Part 3 is dedicated to a living legend, the German crooner, entertainer and jazz piano player Paul Kuhn. Although he has become well known for commercial pop hits in the German hit parade („In Hawaii they have no beer, that’s why I stay here“...) and for some TV shows, his first and biggest love was jazz music.
With all his film and TV industry contacts it seems natural that he finally even worked out some Library titles, which have been slumbering in the archives for decades – here we have digged one of them – „Gateway to crime“, from 1974. This title is definetely exceptional and might irritate some of his fans – since it does not sound at all like the typical German radio station big band stuff, but rather evoces New Yorks Haarlem streets atmosphere.
Not only that this track never has been officially published, it furthermore bears an immense source of inspiration. For this reason we confidently put the title into the trustworthy hands of two producer teams to overpass it into a „fit for the club“ context;
The first craftsmen team is Slope (Paul & Honesty). These very pleasant guys from Berlin prove a deep understanding of the original version. At the same time their version bears their own and very individual mark. They work since 1994 as a part of Sonar Kollektiv‘s Mermaid Label and are especially well known for really tricky killer breaks...
The second team is Difusora – HP Eckhard aka DJ Agapê (initiator of respect.brasil nights in Berlin) and Marc Frank (singer, drummer and producer for Les Gamas). They get to the heart of the original, turning it surprisingly into a fantasticly straight brasil dancefloor tune.
cdhw077 | 12inch
A1. Paul Kuhn - Gateway to crime
B1. Slope - Gateway to crime (pulp Friction mix)
B2. Difusora - Gateway to crime ( studio move mix)