Pizza by Semtek - Don't Be Afraid [DBA006] FLAC download included with physical items


A 3 track techno ep (23m 19s) — released September 5th 2011 on Don't Be Afraid

Pizza is the 6th release on Don't Be Afraid, coming hot on the heels of Mr. Beatnick's Synthetes EP and Semtek's West Acyd Shelter. The first track on the 12", Pizza, combines disco, techno and acid house elements on a broken funky base. Goons is a mean little track with caper-like 303s and a bumping trumpet bassline, backed by sweet drum machine beats. DJ 3000 takes the fundamentals of the original and replaces them with some of his own locally sourced Detroit ingredients, including a euphoric rhodes and some rich pads, to create a peak time banger for fans of Dirty Bird and the like.

Semtek is the moniker of Benjamin Roth, who runs the Don't Be Afraid label and plays at nights like Lostbahnhof, Legendary Children, Lasermagnetic and others, usually beginning with the letter 'L'. Born and raised in the Detroit enclave of Hamtramck, DJ 3000 was inundated with both the sights and sounds of his neighborhood, a highly ethnic area of Detroit, as well as with the influence of the music of his parent's native Albanian background. This diverse collection of influence shaped the make-up of both DJ 3000 and the vision of the Motech Records label.

"NICE EP MAN, DIGGIN' GOONS and PIZZA! (love the names too lol)" - D-Malice

"Feeling 'Goons' the most but they're all great." - Damon Martin Disco Bloodbath

"remix is sweet! I played it this weekend." - Dan Curtin Peacefrog

"Love this, will def be playing these." - Domenic Capello Sub Club / Frustrated Fun

"awesome, I love it !" - Fabrice Lig Fine Art Recordings

"yeah send me the wavs thanks GH" - Gene Hunt Rush Hour

"great release once again. all versions re solid.thx a lot !!!!" - Geoffroy aka Mugwump Kompakt/Throne of Blood/C

"Wow, Great works!!!" - Haruki Matsuo Rush Hour

"I really like your new ep!" - Iron Curtis

"dj 3000 rmx is great, love this.also goons is fun ;)" - Jim Stanton Horse Meat Disco

"Nice deep release! Like the original and dj 3000 mix" - Josh Wink Ovum

"Great mixes. Love the chords of original and the excellent organ lines of DJ3000 Remix." - Ken Ishii R&S

"Very cool stuff, thanks a lot." - Laurent Garnier

"Thanks for this, pretty cool release!" - M50 Stolen Kisses

"A wav of the dj3000 remix would be appreciated." - Mark E Merc

"Goons is big will deffo play, feeling Pizza too, 10 mins of joy." - Mumdance

"I'm digging that DJ 3000 remix, very nice!" - Neville Watson Rush Hour

"WOW. This tracks is SPECIAL! unbelievable vibe." - Photonz One Eyed Jack's

"Waves would be great man if possible......especially that DJ 3000 remix....loving that!! :)" - Ray Mang DFA / Mangled

"Love this." - Red Rack'em Hot Coins

"great work." - Santiago Salazar Underground Resistance

"DOPE!" - Sinbad Brownswood

"We love Pizza and the "Pizza" track is soooo wonderful. It catches us directly. We also can not resist the bangin beats of DJ 3000. Great EP!" - Snuff Crew Snuff Crew

"Pizza is lush!" - Subeena Opit

"Really tasty." - The Revenge Delusions Of Grandeur

"engrossing." - Michaelangelo Matos Resident Advisor

"a great EP." - Paul Meschi This Is Our House

"a stylistic shape-shifter of the first degree." - Ron Schepper Textura

"A fantastic slow burner of a house track." - Alex Macpherson Metro

Standout track Pizza pushes the boundaries. - Millie McMahon ID Magazine

Standout track Pizza pushes the boundaries. - Millie McMahon ID Magazine

Standout track Pizza pushes the boundaries. - Millie McMahon ID Magazine

"I really like the 'pizza' original, thanks for sharing." - 2562 / A Made Up Sound Tectonic / 3024

"I looove Pizza! What a journey" - Aera / Goldwill Aleph

"Pizza original is a very good piece of music...really like it!" - Ajello Poker Flat / Composite

"excellent business yet again sir." - Andy Blake Dissident / Cave Painting

"thanks for sending this over, wicked release!" - Brackles Rinse FM

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