Jan Kincl & Regis Kattie - It’s Been A While EP

Save the Groove 2021 STG02

A1. Jan Kincl - Love’s So Far Away
A2. Jan Kincl & Regis Kattie - Day By Day
B1. Jan Kincl & Regis Kattie - Just Stay (Kai Alcé Remix)
B2. Jan Kincl & Regis Kattie - Just Stay (Dub)

Released March 2021, preorders already running at Decks, Juno, Phonica Records, Coldcuts Hotwax, Red Eye Records, Deejay.de or Clone.

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Release info
After spending most of 2020 putting music out on respected labels like Far Out Recordings, Sonar Kollektiv and Oye Black Label, Croatian producer Jan Kincl is kick starting 2021 with a 4-track EP featuring a remix from Atlanta-based house don Kai Alcé. The record's coming out in March for Save The Groove, a sublabel of a long-running Neapolitan label Frole Records, who's artist roster includes Gari Romalis, Norm Talley, Todd Teddy, Rick Wade, Orlando Voorn and many more.
 
The EP is titled "It's Been A While" and consists of three original pieces; Jan's solo produced "Love's So Far Away", two featuring a French keyboard player Regis Kattie - "Day By Day" and "Just Stay (Dub)", and "Just Stay (Kai Alcé Remix)".
 
A1 "Love's So Far Away" is a direct peak time club track drawing a lot of its influences from the raw and dirty side of Detroit house music. A2 "Day By Day" sits somewhere on the cross section between deep house, broken beat and jazz, with Regis Kattie's beautiful Rhodes melody woven throughout the track. B1 "Just Stay (Kai Alcé Remix)" is a masterful reinterpretation of "Just Stay", which transforms the otherwise more laidback original into a driving 3am house tune. B2 "Just Stay (Dub)" is best described as a connecting point between A1 and A2. Jan's raw house groove juxtaposed with a deep and subtle jazz feel coming from the hands of Regis Kattie.
 
Media
Played on Dublab (Los Angeles, US), NTS (UK), and Worldwide FM (London, UK).
 
Bluesy house with dreamy keyboards (Resident Advisor)
 
"The original dub version of "Just Stay" on Croatian artist Jan Kincl's new EP is a laid-back disco house fusion blessed with some cool-blue electric piano from French keyboardist Regis Kattie. In Kai Alcé's hands, it grows a firmer backbone but keeps its chill: there's a pep in its step with a deliciously syncopated drum pattern, while Kattie's keyboard trades off with breezy strings, mournful horns and leisurely synth leads. The retro touch connects the classic house proclivities of Naples' Frole Records—the parent label of Save The Groove—with the traditions of Chicago, Detroit and Alce's current home of Atlanta, traditions that the American has become a standard-bearer for. House doesn't get much smoother than this." Andrew Ryce, 2021
 
Exclusive Premiere: Jan Kincl & Regis Kattie “Just Stay” Kai Alcé Remix (Music Is My Sanctuary)
 
"After spending most of 2020 putting music out on respected labels like Far Out Recordings, Sonar Kollektiv and Oye Black Label, Croatian producer Jan Kincl is kick starting 2021 with a 4-track EP featuring a remix from Atlanta-based house don Kai Alcé. The record’s coming out in March for Save The Groove, a sublabel of a long-running Neapolitan label Frole Records, who’s artist roster includes Gari Romalis, Norm Talley, Todd Teddy, Rick Wade, Orlando Voorn and many more. The EP is titled “It’s Been A While” and consists of three original pieces; Jan’s solo produced “Love’s So Far Away”, two featuring a French keyboard player Regis Kattie – “Day By Day” and “Just Stay (Dub)”, and “Just Stay (Kai Alcé Remix)”. B1 “Just Stay (Kai Alcé Remix)” is a masterful reinterpretation of “Just Stay”, which transforms the otherwise more laidback original into a driving 3am house tune." 2021
 
DJ support
Alex Attias (CH) - "Great vibes all over."
Alessandro Crimi (Switzerland) - "Some proper deep detroitish house vibes here - love it!"
Alex Barck/Jazzanova (Berlin, DE) - "Lovely release from lovely people."
Carlos Nilmmns (FRA) - "A1 Is Ace."
Claude Young (Detroit, USA) - "Love the Kai Alce Remix! What a great release!!!"
DJ TLR (NL), Giovanni Damico (ITA) - "Great music fellas, full support!"
Jimpster (UK) - "Great sounding release! Kai's mix is nice and sweet but I think it's the slightly rougher crunchy dub of Just Stay that I'm digging most."
Lay-Far (Russia) - "Soulful, groovy and rough!"
Lefto (BE) - "Great stuff."
Len Faki (Berlin, DE) - "Lovely EP, Love's So Far Away sticks out for me thnx!"
Michael Leuffen (Groove Mag/NTS, Berlin) - "Thats the soul I missed since long.... deep workouts!"
Mike Grant (Detroit, US) - "Nice tracks, good choice w/Kai for the remix."
Moxie (UK) - "Diggin the Kai Alcé Remix, thanks!"
Orlando Voorn (Georgia, US) - "Nice EP digging the Kai Alce mix & Dub."
Perseus Traxx (UK) - "I really enjoyed hearing this, with it's warm and relaxed vibe."
Rainer Trüby (DE) - "Quality all the way....like the Kai Alce mix too."
Reggie Dokes (Atlanta, US) - "Love's So Far Away is definitely one I will play. That soulful deepness that reminds me alot of the earlier Theo Parrish productions. Next I have to go with the smooth and sultry Kai Alce Remix of Just Stay."
Robert Owens (Chicago, US) - "Nice tracks."
Santiago Salazar (Los Angeles, UK) - "Great release with a dope Remix by Kai Alcé!"
Sergio Bifeis (Electrónica & Roll, Madrid) - "Love all EP. Pure Deep House sound with classic essence."
 
All tracks produced by Jan Kincl at Cycle Studio Zagreb. A1 Edited and arranged by Jan Kincl at Cycle Studio Zagreb. Inspired by Donald Byrd and Larry Mizell. A2 Written by Jan Kincl & Regis Kattie. Keyboards by Regis Kattie. Arranged by Jan Kincl. B1 additional production and mix by Kai Alcé. Brass performed by Zvonimir Bajevic. B2 Written by Jan Kincl & Regis Kattie. Keyboards by Regis Kattie. Arranged by Jan Kincl. All tracks except B1 mixed by Igor Fabris at Fabris Audio Berlin. Mastered at Audio Lab Italy.