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TITLE
USA
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CD

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CATALOG #
BEC 5161060 BEC 5161060
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RELEASE DATE
12/6/2011

This is the debut full-length by Surkin, called USA. Originally designed to be out on Institubes, they immediately thought of Marble (in conjunction with Because Music) as the perfect platform to release it after the demise of their former label. It features 16 tracks, with guest vocals by Detroit's Ann Saunderson and Chicago's Kevin Irving (the voice of house blueprint "Move Your Body" by Marshall Jefferson), and two collaborations with long-time friend and label mate Bobmo, with whom Surkin works as High Powered Boys. It's a joyous, juvenile, body-moving record, based on the idea of a radio station called Fireworks FM, set up in Silver Springs. The whole vibe exhales a fantasized '80s soundscape, infused with dance subgenres from that era but dramatically edited by Surkin's own imaginary memories. Club tracks galore, but also expect more melodic, emotional mid-tempo cuts, but definitely not in a filler way. Mastery all over the place, yet infused with a tremendous feeling of exuberance and freedom. Needless to say, it's an instant classic.