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REVIEW: The Disco Evangelists - De Niro (Dee Montero / Agoria Rotor Remixes) out on Positiva Records

Positiva Records have released the Agoria rework of the timeless anthem 'De Niro', by the Disco Evangelists, in honour of the iconic dance label's 25 year anniversary this year.

One of the most influential figures in French electronic music, Agoria, has cemented a reputation between the French music, fashion, and film worlds, earning the same credibility as his fellow natives, Laurent Garnier, Daft Punk, and Justice. A prolific producer and DJ since 1999, who has received supported from BBC Radio 1’s Pete Tong, and B.Traits.

'De Niro' was the second ever single to be released on Positiva in 1993, and instantly became one of the biggest records of the 90s dance era thanks to the cleverly crafted production talents of Ashley Beedle, David Holmes and Lyndsay Edwards (aka The Disco Evangelists). The Agoria remix brings fresh synth flutters and chimed bells to the piece, to create a progressive after-hours floorfiller.

With dance legend and tastemaker Pete Tong already supporting the track on his BBC Radio 1 show, the release of 'De Niro' has received further support from a wealth of the biggest names in the electronic music industry, including Above & Beyond, Dennis Ferrer, Richie Hawtin, Damian Lazarus, John Digweed and Sasha so far.

With 2018 marking a quarter of a century of the label being at the summit of the dance industry, the release of 'De Niro' coincides with Positiva Records A&R director Jason Ellis’ appearance at International Music Summit (IMS) where he’ll be speaking about the label’s success during a panel hosted by Pete Tong.

Following up the release of Agoria's remix, the label will spend the remainder of 2018 showcasing their back-catalogue with a series of one-off parties and special releases from both the present day and yesteryear with Positiva also hosting a virtual exhibition, giving fans the opportunity to delve deeper into the rich history of the label via the Shazam code below.

The Agoria remix of the Disco Evangelists' 'De Niro' is out now.

Dimitri Kechagias review:
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 [item value="10"]Beat and Rhythm[/item]
 [item value="10"]Basslines and Groove[/item]
 [item value="10"] Melody [/item]
 [item value="10"] Synths [/item]
 [item value="10"]Breakdown[/item]
 [item value="10"]Climax  / Drop / Crescendo / Pay off moment[/item]
 [item value="10"]Intensity, Drive and Energy[/item]
 [item value="10"]Sound-design and Arrangement[/item]
 [item value="10"]Overall Atmosphere[/item]
 [item value="10"]Goosebumps / Shivers moments[/item]
 [item value="10"]Emotional affinity and heartfelt moments[/item]
 [item value="10"]Originality and Inventiveness[/item]
 [item value="10"]Dancefloor Efficiency / Festival Arenas Effectiveness[/item]
 [item value="10"]You can’t get this memorable track out of your head[/item]
 [item value="10"]It has potential to become an anthem or a classic[/item]
 [item value="10"]The Disco Evangelists - De Niro (Agoria Rotor Remixes)[/item]
 [content title="Summary" label="Overall Score"]Bells are usually well placed in the majority of club tunes and on The Disco Evangelists classic De Niro manage always to bring goosebumps like Quench's anthem Dreams. Agoria Rotor Remix is an excellent underground rendition of deep melodic hypnotic tech house with laid back chunky groove, crazy rotor sound effects in the first breakdown and then in the more dark breakdown the bells are slowly unleashed to lead the audience to heavens and beyond. The climax has mysticism, euphoria and definitely in tech floors will do the bizz. Dee Montero remix goes the deeper moodier melodic smooth direction that translates beautifully into something truly magical the original track adding hypnotic xylophone melodies and the superb bells of the original to remind us how strong is the original and these two updates will make it a fun favourite again. #PureGold Love IT[/content]

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