All of a sudden I’m thinking Armand Van Helden, but then he was the guy that did “NYC Beat” and this is NYC house music. Their second release, Escandalo are a New York City electronic music band who cite Caribbean, Freestyle and Goth influences. Being a true NYC project, Escandalo called on local talent to add depth and variety to the remix project. House of Stank, Best Mate, Austin Downey, Jung & Palmer, Sir Jemma, Al B & Garito, Max Tannone, and DJ Nita are included, as well as a new Bonus Remix of ‘La Bruja’, Escandalo’s first single, by Johnny Dynell.
Nocturning is deeply sophisticated, deeply varied. The Al B & Garito remix features some typical traditional house elements, whilst the stunning Austin Downey edit is a sleek melodic number thriving on class, a suspiciously Parisian Prog-House feel. The DJ Nita remix is sweetly balanced and makes even better use of the vocal samples.
In fact, there isn’t really a bad edit or remix here, affirming the reality that this is the cream of NYC talent on display. Despite being NYC based we can see most tracks here fitting in perfectly with house after parties all around the globe, serving as the perfect accompaniment to later-night frolics.
Check out the original and video below, but we strongly advise you judge this release on the merits of the remixes.
iTunes & RMXs: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/nocturning/id467427769
and beatport: http://www.beatport.com/release/nocturning/688041