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PFT041 Casa Flava - De Moma De
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Oliver Berger and Stan Kolev are Casa Flava. Olivier has released numerous records as Sir Oliver, Pascha Mama, Olivier K and Casa Bulga, amongst others. His recognition has led him to remix Kristin W's 'Feel What You Want', Robin S's 'Show Me Love' and most recently Paulina Rubio's 'Yo Sigo Aqui'. In 1999 Olivier moved to Miami, where he played all the most exclusive clubs including Crobar sharing the DJ booth with an impressive list of DJs such as Deep Dish, Anthony Pappa and John Digweed. He is currently a resident at Bed in Miami and plays regularly at ARC, home of Danny Tenaglia and Danny Howell in New York. Paris & Sharp are responsible for one of the largest and most commercially successful tracks on Plastic Fantastic to date, namely 'Aphrodite' which was licensed on to Cream Records to huge acclaim. They have delivered a slamming slice of energy fueled house. Paris & Sharp remix , Ashes remix . Support From Sander Kleinenberg , Deep Dish , Danny Tenaglia.
Casa Flava is the collective duo of Olivier Berger and Stan Kolev, and between them have recorded under guises including Casa Bulga, as well as several others. Both of them have earned a reputation as djs over in the US with Olivier being resident at BED in Miami, as well as occasionally appearing at Arc in New York. Meanwhine Stan regularly plays at the Opium Gardens and Mint in Miami, showcasing his unique sound to a crowd that is always up for it wherever he goes, such are the people of Miami. Casa Flava is their latest project, from which 'De Moma De' comes, and with several mixes to choose from, here's what the original 12" offers...
First up comes the 'Inua Mix', starting off with a deep echoing drum loop, slowly building the mood as the the ethnic-influence vocal trickles to the surface for the first time, growing in dominance. Whilst this is going on, a twisted percussive groove is slithering it's way through the undergrowth as drum arrangements and downtempo sounds pepper the interlude, building to a rocking break where the vocal drowns out everything, with a rough kick drum outro topping things off.

The 'Dust To Dust Mix' takes a different approach, rolling drum snares locking together to create a rattling percussive groove as eerie synths add depth, creating an echoing void within which the dramatic vocal shimmers. Building up and dropping through a series of breaks, this twists and turns like a cobra homing in for the kill, but just lacks that bite.
A powerful release for sure, but comparisons to such tracks as 'Baguio Track' and 'Aphrodite' are inevitable, and as such, you will probably think we've been here before. If dark and ethnic tracks are still your bag you'll like this, but otherwise there's not much more to it worth picking it up for.

Producer, Written-By - Olivier Berger , Stan Kolev

Country: UK
Genre: Electronic
Style: Progressive House

02 Jun 2003

12" Disc One [PFT041]
A De Moma De (Inua Mix)
B De Moma De (Dust To Dust Mix)
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12" Disc Two [PFT041R]
A De Moma De (Paris & Sharp Remix)
Remix - Paris & Sharp
B De Moma De (Ashes Mix)
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1. De Moma De (Inua Mix)
2. De Moma De (Dust To Dust Mix)
3. De Moma De (Paris & Sharp Remix)
Remix - Paris & Sharp
4. De Moma De (Ashes Mix)