Michelle Owen – Swing It EP (LMD037)
Catalogue Number: LMD037 | Release Date: August 2010
Michelle Owen teams up with UK deep house label Lost My Dog to release her debut EP. Recently Michelle has released a solo production ‘Strange Days’ on a sampler for the well respected UK label Baker Street Recordings and a collaboration with James Flavour on leading German label Dirt Crew. The three tracks here on ‘Swing It EP’ highlight the diversity in her sound with funky, jacking, deep and techy influences all in evidence. Remixes are provided by the high-flying Pezzner, currently celebrating the release of his LP ‘The Tracks Are Alive’ on Freerange and Australian producer Murat Kilic.
Michelle Owen has been a DJ since 1998, playing all over the world including Love Parade 2008 (Dortmund), Ministry Of Sound (London), Manumission (Ibiza), Electrosplash (Valencia), Field Day Festival (Sydney) and Good Vibrations (Sydney). Half Italian and originally from Sydney, Australia, she moved overseas in 2007 to pursue her career in music which led her to live in Ibiza, London and Berlin, where she is now based. Along the way she has worked for SonyBMG in Australia, distribution company FUGA, London record store Phonica and two Sydney record stores and radio stations. She also ran her own label Eyelash Records and worked alongside Ben Watt at Buzzin’ Fly. Now in Berlin she works for Beatport and is a regular DJ at the city’s clubs. It’s fair to say she has a good grasp of the various aspects of the music industry! Having moved into production in recent times she now has her sights set on conquering yet another aspect of it.
Seattle’s Pezzner has become one of the most sought after artists in deep and tech house music over recent years. Having initially made his mark as one half of quirky house duo Jacob London on labels such as Classic, .dotbleep and U-Freqs, Pezzner began working as a solo artist in 2007 for Om, Blacksoul, Einmaleins, Rebirth and Freerange, for whom he has just released his debut album.
Murat Kilic is a well respected long time DJ in the Australian electronic music scene and a prolific producer of tech house, deep house and techno with releases over the last few years on some of the world’s most forward thinking labels including Stil Vor Talent (Berlin) and Stereo Seven Plus (Milan). He has also completed remixes for labels such as BEEF, Kaato, Subsonic, Long Distance and Tribal Vision. Murat is the founder, booker and resident DJ for one of Sydney’s longest running and best known after-hours club’s ‘SPICE’ held at HOME Terrace every week from 5am on Sunday.
Ashley Beedle: A great EP. With some wicked production from Ms Owen. The remixes are ok as well but it’s the lady’s originals that kill it. Big support.
Graeme Park: Unbelievably fabulous! Simply superb.
Diz: Really an all around good offering that supplies my every dancefloor mood with a lil taste of the boogie!! big ups!!
Catz N Dogz: pezzner remix for me, in the podcast, voitek
Round Table Knights: included in podcast
Inland Knights (Drop Music): included in our July 2010 DJ mix
Nick Holder: Slammin! Thanks for sending
Scope (NRK/Urban Torque): Pezzner mix all the way baby!
Raoul Belmans (Swirl People/Aroma): Fun track! Right up my street! Nice mix package too.
Deepchild (Trapez/Anabatic): Homegirl strikes again, this time with extra booty! Large!
Terry Francis (Fabric): like this dirty little ditty
Nacho Marco (Loudeast/Sonar): Pezzner mix for me.
Feygin (Diynamic): absolutely stunning ep. made my day! love the jazz, love all the tracks, esp Sometimes. the remixes are
super as well! will chart and play this. full support!
Atnarko: Pezzner mix slays!! love it
Sleazy McQueen: lovin’ the Pezzner
Miss Mee (Patsada Records): Sweet hypnotic!
Lil Mark: excellent tracks. really likin’ “sometimes” and Pezzner’s redo.
Peter Christianson (LawnChair Generals): ‘Sometimes’ makes my booty go ‘what?’
Abyss: yess!!!love this one!the bass is in my head right now!!!!!!!!!!!!
Shir Khan: Dee&Deaf; brings me back to the golden age of HipHop. Thx.
Joshua Collins: Really nice quality on all these tracks! I gotta say i like dee & deaf it is such an original sounding track and really sweet to listen to. “Sometimes” is an excellent dancefloor track as well!!!! Well done. ;)
Evren Ulusoy: sometimes is really energetic tune.pezzner remix also nice.all in all great EP.Thanks for sending.
Dubble D / Moodymanc: Love dee & deaf original!!! Brilliant!!
Lucas Keizer: Lovin the pezzner mix of “Dee & Deaf”. “Sometimes” is a very nice treat as well! Will play both for sure.
Nils Nuernberg: Digging all mixes of Dee & Deaf. THX
Ekkohaus: Original mix is dope….thanx…EKko…
Luke Solomon: killer….
Matt RiVEM: the pezzner remix is great, really like that wobbly stripped down vibe – the highlight of the EP for me.
Marcus Aurelius (Soul Fuel): dig the smooth vibe that the Murat remix has.
Frankie J (Flapjack/Spatula City): this is a great ep all around and both remixes are hot. full support over here!
Roland Nights (Lost My Dog/Urban Torque): This is a really solid release, the original of Dee & Deaf is great but the Pezzner mix is favourite here.
Hippie Torales: Good groove. Kilic remix works well.