Posted by on 11/12/2012

TLM071 Arthur Oskan – Exit Strategy

TLM071: Arthur Oskan – Exit Strategy

With remixes by Marc Houle, Shane Berry and Daniel Ray


1 Exit Strategy – Original Mix

2 Exit Strategy – Marc Houle 808 Mix – Marc Houle, Arthur Oskan

3 Exit Strategy – Shane Berry Remix – Arthur Oskan, Shane Berry

4 Exit Strategy – Daniel Ray Remix – Arthur Oskan, Daniel Ray

5 Portamento – Original Mix -Arthur Oskan

6 Resting Place – Original Mix -Arthur Oskan

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Toronto hometown hero Arthur Oskan makes a triumphant return to Thoughtless with his first release for us since his Juno-nominated full-length, A Little More Than Everything.Mining the melodic analog terrain for which he’s best known, Exit Strategy manages to retain his distinctive style while at the same time displaying an undeniable evolution – resulting in a club-friendly dose of techno euphoria.

Between his hectic schedule of relentless touring and production for his own Items & Things imprint, Canadian post-minimal icon Marc Houle somehow found time to put on a clinic with his advanced remix that merges a notorious love of retro synths with a dynamic arrangement that couldn’t be more modern. Trapez LTD artist Shane Berry makes his Thoughtless debut with a lush late night mix that pushes the melodic elements of the original to the forefront while combining them with his own unique flair, while Daniel Ray delivers a dub-inflected reduction that folds hypnotically into bass-forward deep house territory. Portamento finds Arthur returning to the floor-driven style of his earlier Eggshells release, working a tightly wound bass line around spiraling chord patterns and displaced vocals.

Finally, Resting Place exploits Oskan’s dreamier side, subtly restrained arpeggios pulling the narrative forward atop a rather massive low-end that builds steadily into the melancholic strings which close the affair. A master of his style, Arthur Oskan remains one of our favorite artists, and we couldn’t be happier to welcome him back to the label with three strong originals – complimented perfectly by three strong remixes…


Love it, sounds excellent – will spin, thanks! SLAM, Soma

Marc Houle remix is crazy, love it!! 10/10!! ROLAND M. DILL, Traum

Support – killer remix by Marc! STEPHAN BODZIN, Herzblut

Great offering from Mr. Oskan. Dude knows his way around beautiful, timeless and musical techno. It’s Daniel Ray’s remix for me though – nice, groovy and hypnotic vision of the original. Thoughtlessssss!!! ALLAND BYALLO, Poker Flat

Thanks for the quality music! Houle Remix and Portamento are my thing. MIRO PAJIC, Items & Things

Very cool release of deep techy vibes. Nice one! MY FAVORITE ROBOT, MFR

A very beautiful deep house package! Thank you! CIO D’OR, Prologue

Wow, what a beautiful release – will play this one for sure! PATRICK BATEMAN, Tic Tac Toe

Another great release from Thoughtless – top notch stuff here. ANDROID CARTEL, Superfreq

Beautiful synths, nice minimal approach. Great track. MURR, New Kanada

Love the deep house vibes here! FINE CUT BODIES, Resopal

Really solid release, I’ll try it out, thanks for the music! EDGAR DE RAMON, Mindshake

Marc Houle mix is really my style with the perfect dosage of strange. Slammin’! Great release. NIGEL RICHARDS, 611

All good, but Daniel Ray edging out. CHRIS FORTIER, Fade

Daniel Ray Remix is nice for me. Great music from Arthur as usual. Thanks! PHILIP ARRUDA, Roots & Wings

Great release – deep and sinister. I really like the Marc Houle mix. JONRA BABIRACKI, Design Forms

The introductory track by Oskan provides an instantly breathtaking blend of fat skronked basslines under fractured, minimal percussion and a veritable haberdashery of exquisitely narcotic musical textures!! RUOHO RUOTSI, Def’child

Daniel Ray remix is the best for me – will play! PAT FONTES, Air Drop


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Arthur Oskan “Exit Strategy (Shane Berry Bonus Remix)

Arthur Oskan “Exit Strategy (Shane Berry Bonus Remix)


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