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Happiness

by Eli Escobar

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Camryn Marquez Holy moly: this record should get way more love from the electronic music fans. This album is house music at its finest. It gets subterranean, and it produces beams of light like a disco ball. It represents the virtues of New York nightlife! This shit slaps at 1 AM! Absolutely baller sample game on this thing! 10/10 listening experience in my opinion. This must be the poetry of the night, that drop of sweat on the brow of those lost in the groove, that tropical forest their club has become, and its humidity's condensation all over the young libertines' chests as they force that animal called homo sapien out of that wise tie and return to nature once more. Favorite track: Chaka Khan.
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    Tracklisting:
    A1 Eli Escobar 'Happiness Pt 2'
    A2 Eli Escobar 'I Need U'
    B1 Eli Escobar featuring Nomi Ruiz 'In The Dark'
    B2 Eli Escobar 'Chaka Khan'
    C1 Eli Escobar 'Miss My Luv'
    C2 Eli Escobar 'Winter's Anthem'
    D1 Eli Escobar 'Happiness Reprise'
    D2 Eli Escobar featuring Vanessa Daou & Nomi Ruiz 'Phreeky'
    D3 Eli Escobar featuring Nomi Ruiz 'Can't Stop Dancing'
    D4 Eli Escobar featuring Nomi Ruiz '4 Luv'

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It’s been a couple of years since Classic released an original artist album, the last one being Luke Solomon’s critically praised ‘Timelines’. This time round Classic brings a relative newcomer into the fold.

Eli Escobar has slowly been building a credible reputation out of his home in New York, releasing his first single back in the late nineties and moving more recently from hip hop into dance music. As a DJ, he harks back to a golden era of disco and early house music, graduating through the 90s during which he was brought up on a diet of underground house including Classic’s early output. In recent years Classic’s head was turned by his wonderful album ‘Up All Night’ that was released on Night People, a label from New York that Eli (pronounced ‘EL-EE’) has a vested interest in. Following up the album with a series of singles, the label swiftly became a cult dance classic.

‘Happiness’ continues from where ‘Up All Night’ left off, championing the disco cut-up ethos from lesser known staples. Eli also enlists the vocal talents of Nomi Ruiz and the legendary Vanessa Daou, who most notably featured on the classic Danny Tenaglia and Peter Daou’s, ‘Surrender Yourself’ back in the 90s. Moving from straight up house party jams such as the title track, ‘Happiness Pt 2’ into raw Chicago work outs like ‘Chaka Khan’, Mood II Swing inspired deepness such as ‘Winters Anthem’ and ‘I Need U’, before wrapping it all up with straight up disco floor fillers like ‘Phreeky’ and ‘Can’t Stop Dancing’.

‘Happiness’ will surely solidify Eli Escobar’s place as more than a “one to watch” producer, this will take him into the realms of a torch bearer for a new generation of underground dance acts.

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released September 9, 2016

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Eli Escobar New York, New York

New York house & disco evangelist Eli Escobar has been a familiar face on the city’s scene for two decades. Whether tearing up clubs across the world or throwing down super-charged disco bombs on labels like Classic, Nervous & Strictly Rhythm, Escobar puts his own twist on the city’s house and disco soundtrack, joining the dots between yesterday’s golden era classics and today’s club anthems. ... more

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