Moon Harbour makes a big signing for its next Release as former NBA player turned house aficionado Rony Seikaly steps up with Eskuche for ‘Magic Nights,’ and German mainstays Tube & Berger remix.
Seikaly has always had a passion for house music. But for many years, he was one of the first international born basketball players to make a mark on the NBA. The Lebanese American played for the likes of Orlando Magic and Miami Heat before retiring in 2000. Since then, he has established himself as a purveyor of quality house music on his own Stride label as well as Nervous Records and Yoshitoshi Recordings. Here he works with Eskuche, who is known for growling basslines and resonating drum patterns for the likes of Repopulate Mars and Elrow.
Their essential and mysterious ‘Magic Nights’ is deep but driving. The bass is elastic, and it booms down low while soft shakers and wet claps give the track height. Spooky whispered vocals make this one a tense, shadowy affair for the late-night hours and darkened dance floors. The remix comes from Tube & Berger, aka Arndt Roerig and Marko Vidovic, who for more than ten years have put out essential EPs, LPs and remixes on their own Kitball as well as on an array of other prestigious labels. Their version is dark and mysterious, with a warped vocal sample over the heavy, rolling bass locking you into a tight heads-down groove.
This is another fresh tune from the dream team pairing of Rony Seikaly and Eskuche.