Shipping approx 21/02/20
Fiorious - I'm Not Defeated (Cassius XXL Remix)
LIMITED EDITION OF 2000 UNITS.
180G ETCHED VINYL.
Following the tragic passing of Phillippe Zdar last summer, Glitterbox Recordings and Ed Banger Records have come together to release the final collaborative Cassius production, with the blessing of Hubert Boombass and Phillippe’s family. This special edition release presents their remix of Fiorious’ powerful call-to-resistance anthem ‘I’m Not Defeated’, a record that captures the energy of historical protest songs, and inspired previous remixes from Honey Dijon and Catz ‘N Dogz with critical acclaim. The B-side has been specially etched, and the release will be limited to just 2000 presses, making this a true collector’s item. Described by Fiorious as “an inspiring eight-minute tour de force and the most bittersweet gift to all of us,” all profits from the 12” will be donated to Rainbow Railroad, a Canadian charity working to help the LGBTQ+ community escape persecution and violence.
“This remix is special for so many reasons, obviously when an artist you admire shouts about something you've made that moves them, that is an amazing feeling … No one ever imagined it would be the last Cassius production, but this remix was obviously a labour of love for them, and you can feel that so strongly. It's an inspiring eight-minute tour de force and the most bittersweet gift to all of us.” – Fiorious
Future Romance - 12" Vinyl
Following the acclaimed ‘I’m Not Defeated’, Bronx-born singer-songwriter Fiorious returns to Glitterbox for his latest release, ‘Future Romance’. An artist that represents the dawning of a new chapter of Glitterbox talent, described by Mixmag as “a specialist in stirring emotions,” Fiorious’ indelible vocals make him a vital new force in dance music. Those privileged to witness his performances across Europe this summer will recognise the irresistible ‘Future Romance’, a soulful, electrifying cut destined for heady dancefloor moments.
Now this special 12” package builds off the seductive original, as the A-Side opens with Deetron’s remix, where the Swiss DJ and producer uses atmospheric strings and swirling synths to provide a sublimely blissful house re-work, along with the essential Deetron Acid Dub.
On the flip, disco innovator Mighty Mouse delivers a gloriously funk-laden mix destined to set dancefloors alight, along with the original and Accapella. With his forthcoming album ‘Revisionary’ set to release next year, ‘Future Romance’ is a captivating preview of things to come from this enigmatic artist.
I'm Not Defeated - 12" Vinyl
If Fiorious’ debut single is a pounding fistful of defiant house, Honey Dijon gives ‘I’m Not Defeated’ a snapping elasticated rework with her ‘Fiercely Furious Dub’. More than just a remix, Honey has recreated a classic Paradise Garage vibe by drafting musicians to re-record the track, with a fresh Fiorious vocal laid on top.
A powerful, emotional call-to-resistance, ‘I’m Not Defeated’ is the debut Glitterbox single from Fiorious. A celebration of activism, visibility, and the history of the LGBTQ+ struggle, with strident vocal, lyrics and beat, Fiorious introduces himself to the world with a political house record that is the very epitome of the scene.
About Rainbow Railroad
In countries all over the world, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, and intersex (LGBTQI) people live in basic fear for their freedom, their safety and their lives. They often have nowhere to turn because their government and police not only tolerate but encourage this brutality.
Rainbow Railroad exists to help these people get out of danger to somewhere safe. In the spirit of and with homage to the Underground Railroad, the mission of Rainbow Railroad is to help LGBTQI people as they seek safe haven from state-enabled violence, murder or persecution. Through funds collected by people like you, we’re able to support, provide information, and help to arrange safe transportation for these LGBTQI people to somewhere in the world where they can live their lives in freedom.