No need to wipe your hands clean for this one: The Steam & Oil EP by long-time Switchstance Recordings collaborator Protassov represents the teaser for his upcoming first solo album Shalina Music (SRCD 006) and showcases once more his trademark style of sophisticated Breaks & Beats filled with live instrument licks and spherical twists twists – from the outright earwormish title track Steam & Oil to the amazing chase-scene score NuJazz tune Wake Up.
The Steam & Oil EP is offering lots of great guitar work by Marcus Stuetz, who jammed and recorded on this one with Protassov at the multi-instrumentalist and sound-engineer's very own Mechano Tonatelier studio in Essen/Germany. Exclusive remix guests on this EP are hot UK producers Flevans (Jack To Phono/Tru Thoughts), who gives Steam & Oil a heavy-weight British sax-funk treatment complete with a riddim turnaround halfway through, and Dr. Rubberfunk (Funkydown Productions), riding Fine Times straight into a house-not-house state, adding a take-away bass and some '82 cowbell flavor – as much a breath of fresh steam as the rest of the Steam & Oil EP and the upcoming album!
The track Steam & Oil is used by Burton Snowboards for a website teaser for the upcoming international snowboard contest Burton European Open 2008 in Laax/CH. The track also appears in the DVD Still Boardbagged which comes packaged with the new Pirates snowboard movie production Walk the Plank as well as with international snowboard magazines.
released November 30, 2007
P & C Switchstance Recordings 2007
All tracks written, composed and produced by Protassov
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