EP1 - HORATIO & HECTOR MORALES
2013-10-07 | Circus Recordings | CIRCUS029 | BUY NOW
Following on from Green Velvet's 'Bigger Than Prince' and for the very first time together, two of house music’s most authentic ‘heads’ team up for their debut on Yousef’s flourishing, and hugely respected Circus Recordings.
3 tracks made for the real dance floors, taking the elements of house, techno, jazz and funk, all with that familiar Circus Recordings personality.
3. ANCIENT FUTURE (Horatio only)
Rising from Oakland, California he fast become one of house music’s elite, Hector Moralez has paid his dues by working tirelessly from the bottom up.
Hectors ambitions began as a 17 year old DJ, working at the infamous ‘Primal Records’ Store. His sounds take influence from Latin, jazz, funk, hip hop and soul and are sewn together with grooving bass lines and phat beats.
Hector’s character, hard work and innovative ability has given him a prominent standing in the house music scene, leading him to become one of the most sought after artists. Also forming the production phenomenon “Fries and Bridges” with regular partner, Phil Weeks [Paris]. Releases from Hector have appeared on highly respected labels such as Robsoul, Music For Freaks, Nightshift, Detour, Vista, Brique Rouge, Doubledown and more recently Dj Sneaks Magnetic and Sneak Classics labels
Out now his highly anticipated debut album with Chris Carrier, being released on the amazing French imprint Apollonia.
A Romanian blessed with a great passion for music, with an underground musical adventure. Horatio’s talent helped him to be quickly spotted by the VIVa Music label, as well releasing on Desolat, with his floor wrecking “How Much 909” which was one Loco Dice’s records of the year in 2013.
Horatio’s hard working production efforts paid off with his remixes for ‘Jindo - Summer Stories’ and ‘Alessio Collina – Conmigo’ was heavily played and supported by Ricardo Villalobos & Richie Hawtin respectively.
Recently nominated for the best new artist in the Romanian underground scene is the highest ascension for his reputation, for being talented as he is eager proceeds him…
Darren Emerson – “3 cool tracks on this package. Really liking the energy in Ancient Future… Will play..”
Smokin Jo – “The funk of Kangeroos is making it my fav on first listen here. Gonna try them out and let you know more.”
Tobi Neumann – “Well… Kangaroos really does ROCK doesn’t it?!! I’ll be playing.”
Daniel Stefanik – “Jaaaazzzzy Jaazzzzzy Jaazzzzy!!! â˜º supporting!!”
Coyu – “Kangaroos definitely sounds like a fun track to me. Gonna be useful for my sets.”
Gel Abril – “Ancient Future will work well on the bigger floors for me for sure. Looking forward to testing it.”
Steve Mac – “Circus are putting out some great records at the moment. Jazzistan is my pick to play here.”
ZDS – “Groovin’ Susan Circus Funk!! Danke for this guys. Kangarooooos!!”
Andy Baxter – (Café Mambo/Booom) – “Loving the Jazz vibe on Jazzistan… I’ll be using that for sure!”
Copyright (Defected Radio) – “FOOK. In a sea of samey samey records comes some dope ass HOUSE MUSIC… This is ACE!”
Diversions – (CHRY Toronto, Canada) – “All three cuts are monster jams. Gonna play all of these out!!”
Sounds From The Basement – (Radio NRJ, Beirut) - “Nice one! Will feature Ancient Future is next week’s show!!”
DocePulgadas Radio, Spain – “Yeah pretty solid stuff again from Circus. Ancient Future is best.”
Debug Magazine, Germany – “Considering for review.”
Soundwall, Italy – “Gonna listen further and pass to our writers…”
Reboot – “A great ep from these guys. Especially feeling Ancient Future. Will play!”
Ambivalent – “Kangeroos is such a DOPE record!! 5/5 from me!! Support!”
Carlo Lio – “Will def be rocking Kangaroos.. Really well done! Love the groove.. Has that old school filter funk feel.. support.”
Joris Voorn – “Ancient Future is rocking!! I’ll be trying this out for sure.”
Huxley – “Love Kangeroos. That’s a peak time banger for me!!”
Josh Wink – “Jazzistan is the standout for me here. Rolling with the energy of that one…”
Danny Howells – “Bomb jamz baby!!! Kangeroos is killer.. will def work for me, no doubt!”
D’Julz – “Strong tracks here from Hector & Horatio. I’ll be playing Kangaroos!’
Anton Pieete – “Ancient Future has a killer groove going on!! Playing!”
Jon Rundell – “I like the hypnotic groove in Ancient Future a lot, and the way Kangaroos builds into that vocal drop, really nice vibes..”
Lauhaus – “Kangaroos has a sick groove.. I am def gonna be testing this at the weekend.”
Karotte – “Kangeroos is a nice track for my sets, I like it. Hang on.. Ancient Future is a goodie too! Support on those.”
Monika Kruse – “Yousef has good taste! A good release again from Circus. Will drop these on the floor for sure.”
Rocky (X-Press 2/MoS Radio) – “Kangeroos is a cool sounding track. Gonna try it out.”
David Moreno – (Ibiza Global Radio) – “Three interesting tracks… Thank you for sending. Will support.”
Christilization Radio, Serbia – “Very collection of tracks guys. Ancient Future will get played.”
AMDJS Radio – (Saint Petersburg, Russia) – “Ancient Future is a fantastic track. We’ll be using this!”
Steve Parry – (Juice FM) – “Kangaroos is proper old school Yousef music! takes me back to DJ-ing in random peoles kitchens on Saturday nights at sill 'o'clock in the morning hehe!”
Tom Breu – (Klubbing, WDR 1Live) – “Great ep from these guys, especially into Kangeroos!”
Makossa – (FM4 Vienna, Austria) – “Strong tracks from this duo. Will look to support.”
Seb B – (Paris One Radio, France) – “Ancient Future is rocking!! Big support here.”
Scan Mode – (DJ Magazine, Spain) – “These sound pretty nice. Will try them out.”