Ed Mazur – View From Within
Mazur first garnered notice with his floor-shaking house remix of Radiohead's "A Punchup At A Wedding", released on vinyl on the Tweekin Records run Fresh Press imprint. He's also earned his chops as a DJ playing at many club events and parties in the San Francisco underground, and is a regular fixture at the Green Gorilla Camp each year at the Burning Man Festival. Ed Mazur has since set up the House On The Hill label to showcase his tastes in the rich variety that exists in the spectrum of house music.
The first track of this duo, "Sung Zvin" features an appealing live electric bass and guitar effects in the midst of dueling keys. You'll also find ominous vocal samples and a particularly nasty slap bass climax. It's totally got the sound of classic dubby & tribal San Francisco house. Next, the title track, "View From Within", is driven by a bouncy ska-like rhythm and tribal drums. Twisted melodic guitar lines and a powerful lead synth trade off as ethereal female vocals echo in the background. Reviews:
Giom - "Cool release here!! Will give both these a try, the tribal vibe reminds me of Mastiksoul"
Andy Riley - "Sung Zvin pick here I think" Newby /Da Sunlounge "Sung Zvin is the one I like the most..."
Eric Davenport - I like Sung Zvin the best. It is a straight forward DJ track that will fit easily into a set."
Aurelio Cianciotta "a massive and deep sound"
Murray Richardson - "straight up house kit from ed mazur - solid!!!!"
DJ Phil T "love the tough grooves and vocal stabs"
Ben Dela Pena - "NIce quirky jackin house! like the rugged beats behind it! has a great kick to them both!"
Nicc Johnson - "nice deep tech sounds....will test it out this week. diggin both tracks"
DJ Felix JR - "Fantastic House & deep"
DJ Bazil - "excellent, deep dark and drivin, right up my street, i will be supporting this, sung zvin is the one"
Alexandre Klimow "Waouh ! Both tracks are "dancefloor fillers or killers" ! Just love it !" Dan Sykes - "More of this please! Fantastically refreshing sounds"
Jean JÃˆrÃ™me - "Original tracks right here!!! It's not deep, hard or tech, it's sounds SF! I like the groove in the tracks"
Tedd Patterson "great tracks!"
Al Bradley - "both doing a good & solid job with 4x4 house for the floor. 'View..' just shades it for me, has a cool edge to it, the slight jump-up vibe with the ska feel, ace stuff"