Genre/Influences: Electro-pop, dance-pop.
Background/Info: Dimitri Berzerk is a rather familiar name from the Mexican electro scene. Based in Mexico City he’s running Sector Industrial Producciones next to his activities as a DJ and promoter for events, and of course as a producer/remixer as DMT Berzerk. He did an impressive number of great remixes for famous artists, but he now for the first time released own material. Argentina singer Franco Doglioli (Reflection, Sequencia) has been asked to take care of the vocals.
Content: “My Love Is Electric” has been originally released as single and has been now exposed to the remix skills of other artists. Frozen Plasma (also featured on the single), Vyrtual Zociety, Eloquent, Max Droia, Die-Go, SoftWave, Elektrostaub, Electro Roots, Vox Humana and Modelo De Placer has been asked to remix the title song. There are a few “Extended Remixes” featured, which is a quite familiar edit for DMT Berzerk when he’s remixing other artists.
The EP also features a kind of B-side song entitled “Nowhere Girl”.
+ + + : The original song featuring Franco Doglioli is a cool and danceable electro-pop & dance cut. If you know the remixes of DMT Berzerk and his dance-pop approach this song will not be totally surprising. The other song “Nowhere Girl” is also a cool track and definitely more than simply a B-side track. Among the remixes I was especially convinced by the very club-minded edit of Die-Go, which features a few Front 242 elements. Other noticeable remixes have been accomplished by Vyrtual Zociety and Modelo De Placer. It also is an opportunity to discover less familiar artists. Last, but not least, I also have to say a word about the cool and ingenious package of this CD format.
– – – : I’ve never been a huge fan of EP featuring an endless list of remixes from the same song.
Conclusion: Dimitri Berzerk has finally decided to release his own stuff and that’s a real positive step, which I think will only increase his growing popularity.
Best songs: “My Love Is Electric – Die-Go Remix”, “My Love Is Electric – Modelo De Placer Extended Remix”, “My Love Is Electric – Single Version”, “Nowhere Girl – Single Version”.