Abe Duque (NYC - album launch)
Alena (Igloo Recs, Chicago)
Big Daddy G
Mike Monday (Rip Recs / Kinky Vinyl)
Extreme excitement at Playtime HQ for Feb with the launch of Abe Duque's new album "So underground it hurts". We've been hammering his remix of Miss Kittin's Requiem for a Hit and his own tracks "Acid", the legendary parent-taunting "It Moved me" and of course "What happened?", his call for
someone to explain what the hell went wrong with house music.
We think Abe is going to be the remixer of 2005 in the same way Tiefschwarz ruled 2004. His version of the Chemical Brothers' "Galvanise" is already all over the hype lists, and the reviews of the album will be out late Jan. Then there's more no-PR, no-marketing dirty acid tracks on his own Abe Duque records, and the album itself is out on International DJ Gigolos in the UK on Jan 27.
And then there's Alena: producer on Chicago's uber-boompty Igloo Records, and like DJ Heather, a woman who's climbed the slippery DJ ladder by virtue of never having done a less than killingly funky set. She's rocked Casa Musica, Basics, is a resident at Chicago's Smart Bar, and now she's out for her London debut at Playtime.