After his great contribution to Sonar Kollektiv’s critically acclaimed compilation Secret Love 5 (SK196CD
/folkwaves) with the beautiful song Destruction of Ourselves, Irish DJ, producer and songwriter STEE DOWNES brought out his long awaited debut album All In A Day (SK203CD
/illicity) JAZZANOVA’s label in 2008. Following his debut album All In A Day, STEE DOWNES now presents us a remix 12" with 4 exclusive versions of his heartfelt songs. Opening this fresh remix single is STEE DOWNE's long friend and musical companion, ISHFAQ with whom STEE also produced the album. Although also originally from Dublin, Ireland, ISHFAQ is currently based in Croatia. He has previously remixed the likes of DJ VADIM and BUGS IN THE ATTIC and it's no wonder that his remix treatment of Put A Little Love In My Soul is spot on - after all he did play on and mix down the original album version.
STEE DOWNES' lovely track What's wrong with groovin' also appeared on the recent JAZZANOVA compilation SK200
to mark Sonar Kollektiv's 200th release. STEE's harmonies combine seamlessly with his Fender Rhodes and a funky groove to make this a great tune for slow dancing to. London based DJ SIMBAD has had remixes on Brownswood Recordings, Pantone Music and BBE as well as productions work on Compost and KAREN Ps ...Broadcasting on Sonar Kollektiv to name but a few. His remix of A Need For Something Else is a fine and soulful slice of minimal house, guaranteed to get the crowd moving.
Winding up this fine remix 12" is DIESLER with his mix of Movement. While other of STEE DOWNES songs have a certain melancholy, tracks don't get any more uplifting than this. It's a feel good crowd-pleaser if ever there was one. In STEE's own words: “Emotionally, I would describe All In A Day as a heart-felt and an honest expression of who I am and how I feel. The album is based around a simplistic and direct approach to melody, rhythm, emotion and message. There is an underlying bittersweet feeling to all the songs.” That holds true for this 12" too plus you have the added bonus of 4 exclusive tracks which are sure to get the party jumping.