Seldom does a track have such a story behind it as Kiloo & Phonique‘s ‚The Passion‘!
It was three or four years ago in an online Deep-House forum that this warming tale began. Featured during a particularly on-form Laurent Garnier mix, came a track that immediately caused quite a stir. A who‘s who of Deep-House heads from Ame to Dixon were up in arms about this ‚phantom‘ track, that no-one could place. Could it be an old undiscovered rarity that they‘d all missed, or a new, unreleased, secret production...?
Eventually, a track-listing was provided for Garnier‘s mix, and the artist was revealed to be the little-known but instantly respected ‚Kiloo‘ aka Pascal Saussac. Phonique‘s connection with the artist was forged after another of the newcomer‘s tracks, ‚The Game of Love‘, was signed to the Parisian label ‘Plays Cool’. Having already been well respected on the French house scene, Phonique was asked to remix the track and so their relationship grew. Originally, ‚The Passion‘ was sent to Laurent Garnier‘s F-Comm imprint, but remained unsigned, and so for a long time it had no home, however Phonique always believed that it deserved a platform for release to the world.
Now in 2008, this hit, four-years-in-the-making, has been completely re-recorded by Phonique and his studio partner Alex Krüger, and Kiloo‘s magical track is ready to start the message boards filling up once again!
For the remixes, we remain happily within the Deep-House genre, as first choice remixers Trickski, who supported the first two Ladies & Gentlemen releases in almost every set, maintain their ‚Members of the Trick‘ trademark style. They fill the role with a fine re-work that honours the original, and unfolds it into an intricately dubbed hypnotic journey.
The second round of remix duties are beautifully fulfilled by long term pals Dplay and Manuel Tur. Originally part of those historic forum discussions years before, they have since risen through the ranks to become some of the most respected producers of the genre, releasing on labels such as Drumpoet, Freerange and Compost. Complete with a blissful piano breakdown, this confirms the fact that it will be hard to miss the ‚The Passion‘ this time!