ARTIST: XENIA BELIAYEVA
CAT. NO: ER05
FORMAT: DIGITAL DOWNLOAD
01. XENIA BELIAYEVA - SURRENDER
02. XENIA BELIAYEVA - SURRENDER (ANDRÉ WINTER REMIX)
03. XENIA BELIAYEVA - SURRENDER (MR. JONES REMIX)
04. XENIA BELIAYEVA - SURRENDER (GEORGE LANHAM REMIX)
The original version of 'Surrender' was by Detroit Grand Pubahs and first appeared on their 2004 album 'Galactic Ass Creatures From Uranus' on Poker Flat. Paris the Black Fu had initially written the lyrics for a woman, so he recently approached Xenia Beliayeva about doing a cover version for the Pubahs' Engineroom label, and here are the results. Her new rendition is also accompanied by remixes from André Winter, Mr. Jones and George Lanham.
Xenia Beliayeva has spent the last decade building her reputation in dance music, starting as an industry professional, freelancing for labels like Playhouse, Klang Elektronik or Mute Records, A&Ring at Ladomat and their Danced Records offspring, as well as managing her own label, Lone Records, before launching her DJ career back in 1997. It wasn't long after that she turned her hand to production, with releases under her belt via labels like Datapunk, Different, Systematic, Shitkatapult and more recently DJ Pierre's Afro Acid. Known as much for her vocal talent, as her DJing and production work, she's blended them like a fine art.
Her new version of 'Surrender' fully utilises these three skills, laying down her own vox interpretation of Paris' lyrics, over a more dancefloor friendly electronic workout, while still maintaining the melancholic moodiness of the original.
Xenia's long-time partner, André Winter presents the first of three remixes. This German producer has worked under many guises and released on labels including Confused, Bush, Low Spirit, Ministry, Superstition and more recently, Ideal Audio. Though not entirely devoid of vocals he delivers a more instrumental feel for his remix that offers a deep alternative for late night sessions.
The Netherlands own Mr. Jones, known for his releases on the likes of Bass Pressure and The Public Stand as well as his Unsubscribe collaboration with legendary techno don, Dave Clarke, takes 'Surrender' down a darker, more industrial avenue.
For the final remix, British born but now Barcelona based DJ / producer, George Lanham, purveyor of TechnoPodcast.com and the Pareto Park label, toughens the pace for his driving techno rendition.