Deep Dish bet on Montreal local Sultan for their latest Yoshitoshi mix.
Sultan, aka Ossama Al Sarraf, was initially inspired by Deep Dish's Yoshitoshi label in the late nineties. "Every DJ has labels they know they can blindly pick up a record from and know for sure it will be a hot release," says Sultan. "Yoshitoshi has always been that label for me. It all started with Brother Brown's 'Under the Water'. They were the kind of records I would play over and over again at home and at clubs and never get bored of."
These days Sultan's own name is on the Yoshitoshi sleeves, and his next project for the label is a compilation which promises to delve into the imprint's more recent back catalogue. 'Yoshitoshi Montreal' features Sultan originals, remixes and mash-ups as well as unreleased Yoshitoshi and Shinichi material from Lee Wharton & Jay Lloyd, Spider & Legaz and Sam Perez and Brusca. The CD also includes Sultan's latest single 'Aidan' made with production partner Ned Shepard.
You can preview the mix over at Sultan's website.
1. Sultan feat. Zara - No Why (Sultan & Ned Shepard Rhodes Trip Intro)
2. Sultan & Ned Shepard - Aidan (Dub)
3. Wharton & Lloyd - Synphony
4. Narcotic Thrust - Waiting For You (Steve Mac Classic) & Valentino - Flying
5. Common Grounds - To Be Given (Max Graham Club Mix)
6. G-Pal presents GHOS - No Other Man (Sultan vs The Greek Switch Bass 07 Dub)
7. Sultan & Ned Shepard - Together We Rise
Sultan & Ned Shepard feat. Stereomovers - Connected (Accapella)
8. 16 Bit Lolitaís - Passing Lights (Sultan Chunky Beat Edit)
9. DYAD10 feat. Julie Dennis Sugar (Whelan & Di Scala Remix)
10. Spider & Legaz - Look Around (S&L Vocal Mix)
11. Joe T Vannelli - Prelude (Original Mix/Scalambrin & Sicily Remix (Island Style))
12. Suite 117 - Smaller (Callea & Rispoli Club Mix)
13. Brusca & Sam Perez - Sand in My Shoes
14. Sultan feat. Stephanie Vezina - Night Visions (Ned Shepard DT Remix)
Sultan is currently on tour in Asia with dates in North America, South America and Australia lined up for the remainder of 2007. Check RA events for details.
Aug 1 Bonbon, Shanghai
Aug 4 The Spot, Seoul
Aug 9 F Lounge, Bali
Aug 10 Vertigo, Jakarta
Aug 11 Ministry of Sound, Singapore
Aug 18 Vertigo, San Jose
Aug 24 Bora Bora, Sousse
Aug 26 Summer Club Colosseum, Skopje
Sept 2 Stereo, Montreal
Sept 6 Club Prana, Amman
Sept 7 Bablyon Show, Riga
Sept 21 Confraria das Artes, Florianopolis
Sept 22 Cool Mag, Sao Paulo
'Yoshitoshi Montreal' mixed by Sultan will be released on CD on September 25, 2007 on Yoshitoshi Recordings. The album is also available as a digital download from August 21.