus.”
Shlomi Aber – “Brief Ace is super .. straight to the box , loving this.”
Anthea – “Brief Ace+ Flip Side what great tracks and big production sounds!!!!! Like dem alot nice olschool flavour to them!”
Quentin Harris – “Brief Ace has a Detroit Techno feel. Will be giving this a shot.”
Okain – “Jay haze tracks are pure class. I will both for sure. Thanks for this is gold!” (OK second feedback : Definitely one of the really good ep of the year both Jay and Andreoni are outstanding!)
Cirillo – “Brief Ace and Flip Side are great!”
Danny Howells – “Hell yeah!! Bang into these!”
Mihalis Safras – “This is killer… Love Brief Ace a lot!”
Federico Molinari – “A very cool release!”
Nathan Coles – (Wiggle/Fabric London) – “Soul Burner is loveliness!”
Arnaud Le Texier - "Brief ace will play for sure! Soul Burner is good too."
Yousef – “Love Brief Ace!!”
Gorge – “Nice vibe in Soul Burner!!”
Fritz – (Zander VT) – “Nice!! I like Brief Ace!”
Andrew Grant - (DC10) – “Dirty beats!! ϑ”
And.id – “I like Signor Andreoni tracks...will play flip side! Boogie!
UNER – “Amazing!!!!!!! Brief Ace its really nice! but the complete release its fantastic!”
Fedrico Grazzini – (Zoo Project Ibiza) – “Very good pack, will play this Saturday!”
Franck Roger – “A wild pitch, photon inspiration on this release .. nice ep!”
Till von Sein – “Brief Ace is killer..,nice ep all over!”
Break 3000 – (Dirt Crew) – “Brief Ace is def my fave. Will play for sure!”
Andy Baxter – (Café Mambo/Pacha Ibiza) – “Brilliant, Jay Haze back on the housier tip Full Support!”
Kiko Martinez – (DocePulgadas Radio) – “Soul burner is for me! Support from DocePulgadas RadioShow.”
Ceoltronic Radio – (RTE Ireland) – “Mighty Mighty i really like. Good stuff from the Jay lad. Will feature on Ceoltronic Radio tonight.”
Jose Maria Ramon – (Ibiza Global Radio) – “Very groovy excellent sound for play on Ibiza Global Radio full support from the white island.”
Stuart Patterson – (Faith Fanzine/Radio/East Village) – “Flip Side is the pick for me.. will play!”
Makossa – (Radio FM4 Vienna) – “Nice tracks! Will play Mighty Mighty!”
Valka – (Paris One Reverse) – “Soul Burner is that kind of track that gets you real deep from the moment you turn on the volume!”
Stefano Fontana – (Computer Musik Italy) – “Fat release. Food for my ears!! "Brief Ace” work as damn and all the traxx got a oldskool vibe which is fine... .make feel so good inside.... ϑ”
Ben - (DJ Magazine UK) – “Tasty, Tasty, Jay Haze is always killing it. This is no exception!”
Ben – (Datatransmission.co.uk) – “Andreoni tracks are LOVELY- Flip Side and Soul Burner. Will try give some Podcast love.....”
Scan Mode – (ClubbingSpain) – “Stompin` analogic tracks! Love this classic sound,big big big!”
Marco – (DJ Magazine Italia) – “All about Signor Andreoni’s side!”
Lele Sacchi (Boogie Drama/Floor Radio Italy) - "Mighty Mighty is the tune, will try it out! Also brief Ace is good. ANdreoni's side give old school vibes especially on Soul Burner, good old deep houser from back in the days."
Steve Parry - (Juice FM) - "Mighty Mighty is very good. Flip side is superb, and i like soul burner too."
Diversions - (CHRY 105.5FM Toronto, Canada) - "Soul burner is my pick."
The Phonic Express - (RTE Pulse, Dublin) - "Flip Side is a absolute monster. Really looking forward to playing this tonight! 5/5."
Steve Mizek - (Little White Earbuds) - "Got love for Mighty Mighty."
Diamond Dog is the new project from Cagliari, based producers Acirne and Signor Andreoni. Acirne is the co-founder of T-Bet. whilst Andreoni is a classically trained jazz guitarist who, since his earlier solo releases on TuningSpork Records, now focuses mostly on his two collaborative projects, Bunkers (with Alessio Mereu) and as you hear here, Diamond Dog. After the Double-D duo debuted earlier this year with the 'Mosaic EP' on Contexterrior – getting DJ support from the likes of Adam Beyer, Chloé and Brothers Vibe– Acirne brought Andreoni and young DJ talent Cherry Baker on board to help run T-Bet, and together the three have recorded this new EP, hence the title, When the Dog Eats the Cherry. (Somehow it sounded better than When the Diamond Eats the Baker…) “Blasè” is a classic example of intergalactic jazz house. The kind of music you’d hear if Han Solo and Obi-Wan met at a beach rave instead of a cantina. With Andreoni’s analog key melodies and a familiar voice lamenting, “You do me wrong but still I’m crazy about you”, this track bleeds enough soul to make even the darkest lord of the Sith teary-eyed.Rio Padice offers a more stripped down version, bringing out an underlying hypnotic element. His remix, along with his acclaimed work with Massimo di Lena as Horacio (Raum, Cynosure), shows that Chicago’s influence is alive and well in Italy.
Loco Dice - "Nice and deep, Rio mix for me."
Danny Tenaglia - "All good!!!"
Raresh - "Rio Padice remix!"
D'Julz - "Deep and oldshool, Superb EP."
Sis - "Original is nice!"
Deetron - "The original is beautiful, i particularly like the bassline a lot. Good one!"
Andy Baxter - (Pacha Ibiza/Café Mambo) - "Lovely deep remix, brilliant."
Alex Celler - "Rio Padice Remix for me."
Tom Findlay - (Groove Armada) - "Yes love these!"
Jose de Divina - "Sure that I test Rio Padice Remix."
Andy Cato – (Groove Armada) - "01. A groovy bass line track perfect for smokey basement party. Nice tune 02. Good deep house track. 03. Obscure and and dark track here. Good EP here."
Nima Gorji - "Great remix from my favorite Italian producer Rio Padice. Deepnessss."
Sarah Main – (Pacha Ibiza) - "Rio Padice Remix is cool."
Shlomi Aber - "Great Rio remix .. support!"
Club Madnezz Holland - "Rio Padice Remix...nice drums."
Kiko Martínez - (DocePulgadas RadioShow) - "Nice Rhythm! Love Blase."
Jose De Divina - "Blasé is deep, nice melody. Full support!"
Peter Kruder - "Like the Original and Night and Day. Will play this."
Craig - (Silicone Soul) - "Wow, Blasè is a lovely lil' number, cheers!"
Alex Dee - "Both original are great, but Night and Days is the shit! Very original and emotional cut, will chart that one. As a big fan of Rio's sound, he did it again. Supa mega giga quality remix as always."
Alex Picone - "Original and remix for me."
Onionz - "Blasè is old school, nice!"
Varoslav - "Original music from that guys again..but to be honest i was more into the contexterior release....anyway i like Rio's remix here ..nice one!"
Felipe Valenzuela - "I like all tracks, thanks! Night and Day and Rio Padice mixes are my favorites."