Is Erick Morillo Embracing Electroclash-
Author: Jonty Adderley
Saturday, January 11, 2003
The US duo of Alex Alicea and Jorge 'DJ Lace' Romero have included Bond Street's cover of the Depeche Mode hit Personal Jesus and Punx' funky electro anthem The Rock on their CD, marking a significant musical departure for the previously house dominated US label.
"We're the second wave, the second type of music that's definitely going to be released by Subliminal," said Alicea this week.
"It's not going to be the same disco filtered house, it's definitely a different type of music. It's still with the house vibe; it's still going to be played in a club. But I believe we have to take chances. People have to be more open-minded."
Subliminal chief Erick Morillo chatted to Skrufff last Autumn (Fall) and hinted at his label's new musical direction.
"I'm into the electro thing but more on the underground vibe, I hate that track Sunglasses At Night," said Erick.
"I know Fischerspooner got signed for something like a million dollars but I'm not really familiar with that sound. We have our own take on what electro is over here, that Fischerspooner sound hasn't hit America."
Subliminal Sessions 4 (a double CD featuring mixes by Jose Nunez and Who Da Funk) is out in March.
SUBLIMINAL SESSIONS 4 CD TOUR CONFIRMED DATES
8: TATTINGERS, MALTA WHO DA FUNK
21: MILK, BELFAST JOSE NUNEZ
22: BACK TO BASICS, LEEDS JOSE NUNEZ
28: HONEYCLUB, BRIGHTON JOSE NUNEZ
7: COOL, MADRID * JOSE NUNEZ
7: SUGARSHACK, MIDDLESBROUGH * WHO DA FUNK (Part 1)
8: SANKEYS SOAP, MANCHESTER * WHO DA FUNK (Part 1)
8: VENUE TBC, BARCELONA JOSE NUNEZ
15: SHINDIG, NEWCASTLE JOSE NUNEZ
15: RUBY SKYE, SAN FRANCISCO WHO DA FUNK
25: THE RAGE, SACRAMENTO CA JOSE NUNEZ & WHO DA FUNK