Secret Reels is a UK based record label run by Lee Dearn, one half of Purple Velvet, who had their last release as a production duo on Kolour LTD earlier this year. Despite splitting up and looking to pursue solo ventures, Lee continues to curate the sound of the label originally started by he and his partner. With five quality records out already, Secret Reels continues to up the ante with SR006, The White Tapes EP. Their sixth release features an EP from Italian gear addict Kian T, real name Andrea Pedra, who has had a couple of successful releases on Big Bait Records and Toy Tonics thus far.
The White Tapes EP features three original tracks by Kian T and a B side remix by Dutch wizard Daniel Leseman, which we have the pleasure of premiering here today.
Daniel takes the original, raw vibes of “Flughafen” and flips it on its feet into a clean-cut, sanguine affair. His signature warm chords and brassy synths are front and center, turning the spacey, atmospheric elements and twinkly keys taken from the original into complementary background pieces. A not too busy, club-oriented groove with hand drums, muted cowbells, crisp hats and jazzy rides gives the melodic elements room to breathe and helps solidify the track as one you’re sure to dance to in the near future.
Pre-order The White Tapes EP on juno.