Max Essa - Midnight and Dub Direction EP

Japan based, multi-instrumentalist, Max Essa, has done it again for us here in the Bearfunk Forest ... His splendid second album 'White Shoes, Blue Dreams' has pleased the public and reviewers alike. The 'Midnight and Dub Direction EP' takes some of the albums finer moments and gives them a more dancefloor friendly, dubby makeover.

Midnight and A New Direction is first up with two remixes both guaranteed to fire up any party. Max's own 'Special Dub Mix' ditches most of the vocal and puts the emphasis squarely on the rhythm track adding live bass parts and some extra synth action. Stable-mates Visti and Meyland contribute to the proceedings with a hynoptic, dubby, driving groove. Slow, low and extremely groovy.

On the flip Max delivers two more fine remixes of his own. "One Night Out Of Seven (12" Dub Mix) is a more tracky proto-house reworking, chunky and sparkling at the same time. The 12" Mix of "Glass Bottomed Boats" takes the orginal 3 minutes of sand, sea and sun that is ever-so Max, and turns it into an extended 8.00 minute mega mix 80's style.

Release Date

Jan 31st, 2011


Written and Produced by Max Essa
Published by Dharma Songs

(p) & (c) Bearfunk 2011

  • 01) Midnight And A New Direction (Special Dub Mix)
  • 02) Midnight And A New Direction (Visti & Meyland Remix)
  • 03) One Night Out Of Seven (12" Dub Mix)
  • 04) Glass Bottomed Boats (12" Mix)
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