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Miki Litvak & Ido Ophir - Shnorkel (eVapour8, April 2008)

pr0fane
Multiphase

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Posted : Apr 18, 2008 17:00:20
Artist: Miki Litvak & Ido Ophir
Title: Shnorkel
Label: eVapour8
Format: 12"/Digital
Released: April 2008


Review:

The full on scene has recently spawned a lot of new techno/tech house talents. One of the first to make the change was Freakulizer who is now also known as Khainz and other artists who have made the change include Wrecked Machines, now a part of Velkro and Hujaboy, now known as Jab. Former Domestic member Miki Litvak was one of the first to make the change though with his involvement in Elegant Universe, and on "Shnorkel" he is back with his old partner in crime Ido Ophir, who is now the single member of Domestic.

"Shnorkel" is the first release from eVapour8 - the new tech house/techno sidelabel for Vapour Records, run by one of Australia's finest DJ's, Kasey Taylor.


01. Miki Litvak & Ido Ophir - Shnorkel [127 BPM]
The original mix is written by the two original members of Domestic, Miki Litvak and Ido Ophir from Israel, and it's one badass dancefloor tune. It's very energetic and raw with some truly amazing breakdowns and a bass that is mean as hell. Major major dancefloor potential in this tune, and one we'll all hear a lot this summer.

02. Miki Litvak & Ido Ophir - Shnorkel (Dousk Remix) [127 BPM]
Greeces best export, Dousk. has been a favourite of mine for some years, with memorable releases on labels like Vapour, Klik, Bedrock, Baroque, Audio Therapy and Lost Language, and his interpretation of the already stunning original is even better. It's not quite as raw as the original, and even though it's a bit more clean and optimistic with some extra added pads, it's still very energetic and dancefloor minded. Another possible summer-hit.

03. Miki Litvak & Ido Ophir - Shnorkel (Fiord Remix) [127 BPM]
Antix' sideproject Fiord is up next with their remix, and it almost lives up to the high quality of the first two mixes. I especially like the progression in this version, where it flawlessly moves from trendy, laidback tech house to more banging big-room techno towards the end. One of the best tracks coming from the Strom brothers' studio in quite a while.

04. Miki Litvak & Ido Ophir - Shnorkel (Jamie Stevens Tech Dub) [127 BPM]
Jamie Stevens is left with almost impossible task to live up to the first three mixes, and he does a fairly good job. The Aussie producer of Infusion fame keeps some of the dirty, techy edge from the original, but in a much more stripped-down, club-friendly kind of way. The least impressive of the three mixes, but a good tune in its own right.


Bottom line:

Well, I can hardly imagine a better release for Kasey Taylor to start out his new label eVapour8 - the original is a big, big tune certainly not for the faint-hearted, and all three mixes have high quality as well, with Dousk and Fiords versions standing out. If you're into the techno/tech house sound, this release is one of the must-haves of the season.


Favourites:

1 (!!), 2 (!!), 3.


Verdict:

9/10


Links:

http://www.myspace.com/mikilitvak
http://www.myspace.com/idoophir
http://www.myspace.com/kaseytaylorvapour
http://www.myspace.com/dousk
http://www.myspace.com/fiordnz
http://www.myspace.com/infusion
          DJ pr0fane (Iboga Records) | Multiphase
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tHuJoN
Freakulizer / Khainz

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Posted : Apr 18, 2008 18:20
Great release ... !!!

Specialy like the original ... and the Dousk remix ...



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Banel
Behind Blue Eyes

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Posted : Apr 18, 2008 19:02
One of the best releases in a while, Great stuff.           www.myspace.com/michaelbanel
Elad
Tsabeat/Sattel Battle

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Posted : Apr 18, 2008 22:44
goood stuff ido & miki !!
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HujaBoy
HujaBoy

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Posted : Apr 19, 2008 02:54
massive release by Vapour.
There is no need to intreduce the amazing production abbilities of Miki and Ido..
I think its gonna leave a huge impact,,,thanx to the original...and some of the remixes..
I had to stick a Shnorkel in my throat so i can breath after i heared the bassline in this tune..
ultraviolet


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Posted : Apr 19, 2008 22:35

Shnorkel (original) !!!!!!!!!!!!






Open Records
Open Records

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Posted : Apr 20, 2008 10:29
WOW.

Top class stuff all the way. All the remixes are top... highly recommended!

9/10           Web: www.open-records.net
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Open Records
Open Records

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Posted : Apr 20, 2008 10:30
Quote:

I had to stick a Shnorkel in my throat so i can breath after i heared the bassline in this tune..



HAHAHA           Web: www.open-records.net
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Headroom
Headroom

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Posted : Apr 20, 2008 15:21
Love this tune. Well done guys. Keep em coming!!!           HEADROOM - "Artelligent" (NANO Records) out now....... www.myspace.com/headroomusic
ultraviolet


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Posted : Apr 20, 2008 22:19
just bought original mix from beatport!!! sick sick sick!!!!!!!



Shahar Indepth
Indepth
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Posted : Apr 20, 2008 22:25
this release is simply a SMASHER , very recommended. if you need further evidence - its on the top 10 of some of the best DJs in the world

great great job dudes



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Bakke
IsraTrance Junior Member

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Posted : Apr 20, 2008 23:22
The original and Dousks remix are outstanding!

Great release Kasey.. keep em coming!           ------------~~---------~~--------------
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http://www.echoes-records.com
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N-A-S-A
Nasa/The Gnome Effect

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Posted : Apr 21, 2008 18:35
Insane original track!!

The Dousk remix is pretty awesome as well, but its nowhere near as good as the original (but still the best of the mixes).           http://www.facebook.com/nasa.tranceproject
http://www.psyshop.com/shop/CDs/inm/inm1cd036.html
http://www.junodownload.com/products/1537910-02.htm
https://www.beatport.com/en-US/html/content/release/detail/222773/unique#
Yuli
Retired

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Posted : Apr 22, 2008 04:47
Been playing the original tune for a while now every techno set I have played, and as they say the set is divided in two parts... First part is before Shnorkel and the second is after Shnorkel.. Killer tune here, the remixes are all good but the Dousk one is damn fine.

Well done           A man with a "master plan" is often a woman
olivier
Side-A

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Posted : Apr 22, 2008 14:28
original is very good indeed and stands out in my opinion
very much influenced by schumacher , but not too much either, good balance , strong tune.
well done héhé
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