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Reworks Vol. 1 by Daniel Wang & Jules Etienne

by Daniel Grau

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When Sonar Kollektiv is presenting musical diggings you can be assured some real gems show up. And what a revelation is the Cosmic Disco by Venezuelan producer Daniel Grau! An elusive monographic showcase of his very productive creative period between 1978 and 1982 will be released as a double CD on the Berlin quality imprint later this year.

Now, prior to the showcase compilation, a handful of selected remixes see the light of day – as a proof of how relevant Grau's music is still today. The opening of this firework is a real stunner on its own: One of the innovators of Nu Disco, Daniel Wang himself, is returning after a brief sabbatical! Together with also Berlin based Jules Etienne (one half of Egyptian Nipples) Danny “The Dancer” Wang takes two tracks of Daniel Grau's comprehensive back catalogue to task. “Robot Mágico” off the 1978 album “El Sonido Magico De Daniel Grau” does sound in its reinterpretation by the two disco aficionados as if it was recorded just yesterday. In the same smooth and sophisticated way comes the renovation of “Disco Fantasy” off the album of the same name from 1979. Still, the Non Disco Remix somehow reminds of Wang's groundbreaking releases on Environ and is funky and catchy to such an extend that DJs probably would love to play it three times in a row.

Well, the bar is set very high for the upcoming Daniel Grau remixes. But Sonar Kollektiv wouldn't be Sonar Kollektiv if you wouldn't already know exactly that there are more hot irons in the fire.

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released August 18, 2014

(P) & (C) 2014 Sonar Kollektiv. SK280/travelguide. LC01200. GEMA. Made in the EU. All rights reserved.
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Daniel Grau Venezuela

It's a phenomenon of our time: Musicians who fell into oblivion already during their productive period, achieve unexpected worldwide success decades later. Similar things could happen to Daniel Grau. Thanks to Jazzanova (with great assistance by Trujillo) which supports the highly gifted South American studio whiz to establish his breakthrough 30 years after his last release. ... more

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