Aaron The Baron Feat. Mike Anderson – Gonna Change (Santonio Echols Detroit Dub Remix)

Industrious DJ and producer Santonio Echols has been at the top of his game for the last 28 years and is seeking to continue his ongoing streak of top-notch material with his latest Detroit Dub remix of Aaron The Baron’s ‘Gonna Change’. Released on the 4th of December, 2015, this project is already making big waves on Beatport’s Reggae/Dub charts, adding feats to Santonio Echols’ brimming resume.

As one of the first generation of Techno producers to come out of Detroit, Santonio Echols has made a big impact with quality projects such as: ‘Soul Invasion’, ‘Warpaint Remix’, ‘Gracious Groove’, ‘Jazz Intrusion’, ‘Retrospective EP’ and ‘Sinner Man EP’ and is continuing his ascension with his latest Mixcloud mix series ‘Detroit Podcasts’. Grabbing the attention of the Detroit scene with his unique House and Techno flavours, Santonio has been part of the legendary Reese & Santonio duo, whilst also boasting collaboration with the likes of: Nikolaos Moiré Patterns, Clemens Neufeld, Oliver Lieb, Combinator, Jonas Asp, Duane Evans, Orlando Voorn, MoBlack, Dj Deep, Greg Stafford, Claude Young, Blake Baxter, Eddie Fowlkes, Raquel Roberts, QuWonna Toney, Mike Anderson and Robert Doubledee Mills amongst others.

Santonio Echols’ ‘Gonna Change Detroit Dub Remix’, boasts his own, unique Detroit style inspirations whilst spicing things up with a dash of Deep House and Minimal Techno sounds. Characterised by an infectious House style groove, deep, Funky bass-lines, catchy melodies and mesmerising vocals and effects, this rendition is surely a wonderful addition to this EP, shining amongst the works of stellar names like: Lesny Deep and Jules Wells.

Santonio Echols has been on the radar of some of the world’s finest labels along the years, inking deals with: Tresor, Detroit Dancer, London FFrr, KMS, Decks Tracks, Opilec Music, React Records, Serious Grooves, D Records, Soiree Records, Random Noise Recordings, M.I.D Records, Express Records, Siren, Chapter 2 Recordings and Jambalay Records to name a few. Through his fresh remix of ‘Gonna Change’, he is now adding another outstanding name to this list – Davino Records. Established in 2011, the Austrian imprint has become a leading brand for soulful music, directed by the refined musical vision of its founders, STJ and Aaron The Baron. Given Santonio Echols’ extensive experience and consistent quality, he is certainly a heavyweight addition to the Davino family and there is certainly much more yet to come from this fruitful collaboration.

Santonio Echols – Sinner Man EP

One of Detroit’s leading Dance music figures, Santonio Echols has been on the top of his game for the last 28 years, being one of the first Techno producers to emerge from his hometown in the 80s and continuing his hit tradition to this very day. Having recently put his signature on massive projects like: ‘Soul Invasion’, ‘Warpaint Remix’, ‘Gracious Groove’, ‘Jazz Intrusion’ and ‘Retrospective EP’, he is now back to form with his latest banger ‘Sinner Man EP’, out on Traxsource on the 30th of November, 2015.

‘Sinner Man EP’ is a continuation of Santonio Echols’ consistent ascension. Having reached the spotlight as one half of the legendary underground duo Reese & Santonio, he later put himself on the map again with outstanding collaborations with the likes of: Nikolaos Moiré Patterns, Clemens Neufeld, Oliver Lieb, Combinator, Jonas Asp, Duane Evans, Orlando Voorn, MoBlack, Dj Deep, Greg Stafford, Claude Young, Blake Baxter, Eddie Fowlkes, Raquel Roberts, QuWonna Toney, Mike Anderson and Robert Doubledee Mills amongst others. As a highly in-demand DJ and producer, Santonio Echols has also managed to attract the attention of some of the world’s leading labels, inking deals with: Tresor, Detroit Dancer, London FFrr, KMS, Decks Tracks, Opilec Music, React Records, Serious Grooves, D Records, Soiree Records, Random Noise Recordings, M.I.D Records, Express Records, Siren, Chapter 2 Recordings and Jambalay Records to name a few.

A four-track package, ‘Sinner Man EP’ holds some truly remarkable material, showcasing all of Santonio’s talent once again. Whilst Santonio offered an Original Sunday Morning Mix of his lead single ‘Sinner Man’, Duane Evans contributed a wonderful Minimal, Techno and House infused Detroit Dub rendition of the same track. Adding to these two versions of ‘Sinner Man’, Santonio has included a special vocal cover of ‘Bounce Your Body To The Box’ – originally a classic release by Reese & Santonio, back in 1988. To close off this magnificent EP in style, Project 01 were assigned the remix job on ‘Bounce Your Body To The Box’, providing their unique stylistic touch and completing this team of A-list producers.

Santonio Echols’ latest wonder ‘Sinner Man EP’ is yet another heavyweight addition to Chapter 2 Recordings’ growing catalogue. The collaboration between Santonio Echols and Chapter 2 Recordings has been very fruitful from the very start and the result was a string of top-notch releases including: ‘Dela vs Dela’, ‘Elena’s Groove’, ‘Maria’s Love Track’, ‘F.D.M (Funky Dance Music)’, ‘Grace’, ‘Holy Ghost / 3rd Demension / Twiology’, ‘Soul Invasion’, ‘Gracious Groove’ and ‘Jazz Intrusion’. Santonio Echols has certainly become a key artist within the Chapter 2 family, adding his name to their stellar roster amongst those of: None, Duane Evans and Mike Anderson. Keep an eye out for more Santonio Echols magic in the weeks to come!

Santonio Echols – Retrospective EP

Following the release of three stellar projects – ‘Soul Invasion’, a remix of God Of The Machine’s ‘Warpaint’ and ‘Jazz Intrusion’, Santonio Echols is now following up with another top-notch project by the name of ‘Retrospective EP’. Out on Vinly on the 28th of October, 2015, ‘Retrospective EP’ is seeking to add more weight to Santonio Echols’ rich catalogue and continue his streak of outstanding, hit productions.

Hailing from Detroit, Santonio Echols is one of the finest producers to come out of his hometown in the 80s and he’s established himself as an international ambassador for Detroit style Techno and House. With over 28 years of experience in the electronic music business, Santonio Echols has inked deals with some of the world’s most renowned labels, including the likes of: Tresor, Detroit Dancer, London FFrr, KMS, Decks Tracks, Opilec Music, React Records, Serious Grooves, D Records, Soiree Records, Random Noise Recordings, M.I.D Records, Express Records, Siren, Chapter 2 Recordings and Jambalay Records amongst others.

Whilst being know as one half of the legendary underground duo Reese & Santonio, Santonio Echols can also boast multiple heavyweight collaborations with A-list artists like: Nikolaos Moiré Patterns, Clemens Neufeld, Oliver Lieb, Combinator, Jonas Asp, Duane Evans, Orlando Voorn, MoBlack, Dj Deep, Greg Stafford, Claude Young, Blake Baxter, Eddie Fowlkes, Raquel Roberts, QuWonna Toney, Mike Anderson and Robert Doubledee Mills to name a few. Continuously busy in his studio cooking up new music, Santonio Echols is now presenting his latest creation ‘Retrospective EP’ – a three track package showcasing his signature Detroit style timbre.

‘Retrospective EP’ holds three enticing tracks – ‘Homilies’, ‘Visions Of Music’ and ‘Bass To Bass’. First up, ‘Homilies’ puts Santonio Echols’ House flavours in full display with an infectious groove, soulful, rhythmic vocals and intricate piano arrangements. On the other hand ‘Visions Of Music’ puts through a more uplifting vibe, with a slightly faster tempo, a 16th feel groove and humming vocals that truly blend well to create a banging effort. Last but not least, ‘Bass To Bass’ showcases the deeper end of Santonio Echols’ flavours. A funky synth arrangement melds together with a traditional House style beat whilst building up towards a subby segment which gives this production a truly unique feel.

Santonio Echols’ latest Vinyl wonder ‘Retrospective EP’ is now the 10th release on JD Records’ growing catalogue. Established in 2013, the Barcelona based label is run by Jimi Disko at Subwax Bcn and showcases the works of stellar artists like: Lay-far, Clip!, Terrence Parker, Kenny Dixon Jr, Ghetto Brothers, Jorge Caiado, Orlando Voorn, Pyrenees and Pau Roca to name a few. Santonio Echols is certainly adding weight to the JD Records family and will surely aid in further establishing this imprint within the Dance music scene.

Santonio Echols – Jazz Intrusion

Talented DJ and producer Santonio Echols is set to continue his ongoing streak of quality releases. Having recently put his signature on two outstanding projects: ‘Soul Invasion’ and a remix of God Of The Machine’s ‘Warpaint’, he is now back to form with ‘Jazz Intrusion’, released on Traxsource on the 12th of October, 2015.

Based in Detroit, Santonio Echols is one of the first generation of Techno producers to emerge from his hometown in the 80s and he’s continuously been a worldwide ambassador for Detroit style Techno and House. With a marvellous career spanning over the last 28 years, Santonio Echols has attracted the attention of world class labels, including: Tresor, Detroit Dancer, London FFrr, KMS, Decks Tracks, Opilec Music, React Records, Serious Grooves, D Records, Soiree Records, Random Noise Recordings, M.I.D Records, Express Records, Siren, Chapter 2 Recordings and Jambalay Records to name a few.

Santonio Echols has had the pleasure to be involved in massive projects, being mostly renowned as part of the underground duo Reese & Santonio. Moreover, he has also landed multiple heavyweight collaborations with stellar artists like: Nikolaos Moiré Patterns, Clemens Neufeld, Oliver Lieb, Combinator, Jonas Asp, Duane Evans, Orlando Voorn, MoBlack, Dj Deep, Greg Stafford, Claude Young, Blake Baxter, Eddie Fowlkes, Raquel Roberts, QuWonna Toney, Mike Anderson and Robert Doubledee Mills amongst others.

Characterised by Detroit House and Jazz flavours, ‘Jazz Intrusion’ kicks off with a heavy House infused groove, adding vocal effects to spice up the melodic side of things. A mesmerising synth arrangement and percussive beats are introduced, whilst the track gains momentum, adding a new dimension to the production. Jazz inspired brass melodies are added into the mix for a soulful feel, whilst deep bass-lines bless the lower end of the frequency spectrum. Santonio Echols devises a range of variations of the main sections within his single, creating different vibes and taking full control over dynamic and energy levels.

Santonio Echols’ freshest wonder ‘Jazz Intrusion’ is another of his remarkable additions to Chapter 2 Recordings’ growing catalogue. Santonio has already contributed numerous productions to the Chapter 2 imprint, including: ‘Dela vs Dela’, ‘Elena’s Groove’, ‘Maria’s Love Track’, ‘F.D.M (Funky Dance Music)’, ‘Grace’, ‘Holy Ghost / 3rd Demension / Twiology’ and ‘Soul Invasion’. He is quickly establishing himself as a central figure within the Chapter 2 Recordings family, amongst other key names like: None, Duane Evans and Mike Anderson. The team-up between Santonio Echols and Chapter 2 Recordings is certainly proving to be a fruitful one and there is surely much more yet to come in the months ahead.

God Of The Machine – Warpaint (Santonio Echols Remix)