[Nëim012] Alexis Raphael - Under the radar EP
release date: december/12/2011
+ Disco Dreamers & Tboy remixes
download : press release
With a somewhat relentless determination Alexis strives to expose his musical landscape to others. Whether it’s through his residency at Creche where he has helped to broaden the melodic spectrum of what Sundays in East London are about, or through his noticeably distinct and unique music, it’s clear Alexis has the need to push his love and passion forwards. Having learned the piano from the age of 4, Alexis then submerged himself in underground electronic music. Now in 2011, after his stand out first release ’Spaceship’ dropped on Jamie Jones’ and Lee Foss’ Hot Waves imprint, Alexis is about to make his own mark on the global electronic community.
Alexis Raphael makes his debut on Neim, the Under the Radar is pretty hypnotical yet remains funky enough to set the mood on the dancefloor, deep rolling bass is what this track is all about, no wonder it has been on the playlists of Jamie Jones & many more. Running from you takes us back in time, the 909 kick, the open hat & the stabbing vocal becomes a traveling machine directly to the mid 90s. Next the Disco Dreamers remix, as soon as the track starts the disco feeling comes up indeed, then a full throttle heavy bass goes hand to hand with an old fashioned pad adding a clever use of vocals, a charming track for sure. Italian born Tboy slows down the tempo to complete this EP giving a Nu-Disco feeling to his interpratation, but remaming faithfull to the deep housey vibe of the original track; dont be mistaken this can be played on the big rooms with incredible response.