PREMIERE: Age is a Box – Rush (Sobek Remix) [Needwant]

PREMIERE: Age is a Box – Rush (Sobek Remix) [Needwant]

PREMIERE: Age is a Box – Rush (Sobek Remix) [Needwant]

by January 25, 2019

We are happy to feature an exclusive premiere of Sobek’s Remix to Age is a Box track – Rush.


About Sobek :

The story of the dj who named himself after the Egyptian crocodile god, does not fit any typical scheme. In the early 2000’s, the raging drum’n’bass fever in Budapest was the first real electronic music experience for Sobek. Parallelly, digging in local record shops and some others within reach across Europe, the raw sound and sleepless nights were replaced by a deeper interest in current music trends. The repertoire ranged on a broad spectrum of hip-hop, electro, house, drum’n’bass, breakbeat, easy listening in the colorful, but still, black collection. It became more and more clear that for his dj ambitions, he, has to forget mixing several sounds and narrow his musical spectrum, so he got rid of the abundant styles that were out of breath. House music and its early roots led him to his destiny; the attention now is mostly on pumpin’ four-to-the-floor rhythms. He adores positive message in house music, mostly when touched by different cultures and folk elements, but he is quite open to anything new that represents value.
The first release by Sobek called „Ubomi” landed straight on Stacey Pullen’s Balance Mix Compilation distributed worldwide, as which was followed by „True Anomaly” strongly supported by andhim and many more heavyweight players across the industry. His remix for Kiko Navarro’s Ohashia attracted Pete Tong’s attention as well. Pete premiered the 3,1 remix pretty soon then, which has been produced for Super Flu’s Musik 3+ album. After dropping quality remixes on a regular basis and became one of Black Coffee’s favorite, the year 2018 is the breakthrough for Sobek. A tour in East Africa, shows across Europe and a debut at Heart Ibiza followed by joining the Monaberry family gave confidence and opened a new chapter for the artist. While keeping up his residencies at the famous daytime event Citymatiné and “Sobekin” in Aether Club, his tour schedule getting busier than ever.

Release Notes:

With his new project Age is a Box, artist/producer Noam Helfer warms up for his debut album with the release of single ‘Rush’. Marrying organic and synthetic textures as well as live instrumentation and digital sound; deep pensive ambience clashes against lively, upbeat rhythms and heartfelt vocals.

“Sometimes you just want more, not because it’s good for you, but because it’s exciting to get things, especially new things. I met a beautiful redhead, she wanted more, but I wanted to stay free. I found myself exhausted from too much. I lost track of what’s good for me and what’s not, so I decided to cut everything out. Is it easier now?”

After touring and releasing albums with former bands Folo and Kitzu, he released EP ‘Air Drops’ in 2014 under the name “Helfer”, which found critical acclaim from SPIN, Noisey and Dummy, amongst others. After time on the festival circuit, he spent a few years producing albums for other artists, namely Oren Lavie and Tesha, and creating soundtracks for indie movies and contemporary dance projects. His latest credits include some of Israel’s greatest choreographers, specifically Nadar Rosano, Anat Gregorio and Shlomit Fundaminsky.

After taking some time out in India to reset his mind, he came back cleaner and at ease and started making music again. In the past year he also started producing alternative art events that can blend dance acts, food, lectures, circus acts; reinventing the regular form of “going out”. Collaborating with Eylon Tushiner (keyboard, saxophone, vocals) and Nir Leist (bass) and co-producing with Roy Avital from Garden City Movement on new music provided a canvas for personal expression that allowed Helfer to explore his matured sound and honest lyrics.

‘Rush’ was premiered by Complex UK in November and has picked up support from tastemakers blogs around the world, along with being included in Beatport’s Best New Indie Dance selection throughout November.

With an impressive track record for delivering high quality remixes, Needwant have struck gold once again with the hotly tipped Sobek (Chapter 24/Monaberry) who delivers a melodic acid rework of the original, this is a perfect peak time weapon.

Age Is a Box’s debut album will be announced in early 2019.

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