Gramrcy & John Loveless

Highdive (Incl. Schacke Remix)

Phantasy Sound

PH118

Gramrcy & John Loveless

Highdive (Incl. Schacke Remix)

Phantasy Sound

PH118

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ARTIST
Gramrcy & John Loveless
TITLE
Highdive (Incl. Schacke Remix)
LABEL
Phantasy Sound
CAT NO.
PH118
FORMAT
12"
RELEASE DATE
  • 03/06/2022 [INITIAL RELEASE]
TERRITORY
Worldwide
BARCODE
5060944572631
GENRE
House Techno
FEATURING
Gramrcy John Loveless Schacke
ASSETS
MISC.
150 Hand Stamped

TRACK LISTING

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  1. A1. Highdive
  2. A2. Highdive (Beats Mix)
  3. B. Highdive (Schacke Remix)

SALES NOTES

Having been extensively road-tested this past year by DJs including Daniel Avery, HAAi and Gerd Janson, Highdive arrives with tangible anticipation. The work of less-than-shadowy figures Gramrcy and John Loveless, the pair have passed lockdown and beyond remixing artists such as WH Lung, Discovery Zone and Ghost Culture. Debuting their first original material, closely following Gramrcy’s recent appearance on Loveless’s own Hot Concept imprint, Highdive is a long-anticipated explosion of energy.

Built around a sonic-boom breakdown, glossy rave chords and pounding post-punk drums, Highdive feels immediately at home on Phantasy. Having worked closely alongside founder Erol Alkan in recent years to shape the imprint's diverse output, Loveless' collaboration with the Peach Discs founder nods to the electro landscape of the label's earliest days. Having never left dance floors since, Gramrcy & John Loveless take a golden opportunity to plunge dancers into the sublime and the ridiculous.

While a stripped-down ‘Beats Mix’ sees the pair adopt a less-maximal approach, leave it to Schacke to stretch Highdive into hardcore rave heaven. The already-influential Copenhagen artist underscores his refreshing funk in the ‘fast-techno’ scene through which he has risen, turning the screws and upping the tempo with intense but elastic results.

Published: 10th May 2022

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