Don't Be Afraid (Ian Friday & MKTL Master Kev & Tony Loreto Remixes)
Duce Martinez, Kenny Bobien

TRIBE012 | 2010-08-25

Tribe are proud to reunite two New Jersey house legends, Duce Martinez and Kenny Bobien for their debut release on the label.Duce and Kenny first came together with Jose Burgos in 1999 under the guise of Underground Ministries and produced the underground gospel classic ‘I Shall Not Be Moved (Stand Still)’, which still gets massive reactions on dance floors across the world today. The track was released on the now defunct Flat line Records label in New York, and then re-released with new mixes on Soulfuric in 2007. ‘Don’t Be Afraid’ however is a much different production and shows Kenny’s other side as he drops a simply beautiful song that will have the hairs on the back of your neck standing up after just a few bars of the track! Duce’s simple drums and exquisite keys complement the vocal so well to create a deep house classic, at a time when there's not many tracks around like this anymore. Keeping that New York feel to the project we’re pleased to present two sets of remixes, the first from Libation’s main man Ian Friday who ups the tempo and takes the groove firmly to the heart of the dance floor. The remixes have become a firm favourite at Ian’s Libation party in New York for the last 4 months. The other set of mixes come from new kids on the block Master Kev and Tony Loreto (MKTL) who are making a lot of noise of late and deliver two very different remixes ensuring this package has something for everyone. The ‘Club Vocal Mix’ strips the vocal back and uses conterminous keys and an impulsive backing to create a hypnotic feel for the bigger rooms. The ‘Deeper Vocal’ adds some beef to the original and uses super strings to highen the tension to great effect. The track featured on our Tribe WMC 2010 sampler and has been receiving support for the last few months from the likes of Louie Vega, Timmy Regisford, Ian Friday and Master Kev to name a few. WRITING & PRODUCTION:- Written by Duce Martinez and Kenny Bobien Published by The Duce is Wild (ASCAP) / Off the Top Music (ASCAP) (50% / 50%) Produced by Kenny Bobien and Duce Martinez for Duce is Wild Productions Keyboards by Brockett Parsons Management for Duce Martinez and Kenny Bobien: Abigail Adams Tracks 4 & 5 Remixed by Ian Friday for Tea Party Music, New York Tracks 6, 7 & 8 Remixed by Master Kev and Tony Loreto for MKTL productions Some feedback from our dj fans across the globe.. Black Coffee (Soulistic Music, South Africa) - Love all the Mixes but Original's my joint... Phil Asher (Inspiration Information, UK) - LOve it, Big Sound for Summer deepness. Tyrone Francis (Blak-n-Yello, NYC) - My kind of MUSIC.......All mixes Abicah Soul (Chicago) - i like the vocal alot. im feeling this mktl mix superb mix. DJ Spinna (Wonderwx, NYC) - Very nice package! All the mixes work for different reasons. I will support. Halo (City Deep Music, San Francisco) - Ian Friday mix is on Fireeeee!!!! Jihad Muhammad (Soul Movement, NJ) - love it....all the mixes are hot!! Ashley Beedle (Various Worldwide) - Loving the original and Master Kev & Tony Loreto mixes. Big support from me. Ralf Gum (GoGo Music, Germany) - Original and Libation mix are really nice. Will play in my radio-show and gigs of course Jojo Flores (gotsoul, Montreal) - I'm a huge fan of Kenny Bobien. I'm feeling hte MKTL remix. Nice release! Rocco (Realtone, France) - Well done on this Ep Duce !Remixes ,Remixes are great for dancefloor as always with Kev & Loreto! Thank you Rocco Manoo (Realtone, France) - Tribe Records still on top.. Ian Friday mix for me! Andy Ward (Soul Heaven, UK) - worked a treat at southport.. lots of people raving about this.. will get behind it for sure ! Nick Holder (DNH) - I'm diggin this! Rainer Trueby (Rootdown) - Sweet little summer jam.. very nice, from the heart.. Arnaud D - Master Kev and Tony remix is hottt! Adam Rios (Areacode, NYC) - Loving the whole package! Rap Saunders (Soulmates, UK) - Very nice.. All mixes are strong.. The original stands out for me though