|(SonicC / Highbloo rmx) Ampersand's 2nd release on Lektroluv, the follow-up to the gigantic 'Fake Motherfuckerz'. On remix duties are the freshly signed upcoming Belgian star Highbloo, and SonicC.
A Ampersand - The Ruckus
B1 Ampersand - The Ruckus (SonicC Remix)
B2 Ampersand - The Ruckus (Highbloo Remix)
File under: Bring the Ruckus – Cologne's most promising DJ/Producer-Team prepares for the final takeover. Despite having the same geographical background, DJ Hade and Brian Damage had somehow managed NOT to take notice of each other's musical activities for the first 20 years of their lives. But as soon as they were introduced by a mutual friend, they created something that was more than just the sum of its parts: Westcoast G-Funk and Minimal Structures clashed with Filter-House in the darkest corner of the 36 Chambers where they teamed up with James Brown's glitter pants...and, well, Phil Collins. What seemed contradictory became inseparable, egos lost their meaning and the connection itself became the concept: Ampersand (&) Shortly after the birth of the group, Ampersand moved to Cologne. DJ Hade released a digital EP on Montana records and they began playing DJ-Gigs when all of a sudden Belgium's Techno-Ambassador Dr. Lektroluv spun their "Fake Motherfuckerz" tune at Pukkelpop festival.
According to the overwhelming reaction he decided to release the first Ampersand EP "Fake Motherfuckerz" on News Records/Lektroluv. The title track and the freaked-out video clip were an instant success within the international club scene and were supported by the likes of Andy George (Radio 1), Don Rimini, The Subs or The Music Factory (TMF). Besides their monthly residency in Cologne, Ampersand have since then tore down the walls of venues in e.g. Zurich, Hamburg, or the "Summerfestival" in Antwerp. Right now they are busy working on their showcase and several remix projects, as well as putting finishing touches on their next release on Lektroluv Records "The Ruckus" which will see the light of day in early 2010.
On remix duties are the freshly signed upcoming Belgian star Highbloo, and SonicC. He is known for his banging tracks and remixes on Nervous Records, Ministry Of Sound, Mixmash, Fools Gold and Mute Records, and is working on a full album for Dim Mak.
Mason: Highbloo mix sounds like a beast
don rimini: ampersand original !!!!
sinden: the highbloo is working for me!
Generik: original is a great club track. will be support highbloo! no D needed!
Shir Khan: I think I am starting to get into the Highbloo Rave Sound. Cool Remix.
nenis / sharkslayer: smashing club action here! highbloo mix rules
Chewy Chocolate Cookies: SonicC remix is the best of the package, will test asap
mustard pimp: Strong stuff
LA riots: really into the sonicC remix. cant wait to try this out in the club.
Foamo: thanks for this.. wicked release.. my favourite is the highbloo remix.. he s on fire right now! love it!!!
André Langenfeld, Fritz FM Berlin:
original and highbloo are my favs - Ampersand rules!
The Aston Shuffle: Sonic C mis is huuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuge!!!
colonel (party harders): original & highbloo rmx are o fresh!!!
hostage: Highbloo really takes this track to the next level, the percussion and groove to the Highbloo mix is top stuff
Kim Mathijs (belgian national radio show Switch): Cool release! Banging original & 2 really cool remixes. Full support!
larry tee: i LOVE both SOnic C and Hibloo! what a treat!!
Santiago (of Santiago & Bushido): Overall solid package! Really feelin the Highbloo Rmx
Urchins: Highbloo remix is the one for us, this guy can do no wrong. Percussion and drum programming in his mix is absolutely top drawer. Will be supporting this in a big way; another consistently hot release from Lektroluv!!
Josh David (Breakdown): Like the SonicC Remix, will play!
Mike Mago: Hot track! very dope! In my set def!
dj rockid: Yo what a great song! very musical, but still very rough! cool yo! we gonna play that shit! fav; Highbloo remix! nice! one!