Believe / Da Casio

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Hard Cell Records proudly presents it's 2nd signing in the form of Thirteen 'Believe / Da Casio' which curiously, is released on Friday 13th November 2015.

Already championed on Rusty Egan's radio show, 'Believe / Da Casio' is the 2nd release from Hard Cell Records and features the talents of electronic musician and producer Rob Green and the phenomenal singer Gene Serene who teamed up with Rob to write and record 'Believe'.

The sensational Gene's previous existence was as one of the queens of electro in Berlin during it's hedonistic 00s! During this time, she lived in both London and Berlin and released records with such greats as S’Express, Calvertron, DJ Downfall, Chris Lake, Punx Soundcheck, MrC, Barry Ashworth, LoverushUK, Traumschmeire and more.
Gene’s career has taken her to far away places and she’s entertained at venues and events including Glastonbury Festival (lost vagueness) , Tachelles (berlin), Tartu Port Theatre (Estonia) The End (London), Volksbuhne (Berlin), Sala del Cel (Girona), Crowbar (New York), Marquee (London), Stiftung Starke (Berlin), The Jamm (London) , Evol (Liverpool), St Pancras Old Church (London), Death Disco (new York), Madame Jojos (London) Gossips (London) as well as being a regular at the infamous Kashpoint parties she’s been on the bill of many clubs, exhibitions, parties and events across Europe. Her latest notable incarnation is as The Polaris Experience who's brilliant debut album is turning heads across Europe.

Rob also has a colourful past as a dance music producer in the 1990s, having created classy progressive house tracks for labels such as Feargal Sharkey's EXP imprint (Virgin), Jackpot Records, Polydor, WEA, Sony and others.

The fantastically catchy and deep 'Believe' borrows some of Rob and Gene's earlier influences as the pair were big fans of post punk bands such as The Cure. Rob and Gene wrote and recorded the song together in just one day, when Gene was visiting long time friend Rob Green in London. The result is this eminently danceable, anthemic electro track with a deeper, darker new wave side to it. There is also an extended club mix for beat mixing Djs as this will be distributed in all online stores including dance giants Beatport.

The final track 'Da Casio' is a solo project by Green and an extreme diversion from what we've come to expect from him with The Department. This cool, DJ-friendly future disco tune is inspired by Trio's 1980's hit 'Da Da Da' and features the actual Casio VL-Tone that Rob saved up for as a child – his first synth and it still works!


released November 13, 2015


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