One of Israel’s most celebrated DJs and producers, HEVI LEVI, has enjoyed a stellar start to 2023. Following the lauded release of his Mad World charity single in January and his Moon EP in March, the Tel Aviv-based talent now returns to the release radar as he dives deep into the untapped corners of his hard drive, to present a compilation of ten hidden gems to download for free. Secret Ingredients features a host of HEVI LEVI originals, remixes and collaborations – both released and unreleased – and is available to download from May 5.
A staunch contributor to the circuit, HEVI LEVI’s selection of records has been crafted with the dancefloor in mind, all of which are regular inclusions within his radio mixes and touring DJ playlists. Remixing the likes of Florence + the Machine’s You’ve Got The Love and Example’s Changed The Way You Kiss Me, the Israeli talent gives us further insight into his diverse production style; taking mainstream pop samples and presenting them in a techno-leaning format. The ten track-strong Secret Ingredients collection also features the subsequent extended version of his charity single, Mad World, as well as a nod to The Cranberries’ Zombie with his original cut, Cranberries Love.
In addition to his originals, HEVI LEVI’s Secret Ingredients also plays host to a number of previously released collaborations with long-term friends and affiliates. His joint efforts with Lian Gold on Submarine and Dean Miroshnikov on Losing Control stood as key releases within his 2020 catalogue and are now enjoying a fresh introduction to the dance music community. The globally adored No Spoon, alongside MORESO was a high-impact take on the classic 90’s hit by Jam & Spoon, which celebrated its official release in 2022. Shortly after, HEVI LEVI and ASHER SWISSA unveil their single Ten Elephants; a slice of progressive house gold which samples the legendary Walking with Elephants from Ten Walls. Both of these 2022-released offerings are making their welcome return to the release radar under this brand-new, free download assemblage.
Completing the anthology of cuts, HEVI LEVI treats us to two never-before-heard productions. Taking on the ever-popular DJ, Ease My Mind by Niki & The Dove, the Joy Records label head guides us into heavier waters, giving us a groove-inducing deep tech cut that’s apt for late-night listening. The second new opus is a debut collaboration with Joy Records mainstay Marcovits on In Search For Silence. Rapturous in its melodic effect, the cut provides plenty of intrigue and originality with its replete synth work and celestial vocal line.
HEVI LEVI – Secret Ingredients Compilation is out now via Joy Records
Secret Ingredients Tracklist
1. Florence + The Machine – You’ve Got the Love (HEVI LEVI Remix)
2. Example – Changed The Way You Kiss Me (HEVI LEVI Remix)
3. Niki & The Dove – DJ, Ease My Mind (HEVI LEVI Remix)
4. HEVI LEVI & Marcovits – In Search For Silence
5. HEVI LEVI & Lian Gold – Submarine
6. HEVI LEVI – Cranberries Love
7. HEVI LEVI – Mad World (Extended Mix)
8. HEVI LEVI & Dean Miroshnikov – Losing Control
9. HEVI LEVI & MORESO – No Spoon
10. ASHER SWISSA & HEVI LEVI – Ten Elephants
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Written by: Alejandro Serrano