Oli Freke

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New Release: Space Power Facility

Space Power Facility is the fourth release from Oli Freke, and is a deep house groover with a gradually evolving vocal – emerging from the depths of the track right up to main break where it becomes a full blown, powerful vocal line. It’s provided by the Rachel G, who has provided vocals for many electro and house tracks. 

The remix takes the groove and has some fun with elements, dropping the main vox to focus on the pulsing vibe.

 

New release: You're The Reason

Out now! A new track from myself!

1. You’re The Reason (Original Mix)

2. You’re The Reason (Fighta Pilot Remix – vocal version)

3. ‘You’re The Reason’ (Fighta Pilot Remix – dub version)


You’re The Reason features the vocal talents of Chantelle Rowe.

The original mix is a upbeat house track with rolling organ style bassline and lovely musical breakdown.

The Fighta Pilot remix is deeper and focuses on pitch-shifted snippets of the original vox and is beefed up with piano riffs and deep sub bass. 

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New Release: Para da Gracinha

Para de Grançinha is a tough, funky track built around MC Leka’s trash-talking rap. She ain’t falling for your sweet words, flash cash or bump’n’grind, cos she knows what you’re after...
The original mix is the slower version with big chord stabs, funky bass and tasty percussion. Fighta Pilot takes things up a notch with a faster groove and pulsing bassline.

MC Leka is Rio de Janero based rapper, known for her work with Crookers (Man Records

New Release: Line-1

Line-1 is a melodic hypnotic groover exploring the atmostpheric end of tech-house. The Original Mix features a fat off beat sidechain bass, strong lead and half-tempo breakbeat section. The Electrophonic Mix is a deeper work out with a chunky syncopated bassline building the track up to a massive saw break. Fighta Pilot's tech house mix offers a different evolving take on the elements. 

 

 

 

3rd November 2000

3As you might expect, I was performing a live set of hard house at Heaven on Friday 3rd November 2000, in front of an audience of about 3,000.  This was with Contact Assist, my hard house ‘outfit’ of the time.

I knew I’d wonder what this gig would sound like in 2010, so Irecorded it onto DAT and sent it a decade into the future. And here it is:

Contact Assist Live – 3rd Nov 2000
(stream/download the mp3 from Dropbox)

We played a lot of gigs and released quite a few records between 1999-2001 – before an ‘hilarious’ Spinal Tap type implosion just as we were about to sign a deal with Sanctuary Records, at the time the UK’s largest independent record label, and the world’s largest independent music publisher. (Sanctuary subsequently also imploded in 2007 due to financial mismanagement and such)

 

A Tiny Musical Gift

he tiniest I could find.

You know when you write a little song that you were quite pleased with once, recorded onto a cassette tape multi-track (yep that’s 2 stereo tracks or 4 of mono) and were rather fond of?

But the recording is long lost – last seen floating around on a C90 near the end of the last century. A shame, but that’s the way it is sometimes….music is a transitory experience and wasn’t meant to be frozen in time on wax cylinders and vinyl and kept on magnetised bits of chrome or magnesium.

Anyway, given all the above, imagine how pleasant is to find this very same song right at the end of a very long mp3 of the soundtrack to Orfeo Negro, which in itself was a recording of a scratchy record onto cassette that I for some reason recorded into the computer at some point.

The song which I’m going on about = and which is no longer hypothetical, but a real and actual song thing called ‘Honeymoon’ – well, it must have been on that original cassette and luckily didn’t get recorded over by the awesome samba of that film.

It was so nice to find, I thought I’d stick up on the internet where it could be ignored by up to 100 billion people!

So, without any further tremendous dollops of ado, here is ‘Honeymoon’ by Subset:

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/2782285/SUBSET_Honeymoon.mp3

Vocals: Mina
Gorgeous chorused guitar: Des (yes the very same current bassist of Cassette Electrik)
Wonky Moog: Oli
Wonky arhythmic drum programming: Oli
Partial and frequently wandering attention to standard western tuning and harmony: yep – that was Oli.
‘you were curious’ vocal sample: Some chick sampled off Star Trek given to me in 1991 by massive Star Trek fan Looptron.

You know, I think there’s a good song in there somewhere (and I mayjust have been listening to Stereolab at the time…)