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"Ep release "Highlife" Adam Parker vs Sasha,"

Word on the street is that when the time came to select the tracklist for Invol2ver, Sasha decided his reworking of Adam Parker's "Highlife" wasn't to be included. Instead an altered sample of Parker's vocal was used in an original production by Sasha & Co, one that did happen to make the cut. Titled "Lowlife," it was one of the many sterling moments in the mix, with Parker still receiving a nod by being included in the production credits. To be name-dropped on such a high profile compilation, well, there's not much more that an unsigned songwriter could ask for in terms of exposure. Except to maybe have his original track see the light of day on an official release.

It makes sense that Sasha's remix of "Highlife" didn't fit with the driving progressive tech envisioned for his sequel though—it's far too akin to his remix of Grand National's "Talk Amongst Yourselves," the slow grooving opener to Invol2ver's predecessor. Both tracks share a similar bassline and exactly the same kick drum and pulsing sonic pattern, except at a faster tempo. Combine this with a standard Sasha-esque soundscape that's built around the original guitar riff, and you have nothing decidedly fresh or new—just a vocal remix that simply sounds like, ummm Sasha circa 2004. Thankfully Parker shows us that sometimes the original is still the best (if a little out of place on a Renaissance release) and serves up a summery slice of indie pop just begging for headphones and a sunny spot in the park.

"Lowlife" is what most will want to get their grubby little hands on here however, delivered in all its full-length, monstrous, machine-writhing glory. With a generous three minutes before the huge synth stabs arrive, the only qualm is that the ending is perhaps a little too abrupt, which will annoy the hell out of even the most adventurous or technically skilled of DJs. With a mixed bag EP like this one, the upside of digital purchasing is clear: Pick and choose as you wish.
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Henry Johnstone

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Thu, 28 May 2009
- 365 magazine

"Reviews of Adam Parker 'Highlife"

Rulers of The Deep – “Highlife is very cool indeed, radio play .... yes.”

Jose Maria Ramon – “Perfect track for play at Space Ibiza Opening party !!!
sure bomb!!”

DeeJay Magazine Spain – “Love the voice in highlife! full support! directly to my laptop.”

Jori Hulkkonen – “Great story, awesome music. Thanks! Full radio & club support.”

Ricky Ryan – “Lowlife is excellent, proper moody attitude and the perfect driving atmosphere :)) highlife mixes are very nice, wicked ep!”

Col Hamilton – “Highlife is an awesome piece of music.”

Dinamo FM Istanbul – “Smooth & direct release. Big tune. I like the EP.”

Steve Parry – (Juice FM UK) – “I like all 3 here.”

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Invol2ver Sept 2008 Global Underground
Highlife Ep May 2009 Renaissance
Global Gathering July 2009 New State Music




Genre: Electronic Indie Pop
Origin: South West London
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“ Definitely one of the best new artists of 2009” Jason Eldredge. KCRW

London singer/songwriter Adam Parker first burst into the US music scene back in 2008 after acclaimed house Dj Sasha got hold of his forthcoming album ‘Call Me A Medic”
“When I heard Adam’s record I new I had to involve him in Invol2ver somehow.  Great melodies.  My track with him has been a highlight off Invol2ver.” - Sasha
Due to this success they decided to release an Ep together. Complete with the original track“ Highlife“, a brand new remix and the transition that is “Lowlife”.
Adam and Sasha , are now enjoying a similar response to the Highlife EP released by underground dance label Renaissance
It charted straight in at no4 in the Buzz chart and is being spun throughout this summer dance season
Adam is currently in the top ten of three genres on the myspace chart, Acoustic, Indie and Pop respectively in the UK.
He recorded the album” Call Me A Medic” in Denmark and London with producer and 2009 Grammy Nominee, Dyre Gormsen ( for Jason Mraz’s Album “ We sing, We dance, We steal things) and some of the best talent Denmark has .
The“ Highlife” original and its remixes, along with other tracks from the album have been receiving airplay from radio stations including KCRW’s( Jason Bently’s “Morning Becomes Eclectic”, Jason Eldredge’s Saturday Night) BBC Galaxy FM UK, and Juice FM UK

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