Secrets [CD]

Three Minutes with Mark Murphy
Cat. No.:
VIE 018 CD
Release Date:
Mon, 13 May, 2008
Leftfield, House, Downbeat, Electronic, Jazz
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Release Info

It’s no trade secret to call Mark Murphy one of the best and hippest Jazz singers alive today. The influence of this icon -- nominated for six Grammy awards -- has spread far beyond the sphere Jazz since he hit the scene in the early 50s. His work with greats like Clark Terry, Miles Davis, Charlie Parker, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter but also U.F.O., 4hero and the 5 Corners Quintet speak volumes about his quality as well as his openness.

So it is a great pleasure for Darcosan, Alexdrum and DJ Shalom alias Three Minutes and the whole Family of Vienna dubbing scientists to count themselves in these ranks – and also to illuminate a new facet of the talent of the King of all crooners.

Anyone who listens with attention to the work of the A&R’s of the Scientists, Jürgen Drimal, is sure to detect a certain affinity to Jazz, but for this project every register has been rung: thanks to a score of remixes the label’s trademark sound is transformed in the here and now, something that should surprise and shake up fans of the Vienna Sounds.

With this recording of Secrets, the Vienna Scientists have lit the fuse of the rockets of the next level (and it isn’t the last) and soar directly into a futuristic new sound without losing contact to earth station.

Track Info

01 Three Minutes with Mark Murphy — Secret (Quantic Remix) 5:02

Multistyler Will Holland takes up time. The note gets a jazzy playing tension for which he is appreciated since is firstling „The 5 th Exotic“.Contrabass and Drums nestle to the vocals and the trumpet as it would be the most natural thing on earth. Tru Thoughts Funkateer alwasy have the groove in the sleeves.

02 Three Minutes with Mark Murphy — Secret (Stefan Obermaier Remix) [5:12]

With his contribution to the compilation Vienna Scientists IV – Five Years Of Solid Grooves, the label’s newcomer has already demonstrated his musical love for dub and funk: Stefan Obermaier is a disciple of Vienna’s organic tradition in electronic music! His version is dominated by a soft bounce seamed with layers of delays. Driven by a steady bass, the funky feel of this track gains momentum with a guitar line that doubles the motif superbly. Clouded by smoke like effects, Murphy’s voice delivers a spooky 'Secrets’. Until the smoke has lifted, there’s just enough time to flip the disc once again.

03 Three Minutes with Mark Murphy — Secret (Freedom Satellite Remix) [5:03]

In spite of the housy approach, Freedom Satellite’s most minimalistic version maintains the original’s hypnotic mood at its best. A pulsating bass motif yields the trance-like quality of the track. Once again, Jürgen Drimal and Gernot Ebenlechner are cocksure in their choice of sounds and generate a texture of sheer elegance. The arrangement underlines their musicianship in a formidable way: the break which was custom-made for Murphy’s wicked voice is red hot heat.

04 Three Minutes with Mark Murphy — Secret (Dublex Inc. Remix) [6:08]

The Stuttgart Quartet has still a squeezer, which they elicit a groove further phatness. Their version comes to the poin and adds besides dub also boogie to their powder-trademark-sound.

05 Three Minutes with Mark Murphy — Secret (MDLA Remix) [6:51]

Yeah yeah yeah. MdiA come directly from their last after hour and bring along Nappy G. Dirty drums and classic bubble in the background. When they dive some steps deeper in the Clubs as they have also done with Richard Dorfmeister on Sunshine Enterprise and G-Stone, the room wafts.

06 Three Minutes with Mark Murphy — Secret (Shanti Roots Remix) [5:42]

No matter which metre forms the basis of a track, it can always be deduced as the work of this man: Markus Dohelsky adds a straight forward kickdrum to his typical Shanti Roots style, one of that sort which gives credit to its name! A funky guitar lick joins a bold statement with the bass, just until a short break leads into electronic territorry. This turnover marks the true nature of technoid sounds with a soul: handclaps, not handbags, baby!

07 Three Minutes with Mark Murphy — Secret (Dublex Inc. Abstract Message Mix) [6:53]

Dublex Inc only weren't satisfied with one version and now they filled with “abstract message” also cosmic spaces of interstellar every day life, the vacuum that is left after celebrated party nights. Indeed also here the groove twinkles like a far-flung super-nova, however grows an epic course untill to psychedelic, the trumpet is like a falling star and the breakdown in a nexus-experience.

08 Three Minutes with Mark Murphy — Secret (Earthbound Remix) [7:23]

Earthbound are by their work on the Zurich label „straight a head” a guarantor for future jazz mark out. Rhodes and live drumming feel find again together to a whole, which brings thanks to Mark Murphy the immanent past of jazz in an almost visualized future

09 Three Minutes with Mark Murphy — Secret (Crystal Cru) [7:07]

Also the Crystal Cru chooses for a jazzy alternative version, which takes its zero gravity out of percussions and leaves the trumpets a lot of place. And Mark Murphys echo chamber gets a note, that would be convienient for Victoria Secret...

10 Three Minutes with Mark Murphy — Secret (Original Version) [6:18]

Finally the Original: Darcosan, Shalom und aleXdrum were with their Slow Dub very inspired and inspiring such as the remixes leads to suspect. Magnetism is sensible, when they leave a lot of space by elision, that our new energy can find its own way. Sounds esoteric, but just has some deepness inside, that gets new dimensions after the years. Close your eyes and douse in!


"nach langem warten endlich new sounds from the Vienna Scientists headquarter!"DJ Makossa (Radio FM4 Wien, Makossa & Megablast, G-Stone Recordings, Vienna/A)

"Digging the Freedom Satellite Remix!"Rainer Trüby (Trüby Trio, Compost Records, Rootdown, Freiburg/D)

"i like it very much.... its a lovely slightly jazzy housy groove and it flows... cool thing!!"DJ Morpheus aka Samy Birnbach (Freezone, SSR, Crammed, Brussels/BE)

"The sound of vienna, entschlackt und upgedated. nice one..."Michael Sauer (Electric Mojo Club, Flowerz, Fellmann & Louise, Hamburg/D)

"Taking the good old Vienna Dub Sound to 3 other levels" (New-Forms, De:Bug, Berlin/D)

"Sehr gelungene remix ep die sicherlich in der Nächsten Zeit bei mir im Koffer bleibt. Meine favs: MDLA remix weil einfach straight no bullshit deep biz. und Fake Fellini mix. Ein wuchtiger space groover."skwerl (Sonar Kollektiv, Vienna/A)

"I haven't heard from vienna scientists for a while and it's really unbelievable how they re-create themselfes like a poenix from the ashes! if you think of the feeling from 'vienna scientists vol.1' and transport it into 2008 you'll get an idea of how the 'secrets remixes' sounds like! deep, pushing, unmistakable vienna, unmistakable vienna scientists and rockin' like there's no tomorrow!"Flo Pflüger (Dublex Inc., Pulver Records, Stuttgart/D)

"I REALLY LIKE IT! Quite deep, hypnotic, and melancholic bass driven house and it sounds very good too! Congrats for the mastering! I played it at a party on saturday and it had a very nice effect on the dancefloor! :)"DJ Zee (Hungary)

"great selection of mixes, in my case and in my charts. welcome back vienna scientist!"Karsten John (Vinyl Vibes/Cologne/DE)

"gefaellt mir sehr gut, suppa deep´n´dubby. groovy bass und spacey keys, thats what it is."DJ Enne (Innvision-Records, Iinnsbruck/AT)

"Really nice stuff! What a new style! I played it in my radioshow already. I am always happy to see new releases from Vienna Scientists."DJ Infragandhi (Est Fm, Budapest/Hungary)

"Like it very much, very characteristic of Vienna Scientists!"JP Rigaud (Beach Blanket Boogie/Miami/US)



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